Winning the match awards roughly 1.21% of a level. The Alliance shall prevail in Alterac Valley! A large-scale battleground, each side attempts to destroy each other's tower fortifications and slay the enemy General (Vanndar Stormpike or Drek'Thar). The Frostwolf Relief Hut now has appropriate guards. You can create and command cavalry provided you complete the requisite quests found in your base's stables. Horde also often kite Alliance pets or players into Drek's keep to aggro warmasters and Drek's wolves into the battle. Then, Drek'Thar is finally attacked. About how "unfair" the war was... even if "War isn't fair!". Due to the avalanche, Korrak the Bloodrager and a small band of surviving Trolls have made the Snowfall Graveyard their new home. The number of reinforcements available is reduced upon player death, loss of towers, and death of Captain Galvangar or Balinda Stonehearth. lvl 52/62/72 respectively). The Alliance can travel much straighter and more efficient route from the Frostwolf field to the Relief Hut, while the Horde has to run to Stormpike Graveyard, on one side of the map, and then across the map again to get to the Aid Station. Instead, the only way to end it was to kill the enemy General, which sometimes took quite a while. If much higher level than the attacking caster, there is a significant chance to resist the caster's spell, but if much lower level, there is a minimal chance to resist the spell (minimum of 1%). Once you have rescued the appropriate Wing Commanders and turned in the required number of medals or amount of meat, you have two options for each flight (assuming you have the required Stormpike Guard or Frostwolf Clan reputation level.). Soldiers of Stormpike, aid and protect us! The Stormpike dwarves sent in an initial, heavily armed expedition, the Stormpike Guard, to search for ancient relics of their past and mine for natural resources. Items from the Stormpike/Frostwolf factions are identical in most respects, though some have minor differences.  Everything Counts /  Everything Counts You can increase But, always keep an eye on the Batttleground map and look at your Defense back up at Dun Baldar. Hidden within the Alterac Mountains, Alterac Valley is the home of the Frostwolf clan. The problem is that the horde wins most, if not all, of the actual fights. They are broadly identical for Horde and Alliance, so they will be described in general terms here. (~100 rep each, varies) —, Killing Enemy Air Masters (Running back or Inflight), Killing any Guard not including the ones listed above. The respawn time for tower guards (assuming the tower has not been destroyed) has been greatly increased. Alterac Valley is a battleground in the continuing war between the Horde and the Alliance. The Horde and Alliance now have a limited number of reinforcements available in the battle for Alterac Valley. Alterac Valley of Olde is a version of Alterac Valley similar to that in Classic/Vanilla, but not identical. In addition, both factions have a number of non-elite NPCs that assist their side. Alterac Mountains if there are 30 players in the battleground for each side with 10 players in the Alliance queue and 2 players in the Horde queue, only two players from each team will be added, bringing the total to 32 per side). Fleeing to the druids may also serve as a sanctuary for Alliance players to heal. The danger of fighting at the choke point is that the Alliance do not yet control a forward Graveyard, so if you die you will end up back at Stormpike Graveyard. Stormpike filth!? If you want to have multiple beacons deployed, other players must deploy them.) He wants to slaughter all orcs including Drek'Thar, believing that when the General falls, the land will finally turn over to its rightful owner, "Ironforge". Players of Revered or higher reputation may now call offensive air strikes if they have managed to rescue their respective Wing Commanders. However, the horde often send a stealthed rogue or druid into the bunkers to kill or despawn the archers ahead of the main horde offense. By gaining reputation with the Stormpike Guard or Frostwolf Clan, players become eligible for rare and epic equipment rewards, as well some consumable items. Due to a bug, the archers often despawn when the bunker is assaulted. He believes that the Stormpike have copied the Frostwolves' defense plans and knows exactly how the Frostwolves' own forces are set up, although Vanndar would claim otherwise (this is likely a reference to the gameplay balancing of the battleground). Higher reputation gives access to special rewards or new quests to accomplish. Destroying a tower or bunker awards roughly 0.91% of a level. For Great Honor: The quest For Great Honor , which requires a turn-in of 3 Marks of Honor from both Alterac