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Chapter I (21-30) - Journey from the Barrens to the Thousand Needles


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 section shortened to contain the important info only
  • Addon section updated
  • Kill everything on your way rule has been more or less lifted, unless you lack experience compared to the guide's progress
  • Numbers in images now correspond to paragraphs
  • Grinding sessions have been removed
  • Guide doesn't assume you did Hosho's Barrens Guide before, neither does it assume you leveled in the Barrens before, it's now perfectly usable for Blood Elves and people who leveled in Ghostlands etc.
  • Quest from Blood Elf NPCs that were added with TBC have been integrated
  • New quest circuits, new (clearer) maps and additional pictures were added
  • Several minor errors have been corrected and patch v2.3 changes to simplify certain quests and encounters have been integrated

Big thanks to Subere for the beautiful picture/map editing!


This guide starts at level 21, if you need guides for any other level range (from 1-21 for example) please take a look at this page.

This guide is optimized for FAST leveling with a minimum of grinding sessions. Quests are important, they give rewards and faction and are less boring than pure grinding, BUT sometimes some quests are really a time waste and we will skip those and replace them by good grinding session when it is necessary.

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. With this guide, questing will be very efficient and much better than pure grinding. Follow each instruction carefully and you will see for yourself.

The quest choices and order to do them are optimal 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 map 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 login screen and click on "Addons" in the left lower corner. Tick the box that says "Load out of date Addons". Relaunch WoW.

Shopping List:

  • Deadly Blunderbuss (will be needed at level 26 for a quest). Buy it at the Auction House or bring the materials to an Engineer and ask him kindly to craft it for you.

Color Code:

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

This first chapter of Jame's Horde Leveling Guide includes several quests that require you to get a RARE item (we avoided those in the next chapters, but in this one we couldn't). You might be lucky and get those items on the first few kills, however in that case you WILL lack experience compared to the progress described in the guide. This problem cannot be taken into account by us and you will have to grind to catch up (either on the way or on a spot you like). At this level there is unfortunately NO alternative. Be sure to take this into account before making a comment about lacking experience when you are "supposed" to ding.

Level 21

  • If you followed Hosho's Guide to the Barrens: You should be in Orgrimmar or Camp Taurajo. If you are in Orgrimmar, make the inn your home location before you do anything else. Fly to Camp Taurajo.

    In Camp Taurajo, get the quest [20] Cry of the Thunderhawk, get out of Camp Taurajo and look for a Thunderhawk, there are easy to find all around the camp, kill them until you get Thunderhawk Wings. Go back to Camp Taurajo, turn the quest in and get the quest [20] The Ashenvale Hunt.

    Hearthstone to Orgrimmar, or fly there and set your hearthstone there.

    If you haven't turned in [19] Samophlange Manual and/or haven't learned your new skills yet, do that. [19] Samophlange Manual is turned in at Rilli Greasygob in the Valley of Honor, in the engineer house.

    Fly to Ratchet.

  • If you followed Snowflake's Guide to Ghostlands: You should have [21] Enjoy the Horde, turn it in at Lady Sylvanas at Undercity and get the follow up (will allow us to catch up a little on exp). Take the zeppelin just outside the town. Go to Orgrimmar and your set hearthstone there and sell junk/train etc. Turn in [21] Meeting the Warchief at Thrall in the Valley of Wisdom. Get the follow up. Once done get the Crossroads then the Ratchet flight path:

  • If none of the above is the case: Simply get to Orgrimmar: From Undercity: Just north outside the town you can find a zeppelin tower. Take the zeppelin to Orgrimmar.
    From Silvermoon: Use the translocation orb which you can find at Sunfury Spire in the northwestern part of the zone. You should be in Undercity. Follow the above mentioned instructions for Undercity.
    From Thunderbluff: Exit Mulgore to the east where you should zone into the Barrens. Follow this map:

    Once at Orgrimmar: Make the inn your home location, get the flight path, sell junk, restock on food/drink etc. Once done get the Crossroads then the Ratchet flight path:

At Ratchet: Speak to Sputtervalve who is right next to the flight master and get [21] Ziz Fizziks. Fly to Crossroads.

