Getting Started with the Oracles and Frenzyheart
The Oracles are a murloc-like gorloc tribe that inhabits Sholazar Basin. They feel they are guardians of the titan technology that remains in the Basin. The Oracles are part of an ever escalating territorial war with the Frenzyheart Tribe. The Frenzyheart Tribe are fierce wolvar who were driven from their lands by the Scourge. Once they came across Sholazar Basin they decided to make it their home. Their aggressive nature is the reason for the war with the Oracles.
Starting with the quest Playing Along, which is given by Tracker Gekgek after you have killed Pitch, you will begin a chain of quests that will first acquaint you with the Frenzyheart Tribe and then with the Oracles. This has no actual bearing on your ultimate choice of faction so don’t panic. Just continue to do the quests until you reach A Hero's Burden.
A Hero's Burden
Upon completion A Hero's Burden will allow you to begin your journey towards real reputation gain with either the Oracles or the Frenzyhearts . The quest is given by Moodle and requires the player to kill Artruis the Heartless. Artruis is a level 77 elite lich, located in the Sundered Shard which is east of the Lifeblood Pillar. While Artruis is very powerful he may be killed solo by some classes, but it is always smart to bring some help along just in case.
Once engaged, killing Artruis comes in three phases. In phase one Artruis will position himself at the back of the cave with a wolvar, Zepik the Gorloc Hunter, and a gorloc, Jaloot on either side of him. He will cast Frost Bolt, Frost Nova, Ice Lance, and even engage in melee in his attempts to kill you
In Phase Two Artruis will encase himself in ice and will turn Zepik and Jaloot against you. This is the crucial point in the fight. Killing one of the NPCs allows you to align with the other faction after the fight. So if you want to ally with the Oracles, you would need to kill Zepik, however if you choose to ally with the Frenzyheart Tribe you will need to kill Jaloot.
Once either Zepik or Jaloot is killed, Artruis will reactivate, starting Phase Three. Phase Three is much like Phase One except the NPC that you left alive will now help you complete the battle. Once defeated you will be offered a either the quest Frenzyheart Champion from Zepik or Hand of the Oracles from Jaloot allowing you to become aligned with that faction.
If at any time you feel you have made a mistake in your choice, or you have simply reached exalted and are ready to change from one faction to the other all you need to do is go back and kill Artruis. This time though you will want to kill the opposite NPC than you did the first time. Keep in mind that once you switch factions all reputation gains will be lost permanently. Also any items you purchased from the opposite faction that required a certain amount of reputation (Revered, Exalted) will no longer be useable. You may only switch between the two factions once a day.
Completing the quest Frenzyheart Champion will make you honored with the Frenzyheart Tribe and hated with the Oracles. It will also open up several daily quests that will be your way to continue to gain reputation with the Frenzyheart Tribe. The dailies are offered by Elder Harkek, Rejek, and Vekgar at Frenzyheart Hill. Three daily quests amounting to a total of around 1700 reputation, are offered each day. The daily quests may vary from day to day. Below is a list and short explanation of all the daily quests available.
Kartak’s RampageGiven by Vekgar this quest requires you to bring a sample of Oracle Blood to the Alter of Kartak (Letter A on the map) to summon Kartak the Abomination. Once you do this it is requested that you use Kartak’s shared powers and kill 50 of the nearby Sparktouched Gorlocs (Letter B on the map). The Blood drops off of just about any Oracle, however you can get a head start by heading over to Sparktouched Haven and killing one of the quest mobs for the Blood. Return to Kartak’s Hold to turn in the Blood. The Alter that you are looking for is right next to Shaman Jakkjek in almost the very back of the camp. Summon Kartak and slaughter yourself some Oracles! Gives 700 reputation.
Tools of WarGiven by Vekgar you are required to retrieve some of Zepik’s traps from his stash in Kartak’s Hold (Letter A on the map) Using the traps you are then to kill 50 of the nearby Sparktouched Gorlocs (Letter B on the map). The traps can be found southwest of the Mosslight Pillar, near the edge of the zone. The box with the traps can be found in a box between two cases on the western rise of the southern “house” shown on the world map. The Gorlocs needed for the quest can then be found directly west of the Mosslight Pillar. The most efficient way to use the traps is to pull between 6-10 mobs, use the Vine trap, use the Volatile trap, move back slightly and then use the Spike Bomb. If the traps are too confusing the Gorlocs can also be killed the old fashioned way. Gives 700 reputation.
Secret Strength of the FrenzyheartThis quests asks you to obtain Thunderbrew’s Hard Ale and combine it with Wolvar Berries that Vekgar provides to make a secret Frenzyheart drink. After you make the drink you are to kill 30 Sparktouched Gorlocs. To obtain the ale you will need to travel to Nesingwary’s Base Camp and speak to Grimbooze Thunderbrew (letter C on the map). He will simply give you the Ale. Go to Kartak’s Hold (Letter A on the map) which can be found west of the Mosslight Pillar and right click the berries that will be in your inventory. Drink the newly created Ale to receive it’s buff and then proceed to kill every Gorloc in sight until the quest is completed. Gives 700 reputation.
