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Chapter II (40-50) - Journey from Dustwallow Marsh to the Hinterlands

Changelog

This is v2.0 of the guide. It has been revamped as mentioned in this news post to adapt to patch v2.3 changes. You can still find the old version of the guide here. At the same time, many other improvements have been made:

  • Introduction/Addons section has been updated
  • Kill everything on your way rule has been lifted unless you lack experience compared to the progress described in the guide
  • Grinding sessions removed and instances aren't part of the leveling process anymore (no dependancy on groups)
  • Quests that aren't elite anymore have been integrated
  • New patch 2.3 content has been integrated (Mudsprocket quests etc.)
  • Maps have been remade and a lot of errors have been corrected
  • Dustwallow Marsh circuits have been added
  • Leveling should be possible at a faster pace than before

Introduction

This guide starts at level 40. However I hope that you followed the 1st chapter of this guide as well. Because a lot of pre-questing and flight path gathering is done in it and we will need it for this chapter. If you didn't, it's not that bad, you'll just have to figure out yourself where to start, and if you are behind in XP, there will be optional circuits you can do to catch up. If you need guides for any other level range (from 1-41 for example) please take a look at this page.

This guide is optimized for FAST leveling with optimal quest circuits. Quests which are considered to be annoying, too difficult, or a waste of time will not be included in the guide. However, you'll see for yourself, there are tons of quests in this guide.

Some people say that grinding is always faster than questing, this is true in theory when you don't know which quests to take and which to avoid, and what is the best order to do them in. With this guide, questing will be very efficient and much better than pure grinding. Follow each instruction carefully and you won't regret it.

The quest choices and order to do them in are optimized so that you run as few as possible while doing the most possible and then turning several quests in at the same time. This guide will be very useful for both veteran and novice players. I try to keep the amount of information as short as possible. So even the guide itself is optimized for the minimum reading possible, to save time! Let's get started immediately then! Everything described in this guide can be done solo (besides when I say otherwise). However you can follow this guide while duoing, grouping, it's not a problem, it works too.


Basic rules

  • As soon as you see that you start to lack experience compared to the progress described in the guide start to kill everything that is on your way while traveling and that gives experience (Yellow mobs preferably, but greens are ok if they are just 3-4 levels below you, not more).

  • Spend your talent points so you do the most damage possible. (e.g: Priest should specialize in Shadow Talents, Warriors in Arms/Fury, Rogues Combat/Assassination, etc).

  • Don't waste your time trying to find groups for questing, you can solo everything that is described in this guide. Only group with someone when it's not gonna be a waste of time (e.g: meeting the person at the other end of the zone to show him the way to where your quest is - that is a waste of time)

  • Try to always log out in an inn or in one of the major cities when you take a break.

  • If I don't mention a quest, it means I consider it a waste of time, so don't take it thinking I forgot a quest here and there, I didn't. Also don't abandon a quest unless I say you should.

  • Sometimes I will be making lists of quest you should have before starting with an area, that doesn't mean I will list the whole quest log, JUST the quests that interest us for the moment.

  • When I say you should bind (make an inn your home location) somewhere, it's for a good reason, and it will save you much time. Don't change your home location until I say so.


Useful Addons

Something that's amazingly useful is the Ace2 updater. Download and install it and the program will present you with a list of addons which all use the same library (hence they consume very few ressources). From that list you can choose addons that interest you (I downloaded Fubar quest mod, Fubar location, Cartographer, Bartender and a mod to make my UI look better) and the program will install all the addons for you. Furthermore you can run the program every time before you launch WoW and choose to update all installed modules for you.

Side Note:
If your addons are not being loaded when you enter the game you might need to log out to your character selection screen and click on "Addons" in the left lower corner. Tick the box that says "Load out of date Addons". Relaunch WoW.


Shopping List:

    Every time you pass by an auction house, try to buy the following items:

    • Level 41: Patterned Bronze Bracers -- If you can't find them on the auction house, find a blacksmith willing to do them for a small tip. The components needed are 5x Bronze Bars, 2x Coarse Grinding Stone
    • Level 41: Frost Oil - Made by alchemists. Components are 4x Khadgar's Whisker, 2x Wintersbite, 1x Leaded Vial
    • Level 41: Gyrochronatom - Made by engineers. Components are 1x Iron Bar, 1x Gold Power Core
    • Level 44: All the Pages for the Green Hills of Stranglethorn quest. They can be found at the auction house in the main cities and also at the booty bay auction.
    • Level 49: 2x Elixir of Fortitude - Made by alchemists. Components are 1x Wildsteel Bloom, 1x Goldthorn, 1x Leaded Vial

    These might not always be up for sale, so start checking early.


    Color Code:

    • Quests
    • Items
    • Locations
    • Quest objectives to kill
    • NPCs
    • Locs


    Level 40


    Before starting to follow the guide, I highly recommend that you get your level 40 mount. There will be more and more traveling the higher in levels we get. It will save you a tremendous amount of time in the long run.

    You should be in Stormwind right now. Hearthstone to Theramore or, if your hearthstone isn’t up, fly to Menethil Harbor and take the boat to Theramore Isle.

    Sell junk, restock on food if you haven’t already.

    Go up the tower to Jaina Proudmoore and turn in [37] Return to Jaina.

    1. When ready, follow the path northwest out of Theramore until you reach North Point. Turn in [38] A Grim Connection at Captain Darill and take both follow ups.

    2. From there go north until (42,15). You’ll reach Blackhoof Village, we’ve been there in the previous guide. Here you need to loot Blackhoof Armaments, they look like this:

    You need 7 of them. At the same time kill every Grimtotem Elder you find until you get 4 Grimtotem notes, which you need to combine to get the Grimtotem Battle Plan.

    3. Once done, return to North Point and turn in both quests. Take the follow up.

    4. Go to the area called “The Quagmire”. There go to Tabetha’s Farm (46,57) and turn in [39] Tabetha’s Assistance. Get the follow up.

    ** From now on kill every Noxious Shredder and Darkfang Creeper on your way**

    Search for Mottled Drywallow Crocolisks. Whenever you see a bunch of them together, right click your Captured Totem from your inventory. Now make sure that whenever you kill a croc, the totem is close and up or you won't get a quest update.

    There is a particular problem for hunters and warlocks for this quest. You must be tanking the crocs when they die so you get a quest update. For warlocks this is less of a problem, just summon an imp and tank yourself while dotting. But for hunters it's a little different especially if you are beastmastery specced and don't have your weaponskill maxed. In that case, do the following:

    Place your totem and stand next to it with your pet. Put your pet on: passive, stay and growl off. Pull a crocodile with distracting shot from as far as possible and try to hit it with as many shots as possible before it reaches you. Once it's next to the totem and once you are meleeing it, sick your pet on it. Normally your pet shouldn't take aggro and until the croc is dead. If it does get aggro though, just turn the pet's attack off (click on the passive icon), move away a good distance, get aggro with distracting shot and finish it off either meleeing or with shots. You must have aggro first though.

    5. When you are done move east towards (53,57). On the way you should find a few Noxious Shredders (kill as many as you still need). When you are there, talk to Moxie Steelgrille and turn in [40] The Zeppelin Crash. Take both [40] Corrosion Prevention and [39] Secure the Cargo! from her.

    You've probably already noticed that blue lightning rays are being shot at you. Open your inventory and search for Ooze Buster. Put it on a hotkey. This is used to dissolve oozes all around the crashed zeppelin wreck. You can only use the buster while you are energized by the blue rays though (which are being shot by power core fragments). The power core fragment next to Moxie always shoots energy at you so stay as much around that fragment as possible and pull oozes to it. Once they are close, use your Ooze buster on them. This will dissolve the oozes and you'll get a quest update. You need to do this 10 times.
    At the same time loot 8 Zeppelin Cargos in little boxes all around the floor. If you run out of oozes/boxes next to Moxie, just go to the other power core fragments around the crashed zeppelin. The only disadvantage with those is that they turn off and stop to shoot energy every 30 secs for 30 secs. So if your fragment isn't shooting energy at you, wait a little until it switches on again, then dissolve your oozes. When done, return to Moxie and turn in both quests. Take the follow up [39] Delivery for Drazzit.

    6. East of you should be some mountains. Follow those mountains north/northwest until you reach a tauren camp called Direhorn Post. Kill 12 Grimtotems here (any). While killing them you'll stumble on an undead npc called Apothecary Cylla. Kill her and loot "Sealed Letter".
    Right click it for a quest.

    At the same time you need to use the torch from your inventory to burn the following three tents:

    North Tent: (46,45)
    Northeast Tent: (47,46)
    East Tent: (47,47)

    7. When done, return to Tabetha's house. Turn in everything you got and get the follow up from Tabetha, [39] Justice for the Hyals.

    8. Hearthstone to Theramore. Turn in [39] Justice for the Hyals at Captain Garren Vimes (68,48). Take the follow up. Go to the graveyard just outside of Theramore and use the Wreath from your inventory on the grave at (63,42). Once done, return to Captain Garren Vimes and turn the quest in.

    9. Fly to Mudsprocket. Turn in [39] Delivery for Drazzit. Gather all quests here:

    • [39] Bloodfen Feathers
    • [39] WANTED: Goreclaw the Ravenous
    • [40] Catch a Dragon by the Tail

    ==Note== You can abandon [40] ... and Bugs, if you have the quest in your questlog.

    1. Go northwest until you get to an area called The Bloodfen Burrow. Kill every raptor on your way while going west to the cave. There you should see a big named raptor Goreclaw the Revenous. Kill raptors in this area until you have 5 Bloodfen Feathers.

    2. When you are done, go south of Mudsprocket and loot 8 Wyrmtails. They look like this:

    3. Go back to Mudsprocket and turn in all your quests. Get the two follow ups [39] Banner of the Stonemaul and [39] The Essence of Enmity.

    4. Ride northwest to the area named The Den of Flame, which you can enter by the main gate on the southeastern side of it at (40,67). From now on kill every dragonkin you see. After killing a Firemane Scout, Ash Tail or Scalebane, use your Brogg’s Totem from your inventory on their corpses to get a Black Dragonkin Essence. You’ll need to do this 10 times.

    Go inside the cave and keep to the left side until you see a banner with a tiger pelt. Loot the Stonemaul Banner.

    5. When you are done and when you aren’t more than 8200 EXP away from leveling, return to Mudsprocket. Turn in both quests and get the follow up. Congratulations on level 41.

    Level 41


    6. Go northeast to Stonemaul Ruins (43,66). Look for Ogre Remains:

    Right-click them and Stonemaul Spirits will spawn which you need to kill. You’ll need to free 10 spirits like this.

