Reputation Compendium

The Ashen Verdict

In the heart of Icecrown Citadel...

The Ashen Verdict is a select group of the most talented craftsmen in the Ebon Blade and Argent Crusade. Its creation symbolizes the unity of our forces as we mount this final assault on the the Lich King and his minions. - Highlord Darion Mograine

The natural evolution of the Argent Tournament, the Ashen Verdict represents the forces arrayed against the might of the Lich King and Icecrown Citadel. In order to array its champions in the most powerful arms and armor, the craftsmen have learned to work saronite - especially the primordial saronite found deep in the bowels of the citadel. As with the Kirin Tor (and their brethren, the Violet Eye), the Verdict provides increasingly powerful signet rings to those who prove themselves against the might of Icecrown. In addition, if you gain their trust, the Verdict craftsmen will teach crafters advanced skills and even set bold adventurers on a quest to reforge Arthas' warhammer Light's Vengeance into a weapon of even greater power - Shadowmourne.

The Ashen Verdict is contained within the Icecrown Citadel raid instance.

There are many craftsmen, including vendors specific to each class who sell the Tier 10 Emblem of Frost sets. These sets may also be purchased from the appropriate armor vendors in Dalaran, so you need not form a raid every time you want to go shopping. Alchemist Finklestein (lately of the Alchemist daily in Zul'drak) is the primary quartermaster of the Verdict. Primordial Saronite, dropped by Citadel bosses, is the primary currency for Verdict recipes.

Reputation from Kills

The only way to build reputation with the Ashen Verdict is to run Icecrown Citadel. An Icecrown Citadel "rep run" involves killing all the trash mobs (including th four "trap" giants) up to the first boss, then resetting the instance. A 10-man non-heroic ICC rep run will yield approximately 750 rep. Running Icecrown Citadel is also useful because the bosses drop Primordial Saronite, needed both as currency to buy recipes as well as craft the actual pieces.


Quest Given By Description Reward
Ashen Band
[80] Choose Your Path
Obtainable at Friendly
Ormus the Penitent, Icecrown Citadel (raid instance) 22050 xp (13.63g), Ashen Band of Courage, Destruction, Might, Vengeance, Wisdom
As mentioned briefly above, the rings are generally designed for specific classes/roles:
  • Courage: Tank
  • Destruction: Caster DPS
  • Might: Strength-based Melee DPS
  • Vengeance: Agility-based DPS
  • Wisdom: Healing Casters
[80] A Change of Heart Ormus the Penitent Exchange your ring and 200g for a different ring of the same level.
[80] Path of Courage / Destruction / Might / Vengeance / Wisdom
Obtainable at Honored
Ormus the Penitent 22050 xp (13.63g), Ashen Band of Greater Courage, Destruction, Might, Vengeance, Wisdom
[80] Path of Courage / Destruction / Might / Vengeance / Wisdom
Obtainable at Revered
Ormus the Penitent 22050 xp (13.63g), Ashen Band of Unmatched Courage, Destruction, Might, Vengeance, Wisdom
[80] Path of Courage / Destruction / Might / Vengeance / Wisdom
Obtainable at Exalted
Ormus the Penitent 22050 xp (13.63g), Ashen Band of Endless Courage, Destruction, Might, Vengeance, Wisdom
The Forging of Shadowmourne
This questline is only available to warriors, paladins, and death knights. It becomes available from Highlord Darion Mograine after a character reaches friendly with the Verdict. The end result is the forging of the two-handed axe Shadowmourne (read more about this on the official site).
[83R] The Sacred and the Corrupt Highlord Darion Mograine, Icecrown Citadel Place the following ingredients on Mograine's runeforge in Icecrown Citadel:
  • 25 Primordial Saronite
  • Light's Vengeance
  • Rotface's Acidic Blood
  • Festergut's Acidic Blood
27550 xp (16.53g), chains to "Shadow's Edge"
The Acidic Blood only drops in 25 person Icecrown Citadel raid instances. The blood is not a party loot; only 1 drops per kill for the raid. Primoridal Saronite drops from Icecrown Citadel bosses and may also be purchased for 23 Emblem of Frost from vendors. Light's Vengeance may be found in Frostmourne Cavern in northeastern Dragonblight below Scarlet Point (near 73, 23). To claim Light's Vengeance will require battling through a small army of (relatively) weak Scourge and looting the hammer where it lies. Note that the ghouls do not aggro automatically, so you can slowly make your way through the cavern. Once you loot the hammer, it will then drive back the attackers and fall to the floor again. After healing up, loot the hammer again in its new resting spot and defeat the elite ghoul who rises at that point. Bring everything back to Mograine's runeforge in the Ashen Verdict area.
[83R] Shadow's Edge Highlord Darion Mograine Shadow's Edge, chains to "A Feast of Souls"
[83R] A Feast of Souls Highlord Darion Mograine Equip and use Shadow's Edge to slay 1000 of the Lich King's minions in Icecrown Citadel. May be completed on 10 or 25 person difficulty. 27550 xp (16.53g), chains to "Unholy Infusion"
[83R] Unholy Infusion Highlord Darion Mograine Infuse Shadow's Edge with Unholy Power from mutated slime and defeat Professor Putricide in the Plagueworks section of Icecrown Citadel. 27550 xp (16.53g), chains to "Unholy Infusion"
[83R] Blood Infusion Highlord Darion Mograine Infuse Shadow's Edge with Blood Power by being affected by Blood-Queen Lana'thel's Blood Mirror, then defeat Lana'thel in the Crimson Hall of Icecrwon Citadel. 27550 xp (16.53g), chains to "Frost Infusion"
[83R] Frost Infusion Highlord Darion Mograine Infuse Shadow's Edge with Frost Power by surviving three frozen breath attacks from Sindragosa before defeating her in the Frostwing Halls of Icecrown Citadel. 27550 xp (16.53g), chains to "The Splintered Throne"
[83R] The Splintered Throne Highlord Darion Mograine Collect 50 Shadowfrost Shards from bosses in Icecrown Citadel 25 person raid instances. 27550 xp (16.53g), chains to "Shadowmourne..."
[83R] Shadowmourne... Highlord Darion Mograine Return Shadow's Edge to Highlord Mograine 55330 xp (33.20g), Shadowmourne, chains to "The Lich King's Last Stand"
[83R] The Lich King's Last Stand Highlord Darion Mograine Enter the Frozen Throne of Icecrown Citadel and defeat the Lich King 55330xp (33.20g)

This is our final stand. What happens here will echo through the ages. Regardless of outcome, they will know that we fought with honor. That we fought for the freedom and safety of our people. - Highlord Tirion Fordring