WoW Midsummer Fire Festival Guide


img width=”45″ height=”45″ align=”left” src=”http://exploringwow.com/images/midsummer.jpg” style= “margin: 5px 10px 0px 0px;” alt=”Midsummer Fire Festival” />This Midsummer Fire Fesitval guide provides details of the seasonal event that runs from June 21st to July 4th in the World of Warcraft. Bonfires are lit all across Azeroth to celebrate the hottest months of the year. Characters of all levels can join in the celebration by completing quests and visiting the flames around the world, which in turn will reward them with gold and experience, as well as Burning Blossoms. Burning Blossoms are the currency of the festival and can be used to purchase unique rewards from a Midsummer Merchant/Supplier during the festival.

Updated for 2013

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Midsummer Fire Festival Items

The following items can be purchased from Midsummer Merchants/Suppliers.

Item Cost
Burning Blossoms
Fiery Festival Brew x5 2
Handful of Summer Petals 2
Bag of Smorc Ingredients 5
Elderberry Pie x5 5
Fire-toasted Bun x5 5
Juggling Torch x5 5
Midsummer Sausage x5 5
Toasted Smorc x5 5
Mantle of the Festival Fire 100
Vestment of Summer 100
Sandals of Summer 200
Brazier of Dancing Flames 350
Captured Flame 350
Helm of the Fire Festival 350

One of the following cloaks drops each time you defeat Ahune the Frost Lord. You need to be level 89-90 to queue in the dungeon finder for this boss.

Very rarely, the following enchant might also drop:

Additionally, the first time you defeat Ahune each day you will receive a Satchel of Chilled Goods. It contains 5-15 Burning Blossoms, Justice Points and a small chance of one of the following items:


Midsummer Fire Festival Quests

The Spinner of Summer Tales/The Master of Summer Lore
This is a ‘breadcrumb’ quest offered by commoner NPCs in the major cities in order to direct you to the capital city bonfires and other quest givers. It is not a pre-requisite for any of the other quests and awards 1 Burning Blossom.

Incense for the Festival Scorchlings/Incense for the Summer Scorchlings
This quest is available from a Festival Loremaster/Talespinner near one of the bonfires in the capital cities. The quest is completed by handing it in to a Searing Scorchling at any of the bonfires in the zones outside of the capital cities and it awards 1 Burning Blossom.

Torch Tossing
This quest is only available from a Master Flame/Fire Eater next to the bonfires in the capital cities. For this quest you will receive a stack of torches that need to be thrown at one of five braziers. You need to be standing close enough to the bonfire in order to light the torches. Throw the torches at the brazier that currently has a mark above it. You will need to hit 8 braziers correctly within a minute to complete the quest. The follow up quest More Torch Tossing, which is available as a daily quest during the festival, requires you to hit 20 braziers in 2 minutes. Both quests, reward you with gold and experience according to your level as well as 5 Burning Blossoms.

Torch Catching
This quest is also only available from a Master Flame/Fire Eater next to the bonfires in the capital cities. For this quest you will receive a torch that needs to be lit, then thrown in the air and caught. You need to be standing close enough to the bonfire in order to light the torch initially. The easiest way to complete this quest is to change you view to be directly above your character and zoom out as far as possible – also make sure your video settings have shadows enabled. Right-click on a torch to light it and toss it up initially and then follow the torch’s shadow so that your character is beneath it when it lands. As soon as you catch the torch it will be tossed up again, and you need to keep following the shadow in order to catch it. You will need to catch a torch 4 times in a row to complete the quest. The follow quest More Torch Catching, which is available as a daily quest during the festival, requires you to catch 10 torches in a row. Both quests, reward you with gold and experience according to your level as well as 10 Burning Blossoms.

Honor the Flame
Speak to the Flame Keeper at each bonfire for your faction to complete this quest – the bonfires in capital cities don’t offer this quest. For each Flame Keeper you speak to, you will be rewarded with gold and experience according to your level as well as 5 Burning Blossoms.

Desecrate the Flame
This quest requires you to visit each of the opposing factions bonfires and put the fire out by right-clicking on it – the bonfires in the opposition capital cities don’t offer this quest. The action of desecrating an opposing factions bonfire will flag you character for PvP for 5 minutes. For each bonfire that you desecrate, you will be rewarded with gold and experience according to your level as well as 10 Burning Blossoms.

