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If you followed my previous guide in Dragonblight, you should have the following two quests:

[75] Into the Breach!
[74] To Conquest Hold, But Be Careful!

If you don't have them, it's not a big deal, but they're easily attainable. Just go to my Dragonblight guide and search for them with your browser's search function (CTRL + F).

Time to go to Grizzly Hills.

Fly to Venomspite.

Ride east until you enter Grizzly Hills.

In Grizzly Hills, ride east to Conquest Hold (21,63).

Turn in [74] To Conquest Hold, But Be Careful, get [74] The Conqueror's Task.

Go to the inn and make it your home location.

Turn in [74] The Conqueror's Task.

Get all the available quests from Conquest Hold BESIDES [75] The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran:

[74] A Show of Strength
[74] The Flamebinders' Secret
[74] Gray Worg Hides
[74] Supplemental Income

Get the new flight path.

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==Note== Kill Graymist Hunters

1. Get out of Conquest Hold by the southern gate.

Ride east to to Raider Captain Kronn (26.5,67).

==Warning== This is a PvP Daily Quest. It's very quick, easy and rewarding, and there most likely won't even be any PvP involved. So I suggest doing it. However, if you don't want to have anything to do with PvP, you can skip this and go to the next circuit. This quest doesn't count towards the zone quest achievement, but does count for the Daily PvP Quest Achievement: Grizzled Veteran. So it's up to you!

Get the quest [74] Blackriver Brawl.

2. Go to the isle northeast and kill 10 Alliance Units or Players.

Go back to Raider Captain Kronn, turn in [74] Blackriver Brawl.

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1. Southeast you should see a bridge.

Cross it and then go northeast to an area with a lot of Tallhorn Stags (34,65).

Stay there and kill Tallhorn Stags until you finish [74] Supplemental Income.

2. Ride southwest to Voldrune (31,75). Two objectives here:

  • Kill 12 Dragonflayer Huscarls
  • Kill Dragonflayer Flamebinders until you've looted 3 Flame-Imbued Talismans

3. Go northwest and cross the same bridge again.

Kill Graymist Hunters until you finish [74] Gray Worg Hides on your way back to Conquest Hold.

In Conquest Hold, turn in:

[74] Supplemental Income
[74] Gray Worg Hides, get [74] A Minor Substitution
[74] A Show of Strength
[74] The Flamebinders' Secret, get [74] The Thane of Voldrune

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==Warning== PvP Daily Quest Circuit. Skip to the next circuit if you don't want any PvP. However please note that [74] Seeking Solvent counts for the zone quest achievement. Those quests are really quickly done and give 20K XP each, so I recommend doing them, even if you dislike pvp.

1. Ride southwest to Venture Bay. The horde quest hub is on the western side of Venture Bay (11,77).

Get the 4 daily pvp quests:

  • [74] Seeking Solvent
  • [74] Keep Them at Bay!
  • [74] Smoke 'Em Out
  • [74] Down with Captain Zorma!

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1. Go east to the area north of the docks in venture bay.

Enter the first building you encounter at (14,77).

Inside the building you should see Venture Co. Stragglers.

Use the Smoke Bomb on them.

Tip: Just run in the building, gather them all in one bunch and then use the Smoke Bomb on them.

2. Go to the next two buildings to the east and do the same thing.

==Note== Kill Alliance Units & Players on the way

You should be done with [74] Smoke 'Em Out very quickly if you bomb the 3 buildings.

3. Go to the easternmost ship. On the main deck you'll find Captain Brightwater (17,81.5). He's elite but should be easily soloable for any class. Just make sure you pull him solo.

HP: 30,000
Avg. Hit on Cloth: 800
Can be slowed, stunned, feared.

Now Finish [74] Keep Them at Bay! before going to the next step.

4. Go to the middle ship (16,80). It's the same model as the boat from Booty Bay to Ratchet.

Go inside the cabin and clear the way to the last room.

==Warning== I really mean CLEAR the way. Kill all the Venture Co. in your way, even if you are a stealth class.

Once the way is clear, go to the last room where you should see the Element 115.

