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The Hydraxian Waterlords are elementals that have made their home on the islands east of Azshara. They are sworn enemies of the armies of Ragnaros. The first two required killing various elementals in Eastern Plaguelands and Silithus. Increased faction with the Waterlords opened up additional quests leading into the Molten Core. Any items obtained from the Hydraxian Waterlords, were obtained from its various quests.


Historically servants of the Old Gods, the four Elemental Lords served the gods with undying loyalty. The minions of Neptulon the Tidehunter were numerous and mindless. It is not yet known how Duke Hydraxis broke free of his lord's control (if indeed he has), or what his ultimate goals are, but the Water elementals are the only elementals that do not attack the mortal races with abandonment.

In World of Warcraft

In Burning Crusade

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Prior to patch 3.0.8, Duke Hydraxis offered quests leading players to the Molten Core including a questline to obtain Aqual Quintessence used to douse the runes found near most bosses in Molten Core. This was required to summon Majordomo Executus, the penultimate boss, and, after his defeat, to summon Ragnaros himself. Since there were seven runes, any raid needed at least seven players to bring a Quintessence if they wished to finish the instance. However, after the patch, Executus automatically spawns once the other bosses have been defeated.

Duke Hydraxis could once be found at the coordinates

[79, 73]

in Azshara.

In Cataclysm

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Following the Shattering and the Elemental Unrest, Hydraxis had recently vanished. Despite his removal from the game, and thus the absence of any known Waterlords in the world of Azeroth, the Hydraxian Waterlords still exist as a reputation faction.

In Legion

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When the Burning Legion has returned and has launched its third invasion on the world of Azeroth, Duke Hydraxis and the Waterlords return when they were summoned by Neptulon to aid the Earthen Ring in their common struggle against the Legion.

Historical reputation

All of the bosses in MC reward reputation until Exalted. However, it takes only a few MC runs to get to Honored. So if you are in a MC capable guild don't bother with Silithus (you do however have to do all the quests to get your ring).

  Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
5 Located in North-Western Silithus
5 Located in North-Western Silithus
5 Located in Burning Steppes
15 Located by Dark Iron Anvil in Blackrock Depths
25 Rare Spawn in Silithus
20 First Boss in UBRS
20 Located in Molten Core
40 Located in Molten Core
100 Boss within Molten Core
100 Boss within Molten Core
100 Boss within Molten Core
100 Boss within Molten Core
100 Boss within Molten Core
100 Boss within Molten Core
100 Boss within Molten Core
150 Boss within Molten Core
200 Final Boss within Molten Core
  • Even though you can check "at war" with this faction, it is impossible to lose reputation with the Hydraxian Waterlords. Killing a Hydraxian Honor Guard will not result in any loss in reputation (nor any loot). The lowest possible reputation with the Hydraxian Waterlords is thus 0/3000 (Neutral).
  • As of Patch 3.0.8 returns are no longer diminished based on level.

Old quests

The quests Duke Hydraxis provided were the following. There was no rep gain from turning in these quests (at least the ones listed at Neutral).

Neutral - Friendly

Friendly - Honored

Honored - Revered

Revered - Exalted


  • Currently there are no known rewards for 999/1000 Exalted. It would take 3-4 additional runs once reaching exalted to reach 999/1000 Exalted, as only Ragnaros and Golemagg the Incinerator will continue to give reputation points.


Patch changes

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