The Shattered Sun Offensive, abbreviated as SSO, is an army of blood elf and draenei priests, magisters and warriors raised by the naaru to combat Kael'thas Sunstrider's mad bid to use the Sunwell as a portal to summon his master, Kil'jaeden. Their operations are centered around the Isle of Quel'Danas, where the Sunwell is located. The Offensive is the culmination of a plea for unity between the draenei priests of the Aldor and the blood elf wizards of the Scryers in an effort to prevent Kil'jaeden's summoning, which would result in the end of all life on Azeroth.

The Offensive's main base is located on Quel'Danas in an area called Sun's Reach, on the island's northwestern corner. The first efforts of the Offensive are to retake Sun's Reach - first the arcane sanctum, then the armory, then finally the harbor - from the Dawnblade blood elves loyal to Kael'thas, as well as the demonic forces of the Burning Legion who have come at the evil Prince's call. Members of the Offensive will also be called upon to enter the Magisters' Terrace and do battle with the elite of Kael'thas' forces, eventually facing the lord of the blood elves himself in a final showdown. Only the most elite adventurers of Azeroth, however, dare to enter the Sunwell Plateau, where the fruits of Kael'thas' work are most evident - where Kil'jaeden's most loyal servants prepare for their master's arrival on this world...

The Shattered Sun Offensive is a new faction that was added in Patch 2.4.0, with the opening of the Isle of Quel'Danas and its instances. In addition to the NPCs on Quel'Danas, several new questgivers were added in Shattrath City, and the majority of the NPCs around the Terrace of Light are now marked as members of the Offensive, with blood elves mingling with the draenei (prior to 2.4, all of the NPCs around the Terrace were draenei affiliated with the Aldor).

Faction description: Shattrath City's final push against Prince Kael'thas' operations in the Sunwell.

Reputation and Rewards

Reputation through Exalted with the Shattered Sun Offensive can be gained via doing specific quests as well as by running the 5-man dungeon Magisters' Terrace.

Eldara Dawnrunner
<Shattered Sun Quartermaster>
Rep Item Cost Type
Friendly Inv misc food 95 grainbread [Naaru Ration] 50Silver Food
Honored Inv misc note 01 [Formula: Void Shatter] 15Gold Enchanting (375)
Inv misc note 01 [Formula: Enchant Chest - Defense] 15Gold Enchanting (360)
Revered Inv misc note 01 [Design: Ember Skyfire Diamond] 15Gold Jewelcrafting (370)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Eternal Earthstorm Diamond] 15Gold Jewelcrafting (370)
Inv misc statue 04 [Arcanum of the Gladiator] 100Gold Enchant
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Crimson Serpent] 25Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Seaspray Albatross] 25Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Empyrean Tortoise] 25Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Khorium Boar] 25Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv scroll 03 [Design: Figurine - Shadowsong Panther] 25Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv scroll 05 [Design: Regal Nightseye] 12Gold Jewelcrafting (350)
Inv scroll 04 [Design: Forceful Seaspray Emerald] 50Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv scroll 04 [Design: Steady Seaspray Emerald] 50Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv scroll 04 [Design: Reckless Pyrestone] 50Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv scroll 04 [Design: Quick Lionseye] 50Gold Jewelcrafting (375)
Inv axe 46 [Legionfoe] 54Gold 94Silver 66Copper Two-Hand Axe
Inv mace 35 [Seeker's Gavel] 43Gold 46Silver 90Copper One-Hand Mace
Inv sword 59 [Archmage's Guile] 41Gold 81Silver 94Copper One-Hand Sword
Inv weapon crossbow 14 [Truestrike Crossbow] 33Gold 8Silver 67Copper Crossbow
Inv mace 34 [K'iru's Presage] 43Gold 63Silver 17Copper One-Hand Mace
Inv weapon shortblade 14 [Bombardier's Blade] 45Gold 90Silver 15Copper One-Hand Dagger
Inv sword 91 [The Sunbreaker] 46Gold 6Silver 43Copper One-Hand Sword
Inv sword draenei 01 [Inuuro's Blade] 43Gold 79Silver 45Copper One-Hand Sword
Exalted Inv shield 48 [Sunward Crest] 37Gold 78Silver 42Copper Shield
Inv shield 05 [Dawnforged Defender] 37Gold 92Silver 31Copper Shield
Inv jewelry necklace 32 [Shattered Sun Pendant of Acumen] 23Gold 27Silver 52Copper Neck
Inv jewelry necklace 12 [Shattered Sun Pendant of Restoration] 23Gold 27Silver 52Copper Neck
Inv jewelry necklace 39 [Shattered Sun Pendant of Resolve] 23Gold 27Silver 52Copper Neck
Inv jewelry necklace 38 [Shattered Sun Pendant of Might] 23Gold 27Silver 52Copper Neck
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Assassin's Alchemist Stone] 25Gold Alchemy (375)
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Guardian's Alchemist Stone] 25Gold Alchemy (375)
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Redeemer's Alchemist Stone] 25Gold Alchemy (375)
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Sorcerer's Alchemist Stone] 25Gold Alchemy (375)
Inv shirt guildtabard 01 [Tabard of the Shattered Sun] 1Gold Tabard