Loot it. You'll get the following debuff:

That means it's useless to mount or to sprint or anything like that. Just run straight back to the quest NPCs. You have only 3 Minutes to get there.

Go as fast as you can, avoid fights, and turn in [74] Seeking Solvent first.

Then turn in the other 3 quests:

  • [74] Keep Them at Bay!
  • [74] Smoke 'Em Out
  • [74] Down with Captain Zorma!

Hearthstone back to Conquest Hold (or ride back if you're HS is on cooldown).

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1. Ride southeast, cross the bridge and go to Voldrune.

This time clear the way towards the southwestern part of Voldrune, where you should find a chained proto-drake called Flamebringer (26,80).

Now check out my video on how to do this quest, it will make it much easier, as it's kinda buggy and tricky at the moment. The only difference is that you should fly back to Conquest Hold at the end of the video, instead of towards Venture Bay.

I recommend watching the video in High Quality.

Video: [74] The Thane of Voldrune
==Note== If the video was useful to you, please don't forget to rate it! Eye

After having watched the video you should be more than ready.

Kill the thane and then fly to Conquest Hold.

Turn in [74] The Thane of Voldrune, get [74] Onward to Camp Oneqwah.

Also get [75] My Enemy's Friend.

Sell junk, repair and re-stock food/drink.

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1. Ride southeast to the bridge and cross it again.

Then ride east to Forest's Edge Post (36,67).

  • Kill Vladek, he's in the tower
  • Kill 8 Silverbrook Hunters
  • Keep on killing them until you loot Mikhail's Journal

Right-click it to start [74] Mikhail's Journal.

2. All around the eastern and southern side of Forest's Edge Post you should find a lot of Grizzly Bears, as shown on my map.

Kill Grizzly Bears until you finish [74] A Minor Substitution

3. Go back to Conquest Hold, turn in:

[75] My Enemy's Friend, get [74] Attack on Silverbrook
[74] Mikhail's Journal, get [74] Gorgonna
[74] Gorgonna, get [74] Tactical Clemency
[74] A Minor Substitution, get [74] Jun'ik's Coverup

Mount up.

Go about 20 yards southeast to the merchant, buy a stack of 5 Simple Flour.

Go northeast across the conquest hold pit and buy 1 Coal from the NPC.

Get the following 2 quests:

[74] Eyes Above
[74] Good Troll Hunting

Turn in [74] Jun'ik's Coverup, get [74] Delivery to Krenna.

Go inside the inn and turn in [74] Delivery to Krenna.

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Ride northwest to Granite Springs (16,47.5).

Turn in [73] Troll Season! and get [74] Filling the Cages.

1. Talk to Budd, a human with a troll mask sitting in one of huts. Click on the text.

Mount up, ride southwest to Drak'Zin (14,58).

Find a SOLO troll.

Use Budd's Ability #4. This will put the troll to sleep for 15 seconds.

Right-click the Bounty Hunter's Cage on the troll (must be in melee range).

If you fail, you'll have to go back to Granite Springs and talk to Budd again.

2. Go back to Granite Springs.

Turn in [74] Filling the Cages, get [73] Truce?? from Drakuru.

Next to the cage you should find a Dull Carving Knife planted in a tree stump:

Loot it.

Right-click the Dull Carving Knife from your inventory.

Talk to Drakuru and click on the text.

Turn in [73] Truce?? and get [74] Vial of Visions.

Go to Ameenah, a troll female NPC selling , buy a stack of 5 Imbued Vials from her.

==Note== From now on, look for Hazelwood Bushes on the way and loot 3 Haze Leafs:

1. Go north/northwest to the lake at (15,39).

Dive in and loot a Waterweed Frond.

2. Go back to Granite Springs, turn in [74] Vial of Visions, get [74] Subject to Interpretation.

Get [74] Scourgekabob from Prigmon just a few steps northwest.

Loot a Scourged Troll Mummy.

Go southeast to Mack Fearsen, who stands in front of a bonfire with mummies burning.

Right-click the Scourged Troll Mummy from you inventory.

Turn in [74] Scourgekabob, get [74] Seared Scourge.

Go back to Prigmon and get [75] Shimmercap Stew.

