Reputation Compendium

Argent Dawn

Light's Hope Chapel

The Argent Dawn is a cross-faction association dedicated to battling the demonic and undead forces of evil (and, for some reason, the naga). While few Forsaken have joined their ranks (given the difficulty in differentiating between a Forsaken undead and a Scourge one), there are many humans and tauren who wage this campaign. They maintain a cursory presence in some of the cities, but their main centers are Light's Hope Chapel in the Plaguelands and the small enclaves at Chillwind Camp and the Bulwark at the border of Tirisfal Glades. Light's Hope Chapel has become increasingly important as the first line of defense against Kel'thuzad and the fearsome necropolis of Naxxramas.

  • At Friendly, you gain access to the Argent Dawn Quartermasters and can buy Enriched Manna Biscuits from them. Quartermaster Miranda Breechlock at Light's Hope Chapel will provide a selection of Superior Armaments of the Dawn for 30 Insigniae of the Crusade and Dawn: and Epic Armaments for 110 of each:
  • At Honored, you can now purchase: Superior Armaments of the Dawn are available for 20 Insigniae of the Crusade and Dawn, Epic Armaments for 75 of each. Also, you may gain access to Naxxramas for the mere cost of 5 Arcane Crystals, 2 Nexus Crystals, 1 Righteous Orb, and 60g.
  • At Revered, you gain access to: You gain access to the quest "Mantles of the Dawn", which allows you to unlock a set of shoulder enhancements for 10 Valor Tokens. Each of these mantles adds 5 resistance to a particular school of magic: Master Craftsman Omarion, found in the Deathknight Wing of Naxxramas, will train 300+ Blacksmiths, Leatherworkers, and Tailors in various recipes. Returning his Handbook to Craftsman Wilhelm at Light's Hope Chapel will also allow Wilhelm to craft these items for a fee.
    • Icebane Bracers (300 Blacksmith) (Plate Wrist MinLvl: 60, AC: 449, Str: 6, Sta: 13, CR: 24, +7 defense rating)
    • Icebane Gauntlets (300 Blacksmith) (Plate Hands MinLvl: 60, AC: 642, Str: 9, Sta: 18, CR: 32, +8 defense rating)
    • Icy Scale Bracers (300 Leatherworker) (Mail Wrist MinLvl: 60, AC: 253, Sta: 17, C R: 20, +32 attack power)
    • Icy Scale Gauntlets (300 Leatherworker) (Mail Hands MinLvl: 60, AC: 361, Sta: 22, CR: 30, +22 attack power)
    • Polar Bracers (300 Leatherworker) (Leather Wrist MinLvl: 60, AC: 117, Agi: 12, Sta: 20, CR: 20)
    • Polar Gloves (300 Leatherworker) (Leather Hands MinLvl: 60, AC: 167, Agi: 18, Sta: 18, CR: 30)
    • Glacial Gloves (300 Tailor) (Cloth Hands MinLvl: 60, AC: 87, Sta: 22, CR: 30, +15 spell damage/healing)
    • Glacial Wrists (300 Tailor) (Cloth Wrist MinLvl: 60, AC: 61, Sta: 20, CR: 20, +12 spell damage/healing)
    Superior Armaments cost just 7 Insigniae of the Crusade and Dawn and Epic Armaments 45 of each. The price of entry to Naxxramas drops to 2 Arcane Crystals, 1 Nexus Crystal, and 30g.
  • Finally, at Exalted, you receive the quest "Chromatic Mantle of the Dawn", which allows you to trade 25 Valor Tokens to unlock purchase of:
    Chromatic Mantle of the Dawn (+5 resistance to all magic to shoulders).
    Master Craftsman Omarion will teach crafters how to make (or Craftsman Wilhelm can make):
    • Icebane Breastplate (300 Blacksmith) (Plate Chest MinLvl: 60, AC: 1027, Str: 12, Sta: 24, CR: 42, +12 defense rating)
    • Icy Scale Breastplate (300 Leatherworker) (Mail Chest MinLvl: 60, AC: 578, Sta: 24, CR: 40, +40 attack power)
    • Polar Tunic (300 Leatherworker) (Leather Chest MinLvl: 60, AC: 267, Agi: 18, Sta: 26, CR: 40)
    • Glacial Cloak (300 Tailor) (Back MinLvl: 60, AC: 69, Sta: 18, CR: 24)
    • Glacial Vest (300 Tailor) (Cloth Chest MinLvl: 60, AC: 139, Sta: 26, CR: 40, +21 spell damage/healing)
    Superior Armaments drop to a mere 6 of each Insigniae, while Epic Armaments are a bargain at 27 of each. And entry to Naxxramas is now complimentary.