From there go west until you hit Stonetalon Mountains. Just about at the border you should see two quest givers. Get [19] Goblin Invaders from Seereth Stonebreak.

Follow the road further northwest until you reach Sun Rock Retreat. Get the flight path (if you don't have it yet) and get [18] Boulderslide Ravine from Mor'Rogal. (He can be reached if you go up this path, looking from the Flight Master)

Once done, follow the main path southeast until you reach Windshear Crag. Before you enter though, at (59,62) you should find Ziz Fizziks. Turn in [21] Ziz Fizziks and get the follow up. Now in Windshear Crag, run to all machine thingies looking somewhat like this:

You'll find Venture Co. Operators there. Kill them until you get Super Reaper 6000 Blueprints. On your way kill 15 Venture Co. Loggers. Once you have them fight your way back to Ziz Fizziks, turn in and get the follow up. Follow the path southeast back to the Barrens. On the way, at (67,88) there should be a little path going into the mountains. Follow it. When you open your map you'll see two caves. Go to the northern one and fight your way through to it. Once you enter the cave you should see shiny purpal crystals on the wall. Gather 10 of them while going deeper into the cave. At approximately this point:

You will get a discovery quest message and you can head back out of the cave. Continue on the path to the Barrens. At the border to the Barrens turn in [19] Goblin Invaders at Seereth Stonebreak. Go straight to the Crossroads. Fly to Ratchet. Turn in [21] Further Instructions at Sputtervalve and don't get the follow up. Now fly to Sun Rock Retreat. Go back to Mor'Rogal and turn in [18] Boulderslide Ravine.

  • If you have the Splintertree Post (Ashenvale) flightpath: Fly there.

  • If you don't have it: Fly to Crossroads and follow the path north until you reach Ashenvale Forest. Go further north until the path forks, there go east until you reach Splintertree Post. Once there take the flight path.

Talk to Senani Thunderheart to complete [20] The Ashenvale Hunt (if you had the prequest from Camp Mojache, take the follow up and turn in again). You get no exp or quest item, don't worry, that's normal, this quest just enables you to do 3 hunting quests, which we will be doing soon.

  • For those who have the Zoram Outpost flight path: Fly there.

  • For those who don't have it (yeah I know it's a lot of running at the beginning but we need to get those flight paths, they are important and you will constantly rely on them, even in the future): Follow the road west. Once you see an Alliance Outpost (Astranaar) avoid it CAREFULLY. Continue west until you reach (25,31). There should be a little path leading off the mainroad, going west. Follow it until you see a beach. Follow the beach southeast until you see a little camp. Welcome to Zoram Outpost. Get the flight path.

At Zoram Outpost: Get [19] Naga at the Zoram Strand, ignore the other quests for now. Kill Nagas here on the beach until you have 20 Wrathtail Heads and until you are 1450exp away from level 22. Once that is done, go back to Zoram Outpost and turn in [19] Nagas at the Zoram Strand. To open the clam shells faster use [Shift + Right Click] on them (or tick the auto-loot option in your interface options). If you find any Shredder Operating Manual pages, keep them.

You should be level 22 by now.

Level 22

Hearthstone to Orgrimmar and get your new skills, sell / repair, restock food / drink and buy some healing potions. Put your Shredder Operating Manual pages in the bank.

Get out of Orgrimmar and take the Zeppelin to the Undercity. For those who never took the Zeppelin, just go left when coming out of Orgrimmar, you'll find a tower with two goblins atop, talk to them to know which of the Zeppelins goes to the Undercity (the other one goes to Grom'Gol, in Stranglethorn Vale, a level 30+ zone).

Get off the Zeppelin in Tirisfal Glades and go to the Undercity if you don't have the flight path (that will most likely be the case if you aren't an Undead) and take it.

