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


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


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. If you followed the previous chapter of this guide, you should have the quest [37] Return to Jaina.

    Go to Theramore. If you got the quest [37] Return to Jaina, go to the Mage Quarter at the western end of Stormwind and speak with Archmage Malin at the foot of the tower there, he will teleport you to Theramore. When in Theramore, this time turn in [37] Return to Jaina. Better turn it in now while it still gives XP, the teleport won't be useful to us anymore in the coming levels, and once the quest becomes grey to you, the teleport trick doesn't work anymore.

    If you don't have that quest, fly to Menethil Harbor and take the boat to Theramore Isle. Or hearthstone if you're bound in Theramore.

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

    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 [39] Raze Direhorn Post! as well as the other quests from this place:

    • [38] The Grimtotem Weapon
    • [39] Direhorn Raiders
    • [39] The Reagent Thief
    • [40] The Zeppelin Crash

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

    5. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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)

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

    4. 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.

    5. 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).

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

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

    4. 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)

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

    6. When that is done, go east/northeast 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.

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

    8. 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 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Go west till you hit the coast. You must find an Elder Saltwater Crocolisk. If you don't see one, just clear the coast while going northwest, until an elder croc spawns. Loot the Elder Crocolisk Skin.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

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

    4. 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:

    Let's 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

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

    5. 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.

    6. 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.
    Now stay in this area and kill ogres until one of them drops Maury's Key. If you already got it, just go to the next step.

    7. 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.
    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 northwest 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 35+. 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 those quests:

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

    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 Wrecked Row Boat 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. Get back on the main road and follow it east until (71,48). You should be directly north of a 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 following quests:

    • [46] A Hero's Welcome
    • [48] Improved Quality
    • [51] The Sunken Temple

    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 [46] Rise of the Silithid there and [47] Doling Justice. This should make you ding level 47.

    Level 47

    While you are in Darnassus, go to your class trainer (if you are Shaman or Paladin, you will have to go to Auberdine and take the boat to the Exodar, if you are a Warlock, you'll have to take a boat to Menethil Harbor and 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.

    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.

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

    2. 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

    3. Optional: If you got the Distress Beacon OOX-09/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 the Hinterlands in a few levels anyway. Ride southeast until you reach The Overlook Cliffs (71,65), then go down the slope.

    4. 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.

    5. 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-09/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 [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).

    ==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:

    • Before going to Zul'Farrak, fly to Nethergarde Keep (Blasted Lands), turn in [47] Thadius Grimshade, get the follow up [47] Nekrum's Medaillon.
    • When inside Zul'Farrak, Kill Theka the Martyr (Loot 1st Tablet)
    • Do the Temple script (Loot Nekrum's Medaillon)
    • Kill Hydromanther Velratha (Loot 2nd Tablet)

    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. 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

    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 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.

    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 females 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. A timer window will appear, we have plenty of time though, so just follow the next few steps carefully and don't go AFK for too long Sticking out tongue

    Ride back to Gadgetzan, fly to Ratchet. After landing, go directly south of the flight master to the yellow "!" labeled Liv Rizzlefix (62.5, 38). Don't take the quest, but loot Marvon's Chest, which is right outside of this hut. You'll receive a Stone Circle.

    Take the boat to Booty Bay. In Booty Bay take the left ramp going up, keep going east/southeast and shortly you'll find Oglethorpe Obnoticus (28,76). Turn in all the Rescue OOX-Chicken Robot quests you completed. They give between 6900 XP and 7850 XP each.

    If you completed all 3 rescues you get and extra quest [50] An OOX of your own. You'll get a mechanical chicken pet (which I usually sell for 50gold at the AH ^^) and 10200 XP as well! Which is why going through the pain of doing those 3 escort quests is in the end worth it.

    Turn in [45] Deliver to MacKinley at "Sea Wolf" MacKinley (close to the inn).

    You should be level 50 by now.

    Level 50

    Fly to Darkshire (Duskwood). In Darkshire go talk to Watchmaster Sorigal (he's just down the path from the gryphon master), get the quest [45] Supplies for Nethergarde.

    Fly to Nethergarde Keep, Blasted Lands.

    If you didn't do the Zul'Farrak instance:

    • Turn in [45] Supplies for Nethergarde at Quartermaster Lungertz.
    • Turn in [47] Thadius Grimshade at Thadius Grimshade, he'sinside the big tower, on the highest floor. Don't get the follow up.

