Warlock Green Fire Preview
The much-anticipated Green Fire questline for
s is now testable on the 5.2 PTR. We've got a walkthrough of the quest series, transcriptions of lore events, a video of the final boss, and most importantly...the green fire!
Green Fire Spell Effects Video
completed the challenging quest series yesterday and made a video of all the transformed abilities!
The following abilities can be colored green with
. Speaking to Jubeka in Shadowmoon Valley can restore these spells to their normal color.
Click the cut to see details on the complete quest chain!
Green Fire Quest Chain
The quest series begins by looting
, currently from a Green Test Infernal by the Shado-Pan Garrison in Townlong Steppes. (Ghostcrawler has stated that it will be rare to get on live, but not super-rare.) Fuse together
Speak to your demonic minions to learn more about the codex. Your Voidwalker and Felhound are the chattiest:
: I cannot read the words…but the magic points to a world that exists no longer. It was destroyed by the Legion.
: Of course! This codex is written in the ancient nathrezim tongue. Nthrezim, or the Dreadlords, as you call them, were once an enlightened and powerful race. Their skill in summoning and gateway magics was unsurpassed by any in the Great Dark Beyond. This particular tome contains instructions to open a gateway to another world. Sadly, I fear that world no longer exists. It was destroyed as a show of power during the enslavement of Xoroth. That tone is useless, I'm afraid. No human warlock could open such a gateway alone.
You'll then turn in
to a trainer in Stormwind or Orgrimmar.
: Read a book near warlock trainers in Stormwind and Orgrimmar that explains the recent events of the Council of the Black Harvest. We've copied the text in this book later in the blog. As a reward, you get a permanent copy of the letter:
and use the clues within to locate the four soulstone fragments. Clicking on these soulstones gives you greater insights into Jubeka's memories. (These memories have also been transcribed below in the lore section).
: The Legion Front
: Ruins of Fahralon
: eastern-most point, by the bridge to Netherstorm
: Altar of Gul'dan
You can tell your proximity to the soulstone in a zone by one of the following buffs:
. Opening the stone will allow you to use the stone to see one of the memories.
Head to the entrance of the Black Temple in
: Follow Kanrethad and Jubeka's trail into the Black Temple by looking for her mark. After clicking on the mark on the front door, Warlocks can enter a special version of the Black Temple and complete the "Pursuing the Black Harvest" event, which we've described in the next section. You can also check out
WoW Insider's writeup
of this part of the quest chain.
There are several other datamined quests which may find their way into an earlier part of the chain:
: Word has gotten out that the Council of the Black Harvest has come into great power, and you're trying to convince them to join your faction to assist in the Alliance/Horde conflict raging in Pandaria.
: Both factions are racing against time, and it seems someone on the opposing side has valuable info about the Council of the Black Harvest. You're tasked with killing them and retrieving the correspondence.
which involved Wrathion and
, is now gone from the end of the chain.
: Pursuing the Black Harvest
Stage 1 – Enter the Black Temple
Avoid the guards and enter the Sanctuary of Shadows. You can distract the guards by running up to a worker. The worker will not attack you, but instead call for help, which will allow you to sneak past the guard.
Stage 2 – Search for Evidence of the Council's Presence
Find proof that the Council of the Black Harvest came to the temple. When you click on a scroll, you will instead summon Akama. He will remember your good deeds from Burning Crusade and decide the Ashtongue will act friendly towards you.
Stage 3 – Follow Akama to the Shrine of Lost Souls
Stage 4 – Uncover the Council's Plan
Investigate the Reliquary of Souls. You will need to summon your
because the area is covered in traps that trigger more spirits to fight. Once you've figured out the path, proceed carefully to the bottm, where Jubeka and Kanrethad are fully charging the crystal.
Stage 5 – Defeat the Essence of Order
Claim the soul crystal left behind by the Council of the Black Harvest.
Stage 6 – Survive the Demonic Invasion
Fight off the demons unleashed by the Reliquary and return to Akama in the Halls of Anguish.
Stage 7 – Plunder the Den of Mortal Delights
Plunder the Den of Mortal delights in the chaos.
Stage 8 – Head to the Temple Summit
Take the Empowered Soulcore to the Temple Summit.
Final Stage - Defeat Karenthad
This fight is very difficult on the PTR and we've included raw footage of Lore's successful attempt below, as well as the scene afterwards that gives him green fire.
