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Championing is a system for customized reputation gains from dungeons in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, announced at the 2008 Worldwide Invitational.[1] It allows a player to acquire reputation in a dungeon with a faction other than that normally associated with the dungeon. Killing a monster that yields reputation inside a level 80 dungeon on normal mode or in any heroic mode dungeons while wearing a particular faction's tabard will grant reputation with that faction.

For instance, wearing [Tabard of the Ebon Blade] in normal Utgarde Pinnacle will yield reputation with the Knights of the Ebon Blade, while other instances like normal Violet Hold will not. Instances that are not categorized as level 80 dungeons do not yield reputation. Additionally, level 80 instances on normal mode yield less reputation than their heroic equivalents.

The tabards that allow championing can be acquired at friendly reputation with their respective factions. The four factions that can be championed are:

If you do not wear a champion tabard, you will gain reputation with either the Horde Expedition or the Alliance Vanguard, depending on your race.

Championing reputation values Edit

Values in this table were gathered from WoWWiki, Wowhead, and on cleared runs and may not be 100% accurate.

Dungeon Normal Mode Heroic Mode
Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom - 2300
Azjol-Nerub - 1300
Caverns of Time: CoS 550 1700
Drak'Tharon Keep - 2000
Gundrak - 2250
The Nexus: Nexus - 2300
The Nexus: Oculus 500 1600
Trial of the Champion 130 180
Violet Hold - 1300[2]
Ulduar: HoL 650 2150
Ulduar: HoS - 1850
Utgarde Keep - 1950
Utgarde Pinnacle 500 2000

Patch Changes Edit

As of Patch 3.3 not wearing a champion tabard also awards Explorer's League and The Frostborn reputation for Alliance characters, where as Horde characters receive Hand of Vengeance and Taunka reputation.

References Edit

  2. After wiping in Violet Hold, all previously completed bosses are replaced with a placeholder. This placeholder provides 250 reputation.