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The Midsummer Fire Festival is a seasonal event that celebrates the hottest season of the year. It starts on the (earthly) northern summer solstice, and lasts about two weeks (mid-late June to early July, usually). It is similar to the Lunar Festival and other holidays, featuring some useful buffs, food, and toys to play with.

It was introduced in Patch 1.11, and given a major revamp in June 2008.

From Midsummer Fire Festival[2] on the old official website:

Ah, so you weren't chosen for Flamekeeper this year? Don't fret, my friend! The Midsummer Fire Festival isn't merely about that traditional honor; it's a time of merriment, a chance to celebrate the hottest season of the year by lighting great fires across the land and sharing in what the elemental spirits can offer. Come to our camps and join in the revelry!

The ending of the Festival seems to have been merged with the Engineers' Explosive Extravaganza holiday:

The lengthy Midsummer Fire Festival traditionally ends with the sky itself being set alight. The goblins of Undermine have lent their considerable skill (and copious amounts of gunpowder) to the task, resulting in a tremendous fireworks show! Take up a festival mug and raise a toast to the season as the multicolored explosions dance across the sky above you!

Buffs Edit

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Touching the Ribbon Pole gives a 3 minute buff increasing earned experience by 10%. Up to 60 minutes can be stacked.

Inv summerfest symbol medium  [Ribbon Dance]ω ϖ—Experience gained from killing monsters increased by 10%!

  • Using Ribbon Poles causes a colorful streamer of energy to go to your hand and causes you to dance. This gives a 3-minute Ribbon Dance buff increasing earned experience by 10%. This buff stacks up to 20 times (60 minutes), increasing its duration by 3 minutes for every 3 seconds you keep dancing around the pole.

Inv misc summerfest brazierorange  [Fire Festival Fury]ω ϖ—Increases critical strike percent and spell critical strike percent by 3.

  • When thrown into a festival fire, Burning Blossoms give you a buff Fire Festival Fury, 3% critical strike and spell critical strike rating for sixty minutes as well as causing fire damage to attackers.

Spell fire flameshock  [Bonfire's Blessing]ω ϖ—Target gains a 30% chance to inflict Fire damage on any melee, ranged, or spell attack.

  • If a bonfire has gone out, tossing a Burning Blossom in it will provide a zone-wide buff, Bonfire's Blessing, that gives you a 30% chance to inflict (<your level> x 10) Fire damage on any melee, ranged, or spell attack. Bonfire's Blessing is capable of delivering a critical hit with 100% additional damage and is affected by bonus spell damage. This buff goes away if the opposite faction desecrates the bonfire.

Inv summerfest firespirit  [Fire Festival Fortitude]ω ϖ—Increases Stamina by 30 for 1 hour.

  • Special flame samples can be collected from the bonfires in each of the four main cities of the opposing faction. Each sample will begin a quest called "Stealing the [City]'s Flame." Upon completing each quest, everyone in the capital city will receive Fire Festival Fortitude, a +30 stamina buff. Once all 4 have been collected and returned to a Festival representative, you receive the quest A Thief's Reward and are rewarded with the Inv helmet 08 [Crown of the Fire Festival].

Inv summerfest symbol medium  [Reverence for the Flame]ω ϖ—Experience gained from killing monsters increased by 10%! 1 hour remaining.

Burning Blossom redemption Edit

Below are the items you can purchase with Inv summerfest fireflower [Burning Blossoms] at Midsummer Merchants and Midsummer Suppliers. You can get 22 Blossoms (minimal) for normal quests, 20 Blossoms every day through daily quests, and 840 (H)/830 (A) Blossoms from the bonfires.