    7. When you are done, return to Mudsprocket and turn the quest in, get the follow up.

    8. Go southeast to the area called Wyrmbog. Further southeast towards the mountain you’ll see the entrance to Onyxia’s Lair. Pick one side of the entrance and clear all around it, then plant the Stonemaul Banner from your inventory. After a few seconds a dragon called Smolderwing will spawn. Kill it. Return to Mudsprocket. Turn in at Brogg and fly to Theramore. From there take the boat to Menethil Harbor and fly to Ironforge.


    Set your hearthstone in Ironforge.

    Get the Patterned Bronze Bracers, the Frost Oil and the Gyrocronatom from your bank (or buy them now if you didn't yet). I suggest you buy 4 stacks of food/drink at least before leaving.

    Go to the Hall of Explorers and get the quest [37] Ironband wants you! from Prospector Stormpike.

    From Ironforge, fly to Thelsamar, if you don't have the flight path, run out of Ironforge, follow the road east and take the tunnel at the South Gate Outpost (86,51) You will be in Loch Modan then, follow the road northeast to Thelsamar.

    In Thelsamar get the quest [39] Badlands Reagent Run from Ghak Healtouch in the alchemy supplies house. Then go southeast to Ironband's Excavation Site (65,65). Get the follow up quest from Prospector Ironband, [38] Find Agmond. Then go southwest to Badlands.

    ==Note== In Badlands kill any Buzzard or Coyote you find on your way.

    1. Go south, past Hammertoe's Dig Site, until you find Prospector Ryedol and Sigrun Ironhew (53,43). Get the quests:

    • [35] A Dwarf and His Tools
    • [38] Mirages

    2. Go southwest and find Martek the Exiled (42,52)
    Turn in the quest and get follow up [39] Indurium. Also get quest [40] Barbecued Buzzard Wings from Rigglefuzz.

    ==Note== Whenever you need to sell or repair, go to this spot. There is a goblin smithing supplier and it's the only vendor and repairer in Badlands.

    3. Then go west and a bit to the north until you find Lotwil Veriatus's Camp (25,44). Get the quest [37] Study of the Elements: Rock.

    Get [b][37] Coolant Heads Prevail[/b], turn it in, get the follow up [37]Gyro...What? and turn it in.

    4. Just west of Lotwil Veriatus you will find a lot of Lesser Elementals. Stay at this spot until you get 10 Small Stone Shard. Go turn in [37] Study of the Elements: Rock at Lotwil Veriatus and get the follow up.

    5. Go east and a bit to the north to Hammertoe's Digsite.

    At (53,34) under a tent next to a big keg you will find a Crumpled Map on the floor. Click it and get the quest [35] A Sign of Hope. Then keep on killing Dark Dwarves until you get Ryedol's Lucky Pick.

    6. Then go northeast to Camp Kosh where you can find the Supply Crate (67,22).

    7. When you got the crate, go back to Prospector Ryedol south of Hammertoe's Digsite and turn in the quests.
    Get the follow up [39] Scrounging from Sigrun Ironhew.

    8. Go south to Agmond's End and find a Battered Dwarven Skeleton (50,62), click it and complete the quest and get the follow up [42] Murdaloc.

    Kill 12 Stonevault Bonesnapper and Murdaloc, you can find him inside the camp next to the Dwarven Corpse. Keep killing those Troggs until you get 10 Indurium Flakes as well.

    9. Once both quests are complete go south into the mountains and kill Rock Elementals at (40,73) until you get 3 Large Stone Slabs.

    10. Go west to the ogre area named Camp Cagg (10,72), kill ogres there until you get 7 Scrap Metal. This may take a while. (If you grind here for more that 15 minutes without finishing the quest, just abandon it, it has no follow ups)

    11. Go north to Apocryphan's Rest (16,60) and kill Buzzards / Coyotes until complete [40] Barbecued Buzzard Wings and [39] Badlands Reagent Run.

    12. When that is done, go east to Martek the Exiled (42,52) and turn in [39] Indurium and get the follow up [38] News for Fizzle. Turn in [40] Barbecued Buzzard Wings at Rigglefuzz as well. Repair and sell junk while you are here.

    13. Go northeast and turn in [40] Scrounging at Sirun Ironhew.

    14. After that go west to Lotwil Veriatus and turn in the quest, get the follow up [42] Study of the Elements: Rock.

    You should be level 42 by now, if you aren’t grind on coyotes and lesser rock elementals until you ding.

    Level 42


    Warp to Ironforge, train skills, repair, auction house, etc.

    When ready to go, fly to Thelsamar, turn in [39] Badlands reagent run. Go to Prospector Ironband (65,65) and turn in [42] Murdaloc. Then go back to the Badlands.

    1. Go to the southwestern part of the map (17, 83) and kill Greater Rock Elementals until you get 5 Bracers of Rock Binding. There's another camp of Greater Rock Elementals further to the west past the Ogres (6,83).
    This will be hard because some of the elementals are level 44. Try to find level 42 or 43 ones if the level 44 are too hard for you.

    2. Go to Lotwil Veriatus, turn in [42] Study of the Elements: Rock and get the follow up [42] This is Going to Be Hard. Then go talk to his assistant Lucien Tosselwrench. Get quest [42] Stone is Better than Cloth and complete it, as you should still have the patterned bracers.

    Complete [42] This is going to be hard and get the follow up. Talk to Lotwil and complete the quest but BEFORE you accept the next step away from Lotwil, be warned: A level 45 Elemental will spawn and you will have to defeat it. At level 42 this is hard but possible for every class. Just use every long cooldown ability you have. Loot "Lotwil's Shackles of Elemental Binding" from the Fam'retor Elemental and go turn in the quest to Lotwil.

    ==Note== For the instance fans, now would be a great time to do Uldaman. If you do Uldaman, try to get to the very end of it and make sure you get the quest [47] The Platinum Discs in the treasure chamber.

    Hearthstone to Ironforge and fly to Stormwind.

    Go to the Dwarven District and get the quest [43] In Search of the Temple (Elite) from Brohann Caskbelly inside a house in the Dwarven District (63,24).
    Next go to just south of the entrance of The Stockades and talk to Mazen Mac'Nadir and get the quest [41] Mazen's Behest (40,63). Walk upstairs and get the follow-up quest from Acolyte Dellis.

    Stranglethorn Vale:

    Fly to Booty Bay, make the inn your home location and get the quests:

    • [37] Goblin Sponsorship from Baron Revilgaz in Booty Bay Inn (Top Floor)
    • [41] The Bloodsail Buccaneers from First Mate Crazz just past the "Old Port Authority" building (First big building when getting off the Boat).
    • [42] Skullsplitter Tusks from Kebok in the Booty Bay inn (2nd Floor).
    • [43] Akiris by the Bundle from Privateer Bloads next to the Bank.
    • [43] Zanzil's Secret from Crank Fizzlebub inside the Booty Bay Inn.
    • [45] Tran'Rek from Krazek in Booty Bay Inn (2nd Floor).
    • [45] Stranglethorn Fever from Fin Fizracket who is under the boat in front of the inn.

    In the Stranglethorn Vale category you should also already have:

    • [38] Kurzen's Mystery
    • [38] Panther Mastery
    • [39] "Pretty Boy" Duncan
    • [41] Raptor Mastery
    • [41] Scaring Shaky
    • [41] Venture Company Mining

    Make space in your bags, repair and buy 2 stacks of food/drink (if you don't have that already, of course).

    For those who didn't finish the Stranglethorn Pages yet: This is your last chance, check the Booty Bay AH and ask in general channel for missing pages. If you got them all, take them with you.

    1. Run out of Booty Bay and take the first way left until the Bloodsail Encampment by the shore. Pretty Boy Duncan should be there (28,69). if not, keep clearing the camp until he appears. Kill Pretty Boy Duncan and loot Catelyn's Blade from him. While you have the camp cleared, look for a map named "Bloodsail Correspondence" on one of the barrels, click it and get the follow up quest.

    2. Go northwest across the bridge and keep going along the shore until you find some Nagas. Kill Naga Explorers at (24,65) until you get 10 Akiris Reed.

    3. Then go back to the exit of Booty Bay but this time follow the trail to the north. A bit further on the right hand side of the road you will find Elder Mistvale Gorillas (31,67). Kill Gorillas there until you get 5 Mistvale Giblets and 1 Gorilla Fang.

    4. Go north to (35,61) where you'll find a cave with Witch Doctor Unbagwa. Once you speak to him, 3 waves of 1 gorilla will spawn, with 10 seconds in between. You have time to eat/drink between the waves, don't loot though, you can do that afterwards. So after about 10 seconds an Enraged Silverback Gorilla (level 43) will attack you. After killing that gorilla you have another 10 seconds until Konda spawns (also level 43). Kill him as well. Then after another 10 seconds Mokk the Savage will run into the cave (Level 44). Kill him and loot the Heart of Mokk.

    5. Run back to Booty Bay.

    • Turn in [41] Scaring Shaky at "Shaky" Philippe on the peer and get the follow up.
    • Turn in [45] Stranglethorn Fever at Fin Fizracket under the boat in front of the inn.
    • Turn in [41] Return to MacKinley to "Sea Wolf" MacKinley in the house right next to the inn. Get the follow up [44] Voodoo Dues.
    • Turn in [41] The Bloodsail Buccaneers at First Mate Crazz a bit further towards the inn. Get the follow up.
    • Turn in [43] Akiris by the Bundle at Privateer Bloads next to the bank. Get the follow up.
    • Turn in [39]"Pretty Boy" Duncan at Catelyn the Blade inside the inn. Don't get the follow up, Get the quest [41] Up to Snuff from Deeg on the 2nd floor of the inn.
    • Turn in and get the follow up [43] The Bloodsail Buccaneers from Fleet Master Seahorn on the 2nd Floor of the Inn.

    Get the quest [38] Excelsior from Drizzlik at the leatherworking hut (top floor).

    Finally get the quest [42] Keep an Eye out from Dizzy One-Eye who stands to the right of the Booty Bay blacksmith house. (Left when entering Booty Bay from the tunnel).

    Repair, sell and restock food/drink up to 3 stacks.

    1. Get out of Booty Bay and go east towards the shore named Wild Shore. From there, go southwards while killing any Bloodsails on the way until you reach the 1st camp (29,80). Clear the camp and look for a map thingy named "Bloodsail Charts" or "Bloodsail Orders", If you don't find either, move on further south until you find a small boat ashore, check it for maps as well. Careful, the Bloodsail Warlocks really hurt, make sure you interrupt their shadowbolts if you can, and kill them fast then deal with their pets. If you are Rogue or Mage though, I suggest sap / polymorph on the warlock first, kill the pet and then the warlock.

