Dragonflight: Major Factions Overview
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Dragonflight ushers in a unique way of experiencing outdoor progression with a system called Major Factions, boasting an additional way to experience the Dragon Isles and earn Renown ranks through Reputation.


How It Works
The four Major Factions in the Dragon Isles are the Dragonscale Expedition, Iskaara Tuskarr, Maruuk Centaur, and Valdrakken Accord, and each Major Faction’s progression is unique. As you build a reputation with your newfound friends, you’ll participate in content fitting a variety of playstyles to earn prestigious titles and special rewards. If you're the outgoing type, you can also work toward gaining the respect and adoration of all the Major Factions if you wish. For those who like the added challenge, reach the highest Renown rank with each Major Faction to complete achievements.

Major Factions Renown UI
To earn Reputation and progress through the ranks of Renown with Major Factions, along your journey, you’ll complete solo and group events, Supply and Crafting quests, and Work Orders. You can hunt with the Shikaar Clan or escort Clan Aylaag and protect them as they cross the Ohn’ahran Plains. Go ice fishing and help cook a feast for your new Iskaaran Tuskarr friends. Or lay siege on Dragonbane Keep in a public event to assist the Obsidian Outcasts in reclaiming their home.

Dragonscale Expedition
Once rivals, the Alliance’s Explorers’ League and the Horde’s Reliquary have joined forces to form an expedition to explore the Dragon Isles. These craftsmen, explorers, archaeologists, and other knowledge-seekers arrived at the Dragon Isles together and set aside their rivalries to pursue knowledge and artifacts. Shared adventures in nature and discoveries have brought them together, and they have learned to appreciate the unique skill sets each other offers. They have become true allies and, dare we say... friends!


Rock Climbing
Earning Renown with the Dragonscale Expedition is a gift unto itself. The Dragonscale Expedition is making significant discoveries, including an ancient travel network, and you can be part of it. As you progress through the ranks of Dragonscale Expedition Renown, you’ll be able to power up Waygates scattered throughout the Dragon Isles that even your alts can take advantage of.

Go on a journey of discovery and find treasure maps scattered throughout the Dragon Isles The more Renown you have, the more access to items that will help you dig for treasure or unlock magic-bound chests. And, you’ll earn Dragon Isles Supplies to upgrade your Exploration, Climbing, and Cataloguing abilities.


Dragonscale Expedition vendors are found throughout the Dragon Isles. You can get tools like the Expedition Metal Detector and Sturdy Expedition Shovel to aid in your search for treasure. Or an Expedition Supply Kit to turn your Dragon Isles Supplies into upgrades for Exploration, Rock Climbing, and Cataloging abilities.

These are only a few benefits when joining the Dragonscale Expedition. As you earn Renown, you’ll unlock rewards and items to help you on your trek through the Dragon Isles.

Iskaara Tuskarr
The tuskarr of Iskaara have called the Dragon Isles home for countless generations. After many harsh winters on the ice, they have learned to value the warmest things in life: friends, family, a hot bowl of soup, and a long story told over a crackling fire. So, if you can fish, cook, or tell a hearty tale, the tuskarr will welcome you with open arms. However, when threatened, the tuskarr are some of the fiercest fighters in Azeroth. As new and old enemies rise against them, every spear of the community must be raised to fight for survival. Raise your spear alongside them and take a bowl of soup for the journey!


Iskaara Tuskarr
Building Renown with the Iskaara Tuskarr will teach you new ways to fish, unlock exclusive fishing holes, and tools to access along the way. Fish in three challenging and unique biomes with harpoons and collect fish with a net instead of a line. Take your catch back to Iskaara to prepare a proper Tuskarr meal, where completing the Community Feast event will reward hungry adventurers.


Prepare a Community Feast
Iskarra Tuskarr Renown vendors offer unique tools to help you on your path to success. Use the Iskaaran Fishing Net in fishing holes to catch fish or the Iskaaran Harpoon to catch exceptionally big lunkers. Improve these tools by taking gathered reagents to a Fishing Work Bench and having a tuskarr craftsman improve their capabilities.


Maruuk Centaur
The Maruuk Centaur are the primary denizens of the Ohn’ahran Plains and is made up of multiple centaur clans that share one culture. These hunters, nomads, and storytellers were once guided to the Ohn’ahran Plains by Ohn’ahra, the Wild God of the Wind. Clans rise and fall in power, but they maintain relative peace among themselves and the dragons. Though they are initially cautious of the outsiders who just arrived on their shores, they will challenge you to prove yourself worthy of their respect.

