- Author: DanielD
- Date: September 14, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
The daily quests available in the Sholazar Basin allow you to gain Reputation with The Oracles or Frenzyheart Tribe, plus the usual gold and XP. All dailies in this zone are available to both factions, but require a quest chain to be done before accepting them. This guide contains both basic info on the required quest chain before and detailed instructions for completing the daily quests.
A note on flying mounts: If you don’t have a flying mount, some of these quests can be difficult to complete — a few are basically impossible without a flying mount (or a Warlock summoning you to the high ground). However, there is an NPC in the Storm Peaks, “Honest” Max, who will loan you a flying mount. He’s found in K3, in the south of the zone. The only requirement is being Level 77, which you’ll want to be for questing in Sholazar anyway. If you can’t afford Cold Weather Flying or a flying mount, this can be a good alternative, and should speed up questing in Sholazar Basin considerably. Do note that this mount can only be used in Icecrown, Storm Peaks, and Sholazar.
Throughout this guide, you can click on any bar with a ╲╱ symbol to see a detailed walkthrough.
How to Unlock the Sholazar Basin Daily Quests
Before you can do any of the daily quests in the Sholozar Basin, you must complete a very long chain of prerequisites which ends with you choosing a faction to support (much like the Scryers and Aldors in TBC, but way more work). Click the bar below to see a detailed list of all the quests you need to complete, some useful tips and tricks for doing so, and the order in which to complete them.
With all that done, you can finally do the dailies!
Frenzyheart or Oracles – Which Faction to Choose
Some players may be looking to raise both factions’ reputations to exalted (either for achievements or to collect all of the Jewelcrafting recipes.). You can’t work on these at the same time, as being Friendly with one faction sets you to Hated with the other, so which should you choose first?
If you eventually want to gain Exalted status with both factions, it makes the most sense to start with the Frenzyheart Tribe before switching to the Oracles. The reputation rewards for each faction are comparable until Revered, where the rewards become skewed in the Oracle’s‘ favor. At Revered, each faction offers an item that ripens after 7 days: the Disgusting Jar for the Frenzyheart Tribe and the Mysterious Egg from the Oracles.
The Disgusting Jar yields one unique item, the Frenzyheart Brew toy, while the rest of the rewards are alcohol or potions that can be found elsewhere. The toy has a 24% chance to drop so you can get this item pretty quick- even before you reach Exalted if you’re lucky.
The reason why the rep becomes skewed in the Oracle’s‘ favor is the Revered item, the Mysterious Egg, contains 5 items players will want for their collection: four companion pets and one mount, the Reins of the Green Proto-Drake. The pets can be traded, so you can sell any you don’t need. The mount only has a 6% chance of hatching from the egg, so you may need to incubate a lot of eggs before it drops.
So, because there is a greater time investment needed to get all of the Oracles items, you probably want to pursue Oracles rep second, as you can complete the Frenzyheart Tribe quicker.
Switching Factions in Sholozar Basin
You’ll only be able to do dailies with the faction you’re currently sided with, but you can always swap to the other side — it’s actually quite easy to do:
- Return to Artruis the Heartless and fight him again — if you’re very high level and/or well-geared, you’ll need to make sure you swap to something that lets you kill him relatively slowly (so you don’t skip the part where you kill one of the two faction NPCs). Once you have to choose which NPC to kill:
- Kill Jaloot if you want to switch to the Frenzyheart side
- Kill Zeptik if you want to switch to the Oracles.
- Speak with the NPC you didn’t kill and accept/turn in their initial quest to align yourself with their faction.
- Grab the yellow quest from the NPC you didn’t kill and turn it in to unlock the dailies!
Sholozar Basin Daily Quest Walkthroughs
Click a bar to expand a quest and see detailed instructions
All three quest givers for the dailies are found in Rainspeaker Canopy, in the center of Sholazar Basin (54, 56) (see map). In addition to the XP, gold, and Oracles reputation these dailies give you, you can also earn the Savior of the Oracles achievement by completing each of the 8 daily quests at least once.
This NPC will offer one of the following quests at random each day:
This NPC will offer one of the following quests at random each day. All three quests involve killing the Frenzyhearts that are attacking Sparktouched Haven, and all three quests are turned in not with the quest giver, but instead with NPC.
All three quest givers for the dailies are found on Frenzyheart Hill, in the southeast of Sholazar Basin (55, 69) (see map). In addition to the XP, gold, and Frenzyheart reputation these dailies give you, you can also earn the this one achievement by completing each of the 8 daily quests at least once.
This NPC will offer one of the following quest each day:
This NPC will offer one of the following quests each day. All three dailies involve killing Sparktouched Gorlocs in Sparktouched Haven (just west of the mosslight Pillar), and all three are turned in to Shaman at Kartak’s Hold, rather than the quest giver.