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Midsummer Fire Festival

The Midsummer Fire Festival is a seasonal event that takes place during the hottest days of summer (June 21 – July 4). It is similar to the Lunar Festival and other holidays, featuring some useful buffs, food, and toys to play with.

It was introduced in Patch 1.11, and given a major revamp in June 2008. For previous years, please refer to Midsummer Fire Festival (Obsolete)

From Midsummer Fire Festival on the official website:

Ah, so you weren't chosen for Flamekeeper this year? Don't fret, my friend! The Midsummer Fire Festival isn't merely about that traditional honor; it's a time of merriment, a chance to celebrate the hottest season of the year by lighting great fires across the land and sharing in what the elemental spirits can offer. Come to our camps and join in the revelry!

The ending of the Festival seems to have been merged with the Engineers' Explosive Extravaganza holiday:

The lengthy Midsummer Fire Festival traditionally ends with the sky itself being set alight. The goblins of Undermine have lent their considerable skill (and copious amounts of gunpowder) to the task, resulting in a tremendous fireworks show! Take up a festival mug and raise a toast to the season as the multicolored explosions dance across the sky above you!

Overview

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Touching the Ribbon Pole gives a 3 minute buff increasing earned experience by 10%. Up to 60 minutes can be stacked.

  • Using Ribbon Poles causes a colorful streamer of energy to go to your hand and causes you to dance. This gives a 3 minute buff increasing earned experience by 10%. This buff stacks up to 20 times (60 minutes), increasing its duration by 3 minutes for every 3 seconds you keep dancing around the pole.
  • When thrown into a festival fire, Burning Blossoms give you a buff Fire Festival Fury, 3% critical strike and spell critical strike rating for sixty minutes as well as causing fire damage to attackers.
  • If a bonfire has gone out, tossing a Burning Blossom in it will provide a zone wide buff, Bonfire's Blessing, that gives you a 30% chance to inflict Fire damage on any melee, range or spell attack - the exact amount of Fire damage dealt is based on your level x10. Bonfire's Blessing is capable of delivering a critical hit with 100% additional damage. This buff goes away if the opposite faction desecrates the bonfire.
  • Special flame samples can be collected from the bonfires in each of the four main cities of the opposing faction. Each sample will begin a quest called "Stealing the [City]'s Flame." Upon completing each quest, everyone in the capital city will receive Fire Festival Fortitude, a +30 stamina buff. Once all 4 have been collected and returned to a Festival representative, you receive the quest "A Thief's Reward" and are rewarded with the Crown of the Fire Festival. Anyone can loot the flame, but taking the quest requires level 51.

Burning Blossom redemption

There are several items you can get from redeeming Inv summerfest fireflower [Burning Blossom]. You can get 632 Blossoms at the first day of the Festival and 20 Blossoms through Daily Quests from the second day until the end of the festival. It is not possible to get all rewards in one year if you farm the maximum possible amount of Blossoms.

Item Price Note
Inv holiday summerfest petals [Handful of Summer Petals] 2 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv summerfest firedrink [Fiery Festival Brew] 2 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv misc food 10 [Elderberry Pie] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv misc food 53 [Midsummer Sausage] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv misc bag 10 green [Bag of Smorc Ingredients] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv summerfest smorc [Toasted Smorc] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv misc food 11 [Fire-toasted Bun] 5 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv shoulder 23 [Mantle of the Fire Festival] 100 Inv summerfest fireflower
Inv chest cloth 72 [Vestment of Summer] 100 Inv summerfest fireflower Causes your hands to catch aflame for more festive dance moves.
Inv boots cloth 13 [Sandals of Summer] 200 Inv summerfest fireflower Causes a fire to appear at your feet.
Inv misc firedancer 01 [Brazier of Dancing Flames] 350 Inv summerfest fireflower Creates a fiery, dancing female draenei who reacts to player emotes.
Inv potion 33 [Captured Flame] 350 Inv summerfest fireflower Non combat pet.

