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Well, here's my first guide, so if you have any corrections you can give me would be nice! I will be writing the Sholozar Basin, Storm Peaks, and Icecrown guides for you to use to level your characters as FAST as possible to level 80!

I don't have the addon DMiniCoords, but I will look up locations and NPCs', etc. using, I will put down the coords down on the guide for you to find the objectives or whatever.

Let's get down to the rules!


1. Log out in a city or an inn, so your bars are blue, for rested XP bonus!

2. When I say look for a group for a certain quest, then look for a group, at most times you might be able to solo some group quests so its ok!

3. Its ok if your like already level 80 following this guide, as you could just level for reputation.

4. I will NOT be doing PvP or Class quests in this guide so don't message me about how I didnt add PvP or any class quests.

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Level 78


1. You should be the city

1. You should be the city of Dalaran,look for Archmage Pentarus(69.5, 43.1) and take his questWhere in the World is Hemet Nesingwary?.

 in the addon for some reason tom tom pointed me all the way to shol to pick up this quest. 

Ludovicus_Maior's picture

Re: 1. You should be the city

Guide has been fixed.  It was missing the Z tag for Dalaran, and it defaulted to Scholazar instead.

Cleared this at lvl 77. This

Cleared this at lvl 77. This is pretty easy stuff if you know what you are doing. I started Sholozar Basin at 74.

Brune's picture

Continuing On

Thanks Ji Sticking out tongue

Also Dax, you can remove 'alliance' from the title if you like, this zone is entirely faction neutral.

  • Now we're going to where there should be Longneck Grazers. Kill them until you get 5 Longneck Grazer Steaks.

  • If you stumble upon a "?" on minimap then its Oracle Soo-rahm . Turn in Rhino Mastery: The Chase.

  • We'll be looking for 1 Orange, 2 Banana Bunches, and a Papaya, these are found where the green transparent areas show any of the 3 items. You should see vines hanging from the trees . Click on them and the fruits fall.

  • While doing the above objective also look for Mangal Crocolisks . Kill 15 of them and Emperor Cobras
    . Kill these until you loot 5 Intact Cobra Fangs.

  • Then return to the camp and turn in: Bones of Nozzron to Hemet Nesingwary. Get the followup Rhino Mastery: The Kill.

  • This is a fun exciting quest, I love it it's one of my favourites. Talk to "Tipsy McManus to start the quest. Just follow what he tells you and you'll do fine. Once done, a cask will appear. Loot it!

  • Go to The Glimmering Pillar and look for Farunn. Kill the rhino and loot Farunn's Horn. It's not hard to kill Farunn. He's a non-elite and only has 11k HP.

  • Go to Bittertide Falls and look for the dreadsaber Shango. Kill him and loot Shango's Pelt.

  • You automatically jump into a plane. You don't move until you reach The Avalanche. The engine will blow up. Then you move and ride back to Lakeside Landing.

  • Use Sanidfern Disguise by a big log. Half of the log is in the water so use the disguise and you'll be stunned until Bushwacker a big white crocolisk appears. He'll attack you first. Then you can kill him, loot Bushwhacker's Jaw.

  • Go southeast to The Skyreaching Pillar and jump down for Pitch. Kill him and loot Pitch's Remains.

  • Then a wolvar talks and a "!" appears. Get his quest Playing Along.

  • When you accept the followup Goregek the Gorilla Hunter spawns. Take his quest Tormenting the Softknuckles. If he dies or despawns always right click the Goregek's Shackles.

  • You'll find Hardknuckle Foragers are the white ones, and Hardknuckle Chargers are the black gorillas * all around this area, mostly you'll find * the gorillas by the Frenzy Heart camp, kill them until you complete Goregek the Gorilla Hunter.

  • Go by Hardknuckle Clearing and you'll find Softknuckle Gorillas, which are baby ones in this area, * use Softknuckle Poker. The Hardknuckle Matriarch will spawn. Kill her and you'll get the quest credit.

  • Once done with these you unlock two new quests:The Wasps Hunter's Apprentice and The Sapphire Queen from Elder Harkek.

  • In that same area go into the hive and look for The Sapphire Queen. Kill her and loot Stinger of the Sapphire Queen.

  • Use your Hearthstone if it's up!

  • Flown The Coop. All you have to do is catch 12 Chicken Escapee(s) and turn it in.