Maruuk Centaur
Those wishing to earn Renown with the Maruuk Centaur can join a Grand Hunt with Clan Shikaar. These events are group content for five or more players to engage in combat against beasts, dragonkin, giants, and elementals. There are 11 Grand Hunt locations, and players will be rewarded for each stage of the Grand Hunt they participate in.


Maruuk Centaur Camp
Players must complete the License to Hunt quest and have Renown 6 with the Maruuk Centaur to gain access to Grand Hunts. Players will also benefit from partnering with a powerful animal companion during the hunts. Once unlocked, your companion will always be by your side during the Grand Hunts.


For more Reputation, explore the nomadic lifestyle of clan Aylaag as their caravan makes its way across the Ohn’ahran Plains. They pack up their camp and move every few days and will need protection. Should you choose to escort them, you’ll see more opportunities for adventure, quests, unique rewards, and more with each stop.

Aylaag Caravan
Earn enough Renown with the Maruuk Centaur to gain access to a consumable item that will return you to clan Aylaag’s current camp location in the Ohn’ahran Plains. Along the way, you’ll earn additional reward items like battle pets and customizations for you and your dragon.


Valdrakken Accord
Valdrakken is the shining capital of the Dragon Isles. Here, the Valdrakken Accord has been formed by the unified dragonflights and represents the might of all dragonkind working harmoniously to carry out their orders. The dragons’ recent return has seen the Accord’s attention shift closer to home. Still, with the able assistance of allies new to their shores, they will again rise to pursue their foundational goal, assisting the dragonflights in protecting Azeroth.


Valdrakken Accord Dragonriding Race
Earn a name with the Valdrakken Accord by completing various Supply and Crafting quests, Work Orders, Dragon Isles exploration, and Dragonriding races to get specialization points and unique materials. Completing the weekly Supply and Crafting quests will earn you some Reputation with the Valdrakken Accord. And the completion of Supply quests will offer some Reputation for the faction directly impacted by your assistance.

Wait, Dragonriding races?

Yes! Put your wings to the test and Race through the skies to make a name for yourself. Aside from the respect and Renown you gain from the Valdrakken Accord, you’ll also earn drake customization options, titles, a battle pet, and more. To learn more about becoming a Dragonrider and ascending to new heights, read our article on Dragonriding.


Valdrakken Accord Dragonriding Race
Choosing sides was never more rewarding. Assist the black dragonflights while also building Reputation and Renown with Valdrakken Accord. Decide to support Wrathion or Sabellian’s claim to the throne at the Obsidian Citadel for access to several rewards, like the Black Scales appearance for all four dragonriding mounts, transmogs, and the Armoire of Endless Cloaks toy from Wrathion. Ultimately, you’ll be able to help both leaders, but choose one each week for a big bonus and a follow-up quest.


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Comments 26 Comments
  1. exsanguinate's Avatar
    A bit less
  1. SinR's Avatar
    I need that meme where its the dude walking with his girlfriend and hes checking out another girl with her.

    Dude is me, Girlfriend is Dragonflight, other girl is WOTLK Classic

    - - - Updated - - -

    OR!

    Or what about where the girlfriend is WOTLK Classic, the other girl is Dragonflight, and the dude's not checking out the other girl?
  1. Utrrabbit's Avatar
    Sounds like a lot of fun. Since non of it is timegated it means you can do it at any point and at any speed.
  1. dwarven's Avatar
    I'd have resubbed for playable Tuskarr.
  1. r4vio928's Avatar
    Lol, it's not a feature, it's a timegate. So, you play for X amount of months it takes to get to the worthy rewards. Meanwhile Blizz pockets your money and gives it to the executives who cut support in every sector of the game.
  1. loras's Avatar
    Interesring, they seem to have taken to heart feedback regarding a more comprehensive approach to quests and outdoor activities (to some extent anyway - these are more sort of "tests of concept" versions that may or may not work out well, real comprehensive features require a lot more thorough integration, but that's a project that can be argued to be of a different scale (get it?)). I wonder how the execution will go, but it's not discouraging.

    Let's just hope they didn't skimp on the rewards and turned it into actual timegates as some (rightfully) speculate here. And if there is just a lot of content then making it parsllel accessible/progressable might be worth a consideration.
  1. Lorgar Aurelian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by r4vio928 View Post
    Lol, it's not a feature, it's a timegate. So, you play for X amount of months it takes to get to the worthy rewards. Meanwhile Blizz pockets your money and gives it to the executives who cut support in every sector of the game.
    Ah welcome to TBC, there are always some late arrivals.
  1. Belmorn's Avatar
    Can someone recap the stuff that is accountwide so far ?