A Hero’s HeadgearThis quest requires you to get Venture Co. Explosives from any of the Venture company untils at Swindlegrin’s Dig (letter D on the map) and then use them to obtain a Stormwater’s Head. The Venture company mobs you seek are located slightly north east of Nesingwary’s Base Camp. Once the explosives are gained fly west to the Maker’s Perch (Letter E on the map) to find a Stormwatcher. Kill it, and then use the explosives on the corpse. Gives 500 reputation.
Chicken Party!Elder Harkek asks you to capture 12 Chicken Escapee’s that are running loose throughout the camp (letter F on the map). Simply take your chicken net, chase the chickens down (easier on a mount) use the net on them and then click on the chickens to pick them up. A very easy and fun quest. Gives 500 reputation
Rejek: First BloodRejek asks you to use his blade in the corpses of a Sapphire Hive Wasp (letter G on the map), a Hardknuckle Charger (letter H on the map), and 3 Mistwhisper members (letter I on the map). Hive Wasps can be found south of Frenzyheart Hill, Hardknuckle Chargers can be found just east of Frenzyheart Hill, and Mistwhisper members can be found near the Glimmering Pillar. Don’t forget to use Rejek’s blade on the corpses! Gives 500 reputation.
Strength of the TempestRejek asks you to gather 3 Essences of Monsoon and 3 Essences of the Storm (letter J on the map) and then take them to the Shrine of the Tempest (letter K on the map). The elementals that give these Essences are located on Stormwright’s Shelf which is far to the northwest behind the Maker‘s Perch, and can only be reached via flying mount. Once there kill the Storm Revenants and Aqueous Spirits until you have 3 of each Essence. You should be able to see the Shrine, it’s a small tower that is down an unmarked path. Once there stand next to it and the rest will be done for you. Gives 500 reputation.
The Heartblood’s StrengthRejek asks you to bring a vial of Suntouched Heartblood back to him. He will provide you with the required vial but you will need to search out the blood by killing a Goretalon Matriarch. The Matriarch can be found on the north edge of the Basin north of the Bone fields (letter L on the map). Once you have the blood go to Suntouched Pillar (letter M on the map) and collect the water there. Combine both the items and you will gain the Suntouched Heartblood. Gives 500 reputation.
Friendly[Roasted Mystery Beast]
[Design: Reckless Huge Citrine]
Revered[Azure Strappy Pants]
[Discarded Titanium Legplates]
[Muddied Crimson Gloves]
[Scavenged Feathery Leggings]
[Sparkly Shiny Gloves]
[Stolen Vrykul Harpoon]
[Design: Jagged Forest Emerald]
Exalted[Frenzyheart Insignia of Fury]
- Frenzyheart Tribe - Gained by gaining exalted reputation with the Frenzyheart Tribe
- Mercenary of Sholazar - Gained by gaining exalted reputation with both the Frenzyheart Tribe and the Oracles.
- Honorary Frenzyheart - Gained by completing all 8 daily quests offered by the Frenzyheart Tribe.
Hand of the Oracles
Completing the quest Hand of the Oracles after killing Zepik will shoot you to Honored with the Oracles, and hated with the Frenzyheart Tribe. Upon returning to Rainspeaker Canopy, the home of the Oracles, you will find that you will now have access to daily quests which will help further your reputation with the Oracles. These quests will be the only way to gain further reputation. Three daily quests will be offered awarding around 1700 reputation. The daily quests can vary from day to day and are listed below:
Mystery of the Crystals
Oracle Shoo-dow asks you to retrieve the crystal defenses at Sparktouched Haven (letter A on the map) and use them to kill 50 of the nearby Frenzyheart wolvar (letter B on the map).. The chest with the defenses inside can be found inside the Oracle Village right next to the Mosslight Pillar. The best place to complete the killing part of the quest is to go to Frenzyheart Hill which is apparent on your world map, and put down your crystals near the largest group of wolvar you can find. Keep in mind that you will need to do a little damage to each of the wolvar or they will not count towards your total. AoE spells are great here. Gives 700 reputation.
Will of the TitansGiven by Oracle Soo-dow this quests requires you to obtain a Tainted Crystal from the wolvar near Sparktouched Haven (letter B on the map). Sparktouched Haven is southwest of Rainspeaker canopy and just to the west of the Mosslight Pillar. Kill Frenzyhearts till a Tainted Crystal drops. Once you have the Crystal take it to the Great Lightning Stone which is located near the Mosslight Pillar in the Oracle Village (letter A on the map). This will transform you into Soo-holu, a Spirit Beast. Then head off to Frenzyheart Hill (letter C on the map) and kill the unsuspecting wolvar until the quest is complete. If you do not enjoy using the Spirit Beast form you can also complete the quest without it. Gives 700 reputation.