Valley, Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin grants 200 Reputation with Frostwolf Clan (as well as the other Horde PvP factions, Warsong Outriders and The Defilers ). Each side may also kill the opposing captain and claim a mine or easy Graveyard on the way, but the goal is still to rush the General without directly engaging players of the opposing faction. Defensive games take a long time and give minimal bonus honor in the event of a loss, making them an unpopular and usually last resort strategy. This is a subject that has been asked about several times recently, and we want to clarify some of the details surrounding it. This buff scales from 10% at the Seasoned unit level, 20% at the Veteran unit level, and 30% at the Champion unit level. Player window. Doing AV at lvl 51-59 rewards the same honor bonuses as doing AV at lvl 60, instead of the honor bonuses granted at lvl 51-59 in WSG and AB. On a private server this would have bin dealt with within hours. NPC players in AV can be buffed, healed, bandaged, and many other spell effects apply to them, like paladin auras or the AoE buff of Battle Standards. At the same time, the offensive Horde players that went straight to Balinda have barely entered the field of strife and have another 10 seconds till they reach Stonehearth Outpost. Assault a graveyard. Three years as a prisoner of war to who he believed were "damnable Frostwolf Clan". Each Wing Commander will leave to patrol a specific area of the enemy base, and support ground troops there. Alterac Valley contains a huge number of activities when compared to the other battlegrounds, meaning it can be an extremely good way of farming Honor. The primary bases are Dun Baldar for the Alliance and Frostwolf Village for the Horde. Alterac Valley is split into level brackets; 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, and 100. Bonus Honor in Alterac Valley is now only awarded during the battle for destroying enemy towers and slaying the enemy Captain. More specifically, he was to collect gnome samples. A danger of this strategy is that if the Horde assault Snowfall before the Alliance has capped it, the Alliance have only Stormpike to resurrect in. Defend a tower. Come! It takes 4 minutes to capture a Graveyard or burn a Tower, so it is best to do as many of these things in parallel as possible, but it is important to balance this with defending each of the Towers. I think Alterac Valley is definitely very iconic, those 40v40 truly represents the Horde vs Alliance conflict and there's a lot of really fun moments on that battleground. They never want to forget the brave dwarves that perished in that "cowardly unannounced attack".[9]. If you've just visited Alterac Valley (AV) a few times, and quickly want to know what's going on, here's a short and simple overview. It is important to capture the Relief Hut first to avoid having to fight a moving wave of Horde defense. Drek'Thar sees the valley as Frostwolf territory and that the Stormpike Expedition has no right to take their land away. Soldiers of Stormpike, your General is under attack! The best way to counter this is by camping Balinda the next round or try to predict if the Horde will do it and just camp Balinda until either the Horde get tired of being ganked at Balinda's or they will give up Snowfall Graveyard. Earning 200 from doing quests and participating in the battleground rewards the following achievement and mount: https://wow.gamepedia.com/Korrak%27s_Revenge?oldid=5892215. The defense needs to be aware that they do fight a losing battle, nevertheless it's usually the quality of the defense which decides the final outcome of the battle. Towers and Graveyards in Alterac Valley are now captured in 4 minutes (down from 5). They claim that Stormpike Expedition arrived as peaceful visitors to the area in search of ore and relics. Upon conclusion of the battle, bonus honor is also awarded for intact towers, a surviving Captain, and for victory in the battle. The Generals, Vanndar Stormpike and Drek'thar, stay inside their faction fortresses at the far north and south ends of the map. An effective strategy is to send one or more Alliance directly to the Frostwolf camp or Relief hut (stealth classes excel in "ninjaing" these graveyards as long as they can take down the guards, usually with Area-of-Effect attacks), bypassing all other objectives. The earlier battlegrounds have entrances in the game world, although these no longer serve any real purpose. * You win the game by either * * … Information on Alterac Valley rewards can also be found at the Official Site. By glitch or by design, XP awards were increased to move twinks to next bracket quickly, but Call to Honor weekend play still acts as a multiplier of this increased amount, allowing the player to add one level in as little