What Epic Changes Are Coming To Shadowmourne Questline In WOTLK Classic Phase 4?

It’s the adventure you’ve been waiting for. Frozen Halls dungeons are about to open. Lich King is also ready for an epic duel at Icecrown Citadel. It promises exceptional loot like Deathbringer’s Will and Oathbinder.

But,there is one weapon that stands out among the rest for its outstanding Power and Prestiges. We’re talking about Shadowmourne. It is also the best legend in WOTLK Classic, with the power of shatter.

But Blizzard has made some big news, changing every aspect of Shadowmourne questline. So we’re going to talk about all the big changes and how to get Shadowmourne as soon as possible.

WOTLK Classic Phase 4: What Epic Changes Are Coming To Shadowmourne Questline?

Questline Prep

First, a very brief recap of how quest lines work. As a Warrior, Paladin, or Death Knight, you must first get a certain reputation through Ashen Verdict. You can then receive the introductory quest from Highlord Darion Mograine at this ICC entrance.

Then you also need to collect 25 Primordial Saronite. You also have to go out and get Light’s Vengeance from Dragonblight. This is also a key step to get Blood of a Dead God.

Each boss will only drop one Shadow’s Edge per week, which is an amazing 264 item level epic Axe. This can be really helpful as the raid progresses. You’ll then be sent back to ICC to infuse Shadow’s Edge by completing various tasks.

Among them, A Feast of Souls requires you to kill 50 trash mobs on your team. Then you need to look for three separate infusions with different team mechanics.

The first is Unholy Infusion, which requires you to win a battle with Professor Putricide. When your Abomination’s Might reaches 100%, Slime will be absorbed. You can then infuse your Shadow’s Edge with unholy power. This will give you a six-minute buff that must be activated when Putricide dies.

WOTLK Classic: Unholy Infusion Quest

The second is Blood Infusion, where you must face Queen Lana’thel in combat and obey her Blood Mirror. Once Blade is awakened, you need to let Queen’s Frenzied Bloodthirst capture you and feed Blade three times to satisfy it, then let Queen die in disgrace.

The third Infusion is Frost. Shadow’s Edge is ready for the final infusion of power. The enemy’s mount, Sindragosa, must fall. But you’ll have to withstand four of her freezing breath attacks before she’s knocked down. Without her dragon, there is no barrier between you and Lich King.

Once you complete the infusion, you finally unlock the perk of looting Shadowfrost Shard. And you’ll need 50 Shards to complete more of Shadow’s quest lines. Then once you have 50 Shards, you get Shadowmourne.

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Shadowfrost Shard Drop Rate

Shadowfrost Shard has a 25%-50% chance of being dropped by normal mode bosses. But in Heroic-mode, their drop rate is between 51%-99%. If you are a member of a normal mode guild. This means you can complete a Shadowmourne questline in Heroic-mode in 12-15 weeks.


First, you pick someone in your guild to complete more Shadow quest lines during the first week. Next, you collect 25 Primordial Saronite from all the different players. You then complete each step of the questline with a companion of your choice to ensure you unlock Shadowfrost Shard as quickly as possible.

WotLK Classic: How to get Primordial Saronite?


But taking the time to complete questline also means you’re sacrificing any potential speedrunning opportunities in the first week. You’ll also lose a lot of heroic gear.

You may be worried about whether your chosen Shadowmourne player will complete his mission in time. You’ll prioritize cooldown stacking to keep your warriors alive.

This also means that by the time you finally have enough Serenade to craft gear, it’s already obsolete. After all, the only reward that had been planned around the quest line all week was a single Shadowfrost Shard.

New Changes

Therefore, changes happen this week, and they affect every aspect of Shadowmourne's questline.

The first change is that Shadowfrost Shard drop rate is now the same in Heroic-mode and normal mode. This makes sense. Because ICC is extremely difficult for most guilds.

The second change is that they now guarantee players will receive at least five Shadowfrost Shards each week. These drop from Saurfang, Lana’thel, Putricide, Sindragosa, and Lich King in both normal and Heroic-mode. This means that if you farm every week in normal mode, it won’t really take you more than 10 weeks to complete Shadowmourne's questline.

The third major change is that Primordial Saronite can now be obtained from an alternative source. Previously, the major way to get Primordial Saronite was through purchasing and crafting the new 264 item level Feet and Boots.

WotLK Classic: Big Changes in Shadowmourne Questline

Especially in the first week, you will need at least 25 Primordial Saronite, which means you will have to spend at least tens of thousands of WOTLK Classic Gold on it. And Primordial Saronite’s price was so high that Blizzard had to step in.

Now players can get Primordial Saronite simply by running Titan Rune Dungeon. Primordial Saronite’s drop rate and pricing will now change. This means Saronite prices overall will be much lower than expected. This really made Shadowmourne a lot cheaper to make.

The fourth and perhaps biggest change is that you can now get Shadowfrost Shard without entering this Splintered Throne portion of the questline. This completely changes the way you play your first week. Because you no longer need to complete the quest line. Instead, you can focus on quickly boosting and farming like normal.

How To Get Shadowmourne Quickly?

Let’s take a look at the new best ways to get Shadowmourne.

The first step is starting the quest line, at which point you should prioritize completing raids with your guild. Whether it’s normal or Heroic-mode doesn’t really matter. Just keep Shadowfrost Shard for yourself now and complete the questline in two months.

Next, you should also prioritize world travel on all your alts to maximize the use of Defiler Scourge Stones for Primordial Saronite.

WotLK Classic Phase 4: How To Get Shadowmourne Quickly?

You can also collect Emblems of Frost on all your alts, including 10-man lockouts and 25-man lockouts, to maximize the value of Primordial Saronite. When you have 25 Primordial Saronite, don’t forget to complete the three Infusion missions.

Finally, collect the remaining Shadowfrost Shards and brandish your Shadowmourne with pride.

With these epic changes to Shadowmourne's questline, obtaining this legendary weapon becomes even easier. Whether you are a Warrior, Paladin, or Death Knight, follow this guide to embark on your journey. Shadowmourne is waiting for you, and now it’s within your reach. Good luck on your quest!

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