Patch 8.1 - The Fate of Saurfang Quest Chain
The quest chain that continues Saurfang's story is available in Patch 8.1. Spoilers ahead!

  • The Dark Lady Calls and The High Overlord - Dark Ranger Alina on the docks of Dazar'alor has you go see Sylvanas in Orgrimmar. She sends you to Elwynn Forest to meet with one of her rangers as reports have surfaced that Saurfang has escaped custody.
  • A Way Out, On Track, and Eastern Escape - You meet Dark Ranger Lyana outside Stormwind and investigate the area for signs of where Saurfang went. Following tracks and a recently used lock points to an escape through the sewer.
  • Corner Crossing, Signs of Saurfang, Ever Eastward, and Tracking Tipoff - The search leads you to Redridge Mountain where you disguise yourselves as humans and question the local guards and townsfolk. After taking out a giant spider that Saurfang had injured, you question Hunter Mcalister, but kill him when his dogs identify you.
  • Grim Tidings, A Warrior's Death, and Queen's Favor - Lyana leaves to report to Sylvanas and Zekhan appears, revealing that Saurfang is hiding in the Swamp of Sorrows. You arrive as the Dark Rangers prepare to capture or kill him and help defend Saurfang. Afterwards, he wants you and Zekhan to remain in the Warchief's favor and bruises you as a ploy to convince her that you didn't help. He then runs off after saying you will see him again. You return to Sylvanas who is irritated, but insists he will be found.
  • Completing this quest chain rewards you with Worn Cloak.



Alternative Choice
When you reach the point in the quest chain where you talk to Zekhan, you can choose to side with Sylvanas instead of continuing the quest and helping Saurfang. If you choose this, several things happen:

  • You receive the quest For the Queen and head straight to Sylvanas instead of continuing the quest and helping Saurfang.
  • A message tells you that you will not receive the Worn Cloak, will start an alternate quest, and Zekhan will remember your choice.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.1 - The Fate of Saurfang Quest Chain started by chaud View original post
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  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    Looking forward to seeing the paths these'll take us down later in BfA.
  1. mmoc2a51bf75d5's Avatar
    Fair play to blizzard this actually seems pretty cool. I hope the choices are meaningful down the line and they really make it count for something.

    Some really cool defining moments in games that have stuck with me are both actually in GTA 4 and 5 where you make an important decision that affects the rest of the game. E.g killing Playboy X or Dwayne, or Michael or Trevor etc.
  1. MrMatticus's Avatar
    That Bioware copy
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    It's great that we're finally getting choices. Though personally I won't be doing this quest. I'm not interested in serving either Saurfang and his Alliance puppet masters or Sylvanas. I wish they'd kept the third option in-game so I could say screw it to both of them.
  1. Drusin's Avatar
    lol good luck no alt people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeula View Post
    It's great that we're finally getting choices.
    Yep, maybe they'll give me the choice to level in a pre 7.3.5 mode.
  1. Skulltaker's Avatar
    I'd love to see the results of this. How many people chose which side.
  1. Dracullus's Avatar
    This quest is separate chain or part of Horde War Campaign?
  1. Terion's Avatar
    Sylvanas dont play toys, thats cool Defenetly she is my choice, let play that toy Saurfang, mb it will stop him crying about how horde fall in his eyes. Hope we will burn more cities in future expantions.
  1. Flaim's Avatar
    isn't the "choice" essentially a switch to skip a few quests and losing out on a toy? unless there's a different toy down the line that only sylvannas loyalists recieve i think it's quite a bad deal, isn't it?
  1. dragnipur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaim View Post
    isn't the "choice" essentially a switch to skip a few quests and losing out on a toy? unless there's a different toy down the line that only sylvannas loyalists recieve i think it's quite a bad deal, isn't it?
    No it is not a bad choice.I actually don't care about Saurfang's story line or the toy.
  1. Huntermyth's Avatar
    ''i will not betray my warchief, troll ''
  1. Razaron's Avatar
    Adding a option for all the jerking Slyvanas fanboys.

    Bring back Thrall.
  1. baskev's Avatar
    As alliance member i am glad for the horde. We got our anduin patch in legion ( quest for his fathers swords). So good there is balance again.
  1. Jasper Kazai's Avatar
    Branching paths is an interesting idea for WoW, but right now it's a bad deal. 100% guaranteed losing out on a toy for the vague promise of future rewards is not good design. Not everyone cares about toys, of course, but for the people that do, your choice is made for you.
  1. P5YKO-TP's Avatar
    I'm choosing Saurfang, even without the toy.
  1. Windirmere's Avatar
    Not helping the traitor saurfang.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Huntermyth View Post
    ''i will not betray my warchief, troll ''
    shame we cant kill that traitor ourselves.
  1. Appelgren's Avatar
    For Sylvanas! Who cares about a pointless toy in wow?
    Probably the same people that play pet battles etc
  1. Deuse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaim View Post
    isn't the "choice" essentially a switch to skip a few quests and losing out on a toy? unless there's a different toy down the line that only sylvannas loyalists recieve i think it's quite a bad deal, isn't it?
    Yep, this is my interpretation. Without Blizz being straightforward that this "vote" means anything, you're just giving up a toy. I would side with Sylvanas but I'm still trying to earn that mount reward for 300 toys! Not exactly an even choice.
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Drusin View Post
    lol good luck no alt people

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    Yep, maybe they'll give me the choice to level in a pre 7.3.5 mode.
    They’re reducing the exp required to level, I think they’ve made it even faster than pre-7.3.5 in some areas.

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