1. Ride southwest to Drak'Zin. Complete the following 2 objectives:

Kill Trolls until you've looted 5 Frozen Mojo
Kill Ice Serpents until you've looted 5 Ice Serpent Eyes

Go to Drakuru's Brazier, which is up some ruined stairs in the middle of Dark'Zin (13,61).

Right-click Drakuru's Elixir.

Turn in [74] Subject to Interpretation, get [74] Sacrifices Must be Made.

2. Now go west towards the river, look for Shimmering Snowcaps, they can be found close to trees along the river bank:

Go north along the river bank and loot 5 Shimmering Snowcaps.

3. Ride further north to Zimb'bo's Hideout (15,37). It's the biggest hut on the western side of the Zeb'Halak.

Kill Warlord Zimb'bo and loot Zimb'bo's Mojo.

==Note== From now on, loot Sweetroot on the way:

4. Clear the way to the top of the temple east (18,36).

Right-click the Seer of Zeb'Halak, click on the text. You'll receive the Eye of the Prophets.

Go to Drakuru's Brazier, which is a few steps west of the Seer of Zeb'Halak.

Right-click Drakuru's Elixir.

Turn in [74] Sacrifices Must be Made, get [74] Heart of the Ancients.

Go back down and gather Sweetroots until you have 5.

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1. Go north to Drak'Tharon Keep.

Go to the area west of the stairs and you'll see many trolls running around (16,30):

Throw Mack's Dark Grog at them. It has a huge range, so you'll probably need to back off a little.

Repeat until you finish [74] Seared Scourge.

2. Go east to Bonesnap's Camp. Turn in [74] Tactical Clemency.

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1. Ride east to Silverbrook Hills (26,31).

Kill 8 Silverbrook Defenders.

2. Ride east/northeast to the Horde Quest Hub at the Blue Sky Logging Grounds (34,33).

==Warning== There might be some PvP action involved in the following circuit. So if you want to avoid PvP at all costs, skip it. They don't count for the zone quest achievement, but they do give nice XP and are quickly done.

Get all the quests from here:

  • [74] Keep 'Em On Their Heels
  • [74] Overwhelmed
  • [74] Making Repairs
  • [74] Shred the Alliance

3. Go east to the central isle of Blue Sky Logging Grounds. Our main objective is to deliver 3 Shredders while completing as much as the other quests on the way:

  • Kill 15 Alliance Units (NPCs and players both count)
  • (img xx) Use the Renewing Tourniquet on 10 Wounded Skirmishers
  • Gather the following parts until you finish [74] Pieces Parts:

Do that on the way while looking for a Broken-down Shredder:

Jump into one, face toward the bridge east and use ability #3 to sprint.

If you get attacked:

Use Ability#1 to pushback your enemy.
Use Ability#2 to blind nearby enemies (must be in melee range)

Go back to the quest giver and use ability #5 to deliver the shredder.

Finish all 4 quests, go turn them in.

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1. Go east to the pumping station at (37,32).

Clear the way to the top, go inside the cabin, turn in [74] Heart of the Ancients, get [74] My Heart is in Your Hands.

2. Go to the eastern point of the lake, and from there ride northeast to Drak'atal Passage (44,30).

Kill Drakkari Defenders and Injured Drakkari Refugees until you've looted 5 Desperate Mojo.

Go to Drakuru's Brazier, found at the bottom of the big stairs.

Right-click Drakuru's Elixir.

Turn in [74] My Heart is in Your Hands, get [75] Voices From the Dust.

Hearthstone back to Conquest Hold. (Or ride back there if your HS is on cooldown).

Turn in [74] Attack on Silverbrook, get the 3 quests from Gorgonna:

[74] The Darkness Beneath
[74] Vordrassil's Fall
[75] Ruuna The Blind

Outside of the Conquest Hold Pit, there should be a new quest available, but don't take it yet.

Optional: The Conquest Pit

[74] The Conquest Pit: Bear Wrestling! is the first step of a chain similar to the Ring of Blood quest chain in Nagrand.

So you will need a group for it. You don't need a full group though, 3 player is more than enough:

1 healer, 1 tank or pet tank class and 1 DPS class make it faster.

