Elemental Bonds: Desire

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NeutralElemental Bonds: Desire
Start Aggra [69.8, 34.2]
End Aggra [69.8, 34.2]
Level 35 (Requires 35)
Category Elemental Bonds
Experience 86750
Reputation +350 Earthen Ring
Previous N [85] Into Coaxing Tides
Next N [35] Into Constant Earth


Slay the Tides of Longing and Vortexes of Longing near the Abyssal Breach until Thrall is free of their grasp.

  • Protect Thrall from the elements
  • Protect Aggra from the elements


Once again, <class>, I cannot do this without your help. I will try to quiet this tempest, but you will need to fight back the unstable elementals that whirl around it. Only then can we free Go'el!


My Go'el cannot tread these waters forever, <name>!


Air...water... now earth?


You will receive:

  • 86750 XP (or 20g 67s at max level)
  • +350 reputation with Earthen Ring


On accept:

Aggra says: We will save him, <name>. We MUST.

Tides of Longing are neutral level 85 water revenants with 77,490 health and the following abilities:

  • Bubblebeam 20 yd range — Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy. 2 sec cast.
  • Invocation of Frost — Harness the power of razor-sharp ice. Chance to gain a critical strike increased by 50%. Instant. 60 second buff cast on players.
  • Summon Vortex 40 yd range — Hold the target in place, stunning them and dealing Frost damage every 1 sec. 2 sec cast. 2 second stun, hits for 1000 Frost twice.
  • Water Bolt 45 yd range — Hurls a watery bolt at an enemy, inflicting moderate Frost Damage. 2.5 sec cast. Interruptible. Hits for ~7500 Frost.
  • Waves of Longing 20 yd range — Summon a wave that does 14044 to 15169 Nature damage and knocking enemies back 5 yards. Instant. Hitting for ~7500 Nature despite the tooltip.

Tides of Longing may split into two Figments of Longing with 15,000 health each on death.

Vortexes of Longing are level 85 elite water elementals with 542k health and the following abilities:

  • Attraction
  • Seaswell 30 yd range — Strikes an enemy with a watery bolt that arcs to another nearby enemy. This spell affects up to 3 targets, causing Frost damage to each. Damage increases with each jump. 3 sec cast. Hits for ~4000 Frost.
  • Water Bolt 45 yd range — Hurls a watery bolt at an enemy, inflicting 55 to 64 Frost damage. 2 sec cast. Interruptible. Hits for ~9000 Frost.

A similar progress bar to the one that appeared in N [85] Elemental Bonds: Doubt appears, tracking water elemental deaths. As before, each elemental is worth 5%, so it will take twenty to complete the quest.

At 5%:

A vision of Thrall and Varian Wrynn standing face to face appears over the breach.
Aggra says: Look there - a vision within the torrent! Is this what Go'el longed for most? Peace with his enemies - an end to the constant warring of his world?
Aggra says: He... wished to lay down his weapon... and the burdens of leadership...

At 50%:

Thrall Water Vision.jpg

A vision of Thrall and Aggra standing face to face appears over the breach.
Aggra says: Another Vision! I see Go'el, but...it...it's me. Was I his deepest desire? A mate with which to share his life... his burdens and his joys?
Aggra says: Hear me, Go'el! You ARE NOT alone! I'm here with you - I will NOT let you go!
The two turn and walk together away as the vision fades.

At 65%:

A vision of Thrall, Aggra, and two orc children appears over the breach.
Aggra says: A final vision! Ancestors... could those be... our children? This was his deepest desire... to be a father?
Aggra says: ... to have a family of his own... with me? Go'el never knew his parents... It was only a few years ago that he even found his people... I should have known this was what he wanted most.
Aggra says: Oh, Go'el, hold on!, I WILL free you! And you'll HAVE this life, I swear it!

Upon reaching 100%, Thrall's desire will pull her into the vortex. Catch up to her and interact with her to free her.

Aggra says: Ancestors, give me strength! The vortex's pull is increasing! It's pulling me in! The power of his longing... it's overwhelming!
Find and release Aggra before she gets pulled into the whirpool!
Aggra says: Fight this, Go'el! You've got to snap out of it!

Once freed, Aggra swims back to her location on the lip of the breach as Hydrius swims back.

Hydrius says: You've done the impossible, shaman. You have stilled the vortex within him without losing yourself, in turn. Your love for him... must be very great.
Aggra says: I need... the world... needs him whole once again. Bue he's always placed the needs of others before his own. How long has he surpressed these feelings - these desires?
Aggra says: He must embrace them and find balance... or this curse will never end.
Hydrius yells: His aspect shifts once again! You are losing him!
Aggra yells: Go'el!

As the conversation ends, speak to Aggra to complete the quest.


  1. B [85] The Call of the World-Shaman
  2. N [85] The Nordrassil Summit
  3. N [85] Into Slashing Winds
  4. N [85] Elemental Bonds: Doubt
  5. N [85] Into Coaxing Tides
  6. N [35] Elemental Bonds: Desire
  7. N [35] Into Constant Earth
  8. N [85] Elemental Bonds: Patience
  9. N [85] Into Unrelenting Fire
  10. N [85] Elemental Bonds: Fury
  11. N [85] Elemental Bonds: The Vow

Patches and hotfixes

  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-16): Demonology Warlocks can now successfully complete "Elemental Bonds: Desire".
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-06-28): Aggra's bubble is now significantly larger and has a sparkle effect, making it easier for players to locate her when on the quest Elemental Bonds: Desire.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Added.

Known Issues

  • If you're having an issue speaking to Aggra for quest completion/starting, you may need to:
    • Log in and out of the game
    • Wait for her to finish her dialogue
  • A quick way to locate her is to type: /tar Aggra in the chat box; this will target her.

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