For Bloodelves: If you have the quest [21] Allegiance to the Horde, use the translocation orb to go to Silvermoon, turn the quest in and come back right away.

Once you have the Undercity flight path, get out and follow the road southwest. Follow it until you enter Silverpine Forest. In Silverpine follow the road until you reach a fork at (51,36), go west here and get the flight path at the Sepulcher, also get the quests [20] Journey to Hillsbrad Foothills from Apothecary Renferrel and [21] Beren's Peril from Shadow Priest Allister.

Get back on the road, go south and follow the road until you are approximately at (58,77), at this point go northeast to Beren's Peril, stay close to the mountain which should be on your left hand, kill any Dalaran dude in your way. You'll quickly find a narrow path towards the mountain at (60,74), go this way and you'll find the entrance to a cave as well as Ravenclaw Drudgers and Guardians, kill 6 of each to complete [21] Beren's Peril.

When done, get back on the road, go east until you enter Hillsbrad Foothills.

In Hillsbrad Foothills, follow the road, you'll quickly come across a guard tower to your right, get the quest [20] Time to Strike from Deathstalker Lesh there. Then get back on the road and keep going east until you get to another guard tower and a crossroad (57,36), go north to Tarren Mill. In Tarren Mill get the flight path, turn in the 2 quests we had and get the following quests:

[22] Elixir of Suffering
[24] Elixir of Pain
[24] Battle of Hillsbrad
[22] The Rescue
[22] WANTED: Syndicate Personel (from the poster infront of the church)
[28] Dangerous! (from the poster infront of the inn)

1. Head east/southeast, from now on kill every bear and spider you see on your way. You should soon find Durnholde Keep, the main entrance is on the south side of it at (76,46), go there. Inside the keep, clear the way over the bridge, then follow the small path up and then left. To the right you should see an orc npc in the distance named Thog'thar, he's chained and needs a key to escape. You will have to find Jailor Marigen and kill him to get the key. Start killing everything in the area until you find Jailor Marigen, loot the key and free Thog'thar, you just need to right click the iron ball.

You should also find Jailor Eston in the area to get the key for the other prisoner, Drull, but if Jailor Eston isn't there he is probably in one of the houses on the lower level of the fortress, and we're going there now.

Once you are sure that Jailor Eston isn't in the area (or have already found and killed him), move back down to the bridge and past it, if you look to your left and down you should see a few wooden houses in the lower court. Follow the ledge until the end and jump down there carefully and start clearing the way to the wooden houses, watch out, mobs run away here. Drull, the 2nd prisoner, is in one of the two wooden houses. Free him and then get out and start killing everything on your way out while also completing [22] Wanted: Syndicate Personnel.

2. Get out of Durnholde Keep and start going back towards Tarren Mill, kill as many bears and spiders as possible on your way. Keep doing that until you complete the quest [22] Elixir of Suffering. This might take a while, the Creeper's Ichor is kinda rare. This should make you ding 23. If you aren't 23 yet either grind on spiders and bears or in Durnholde Keep. If you don't want to grind at the moment you can just continue with the guide but you should kill everything on your way.

Level 23

3. When done, go back to Tarren Mill and turn in the 3 quests. Take the follow up from [22] Elixir of Suffering and turn it in at the little frog named "umpi" right next to the Apothecary. Get [24] Elixir of Pain. Restock food/drink, sell junk, repair (there's a weaponsmith on the other side of the field south of Tarren Mill).

4. & 5. Head west towards the Hillsbrad Fields, kill every Starving Mountain Lion you find on your way, don't worry if you don't get the 10 lion blood, we'll finish this quest on the way back. We'll first focus on the field which is to the northeast, you should see a small house, a tower-like structure and a medium sized house which looks like a barn. Before you start killing stuff, be mindful that every of those humanoids run in fear, so use snare abilities like hamstring when they get low on health.

