The Frost Goblins of the World of Warcraft are an intriguing addition to the game. They can prove to be a major challenge to both solo and party play. Most players are used to the idea of the Frost Giants that exist in the original Wrath of the Lich King expansion. What many WoW gamers don’t realize, is that giants are not the only species capable of frost giant form. There exists another type of frost giant that can be found in the game called the D&D Frost Goblin.
In the world of Azeroth, the race known as the Frost Giants have several unique features. First, they have the ability to turn into ice statues. These creatures remain in this form for up to ten minutes. Once their magical power expires, the statues return to their normal state. This makes the Frost Giants a powerful opponent for any Alliance player or Horde player who enjoys playing on the side of either the Alliance or the Horde.
The second feature that the Frost Giants possess is their ability to turn other creatures into ice. The only restriction to this ability is that it can only be used on ice. One drawback to this ability is that it tends to leave the victim susceptible to frost spells. A well-built character with the appropriate items can negate the need for this ability entirely. If you take the time to build a character with the right abilities, the Frost Giants can prove to be a very formidable opponent indeed.
The d&d frost goblins do actually have some disadvantages that can prove to be a disadvantage rather than a plus. For starters, it is apparent from the name itself that these creatures are cold-hearted and greedy. Although their goal may be to explore and mine for the fabled elements of frost, this does make them enemies of those who live near bodies of water.
This means that players should take special precautions when playing a Frost Giant in a World of Warcraft adventuring group. The first thing that they should understand about this type of monster is that they tend to build up a massive amount of ice at early levels. This can prove to be a great disadvantage because a player may find themselves surrounded by an icy barrier whenever they attempt to pass through it. This can cause a great deal of trouble since it can greatly slow down movement.
In addition, the d&d frost goblins do not have any way to heal themselves. They can only hope to remain alive long enough for their frost giants to arrive to fight them. In fact, this is the major reason why the player will likely have to defeat the frost giant and then the d&d frost goblins to end the battle. Thankfully, the players will also have the added benefit of being able to use the mighty Ice Furnace. With this ability, the players will be able to easily melt away the ice that the frost giant and his or her allies have built up.
One of the most powerful abilities of the d&d frost goblins is their ability known as death strike. With this ability, a player who doesn’t control the heavy creatures will be able to instantly kill a player with one swipe of their weapon. However, there is a certain amount of danger involved with using this ability. First of all, the player must be extremely fast in order to get their weapon out of the way before the target can utilize the defense mechanism that the death strike possesses.
Despite these downsides, I highly recommend playing a Frost Giant in either an Horde or a Alliance Deck. The ability to control large amounts of ground forces can help any player win any war. Combined with their cold fury ability that can quickly wipe out most characters, you can easily dominate most Arena or Raid situations. The best part is that if you are having difficulty in trying to figure out how to play against them, you can always consult the many helpful guides available online.