[Leveling] Caelestis's Alliance Leveling Guide 12-20

[Leveling] Caelestis's Alliance Leveling Guide 12-20

Caelestis’s Alliance Leveling Guide

Level 12-20


This guide will focus on optimised questing. There will of course be some grinding but that is usually because this guide will let you visit a city every 2 level. Sometimes I also recommend that you grind in the end of the level (especially between every 2 level) this is because you’ll need new talents every now and then, so when you are at a boring grind session just remember that there is most likely a very xp given session around the corner

I’ve chosen to follow the same layout as Jame simply because it works (and overall, it helps people reading the guides if they all resembles each other).

Mods are pretty essential if you want to find places and track your xp/hour. I would recommend the following mod:

TitanBar – It got both logs and an xp/hour tracker

Dwarfs and Gnomes) Do the main quests in Dun Morogh, when done grind your way to level 12 (which is best done by killing Troggs). If you don’t like grinding then go to Ironforge, take the Tram (remember to do the rat quest, and take the follow up) and head for Stormwind. Upon arrival you should head for Goldshire where there should be plenty of quests.

Humans) Basiclly the same strategy as with Dwarfs and Gnomes, only this time you start in Elwynn Forrest (so you’ll just have to inverse the route). When you’re done with the quests in Elwynn you can choose to grind your way to 12 by killing the Gnolls in the southwest part of Elwynn or you can go to Stormwind, take the tram to Ironforge and then complete most of the quests in Dun Morogh.

Night Elfs) Night elfs is a bit more complicated as if they want to visit the other races starting zones it will have a lot of travelling involved. Night Elfs should be doing the quests in Teldrassil, when done, grind Bloodfeather harpies in northwest Teldrassil. You could travel to Dun Morogh as you will eventualy end up there no matter what (if you follow this guide, that is). Go to Darnassus, go through the portal in the middle of the city, take the boat or fly to Darkshore, take the other boat to Menethil Harbor and run from Menethil to Loch Modan (remember to take the Flight Paths) and then to Dun Morogh where you have plenty of quests at your disposal.

For a full guide about leveling in the Night Elf starting zone, I recommend Taralom's Night Elf 1-12 Guide http://www.wow-pro.com/node/960

Draeneis) Draeneis should have a fairly easy time getting to level 12 as they got two zones to quest in. Do the quests on Azuremyst isle, which should guide you to Bloodmyst isle. It’s a good idea to do these quests as the rewards, compared to those of all the original alliance races, are superior in every sense. Another possibility is to go to Eastern Kingdom, where you’ll be going later, if you are to follow this guide that is. To do so just follow the explanation I’ve given in the Night Elfs part as the only difference is that the Draenei boat to Darkshore is located just south-west of the Exodar, and not in Teldrassil.

Level 12

You should be standing in Ironforge, if not, get there by using one of the descriptions above. In Ironforge go to Tinker’s Town and get the following quest

[15] Find Bingles

Make Ironforge your home(get its flight path if you're Human or Night Elf) and then go from Ironforge to Loch Modan. Either fly (if you have the FP) or run. If you decide to run, you should run out of Ironforge and run east until you meet a gate (South Gate Outpost). Run through the tunnel connecting Dun Morogh with Loch Modan and then go north until you reach Thelsamar. Take the flight path.

In Thelsamar, get the following quests:

Then go south to Valley of Kings and get:

Move further to the north to log (28,45) and kill Tunnel Rats until you’ve completed [11] Rat Catching.

Now go north to the north tower at log (28,18) and turn in [15] Mountaineer Stormpike’s Task get the follow up [14] Stormpike’s Order and [15] Filthy Paws. If you haven’t completed [11] Thelsamar Blood Sausages then go hunt for the creeps you need.

When done, run back to Thelsamar and turn in the quests. Then head to the Valley of Kings and turn in the rest of the quests and get the follow up (be aware that the follow up is not given by the same NPC as before. Look inside the tower and you should find it). If you completed [12] The Trogg Threat turn that in as well, if you didn’t complete it, you sure will in the next step.

