The Oracles are probably one of my favorite factions in Wrath. The long quest chain, culminating in the ethically interesting A Hero’s Burden, is probably one of the best series of quests in the game so far.
Once you’ve made your choice in that quest and decided to go with the Oracles, a series of daily quests opens up for you at the Rainspeaker Canopy area of Sholazar Basin. While there are technically eight dailies for the Oracles in total, only three of them will be available to you each day. The three are randomly chosen and it is possible for certain quests to appear on consecutive days. This makes completing the Savior of the Oracles achievement slightly annoying.
The quests are broken down into two categories based on the reputation they give: two of the three random dailies will be for 500 Reputation and can be turned in at Rainspeaker Canopy. The third daily will be for 700 Reputation and can be turned in to Lightning Caller Soo-met at the base of the Mosslight Pillar.
The 500 Reputation Quests
The quests for 500 Reputation are the the easiest of the two types of Oracle dailies. They typically don’t require much in the way of time or effort and with a flying mount can be completed in minutes. They don’t all require a flying mount but I don’t recommend anyone starts this Reputation grind without one.
Appeasing the Great Rain Stone
This is the simplest of all eight dailies for the Oracles. You are given a quest item that summons a companion that you must lead around the area of Rainspeaker Canopy. As you move, keep an eye out for white flashes on the ground and as you walk over them your companion will dig in the area and reveal the quest item. Find six of the items and you’re done. Occasionally, the companion will dig up random creatures and not a quest item but that’s fairly uncommon.
Song of Reflection
This is another amazingly easy quest. All you have to do is simply fly to the tops of each of the four pillar and play the Didgeridoo of Contemplation. I typically start with the Glimmering Pillar first as it is the only one of the four that has enemies on it. After you’ve finished that one, it’s a breeze to fly from pillar-to-pillar to complete this quest.
A Cleansing Song
This quest, which involves flying to three points surround Rainspeaker Canopy, is incredibly self-explanatory but there is one point I’d like to mention. As of right now, all three of the monsters you summon for this quest can be tamed by a Hunter. When you tame the beast it is considered a Crocolisk but obviously with a very unique look. If anyone was curious why they were seeing people running around with oozes and three-headed hydras for pets this quest is the reason why. I have yet to see anything official from Blizzard about if, or when, this will be fixed.
Song of Fecundity
This is one of two 500 Reputation quests that takes place on the Stormwright’s Shelf in western Sholazar Basin. It’s a short flight from Rainspeaker Canopy and when you arrive you’ll instantly see the piles of Soaked Fertile Dirt all over the place. Simply approach one and play the Horn of Fecundity you received from the quest giver. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes if there aren’t many other players to compete with.
Song of Wind and Water
The other quest at Stormwright’s Shelf is by far my least favorite of the 500 Reputation quests. You start by using the Tempest Drums on the first Monsoon Revenant or Storm Revenant you see. After that you “become” the mob that you attacked. You then have to go find an opposite type mob and take it’s health down low enough to the point where you can then “become” it. When you’ve switched you then go on to the next mob that is opposite of what you’re currently possessing and repeat. You have to do this four times for each of the two types of Revenants. During high population times, this quest is troublesome to complete.
The 700 Reputation Quests
All three of these quests have similar overall objectives. In each of them, you must end up traveling to the area around the Mosslight Pillar and kill a certain number of the Frenzyheart Tribe. These quests are probably some of the more time consuming and challenging dailies the Oracles provide.
Mastery of the Crystals
At the base of the Mosslight Pillar, in the Oracle village of Sparktouched Haven, is a chest containing three crystals: one that creates a lightning storm, one that turns the ground into ice, and the other that emits a beam of energy. Once you’ve collected the three crystals, simple leave the village and head southwest to the Frenzyheart Tribe’s area. By using the lightning and energy beam crystals consecutively over and over you can easily take down 50 of the Wolvar you need to complete the quest. One thing to note is that if the crystal does 100% of the damage on a Wolvar you won’t be able to loot it.
Will of the Titans
I find this to be the most frustrating of the 700 Reputation quests because of the game mechanic involved. You start by killing a random Wolvar near Sparktouched Haven. It should drop the Tainted Crystal quest item that you can then activate inside the village. Doing so turns you Soo-holu, which is some kind of term for “Hard to Control Vehicle Mount” more or less. You then run over to the Frenzyheart Tribe village and try your best to kill 50 of the Wolvar. The problem is that the controls of Soo-holu are, to be blunt, garbage like most quests in Wrath that use the vehicle controls. My strategy is to just run into a pack of Wolvar and spam all of the attack buttons until everything is dead.
Power of the Great Ones
To charge the Dormant Polished Crystal you receive at the start of this quest you have to fly to the Lifeblood Pillar far to the east of Rainspeaker Canopy. After that you can then head to Sparktouched Haven, at the foot of the Mosslight Pillar, to power the crystal and start the quest. After that it’s simply a matter of finding 30 Wolvar and taking them down. Of the three 700 Reputation dailies, this one is by far the quickest and easiest.
The Oracles have at least three Reputation Rewards, sold by Geen at Rainspeaker Canopy, that make this grind more than worth the effort, especially for Hunters. The first two come at Revered and they are the Toothslice Helm and the Mysterious Egg.
The helm is a great head piece for Hunters up to and through Heroic runs I feel. It’s probably one of the ugliest helmets they’ve ever made though so be prepared to either look very stupid or turn your display of helmets off in your Interface options.
The Mysterious Egg is an item that, after a 7 day cooldown, can give you either one of four companion pets, the ultra-rare Green Proto-Drake mount or the nearly useless Aged Yolk. This egg is probably one of the more unique items in Wrath.
The final quality item, available at Exalted, is the Oracle Talisman of Ablution. This is a great fill-in trinket for Hunters looking to boost their crit rating before taking the plunge and buying the Mirror of Truth.
With the possibility of earning 1,700 Reputation each day the grind for Revered with the Oracles isn’t much of a challenge. In all honestly, most players might want to just stop at Revered but for the completists out there the leap to Exalted isn’t as difficult as other factions like the Wyrmrest Accord or the Argent Crusade.