Nilz' AV Guide (Both Factions)

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Introduction

This guide was made to help those who don't the reason or what to do during Alterac Valley. In this guide I will explain what to do, how to do it, quests, and how to do those quests. Some people don't realize the potential of AV and how useful it can be. I think it is the most entertaining battleground as well as being a goldmine for honor (don't believe me check my Honor Guide) it is alliance based, however you can use it for horde too.


What to Do

When you are in AV the point is to either get the other team's reinforcements get to 0, or kill the other team's commanders.

Killing the Main Commanders

Alliance kill Drek'Thar.

Horde kill Vanndar Stormpike


Reinforcements

If you don't want to kill the commander you can try to get the enemy's points to 0. There are several things that you can do to get their points lower:

1. Kill the other team's captains

When you kill the captain the other team's points go down about 100 points.

Alliance kill Galvangar

Horde kill Balinda Stonehearth

2. Destroy the Towers

Both team's have several towers guarded by archers at the top. Every tower you destroy the other team lose points. Some towers contain friendly npcs that you can run back to your camp.

3. Capture the graveyards (GY)

There are GYs all over AV guarded by about 4 npcs. Easily solo able at high levels. These are useful because they help you progress towards the enemy camp. These also decrease the enemy's points.

4. Kill the Other Team

Basically, kill the other team, for every kill made the enemy loses 1 point.

5. Capture Mines

There are 2 mines in AV, when you capture the enemy's by killing the boss at the end of the mine. When you capture a mine your team gain points, which is always helpful, that's all there is to winning ...but wait there more!



Quests

There are a lot of quests to get from this battleground ...and here they are.

Horde

Battle for Alterac - This quest is given by Voggah Deathgrip and in order to complete this quest you need to kill Vanndar Stormpike.

Rewards: 14300 XP + 13 and 20

Hero of the Frostwolf - This quest is a follow-up of Battle for Alterac and all you have to is choose a reward.

Rewards: Wand of Biting Cold
Ice Barbed Spear
Bloodseeker
Cold Forged Hammer
700 XP

Coldtooth Supplies - This quest is given by Frostwolf Quartermaster and in order to complete this quest you need to go to your mine and take 10 supplies and bring them back to Frostwolf Quartermaster.

Rewards: 40

Irondeep Supplies - This quest is given by Frostwolf Quartermaster and in order to complete this quest you need to go to the other team's mine and take 10 supplies and bring them back to Frostwolf Quartermaster.

Rewards: 85

Empty Stables - This quest is given by Frostwolf Stable Master and in order to complete this quest you need to use the Frostwolf Muzzle provided on a frostwolf to tame it then bring it back to Frostwolf Stable Master.

Ram Hide Harnesses - This quest is given by Frostwolf Wolf Rider Commander and in order to complete this quest you need to kill Alterac Rams and loot Alterac Ram Hide and bring them back Frostwolf Wolf Rider Commander.


Alliance

Battle for Alterac - This quest is given by Prospector Stonehewer and in order to complete this quest you need to kill Drek'Thar.

Rewards: 14300 XP + 13 and 20

Hero of the Stormpike - This quest is a follow-up of Battle for Alterac and all you have to is choose a reward.

Rewards: Wand of Biting Cold
Ice Barbed Spear
Bloodseeker
Cold Forged Hammer
700 XP

Coldtooth Supplies - This quest is given by Stormpike Quarter Master and in order to complete this quest you need to go to your mine and take 10 supplies and bring them back to Stormpike Quarter Master.

Rewards: 40

Coldtooth Supplies - This quest is given by Stormpike Quarter Master and in order to complete this quest you need to go to your mine and take 10 supplies and bring them back to Stormpike Quarter Master.

Rewards: 85


Those are just some of the quests that i decided worthy enought to put in the guide if you want the whole list then go here if you are alliance. Go here if you are Horde.


Strategy

AV is so easy right? Well it can be if you use the right strategy (i.e. the one I explain here) if you use a bad strategy well things can get really ugly for your team ...fast.

The faction strategies differ slightly but are in the general idea.

