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For the achievement, see  [Klaxxi].
"The Klaxxi" redirects here. For the quest, see B [30-35] The Klaxxi.
NeutralThe Klaxxi
The Klaxxi.jpg
The Klaxxi at Klaxxi'vess
Main leader IconSmall Mantid.gifKlaxxi'va Kor[1] and the Klaxxi'va Council
Race(s) MantidMantid Mantid
Capital Klaxxi'vess
Theater of operations Dread Wastes, Pandaria
The Underhold, Orgrimmar
Affiliation Mantid Empire, Old Gods' forces[2]
  Formerly True Horde
Status Active
Token(s)  [Dread Amber Shards]
Quartermaster  Ambersmith Zikk
Notable reward(s)  [Reins of the Amber Scorpion]
The Alliance. The Horde. Two equally useless sides fighting over insignificant goals. I suspect you don't see it that way. Your war could last a thousand years and it would be but a small river feeding into the ocean of the Klaxxi's plans. Their will is to preserve the cycle.
The will of the Klaxxi is eternal.

The Klaxxi are mantid elders untouched by the corruption and insanity that has overtaken the remainder of the mantid swarm. They seek to replace the corrupted empress and reluctantly accept the aid of the player.[4]

With the recent discovery of the Heart of Y'Shaarj by Garrosh Hellscream, the Klaxxi have allied themselves with the Warchief and his Kor'kron Guard. The Paragons have been given their own chamber within the Underhold and will stand against anyone who dares enter Garrosh's Inner Sanctum, where the revived heart was moved.

While 'Klaxxi' is the correct term for the organization in general or as a whole, 'Klaxxi'va' appears to be both the descriptive term and title for individual members of the Klaxxi.[3]


A Klaxxi amber-weaver.

A council of mantid elders known as the Klaxxi are the stewards of mantid history and culture, and their goals are much more long-term than those of the empress. These mantid elders are untouched by the corruption and insanity that has overtaken the remainder of the mantid swarm. They seek to replace the corrupted empress.[5] They recognize that the empress has lost her mind and that swarming Pandaria will mean little if their entire civilization is given over to the sha in the process.[6] Although they are initially reluctant to accept the aid of outsiders, they eventually embrace the player's role as the substitute "Wakener", granting access to their unique arms and armor.

Although the Klaxxi are wise and powerful, there aren't very many of them. But they do have access to the paragons: mantid champions from past eras who were preserved in amber at the height of their strength and buried all over the Dread Wastes. Some of them are war masters, others are ingenious alchemists or master assassins. The Klaxxi can sense the presence of their paragons, and are able to communicate with them over great distances.[7] The Klaxxi are usually also responsible for giving paragons their second names.[3]

As an institution, the Klaxxi is an ancient organization that possibly began as a priesthood of some sort, dedicated to the Old God Y'Shaarj. In the mantid's old tongue, "klaxxi" meant "priest".[8]

The Klaxxi ride massive scorpions into battle against their enemies. A carapace hardened by amber provides superior protection while on the battlefield.[9]

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As Kil'ruk the Wind-Reaver once promised,[10] when the Old Gods - specifically N'Zoth - returned, the mantid pledged themselves to the Black Empire. The fallen Klaxxi'va were revived and empowered by the Void.[11]


Klaxxi'va Council


Faction description

These Mantid Elders are untouched by the corruption and insanity that has overtaken the remainder of the Mantid Swarm. They seek to work with the races of Pandaria to restore their Queen to glory.


Main article: Dread Wastes storyline

Reputation with the Klaxxi is gained via normal questing through the Dread Wastes. Completing the main Klaxxi storyline will get adventurers up to honored. After that, seven daily quests each worth 130 rep are offered each day. Getting to revered will unlock two additional daily quests.

Additionally, adventurers can collect  [Dread Amber Shards], which are a rare zone drop from any mob in the Dread Wastes. Ambersmith Zikk will collect 5 in the repeatable reputation quest N [30-35] Seeds of Fear, which rewards 250 rep.

Daily quests

Klaxxi dailies are focused around a particular hub each day. Some hubs have "hidden" dailies, which start by killing an otherwise unremarkable elite NPC in the area.


As Klaxxi paragons are wakened, they can be asked to provide adventurers a buff while questing in the Dread Wastes. Only one enhancement and one augment may be active at a time.

Paragon Buff Type
Malik the Unscathed± Iron Mantid Enhancement
Kil'ruk the Wind-Reaver Angel of Death Enhancement
Xaril the Poisoned Mind [Raining Blood] Enhancement
Iyyokuk the Lucid Silent Lucidity Enhancement
Rik'kal the Dissector Children of the Grave Enhancement
Ka'roz the Locust Speed King Augment
Hisek the Swarmkeeper Seek and Destroy (buff) Augment
Skeer the Bloodseeker Battle Hymn Augment
Korven the Prime Painkiller Augment
Kaz'tik the Manipulator Master of Puppets Augment

± Upon reaching exalted with the Klaxxi and doing the final quest chain, Malik is no longer available to give this buff. It is given by his Halberd of the Unscathed, located on the weapon rack behind Ambersmith Zikk.