Additionally, after players retake the Sun's Reach Armory, several other vendors spawn, including Smith Hauthaa, the [Badge of Justice] vendor. Once players retake Sun's Reach Harbor and activate the Alchemy Lab, Shaani begins selling her jewelcrafting wares.

Reclaiming Sun's Reach

Icon-shortcutSee also: Isle of Quel'Danas NPCs  for a list of NPCs corresponding to each phase. Quests marked with a † were removed at the end of that phase.

Shattered Sun Staging Area

When the first players reach the Isle of Quel'Danas, the Shattered Sun Offensive's base of operations at Sun's Reach will only consist of the night elven ship they came on and a small camp, the Shattered Sun Staging Area. As players complete daily quests for the Shattered Sun Offensive, they will progressively take over buildings on the island, unlocking more resources and quests.

Sun's Reach Sanctum

The first building to be reclaimed is the Sun's Reach Sanctum. The daily quests Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Erratic Behavior† and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] The Sanctum Wards† count toward securing this objective. Upon retaking the Sanctum, a Trade Supplies vendor and two additional quest givers will appear, while players may also continue repeating the daily quests, via Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Further Conversions and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Arm the Wards!.

Sun's Reach Armory

Once players have retaken the Sanctum, the next step is recovering the Sun's Reach Armory. The two daily quests directly associated with retaking the Armory are Neutral 15 [70 Daily] The Battle for the Sun's Reach Armory† and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Distraction at the Dead Scar†. Once the Armory has been retaken, four PvP armor vendors, two questgivers, and the [Badge of Justice] vendor/repairer, Smith Hauthaa, spawn. Additionally, the quests Neutral 15 [70 Daily] The Battle Must Go On and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] The Air Strikes Must Continue replace the earlier quests.

While players are working on retaking the Armory, in Shattrath City, Exarch Nasuun is in the process of creating a portal to the Isle of Quel'Danas. Players who complete Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Intercepting the Mana Cells† will aid him in his task. Once the portal has been activated, Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Maintaining the Sunwell Portal replaces this quest, and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Know Your Ley Lines is activated in the Sanctum.

Sun's Reach Harbor

Sun's Reach Harbor is the third and final location to be reclaimed, along with the Silvermoon's Pride which is moored there. Quests associated with recapturing the Harbor include Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Intercept the Reinforcements† and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Taking the Harbor†. Once the Harbor has been retaken, Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Crush the Dawnblade and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Keeping the Enemy at Bay may still be completed.

While players are working on retaking the Harbor, work also commences on building a forge and anvil for Smith Hauthaa at the Armory. Players who complete Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Making Ready† will aid her task. Once the forge and anvil have been completed, Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Ata'mal Armaments and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Don't Stop Now.... replace this quest and Hauthaa begins selling her Badge loot.

Alchemy Lab and Memorial


Both sides of the Monument to the Fallen

Upon reclaiming Sun's Reach in its entirety, Mar'nah is trying to set up an Alchemy Lab for players, which also allows both her and Shaani to set up shop. Completing the quest Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Discovering Your Roots† advances this objective. Once the Alchemy Lab has been built, the quests Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Open for Business and Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Rediscovering Your Roots replace Discovering Your Roots, and the reagents vendor, Kaalif, spawns.