Sets Item Price Note
Inv holiday summerfest petals [Handful of Summer Petals] 2 Inv summerfest fireflower  
Inv summerfest firedrink [Fiery Festival Brew] 2 Inv summerfest fireflower  
Inv torch lit [Juggling Torch] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower Used for Money achievement Torch Juggler
Inv misc food 10 [Elderberry Pie] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower  
Inv misc food 53 [Midsummer Sausage] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower  
Inv misc bag 10 green [Bag of Smorc Ingredients] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower  
Inv summerfest smorc [Toasted Smorc] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower  
Inv misc food 11 [Fire-toasted Bun] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower  
Components of the Midsummer
Reveler three-piece set
for
Money achievement Burning Hot Pole Dance
Inv shoulder 23 [Mantle of the Fire Festival] 100 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv chest cloth 72 [Vestment of Summer] 100 Inv summerfest fireflower Causes your hands to catch fire for more festive dance moves.
Inv boots cloth 13 [Sandals of Summer] 200 Inv summerfest fireflower Causes a fire to appear at your feet.
Inv misc firedancer 01 [Brazier of Dancing Flames] 350 Inv summerfest fireflower Creates a fiery, dancing female draenei who reacts to player emotes.
Inv potion 33 [Captured Flame] 350 Inv summerfest fireflower Small pet.
Inv helmet 08 [Helm of the Fire Festival] 350 Inv summerfest fireflower Helm that acts as a [Cooking Fire]. Added in 2012.

Quests Edit

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The symbol of the Midsummer Fire Festival.

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Midsummer decorations

[Burning Blossoms] can be earned through a variety of quests. The blossoms can be consumed for a small buff or saved for a variety of items including the [Brazier of Dancing Flames] or the [Captured Flame].

Daily quests:

  1. Alliance 15 [1-80] Torch Tossing
  2. Alliance 15 [1-80] Torch Catching
  1. Horde 15 [1-80] Torch Tossing
  2. Horde 15 [1-80] Torch Catching

Quest chains:

  1. Neutral 15 [70] Unusual Activity
  2. Neutral 15 [70] An Innocent Disguise
  3. Neutral 15 [70] Inform the Elder

Players then are given access to quests based on their level:

Lord Ahune Edit

A new chain of quests was added to the game, beginning at a Festival Talespinner. The end of the chain culminates in a daily quest to summon Lord Ahune, a new boss in the Slave Pens during the event.

2013 Edit

According to Wowhead News, Ahune will now have a chance to drop and item level 480 cloak (Ui-paperdoll-slot-back):[3]

He my also drop [Formula: Enchant Weapon - Deathfrost] (requires 350 IconSmall Enchanting [Enchanting]).[3]

Bonfires Edit

See also: Alliance BonfireHorde BonfireNeutral Bonfire

The Flame Warden at each of your own faction's bonfires offers you Honor the Flame.

Right-clicking a bonfire of the opposite faction offers Desecrate this Fire!. The act of dousing a bonfire does not pull guards (though they will aggro as normal based on range and level - Wildhammer Stronghold in Shadowmoon Valley requires a flying mount or stealth to avoid aggro), making this a fast and easy way to generate money and Burning Blossoms. Be warned that dousing the opposite faction's bonfire will flag you for PVP combat.

The bonfires of capital cities have separate quests, and you cannot Honor the Flame of your own faction's Capitals.

There are a grand total of 100 bonfires across the four continents:

  • Horde 15 Horde (49): 45 normal, plus 4 capitals
  • Alliance 15 Alliance (51): 47 normal, plus 4 capitals
  • Neutral 15 Neutral (3)
  • Shattrath (1): unable to be honored or desecrated

Interacting with the fires rewards different amounts of Burning Blossoms:

  • Stealing a fire from an opposing faction's capital city: 25
  • Honoring a neutral fire: 15
  • Desecrating an opposing faction's fire (excludes capitals): 10
  • Honoring your own faction's fire (excludes capitals): 5

Here are the current amount of Blossoms you can collect:

  • Horde: 48*10+46*5+4*25+9*15=945 total Burning Blossoms available
  • Alliance: 48*5+46*10+4*25+9*15=935 total Burning Blossoms available

See Horde and Alliance for suggested routes.

