The Tempest Key

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The Tempest Key was the key to enter the Eye of Tempest Keep, the inner sanctum of Kael'thas Sunstrider. The Tempest Key was not used like an actual key; instead, it was a passive item like the  [Drakefire Amulet] that attuned the player to the instance.

After it was removed as the key, players who completed the chain earned the title [Champion of the Naaru]. Even this option was removed with Wrath.

Obtaining the Tempest Key

The Tempest Key is given after a long quest chain that begins after completing the Cipher of Damnation quest chain (starts with B [70] The Hand of Gul'dan) for [The Cipher of Damnation] in Shadowmoon Valley. Upon completing the Cipher quest, you will receive (immediately) a letter in the mail from Khadgar, asking you to travel to Shattrath City to speak to him.

Upon completing all four quests, A'dal will grant you the Tempest Key (along with [Phoenix-Fire Band]) and you will be allowed to enter The Eye, Kael'thas' sanctum, for the final confrontation with the "Sun King".

Quest progression

  1. B [70] The Hand of Gul'dan
  2. N [70] Enraged Spirits of Fire and Earth
  3. N [70] Enraged Spirits of Water
  4. N [70] Enraged Spirits of Air
  5. N [70] Oronok Torn-heart
  6. N [70] I Was A Lot Of Things...
  7. N [70] A Lesson Learned
  8. N [70] The Cipher of Damnation - Truth and History
  9. This opens up the search for the three parts of the key.
  10. N [70G5] The Cipher of Damnation

Either read the letter from Khadgar or speak to him in Shattrath City.

This is [The Tempest Key] quest chain. Prerequisite: The Cipher of Damnation quest chain

  1. N [70] The Tempest Key
  2. N [70R] Trial of the Naaru: Magtheridon

Keys required for quests

The following Heroic entry keys are required, and you must be Honored with a certain faction to obtain them:

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