Reputation Compendium

Brood of Nozdormu

The Caverns of Time

The Bronze Dragonflight, the offspring of Nozdormu, guard the timeways against interference. They also nudge the course of events at key points to ensure the "proper" course of the future. The current leader of the Brood is Anachronos, the great Bronze Dragon, who resides in the Caverns of Time in eastern Tanaris.

The Brood supplies trusted allies with gear of amazing power. These include both class-based items which require the collection of items dropped in Ahn'Qiraj as well as the Signet Ring, which increases in power as you gain reputation. Details may be found on the official page.

You begin Hated with the Brood.

  • At Unfriendly, you can go to the Caverns of Time without the dragon trying to have you for lunch.
  • At Neutral, Baristolth in Cenarion Hold will offer you "[60] Anachronos", which begins the War of the Shifting Sands questline for the creation of the Scepter of Ahn'Qiraj (and the Ahn'Qiraj gate opening event if that hasn't happened yet on your server). You also gain access to the class quests for the Boot and Shoulder items. At this point, you may also select your Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight (Protector (tank), Invoker (caster), and Conqueror (melee) paths are available. Be very careful about selecting your path; the quest interface is a little confusing).
  • At Friendly, you can complete the class quests for the Head and Legs items, and your Signet is upgraded.
  • At Honored, you can complete the class quests for the Chest item, a class-appropriate Signet becomes available, and your Dragonflight Signet is upgraded again.
  • At Revered, the Brood offer a class-appropriate Back (cloak) item and another Signet improvment.
  • At Exalted, as part of your final upgrade, you may allegedly change paths for your Signet, and the class-appropriate Weapon item becomes available.

Reputation from Kills

The primary means of gaining rep with the Brood once the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj are open is to run Ahn'Qiraj instances. Killing bosses in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ20) yields 33 rep each. These gains persist through Revered. Killing other mobs in the Temple yields 100 rep per kill through Neutral. Bosses in the Temple (AQ40) drop Qiraji Lord's Insigniae (group-lootable) which may be turned in for 500 rep each ("[60] Mortal Champions"); as with most such rep items, you should save these until you're no longer getting rep from the trash mob kills (they stack in 50's - so a stack is 25,000 rep). The Twin Emperors and C'Thun continue to give kill rep through Revered.

During the opening event, there's a ten hour period where mobs spawn all over Kalimdor. Killing these yields 100-500 rep.


Most of the quests involving the Bronze Dragonflight - whether Anachronos in Tanaris or Chromie in the Western Plaguelands - give no faction gain with the Brood. Apparently, they're only impressed by mounds of dead bugs.

The class quests for items are given out by the dragon Brood NPCs in the Temple. Andorgos (Brood of Malygos), Kandrostrasz (Brood of Alexstrasza), and Vethsera (Brood of Ysera) are near the Temple entrance, just after the encounter with the Prophet (first boss).

Repeatable Reputation Quests for the Brood of Nozdormu

Your initial standing with the Brood is 0/36000 Hated, so a lot of work has to happen before you can talk to the dragons. The primary RRQ for the Brood is Silithid carapace turn-ins. These were put in to facilitate building a "champion" who would then go on to open the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj. To complete the "[60] What Tomorrow Brings" questline, you will enter Blackwing Lair and retrieve the head of the Broodlord ("[60] Only One May Rise"). Turning this in allows you to become an Agent of Nozdormu who can then get Silithid carapaces off the hive mobs in Silithus (each drops 1-4). Turning in 200 carapaces ("[60] The Path of the Righteous") earns you 200 rep and gives you the chance to deputize another player (a "Proxy") who can then loot carapaces and give them to you (proxies cannot earn rep for themselves). This "quickly" allows you to build your standing to Neutral, allowing you to begin the scepter questline. There's a good summary of the scepter questline at WoWWiki.

Quest Given By Description Reputation
[60+] The Path of the Righteous Baristolth, Cenarion Hold, Silithus Turn in 200 Silithid Carapace Fragments 500
[60r] Mortal Champions Andorgos (?) Turn in a Qiraji Lord's Insignia 500
Also gives 100 Cenarion Circle rep. The insignia is a group-lootable item off a boss in AQ40 and stacks in 50's.
[60r] Secrets of the Qiraji Ancient Qiraji Artifact (item) Turn in the artifact to Andorgos 1000
The artifact is a rare drop off trash mobs in AQ40. They do not stack, but are not unique (you may carry multiple ones). As with insigniae, hold on to these until you hit the top of Neutral.

If the Gates are open, the best source of rep is running AQ40 as many times as possible.