    2. Now go further south until you find a bigger camp (27,82). This camp will be harder to clear, but it's possible if you do it carefully.
    Check the camp for Bloodsail Orders or Charts. Basically, the Bloodsail Charts and Orders can spawn at any of the two camps or at the boat. So check all three until you got both.

    Then wander up and down the shore where you came from and kill Bloodsails until you get :

    • 10 Bloodsail Swashbuckler Kills
    • 15 Snuff (can drop from any Bloodsail)
    • 1 Dizzy's Eye (can drop from any Bloodsail)

    3. Get back on the road and ride north until you reach the Ruins of Jubuwal (33,51). Clear the camp until you can pull JonJon The Crow, he should come with an add, could be a hard fight but it's doable. Loot Jon-Jon's Golden Spyglass, then clear yourself some space around the little ruins just behind where Jon-Jon was, there stands Maury 'Club-Foot" Wilkins with two Zanzil Something.

    Now you probably can't take all 3 at the same time, so try to kill one of the minions fast then run away, rinse and repeat until you are left with just Maury Wilkins. Kill him and loot "Maury's Clubbed Foot".

    4. Go back on the road and just a bit south until (33,53), go east through a breached wall and keep going until you hit the Ruins of Aboraz (40,57) and kill Zanzil Minions there until you find
    Chucky "Ten Thumbs" inside the ruins and loot "Chucky's Huge Ring" from him. Keep killing Zanzil dudes until you get 12 Zanzil's Mixtures, avoid Zanzil the Outcast himself though. If you run out of mobs to kill, go back and forth from this camp to the other. Any Zanzil Something can drop the Mixture.

    You should be level 43 by now.

    Level 43


    5. When done with both [44] Voodoo Dues and [44] Zanzil's Secret, get back on the road and ride north until you reach (39,41).

    ** From this point on, if you find any Shadowmaw Panther (they are stealthed) make sure you kill them **

    At (39,41) go east and you will find Venture Co. Goblins uphill. Kill them until you get 10 Singing Blue Crystals.

    6. Go west to the other side of the road, you should find Jungle Stalkers (34,37). Kill 10.

    7. Then go northeast to (36,35) and kill Shadowmaw Panthers until you got 10 kills. You can find them in the area all around that big hill next to the tribal leatherworking troll NPC. They can be a bit hard to find sometimes because they are stealthers so I suggest you hit "Tab" key while running around and open your eyes well (humans use your racial ability perception). Smiling Keep doing circles around that big hill and you will find 10 panthers quickly.

    8. Once you're done get back on the main road and go north until you get to the Venture Co. Base at Lake Nezferiti, go to the Operations Center which looks like an oil rig platform (42,18 ). Go on top of it and kill Foreman Cozzle, loot his Key.
    Jump down and go to the small house next to the lumber mill, open the chest and get the Fuel Regulator Blueprints.

    9. Now go west across the lake and keep going west until the Bal'lal Ruins (29,20), clear the camp and click the big tablet named "Moon Over the Vale" and loot the scroll.

    10. Go west till you hit the coast, find an Elder Saltwater Crocolisk. If you don't see one, just kill normal crocolisks until an elder one spawns. Loot the Elder Crocolisk Skin.

    11. Go west into the sea, until (24,22). Dive underwater at this spot and you should find the tablet named "Gri"lek the Wanderer" lying against the outer wall of the underwater ruins. You don't need to kill any of the murlocs there, the tablet can be accessed safely. Loot the 2nd scroll.

    12. Then go north to the Zuuldaia Ruins and take the western entrance ( 21,10) to the Ruins of Zul'Kunda. Clear the way through the first corridor until you reach a fork, go left up the ramp. From there, face north and you should see the 3rd tablet "The Emperor's Tomb". Clear the way to it and loot the 3rd Scroll. Then go back to the fork and this time take the ramp up to the right, then take a u-turn to the right and go west until the last ruin (23,11). The last tablet named "Fall of Gurubashi" is inside there. Loot the 4th Scroll and then go back on the main path to the east and clear the way eastwards and out of Zul'Kunda ruins.

    13. Keep going east to Camp Nesingwary (35,10).

    Turn in:

    • [38] Panther Mastery., get the follow up.
    • [41] Raptor Mastery, get the follow up.
    • and the pages quest if you didn't do that already before.

    14. Then ride north to the Rebel Camp, turn in [38] Kurzen's Mystery, get the follow up [40] Troll Witchery.
    Also get the quest [40] Colonel Kurzen if you don't already have it.

    Fly to Booty Bay, turn in:

    • [44] Voodoo Dues, wait 10 seconds, then get the follow up [44] Cracking Maury's Foot
    • [41] Venture Company Mining and [44] Zanzil's Secret at Crank Fizzlebub in the Booty Bay inn.
    • [42] Up to Snuff at Deeg on the 2nd Floor of the inn.
    • [37] Goblin Sponsorship at Baron Revilgaz, 2nd Floor of the inn. Get the follow up.
    • [42] The Bloodsail Buccaneers at Fleet Master Seahorn, 2nd Floor of the inn, get the follow up. [38] Excelsior, at Drizzlik in the leatherworking hut (top floor).
    • [42] Keep an Eye out at Dizzy One-Eye to the right of the Blacksmith house.

    This should make you ding level 44

    Level 44


    Sell junk, repair and re-stock food/drink. Put the Fuel-Regulator Blueprints in the bank.
    If you wish, you can fly to Stormwind and go train your new skills, then hearthstone back to Booty Bay.

    1. Get out of Booty Bay and ride east to the shore. Now we're going to look for a Half-Burried Bottle, which can be found anywhere along the beach if you keep going northeast. Keep opening bottles until one yields a Carefully Folded Note, right-click it to start [42] Message in a Bottle.

    2. Swim southeast to Jaguero Isle and find Princess Poobah at (39,81). Turn in the quest and get the follow up [42] Message in a Bottle.

    3. Go to the southeastern part of the island, where you should find a big gorilla named King Mukla (40,84). Kill it and loot the Shackle Key.

    4. Go back to Princess Poobah and turn in [42] Message in a Bottle.

    5. Now we're gonna do [42] The Bloodsail Buccaneers.
    Go to the southwestern tip of the island and swim southwest to a lone pirate ship (34,88)

    You should see 2 other pirate ships if you look west:

    Start with the lone ship.

    Instead of describing step by step how everything is done, I made a video, with explanations inside (the video was made before patch v2.3 but it's still more or less the same, beside that there are less mobs and they are lower level):

    Bloodsail Buccaneer Video

    Note: The parchment I looted at the bottom of the ship - Cortello's Riddle - can spawn in any of the three ships, so you'll have to check the bottom floor of each ship until you find it. It can also spawn in other parts of the ship, so check every corner of each ship carefully, but it mostly spawns on the bottom floor.

    When you pull the middle floor, don't fight in the stairs. As soon as you aggro something, get off the stairs, or you might aggro something from the captain's cabin through the floor, it's an annoying bug but it's easily avoided if you don't fight on the stairs.

    6. Do the same for the other two ships and you should have [42]The Bloodsail Buccaneers complete and have Cortello's Riddle. Right click it and get the quest [43]Cortello's Riddle.
    Note: Ignore Brutus, that iron golem standing at the top of the eastern ship. He doesn't drop anything particular and is a pain to kill.

    7. Swim back to the mainland, get back on the road and ride north. Right before Gurubashi Arena, turn left, follow the little path west/northwest until you hit the shore, then go north until you find a named raptor, Tethis (29,43). Kill it.

    8. Go north through the raptors and then northeast to Ziata'Jai Ruins (42,36) and clear the camp of trolls. Be careful to avoid the patrols. When it's cleared, follow the little path northeast until you reach Balia'mah Ruins (45,33). Kill all the trolls there as well. When this camp is clear, follow the path southeast and then south until you reach the ruins of Zul'Mamwe (47,38 ) and kill all the trolls you find in the ruins (Though avoid the southernmost one up the plateau, the trolls there are higher level)
    If you run out of trolls go back to the first ruins of Ziata'Jai and repeat this cycle until you get 18 Skullsplitter Tusk and 4 Skullsplitter Fetish. The fetishes can only drop from Skullsplitter Mystics and Witch Doctors.

    9. Go northeast towards Zul'Gurub. Just south of the path leading to Zul'Gurub (49,20), look for a panther called Bhag'thera, kill her and loot the Fang of Bhag'thera.

    10. Go north/northwest to the Kurzen Cave at (46,Cool. Mobs in there should be grey to you, so try to avoid as many as possible. Inside the cave stick to the right and at some point you'll start to encounter Kurzen Elites and Kurzen Subchiefs, which you must kill.
    ==Warning for melee classes== Subchiefs have an ability called Violent Shield, when they cast it, stop attacking or you'll get hurt. Just wait till it stops.
    Keep sticking to the right and you'll find Colonel Kurzen at the end of the cave, he has one Kurzen Subchief as guard, you'll have to take them both at the same time, just use your cooldowns if necessary.
    Clear the way out of the cave while killing what you need for [40] Colonel Kurzen.

    11. Ride west/northwes to the rebel camp, turn in [40] Troll Witchery and [40] Colonel Kurzen, get the follow up [46] Mai'Zoth.

    12. Go southwest to Nesingwary's Expedition, turn in [43] Raptor Mastery and [40] Panther Mastery, get the follow up [43] Big Game Hunter.

    Sell junk.

    13. Go southeast to the Mosh'ogg Ogre Mound (49,28). Clear the way till the end of the cave, where you should find Mai'Zoth. This won't be an easy fight, because Mai'Zoth is guarded by two other ogres. My advice is to burn Mai'Zoth, use everything you got, and interrupt his spells because he hurts the most, by far. Use a health potion if needed, then finish the other two ogres. Loot the Mind's Eye.

    14. Optional. We're going to kill King Bangalash. Some classes can't solo it and will have to find help, 2 people of any class mix should do. If you want to do this quest, head to (38,34) at the top of the hill. Clear any tigress or panthers around, you don't want them to add while you're fighting King Bangalash. When he's at 50% health, he summons to panthers to his help, so watch out for that. My advice is to just burn Bangalash and ignore the panthers (or CC them).
    Loot the Head of King Bangalash.

    Hearthstone to Booty Bay.

    Go to the top floor of the inn, turn in [42] Skullsplitter Tusks and [42] The Bloodsail Buccaneers.
    Get out by the top exit and turn in [38] Excelsior at the leatherworking shop (28.2,77.5).
    Jump down and turn in [44] Cracking Maury's Foot at "Sea Wolf" MacKinley, get the other quest [45] Stoley's Debt.

    Repair, sell and refill up to 3 stacks of food/drink.

