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Published on May 16th, 2006 | by Matt Haberfeld


Fire Resist Guide (Pre-Ragnaros)

This is the Fire Resist guide our guild uses and it contains every significant Fire Resist item pre-Ragnaros. If you are killing Ragnaros, you should have enough fire resist for Vaelastrasz the Corrupt, and if you’re killing Vaelastrasz then Fire Resist is no longer a concern for your guild so congratulations! Much <3 to Eamon for writing this guide.


When Smokey Sings, I Get Violent (+10 FR)

An Argent Dawn Gnome at Light’s Hope Chapel in the Eastern Plaguelands will give you a quest that says:
“Smokey LaRue wants you to get 2 Thorium Bars, 1 Golden Rod, 8 Hi-Explosive Bombs, and 8 Unstable Triggers. You will have to find a blacksmith and an engineer for these items.”

Once you do this, he will tell you:
“Travel to Plaguewood, northwest of Light’s Hope. Destroy 8 Scourge Structures by using Smokey’s Special Compound at the Mark of Detonation planted inside each building. Smokey has had the Ziggurats and Slaughterhouses marked.
Once you plant the bomb, leave the building and marvel at your handiwork.
By the way, Smokey’s Special Compound is rather… unstable.”

I haven’t done this yet, but supposedly, you can blow up the same Ziggeraut 8 times to complete it. Ziggerauts are easier to get into than Slaughterhouses, and are only guarded by an elite. If you can’t solo him, you can run past him, die and res, kill the non-elites inside, and blow up the Ziggeraut from inside twice before respawns. Repeat 4 times, and you will get a 9 STA, 10 FR Cloak ripe for enchanting with Argent Dawn to be 17 FR.

Royal Seal of Eldre’Thalas (+10 FR)

Each class has a book that has a chance to drop off of all monsters in Dire Maul. Turning it in to Lorekeeper Mykos in the Library in DM North will give you a trinket with 10 FR and a class-specific benefit. The best way to farm this appears to be running 5 man DM East groups repeatedly, however the book is Bind on Equip so you can also attempt to purchase it on the Auction House.

Drakefire Amulet and Ward of the Elements (+23 FR)

Consult the quest guide here. This is a very long quest line, but you’re going to have to do it eventually anyway, so why not do it now? The rewards for the quest are a 15 FR necklace and a +8 to all resist trinket.

Hydraxian Waterlords (+15 FR)

The Hydraxian Waterlords live on an island in the southeast of Azshara (use Thottbot for map and exact coordinates). The first two quests you get involve killing plagued elementals and stone elementals. They are easily soloed. Then you must kill one of each of the early trash mobs in MC. The next quest is to gain faction with the Waterlords by killing MC mobs and bosses. After this you must kill and collect the hands of several MC bosses. You will then be able to get water to douse the flames in MC and you will be given access to a chest where you can take one of the following FR rings:
Ocean’s Breeze: 7 AGI, 4 STR, 4 STA, 15 FR
Tidal Loop: 4 STA, 7 INT, 4 SPI, 15 FR

Head of Onyxia (+10 FR)

After killing Onyxia, one player will receive Onyxia’s head. Turning this into Stormwind will get you one of the following FR items:

Dragonslayer Signet: (Ring) 12 INT, 6 SPI, 12 STA, 10 FR, +1 crit spells
Onyxia Tooth Pendant: (Neck) 12 AGI, 9 STA, 10 FR, 1% hit, 1% crit
Onyxia Blood Talisman: (Trinket) 15 FR, 1% parry, 12 DEF, 5 HP every 5s


Lord Incendius (+10 FR)

Every time you kill Lord Incendius he drops one of the following bracers:

Incendic Bracers (45%) Uncommon Cloth, +14 FR, no stats
Cinderhide Armsplints of x (12%) Rare Leather, +10 FR, random stats
Emberplate Armguard of x (12%) Rare Plate, +10 FR, random stats
Flameweave Cuffs of x (12%) Rare Cloth, +10 FR, random stats
Pyremail Wristguards of x (12%) Rare Mail, +10 FR, random stats

Look at that! I have to be believe that, much like baby seals, Lord Incendius exists solely for us to kill and wear things off his dead body.

The random stats can be:
Of [stat]: +15 to [stat]
Of the [animal]: +9 or +10 to each of two stats, depending on the animal
Of Power: +30 Attack Power
Of Healing: +(15-33) to Healing Spells
Of [magic] Wrath: +21 to [magic] Damage
Of [magic] Resistance: +15 to [magic] Resistance (yes you can get 25 FR off this!)

