TL;DR – Complete the
HORDE MAP /
, coupled with daily quests and the Frost Lord Ahune Dungeon to get enough Blossoms!
The Midsummer Fire Festival is running from June 21st – July 5th so you've got two weeks to get as much as you can!
Are you currently unsubbed, but have played WoW long enough to care about holiday items and the Toybox?
Don't wanna pay $15 or the 120k+ gold for a Token just for a new Hearthstone, or any of the pets and toys you've skipped out on over the past few years?
As luck would have it, you can get all of the rewards on a Starter's or Veteran's account with enough diligence!
I always write these guides with both in mind, but you'll have the easiest time, no competition, if you're a Veteran with the Flight Path Toys and/or Allied Races unlocked before you unsubbed. I sincerely apologize in advance for the sheer wall of text, but Midsummer is one of "those" holidays with a ton to cover. Buckle up!
YOU WILL NEED:
Any character on either faction, but preferably 20 with Riding to make things smoother
A fresh Highmountain Druid, Zandalari Druid, or Kul Tiran Druid
Guardian for anti-Daze, stealth+travel/aquatic forms, insta-20 and no-cost Riding)
Any Tank-applicable Allied Race (ie. Dark Iron Dwarf Paladin, Nightborne Warrior) if the above isn't possible for you
^(I don't recommend Mage for Midsummer as it's similar to the Lunar Festival – lots of world travel and little city inter-connectivity)*
THE MAPS! (THEY RETURN, WITH A VENGEANCE)
YOUR OWN CAPITAL CITIES WILL NOT GIVE YOU BLOSSOMS! They're only for Desecration Quests (opposite faction)!
For Eastern Kingdoms as Horde, use the Orb of Translocation to get from Brill @ step 12 to Silvermoon!
FOR THE ALLIANCE! (Coming soon!)
HOW DO I GET BURNING BLOSSOMS (ONE TIME BONUSES)?
|Quest||Objective||Burning Blossom Reward|
|Shards of Ahune||Kill Frost Lord Ahune (Holiday Boss)||20|
|Twilight's Hammer||First Two Quests Only!||10|
|Maps Completed (Horde)||Both Maps without optional paths||225|
|Maps Completed (Horde+)||Both Maps Completed||320|
|Maps Completed (Alliance)||Both Maps without optional paths|
|Maps Completed (Alliance+)||Both Maps Completed|
^(The third quest in Twilight's Hammer unlocks a daily -)* Striking Back – that cannot be completed by a character under level *22*. So, not worth the time investment.
HOW DO I GET EVEN MORE BURNING BLOSSOMS (REPEATABLES)?
|Quest||Objective||Burning Blossom Reward|
|Torch Tossing! *||Toss Torches!
(Horde) / (Alliance)
|5 *(ONE TIME)|
|More Torch Tossing! (DAILY)||Toss Torches! (Horde) / (Alliance)||5|
|Torch Catching! *||Catch Torches! (Horde) / (Alliance)||5 *(ONE TIME)|
|More Torch Catching! (DAILY)||Catch Torches! (Horde) / (Alliance)||5|
|Frost Lord Ahune (DAILY Dungeon)||Kill Ahune!||5-15|
Completing these dailies in any city will count for all cities. Don't bother travelling between capitals!
THE TIME REQUIRED:
This is totally dependent on how fast you are on finding each bonfire, but I was able to finish off the map (once I'd written the paths) in about 1-2 hours on a fresh 20 Allied Race character.
If you want to entirely ignore getting the bonfires, which I don't recommend if you're wanting the Fire Eater's Hearthstone, here's the rundown of Daily Blossom acquisition:
|Quest/Amount||5 Days||7 Days||12 Days||14 Days (MAX)|
|More Torch Tossing||25||35||60||70|
|More Torch Catching||25||35||60||70|
|Frost Lord Ahune||25-75||35-105||60-180||70-210|
THE REWARD TABLE! TABLE OF REWARDS!
**Because you're only level 20, you won't be getting the full loot table from the daily bag for queueing and completing his boss fight – the Satchel of Chilled Goods – you'll be getting the smaller Knapsack of Chilled Goods* reward bag. Don't forget about Tank/Healer queuetimes!
^(There was a window of time when the change from the Ice Chest to the Chilled Goods bag was being made in 2017 where)* Illusion: Deathfrost was available from the lower-level Knapsack. Unfortunately this was hotfixed and is no longer the case.
CAN I GET THE META ACHIEVEMENT? (SHORT ANSWER: YES! WITH HELP!)
I've been asked to cover the achievements a couple of times, but as these guides center around the fact you're locked to level 20, it usually comes with the added detriment of being unable to progress towards What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been.
Midsummer is actually one of the exceptions! As long as you've got someone willing to taxi/portal you around, at least.
Burning Hot Pole Dance (found here!) – Dance at a city's Ribbon Pole for 60 seconds with the 3/3 Festival Set on
Ice the Frost Lord (found here!) – Simply queue up for the holiday dungeon and kill Ahune the Frost Lord
Torch Juggler (found here, IMPORTANT COMMENTS!) – Buy and juggle 40 Torches in Dalaran (I highly suggest a throwaway specifically for this achievement if you're after it!)
Completing this Meta Achievement awards you with the account-wide title of Flame Keeper <Name>.
Simply put, I'm a collector, but I've unsubbed from WoW until.. well, until I feel like it's worth coming back to!
Though I do plan to return eventually – and the prospect of having to wait a whole other year for a reward I simply could have spent a little time getting is ghastly. So, why not just get them with some Allied Race alts instead?
Special thanks to all the supporting comments on my Lunar Festival, Love is in the Air, Noblegarden, and Children's Week guides! Even if it helps a single one of you lovely bastards, it was worth the headache!
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