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NeutralShattered Sun Offensive
ShatteredSunStandard (PNG)
Main leader Unknown
Secondary leaders IconSmall Naaru K'iru
IconSmall BloodElf Male Archmage Ne'thul
  Formerly IconSmall Draenei Male General Tiras'alan †
Race(s) Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
Naaru Naaru
Base of operations Sun's Reach
Theater of operations Isle of Quel'Danas
Sub-group(s) Scryers, Aldor,[1] Blood Knights[2]
Affiliation Sha'tar
Status Active[3]
Quartermaster IconSmall BloodElf Female Eldara Dawnrunner
Notable reward(s) [Sunward Crest]
[Dawnforged Defender]
[Pendant of Acumen]
[Pendant of Restoration]
[Pendant of Resolve]
[Pendant of Might]
Tabard Shattered Sun Tabard

“As you all well know, the path of our people has not been an enviable one. Blood elf and draenei alike have been tested. Conflict and strife have been our constant companions for as long as any of us can remember. For countless years, and across the faces of many worlds, draenei have yearned to better embrace the Light and put an end to darkness. So too have our Scryer brethren held such ambition. At last my noble brothers and sisters, our time is at hand!”

Grand Anchorite Almonen

The Shattered Sun Offensive (abbreviated as SSO) is an army of the Scryers and Aldor rallied by the naaru to combat Kael'thas Sunstrider's mad bid to use the Sunwell as a portal to summon his master, Kil'jaeden.[1] Their operations are centered around the Isle of Quel'Danas, where the Sunwell is located. The Offensive is the culmination of a plea for unity between the draenei priests of the Aldor and the blood elf wizards of the Scryers in an effort to prevent Kil'jaeden's summoning.

The Offensive's main base is located on Quel'Danas in an area called Sun's Reach, on the island's northwestern corner. The first efforts of the Offensive are to retake Sun's Reach - first the arcane sanctum, then the armory, then finally the harbor - from the Dawnblade blood elves loyal to Kael'thas, as well as the demonic forces of the Burning Legion who have come at the evil Prince's call. Members of the Offensive will also be called upon to enter the Magisters' Terrace and do battle with the elite of Kael'thas' forces, eventually facing the lord of the blood elves himself in a final showdown.


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Battle for Sun's Reach[]

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Main article: Battle for Sun's Reach
Both sides of the Monument to the Fallen

When the first adventurers reached the Isle of Quel'Danas, the Shattered Sun Offensive's base of operations at Sun's Reach only consisted of elven ships and a small camp, the Shattered Sun Staging Area. As the heroes completed their daily missions, the Shattered Sun Offensive progressively took over buildings on the island, unlocking more resources and missions.

The first building to be reclaimed was the Sun's Reach Sanctum, and upon retaking it, their next step was to recover the Sun's Reach Armory. At the same time, Exarch Nasuun in Shattrath City created a portal to the Isle of Quel'Danas, and asked the adventurers to help him complete it.[4] Once the portal was activated, Exarch Nasuun regularly asked the heroes to find mana cell in order to maintain the portal, while Astromancer Darnarian sent them to test the island's ley lines.[5] Sun's Reach Harbor was the third and final location to be reclaimed, along with the Silvermoon's Pride.

The Shattered Sun Offensive later began to accept donations of gold to construct a statue in honor of the fallen.[6][7]

Assault on the Sunwell[]

Following the demise of Prince Kael'thas at the hands of the Shattered Sun Offensive and the blue dragon, Kalecgos, the Offensive's troops procured a foothold in the Sunwell Plateau itself. However, an Arcane guardian twisted by the Burning Legion blockaded their advance, and threw them back to the entrance. Heroes were tasked with fighting their way through the blood elves' sacred fount of power, and the Shattered Sun captain Selana debriefed new troops on the situation.

The Shattered Sun troops entered the Sunwell's room shortly prior to Prophet Velen and Lady Liadrin's own arrival, and were present to witness its rebirth from the heart of M'uru.


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Though their work was done, it appeared that the Offensive had not been entirely relieved from duty. With the Isle of Quel'Danas back under complete control, the blood elves of Quel'Thalas fortified the defenses of their sacred Sunwell, while the remnants of the Shattered Sun still hold a small presence around Dawnstar Village and its surrounding areas, a few members of the Shattered Sun Offensive could be seen assisting the blood elven builders in reconstructing the area.