Ambersmith Zikk
<Klaxxi Quartermaster>
Reputation Item Cost Slot Type Focus
Neutral  [Cruel Mercy Bracers] 162g 69s Wrist Leather Agility/crit
 [Sudden Insight Bracers] 162g 69s Wrist Leather Intellect/crit
 [Entombed Traitor's Wristguards] 167g 73s Wrist Mail Agility/crit
 [Runoff Wristguards] 167g 73s Wrist Mail Intellect/spirit
 [Krompf's Fine-Tuning Gloves] 166g 43s Hands Cloth Intellect/hit
 [Emperor's Riding Gloves] 166g 43s Hands Cloth Intellect/spirit
 [Inner Serenity Chestplate] 321g 12s Chest Plate Intellect/crit
 [Chestplate of the Stone Lion] 321g 12s Chest Plate Strength/hit
 [Bloodseeker's Solitaire] 202g 91s Neck Strength/haste
 [Choker of the Klaxxi'va] 203g 64s Neck Agility/hit
 [Links of the Lucid] 205g 16s Neck Intellect/spirit
 [Paragon's Pale Pendant] 204g 40s Neck Strength/parry
 [Wire of the Wakener] 205g 92s Neck Intellect/hit
 [Leggings of the Poisoned Soul] 480g 40s Legs Cloth Intellect/hit
 [Poisoncrafter's Kilt] 478g 63s Legs Cloth Intellect/spirit
 [Dreadsworn Slayer Legs] 483g 94s Legs Leather Agility/crit
 [Wind-Reaver Greaves] 482g 17s Legs Leather Intellect/spirit
 [Locust Swarm Legguards] 500g 14s Legs Mail Agility/crit
 [Swarmkeeper's Leggings] 485g 67s Legs Mail Intellect/spirit
 [Ambersmith Legplates] 455g 73s Legs Plate Intellect/spirit
 [Kovok's Riven Legguards] 501g 91s Legs Plate Strength/dodge
 [Legguards of the Unscathed] 457g 45s Legs Plate Strength/haste
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Orator] 236g 29s Waist Cloth Intellect/hit
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Seeker] 237g 19s Waist Cloth Intellect/spirit
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Borrower] 234g 54s Waist Leather Agility/crit
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Harbinger] 235g 40s Waist Leather Intellect/spirit
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Precursor] 233g 64s Waist Mail Intellect/haste
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Winnower] 250g 48s Waist Mail Agility/haste
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Consumer] 248g 72s Waist Plate Strength/parry
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Doubter] 249g 59s Waist Plate Intellect/haste
 [Klaxxi Lash of the Rescinder] 247g 83s Waist Plate Strength/crit
Honored  [Restorative Amber] 10g Consumable
 [Plans: Breastplate of Ancient Steel] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Gauntlets of Ancient Steel] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Ghost Iron Shield Spike] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Ghost Reaver's Breastplate] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Ghost Reaver's Gauntlets] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Living Steel Belt Buckle] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Living Steel Breastplate] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Living Steel Gauntlets] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Living Steel Weapon Chain] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Masterwork Forgewire Axe] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Masterwork Ghost Shard] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Masterwork Ghost-Forged Blade] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Masterwork Phantasmal Hammer] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
 [Plans: Masterwork Spiritblade Decimator] 20 Kyparite Blacksmithing (600)
Revered  [Grand Commendation of the Klaxxi] 50g Rep token
Exalted  [Amber Sledge of Klaxxi'vess] 161g 18s 62c One-Hand Mace Agility/crit
 [Amber Slicer of Klaxxi'vess] 169g 8s 72c One-Hand Dagger Agility/haste
 [Amber Spine of Klaxxi'vess] 168g 47s 69c One-Hand Dagger Intellect/spirit
 [Amber Espada of Klaxxi'vess] 170g 90s 16c One-Hand Sword Strength/crit
 [Amber Saber of Klaxxi'vess] 159g 37s 18c One-Hand Sword Intellect/haste
 [Amber Sprayer of Klaxxi'vess] 120g 44s 43c Ranged Gun Agility/crit
 [Amber Spear of Klaxxi'vess] 212g 12s 19c Two-Hand Polearm Agility/hit
 [Amber Scythe of Klaxxi'vess] 212g 88s 48c Two-Hand Staff Intellect/spell power
 [Amber Flammard of Klaxxi'vess] 199g 97s 76c Two-Hand Sword Strength/crit
 [Reins of the Amber Scorpion] 10,000g Riding (300)
 [Klaxxi Tabard] 10g Tabard


The Dread Wastes is all about the Klaxxi. The quest flow blends "level-up" quest progression with a daily reputation grind, so you begin working with the Klaxxi and earning rep almost immediately after setting foot in the zone. Your progression through the one-shot quests yields direct benefits to the eventual daily experience, and your progression into the higher rep levels through dailies will in turn open up more one-shot story quests.