MapsEdit

Note: Coordinates are not exact. General locations shown.

Key
  • Iconsmall poi43 Alliance
  • Blip, Horde 15 Horde
  • MiniIcon BattleMaster Location with both Horde and Alliance fires
  • Iconsmall poi10 Horde capital city
  • Iconsmall poi11 Alliance capital city
  • Iconsmall poi102 Earthen Ring neutral fire; only honoring allowed (Shattrath City cannot honor or desecrate)
Kalimdor
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Eastern Kingdoms
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Outland
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Northrend
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Pandaria
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Stealing the Cities' FlamesEdit

Each faction can loot the Flames of the opposing faction's cities, each of which starts a quest. Stealing all four cities' flames will offer the quest Neutral 15 [1-80] A Thief's Reward.

Horde 15 Horde capital gallery
  • Orgrimmar fire
  • Thunder Bluff fire
  • Undercity fire
  • Silvermoon fire
Capital locations list
Alliance 15 Alliance capital gallery
  • Stormwind fire
  • Ironforge fire
  • Darnassus fire
  • Exodar fire
Capital locations list

Reward: [Crown of the Fire Festival] (no bonuses).

List of all bonfires Edit

Eastern Kingdoms
Zone Region Coords
Horde 15 Arathi Highlands Hammerfall [69, 42]
Alliance 15 Arathi Highlands Just north of Refuge Pointe [44, 46]
Alliance 15 Badlands Dragon's Mouth [19, 56]
Horde 15 Badlands The Dustbowl-just northeast of New Kargath [24, 38]
Alliance 15 Blasted Lands Nethergarde Supply Camps-Just west of the keep [58, 17]
Horde 15 Blasted Lands Dreadmaul Hold [46, 14]
Horde 15 Burning Steppes Ruins of Thaurissan-just south of Flame Crest [51, 29]
Alliance 15 Burning Steppes Valley of Ashes-just northwest of Morgan's Vigil [68, 60]
Alliance 15 Dun Morogh Just north of Kharanos [54, 45]
Alliance 15 Ironforge Hall of Explorers [64, 25]
Alliance 15 Duskwood Darkshire [73, 55]
Alliance 15 Elwynn Forest Goldshire [43, 65]
Alliance 15 Stormwind The Canals-near Bobby Flay [49, 72]
Horde 15 Eversong Woods North Sanctum [46, 50]
Horde 15 Silvermoon City Court of the Sun [70, 43]
Horde 15 Ghostlands Tranquillien [46, 26]
Horde 15 Hillsbrad Foothills Tarren Mill [55, 50]
Alliance 15 Hinterlands Aerie Peak [14, 50]
Horde 15 Hinterlands Revantusk Village [76, 74]
Alliance 15 Loch Modan Just northwest of Thelsamar [32, 40]
Alliance 15 Redridge Mountains Just South of Lakeshire-directly across the lake and west of FP [24, 53]
Horde 15 Silverpine Forest The Sepulcher [49, 38]
Alliance 15 Northern Stranglethorn Fort Livingston [51, 63]
Horde 15 Northern Stranglethorn Grom'gol Base Camp [40, 51]
Alliance 15 Cape of Stranglethorn Wild Shore-East of Booty Bay [52, 67]
Horde 15 Cape of Stranglethorn Wild Shore-East of Booty Bay [50, 71]
Alliance 15 Swamp of Sorrows Bogpaddle [70, 14]
Horde 15 Swamp of Sorrows Bogpaddle [76, 14]
Horde 15 Tirisfal Glades Brill [57, 52]
Alliance 15 Twilight Highlands Thundermar [47, 28]
Horde 15 Twilight Highlands Bloodgulch [53, 46]
Horde 15 Undercity Ruins of Lordaeron [68, 9]
Alliance 15 Western Plaguelands Chillwind Camp [43, 82]
Horde 15 Western Plaguelands The Bulwark [29.3, 57.1]
Alliance 15 Westfall Moonbrook [44, 62]
Alliance 15 Wetlands Menethil Harbor [13, 47]
Kalimdor
Zone Region Coords
Alliance 15 Ashenvale Forest Song [86, 41]
Horde 15 Ashenvale Silverwind Refuge [51, 66]
Alliance 15 Azuremyst Isle Azure Watch [44, 53]
Horde 15 Azshara Bilgewater Harbor [59, 51]
Alliance 15 Exodar, The The Crystal Hall [41, 26]
