1.9.0 nerf

Thunderfury effects have changed in 1.9.0 CJ

Yes, it has. Schmidt 11:24, 10 Jan 2006 (EST)

In the words of Blizzard:

The attack speed slowing effect from Thunderfury has been reduced to 20%, and no longer stacks with other such effects such as Thunderclap. The rate at which the weapon procs has also been lowered.

Dual thunderfurys

A video exists that shows two Thunderfury equipped warriors dueling. Not sure where it is, but it would be great to reference it if anyone knows. Activorus 07:43, 27 March 2006 (EST)

the weapon is unique. the video you saw was a warrior who was probably using edited image files. CJ 07:51, 27 March 2006 (EST)

Should have made it clearer... Two warriors, both of whom were equipped with Thunderfury swords. Both weapons were proc'ing on the other participant in the fight. I'll look it up tonight when I get home and link it. Activorus 07:57, 27 March 2006 (EST)

[Movie] Sorry for the delay. If you think the quality of the video is high enough, I will link it on the main entry. Activorus 16:35, 28 March 2006 (EST)


Got this on US-Draenor on May 4, 2006.

Summary: Best tanking weapon in the game.

Tested on Ony and in scholo shortly afterwards. Huge improvement over the Quel Serar I was using before. Proc rate is crazy... nearly every mob you come in contact with gets proc'd and several times is not uncommon. The proc is great for agro. I found myself not even having to switch to defensive stance to out agro mages equipped with full epics in some instances(early proc). I also found this proc in a sense gives the tank a free improved challenging shout when it comes to holding agro on several mobs.

Here is a forum post on our guilds website that shows a few screens of the sword equipped and quest process screens. Thunderfury

--Tauribble 15:00, 5 May 2006 (EDT)

some movie

Here is the movie that CrazyJack was talking about. :-)


proc rate

I used procwatch to monitor TF proc rate - 30000 hits monitoring unenchanted Thunderfury yielded a proc rate of exactly once every 7 swings, with TF mainhand and iblis offhand, which translates to right around 14% proc rate. -Addikted, Blackrock horde

proc taken into account on dps total?

"-- Is it that the proc was taken into account on the DPS total? can someone do the math, please?"

Removed that from the main page since it belongs here. The DPS total for the current version of TF (53.9 DPS), if you include the proc, assuming the 14% proc rate given above is correct, is 76 DPS. My money is on the speculation being simply a case of the guide making a mistake or reporting data that was later changed before going live (not uncommon for online games). As an aside, note that the proc does not generate rage, and does generate substantial additional aggro. This means that the 71 DPS weapons dropping in level 70 instances are most likely superior to TF for purely damage dealing purposes. Conversely, for tanking purposes, especially multi-target tanking purposes, those weapons don't even come close to TF. It is an interesting discussion whether any weapon currently in the game is an upgrade to TF for threat generation purposes.

I asked on Nihilum forum (they have a few members with TF) about that buff and Landolph denied - he said that it's still 53.9 DPS (source - from the 7th post down). -- Vysogota 10:37, 9 February 2007 (EST)


How does the fact that this sword may occasionally be spammed in trade chat possibly contribute to this article? Any item can be spammed in trade chat, despite not having a long name. I find this redundant and actually compromises how genuine the other information is. --Furi January 25, 2008.

Now available to all classes...

a warlock i was with was able to start the quest for thunderfury, apparently any class can use it now. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nathan.bowles (talkcontr).

Since 3.0.8 it's available to the DK, and at 3.1.1 it's for every class, even if you can't equip it in the end. Amory Link - Mage with TF
Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk) 23:00, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

gotcha. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nathan.bowles (talkcontr).

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