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Midsummer Fun: Desecrating the Flames

Alex Ziebart

The quickest, easiest way to make gold and Burning Blossoms in the Midsummer Fire Festival is to tour the worlds, stopping at each of the flames and bonfires, both Horde and Alliance. There are many of these locations, both on Azeroth and Draenor. Honoring a flame of the same faction nets you 5 gold, 95 silver, and 5 Burning Blossoms. Desecrating and extinguishing the opposing faction's bonfires earns you 11 gold, 99 silver, and 10 Burning Blossoms.

Be warned, desecrating a bonfire flags you for PvP, if you are not on a PvP server. Both on PvP and PvE realms, expect many of these sites to turn into warzones. You can expect the worst of this action to be near the neutral Goblin towns such as Booty Bay and Gadgetzan. The flames are practically right next to eachother, so battles for dominance are inevitable.

Scouring the entirety of Azeroth and Outland for these flames can be a bit of a task, so we did it for you! A list of all of the bonfire locations are below, with the settlement they are closest to listed. They are all more or less in the direct vicinity of the Horde, Alliance, or Neutral town mentioned.

The easiest way to complete this is to start at one end of the continent, either far north or far south, and work your way up/down zone by zone. While you're doing this, you can also pop into the various opposing enemy cities to begin A Thief's Reward.

Horde Fires
  1. Stonebreaker Hold, Terokkar Forest
  2. Shadowmoon Village, Shadowmoon Valley
  3. Garadar, Nagrand
  4. Zabra'jin, Zangarmarsh
  5. Thunderlord Stronghold, Blade's Edge Mountains
  6. Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula
  7. Stonard, Swamp of Sorrows
  8. Flame Crest, Burning Steppes
  9. Kargath, Badlands
  10. Hammerfall, Arathi Highlands
  11. Tarren Mill, Hillsbrad
  12. Revantusk Village, Hinterlands
  13. Sepulcher, Silverpine Forest
  14. Brill, Tirisfal Glades
  15. Tranquillien, Ghostlands
  16. Falconwing Square, Eversong Woods
  17. Razor Hill, Durotar
  18. The Crossroads, The Barrens
  19. Sun Rock Retreat, Stonetalon Mountains
  20. Shadowprey Village, Desolace
  21. Splintertree Outpost, Ashenvale
  22. Brackenwall Village, Dustwallow Marsh
  23. Bloodhoof Village, Mulgore
  24. Freewind Post, Thousand Needles
  25. Camp Mojache, Feralas
Alliance Fires
  1. Allerian Stronghold, Terokkar Forest
  2. Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley
  3. Telaar, Nagrand
  4. Telredor, Zangarmarsh
  5. Sylvanaar, Blade's Edge Mountains
  6. Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
  7. Nethergarde Keep, Blasted Lands
  8. Darkshire, Duskwood
  9. Sentinel Hill, Westfall
  10. Goldshire, Elwynn Forest
  11. Lakeshire, Redridge
  12. Morgan's Vigil, Burning Steppes
  13. Thelsamar, Loch Modan
  14. Kharanos, Dun Morogh
  15. Menethil Harbor, Wetlands
  16. Refuge Pointe, Arathi Highlands
  17. Southshore, Hillsbrad
  18. Aerie Peak, Hinterlands
  19. Chillwind Camp, West Plaguelands
  20. Nijel's Point, Desolace
  21. Astranaar, Ashenvale
  22. Auberdine, Darkshore
  23. Dolanaar, Teldrassil
  24. Azure Watch, Azuremyst
  25. Blood Watch, Bloodmyst
  26. Theramore Isle, Dustwallow Marsh
  27. Feathermoon Stronghold, Feralas
Neutral Towns with Alliance and Horde Fires
  1. Area 52, Netherstorm
  2. Everlook, Winterspring
  3. Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale
  4. Cenarion Hold, Silithus
  5. Gadgetzan, Tanaris
In addition to the material bonus that comes with desecrating the opposing faction's flames, don't forget that you have good reason to keep your own faction's flames burning! Keeping that flame alive provides a really nice buff that you ought to take advantage of, or at least help your fellow member of the Horde/Alliance by preserving that buff for them. Is it worth fighting tooth and nail for? That's up to you to decide!

Update: Reader Elory has made a checklist using this information and some additional information provided by our other readers. It's formatted for easy printing, and you can check off the ones you've already done as you go. Thanks, Elory!

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