Reputation from Kills

You gain faction points (10 rep for a normal mob, 30 for named mobs (Cauldron Lords, etc.), 50 for named elites, 100 for the Baron or Ras Frostwhisper) by killing Scourge undead in the Plaguelands, Scholomance, and Stratholme or killing Cult of the Damned wizards in the Eastern Plaguelands. As long as the kill earns xp, non-elite mobs gain faction through Friendly, elite mobs and Shadowmages gain faction through Honored. Wailing Deaths found at Gahrron's Withering and Abominations throughout the Plaguelands generally earn 10 rep through Revered, as do the Stratholme/Scholomance Scourge bosses. Due to the limits on faction gain from kills, it is recommended that you maximize gain from kills before turning in Scourgestones for rep (get the commission first and save those Scourgestones for later).

Note also that the Wailing Deaths are L56-57, so if you intend to grind for rep, you should start at L63-64 at the latest. The Cauldron Lords only spawn if a player with the appropriate quest enters the area; one tactic is to complete the Dalson's Tears Cauldron quest (to enable the collection of Somatic Intensifiers), take the Writhing Haunt Cauldron quest, and farm at the Writhing Haunt without completing that Cauldron quest (thus allowing farming of the Cauldron Lord there). Once you move on to Gahrron's Withering, complete the Cauldron quest early, since you want to start collecting Ectoplasmic Resonators as soon as possible.

Quests

In addition to the listed quests, parts of the Tier 0.5 questline that lead to the timed Baron run yield substantial Argent Dawn reputation, as do parts of the paladin L50 quest.

Quests are primarily given out of Chillwind Camp/The Bulwark or Light's Hope Chapel, with a few exceptions. Patch 2.2 doubled the Argent Dawn rep from quests as well as adding Stormwind rep gains at half the amount (so a quest that earns 500 Argent Dawn rep could also earn 250 Stormwind rep). Some of the known quests which yield Argent Dawn reputation (note that there are also paladin quests at ~L22 and ~L52 which cross paths with these quests):