==Note== Certain classes might be able to solo the first 3 bosses depending on their gear (Death Knights, Hunters, Warlocks with Voidwalker tanking, Feral Druids, Paladins, Shamans with Earth Elemental Totem up), but not the last 2 quests in the chain.

So I recommend finding a group for it, it's really much easier and faster that way.

Proceed with the guide and keep on looking for a group for this quest chain.

Once you have a group, have your tank accept the quest first (that way, he'll get the initial aggro), and check the info below about the bosses you'll have to fight:

1st boss: Ironhide. Easy tank and spank battle.
2nd boss: Torgg Thundertotem. Do NOT destroy the Fire Nova Totems. They do 8K damage if you destroy them, so leave them alone and MOVE AWAY from them before they explode. The Furbolg can be interrupted and stunned.
3rd boss: Rustblood. Simple tank and spank. Knockbacks and attacks the 2nd person highest on the threat list. So make sure your tank is awake.
4th boss: Horgrenn Hellcleave. He charges people which are out of his melee range randomly. So have everyone stay close to him and he won't charge anyone. However, he also does a Whirlwind, quickly move away from him when he does that. When he's done with Whirlwind, go back in close melee range.
5th boss: Krenna.

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1. Ride northwest to Granite Springs (16,47.5). Turn in:

  • [74] Seared Scourge, get [74] Search and Rescue, don't get the daily quest
  • [75] Shimmercap Stew, get [74] Say Hello to my Little Friend

2. Ride east/northeast to Vordrassil's Tears, you'll find a cave entrance at (28,45).

Kill Entropic Oozes on the way and loot Slime Samples off them.

Clear the way to the bottom of the cave until you find an area with black smoke.

Right-click the Geomancer's Orb from your inventory.

Get out of the cave.

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==Note== From now on, kill Imperial Eagles on your way. We're not in any hurry to finish that quest, so don't go out of your way to hunt them:

1. Ride east to Vordrassil's Limb (33,49).

Clear the way to the bottom of the cave.

Right-click the Geomancer's Orb from your inventory.

2. Ride east/southeast to Vordrassil's Heart

Clear the way to the bottom of the cave.

Right-click the Geomancer's Orb from your inventory.

Now kill Entropic Oozes until you've looted 6 Slime Samples.

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1. Ride east to Ruuna the Blind (44,48).

Turn in [75] Ruuna the Blind, get [75] Ruuna's Request.

2. Go to the area north/northeast I colored on the map.

Kill Fern Feeder Moths until you've looted 4 Gossamer Dusts.

Also finish [74] Eyes Above, there are a lot of Imperial Eagles just west of the area I colored.

Ride back to Ruuna the Blind.

Turn in [75] Ruuna's Request, get [75] Out of Body Experience.

Right-click the Gossamer Potion.

Watch the scene until you get a complete message, then cancel the "Out of Body Experience" buff.

Turn in [75] Out of Body Experience, get [75] Fate and Coincidence.

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1. Follow the road east and then northeast to Camp Oneqwah (65,47).

Turn in [74] Onward to Camp Oneqwah. Gather all the available quests from here:

[75] An Expedient Ally
[75] The Horse Hollerer
[75] The Unexpected 'Guest'

Get the new flight path.

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==Note== Kill Silvercoat Stags on the way from now on

Ride back to Conquest Hold, turn in:

[74] The Darkness Beneath
[74] Vordrassil's Fall
[74] Eyes Above

Get the 2 follow ups:

[74] A Possible Link
[75] The Bear God's Offspring

Sell junk, repair and re-stock food/drink.


Unable to Move On

Hi! I was following your guides perfectly. They were working right on the dot, very helpful routes. :D I just encountered a problem. I have the newest version and for some reason when I got to the "A Bear of An Appetite" quest, I was unable to move forward. Even if I manually checked it off or skipped it, it still wouldn't move on to the next quest. And even if I did it in the guide list, it would still show a checked box next to the quest itself. :o Any guidance would be very appreciated.

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great guide! thanks so much, i actually enjoy leveling now!

i'm using the addon version of this guide and found that on the quest Attack on Silverbrook, the arrow points to a place in the middle of zul'drak which got me very confused. just wanted to point that out. thanks so much for all the work put into the guides!

