Midsummer

As always, I forgot that Midsummer started the other night. I was logging around different bank alts, doing some auctions to pass the time and noticed a bunch of Blood Elf Commoners – oh! Midsummer! Well, as I’ve decided to make a little collection of festival guides which I plan to update if anything changes when they next roll around, here is my Midsummer guide.

Achievements

  • Ice the Frost Lord – Slay Ahune in the Slave Pens. You don’t need to find a group starting from this festival (2010), you can now find a random pug the same way you can in random dungeon finder, just go to the drop down menu and select ‘The Frost Lord Ahune’ or speak to one of the Earthen Ring Scout Dungeonmasters found around cities. You can still find a group the old way, but you won’t receive your Satchel without using the Dungeon Finder.
  • Torch Juggler – You should only need 10 torches for this. You will gain 5 from one of the quests (see below), and you can buy them for 5 blossoms for a stack of 5 from the Midsummer vendors in cities. To complete the achievement, make sure you’re in Dalaran, keybind the torch, then spam click on the area your character is standing. If you throw them to a place your character isn’t standing then you will lose the torches.
  • Burning Hot Pole Dance – You need the complete Midsummer set (which this year you cannot sell back to the vendor) – shoes, chest, shoulders (see below for prices – the hat is not needed). To complete the achievement, equip the set, click on the pole, of which you can find near the NPC you bought the clothes from/handed in your quest to, and spin.
  • King of the Fire Festival – Complete the quest ‘A Thief’s Reward‘/’A Thief’s Reward‘, obtained from the Festival Tailspinner(Horde) or Festival Loremaster(Alliance). They will require you to steal your enemy’s flames from each capital city. This quest will grant you with the Crown of the Fire Festival.
  • The Fires of Azeroth/The Fires of Azeroth – Honour the flames of Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, and Outlands as listed below.
  • Desecration of the Alliance/Desecration of the Horde – Desecrate the flames of Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, and Outlands as listed below.

Quests

Dailies:

Flames

The maps on Wowhead say it better than I can, but here’s a list of all of the flames and their co-ords. Horde and Alliance. Also, remember that Northrend will not count towards the achievement but you will still receive Blossoms for those bonfires.

I don’t know how many of you use or have heard of the TourGuide addon, but I’ve been informed that there is a Midsummer Fire Festival addition to it which makes finding the flames much easier if that interests you at all. If not, here are the co-ords for each bonfire.

Horde Cities:

  • Orgrimmar – (Durotar), Valley of Wisdom – 47,38.
  • Thunder Bluff – (Mulgore), Spirit Rise – 21,26.
  • Undercity – (Tirisfal Glades), Ruins of Lordaeron – 68,9.
  • Silvermoon City –  (Eversong Woods), Court of the Sun – 70,43.

Alliance Cities:

  • Stormwind – (Elwynn Forest), The Canals – 49,72.
  • Ironforge – (Dun Morogh), Hall of Explorers – 64,25.
  • Darnassus – (Teldrassil), Rut’theran Village – 55,91.
  • The Exodar – (Azuremyst Isle), The Crystal Hall – 41,26.

Kalimdor Horde:

  • Winterspring, Everlook – 59,35.
  • Ashenvale, Splintertree Post – 70,69.
  • Durotar, Razor Hill – 52,47.
  • The Barrens, The Crossroads – 52,28.
  • Dustwallow Marsh, Brackenwell Village – 33,30.
  • Thousand Needles, Freewind Post – 41,52.
  • Tanaris, Gadgetzan – 49,27.
  • Silithus, Cenarion Hold – 46,44.
  • Feralas, Camp Mojache – 72,47.
  • Mulgore, Bloodhoof Village – 51,60.
  • Desolace, Shadowprey Village – 26,76.
  • Stonetalon Mountains, Sun Rock Retreat – 50,60.

Kalimdor Alliance:

  • Bloodmyst Isle, Blood Watch – 55,69.
  • Azuremyst Isle, Azure Watch – 44,53.
  • Teldrassil, Dolanaar – 55,60.
  • Darkshore, Auberdine – 37,46.
  • Winterspring, Everlook – 62,35.
  • Ashenvale, Astranaar – 38, 54.
  • Desolace, Nijel’s Point – 65,17.
  • Feralas, Feathermoon Stronghold – 28,44.
  • Silithus, Cenarion Hold – 57,34.
  • Tanaris, Gadgetzan – 52,29.
  • Dustwallow Marsh, Theramore Isle – 62,40.

Eastern Kingdoms Horde:

  • Eversong Woods, North Sanctum – 46,50.
  • Ghostlands, Tranquillien – 46,26.
  • Tirisfal Glades, Brill – 57,52.
  • Silverpine Forest, The Sepulcher – 49,38.
  • Hillsbrad Foothills, Tarren Mill – 58,25.
  • The Hinterlands, Revantusk Village – 76,74.
  • Arathi Highlands, Hammerfall – 74,41.
  • Badlands, Kargath – 4,49.
  • Burning Steppes, Flame Crest – 62,29.
  • Swamp of Sorrows, Stonard – 47,47.
  • Stranglethorn Vale, East of Booty Bay – 32,75.