That should make you ding 13 (or really close). If you didn’t ding start off the next passage by grinding the low level Troggs

Level 13

Now head north until you see a gap in the hills at log (28,65) Go through them and you should find yourself in a pretty Trogg crawled area. From here, go southeast to some hills that should crawl with Seers and Skullthumpers. When you’ve killed 10 of each and completed [12] The Trogg Threat, return to Valley of Kings and turn the quests in. Get the follow up [17] In Defense of the King’s Lands (located inside the tower) and run to Thelsamar. Repair and go north to Silver Stream Mine at log (35,18).

Go inside the mine and look for boxes stacked together labelled miner’s gear. This might be a hard part, but it is doable. Use bandages between every fight (unless you can heal) to minimize your downtime as the tunnel rats have a rather high spawn rate. When you’ve completed [15] Filthy Paws go back to mountaineer Stormpike and turn it in

You should be getting close to dinging 14, so go grind on either tunnel rats or Troggs… I’ll let you decide Smiling. When you are level 14 fly to Ironforge. Repair and learn new skills.

Level 14

When done go to Stormwind either by tram, or by taking a flight.

In Stormwind, head for the dwarven district and turn in [14] Stormpike’s Order
Go to the Cathedral and at the town hall (49,30), get the quest [15] Humble Beginnings from Baros Alexton. Make Stormwind your home.
Go out of Stormwind and turn southeast until you reach Westfall


1) On the border of Westfall, just across the river, get the quests

Follow the road south and as it forks just keep running forward towards the house.

2) At the house turn in [10] The Westfall Stew, get the follow up and get the following quests as well:

3) Head towards the road and run south until you reach Sentinel Hill. Get the flight path and the following quests:

And turn in [10] Report to Gryan Stoutmantle

4) Go a bit west to log (44,46) and kill Goretusks and Fleshrippers until you got 3 Goretusk snouts, 3 Stringly Vulture Meat and 8 Goretusk livers

5) Go north to The Molsen Farm at log (46,38).
Kill 15 Defias Trappers and 15 Defias Smugglers
Remember: if you find any Sack of Oats loot them

6) If you haven’t found 8 Sack of Oats then go to Saldean’s Farm at the windmills and look for some Oats there.

7) When done, go north to Furlbrow’s Pumpkin farm at log (50,21) killing every Harvest Watcher that passes your way. At the pumpkin farm kill every Defias in the area infront of the little house. Be careful not to aggro the mobs inside the house. This quest might be a bit hard as you have to kill a level 12 and a level 15 in order to loot Furlbrow’s pocket watch . It's doable, but if you're having problems ask if anybody wanna help you complete it. You can start killing the Harvest Watchers while looking.

Cool Kill Harvest Watchers until you’ve completed the quest, got 5 Flasks of Oil and Hops, and 3 Okra

9) Then go north until you encounter a gnoll camp at log (52,15). Clear the camp and go east to find some more Gnolls. Kill these until you:

Find 8 Gnoll Paws
Ding level 15

Level 15

10) Go north to Longshore at log (42,10). This place is crawling with murlocs, so kill them until you’ve collected 3 Murloc eyes

11) When done, go back to the Farmer couple at the border of westfall and turn in all the quests.

12) Then run to Saldean’s farm and turn in the quests.

13) Finally, run to Sentinel Hill and turn in the last few quests. Get the follow up for [12] The Peoples Militia and the quest [18] The Defias Brotherhood. Phew, that was a long run….

Sell and repair, and then head west to Alexton Farmestead at log (37,54). West of the barn there should be a burned down house. Inside this house there is a box, so clear the area around the building and loot the box for a Simple Compass

Then go southwest to the Westfall Lighthouse at log (30,86)
Get the quest [16] Keeper of the Flame from Captain Grayson and turn it in immediately (since you should have the 5 Flask of Oil. Then go east to the city of Moonbrook at log (43,69). This place should be crawling with Defias Pillagers and Defias Looters. So grind this place until the following requirements has been achieved:

Kill 15 Defias Pillagers
Kill 15 Defias Looters
Get 15 Red Leather Bandanas (if you haven’t done the quest already)

Ding level 16

Note: if Moonbrook is crowded just go to Alextons Farmstead. The amount of Defias mobs available is a bit lower than in Moonbrook, but not if Moonbrook is crowded that is Eye

Then go back to Sentinel Hill and turn in [14] The Peoples Militia and get the follow up

