NeutralI Need a Champion
Start Wrathion[54.6, 71.8]
End Wrathion[54.6, 71.8]
Level 90 (Requires 90)
Category Legendary
Experience 294000
Reputation +250 The Black Prince
Rewards 24g 72s
Previous N [90] The Thunder King, N [90] Meet Me Upstairs (both optional)
Next N [90] The Thunder Forge

I Need a Champion starts the Patch 5.2 portion of Wrathion's legendary quest chain alongside N [90] Secrets of the First Empire. Before Wrathion offers these quests, players must have completed the Patch 5.0 and Patch 5.1 portions of his quest, N [90] Breath of the Black Prince and A [90] Call of the Packmaster / H [90] The Soul of the Horde respectively.

Over the course of this portion of the story, Wrathion's champion must reach exalted standing with him by killing mogu, saurok, Zandalari trolls, and members of the opposing faction on the Isle of Thunder, acquire twenty  [Secrets of the Empire] from raid bosses in the Throne of Thunder, unlock the Thunder Forge, and kill the world boss Nalak. Wrathion will then offer his champion a legendary meta gem in N [90] The Crown of Heaven, before asking for twelve Titan Runestones, which are found on the last six bosses in the Throne of Thunder.


Earn Exalted Reputation with the Black Prince by defeating mogu, Zandalari, and saurok enemies on the Isle of Thunder.

  • The Black Prince (Exalted)


You are a superb representative of your people, <race>. But I need someone special. I have big plans. And to enact them I will need a champion to carry my flame to the four corners of the world.

Are you the one?

Prove it to me on the Isle of Thunder! Lay waste to any mogu, Zandalari, or saurok that you find. Impress me!


You will receive: 24g 72s


How goes the battle on the island?


My Shado-Pan associates have spoken highly of your deeds. You have earned quite the name for yourself here in Pandaria!

It is settled. When the materials are ready, you will be my champion. You will be my instrument, my standard-bearer, my voice of change across this world.

We will do marvelous things together.



This begins Wrathion's legendary quest starting in Patch 5.2. Players must have completed A [90] Call of the Packmaster or H [90] The Soul of the Horde before Wrathion will offer this quest. The two breadcrumb quests, N [90] The Thunder King and N [90] Meet Me Upstairs are both optional.

As before, in N [90] Trial of the Black Prince and B [90] The Prince's Pursuit, more reputation grinding is required. Don't focus on completing this quest in days -- it will take some weeks to acquire the  [Secrets of the Empire] from inside the Throne of Thunder.

Wrathion and Anduin playing a game

On accept of both N [90] Secrets of the First Empire and this quest, Wrathion and Anduin Wrynn have a short conversation:

Wrathion says: The Thunder King! What a magnificent individual.
Wrathion says: Could you imagine what his empire would be like today if it had not been overthrown and hidden by the pandaren?
Anduin Wrynn says: I couldn't imagine a cruler tyrant. He enslaved this entire continent.
Wrathion says: Benevolence is a luxury for the strong, young prince. No great empire was ever built with kindness.
Anduin Wrynn says: ...I'm not so sure about that. But I can tell you: no great empire has ever stood the test of time by crushing its own citizens.
Anduin Wrynn says: Remember, the mogu were overthrown! THAT should be the lesson of the Thunder King. It's your move, by the way.
Wrathion says: I worry you may be too soft to wear your kingdom's crown, Prince Anduin. You would do well to learn some of your father's hardness.
Anduin Wrynn says: Are you lecturing me? You're what - two years old?
Wrathion says: Two in DRAGON years. It is your move.
Anduin Wrynn says: Hmmm.

Nearly all mobs in the Throne of Thunder count: mogu, saurok, trolls, the rare mobs, etc.


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

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