These memories are viewed during
and show Kanrethad's rise to power and hunger for demonic knowledge.
Jubeka: Such strange creatures. Why do they remain so long after the legion has left?
Kanrethad: …there's a slight flaw in that supposition.
Kanrethad: The Observers were in the service of Illidan…not the Legion.
Jubeka: Well, he's gone too…so why are they still around?
Kanrethad: How should I know?
Jubeka: Well, I've spent weeks trying to understand how to summon one of these things. If you know something I don't, I'd appreciate it if you'd share it with us "lesser" mortals.
Kanrethad: What's the problem? You handled the binding of the Fel Imps and Voidlords effortlessly.
Jubeka: They were trivial by comparison! These things are never in the same place.
Jubeka: There's something…strange about them…something out of place…
Jubeka: Oh dear…
Kanrethad: I tire of your evasive babble, doomguard. Explain to me why you and your kind are drawn to sacrificial magics.
Doomguard: My contract is to fight for you, not to reveal the legion's secrets, mortal.
Kanrethad: Do not attempt to deceive me, demon!
Kanrethad: Your kind far predates Sargeras's betrayal. What WERE you?
Jubeka: This knowledge is useless…what are you trying to achieve, Kanrethad?
Kanrethad: STAY OUT OF THIS! The demon will answer, NOW!
Doomguard: What an odd demand. Not even my own kind care about our origins. Why should you?
Kanrethad: If you do not care then there is no harm telling me.
Doomguard: …before Sargeras freed us, we were the Titan's hounds. Forever enslaved to police the use of arcane.
Doomguard: Sacrificial magic was considered the greatest violation of life and we were attuned to instantly punish those who delved into such…delicious sorcery.
Doomguard: You have your petty secret, Kanretad. Now, I demand knowledge from you…why do you care?
Kanrethad: I don't believe that is part of our contract. We are done here.
Kanrethad: Jubeka, complete the ritual.
Jubeka: What is it you wished to show me…?
Kanrethad: …Ive seen the fear in your eyes, Jubeka.
Jubeka: What…? No! I.. I have… no idea…
Kanrethad:Gul'dan destroyed the world in his bid for power… you're concerned I will do the same to Azeroth.
Jubeka: No! Stay back! You…you're dangerous. I remain content summoning demons, but you…
Jubeka: …you toy with becoming one yourself!
Kanrethad: There are two sides to the blade of Demonology…
Kanrethad: …the threats that besiege us from the outside…
Kanrethad: …and those that threaten us from within.
Kanrethad: I chose you as my companion for a reason.
Jubeka: And what depraved reason is that…?
Kanrethad: …If I fail, I need you to banish me forever.
Council of the Black Harvest
, a book that surfaced on MoP beta in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, gives some background on the Council of the Black Harvest. This explains how the Council of the Black Harvest was formed and their motivations behind investigating the Black Temple. With tensions high across so many factions, this council of Warlocks wanted to ensure that their order had enough power to weather the political tensions and eventually reign supreme.
The pages within contain the story of the six master warlock trainers who unlocked the secrets of the most destructive forces to ever threaten Azeroth.
This rare alliance resulted in the new magics which were unleashed to all Warlock sects after The Cataclysm.
In the wake of The Cataclysm, the rising tensions between The Horde and Alliance have driven the greatest heroes of Azeroth to train for war. Warriors have readied their war banners. The Death Knights of Acherus have learned to control the Undead and it is even said the mages are researching ways to undo time itself.
Word of these new threats compelled the Warlocks to action. Convening in shadows, a council of six fought about what must be done to ensure the supremacy of their order, after several nights of blame, bickering, and signed beareds, the human Warlock Kanrethad spoke out:
" The relentless darkness which bathed Azeroth has been pushed back. Cho'gall is slain and the remnants of the Twilight's Hammer cult have been scattered. Ragnaros is defeated and his armies forced back into the Firelands. Deathwing lies torn apart and his twilight drakes obliterated. However, the powers they commanded are not so easily forgotten... powers untapped and ripe for the taking."
"In fact, among us now stands several who have faced their power firsthand." He said, pointing at a hooded figure across the room. A deep, sinister laugh echoed through the room as his hood burst into flames and burned away to reveal the orc enchanted, Ritssyn.