5. & 6. Clear the way around the small house and inside you should find Farmer Getz, kill him (If Farmer Getz is not in his house, he's either in the field right next to it or in the barn). Then go northwest towards the next field, next to this field you'll find a medium sized house, with a dog named Stanley infront of it. Clear the way inside this house and on the 2nd floor you'll find Farmer Ray, kill him (Farmer Ray can also be found on the first floor of his house, and also around it and in the field next to it). Now just go out and start killing Hillsbrad Farmers and Farmhands in the fields until you have the [24] Battle of Hillsbrad quest finished. Avoid Hillsbrad Footmen, they might be too difficult for your level.

7. Once that is done, head east back to Tarren Mill, and kill as much Starving Mountain Lions as you need to finish the quest [24] Elixir of Pain.
Go back to Tarren Mill, turn in [24] Battle of Hillsbard, get the follow up [25] Battle of Hillsbrad. Turn in [24] Elixir of Pain and get the follow up. Now a new quest should be available to you from Deathguard Samsa, [25] Souvenirs of Death.

8. & 9. Head back to the Hillsbrad Fields, to the house next to the northern field with the dog Stanley infront. Make sure you are full health before turning in the quest to Stanley. Kill Stanley once he transforms, you get 1100 xp or so just for killing him. Now we're gonna head to the southern field, there are many Hillsbrad Peasants in it and also Farmer Kalaba. Kill 15 Peasants and Farmer Kalaba, be careful with runners. If anyone else is killing those peasants you should group up, as they don't respawn that fast, better not fight over them. Don't bother finishing [25] Souvenirs of Death, we'll do that when we come back to Hillsbrad in a couple of levels. After leaving the farmstead you should be more or less level 24 (it depends on how many lions/farmers you had to kill in total to complete your quests). So if you aren't 24 yet either grind here until you ding or continue with the guide and kill everything on your way until you've caught up.

Level 24

10. Go back to Tarren Mill, turn in [25] Battle of Hillsbrad, get the follow up [26] Battle of Hillsbrad. Get the new quest from Apothecary Lydon, [28] Elixir of Agony.

Take a bat ride to the Sepulcher, turn in [21] Beren's Peril. Hearthstone to Ogrimmar. Learn new skills, check the Auction House, we're gonna need that Deadly Blunderbuss soon. It's also time to upgrade to bigger bags, 12 slots at least if you can afford them.

Time to go back to Ashenvale, go to the bank and get all the Shredder Manual Pages you have. First fly to Splintertree post, get the following quests:

  • [26] Satyr Horns
  • [25] Stonetalon Standstill

Get out of the village, southwest until the guard tower where you will find more quests:

  • [24] Ashenvale Outrunners
  • [27] Warsong Supplies

Follow the road a bit further southwest, to the left you should see a small encampment, get the quest [30] The Lost Pages. Now you can bind chapters together when you have the right pages, it will free some bag space.

Go back to Splintertree Post and fly to Zoram'Gar Outpost.

1. Take the quest [23] Vorsha the Lasher from Muglash, he'll walk to the strand, follow him.

2. He'll stop on a small island with a brazier atop. Click the brazier when he tells you to do so and get ready for 3 waves of monsters. You don't have time to loot in between the waves, you just have enough time to drink/eat:

  • 1st wave: 3 Nagas, they are green to you so not so hard, but it's still 3. Let Muglash tank one while you kill them one by one. Muglash is level 25 and can easily take one or two on his own. Try to save your long cooldown abilites and potions for the last wave if possible. As soon as the 3 nagas are defeated, eat/drink fast before the 2nd wave.

  • 2nd wave: 3 nagas again, one of them will be a naga priestess, kill that one first and try to interrupt her heals or you'll be in trouble. Use potion/long cooldown abilities if you have to but try to keep it for the next wave. Let Muglash tank as much as possible again. eat / drink fast right after the nagas are dead.

