NeutralThe Thunder King

Wrathion and Anduin
Start Wrathion [54.4, 72.6]
End Wrathion [54.6, 71.8]
Level 90 (Requires 90)
Category Legendary
Experience 23600
Reputation +10 The Black Prince
Rewards 1g 98s 50c
Previous Alliance A [90] Call of the Packmaster
Horde H [90] The Soul of the Horde
Next N [90] Secrets of the First Empire, N [90] I Need a Champion

The Thunder King is one of two optional breadcrumbs to the Patch 5.2 portion of Wrathion's legendary quest chain. Though the breadcrumb quests are optional, 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, before he will start the Patch 5.2 portion of his quest.

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.


Contact Wrathion on the second floor of the Tavern in the Mists in the Veiled Stair.


Are you aware of recent events in Kun-Lai Summit? The Zandalari have landed on the northern shores in great numbers and have set about renewing old alliances. To that end, they have resurrected the Thunder King.

Even among the mogu, the name of the first emperor commands awe and fear. The Thunder King founded a vast empire of slavery and suffering... but also of power, riches, and splendor.

We will take the fight to him soon. Find me when your faction makes its move.


You will receive: 1g 98s 50c


There's nothing more we can do... for the moment.

Contact me as soon as your allies make a move against the Thunder King. You and I will have front row seats!


The Sunreavers and the Kirin Tor are mounting an assault on the Thunder King's base of operations! My new friend and I here were just discussing the ramifications of their attack.

You and I can stand to benefit form the situation, <name>. I have a few ideas...



This quest was offered by Wrathion after completing A [90] Call of the Packmaster or H [90] The Soul of the Horde before Patch 5.2 hit. Adventurers who complete those quests after that point will be instead offered N [90] Meet Me Upstairs.

Return to the Tavern in the Mists in the Veiled Stair. Wrathion is not sitting at his usual spot at the table, so Tong chimes in:

Tong the Fixer says: <Class>, if you are looking for the Black Prince, you will find him upstairs.

Upstairs, Wrathion and Anduin Wrynn are sitting at a table, Sunwalker Dezco is in one corner of the room, and two Royal Bodyguards are in another. Anduin has some interesting gossip text:

Wrathion claims to be the last living black dragon. Do you think that's true?
He's got the most curious outlook on the world. I can't decide if he thinks human life is precious or expendable! I do enjoy talking with him, however.
  • Gossip What happened to your leg? Are you wounded?
Oh, this? <Anduin indicates his crutch.>
Garrosh Hellscream tried to use an ancient mogu artifact to summon and control sha energy. I found a way to stop him, but probably shouldn't have confronted him on my own. He thought I was dead when he left me buried under the wreckage of his failed plan. I swear he shattered every bone in my body.
The pandaren mistweavers got me back on my feet again, but it may be some time before I can walk without assistance.
  • Gossip How can you trust a black dragon, after what they put your family through?
You know of our history with the black dragonflight, do you? I won't soon forget what Lady Prestor - Onyxia - did to my family. Maybe that's why I sought Wrathion out.
<Anduin peers across the table at his unusual companion.>
But.. he's not like other black dragons, is he? He's completely honest and yet always hiding something. Not at all what I expected.

So does Dezco:

<The tauren paladin looks you up and down, as if sizing up your intentions.>
I mean you no hostility, <class>. The human prince and I met at the Temple of the White Tiger, and he often seeks me out to talk about my Chieftain, Baine, and to discuss matters of war and peace.
<The paladin and the Prince's bodyguards periodically exchange distrustful glances at one another.>

The guards have this to say:

The King wanted Prince Anduin to stay in the Vale until he recovered. But the Prince insists on wandering around talking to people. What are we to do when a Prince wants to disobey his King?
Best to stay close and keep him out of trouble.


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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