The subject of this article or section was part of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, a world event that heralded the opening of Ahn'Qiraj. This is no longer available as event is permanently over as of patch 3.2.0.

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The Scepter of the Shifting Sands

The Scepter of the Shifting Sands is an item created from an extremely long quest chain. The beginning of this quest chain begins in Cenarion Hold. This scepter is required to ring the gong that opens the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, thus allowing the entire server access to both the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. This quest is still accessible even if the gates are already open. A raid group is required during some parts of the quest.


Quest videos
Introduction quests
Red Flight quests Blue Flight quests, Part 1
Scepter_of_the_Shifting_Sands_-_Red_Shard_Flight_Chain The_Scepter_of_the_Shifting_Sands_quest_chain_Full_Run_-_Blue_Scepter_Shard_-_Part_1
Blue Flight quests, Part 2 Blue Flight quests, Part 3
The_Scepter_of_the_Shifting_Sands_quest_chain_Full_Run_-_Blue_Scepter_Shard_-_Part_2 The_Scepter_of_the_Shifting_Sands_quest_chain_Full_Run_-_Blue_Scepter_Shard_-_Part_3
Green Flight quests

Patches and hotfixes

  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.9.0 (03-Jan-2006): Added.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Unobtainable because of world changes and missing quests.

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