When you first arrive in Dread Wastes, you stumble upon a paragon, Kil'ruk the Wind-Reaver, and wake him up – he then introduces you to the council, and they allow you to continue waking up paragons to help build their forces. These paragons become your daily questgivers, so as you're waking them up you’re also unlocking more dailies. They also provide you with buffs that let you do things like mind control enemies or double-jump while in the Dread Wastes.[6]

Once players become Exalted with the Klaxxi, they can start a short quest chain that starts with N [30-35] The Empress' Gambit, which in the end rewards an epic ring (item level 489).


Several Paragons carry on conversations with each other once they make it back to Klaxxi'vess:

Kaz'tik defending Kovok from Rik'kal's intrigues
Rik'kal says: That is quite an impressive beast you have there, Manipulator. Very intriguing.
Kaz'tik says: No.
Rik'kal says: All those years in stasis followed by sudden, rapid growth.
Kaz'tik says: Do not even ask.
Rik'kal says: I am just saying... I bet his genes tell quite a story...
Kaz'tik says: And I am just saying, Dissector, that you do not appear to possess any resistance to sonic manipulation.
Kaz'tik says: How would you like to suddenly become "intrigued" by your own thorax? I bet your skilled hands could perform a self-vivisection in mere seconds if they were properly compelled.
Rik'kal says: Point taken.
Rik'kal and Skeer
Rik'kal says: Bloodseeker, your regenerative powers fascinate me. I wonder if you would consent to a few tests.
Skeer says: What kind of tests?
Rik'kal says: Just a little cellular trauma induction, maybe a few tissue samples, a session of micro-sonic deep gene-probing. Nothing terribly invasive!
Skeer says: What was that last part?
Rik'kal says: Tissue samples?
Skeer says: After that.
Rik'kal says: Nothing terribly invasive?
Skeer says: We are done talking.
Kaz'tik and Korven
Kaz'tik says: It is an honor to serve alongside you, Prime. I have studied your work extensively.
Kaz'tik says: Thanks to the careful notes you kept while developing the preservation chamber, I was able to create a modified version that could preserve Kovok here as well.
Korven says: Yes, he certainly looks... healthy.
Korven says: I never imagined my work would go so far. It is a testament to the great power of the kypari. Our civilization would never have recovered if it weren't for them. Remember that.
Kil'ruk and Ka'roz
Kil'ruk says: I have heard of your "heroism," Locust. They say your raids on mogu labor camps and farmlands delayed completion of the wall by decades.
Kil'ruk says: I cannot argue with your results, but how can a proud warrior of the swarm make his name chasing down peasants and farmhands?
Ka'roz says: Easily: You don't have to leap as far between kills.
Skeer bored
Skeer says: Grrr... I need to kill something. All this waiting around is driving me crazy.
Iyyokuk says: Quiet, you.
Xaril and Hisek
Xaril says: How does it feel to go rogue a second time, Swarmkeeper? Your empress was also gripped by paranoia, was she not?
Hisek says: Grand Empress Zek'hara masked her true intentions behind the guise of matronly worry. She claimed her overbearing ways were necessary to protect us.
Hisek says: When she tried to forbid the swarm, it was to prevent, as she put it, "a senseless loss of life."
Hisek says: In reality, she was obsessed with control. She aspired to stay in power long past her time, and was willing to sacrifice our eternal cycle to achieve that. We had no choice but to end her.
Hisek says: How does it feel? I have no regrets, if that is what you are asking. I am honored to serve the will of the Klaxxi.
Hisek says: And having seen what Grand Empress Shek'zeer is doing to our land... I need no convincing.
Xaril says: Of course.
Xaril says: I served Shek'zeer for a time, you know. Before I was preserved. Her madness is nothing so rational as ambition.
Xaril says: She trusts no one. Paranoia gnaws at her mind. She is driven by fear unrelenting.


  • All of the Enhancements and Augmentations the Paragons grant players are named after songs by hard rock bands:
    • Angel of Death - Slayer
    • Raining Blood - Slayer
    • Iron Mantid (Man) - Black Sabbath
    • Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
    • Master of Puppets - Metallica
    • Seek and Destroy - Metallica
    • Battle Hymn - Manowar
    • Painkiller - Judas Priest
    • Silent Lucidity - Queensyrche
    • Speed King - Deep Purple

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-01): The reputation requirement to purchase Valor Point neck items has been reduced from Revered to Honored.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.


  1. ^ Archived page
  2. ^ N [30-35] Shadow of the Empire
  3. ^ a b c Death From Above (short story)
  4. ^ World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria FAQ
  5. ^ The Klaxxi
  6. ^ a b Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview: Dread Wastes
  7. ^ N [30-35] Amber Is Life
  8. ^  [The Praying Mantid]
  9. ^ Mount Journal entry for  [Reins of the Amber Scorpion]
  10. ^ N [30-35] Shadow of the Empire: Kil'ruk the Wind-Reaver says: If the Old Ones ever return, we mantid will once again stand by their side.
  11. ^ N [50] A Unified Swarm

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