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So You Want To Be A Guardian of Cenarius?

Apr 3, 2009 , Posted by Drillpress at 10:08 PM

In my quest to be a Loremaster/Seeker, coupled with my love of collecting nifty looking sets I have been on the path to get my Dungeon 2 set and doing the quests that accompany that. One quest in particular sends you out to Silithus for some cinders from the Duke of Cynders. This requires some work and farming, so I decided to take the incredibly long route to my goal and raise my Cenarion Circle reputation to Exalted while I was out there. I did a lot of research and trial and error to try and figure out the best way to get my rep up as fast as possible and I figured I might throw my suggestions up here in a way that will hopefully be helpful to others. Oh, and this guide assumes you are not running AQ over and over, just thought I’d mention that. First of all, do your non-repeatable quests in Silithus. This part is kind of unnecessary if you are not concerned with Loremaster/Seeker as it will send you in circles around Silithus and be slower than the prescribed grind. If you simply want Exalted, skip the table below. If you are concerned with achievements as I was, then these are the quests that will count towards both achievements in the zone or for the faction. Cross them off after you finish them :-)

A Humble Offering Abyssal Contacts Brann Bronzebeard’s Letter
Deadly Desert Venom Noggle’s Last Hope Noggle’s Lost Satchel
Dearest Natalia Into the Maw of Madness Breaking the Code
Unraveling the Mystery Glyph Chasing Desert Recipe
Sharing the Knowledge Kitchen Assistance Aurel Goldleaf
Dukes of the Council Bor Wildmane Signet of the Dukes
Goldleaf’s Discovery Lords of the Council Bor Wishes to Speak
Scepter of the Council The New Frontier Rabine Saturna
Wasteland The Spirits of Southwind Hive in the Tower
Umber, Archivist Uncovering Past Secrets Under the Chitin Was…
Scouring the Desert Securing the Supply Lines Stepping Up Security
Secret Communication A Reliquary of Purity Shards of Felvine
The Perfect Poison The Twilight Mystery The Deserter
The Twilight Lexicon A Terrible Purpose Twilight Geolords
Vyral the Vile The Calling Armaments of War
Wanted: Deathclasp

Now for the grind. From here on out, we have a couple choices:

Option #1 – The Twilight Hammer/Abyssal Council grind.
Option #2 – The Field Duty/Allegiance to Cenarion Circle grind.

The route I took, and the route I’m pretty sure everyone will agree offers the best Rep:Time ratio is Option #1. The reasoning behind this is that Option #2, while a viable option, just requires too much time for too little reward. Field Duty will get you Logistical, Combat, and Tactical assignments which you can complete for badges as well as 150 rep per completed quest. One of each of these badges will net you a cool 1000 rep for turning them in for [Allegiance to the Cenarion Circle]. Unfortunately, these assignments took me a bit more far and wide than I thought efficient. Combat Assignments sent me to kill a large amount of mobs, usually 30. Not terribly difficult, but some targets such as the Hive’Regal Burrower are not the densest of groups and will take quite a while to kill several of them. Logistical Assignments will send you to the AH mostly, or at least that was my experience. You spend money for mats that they happen to call for, which is another reason why I avoided this route. Tactical Assignments can actually supplement Option #1 as some of them will have you kill various Templars, but it will also send you to far and sundry locations to meet with people. So we’re going to put Option #2 to bed, simply because it’s too much expense and running around for too little reward.So here then is the Step-by-Step for Option #1 which you will ride all the way to Exalted.The cornerstone is going to be killing Twilight Hammer Cultists. Tons of them. If you have an AoE, congratulations, you’re way ahead of the game. I farmed the two camps at 39.44 and 26,33 as they were the easiest to go back and forth between and had easy access to a town if I needed to empty my bags or turn things in. The drops we’re concerned with are [Encrypted Twilight Texts], [Twilight Cultists Mantle], [Twilight Cultist Cowl], and [Twilight Cultist Robe]. Always keeps these drops.The main source of reputation will come from the Twilight Hammer Cultists themselves and the Encrypted Twilight Texts. Each Cultist you kill will net 10 rep apiece which will add up quickly, and each stack of 10 Texts you hand in will net another 500 reputation. While you are farming up these Texts, you are going to use a set of secondary drops to give you some auxiliary rep to shorten the process. Cultists will occasionally drop uncommon items that are part of the Twilight Trappings set. When you put on a full set, you can summon an Abyssal Templar from a Lesser Wind Stone at the Cultist camps and get an [Abyssal Crest]. For every three of these Crests, you can turn them in with a [Large Brilliant Shard] for a [Medallion of Station] which can be worn along with another set of Twilight Trappings to summon an Abyssal Duke from a Wind Stone. From the Dukes you will get [Abyssal Signets] which can be turned in three at a time with 5 Large Brilliant Shards for a [Twilight Ring of Lordship]. While wearing this along with a Medallion of Station and Twilight Trappings Set you can summon an Abyssal Lord who will drop an [Abyssal Scepter] . I tell you all this because, for the completionists, you’re going to need two Abyssal Scepters, one to complete [Humble Offering], and one to complete [Scepter of the Council], both of which count toward the Loremaster of Kalimdor achievement. So the progression will look something like this:
  • Purchase at least 18x Large Brilliant Shard.
  • Kill Twilight Hammer Cultists, collect Encrypted Twilight Texts and pieces of Twilight Trappings set.
  • Use full sets of Trappings at a Lesser Wind Stones and collect 12x Abyssal Crests.
  • Turn in12x Abyssal Crests w/ 4x Large Brilliant Shard for 4x Medallion of Station.
  • Use 3x Medallion & 3 more sets of Trappings to use Wind Stones and collect 3x Abyssal Signet.
  • Turn in 3x Abyssal Signet w/ 5x Large Brilliant Shard for 1x Twilight Cultist Ring of Lordship.
  • Use Trappings set, Medallion, and Ring at Greater Wind Stone, collect Abyssal Scepter.
  • Repeat
If you go through these steps twice, you should have more than enough reputation for Exalted from mob kills and rewards from quest turn-ins. I even had some left over pages at the end, but their existence is based on the RNG, so you may see better or worse results. I hope this is helpful, I put a bunch of work into it. If you have some comments on how I can make it better, please feel free to let me know.

Currently have 3 comments:

  1. gnomeaggedon says:

    Testing testing 123

    Looks good.. and this is a great post.. thanks!

  1. I just found your blog (linked via, and I wanted to thank you for this post. I'd like to get this title on my druid. Having started playing WoW after the release of Burning Crusade, I haven't spent much if any time in Silithus. Great guide.

  1. Grimtorn says:

    Add me to the 'thanks' group, and finding this post by way of Sideshow and Syrana - and I too will be aiming to complete this on my druid (though perhaps I'll try this on the achievement monger as well).

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