The Kirin Tor are a sect of wizards, stationed in Dalaran, that study and record all of humanity’s magic and artifacts. They are also charged with the protection of the city, but once failed to prevent Archimonde from destroying the city, under rule of Prince Arthas, who was summoned by defected Kirin Tor member Kel’Thuzad. The remaining members of the Kirin Tor were determined to salvage the ruins and rid the city of the remaining undead and reclaim their once magnificent city. The members of Kirin Tor are now cautious about who is let into their organization in fear of more defections.
Hey! Thanks for visiting this guide. In it, I’ll summarize the Kirin Tor Faction, how to gain reputation for it, and the rewards you get for doing so. Any feedback, such as catching a mistake or suggestions, in the form of comments is welcome. I will make an effort to reply to every single comment, even if it’s just to confirm I read it.
So, you’re in Northrend and want to be friends with the biggest local mage group. But, how? Good news is, if you’re a mage, you’re already friendly with them. But what about all those other folks?
Well, I suggest you do the quest chain starting with A Strange Device and ending with Defending Wyrmrest Temple. If you’re still leveling and don’t want to go out of your way to do this, that’s no problem. Follow Jame’s Leveling Guide. It’s covered in there. Another useful quest chain is the one that starts with Too Close for Comfort for the Horde and Nick of Time for Alliance. These lead to Coldarra, where other Kirin Tor quests can be found, most notably the ones for the Nexus. (Side note: There’s even more quests, which are all listed at this link, but I feel that listing every single one will make for an unpleasant experience to the reader!)
Other methods of obtaining a reputation with those Kirin Tor folk include wearing their tabard while hacking and slashing your way through Northrend dungeons. This is certainly the most effective way to go about earning reputation, as the dailies that those Magi offer you are disappointing. You either do some cooking for Katherine or Awilo, or do a heroic dungeon. I do suggest doing that daily heroic while wearing a tabard, that way you can do a double-whammy, getting tabard rep and daily rep at the same time! Bwahahaha!
Of course, if you’re friends with these purply beings of magic and sparkles, you might wonder, “Hey, I went through a lot of work just to be friends with these purply beings of magic and sparkles. What’s in it for me?”
Well, naught to worry, young one. They plan to fully compensate your troubles by giving you the honor to purchase their wares! Mr. Alvareaux in Dalaran is the man to buy from; here’s a nice little list of his wares:
- Tabard of the Kirin Tor: Wearing this, one can easily earn reputation from running Northrend instances, especially its heroics. This can easily be the easiest way to obtain reputation for the Kirin Tor, dressed in a stylish purple!
- Arcanum of the Flame’s Soul: This is the best fire resistance head enchantment in the game! That’s about all there is to say, after all; why would you need fire resistance?
- Helm of the Majestic Stag: According to some Wowhead comments, this seems like a very good resto shaman pre-raiding headpiece!
- Lightblade Rivener: This may be good for rogues due to its fast speeds.
- Shroud of Dedicated Research: This cloak is actually the second best pre-raiding cloak for many casters who are already hit-capped. Otherwise, one should go for the Dark Soldier Cape or the Cape of Seething Steam.
- Spaulders of Grounded Lightning: This seems to be a PvP hunter shoulder-piece! Good luck battling your opposing faction.
- Arcanum of Burning Mysteries: This is the downright best DPS caster head enchant! It also works very well if you are a holy paladin.
- Flameheart Spell Scalpel: This is the best one handed dagger for DPS casters! A good addition to this would be the Ward of the Violet Citadel.
- Girdle of the Warrior Magi: This is another wonderful gear piece for holy paladins.
- Mind-Expanding Leggings: These leggings are very great for feral druids and rogues alike. Get ’em and be proud!
- Stave of Shrouded Mysteries: It’s a good feral tanking staff, but definitely not the best!
- Boots of Twinkling Stars: These are rather nice for hunters and enhancement shaman. However, the Boots of Neverending Path will end up giving you more overall DPS.
- Fireproven Gauntlets: These are just dandy for plate tanks. Just dandy, indeed.
- Ghostflicker Waistband: These are good for moonkins and elemental shaman. They’re a bit underpowered at the moment, but are expected to receive a buff in patch 3.1.
- Robes of Crackling Flame: This is pretty good for clothies. I can’t say much more, but I know that it’s absolutely great as an alternative to some other on-par robes you can find in the auction house for around 1000g.
- Design: Runed Scarlet Ruby: It’s a jewelcrafting design for the most popular caster gem! What more can I say… err type?
- Pattern: Sapphire Spellthread: It’s a tailoring pattern for the most popular caster leg enchantment! What more can I type?
Thanks for Reading!