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Years later, following the rediscovery of the Dragon Isles, Dranarus was sent to Orgrimmar on behalf of Velen for a matter of great importance, and could be seen with a tabard of the Shattered Sun Offensive.[8]


Shattered Sun Banner

Inv brd banner [Shattered Sun Banner]

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The Shattered Sun Offensive is a new faction that was added in patch 2.4.0, with the opening of the Isle of Quel'Danas and its instances. In addition to the NPCs on Quel'Danas, several new quest givers were added in Shattrath City, and the majority of the NPCs around the Terrace of Light are now marked as members of the Offensive, with blood elves mingling with the draenei (prior to 2.4, all of the NPCs around the Terrace were draenei affiliated with the Aldor).

Faction description: Shattrath City's final push against Prince Kael'thas' operations in the Sunwell.

Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
N [25-30 Daily] Gaining the Advantage
250 For Skinners, Miners and Herbalists only
N [25-30 Daily] Sunfury Attack Plans
N [25-30 Daily] The Multiphase Survey
Instance Trash: 10-15
Bosses: 130 (x4)
Full Clear ~2,000 rep
Heroic ~2,900 rep

Reputation through Exalted with the Shattered Sun Offensive can be gained via doing specific quests as well as by running the 5-man dungeon Magisters' Terrace.


Eldara Dawnrunner
<Shattered Sun Quartermaster>
Rep Item Cost Type
Friendly Inv misc food 95 grainbread [Naaru Ration] 50s Food
Honored Inv misc note 01 [Formula: Void Shatter] 15g Outland Enchanting (75)
Formula: Enchant Chest - Defense 15g Outland Enchanting (60)
Revered Inv scroll 03 [Design: Ember Skyfire Diamond] 15g Outland Jewelcrafting (70)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Eternal Earthstorm Diamond] 15g Outland Jewelcrafting (70)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Crimson Serpent] 25g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Seaspray Albatross] 25g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Empyrean Tortoise] 25g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Khorium Boar] 25g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Shadowsong Panther] 25g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv scroll 05 [Design: Regal Talasite] 12g Outland Jewelcrafting (50)
Inv scroll 04 [Design: Forceful Seaspray Emerald] 50g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv scroll 04 [Design: Steady Seaspray Emerald] 50g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv scroll 04 [Design: Reckless Pyrestone] 50g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv scroll 04 [Design: Quick Lionseye] 50g Outland Jewelcrafting (75)
Inv axe 46 [Legionfoe] 54g 94s 66c Two-Hand Axe
Inv mace 35 [Seeker's Gavel] 43g 46s 90c One-Hand Mace
Inv sword 59 [Archmage's Guile] 41g 81s 94c One-Hand Sword
Inv weapon crossbow 14 [Truestrike Crossbow] 33g 8s 67c Crossbow
Inv mace 34 [K'iru's Presage] 43g 63s 17c One-Hand Mace
Inv weapon shortblade 14 [Bombardier's Blade] 45g 90s 15c One-Hand Dagger
Inv sword 91 [The Sunbreaker] 46g 6s 43c One-Hand Sword
Inv sword draenei 01 [Inuuro's Blade] 43g 79s 45c One-Hand Sword
Exalted Inv shield 48 [Sunward Crest] 37g 78s 42c Shield
Inv shield 05 [Dawnforged Defender] 37g 92s 31c Shield
Inv jewelry necklace 32 [Shattered Sun Pendant of Acumen] 23g 27s 52c Neck
Inv jewelry necklace 12 [Shattered Sun Pendant of Restoration] 23g 27s 52c Neck
Inv jewelry necklace 39 [Shattered Sun Pendant of Resolve] 23g 27s 52c Neck
Inv jewelry necklace 38 [Shattered Sun Pendant of Might] 23g 27s 52c Neck
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Assassin's Alchemist Stone] 25g Outland Alchemy (75)
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Guardian's Alchemist Stone] 25g Outland Alchemy (75)
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Redeemer's Alchemist Stone] 25g Outland Alchemy (75)
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Sorcerer's Alchemist Stone] 25g Outland Alchemy (75)
Inv shirt guildtabard 01 [Tabard of the Shattered Sun] 1g Tabard

Additionally, after players retake the Sun's Reach Armory, several other vendors spawn, including Smith Hauthaa, the Spell holy championsbond [Badge of Justice] vendor. Once players retake Sun's Reach Harbor and activate the Alchemy Lab, Shaani begins selling her jewelcrafting wares.


