How to rank up and earn rewards at the Argent Tournament Grounds in Wrath Classic
As of Wrath of the Lich King Classic Phase 2, the Argent Crusade moved in to the backyard of Icecrown Citadel and began the construction of the Crusaders’ Coliseum, bringing with it the Argent Tournament. Under the banner of the Argent Crusade, the Tournament Grounds is a sanctuary area that is split between the Alliance and Horde with each major factions’ representatives being hosted within the Silver Covenant tent and Sunreaver Pavilion respectively. The Tournament Grounds has areas for jousting, vendors, profession trainers, and quest givers offering daily bounties.
The Argent Tournament Grounds requires a significant commitment to the grind in order to rank up with the sub-factions and earn enough currency to buy the different rewards available. Here’s how you can get started.
Argent Tournament Quests and Ranks
There are four ranks within the Argent Tournament — Aspirant, Valiant, Champion, and Crusader. Before you can move up within the ranks you are directed to Justicar Mariel Trueheart — regardless of your faction — to start the introductory Argent Tournament quests. From here the introduction quests split off and you will be directed to your faction’s main quest giver to cover the basics of jousting while familiarizing you with the location of NPCs, vendors, and the overall layout of the Tournament Grounds.
The Aspirant and Valiant ranks have the same formula — at each rank you need to complete daily bounties to earn and turn in a certain amount of Seals before completing a rank-specific quest to ascend to the next rank. You can only earn five seals per day, putting a soft time-gate on your progress. Leveling up each rank opens up new daily bounties that can be offered as part of the vendor bounty but the cap is still in effect.
To rank from Aspirant to Valiant, earn and turn in 15 Aspirant Seals (5 per day). To rank up from Valiant to Champion earn and turn in 25 Valiant Seals (5 per day). Finally, to rank up from Champion to Crusader, you need to reach Champion Status with each of the five sub-factions within your main faction, which includes attaining Exalted with each sub-faction.
Argent Tournament Faction Reputation
At the beginning of the Argent Tournament, you represent your race’s home city by default. As you progress through the Argent Tournament ranks, you’ll gain rep for your home faction plus the Silver Covenant (Alliance) or the Sunreavers (Horde). Once you reach the Champion rank within the Argent Tournament, you can start earning reputation with any of the racial sub-factions within your main faction — simply speak to that sub-faction representative and they will send you through the Valiant-version questline, allowing you to complete bounties and turn in Valiant Seals for rep. You can earn reputation with multiple factions this way.
Note that choosing to earn rep with one faction does not erase reputation you have already earned from other factions, and there are a multitude of achievements related to boosting your faction-specific reputation.
Argent Tournament Currency and Rewards
Each sub-faction quartermaster sells a variety of gear, mounts, pets, and cosmetic items and some items being exclusive to that quartermaster — for instance, Undead Quartermaster Eliza Killian is the one selling the Forsaken Warhorse — in exchange for Champion Seals, though gold is also an accompanying cost for certain items. Champion Seals are earned by completing the repeatable daily quests available to you once you complete the Argent Tournament Grounds questline and attain Champion status where you can earn a minimum of 6 and a max of 11 per day, while if you are at Crusader rank you can earn a minimum of 9 seals and a maximum of 11 per day. When you do hit that Crusader rank, you’ll be granted access to a final quartermaster, who will sell you the Argent Warhorse and the Argent Pony Bridle, because every Crusader needs a Squire of thier own — who will do your bidding as a mailbox or bank.
It’s a long, thematic grind, but the rewards — especially the mounts — are worth it.
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