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The Crusaders' Coliseum in Icecrown, as it appears in patch 3.2.

ATG annotated map

Annotated map of the Argent Tournament Grounds.

The Argent Tournament is a world event that was introduced in patch 3.1 and is found northeast of Sindragosa's Fall in Icecrown at an area called the Argent Tournament Grounds.

On the purpose of the Argent Tournament itself, Highlord Tirion Fordring makes the following announcement from the stage to the east of the Ring of Champions at the top of every hour:

Five minutes before Tirion speaks:
Herald Beluus yells: Highlord Tirion Fordring approaches the stage to address those gathered upon the tournament grounds! Make way to the stage area to attend him!
Combatants of the Alliance and Horde! You are welcome under the banner of the Argent Crusade.
To the south lies our goal. We will march to the Citadel and cut out the heart of the Scourge where it dwells.
But this is no task to be taken lightly.
A massive attack with every able-bodied man would end in needless slaughter. Every soldier lost would rise as the enemy. Azeroth would be left defenseless against the undead threat.
Instead, we require a small, concentrated strike force for the attack to succeed. For that reason, we have created the Argent Tournament.
Within these walls, you will be tested. Your skill in combat will be matched against the fiercest dangers Northrend has to offer under the watchful eyes of your leaders.
Your prowess, your might, and your cunning will be under close watch. These games will determine the best Azeroth has to offer.
The victors will take their rightful place in the assault upon the Citadel. We will stand together in the face of evil, and Arthas WILL fall!

Crusaders' ColiseumEdit

During patch 3.1.0, participants worked to construct the Crusaders' Coliseum, however the Coliseum itself was completed and released in patch 3.2.0,[1][2] along with the Trial of the Champion 5-player dungeon (available in both normal and heroic modes), as well as the normal mode 10/25-player Trial of the Crusader raid and its heroic version, the Trial of the Grand Crusader.

RewardsEdit

All rewards use [Champion's Seals] as currency.

Type Cost
Tabard 10Silver
Banner 15 Ability paladin artofwar
New-model mount 100 Ability paladin artofwar
Old-model mount 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar
Small pet 40 Ability paladin artofwar
Hippogryph mounts 150 Ability paladin artofwar
Argent Pony 150 Ability paladin artofwar
Epic weapons 25 Ability paladin artofwar
Rare armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar
Rare necklaces 10 Ability paladin artofwar
Rare trinkets 10 Ability paladin artofwar

Faction rewards Edit

Players are eligible to purchase rewards from their racial faction and additional factions with which they have earned the right to champion.

Champion collectablesEdit

   Race    Faction 10Silver Tabard 15 Ability paladin artofwar Banner 500Gold5 Ability paladin artofwar Mount 100 Ability paladin artofwar Mount 40 Ability paladin artofwar Companion Pet
Official alliance mini-iconIconSmall Draenei MaleIconSmall Draenei Female Exodar [Exodar Tabard] [Exodar Banner] [Great Red Elekk] [Exodar Elekk] [Ammen Vale Lashling]
Official alliance mini-iconIconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Dwarf Female Ironforge [Ironforge Tabard] [Ironforge Banner] [Swift Violet Ram] [Ironforge Ram] [Dun Morogh Cub]
Official alliance mini-iconIconSmall Gnome MaleIconSmall Gnome Female Gnomeregan Exiles [Gnomeregan Tabard] [Gnomeregan Banner] [Turbostrider] [Gnomeregan Mechanostrider] [Mechanopeep]
Official alliance mini-iconIconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female Darnassus [Darnassus Tabard] [Darnassus Banner] [Swift Moonsaber] [Darnassian Nightsaber] [Teldrassil Sproutling]
Official alliance mini-iconIconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Stormwind [Stormwind Tabard] [Stormwind Banner] [Swift Gray Steed] [Stormwind Steed] [Elwynn Lamb]
Official horde mini-iconIconSmall Blood Elf MaleIconSmall Blood Elf Female Silvermoon [Silvermoon City Tabard] [Silvermoon City Banner] [Swift Red Hawkstrider] [Silvermoon Hawkstrider] [Enchanted Broom]
Official horde mini-iconIconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Orc Female Orgrimmar [Orgrimmar Tabard] [Orgrimmar Banner] [Swift Burgundy Wolf] [Orgrimmar Wolf] [Durotar Scorpion]
Official horde mini-iconIconSmall Tauren MaleIconSmall Tauren Female Thunder Bluff [Thunder Bluff Tabard] [Thunder Bluff Banner] [Great Golden Kodo] [Thunder Bluff Kodo] [Mulgore Hatchling]
Official horde mini-iconIconSmall Troll MaleIconSmall Troll Female Darkspear Trolls [Sen'jin Tabard] [Sen'jin Banner] [Swift Purple Raptor] [Darkspear Raptor] [Sen'jin Fetish]
Official horde mini-iconIconSmall Undead MaleIconSmall Undead Female Undercity [Undercity Tabard] [Undercity Banner] [White Skeletal Warhorse] [Forsaken Warhorse] [Tirisfal Batling]

