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 2024

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Ribbon Dance and the Blazing Cindercrawler

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 your tabard and ask the tabard vendor for the other colour. This counts towards the tabard achievement. #winning

Frostscythe of Lord Ahune

The holiday boss can drop the Frostscythe of Lord Ahune in addition to 385 iLevel capes.

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Midsummer Vendors

You can find the Midsummer Merchant for Horde players and Midsummer Supplier for Alliance players in the major cities across Azeroth.

Cosmetic Items


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There are four pets from the Midsummer Fire Festival.

 Use Ice Chip to learn the pet, the Frigid Frostling
Spirit of Summer

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 of being 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.

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Flame Keeper

Cataclysm and Northrend – There were four achievements in 2012 with separate achievements for each faction.

  1. Flame Keeper of Northrend (Horde)
  2. Flame Keeper of Cataclysm (Alliance)
  3. Extinguishing the Cataclysm (Horde)
  4. 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)

PandariaFlame Keeper of Pandaria (Horde) or Flame Warden of Pandaria (Alliance) as well as Extinguishing Pandaria (Horde) or Extinguishing Pandaria (Alliance)

  • 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

Dragon Isles Flame Keeper of the Dragon Isles (Horde) or Flame Warden of the Dragon Isles (Alliance)

  • 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.