"It is true, pink skin, I was there when the Firelord was vanquished. The intensity of his flame was unlike anything you can imagine." the burning glow of Ritssyn's eyes cast eerie shadows over his burn-scarred face and thick-tusked grin.
"Untrue." spat a sharp, feminine voice, Shinfel. A Blood Elf adorned with sharp spikes of twilight elementium glared across the table, "Until you've been a prisoner within your own mind you know nothing of horror." Shinfel's blood had been corrupted during the fight with Cho'gall and her arms were now covered in black marks left behind by the corruption that had erupted from her skin. The experience had only served to increase the intensity of her sadism. Shinfel continued, "Even the Firelord's flames were overshadowed by the raw chaos unleashed by the Destroyer." She paused a moment and glanced to a Worgen who remained eerily silent. Zinnin had been present when Deathing was unmade and had not spoken a word since. Zinnin's eyes narrowed for a moment, then snarled at Ritssyn.
Kanrethad stood up from the table and took a deep breath. "This is exactly why we are here. I have no love for any of you, but we each bore witness to pieces of even greater power. Imagine - if we fused the molten fury of the Firelands with the unstoppable chaos of Deathwing, even the powers of the burning legion could not hold a candle to our flames!"
Ritssyn kicked his boots upon the table and snickered. "And just who would do this? You?" he spat. "I think not. You haven't been seen in battle since the siege of the Black Temple. If it weren't for having shared the secrets of Illidan's transformation with this council, I would kill you just for having the audacity of summoning me."
Kanrethad's lips pursed for a moment, but he relaxed and continued. "No, the scope of this task exceeds the capabilities of any single member here. I propose this council split into pairs. Ritssyn and Zinnin would lead a group into Sulfuras. Similarly, Shinfel and Zelfrax would hunt down the remaining members of the Twilight's Hammer cult and ... persuade them to share what they learned."
A pock-faced Gnome applauded with mirthful glee. Kanrethad continued, "Then we return... one year from now and take the results of our expeditions back to our own sects. More powerful than we would have been alone."
Ritssyn frowned as he saw the greed drown out in the Human's words dance across the council's faces, "And what would keep us from simply killing our partner in their sleep once it was a success?"
Kanrethad's brow furrowed and he growled, "Which is why we swear that if any member of this council breaks the contract and fails to return or returns alone, the others shall strike them down and banish their soul forever. We either succeed together or die alone."
Ritssyn knew at that moment there was no turning back. To decline was to invite his own death, and Kanrethad had seen to that already. He could defeat the human singlehandedly, but against all five? No. Not now... but after learning the secrets of the destroyer that Zinnin held...
"Fine. I can play along with your fool's errand. But first I must know, where will you and that miserable Forsaken, Jubeka, be going?"
"Me?" spoke Kanrethad with a wicked grin, "Why I'm returning... to Outland."
This is the journal you get for
which provides clues to the soulstone locations.
This document contains the daily journal of one of the master Warlock trainers. The pages are filled with random notes, the occasional drawing of an imp's internal organs and the occasional tidbit on the preferred diet of felhunters.
Near the end, an entry catches your eye…
It has been nearly two weeks isnce Kanrethad and I arrived in Outland. Almost immediately afterwards, he departed for Shadowmoon Valley. I didn't bother to ask why, as long as he doesn't get himself killed.
My research here in this dusty wasteland continues as drudgingly expected. While the Legion's onslaught has subsided, a number of the rare demon specimens remain.
The fel imps of Felspark Ravine in Hellfire are remarkably chatt. I've discovered that they're just as easy to contract into service as their names are to learn. The ritual to summon one is trivial, at best.
Voidlords are rather difficult to stumble across, but it takes very little persuading to convince one to divulge the name of a rival lord.
I have wondered once or twice if Kanrethad will ever return, but in the end, it doesn't actually matter. The council can put me to death, so long as my grimoires last, so will my legacy.
While examining the nauseating Ruins of farahlon today in Netherstorm, I was ambushed by a race of floating eyeball squids. Calling themselves observers, they were unexpectedly intelligent. They expressed a deep desire to bear witness to all forms of magic and willingly offered their services in exchange for the opportunity to consume new forms of magic.