Champion weapons and armorEdit

Official horde mini-icon Item Official alliance mini-icon Item Type Cost
[Sen'jin Beakblade Longrifle] [Blunderbuss of Khaz Modan] Gun 25 Ability paladin artofwar
[Greatsword of the Sin'dorei] [Claymore of the Prophet] Two-Handed Sword 25 Ability paladin artofwar
[Staff of Feral Furies] [Silvery Sylvan Stave] Staff 25 Ability paladin artofwar
[Scalpel of the Royal Apothecary] [Dagger of Lunar Purity] Dagger (caster) 25 Ability paladin artofwar
[Spinal Destroyer] [Dagger of the Rising Moon] Dagger (dps) 25 Ability paladin artofwar
[Blade of the Keening Banshee] [Gnomeregan Bonechopper] One-Handed Sword (caster) 25 Ability paladin artofwar
[Grimhorn Crusher] [Ironforge Smasher] One-Handed Mace (dps) 25 Ability paladin artofwar
[Axe of the Sen'jin Protector] [Teldrassil Protector] One-Handed Axe (tank) 25 Ability paladin artofwar
[Jouster's Fury] [Jouster's Fury] Trinket 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Necklace of Stolen Skulls] [Choker of Spiral Focus] Amulet 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Pendant of Emerald Crusader] [Necklace of Valiant Blood] Amulet 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Razor's Edge Pendant] [Pendant of Azure Dreams] Amulet 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Choker of Feral Fury] [Susurrating Shell Necklace] Amulet 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Gauntlets of Mending Touch] [Gauntlets of Shattered Pride] Plate Armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Clinch of Savage Fury] [Girdle of Valorous Defeat] Plate Armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Blood-Caked Stompers] [Stanchions of Unseatable Furor] Plate Armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Links of Unquenched Savagery] [Cinch of Bonded Servitude] Mail Armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Treads of Whispering Dreams] [Treads of the Glorious Spirit] Mail Armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Treads of the Earnest Squire] [Treads of Nimble Evasion] Leather Armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Waistguard of Equine Fury] [Wrap of the Everliving Tree] Leather Armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar
[Sash of Trumpted Pride] [Sash of Shattering Hearts] Cloth Armor 10 Ability paladin artofwar

Silver Covenant/Sunreavers collectablesEdit

Hiren Loresong
Official alliance mini-iconInv elemental primal mana [A Silver Confidant]
Vasarin Redmorn
Official horde mini-iconInv elemental primal nether [The Sunreavers]
Type Cost
[Silver Covenant Tabard] [Sunreaver Tabard] Tabard 50 Ability paladin artofwar
[Quel'dorei Steed] [Sunreaver Hawkstrider] Mount 100 Ability paladin artofwar
[Silver Covenant Hippogryph] [Sunreaver Dragonhawk] Flying mount 150 Ability paladin artofwar
[Shimmering Wyrmling] [Shimmering Wyrmling] Small pet 40 Ability paladin artofwar