Hey Jame

Hey there, i found a bug involving:

[74] Filling the Cages.

Instead of going south with budd, go north of the camp!
You can use budd's sap ability on the dead corpses, and finally cage them!
Saves some time Smiling

Thane of Voldrune

Your video is great (love the music) but I had trouble getting the dragon to strafe and move sideways to avoid the volley! After several attempts, I tried bringing the dragon in close to melee range (put head right on Thane) and was able to avoid his ranged attacks completely! Use #2 to stun as often as possible, alternate both flame attacks, and he goes down fairly quickly! Without his volley, he's unable to bring the dragon down in time and the rider avoids damage as well! peasedmp


Complete Guide to Zul'Drak

Complete Guide to Zul'Drak

For players interested in continuing, I've written a complete guide to every quest in Zul'Drak.

Thanks to Jame and the WoW Pro community for all of the awesome guides!

Level 80 doing level 75 quests

Hi James and fellow readers.

I just created an account because I thought you all would want to hear some great results from Jame's guides. I started at lvl 57 (~90% in) with your, “Journey from Hellfire Peninsula to Terokkar [Level 60 – 65]” guide. That's right. Two full levels below! The toon is a DK and I had done all the DK quests, so I just thought I would start your guide early and see if I could do them. I figured I would just have to go grind to lvl up at some point. I was wrong. Gotta love patch 3.0!!

I dinged to level 80 after turning in the quest "[74] A Show of Strength" at Conquest Hold which is at the very top of this guide, “Grizzly Hills [75-77]”. I was supposed to just be at lvl 75 at that point!! Plus remember I started two levels down!

How I did it:
I just followed all of your advice to the letter. I did no other quests but the ones in your guide. I never wavered. I did not grind - ever. I did do every single thing you said was optional, once each. I never dropped a quest. I did every single one. I never ran any other dungeons or instances.

The Effects:
As I progressed, I not only caught up to the level I was supposed to be at, I started to pass it. That just made it easier and quicker! Also, many of the group quests I was able to do solo!! Because I was a few levels ahead, there were only three group quests I had to get help with after I hit lvl 65. I even soloed the optional quest, “[74] Really Big Worm” (I was 79 at that point).

Follow the Guide!
When I hit lvl 70, I staid in and did not go off to Northend. I staid and finished all of the quests from Chapter VI (65-70) like you said to do if I wanted to ding to 80 early & make a lot of gold in the end. Well, it worked James! What you really don’t go into is how fast and easy and fun the guide is when you go and kick ass because you are higher up from the area you are in! Don’t get me wrong. It’s still not a walk in the park. It’s just not frustrating. Lower level Allys run like hell away from you too. Lawl I rarely got ganked which interrupts your leveling time. I rarely visited the GY which is the one thing I truly hate about WOW (they really excessively punish you in WOW when you die IMO). I just hate that walk back to my corpse. NO wait…I effffffing hate that walk back to my corpse!

Money, Money!
Now, that I am lvl 80 I get to do 99% of all the quests in your Grizzly Hills guide and get gold instead of XP! I should make a ton!! It should be easy to do them too (and fun!). I will leave an update comment after I complete them to let you all know just how much gold I made!!

I spent all this time writing this because it is my way of giving back to James for giving so much to me for free. I really hope it encourages others. I wish I had some different way to say thanks for the free leveling guides James. So many people have come in there and told you that. But I don’t. So here goes. Thanks James!! You saved me a ton of heartache, time and made the game fun for me.

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Thanks for the awesome and

Thanks for the awesome and detailed post, looking forward to see how much money you make from those Grizzly Hills quests!

Thanks Again

Just wanted to say thanks again to Jame (where ever you are), Jiyambi and all the other contributors on this site, and to summarize my experience - just dinged 80 yesterday. My way from 70 to 80 consisted of:

1. Following all four of Jame's Northrend guides
2. Running two instances (not much XP there)
3. Doing almost every Midsummer Fire Festival quest (that alone was worth almost a full level)
4. about 40 daily quests

All this brought me to about 79.5. Then some quests in Storm Peaks and Ding.

