Type: Reputation / Vendor
Reputation: Order of the Awakened
Cost: 150,000 Apexis Crystals
Zone: Tanaan Jungle (Alternate Draenor)
Recommended Level: Level 40
Skill Level: 1/10
Time to Get: 2-4 Weeks
This reputation is gained by completing daily quest in the Tanaan Jungle. It requires you to collect Fel Fragments from defeated rares and looted treasures. To find them easily consider installing an add-on such as HandyNotes. However, the hardest part behind obtaining this mount is collecting 150,000 Apexis Crystals – the local currency.
To unlock Tanaan jungle and your factions base which is required for this reputation; you will have to build a level 3 Garrison and a level 1 Shipyard (quest chain that unlocks a shipyard starts with Garrison Campaign: War Council for Horde or alliance version for Alliance). After this you should get a quest The Invasion of Tanaan (alliance version for Alliance) that starts the whole quest chain that unlocks the Tanaan Jungle and unlocks your Daily Quests.
Collecting 150,000 Apexis Crystals
First things first, if you are grinding all three Tanaan Jungle reputations to exalted for their own faction rewards or a pathfinder mount you will likely collect a large part of the required 150 000 apexis crystals if not all of them, depending on your pace and rep buffs you are using. In this case don’t rush to grind out the currency the moment you hit Friendly with the Order of the Awakened as you will just be left with a whole lot more of those crystals towards the end of other rep grinds.
Now, if you are still missing some crystals, you can obtain them in several ways:
- Complete all daily objectives in the Tanaan Jungle;
- Complete the Saber Stalker Weekly called Rumble in the Jungle this will give you a buff that provides bonus Apexis Crystals from mobs while in Tanaan Jungle. With this you can farm mobs in Throne of Kil’Jaeden.
- Complete a daily assault quest in your town hall of your garrison for extra 800 daily crystals (this can be repeated by buying missives from your Garrison Quartermaster);
- Check for available follower missions via your garrison scouting map, some of them award apexis crystals too;
- Build a Spirit Lodge/Mage Tower building in your garrison and power the work orders with Ogre Waystones (they drop from ogres and you can farm them for example in the cave shown on the screenshot below) for an extra ~1000 apexis crystals a day.
Once you are Friendly with the faction and have collected the required amount of Apexis Crystals, you will be able to purchase this mount from Dawn-Seeker Krisek.
While you are grinding this reputation or apexis crystals, you might want to do all other daily quests available as they also grant reputations to other WoD factions awarding mounts. Additionally, though you only need to reach Friendly to purchase the mount and further reputation gains will not lower the price, this reputation (along with two other Tanaan reps) is required at Revered to obtain a Soaring Skyterror mount.
Reputation gains are further increased during a WoD timewalking week and furthermore, you get a 20% reputation bonus if you have a level 3 Trading Post in your garrison!
Alternatively, the reputation can be gained through a purchase of timewalking rep badges. They are Blizzard account bound, so you could spend all your Timewarped badges getting those tokens on your alts and mail them all to your rep grinder for an extra rep boost. This method can only be used during the week WoD Timewalking is on.
Also, Medallions of the Legion (they drop from Vengeance, Doomroller, Terrorfist or Deathtalon in Tanaan jungle and from savage gifts during Christmas, but are usually found on the auction house) can be used to increase all WoD reputation by 1000 (pre buff) except for Ashran pvp reputations. They are not affected by the timewalking reputation gain buff, but might still be worth utilizing, especially if you plan on grinding all WoD reputations.
Humans receive 10% extra reputation from all sources due to their racial buff. Additionally, countless reputation buffs can be utilized to speed up your reputation gains further, such as the Darkmoon Faire Buff (DMF is around for one week every month), WOW Anniversary buff or other mini-holiday related buffs such as Hollow’s End one.