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    The Burning Crusade - Guide

    This is just a guide for those of you who have not played TBC in awhile/at all... Do not fear you have wonderful leaders who have played way too many hours of BC so this guide is here to keep you busy instead of asking what to do in gchat.
    If you are unable to find a spot in one of the instance grinding groups you should just follow the normal quest hubs from zone to zone it's very straightforward and really shouldn't need any explanation.
    Here are a few things you should make sure you do for Quests/Gearing (Majority of these quests are vital in terms of attunement or provide entry level gear equivalent for entering heroics).

    Shadowmoon Valley
    Akama's Promise - Independent TBC Web Database for 2.4.3 with AddOns and Talents
    Varedis Must be Stopped - Independent TBC Web Database for 2.4.3 with AddOns and Talents
    The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment Recovered - Independent TBC Web Database for 2.4.3 with AddOns and Talents
    Teron Gorefiend, I am - Independent TBC Web Database for 2.4.3 with AddOns and Talents
    News of Victory - Independent TBC Web Database for 2.4.3 with AddOns and Talents
    Dissension Amongst the Ranks -
    Battle of the Crimson watch -

    Deathblow to the Legion -
    Nexus-King Salhadaar -
    Turning Point -
    Dimensius the All-Devouring -
    Back to the Chief! -
    Shutting Down Manaforge Ara(Aldor) -
    Shutting Down Manaforge Ara(Scryer) -

    Blade's Edge Mountains
    Showdown -
    The Hound-Master -

    The Ring of Blood: The Final Challenge -
    The Ultimate Bloodsport -
    Forge Camp: Annihilated -
    Wanted! Durn the Hungerer -

    In the long run you will be doing both quests and instance grinding for rep to get heroic keys to start doing heroics anyways so don't feel left out if you are unable to get into a group.
    As for what to spend your heroic badges on will be up to you. However make sure to keep saving them because you will be able to spend them on heroic gems later on down the road and sunwell items are legit as fuck.

    Heroic Keys
    You are going to need stupid amounts of keys, as for the Heroics it's get Revered with the reputation of that instance to purchase the Key from the Quartermaster.

    How to get into Karazhan's_Key

    How to summon Nightbane
    The quest for summoning Nightbane is a long chain that begins with

    1) &
    The 2 NPCs you have to talk to are in the large room after Curator.

    Medivh's Journal drops from Shade of Aran.

    Enter from the side entrance and you should be able to see a door under the broken stair. Read the book there and watch the event.

    The Charred Bone Fragment is outside North of Karazhan. You can't pick it up while in a raid though.

    Bring it to Area 52.

    Book of Forgotten Names drops from Darkweaver Syth in heroic Sethekk Halls and Tome of Dusk drops from Grand Warlock Nethekurse in heroic Shattered Halls.

    Use the Blackened Urn where you read Medivh's Journal and it will summon Nightbane. Kill him to get the Faint Arcane Essence for the quest.

    The final rewards are...


    Arcatraz needs a key or a rogue. If you don't have a rogue then do this Quest-line. See below it's part of a long quest chain for many of your attunements

    Shadow Labs:
    Shadow Labyrinth Key is located in Sethekk Halls behind the last boss

    Shattered Halls:
    Shattered Halls key starts this quest-chain ends with the killing of the Fel-Reaver in Hellfire Peninsula.

    The Cipher of Damnation is an extremely long quest line in Shadowmoon Valley. It is a prerequisite for attunement to The Eye in Tempest Keep and Mount Hyjal in Caverns of time.
    "*" Indicates quests with rewards.

    Cipher of Damnation
    [A] - (Quest)"The Hand of Gul'Dan"
    - - "Enraged Spirits of Fire and Earth"
    - - "Enraged Spirits of Water"
    - - "Enraged Spirits of Air"
    - - "Oronok Torn-Heart"
    - - "I Was A Lot Of Things..."
    - - "A Lesson Learned"
    - - "The Cipher of Damnation - Truth and History"

    At this point, the quests diverge into three separate lines (which can be done in any order) for each of Oronok's three sons who will in turn help you obtain the three Fragments of Damnation.

