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WoW The War Within Mountain Thane Warrior Hero Talent Tree & Capstone

The Mountain Thane is one of the new Hero Talents for WoW The War Within and we go over the details about it here.
WoW The War Within Mountain Thane Warrior Hero Talent Tree & Capstone
Blizzard/JustRuss On YouTube

During the last Blizzcon, we got information about The War Within, which is the next expansion for World of Warcraft. Players are finally winding down after challenging the Amirdrassil Raid and taking down the new bosses that were introduced. Now, players are focused on what is coming next to the game.

The major key aspect that has players the most excited about World of Warcraft right now is the Hero Talents. Hero Talents are a new form of character progression that allows players to further express thier individuality in WoW. Here, we are going to go over the Mountain Thane Warrior Hero Talent Tree and what it has to offer.

Mountain Thane Warrior Hero Talent Tree For WoW The War Within

Mountain Thane Talent Tree
Players will unlock the Hero Talent Tree at level 71. (Picture: Blizzard)

Each class in WoW has three Hero Talent Trees and each Specialization within that class can choose two. The Mountain Thane Warrior can be chosen by the Fury and Protection Warrior Specializations. Mountain Thanes have the ability to channel nature damage with their attacks, dealing extra damage. Check out the Mountain Thane Hero Talent Tree below (talent tree info via Blizzard):


Lightning Strikes: Damaging enemies with Thunder Clap, Revenge, Raging Blow, or Execute has a 10% chance to also strike one with a lightning bolt, dealing moderate Nature damage. Lightning Strikes occur 50% more often during Avatar.


Call of Thunder: The Stormstrike damage or Nature damage your abilities deal is increased by 5%. Stormstrike damage ignores Armor. Thunder Clap damage increased by 50%. For Fury only, Thunder Clap generates 5 Rage and Improved Whirlwind and Meat Cleaver now improve Thunder Clap as well as Whirlwind

Ground Current:Lightning Strikes also deal low amounts of Nature damage to enemies near their target. Damage reduced beyond 5 targets.

Strength of the Mountain:Shield Slam damage increased by 20%. Bloodthirst and Rampage damage increased by 10%.


Thunder Blast: Shield Slam and Bloodthirst have a 20% chance to grant you Thunder Blast, stacking up to 2 charges. Thunder Blast causes your next Thunder Clap to become a Thunder Blast that deals Stormstrike damage.

Choice Node: Storm Bolts & Storm Shield

  • Storm Bolts:Storm Bolt also hits 1 additional nearby target, stunning them for 2 seconds.
  • Storm Shield: Intervening a target grants them a shield for 5 seconds that absorbs magic damage equal to 3 times your Armor.

Choice Node: Flashing Skies & Valarjar Training

  • Flashing Skies: Chance for Lightning Strikes to critically strike is increased by 5% and their critical strike damage is increased by 10%.
  • Valarjar Training: Lightning Strikes reduce the cooldown of Ravager by 0.5 second.


Choice Node: Steadfast as the Peaks & Keep Your Feet on the Ground

  • Steadfast as the Peaks: Victory Rush increases your maximum health by 10% for 5 seconds. 
  • Keep Your Feet on the Ground: Thunder Blast reduces damage you take by 4% for 5 seconds.

Choice Node: Gathering Clouds & Thorim’s Might

  • Gathering Clouds: Your attacks trigger Lightning Strikes 15% more often.
  • Thorim’s Might: Lightning Strikes generate 3 Rage. Revenge, Raging Blow, and Execute damage increased by 15%.

Burst of Power:Lightning Strikes have a 20% chance to make your next 2 Shield Slams or Bloodthirsts have no cooldown.

Mountain Thane Capstone For WoW The War Within

WoW Mountain Thane Warrior
Choose Fury or Protection Warriors to get access to the Mountain Thane Hero Talent Tree. (Picture: Blizzard/JustRuss On YouTube)

The Capstone for each Hero Talent Tree in WoW is a final skill or passive that will really round out the Talent Tree. It is meant to make the entire Talent Tree feel complete and give players that extra boost they need.

The Capstone for the Mountain Thane is called Avatar of the Storm. It gives players two charges of Thunder Blast and resets the cooldown of Thunder Clap. While Avatar is not active, Lightning Strikes will give players a 10% chance to grant them Avatar for four seconds.


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