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This article is about the in-game raid boss. For character biography and Warcraft III appearances, see Rage Winterchill.

Rage Winterchill is the first boss of the Caverns of Time raid, Battle of Mount Hyjal. The fight is a DPS race.


  • Melee: ~3k on plate
  • Frost Nova: ~3k damage plus 6 sec AoE freeze, dispellable
  • Frost Armor: Exactly like a mages Frost Armor reduces movement and melee attack speed after melee hits
  • Icebolt: instant cast, random target, 4250-5750 frost damage plus freeze debuff which also deals 2500 DPS
  • Death and Decay: 10 seconds, 20 yard AoE centered on the ground at a random target, dealing 15% of max health as damage per second to each player in range
  • Enrage: 10 minutes enrage timer


Look at the MH Boss Tips for general tips. Only one tank is needed. If available raid members should equip a PvP trinket, no other special gear or buffs required. Most NPC die rather quickly from Death and Decay, so it's safer not to risk Jaina (if she dies the event is reset).

Ice Bolt

This is probably Rage Winterchills most dangerous ability, Ice Bolt victims die quickly (usually within 2-3 seconds) from the DoT. It cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed by using a PvP trinket, a Paladin's bubble, a hunter's The Beast Within or a mages Blink.

Healing through the Ice Bolt damage is possible, but needs very quick reactions and/or coordination. One priest and one other healer can be put on "Ice Bolt duty". The priest uses Power Word: Shield (which buys 1-2 seconds), while the other healer casts a normal heal.

Death and Decay

Since this is stationary on the ground, the only difficulty is to take notice of it. Turn up spell details (in the graphics settings of the game configuration) to maximum - it's a rather faint red pattern on the ground. Everybody needs to move out of it quickly.



  • The Legion's final conquest has begun! Once again the subjugation of this world is within our grasp. Let none survive!

Icebolt, Frost Nova

  • Succumb to the icy chill... of death!
  • It will be much colder in your grave.

Death and Decay

  • Crumble and rot!
  • Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Upon killing a player

  • All life must perish!
  • Victory to the Legion!
  • Your world is ours now!


  • You have won this battle, but not... the... war.


Rage Winterchill Loot
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  • Chronicle of Dark Secrets
  • Item Level 141
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Binds when picked up
  • Held In Off Hand"Held In Off Hand" is not in the list (Back, Chest, Feet, Finger, Hands, Head, Held in off-hand, Legs, Main Hand, Neck, ...) of allowed values for the "Item slot" property.
  • +16 Stamina
    +12 Intellect
  • Requires level 70
  • Equip: Improves hit rating by 17.
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 23.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 42.
  • Sell Price: 20g 30s 59c
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In World of Warcraft Rage Winterchill loses his unique coloring and has the same white boned Lich Model.


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Rage Winterchill Kill

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