Quests

Given from Festival Loremasters & Talespinners

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The symbol of the Midsummer Fire Festival.

Burning Blossom can be earned through a variety of quests. The blossoms can be consumed for a small buff, or saved for a variety of items including Brazier of Dancing Flames. Finding all flames and doing all quests during the 14-day period should award roughly 850 Blossoms.

Daily quests:


Quest chains:

  1. Neutral 15 [70] Unusual Activity
  2. Neutral 15 [70] An Innocent Disguise

Players then are given access to quests based on their level:

Lord Ahune

A new chain of quests was added to the game, beginning at a talespinner. The end of the chain culminates in a daily quest to summon Lord Ahune, a new boss in the Slave Pens.

Bonfires (2008)

Finding a bonfire of your own faction and speaking to the appropriate NPC will reward you with 5 Burning Blossom and 5Gold95Silver at level 70.

Finding a bonfire of the opposite faction and using (dousing) it will reward 10 Burning Blossom and 11Gold99Silver at level 70. Most opposing faction bonfires can be doused without pulling guards (with the exception of the Outlands flame in Wildhammer Stronghold), making this a fast and easy way to generate Midsummer Festival currency. Dousing another factions bonfire will flag you for PVP combat.

The bonfires of Capital cities have separate quests and you cannot 'Honor the Flame' of your own faction's Capitals.

As there are 32 Alliance Fires and 30 Horde Fires, you can get as Alliance 550Gold10Silver and 460 Blossoms, and as Horde 562Gold18Silver and 470 Blossoms, not counting quests or capital bonfires.

See Alliance Bonfires and Horde Bonfires.

Stealing the Cities' Flames

Each faction can "loot" the Flames of the opposing faction's cities, each of which starts a quest. Stealing all four cities flames will offer the quest Neutral 15 [60] A Thief's Reward. While any character can loot the quest item, the quests themselves require level 50. This is unfortunate because the quest is soloable even for very low-level characters.

Horde

  • Orgrimmar - Next to Mannoroth's armor in the Valley of Wisdom Official horde mini-icon [46, 38]
  • Thunder Bluff - On the Spirit Rise Official horde mini-icon [21, 25]
  • Undercity - In the courtyard, just inside Official horde mini-icon [68, 7]
  • Silvermoon City - Court of the Sun, inside, in the back Official horde mini-icon [68, 41]

Alliance

  • Stormwind - Outside Stormwind Stockades, North of Mage Quarter Official alliance mini-icon [40, 61]
  • Ironforge - Hall of Explorers Official alliance mini-icon[65, 24]
  • Darnassus - Rut'theran Village Official alliance mini-icon [55, 91]
  • The Exodar - The Crystal Hall Official alliance mini-icon [41, 24]

Reward: [Crown of the Fire Festival] (no bonuses).

Other Fires

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The Skytower of Orgrimmar decorated with garlands of flowers.

