Halls of Lightning Dungeon Guide

Last updated on Sep 22, 2022 at 07:09 by Abide 1 comment

Halls of Lightning can be found in The Storm Peaks. The recommended level range to run this dungeon on Normal is 77-80. Heroic mode will require Level 80 to enter.

In this guide, we will cover dungeon quests, the layout of the dungeon, tactics for each boss, loot that can be obtained, and ideal group compositions.

1.

Halls of Lightning Quests

Before heading into Halls of Lightning, we advise you to get all the dungeon quests related to it. To make this process easier, we have written a separate guide for the quests and their chains.

2.

Halls of Lightning Entrance Location

Halls of Lightning Entrance Location

Halls of Lightning can be found at the very North of Storm Peaks.

3.

Overview of Bosses in Halls of Lightning

Here we will give you a full rundown of what you can expect from each of the bosses found here on both Normal and Heroic difficulties as well as the items they drop.

3.1.

General Bjarngrim

3.1.1.

Mechanics and Strategy

  • Temporary Electrical Charge IconTemporary Electrical Charge
  • Pummel IconPummel
  • Slam IconSlam
  • Ironform IconIronform
  • Battle Stance IconBattle Stance
    • Battle Aura IconBattle Aura
    • Cleave IconCleave
  • Berserker Stance IconBerserker Stance
    • Berserker Aura IconBerserker Aura
    • Mortal Strike IconMortal Strike
    • Whirlwind IconWhirlwind
  • Defensive Stance IconDefensive Stance
    • Defensive Aura IconDefensive Aura
    • Knock Away IconKnock Away
    • Spell Reflection IconSpell Reflection
    • Intercept IconIntercept

Your group can choose to fight General Bjarngrim with or without his Temporary Electrical Charge IconTemporary Electrical Charge buff up. If you do not want the extra challenge with the increased damage, simply wait for the buff to fall off before engaging him in combat. Quickly deal with the adds following Bjarngrim as they will heal him if ignored. Be mindful of his different stances and each unique ability available in the different stances.

3.1.2.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Mantle of Electrical Charges Icon Mantle of Electrical Charges 78 Cloth Shoulder
Bjarngrim Family Signet Icon Bjarngrim Family Signet 78 Jewelry Finger
Hewn Sparring Quarterstaff Icon Hewn Sparring Quarterstaff 78 Agility Staff Weapon
Hardened Vrykul Throwing Axe Icon Hardened Vrykul Throwing Axe 78 Thrown Ranged
3.1.3.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Iron Dwarf Smith Pauldrons Icon Iron Dwarf Smith Pauldrons 80 Plate Shoulder
Traditionally Dyed Handguards Icon Traditionally Dyed Handguards 80 Cloth Hands
The General's Steel Girdle Icon The General's Steel Girdle 80 Plate Waist
Patroller's War-Kilt Icon Patroller's War-Kilt 80 Mail Legs
3.2.

Volkhan

3.2.1.

Mechanics and Strategy

  • Temper IconTemper
  • Heat IconHeat
  • Shattering Stomp IconShattering Stomp

Quickly deal with the Molten Golems that spawn during the fight and make sure to stay away from the bodies, as Volkhan will shatter their bodies with Shattering Stomp IconShattering Stomp, dealing damage to nearby enemies.

3.2.2.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Volkhan's Hood Icon Volkhan's Hood 78 Cloth Head
Cape of Seething Steam Icon Cape of Seething Steam 78 Accessory Back
Kilt of Molten Golems Icon Kilt of Molten Golems 78 Mail Legs
Eternally Folded Blade Icon Eternally Folded Blade 78 One-Hand Strength Sword Weapon
3.2.3.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Shroud of Reverberation Icon Shroud of Reverberation 80 Accessory Back
Giant-Hair Woven Gloves Icon Giant-Hair Woven Gloves 80 Cloth Hands
Belt of Vivacity Icon Belt of Vivacity 80 Leather Waist
Slag Footguards Icon Slag Footguards 80 Leather Feet
3.3.

Ionar

3.3.1.

