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This is a guide to using Thor, a playable character in the Marvel's Avengers game. Read more to find out about Thor's backstory, in-game abilities and skills, skins, and how to play as Thor!

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Thor
Thor Bio
Real Name Thor Odinson
Occupation Warrior, Adventurer, God of Thunder, Prince of Asgard
Place of Birth Asgard
Abilities Superhuman strength, speed, agility, endurance, longevity, Weather manipulation via Mjolnir, lightning summoner, flight, dimensional travel
Voice Actor Travis Willingham

Thor Special Properties

Wall Smash Panel Hack Flight Grapple
Wall Run Wall Jump Vault Grab

Thor Heroics

Support Heroic Ability (L1)
Warrior's Fury

Lightning-infused attack mode. Energizes teammate intrinsic ability meters.
Assault Heroic Ability (R1)
God Blast

Blast nearby enemies with a powerful bolt of lightning.
Ultimate Heroic Ability (L1 + R1)
Bifrost

Giant energy beam with bonus effects from the nine realms.

Thor Skills

Primary Skill Trees

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Light Attack

Midgard's Finest Press □ to perform a basic attack. Rapidly press □ □ □ □ to combo a series of Light Attacks.
The last hit of the combo is a Light Combo Finisher that inflicts significant damage.
Hammer Spin Hold □ to execute a powerful spinning attack that hits all immediate enemies, rapidly pummeling them for increased damage.
Whirling Uru After executing HAMMER SPIN, hold □ to execute a follow-up spinning strike that hits all immediate enemies, swiftly battering them for increased damage.
Mjolnir Cyclone After executing WHIRLING URU, hold □ to execute one last follow-up spinning barrage that hits all surrounding enemies and inflicts increased damage.
Sky Fire Press Rapidly □ to attack while midair. Rapidly press □ □ □ while airborne to execute a series of Light Attacks that incrementally increase in damage.
Star Heart Slam Hold □ to build up a Signature Attack that quickly plummets straight down to the ground, creating a radical explosion on impact.
Sledgehammer Press □ while Sprinting to execute a powerful leaping hammer strike with slightly more damage and impact than a standard Light Attack.
Slide Smash Press □ immediately after Dodging in order to execute a sweeping hammer attack that spins enemies, making them vulnerable to additional attacks.

Heavy Attack

Hammer Slash Press △ to execute a Heavy Attack that can interrupt enemy attacks. Rapidly press △ △ △ to chain together multiple Heavy Attacks.
The last hit of the combo is a Heavy Combo Finisher that inflicts significant damage and launches enemies into the air.
Sigurd Strike Press □ □ □ △ to execute a powerful hammer attack that breaks through enemy defenses and flings them backwards with incredible force.
Thunderstruck Rapidly press □ □ □ △ + R2 to chain a Light Attack combo into a special Heavy Combo Finisher that uses ODINFORCE to add a powerful lightning blast with a large damage area to the final attack.
Storm Striker Hold △ to charge up an overhead hammer attack that breaks through blocks and sends out a shockwave that does heavy damage, slamming enemies on contact.
Bring the Thunder While on the ground, hold Press △ and R2 to energize the STORM STRIKER attack with ODINFORCE. The attack has an increased damage area and can hit multiple enemies.
Air Lunge While in midair, rapidly press △ to perform a Heavy Attack Combo that incrementally increases in damage.
Falling Star Hold △ while in midair to activate a diving hammer attack, damaging enemies on contact and causing a large damage area upon impact.
Crack the Sky While performing a FALLING STAR dive, hold R2 to channel intrinsic ODINFORCE energy into a powerful lightning blast on impact. Increases the normal damage area of FALLING STAR.

Hammer Skills

Mjolnir's Flight Hold L2 + Press R2 to throw the hammer. Hammer will pin enemies hit when thrown and stick onto surfaces on impact. Press L2 to recall the hammer after being thrown.
Effective on ground or in midair.
Tornado Throw Hold L2 + R2 to rapidly spin the hammer and charge up a powerful hammer throw that has increased damage and impact when R2 is released.
Immovable Intent Throwing the hammer can trap up to two enemies beneath its immovable might, leaving trapped combatants pinned and defenseless.
Tenacious Bolt Charges the TORNADO THROW with ODINFORCE before it is released. The charged hammer arcs lightning out to enemies along its path when thrown.
Headstrong After throwing the hammer, hold □ to perform a powerful headbutt that leaves enemies open for follow-up attacks.
Uru Uppercut After being thrown, press △ to recall the hammer and execute a powerful hammer uppercut that launches nearby targets in the facing direction.
Crashing Thunder After being thrown, press △ while sprinting to recall the hammer in a leaping strike that launches enemies into the air.
Drop the Hammer After being thrown, press △ in the air to recall the hammer then slam down to the ground, hitting all enemies in a small radius around the impact point.