Alliance 15 Bloodmyst Isle Blood Watch [55, 69]
Alliance 15 Darkshore South-West of Lor'danel [48, 22]
Alliance 15 Desolace Nijel's Point [65, 17]
Horde 15 Desolace Shadowprey Village [26, 76]
Horde 15 Durotar Razor Hill [52, 47]
Horde 15 Orgrimmar Western Earthshrine [47, 38]
Alliance 15 Dustwallow Marsh Sentry Point - up the road from Theramore [62, 40]
Horde 15 Dustwallow Marsh Brackenwall Village [33, 30]
Alliance 15 Feralas Feathermoon Stronghold [46, 43]
Horde 15 Feralas Camp Mojache [72, 47]
Neutral 15 Mount Hyjal Nordrassil [63, 23]
Horde 15 Mulgore Bloodhoof Village [51, 60]
Horde 15 Northern Barrens Crossroads [50, 54]
Horde 15 Thunder Bluff Spirit Rise [21, 26]
Alliance 15 Silithus Cenarion Hold [60, 33]
Horde 15 Silithus Cenarion Hold [50, 41]
Horde 15 Southern Barrens Desolation Hold [41, 68]
Alliance 15 Southern Barrens Fort Triumph [48, 72]
Horde 15 Stonetalon Mountains Sun Rock Retreat [53, 62]
Alliance 15 Stonetalon Mountains Mirkfallon Post [49, 51]
Alliance 15 Tanaris Gadgetzan [52, 29]
Horde 15 Tanaris Gadgetzan [49, 27]
Alliance 15 Darnassus Warrior's Terrace [64, 48]
Alliance 15 Teldrassil Dolanaar [55, 52.6]
Alliance 15 Uldum Ramkahen [53, 32]
Horde 15 Uldum Ramkahen [53, 34]
Alliance 15 Un'Goro Crater Marshal's Stand [59, 63]
Horde 15 Un'Goro Crater Marshal's Stand [56, 65]
Alliance 15 Winterspring Everlook [61, 47]
Horde 15 Winterspring Everlook [58, 47]
Outland
Zone Region Coords
Alliance 15 Blade's Edge Mountains Sylvanaar [42, 66]
Horde 15 Blade's Edge Mountains Thunderlord Stronghold [50, 59]
Alliance 15 Hellfire Peninsula Honor Hold [62, 58]
Horde 15 Hellfire Peninsula Thrallmar [57, 42]
Alliance 15 Nagrand Telaar [50, 70]
Horde 15 Nagrand Garadar [51, 34]
Alliance 15 Netherstorm Area 52 [31, 63]
Horde 15 Netherstorm Area 52 [32, 68]
Alliance 15 Shadowmoon Valley Wildhammer Stronghold [40, 55]
Horde 15 Shadowmoon Valley Shadowmoon Village [33, 30]
Neutral 15 Shattrath Terrace of Light [61, 32]
Alliance 15 Terokkar Forest Allerian Stronghold [55, 55]
Horde 15 Terokkar Forest Stonebreaker Hold [52, 43]
Alliance 15 Zangarmarsh Telredor [69, 52]
Horde 15 Zangarmarsh Zabra'Jin [36, 52]
Northrend
Zone Region Coords
Alliance 15 Borean Tundra Fizzcrank Airstrip [55, 20]
Horde 15 Borean Tundra Bor'gorok Outpost [51, 12]
Alliance 15 Crystalsong Forest Windrunner's Overlook [78, 75]
Horde 15 Crystalsong Forest Sunreaver's Command [80, 53]
Alliance 15 Dragonblight Wintergarde Keep [75, 44]
Horde 15 Dragonblight Agmar's Hammer [39, 48]
Alliance 15 Howling Fjord Fort Wildervar [58, 16]
Horde 15 Howling Fjord Camp Winterhoof [48, 13]
Alliance 15 Grizzly Hills Amberpine Lodge [34, 61]
Horde 15 Grizzly Hills Conquest Hold [19, 61]
Alliance 15 Sholazar Basin River's Heart [47, 66]
Horde 15 Sholazar Basin River's Heart [47, 62]
Alliance 15 Storm Peaks K3 [42, 87]
Horde 15 Storm Peaks K3 [40, 86]
Alliance 15 Zul'Drak The Argent Stand [41, 61]
Horde 15 Zul'Drak The Argent Stand [43, 71]
Maelstrom
Zone Region Coords
Neutral 15 Shimmering Expanse Silver Tide Hollow [49, 42]
Neutral 15 Deepholm Temple of Earth [49, 51]
Pandaria
Zone Region Coords
Neutral 15 Kun-Lai Summit Binan Village [71.1, 90.9]
Neutral 15 Jade Forest Dawn's Blossom [47.2, 47.2]
Neutral 15 Krasarang Wilds Zhu's Watch [74.0, 9.49]
Neutral 15 Townlong Steppes Longying Outpost [71.5, 56.3]
Neutral 15 Valley of the Four Winds Halfhill [51.8, 51.4]
Neutral 15 Dread Wastes Soggy's Bottom [56.1, 69.5]
Both 15 Vale of Eternal Blossoms Mogu'shan Palace [77.8, 33.9]
See also Alliance Bonfires, Horde Bonfires, and Neutral Bonfires

