HordeThe Black Blade
Start  [Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire]
End Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner
Level 50 (Requires 50)
Category Crucible of Storms
Experience 17,850
Rewards  [Radiant Azerite Fragment] (500 [Azerite])
23g 40s
For the Alliance version of this quest, see A [50] The Missing Blade.


Bring the Dagger to Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner.


<The blade that was known as Xal'atath rests on the ground before you. Though the consciousness that resided within the dagger is gone, it still resonates with power.

Almost as if the weapon speaks with another voice. Another purpose....

You feel a compulsion to bring this artifact to the warchief.>


You will receive:
Inv radientazeritefragment.png [Radiant Azerite Fragment]

You will also receive:

  • 23g 40s
  • 17,850 XP


<As you present the dagger to Sylvanas, a faint smile curls her lips. For the briefest moment, it seems her eyes darken. A trick of the light, no doubt.>

Once again, you have proven yourself a worthy champion, <name>. This blade is the compass that will guide us to victory.


Before leaving after having killed Uu'nat, pick up this quest and travel to Orgrimmar to turn it in.

Quest completion
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: The Alliance believes that by striking down Rastakhan and decimating the Zandalari fleet, they have broken us. That the Horde will soon crumble.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: Fools. The boy-king has lied to himself and his people. He hasn't the faintest inkling of what he's truly up against.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: War is a living thing. It writhes, it grows, twisting and turning until its final form is revealed.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner says: This war is about to shift yet again. And it will be this blade that guides our way to victory.

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