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The Molten Front is a new zone introduced in Patch 4.2 associated with the Firelands. The zone is accessible through the Portal to the Firelands from Mount Hyjal after completing the introductory quests associated with the Firelands Invasion, up to Through the Gates of Hell. This zone contains new daily quests for earning [Marks of the World Tree] that can be used to progress further into the zone.

History

The Molten Front is a part of the Firelands, and thus part of Ragnaros's domain. Summoned during the War of the Three Hammers hundreds of years ago and left essentially imprisoned deep within Blackrock Mountain. During this time the mightiest of his loyal followers fought over control of the Firelands. Ragnaros was eventually confronted and banished from the Molten Core, sent back to his elemental plane of fire. Once there, he swiftly regained control of the Firelands, finding an ally in both the newly emerged Deathwing and the traitor, Fandral Staghelm. With these new allies and the weakening of the walls between worlds, Ragnaros has built a savage army, intending to burn down Mount Hyjal and the World Tree, then spread his flames across all of Azeroth.

Malfurion Stormrage stands in his way, together with other notable heroes, such as Hamuul Runetotem. With the help of able adventurers, the Druids of the Talon, and the Guardians of Hyjal, as well as resurrected demigods, have successfully halted his advance within Hyjal and are seeking to push back against his forces. With the Firelands successfully breached, Malfurion and his allies use the Molten Front as a staging ground to launch their attacks against Ragnaros, gaining more ground with each surge, ultimately attempting to plant a tree of life within his fiery domain.

Geography

The Molten Front reflects the entirety of the Firelands. It is a land full of flame and lava pools, with ash floating through the air and fire hawks streaking overhead in sheets of flame. The fire hawks roost on the largest floating mountain, Fireplume Peak, their eggs nestled in spitting lava pools. Near the Peak is the Furnace, a hill laced with deadly flames, beneath which are the twisting, winding caverns of the Molten Flow. On the eastern side of the Front rise large basalt columns, which native spiders use as their lair.

Travel

Getting there

Gryphon

Players must have completed the introductory quests listed below before the portal becomes available. The portal is located atop Nordune Ridge

[27.3, 55.7]

in Mount Hyjal and is the only way to access the Molten Front.

Travel hubs

There are no flight masters or any transportation vehicles of any kind within the Molten Front.

Inhabitants

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Classification Type
Beast Bursters
Scorpions
Spiders
Elemental Charhounds
Earth elementals
Fire elementals
Fire Hawks
Fire revenants
Giant Molten giant
Humanoid Druid of the Flame
Flamewakers

Rare mobs Combat

Note:Those labeled "hunter pet" do not drop any worthwhile loot, only the Inv misc gem azuredraenite 02.png [Crystalline Tear of Loyalty].

Name Type
RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat IconSmall Spider.gif Anthriss Hunter pet
RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat IconSmall Spider.gif Deth'tilac Hunter pet
RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat IconSmall Crab.gif Karkin Hunter pet
RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat IconSmall Spider.gif Kirix Hunter pet
RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat IconSmall Panther.gif Skarr Hunter pet
RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat IconSmall Spider.gif Skitterflame Hunter pet
RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat IconSmall Spider.gif Solix Hunter pet
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Notable characters

Main article: Molten Front NPCs

The biggest character players will come across is Malfurion Stormrage, though there are several notables. Essentially every major player involved in the introductory quests leading into the Front are present, depending on what players have unlocked, including Commander Jarod Shadowsong, Thisalee Crow, Choluna, Skylord Omnuron and a host of others.

Quests

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Main article: Firelands Invasion

Introductory quests

These are the introductory quests that will grant access to the zone, not including Mount Hyjal required quests up through Aessina's Miracle. For quests after, see above link.

  1. B [85] Guardians of Hyjal: Firelands Invasion!
  2. N [85] Opening the Door
  3. N [85] A Ritual of Flame
  4. N [85] To the Sanctuary!
  5. N [85] Caught Unawares
  6. N [85] The Sanctuary Must Not Fall and complete the daily quests listed below to earn enough [Marks of the World Tree] to continue. (20 marks at 4 per day + initial 16 from above quests)


Part of stage two:

  1. N [85] Calling for Reinforcements
  2. N [85] Leyara
  3. N [85] Through the Gates of Hell

Areas of interest

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Subzones

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Media

Patch changes

External links

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