    Fly to the Rebel Camp, turn in [46] Mai'Zoth.

    Optional: If you did the [43] Big Game Hunter quest, ride to Nesingwary's Expedition and turn it in, then go back to the rebel camp.

    Fly to Darkshire (Duskwood)

    From Darkshire go east, enter Deadwind Pass, go east through Deadwind Pass until you enter the Swamps of Sorrows.

    1. When in Swamps of Sorrows, follow the road east until you find a bridge at (23,49). Look under the bridge for a Soggy Scroll. (You'll see a question mark on your minimap)

    Click the scroll, turn in the quest and get the follow up [43]Cortello's Riddle.

    2. Go north to the Misty Valley (13,35). Kill Swampwalkers, Swampwalker Elders and Tangled Horrors until you complete [41] Mazen's Behest. The drop rate on the Essays you need is pretty low, so be patient, you might have to kill a lot of those elementals if you're unlucky.

    3. Go east to the Harborage (26,31), get the quest [43] Pool of Tears.

    4. Find and kill Noboru the Cudgel.

    You can see his route on the picture below, it's quite accurate, just follow it and you'll find him. Kill him and loot Noboru's Cudgel, right-click it to start [39] Noboru The Cudgel.

    5. Ride southeast to the Pool of Tears (65,45), swim down in the pool and look for Atal'ai Artifacts, gather 10 of them. A full turn around the pool should be enough. You should also get a message for [43] In Search of The Temple while swimming around in this pool.

    6. Ride northeast to the Harborage, turn in [43] The Pool of Tears and [39] Noboru the Cudgel, this should make you ding level 45.

    Level 45


    Go southeast to the Blasted Lands.

    In Blasted Lands go immediately east to Nethergarde Keep.

    Find Watcher Mahar Ba, he's in the big tower on the east side of the village, turn in [41] Mazen's Behest.

    Find the Gryphon Master and fly back to Stormwind.

    Repair, sell, check the auction house and go talk to Brohann Caskbelly in the Dwarven District and get the follow up [43] To the Hinterlands.

    Take the tram to Ironforge, sell, repair, check the auction house.

    ==Note== If you are leveling First Aid (most classes should), now would be the perfect time to raise it to 225 and take the quest [45] Alliance Trauma from the first aid trainer in Ironforge, who is inside a house close to the gryphon master.

    From Ironforge, fly to Menethil Harbor (Wetlands).

    If you don't have the flight path to Auberdine (which should normally be the case for everyone besides Night Elves and Draeneis), take the boat to Auberdine, this boat is at the northern peer. Once in Auberdine, get the flight path from the Hippogryph Master, then take the boat back to Menethil Harbor, then take the boat to Theramore.

    If you already have the flight path to Auberdine, then just take the boat to Theramore, it's the boat that stops at the southern peer.

    In Theramore on the docks turn in the quest [43] Akiris by the Bundle at Privateer Groy. Talk to the Gryphon Master if you don't have this flight path for whatever reason.

    *If you have First Aid, you can do the quest to become master in First Aid there. You need to have a skill 225 and be level 40. Go talk to Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen in the Foothold Citadel and do the little quest where you have to bandage patients and get 3900 easy XP.*

    Find the inn and make it your home location.

    Fly to Mudsprocket.

    Go northwest until you get to an area called The Bloodfen Burrow. Go west, clear your way into the cave and you should see a scroll on a stone with a question mark over it. Click it, turn in the quest and get the follow up [51]Cortello's Riddle.

    Hearthstone back to Theramore, then fly to Gadgetzan.

    In Gadgetzan:

    Turn in [45] Tran'Rek, don't get the follow up.

    Get quests:

    • [43] Wastewander Justice
    • [44] Water Pouch Bounty
    • [47] Handle with Care from Curgle Cranklehop
    • [46] Wanted: Caliph Scorpidsting and [45] Wanted: Andre Firebeard from the wanted poster.

    Go to the inn and make it your home location.

    General info about Tanaris, Feralas and Hinterlands:

    While killing stuff in Tanaris if you find an item named [OOX-17/TN Distress Beacon]. Right click it and keep the quest. You'll find beacons in Feralas and Hinterlands as well, proceed equally with those. Each of those beacons start a quest where you will have to find a Homing Robot and escort it. The beacons won't always drop for you, they are kinda rare. The escort quests are hard to do solo especially for certain classes. But if you are lucky to find all 3 beacons you should really put the effort and finish all 3 rescue quests, it will be described when to do them in the guide later on. Anyway, if you don't get a distress beacon, or if you don't manage to complete the rescue quests, it's not a big deal, this is optional, it's a nifty exp bonus but it's not that important

    Sell, Repair, re-supply food/drink (3 stacks).

    1. Get out of Gadgetzan, ride east until Noonshade Ruins (61,24), kill all the Bandits you can find there (If it's crowded just skip this part and keep riding east).

    2. Then go further east to Steamwheedle Port even if you still haven't completed Wastewander Justice yet.

    In Steamwheedle port get:

    • [45] Pirate Hats Ahoy!
    • [44] Screecher Spirits
    • [45] Southsea Shakedown

    Turn in [45] Stoley's Debt and get the follow up [46] Stoley's Shipment.

    3. Ride back towards Gadgetzan, make a stop at Noonshade Ruins and kill bandits / thieves there until you finish Wastewander Justice and Water Pouch Bounty. If the place is crowded, there are more wastewander camps southeast of here (63,30).

    4. Go back to Gadgetzan and turn in [44] Water Pouch Bounty and [43] Wastewander Justice, get the follow up [44] More Wastewander Justice.

    Go to the bank and get the Fuel Regulator Blueprints.

    Ride north to Thousand Needles and to the Shimmering Flats (80,75).

    Turn in [38] News for Fizzle at Fizzle Brassbolts.

    Get quest [50] Gahz'Rilla (Dungeon) from Wizzle Brassbolts if you plan to do the Zul'Farrak instance in the future.

    Turn in [36] Part for Kravel at Kravel Koalbeard, don't get the follow up.

    Turn in [37] Goblin Sponsorship at Pozzik don't get the follow up but on the other hand get the quest [41] Keeping Pace from Pozzik.

    Then go talk to Zamek who is just south of Pozzik, he should have a blue question mark over the head. Start his quest, follow him, he will set up an explosive and distract Rizzle Brassbolt out of his house. While Rizzle is away go quickly loot the Unguarded Plans. Complete the quest, get the follow up [41] Rizzle's Schematics and turn it in at Pozzik. You can destroy the Sample of Indurium Ore from your bags.

    Hearthstone if it's up, or ride back to Gadgetzan and fly to Thalanaar (Feralas). You should have this flight path if you followed the previous chapter.

    1. In Feralas, ride west, follow the road, but carefully avoid Camp Mojache (by the north) or the guards will make a quick deal of you. Find the Grimtotem Camp at (65,47), then locate Kindal Moonweaver at (65,45), she is on the mountain overlooking the Grimtotem camp. There is a path going to her just a little west of the grimtotem camp (65.6,47).

    Once you know where Kindal is, don't take the quest yet, go back to the Grimtotem Camp and clear the area around the bamboo cage with the Sprite Darters in it, and don't be shy, clear a wide radius around it.

    When you feel that you've cleared enough, go quickly to Kindal and start the quest, jump down and run straight to the bamboo cage, open the cage and escort the sprites out, at least 6 of them must survive. Once you get the "6 Sprites escaped (Complete)" message, help Kindal finish off whatever she is attacking. When Kindal is not being attacked by anything, she will vanish, go find her at her initial spot, turn in the quest. If you and/or Kindal die after getting the "quest complete" message, just run back fast to where you initially found Kindal and turn in the quest before the end of the 6 min countdown.

    Now Jer'Kai Moonweaver (that elf right next to Kindal) will have a quest for you,[47] Doling Justice. Take the quest, go back down to the Grimtotem Camp and kill as much as the quest requires you to. When done, go back to her and get the follow up [47] Doling Justice.

    2. Get back on the road, keep going west following the road and go to the shore at (44,42).

    3. Take the boat to Feathermoon Stronghold, or just swim there if the boat isn't in sight, it's faster.

    In Feathermoon Stronghold get all quests:

    • [46] The Mark of Quality
    • [43] The Ruins of Solarsal
    • [43] The Missing Courier
    • [44] The High Wilderness
    • [47] In Search of Knowledge
    • [51] The Sunken Temple

    Then go talk to Ginro Hearthkindle, he is on the 2nd floor of a house at (31,45) get the follow up [43] The Missing Courier from him.

    Talk to the Hippogryph master, make Feathermoon Stronghold your home location. Sell and Repair, re-supply food and drink (3 stacks)

    1. Go southwest to the Ruins of Solarsal, at (26,52) you'll find a Gazebo (a pavilion structure opened on all sides) named "Solar Gazebo" , it's easy to discern it as it is the only "dark" building. Click it and get the follow up quest [43] Return to Feathermoon Stronghold.

    2. Go back to Feathermoon Stronghold and get the follow up from Shandris Feathermoon [43] Against the Hatecrest. Talk to Latronicus right next to her, get the follow up.

    3. Go back to the Solarsal Ruins, kill Nagas until you have 10 Hatecrest Naga Scales.

    4. Go back to Latronicus, turn in the quest and get the follow up [45] Against Lord Shalzaru. You should be level 46 by now.

    Level 46


    Sell, repair and re-supply food/drink (3stacks).

    1. Go south past the Ruins of Solarsol and across the water to the Isle of Dread. On the Isle of Dread, clear a path to the cave at (26,67).
    Inside the cave, go straight ahead and under a small white arch. Lord Shalzaru is up there on the other side of the pond. Kill Lord Shazaru, there are 2 other nagas close to him but you can pull them one by one or just 2 at a time. Use your long cooldown abilities and potions if needed. Loot the Mysterious Relic from him.

    2. Clear the way out and go back to Feathermoon Stronghold.

    Turn in the quest at Latronicus and get the follow up [45] Delivering the Relic. Go talk to Vestia Moonspear in the same building and turn in the quest.

    3. Then take the boat, back to Feralas, from there go south following the shore while avoiding the Water Elementals / Giants. Kill any Rogue Vale Screechers you find on the way and use Yeh'Kinya's Bramble on their corpses, then talk to their spirit to free them. Finish [44] Screecher Spirits while going southwards.

    4. Cross a small river, then keep going south until you find a Boat Wreckage at (45,65), it's underwater but very close to the shore, you can see the yellow “?” on your minimap anyway. There will probably be an elemental or two around it that will aggro if you get close, you can try killing them (but some of them are 49) or you can run in, click the quest, get the follow up and run away. (What I did Sticking out tongue)

    Once you have the follow up [44] Boat Wreckage, go back to Feathermoon Fortress (use Hearthstone if it's up).
    In Feathermoon Fortress talk to Ginro Hearthkindle and get the follow up [44] The Knife Revealed, go talk to Quintis at the top of the tower north of this building. Get the follow up [44] Psychometric Reading and go back to Ginro, get the follow up [44] The Woodpaw Gnolls.