  • 3rd wave: a level 22 Hydra named Vorsha will spawn and attack you, the hydra hits rather hard for a level 22, so use everything you got. If you die don't release, Muglash should be able to finish off the hydra if you did enough damage to it before dying. Wait until you get the (complete) message, then release and run back to your corpse.

Go to Zoram Outpost and turn in the quest. Get the quests [24] Between a Rock and a Thistlefur and [24] Troll Charms.

3. Time for a little walk, go to Thislefur Village (30,45), follow the path shown on map.

Kill Furlbog Avengers and Shamans until you complete the first quest, then go north following the path inside the village and pass the wooden gate, then a bit futher along the path you'll see a stone arch if you face north. Go through this arch and you'll soon find the entrance to a cave. Enter the cave and explore it, kill stuff in there until you find 8 Troll Charms, which are in Troll Chests you can find scattered everywhere in the cave.

4. Once you have 8 troll charms head back to Zoram'Gar Outpost. Turn in the 2 quests, don't get the follow up.

Fly to Splintertree Post.

5. Go directly south of Splintertree Post, and on the other side of the road there's an area with Rotting Slimes, that's where you'll hunt Ashenvale Outrunners. They are stealthed. So use abilities like track stealthed or use TAB key while running around to find them, they are mostly next to trees.

6. Once you are done with the [24] Ashenvale Outrunner quest, go west to (68,75), you should see an orc named Torek, with 3 raiders. DON'T take the quest now, just remember where he is.

7. Go further west on the other side of the road you should find a path to Silverwing Outpost (66,73). Kill all the nightelves on the path and inside the house, as soon as this is done, sprint back to Torek and start his quest. The way being clear, he'll directly run to the house. When inside 4 elves will spawn - let the orcs tank them and focus on one, Torrek must survive so kill as fast as you can, and use all the abilities / consumables you have.
Note: If you are a healer this should be easy, you can heal the NPCs.

Even if you die you'll still get the complete message if torrek survives and wins the battle, so don't release immediately if you die. If you fail the quest just wait for the NPCs to respawn and try again, it took me 2 tries to get it down with the first character I did it.

You should be level 25 by now. If you aren't, either kill nightelves here until you ding or continue with the guide and kill everything on the way to catch up.

Level 25

8. Go west across the river, and further west until you hit Mystral Lake (52,70). Start killing Befouled Elementals there, be very careful with your breath as they like to frost nova you while you are under water, so stay close to the surface as much as you can and pull them with a long range attack. Besides killing 12 Befouled Water Elementals you must also find and kill Tideress, a level 27 elemental who roams from the island in the middle of the lake to the eastern tip of the lake.

He's slightly bigger than other elementals and is green instead of blue. Make sure you get him solo and have your cooldowns up or at least a potion ready. On Tideress' corpse you will find a Befouled Water Globe, right click it to start the quest [27] The Befouled Element.

9. Go to the island in the mdiddle of Mysral Lake and walk around the gazebo structure until you get the objective complete message for [25] Stonetalon Standstill. Kill the remaining Befouled Water Elementals you need to complete the quest and then head to the western tip of the lake.

10. Now we're gonna look for the named lvl 25 bear Ursangous, just go to the spot shown on map (40,65). Ursangous always roams around this area, so just kill bears and stags while waiting for him to show up. Kill him and loot his paw. Right click the paw to start a quest.

11. Now go east then slightly northeast (be careful to stay away from Silverwing Refuge's Guards) until you reach Greenpaw Village. Kill all the furlbogs on your way until you get a Logging Rope for the quest [27] Warsong Supplies, that's if you don't have it already.

12. Once that is done, get back on the road to Splintertree Post and turn in the quests:

[23] Ashenvale Outrunners
[24] Torek's Assault
[24] Ursangous's Paw
[25] Stonetalon Standstill
[27] The Befouled Element
and get the follow up [27] Je'Neu of the Earthen Ring.

Fly to Zoram'Gar Outpost. Turn in the quest [27] Je'neu of the Earthen Ring. Hearthstone to Orgrimmar.