  • Go across the Wintergrasp River and you should see like!!!!!! REMOVE PLEASE Sticking out tongue dirt rocks flying. Step in that area and you should aggro Serfex the Reaver. Kill him he only has 11770 HP not hard really.

  • Now look around this area for Skyreach Crystal Clusters. They're these little greyish crystals. Loot 8 of them!

  • Get his quest A Rough Ride, you'll recieverecieve Hunting Horn so you can right click it incase Zepik despawns.

    I before E except after C my friend Sticking out tongue

  • Go northeast but stay in the Frenzyheart camp . You'll find a Captive Crocolisk . Talk to it, and choose the one and only option and you'll get on its back.

  • When you arrive go to Zepik the Gorloc Hunter and turn in A Rough Ride

  • Go a couple of steps until you reach this big stone pillar, then use Skyreach Crystal Clusters and something happens. Don't forget to back up when you do this.

  • Go to Rainspeaker Rapids. Right click the dead Gorloc and choose the only option there is.

  • Now talk to the oracle to turn in Just Following Orders and get the followup Fortunate Misunderstandings. Now you're Friendly with The Oracles and Hated with The Frenzyheart Tribe.

  • Then he says "We wait until you ready." So then just talk to the oracle again. Click the only option available, then you start the escort quest, all you do is escort him back to his camp.

  • Turn it in and get the followup Returned Sevenfold.

    You need to add another line space here.

  • Quick little objective just to get rid of . Look for any Shattertusk Mammoth and use Mammoth Harness on one and ride it back to Dorian's Outpost.

  • Stay in Rainspeaker Canopy and look for sparkles on the ground. Make sure you have Lafoo (right click on Lafoo's Bug Bag to call him out). He'll dig up holes for you and you'll automatically loot 6 Shiny Treasures.

  • You'll automatically jump on a mammoth and so you head north into The Savage Thicket. Find Broodmother Slivina and kill her.

  • Just do Abilities 3 & 4 when they're up

  • loot the corpses and use Lifeblood Gemon them. It's always great to put the item on your action bars as you probably don't want to go into your bags each time you kill one of the mobs*.

  • Go northwest until you see tents set up on top of a earth platform also known as Death's Hand Encampment. Now we're doing two objectives here, kill 8 Cultist Infiltrator and destroy 4 Unstable Explosives.

  • Climb the mountains and you'll find a wolvar named Shaman Vekjik. Talk to him

  • Now when you accept this quest you'll recieve Jaloot's Favorite Crystal. You use this to summon or dismiss him.

  • When you accept the quest you get Freya's Horn. Now ride/fly to The Glimmering Pillar, and ride/fly to the very top and use Freya's Horn next to the big crystal. And you should complete the quest.

  • Move up north until you reach Spearborn Encampment, we're doing two objectives here

  • There are two objectives here, kill 6 Blighted Corpse and talk to the Gorlocs they drops that are I guess dead, and you'll get the quest update, also when you check their pulse to see if they're alive they drop a sack. Right click to see if you get any * Lifeblood Crystal. Keep doing these quests until they are complete! You may wish to add to the guide that this can also be obtained from objects on the nearby pillar.

  • Use Moodle's Stress Ball to summon Moodle and turn in, Lifeblood of Mosswalker Shrine and The Mosswalker Savior. Get the followup A Hero's Burden.

  • Ride/Fly back to Avatar of Freya and turn in, Powering the Waygate - The Maker's Perch. Get the followup, Powering the Waygate - The Maker's Overlook.

  • Kill any Sholazar Guardian until one drops Huge Stone Key. Loot it.

  • Note: Around when he's like 35% HP he'll summon both a gorloc and a wolvar you've killed in the past. These guys each have 45.6k. So good luck.

  • Keep flying until you reach Waygate. Fly right inside the thing with white light lines.

  • Go up the set of stairs and you'll see a giant named The Etymidian. Turn in your quest

  • kill everyone thats an NPC, or Horde if they'rebothering you

  • Turn in The Activation Rune and get the followup Back Through the Waygate.

  • Well, we're done here!

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Spell checks, yay!

Very nice, looks like something Jame would've done. Also, if you're doing storm peaks you might want to see if you can scavenge anything from my hodir rep guide, probably some useful stuff in there.

An * just means add a space. Blue writing is missing words or punctuation or capitalisation (basically corrections)and removed words are a green asterisk.

Since the text formatting toolbar for FF doesn't work with 3.6.3, anyone got any replacements?