    Quest Line I - First Fragment of Damnation
    - - "Grom'tor, Son of Oronok"
    - - "The Cipher of Damnation - Grom'tor's Charge"
    - - "The Cipher of Damnation - The First Fragment Recovered"

    Quest Line II - Second Fragment of Damnation
    - "Ar'tor, Son of Oronok"
    - - "Demonic Crystal Prisons"
    - - "Lohn'goron, Bow of the Torn-heart"
    - - "The Cipher of Damnation - Ar'tor's Charge"
    - - "The Cipher of Damnation - The Second Fragment Recovered"

    Quest Line III - Third Fragment of Damnation
    - "Borak, Son of Oronok"
    - - "Of Thistleheads and Eggs..."
    - - "The Bundle of Bloodthistle"
    - - "To Catch A Thistlehead"
    - - "The Shadowmoon Shuffle"
    - - "What Illidan Wants, Illidan Gets..."
    - - "The Cipher of Damnation - Borak's Charge"
    - Independent TBC Web Database for 2.4.3 with AddOns and Talents "The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment Recovered"

    After completing the quests for the three Fragments of Damnation, the lines converge and you need to kill one last boss.
    Final* - - "The Cipher of Damnation"

    Everyone gets - Fire Resist Neck

    Choose one of the following: - Caster Staff - Healer Staff - Paladin/Shaman 2H Axe - Tanking 1H Axe - Bow - Melee Dagger

    After completing the quest, you will get a message in the mail from Khadgar. If you go to Shattrath, he will tell you to talk to A'Dal, who unlocks the the three Trials. These are prerequisites for attunement to The Eye in Tempest Keep and Mount Hyjal in Caverns of time.
    ^ got from wowhead.
    Those are the trials

    SSC attunement
    Begins in Heroic Slave Pens:

    Black Temple attunement
    The following quest chain needs to be completed for attunement into the Black Temple:
    [70] Tablets of Baa'ri : Collect 12 Baa'ri tablet fragments from the ground and Ashtongue workers at the Ruins of Baa'ri for the Aldor/Scryers people.

    [70] Oronu the Elder: Kill Oronu the Elder and take his Orders from Akama.

    [70] The Ashtongue Corruptors: Obtain the fragments of the Medallion of Karabor, held by the Ashtongue Corruptors. This is from the quest log: "Haalum, Corruptor of Air, can be found at Netherwing Pass. Eykenen and Uylaru, Corruptors of Earth and Fire, were last seen at the Fel Pits near the Hand of Gul'dan. Lakaan, Corruptor of Water, is rumored to be near Coilskar Point."
    [70] The Warden's Cage: Go to the Warden's Cage, and speak with Sanoru, one of the Ashtongue Deathsworn.
    [70] Proof of Allegiance: Kill the satyr Zandras. He walks along the walls around the Warden's Cage.
    [70] Akama: Speak to Akama. He is in a portion of the Warden's Cage accessed by a passage under the pool of water at the end of the room.
    [70D] Seer Udalo: Akama tells you that the pieces of the Medallion of Karabor you found were a mere replica, and he has the real thing. The final piece is missing, but one of his seers, Udalo, knows where it is. Udalo has been captured by Kael'thas and is being held in the Arcatraz. He is dead, but find his body anyway.
    [70] A Mysterious Portent: Upon finding Udalo, you receive the next quest: Apparently the word "ata'mal" is written on the ground near him. Return to Akama.
    [70] The Ata'mal Terrace: Go to the Ata'mal Terrace - the northern battlement of the Black Temple, crawling with fel orcs - and kill Shadowlord Deathwail and his warlocks. Deathwail has the crystal you need to obtain - the Heart of Fury. Bring it back to Akama.
    [70] Akama's Promise: This quest is the final reward quest for the pre raid Akama chain of quests. Akama places the Heart of Fury into the Medallion of Karabor. Take the Medallion to A'dal in Shattrath City; A'dal tells you of a vision, of Akama and Maiev (Illidan's prisoner, "held" by Akama) fighting through the Black Temple with a "shadowy figure" - you. You also receive 11g 40s, 1000 reputation with the Sha'tar and 1000 reputation with the Ashtongue Deathsworn, and a choice of [Akama's Sash], [Ashtongue Blade], [Bloodwarder's Rifle], [Verdant Gloves], [Spellbreaker's Buckler] or [Staff of the Ashtongue Deathsworn]. Your reputation should be 1925 at this point (non humans). Afterwards [70] The Secret Compromised opens up, involving speaking to Seer Olum in Serpentshrine Cavern.
    25 Man Content
    [70] The Secret Compromised Seer Olum spawns in Serpentshrine Cavern after slaying Fathom-Lord Karathress (boss of the 25-man SSC raid, not to be confused with Warlord Kalithresh, of the 5-man Steamvault!). He then sends you to Akama in Shadowmoon Valley
    [70R] Ruse of the Ashtongue Travel into Tempest Keep and slay Al'ar while wearing the Ashtongue Cowl. Return to Akama in Shadowmoon Valley once you've completed this task.
    [70R] An Artifact From the Past Go to the Caverns of Time in Tanaris and gain access to the Battle for Mount Hyjal. Once inside, defeat Rage Winterchill and bring the Time-Phased Phylactery to Akama in Shadowmoon Valley.
    [70] The Hostage Soul Travel to Shattrath and talk to A'dal
    [70] Entry Into the Black Temple Travel to the entrance to the Black Temple in Shadowmoon Valley and speak to Xi'ri.
    [70] A Distraction for Akama Ensure that Akama and Maiev enter the Black Temple in Shadowmoon Valley after Xi'ri's forces create a distraction. You now receive the Medallion of Karabor which is required to enter the Black Temple.
    [70R] Seek Out the Ashtongue Find Akama's Deathsworn inside the Black Temple.
    [70R] Redemption of the Ashtongue Help Akama wrest control back of his soul by defeating the Shade of Akama inside the Black Temple. Return to Seer Kanai when you've completed this task.
    [70R] The Fall of the Betrayer Seer Kanai wants you to defeat Illidan inside the Black Temple.