    Sell, Repair, buy up to 4 stacks of food/drink.

    1. Go east across the sea, back to Feralas, follow the road east until you reach Ruins of Isildien (61,53). Kill ogres there until you have killed 8 Brutes and 8 Warlocks.

    2. Then for the Ogre Shamans you will have to go much further south to the big temple at (59,73). Keep doing circles around the temple until you got 8 Shamans dead (there's also shamans inside the building, sometimes you gotta kill the placeholders for them to respawn).

    3. When you are done with Shamans, go further to the south and as far up the hills as you can, you will find Hippogryph Eggs on the floor at (56,76). Get a Hippogryph Egg.

    4. Go northwest to the Yeti Cave (55,56). Kill Yetis, ignore the Homing Robot OOX-22/FE for now. Keep killing yetis until you get 10 Thick Yeti Hides.

    When you got 10 Yeti Hides, go to the Homing Robot. (53,55)

    Now, at this point you should normally have gotten a Distress Beacon with all the stuff you've killed in Feralas already. If you don't, it's not a big deal, just go to the next step. For those you did get a Distress Beacon, right click it to get the quest [45] Find OOX-22/FE! if you haven't already. Turn in the quest.

    Don't take the escort quest if you are solo, it's too hard for almost every class. If you are two or more, read the following warnings before taking the escort quest:

    • 1st Warning: The Chicken robot is stupid and doesn't assist you all the time if you get attacked. Let him in the front so he gets the first hit. He has a decent amount of HPs and heals back to full after each fight is over. You can even eat/drink a bit after a fight and let the chicken walk in the front (not too far away though). Don't even think about looting, you don't have time. Don't let the chicken tank more than one at a time, and don't let him tank too long either.

    • 2nd Warning: When out of the Yeti cave, the chicken will take a left turn and go towards the road, at some point 3 yetis will ambush him. Don't panic, you can let one of the yetis be tanked by the chicken at the beginning and deal with the other 2. Just check the chicken's health regularly. There will be a 2nd and a 3rd ambush, be prepared for them. Especially the last one is composed of 4 Gnolls.

    5. Go back to Feralas, follow the main road east until (71,48) you should be directly north of the small lake. Go to the southeastern tip of that lake and a bit more to the south try to locate a small gnoll camp next to a huge tree. (73,56). Clear the camp and look for "Large Leather Backpacks" hanging at the trunk of that huge tree. Click it and get the follow up quest [46] The Writhing Deep.

    Also check your inventory for a bag named "Undelivered Parcel", click it and start the quest [44] Thalanaar Delivery.

    6. Go further south to the Writhing Deep and find the hole at (74,63), go down the spiralling ramp until you reach the bottom. There enter the tunnel towards the west, inside the tunnel at the first fork go to the right. At the end of this corridor you'll find a circular room with the Zukk'Ash Pod inside. Clear the insects in the room. (if you are lucky, "Qirot", a rare spawn insect will be there. Kill it for and extra green item). When the room is clear, click the Zukk'Ash Pod, complete the quest, and after Raschal the Courier is done with his speech, warp back to Feathermoon Stronghold.

    Turn in all quests and get the follow ups:

    • [46] A Hero's Welcome
    • [48] Improved Quality

    Go to Shandris Feathermoon, turn in [46] A Hero's Welcome and get the follow up [46] Rise of the Slithid.

    Fly to Auberdine (Darkshore), takes about 7 minutes. Or just fly directly to Rut'theran Village if you got the flight path.
    In Auberdine go on the peer and take the boat to the right, it will take you to Rut'theran Village outside of Darnassus.

    Turn in the quest [47] Handle with Care at Erelas Ambersky. Get the quest [47] Favored of Elune?.

    Go talk to Daryn Lightwind on the upper floor, turn in [47] In Search of Knowledge. Go luck for a green book on the floor, next to the little bookshelf to the north (55,91). Get the quest and talk again to Daryn and get the follow up [48] The Borrower.

    Go inside Darnassus (for those who never went there, you have to step in the pink haze at (56,90))

    Inside Darnassus, go to the Temple of the Moon.

    Turn in the 2 quests there. This should make you ding level 47.

    Level 47


    While you are in Darnassus, go to your class trainer (if you are Warlock, Shaman or Paladin, you will have to go to Auberdine and take the boat to Menethil Harbor then fly to Ironforge. Mages can just go learn the Portal to Darnassus and warp to a big city to train), visit the Auction House, sell and repair.

    Then go back to Feathermoon Stronghold (Use Hearthstone if it is up -- If it's not up, there is a Hippogryph Master in Rut'theran Village, fly to Auberdine, then fly to Feathermoon.)

    From Feathermoon, fly to Thalanaar. Turn in the quest [44] Thalanaar Delivery at Falfindel Waywarder. Then Fly to Gadgetzan.

    In Gadgetzan, turn in the quest [48] The Borrower at Curgle Cranklehop, get the follow up [48] The Super Snapper FX (Elite).

    Right next to Curgle, click on the Egg-O-Matic. Complete the quest and you will get an Egg Crate, open it then talk to Curgle again and complete the quest corresponding to the egg you got.

    Sell, Repair, get up to 3 Stacks of Food/Drink.

    1. In Tanaris ride to the southeast until you reach Waterspring Field (63,37).
    You will find numerous Wastewander camps there. Kill Wastewander Rogues (stealthers), Assassins and Shadow Mages. You can also find Caliph Scorpidsting, he wanders between the tower structures, so you should go kill from a tower structure to another until you find him. He has 2 stealthed bodyguards, it will be a hard fight, burn him down quick and run away is my advice, use long cooldown abilities and potions if needed. Then go back and loot his head.

    If you don't find Caliph it's not a problem though, it's just some bonus XP quest, not too important.

    2. Once you got [44] More Wastewander Justice completed, go east towards Lost Rigger Cove. You'll find a cave entrance at (68,41). Go through this tunnel.

    Now you have a lot of work to do, check the kill list of [45] Southsea Shakedown and start killing Pirates!
    Clear your way south toward the main camp with the 3 houses , 2 ships ashore and the boat under construction.

    Andre Firebeard spawns at the campfire right in the center of the camp. He has 3 Dock Workers close to him but you can pull those 3 without him if you pull the back one, then you have Andre solo. Or you can burn him down fast and run away (or take them all :p^^). Anyway, this place is usually crowded because it is a good grinding spot, so you shouldn't have trouble getting help to kill Andre Firebeard if needed.

    Then go inside the first house to the right when entering the camp. You might get pulls of 3 at a time inside the house, you will maybe have to use the "Kill one and run away" tactic to get to the top floor of the house if you can't take 3 at a time.. On the top floor are crates, click them to get Stoley's Shipment.

    Then keep on killing pirates until you complete Southsea Shakedown and Pirate Hats Ahoy!

    Bonus: There is a rare spawn named Kregg Keelhaul on the boats ashore. Check for it.

    If you find a Captain's Key off one of the pirates, the chest is at the bottom level of the ship which is the most to the east. Another thing, while killing pirates by the dozen you might find a pirate footlocker on one of them (1% chance to drop approximately). In the footlocker you might find a note named "Ship Schedule", right click it to start the quest [45] Ship Schedules, which you turn in in Steamwheedle Port for an extra 4850 XP. However, you might be unlucky and never get a footlocker, so don't worry if you miss it, it's optional.

    3. When done, get out of Rigger Cove and go north to Steamwheedle Port.

    Turn in:

    • [45] Andre Firebeard
    • [45] Southsea Shakedown
    • [45] Stoley's Shipment and get the follow up [45] Deliver to MacKinley
    • [45] Pirate Hats Ahoy!
    • [44] Screecher Spirits and get the follow up [47] The Prophecy of Mosh'Aru (Dungeon)

    Ride west to Gadgetzan and turn in:

    • [44] More Wastewander Justice
    • [46] WANTED: Caliph Scorpidsting

    Also turn in any stacks of 5 Wastewander Water Pouch at Spigot Operator Luglunket (he has a blue question mark overhead)

    Go to Ironforge (Fly to Theramore, take the boat to Menethil Harbor and then fly to Ironforge)

    In Ironforge: Sell, repair, check auction house.

    Optional: If you did Uldaman and [47] The Platinum Discs quest, then go to the Hall of Explorers, talk to High Explorer Magellas, get the quest [50] Portents of Uldum, then talk to Historian Karnik further inside the Hall of Explorers and get the follow up [50] Seeing what Happens.

    Fly to Southshore, turn in [40] Down the Scarlet Path (if you did the Scarlet Monastery instance, you probably don't have this quest anymore, so just ignore this).

    Go northeast to the Hinterlands (84,32). In Hinterlands go northeast to Aerie Peak (14,47).

    Get the quests:

    • [44] Preying on the Predator
    • [46] A Gesture of Goodwill
    • [46] Featherbeard's Endorsement
    • [45] Troll Necklace Bounty
    • [48] Skulk Rock Clean-up
    • Turn in [43] To the Hinterlands at Falstad Wildhammer and get the follow up: [43] Gryphon Master Talonaxe

    On your way up to the top get the flight path for Aerie Peak.

    Talk to Gryphon Master Talonaxe and get the follow up:
    [43] Rhapsody Shindigger. Also get [45] Witherbark Cages from him.

    Then make Aerie Peak your home location. (the innkeeper can be hard to find, he wanders about on the top floor inside the inn)

    ** Reminder: If you find a distress beacon on mobs in Hinterlands, right click it and get the quest**

    1. Go south to Featherbeard's Hovel (13,54), inside the house you'll find a book, right-click it, turn in the quest and get the follow up [46] In Pursuit of Featherbeard.

    **While in the Hinterlands look for Wilkdkin Feathers, they are big white/brown feathers you can find on the ground throughout Hinterlands. They don't drop off the Owlbeasts. I found most of them in between Aerie Peak and Quel'Danil Lodge. Start gathering them from now on while doing the quest circuit**
    **Also kill Mangy Silvermane and Silvermane Wolves on your way**

    2. Go north and then follow a small path east of Aerie Peak while staying close to the mountain to your left. You will find Shindigger's camp (26,48).

    Talk to Rhapsody and get the follow up [43] Rhapsody's Kalimdor Kocktail

    3. Go south/southwest to the troll ruins of Zun'watha (23,58), clear the camp and check the first and second Witherbark cages.

