WoW: Ashen Verdict Reputation Guide

Reputation - Shadowmourne Questline - Rewards - Achievements

The Ashen Verdict was forged out of an alliance between the formidable Argent Crusade, led by Highlord Tirion Fordring, and the Knights of the Ebon Blade, led by Highlord Darion Mograine. Reminiscent of the Shattered Sun Offensive these two different organizations have come together for a common purpose, to lead the final assault against the Scourge in Icecrown Citadel and bring about the fall of the Lich King.

The best description of the Ashen Verdict was probably given by Highlord Darion Mograine himself:

“The Ashen Verdict is a select group of the most talented craftsmen in the Ebon Blade and Argent Crusade. Its creation symbolizes the unity of our forces as we mount the final assault on the Lich King and his minions.
It is through the Ashen Verdict's efforts that we have discovered how to bend saronite to our will.”

With limited quests available from this faction, your main source of reputation gain is going to be inside the Citadel itself. Once inside you will be granted reputation each time you manage to bring down a monster. The reputation you receive will depend on what type of mob you kill. Most normal mobs will grant you 15 reputation, however harder elites, and named mobs will grant you more. Bosses inside Icecrown Citadel will grant you 250 reputation.

There are however a few quests that you can and should do as soon as Icecrown is fully opened. The Ashen Verdict, having learned to bend Primordial Saronite to their will, have set their smiths on an epic task;  to repurpose Arthas’s former weapon Light’s Vengeance (discarded once he claimed Frostmourne) to forge a new weapon called Shadowmourne.

You will assist the Verdict’s smiths in forging Shadowmourne  in what could be considered one of the most epic quest lines ever seen in game:

The Sacred and the Corrupt
Place Light's Vengeance, 25 Primordial Saronite, Rotface's Acidic Blood, and Festergut's Acidic Blood in Highlord Mograine's runeforge in Icecrown Citadel. Rotface’s Acidic Blood and Festergut’s Acid may only be obtained in 25 player difficulty.

Shadow’s Edge
Gain Shadow’s Edge (2H Axe) after gathering all the materials from The Sacred and the Corrupt.

A Feast of Souls
Highlord Darion Mograine wants you to use Shadow's Edge to slay 1000 of the Lich King's minions in Icecrown Citadel. Souls can be obtained in 10 or 25 person difficulty.

Unholy Infusion
Highlord Darion Mograine wants you to infuse Shadow's Edge with Unholy power and slay Professor Putricide.
This quest may only be completed in 25 person difficulty of Icecrown Citadel.

Blood Infusion
Highlord Darion Mograine wants you to infuse Shadow's Edge with blood and defeat Queen Lana'thel.
This quest may only be completed in 25 person difficulty of Icecrown Citadel.

Frost Infusion
Highlord Darion Mograine has instructed you to slay Sindragosa after subjecting yourself to 4 of her breath attacks while wielding Shadow's Edge.
This quest may only be completed in 25 person difficulty of Icecrown Citadel.

The Splintered Throne
Highlord Darion Mograine asks you to collect 60 Shadowfrost Shards. Shadowfrost Shards may only be obtained in the 25 person difficulty setting.

Highlord Darion Mograine asks you to bring him Shadow's Edge.

The Lich King’s Last Stand
Highlord Darion Mograine in Icecrown Citadel bids you to kill the Lich King.

Ashen Verdict Rewards

Like Karazhan and Mount Hyjal before it, players will be rewarded for their service here with upgradeable rings. As you gain in reputation your ring will gain in power. All players will begin at neutral with the Ashen Verdict, and to gain the first ring you must reach friendly. Once you have reached friendly Ormus the Penitent (the Death Knight Tier 10 vendor inside Icecrown Citadel) will offer you the quest Choose your Path. It is with this quest you can pick the ring of your choice. To upgrade your ring simply visit Ormus again. If you feel you have made a mistake in your ring choice, you can trade it in for a new one for a small fee.

Tank Physical DPS (Agility) Healing Caster DPS  Physical DPS (Strength)
Friendly [Ashen Band of Courage]
[Ashen Band of Vengeance] [Ashen Band of Wisdom] [Ashen Band of Destruction]
[Ashen Band of Might]
Honored [Ashen Band of Greater Courage] [Ashen Band of Greater Vengeance] [Ashen Band of Greater Wisdom] [Ashen Band of Greater Destruction] [Ashen Band of Greater Might]
Revered [Ashen Band of Unmatched Courage]
[Ashen Band of Unmatched Vengeance] [Ashen Band of Unmatched Wisdom] [Ashen Band of Unmatched Destruction] [Ashen Band of Unmatched Might]
Exalted [Ashen Band of Endless Courage] [Ashen Band of Endless Vengeance] [Ashen Band of Endless Wisdom] [Ashen Band of Endless Destruction] [Ashen Band of Endless Might


The Ashen Verdict also offers an array of patterns and plans. All of the below listed items can be purchased from the Ashen Verdict Quartermaster (Alchemist Finklestein) who can be found directly inside Icecrown Citadel to the right. All patterns cost 1 Primordial Saronite 

The patterns currently available for purchase are:

Item Reputation Skill
[Pattern: Sandals of Consecration] Honored Tailoring (450)
[Pattern: Deathfrost Boots] Honored Tailoring (450)
[Pattern: Footpads of Impending Death] Honored Leatherworking (450)
[Pattern: Blessed Cenarion Boots] Honored Leatherworking (450)
[Pattern: Earthsoul Boots] Honored Leatherworking (450)
[Pattern: Rock-Steady Treads] Honored Leatherworking (450)
[Plans: Protectors of Life] Honored Blacksmithing (450)
[Plans: Hellfrozen Bonegrinders] Honored Blacksmithing (450)
[Plans: Boots of Kingly Upheaval] Honored Blacksmithing (450)
[Pattern: Lightweave Leggings] Revered Tailoring (450)
[Pattern: Leggings of Woven Death] Revered Tailoring (450)
[Pattern: Bladeborn Leggings] Revered Leatherworking (450)
[Pattern: Legwraps of Unleashed Nature] Revered Leatherworking (450) 
[Pattern: Lightning-Infused Leggings] Revered Leatherworking (450) 
[Pattern: Draconic Bonespliter Legguards] Revered Leatherworking (450) 
[Plans: Puresteel Legplates] Revered Blacksmithing (450)
[Plans: Legplates of Painful Death] Revered Blacksmithing (450)
[Plans: Pillars of Might] Revered Blacksmithing (450) 

Ashen Verdict Achievements

There is currently only one achievement available for the Ashen Verdict. While it won’t happen quickly, if you manage to reach exalted status with the Ashen Verdict, you will be awarded with the achievement called “The Ashen Verdict“. Once obtained this achievement will grant you 15 Achievement Points, and  the title <of the Ashen Verdict>.

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