    If you did Zul'Farrak:

    • Turn in [45] Supplies for Nethergarde at Quartermaster Lungertz.
    • Turn in [47] Nekrum's Medaillon at Thadius Grimshade, he'sinside the big tower, on the highest floor. Get the follow up [47] The Divination. Turn it in, get the follow up [47] Return to the Hinterlands.

    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, get the follow up [47] Food for Baby.

    If you did Zul'Farrak, go to Gryphon Master Talonaxe at the very top of Aerie Peak, turn in [47] Return to the Hinterlands, get the follow up [51] Saving Sharpbeak.

    End of Chapter II.

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No grinding hopefully :D

Now that 2.3 has come out you can still use this guide and you will just level faster and wont have to grind Smiling

<3 James guide even more!!!

Actually, that's what I'm

Actually, that's what I'm finding out. I've been following this guide where it says at the very end you should ding 50. Well, I'm already half way to 52 so you can continue the quest, but later on, I'm afraid that you may be too high of a level for certain quests. =(

Yeah I've been realised that

Suppose you can just leave out a couple of zones that you dont like Laughing out loud or leave the instances

thanx a lot

ive been using this guide, because my guild uses it, and even w/ screwing around sometimes, running instances, helping out friends, lvling mining and engineering, I've managed to go from 40-48 in about a week (of real time, not play time). It's really amazing what this guide is doing. I've only been playing for a month too, and it's always fun to tell people, because it is really fast. Thanks a lot for this guide Jame.


Took me a long time to get my 3rd Alt to lvl 45... cause it was just always 2 boring to keep doin the same old quests over n over. When i found this guide, it took me 1 day to manage to get to 49, then the other day i was on 51. Absolutely the Bomb, and i started out with the lvl40 steps of the guide, and finished through to the end. Now I'm going 4 the next Chapter with 1,9 Levels advanced. THX Jame...

Nicely done

PS: need 60-70 instructions ASAP !!!


Smiling These guides are indespensible and far better than the published books as they give players want they really want...direction! I look forward to finishing the 40-50 soon and moving on to the next guide.

Half xp bar

After finishing the Lvl 46 section I only had a half full EXP bar when you said I was supposed to ding, so you might need to add a few more quests.

I dint know what to do so, I went to go Zul'farrak - Not fun X'D

Nice help anyway ;P

You obviously have not

You obviously have not killed everything you have seen on your way, I have lvl'd 5 toons to 60+ from these Jame's guides. I have never, ever had a problem.

Gahz'ridian Quest

In Tanaris, there is a good quest you've not included - I did it with ease at level 45 (and I'm Druid).

"Gahz'ridian" is given by a goblin in the Broken Pillar, south of Gadgetzan. It gives you a hat to detect Gahz'ridian Ornaments and you must get 30.

If you go directly south to Eastmoon, you will come across A LOT if you put the hat on and see them in the map. They're guarded by lvl48 ogres, which give nice EXP and are dead-easy to defeat. Clear the entire ruin and use the hat to find the ornaments - you should be able to collect 30 in no time. You get lots of EXP from killing all the ogres.

Go back up to the Broken Pillar, and turn in the quest. You get a nice choice of staff and leather (both good for casters) and a nice extra 4400 EXP for it!

I really think this should be included because when lvl45 I was only half way through the level before you said I should ding - so I had a snoop around for extra quests and found this. Laughing out loud It's really easy and gives good EXP, so I think you should put it in the guide.


You'll find that the Gahz'ridian quest is already in the guide, and has been for a long time. I used this guide for my 3rd char, near end of 2006, and done it then. Stop jumping aheady of the guide =p

Thankyou for the guide, Jame. WoW is fun again!

I hope you can take a chance to read this so you can understand how much I appreciate you putting this guide here, Jame. Smiling

I first started WoW just over a year ago (Human Warrior), but when I saw someone fighting as a Moonkin I hastily changed to Nelf Druid (not a loss, I was only lv3 anyway, and still trying to figure out and get used to controls, etc). I leveled just fine with my sister, a Nelf Hunter. I was always grouped with her and leveled, VERY SLOWLY until lv30.

Obviously, being in a group was dragging out my levelling. It’d been about a year, and I was only lvl30. Plus I messed about a lot. My sister stopped playing (she says she doesn’t have much time but I know it’s because I’m higher levelled, and being my elder sister she can’t take that). I started to level by myself in Desolace. I got to lvl37 in about a week (not /played, real life time), which was faster than I’d ever levelled before! I got to lvl39 really easily.