Mechanics and Strategy

  • Ionar
    • Ball Lightning IconBall Lightning
    • Static Overload IconStatic Overload
    • Disperse IconDisperse
  • Spark of Ionar
    • Arcing Burn IconArcing Burn

Have the party spread out to avoid hitting each other with the boss's AoE spells. Players targeted by Static Overload IconStatic Overload should make sure they move away from any nearby allies to avoid hitting them. Ball Lightning IconBall Lightnings move slowly around the room and can be avoided by moving away from them. At 50% health, Ionar will Disperse IconDisperse, breaking down into multiple Spark of Ionar. These sparks of lightning will chase enemies and deal increasing Nature damage to anyone nearby.

3.3.2.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Pauldrons of the Lightning Revenant Icon Pauldrons of the Lightning Revenant 78 Plate Shoulder
Tornado Cuffs Icon Tornado Cuffs 78 Mail Wrist
Thundercloud Grasps Icon Thundercloud Grasps 78 Cloth Hands
Ionar's Girdle Icon Ionar's Girdle 78 Plate Waist
3.3.3.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Charged-Bolt Grips Icon Charged-Bolt Grips 80 Leather Hands
Cord of Swirling Winds Icon Cord of Swirling Winds 80 Mail Waist
Skywall Striders Icon Skywall Striders 80 Plate Feet
Winged Talisman Icon Winged Talisman 80 Accessory Trinket
3.4.

Loken

3.4.1.

Mechanics and Strategy

  • Pulsing Shockwave IconPulsing Shockwave
  • Lightning Nova IconLightning Nova
  • Arc Lightning IconArc Lightning

This fight is all about player distance from Loken. The Pulsing Shockwave IconPulsing Shockwave aura deals higher damage to players the further distance between Loken and the player. When Loken casts Lightning Nova IconLightning Nova, players can choose to move away from the boss to avoid the high burst damage, but doing so will increase the damage taken from the aura.

3.4.2.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Hood of the Furtive Assassin Icon Hood of the Furtive Assassin 78 Leather Head
Raiments of the Titans Icon Raiments of the Titans 78 Cloth Chest
Fists of Loken Icon Fists of Loken 78 Plate Hands
Leather-Braced Chain Leggings Icon Leather-Braced Chain Leggings 78 Mail Legs
Chaotic Spiral Amulet Icon Chaotic Spiral Amulet 78 Jewelry Neck
Seal of the Pantheon Icon Seal of the Pantheon 78 Accessory Trinket
Ancient Measuring Rod Icon Ancient Measuring Rod 78 Wand Ranged
Projectile Activator Icon Projectile Activator 78 Gun Ranged
Design: Eternal Earthsiege Diamond Icon Design: Eternal Earthsiege Diamond 420 BoP Jewelcrafting Pattern N/A
3.4.3.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Planetary Helm Icon Planetary Helm 80 Plate Head
Ornate Woolen Stola Icon Ornate Woolen Stola 80 Cloth Chest
Flowing Sash of Order Icon Flowing Sash of Order 80 Cloth Waist
Lightning Giant Staff Icon Lightning Giant Staff 80 Agility Staff Weapon
Advanced Tooled-Leather Bands Icon Advanced Tooled-Leather Bands 80 Leather Wrist
Mail Girdle of the Audient Earth Icon Mail Girdle of the Audient Earth 80 Mail Waist
Leggings of the Stone Halls Icon Leggings of the Stone Halls 80 Mail Legs
Woven Bracae Leggings Icon Woven Bracae Leggings 80 Cloth Legs
Colossal Skull-Clad Cleaver Icon Colossal Skull-Clad Cleaver 80 Two-Hand Axe Weapon
Design: Eternal Earthsiege Diamond Icon Design: Eternal Earthsiege Diamond 420 BoP Jewelcrafting Pattern N/A
4.

Halls of Lightning Achievements in Wrath of the Lich King

Achievement Description
Halls of Lightning IconHalls of Lightning Defeat the bosses in Halls of Lightning.
Heroic: Halls of Lightning IconHeroic: Halls of Lightning Defeat the Halls of Lightning bosses on Heroic Difficulty.
Lightning Struck IconLightning Struck Defeat General Bjarngrim in the Halls of Lightning on Heroic Difficulty while he has a Temporary Electrical Charge.
Timely Death IconTimely Death Defeat Loken in the Halls of Lightning on Heroic Difficulty in 2 minutes or less.
Shatter Resistant IconShatter Resistant Defeat Volkhan in the Halls of Lightning on Heroic Difficulty without allowing him to shatter more than 4 Brittle Golems.
5.

Changelog

  • 22 Sep. 2022: Achievements added.
  • 10 Sep. 2022: Page added
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