Black Temple Spotlight: Original Raid Attunement
Since it's Black Temple Timewalking week, we're highlighting fun details from this raid throughout the week. Check out our
Black Temple Timewalking Strategy Guide
if you need tips clearing the instance!
Today we are looking at the old attunement process to enter Black Temple. Completing
prior to Wrath of the Lich King awarded the title. If you would like to learn about the coordinates and quest tips to completing this chain, please read
Aurleis1's excellent comment
on the Blessed Medallion of Karabor.
Tablets of Baa'ri
(Aldor or Scryer): Anchorite Ceyla at the Altar of Sha'tar wants you to collect 12 Baa'ri Tablets from the ground and from Ashtongue Workers at the Ruins of Baa'ri.
: Kill Oronu the Elder, Akama's lieutenant and take his
to learn if the Ashtongue have acquired the Medallion of Karabor.
: The four medallion fragments are scattered throughout Shadowmoon Valley; you must retrieve them.
: Even after obtaining the medallion fragments, you do not have a completed medallion. Interrogate Sanoru to learn about Akama's whereabouts in the hopes of obtaining the rest of the medallion.
: It's revealed that Akama joined Illidan to protect his tribe, but has since had a change of heart and is secretly opposed. To prove that you're not loyal to Illidan, you are asked to defeat the satyr
: With the satyr defeated, the Ashtongue trust you and allow you to speak with Akama. In this dialogue, you learn that Maiev has been imprisoned and guarded by Akama; she is impatient to break free and get her revenge on Illidan. Akama is more patient and is waiting for the right time to overthrow Illidan.
: Unfortunately, your hard work acquiring the medallion fragments has been for nothing--you've acquired forgeries. This was to prevent the medallion pieces from falling into the wrong hands and letting Illidan know the truth. Akama reveals that Seer Udalo, imprisoned in the Arcatraz, knows about the final missing fragment of the Medallion.
: When you reach Seer Udalo he's dead; but you find the word Atam'al written on the floor next to his body.
: Atam'al refers to the Ata'mal Terrace, an area outside the Black Temple infested with Fel Orcs. Here you must retrieve the
. In the novel
Rise of the Horde
, we learn this item was originally possessed by Velen, lost when Velen was captured by Durotan, and used by the Orcs to attack the Draenei.
: Akama fuses together the Medallion of Karabor with the Heart of Fury; you then take the Medallion to A'dal in Shattrath. A'dal then tells of a vision involving Akama, Maiev, and an explorer fighting through Black Temple.
Venture into Serpentshrine Cavern and speak to
, captured by the Naga, who is located in
's room and accept
The Secret Compromised
. You must kill Fathom-Lord Karathress for him to come out. This was a council-style fight that required the raid to neutralize different adds, and the boss dropped the popular weapon
. After defeating Fathom-Lord Karathress, Seer Olum asks to be laid to rest so Illidan does not track him down. Akama leads him into the spirit world and then lies to Illidan that he found the "traitor" Olum already dead, and that he believes Kael'thas in Tempest Keep to be a threat.
in Shadowmoon Valley. Complete
Ruse of the Ashtongue
in Tempest Keep: The Eye to prove that Akama retains the appearance of loyalty to Illidaan. Al'ar was a fight with heavy fire damage who dropped popular weapons like
. In this quest, you'll don the
to take on the Ashtongue's appearance. This quest item was very popular and was later turned into the Timewalking toy
Complete the attunement quest for series for
. This requires players to loot vials from the end bosses in Tier 5 content:
. Each raid has different attunements, which are further detailed in the
Burning Crusade Dungeon Attunement Post
Tempest Keep Attunement:
To get attuned to The Eye, players needed to complete the Trials of the Naaru after the Cipher of Damnation questline in Shadowmoon Valley.
Trials of the Naaru requires you to clear a speed run of Heroic
) and Heroic
), and Heroic
. Each Heroic dungeon had a special key and additional requirements.
For the final step, players needed to defeat the raid boss
Getting attuned for
was more complex: players had to get attuned to Karazhan in addition to defeating dungeon and raid bosses.
up, players needed to access the quest giver
. This required players to clear the first boss and some additional trash.
This quest sent players to defeat
. To further complicate things,
was a 10-player raid and
was 25-player in addition to being very punishing.
, but entering Karazhan required the
and another lengthy attunement process involving dungeons, several of which had additional attunements or requirements like flying. The guide
How To: Quick and Full Karazhan Solo Rep Farm to Exalted
by Darkicon explains each step of the questline.
Summoning Nightbane required a quest series that starts when you have Honored reputation with
Enter Hyjal Summit and kill
An Artifact From the Past
. With Illidan distracted by Kael'thas, Akama asks you to retrieve the valuable artifact
: In this quest, you learn that Akama's soul is chained inside the Black Temple and
will help you retrieve it. Go to Ad'al in Shattrath and explain your plan.
: Xi'ri provides a distraction outside the sewer entrance of the Black Temple; Draenei and Blood Elves are fighting demons outside.
: In this scripted quest event, you watch Xi'ri start the attack and Akama and Maiev fight through to the entrance of the Black Temple. You are then rewarded with the
to zone into the raid.
Once you've gained access to Black Temple, there are several quests to upgrade your amulet. The final version,
, provides a teleport to the Black Temple.
: Find the other members of the Ashtongue (
); these NPCs are located after defeating Supremus.
will also spawn, providing a teleport from the entrance of the instance up to the other Ashtongue--a fitting tribute for his sacrifice. You'll also find the quartermaster
who sells various class trinkets and Shadow Resistance gear recipes, useful for defeating
back in the day.
: Defeat the
to finally help Akama reclaim his soul. In this fight, you will first kill waves of trash as Akama slowly walks towards his Shade, then defeat the Shade once he's activated.
: The Ashtongue's final objective is to defeat Illidan; his defeat ensures their freedom.
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