I had rested XP constantly. I would say going only through jame's four guides while rested can give you about eight levels. I spent about 10 hours a level on avarage, but I was really taking my time - at the times where I was very focused on leveling, I was gaining a level per six hours or so. Not a super-leveler, I know... But hey, I'm a warrior, I'm not supposed to level fast Smiling

So, thanks again people, keep up the good work.

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Thanks for the nice feedback!

Thanks for the nice feedback!


they must've patched this suit because when I jumped off to escape all my adds I lost all but 465 hp... and to make it worse I jumped into a priest on pvp mode. >.<
anyway my point is do NOT jump off just be patient and ride down.

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Just made it to 80

Just hit 80 with my first toon a DK. It was a DK and I used the leveling guides all the way up. Hit 80 about 3/4 of the way through Dragonblight (did not go to outland until 62 as I was getting 3X XP up to 60).

Just wanted to say thank you again. I will now work on my level 60 mage and level 60 warrior to get them to 80.

Quest Coordinates Update...

You have a "Things to do" part of the guide once you head out to complete the "Horse Hollerer" in Grizzly Hills. It states to head to 60,22 to complete this and it notes that it has not yet been confirmed. The actual coordinates to land the largest amount of Mustangs is 62,32. I found 14 of 15 there, there are however, another 5 to 6 up in the hills at your original coords of 60,22. Just thought I would do the confirming for ya while I had the time... Smiling

Great guides... they make life easy.

Level times

Hey could anyone please tell me how long you took using this guide level during the 70-80, so like how long per level please? thanks in advance

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On my hunter I did not use

On my hunter I did not use Jame's guides, and I was getting a level every 4.5 hours on average. However on my paladin (retribution specced) I was getting about 3.5 hours (on average) per level using the guides. The results speak for themselves Eye.

Awesome job Jame /salute


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I can give answer for rogues

Yeah, as title says: with my quest-equipped rogue , about 70% BLUEs and 30% greens (great ^^) I leveled 78-80 in 5 hours, which makes 1 level every 2,5 hours. And this was without any Jame guide but with my horrible skills - consisting in thottbotting and putting coords in tomtom. So, I made 90% quests in Zul'Drak and a bunch in Sholozar Basin. The time to fly from ZD to the north of Borean Tundra and then to find the nessingwary camp is really a lot, and I am bloody sure that with Jame guiding us through the last levels 78-80 can be in less than 4 hours.

Before those levels I can't remember because I had a 3 month stop and I was pretty much relaxed with leveling. Only the last 2 levels were a kind of quick boost Laughing out loud

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Mileage varries, but I know

Mileage varries, but I know during the beta Jame was getting ridiculous times. Personally with my pally (who admittedly is OP) I probably could level once every 3 hours, at least at the early levels. I'm not really certain though because I wasn't really keeping track, and took breaks to do instances.

Eventually we will have completed our speed testing runs (which are worst-case scenario sort of things) and can give you better info.

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So, finally, after a 3 months pause from WoW , I came back to play Smiling Firstly I decided to begin from scratch zero but - then - I've decided to level my level 78 rogue to 80 and see what to do. Anyway, I used the addon version and I've found no bugs or problems. The guide was extremely easy to follow, expecially when I got the cold weather flying skill and I flew over the plains of Grizzly Hills (60% mount but it was anyway better than the epic ground mount). I did every quest except the DTK quests (no party at all...) and 2 other group quests (the first is Ursoc, the bear god and Hour of the worg, only the last boss - the other 3 dudes were pretty much pwned by me). Did all in rested and I ended 40% into level 78. Then I did some quests in Zul'Drak (about 90, didn't get the achievement), ~20 quests in Sholozar Basin, finaly hit 80, 450 mining and skinning.

Anyway, back to the feedback. It was all extremely fun, and surprisingly fast. I thought that at those high levels experience was hard to raise, but this guide changed my mind: it was faster from 78 to 80 than in the mid 60s! Thanks Jame, hope to see some nice updates before the summer hits the world Laughing out loud


Jame just a little typo i found. You have a quest as
[74] Overwhelmed its really [74] Overwhelmed! no big deal i know but thought i would let you know Laughing out loud


Ok Jame I love the guides. But i skipped the Dragonblight one because I am a little high and at the beginning it says we should have a quest called [74] The High Executor Needs You. I went back to dragonblight and did the beginning of it but it doesnt seem to come up for me.. is this quest really needed or can i just skip those parts?