Quest Given By Description Reputation
[24d] In Search of Thaelrid Dawnwatcher Shaedlass, Darnassus Seek out Argent Guard Thaelrid in Blackfathom Deeps 350
[25d] Twilight Falls Argent Guard Manados, Darnassus Bring 10 Twilight Pendants to Argent Guard Manados in Darnassus 350
[27d] Blackfathom Villainy Argent Guard Thaelrid, Blackfathom Deeps Bring the head of Twilight Lord Kelris to Dawnwatcher Selgorm in Darnassus 500
"In Search of Thaelrid" and "Twilight Falls" are given by the Argent Dawn representatives located on the second floor of a building in the Craftsmen's Terrace area of Darnassus. These quests take you into the Blackfathom Deeps, an instance dungeon located in the Zoram Strand on the coast on the border between Ashenvale and Darkshore. You should also pick up "Knowledge in the Deeps" from Gerrig Bonegrip in the Forlorn Cavern of Ironforge and "Researching the Corruption" from Gershala Nightwhisper in Darkshore to make a clean sweep of it. The L20 paladin quest also requires killing mobs here. If possible, take a warlock since a large part of the instance is underwater.
[33] Sceptre of Light Azore Aldamort, Ethel Rethor, Desolace Get the Sceptre of Light and then return it to Azore Alsamore at the tower in Ethel Rethor. 250
Ethel Rethor is at the end of the road in northwest Desolace. Aldamort is on a wide ledge just north of the closed tower (39,27). The seer with the sceptre spawns at the top of the watchtower just to the left of the entrance (55.2,30.1). There are a few single mobs on the way up the tower and the seer usually has an augur (caster mob) with him. This quest chains to [38] Book of the Ancients.
[38] Book of the Ancients Azore Aldamort, Ethel Rethor, Desolace Get the Book of the Ancients and return it to Azore Aldamort at the tower in Ethel Rethor. 350
Lord Kragaru is a L38 non-elite Naga and spawns when you activate the statue (near 28, 6.5 on Ranazjar Isle). Make sure you right click the gem and then click the statue so that he'll drop the book. If you also have "Claim Rackmore's Treasure", the treasure chest is on this island at the north end of the temple (30, 8.8).
[50] Argent Dawn Commission Argent Officer Pureheart, Chillwind Camp Gain Argent Dawn Commission trinket, required to loot Scourgestones. 10
[52] The Everlook Report Gregor Greystone, Everlook Deliver the Everlook Report to Argent Officer Pureheart at Chillwind Camp, Western Plaguelands (Also gives 50 Everlook rep) 150
[52] Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff Gregor Greystone Deliver the book, "Studies in Spirit Speaking", to Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff at Light's Hope Chapel, Eastern Plaguelands 150
[55] Defenders of Darrowshire Carlin Redpath, Light's Hope Chapel Free 15 Darrowshire Spirits and return to Carlin Redpath
[55] Zaeldarr the Outcast Caretaker Alen, Light's Hope Chapel Bring Zaeldarr's Head to Caretaker Alen 150
[60+] Alas, Andorhal Commander Ashlam Valorfist, Chillwind Camp
High Executor Derrington, the Bulwark
Kill Araj the Summoner and retrieve Araj's Phylactery Shard 700
The Battle of Darrowshire
[52] Sweet Pamela/Little Pamela Jessica Redpath, Everlook Find Pamela Redpath in the ruins of Darrowshire Begins the "Battle of Darrowshire" questlinetd>
Marlene Redpath, Sorrow Hill, Western Plaguelands
[56] Brother Carlin Chromie, Andorhal Take the extended Annals of Darrowshire to Carlin Redpath. This is part of a chain which begins with the quests to find Pamela Redpath (given by either sister, one in Everlook, the ghost of the other upstairs in a home in Sorrow Hill). 150, Chains to [57] Villains of Darrowshire.
[60] Hidden Treasures Pamela Redpath, Darrowshire Unlock Joseph's Chest 1000
Scholomance Quests
[58d] Plagued Hatchlings Betina Bigglezink, Light's Hope Chapel Kill 20 Plagued Hatchlings in Scholomance 700
[60d] Leonid Barthalomew Tinkee Steamboil, Burning Steppes Bring the Frozen Eggs to Leonid Barthalomew at Light's Hope Chapel 300, Chains to "Betina Bigglezink"
[60d] Betina Bigglezink Leonid Barthalomew Take the Frozen Eggs to Betina Bigglezink 50, Chains to "Dawn's Gambit"
[60d] Dawn's Gambit Betina Bigglezink, Light's Hope Chapel Place Dawn's Gambit in the Viewing Room of the Scholomance. Defeat Vectus. 1000
Stratholme Quests
[60d] The Flesh Does Not Lie Betina Bigglezink, Light's Hope Chapel Recover 20 Plagued Flesh Samples from Stratholme. Chains to [61d] The Active Agent 500
[61d] The Active Agent Betina Bigglezink, Light's Hope Chapel Travel to Stratholme and search the ziggurats. Find and return new Scourge Data to Betina Bigglezink. This quest gives an upgraded Argent Dawn Commission trinket - a Seal of the Dawn or Rune of the Dawn. 500
[60d] Houses of the Holy Leonid Barthalomew Retrieve 5 Stratholme Holy Water from crates in the city 500
[60d] The Archivist Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff Slay Archivist Galford and burn the Scarlet Archive in Stratholme 700
[60d] The Truth Comes Crashing Down Head of Balnazzar (item) Take the head to Zverenhoff at Light's Hope Chapel 700, Chains to "Above and Beyond"
[60d] Above and Beyond Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff Kill Baron Rivendare of Stratholme and take his head 700, Chains to "Lord Maxwell Tyrosus"
[60] Lord Maxwell Tyrosus Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff Speak with Lord Maxwell Tyrosus in Light's Hope Chapel 500, Chains to "The Argent Hold"
[60] The Argent Hold Lord Maxwell Tyrosus Open the Argent Hold and claim your reward 1000
Naxxramas Quests
[60r] Echoes of War Commander Eligor Dawnbringer, Light's Hope Chapel Kill 8 Deathknight Captains, 3 Venom Stalkers, 5 Living Monstrosities, and 5 Stoneskin Gargoyles in Naxxramas 1000
The Cauldron Quests
[53] The Scourge Cauldrons Commander Ashlam Valorfist/High Executor Derrington Speak with High Priestess MacDonnell at Chillwind Point/Shadow Priestess Vandis, The Bulwark in the Western Plaguelands 10 Stormwind rep
[53] Target: Felstone Field High Priestess MacDonnell/Shadow Priestess Vandis Go to Felstone Field to locate and defeat the Cauldron Lord present there. It may have a key that will allow access to the cauldron. 500
[53] Return to Chillwind Camp Scourge Cauldron Bring the Filled Felstone Field Bottle to High Priestess MacDonnell. 150
[55] Target: Dalson's Tears High Priestess MacDonnell/Shadow Priestess Vandis Go to Dalson's Tears to locate and defeat the Cauldron Lord present there and use its key to gain access to the cauldron. 500
[55] Return to Chillwind Camp Scourge Cauldron Bring the Filled Dalson's Tears Bottle to High Priestess MacDonnell. 150
[55] Target: Writhing Haunt High Priestess MacDonnell/Shadow Priestess Vandis Go to the Writhing Haunt to locate and defeat the Cauldron Lord present there and use its key to gain access to the cauldron. 500
[55] Return to Chillwind Camp Scourge Cauldron Bring the Filled Writhing Haunt Bottle to High Priestess MacDonnell. 150
[58] Target: Gahrron's Withering High Priestess MacDonnell/Shadow Priestess Vandis Go to Gahrron's Withering to locate and defeat the Cauldron Lord present there and use its key to gain access to the cauldron. 500
[58] Return to Chillwind Camp Scourge Cauldron Bring the Filled Gahrron's Withering Bottle to High Priestess MacDonnell 150
[58] Mission Accomplished! High Priestess MacDonnell/Shadow Priestess Vandis 1000
Note that once you have the key for a particular cauldron, you can access the matching repeatable quest described below. To start harvesting the reagents, you will need to ask Alchemist Arbington/Apothecary Dithers for a Vitreous Focuser which you will need to keep in your pack as you kill undead. To complete each quest, you must kill the Cauldron Lord, get the key, unlock the cauldron, and get a sample of the contents - the Target quest will show "complete" as soon as you get the key, but filling the bottle is needed to turn-in the quest. It's better to complete the cauldrons through Dalson's Tears early, so you can start collecting Somatic Intensifiers rather than Osseous Agitators. The Felstone RRQ gives less rep gain for approximately the same effort and cost (Arbington/Dithers sells the required Arcane Quickener for 50s apiece). If you're going for Exalted, hang on to your Intensifiers as long as possible, as with the Scourgestones.

