Heart of Flame (quest)

Both 32.pngHeart of Flame
Start Kalecgos
End Hallegosa
Level 85 (Requires 85)
Type Raid
Category Borean Tundra
Experience 104100
Rewards 53 Gold.png 50 Copper.png
Previous Alignment
Next Both 15.png [85] The Stuff of Legends


Empower the Stave 2h tarecgosa e 01stage2.png [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: 53 Gold.png 50 Copper.png


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 Stave 2h tarecgosa e 01stage2.png [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 Inv ragnaros heart.png [Heart of Flame] object appears where Ragnaros spawns once he is defeated, but only after the player has fulfilled the essence requirement.


  1. Both 15.png [85] Your Time Has Come
  2. Both 15.png [85] A Legendary Engagement
  3. Neutral 15.png [85] A Wrinkle in Time
  4. Neutral 15.png [85] All-Seeing Eye
  5. Neutral 15.png [85] On a Wing and a Prayer
  6. Neutral 15.png [85] Through a Glass, Darkly
  7. Neutral 15.png [30D] Actionable Intelligence
  8. Neutral 15.png [85] Delegation
  9. Neutral 15.png [85] Nordrassil's Bough
  10. Neutral 15.png [85] Emergency Extraction
  11. Neutral 15.png [85] At One
  12. Neutral 15.png [85] Time Grows Short
  13. Neutral 15.png [85] Alignment
  14. Both 15.png [85R] Heart of Flame
  15. Both 15.png [85] The Stuff of Legends

Patches and hotfixes

  • Cata-Logo-Small.png 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.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png 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.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Added.
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