"Blantern the Kingslayer" - In The Knerd

I know, I know I'm behind the curve on this, but this past weekend I killed the Lich King!  For those of you who aren't WoW fans, the Lich King was the very last boss of the previous expansion, titled Wrath of the Lich King.  I never was able to kill him during that expansion, as it was extremely difficult at the time and I did not have the time to devote to getting my gear up to where it would need to be.  Read on to see how it went.....

However, I was leveling one of my lower level characters and I saw that someone in the guild was organizing a 25 man group to go clear out Icecrown Citadel (ICC for short), the dungeon where the Lich King resides.  I dismissed it at first, but with some prodding by Ashley, I sent the guy a message saying that I had a level 85 Death Knight I could bring, but I've never been in ICC.  When he responded back asking me to bring him along, I wasted no time switching characters and getting into the group.

ICC consists of 12 different "bosses", with a bunch of "trash mobs", or lesser powerful creatures in between them.  We blew through the first 9 or 10 bosses without much difficulty.  The last couple of bosses started to give us a bit of trouble, as it turns out I was not the only one who had never been in the dungeon.  Two hours after we started, we finally were down to the last boss, The Lich King.

I can't imagine what this fight must have been like back when 80 was as high as you could get!  It was very very challenging!  I've posted a YouTube video at the beginning of this post so you guys could see what the fight was like (its not of my group, just some random people).  It's only half the fight, if you want to see the other half you can find it pretty easily on YouTube.  It took us 3 different tries to down the Lich King, which added up to about a hour trying to kill 1 boss.

All in all, I loved the fight.  I haven't done much raiding, but the fight is very different that the bosses that I have fought before.  You can tell Blizzard spent a lot of time making sure this fight would be amazing.  I mean, there are points of the fight where the ground starts to fall away and you fall to your death if you are still standing there.  Then, the Lich King also calls down these other demons that pick up members of your group and start to fly them towards the edge.  If you don't kill the monsters before they get to the edge, they drop you off the edge!  That was the part that was trickiest for us, but we finally got past it.  Eventually, we killed the Lich King, and there's a pretty sweet cinematic afterwards that you get to watch.  Plus, I now have the title "the Kingslayer" that appears next to my name (like in the title of the post)!  I didn't really get any gear as it was all below my level, but I'm glad I finally got to experience that content.

Big thanks goes out to Solarflair and the other members of AIE that helped us out the other night!  Have any of you guys fought the Lich King?  Share your war stories in the comments below!