Repeatable Reputation Quests for Argent Dawn

At L50, you may receive an Argent Dawn Commission trinket (at Chillwind Camp for the Alliance and The Bulwark for the Horde) which allows you to loot Scourgestones.

Quest Given By Description Reward
[55] Minion's Scourgestones Argent Officer Pureheart
Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff
Turn in 20 Minion's Scourgestones 50, 1 Valor Token
[55] Invader's Scourgestones Argent Officer Pureheart
Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff
Turn in 10 Invader's Scourgestones 50, 1 Valor Token
[55] Corruptor's Scourgestones Argent Officer Pureheart
Duke Nicholas Zverenhoff
Turn in 1 Corruptor's Soulstone 50, 1 Valor Token
Valor tokens may be used to earn 100 rep apiece, used to purchase special equipment from the Quartermasters, or given to Dispatch Commander Metz at Light's Hope Chapel to get a Craftsman's Writ (see below).
[53] Felstone Field Cauldron Scourge Cauldron Add 4 Runecloth, 1 Arcane Quickener, 6 Osseous Agitator to the cauldron. 50
[55] Dalson's Tears Cauldron Scourge Cauldron Add 4 Runecloth, 1 Arcane Quickener, 5 Somatic Intensifier to the cauldron. 50
[55] Writhing Haunt Cauldron Scourge Cauldron Add 4 Runecloth, 1 Arcane Quickener, 5 Somatic Intensifier to the cauldron. 50
[58] Gahrron's Withering Cauldron Scourge Cauldron Add 4 Runecloth, 1 Arcane Quickener, 4 Ectoplasmic Resonator to the cauldron. 50
[58d] Healthy Dragon Scale Healthy Dragon Scale (Item) Retrieve a Healthy Dragon Scale from Scholomance and take it to Betina Bigglezink at the Light's Hope Chapel. 150

Keep in mind that to go from Revered to Exalted is 21k rep points, which translates to 420 Cauldron cleansings or 140 Scourgestone/Valor Token turn-ins (11.2 stacks of Minions, 5.6 stacks of Invaders, or a little over half a stack of Corruptor Scourgestones). Or 140 dragon scales. Or a good number of Scholo/Strat runs.

The Scourge Invasion

A Scourge Necropolis high in the skies above Mulgore

With the new assault of the Scourge clouding the skies of Azeroth, old rivalries must yield to unusual alliances. At Light's Hope Chapel, the Scarlet Crusade, the Argent Dawn, and the Brotherhood of the Light unite their forces and call for heroes to defend against the peril. While the Scourge necropoli and their necrotic shards may be driven off with 150 defeats, the uneasy alliance forged by this challenge survives. The Invasion happened at Midsummer this year; for more detailed information, see the seasonal page.

Additional quests are available at Light's Hope Chapel to build your reputation and earn gear. Rare and Epic items are available for purchase with Insigniae of the Crusade or Dawn (details may be found on the official page here). You will need an equal number of the two types to purchase your items. The number required drops dramatically as your Argent Dawn reputation increases - an item that requires 110 of each Insignia at Friendly drops to 27 of each by Exalted.

There are also quests to produce Epic armor given by various NPCs in Light's Hope Chapel (depending on the items required). These quests yield 500 rep in addition to the epic gear when completed.

Also, while the Invasion is in progress and for some time afterwards, Argent Dawn Crusaders at Light's Hope Chapel and the capitals will give you Marks of the Dawn (a consumable item that gives a 1 hour level-dependent Stamina buff) just for the asking. You may have up to 3 at any time, and you can get more when you run out. The strength of the Marks grows with each 50 victories against the Scourge necropoli. The highest level items are Greater Marks of the Dawn which grant +1 Stamina/2 levels (+30 Stamina at L60).