The Shattered Sun Offensive storyline is unique in WoW as far as gameplay is concerned, as most quests are added or removed based on the completion of server-wide objectives like retaking locations on the Isle of Quel'Danas or activating the Portal to the Isle from Shattrath, and not based on reputation.

Most quests take place solely on the Isle, but a few involve activities elsewhere in Outland. Quests not taking place on the Isle are marked with their zone information below. Once the final phase is reached, there are Shattered Sun Offensive quests taking place in every zone of Outland excluding Zangarmarsh.


Sun's Reach daily quests[]

Quests are first introduced in the phase designated by their column and either last until the beginning of the phase introducing their replacements if marked by a dagger (†), or are permanently added to the game. The dagger notation is kept throughout the wiki for all links pointing to the removed quests.

Only the quests in the rows designating an objective count towards completing that objective. So, only the quests N [70 Daily] Intercept the Reinforcements (IR) and N [70 Daily] Taking the Harbor (TH), as part of the Sun's Reach Harbor objective, will advance the realm towards Phase 4.

Alternate rows under the "Portal", "Anvil" and "Monument" headers are introduced at the same time as their parent phases (Phases 2, 3 and 4, respectively), but track completion separately from the parent phases. Realms on average will complete the alternate (Phase nB) phases before advancing to the next major phase.

Nearly all of the quests in this table are both daily quests, and available at all reputations starting from neutral with the Offensive. The exceptions are N [25-30 Daily] Your Continued Support (YCS), which is a daily quest available until players reach exalted reputation with the Offensive, and N [25-30] A Magnanimous Benefactor (AMB), which is a one-time only quest, available starting in Phase 4, but requires exalted reputation with the SSO to be eligible. These two quests also have a negative amount listed in the ΔGold column, indicating their status as donation quests.

Due to the rather large amount of information in this table, all of the quest names and rewards have been abbreviated to limit the visible size of the table. Simply hover over the link to bring up a tooltip with the full name of the quest and reward information if javascript is enabled. Additionally, the column headers for the phases link to their relevant sections in the Reclaiming Sun's Reach section of the article.

Players performing these daily quests after the Wrath of the Lich King expansion will now see a lower gold return in exchange for experience granted for completing the quests while still under the level cap. The total for all 19 quests (including YCS but not AMB) will grant 208800 experience, 69g, and 4450 reputation.

Objective Phase 1 Phase 2 / 2B Phase 3 / 3B Phase 4 / 4B / 4C ΔGold Rep Reward
Sanctum EB
9g 10s
9g 10s
Armory BSA
10g 10s
9g 10s
Portal IMC MSP
10g 10s
11g 99s
Inv misc bag 13 [Shattered Sun Supplies]
Inv scroll 02 [Darnarian's Scroll of Teleportation]
Harbor IR
7g 59s
11g 99s
Anvil MR DSN
11g 99s
18g 28s
Inv potion 101 [Blessed Weapon Coating]/[RWC]
Alch Lab DR RYR
9g 10s
11g 99s
Inv misc bag 13 [Shattered Sun Supplies]
Inv potion 111 [Bloodberry Elixir]
Monument CD YCS -10g 150
Other DGC
11g 99s
of the Shattered Sun

Patch changes[]


  1. ^ a b Archived page
  2. ^ :Lady Liadrin says: I pledge the blades of my Blood Knights to the defeat of Kil'jaeden and the restoration of Silvermoon.
     :A'dal says: The Shattered Sun Offensive will surely benefit from the addition of your knights, Lady Liadrin.
  3. ^ Dranarus is still an emissary of the organization by the time of Dragonflight.
  4. ^ N [70 Daily] Intercepting the Mana Cells
  5. ^ N [25-30 Daily] Know Your Ley Lines
  6. ^ N [70 Daily] A Charitable Donation
  7. ^ N [25-30] A Magnanimous Benefactor
  8. ^ N [70] Prophecy Stirs

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