Waveblade Ankoan

Waveblade Ankoan, An ancient species of deep sea warriors, the Waveblade Ankoan traverse the deepest and most dangerous parts of the ocean.

Waveblade Ankoan is a reputation added in 8.2, which is required for Part 2 of Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder. Quartermaster of this Reputation is Speaker Utia, and can be found in Mezzamere, Nazjatar (38, 55).

Rewards

Waveblade Ankoan, is a Alliance only reputation. They offer unique rewards such as Royal Snapdragon mount.

Friendly
Pet
500

Honored
DPS Essence
Healer Essence
Tank Essence
Item
6,500 Gold
Revered
DPS Essence
Healer Essence
Tank Essence
Item
Rank 3 Recipe – Alchemy
1,400
Rank 3 Recipe – Alchemy
1,400
Rank 3 Recipe – Enchanting
1,400
Rank 3 Recipe – Enchanting
1,400
Rank 3 Recipe – Enchanting
1,400
Rank 3 Recipe – Enchanting
1,400
Recipe: Contract: Ankoan
Recipe – Inscription
1,400
Exalted
DPS Essence
Healer Essence
Tank Essence
Recipe (Rank 3) – Alchemy
1,900
Ankoan Waveray
Mount
Tabard of the Waveblade Ankoan
Tabard
500
Paragon

Rewards a chest containing items every 10,000 reputation earned, after reaching exalted.

 

Name
Type
Chance
3,500-5,000
Currency
100%
War Resources Currency
100%
Flopping Fish
Toy
23%
Toy
~18%
Mount
~8%
Incandescent Azerite Slivershards
Rank 4 Essence
~5%
Vellum of Illuminating Tides Rank 4 Essence ~5%
Resplendent Bastion of the Depths Rank 4 Essence
~5%
Ultimate Purification Protocols Rank 4 Essence
~1%
Recipe – Inscription
~2%>

May contain other items, drop rates are very low though.

How to get reputation

Quick MODE
  • Nazjatar intro quest, starts with The Wolf’s Offensive
  • Doing World Quests
  • Doing Daily Quests
  • Leveling up Bodyguard with daily quests
  • Summons From the Depths, a random event shown on map
  • Weekly Quests : Mardivas’s Laboratory, PvP Event: Battle for Nazjatar (World Quest)
  • Buying Shadow-Cloaked Shell from Mrrl.
  • Emissaries
  • Contract: Ankoan
  • Killing Rares
  • Doing Battle pets
Detailed MODE
Quests

Like other reputation in Battle for Azeroth, gaining reputation with Waveblade Ankoan is easy. You first need to unlock Nazjatar, you should get the quest once you log in with a level 120 character (The Wolf’s Offensive). The intro quests might not give you a large amount of reputation, however it unlocks Nazjatar World Quests, Which is the main source of reputation for you.

Bodyguards

After unlocking World Quests, you need to unlock Bodyguards. Each bodyguard need 300 XP to level up, and each day 3 daily quests are available with each one granting 100 XP to your current bodyguard, 300 in total. After leveling up a bodyguard, you will earn 250 reputation with Waveblade Ankoan. This makes it 250 daily reputation if you do available daily quests every day.

Alliance bodyguards leveling up awards reputatuin with Waveblade Ankoan

Aside from Bodyguard dailies, there are other daily quests available with each one granting 50-75 reputation with Waveblade Ankoan. These daily quests are straightforward, Kill mobs or Loot items.

Events

Every 3 hours, a random PvE event happens in Nazjatar, Summons From the Depths, that is shown in map. Players are also notified of this even in chat. A boss will spawn that has high HP and need a group to kill it. Participating in this event grants 150 reputation (you can get this reputation only once a day).

Summons from the depth in map

Weekly Quest

There are 2 Weekly Quests available in Nazjatar. One of them is located at Mardivas’s Laboratory. however, you need to unlock this weekly quest. To unlock this Weekly Quest you need to drop Lesser Benthic Arcanocrystal from chests or mobs around Nazjatar. After unlocking Mardivas’s Laboratory, you need to obtain Strange Mineralized Water,  Strange Volcanic Rock, or Strange Oceanic Sediment from Nazjatar (Chests, mobs, …). After that you can return to the Laboratory and complete the Weekly Quest. Completing this Weekly Quest grants 500 reputation with Waveblade Ankoan.

Mardivas's Laboratory, Weekly quest of Waveblade Ankoan

The other Weekly Quest is PvP Event: Battle for Nazjatar, This Weekly Quest requires you to kill 20 players from the opposite faction. This Weekly Quest is only available while The Battle For Nazjatar is up. The Battle For Nazjatar is a War-Mode Only PvP Event that is available every 3 hours and it lasts for 45 minutes. For shards that are not balanced in term of Alliance vs Horde ratio, a PvE event will show up instead that is NOT PvP only. Completing this World Quest will grant 500 reputation with Waveblade Ankoan.

Items

Mrrl is also a Murloc in Nazjatar which you need to escort him to Newhome. After escorting him, you can purchase items from him and his friends. The interesting item for us is Shadow-Cloaked Shell. This item creates Abyssal Conch,and it awards 150 reputation with Waveblade Ankoan. Although it should be noted this item costs 1255 gold.

mrrl sells an item which gives reputatation with The Waveblade ankoan

Rares

Killing a rare spawn in Nazjatar for the first time grant 50 reputation with Waveblade Ankoan. You can know more about Nazjatar rare spawn from here(part 1) and here(part 2). Defeating Legendary Battle Pets for the first time also grants 250 reputation (~3000 reputation from Battle Pets) with Waveblade Ankoan.

Coral Anciens rares (Anemonar, Kelpwillow, Oronu, Urduu) also drops Ancient Reefwalker Bark which grants 350 reputation and 100 experience to all your bodyguards. This drop is daily locked.

Completing Emissary quest,  grants 1500 reputation. completing Emissary quest requires you to complete 4 World Quest in Nazjatar. This Quest is only available every few days though.

Enhancements

  • Contract: Ankoan is a passive boost to your reputation. This item gives you a 7 day buff. While this buff lasts, doing any World Quest in Battle For Azeroth zones grants 10 reputation to Waveblade Ankoan.
  • Any reputation bonus buff also help you. Reputation bonus buffs such as Darkmoon Top Hat , WHEE! and Grim Visage. Humans Racial Diplomacy is a great boost too.
  • Doing World Quests during World Quest Bonus Event is an excellent boost to your reputation gain.

If you are interested in earning reputation with other reps, you can read all of our reputation guides from here.

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