Template:Raid Dungeons


  • Level: 60+
  • # of Players: 20
  • Location: Southern Silithus, Kalimdor
  • Released: Patch 1.9
  • Abbreviation: AQ20 or RAQ


The Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj will be an outdoor 20-player raid instance. It will use a similar loot system to Zul'Gurub, via tokens dropped from bosses which used to complete quests that give item rewards. Additionally, the quests can only be completed once a certain reputation has been reach with the Cenarion Hold (called Cenarion Circle in 1.8).

However, the tokens are labelled so players can tell which classes can use it. (In contrast, as of patch 1.8, Zul'Gurub has unlabelled tokens, called 'paragons').

Also, from information derived from it would seem that there are three piece sets to be gained from the token quests comprised of a ring, a cloak, and a weapon, with a set bonus for having all three.

The entrance to the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, which is a 40-man raid instance intended to be the step after Blackwing Lair, is via a separate portal following the right path from the Scarab Wall gate.


For history and lore details, see Ahn'Qiraj.


This section should explain what kind of equipment is ideal to bring. Would a 20-man with endgame blues be sufficient? What resists are necessary? Any potions particularly useful?

Getting to the Instance Portal

This section should explain how to navigate to the portal. Such as: whether you avoid the trash mobs, whether there multiple entrances or a key, etc.

The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event is currently underway to open access to this instance on most servers. Once the server has completed gathering the resources needed and the quests relating to the Bronze Dragonflight, the gates open and you are and both the Ruins and the Temple will be freely accessible.

Boss Strategy


The loot in AQ20 comes from:

Loot-quest System

AQ20 loot-quests require tokens which drop from bosses, combined with a certain level of faction with the Cenarion Hold. (Zul'Gurub uses a similar system).

Details of these tokens, quest rewards and reputation levels should go here, organised by class.


Quests with item rewards should go in the loot section, above.

This section should list:

  • quest chains which should be done before entering the instance, and possibly climax within it
  • quests which are completed within
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