But I was starting to fall behind again, having to grind a lot, which got dull. So I decided I need some help at lv41, 3 tiresome levels of full-on grinding Elder Mistvale Gorillas (not a complete loss, I did find Staff of Jordan and made 475 gold!) - but it made the game feel more like work than play. So I went out in seek of a good guide. But all of them were just boring grinding guides, and I was sick of grinding (you know those effortless guides that just list places of that level*? Something you can find out using the World Map on the website in about 2 minutes maximum).

Then I came across a website that listed a whole bunch of guides for everything! There were profession guides, money guides and levelling guides so I read through the lot. First I thought of re-rolling Horde so I could use Joana’s guide - but being a teenager I have no income and cannot afford paid guides (I already ask a lot from my parents paying for WoW for me and my sister every month anyway. Plus the cost was in $, and being English I didn’t know how much that was in £).

Then I came across your guide, and it was brilliant - I read through most of the lv41-50 section and was stunned at how much information, detail and effort there was written down. I printed off some of it after reading through, and noticed there was minimal grinding time. I’m a terrible leveller anyway and have gotten from lv41-43 in one day, which is good by my standards (I’ve been logging out overnight in inns so I get the rested bonus XP).

But the best thing? I enjoy levelling up in WoW again! It felt like pure work before, and with the Burning Crusade realised when I was lv37 (I couldn’t play for AGES due to a cash crisis so we couldn’t afford the monthly fees), the new level cap seemed so far off it was horribly daunting, as if as soon as I got close to lv70 they’d release a new one for lv80. With the help of this guide, I’m sure I can beat them to it, and get to lv70 well before a new expansion comes out! I look forward to a lvl60-70 guide. Smiling

*They usually list things like:
Lvl30-40 = Desolace
Lvl40-45 = Strangethorn Vale
Lvl45-50 = Searing Gorge
It's really not helpful. Like I said, you can find that out using the website it a few seconds. But you're guide lists quests too so it's alot better. Smiling

just wanted to say once

just wanted to say once again that this guide rocks.

have been leveling my mage (fire) at supersonic speed now for some time. only place so far I have had any problem was in Blasted lands on the basilisks and boars due to thier resistant against fire, but I solved that with a respec to frost and when i was done I respeced to fire again.

will probably have a little problem with the upcoming searing gorge elementals but that is another problem.

...amazing guide! i got

Jawdropping! ...amazing guide! i got from 40 to 50 in a week!

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well jame i really like ur

well jame i really like ur guide and i get about 130k exp a day so its very efficient but i think u missed something, few hunting quests in str valley where u have to kill elite tiger, panther and raptor. i soloed it very easily and had about half mana and half hp after the fight and didnt use any potions as a balance druid. according to ur guide i was lvl 42 as i should be. the fights were about 2 mins long and i got about 14k exp from all of those 3 quests. also so very good items. so i think these quests should be included, well maybe except with king bangalash, it was bit harder cause he spawns few pantheras to help him, so for some classes it might be harder.

For people who cannot find

For people who cannot find the questgiver for [46] The Mark of Quality, he is located very near to the Gryphon Master. Took me a while to find him. Do not go to Feralas to get the quest: this is a quest with the same name, but it is a Horde quest.

Women also play!


i have been following this guild and am now lvl 42.
i am very happy with it but there is one thing i have stumbled upon. it is the scroll thing. its in the starting of the lvl 42 section. i find the stones but it doesnt say the name. and ther for i cant loot it. i was wondering maby jame uu could help me. i think it maby a q i havent accepted. so if it is plz tell me which q it is. thanks Smiling

Loved the guide. I got my

Laughing out loud
Loved the guide.
I got my fire specc mage from 41-50 in like 2 weeks.
The only problem I had was the major bill I had to pay to replace the ink cartridge that ran out after printing our your guide.
Warning, this guide may cost you a black ink cartrage


A few additions to the Hinterlands area

As posted already, I think people should grab [50] Whiskey Slim's Lost Grog from STV, this quest is super easy to do and can be done while you're looking for Gammerita.

