The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, or AQ40 as it is better known, can drop four mounts – all of them dropping from trash.
|Red Qiraji Resonating Crystal|
|Green Qiraji Resonating Crystal|
|Blue Qiraji Resonating Crystal|
|Yellow Qiraji Resonating Crystal|
Unfortunately none of these can be used outside of Ahn’Qiraj – if you wish to have this type of mount outside of Ahn’Qiraj you’ll need to grind Tol’Vir archeology to get the Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank.
The Black Qiraji Battle Tank is also usable outside of Ahn’Qiraj, but it is no longer obtainable by players as it was the reward for ringing the Scarab Gong to open the Ahn’Qiraj gates.
So if these four mounts can’t be used outside of Ahn’Qiraj, why farm them?
They appear in your mounts list and count towards the total number of mounts you have
They’ll be useful as you work towards the mount achievements
Ahn’Qiraj is in the south of Silithus
The easiest way to reach it is to use the portal to Uldum in your capital city and then fly to the west.
The following mobs are present before the first boss:
The Anubsiath Sentinels come in linked packs of four.
The Obsidian Eradicators patrol around:
- One goes from the enterance to near the boss
- One patrols around in front of the boss
- One patrols from behind the boss to infront of it – wait for it to path to where you’ll not pull the boss at the same time
Right click on your character portrait and select “Reset all instances“.
You can run up to 10 instances per hour – this is an accountwide limit – and since it only takes ~2 minutes to kill the trash I’d recommend getting the SavedInstances addon which will warn you when you’re getting close to the accountwide cap.
You’ll probably find that the blue, green and yellow qiraji resonating crystals will drop quickly – they have a 10% drop rate.
I got a blue and two green qiraji resonating crystals drop in the two resets of the raid I did putting this guide together!
The red one is much rarer with a 1% drop rate, so expect to clear the trash 20 or so times to get it.
There is an achievement for getting the red qiraji resonating crystal: Why? Because It’s Red
There is always the chance for rare transmog green items to drop as well – although the salvage yard has reduced the value of these.