Crusader collectables and heirloomsEdit

Item Type Cost
[Argent Crusader's Banner] Banner 15 Ability paladin artofwar
[Argent Crusader's Tabard] Tabard 50 Ability paladin artofwar
[Argent Warhorse] Mount 100 Ability paladin artofwar
[Argent Charger] Mount (Paladin Only) 100 Ability paladin artofwar
[Argent Pony Bridle] Small pet enhancement 150 Ability paladin artofwar
[Polished Breastplate of Valor] Plate Chest 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Polished Spaulders of Valor] Plate Shoulder 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Champion Herod's Shoulder] Mail Shoulder 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Champion's Deathdealer Breastplate] Mail Chest 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Mystical Pauldrons of Elements] Mail Shoulder 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Mystical Vest of Elements] Mail Chest 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Preened Ironfeather Breastplate] Leather Chest 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Preened Ironfeather Shoulders] Leather Shoulder 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders] Leather Shoulder 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Stained Shadowcraft Tunic] Leather Chest 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Tattered Dreadmist Mantle] Cloth Shoulder 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Tattered Dreadmist Robe] Cloth Chest 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Balanced Heartseeker] One-Hand Dagger 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Bloodied Arcanite Reaper] Two-Hand Axe 95 Ability paladin artofwar
[Charmed Ancient Bone Bow] Bow 95 Ability paladin artofwar
[Devout Aurastone Hammer] Main Hand Mace 75 Ability paladin artofwar
[Dignified Headmaster's Charge] Two-Hand Staff 95 Ability paladin artofwar
[Repurposed Lava Dredger] Two-Hand Mace 95 Ability paladin artofwar
[Venerable Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge] Main Hand Sword 60 Ability paladin artofwar
[Venerable Mass of McGowan] One-Hand Mace 75 Ability paladin artofwar
[Discerning Eye of the Beast] Trinket 75 Ability paladin artofwar
[Swift Hand of Justice] Trinket 75 Ability paladin artofwar

QuestsEdit

Starting the Argent Tournament: Aspirant & ValiantEdit

The quest chain starts in the building to the west of the Crusaders' Coliseum. Justicar Mariel Trueheart directs questers to their faction's respective tents on the east side of the keep, where they must undertake a series of tests to join the tournament proper.


Alliance
  1. Official alliance mini-icon [80] The Argent Tournament
  2. Official alliance mini-icon [80] Up To The Challenge and complete the daily quests listed below to earn enough [Aspirant's Seals] to continue. (15 seals at 5 per day)
  3. Official alliance mini-icon [80] The Aspirant's Challenge
  4. Players will be offered one of these quests based on their race:
  5. Official alliance mini-icon [80] The Valiant's Charge and complete the daily quests listed below to earn enough [Valiant's Seals] to continue. (25 seals at 5 per day)
  6. Official alliance mini-icon [80] The Valiant's Challenge
  7. Official alliance mini-icon [80] A Champion Rises

After completing "The Valiant's Challenge", the following quests open up allowing players to repeat the valiant stage of daily quests (steps six and seven) for the other factions with which they have not yet earned the right to champion:

Horde
  1. Official horde mini-icon [80] The Argent Tournament
  2. Official horde mini-icon [80] Up To The Challenge and complete the daily quests listed below to earn enough [Aspirant's Seals] to continue. (15 seals at 5 per day)
  3. Official horde mini-icon [80] The Aspirant's Challenge
  4. Players will be offered one of these quests based on their race:
  5. Official horde mini-icon [80] The Valiant's Charge and complete the daily quests listed below to earn enough [Valiant's Seals] to continue. (25 seals at 5 per day)
  6. Official horde mini-icon [80] The Valiant's Challenge
  7. Official horde mini-icon [80] A Champion Rises

After completing "The Valiant's Challenge", the following quests open up allowing players to repeat the valiant stage of daily quests (steps six and seven) for the other factions with which they have not yet earned the right to champion:

Also note that like the fishing and cooking daily quests, the 3 blade quests (A Blade Fit of a Champion, The Edge of Winter, A Worthy Weapon) are not independent daily quests. Having one of them in your log prevents you from accepting the other two, should it be offered that day. In other words, should you not complete one of them on the day you accept it, you will not be able to do either of the other two quests the following day. This means that you should do all three daily quests on the day you accept them if you want to complete "Up To The Challenge" in three days.

Completing the four available valiant dailies will reward 52Gold 92Silver and 5x[Valiant's Seal] each day.