    I only saw one thing from the renown list plus dragonriding talents, or is there more ?
  1. Schintus's Avatar
    What's the new currency we'll always get in this expansion?
  1. glowpipe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    I need that meme where its the dude walking with his girlfriend and hes checking out another girl with her.

    Dude is me, Girlfriend is Dragonflight, other girl is WOTLK Classic

    - - - Updated - - -

    OR!

    Or what about where the girlfriend is WOTLK Classic, the other girl is Dragonflight, and the dude's not checking out the other girl?
    Or just log on to your ancient dinosaur and shut up about it.
  1. lordjust's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schintus View Post
    What's the new currency we'll always get in this expansion?
    You get dragonisle resources which you use to buy stuff once you reached certain renown ranks.
  1. Mars_Trueskills's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    I need that meme where its the dude walking with his girlfriend and hes checking out another girl with her.

    Dude is me, Girlfriend is Dragonflight, other girl is WOTLK Classic

    - - - Updated - - -

    OR!

    Or what about where the girlfriend is WOTLK Classic, the other girl is Dragonflight, and the dude's not checking out the other girl?
    https://imgflip.com/i/6w06ju
  1. Forum Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Belmorn View Post
    Can someone recap the stuff that is accountwide so far ?

    I only saw one thing from the renown list plus dragonriding talents, or is there more ?
    All renown rewards
  1. Flevor's Avatar
    ''Go on a journey of discovery and find treasure maps scattered throughout the Dragon Isles The more Renown you have, the more access to items that will help you dig for treasure or unlock magic-bound chests. And, you’ll earn Dragon Isles Supplies to upgrade your Exploration, Climbing, and Cataloguing abilities''

    Yay i can't wait to dig for treasure and then when i open it it contains 5 of a currency and 2 gray items...
  1. lordjust's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flevor View Post
    ''Go on a journey of discovery and find treasure maps scattered throughout the Dragon Isles The more Renown you have, the more access to items that will help you dig for treasure or unlock magic-bound chests. And, you’ll earn Dragon Isles Supplies to upgrade your Exploration, Climbing, and Cataloguing abilities''

    Yay i can't wait to dig for treasure and then when i open it it contains 5 of a currency and 2 gray items...
    It'll contain also some crafting stuff like 2 ore or herbs and sometime some green or blue quality gear. At least the early treasures contain that, don't know if the later ones you unlock contain better rewards. But the expedition rewards feel bad. You unlock for treasures to spawn or the option to buy transmog. There's no reason to explore before you unlocked certain renown levels because the treasures don't spawn in the first place or aren't interactable until you unlocked them with renown.

    Valdrakken accord doesn't feel as bad. You unlock things that help you find dragon glyphs (the currency you need to unlock dragonriding talents) but you can also just explore the world and get those glyphs without renown.

    Tuskar and centauerjust unlock things to help you finish their respective events faster. Centauer you unlock a hunting party (bird and dog) that you can upgrade and customize for the different great hunts and tuskar help you with fishing.

    Overall the rewards don't feel that great and unlocking them also feels slow. Yes, you unlock more things more often than with reps or renown in SL but the rewards were better.I don't care if I unlock something new every 2 days or so if the rewards are all garbage and in case of the expedition limits the ability to explore the world. Would feel better and more rewarding if the treasures were always there and interactable and renown rewards only unlocked the minimap tracking and outline.
  1. Knight Meta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    I need that meme where its the dude walking with his girlfriend and hes checking out another girl with her.

    Dude is me, Girlfriend is Dragonflight, other girl is WOTLK Classic

    - - - Updated - - -

    OR!

    Or what about where the girlfriend is WOTLK Classic, the other girl is Dragonflight, and the dude's not checking out the other girl?


    Stole this from a Facebook group, enjoy?
  1. chiddie's Avatar
    So basically the only one rep that challenges you into fights (and thus player power rewards) requires AGAIN a goddamn group to engage the fights.

    Gg Blizzard.
  1. Orby's Avatar
    I hate these battle pass lite systems disguised as renown system, the idea to force you to keep playing. Its why I unsubbed from WoW. I havent liked the road WoW has been going down for a few years now and it makes me feel icky playing it.
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
    I hate these battle pass lite systems disguised as renown system, the idea to force you to keep playing. Its why I unsubbed from WoW. I havent liked the road WoW has been going down for a few years now and it makes me feel icky playing it.
    Yes, because seeing a setup that appears completely optional and cosmetic definitely evokes a feeling of being forced to play.
  1. Ratmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
    I hate these battle pass lite systems disguised as renown system, the idea to force you to keep playing. Its why I unsubbed from WoW. I havent liked the road WoW has been going down for a few years now and it makes me feel icky playing it.
    Dang and here we were pining for your approval. There’s the door.

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