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Warbringers come to a close with the final animated short about Azshara revealed at Gamescom.

If you missed the previous animated shorts, check out Jaina and Sylvanas!

Azshara at BlizzCon 2017

Blizzard announced that Azshara will be a villain in Battle for Azeroth and later confirmed that she's the Gul'dan of Battle for Azeroth, so we'll see her as a final boss of an upcoming raid (Nazjatar?).

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In-game model of Queen Azshara

Azshara's Appearance in Battle for Azeroth

Lord Stormsong, patriarch of House Stormsong, serves Azshara and the Old Gods. He's a boss found in Shrine of the Storm dungeon and transforms into a k'thir before the battle. There's a short dialog between him and Queen Azshara. (Source)

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Lord Stormsong: The Kul Tiran fleet is nearly yours, my queen.

Queen Azshara: It would seem you have guests, Lord Stormsong.

Lord Stormsong: Intruders?! I shall cast your bodies to the blackened depths, to be crushed for eternity!

Rexxar: make peace with your queen, for your life ends here. Your head will soon be mounted on my wall!

Warbringers: Azshara

The final animated short shows Azshara's transformation into a Naga and her encounter with N'zoth.

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Beautiful. Seriously, Blizz should just start their own animation studio. Though I enjoyed the WoW movie, it just didn't feel right considering how they changed the lore in some places. So I think, Blizz making an animated series or movies like Old Soldier

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Wow... Less childish and repulsively-sweet like in War of the Ancients trilogy, and at the same time still a level of arrogance rivalling that of Archimonde. Well done, Blizzard.

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1 hour ago, Dejo93 said:

Beautiful. Seriously, Blizz should just start their own animation studio. Though I enjoyed the WoW movie, it just didn't feel right considering how they changed the lore in some places. So I think, Blizz making an animated series or movies like Old Soldier

I'm always saying that whenever they post a new video. It has a lot of potential. They can rival Disney in that segment if they really want to.

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1 minute ago, Valhalen said:

I'm always saying that whenever they post a new video. It has a lot of potential. They can rival Disney in that segment if they really want to.

Honestly, they should actually make a movie with this kind of art style. The Warcraft movie was alright but if it was done in this style it could have received a lot more positive feedback! Sadly I know animations such as these take far too long, and this seven minute video is more than likely months of endless progress.

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...so she stared both death and a GOD in the face in his own world, and convinced him to make HER basically his second in command...

Bravo, Queen...  Bravo.

I mean she sacrificed probably millions of lives to do so, ones that probably wouldnt have made that sacrifice willingly, but hey -  gotta crack a few eggs amirite??

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3 minutes ago, PatrickHenry said:

...so she stared both death and a GOD in the face in his own world, and convinced him to make HER basically his second in command...

Bravo, Queen...  Bravo.

I mean she sacrificed probably millions of lives to do so, ones that probably wouldnt have made that sacrifice willingly, but hey -  gotta crack a few eggs amirite??

Pretty bold! But her wit knew that she would probably be the only one who would actually break N'zoth free from his prison.

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6 minutes ago, PatrickHenry said:

I mean she sacrificed probably millions of lives to do so, ones that probably wouldnt have made that sacrifice willingly, but hey -  gotta crack a few eggs amirite??

Did she?  I got the impression they would've died.  The life they got wasn't the life they had, of course - not unlike Sylvanas - saving people by transforming them into something else. 

Maybe what they got was worse than death.  Or maybe not. 

Well done, Blizz.

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Next question:

Will the Nightborne have any idea what happened with their former queen and what they are now (the Naga?)  

Obviously they will have learned about it by now, being playable and all, but I hope they are HEAVILY included in the story for Azshara.  

It'd be nice to see Prince Farondis heavily in the fight also.  Please Blizzard, dont forget the man!

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9 minutes ago, lChronosl said:

Well done Blizzard. For a character we actually never "seen" before, you managed to show us what she is like in a 7 min animation.

She did appear in Cataclysm, although she had standard Naga sea witch model. Also, if that counts, she was in one of Caverns of Time dungeons in the past.

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1 hour ago, PatrickHenry said:

Next question:

Will the Nightborne have any idea what happened with their former queen and what they are now (the Naga?)  

Obviously they will have learned about it by now, being playable and all, but I hope they are HEAVILY included in the story for Azshara.  

It'd be nice to see Prince Farondis heavily in the fight also.  Please Blizzard, dont forget the man!

Prince Farondis knows that she is a naga since he saw her true form before freeing the player in Azsuna storyline

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12 minutes ago, Marick said:

Prince Farondis knows that she is a naga since he saw her true form before freeing the player in Azsuna storyline

That he did, but he wasnt stuck under the Nightborne Shield for 10,000 years either, as he and all his people were cursed to remain outside.  

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I loved the animation, The attention to detail is unbelievable. I also like the art style and how they showd n'zoth (?). I get some good lovecraftian vibes here. 🙂

Maybe we will see an actual old good without a good portion of their restraints? We never actually fought an old god without (or mostly without) their restraints. Yogg-Saron and C'thun were just peaking their noses out and started to corrupt half the world doing that.
Im hyped for the future expansions. Maybe we get our beloved Black Empire back?

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Now you face my true form, mortals! Weep your salty tears into the saltier oceans as you and your melee friends have to contend with me and my 20 minute boss fight while underwater

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13 hours ago, Vorguz said:

Maybe we will see an actual old good without a good portion of their restraints? We never actually fought an old god without (or mostly without) their restraints. Yogg-Saron and C'thun were just peaking their noses out and started to corrupt half the world doing that.

Don't forget we got fishing skills. We fish up that carp N'Zoth and leave him to suffocate. Best bossfight in history of Warcraft.
 

13 hours ago, Plergoth said:

Now you face my true form, mortals! Weep your salty tears into the saltier oceans as you and your melee friends have to contend with me and my 20 minute boss fight while underwater

I can think of plenty of places where we can fight her outside of the ocean. First that pops to my mind is the zone Azshara, north of Orgrimmar. If I were a mad sea witch launching an all-out invasion on Azeroth, that would be the first object I'd seek to retake.

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How Gul'Dan will she be though? I mean if they compare her to Legion Gul'Dan she would be the final boss of 8.2, enabling some yolo entity/faction to be summoned/allowed to surface into the world when being killed (or turned?).

As for facing a full-force old god head on I wouldn't get my hopes up... especially because of the ways we fought Yogg, C'Thun and Y'Shaarj to some extent. Most infamous villain end one would be the Deathwing bossfight(s) where we never actually fought the dragon but his left and right toes and whatnot... TBH I don't know if we should be able to kill an old god unless he's been severely weakened. I mean we are the best - no questions there. But should we lorewise be powerful enough to actually kill an old god without help of someone? That someone being the Titans/Keeprs/Azeroth herself I'd assume...

On 8/24/2018 at 11:22 PM, Borgoff33 said:

From Sargeras "Queen" to N'zoths "Queen" she is very "horny" for that god power  🤣

A trait, that would make her very much alike Gul'Dan acutally.

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