I don't know if you wrote this guide pre-BC or not, but there is now a Drenai (sp?) guy who gives three quests people should grab, they're very easy to complete with some nice exp bonuses. A Gesture of Goodwill (simple, kill two level 44 guys in a cave, pays 4050 exp) and Preying on the Predators (kill some wolves, not exactly a hard thing to find! pays 3750 exp). You can kill most of these wolves while doing the other quests in this area so it isn't out of your way, then finish them up later if you wish to do it that way. Good quest because it's simple and you get exp from the wolves and turning it in, not alot of running around. The third quest; Featherbeards Endorsement, you go to his house and get about 3050 exp just for clicking on his journal... I haven't completed the next part yet, but the first part is at least worth doing, easiest 3050 you ever got Eye)

Ghaz'ridian Quest

Note: I posted this but a 'cannot connect' page came up and I couldn't see the post anywhere. In case it hasn't posted, I'm going to post this again.

At level 45, I think people should get the Ghaz'ridian quest at the Broken Pillar (south of Gadgetzan in Tanaris). A goblin should give this to you. You get a hat for tracking the ornaments, and you need to collect 30 of them.

Go directly south to Eastmoon ruins, where there are some level48 ogres - they're really easy to kill and give decent EXP. Clear the ruins of them, then put on the hat you got from the quest - collect up all the Ghaz'ridian you can find (see them on the map when wearing the hat). They respawn fairly quickly, so don't worry if it doesn't look like there is enough. So do the ogres, though, so keep clearing the ruin of them when they respawn.

Turn in the quest when you have 30 to the goblin at the Broken Pillar, for a welcome 4400 EXP and choice of a staff and leather, which are both pretty nice for casters.

Eastmoon is also a good grinding spot because of it's easy kills, good EXP and fast respawn.

I think people lv45 should do this quest because it's really easy and gives nice EXP and rewards. Also, after finishing the Lv45 section I only had a half full EXP bar when you said I was supposed to ding, so you might need to add a few more quests.

Just follow the guide

If you continue following his guide he takes you back to Tanaris and you do the Ghaz'ridian quest and while there you have a quest to kill the orges. Jame's guide doesn't miss many quests that you should do (:

[38] Galen's Escape

TOUGH quest, I don't recommend anyone do it alone. Get help!

quest doesn't exist anymore... Awesome guide tho!

when i went to pick up Vital Supplies from High Sorcerer Andromath in Stormwind (level 49 step #1) i discovered that there was no quest there for me... so i went and looked it up on Allakhazam and Thottbot and neither site had it... i believe this quest no longer exists. Jawdropping!

other than that amazing guides... i went from almost giving up on my shaman to leveling faster than my guild or friends ever expected... i don't have a lot of time to play anymore but even on the shitty leveling levels (45-52ish) i have been leveling just about once a day or once every other day... and while i don't achieve the xp/hr or level as fast as you did i can see how my rogue or mage would have if i had used your guides while leveling those chars.

THANKS you rock!

p.s. DING! on to the 50-60 one!

That's weird, I just picked

That's weird, I just picked it up! }:) Jawdropping!

Zorbin Fandazzle

You don't get extra XP when you repeat his quests. It didn't for me anyway.

Other than that it's a great guide, the rest of my guildies who have more of a life than me are tellin me to slow down.

Just take it all with a grain of salt

I will say that james' guides are some of the best, even better then many that are paid for. Given that, I thought it would be wise to give a little bit of advice to newcomers to theses guides.

there are going to be classes that simply solo and grind faster and easier then others. Often hunters and rogues are the easiest (notice all the posts from those classes that said the guide was a breeze? lol), and i find that alot of guides were written using these toons as test beds. thus, sometimes you will run into hard spots that come across in the guide as easy do's.

If you cant get a certain quest finished at your level, its possible to skip a few quests and come back later...Ive found that sometimes it better to fly to an easier area and do a quest there then to try and stick it out in a harder area to finish one quest...dont be afraid to leave X quest for a little later. If you want to break the bank and maximize your exp/hr for something to brag about, then i would highly recommend starting an alt that is designed for that.

Now to those who would wish to contradict my statement im not saying i dislike any other class, my fav toon is currently an enhance shammie, and i have a priest as an alt. but all you really have to do is roll a hunter and a priest, and compare the two in grinding, and you'll know what i mean. all toons can lvl, i'm just giving this info out in hopes that people will read it and it will help with their frustration in following the guide. Good luck all Smiling

This guide Rocks my Face off!!!