    4. Go southeast to the cave called Bogen's Ledge (25,66). Inside the cave, kill Witch Doctor Mai'jin and Tcha'kaz.

    5. Go east until you find the entrance to Shadra'Alor at (36,64). Clear the way to the top of the eastern pyramid, where you should find Featherbeard's Remains (37,71.5).

    Turn in the quest and get the follow up [46] Reclaiming the Eggs.

    From Featherbeard's Remains, face precisely southwest and move in this direction for about 30 yards, you'll find 3 eggs next to an incurved wall (36,73), loot the 3 Gryphon Eggs.

    Go southwest, staying close to the mountain to your left, soon you should see a yellow "!" on your minimap. Go there and you should find another 3 Gryphon Eggs (34,75). Loot 2 of them to finish [46] Reclaiming the Eggs.

    Optional: If you plan to do the Sunken Temple instance in the future, you should take the quest given by the Atal'ai Exile.

    6. Get out of Shadra'Alor and go northwest to the troll ruins of Hiri'watha (32,57). Clear some space inside and check the "Third Witherbark Cage".
    Kill trolls until you get 5 Troll Tribal Necklaces.

    7. Go northeast to Agol'Watha (46,40) and kill 10 Green Sludges.

    8. Go east to Skulk Rock (56,44) and kill 10 Jade Ooze. Beware of the wolf stalkers there though, they are stealthed, so be prepared for unexpected adds.

    You should be level 48 by now.

    Level 48


    9. Optional: If you got the Distress Beacon OOX-22/HL, go to the lake northwest of Skulk Rock and find the Homing robot there (49,37). Turn in the quest. Before you accept the rescue quest, here is what you must know:

    • This quest, unlike the Feralas one, is more likely to be done solo. It's still not a walk in the part of course. So if you got a partner to duo it, all the better for you.
    • Let the chicken run in front of you, let it get the first hit. If it's not getting hit, it won't fight back. Sometimes mobs are actually chasing the chicken and failing to get a hit on it, so they give up.
    • You'll have to face 2 ambushes of 3 mobs each, make sure you are full health/mana and with long cooldown abilities up when you start the escort. When the 3 ambushers attack, stand back until the chicken gets hit. Then let the chicken tank one of the 3 adds, deal with the 2 others as quick as you can, then help the chicken finish off the 3rd add.

    If you don't have the beacon, you can come back later when you get one. We'll come back to feralas in a few levels anyway. Ride southeast until you reach The Overlook Cliffs (71,65), then go down the slope.

    10. Search your bags for the Super Snapper FX and make a hotkey out of it. Then ride along the shore and search for a named turtle named Gammerita. She is easy to discern from the rest because she's the only aggressive turtle (red name). She roams a lot, so you'll find her anywhere between the waterfall (82,47) and Revantusk Village (77,77). She will attack you when you take her picture, you can kill her or run away, as you prefer. You should now normally have a Snapshot of Gammerita in your inventory.

    11. Mount up and go north until you reach the waterfall named The Overlook Cliffs (79,48).
    Dive in the water and look for Cortello's Chest at the bottom of the sea, close to where the waterfall hits the bottom.

    Click it and turn in the quest for 8800 xp and a 14-Slot bag.

    Hearthstone back to Aerie Peak.

    Turn in the quests:

    • [45] Troll Necklace Bounty
    • [48] Skulk Rock Clean-up
    • [46] A Gesture of Good Will
    • [46] Reclaiming this Eggs

    Optional: You can turn in more Troll Necklaces at the same NPC if you have extra stacks of 5. You gain 390 XP and extra faction with these dwarves each time.

    Go to the top floor of Aerie Peak to Gryphon Master Talonaxe and get the follow up:

    [48] The Altar of Zul

    Sell, repair, buy up to 3 stacks food/drink.

    ==Note== From now on, kill on sight the following: Mangy Silvermanes and Silvermane Wolves as long as you still need them for [44] Preying on the Predators. Also gather as many Wildkin Feathers as you still need for [47] Favored of Elune?.

    1. Go east/southeast to the Altar of Zul (49,64) and kill trolls / wolves there. On top of the temple of Zul you'll find 2 level 50 mobs. Qiaga and Morta'gya.. Get full HP/mana, kill them both, try to interrupt their spells as much as possible and use your cooldowns/potions if needed.

    Loot the "Sacred Mallet" from Qiaga. Then walk on top of the altar in the middle of it and you'll get a quest update for [48] The Altar of Zul.

    2. If you haven't done the robot chicken escort quest yet but got the Distress Beacon OOX-22/HL, go to the lake northwest of Skulk Rock and find the Homing robot there (49,37) and do the escort.

    If you still don't have the Distress Beacon, well first of all you're not lucky. If you can stomach it, go grind at some troll ruins (any will do) until you get the beacon, because it's much more efficient to do this escort now (you'll see later why). If you really don't wanna grind, then forget it, we'll get another chance to do this quest in a later circuit, it will just require one extra trip to Booty Bay at a later point.

    3. Go back to Aerie Peak, turn in Turn in [44] Preying on the Predators.
    Go to the top of Aerie Peak and speak with Gryphon Master Talonaxe. Turn in the quest and get the follow up:

    [47] Thadius Grimshade

    Don't forget to turn in the Troll Necklaces for extra exp at Fraggar Thundermantle (in the inn). Keep Aerie Peak as your home location, we'll hearthstone there in a couple of circuits.

    Fly to Ironforge. Sell, repair, visit your class trainer, check the AH. you really have to buy the 2 Elixirs of Fortitude if you didn't already (See shopping list). Take a portal to Darnassus or if you don't find a mage, fly to Menethil Harbor, take the boat to Auberdine, then fly to Rut'Theran village.

    In Rut'theran Village turn in the quest [47] Favored of Elune? at Erelas Ambersky (55,92).

    In the same house on the 1st floor turn in [48] The Super Snapper FX (Elite). Get the follow up [48] Return to Troyas.

    Fly to Gadgetzan. In Gadgetzan get:

    • [46] Gadgetzan Water Survey from Senior Surveyor Fizzledowser (he's on a mound of earth behind the houses on the west side of Gadgetzan)
    • [49] The Thirsty Goblin from Maren Noggenfogger
    • [49] The Dunemaul Compound from Andi Lynn (behind the Inn)
    • [50] Thistleshrub Valley from Tran'Rek

    ==Note== If you want to do the Zul'Farrak instance, now would be a good time to do it. If you do the instance, make sure you do the following:

    • Kill Theka the Martyr (Loot 1st Tablet)
    • The Temple script (Loot Nekrum's Medaillon)
    • Kill Hydromanther Velratha (Loot 2nd Tablet)

    1. Go west to the pool of water by the Sandsorrow Watch (38,29). Stand by the western tip of the pool and get full health/mana. Search your bag for a black vial named "Untapped Dowsing Widget" and right click it. Two level 48 insects will pop and attack you, kill them or run away from them. It doesn't matter.

    2. Go back to Gadgetzan. Talk to Senior Survery Fizzledowser and get the follow up [47] Noxious Lair Investigation.

    Now we'll do a long circuit, so repair and re-stock food/drink.

    3. Get out of Gadgetzan and go south until you find the skeletal remains of some huge animal (50,35). Kill all the Fire Rocs you find there. The Hyenas actually share the same spawn points as the Fire Rocs, so if you run out of Fire Rocs, kill Hyenas until Fire Rocs spawn instead. There's another of those huge skeletal remains to the southwest. Cycle between those 2 spots until you get the 3 Roc Gizzards you need for [43] Rhapsody's Kalimdor Kocktail.

    4. Go southeast to the area named "Broken Pillar" (52,45) and talk to Marvon Rivetseeker. Turn in [51] The Sunken Temple and get the follow up [51] The Stone Circle. Also get [48] Gahz'ridian.

    5. Go west / southwest to the Dunemaul Compound and clear a path to the cave there (40,56). In that cave you'll find Gor'marok the Ravager, kill him. (lvl 49 - soloable at lvl 47 without a problem)

    6. Go southeast to the Eastmoon Ruins (48,64) (yes, even if you didn't finish [49] The Dunemaul Compound yet.) Start killing ogres there and look on the floor for Gahz'Ridian pieces. They look like white upside down plates. If it's too crowded, there is another camp similar to this one further to the southwest named "Southmoon Ruin" (41,72). When you got 30 Gahz'Ridian ornament you should also be done with [49] The Dunemaul Compound. If not, kill some more ogres Sticking out tongue

    7. Optional: If you went to Uldaman and did the quest [47] The Platinum Discs, go southwest to Uldum (38,79). The Dune Smashers have a small aggro range, you can hug the left wall and reach the Stone Watcher of Norgannon, just be careful of the one roamer. The Stone Watcher of Norgannon is at (37,81). Click the Uldum Pedestal under him and get the follow up, then talk to the Stone Watcher of Norgannon who just appeared on the pedestal. Go through his dialogue and you will complete the follow up. Then click the Uldum pedestal again, complete the quest and get the follow up [50] Return to Ironforge. Now wasn't that the easiest 10k XP ever?

    8. Go west (northwest if you went to Uldum) to Thistleshrub Valley (28,67). Kill Gnarled Thistleshrubs and Thistleshrub Rootshapers until you get 8 kills of each. Also kill Thistleshrub Dew Collectors until a Laden Dew Gland drops (rare drop).

    This should easily make you ding level 49.

    Level 49


    9. Go north to the Noxious Lair (31,51). Kill Centipaars there, Stingers, Wasps, Tunnelers.. until you get 5 Centipaar Insect Parts.

    10. Ride southwest to the slope going down to Ungoro Crater (27,57).

    1. Go down the slope and find Torwa Pathfinder to the right up a small hill (71,75). Get the 2 quests:

    • [53] The Fare of Lar'korwi
    • [55] The Apes of Un'Goro

    ==Note== While in Ungoro Crater look around for crystals. There is 4 types of crystals:

    Red, Blue, Yellow and Green crystals. Loot them anytime you see them until you got 7 of each color.
    Also kill every dinosaur you find on your way and normally you should find a Mangled Journal at some point (if you don't you will later on in Ungoro, don't worry). Right click the journal and get the quest [50] Williden's Journal.

    2. Go northwest until you find "A Wrecked Raft" at (63,68). Right click it and accept the quest [52] It's a Secret to Everybody.

    Take a dive right next to where the wrecked raft is and look underwater for yellow bag called "A Small Pack". Click it, turn in and get the follow up. You should receive a small pack in your inventory but don't open it for now, it will save you some bagspace.

    3. Go northeast from here until (68,56), where you will find a big dinosaur carcass on the floor. Right click it to get the Piece of Threshadon Carcass.

