Hydraxian Waterlords Reputation Guide – Season of Discovery (SoD) & Classic Era

Hydraxian Waterlords Reputation Guide - Season of Discovery (SoD)

The Hydraxian Waterlords are a faction of water elementals who are based off the coast of Azshara. They are led by Duke Hydraxis and are enemies of the Firelord, Ragnaros, and his followers. Reputation with this faction is required to access the final two bosses of the Molten Core raid. In Season of Discovery, this faction is being expanded to offer some unique endgame rewards.

Players start at Friendly with the Hydraxian Waterlords faction. This guide will direct you how to gain reputation all the way to Exalted.

Who Needs Hydraxian Waterlords Rep?

Reputation with Hydraxian Waterlords is required to obtain either Aqual Quintessence or Eternal Quintessence. These items are required to douse 4 different runes inside the Molten Core raid in order to access the final two bosses (Majordomo Executus and Ragnaros). Each raid group will therefore need 4 quintessence items available for this purpose, meaning 4 different raid members who each have one in their bags. It’s a good idea for every raider to carry one just in case.

Aqual Quintessence can be obtained after reaching Honored and completing the quest Hands of the Enemy. You can only carry one of these items and they can only be used one time, so you will have to keep returning to Azshara to pick them up. After reaching Revered, you’ll be able to get Eternal Quintessence, the permanent version of this same item.

In Season of Discovery, there will be additional awards available through this faction, including the Hydraxian Coronation cloak enchantment that gives 20 fire resistance as well as the epic trinket Duke’s Domain.

How to Get Hydraxian Waterlords Reputation

Status
Additional Reputation
Required
Friendly
0
Honored
6000
Revered
12,000
Exalted
21,000

The best way to obtain reputation for Hydraxian Waterlords is by killing enemies. Beyond Revered, the only enemies that award reputation are inside the Molten Core raid.

In Season of Discovery, daily quests for the Blackrock Eruption event award reputation with this faction and provide another way to farm reputation outside of the raid.

The final quest in the chain offered by Duke Hydraxis, A Hero’s Reward, grants 200 reputation. The other quests in the chain do not award reputation, however, so questing is not a good method of farming rep.

Hydraxian Waterlord Reputation From Enemies

There are several enemies you can defeat to obtain Hydraxian Waterlord reputation. Most of them will only grant rep to a certain point, with only bosses in the Molten Core raid offering reputation past Revered.

Open World

There are a handful of level 55-58 elementals that you can kill in the open world to earn reputation. Most only offer 5 reputation each, and they stop granting it at Honored. There is one rare elemental who grants 25 reputation up to Revered.

Name
Zone
Reputation
Until
Silithus
5
Honored
Silithus
5
Honored
Burning Steppes
5
Honored
Silithus
25
Revered

Dungeons

There are two dungeon enemies who award 15-20 reputation per kill up to Revered.

Name
Dungeon
Reputation
Until
15
Revered
20
Revered

Molten Core Raid

Many trash mobs inside the Molten Core raid grant 20-40 reputation up to Revered, while bosses offer 100-200 reputation until Exalted. There is no reputation gained from defeating Majordomo Executus.

Name
Reputation
Until
Ancient Core Hound
20
Revered
Firelord
20
Revered
Firewalker
20
Revered
Flameguard
20
Revered
Lava Elemental
20
Revered
Lava Reaver
20
Revered
Lava Surger
20
Revered
Molten Destroyer
40
Revered
Lucifron
100
Exalted
Magmadar
100
Exalted
Gehennas
100
Exalted
Garr
100
Exalted
Baron Geddon
100
Exalted
Shazzrah
100
Exalted
Sulfuron Harbinger
100
Exalted
Golemagg the Incinerator
150
Exalted
Ragnaros
200
Exalted

Hydraxian Waterlord Reputation From Blackrock Eruption Daily Quests

Season of Discovery has added several new daily quests for the Blackrock Eruption Event, each of which offer 150-200 reputation with Hydraxian Waterlords when completed. All of these quests require a minimum level of 55 with the exception of Work Smarter, Not Harder, which requires level 57.

Quest
Reputation
Firefighting
150
Grinding Them Down
150
Lava Diving
150
More Like Lame-bringers!
200
Priority Target: Duke Searbrand
200
Priority Target: Duke Tectonis
200
Sleepless Nights
150
Work Smarter, Not Harder
150

Hydraxian Waterlords Reputation From Quests

There are a few quests available from Duke Hydraxis, but most of them do not award reputation with the Hydraxian Waterlords. Only the final quest, A Hero’s Reward offers reputation as a reward. You will only be granted a humble 200 reputation with the faction for completing this quest, so completing these quests will not get you very far. There are other reasons to complete them, however – primarily to obtain Aqual Quintessence and later Eternal Quintessence, which are needed in Molten Core.

The quests can be started from Duke Hydraxis in Azshara. Here they are in order:

  1. Stormers and Rumblers + Poisoned Water
    • These quests are completed in the Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands zones, respectively.
  2. Eye of the Emberseer
  3. The Molten Core
  4. Agent of Hydraxis
  5. Hands of the Enemy
  6. A Hero’s Reward
    • This quest requires completing all of the previous quests.

Duke Hydraxis Location

Duke Hydraxis can be found on a remote island in the Bay of Storms in Azshara (79.2, 73.6). This location can be tricky to reach: it’s far from any flight masters or innkeepers, and it requires crossing the very uneven landscape of Azshara followed by open water to reach the island.

duke hydraxis location azshara map

Hydraxian Waterlords Reputation Rewards

Earning reputation with the Hydraxian Waterlords is required to obtain the two Quintessence items that are needed to summon bosses in the Molten Core raid. In Season of Discovery, there is at least one enchantment and one piece of new equipment that will be obtainable through reputation with this faction.

Rank
Item
Type
Unknown
Cloak Enchantment
Honored
Quest Item
Revered
Quest Item
Revered
Exalted
Trinket
* = New items introduced with Season of Discovery

 

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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lmaoshinso
lmaoshinso
2 days ago

Is 4 douses confirmed rather than 8?

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