Enough said. On to level 50-60 guide Eye Smiling Sticking out tongue

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it."-Upton Sinclair

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it."-Upton Sinclair

Easy Extra Quests

I thought I'd make a guide on a few of the extra easy quests that came out with one of the newer patches, and therefore is not mentioned in your guide.

Level 42
Swamp of Sorrows

Pick up the quest Mercy for the Cursed and Pool of Tears at the Harborage (26,31) from Anchorite Avuun. While collecting the 6 crystals, kill any "Cursed Ones" on your way, until 3 are dead. Then, during step 10 where you have to discover the Temple, go under water and look for 10 Atal'ai Artifacts. These can be obtained without killing any mobs. Most are deep underwater, although some are at the edges.

Level 46
The Hinterlands

Pick up the quests Preying on the Predators, A Gesture of Goodwill, and Featherbeard's Endorsement from Ambassador Rualeth. While in the hinterlands, kill Mangy Silvermanes and Silvermane Wolves until the kill list for Preying on the Predators is complete. Go south to Featherbeard's Hovel (13,55). Inside his house is his journal, next to a fireplace. Read it to turn in the quest and get the follow up In Pursuit of Featherbeard. Continue completing the quests for the cages and necklaces, then go south to a cave. (26,66) Clear the entrance and inside you will find Witch Doctor Mai'jin and his spider Tcha'kaz. Kill both (Soloable at level 46). Continue questing until it is time to grind at Shadra'Alor. You'll find Featherbeard's corpse at (37,71). Clear your way up the steps to him, get the follow-up quest, and collect 5 eggs in Shadra'Alor. When done, turn in all 3 at Aerie Peak.

That concludes the new easy quests.

I'd also like to make note that for fairly inexpensive prices, I bought runs though SM Armory. When I hit level 40, I payed a warrior for Uldaman runs. Fairly quick, good XP. At one point I was two levels ahead of the guide because of this, but because all of the grinding in the guide that I skipped, I am now only half a level ahead.

Darkshire stop before Blasted Lands

After you turn in the new quests that start in Harborage, it's not a bad idea to head west again back into Darkshire and pick up:

Assuming you stop by Watcher Biggs you'll now have 3 quests to turn into the same NPC in Nethergarde AND it's an extra 2900 exp+reputation for a 10 minute detour. Definitely worth it if you're doing the new Harborage quests (which forces an extra doubleback to Harborage anyway).

A Meal Served COld

The instructions for this quest are no longer valid. Before, if you obtained the Chilled Basilisk Haunch, you could abandon the quest and reacquire it to complete it. Now, when abandoned, the Haunch disappears from inventory. Had to do this timed quest the old fashioned way. Got 4700 exp though. Worth ten minutes if you are not in a big hurry.

can't find boat wreckage

hey bro. ur guide is diesel but i got 1 small problem. it says at lvl 44 to go to the boat wreckage at cords
(45,64) to pick up a quest. I'm sittin the felras right now at those exact cords and i don't c a thing. can u help me out?


THIS GUY IS A FREAKIN'... ORGASMIC... BOY - I love you buddy! You've done a fantastic job on this guide, I find the textual detail concise for a leveling guide, the diagrams are clear and complementary to the text and the overall leveling strategy very satisfactory. DON'T GIVE UP YOU FREAKIN' MAD BOY! WE LOVE YOU!

swamp of sorrows xp

33k xp in the swamp of sorrows

Very nice guide but...

There are some quest that they are too hard for the lvls u suggest and solo... i do this guide whit a war pre-bc and it when good... and i'm doing the guide whit a shammy its giving me some hards times... i u should rewrite the guide ( i know this is not easy just my opinion) cuz there r a lot of new quest on BC like some1 says in swamp of sorrows its a draenei whit a easy quest kill 3 guys in your way that u cannot miss... i aerie peak its another draenei whit another easy quest about killing some wolfs that r just under the camp... and the necklace troll thing is no longer redoable... in my opinion i suggest starting all this james alliance guide at lvl 32... this gives u an advanteg over all quests makes them easy and still nice exp


hey all im new to this site Laughing out loud. Umm just out of curiosity i didnt start using ure guide until lvl 46 as i am still and after the section 46 it says i shud b a bubble away from leveling but in fact i am a quarter in, so i have a long way to go. I think its cause i dont all quests in uldaman b4 that lvl so i dont get the exp for that now same as 47 i have done most quests in ferelas any ideas to help me use this guide the best i can????????

