Championing is a system for customized reputation gains from dungeons in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, announced at the 2008 Worldwide Invitational. It allows a player to acquire reputation in a dungeon with a faction other than that normally associated with the dungeon. Killing a monster that yields reputation inside a level 80 dungeon on normal mode or in any heroic mode dungeons while wearing a particular faction's tabard will grant reputation with that faction.
For instance, wearing in normal Utgarde Pinnacle will yield reputation with the Knights of the Ebon Blade, while other instances like normal Violet Hold will not. Instances that are not categorized as level 80 dungeons do not yield reputation. Additionally, level 80 instances on normal mode yield less reputation than their heroic equivalents.
The tabards that allow championing can be acquired at friendly reputation with their respective factions. The four factions that can be championed are:
Championing reputation values
|Dungeon||Normal Mode||Heroic Mode|
|Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom||-||2300|
|Caverns of Time: CoS||550||1700|
|The Nexus: Nexus||-||2300|
|The Nexus: Oculus||500||1600|
|Trial of the Champion||130||180|
As of Patch 3.3 not wearing a champion tabard also awards Explorer's League and The Frostborn reputation for Alliance characters, where as Horde characters receive Hand of Vengeance and Taunka reputation.
- ^ http://static.mmo-champion.com/mmoc/images/news/2008/july/wwi/IMG_1654.jpg
- ^ After wiping in Violet Hold, all previously completed bosses are replaced with a placeholder. This placeholder provides 250 reputation.