Intrinsic Ability

Shock Resistor 15% reduction in damage from enemy Shock attacks.
Odinforce Hold R2 to activate ODINFORCE, a divine power that harnesses lightning to Counter incoming attacks but drains intrinsic Odinforce energy. Does not Counter unblockable attacks. The available charge of ODINFORCE builds while not in use.
Counter just before an attack hits to Parry the attack, lowering the impact resistance of the attacker.
God of Thunder While ODINFORCE is active, boost the strength of all melee attacks with an electrical charge that applies Shock damage to targets and interrupts enemy attacks.
Divine Chaos When ODINFORCE is full, perform several attacks in quick succession without sustaining damage to Overcharge it. Overcharging the intrinsic ability automatically activates ODINFORCE and keeps it active until taking damage, Counterin, or ceasing attacks.
Legacy of Odinson While ODINFORCE is active, attacking and defeating enemies will refund Intrinsic energy, keeping ODINFORCE active for a longer period of time.
Eternal Spark Reduces the decay rate of intrinsic ODINFORCE energy by 15% when the ability is used continuously.
Odin's Offering When the intrinsic ODINFORCE meter is fully depleted, defeating enemies instantly grants a boost of 15 points of intrinsic energy.
Electrostatic Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic ODINFORCE energy by 15%.
Electric Field Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic ODINFORCE energy by 15%.
Galvanize Activating ODINFORCE defensively will block grenades or other projectiles, deflecting away any explosive devices.
Power of Uru Activating ODINFORCE while the hammer is pinned to an enemy or the world will radiate a periodic electrical pulse dealing additional damage to the pinned and any nearby enemies.

Specialty Skill Trees

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Support Heroic Ability

Warrior's Fury Press L1 to channel the power of the gods, super-charging the ODINFORCE ability beyond its normal limits.
Automatically arcs electricity out to nearby enemies, imbues all attacks with lightning, and grants a period of invulnerability for all nearby team members when activated.
Warrior's Protection Increases the duration of WARRIOR'S FURY by 2 seconds
Warrior's Fury Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Ymir's Wrath Nearby teammates receive a temporary damage boost of 25% when WARRIOR'S FURY is activated.
Hel's Discretion Nearby downed teammates will be revived when WARRIOR'S FURY is activated.
Ygdrasill's Blessing Nearby teammates recover 10% Willpower every 3 seconds while ability is active
Warrior's Fury Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Asgard's Fortune Enemies defeated while WARRIOR'S FURY is active have a 50% chance to drop a Heroic Orb.
Hel's Anger Increase Critical Attack Damage by 25.0% and Critical Attack Chance by 10% of anyone affected by WARRIOR'S FURY.
Yggdrasil's Favor Nearby teammates receive an intermittent intrinsic energy boost of 20% while WARRIOR'S FURY is active.

Assault Heroic Ability

God Blast Press R1 to summon a harrowing whirlwind that lifts nearby enemies into the air before blasting them with a power bolt of god-powered light that inflicts Shock damage.
Can be triggered in and out of Aim.
Burning Light Hitting five enemies with a single GOD BLAST activates and Overcharges the ODINFORCE meter.
High Voltage Blast Increases the amount of Shock damage inflicted by the GOD BLAST attack.
God Blast Specialization I Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Thunderstorm Hold up to three charges of the GOD BLAST ability. The ability charges faster than normal but enemies are not lifted into the air when GOD BLAST is activated.
Son Of The Elder Gods GOD BLAST whirlwind inflicts 20% more damage and applies Cryo damage to targets caught in the swirling vortexes.
Legend Of Asgard Enemies caught in the GOD BLAST whirlwind have a 33% chance to drop Regen Packs.
God Blast Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Overexposure GOD BLAST inflicts 15% increased normal and Stun damage against SHOCKED enemies.
Overcharge Blast GOD BLAST inflicts 20% increased damage when triggered while Overcharged.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.
Rolling Thunder Defeating enemies with GOD BLAST refunds 5% of Assault Heroic energy.