Quest Given By Description Reward
[55] Writ of Safe Passage Guard Didler Deliver the Writ of Safe Passage to Dispatch Commander Metz 1000,
Insignia of the Crusade or Dawn
This quest becomes available after escorting the mule caravan that Packmaster Stonebruiser sends out from Light's Hope Chapel to the Plaguewood (around twice a day).
[55] They Call Me "The Rooster" Dispatch Commander Metz Turn in 1 Valor Token, receive 1 Sealed Craftsman's Writ, unlocks the repeatable [55] Craftsman's Writ quest 1000
[55] Craftsman's Writ (repeatable) Dispatch Commander Metz Turn in 1 Valor Token, receive 1 Sealed Craftsman's Writ 10
[55] Craftsman's Writ - ... (repeatable) Craftsman's Writ (item) Turn in the specified items to Packmaster Stonebruiser 50,
Insignia of the Crusade or Dawn
Each Craftsman's Writ requires you to turn in items and the writ itself. The writs themselves are not soulbound and may be freely traded or auctioned. If you get one you can't fulfill, try to swap it on the Trade Channel or AH it (be aware that only the Fishing ones seem to have real resale value).. The serial number on the writ defines what tradeskill is required (e.g., BS for Blacksmithing, AL for Alchemy). Note that one quest requires the BoP Gnomish Battle Chicken, so only the crafter can fulfill that contract. To date, the following writs have been identified:
  • Alchemy: 1 Flask of Petrification (300), 10 Major Mana Potions (295), 15 Greater Arcane Protection Potions (290), 10 Major Healing Potions (275)
  • Blacksmithing: 3 Imperial Plate Chests (300), 3 Radiant Circlets (295), 3 Volcanic Hammer (290), 3 Huge Thorium Battleaxes (280), 120 Dense Weightstones (250)
  • Engineering: 14 Thorium Tubes (275), 4 Gnomish Battle Chicken (230 Gnome, BoP), 20 Goblin Sapper Charges (205 Goblin)
  • Leatherworking: 9 Wicked Leather Belts (300), 4 Runic Leather Pants (300), 10 Wicked Leather Headbands (280), 25 Rugged Armor Kits (250)
  • Tailoring: 6 Brightcloth Pants (290), 8 Runecloth Boots (280), 8 Runecloth Bags (260), 8 Runecloth Robes (260)
  • Fishing: 30 Lightning Eels, 30 Plated Armorfish, 40 Stonescale Eels
Gathering Quests
Each of these repeatable quests yields 1000 rep for the first completion, 20 rep for subsequent turn-ins. You do not need the quest to gather the items, and they are not bound (and may thus be sold or traded).
[55] Savage Flora Rayne Collect 30 Savage Fronds 1000/20, Insignia of the Crusade or Dawn
Savage Fronds drop from Treants in Felwood, Lashers in Un'Goro, or similar critters in East/West Dire Maul or Maraudon.
[55] The Elemental Equation Archmage Angelea Dosantos Collect 30 Core of the Elements 1000/20, Insignia of the Dawn
These are dropped from higher level elementals, often found in Azshara, Burning Steppes, Felwood, the Plaguelands, Silithus, Un'Goro, and Winterspring, Dire Maul, and Blackrock Depths.
[55] Binding the Dreadnaught Korfax Collect 30 Dark Iron Scraps 1000/20, Insignia of the Dawn
Dark Iron Scraps are found (as might be imagined) on mobs in Dark Iron-rich areas - Burning Steppes, Searing Gorge, and Blackrock Mountain
[55] Bonescythe Digs Rohan the Assassin Collect 30 Bone Fragments 1000/20, Insignia of the Crusade
Bone Fragments may be harvested from skeletal undead in the Plaguelands
[55] Cryptstalker Armor Doesn't Make Itself... Huntsman Leopold Collect 30 Crypt Fiend Parts 1000/20, Insignia of the Crusade
Crypt Fiends of various types may be found throughout the E. Plaguelands, particularly Plaguewood, Terrordale, and the Scourge Camps as well as "Dead side" Stratholme and Scholomance.