Edit - never mind - didn't follow the guide right.

Thanks Jame! Smiling

another suggestion

"1. Go south/slightly southwest to an isle with a stone surrounded by a blue glow (79,40).

Right-click the Shard of Gavrock."

maybe add the item Shard of Gavrock as clickable via the add-on like the "Infused Drakkari Offering" was in the earlier step:)

question and typo :)

"Go to Drakuru's Brazier, which is up some ruined stairs in the middle of Dark'Zin (13,61)." should be Drak'Zin Smiling

and thent he question, While doing the step gathering the Ice Serpent Eyes for the above step, I came to araound 11,62 close to the river where the snow starts, there are like 5-6 "Shimmering Snow Cap"'s here and some serpents flying by, why not get the Snowcap's at the same time as you are there?Smiling just a suggestion tho,
Thanks for a wonderfull guide, not only for levling, but also for Loremaster achivement:)

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Fixing the typo,

Fixing the typo, thanks.

Sure you can collect the Snow Caps there but you have to take the way along the river to the north in any case, so it doesn't really matter if you collect them on the way or while killing ice serpents Smiling

Okay i found out the

Okay i found out the problem.

In the addon version you never tell us to DO or TURN IN the quest "Attack on Silverbrook". It was the only one i had left after finishing the rest of the guide and after doing it the quest with the bear and all of the quests of grayhorn became available. so please fix that one

except that great guide!

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This should be posted under

This should be posted under the TourGuide pages instead of here Sticking out tongue

I' using the addon version

I' using the addon version and i get along really fast (I'm level 79 now with epic flying mount, i did the whole of SMV first at level 70).

Two Problems til now:

I think it's the second time you do PvP Quests, but before the one with the shredders. There are 4 Questgivers two of them standing near to each other in the hut and the other two outside. The addon tells you to accept one outside, the next one inside, then again outside and finally the last inside, same with the turning in. Since its addon i didnt know if you should accept every quest so i had to do the running around.

Second thing, which is worse:

Windseer Grayhorn doesn't offer neither The Darkness Beneath nor Vordrassil's Fall to me, even after completing Eyes Above.

But it's really nice except that Eye

keep it up you really helped me so much with my leveling already

Shade of Arugal

hey jame,

u didnt mention it to go after him without pet, he reseted 3 times after mind control (if ure pet die u are friendly to him and he reset).

Dont know how its about hunter/warlock pet but ithink its the same.

Latent Power

In the TG addon it says that you need to rightclick the stone, infact you need to use an item in your inventory while standing close to the stones.

Greetz from Germany

Small upgrade to "Raining Down Destruction"

"==Note== You can only carry one Boulder at a time"

Looks like they changed that, you can carry as many as you need. So just loot 5 and than go to the trench and throw them. No biggy, just to let you know.

Thanks for another great guide.


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Cool, I'll add that

Cool, I'll add that Eye

The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran

The quest The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran starts in Agmar's Hamer, or am I wrong? Because I picked it up in Agmar's Hamer...

Zul drak

When is the zul drak guide coming out??

Jiruru's picture

When Jame has a date for

When Jame has a date for releasing it, he'll post the date for everyone to see.

Tanking specs

I found so far my pally does better with tank spec. She was a kara geared tank before woltk though and her ret set is less desirable. Also the player being use to being prot might affect it.
Most pallys around 40-50 flip to prot to solo though too...

Please, Excuse my ramblings Puzzled
Thanks for the guide its always eagerly awaited and wonderfully executed. Can never express the gratitude for so much detailed work available to the public. Smiling

Delillah, Undead Priestess...

Delillah, Undead Priestess...

Group Quests

I ve found that the Group Quest with Arugal is quite easily soloable with any ranged class, if you use the following strategy:

Prepare Mana/HP pots and Bandages, you will need them.

