With the release of Mists of Pandaria, we introduced a new Legendary quest line, available to all classes and factions. Heroes looking to gain one of these newly introduced Legendary items must meet the Black Prince, Wrathion, and embark on a journey to prove their worth. For those familiar with the Rogue Legendary quest line, Fangs of the Father, you may remember working to rescue Wrathion from the clutches of the Red Dragonflight. Once free of both the Red Dragonflight and the taint of the Black Dragonflight, Wrathion set his sights on taking down the rest of his corrupted family.
Since the death of Deathwing and the killing off his siblings, Wrathion has set up shop in the Tavern in the Mists located between the Valley of Four Winds and Kun-Lai Summit. He has a new mission now, involving both the Horde and Alliance.
Let’s get caught up with the quest line so far and take a peek at what’s to come in patch 5.2: Rise of the Thunder King.
Mists of Pandaria
Stranger in a Strange Land
Beginning with the receipt of a Mysterious Note, you’ll be asked to seek out “The Black Prince” in the Tavern in the Mists within the Veiled Stair. Rogues who have completed the Fangs of the Father quest line will receive a slightly different note and reputation.
A Legend in the Making
Wrathion, being the cordial host that he is, will offer your level-90 hero a drink and a little conversation once you’ve accepted the quest, “A Legend in the Making.” Once loosened up a bit the Prince will share a bit more about what’s on his mind. Much like his father, he has Azeroth and its fate in his sights. Don’t worry though, Wrathion views his father as “misguided,” though he does share a similar concern about the fragility of the world and how the war between the Horde and Alliance must be set aside when a darker and more sinister force must be contended with.
“A divided Azeroth cannot possibly stand against the darkness,” he says. “This war has to end. Soon. Before it consumes our strength!”
Wrathion will tell you he is in full support of your faction and believes that the answer lies with heroes such as yourself. To ensure that you’re up to the task, you’ll need to be equipped accordingly. You’ll need to prove yourself before going on to the next step, Trial of the Black Prince.
Trial of the Black Prince
It’s time to go out into the world, meet new creatures, and then kill them in the quest, Trial of the Black Prince. By killing level-90 mantid and mogu (you’re most likely already doing this at level 90) you’ll quickly gain the reputation with Wrathion and open up the next quest in the line.
Rogues who have done the Fangs of the Father Legendary quest line won’t need to prove themselves to attain Honored reputation with him. Wrathion will consider your previous dealings proof enough that he can trust in you.
*Note - As of Patch 5.1 you can also earn faction in Krasarang Wilds by killing opposite faction NPCs.
The Strength of One’s Foes
Once you’ve reached Honored, you’ll return to the Black Prince for your next task. He’ll want you to acquire 10 Sigils of Power and 10 Sigils of Wisdom from fallen foes in Mogu’Shan Vaults, Terrace of Endless Spring, and Heart of Fear in the quest, The Strength of One’s Foes.
*Note – Sigils have a chance to drop in Raid Finder though may not be collected as quickly as within Normal or Heroic versions of these Raids in which they are dropped with each boss kill.
“The timid feel fear before trouble starts; the cowards feel fear as trouble happens. The bravest among us feel fear only after the troubles have been taken care of.”
*Note- This item can be looted within Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic versions of Terrace of Endless Spring. The Chimera of Fear will also drop off the Sha of Fear even if you’ve already killed it. So in some cases you may get your last sigil from the this boss kill, go turn in, and then think you have to wait until next week to get the Chimera of Fear . . . but you don’t. It will still drop on the next kill even if you can’t get item drops. Just make sure to loot the boss since it isn’t automatically placed in your inventory.
Breath of the Black Prince
Once you’ve turned in the Chimera of Fear, Wrathion asks you to meet him at Mason’s Folly to complete the quest, Breath of the Black Prince. There’s a pathway just past the Black Market Auction house or you can just hop on your flying mount and meet him there. Once there, you’ll be able to choose one of the three proffered Legendary gems: Crystallized Dread, Crystallized Terror, and Crystallized Horror. This gem can then be placed into a Sha-Touched weapon. You’ll also earn the Achievement for completing Chapter 1: Trial of the Black Prince.
Chapter II: Wrathion’s War
Your journey doesn’t end there. With the release of patch 5.1, the quest to prove your worth to Wrathion and earn a Legendary item goes on. You’ll be offered two quests: Incoming… and The Measure of a Leader.
The Measure of a Leader
In The Measure of a Leader you’ll speak to Wrathion about either Varian Wrynn or Garrosh Hellscream (depending on your faction). Again, being such a generous host, he’ll offer you some food. Eating it will provide a buff and reveal more about the leader in question.
The Prince’s Pursuit – A Test of Valor
Once more, Wrathion sends you out into Pandaria to prove your worth in the quest, “The Prince’s Pursuit.” This time, you’ll spend time earning Revered reputation with him by slaying members of the opposite faction in Krasarang Wilds. He’ll also want you to take on “A Test of Valor,” which will grant you an Achievement once you earn 6000 Valor.
A Change of Command and Glory to the Horde/ The Lion Roars
Depending on your faction, the quest, A Change of Command will task you with killing one of the opposite factions leaders: High Marshall Twinbraid at Lion’s Landing or Warlord Bloodhilt at Domination Point.
You’ll also be asked to go forth into an organized battlefront in the quests Glory to the Horde and The Lion Roars and win a battle in the Temple of Kotmogu and the Silvershard Mines. Simply queue up for one of these Battlegrounds and show the opposite faction your might.
The Soul of the Horde / Call of the Packmaster
Once you’ve turned in the previous quests, you’ll be given a new one. Depending on your faction, you’ll either get The Soul of the Horde or Call of the Packmaster. Wrathion will want to share with you what he’s learned of either Garrosh Hellscream or Varian Wrynn. Once he’s finished his observations, you’ll earn the Eye of the Black Prince which will add a prismatic socket to a Sha-Touched weapon and will earn you the Chapter II: Wrathion’s War Achievement.
Patch 5.2: Rise of the Thunder King
The Legendary Quest Continues: Chapter III: Two Princes
The story goes on in Patch 5.2: Rise of the Thunder King and so too does the journey with the Black Prince, Wrathion, guiding the way. With the threat of the Thunder King and the mogu, Prince Wrathion seeks to delve even deeper into the source of mogu power. He’ll enlist Azeroth’s mightiest heroes once more to aid him in finding out what it is. The search for information will take these heroes into the depths of the Thunder King’s Palace, and pit them against trials of perseverance and skill. Along the way, they’ll unlock the secrets to a new Legendary metagem, Crown of Heaven.
The game is afoot, but who will win in the end?
5.2 Changes and Things to Look Forward to
As with many patches, there will be new additions and changes to the Legendary quest line. Here’s a look at what’s in store (Spoiler Free Zone):
- New solo Scenario available to all class types. You’ll be able to aid Wrathion in constructing a weapon at the Thunder Forge
- Reputation gains increased to Exalted
- Special World Boss Challenge, Nalak the Storm Lord
- New metagem – Crown of Heaven
- Sha-Touched Weapons will not be available in the new Raid tier but will still be available from previous Raids.
- The gem received for completing Breath of the Black Prince can be used on Sha-Touched weapons, but will not be useable on new weapons from the Throne of Thunder Raid. (Don’t throw them out though. You never know if a gem may come back in style.)
- The Eye of the Black Prince will be able to be used on new Epic Weapons
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