The ritual to summon an observer is unexpectedly complex. While natives of the great dark beyond, they are highly migratory and the summoning ritual must compensate for their travels. Without their willing assistance, summoning an Observer would be nearly impossible.
Kanrethad returned, looking incredibly grim. Considering his undisciplined technique, it should be no surprise that his research has been less than successful.
I'm ready to attempt the binding of a higher order member of the burning legion, but I dare not attempt the ritual alone. In fact, perhaps Kanrethad would prove the perfect test subject.
Remarkable! My first attempt to summon a higher order member of the legion failed as spectacularly as planned. The shivarra broke free almost instantly after Kanrethad completed his ritual.
I expected the frail human to be struck down while I banished the creature. Instead, in the instant that the Shivarra's razor-sharp blades sliced through the air, Kanretad's form shifted and the blades bounced as if striking stone.
Unlike the typical form of metamorphosis, he did not complete the demonic transformation…perhaps his research has been more successful than I expected.
The key to binding a wrathguard was ironically reducing the number of runic symbols used in the summoning circle. Wrathguards are highly resistant to charms and compulsions, but readily respond to basic expressions of strength.
Kanrethad was unexpectedly insightful into the conditioning the legion users to compel the wrathguard into action. His ability to express his dominance over lesser demons is remarkable, if short-lived. With great pais, I've been able to enscribe the forms he uses to summon multiple demonic servants at once.
Unfortunately, while he can bind two lesser demons indefinitely, I can only do so for a short time.
We left a few ogre corpses in our wake, but studying the ritual circle of Vim'gol revealed additional ways of bolstering our power using demonic sarifices. While the act greatly enrages our demonic servants, fusing their life energy to our own provides a dramatic increase in power.
With a little experimentation, I discovered that the more closely linked you are with the demon you sarifice, the great the power of the ritual.
Kanrethad's ability to restrain his demonic transformation seems to have reached a plateau. Once again, his lack of power digusts me. Things that would be trivial to most Warlocks take him an eternity.
At Kanrethad's insistance, we headed for the Altar of Damnation in Shadowmoon Valley. He seems to be convinced that there's more to the Hand of Gul'dan than just a show of power.
I'm not convinced, but at this point my Grimoires are complete. I don't understand his obsession with controlling the flow of demonic power granted by his transformation.
While he plays around with ancient altars, I intend to try my hand at opening a gateway to conjure many wild imps at once…
Kanrethad is up to something. To say that I'm concerned about our next move is a dramatic understatement.
I'm convined there is no chance that we will return from this next adventure alive. There's simply no way I can take the risk that my Grimoires go unread. For that reason, I've contracted the imps to leave four fragments of my soulstone at the locations listed in my journal.
I'm sending this journal to you, my trusted friend, that should the need to locate me arise, you bring the four stones together, find my body and ensure that my grimoires are brought back to Azeroth.
Essence of Order
This is a dialogue before you must kill the Essence of Order, in Reliquary of Souls' room.
Kanrethad: Summon...ha, imagine what we could become if fused with power of this magnitude...
Karenthad: The powers of this room are not unlike the original Well of Eternity in Azeroth.
Jubeka: So this is how Illidan bound so many demons to his will..
Karenthad: Yes. The payment for the demons' service was to drink from the energy of this place.
Karenthad: By feeding upon this place's power, they were broken free from their addiction to the Legio's magic.
Karenthad: I believe this is the original power source he intended ot offer the blood elves to free them from their addiction to the Sunwell...but for some reason he didn't let them near it...
Jubeka: What?? You have no proof of such a claim.
Karenthad: Didn't you notice? The demons under Illidan's command were free of the entropic, fel-green corruption that pervades the Legion.
This is the final dialogue after defeating Karenthad.
Jubeka: This is only what you once asked me to do if it came to this, Kanrethad You brought this on yourself.
Jubeka: Kanrethad Ebonlocke, thank you for your help. While the world will not know, you've saved them more than they're aware. Kanrethad had to be stopped. I'll see to it that he stays banished.
Jubeka: Kanrethad enveloped himself with so much fel energy that it corrupted him totally. BUt a small taste of his power should not be harmful. Go ahead.
Jubeka: Now go, and use what you've learned. If you ever wish to have the fel energy purged from you, or reabsorb some of Kanrethad's, talk to me. I'll be at the Altar of Damnation in Shadowmoon Valley, keeping him banished.
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