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Useful Addons

Curse Website - Download the Client which makes it easier to download addons.
Deadly Boss Mods - Just add some time bars that help during AV.
YouWereKilledBy - Funny to have, lets you know who to hate Eye.
AutoProfit v4.5 - This isn't realated to PvP but it helps clear bag space.


When I say any level I only say the last digit (i.e. 55 = 5, 67 = 7 and so on).

First check out this video on AV - AV Video - Not made by me!

Lower Levels 1-5

Even Teams or More Team Members

Before I start I just want to mention that depending on what realm you are on different factions (horde/ Alliance) will win. If you are lower then half of your level range and are unsure whether you are good with your class I would suggest you stand back and watch and occasionally use you aoe spells and heals. The reason why we use our aoe spells is to raise your damage done which makes it look like your doing something. If you are healing (Priest, Druid, or Paladin) then use ctrl-v to see your team's health bars. If you die, healers especially, you will aggro a lot of enemies and will probably will killed, DO NOT go to your corpse, unless your body is close enough to be resurrected by the npc and can resurrect by your body. The reason is because if your insignia is taken while running to your corpse you waste time getting back to the npc resurrect. It will also help (obviously) if you have extra health because the higher levels will try to kill you so try to get some help from some team mates. Finally if you ever see an enemy trying to retreat back to his team, stop him by any means necessary (i.e. stun, freeze, death grip-DK's only)

Uneven Teams - Overpowered

If your team is overpowered (not 2 or 3 less players) and your team will get destroyed then sadly you will have to forget about honor for a bit and try focusing on training. The quickest way to do this is grind on the harpies by the cave and work you way through the cave until you reach the Alterac Yeti, he is one level higher than the maximum level as well as being an elite). Once you make it to the Yeti you can try to kill it but you most likely will die, especially if you are a lower level. If you ever do die don't worry because by this time the teams should have evened out so then just go and help your team. If it hasn't evened out you will have to go back and continue to grind on the harpies, another thing to do is you can complete some of the quests at the main camp. Do this until the teams even out, when that happens go help your team (see the above guide: Even or Overpowered). If the teams never even out , sadly, you'll have to continue grinding on the Harpies or you can try your luck at battling the horde team, however, you may die... a lot.

Higher Levels 8-10

The reason I left 2 levels between the lower half and upper half of the levels is because at those levels your abilities with your class. This means that if you are good with your class at level 6 then you can go to the higher higher levels, on the other hand, if you... well... suck with your class at level 7 you may want to stick with the lower level guide for a little bit.

Anyway, if you are level 8 or above you will probably be the main dps, so it is vital that you use an aoe spell (i.e. Paladins - Consecration, Mage - Blizzard, Hunters - Frost Trap + Volley, DK's are a little harder to aoe but it is possible - Aoe With a Dk - Provided by Jame. Obviously, it helps to have a lot of health because you will aggro a lot of guys, also if possible use heals - Paladins should bubble heal, DK's should use blood aura. As a main dps you will probably want to use a strong, fast weapon and close to the best gear you can have.

Even Teams or More Team Members

Basically , as a main dps you should stay with the main group and work your way through the bosses until you hit Drek'Thar, when you get to Drek NEVER retreat because then you reset his health and it will take way too long to kill him and a lot of unnecessary deaths will occur. All of the bosses or level 70 boss therefore they are very hard or impossible to solo, so never go in alone (especially for Drek) wait for your team to rally up then blitz, or attack all at once, the boss and if you ever aggro the boss never run out of the building because he will then reset his health and it will take way to long to kill him.
These are the two Horde bosses that should/need to be killed.

Drek'Thar - when you kill him you win AV!

Galvangar - When you kill him the Horde reinforcements decrease by about 100 points!

Also remember to capture all of the graveyards on your way to the Horde Base because then when you or other people die then it is easier and faster to get back to your team, be sure to get the graveyard past Drek because then you spawn close and never really miss out on the kill, also as an added bonus the horde team cannot spawn there. Once you have killed Drek you win AV instantly. However if, for some reason, you can't kill Drek (Not enough team members/work) then you can capture all of the bases and start killing to horde team for even more honor and wait for their reinforcements to diminish when that happens you win AV.

Here are a few screenshots of my level 66 Paladin. These are not edited in any form except that i made them smaller to be viewed easier.

In this screenshot you see that I have captured one GY, this accumulated a little bit of honor (certainly better than no honor Smiling) also the secondary objective was a quest I got from our boss "Vanndar Stormpike" called The Battle of Alterac


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Not bad Nilz! One

Not bad Nilz!

One suggestion: add a little introduction to explain what you are trying to do with this guide. What will people learn from it.

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Added an intro

Added an intro thanks for the feedback.

More guides are coming!

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