As the nights get cooler on this side of the world, what better time to warm yourself against a virtual flame? The Midsummer Fire Festival is just revving up and there is one new toy in 2023 if you’ve completed all the achievements already. The festival runs from June 21 to July 5.
New for 2023
- Valdrakken is decked out in fiery fierceness in honour of the Midsummer Fire Festival.
- New quests and bonfires are in The Waking Shores, The Azure Span, The Forbidden Reach, Ohn’ahran Plains, Thaldraszus, and Zaralek Cavern
- New achievement added for honouring the flame in Dragon Isles zones:
- New Toy: Flamin’ Ring of Flashiness
When you first kill the holiday boss, Lord Ahune drops a pickup quest – the Shards of Ahune, rewarding you with a blue Tabard of Summer Skies or the orange Tabard of Summer Flames as well as 20 Burning Blossoms. If you want to swap colours, just destroy the tabard you have and then ask the tabard vendor for the other colour. This counts towards the tabard achievement. #winning
The holiday boss can drop the Frostscythe of Lord Ahune in addition to 385 iLevel capes.
- Crown of the Fire Festival requires A Thief’s Reward
- Helm of the Fire Festival – 350 Burning Blossoms
- Mantle of the Fire Festival – 100 Burning Blossoms
- Vestment of Summer – 100 Burning Blossoms
- Sandals of Summer – 200 Burning Blossoms
- Brazier of Dancing Flames – 350 Burning Blossoms
- Burning Defender’s Medallion – 500 Burning Blossoms
- Cozy Bonfire – 350 Burning Blossoms
- Fire Eater’s Hearthstone – 300 Burning Blossoms
- Set of Matches – 500 Burning Blossoms
- Fire Festival Batons – 50 Burning Blossoms (new for 2022)
- Insulated Dancing Insoles – 100 Burning Blossoms (new for 2022)
- Summer Cranial Skillet – 150 Burning Blossoms (new for 2022)
- Flamin’ Ring of Flashiness – 500 Burning Blossoms (new for 2023)
There are four pets from the Midsummer Fire Festival.
- Frigid Frostling drops from Lord Ahune (comes from the Ice Chip)
- Spirit of Summer – 350 Burning Blossoms (named Captured Flame on the vendor)
- Blazing Cindercrawler – 350 Burning Blossoms
- Igneous Flameling – 350 Burning Blossoms
The Crown of the Fire Festival is a reward for capturing all the flames from each capital city.
The Searing Scorchling used to be a drop from Lord Ahune but was later replaced by Ice Chip. It was later re-added in Patch 4.2 with a small chance to be looted from Zen’Vorka’s Cache sold by Zen’Vorka. This vendor is located in the Molten Front once you’ve collected x30 Marks of the World Tree from the dailies.
Cataclysm and Northrend – There were four achievements in 2012 with separate achievements for each faction.
- Flame Keeper of Northrend (Horde)
- Flame Keeper of Cataclysm (Alliance)
- Extinguishing the Cataclysm (Horde)
- Extinguishing Northrend (Alliance)
Here are the eight Alliance and Horde fires in Northrend.
- Fort Wildevar, Howling Fjord at 58,16 (Alliance) and Camp Winterhoof at 48,13 (Horde)
- Amberpine Lodge, Grizzly Hills at 34,61 (Alliance) and Conquest Hold at 19,61 (Horde)
- The Argent Stand, Zul’drak at 41,61 (Alliance) and the Argent Stand at 43,71 (Horde)
- K3, Storm Peaks at 42,87 (Alliance) and K3 at 40,86 (Horde)
- Windrunner’s Overlook, Crystalsong Forest at 78,75 (Alliance) and Sunreaver’s Command at 80,53 (Horde)
- Wintergarde Keep, Dragonblight at 75,44 (Alliance) and Agmar’s Hammer at 39,48 (Horde)
- Fizzcrank Airstrip, Borean Tundra at 55,20 (Alliance) and Bor’gorok Outpost at 51,12 (Horde)
- River’s Heart, Sholazar Basin at 47,66 (Alliance) and River’s Heart at 47,62 (Horde)
The Uldum and Twilight Highlands fires are separate with the Deepholm, Vashj’ir, and Mount Hyjal fires being neutral.
- Nordrassil, Mount Hyjal at 62,22 (neutral)
- Silver Tide Hollow, Vashj’ir at 49,42 (neutral)
- Temple of Earth, Deepholm at 49,51 (neutral)
- Ramkahen, Uldum at 53,32 (Alliance) and Ramkahen at 53,34 (Horde)
- Thundermar, Twilight Highlands at 47,28 (Alliance) and Bloodgulch at 53,46 (Horde)
- Binan Village, Kun-Lai Summit – 71.1, 90.9
- Dawn’s Blossom, The Jade Forest – 47.2, 47.2
- Zhu’s Watch, Krasarang Wilds – 74.0, 9.49
- Longying Outpost, Townlong Steppes – 71.5, 56.3
- Soggy’s Gamble, Dread Wastes – 56.1, 69.5
- Halfhill, Valley of the Four Winds – 51.8, 51.4
- Mogu’shan Palace (both bonfires), Vale of Eternal Blossoms – 77.8, 33.9
- Dragonscale Basecamp, The Waking Shores (46, 82)
- Maruukai, Ohn’ahran Plains (63, 34)
- Iskaara, The Azure Span (12, 47)
- Valdrakken, Thaldraszus (53, 62)
- Morqut Islet, The Forbidden Reach (34, 60)
- Loamm, Zaralek Cavern (55, 55)
If you prefer an addon to track all the flames, you can use the one from HandyNotes Midsummer Festival.
Oh and if you haven’t picked up a Qiraji Guardling, they can only be captured outside the gates and ruins of AQ this time of year.
Updated for 2023