AchievementsEdit

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Note: Meta achievements are located in a separate table at the bottom of this section.

History Edit

2010 Edit

Previously, the Reveler set items could be used to get Burning Hot Pole Dance and then returned (within 2 hours of purchase) for a full refund, allowing you to use those Blossoms for other purchases. In 2010, Festival Garb (Inv shoulder 23 [Mantle of the Fire Festival] Inv chest cloth 72 [Vestment of Summer] Inv boots cloth 13 [Sandals of Summer]) is no longer refundable, so spend your Blossoms wisely!

2009 issues Edit

When the Midsummer event started, flags for completion of the quests in 2008 had not been reset, preventing those who had completed one-time quests in 2008 from getting those quests and gathering Burning Blossoms. Further, characters above level 70 did not have a version of the quest Striking Back.

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Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/22/09 | 2009-06-22 22:59 | Bornakk
We are in the process of applying an in-game fix that will restart all of the quests associated with the Midsummer Fire Festival event and allow players to complete them once again. If you are in the process of completing an achievement such as Extinguishing Kalimdor, this fix will reset your progress and you will need start over. This fix will require realms to be restarted.

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This fix allowed anyone who had already completed any bonfire quests in 2009 before the fix was applied to gather more Blossoms that year than are usually available. Completed achievements were not revoked, but partially completed ones lost all progress. The Striking Back quest for 67-70 characters was extended to 67-80, once again allowing 20 Blossoms per day from daily quests.

While the initial patch was to have reset all event quests, it proved incomplete in many cases. Many reported being unable to complete the "city flames" quests for Exodar and Silvermoon despite being able to repeat those for other cities. At least one realm was not reset properly the first time, and further issues were found.[4] A number of players have continued to have problems with the Exodar and Silvermoon city flame quests.


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