With the completion of the War Effort and the ringing of the gong, the 20-player Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj and 40-player Temple of Ahn’Qiraj become available, luring adventurers into their depths to face the Qiraji—and ultimately, the Old God C’Thun.
The Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj is an outdoor 20-player raid dungeon located in Silithus, and players can traverse much of it while mounted.
Raid Bosses: 6
Location: Kalimdor – Silithus
Raid Reset: 3 Days
No attunement is required to enter this raid dungeon, but your realm must have completed the War Effort and the quest “Bang a Gong!” for players to gain access. The entrance to this dungeon is located to the left of the main gate.
Kurinnaxx is the first of the six bosses you will encounter in the ruins. This fight requires a great deal of mobility, and raid members must keep an eye on shifting sands beneath their feet to avoid taking extra damage.
General Rajaxx is the commander of the Qiraji armies, and the second boss encounter in the ruins. You’ll find this towering monstrosity on the General’s Terrace; speak to Lieutenant General Andorov to begin the encounter, but make sure your raid team is ready first.
Moam (Optional) is located in the Reservoir. Having some players capable of draining the mana from this mighty magic user can be crucial to overcoming his mana-stealing ways.
Buru the Gorger (Optional) can be found in the Hatchery below. The eggs around him are his greatest weakness, and you’ll need to carefully maneuver him over to them to succeed.
Ayamiss the Hunter (Optional) is located in the Comb. She begins the fight airborne, and will need to be damaged with ranged attacks until she’s forced to face you on the ground.
Ossirian the Unscarred is located within the Watchers’ Terrace and is the final boss within the ruins. You’ll need to use the crystals around the room to help weaken his damage output.
Completing this dungeon will earn you reputation with the Cenarion Circle which aids in ultimately collecting a ring, cloak, and weapon three-piece set through a variety of turn-ins.
Learn more about the strategies within the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj on Wowhead or on Barrens Chat.
Dark whispers ride on the winds of Silithus desert. An old god stirs in his wretched lair, and the entire world shall soon be the target of his wrath. After thousands of years of slumber, the Old God, C’Thun has awakened and is quickly regenerating his power. Once he has reached full potential nothing will be able to stop him. The dragons that so humbly sacrificed themselves long ago to imprison C’Thun are weakened or enslaved in the temple, so the charge of protecting the land falls to other heroes.
Heroes must enter Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, challenge C’Thun’s most wicked servants, and slay a god. The road will not be easy, and it is wrought with peril at every turn. Will the heroes turn back now or face C’Thun in his mighty lair and put an end to him once and for all?
Raid Bosses: 9
Location: Kalimdor- Silithus
Raid Reset: 7 Days
No attunement is necessary for this raid dungeon, but your realm must have completed the War Effort and the quest “Bang a Gong!” for players to gain access. The entrance for this dungeon is located to the right of the main gate.
The Prophet Skeram is located within the Temple Gates. An important religious leader in Ahn'Qiraj and author of The Prophecy of C'Thun, he is the first boss found in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj.
Silithid Royalty (Optional) is located in the Hive Undergrounds and is an optional boss encounter in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. In this encounter, three silithid must be fought all at the same time to be defeated.
Battleguard Sartura, the second boss in the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, is located in the Hive Undergrounds and is the apparent leader of the Qiraji battleguards.
Fankriss the Unyielding is is a sand reaver and the third boss in the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, located in the Hive Undergounds.
Viscidus (Optional) is located in the Hive Undergrounds; this giant slime that can be accessed after the death of Fankriss the Unyielding.
Princess Huhuran is a silithid wasp and the fourth boss of the temple. She is located in the heart of the Hive Undergrounds.
The Twin Emperors Little is known about the Twin Emperors, except the fact that they created a powerful entity, Moam, to serve as a commander of their armies. They are located in The Hive Underground.
Ouro (Optional) is an ancient sandworm rumored to have been created by the Old God C’Thun as a mockery of life.
C’Thun is located in the underbelly of the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj within the Vault of C’Thun. You’ll need to hone your team’s coordination in order to defeat this final boss and reap your rewards.
Collecting the Eye of C’Thun will begin a quest that can be completed for a choice of an epic amulet, cloak, or ring; you'll also need to earn reputation with the Brood of Nozdormu and the Cenarion Circle.
Earning Brood of Nozdormu reputation and collecting a variety of turn-ins will ultimately reward you with feet, shoulders, head, legs, and chest armor pieces.
Druid: Genesis Raiment
Hunter: Striker’s Garb
Mage: Enigma Vestments
Paladin: Avenger's Battle Gear
Priest: Garments of the Oracle
Rogue: Deathdealer’s Embrace
Shaman: Stormcaller’s Garb
Warlock: Doomcaller’s Attire
Warrior: Conqueror’s Battlegear
Players can also collect Qiraji mounts, which can be used exclusively within the halls of the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj.