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The Vortex Pinnacle Entrance Location

The Vortex Pinnacle is the level 82-84 five-man wing in the Skywall complex, accessed at [77, 84] via the floating spires off the southeastern Uldum coast, introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Queuing for the Vortex Pinnacle through the Dungeon Finderrequires level 82 and an average item level of 272.

Here the armies of Al'Akir reside, and will not take kindly to any intruders in his elemental plane. The air elementals have entered an unholy alliance with the Worldbreaker, Deathwing and now threaten the denizens of Uldum. It is up to the adventurers to stop the elemental incursion to the ancient land, and the task is uneasy as they have to face the most powerful lieutenants of the Windlord.

Location

Skywall (Uldum) [77, 84]

Race(s)

 Air elemental

End boss

Asaad

Instance info
Type

Dungeon

Advised level

82-84 (normal)
85 (heroic)

Minimum level

81

Minimum average
item level

272 (normal)
329 (heroic)

Player limit

5

History

Dungeon Journal

The Vortex Pinnacle exists within the elemental plane of Skywall. Its elegant structures, crowned with bronze and gold, sit atop platforms bridged by pure air. Yet behind its exterior beauty, the pinnacle harbors Neferset tol'vir, as well as Al'Akir the Windlord's merciless elemental legions. As long as the barrier between Skywall and Azeroth remains open, terror will rain down on Uldum from the skies.

Description

At present, however, it is more than a breathtaking spectacle - it is the staging ground of an army. The lieutenants and servants of Al'Akir, the elemental lord of wind, have allied themselves firmly with Deathwing, and they gather in the pinnacle to lay siege to Azeroth. Their incursion into the ancient, vital land of Uldum will be impossible to repel on the ground, so those who would defend their world must do the nearly impossible, and take wing to invade Skywall before it is too late.[1]

Geography

The Vortex Pinnacle is located at the southeast corner of Uldum.

Quick Facts
  • Level: 82 - 84
  • Required levels: 80, 81
  • Required item level: 272, 329
  • Territory: Contested
  • Instance type: Dungeon
  • Heroic mode available (85)
  • Number of players: 5
  • Location: Uldum
  • Final boss: Asaad

The Vortex Pinnacle is a level 82-84 5-man dungeon located inside the Skywall, the air domain of the Elemental Plane. The entrance can be found in the skies of Uldum. Here Al'Akir's armies of air elementals and commanders below the top of the chain gather their strength.

The dungeon's architecture is distinctive as players travel between platforms on zephyrs and fly around when knocked off the walls. These air gusts are useful for completing  Extra Credit Bonus Stage, in which players reach golden orbs floating in strange places throughout the instance.

This dungeon is popular among players as the second boss drops  Reins of the Drake of the North Wind.

Players can also complete  Whispers of the Djinn with a  Tol'vir Hieroglyphic for  Whisper of the Djinn: Exposure to this magical smoke heals your wounds and replenishes your mana slowly over time.

From the Blizzard Community site:
"The Vortex Pinnacle exists within the elemental plane of Skywall. Its elegant structures, crowned with bronze and gold, sit atop platforms bridged by pure air. Yet behind its exterior beauty, the pinnacle harbors Neferset tol'vir, as well as Al'Akir the Windlord's merciless elemental legions. As long as the barrier between Skywall and Azeroth remains open, terror will rain down on Uldum from the skies.

At present, however, it is more than a breathtaking spectacle - it is the staging ground of an army. The lieutenants and servants of Al'Akir, the elemental lord of wind, have allied themselves firmly with Deathwing, and they gather in the pinnacle to lay siege to Azeroth.

Their incursion into the ancient, vital land of Uldum will be impossible to repel on the ground, so those who would defend their world must do the nearly impossible, and take wing to invade Skywall before it is too late."

Encounters

  • Grand Vizier Ertan – Ertan defends the Vortex Pinnacle under the command of her master, Asaad, against any ground-dwellers who dare intrude on the realm. To fulfill her duties, the elemental noble has been granted mastery over the primal forces of lightning and wind.
  • Altairus – The immense storm wyrm Altairus maintains an unyielding vigil over the hovering platforms of the Vortex Pinnacle. The very energies of the storms pulse through this being, and he is said to command the wind currents that buffet the elemental fortress.
  • Asaad, Caliph of Zephyrs – The fearsome elemental Asaad was named guardian of the Vortex Pinnacle by Al'Akir himself. With Siamat, Lord of the South Wind, imprisoned by the Neferset tol'vir, Asaad believes he may ascend to the Conclave of Wind if he performs his duties well.

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