Ultimate Heroic Ability

Bifrost Press L1 + R1 to activate BIFROST, travelling to another realm before returning in a devastating torrent of energy from the heavens.Use the Left stick after departure to pinpoint the impact destination and press R1 to return.
Precision Bifrost Activating the BIFROST during peak charge (red indicator) does 50% more damage.
Bifrost Specialization I Customize BIFROST's capabilities by selecting one of three Specialization upgrades. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Jotunheim's Tempest BIFROST channels the heart of Jotunheim on impact, creating an icy explosion that deals a massive amount of Cryo Status damage, slowing any enemies affected by the Status Effect.
Muspelheim's Torment BIFROST leaves a massive, circular hazardous zone of burning embers at its impact point, dealing additional damage, as well as Burn damage to all enemies inside the radius.
Alfheim's Favor BIFROST creates a spherical aura of healing around its impact point that restores 10% of Willpower per second to all team members within the area.
Bifrost Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Invigorating Bifrost Heroic Orbs restore an additional 5% of Ultimate Heroic energy when picked up.
Asgard's Light Automatically recovers 50% of your maximum Willpower when returning from the BIFROST.
Odin's Blessing Of The Realm Automatically activate ODINFORCE Overcharge when returning from the BIFROST.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.

Movement Ability

Flight Briefly hold X or press X while in midair to Hover. Hold X while airborne to ascend. Hold O to descend.
Press the Left stick while airborne to toggle FLIGHT and use the Right stick to steer while flying. Hold the Left stick forward while flying to increase flight speed.
Wings of Asgard Press O while Hovering in midair to quickly boost forward in the facing direction.
Divine Swiftness Press O to dodge an incoming attack. Dodging just before an incoming attack lands will execute a Perfect Dodge.
Quickly press O again while Dodging to perform a longer distance Evade.
Beam Of Star Fire While flying, hold R2 to channel ODINFORCE into a superheated beam of energy emitted in the facing direction.
Drains Intrinsic ODINFORCE energy.

Mastery Skill Trees

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Melee

Damage Specialization I Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Melee abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Melee Stun Damage Increases melee Stun damage by 15%.
Ranged Damage Increases all Ranged Attack damage by 15%.
Heroic Charge Light and Heavy Attacks boost the energy of all Heroic ability meters by 1.5% for light attacks and 2.0% for heavy attacks.
Damage Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Melee abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Unarmed Damage Increases damage from Unarmed Attacks by 15%
Critical Juggler Increases Critical Attack damage when air juggling enemies by 15%.
Combo damage Increases damage from Combo finishers by 25%.
Takedown Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Takedown abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Willpower Takedown Mastery Performing a Takedown spawns a Regen Pack.
Heroic Takedown Mastery Performing a Takedown spawns a Heroic Orb..
Willpower Recovery Takedowns recover a bonus 15% amount of Willpower.

Ranged

Hammer Specialization I Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Impact Explosion Hold R2 to charge TORNADO THROW and cause the Hammer to spawn a series of lightning explosions on impact. Disables the ability to pin combatants.
Requires the TORNADO THROW skill.
Manual Targetting Hold R2 to manually target enemies while Aiming TORNADO THROW. Disables the ability to pin combatants.
Critical Throw Hold R2 then release precisely when the Hammer flashes to guarantee the throw inflicts 20% increased Critical Attack damage. Requires TORNADO THROW to be unlocked.
Hammer Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Critical Return Increases the chance the Hammer will inflict Critical Attacks on return flight by 35%.
High Velocity Increases hammer throw and recall speed by 15%.
Guard Breaker Ranged attacks with the hammer break through blocking enemies.
Flight Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify Traversal abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Charged Flight Extended Flight generates an electrical charge that is dispersed in an energy explosion on impact.
Speed Burst Hold X while flying to quickly accelerate forward in a momentary speed burst. Drains intrinsic ODINFORCE energy when used.
Flying Shots Press O while flying to shoot out bolts of lightning at nearby targets. Slowly drains the intrinsic ODINFORCE energy while active.

Intrinsic Ability

Odinforce Attack Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Ionic Bolts Defeating enemies while ODINFORCE is active strikes nearby targets with lightning.
Force Of Will Dealing damage while ODINFORCE is active will recover 1.2% Willpower per hit.
Orb Dynamo Defeating enemies while ODINFORCE is active has a 25% chance to generate Regen Packs for all team members.
Odinforce Charge Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Maximum Force Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic ODINFORCE energy by 15%.
Dodge Charge Performing a Perfect Dodge grants 30 points of intrinsic ODINFORCE energy.
Takedown Charge Takedowns grant 30 points of intrinsic ODINFORCE energy.
Odinforce Efficiency Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Honed Force Reduces the overall energy cost of using the intrinsic ODINFORCE ability by 10%.
Surging Force Increases the automatic regeneration speed of intrinsic ODINFORCE energy by 12%.
Asgardian Fortitude Reduces the intrinsic ODINFORCE energy penalty incurred when failing to Counter against strong or unblockable attacks by 50%.

