You’ve probably seen people asking in Trade chat about ICC rep runs. If you haven’t done them, get in there! If you’re not even sure why people are doing this, read on.
Killing mobs in ICC gives rep with Ashen Verdict. This is great rep to have.
If you were around in the Karazhan days, you’ll remember that Kara kills got you Violet Eye rep, and each level of rep got you a better ring from the guys standing outside the instance. The same is true here. Levels of Ashen Verdict rep get you increasingly better rings. Here they are:
Friendly: Ashen Band of Vengeance (iLvL 251)
Honored: Ashen Band of Greater Vengeance (iLvL 259)
Revered: Ashen Band of Unmatched Vengeance (iLvL 268)
Exalted: Ashen Band of Endless Vengeance (iLvL 277)
On a rep run, the raid is just killing the trash in the first area, and then running out and resetting the raid. Since no bosses are killed, you don’t get saved to the raid and you can run it with your guild at a later time. There is no limit to how many times you can do this. On my server, there are groups that just spend the whole day grinding Ashen Verdict rep this way, swapping people in and out as needed to keep the raid full.
Also, there are crafting recipes available at various levels of Ashen Verdict rep. I’m not going to list all of the recipes here, but they have some for tailoring, leatherworking, and blacksmithing. They also have the very in-demand recipes for epic bullets and arrows. The bullet recipe is available to goblin engineers, and the arrow recipe is for gnomish engineers.