  • but I will look up locations and NPCs', etc.

    Should be no apostrophe on NPCs.

  • you might be able to solo some group quests so its ok!


  • Its ok if your like already level 80

    It's, you're, and please remove like or I will be forced to strangle you over the internet Sticking out tongue

  • While your using this


  • 1. You should be in the city of Dalaran,*look for Archmage Pentarus(69.5, 43.1) and take his quest Where in the World is Hemet Nesingwary?.

  • When your ready talk to Archmage Pentarus again, and choose the only option available. Just watch the little dialog while your flying and then you'll eventually end up in Wildgrowth Mangalwhich is in Sholazar Basin.

    From here on in, incorrect 'your's just get highlighted Sticking out tongue

  • Once done with the first objective go to where the pink transparent area is at (36.7, 49.9), where you'll find Venture Co. members. Kill 15 of them.

  • You should see a quest on your minimap. Take * Engineering a Disaster*from Engineer Helice(35.6, 47.3). The escort quest will start, escort her to the end of the mining thing and you'll get the quest credit.

  • Now let's move on, we're going back to * Wildgrowth Mangal, you'll find the Flying Machine Engine at (38.6, 56.7). Loot it!

  • While your still at the camp, talk to Purser Boulian to bind your Hearthstone here. As well repair/sell/restock food/drink.

  • Go back to Swindlegrin's Dig and pick up any Venture Co. Spare Parts until you have 7 of them.

  • Once done, return the camp and turn in: Have a Part, Give a Part . Now you should see a yellow "!" appear upon Professor Calvert 's head, get her quest Aerial Surveillance.

  • Also, you will see a "!" appear where the Spirit of Gnomeregan is, get the Flight Path.

  • Turn in: Wipe That Grin Off His Face*to Debaar.

  • Now the quest starts and you'll have to kill 60 Game Creatures. Good Luck!

  • Also while doing this quest you might stumble upon some creatures for other quests so its ok if you kill them now so you complete your quests faster. Also after you kill a couple of creatures Drostan spawns and tells you just a little saying and he despawns.

  • Once done, turn in* The Great Hunter's Challenge.

  • Even if you did finish your hunt quests don't turn them in just yet we still need to complete the others.

    Remove that line entirely, as it doesn't actually matter.

  • I apologize for not adding the objective on the map. Anywho where the light blue transparent areas are is where the Shardhorn Rhinos are
    . Kill 15 of them.

  • Dreadsabers can be found anywhere in Sholazar Basin. Kill 15 of them if you haven't already done so during the hunt quest.

  • When you take that quest above ^ you unlock 3 more quests take them!

    'Take the three newly unlocked quests' probably flows better.

  • Go northeast to Bittertide Lake*you should see footprints on the sandy surface of this area, right click them to examine them and you'll get a quest update. You'll have to move your cursor to them to see if the tooltip says "Shango's Tracks". Once done we'll move on!

    Will finish this off later, getting a bit sleepy.

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Brune you crack me up

Brune you crack me up Smiling thanks for doing this.

As for formatting... I have never used an addon for it. I know, people think I'm crazy, I've just never bothered! Laughing out loud It's funny considering how much I like modding my UI and such, but yeah. Perhaps it's because I've had issues with those formatting tools in the past (on sites were they are enabled by default) - I prefer to just work with the code myself.

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Looks great at first glance,

Looks great at first glance, Dax! I'll read it in more depth later, thanks for the hard work!

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Thanks for the comment

Thanks, for the comment Jiyambi I really appreciated I started on the Storm Peaks, guide but I'm take a break I'm going to level my warlock to 40 then I'll be back on the guide asap

Hey, I hope you get back to

Hey, I hope you get back to writing guides pretty soon, Dax! I am working my way through Jame's guides with my main. I'm about to finish Dragonblight and move on to Grizzly Hills, so it won't be long before I reach your guide for Sholazar Basin.

I'm so addicted to these guides now that I don't know what I'll do if there's no Storm Peaks guide when I get done with Sholazar! LOL!

A thousand thanks to Jiyambi for creating the WoW-Pro add-ons, and to Jame and everyone on the team for creating all these wonderful guides. What a difference they are making for me! The game is so much more fun when I am following the guides. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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Thanks for the kind comment,

Thanks for the kind comment, alisonnic!

There are addon versions of guides for all of Northrend for both factions, though sadly we don't currently have "paper" guides for anything past this one.

Hope that helps!