To farm Incendius:

Enter BRD with a group of 3-5 people, at least 1 Mage or Druid. Take a left, and open the Shadowforge Gate with the key or a Rogue (a.k.a. Lockbot). Head toward the Shadowforge Highway, taking a right. You may have to pull a fire elemental, and either soothe or engage one group of 5 Dark Iron Dwarves. After this, you can avoid all mobs if you are careful. Head straight across the highway to a stone wall and turns left with the highway. Hug and follow this wall until you see a pathway through the wall straight ahead of you. Go in and follow the hallway. You do not have to kill any of the fire elementals except the last 2. Kill Incendius, loot, and repeat. Takes about 5-10 minutes per run including leaving the instance and resetting the group. Fringe benefits of this run include 2-3 Dark Iron every other run or so, right on the edge of the Highway, lots of Dark Iron Residue from Dwarves, Elemental Fires and Heart of Fires from the Fire Elementals, and lots and lots of disechanted shards and dusts from the drops you don’t want.

Alternatively, you can bring 1-3 players and use a slightly underhanded method to get to Incendius without clearing the Dark Iron Dwarf pack at the highway. Instead of heading to the highway, take a right and open the 2nd locked gate, and enter the locked door on the left. Go up the ramp and you will see three ways to go; straight ahead is a ramp down and a ramp up, and there is a passage to the left. You want to take the passage to the left, and at the end of the passage there is a window. There is no need to kill any of the monsters on the way to the window, just run and pull them all and jump out the window. The monsters will bug out and be unable to follow you and you can jump down onto the highway and go right to Incendius. You will still have to kill the 2 Fire Elementals right before him, but this way you can farm with less than a full group. To get out of the dungeon, take the highway back towards the entrance, and you will have to aggro and run past the group of 5 Dark Iron Dwarves using fears, snares, or other forms of crowd control. It’s a little bit more messy than the other strategy but sometimes you can’t find 5 people to farm this guy.

Gyth (+15 FR)

Early in Upper Blackrock Spire, players get to do the Rend Blackhand event where he rides a dragon into the arena and you must defeat first the dragon (Gyth) and then Rend Blackhand himself. In patch 1.10, Gyth’s drop table was modified to drop +resist head pieces. He always drops one, but it can be plate, mail, leather, or cloth, and any resist. If you run it enough times, you will eventually get a Fire Resist helm of the type your character uses.

Dragonskin Cowl (Cloth) – 69 armor, 12 stamina, 15 intellect, 15 random resist, +18 damage/healing
Tribal War Feathers (Leather) – 127 armor, 12 stamina, 15 intellect, 15 random resist, +33 healing
Dragoneye Coif (Mail) – 288 armor, 17 stamina, 15 random resist, +38 attack power
Gyth’s Skull (Plate) – 509 armor, 20 stamina, 15 random resist, +9 defense

Crafted and Purchaseable Gear

You should have at least 50 Fire Resist by now, so you’re well on your way to wading hip deep in lava and you haven’t even scratched the surface. These are all items you can buy for quite a bit of money either from a crafter or the AH/Trade Channel. As such, all of these items are BOE.

– [24] Flarecore Mantle (Epic, Shoulders) crafted Tailor
– [18] Wizardweave Robe (Uncommon, Chest) crafted Tailor
– [18] Wizardweave Turban (Uncommon, Head) crafted Tailor
– [16] Flarecore Leggings (Epic, Legs) crafted Tailor
– [16] Wizardweave Leggings (Uncommon, Legs) crafted Tailor
– [15] Eye of Flame (Epic, Head) World drop
– [15] Flarecore Robe (Epic, Chest) crafted Tailor
– [7] Flarecore Wraps (Epic, Wrists) crafted Tailor
– [5] Elemental Raiment (Rare, Chest) World drop

– [29] Molten Helm (Epic, Head) crafted Leatherworker
– [26] Lava Belt (Epic, Belt) crafted Leatherworker
– [24] Corehound Boots (Epic, Boot) crafted Leatherworker
– [20] Volcanic Breastplate (Uncommon, Chest) crafted Leatherworker
– [20] Volcanic Leggings (Uncommon, Legs) crafted Leatherworker
– [18] Volcanic Shoulders (Uncommon, Shoulders) crafted Leatherworker
– [12] Molten Belt (Epic, Belt) crafted Leatherworker
– [12] Corehound Belt (Epic, Belt) crafted Leatherworker
– [10] Cow King’s Hide (Rare) World Drop
– [5] Helm of Fire (Rare) crafted Leatherworker

