Badges of Justice, frequently also called Heroic tokens, are a reward which drops from boss kills in Burning Crusade heroic and raid instances. They can be spent at special vendors to buy epic quality gear.


In heroic mode dungeons, all bosses drop one badge of justice each. In raid instances, all bosses usually drop two, the first boss of a raid instance may drop only one and the end boss in some cases drops three. When a boss drops badges, every member of the party can loot them.

Beyond boss drops, badges can be obtained as quest reward. The Burning Crusade daily heroic quests are the most notable example, the  [Shattered Sun Supplies] may contain a badge as well, and a few other quests (particularly into Zul'Aman) also have badges of justice as quest reward.


There are several vendors who offer equipment for Badges of Justice. The badges in fact resemble a Blizzard-implemented DKP system. The gear selection offers a complete set of items for group PvE for all classes and builds, ranging from Kara-level quality up to items surpassing even Black Temple drops (still characters only equipped in heroic gear are good enough to enter MH/BT, not more).

The badges of justice can be spent at the following special vendors:

Vendor Gear type Available
G'eras Karazhan-and-above level gear, fire resistance gear, Primal Nethers, and  [Nether Vortex] always
Kayri Veteran's PvP gear for waist, wrists, and feet Phase 3 of the Shattered Sun Offensive
Smith Hauthaa Black Temple level gear Phase 3B of the Shattered Sun Offensive
Shaani All six types of uncut Burning Crusade epic gems Phase 4C of the Shattered Sun Offensive

See Badge of Justice rewards for a complete list of rewards.

Badges by instance

The following is a list of instances that have bosses which drop one or more Badge of Justice. The best place to farm badges is Karazhan, and the fastest method to get them with a group of five is the Mechanar. The number of badges received assumes a full clear of each instance, the only exceptions being Mana-Tombs which requires a player with the item Eye of Haramad or  [Shaffar's Stasis Chamber Key] to summon Yor in order to receive the fourth badge, Sethekk Halls which requires a druid with the ability to summon Anzu in order to receive the third badge, and Shattered Halls which gives a fifth badge if you kill the Shattered Hand Executioner before he kills any prisoners.

Instance Type # players Spell holy championsbond.png
Auchindoun: Auchenai Crypts heroic 5 2
Auchindoun: Mana-Tombs heroic 5 3 (4)
Auchindoun: Sethekk Halls heroic 5 2 (3)
Auchindoun: Shadow Labyrinth heroic 5 4
Caverns of Time: Old Hillsbrad Foothills heroic 5 3
Caverns of Time: Black Morass heroic 5 3
Caverns of Time: Hyjal Summit raid 25 10
Coilfang Reservoir: Slave Pens heroic 5 3
Coilfang Reservoir: Underbog heroic 5 4
Coilfang Reservoir: Steamvault heroic 5 3
Coilfang Reservoir: Serpentshrine Cavern raid 25 12
Hellfire Citadel: Hellfire Ramparts heroic 5 3
Hellfire Citadel: Blood Furnace heroic 5 3
Hellfire Citadel: Shattered Halls heroic 5 4 (5)
Hellfire Citadel: Magtheridon's Lair raid 25 3
Isle of Quel'Danas: Magisters' Terrace heroic 5 4
Isle of Quel'Danas: Sunwell Plateau raid 25 12
Tempest Keep: Arcatraz heroic 5 4
Tempest Keep: Botanica heroic 5 5
Tempest Keep: Mechanar heroic 5 4
Tempest Keep: The Eye raid 25 8
Karazhan raid 10 22
Zul'Aman raid 10 13
Gruul's Lair raid 25 5
Black Temple raid 25 18

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
    Badges of Justice will be immediately converted to 1g 83s 30c each. Items which were purchased using Badges of Justice now require [Justice Points] instead.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Badges of Justice have been moved to the Currency Tab.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Badges of Justice now also drop from all raid bosses who did not previously have them!
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Badges of Justice now also drop from bosses in Karazhan and Zul'Aman.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.

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