Presumably still no cure?

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So is there still no cure for the plague of undeath? As of Wrath of the Lich King it was still uncurbable when you contracted it, as we saw with Crusader Bridenbrad, where neither a Keeper of the Grove, nor the dragon aspect of life were able to save him, and the Naaru were only able to save his soul, but not his life.
There might be but it hasn't been mentioned.

The original Plague of Undeath was cured, after all. We never did manage to cure the Wrath one though. At least, I don't recall ever curing it.
The Forsaken sorta stopped bothering to look for it, so nope, no cure yet.
09/14/2018 12:30 AMPosted by Kheldan
The Forsaken sorta stopped bothering to look for it, so nope, no cure yet.


Hey we cured the first one, maybe the other races should pick up the slack and cure this one.
Arthas is dead and the plague is contained to Northrend. We might not have a cure but it's not really an issue as things stand.
09/14/2018 12:31 AMPosted by Ximothy
Hey we cured the first one, maybe the other races should pick up the slack and cure this one.


Did you, though? Reading up on it, the only plague that was cured was the initial one from the Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch.

I guess the Forsaken did sorta cure the first one by all dying to it, so that it wouldn't spread anymore. Good job, guys. Taking one for the team.
Azerite apparently has amazing healing properties so perhaps that could cure them however doubt sylvanas will ever think to look at that.
09/14/2018 12:36 AMPosted by Kheldan
Good job, guys. Taking one for the team


You're welcome.

Some people are so ungrateful.

09/14/2018 12:36 AMPosted by Kheldan
Did you, though? Reading up on it, the only plague that was cured was the initial one from the Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch.


We have no reason to assume the plague from Wrath wasn't the same from WCIII. There isn't anything to intercate that the Scourge were deploying a new plague. They spread the same way, through food crates.

So unless you have something that calls it a different plague, I really don't see why we should assume otherwise.
09/14/2018 12:49 AMPosted by Ximothy
We have no reason to assume the plague from Wrath wasn't the same from WCIII.
What? Yes we do. Paladins could be infected by it. Paladins were completely immune to the WC3 plague.
Something to keep in mind is that the Plague of Undeath was constantly being upgraded by the Scourge's disease-brewing operations, so while the original plague may well have been cured by the time of WotLK, what players encountered infecting Bridenbrad and the miners in Borean Tundra probably wasn't even the same strain as what Kel'thuzad used to start the Scourging of Lordaeron.

We also know the Scourge's plagues by the time of WotLK weren't the same as that seen in WC3. It's why Varimathras sent his agent Castillian to accompany Darion Mograine's raid on Naxxramas and steal fresh plague samples in Ashbringer. The Scourge was actively developing newer, more aggressive mutations of its weaponized plagues, so the RAS getting their hands on some of the newest strains from the laboratory in Naxxramas allowed them to accelerate development of their own Blight and reduce the likelihood of Scourge warriors' exposure to the Scourge's newer plagues making them resistant to it.
09/14/2018 12:50 AMPosted by Dreadmoore
09/14/2018 12:49 AMPosted by Ximothy
We have no reason to assume the plague from Wrath wasn't the same from WCIII.
What? Yes we do. Paladins could be infected by it. Paladins were completely immune to the WC3 plague.


Paladins are supposed to be immune to every disease, it was never specific to the Plague itself.

Though, this immunity was only mentioned once, back in the WCIII manual. I wonder why it was never brought up again? Though the Legionfall soldiers on that harpy island got sick from a disease as well, and they were paladins.
09/14/2018 01:02 AMPosted by Ximothy
09/14/2018 12:50 AMPosted by Dreadmoore
... What? Yes we do. Paladins could be infected by it. Paladins were completely immune to the WC3 plague.


Paladins are supposed to be immune to every disease, it was never specific to the Plague itself.

Though, this immunity was only mentioned once, back in the WCIII manual. I wonder why it was never brought up again? Though the Legionfall soldiers on that harpy island got sick from a disease as well, and they were paladins.
I assume that the paladins immunity to disease was translated into wow as their cleanse ability. Though apparently some very strong plagues are resistant to paladin/priest cleanses.
The thing is, there are diseases, and there are diseases.

Scourge plagues are arguably brewed-up cocktails of magic, alchemy and chemistry that make them behave much like curses and aggressive chemical agents while also being infectious maladies. They're pretty unnatural in their creation and behavior, so it's not too hard to imagine that individuals otherwise immune to naturally occurring diseases and poisons wouldn't be able to have such a resistance to what's basically an unholy slurry of undeath and decay.

In the same vein, the harpies around the Broken Shore are being fel-corrupted by the Legion's proximity, and it's hard to say for sure that a fel-corrupted disease could be resisted the same way as a natural one, since being charged with fel means it's probably causing magical damage and corruption to its victims upon exposure in addition to being an infection.
09/14/2018 01:02 AMPosted by Ximothy
Though, this immunity was only mentioned once, back in the WCIII manual.
A couple times. It's one of the big reasons Death Knights happened at all.

Back in yon olden days, only paladins could become death knights and they were largely turned because everyone hated them and thought they were evil because of their immunity to the plague.

09/14/2018 01:02 AMPosted by Ximothy
I wonder why it was never brought up again?
Because players being immune to diseases is OP.

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