NeutralHeart of the Thunder King
Start Wrathion[54.6, 71.8]
End Wrathion[54.6, 71.8]
Level 90 (Requires 90)
Category Legendary
Experience 294000
Reputation +350 The Black Prince
Rewards  [Chapter III: Two Princes]
24g 72s
Previous N [90] Echoes of the Titans
Next N [90] Celestial Blessings


Slay the Thunder King in the Halls of Thunder and collect the Heart of the Thunder King.


The Thunder King. Dead for twelve thousand years, only to be brought back by Zandalari voice. No doubt Titan power preserved his vile corpse.

Titan power that's mine by right.

<Name>! Bring me the heart of the Thunder King. I will have it, and once it is mine, none will ever be able to resurrect him again.

Bring it to me, <class>. Bring me his cold, dead heart!


You will receive: 24g 72s


The Thunder King! What has become of him?


<Wrathion squeezes the black heart in his hand, his eyes burning brightly.>

You did it... you did it! The black heart of the Thunder King!



As with N [90] Fear Itself back in Patch 5.0, kill Lei Shen in the Throne of Thunder. The item will drop in all three modes: 10-player, 25-player, and Raid Finder. On Raid Finder difficulty, the heart will drop even if you already looted Lei Shen that week.

On accept:

Wrathion says: The Thunder King took within himself the powers of a Titan keeper. We must take them back.
Wrathion says: Bring me his cold black heart. We will be doing the Pandaren a favor, and the powers that we liberate will once again be put to the service of Azeroth.

On return:

Anduin Wrynn says: A chill just went up my spine!
Wrathion says: Something tells me our friend has returned triumphant.

On complete:

Wrathion says: Ahh - the heart of a king. The powers of a God.
Anduin Wrynn says: What are you doing? You're not seriously going to eat that-
Wrathion says: It is filled with Titan magic, the language of creation...
Wrathion eats the heart and goes into a trance.
Wrathion says: Oh, I see them - a million, million worlds - glittering in their perfection - but one above all others - oh -
A beacon of light surrounds Wrathion. He rises and speaks in a different tone...
The light fades as Wrathion falls to the floor.
Anduin Wrynn says: What are you trying to pull?
Wrathion says: It is gone. I don't remember any of it. Oh! None of them remembered. The irony!
Anduin Wrynn says: What are you talking about? I don't trust you.
Wrathion says: You are wise not to.
Wrathion says: Champion, I need time to..."digest" what I have learned. But soon, we will take action.

The quest chain continues in Patch 5.3 with N [90] Celestial Blessings.


Patch 5.0 - Mists of Pandaria

  1. Optional breadcrumb: N [90] Stranger in a Strange Land
  2. N [90] A Legend in the Making
  3. N [90] The Strength of One's Foes & N [90] Trial of the Black Prince
  4. N [90] Fear Itself
  5. N [90] Breath of the Black Prince

Patch 5.1 - Landfall

  1. Optional breadcrumb: N [90] Incoming... (A [15-35] Lion's Landing / H [15-35] Domination Point required to continue)
  2. B [90] The Measure of a Leader
  3. B [90] The Prince's Pursuit & B [90] A Test of Valor
  4. Complete all of:
  5. A [90] Call of the Packmaster / H [90] The Soul of the Horde

Patch 5.2 - The Thunder King

  1. Optional breadcrumbs: N [90] The Thunder King / N [90] Meet Me Upstairs
  2. N [90] Secrets of the First Empire & N [90] I Need a Champion
  3. N [90] The Thunder Forge (B [35] To the Skies! required to continue)
  4. N [90] Spirit of the Storm Lord (B [35] The Fall of Shan Bu required to continue)
  5. N [90] The Crown of Heaven
  6. N [90] Echoes of the Titans
  7. N [90] Heart of the Thunder King

Patch 5.3 - Escalation

  1. N [90] Celestial Blessings
  2. N [90] Cloak of Virtue
  3. N [90] Preparing to Strike / N [90] Meet Me Back at the Inn

Patch 5.4 - Siege of Orgrimmar

  1. N [90] A Timeless Discovery
  2. N [90] Secrets of the Timeless Isle & N [90] The Emperor's Way
  3. N [90] A Pandaren Legend
  4. N [90] Judgment of the Black Prince

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-15): [Requires a realm restart] Resolved an issue where players were not receiving Lei Shen's heart if they've already defeated them earlier in the week.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Added.

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