The Warm-Up is part of The Sons of Hodir quest chain.


Astrid Bjornrittar in Brunnhildar Village wants you to use the Ability mount polarbear white.png [Reins of the Icemaw Matriarch] to defeat Kirgaraak.


You've been very fortunate, sister. This is a matriarch the likes of which hasn't been seen in years.

A good bear won't do you much good without the skill to ride it.

I'm going to have you practice some moves on Kirgaraak. He's the largest yeti we've ever managed to capture so be careful. Don't be afraid to walk away if he gives you a beating... there's a reason why we keep him chained.


How did it go with the yeti?


Not bad. I was hoping Kirgaraak would snap your neck so I could keep your bear.

Just joking, sister. Well... half-joking. That's a really nice bear you've got.


The reins put you in control of a Warbear Matriarch. For this quest, you are able to take your warbear around the town, not just at the Pit of the Fang.

  1. 1 is melee attack, 4 is Maul, doing ~1k damage, 5 is a knockback, 6 is a charge.

Quest progression

  1. N [79] They Took Our Men!
  2. N [79] Leave No Goblin Behind
  3. N [79] The Crone's Bargain
  4. N [79] Mildred the Cruel
  5. N [79] Discipline
  6. N [79] Examples to be Made
  7. N [79] A Certain Prisoner
  8. N [79] A Change of Scenery
  9. N [80] Is That Your Goblin?
  10. N [80] The Hyldsmeet
  11. N [80] Taking on All Challengers
  12. N [80] You'll Need a Bear
  13. N [80] Going Bearback
  14. N [80] Cold Hearted
  15. N [80] Deemed Worthy
  16. N [80] Making a Harness
  17. N [80] The Last of Her Kind
  18. N [80] The Warm-Up
  19. N [80] Into the Pit
  20. N [80] Prepare for Glory
  21. N [80] Lok'lira's Parting Gift
  22. N [80] The Drakkensryd
  23. N [80] Sibling Rivalry
  24. N [80] Mending Fences (+28,600 The Sons of Hodir)
  25. N [80] The Refiner's Fire
  26. N [80] A Spark of Hope (+28,600 The Sons of Hodir)
  27. N [80] Forging an Alliance (+325 The Sons of Hodir)
    Mandatory side quest:
    1. N [80] You Can't Miss Him (+97 The Sons of Hodir)
    2. N [80] Battling the Elements (+98 The Sons of Hodir)
      • Prerequisite for daily: N [80 Daily] Hot and Cold (+455 The Sons of Hodir)
  28. N [80] A New Beginning
  29. N [80] Veranus
  30. N [80] Territorial Trespass
  31. N [80] Krolmir, Hammer of Storms (+455 The Sons of Hodir)
    Mandatory side quest:
    1. N [80] In Memoriam (+325 The Sons of Hodir)
    2. N [80] A Monument to the Fallen (+97 The Sons of Hodir)
  32. N [80] The Terrace of the Makers
  33. N [80] The Earthen Oath & N [80] Loken's Lackeys
  34. N [80] The Reckoning
  35. N [80D] Whatever it Takes! (+650 The Sons of Hodir) & N [80D] Diametrically Opposed

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