Start at the stairs so you can cast at Arugal, but you can quickly run down. Use your strong-long to cast nuke to pull him, place any DoTs on him(if you can) and continue casting until he starts to cast Shadowbolt on you, then run out of his Line of Sight(=down the stairs), but return immeadiately after he aborts his cast(so he doesnt run down, but starts castin another spell).
Renew DoTs, use fast casting time spells, or instants but keep LoSing his Shadowbolts so you dont take much dmg.

When he is too close, just run further down, to the lower level of the Tower and keep LoSing him.

Also, the adds he summons wont attack you if you are at the lower floor and Arugal wont reset and they will despawn shortly after(but this may be a bug) - it worked for me when he summoned 3 adds, but not when he summoned 9 of them, but I wasnt paying attention to my positioning, so I was probably too close.

Bandage/Pot when necessary and watch for respawn of normal mobs Smiling

Another thing I ve found is when trying to solo Ursoc, if you are hybrid class that can heal(Ele Sham, Moonkin, Shadowpriest) it is better to tell the NPC helper that you need a healer and tank yourself.

Ive tried to act as a healer(as a Moonkin) and died four times because I ve run out of mana(and I was fully buffed with Scrolls, Food, etc and I ve also had Mana Pots).
Then I ve tried to act as a tank(at that momment I ve run out of Scrolls/Food and had no pots left) and killed him at my first try.

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Great, as always

James, your guide is great, as always.
I'm guessing to be 80 by the end of this guide but i hope there will be a next 1 so i can follow it for the achievements en quest mony Sticking out tongue .
So if there comes a next 1, you got any idea of a date for it to be released?
thx anyway,

lvl 80 Blood Elf protection paladin

lvl 80 Blood Elf protection paladin


im having a major problem levelling in these zones Sad

i find if i rest for days, i get mega xp from mobs and when handing in quests, than i do when im unrested

Gethe's picture

awesome guide!!

I followed your WotLK guides up to this point and with the help of alot of rested xp and a near constant wintergrasp xp buff I dinged 79 at the end of this guide and got my last lvl through instances. Now I have 4 totally untouched zones filled with gold compensation, and I can't wait do Zul'Drak and the others with your guides to be sure I don't miss i single quest.

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Nice guide Jame, one error I

Nice guide Jame, one error I found though is at Blue Sky Logging Grounds PvP part. You said "Gather the following parts until you finish [74] Pieces Parts:" the Horde quest is Making Repairs. Other than that it looks great Eye

Cloud9's picture

Found a pretty critical

Found a pretty critical error. You tell us:

Do that on the way while looking for a Broken-down Shredder:

Jump into one, face toward the bridge east and use ability #3 to sprint.
The bride is to the west, if i'm not mistaken.

Jame's picture

Oops, indeed Thanks!

Oops, indeed Eye


Shadowy's picture

Again a great guide, just 1

Again a great guide, just 1 remark Eye


Then go turn in [75] Into the Breach, get [75] Gavrock.[/i]

I think that mustn't be there Eye

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The quest [73] Truce?? is

The quest [73] Truce?? is only with one "?", so "Truce?" Smiling)

Jame's picture

Fixed, thanks!

Fixed, thanks!

Good Troll Hunting, not Troll Season

Hi I noticed that in the guide it says to turn in "Troll Season", actually the Horde version is Good Troll Hunting.

Jame's picture

Indeed! Fixing it, thanks!

Indeed! Fixing it, thanks!


# [74] The Darkness Beneath
# [74] Vordrassil's Fall

These 2 quests are from Windseer Grayhorn, not Gorgonna

Also, its worth noting that the last step in Pit of Conquest you fight multiple mobs, not just Krenna.

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Thank you, fixed!

Thank you, fixed!

A Big Thank You!

Jame, just wanted to thank you for your guides.
Because of rl stuff such as work and family I haven´t as much time to play as I´d like, but with your guides the playtime I have is really efficient.
Finished the Dragonblight-guide two days ago, halfway through lvl 77 since I´ve been fully rested during the whole time I´ve played, and today I see that your Grizzly Hills-guide is up. Keep up the good work, you have my eternal gratitude.