    4. Once you have your "Piece of Threshadon Carcass", go back to Torwa Pathfinder, turn in the quest and get the follow up [53] The Scent of Lar'korwi.

    5. Go west back into the Marshlands until you find some purple eggs on the floor (67,73). Clear the ravasaurs around it, then step up on the egg pile, a Lar'korwi mate should appear and attack you, kill her and loot the Ravasaur Pheromone Gland (75% drop rate).

    6. Then go to the next pile of eggs north of this one (66,67), do the same thing. Go back and forth between these 2 egg piles until you got 2 Glands.

    7. Go back to Torwa Pathfinder and turn in the quest, don't get the follow up.

    8. Go back to the Marshlands and kill Dinosaurs while looking for crystals until you got 7 Power Crystals of each color and found the Mangled Journal.

    9. Ride north then northwest to Marshall's Refuge (46,13).

    Turn in [50] Williden's Journal, don't get the follow up.

    Open the "small pack" in your inventory and loot all the items from it, then turn in [52] It's a Secret to Everybody at Linken (he's inside a tree trunk south of Williden Marshal), get the follow up. You can destroy the Faded Photograph from your inventory.

    Go inside the cave at Marshall's Refuge and go to the end of it where you'll find a little gnome named J.D. Collie.

    Get her quest [53] Crystals of Power and turn it in. Then get the 3 follow up quests she gives you:

    • [53] The Eastern Pylon
    • [53] The Northern Pylon
    • [53] The Western Pylon

    Fly to Gadgetzan and turn in:

    • [49] The Thirsty Goblin at Marin Noggenfogger. Get the follow up [49] In Good Taste.
    • [49] The Dunemaul Compound at Andi Lynn
    • [50] Thistleshrub Valley at Trank'Rek
    • [49] In Good Taste at Sprinkle, get the follow up [49] Sprinkle's Secret Ingredient.
    • [47] Noxious Lair Investigation at Alchemist Pestlezugg

    Get the quest:

    [48] The Scrimshank Redemption from Senior Surveyor Fizzledowser.

    Sell/repair/restock food-drink (3 stacks).

    1. Go south to the Broken Pillar and talk to Marvon Rivetseeker, turn in [48] Gahz'ridian.

    2. Go further south to the Gaping Chasm (56,61), clear yourself a path through the insects southwards until you find the entrance spiralling down at (55,70). Take the 2nd tunnel you see when going down the spiral, the one going north (55,69). Inside the tunnel at the first fork go right. Then go through the circular room. After the circular room at the first fork go right. You will enter a big square room. The Scrimshank's Surveying Gear (55,71) is at the western corner of the square room.

    Loot it and then go back the way you came from, and then go north until you are out of the Gaping Chasm.

    If you don't have the Distress Beacon, go back to Gadgetzan.

    3. If you do have the Distress Beacon for Tanaris:

    Go east and inside the mountain at (60,64). You will find the Homing Robot OOX-17/TN there. Turn in the quest. Get full health/mana, refresh buffs. Check if your long cooldown abilities are up. For some classes this will be hard to solo, so if you don't manage it better find someone to duo it with. If you don't manage that, just abandon the escort quest, it's optional anyway.

    Things to know about this escort quest:

    1. Let the chicken in front, let him get hit first. Sometimes mobs will aggro him but not manage to hit him while he walks and they will just give up.
    2. The first part of the escort is the hardest as you will run into lvl 46-47 mobs. And at some point you will get an ambush of 3 level 46 scorpions. Use your long cooldown abilities there. After this, it gets easier.
    3. Later on you will get a 2nd ambush, 3 humanoids lvl 42 (green). One will be a shadow mage though, kill it first.

    ==Note== For those who did Zul'Farrak, go to Steamwheedle Port, turn in [47] The Prophecy of Mosh'aru, get the follow up [50] The Ancient Egg. For the others, if you don't plan to do Zul'Farrak, just abandon the quest [47] The Prophecy of Mosh'aru.

    4. Ride back to Gadgetzan, talk to Senior Surveyor Fizzledowser and get the follow up [48] Insect Part Analysis.

    Go talk to Alchemist Pestlezugg, get the follow up and get back to Surveyor Fizzledowser. Turn in the quest and get the follow up [49] Rise of the Slithid
    .

    Fly to Thalanaar, Feralas.

    1. Mount up, ride west/northwest, carefully avoiding Camp Mojache. Keep going west until the grimtotem camp (66,46). Go talk to Kindal Moonweaver (those two elven chicks we already helped back then with freeing sprite darters). Get the quest [47] An Orphan Looking for a Home.

    2. If you haven't done the Feralas chicken escort quest, go west and back to the Yeti Cave (55,56) and try to escort the Homing Robot. At level 49 it shouldn't be too hard to solo it. Anyway, one advice, just ALWAYS let the chicken get hit first before you do anything.
    If you don't manage to solo this quest or can't find a person to duo it just abandon it. It's really optional, but do try hard though, because the final exp reward is juicy.

    3. Get back on the main road and ride north/northeast towards the Yeti Cave (51,32). On the way there also kill every Ironfur Bear and Groddoc Thunderer you find. You need 3 livers of each for [43] Rhapsody's Kalimdor Kocktail.

    4. Kill Rage Scar Yetis until you get 10 Rage Scar Yeti Hide and a Pristine Yeti Hide (rare drop). When you get the Pristine hide, right click it and get the quest.

    5. When done with the above, get out and kill more Ironfur Bear and Groddoc Thunderer until you finish [43] Rhapsody's Kalimdor Kocktail.

    6. Ride to the pier and take the boat to Feathermoon Stronghold (or swim if you miss the boat ):

    Turn in :

    • [48] Improved Quality
    • [48] Pristine Yeti Hide
    • [48] Return to Troyas, don't get the follow up.

    Fly back to Gadgetzan. Get your 2 Elixirs of Fortitude from the bank in Gadgetzan. Then ride north to the Thousand Needles.

    Go to the Mirage Raceway and talk to Quentin (78,74). Turn in the quest [47] An Orphan Looking for a Home. Get the follow up, turn it in instantly (as you already have the 2 Elixirs of Fortitude).
    Get the quest [47] The Newest Member of the Family and hearthstone to Aerie Peak. Go talk to Agnar Beastamer, he is inside the inn on the lower level. Turn in [47] The Newest Member of the Family.

    Ding level 50, end of Chapter II.

    -Jame
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added quest

Quote:
Go east to the Harborage (26,31).

Get the quest [35] Draenethyst Crystals from Magtoor.

since BC may as well pick up Mercy for the Cursed from Anchorite Avuun at the same time. it's a lower level quest, so not much XP but you're going to end up killing at least 3 Cursed Lost Ones anyway as you complete the quests shown above, so free cash and xp for no extra time.

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Will add this in the

Will add this in the revamped version. Thank you.

I have a problem.

When im in Booty Bay I can't talk with npc, I can only attack them.. Can I fix this? thnx

Jame's picture

Go to your reputation tab

Go to your reputation tab ("u" key) and see if you can uncheck the "At War" box next to the Booty Bay reputation bar.

If you can't, it means you are too low on reputation with them, so you must work your reputation up to neutral, by killing pirats outside of the town.

Its me from below

Well yes, I said I know its Beast Mastery... I mean what specific build did you/would you use?

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A build totally focused on

A build totally focused on pve grinding:

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=cxbhzxtRquVoVVbRV

i love this guide this is

I love this guide this is the second character I'm getting to 70 using it only thing I noticed is that you forgot to tell us when to return the ancient egg quest.

Admin's note: changed "i" to "I" and "u" to "you". Please do an effort on your next comment.

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Hmm, nope, it's there

Hmm, nope, it's there Sticking out tongue

Quote:
Go turn [50] The Ancient Egg in Tanaris at Steamwheedle port, and get the follow up quest [53] The God Hakkar (Dungeon)

=)

Hayyy Jame. Thanks for the great guides. I'm at 41 with 2 days 10 hours slash played and about 200 gold. Im still waitin on the second revamp. But my question is, what do you think would be the fastest leveling spec for a hunter? I know BM and all... Thanks in advance.

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Beast Mastery is hands down

Beast Mastery is hands down the best leveling spec. Leveled 2 hunters up to 70 so you can trust me on that one Sticking out tongue

Singing blue shards?

I just started reading your guide and I was already level 40 so I'll have to grind to catch up to your level 42 section but I'm confused at the part that says head east at 39,41 and kill goblins for shards? Isn't that a quest for killing basilisks? I've never completed that quest before so I could be wrong...

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Must not confused Singing

Must not confuse Singing Crystal Shards and Singing Blue Crystals Sticking out tongue Very similar item names, but different quests.

Qiaha and Morta'gya

Hello,

I've been following your guide since 30, and I must say, good work! I just wanted to note something, though.

I just finished [48] The Altar of Zul, From level 46/section 8. Qiaha and Morta'gya, the two mobs at the top of the altar, are not elites. I was able to solo them as a level 47 hunter (I've been a level ahead of all the leveling guides for quite some time, even forgoing instances). Although... with all the adds, my pet and I DID die. I was able to make a corpse run before the respawns, though, and was still able to loot the hammer and finish clearing the area when I got back up.

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Yes, this is one of the

Yes, this is one of the dozens of quests who were previously elite before patch 2.3
This will be fixed during the revamp, which should be out within a few weeks.

One Major Criticism

I love this guide. I'm at 5 days played, at level 50 finally, and I have about 1 day of time that was wasted doing nothing.

One major criticism I have, especially for this section of the guide is the Blasted Lands quests.

The quests from the two Blood Elves:
[50] A Boar's Vitality
[50] Snickefang Jowls
[50] The Basilisk's Bite
[50] The Decisive Striker
[50] Vulture's Vigor

The vultures not only have an insanely low drop rate, something like 10% for a Gizzard, maybe even less than 10%, but your vulture spawn points are inaccurate. I understand you're working on a revamp, but you might as well change that section and take out the heavy vulture quests, tell people to only take Boar's Vitality and Snickefang Jowls only, because the vulture intensive quests are just too much of a time sink. It took me 3 and a half hours and I still haven't completed gathering the vulture Gizzards.

Not to mention, I would've rather grinded on mobs that didn't have such annoying debuffs. Only a few classes can remove disease and vultures have a really annoying -10 int/-10 spi disease that they can refresh on every other hit. Wouldn't be so bad if it was only a 1 minute, 5 minute or even 10 minute debuff, but this sucker lasts 30 minutes!

Other than that, great guide and strongly hope to see revamps soon.

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This circuit will be made

This circuit will be made optional during the revamp Eye

Great guide

Thanks Jamie! Great guide. I've done other guides & tried grinding before and this guide hits the mark, missing out the crap quests and mentioning all the good grinding spots Smiling
Chapter 3 here I come.

