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5-12-2008 @ 4:08AM
Well, there's an argument I'm getting tired of. One sentence in a source forgotten by most cited the Lich King as the most powerful being to walk Azeroth, and people have latched onto that like flies on honey.Logically, the Lich King was *made* by Kil'Jaeden, who was servile to Sargeras because he lacked the power to take the lead. The Lich King has done nothing in that time to empower his own self, discounting the taking of Arthas as a vassal, and all that did was make him fancy with a sword and give him a body to pick up chicks with. Most of Arthas' supernatural powers were directly bestowed on him by the Lich King - that much was obvious in the Frozen Throne Campaign, as the Icecrown Glacier was assaulted by Illidan. So if we take this one, single line from an obscure text and assume it is 100% literal, then we are suggesting that Kil'jaeden was able to create something that was not only more powerful than himself, but more powerful than every single Titan, Aspect, and Ancient to ever set foot on Azeroth. Which is really a load of bullhonkey.The *principle* source of the Lich King's power is not in his ability to make heads explode and shatter continents with a blade. It's in his armies, and his ability to warp and corrupt the minds of those he comes into contact with even directly through his psychic callings. By the time we assail the Icecrown Glacier, the first half of this two-stone block will be over and dealt with, more or less - because we are players and not some mindless NPC, the only effect the second half can have on us is short-term MC effects that will break after half a minute at most.Looking past this, all we really need to defeat is a paragon death knight / necromancer with some potent psionic abilities, give or take a few remaining guards.
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