The Culling of Stratholme

Level:
LFD Level: 78 – 80 (Heroic Level: 80)
Minimum Level: 77

Notes:
To complete Looking for Dungeon (LFD) you need to ‘Defeat Mal’Ganis’.

Click for Dungeon Entrance:

You can find The Culling of Stratholme dungeon within Caverns of Time, Tanaris.
The coordinates are (64.3,49.5)

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Inside the cave you can run/fly through or speak to the Steward of Time dragon for a free ride.

Go through the Caverns of Time cave, check your map and head towards The Culling of Stratholme.

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You should see the portal entrance.

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Route:

Map 1Map 2

To progress through the dungeon you need to keep speaking with Arthas.

Check your map when waiting for the 10 waves and first 2 bosses to spawn, run around the middle circle to find them amongst the zombies.

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Bosses:

1. Meathook2. Salramm the Fleshcrafter3. Chrono-Lord Epoch4. Mal'Ganis

Meathook-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Stuns a player with Constricting Chains & deals physical damage. Green circle around boss deals damage & interrupts spell casting of all nearby.

Heroic Differences: Frenzy increases his physical damage done by 10% for 30 sec, also stacks.

Salramm-the-Fleshcrafter-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Steal Flesh reduces a players damage by 75% & increases bosses by 75%. Summons two Ghouls to fight. Ghouls explode inflicting fire damage to all nearby.

Heroic Differences: Curse of Twisted Flesh reduces a players max health by 25% & inflicts shadow damage.

Chrono-Lord-Epoch-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Time Warp reduces attacks & movement of all by 70%. Wounding Strike inflicts damage & reduces healing effects. Curse of Exertion increases a players cost of spells/abilities by 100% for 10 sec.

Heroic Differences: On heroic Time Stop stuns all players for 2 sec.

Mal-Ganis-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Puts a player to sleep for 10 sec, any damage will wake them up. Inflicts shadow damage to a player. Vampiric Touch heals him for damage done with melee attacks. Carrion Swarm inflicts ticking shadow damage to players in front.

Other:

AchievementsQuestsFun Facts

Mini guides for the more detailed Achievements.

The Culling of Time

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Must be on Heroic difficulty.

Defeat the Infinite Corruptor.

To do this you need to defeat the other bosses and progress through the dungeon (following Arthas) and reach Infinite Corruptor within the time limit before he disappears.

You will have 25 minutes to get through and kill him.

Make sure you neve have to stop for mana (use pots) and don’t die, you need all the spare time possible.

Check your map when waiting for the 10 waves and bosses to spawn, and run around the middle circle to get to where they will be.

Once you have done this you can talk to Arthas to continue through the building. After following and killing adds/boss talk to Arthas as soon as possible to get him moving again.

As long as you keep a steady pace and look after each other including Arthas you should make it through to the boss Infinite Corruptor with time to spare.

The Infinite Corruptor is in Market Row, turn left to find boss.

Killing this boss will earn you the achievement and will drop the mount Bronze Drake.

This achievement goes towards ‘Glory of the Hero’.

Zombiefest!

The-Culling-of-Stratholme-Zombiefest-Achievement
Must be on Heroic difficulty.

Kill 100 Risen Zombies in 1 minute.

This is easier to do at higher level (100) as you can run round gather all the zombies. As the 10 waves of elite mobs spawn single target them and kill them 1 by 1.

As you run around killing the elites more zombies will spawn after waves so eventually you should be left with a definite 100 zombies (before the waves start there are 85 zombies).

When you are sure you have at least 100 zombies following you grab them all together, you might have to wait for them to catch up to you (could line of sight them round a corner).

When gathered aoe the zombies down together, you will have 1 minute to do this so should be ok.

This achievement goes towards ‘Glory of the Hero’.

 

Mini Guides for the more detailed Quests.

Dispelling Illusions

Pick up this quest from Chromie at the beginning of dungeon.

You need to use the Arcane Disruptor on the suspicious crates.

As you run through the village you will see glowing Grain Crates around.

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You need to use the Arcane Disruptor of them to dispel the illusion that will reveal the Plagued Grain Crates.

If you hang around as you reveal the plagued crates you will see conversations from the NPC’s nearby.

The crates are found:

83.6, 58.9
81.1, 59.3
77.5, 54.9
73.4, 54.6
70.0, 51.5

Once you have done this you can complete quest and hand back in to Chromie who will be now further up the path (47.9, 40.0).

 

Fun stuff you can find while exploring the Dungeons.

Drink from the Bar

At the beginning once you leave the cooks cellar, in the next room you can buy a drink from Barkeep Mal Corricks.

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He sells drinks that restore mana, and the rest is alcholic. You can buy yourself some weak alcohol like a Bottle of Dalaran Noir or go straight for the strong stuff like a Flagon of Dwarven Mead.

Theres also a Blacksmith just outside the Inn called Brock Thriss (can get repairs here).

Citizens of Stratholme

If you wonder around you will recognise some of the citizens like the Redpath family and Postmaster Malown.

For example go upstairs in the Inn and you will see Postmaster Malown sleeping on a bed.

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He was one of the ghosts from Stratholme: Main Gate dungeon. The Culling of Stratholme is the events that happened just before Arthas purges the city.

If you hang around you will notice Malown will talk in his sleep saying things like:

‘…zzz…snrk…c’mere…gonna…gonna be Malowned…zzz..’

‘…mrf…kids messin’..with th’ boxes…zzz…teach ’em…lesson…’

Elder’s Square Service Entrance

You can see the entrance to the other half of the Stratholme dungeon (that is within Eastern Plaguelands).

Here in The Culling of Stratholme you can see it surrounded by green grass and trees.

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Unfortunatly you can only look at it here and cannot enter the gate.

Repair before the Plague

As you enter the city of Stratholme, ignore talking to Arthas and have a wonder round.

If you enter buildings the citizens will talk to you and say the shops are closed.

If you go into the Shields and Maces shop, the owner Leeka Turner will allow you to repair before she closes.

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The Delivery

As you enter the city of Stratholme, ignore talking to Arthas and have a wonder round.

If you go to the back in Festival Lane you will see a huge delivery of sacks surrounded by a crowd of people.

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The citizens of Stratholme are blaming the delivery man Brandon Eiredeck shouting things like ‘Give us one good reason why we shouldn’t set fire to these sacks!’, ‘My family’s sick!’, ‘You brought this down on us! I’d bet gold on it!’.

Quick Exit

After you kill final boss Mal’Ganis to the left hand side you will see a small gate with a portal.

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This portal is a shortcut out of the dungeon.