    Okay what professions should I be?!
    Well thats an easy question that all depends on the class you are!
    Tailoring - literally everything that does spell dmg and the priest stuff is nice too, hang onto this for the sunwell tailoring patterns, you need those cloth CDs ASAP
    Well he is the list of materials all casters need for Spellstrike Hood and Spell Strike Pants which we all need as a caster dps
    The pants recipe drops off Murmur in shadow labs and the hood is from Grand Warlock Nethekurse, the first boss of Shattered Halls. Notice you need primal mights for these, this is probably a good time to get on a druid and level its herbing/alch AFTER you get your tailoring done because you need cloth xmutes more than primal mights as a caster. Luckily these things are BoE after making so only one tailor needs them in guild and we will be good to go but that person also needs to get infi primal nethers. wondering whats needed for a primal might?
    Spellstrike Set (all casters need this) Mats: 20x Spellcloth 10x Primal Might and 2x Primal Nether*BOP*
    Spellfire Set = Fire damage, Mats: 24x Spellcloth, 38x Primal Fire, 10x Netherweb Spider Silk
    Frozen Shadoweave = Frost/Shadow damage, Mats: 26x Shadowcloth 38x Primal Water 8x Netherweb Spider Silk
    Primal Mooncloth = Healing, Mats: 26x Primal Mooncloth 8x Netherweb Spider Silk 12x Primal Mana 16x Primal Life
    ***NOTE*** Literally all of the priests and caster DPS WILL be leveling Tailoring for these sets because you do not replace this crap until T5/T6
    Blacksmithing - If you're a warrior then this is for you.
    Im sorry you had to level smithing you poor, poor bastard but seeing as you're like one of two warriors you're on your own.
    Leatherworking - Them drums yo ENDLESS DRUMS be this if you're too cheap to do enchanting NEVER STOP BEING A LEATHERWORKER. 4 Leatherworkers per group = endless drums
    NOTE: you only need to get to 350 leatherworking and 365 to make the drums of battle so find a buddy to make you a bunch and have infi drums (they have 50 charges per drum) here is the mats list!
    *NOTE* While farming Thick Clefthoof Leather save the clefthoof meat for food buffs and maybe you'll be able to find a warrior buddy to farm with you for leather.
    Enchanting - we need atleast one of these in guild. You are also able to get some really sick ring enchants if you take the time to level this bitch up
    Alchemist - in the begining we will need loads of these for primal mights for weapons and other random things like enchanters rods etc. Pick this up if you are undecided on what you want/in the process of farming mats for enchanting or leatherworking and shit out some primal might xmutes. Also for making Meta gems!
    NOTE: with alch we also need a flask master and potion master, is gonna be a potion master. If someone feels like going xmute master that'd be tight to get like 5 primals from 1 xmute, wondering whats needed for a primal might? this does not have all the things on it but most
    Jewelcrafting - we need one of these in guild for sure, also you get some cool trinkets so you may want to check that out
    *NOTE* Gem Prefix spreadsheet
    Engineering - you can make mana potion injectors but this is probably best on some alt that you pvp on, Also Tanks get some awesome tanking goggles and later on down the road in sunwell BiS goggles in there. Repair bots are tight as well.
    Herbalism - This is probably a really amazing profession, for your DRUID ALT let me say this again NOT YOUR MAIN, YOUR DRUID ALT. Pair this with an alch for primal might xmutes and we should be good to go.
    Fishing/Cooking - This one will be a bitch but its needed for Golden Fish Sticks which all healers will jizz themselves for. Also there are lots of wonderful food buffs that everyone should get to know which I'll list here:
    Warp Burger 20 agi 20 spirit
    Talbuk Steak 20 stam 20 spirit
    Roasted Clefthoof 20 str 20 spirit
    Poached Bluefish 23 spell dmg 20 spirit
    Grilled Mudfish 20 agi 20 spirit
    Spicy Hot Talbuk 20 hit rating 20 spirit
    Kibler's Bits Strength and spirit of pet by 20
    Skullfish Soup 20 spell crit rating 20 spirit
    Blackened Basilisk 23 spell dmg 20 spirit
    Blackened Sporefish 20 stam 8mp5
    Buzzard Bites 20 stam 20 spirit
    Charred Bear Kabobs 24 ap
    Clam Bar 20 stam and spirit
    Crunchy Serpent 23 spell dmg 20 spirit
    Golden Fish Sticks 44 healing 20 spirit
    Mok'Nathal Shortribs 20 stam 20 spirit
    Ravager Dog 40 ap 20 spirit
    Spicy Crawdad 30 stam 20 spirit
    Sporeling Snack 20 stam 20 spirit of your pet