Intrinsic Overcharge

Overcharge Attack Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic Overcharge abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Power Hazard When Overcharged, Power Attack generate small electrical hazards.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill
Lightning Field When Overcharged, surrounding enemies will be intermittently struck by lightning.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.
Explosive Defense When Overcharged, Countering enemy attacks summons an additional lightning bolt with an explosion size increased by 35%.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.
Overcharge Defense Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic Overcharge abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Charged Resistance Increases damage resistance by 50% when ODINFORCE is Overcharged.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.
Charged Recovery Increases Willpower recovery by 2% when ODINFORCE is Overcharged.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.
Charged Heroic Increases Heroic energy regeneration when ODINFORCE is Overcharged by 10%.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.
Overcharge Activation Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic Overcharge abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Damage Force Increases all damage by 15% when ODINFORCE is Overcharged.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.
Charging Force When ODINFORCE meter is full, increase the amount of Overcharge energy gained on every attack by 20%.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS. skill.
Unarmed Force Increases the amount of Overcharge intrinsic ODINFORCE energy gained by Unarmed Attacks by 35%.
Requires the DIVINE CHAOS skill.

Thor Build and Usage

Thor Best Build

Attributes ・Might
・Precision
・Valor
Gear Perks ・Mighty Blessing
・Mighty Quake
・Targeted Pym Payload
Early Skills ・Mjolnir Cyclone
・Bring the Thunder
・Divine Chaos
Major Artifacts ・Ring of the Nibelung
・Sacred Norn Stone of Lethal Will

Best Thor Build

Fly Often

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Like Iron Man, Thor can fly at great speeds. However, unlike Iron Man, Thor uses his flight to launch more devastating melee attacks. Use this to generate huge shockwaves that impacts all enemies.

Aim Mjolnir Straight

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Mjolnir is a unique ranged weapon for Thor in that it can hit anything in a straight path and stays on its target unless recalled by Thor. Using this to your advantage, you can basically hit a target twice - once when Mjolnir passes by it and when Mjolnir is called back. Do this for double the damage per ranged attack.

Warrior's Fury To Control Crowds

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Most often, with the amount of enemies, your heores will be swarmed. Using Warrior's Fury, Thor's Support Heroic, may help in thinning out the crowd as it summons lightning strike over an area around Thor, dealing damage.

Thor Skins

The following list shows all of the skins (costumes) that have currently been released for Thor.

Rare Outfits

Samaritan
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Obtained by default.
Obsidian
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Bonus for purchasing the Marvel's Avengers Deluxe Edition.
Civilian
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Acquired by making progress in a story campaign.
Metalhead
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Gear Head
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Hard Hat
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Iconic
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Acquired by completing this Hero's Iconic Mission Chain.
Cobalt
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Tungsten
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Silverplate
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Ingot
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
War Cry
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Acquired by making progress in a story campaign.
Battle Guard
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Storm Breaker
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Noble Guard
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.

Epic Outfits

Asgard's Might
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Bonus for pre-ordering Marvel's Avengers.
Brimstone
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Freyr's Gift
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Stark Tech
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Acquired by making progress in a story campaign.
Thunder Prince
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Essence
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Rock Star
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Imperium
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.

Legendary Outfits

King Thor
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Acquired by reaching hero level 50.
Battle Born
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Thundercloud
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Dawn Star
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Frost Walker
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Royal Aesirian
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.

Thor Challenge Card

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Level Unlockable
1 Thor 018 - Uncommon Nameplate
2 Rare Resource Bundle
3 100 Credits
4 100 Units
5 No Escape For The Wicked - Epic Takedown
6 Gear Head - Rare Outfit
7 Thor 006 - Uncommon Nameplate
8 125 Units
9 Metalhead - Rare Outfit
10 Upgrade Module Bundle
11 200 Credits
12 Tungsten - Rare Outfit
13 Balance - Rare Emote
14 Team 016 - Rare Nameplate
15 Ingot - Rare Outfit
16 250 Units
17 God Snack - Epic Emote
18 Rare Resource Bundle
19 Thor 036 - Uncommon Nameplate
20 Upgrade Module Bundle
21 200 Credits
22 2 Rare Resource Bundle
23 Cobalt - Rare Outfit
24 250 Units
25 300 Credits
26 Thor 041 - Uncommon Nameplate
27 Spinner - Rare Emote
28 Thor 045 - Uncommon Nameplate
29 250 Units
30 Cloudy Disposition - Epic Emote
31 2 Upgrade Module Bundle
32 Thor 051 - Uncommon Nameplate
33 500 Units
34 Team 017 - Rare Nameplate
35 Flair - Epic Emote
36 500 Credits
37 Exotic Resource Bundle
38 Home Run - Legendary Emote
39 Freyr's Gift - Epic Outfit
40 Frost Walker - Legendary Outfit

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