Arcanist Taelis at the Argent Tournament Grounds wants you to speak to Jeran Lockwood and use Thrust 5 times on a Melee Targe.


The heart of tournament competition is mounted melee combat. Take this lance and mount the stabled Quel'dorei Steed just outside the pavilion.

Once you're mounted, seek out Jeran Lockwood. He's on the northern edge of the tournament grounds at the training area east of the Aspirant's Ring. Jaren will instruct you on how to use your defenses to keep you safe while attacking a Melee Target at close range.


Did you speak to Jaren Lockwood and practice close range mounted melee?



You will receive: 3Gold 70Silver and 11,050 experience (or 6Gold 63Silver at level 80)


Jeran Lockwood:

Well met, <class>.
I train Aspirants in the art of mounted close combat.

Gossipgossipicon Show me how to train with a Melee Target?

Put up Defend and then use Thrust on a Melee Target.

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The Melee Target trains Aspirants in both mounted attacks and defense.
Approach the Melee Target and strike it with a Thrust attack. The force of the blow often spins the target hard enough to injure you or your mount. This is where defense comes into play.
Be certain to have at least 1 layer of Defend before attacking the target and continue to stack and refresh Defend throughout the training exercise.
Otherwise, you may well find yourself dismounted.
The same holds true in actual mounted combat: Balance attack and defense.
Thrusting at every opportunity and maintaining your layers of Defend as best you can.

Quest progression

  1. Alliance 15 [80] The Argent Tournament
  2. Alliance 15 [80] Up To The Challenge and complete the daily quests listed below to earn enough [Aspirant's Seals] to continue. (15 seals at 5 per day)
  3. Alliance 15 [80] The Aspirant's Challenge
  4. Players will be offered one of these quests based on their race:
  5. Alliance 15 [80] The Valiant's Charge and complete the daily quests listed below to earn enough [Valiant's Seals] to continue. (25 seals at 5 per day)
  6. Alliance 15 [80] The Valiant's Challenge
  7. Alliance 15 [80] A Champion Rises

After completing "The Valiant's Challenge", the following quests open up allowing players to repeat the valiant stage of daily quests (steps six and seven) for the other factions with which they have not yet earned the right to champion:

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