Reputation Compendium

Kirin Tor

Rhonin at the Violet Citadel

Dalaran was founded in ancient times by magi from Strom with assistance from the high elves who had first introduced mortals to magic. As a center of magical learning, it provided a beacon to the Burning Legion, luring demons to Azeroth. One of its advanced students became the lich Kel'Thuzad and created the Scourge Plague. Given this, the destruction of the city at the hands of Archimonde was seen by some as well merited. When Malygos of the Blue Dragonflight declared war on mortal magic-use, it was inevitable that Dalaran be on the front lines. The Kirin Tor, rulers and guardians of the city and researchers of all mortal magic, have thus transported Dalaran to Northrend.

Access to Dalaran for mages is granted by the quest, "Attunement to Dalaran," given by the images of the Kirin Tor council members in Dragonblight upon reaching L73. All other characters can be teleported to Dalaran at L74 by speaking with (most) Kirin Tor magi. Archmage Alvareaux, in the Violet Citadel of Dalaran, serves as Quartermaster for Kirin Tor reputation rewards.

  • At Friendly, the good Archmage will sell you:
  • At Honored, you can buy:
  • At Revered, you gain access to:
    • Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
      (MinLvl: 80, Use: +30 spell power and +20 critical strike rating to head)
    • Flameheart Spell Scalpel
      (MH Dagger DPS: 75.3, Dmg: 65-206, Spd: 1.80, Sta: 28, Int: 33, MinLvl: 80, Equip: +34 hit rating, +25 critical strike rating, +355 spell power)
    • Girdle of the Warrior Magi
      (Plate Waist AC: 1218, Sta: 49, Int: 42, Yellow Socket, Bonus: +5 Spell Power, MinLvl: 80, Equip: +42 critical strike rating, +68 spell power)
    • Mind-Expanding Leggings
      (Leather Legs AC: 477, Sta: 67, Red Socket, Bonus: +4 Hit Rating, MinLvl: 80, Equip: +62 expertise rating, +110 attack power)
    • Stave of Shrouded Mysteries
      (2H Staff DPS: 114.1, Dmg: 232-429, Spd: 2.90, AC: 315, Str: 77, Sta: 117, MinLvl: 80, Equip: +56 dodge rating, +1602 attack power in Cat, Bear, Dire Bear, and Moonkin forms only)
  • And upon reaching Exalted reputation, the Kirin Tor grant you:

Reputation from Kills

The Kirin Tor is one of the factions that may be Championed by wearing its tabard in L80 instances, earning reputation gains for all kills.


Kirin Tor quests may be found throughout Northrend, primarily in Dalaran and surroundings, but also in Amber Ledge and Coldarra in the Borean Tundra and the Horde and Alliance strongholds in Dragonblight.

Repeatable Reputation Quests for the Kirin Tor

The daily cooking quests offered by the Grand Master Cook in either the Horde or Alliance Inns in Dalaran yield 195 Kirin Tor reputation. The daily fishing quests offered by Marcia Chase in Dalaran yield 325 Kirin Tor reputation. The daily jewelcrafting shipment quests offered by Timothy Jones, the Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer in Dalaran, yield 25 Kirin Tor reputation.

You may also trade an Emblem of Triumph for a Commendation Badge that yields 520 rep.

Practical Notes

This faction begs Championing, since the opportunities for reputation gains from the dailies are more limited. If you're a cook or jewelcrafter, running the dailies is important to gain recipes for your profession anyway. For cooks, this is the primary source of recipes L400+. Most of the reputation rewards are (naturally) geared to casters, but there's a decently quick dagger, a set of Epic plate gloves for tank types, and a nice staff for feral druids.