Additionally, the Shattered Sun Offensive will begin to accept donations of gold to construct a statue in honor of the fallen via Neutral 15 [70 Daily] A Charitable Donation† and Neutral 15 [70] A Magnanimous Benefactor, the latter of which becomes available at Exalted and allows a player to obtain the title <of the Shattered Sun> in exchange for a donation of 1000Gold. Once the Memorial has been built, the quest Neutral 15 [70 Daily] Your Continued Support replaces A Charitable Donation for players who are not exalted with the Offensive.


Once all objectives on the Isle have been completed, and an unknown number of additional daily quests have been completed, K'iru spawns and buffs players zone-wide and inside the Magisters' Terrace with K'iru's Song of Victory, increasing Stamina by 79 and Intellect by 40.


The Shattered Sun Offensive storyline is unique in WoW as far as gameplay is concerned, as most quests are added or removed based on the completion of server-wide objectives like retaking locations on the Isle of Quel'Danas or activating the Portal to the Isle from Shattrath, and not based on reputation.

Most quests take place solely on the Isle, but a few involve activities elsewhere in Outland. Quests not taking place on the Isle are marked with their zone information below. Once the final phase is reached, there are Shattered Sun Offensive quests taking place in every zone of Outland excluding Zangarmarsh.






Sun's Reach daily quests

Quests are first introduced in the phase designated by their column and either last until the beginning of the phase introducing their replacements if marked by a dagger (†), or are permanently added to the game. The dagger notation is kept throughout the wiki for all links pointing to the removed quests.

Only the quests in the rows designating an objective count towards completing that objective. So, only the quests Intercept the Reinforcements (IR) and Taking the Harbor (TH), as part of the Sun's Reach Harbor objective, will advance the realm towards Phase 4.

Alternate rows under the "Portal", "Anvil" and "Monument" headers are introduced at the same time as their parent phases (Phases 2, 3 and 4, respectively), but track completion separately from the parent phases. Realms on average will complete the alternate (Phase nB) phases before advancing to the next major phase.

Nearly all of the quests in this table are both daily quests, and available at all reputations starting from neutral with the Offensive. The exceptions are Your Continued Support (YCS), which is a daily quest available until players reach exalted reputation with the Offensive, and A Magnanimous Benefactor (AMB), which is a one-time only quest, available starting in Phase 4, but requires exalted reputation with the SSO to be eligible. These two quests also have a negative amount listed in the ΔGold column, indicating their status as donation quests.

Due to the rather large amount of information in this table, all of the quest names and rewards have been abbreviated to limit the visible size of the table. Simply hover over the link to bring up a tooltip with the full name of the quest and reward information if javascript is enabled. Additionally, the column headers for the phases link to their relevant sections in the Reclaiming Sun's Reach section of the article.

Players performing these daily quests after the Wrath of the Lich King expansion will now see a lower gold return in exchange for experience granted for completing the quests while still under the level cap. The total for all 19 quests (including YCS but not AMB) will grant 208800 experience, 69Gold, and 4450 reputation.

Objective Phase 1 Phase 2 / 2B Phase 3 / 3B Phase 4 / 4B / 4C ΔGold Rep Reward
Sanctum EB
9Gold 10Silver
9Gold 10Silver
Armory BSA
10Gold 10Silver
9Gold 10Silver
Portal IMC MSP
10Gold 10Silver
11Gold 99Silver
Inv misc bag 13 [SSS]
Inv scroll 02 [DST]
Harbor IR
7Gold 59Silver
11Gold 99Silver
Anvil MR DSN
11Gold 99Silver
18Gold 28Silver
Inv potion 101 [B]/[RWC]
Alch Lab DR RYR
9Gold 10Silver
11Gold 99Silver
Inv misc bag 13 [SSS]
Inv potion 111 [BE]
Monument CD YCS -10Gold 150
Other DGC
11Gold 99Silver
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Patches and hotfixes

Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Added.

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