as three wins. By gaining reputation with the Stormpike Guard or Frostwolf Clan, players become eligible for rare and epic equipment rewards, as well some consumable items. It is not uncommon to see players encourage no defense at all on the Horde side, which will make it quick for the Alliance to gain bonus honor. - Note: this is merely a token gain, as reinforcements are usually lost at 10-20 times that rate. Most rewards require level 55 or 60. Generals are tough, raid-level bosses; and typically require coordinated tanking and DPS to take down. You can gain or lose favor, otherwise known as reputation, with many of the several different factions in Azeroth. Minimum level All NPCs have had their power reduced by 15-30%. Jeztor This is a stacking buff. Information on Alterac Valley rewards can also be found at the Official Site. After all the materials are gathered, a player with Honored​ or higher reputation can get the assault orders from the quartermaster - which will spawn Warmaster Garrick or Field Marshal Terravaine in the Field of Strife. 2-3) and fighting Balinda/Galvangar (e.g. Primalist Thurloga will go to the area south of Snowfall Graveyard and north of Iceblood Garrison, and Archdruid Renferal will go to the area west of Stonehearth Bunker and east of Stonehearth Outpost. He has no intention of making peace with the Stormpike, instead wishing to execute them all to the last man (Vanndar himself) following the Rules of military conduct. Alterac Valley Map with Locations, NPCs and Quests, The Art of War(craft): Alterac Valley, Part II - A Ronin's Guide to the Ice and Snow, WoW Archivist: The evolution of Alterac Valley. Alongside the Generals are their two Captains, Captain Galvangar and Captain Balinda Stonehearth, respectively. To gain control of the mine, a player must defeat the boss residing in that mine (all mobs are non-elite and are approx. Last week one of the Alterac Valley bots got a standing 7ish on our realm. Ivus punishes you for your treachery! You gain 3 Alterac Valley Mark of Honor when winning an Alterac Valley game, and 1 for losing. Magatha was primarily interested in their survivability. "[2] Nevertheless, Brann points out, apparently he understands why the Horde are interested in the area, but is not sure why the trolls want the area. There are two vendors for each faction; one inside Alterac Valley and one outside in Alterac Mountains. All of the mobs in Drek's room are linked, which means if any of them are kited or feared outside then Drek will reset to 100% health. At this point in time both factions (possibly even the troll faction as well) believe they have historical connections to the valleys and want to take them back. The most direct way to do this is to kill the enemy general, which will immediately drain all reinforcement points from the enemy and end the round. Players are awarded an extra 0.60% for every remaining tower or bunker their team still has when the match is over, regardless of win or loss. I'm coming, Frostwolf! Pray for a swift death, Frostwolf. It is better for the horde to fallback to the main choke early and defend the Relief Hut rather than the open area of Frostwolf Graveyard & flag. Players will no longer be sent to their starting tunnels on death unless that team controls no graveyards in the battleground. The minimum reputation needed to send a cavalry charge has been reduced to Honored. [10] It is likely from the Frostwolf clan as they offer the same reward and the weapons all have an ice theme. They will rise two minutes into the battle. [11], The Horde Warbringers, claim that the truth is that "the Stormpike Expedition invaded Frostwolf Territory". Guse However, there are reports that some horde have discovered a way to climb the cliffs to the south of Dun Baldar and enter the base that way. When Alliance tries to defend Iceblood GY, they'll position themselves between the flag and the fence. All battlegrounds award experience when the team completes objectives. The Wing Commanders of the Frostwolf Clan wanted hundreds of pounds of flesh from the Stormpike soldiers, lieutenants, and others to feed to their fleet of War Riders. Generals are guarded by several Marshals (Alliance) or Warmasters (Horde), and they can not be pulled separately. so now the Horde barely gets in the door of Iceblood Garrison at the same time the Alliance shows up right outside it. If your defense is gone along with your towers and graveyards you can bet that the Horde are already attacking Vanndar. The Ice Lord has granted us his protection. He believes both must be exterminated in the name of King Magni Bronzebeard. The Frostwolf Artichoke: Tales of Stormpike Glory, http://www.gamespot.com/features/pcgraveyard/p4_05.html, Peeling the Onion: The How to Guide on Dismantling the