you thought all the black
dragons were wiped out with the fall of Deathwing you would
be…utterly wrong. It appears that one black dragon is still
alive and kicking in World of Warcraft and he has turned up in the
unluckiest place; Pandaria. That’s right, a black dragon has
taken up residence on this peaceful island and no one seems to mind one

The black dragon in question
goes by the name of Wrathion and can be found hanging out in the Tavern
of the Mists in the Veiled Stair, just north of the Valley of the Four
Winds. Despite being a black dragon and keeping company with the black
market vendor, it seems that Wrathion is far from a bad guy. So who is
Wrathion, where did he come from, and what purpose does he serve in
Pandaria? Read onward to unravel these mysteries and more.

style="font-weight: bold;">Spoiler Warning: style="font-style: italic;">The following contains
numerous spoilers for Mists of Pandaria and should be avoided by those
avoiding such content.

Wrathion‘s Story in
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Purified Black Dragon Egg, created by Rhea, gave rise to

Wondering exactly where
Wrathion came from? If you have followed the story line while
completing quests in WoW, you will remember the red dragon Rheastrasza,
perhaps better remembered as the Goblin Rhea. First encountered in the
Badlands, Rhea, is determined to find a way to purify and ultimately
save the black dragon flight. After capturing Nyxondra and forcing her
to lay eggs that she then used for experiments, Rhea managed to
successfully purify a single black dragon egg.

Despite her efforts to move the
egg, Rhea was untimely killed by Deathwing, however, the egg was saved.
Transferred to the Twilight Highlands the egg was put under the care of
Corastraza, however, it later vanished. What happened to the egg from
this time till now is unknown, but it is known that Wrathion is
apparently the result of the hatching of this egg. This means that
Wrathion is the only known living black dragon, but he is also
uncorrupted by the taint suffered by the rest of the flight.

Wrathion in Mists of Pandaria

You may be wondering what the
appearance of Wrathion in the Mists of Pandaria beta means and what
this black dragon will have in store for us. Up until recently, we
didn’t have the answer. However, thanks to some diligent data
mining, we now have a pretty good idea of what part Wrathion will play
in the WoW of the future.

It seems that despite his
heritage and his quick temper, Wrathion, has taken a keen interest in
the world. While he has watched the war between the Alliance and Horde
with disdain and has sensed the growing madness in Garrosh, that is
apparently the least of his worries. It seems that a bigger reckoning
is coming to the world of Azoerth and if the two factions
don’t shape up and begin to work together, the events that
will come to pass will manage to make even the Cataclysm look tame in

Wrathion, with his passion for
the finer things in life, like beautiful landscapes, good conversation,
drinking, and even companionship, has no intention of letting these
terrible events come to pass. Unlike his father, Deathwing, Wrathion
accepts the fragility of the world at large and feels the need to
protect it. To do this he will engage heroes from all over Azeorth in a
quest line that has the potential to reach legendary status.

Wrathion Quest
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can be find inside the Tavern of the Mists with his trusty guards
"Right" and "Left".. 

While we don’t know
much about this quest line, we can glean a few details from the data
mined quest text. As mentioned above, in order to stop this reckoning,
Wrathion must first stop the incessant fighting between the Horde and
Alliance. This is, of course, no easy feat. However, even black dragons
who happen to be the offspring of Deathwing need help from time to
time. This is where heroes like you come in.

This was first rumored to be a
Rogue only quest line, it seems that more recent revelations point to
the fact that this quest will be available to any WoW class dedicated
enough to take it on. While we can’t say yet what reward will
be waiting for those to finish out this quest line by
Wrathion’s side, we do know that the amazing rewards start
early on. Based on data mined sources, one of the early tasks Wrathion
sets before us will end with him bestowing onto us the [Breath of the
Black Prince].

Sha-Touched Weapon Enchants

Even though just the cool name
alone is enough to cause excitement, learning what this item does will
surely make you squee with anticipation. The [Breath of the Black
Prince] is essentially an enchant. That’s right ladies and
gentlemen, Wrathion is basically enchanting weapons now. This enchant
will allow the player to place what we can assume is an uber bad-ass
enchant on any piece of Sha-Touched equipment. The enchant will remove
any gems and enchants currently on that equipment, but if this enchant
is even half as cool as its name implies, this will hardly be an issue
at all. This leaves us to wonder what amazing rewards the rest of the
quest line has in store for us and if more of these Sha-Touched weapon
enchants will become available.


While we should keep in mind
that while this information seems pretty solid, it was ultimately
obtained through the process of data mining. This means that all of the
above may change or be removed completely from the final release of
Mists of Pandaria. However, with a quest line and rewards that seem to
hold so much potential for awesome, as well as an interesting an
multi-faceted character like Wrathion leading the way, I for one am
hoping that Blizzard will deem this quest line worthy to make the final
cut. What do you think of Wrathion and his corresponding quest line?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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