Stealing [Capital City] Flame
Level 50 characters and above can complete quests to steal some of the bonfire flame from the capital cities of the opposing faction. For each flame that you steal you will be awarded experience as well as 25 Burning Blossoms. If you successfully steal all 4 flames from the opposing faction’s capital cities, you can earn the achievement King of the Fire Festival by completing the quest A Thief’s Reward, available from a Loremaster/Talespinner in one of your own faction’s capital cities.

Twilight Hammer Quest Chain
This daily series of quests starts with the quest Unusual Activity, available from an Earthen Ring Elder near the bonfires in the capital cities. It requires you to travel to Zoram Strand, Ashenvale. The quest series ultimately leads to the killing of a level appropriate mob, and rewards you with gold and experience, as well as 10 Burning Blossoms.

Ahune, The Frost Lord
If your character is level 89-90, you can queue up in the Dungeon Finder to fight Ahune, the Frost Lord. When you summon and kill Ahune he drops one of the iLevel 480 cloaks mentioned above. Killing Ahune will also earn you the achievement Ice the Frost Lord.


Midsummer Fire Festival Achievements

Dancing Around the Ribbon Pole
At each bonfire you will find a ribbon pole. When you click on the ribbon and dance around it, you will receive a 3 minute buff (Ribbon Dance) that provides a 10% experience increase when killing monsters. This is stackable up to 60 minutes, and each 3 minutes is rewarded for 3 seconds spent dancing round the ribbon pole. Additionally, if you collect enough Burning Blossoms to purchase all three pieces of the Midsummer Reveler set, namely the Mantle of the Festival Fire, Vestment of Summer and Sandals of Summer, you can earn the Burning Hot Pole Dance achievement by dancing around the ribbon pole for a full minute while wearing the garments.

Torch Juggler
The Torch Juggler achievement that can only be earned by juggling torches in Dalaran. To earn the achievement you will need to purchase Juggling Torches from a Midsummer vendor, and then juggle them 40 times in 15 seconds. Some people have had success with only 10 torches, but most folks find this easiest to achieve with 15 torches. Set the torches to a hotkey and then target the ground below your character to juggle them in place.

Ice the Frost Lord
The Ice the Frost Lord achievement is earned by defeating Ahune. This year only level 89-90 characters are able to complete this. You can use the Dungeon Finder to queue up for a chance to fight and defeat Ahune.

King of the Fire Festival
The King of the Fire Festival achievement is earned by completing the quest A Thief’s Reward/A Thief’s Reward. The quest requires you to visit the bonfires in each of the four major cities of the opposing faction and to steal the flame by right-clicking on the bonfire.

Honor the Flame
If you successfully Honor the Flame at all bonfire locations on a continent, you can earn one of the following achievements,

Flame Keeper of Eastern Kingdoms or Flame Warden of Eastern Kingdoms
Flame Keeper of Kalimdor or Flame Warden of Kalimdor
Flame Keeper of Outland or Flame Warden of Outland
Flame Keeper of Northrend or Flame Warden of Northrend
Flame Keeper of Cataclysm or Flame Warden of Cataclysm
Flame Keeper of Pandaria or Flame Warden of Pandaria

If you earn all of the above achievements, you will also earn the achievement The Fires of Azeroth or The Fires of Azeroth.

Desecrate the Flame
This quest requires you to visit each of the opposing factions bonfires, in order to put the fire out, by right-clicking on it – the bonfires in capital cities don’t offer this quest. The action of desecrating an opposing factions bonfire will flag you character a for PvP for 5 minutes. For each bonfire that you desecrate, you will be rewarded with gold and experience according to your level as well as 10 Burning Blossoms. If you successfully Desecrate the Flame at all bonfire locations on a continent, you can earn one of the following achievements,

Extinguishing Eastern Kingdoms or Extinguishing Eastern Kingdoms
Extinguishing Kalimdor or Extinguishing Kalimdor
Extinguishing Outland or Extinguishing Outland
Extinguishing Northrend or Extinguishing Northrend
Extinguishing Cataclysm or Extinguishing Cataclysm
Extinguishing Pandaria or Extinguishing Pandaria

If you earn all of the above achievements, you will also earn the achievement Desecration of the Alliance or Desecration of the Horde.

Flame Keeper/Flame Warden
The Flame Keeper or The Flame Warden achievements are earned only after the completion of every other achievement mentioned above for your faction.


Alliance Bonfires

The following Alliance bonfires earn 5 Burning Blossoms when honored by Alliance characters and 10 Burning Blossoms when desecrated by Horde characters.