    Aldor or Scryer?
    Here is the comparison with all the different items for each side
    You farm aldor rep by farming the warlocks in Shadowmoon Valley for Fel Armaments
    Scryer rep you can farm that in Netherstorm any bloodelf, purge all of the bloodelves.

    Whats where and what rep needed to get them items
    NOTE: Keep in mind the links to the item stats are off because they are re-itemized because ~retail~ use a database such as to check them
    **NOTE** Nether vortexes and Primal nethers are BoP

    At this point you're wondering hey what do I need to bring to the raid consumable wise?
    Well they did this magical thing in 2.x where you either use a flask or a battle and guardian elixir for consumeables also with the flask or elixirs you use a food and weapon buff. Also haste/destruction potions all day every day, no prepotting in this expansion.
    Destruction Potion -
    Haste Potion -
    These recipes are world drop so if you see it this is worth more than your life essentially, well atleast the haste one.
    NOTE: If you see pubbies selling this for dirt cheap buy it youll make your money back in no time at all.
    Chances are you're gonna be using a flask as for which one thats entirely up to you and your spec. It should be pretty obvious which one to use
    As for casters its Flask of Pure Death or if you're cheap and want to be made fun of you can use supreme power
    Melee dps/Hunters use Flask of Relentless Assault
    Or you can use

    NOTE: While running TK instances save left over bottled nethergon energy and vapor and use them while in TK
    *NOTE*: Flame Cap Melee and fire damage should be slamming these like its no tomorrow

    What do I do now that i have all this gear and they have these items for these things where gems go?
    Well here is a list of gem prefixes with the stats you are looking for, if you cannot fix a name for a gem it doesnt exist

    Resist gear:
    Well the first resist fight we run into would be Hydross the Unstable, luckily we just need 2 tanks with resist sets. Frost and Nature resist sets.
    The second would be Mother Sharaz shadow resist on EVERYONE. What i want you to do is farm 5 primal shadows each week and we should have more than enough for when we get up to her. Once we get closer to her a more detailed post would be put up for the shit you need.

    Everything that has to do with leg enchants!
    Physical DPS: Honor Hold Exalted leatherworking
    Tanks: Cenarion Expedition Exalted leatherworking
    Healers: Aldor Exalted tailoring
    Casters: Scryers Exalted tailoring

    Everything that has to do with helm enchants! (you need revered to get the non resist enchants)
    Physical DPS: Cenarion Expedition
    Tanks: Keepers of Time
    Healers: Honor Hold
    Casters: The Sha'tar
    Full list of glyphs



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    really hope they have a tbc classic server. not to fond of what was on the beta test mainly because they got items and everything wrong

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