Feedback:
*Can 48.12 & 49.1 be merged? We're sent to stormwind twice for a quest thats availible from lvl 46.
*48.11 - Passing the Burden? The quest is picked up then not mentioned at the start of chapter 3.
*41.3 - Nagas are orange to a 41. I fixed this by going back to dustwallow marsh and doing every quest you didn't mention (in chapter 1) to ding 42.
*47.3 - Godrocs are a mixture of orange and yellow and agro from miles away. A warning would be appreciated.

Keep up the good work ^^

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We'll keep this in mind for

We'll keep this in mind for the revamp, thanks a lot!

20k more XP on the second hinterlands loop

Additions to the second Hinterlands loop (Altar of Zul):

Altogether, these give about an extra 20k XP for negligible extra time.

From Ambassador Rualeth in Aerie Peak, get:
[46] Featherbeard's Endorsement
[46] A Gesture of Goodwill

Start looking for another person for Altar of Zul (it's soloable but much easier with two, especially with CC). Head directly south to Featherbeard's Hovel, at 13,55. Go inside, turn in and get the followup [46] In Pursuit of Featherbeard from the book on the mantel.

Continue west along the mountains towards the Altar of Zul. At 25,66 there is a cave with Witch Doctor Mai'jin and his pet Tcha'kaz. Kill them both.

Keep going west until you reach Shandra'Alor (just south of the Altar of Zul). Go up the easternmost Temple, where you'll find a body. Turn in, get the followup [46] Reclaiming the Eggs. Don't go down the stairs - go to the southern edge of the ledge you're on. You should see a mob there. Kill it, and loot the 1-3 eggs it was guarding. Now go down to the lake. There are 1-3 eggs at the altar on the edge of it. Go to the southern temple, to the quest giver for ST. Get the quest if you're going to run ST, and loot the eggs there.

If you still need another egg, there is another spot at the very north eastern corner of Shandra'Alor, up the hill. These eggs are guarded by 3 or 4 mobs though, so it might just be quicker to run Altar of Zul now and come back for the respawned eggs.

After completing Altar of Zul, turn in [46] Reclaiming the Eggs and [46] A Gesture of Goodwill at Ambassador Rualeth. Altogether, you should get around 20k XP at this level for those 4 quests.

I highly agree

I highly agree with these additions. When I started 46, I completed everything up until the point where Jame tells us to grind on trolls until you're a bubble away from 47. The only problem with that is that I only ended up getting halfway through 46, which amounts to an awful lot of grinding. These few quests being added in really give you a much needed boost.

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Thank you. We'll add these

Thank you. We'll add these in the revamped version.

Revamp Releases?

Hey Jame, thanks alot for your leveling guides. I have been using them since January 2006 ish, and they have been alot of help. At one point, I bought Brian Kopp's, totally not worth it. Your guides are awesome. I just have a few questions:

Firstly, do you need any help making the guide revamps and/or WotLK?

When are the revamps for 40-50 and 50 - 60 scheduled for release?

Finally, how do you pronounce your name? Is is Jamie? Jame? or James. And are you male? These have been bugging me alot for the last year or so. Haha

Again thanks, look forward to hearing back from you.

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Thank you, glad you like the

Thank you, glad you like the guides.

No release date for the last 2 revamps, probably within the next two months.

We don't really need help at the moment for the guides, aside from people testing them and pointing out mistakes Smiling

As for the other question: I personally pronounce it Jame, like James but without the s at the end. And yes, male.

Swamp of Sorrows.

Get the quest [35] Draenethyst Crystals from Magtoor.

That's a Horde quest I think? Cuz I was not able to pick it up instead a quest where I had to find the wizards thing and kill 3 huge guys, Lost Ones something. You're also not mentioning the Pool of Tears quest I can assume it's because of how time consuming it actually is unless you are druid / undead /warlock?

Anyway, thanks alot for this guide. My rogue is about to become the 6th char i've used ur guide.

Oh, my bad. I thought this

Oh, my bad. I thought this was the revamped guide xD. Also, if you didn't already know about the Pool of Tears quest this is what I did;

before going to pick up wood at the shore by murlocs I went to Pool of Tears and did a whole circuit outside the Pool and managed to find 5 artifacts, on my way back to hand in tree quest I did another run and completed the quest. Easiest 6k and 1.5g ever xD

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This will be added when we

This will be added when we revamp this guide. Thank you.

What was your Spec while leveling

I was wondering what i should put my points into for the fastest and most Dps for my rogue for leveling

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Something like

Something like this:

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=fhxb0xxZMxEz0VzxMhot

Start with the combat tree until you get Suprise Attacks, then go for the Assassination tree.

Of course, replace sword spec by mace spec if you're using maces.
Try to have the slowest possible main-hand (Mace or Sword) and the fastest possible off-hand (most likely gonna be a dagger).

missing level

Love the revamped guide, just finished 30-40. Bit of a problem though, i can seem to find where to level from 40-41, the first guide ends at dinging 40, and the second starts at 41 so i am a bit lost.

thanks

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Yes, we will be adding this

Yes, we will be adding this as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience. Just keep following the guide regardless of level recommended for now.

Unclear...

Lvl 47, step 4. It says it go north to the ruins of ravenwind where there are lvl 48-50 harpies, and you should be able to manage. What quest are we supposed to be doing here?

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The Equinex Staff. Made it

The Equinex Staff. Made it clearer in the guide.

Additional Swamp of Sorrows Quest

Jame,

First off, AWESOME guide, I really appreciate the work you've done to put this together, I signed back in after 6 months of inactivity to get my pally finally to 70 (after sitting at 66 for 6 months). I enjoyed doing your guide so much, i'm now leveling a Shammy. Anyhow, here's an additional idea for another quest in Swamp of Sorrows:

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Level 41

1) Go to Stormwind.
Go to the Dwarven District and get the quest [43] In Search of the Temple (Elite) from Brohann Caskbelly inside a house in the Dwarven District (63,24).

Next go to just south of the entrance of The Stockades and talk to Mazen Mac'Nadir and get the quest Mazen's Behest (40,63). Walk upstairs and get the follow-up quest.

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You can find Spiders, Jaguars and Young Crocolisks in the whole area of swamps north of Watcher Biggs. Complete the quest and then go back to him, get the follow up [35] The Lost Caravan.

Go north to the Misty Valley (13,35)

Kill Swampwalker's Elder (I killed 4 before it dropped) until you complete Mazen's Behest.

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Go east to the Harborage (26,31).

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In Nethergarde keep, find Quartermaster Lungertz and turn in

[40] The Lost Supplies
[42] Deliver the Shipment

Find Watcher Mahar Ba and turn in
[41] Mazen's Behest (4600 XP)

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Find the Gryphon Master and fly back to Stormwind.

Thanks,

JKRaider

[41] Mazen's Behest

Dear james, I would just like to say how i appreciate your guide sooo much. It is by far the best guide out there. I am currently leveling my 3rd alt off this guide, it has helped so much. I would just like to say that for the quest [41] Mazen's Behest you might need to give the note it is bad drop rate. When I did the quest i grinded half of the level on those elder somthing, just to get it to drop. I thought about abandoning the quest but I made sure that i finished it. Any way, Thanks heaps for the guide, really appreciate it

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I'll add a note. Thank you

I'll add a note. Thank you for your kind words Smiling

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Thanks a lot, was very easy

Thanks a lot, was very easy to add the quest thanks to your clear information. Cheers, rate up!

Dhancox

Dhancox

Brilliant guide Jame Laughing out loud

Im havnt done the jintha'alor quests yet but i am told that the mobs are no longer elite, like i said i dont know for sure at the moment but i thought i would mention it.

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Dhancox

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Yes, we'll add them in the

Yes, it has already been mentioned before and yes, we'll add them in the revamped guide Smiling

Hey Jame!

Hey Jame!

Nice guide, I just had a question: On the quest where we have to find the tablets i was wondering what it was called because i mighta missed it. I went to the first tablet and tried to click on it but it doesent work! i cant find a quest in my log say to find tablets so i think i mighta missed it! You dont mention the name of the quest when we do it so i dont know which quest do what. anyway thanks again!

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That would be [38] Kurzen's

That would be [38] Kurzen's Mystery

Suggestion in the Hinterlands

Pick up the quest, Preying on the Predators when you first begin in the Hinterlands.

10 of the mangy wolfs can be killed on your way to Shindigger's camp/ruins of Zun'watha.

5 of the bigger wolfs can easily be killed on your way to/around the ruins of Hiri'watha. Then you just go on about your merry way on the guide and turn it in when you port back to the inn. Turn in the quest for an additional 5300 exp and some nice rep.

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This quest, along with a

This quest, along with a couple more from the same NPC, were added as part of the introduction of the dreanei and long after Jame first released the guide.

We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We've been doing so much with so little for so long, we are now capable of doing anything with nothing.

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We'll add it in the revamped

We'll add it in the revamped guide then, thanks for the suggestion Smiling

starting late

Hey yea I found out about this guide a couple of days ago and I was just wondering. I'm at lvl 41, do I just start at lvl 41 part of the guide? or should I start the guide from the begining? Just wondering answer if you can.

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Yes, start at level 41 part

Yes, start at level 41 part of the guide. Some quests you won't be able to take because you didn't do the prereqs, but it doesn't matter, just ignore those.

Worth Doing Swamp of Sorrows?

hey jame,

Great guide iv been leveling a hunter off it fastest iv leveled any char i have played. Since 2.3 has come out iv been able to skip bits of your guide that others have Example ~ Deso but im up to Swamp of Sorrows im level 43 already nearly 44 and im just arriving there now meaning im abit ahead of the guide, was wondering if i should Skip swamp of sorrows or is there quest i need to do for followsons later i would skip it if someone had asked this question but yea no one seems to have Skipped swamps of sorrow and possibly later on ppl may ask this so yea was worth asking now? so yea what do you suggest im nearly level 44 and just getting into the Swamps? Skip or Do it?

Admin: Please try to add some punctuation and proper capitalization in your comments in the future, it's really painful to read.

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There aren't any big quest

There aren't any big quest lines involving Swamps of Sorrows at this level besides the Cortello's Riddle line, which is nice exp in the end, so it's up to you really. If you're far ahead in exp, you can skip it, it's not the most important quest hub by far.

I'm lv48 warrior

Where do I start? I just discovered your amazing guide.

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Check the areas covered in

Check the areas covered in the guide at level 46-48, see if you haven't done some of them, and start there Smiling

Quest Circuit Times

Hi, Jame! You write great guides, but I would like to ask what character/class you were using to time how long the circuits take to finish and the XP thing.