Continent Zone Coordinates Location Linked with Achievement
Capitals Ironforge 64.0 25.0 Hall of Explorers Yes
Stormwind 49.0 72.0 The Canals, outside Stormwind Stockade Yes
Darnassus 63.0 47.0 Warrior’s Terrace Yes
The Exodar 41.0 26.0 The Crystal Hall Yes
Eastern Kingdoms Arathi Highlands 44.0 46.0 North East of Refuge Pointe Yes
Badlands 19.0 56.0 Dragon’s Mouth No
Blasted Lands 55.0 15.0 West of Nethergarde Keep Yes
Burning Steppes 68.0 60.0 North of Morgan’s Vigil Yes
The Cape of Stranglethorn 52.0 68.0 Beach east of Booty Bay Yes
Dun Morogh 54.0 45.0 North side of Kharanos Yes
Duskwood 73.0 55.0 South side of Darkshire Yes
Elwynn Forest 43.0 65.0 North side of Goldshire Yes
The Hinterlands 14.0 50.0 South of Aerie Peak Yes
Loch Modan 32.0 40.0 North side of Thelsamar Yes
Northern Stranglethorn 52.0 63.0 North side of Fort Livingston Yes
Redridge Mountains 25.0 54.0 Lakeshire, south side of Lake Everstill Yes
Swamp of Sorrows 70.0 15.0 West side of Bogpaddle No
Twilight Highlands 47.0 28.0 Thundermar Yes
Western Plaguelands 43.0 82.0 Chillwind Camp Yes
Westfall 45.0 62.0 North of Moonbrook Yes
Wetlands 13.0 47.0 East of Menethil Harbor Yes
Kalimdor Ashenvale 87.0 42.0 Forest Song Yes
Azuremyst Isle 44.0 53.0 Azure Watch Yes
Bloodmyst Isle 55.0 69.0 Blood Watch Yes
Darkshore 49.0 23.0 Lor’danel Yes
Desolace 65.0 17.0 Nijel’s Point Yes
Dustwallow Marsh 62.0 40.0 North of Theramore Isle Yes
Feralas 47.0 44.0 Feathermoon Stronghold Yes
Silithus 60.0 33.0 East of Cenarion Hold Yes
Southern Barrens 48.0 72.0 Fort Triumph Yes
Stonetalon Mountains 49.0 51.0 Mirkfallon Lake Yes
Tanaris 52.0 29.0 Gadgetzan Yes
Teldrassil 55.0 60.0 Dolanaar Yes
Uldum 53.0 32.0 Vir’naal Oasis Yes
Un’Goro Crater 60.0 63.0 Marshal’s Stand No
Winterspring 62.0 35.0 Everlook Yes
Outland Blade’s Edge Mountains 42.0 66.0 Sylvanaar Yes
Hellfire Peninsula 62.0 58.0 Honor Hold Yes
Nagrand 50.0 70.0 Telaar Yes
Netherstorm 31.0 63.0 Area 52 Yes
Shadowmoon Valley 40.0 55.0 Wildhammer Stronghold Yes
Terokkar Forest 55.0 55.0 Allerian Stronghold Yes
Zangamarsh 69.0 52.0 Telredor Yes
Northrend Borean Tundra 55.0 20.0 Fizzcrank Airstrip Yes
Crystalsong Forest 78.0 75.0 Windrunner’s Overlook Yes
Dragonblight 75.0 44.0 Wintergarde Keep Yes
Grizzly Hills 34.0 61.0 Amberpine Lodge Yes
Howling Fjord 58.0 16.0 Fort Wildevar Yes
Sholazar Basin 47.0 66.0 River’s Heart Yes
Storm Peaks 42.0 87.0 K3 Yes
Zul’Drak 41.0 61.0 The Argent Stand Yes
Pandaria Vale of Eternal Blossoms 80.0 37.0 Mogu’shan Palace Yes


Horde Bonfires

The following Horde bonfires earn 5 Burning Blossoms when honored by Horde characters and 10 Burning Blossoms when desecrated by Alliance characters.

