Cenarion Circle reputation guide

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The Cenarion Circle in World of Warcraft is a neutral faction, based in Moonglade and Silithus. Players start at 0/3000 Neutral, except for Druids, who start at 2000/3000 neutral and will be Friendly after completing the early class quests at level 16.

Before the Burning Crusade expansion, the usual way of gaining reputation was to run Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj raids regularly to get access to reputation rewards and recipes. Since the expansion, however, Silithus and Ahn'Qiraj get much fewer visitors, since Outland gear is generally better and requires less effort.

However, many people still like the old regions and instances. With Patch 2.3, the reputation gains for the Cenarion Circle have been greatly increased, to make it easier for new players who usually will not spend that much time in the old content.

There are various methods of gaining reputation: killing mobs belonging to the Twilight Hammer in Silithus, doing repeatable quests (both solo and group quests), non-repeatable quests and, of course, AQ10.

Also, with the release of 1.12, you can now gain Cenarion Circle reputation by participating in the World PvP in Silithus. Turning in one Silithyst Dust gives you 20 reputation points for Cenarion Circle.

With patch 3.0.2 and the Achievement system, the [Guardian of Cenarius] title requires players to reach Exalted with both the Cenarion Circle and the Cenarion Expedition.

The release of patch 4.0.x saw the removal of the repeatable quests involving the Twilight Cultist clothing sets and summoning Abyssal mobs. The Cultist sets still drop, but serve no purpose other than vendor trash, as they are not disenchantable. To replace the potential reputation loss, the patch saw the introduction of Cenarion Circle faction quests in Desolace, Western Plaguelands and other zones.

Reputation

  Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
Repeatable
quests
500 [Encrypted Twilight Text] x10
Instances Trash: 10
Bosses: 300-600
90 Reputation per NPC for keeping the Lieutenant General and each of his elites alive during the Rajaxx fight
300 Reputation for Buru the Gorger, Moam, Kurinnaxx, General Rajaxx and Ayamiss the Hunter
600 Reputation for Ossirian the Unscarred
Trash: 10
Bosses: 150-500
Only a few of the mobs give Cenarion Circle rep, most only Brood.
500 Reputation points for turning in a [Qiraji Lord's Insignia], obtained by killing any boss in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. (These also give 500 Reputation with the Brood of Nozdormu. In order to maximize Brood rep, these insignias should be saved until you are 2999/3000 Neutral with the Brood.)
500 Reputation points for killing C'Thun.
Mobs
All Twilight Hammer cultists
10
30

The fastest way to grind reputation at level 90 is to grind through all the Twilight Hammer cultists in Silithus. Each one gives 10 reputation and drop Encrypted Twilight Texts, which are required for the repeatable quest N [56] Encrypted Twilight Texts. It is possible to grind all the way through Honored to Exalted in less than four hours doing this.

NOTE: Twilight Prophets drop 7 - 10 Encrypted Twilight Texts.

Reputation Rewards

  Friendly Honored Revered Exalted
Blacksmithing
[Heavy Obsidian Belt]
[Ironvine Belt]
[Ironvine Gloves]
[Light Obsidian Belt]
[Ironvine Breastplate]
[Jagged Obsidian Shield]
[Obsidian Mail Tunic]
Enchanting
[Enchant Cloak - Greater Fire Resistance] [Enchant Cloak - Greater Nature Resistance]
Leatherworking
[Bramblewood Belt]
[Sandstalker Bracers]
[Spitfire Bracers]
[Bramblewood Boots]
[Sandstalker Gauntlets]
[Spitfire Gauntlets]
[Bramblewood Helm]
[Sandstalker Breastplate]
[Spitfire Breastplate]
[Dreamscale Breastplate]
Tailoring
[Cenarion Herb Bag]
[Sylvan Shoulders]
[Sylvan Crown] [Gaea's Embrace]
[Satchel of Cenarius]
[Sylvan Vest]

Quests: The Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj

Several quests are available in outside the AQ10 instance portal for class-specific armor sets. The sets consist of a ring, a cloak, and a weapon. The ring requires Honored reputation with Cenarion Circle, the cloak requires Revered and the weapon requires Exalted. See the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj Quest Loot page for more info. There are no quests available to any class added after Burning Crusade.

Quests: Field Duty

The Field Duty quest chain gave substantial rewards (including epics at the end) from a series of quests introduced in Patch 1.9. These quests were not available until the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj opened and the 10-hour Opening Event had been completed. These quests were removed with the release of Cataclysm.

Non-Repeatable Quests

Eastern Plaguelands:


Silithus:


Blasted Lands:


Moonglade:

Lunar Festival

During the Lunar Festival there are additional quests to gain reputation.

Past changes

The Burning Crusade Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): From the patch notes: "The following old-world factions have had their acquisition rate significantly increased: Cenarion Circle, Argent Dawn, Timbermaw Hold."