Horde

When you start mount up and and go in generally straight line towards Balinda Stonehearth, don't go for the neutral GY that is in the middle of the map because usually the Alliance will get the first because it is closer to them, instead send a couple guys to take the GY just a bit farther then Balinda Stonehearth that way if you do die then you resurrect close to the fight. Also take down the tower just before Balinda Stonehearthas well as any other tower you see on your way. After you have killed Balinda Stonehearth go farther north while capturing all nodes on your way. Make your through the Alliance bases until you get to Vannar Stormpike. But, before you go in make sure you have enough guys as well as controlling (not in the middle of controlling it) the GY close to Vannar Stormpike just in case you ever die. After that is done establish your healers, dps, and main tank. Once that is done run in the building and kill Vannar Stormpike's guards as well as Vannar Stormpike just remember that his guards give him extra health, damage, and armor.

Alliance

When you start mount up and make your way to Galvangar, capturing the neutral GY on your way. Then go to Galvangar and kill him, he is kind of easy but requires about 5 guys. Once he is killed get out and go east towards Drek'Thar but make sure you capture/ destroy all of the GYs and Towers you pass. Once you get to the horde camp you have to go through a building which is up a slope to the west, however make sure that you don't aggro any of the npcs befor Drek'Thar because they are a handful if you have to kill them on your way to Drek'Thar. There is a way to do this and basically all you do is not follow the path but instead the should be a little opening between a hut and the slope leading the the big building to the west, go up that way then avoid the npc by her hut on your way to the building which should just in front of you. Go through the building and destroy the towers past the little wooden wall. Then go south a little more past Drek'Thar's Building and capture the GY. Make sure you CAPTURE this meaning that you have full control over it and it isn't contested. Once this is done go in front of Drek'Thar's building and establish you tank, dps, and healers. Then run in the build and kill Drek'Thar and his guards who give Drek'Thar extra health, armor, and damage.

Those strategies, however, work best if the teams are even or you have the upper hand.

If you are overpowered by a lot. this goes for both factions so I won't explain it twice Eye.

Find the nearest GY and gather your team and wait for the opposing faction to come. When they do stay by the GY and fight, when you die either wait or if that was your first time dying just go to corpse, if it wasn't then just wait by the spirit healer. Then jump back into the fight, if you ever see anyone trying to capture your GY just attack him/her once with any move you can spare, as this will stop the person from capturing it. Sadly, if you are very overpowered you will eventually get taken over and the GY will be captured by the opposing faction. If this doesn't happen then very good! Continue fighting. If it does then just retreat towards the nearest controlled GY, and fight there. Once you get pushed back to your main boss, Alliance = Vanndar Stormpike, Horde = Drek'Thar, go inside the building and wait the there but also make sure the other faction does not capture the GY, however if the do then no worries just stay with your boss and fight there so it delays the loss as much as possible. that is basically the way to lose with pride Sticking out tongue.

Comments

Benhir's picture

I maybe have missed that

I maybe have missed that point, but those strategies are the best when you are in a parity condition (I.E.: 40vs40, 38vs40 or similar). I like to do PvP while leveling (Expcially from 60 on ) but there is a general lack of player , on my BG. In the 50-60 bracket every match was like 40 ally VS 18-20 horde players. Impossible to win, we had to lose with pride Laughing out loud

Maybe you have some tips to save the game while you lack some players, or AV is just based on the number of players?
THnx in advance and sorry for the grammar, I'm tired atm Sticking out tongue

Nilz's picture

Ok, I'll see

Ok, I'll see what I can come up with if you happened to be overpowered a lot.

However if you do hapened to be overpowered by that much I personally think that it is border line impossible to win AV, how ever if you still want to get some honor check out my AV honor guide.


Hard work pays of in the future ...Laziness pays off now Eye

Jame's picture

Not bad. Could use some more

Not bad. Could use some more in-depth strategy.

Should mention that for example, horde should NEVER capture the Stonehearth GY. Things like that.

Nilz's picture

Thanks I added

Thanks

I added a strategy part as well as a directional map.