Stormpike, https://wowwiki.fandom.com/wiki/Alterac_Valley?oldid=2861483, Destroying an enemy Tower/Bunker (4 possible), Friendly Wing Commander returned to his or her home base (3 possible), Friendly Captain still alive at the end of battle, Friendly Tower/Bunker still Controlled (not In Conflict) at the end of battle (4 possible), Strength, agility, stamina, and frost resistance bonuses, Agility, stamina, intellect, and frost resistance bonuses, Stamina, intellect, and frost resistance bonuses, Increases damage caused by party members by 10% for 2 minutes, Increases ranged attack speed by 15% when equipped, Increases healing by 53 and restores 3 mana per 5 sec when equipped, Increases spell damage by 33 when equipped, Increases arcane spell damage by 34 and restores 3 mana per 5 sec when equipped, Increases fire spell damage by 40 when equipped, Increases ice spell damage by 34 when equipped, Proc wounds for 200–300 and lowers intellect by 25 for 30 sec. Its capacity is 40 horde players and 40 alliance, fighting across a pretty big battlefield littered with graveyards, bunkers and various other features. These quests provide permanent rewards to a character, unlike the "Battle Quests" described below. Alliance is the superior faction for both pvp and pve. Additional Warmasters no longer report for duty upon destroying an enemy tower. Like any battleground, you can also enter through a Battlemaster in any capital city. On some servers, this has led to a strategy that is known as "the race" or "the zerg". The elements recoil at the destruction. They will move forward through the zone attacking enemy players and NPCs. These tools are fragile and will break after one attempted use (successful or unsuccessful), after dying or when leaving the battleground.  Tower Defense For information relating to balance issues in Alterac Valley, please see Alterac Valley Tactical Overview. All Commanders and Lieutenants have left Alterac Valley in search for other battle opportunities. After the attack is over, there is a period of waiting before you can order another charge. One can easily suspect that the people that encourage the no defense on Horde plays are there to help the Alliance win. Alterac Valley of Olde Quests tips: The first thing you're going to want to do is buy the insignia item from the vendor at the starting gate. Alterac Valley Battleground guides, tips, strategies, maps, achievements. Korrak's Revenge (or Alterac Valley Classic) is the PvP special event during WoW's Anniversary that puts players in the classic Alterac Valley. Each team starts with 600 reinforcements. Wicked, wicked, mortals! He dismisses the orcs as "savages trying to halt Ironforge's sovereign imperialistic imperative". The following figures assume you wear all possible heirlooms that give experience bonus (chest and shoulders). Defend a graveyard. A common mistake that groups will make is fighting the Horde defense at each successive Graveyard. Note: Drek is worth 83 honor and each tower is worth 62 honor. With up to 40 players on each team in this battleground, Alterac Valley is one of the largest battlegrounds available. It may also be from the Winterax trolls. The way some do it is to run most of a faction as fast as possible to the enemy base and then some of the team will use their recall to go on the defense team and slow the progress of the enemy. In addition, all available reinforcements are lost upon the death of General Drek'Thar or Vanndar Stormpike. You can complete a collection quest to upgrade some of your stationary troops. The Alterac Valley score screen in Blizzard's World of Warcraft is a useful source of information for Battleground players. Complete 100 victories in Alterac Valley. This page was last edited on 10 November 2020, at 12:28. If you manage to keep your faction's Captain alive for the duration of a battle, you will be granted extra points upon victory. The subject of this article or section is part of WoW's Anniversary, a seasonal event that typically lasts two weeks. It is here in the valley's southern reaches that the Frostwolves eked out a living until the rise of Thrall's new Horde. When hit by a spell, characters have two chances to resist the spell. Horde often run into Drek's keep for cover and to heal. "[7], Wing Commander Ichman, said he had spent three years in the hell hole. These structures are also important because, if they are lost, your team loses the respective Warmaster (H)/ Marshall (A). Irondeep supplies of this article or section is part of WoW 's Anniversary, a seasonal event typically. The key to the druids may also serve as a prisoner of war to who believed. Are no longer report for duty upon destroying an enemy tower Alliance has experienced holds are no guarantees all Valley. 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