Level 16

From Sentinel Hill, go southeast to the bridge that leads to Duskwood. Go over it and stick to the road leading east. When you reach Darkshire, get the flightpath and go to the inn. Inside the inn, find the bartender and buy a Bottle of Moonshine and continue north by the road until you reach Redridge Mountains. On the border of Redridge you should meet Guard Parker. Get the quest [16] Encroaching Gnolls from him. Then go north by the road and you should soon after be in Lakeshire. Get the flight path and go to the inn across the river. Go to the first floor and talk with Wiley the Black. Complete [18] The Defias Brotherhood and get the follow up. Get the quest [18] The Price of Shoes as well. Run back to the flight master and take a flight to Westfall. In Westfall, go to Gryan Stoutmantle and complete [18] The Defias Brotherhood. Get the follow up and heart to Stormwind.

In Stormwind go sell, repair, AH and learn new skills. When done, run to the Old Town district and in the southeastern part of the district you should find Mathias Shaw. Turn in [18] The Defias Brotherhood and get the follow up. Then go to Baros Alexton at the Cathedral Square and turn in [15] Humble Beginnings .

Go to Ironforge either by the tram or by flight, make it your home, and then from Ironforge, fly to Loch Modan.
When you arrive, run directly east from Thelsamar, swim across the lake and you should see Bingle standing with his crashed plane at log (64,48). Turn in [15] Find Bingles and get the follow up: [15] Bingles Missing Supplies. Then run southeast to the Farstrider Lodge at log (82,62) and get the following quests in the following order:

As soon as you’ve accepted the quest at timer will start. You now have 15 minutes to kill 6 Mountain buzzards. This isn’t too difficult. Run southwest to log (77,74) and kill Buzzards until you’ve completed the quest. Then run back to the lodge and turn in the quest and get the follow up.

When you accept this a new timer showing 12 minutes will appear. Now, instead of running southwest as before, run northwest towards the place where you found Bingle. It should be pretty easy to find and slay 5 boars, and when done, run back to the lodge, complete the quest and run back to Bingle.

Stand at Bingle and look at the lake. You should see 2 islands. One with trees on it another without. Go to the island without trees at log (55,54) and kill Crocolisks until you’ve completed [15] Crocolisk hunting. Then swim north to the two most northern islands in the lake. Start by clearing the camp on the small island at log (48,29) and loot Bingle’s Toolbucket for Bingle’s Wrench. Go to the western part of the big island at log (48,21); clear the camp and loot Bingle’s Screwdriver. Then go to the middle part of the island at log (52,24), clear the place and loot Bingle’s Hammer. Finally go to the most eastern part of the island and loot Bingle’s Blastencapper. You should grind this place until the following objectives are done:

Kill 10 Bonesplitter Bonesnappers
Kill 10 Bonesplitter Shamans
Ding level 17

Level 17

Go north to Stonewrought Dam at log (47,13) and get the quest [18] A Dark Threat Looms then go east down the ramp and turn around. You should see two level 17 Dark Iron Sappers. Kill them and click on the suspicious barrel. Complete the quest and get the follow up. Go back to the middle of the Dam and complete the quest. Don’t get the follow up.

Go back to Bingle and turn in [=Orange][15] Bingles Missing Supplies[/]. Then run to the lodge and turn in [15] Crocolisk hunting. Sell and Repair. Then head west to Ironbands Excavation Site at log (65,67). Get the following quests:

[15] Excavaiton Progress Report
[18] Gathering Idols

The Troggs that drops the Idols are located inside the excavation site to east, so go in there and gather 8 Carved Stone Idols. Once done, turn it in and go to Thelsamar and turn in [15] Excavaiton Progress Report. Get the follow up. Go south to the Valley of Kings and turn in [=Orange][15] In Defense of the King’s Lands[/]. Do not get the follow up.

Now you should be over halfway to level 18 so I recommend some grinding. So go back to the excavation site and kill Stonesplinters until you ding level 18.

Level 18

Warp to Ironforge, and go to the Hall of Explorers. Talk with Prospector Stormpike and complete the quest. Don’t get the follow up. Now go to Stormwind, train, repair and sell then head to the Trade District at log (52,67) and buy a Cask of Merlot. Then run to Goldshire and turn in the quest [18] The Price of Shoes ang get the follow up. Go to the inn and buy a Skin of Sweet Rum from the barkeeper. Then go to Westfall. In Westfall turn in the quest at Gryan Stoutmantle and get the follow up.