Kalimdor - 11 Alliance Bonfires / 12 Horde Bonfires


Eastern Kingdoms - 14 Alliance Bonfires / 11 Horde Bonfires


Outland - 7 Alliance Bonfires / 7 Horde Bonfires

Sortable list of bonfires

Continent Zone City Coords
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Arathi Highlands Hammerfall [74, 41]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Arathi Highlands Refuge Pointe [50, 44]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Badlands Kargath [4, 49]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Blasted Lands Nethergarde Keep [58, 17]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Burning Steppes Flame Crest [62, 29]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Burning Steppes Morgan's Vigil [80, 62]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Dun Morogh Ironforge [64, 25]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Dun Morogh Kharanos [46, 46]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Duskwood Darkshire [74, 51]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Elwynn Forest Goldshire [43, 65]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Elwynn Forest Stormwind [41, 61]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Eversong Woods North Sanctum [46, 50]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Eversong Woods Silvermoon City [70, 43]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Ghostlands Tranquillien [46, 26]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Hillsbrad Foothills Southshore [50, 46]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Hillsbrad Foothills Tarren Mill [58, 25]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Loch Modan Thelsamar [32, 40]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Redridge Mountains Lakeshire [24, 59]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Silverpine Forest The Sepulcher [49, 38]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Stranglethorn Vale Booty Bay [33, 73]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Stranglethorn Vale Booty Bay [32, 75]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Swamp of Sorrows Stonard [47, 47]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms The Hinterlands Aerie Peak [14, 50]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms The Hinterlands Revantusk Village [76, 74]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Tirisfal Glades Undercity [68, 9]
Official horde mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Tirisfal Glades Brill [57, 52]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Western Plaguelands Chillwind Camp [43, 82]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Westfall Sentinel Hill [56, 54]
Official alliance mini-icon Eastern Kingdoms Wetlands Menethil Harbor [13, 47]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Ashenvale Astranaar [38, 54]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Ashenvale Splintertree Post [70, 69]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Azuremyst Isle The Exodar [41, 26]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Azuremyst Isle Azure Watch [44, 53]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Bloodmyst Isle Blood Watch [55, 69]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Darkshore Auberdine [37, 46]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Desolace Nijel's Point [65, 17]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Desolace Shadowprey Village [26, 76]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Durotar Orgrimmar [47, 38]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Durotar Razor Hill [52, 47]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Dustwallow Marsh Brackenwall Village [33, 30]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Dustwallow Marsh Theramore Isle [62, 40]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Feralas Camp Mojache [72, 47]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Feralas Feathermoon Stronghold [28, 44]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Mulgore Thunder Bluff [21, 26]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Mulgore Bloodhoof Village [51, 60]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Silithus Cenarion Hold [57, 34]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Silithus Cenarion Hold [46, 44]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Stonetalon Mountains Sun Rock Retreat [50, 60]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Tanaris Gadgetzan [52, 29]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Tanaris Gadgetzan [49, 27]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Teldrassil Darnassus [57, 93]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Teldrassil Dolanaar [55, 60]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor The Barrens Crossroads [52, 28]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Thousand Needles Freewind Post [41, 52]
Official horde mini-icon Kalimdor Winterspring Everlook [59, 35]
Official alliance mini-icon Kalimdor Winterspring Everlook [62, 35]
Official alliance mini-icon Outland Blade's Edge Mountains Sylvanaar [42, 66]
Official horde mini-icon Outland Blade's Edge Mountains Thunderlord Stronghold [50, 59]
Official alliance mini-icon Outland Hellfire Peninsula Honor Hold [62, 58]
Official horde mini-icon Outland Hellfire Peninsula Thrallmar [55, 40]
Official horde mini-icon Outland Nagrand Garadar [51, 34]
Official alliance mini-icon Outland Nagrand Telaar [50, 70]
Official horde mini-icon Outland Netherstorm Area 52 [32, 68]
Official alliance mini-icon Outland Netherstorm Area 52 [31, 63]
Official horde mini-icon Outland Shadowmoon Valley Shadowmoon Village [33, 30]
Official alliance mini-icon Outland Shadowmoon Valley Wildhammer Stronghold [40, 55]
Official alliance mini-icon Outland Terokkar Forest Allerian Stronghold [55, 55]
Official horde mini-icon Outland Terokkar Forest Stonebreaker Hold [52, 43]
Official alliance mini-icon Outland Zangamarsh Telredor [69, 52]
Official horde mini-icon Outland Zangamarsh Zabra'Jin [36, 52]

External links

  • Midsummer on Wikipedia Like other seasonal events in WoW, the Midsummer Fire Festival is based on a real world holiday, in this case the predominantly European Midsummer festivals celebrated around the summer solstice. The ending fireworks are reminiscent of the Independence Day holiday celebrated in the United States.

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