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Archerus's picture

Scale of the Sands

The Scale of the Sands is a sect of the Bronze Dragonflight led by Sordormi in the Caverns of Time. They are responsible for coordinating the defense of the timeline in Mount Hyjal. Players will start at 0/3000 Neutral Reputation with them, and gain reputation largely by running Mount Hyjal (the link will work when I'm done working on the guide).

In addition, there are a handful of quests you can do for reputation. The first quest is The Vials of Eternity. It's a fairly simple quest. Simply pick it up, kill Lady Vashj (in Serpentshrine Cavern) and Prince Kael'thas (in Tempest Keep, not Magister's Terrace), and they will both drop vials. Bring them back to the quest giver to complete the quest. This quest no longer counts for the Hand of Adal title, unless you picked it up before patch 3.0.2. Doing this quest will reward 3,000 reputation with the Scale of the Sands, and will give you a choice between 4 different paths, each with a different epic ring. You may not do any of the quests to obtain the epic rings without first completing The Vials of Eternity.

The Paths are:

  • Path of the Champion (Non-Caster DPS)
  • Path of the Defender (Tanks)
  • Path of the Restorer (Healers)
  • Path of the Sage (Caster DPS)


Skumball's picture

I'm a little confused...

I'm a little confused...

In the section where you explain about the epic rings, I'm not sure if it's just me but I don't find it very clear. Judging from what you say in the guide at present, the Path quests are repeatable for an upgraded ring at each rep level. This is never confirmed nor denied though. Perhaps make this point about the ring increasing in power at different rep levels more clear. Is it repeatable? Does the ring update itself automatically when you gain a new rep level? Is the ring you end up with determined by what rep level you do the oprigional quest at?

Just something to clarify, but other than that I think it's a good guide. Couple of tweaks perhaps maybe as Jiyambi suggested - best way to easily farm the rep?

I'll give it a 3 for now, 4 if you clarify the ring point and include the rep-farm strategy. The only reason I wouldn't give it a 5 is the Jewelcrafting recipe table... IMHO it's too bulky, something which is unavoidable with the layout of it, but it's also possibly the best way to display it so I see no reason for you to change it Smiling I may reconsider this andd bump it to a 5 maybe Sticking out tongue

Anyway, great guide and well done!

- Skum

Jiyambi's picture

Looking pretty good, it's a

Looking pretty good, it's a simple guide for a simple faction.

The only thing I would like to see is a strategy for quickly and easily earning rep via Mount Hyjal - basically, do you clear the whole thing? Do you just do up to the first boss, wipe, and start over? What's the best way?

Anyways, good guide and thanks for making it!

Archerus's picture


There, added that part. Basically, don't wipe, you get rep slower.

Jiyambi's picture

Awesome, thanks for the

Awesome, thanks for the update Smiling