Darkspear Rebellion

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For other uses, see Darkspear (disambiguation).
NeutralDarkspear Rebellion
Darkspear Battle Standard.jpg
Main leader IconSmall Vol'jin.gif Vol'jin
Secondary leaders IconSmall Chen.gif Chen Stormstout
IconSmall Baine.gif Baine Bloodhoof
IconSmall Lor'themar.gif Lor'themar Theron
IconSmall Sylvanas.gif Sylvanas Windrunner
IconSmall Gallywix.gif Jastor Gallywix
IconSmall Troll Male.gif Ki'ta Arrowtusk
Race(s) Jungle trollJungle troll Jungle troll (predominantly)
Forest trollForest troll Forest troll
PandarenPandaren Pandaren
TaurenTauren Tauren
OrcOrc Orc
GoblinGoblin Goblin
Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
Base of operations Razor Hill, Durotar
Theater of operations Durotar, Northern Barrens
Affiliation Darkspear tribe
Quartermaster  Ravika
Notable reward(s) Horde  [Darkspear Revolutionary]
Alliance  [Hordebreaker]
Battlefield: Barrens
The subject of this article or section is part of Battlefield: Barrens, a world event that preceded the Siege of Orgrimmar during patch 5.3.0.

The Darkspear Rebellion was an open rebellion against Garrosh Hellscream declared by Vol'jin. After liberating the Echo Isles from Garrosh's Kor'kron, capturing Razor Hill, and cutting off the roads to the Northern Barrens, Vol'jin allied with the Alliance to lay siege to Orgrimmar itself to end Garrosh's reign. After Garrosh was deposed, the rebellion was reorganized into a new Horde with Vol'jin as Warchief, which led him to take up residence in Orgrimmar.

The rebellion took place during Battlefield: Barrens, a world event that lasted the length of Patch 5.3.0.


<Darkspear Rebellion Quartermaster>
Item Cost Slot Focus
 [Latent Kor'kron Belt] 100 Kor'kron Stone, 100 Kor'kron Oil
 [Latent Kor'kron Boots] 100 Kor'kron Lumber, 100 Kor'kron Meat
 [Latent Kor'kron Chestpiece] 100 Kor'kron Lumber, 100 Kor'kron Oil
 [Latent Kor'kron Gloves] 100 Kor'kron Lumber, 100 Kor'kron Oil
 [Latent Kor'kron Helm] 100 Kor'kron Oil, 100 Kor'kron Meat
 [Latent Kor'kron Leggings] 100 Kor'kron Lumber, 100 Kor'kron Stone
 [Latent Kor'kron Spaulders] 100 Kor'kron Stone, 100 Kor'kron Meat
 [Raptorhide Boxing Gloves] 1 Radical Mojo Quest
 [Gahz'rooki's Summoning Stone] 1 Radical Mojo Companion Pet
 [Xan'tish's Flute] 150 Kor'kron Lumber, 150 Kor'kron Oil
 [Bom'bay's Color-Seein' Sauce] 500 Kor'kron Oil
 [Darkspear Battle Standard] 10 Kor'kron Stone Banner
 [Griftah's Authentic Troll Shoes] 500 Kor'kron Lumber Feet Cosmetic
 [Rainstick] 10 Kor'kron Lumber
 [Sen'jin Spirit Drum] 500 Kor'kron Meat
 [Whole-Body Shrinka'] 500 Kor'kron Stone


  1. N [30-35] The King and the Council
  2. N [30-35] The Warchief and the Darkness
  3. Battlefield: Barrens fork (pre-patch 5.4):
    1. H [90] The Darkspear Rebellion / A [90] A Little Field Work
    2. H [90] Vol'jin of the Darkspear / A [90] Gathering Intelligence
    3. H [90] Battlefield: Barrens / A [90] The Darkspear Rebellion
    4. H [90] Battle of Sen'jin Village / A [90] Vol'jin of the Darkspear
    5. H [90] Battle of Razor Hill / A [90] Battlefield: Barrens
  4. N [30-35] The Old Seer
  5. N [30-35] Path of the Last Emperor


Vol'jin's dialogue during the event indicates that most of the non-orc Horde is supportive of the Darkspear Rebellion. Lor'themar Theron in particular is backing Vol'jin's efforts, and the chieftain vaguely mentions Sylvanas Windrunner needing no excuse to depose Garrosh. However, with his eastern allies across the sea (and the former still finishing up on the Isle of Thunder), Vol'jin is forced to collaborate his initial push against Garrosh with only the Western Horde. Through the quest chain, the tauren also ostensibly pledge themselves to the cause through Baine Bloodhoof, though their forces are stretched thin with many of their people still in Orgrimmar. After the liberation of Razor Hill, a number of neighboring orcs also denounce Garrosh as Warchief and lend aid to the rebellion. The Gob Squad is also explicitly reporting to Vol'jin, though where this leaves Trade Prince Gallywix and the bulk of the Bilgewater Cartel is unclear.

Horde player characters of all races are instructed to take part in the rebellion. If the player is an orc, Vol'jin's standard greetings dialogue will change somewhat, questioning whether Garrosh's self-destructive Horde (of which the player is reaping no benefits from, unlike the "fat and happy" Kor'kron) is something the orc player sees value in at this point.

Members of the Alliance are also instructed to lend aid to the burgeoning rebellion, to ensure Garrosh's forces (themselves anticipating and preparing for an Alliance invasion) do not gain a momentum over the outnumbered trolls. SI:7 tasks the player character to speak on behalf of the Alliance and to represent its interests to Vol'jin, whose trust the player earns at the culmination of the quest chain.



  • Unlike its other Mists of Pandaria faction counterparts, there is no reputation to be gained.
    • None of the rewards have a reputation requirement.
    • It is not displayed in the reputation pane.
  • Darkspear Rebellion was only available during Patch 5.3.0.[1]
  • The event used the traditional RTS resources as its currencies: food was represented by the  [Kor'kron Meat], lumber by the  [Kor'kron Lumber], and oil by the  [Kor'kron Oil]. The only exception is how gold was represented by  [Kor'kron Stone].


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