Talk:Undead Prince Rurik

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Easter Egg?[edit]

Just remembered...
In the cut-scene, you will always kill rurik with one hit of the weapon you wield, right?
Well, my friends and me tried out what happens if you enter the cut-scene without any weapon.
Believe it or not, but there seems to be a special character animation if you don't have one:
Your character will give rurik the rest with a punch. (at least it looked like that - and it sounded like broken bones...male Monks and Necros will strike out with their hand, female dervishes do the punch like one of their scythe attacks; when they turn around.)ZerphatalkThe Improver 21:47, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah it known, Ascalon Refugee's attack the same way, adn back in the old days you could also attack without a weapon ~ SCobraUser-SuperCobra-Sig.png 21:51, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
yeah, i noticed that NPCs may do so, and already wondered why oneself cannot do so. Too bad this doesn't work these days anymore...no idea why this became removed. —ZerphatalkThe Improver 11:40, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Used to be a bug (IIRC it involved removing a piece of armor, doing an emote, and then stopping the emote by moving and simultaneously re-equipping the armor piece, I guess because when the emote ends the game tries to redisplay your weapon, but gets sidetracked by you equipping your armor, and does that, forgetting about the weapon) that let you attack without a weapon. Looked so awesome! And yeah, I tried the "kill Rurik without a weapon" trick once too. Male rangers spin around for their maneuver. :P User eldin sig.jpg Eldin 23:33, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
ha lol, then Dervishes maybe use the ranger's emotion. strange thing...though, as described above, ot looked like a scythe attack —ZerphatalkThe Improver 22:43, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

You have the same during the cinematic of Zen Daijun (when you talk to Master Togo in Haiju Lagoon). I didn't equip a weapon, and my Assassin attacked the Afflicted thing with his fist. Strangely, the guy I attacked with my fist died faster than the one Togo attacked with his staff :D User -Koen- Signature.jpg Koen 13:11, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

I do not understand why this is called a spoiler alert thingy whatever. Could someone please tell me why. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.245.180.130 (talk • contribs) at 21:35, 20 August 2008 (UTC).

It's because not everyone knows the whole of the Prophecies storyline, like that you have to face an undead Rurik. 75.146.48.190 22:27, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Exactly. Between The Frost Gate and Hell's Precipice (a pretty huge chunk of the game) you're meant to believe Rurik died and that was the end of it. Some people may not want the storyline given away before they find it in game, hence the warning.

Although personally I'd have thought the articles title gives away enough that the rest should be fairly obvious, but there's not a lot that can be done about that. 86.133.85.17 11:08, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

I'm just going to throw this out there: I LOVED the fact that I got to kill this over-zealous aggro-loving pain in my ass. Kirenne Starfire [Kw] 23:25, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

why not make more bosses near the end have a spoiler not attached to them like for instance the lich and the mursaat -DeeAbel 01:23, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

buffed[edit]

lol hundred blades buff 98.235.101.46 05:36, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters?[edit]

Just noticed that they look pretty much alike when Rurik isn't wearing a helmet... Paddymew 11:09, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Ouch... 76.192.202.32 02:08, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Ouch, indeed! Jamie doesn't look even close to Undead Prince Rurik! For instance, Jamie still has skin, and a moustache. Okay, okay, you left yourself wide open for putting the comparison here instead in Talk:Prince Rurik. Keep that blade in the sheath... (Ralmon the Gen 15:59, 24 April 2009 (UTC))

Notes/anomaly[edit]

I would guess that the lack of natural resistance, and lack of points in tactics (rendering two of his four skills pretty pointless) is to reflect the fact that he doesn't want to kill the player... Aran Moridin 23:53, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure about the Natural Resistance seeing that players normally wouldn't even know about this skill and at most notice that hexes and conditions on him last longer than on regular bosses. But concerning Deadly Riposte and Thrill of Victory that's possibly even a somewhat evident idea. The 0 Tactics always gave me the impression of this fragile undead bunch of bones, but your thesis might suit better. My assumption: Undead Prince Rurik was at first maybe not intended to be a Boss so this might be the reason why they forgot to give him Natural Resistance subsequently. Without Hundred Blades he essentially also only used uneffective skills (maybe he didn't have Final Thrust either at this time), which would back up your thesis. But maybe the 0 Tactics just happened by accident when they decided to change the nonharming Rurik into a more dangerous opponent...i think we should simply ask an ANet employee about that. —ZerphatalkThe Improver 12:38, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
There are a handful of enemies that use three attributes, but have one set at 0 in Normal Mode. Ferothrax and Scythe of Chaos (dervish) are the ones that come to mind immediately. Whether by bug or design, I don't know. I'm really curious as to his Tactics in Hard Mode now. Manifold User Manifold Jupiter.jpg 16:53, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

This is what undead Rurik should have looked like[edit]

Bolvar from WoW Radigand 16:41, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

That reminds me of Kratos from God of War :/ or maybe Kratos reminds me of him (presumably, since GOW1 was released in 2005 and WotLK in 2008...). I'm rambling. ϺЄЄ☺ 12:23, 28 February 2011 (UTC)