– [25] Fiery Chain Shoulders (Epic) Crafted Armorsmith
– [24] Black Dragonscale Boots (Epic) Crafted Dragonscale Leatherworker
– [24] Fiery Chain Girdle (Epic) Crafted Armorsmith
– [13] Black Dragonscale Leggings (Rare, Legs) Crafted Dragonscale Leatherworker
– [13] Dragonscale Breastplate (Rare, Chest) Crafted Dragonscale Leatherworker
– [12] Dark Iron Mail (Uncommon, Chest) crafted Armorsmith
– [12] Red Dragonscale Breastplate (Rare, Chest) crafted Dragonscale Leatherworker
– [10] Drakesfire Epaulets (Rare) World Drop, AH
– [10] Firemane Leggings (Rare, Legs) World drop
– [10] Storm Gauntlets (Rare, Hands) Crafted Armorsmith
– [10] Sunblaze Coif (Rare, Head) World Drop
– [6] Black Dragonscale Shoulders (Rare, Shoulders) crafted Dragonscale Leatherworker
– [5] Chromatic Gauntlets (Epic, Hands) crafted Dragonscale Leatherworker

– [16] Dark Iron Bracers (Epic, Wrists) crafted Armorsmith
– [28] Dark Iron Gauntlets (Epic, Hands) crafted Armorsmith
– [35] Dark Iron Helm (Epic, Head) crafted Armorsmith
– [35] Dark Iron Leggings (Epic, Legs) crafted Armorsmith
– [19] Dark Iron Plate (Rare, Chest) crafted Armorsmith
– [10] Dark Iron Shoulders (Uncommon, Shoulders) crafted Armorsmith
– [10] Fiery Plate Gauntlets (Rare) crafted by Blacksmith
– [10] Hydralick Armor (Rare)

– [6] Dark Iron Reaver (Rare, 1H Sword) crafted Swordsmith
– [10] Alcor’s Sunrazor (Epic, 1H Dagger, non-unique) World drop

– [16] Onyxia Scale Cloak (Rare) crafted Leatherworker
– [10] Mageflame Cloak (Rare)
– [9] Chromatic Cloak (Epic) Dragonscale Leatherworking
– [6] Cloak of Fire (Rare) crafted by Tailor
– [5] Blackflame Cape (Rare) World drop
– [5] Firebane Cloak (Rare)

– [6] Rod of Molten Fire (Rare) World drop

– [21] x ring of Fire Resist (Uncommon, non-unique, up to 21 FR) World drop

– [10] Skullflame Shield (Epic) World drop

– [15] Blazing Emblem (Magic, non-unique) World drop

– [10] Torch of Austen (Rare) World Drop

There are also BoP items for a select few crafters.

– [7] Smoking Heart of the Mountain (Rare, Trinket, Unique)

– [18] Hyper Radiant Flame Reflector (Epic, Trinket, non-unique)
– [17] Fire Goggles (Uncommon, Cloth, Head)
– [15] Goblin Construction Helmet (Uncommon, Cloth, Head)

– [25] Flarecore Gloves (Epic, Hands)

– [19] Dark Iron Plate (Rare) crafted by Armorsmith

More Farming

When all other avenues are exhausted, it’s time to head to the dungeon. This is a list of more BoP FR gear that can be found in instances.


– [20] Polychromatic Visionwrap (Rare) Solakar Flamewreath in UBRS
– [10] Funeral Pyre Vestment (Rare) Random drop in BRD
– [10] Tier 1 Chest (Epic) Golemagg in MC

– [15] Fire Striders (Rare) Balnazzar in Stratholme
– [10] Dragonrider Boots (Rare) Rend in UBRS

– [7] Tier 1 Gauntlets (Epic) Gehennas in MC

– [15] Circle of Flame (Rare) Ambassador Flamelash in BRD
– [10] Starfire Tiara (Rare) Jed Runewatcher (Rare Spawn) in UBRS
– [10] Tier 1 Helm (Epic) Garr in MC
– [10] Halo of Transcendence (Epic) Onyxia (Priests only)

– [10] Skullsmoke Pants (Rare) Vectus in Scholomance

– [7] Tier 1 Belt (Epic) Trash Mobs in MC

– [7] Rockfury Bracers (Epic) Stalwart’s Battlegear Quest in Silithus


– [10] Flamestrider Robes (Rare) Pyromancer Loregrain in BRD
– [10] Nightbrace Tunic (Rare) Solakar Flamewreath in UBRS
– [10] Tier 1 Chest (Epic) Golemagg in MC