Swamp of Sorrows

With BC there are two new quests added to Harborage. One of these is a little out of the way with the quest route (collecting artifacts from the lake around ST). But the other is really easy to do with the crystal fragments quest.

I can't remember the name of the quest, but you pick it up from a draenei in Harborage and need to kill 3 Cursed Lost Ones, which spawn all over the place where the draenist fragments/escort are (and they are big and have a red aura around them, so you can't miss them).

I think the quest gives 2.5k xp or something at level 44, so worth picking up as you are going that way anyway.

F**** Aerie Peak inn....

Hello Jame,

ur guide is really really helpful....but where is the inn at the Aerie Peak at Hinterlands???

XP Rate

This is one of the best guides I've ever seen. Though, when u say your XP rate was around 30k p/Hour, mine was only around 18k-20k. Maybe it's because i'm a warlock. I'm not really sure.


I started using this guide at level 44 as a warlock and I had done most of the level 41-43 chain quests you required anyway. Level 60 in about 14 days 1-2 levels a day, you saved my alt Sticking out tongue

This guide is so so so so easy as a warlock, the only quests I was not able to solo were the instance ones and the quest in the slag pit where the overlord guy had about 14000 hp -.- Every single other elite quest and normal quest I was able to solo without a single problem, full affliction warlocks are broken.

When it came to the bug tunnel I realized that my pet was going to be the reason I lived or died here, so you have to absolutely treat it like gold. My VW never dropped below 45% in that bug tunnel because I knew suffering was the only thing keeping me from getting busted up by 15 level 1's. Other than that you should really have no issue's following this guide what so ever.. as a lock anyway.

I hate instances with a passion, but I do understand there simply arent enough quests to get levels without them. So I sucked it up and did them, no matter how much pain I went through. It was horrible seeing my usual 40kxp/hour rate drop down to like 10kxp in a mara group.

The marks for leveling still were on the dot for me, you actually do have to kill most of the mobs on your way to something when you walk to it, it helps a lot. In fact I started to level ahead of the guide at around 56, saved me a grind session. All in all, great guide, I really enjoyed leveling again.

The first Hinterland quest

Just did "A Gesture of Goodwill"
It was impressive easy, had to kill 2 mobs then the Troll and hes pet - could be an idea to add it to the awesome guide Smiling

New quests!

About the Hinterlands part.
At (15,47) there's a new NPC with 3 quests, havent done em yet, but just took them and im going to figure out if it's worth doing it Smiling

nice choice of quests, still

nice choice of quests, still some nice quests were left out that were easy to do and gave nice xp. Have to say though that from the lvls 47-50 gaining xp was rather difficult to ding @ next level, had to grind 40-50k xp (like 10k rested from the beginning of the lvl) in the end of each level, and it was slow. Did every quest as the guide said, no problems (exept corpse running from 10 to even 30 minutes a day cause of horde-players). But the guide helps anyways, don't have to waste time in thinking "what am I going to do next".

"However, as you are coming

"However, as you are coming into the camp from the south/west, you will see 2 huge trees and some 'guards' per se, to indicate the start of the Grimtotem camp. You will be able to see the sprite darters trapped in a cage not far behind."

It is extremely easy to get disoriented and to think that you are going to lose the quest after you have finished it just because you can't find Kinjal. If you've gotten the sprites out and Kindal has gone home, all is well.

This could probably use a map of its very own. Nothing like having 90 seconds left and not being able to get oriented to find that darn path, which is not terribly obvious.

If you are on a PvE server it is a lot easier, but PvP you have constant competition from lots of horde for this quest and the general area.

For more on finding her and links to a video:

BTW, this guide is great. Funny note, the distress beacon dropped twice while I was freeing the sprites.

Best, I made level 46 by turning in the last of doling justice (I know, I should have waited, but ... I had to catch a boat back to pick up my level 46 warlock skills anyway).

Not possible to solo

First of all, thanks a bunch for writing such a complete and well-thought out guide, it's been great so far.

However, I'm now at 42, and some of these quests are simply too difficult. The Bloodsail quests, and especially the Zanzil quest, are simply not possible to solo (at least not possible as a warrior). Unless you are EXTREMELY lucky with your pulls, spawns, and whatever other factors, these quests simply will not get done. The only reason I finished the Bloodsail quest is because another player was clearing the camp out before I got there.