Continent Zone Coordinates Location Linked with Achievement
Capitals Orgrimmar 47.0 38.0 The Valley of Wisdom Yes
Silvermoon 70.0 43.0 Court of the Sun Yes
Thunder Bluff 21.0 26.0 Spirit Rise Yes
Undercity 68.0 9.0 The Ruins of Lordaeron (external courtyard) Yes
Eastern Kingdoms Arathi Highlands 69.0 42.0 South East of Hammerfall Yes
Badlands 24.0 37.0 North East of New Kargath Yes
Blasted Lands 46.0 14.0 East of Dreadmaul Hold No
Burning Steppes 51.0 29.0 South of Flame Crest Yes
The Cape of Stranglethorn 50.0 70.0 Beach east of Booty Bay Yes
Eversong Woods 46.0 50.0 North Sanctum Yes
Ghostlands 46.0 26.0 Tranquillien Yes
Hillsbrad Fooillths 55.0 50.0 West of Tarren Mill Yes
The Hinterlands 76.0 74.0 Revantusk Village Yes
Northern Stranglethorn 40.0 51.0 Grom’gol Base Camp Yes
Silverpine Forest 49.0 38.0 The Sepulcher Yes
Swamp of Sorrows 77.0 14.0 West of Bogpaddle Yes
Tirisfal Glades 57.0 52.0 Brill Yes
Twilight Highlands 53.0 46.0 Bloodgulch Yes
Western Plaguelands 29.0 57.0 East of The Bulwark No
Kalimdor Ashenvale 51.0 66.0 Silverwind Refuge Yes
Azshara 60.0 53.0 Bilgewater Harbor No
Desolace 26.0 76.0 Shadowprey Village Yes
Durotar 52.0 47.0 Razor Hill Yes
Dustwallow Marsh 33.0 30.0 Brackenwall Village Yes
Feralas 72.0 47.0 Camp Mojache Yes
Mulgore 51.0 60.0 Bloodhoof Village Yes
Northern Barrens 50.0 55.0 The Crossroads Yes
Silithus 51.0 41.0 South West of Cenarion Hold Yes
Southern Barrens 41.0 68.0 Desolation Hold Yes
Stonetalon Mountains 53.0 62.0 Sun Rock Retreat Yes
Tanaris 49.0 27.0 Gadgetzan Yes
Un’Goro Crater 56.0 66.0 Marshal’s Stand No
Uldum 53.0 35.0 Vir’naal Oasis Yes
Winterspring 59.0 35.0 Everlook Yes
Outland Blade’s Edge Mountains 50.0 59.0 Thunderlord Stronghold Yes
Hellfire Peninsula 55.0 40.0 Thrallmar Yes
Nagrand Garadar Yes
Netherstorm 32.0 68.0 Area 52 Yes
Shadowmoon Valley 33.0 30.0 Shadowmoon Village Yes
Terokkar Forest 52.0 43.0 Stonebreaker Hold Yes
Zangamarsh 36.0 52.0 Zabra’Jin Yes
Northrend Borean Tundra 51.0 12.0 Bor’gorok Outpost Yes
Crystalsong Forest 80.0 53.0 Sunreaver’s Command Yes
Dragonblight 39.0 48.0 Agmar’s Hammer Yes
Grizzly Hills 19.0 61.0 Conquest Hold Yes
Howling Fjord 48.0 13.0 Camp Winterhoof Yes
Sholazar Basin 47.0 63.0 River’s Heart Yes
Storm Peaks 40.0 86.0 K3 Yes
Zul’Drak 43.0 71.0 The Argent Stand Yes
Pandaria Vale of Eternal Blossoms 78.0 33.5 Mogu’shan Palace Yes


Neutral Bonfires

The following neutral bonfires award 15 Burning Blossoms when honored by Alliance or Horde characters.

Continent Zone Coordinates Location Linked with Achievement
Kalimdor Mount Hyjal 63.0 23.0 Nordrassil Yes
The Maelstrom Deepholm 49.0 51.0 Temple of Earth Yes
Shimmering Expanse 49.0 42.0 Silver Tide Hollow Yes
Pandaria Dread Wastes 56.0 69.5 Soggy’s Gamble Yes
Jade Forest 47.0 47.0 Dawn’s Blossom Yes
Krasang Wilds 74.0 09.5 Zhu’s Watch Yes
Kun-Lai Summit 71.0 91.0 Binan Village Yes
Townlong Steppes 71.5 56.5 Longying Outpost Yes
Valley of the Four Winds 52.0 51.5 Halfhill Yes

I hoped you found this Midsummer Fire Festival guide useful, and that it has helped you enjoy the event and take advantage of the opportunities for extra gold and experience. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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ronald meland

thank you for the guide

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barb

Found this very helpful, ty:-)

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Anonymous

Helped me a lot. 100% correct !

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Zero

Thanks! I really needed it!

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Adrienne

i found all was correct but the horde ones

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cami

extremely helpful, thank you!

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Ludwig Sörmlind

Thank you!

I really liked this guide and everything I looked up was correct. Kudos for the huge work effort typing it all up. 🙂

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Niles

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