Alliance & HordeHeart of Flame
Start Kalecgos
End Hallegosa
Level 35 (Requires 35)
Type Raid
Category Borean Tundra
Experience 104100
Rewards 53g 50c
Previous Alignment
Next B [35] The Stuff of Legends


Empower the  [Runestaff of Nordrassil] with 250 Soul Flame Essences / Smouldering Essences and obtain the Heart of Flame.


You are the first mortal to witness a dragon council, <name>, and among the only beings in Azeroth to take part in the choosing of an Aspect.

My ascension has endowed me with incredible power. I have taken the liberty to strengthen Tarecgosa's bond with you, though she will require a more... permanent home.

I would have you venture one last time into the Plane of Fire and bring me the heart of Ragnaros.

When next we meet, I will be able to suitably thank you for all that you have done.


You will receive: 53g 50c


A fine day for a ceremony. Don't you think, <name>?


You have done well, <name>.

Now prepare to receive a hero's reward.


Smouldering Essence can be obtained by using the  [Runestaff of Nordrassil] targeting the corpse of a Firelands boss. This can be only obtained when the player is on this quest. All bosses except Ragnaros will provide the following number of essences:

  • 10 normal: 3-5 (full clear average: 24)
  • 10 heroic: 7-8 (full clear average: 45)
  • 25 normal: 7-8 (full clear average: 45)
  • 25 heroic: 9-11 (full clear average: 60)

A  [Heart of Flame] object appears where Ragnaros spawns once he is defeated, but only after the player has fulfilled the essence requirement.


  1. B [35] Your Time Has Come
  2. B [35] A Legendary Engagement
  3. N [35] A Wrinkle in Time
  4. N [35] All-Seeing Eye
  5. N [35] On a Wing and a Prayer
  6. N [35] Through a Glass, Darkly
  7. N [35D] Actionable Intelligence
  8. N [35] Delegation
  9. N [35] Nordrassil's Bough
  10. N [35] Emergency Extraction
  11. N [35] At One
  12. N [35] Time Grows Short
  13. N [35] Alignment
  14. N [35R] Heart of Flame
  15. B [35] The Stuff of Legends

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-09-08):
    • The number of Smouldering Essences that can be collected from a single boss in 25-person Firelands on Heroic difficulty has been reduced.
    • The number of Smouldering Essences that can be collected from a single boss in 10-person Firelands on normal mode has been increased.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-08-04): Smoldering Essences are now properly applied to Firelands bosses and can be syphoned, even if the only raid member that is on step 13 of the legendary quest line dies during the encounter.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Added.

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