Power of the Great OnesOracle Soo-dow requests that you charge the Dormant Polished Crystal at the exposed Lifeblood Pillar (letter D on the map). Once this is done you are to travel to Sparktouched Haven (letter A on the map) and use the power of the crystal to kill 30 Frenzyheart wolvar. Simply take the Crystal to the top of Lifeblood Pillar, and charge it. Once charged go to the southwest corner of the Basin and begin to kill the Frenzyhearts there. The buff the Crystal gives heals and also gives you extra damage. Gives 700 reputation.
Appeasing the Great Rain StoneHigh-Oracle Soo-say wants you to take a companion to dig up and collect 6 Shiny Treasures (letter E on the map). Soo-say will provide a gorloc buddy that will follow you around to help unearth the treasures. Search for the glints of light sparkling just above the ground, and move close to them. Your gorloc will then begin to dig, however he will not always find Treasure. He may also dig up Glinting Bugs, or a Sparkling Hare. If you kill the Hare you will receive a minute-long run speed buff Blessing of the Sparkling Hare. Keep digging until you have collected enough Treasures. Gives 500 reputation.
A Cleansing SongOracle Soo-nee requires you to play the Cleansing Chime at Bittertide Lake (letter F on the map), Wintergrasp River (letter G on the map), and River’s Heart (letter H on the map) and slay the evil spirits that plague the waters there. Bittertide Lake is located west of the Glimmering Pillar, River’s Heart is located in the middle of the zone, and Wintergrasp River is just south of the Skyreach Pillar. Go to each location, play the Cleansing Chime to force the evil spirit to spawn. Kill each enemy to complete the quest. Gives 500 reputation.
Song of FecundityOracle Soo-nee asks you to go to Stormwright’s Shelf (letter I on the map) and play the Horn of Fecundity near 8 piles of Soaked Fertile Dirt. Stormwright’s Shelf is located just northwest of Maker’s Perch. Simply use the horn on the very obvious piles of dirt scattered around this location. This quest requires you to have a flying mount and for those wishing to learn new words, Fecundity means fertility. Gives 500 reputation.
Song of ReflectionOracle Soo-nee wants you to use the Didgeridoo of Contemplation at the top of the Glimmering Pillar (letter J on the map), the Suntouched Pillar (letter K on the map), the Mosslight Pillar (letter L on the map), and the Skyreach Pillar (letter M on the map). Easier if you have a flying mount, make your way to the tops of each pillar and use the Didgeridoo of Contemplation near the crystals in the center. You may need to take out the mobs that are on top of the pillar but overall there is very little to no fighting involved. The pillars are hard to miss, and very obviously marked if you have your world map filled out. Once again for those of us who seek information a Didgeridoo is a wind instrument that was developed by Indigenous Australians at least 1,500 years ago and is still in widespread usage today. Gives 500 reputation.
Song of Wind and WaterOracle Soo-nee wants you to use the Tempest Drums at Stormwright’s Shelf (letter I on the map) and help Haiphoon devour 3 Storm Revenants and 3 Aqueous Spirits. Stormwright’s Shelf can be found between the Maker’s Perch and the North Sea. Once you arrive use the Drums of the Tempest to transform yourself into Haiphoon. To start you will be in his water form so go after a Storm Revenant. In this form you will have a Water Bolt as your primary attack and Frost Nova to hold the Storm Revenant in place. Once it’s low on health use your Devour Wind ability. This will kill the Revenant and transform you into Haiphoon’s Air Elemental phase. In this form you will need to go after the Aqueous Spirits. Alternate between Lightning Bolt which is your primary damage spell in this form, and Windshear which has a knock back. Once the Spirit is low on health use your Devour Water ability to once again transform yourself into Haiphoon’s water form. Alternate between the two forms until you complete the quest. Gives 500 reputation.
Oracle RewardsWhile the Oracles have many nice rewards to offer those that befriend them, the most coveted by far is the Mysterious Egg. This Egg can hatch into four different non-combat pets including: a Cobra Hatchling, a Proto-Drake Whelp, a Tickbird Hatchling, and a White Tickbird Hatchling. Even if you are not a pet person, this egg also can hatch into the much sought after, and very rare Green Photo-Drake Mount. The egg costs 3 gold and and takes 7 days to hatch. Other items purchasable from Geen the Quartermaster are.
Friendly[Design: Nimble Dark Jade]
[Oracle Secret Solution]
Revered[Design: Misty Forest Emerald]
[Glimmershell Shoulder Protectors]
[Gold Star Spaulders]
Exalted[Oracle Talisman of Ablution]
Oracle AchievementsThere are currently three achievements related to Oracle reputation gain including:
- The Oracles - Given for getting exalted with the Oracles
- Mercenary of Sholazar - Given for reaching exalted with the Oracles and the Frenzyheart Tribe
- Savior of the Oracles - Given for completing all 8 daily quests given by the Oracles