For the Classic version of this quest, see H [4] Vile Familiars.
HordeVile Familiars
Start Zureetha Fargaze
End Zureetha Fargaze
Level 1-10
Category Valley of Trials
Experience 540
Reputation +350 Orgrimmar
Rewards  [Vile Slippers]
 [Vile Boots]
 [Vile Greaves] or
 [Vile Jersey]
1s 50c
Previous H [1-10] Sting of the Scorpid
Next H [1-10] Burning Blade Medallion

The Burning Blade is a covert organization that works to undermine the Horde. They have infiltrated the Valley of Trials and brought their demonic corruption with them. Zureetha Fargaze wants you to go to the Burning Blade Coven and cull the Vile Familiars that are spilling out of it.


Kill 8 Vile Familiars.


I trust the Valley of Trials will teach you much, young <class>.

I was sent to the Valley to guide you, but I have discovered a growing taint here...

One of the Burning Blade - a foul, demon-worshipping cult - has made camp here in the Valley of Trials. He skulks in a cave to the north, and his vile familiars have spilled from its mouth to cause havoc.

As your first task against the Burning Blade, I bid you, defeat these familiars. Slay many and, if you survive, return to me.


You may choose one of the following:
Inv boots cloth 31v3.png [Vile Slippers] Inv boots leather 10v3.png [Vile Boots]
Inv boots leather 10v3.png [Vile Greaves] Inv chest mail 16v4.png [Vile Jersey]

You will also receive:


To prove yourself against the Burning Blade, you must first defeat its Vile Familiars. Return to me when you have done this.


You have done well, <name>.

Although the Vile Familiars were merely pets of the darker powers within the Burning Blade, your success against them foretells greater deeds ahead.


The Burning Blade Coven is located north and east of the Den, beyond the Mottled Boars and Scorpid Workers. On your main map, you will see a cave in that general area - that is the Burning Blade Coven. There you will find Vile Familiars - level 3-4 humanoids - around the entrance to the cave, as well as inside the cave. You will not need to enter the cave to kill 8 Vile Familiars as enough are found outside. Be warned - their respawn rate is somewhat fast, so be careful of enemies reappearing behind you.

For beginning orcs and trolls, Vile Familiars introduce a new type of attack - ranged. Their ranged attack is [Fireball], which causes 3-4 damage. It is not a DoT (Damage over Time) attack.


  1. H [1-10] Your Place In The World
  2. H [1-10] Cutting Teeth
  3. H [1-10] Invaders in Our Home / H [1-10] Galgar's Cactus Apple Surprise
  4. H [1-10] Sting of the Scorpid
  5. H [1-10] Lazy Peons
  6. H [1-10] Vile Familiars
  7. H [1-10] Hana'zua (optional)
    1. H [1-10] Sarkoth
    2. H [1-10] Back to the Den
  8. H [1-10] Report to Sen'jin Village

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