– [10] Coal Miner’s Boots (Rare) Hurley Blackbreath in BRD

– [10] Bloodfire Talons (Rare) Morphaz and Hazzas in Sunken Temple
– [8] Aged Core Leather Gloves (Epic) Bosses in MC
– [8] Doomhide Gauntlets (Epic) Lord Kazzak, Blasted Lands
– [7] Tier 1 Gauntlets (Epic) Gehennas in MC

– [10] Tier 1 Helm (Epic) Garr in MC
– [8] Felhide Cap (Rare) Lethendris in DM East

– [10] Salamander Scale Leggings (Epic) Lucifron and Gehennas in MC

– [22] Fireguard Shoulders (Epic) Majordomo Executus
– [10] Flamescarred Shoulders (Rare) Magister Kalendris in DM West

– [20] Flamescarred Girdle (Uncommon) Maleki the Pallid in Stratholme
– [7] Tier 1 Belt (Epic) Trash Mobs in MC

– [4] Dragonspur Wraps (Epic) Green Dragons


– [10] Tier 1 Chest (Epic) Golemagg in MC

– [18] Flame Walkers (Rare) Goraluk Anvilcrack in UBRS

– [10] Molten Fists (Rare) Ambassador Flamelash in BRD
– [7] Tier 1 Gauntlets (Epic) Gehennas in MC

– [10] Infernal Headcage (Epic) Lord Kazzak, Blasted Lands
– [10] Tier 1 Helm (Epic) Garr in MC

– [10] Searingscale Leggings (Rare) Pyromancer Loregrain in BRD
– [5] Legguards of the Chromatic Defier

– [7] Tier 1 Belt (Epic) Trash Mobs in MC


– [15] Breastplate of the Chromatic Flight (Epic) Quest
– [10] Tier 1 Chest (Epic) Golemagg in MC

– [12] Core Forged Greaves (Epic) Majordomo, Majordomo’s adds in MC
– [8] Magma Tempered Boots (Epic) Magmadar, Golemagg, Geddon in MC
– [20] Lava Walker Greaves (Uncommon) Maleki the Pallid in Strat Dead


– [7] Tier 1 Gauntlets (Epic) Gehennas for Paladins, Lucifron for Warriors in MC

– [10] Tier 1 Helm (Epic) Garr in MC

– [11] Flamewaker Legplates (Epic) Lucifron, Shazzrah, Sulfuron, Golemagg, Geddon, Gehennas in MC

– [7] Tier 1 Belt (Epic) Trash Mobs in MC
– [10] Elemental Plate Girdle of Fire Resistance (Rare) 4% Tribute drop in DM North, 10% drop from Mizzle the Crafty in DM North


– [18] Fireproof Cloak (Epic) Majordomo in MC
– [15] Fluctuating Cloak of Fire Resist (Rare) Prince in DM West
– [15] Wildfire Cape (Uncommon) Pyroguard Emberseer in UBRS
– [12] Cape of the Fire Salamander (Rare) Ambassador Flamelash in BRD

– [17] Dimly Opalescent Ring of Fire Resistance (Rare, unique) Scholomance
– [10] Ring of Binding (Epic) Onyxia
– [10] Seal of Ascension (Rare, unique) UBRS Key Quest Reward
– [6] Seal of the Archmagus (Epic, unique) Geddon in MC

– [12] Blazefury Medallion (Epic) Lord Kazzak, Blasted Lands
– [10] Elder Magus Pendant (Rare) Magister Kalendris in DM

– [15] Magmus Stone (Rare) Magmus in Blackrock Depths
– [15] Skull of Burning Shadows (Rare) Maleki the Pallid in Strat Dead
– [10] Father Flame (Uncommon) Pick this up to spawn Solakar Flamewreath in UBRS
– [10] Magebane Scion (Rare) Quest Reward: Battle for Darrowshire

– [7] Draconian Deflector (Rare) General Drakkisath in UBRS

– [20] Heart of the Scale (Rare) Overlord Wyrmthalak in LBRS

Main Hand Weapon
– [10] Mastersmith’s Hammer (Uncommon) Goraluk Anvilcrack in UBRS

Two-Handed Weapon
– [15] Finkle’s Lava Dredger (Epic) Majordomo in MC
– [10] Kindling Stave (Rare, 2H Staff) Pyromancer Loregrain in BRD
– [5] Amberseal Keeper (Epic, 2H Staff) Lord Kazzak, outdoor raid boss

– [10] Crimson Shocker (Epic) Shazzrah in Molten Core


And finally once you have gear you’re comfortable with, you can enchant it for an additional +52 Fire Resist.

+5 Shoulder (Revered with Argent Dawn)
+7 FR/+5 All Resist Cape (Enchanter)
+20 Head, Pants (Libram of Resilience x2, Uncommon World Drop + quest in BRD)

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