Over the course of championing all five faction's cities you can expect to gain 11,250 reputation with each capital city. Keep this in mind when considering champion-level quest rewards. The [Champion's Writ] can only be used to buy reputation tokens worth 250 reputation with one city at a time. Do not purchase reputation with a faction when you can reasonably expect to reach exalted status while doing the valiant chain for the rest of the cities. The [Champion's Purse] is a better alternative for players who already have high reputation with their faction's cities. It is also possible to continue doing a faction's valiant-level quests, earning reputation with that faction, if one does not turn in the "The Valiant's Charge" quest with that faction.

The Black Knight chainEdit

  1. Official alliance mini-icon [80] The Black Knight of Westfall? -or- Official horde mini-icon [80] The Black Knight of Silverpine?
  2. Neutral 15 [80] The Seer's Crystal
  3. Neutral 15 [80] The Stories Dead Men Tell
  4. Neutral 15 [80] There's Something About the Squire
  5. Neutral 15 [80] The Black Knight's Orders
  6. After reaching the rank of Champion:
    Neutral 15 [80] The Black Knight's Fall
  7. Starting in Patch 3.2.0:
    Neutral 15 [80] The Black Knight's Curse
  8. Neutral 15 [80] The Black Knight's Fate

Champion dailiesEdit

  1. Neutral 15 [80] A Champion Rises (Alliance) / (Horde)
  2. Neutral 15 [80] Eadric the Pure -or- Neutral 15 Ui-charactercreate-classes deathknight [80] The Scourgebane
  3. Start earning [Champion's Seals] to purchase rewards:

N.B: Threat From Above requires the completion of The Black Knight's Fall. See above for the The Black Knight chain.

Completing these dailies will reward 52Gold 92Silver and up to 4x[Champion's Writ] or 4x[Champion's Purse] each day.

Also available for players not exalted with the Argent Crusade is Neutral 15 [80 Daily] Contributin' To The Cause.

Completing all Champion, Sunreaver/Silver Covenant and Crusader dailies will reward 159Gold 07Silver total, including 10x[Champion's Seal].

Crusader dailiesEdit

In order to be eligible for these quests, players are required to have earned the title <Crusader>. Several daily quests are offered randomly each day, one from each questgiver:

High Crusader Adelard Offers one of these each day:

Crusader Silverdawn Offers one of these each day:

Silver Covenant (Alliance) / Sunreavers (Horde) dailiesEdit

In order to be eligible for these quests, players are required to have earned the achievement Official alliance mini-iconInv elemental primal mana [A Silver Confidant] or Official horde mini-iconInv elemental primal nether [The Sunreavers] by being exalted with the Silver Covenant/Sunreavers and being a champion of at least one racial faction. Several daily quests are offered randomly each day, two from Official alliance mini-icon Narasi Snowdawn/Official horde mini-icon Girana the Blooded and one from Official alliance mini-icon Savinia Loresong/Official horde mini-icon Tylos Dawnrunner.

From Official alliance mini-icon Savinia Loresong or Official horde mini-icon Tylos Dawnrunner:

one of...

From Official alliance mini-icon Narasi Snowdawn or Official horde mini-icon Girana the Blooded:

and one of...

Goblin dailiesEdit

These quests dealt with the construction of the Crusaders' Coliseum and were removed in Patch 3.2.0.

AchievementsEdit

The following achievements are related to the Argent Tournament:

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Note: Meta achievements are listed in a separate table at the bottom of this section.

Interactive map Edit

 

Alliance and Horde leadershipEdit

At roughly 10-past, Thrall, Garrosh Hellscream, and a few Kor'kron Elites arrive:

Herald Beluus yells: The Warchief of the Horde, Thrall, and Overlord Garrosh Hellscream have arrived upon the tournament grounds! Clear the way to the entrance!
Thrall, Garrosh and their escort appear from inside the Sunreaver Pavilion and walk along the path following the Ring of Champions. Here, they stop between the Ironforge and Gnomeregan banners and observe.
Thrall says: Garrosh, I expect you to control yourself here. I do not want a repeat of the Violet Citadel.
Garrosh Hellscream says: Pah! That was a show of strength, worthy of a leader. I only regret I did not kill that human before the mage interfered.
Thrall says: We are guests here, Garrosh, and you will conduct yourself honorably.
Garrosh Hellscream says: What honor is there in thrashing about with blunted sticks? This is a waste of time.
The group proceeds to the western entrance of the Crusaders' Coliseum, where Highlord Tirion Fordring awaits.
Highlord Tirion Fordring says: Welcome, Warchief Thrall. Overlord Hellscream.
Thrall says: Thank you for the invitation, Lord Fordring. We look forward to observing these games.
Garrosh Hellscream says: Speak for yourself, Thrall.
Highlord Tirion Fordring says: I hope you'll see the merit of these events in time, Garrosh. We cannot win against the Scourge if we continue to war against one another.
Thrall says: Wise words.
Garrosh Hellscream says: Words of a fool, you mean. The Horde will destroy the undead without your aid, human, or that of the pompous king.
Thrall immediately turns to face Garrosh and rebukes him directly.
Thrall says: Garrosh, enough!
Highlord Tirion Fordring says: Under my roof, gentlemen, I trust you will behave.
Thrall turns back to Tirion.
Thrall says: Of course, Tirion. I apologize for his outburst. It will not be repeated.
Garrosh Hellscream says: Bah.
Highlord Tirion Fordring says: If you will follow me, then.
The group then walks in to the coliseum proper and disappears inside.

At roughly 25-past, Varian Wrynn, Jaina Proudmoore, and a few Stormwind Royal Guards arrive.

Herald Beluus yells: His Majesty, King Varian Wrynn, and Lady Jaina Proudmoore have touched down upon the tournament grounds! Make way!
Varian, Jaina and their escort appear from inside the Silver Covenant Pavilion and walk west towards the Argent Pavilion. Fordring greets them at the entrance to the Coliseum.
King Varian Wrynn says: Tirion.
Highlord Tirion Fordring says: King Varian, Lady Jaina. Welcome to the tournament. Your place in the coliseum is waiting.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Thank you. It's the least I can do to support this; we need to stand together.
King Varian Wrynn says: You ask much of me, Tirion, to sit and watch, trusting the savages to keep themselves in check.
Highlord Tirion Fordring says: My people are here to ensure they honor the rules of engagement. It will do your subjects well to see you in the stands.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: I'm sure Thrall will have his people under control...
King Varian Wrynn says: Perhaps. I doubt the effectiveness of this gambit. We would be better served preparing our armies for the final assault.
King Varian Wrynn says: But if my presence is required in these games to gain your support in the battle, then I will remain. For now.
Highlord Tirion Fordring nods and gestures for his guests to follow.
The group then walks in to the coliseum proper and disappears inside.

VideosEdit

  • The actual trailer.
  • Cityhunter0505, text-in-video guide (PTR).
Warcraft Lore The Call of the Crusade02:25

Warcraft Lore The Call of the Crusade

Trial Of The Crusader Part 110:35

Trial Of The Crusader Part 1

Trial Of The Crusader Part 209:09

Trial Of The Crusader Part 2

Additional videosEdit

GalleryEdit

Patch changesEdit

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): The Argent Tournament Expands
    • All new Argent Crusader daily quests and rewards have been added for players with the Crusader title. Rewards include a new Argent Crusader banner and tabard (which can teleport players to the tournament grounds), a mounted squire (can periodically run bank, mail or vendor errands for the player), a paladin-exclusive Argent Crusader Charger mount, and new heirloom items.
    • All new Silver Covenant and Sunreaver daily quests and rewards have been added for players exalted with these factions. Rewards include tabards, new ground and flying mounts, and a new pet.
    • Just when you thought you had seen the last of the Black Knight, he makes his astonishing return to the tournament. Wait, didn't you kill him? (Source)
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-04-16): "We have made it so players cannot attack additional quest giver NPCs at the Argent Tournament.[3]"
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Added.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Blizz Zarhym 2009-02-25. Re:Argent Tournament Timing?. Retrieved on 2009-02-28.
  2. ^ Blizz Blizzard. Under Development: Patch 3.2: Call of the Crusade. Retrieved on 2009-05-24. “The Argent Tournament Expands: With the help of Azeroth's heroes, the Argent Crusade will finish the Argent Coliseum just in time to call for all brave citizens to prepare for battle with the Lich King. New dailies, rewards, and more will be available at the Argent Tournament grounds to lure adventurers into the coliseum.”
  3. ^ Blizz Bornakk 2009-04-16. Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09. Retrieved on 2009-05-24.

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