I am a good puller and have about as good as equipment as I can get for my level. Part of the problem is that many of the mobs don't "pull". When you try, they just stand there and throw knives or fireballs at you, and it's not long before 5 other mobs have joined in. The only way to get around this is to run far far away to pull them out, then come back to the mob and kill it, at which point you're likely at least half dead and will be lucky to survive the fight.

Another big problem is that walls and trees are apparently no obstacle to the AI here, as they constantly throw knives and fireballs straight through every solid object in their path.

Needless to say, I'm going to be skipping at least some of the quests in this guide for now and either grinding or finding something else to do instead.

Great guide, but not quite perfect.

A very well-written guide. I am overall experiencing success with this guide. I followed it from the level 43 mark and I am now almost level 50. The reason I skipped it from 40-42 is because it involved going into STV. STV, while a great place to level on a PvE server, is simply HORRENDOUS in a PvP server, which happens to be where I am leveling at. It is very tough to get any leveling done when you are getting killed by a horde player 20 levels higher than you every 5-10 mins. Another gripe I am having is that sometimes it relies on you to either get a group together to do instances, or you simply have to grind. No other option. Problem is, I'm playing on an underdeveloped low populated server (especially on the alliance side), so I have no choice but to grind. And now that I've finished up in ZF, it tells you to go to Blasted Lands and quest there, but it is at the moment impossible due to all the camp-happy horde there. So what other option do I have? Grind where there is no horde.

Do not get me wrong, this is a very well-written guide, despite all the difficulties with horde and avoiding STV and such, I am still level 50 at 5 days 10 hours played. Which is much better than most other people on the server can claim.

Overall, this is probably an awesome guide for leveling on a populated PvE server. If you're on a PvP or low-populated server, it's still good - just don't completely count on it, try to use your head and think of other ways to level when there are things in this guide you can't do. But then again, there are other leveling guides here (including mine Laughing out loud) that should help you.

Overall, this guide gets a 9/10 from me. It's overall better than my guide I think. Smiling


cannot get the following quests:
Goblin Sponsorship
"Pretty Boy" Duncan
Venture Company Mining, Goblin Sponsorship(These 4 i cannot find the quest givers)

Tran'Rek from Krazek,Skullsplitter Tusks, Akiris by the Bundle (These 3 won't show the quests
Do i need to do a quest b4 to get these ones?

New quests in Hinterlands

There are 2 new quests for the hinterlands called A Gesture of Good Will in which you have to kill a level 46+44 (Easy at level 47) and Featherbeard's endorsement where you have to go to his hovel which is just south of Aerie Peak then to Sharda'Alor (Which means you can get the quest for Sunken temple) and finally find 3 eggs from just left of his body (Coming down the stairs) and there are 3 others by the exile. easy exp!

Great job

I am a bit high for this guide, so i didn't find a use for it, so i didn't really read it all. I skimmed through a bit of it however, and its very impressive. Alot of great details on where to go backed up by pictures labeled with numbers. This is the best guide i've seen yet! You fluently covered all the levels with good detail, im sure this took you a while to construct. It might get a little confusing for people who already covered some of the quests that u put in a certain order, but it shouldnt cause to much of a distraction. Great job! 5/5


add quest

i would suggest adding in "the curse of the tides" in booty bay during the 41-42 run. while it is labelled as a group quest it is easy enough to solo as long as you have an elixir of water breathing. its 3150 experience at level 42 and can be completed while you pick up the second troll legend

just realised there were more pages and read my suggestion already posted, so i shall add my vote to adding this quest

More quests in STV.

Since the quest limit has been raised from 20 to 25, you can do some more quests during your STV run at level 41-42:

Pearl Diving, you'll get this in Badlands
Curse of the Tides, from the Inn (follow up)
Excelsior, from the leatherworker (follow up)

They are group quests, but the mobs involved are about 5 levels below you already, so that should not be a real problem. I would recommend some water breathing potions for these quests.

Update plz

Hello James,
I have really enjoyed your guide and it has helped me a ton. My draenei pally is now 48 and so far I'm usually short xp by the time i have done everything you recommend so I just grind. It has not been unbearable but I'm almost sure that now because of BC you get less XP or something from each quest because when you say you have 40,000 xp i have 20,000 xp. I realize some other players have had the same comments and i was just hoping that you do an update soon. I think a lot of players and I would really appreciate it.

Once again great guide and it has been a life saver just a little update please. Smiling