Eastern Kingdoms Alliance:

  • Western Plaguelands, Chillwind Camp – 43,82.
  • The Hinterlands, Aerie Peak – 14,50.
  • Hillsbrad Foothills, Southshore – 50,46.
  • Arathi Highlands, Refuge Point – 50,44.
  • Wetlands, Menethil Harbor – 13,47.
  • Dun Morogh, Kharanos – 46,46.
  • Loch Modan, Thelsamar – 32,40.
  • Burning Steppes, Morgan’s Vigil – 80,62.
  • Redridge Mountains, Lakeshire – 24,59.
  • Blasted Lands, Nethergarde Keep – 58,17.
  • Duskwood, Darkshire – 74,51.
  • Westfall, Sentinel Hill – 56,54.
  • Elwynn Forest, Goldshire – 43,65.
  • Stranglethorn Vale, East of Booty Bay – 33,73.

Outland Horde:

  • Terrokar Forest, Stonebreaker Hold – 52,43.
  • Nagrand, Garadar – 51,34.
  • Zangarmarsh, Zabra’Jin – 36,52.
  • Blade’s Edge Mountains, Thunderlord Stronghold – 50,59.
  • Netherstorm, Area 52 – 32,68.
  • Hellfire Peninsula, Thrallmar – 55,40.
  • Shadowmoon Valley, Shadowmoon Village – 33,30.

Outland Alliance:

  • Terrokar Forest, Allerian Stronghold – 55,55.
  • Nagrand, Telaar – 50,70.
  • Zangarmarsh, Telredor – 69,52.
  • Blade’s Edge Mountains, Sylvanaar – 42,66.
  • Netherstorm, Area 52 – 31,63.
  • Hellfire Peninsula, Honor Hold – 62,58.
  • Shadowmoon Valley, Wildhammer Stronghold – 40,55.

Northrend Horde:

  • Borean Tundra, Bor’gorok Outpost – 51,12.
  • Scholazar Basin, River’s Heart – 47,62.
  • Dragonblight, Agmar’s Hammer – 39,48.
  • Crystalsong Forest, Sunreaver’s Command – 80,53.
  • The Storm Peaks, K3 – 40,86.
  • Zul’Drak, The Argent Stand – 43,71.
  • Grizzly Hills, Conquest Hold – 19,61.
  • Howling Fjord, Camp Winterhoof – 48,13.

Northrend Alliance:

  • Borean Tundra, Fizzcrank Airstrip – 55,20.
  • Scholazar Basin, River’s Heart – 47,66.
  • Dragonblight, Wintergarde Keep – 75,44.
  • Crystalsong Forest, Windrunner’s Outlook – 78,75.
  • The Storm Peaks, K3 – 42,87.
  • Zul’Drak, The Argent Stand – 41,61.
  • Grizzly Hills, Amberpine Lodge – 34,61.
  • Howling Fjord, Fort Wildervar – 58,16.

Ahune the Frost Lord

Ahune is one of the elemental lords in Neptulon’s service, summoned by the Twilight’s Hammer.

He resides within the Slave Pens, though you now only need to use the Dungeon Finder to find a group and get there. This will also net you a Satchel of Chilled Goods which will contain 2 Emblem of Frost, and a chance for either the Frigid Frostling or Frostscythe of Lord Ahune, which will no longer drop from the boss. When defeated there will be a chest which will contain an item to start a quest which rewards one of two tabards (Summer Skies or Summer Flames) and 20 Burning Blossom.

To activate him, a member of your party must click on the ice stone, which will melt, and then he is summoned. During the first phase you will do reduced damage on him. It is possible for ranged to dps him down a little, this will affect the Frozen Core’s health, though it won’t be much. There are spawned adds which need to be taken care of, and frost spikes which are best to avoid as they throw you into the air and you will take damage. Once this phase is over he is reduced to his weakened state, the Frozen Core, which can be dpsed down in one go, though it’s not necessary. If he isn’t killed in this phase, then it will go back to phase 1.

The items you can loot from the chest are the following:

Midsummer Vendor

The currency for the Midsummer festival is Burning Blossom. You receive these from dailies, tabard quest, other quests, honouring and desecrating flames.

I personally recommend you buy the outfit and 5 juggling torches first in order to complete your achievements.

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  3. Nice guide! I will have to use it since I have to go through the whole ordeal on yet another character this year *lol* All those fires *shudders* Well, will give me something to do on rainy days I guess :P

  4. Great guide; thanks for putting it up.

    Does anyone have any tips on how to get the Horde flames as a lvl 64 warlock? I can’t figure out how not to be aggroed to death.

    1. Get a friend to help you, even better if they have a vehicle mount. Only thing I can think of short of “lots of corpse runs”.

  5. I need to see about getting that brazier on my DK this year, wasn’t able to last year, stupid maintenance is slowing me down big time

      1. You edited the “Burning Hot Pole Dance” section to reflect this but in the last vendor list still suggest that people buy their clothes and then sell them back to refund their blossoms. Just a heads up :D

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