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  • Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
  • Item Level 80
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Binds when picked up
  • Unique
  • Sword
  • One-Hand
  • Speed 1.90
  • 36 - 68 Damage
  • (27.59 damage per second)
  • +3 Agility
    +5 Stamina
    +5 Fire Resistance
    +6 Nature Resistance
  • Durability 130 / 130
  • Requires level 60
  • Chance on hit: Blasts your enemy with lightning, dealing 209 Nature damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Each jump reduces that victim's Nature resistance by 17. Affects 5 targets. Your primary target is also consumed by a cyclone, slowing its attack speed by 20% for 12 sec.
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  • Sell Price: 12Gold 31Silver 40Copper

Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker is the legendary sword once wielded by Thunderaan, Prince of Air. Equipping the sword awards the Feat of Strength, Money achievement Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.


Ragnaros the Firelord, and his lieutenants Garr and Baron Geddon, defeated Thunderaan, Prince of Air, during the war following the First Age of Creation. Ragnaros was unable to fully destroy Thunderaan’s essence, so he forced what little remained into a talisman of elemental binding and shattered it. He gave the two halves to his lieutenants. Ages passed, and somehow the talisman halves found their way into the hands of Highlord Demitrian, a follower of Thunderaan. He recombined the talisman but was unable to release his master. Instead, he did the best he could: He crafted a blade to serve as a vessel for his master’s essence.

Thunderfury is a vicious sword, crafted from elementium and containing a crackling electrical core that might be all that remains of Prince Thunderaan. The hilt is unusually long, wrapped in black dragon hide, and studded with small spikes of black dragon bone.[1] (MM&M 152)


Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker

Thunderfury art from the WoW TCG.

Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker is the reward from the quest Rise, Thunderfury!. It is the culmination of a challenging and very expensive quest chain.

  1. Neutral 15 [60] Examine the Vessel
  2. Neutral 15 [60R] Thunderaan the Windseeker
  3. Neutral 15 [60] Rise, Thunderfury!

The quest chain begins when you loot the Left or the Right half of the [Bindings of the Windseeker], which drop off Baron Geddon and Garr respectively, in Molten Core. Upon looting either of these, you must travel to Silithus and talk with Highlord Demitrian. He will give you the [Vessel of Rebirth] which starts the quest chain.

The next quest requires you to present the following items to Demitrian:

Bring a raid with you when you return with the required items to Demitrian because he will summon Thunderaan, who promptly attacks you. Upon defeating Thunderaan, you receive a [Dormant Wind Kissed Blade]. Deliver this to (the now rather cowed) Highlord, and he will make Thunderfury for you.



Thunderfury, wielded by a Rogue.

  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): The threat generated from the proc has been substantially reduced. The threat generation from a proc of Thunderfury was previously equivalent to that of approximately one application of [Sunder Armor] from a lvl 60 warrior.
    • The warrior ability [Improved Thunder Clap] offers the same 20% slow and will overwrite the Thunderfury rebuff.[citation needed] The secondary nature resistance reduction debuff that is applied to the targets does not break crowd control effects, this generates approximately half an application of [Sunder Armor] from a lvl 60 warrior.[[[WoWWiki:Citation|<span style="border-bottom:1px dotted gray;cursor:help;" title="It's not clear if the nature resistance rebuff matters after Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria.">citation needed</span>]]]
  • Thunderfury still saw use in the Bc icon Burning Crusade era, but has been easily outdated by current weapons. It is now considered a collector's item at best.
  • Wowhead's info seems to be incorrect (doesn't match official Armory) as of Patch 4.0.6a.


  • "Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker" is a constantly used term as a conversation starter in trade chat (often as a tooltip link). It is seen as annoying to most players as the term is more than often spammed.
  • A sword of the same name exists in Diablo III. The description implies that the two Thunderfuries are the same sword, in fact, and that it somehow travelled between universes before ending up in Diablo's world of Sanctuary.
  • The Geek & Sundry web show "Critical Role" did a sponsored Dungeons & Dragons one-shot based on the "Kobolds and Catacombs" expansion for Icon-hearthstone-22x22 Hearthstone. In the episode, Liam O'Brien's character obtains "Adventurefury, Blessed Blade of the Thrillseeker",[2] whose name seems to be based on Thunderfury.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Lots of stats reduced by stat squish.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Item stats changed. +16-30 nature damage removed, physical damage increased from 44-115 to 82-153.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.1 (2009-04-21): The quest can be started by any class.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The quest can be started by Death Knights.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): The threat generated from the proc has been substantially reduced. The threat generation from a proc of Thunderfury was previously equivalent to that of approximately one application of Sunder Armor from a lvl 60 warrior.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.12.0 (22-Aug-2006): Thunderfury may be equipped in either hand.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): The Thunderfury effect's spell damage will no longer be increased by other item effects.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Added.

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