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Sons of Hodir

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NeutralThe Sons of Hodir
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Main leader
Base of operations

The Sons of Hodir are a faction of ice giants located in Storm Peaks region of Northrend and named after the titanic watcher Hodir. They are a war-like race that make their home in Dun Niffelem.


Long ago the Titans created "seed races", including giants, to watch the world of Azeroth together with watchers. The Sons of Hodir in particular struck up a friendship with the Titanic watcher Thorim, who eventually married Sif. Some time after falling to the corruption of Yogg-Saron Thorim's brother Loken killed Sif and tricked Thorim into believing that King Arngrim and the ice giants were responsible. In a fit of rage, Thorim threw his hammer, Krolmir, causing a massive explosion that created the scene known today as Thunderfall. While Thorim gave into despair and rested in a stupor for an unknown amount of years, the Sons of Hodir were deeply stunned at such an unexpected betrayal.

Years later adventures coming to Northrend to deal with the Lich King, would eventually meet up with Thorim through a series of events. Thorim, who has since learned the truth of Sif's death, is roused from his stupor and vows to take the fight to Loken. To this end and to make up for his past sins Thorim enlists the aid of adventures to regain the trust of the Sons of Hodir.[1]

While the Sons of Hodir are grateful to the adventures aid, they remark that much must be done in order to repair the their relationship with Thorim, with some being even doubtful that the relationship can be repaired.[2][3] While Thorim prepares for the battle against Loken adventures are able to further prove their own worth to the Sons of Hodir, which allows the hearts of the ice giants to soften to Thorim.[4] After the clash between brothers ends with Loken captured Thorim, King Jokkum sends adventures to avenge Thorim's loss venturing into Halls of Lightning and kill Loken.[5]

Members of the Sons of Hodir also encourage adventures to aid them in order to heal the rift between Thorim and the rest of the ice giants.[6]

Main quest chain

The following quest chain will give you honored reputation for the Sons of Hodir.

  1. N [79] They Took Our Men!
  2. N [78] Leave No Goblin Behind
  3. N [79] The Crone's Bargain
  4. N [79] Mildred the Cruel
  5. N [79] Discipline
  6. N [79] Examples to be Made
  7. N [79] A Certain Prisoner
  8. N [79] A Change of Scenery
  9. N [80] Is That Your Goblin?
  10. N [80] The Hyldsmeet
  11. N [80] Taking on All Challengers
  12. N [80] You'll Need a Bear
  13. N [80] Going Bearback
  14. N [80] Cold Hearted
  15. N [80] Deemed Worthy
  16. N [80] Making a Harness
  17. N [80] The Last of Her Kind
  18. N [80] The Warm-Up
  19. N [80] Into the Pit
  20. N [79] Prepare for Glory
  21. N [80] Lok'lira's Parting Gift
  22. N [80] The Drakkensryd
  23. N [80] Sibling Rivalry
  24. N [80] Mending Fences (+28,600 The Sons of Hodir)
  25. N [80] The Refiner's Fire
  26. N [80] A Spark of Hope (+28,600 The Sons of Hodir)
  27. N [80] Forging an Alliance (+325 The Sons of Hodir)
    Mandatory side quest:
    1. N [80] You Can't Miss Him (+75 The Sons of Hodir)
    2. N [80] Battling the Elements (+75 The Sons of Hodir)
      • Prerequisite for daily: N [80 Daily] Hot and Cold (+455 The Sons of Hodir)
  28. N [80] A New Beginning
  29. N [80] Veranus
  30. N [80] Territorial Trespass
  31. N [80] Krolmir, Hammer of Storms (+455 The Sons of Hodir)
    Mandatory side quests:
    1. N [80] Jormuttar is Soo Fat... (+325 The Sons of Hodir)
    2. N [80] In Memoriam (+325 The Sons of Hodir)
    3. N [80] A Monument to the Fallen (+75 The Sons of Hodir)
  32. N [80] The Terrace of the Makers
  33. N [80] The Earthen Oath & N [80] Loken's Lackeys
  34. N [80] The Reckoning
  35. N [80D] Stormherald Eljrrin (optional)
  36. N [80D] Whatever it Takes! (+650 The Sons of Hodir) & N [80D] Diametrically Opposed


The player will start as hated with The Sons of Hodir. To gain status you need to run the main quest chain which starts with They Took Our Men! in K3. Particularly Mending Fences and A Spark of Hope will boost your reputation, putting you well into honored.

To gain further reputation you can:

Hated Hostile Unfriendly Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Item
341  [Relic of Ulduar] x10
N [80 Daily] Hot and Cold
N [80 Daily] Blowing Hodir's Horn
N [77] Everfrost (R)
455  [Everfrost Chip] x1
N [80 Daily] Polishing the Helm
N [80 Daily] Spy Hunter
N [80 Daily] Feeding Arngrim

The rest of the dailies simply become available when the required reputation is reached.


You will be able to obtain rewards from Lillehoff at Honored status.

<The Sons of Hodir Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Honored  [Lesser Inscription of the Axe] 75g Augment
 [Lesser Inscription of the Crag] 75g Augment
 [Lesser Inscription of the Pinnacle] 75g Augment
 [Lesser Inscription of the Storm] 75g Augment
 [Pattern: Mammoth Mining Bag] 5g Leatherworking (415)
 [Giant Ring Belt] 20g 56s 13c Mail Waist
 [Spaulders of Frozen Knives] 25g 79s 74c Leather Shoulder
Revered  [Reins of the Ice Mammoth] 1,000g Mount
 [Broken Stalactite] 74g 10s 61c Dagger
 [Giant-Friend Kilt] 37g 18s 90c Leather Legs
 [Spaulders of the Giant Lords] 39g 11s 67c Plate Shoulder
 [Stalactite Chopper] 73g 84s 14c One-Handed Axe
Exalted  [Greater Inscription of the Axe] 100g Augment
 [Greater Inscription of the Crag] 100g Augment
 [Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle] 100g Augment
 [Greater Inscription of the Storm] 100g Augment
 [Reins of the Grand Ice Mammoth] 10,000g Mount
 [Pattern: Glacial Bag] 5g Tailoring (445)
 [Design: Smooth Autumn's Glow] 4g Jewelcrafting (390)


  • The Sons of Hodir's claim to fame in Wrath of the Lich King is that they are the providers of all the Shoulder enchants for Wrath of the Lich King (except for scribe-only enchants). The first tier is available at Honored, the second at Exalted. The Honored shoulder Enchants for the Sons of Hodir are equivalent to the Exalted enchants provided by the Aldor and Scryers from the BC, although it might be better to burn any left over  [Holy Dust] or Arcane Runes before spending money on the Sons of Hodir ones. It is worth noting that the shoulder enchants are Bind on Account, making it so only one character per server really needs to go through the grind of being exalted.

Patch changes

  • WotLK Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Reputation gain has been sped up approximately 30%.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.


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