The messenger is patrolling between Gold Coast Quarry and Moonbrook. Run to Gold Coast Quarry and run south by the road until you reach Moonbrook. If you encounter The Messenger on the way, kill him and loot him. If you do not encounter him then wait in Moonbrook until he spawns and then loot A Mysterious Message.

Now run east to Dagger Hills at log (53,72) and kill the Defias in this area until you’ve completed [17] The Peoples Militia. Work your way up the hills heading south-west to log (44,80) and you'll see a dwarf. Get his quest and turn it in immediately since you got the 5 Hops. Go back to Sentinel Hill and turn in [17] The Peoples Militia and [18] The Defias Brotherhood. Then go to the defias traitor and get the follow up.

Note: As soon as you accept this quest you will have to escort the traitor through Moonbrook. This isn’t hard, as the Traitor generally assist you on every mob you attack. The quest ends at the entrance to the Deadmines near the town square of Moonbrook

When done, run west to the Westfall Lighthouse. Get the quests:

The Murlocs can be found along the shore, so run back and forth until you’ve completed both quests. Old Murk-eye wanders around just east of the lightshouse

Turn in both quests and head back to Sentinel Hill. Turn in the [18] The Defias Brotherhood, get the follow up and fly to Redridge Mountains

In Redridge, get the following quests:

And turn in the following quests:

[14] Dry Times
[16] Encroaching Gnolls and get the follow up [17] Assesing the Threat
[18] Return to Verner and get the two new quests: [20] A Baying of Gnolls and [18] Underbelly Scales

From now on kill every Goretusk, Condor and Spider you meet in order to complete [18] Redridge Goulash

1) Start by running south to the edge of Redridge at log (16,71). Here you should find Guard Parker. Turn in the quest and get the follow up.

2) Run east to Lakeridge Highway at log (28,81) and kill 10 Mongrels and 6 Poachers.

3) Then run north and kill Black Dragon Whelps until you’ve collected 6 Underbelly Whelp Scales.

4) Go even further north and into the lake. Scout through it until you find a crashed boat and a box next to it at log (42,55). Dive down, carefully avoiding the murlocs, and loot Oslow’s Toolbox from the box

5) Swim west to the other side of the bridge. Now look for what looks like a pile of mud labelled: Glinting Mud. When you find it loot Hilary’s Necklace.

6) If you need any more goretusks then go east to log (16,54). Be carefull though, as Bellygrub (a level 24 mob) is roaming the area so try to pull the goretusks to you. (Thanks to Rothselm for this tip)

7) Return to Lakeshire and turn in:

[15] Visit the Herbalist, get the follow up and turn that in as well (in the Inn)
[15] Hillarys Necklace
[18] Underbelly Scales
[17] Assesing the Threat
[16] The Lost Tools
and get the quest [20] The Everstill Bridge from him as well

That should make you ding 19, or really close to.

Level 19

7) Go north from Lakeshire to Redridge Canyons at log (36,36). Kill Gnolls until you’ve:

Killed 8 Redridge Mystics
Killed 10 Redridge Brutes
Collected 5 Iron Pikes
Collected 5 Iron Rivets

Cool Once done, run east to Alther’s mill at log (53,42) and kill as many Goretusks, Condors and Spirders you need in order to complete [18] Redridge Goulash.

9) Then head south and jump down the cliffs killing every murloc you encounter on your way down.

Swim west until you see a Murloc camp at log (41,45). Now kill these Murlocs until you’ve collected 10 Spotted Sunfish and 8 Murloc Fins.

Note: If the place is crowded you can go to log (48,70), there should be plenty of Murlocs there.

10) Then go back to Lakeshire and turn in:

[21] Selling Fish.
[18] Redridge Goulash
[20] The Everstill Bridge
[20] A Baying of Gnolls

You should be level 20 by now (if not, grind on Gnolls).

When you’re level 20, return to Lakeshire and get the quest [20] Murloc Poachers and instantly turn it in.

And this concludes my guide. You can still level on and if you decide to do so, I recommend that you go to the Deadmines (you got the main quest, and the other quests are pretty easy to get). You can follow Jame’s Deadmines guide for information and tactics for the various boss encounters the instance has to offer.

I hope you enjoyed reading my guide, and I would love if you would leave some kind of feedback

Caelestis, over and out!

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