Sell/repair, check the auction house. Buy the shredder pages you miss, they go for 15-20s buyout usually, and sell the extras.

Note: Be careful to bind your chapters before you put extra pages on sale, because let's say you have page 8 on sale at the auction house you won't be able to bind chapter 2 (page 5,6,7,Cool, since the game will try to use the page you have at the auction house instead of the one in your backpack.

Also check for a Deadly Blunderbuss, we're gonna need it soon, if you can't buy it, find an engineer who will do it for you, bring him the materials and give him a tip. Restock food/drink and potions and then fly to the Crossroads, take the quest [22] Egg Hunt.

  • For those who have the Camp Taurajo flight path: Fly there.

  • For those who don't: From Crossroads follow the path all the way south until the road forks. Camp Taurajo is right between the two paths. Once there, get the flight path.


For people who didn't level in the barrens before (Ghostlands etc.): At Camp Taurajo go to Mangletooth who sits in a cage just next to the main building. Take [21] Tribes at War. Go north of Camp Taurajo where you should see Bristlebacks. Now quickly kill 6 Water Seekers, 12 Thornweavers and 12 Geomancers. (The Thornweavers are a bit closer to the mountain and the Geomancers are a bit further to the north, close to the mountain) Once done, go back to Camp Taurajo (don't sell your blood shards!) and turn in the quest. Take the follow up and turn it in right away. Now you can get [25] Betrayal from within from the NPC. Beside you can turn in your Blood Shards for useful buffs like runspeed.


Get the following quests:

[25] Betrayal from within
[24] Weapons of Choice
[27] Mahren Skyseer
(Those who didn't level in the Barrens can't get this quest, it doesn't matter though, we cought up for the exp already)

1. Head south to the field of giants, look for Silithid Mounds

Clear any bug around it and then click them to gather Silithis Eggs. Rinse and repeat until you have 12 eggs. Then head south staying close to the mountain on your right hand side until you stumble across some quillboar camps. You have to kill Razormane Warfrenzies, Seers and Stalkers until you get a wand, a shield and a backstabber. (The stalkers are stealthed but shouldn't be hard to find at your level). Warfrenzies drop the shield, Seers drop the wand and Stalkers drop the stabber.

2. There's also 3 nameds you must find, the first one is Lok Orcbane, and you can find him on top of a slope at (41,80). Kill him and loot his skull.

3. The 2nd one is Nak, he's further south in between two mountains (43,83), kill him and loot his skull, be careful with all the stalkers in this area, they tend to add while you are fighting Nak.

4. The 3rd and last one, Kuz, roams around the middle camp and a tree with a painted stone at (45,80), kill him and loot his skull.

5. When done with quests [25] Betrayal from within and [24] Weapons of Choice, go east until you hit the road. Then follow the road north and south until you find a tauren npc named Gann Stonespire, he walks up and down this road, from the fork that leads to Dustwallow marsh to Bael Modan, you should find him without problems, get his quest [23] Gann's Reclamation.

6. Head southeast to Bael Modan. Enter the excavation site by the slope on the southern side of the site (46,84). Kill 15 Excavators, 5 Foremans and Prospector Khazgorm who should be at the far end of the excavation site, loot Khazgorm's Journal.

You should be level 26 by now or close (those that have [27] Mahren Skyseer will catch up in a bit, don't grind to catch up if you have that quest).

Level 26

Head out back to Gann, turn in the quest and get the follow up [26] Revenge of Gann.

7. This time head to the dwarven fortress which is just north of the excavation site. Kill dwarves there until you complete the [26] Revenge of Gann quest.

Once that is done, get back on the road and find Gann, turn in [26] Revenge of Gann and get the follow up. Go back to the excavation site, but this time your target is the Helipad with the Gyrocopter atop. The Helipad is midway down the slope going to the excavation site (46,85), go up the helipad and right click the Flying Machine to destroy it, then go back to Gann for the last time and turn in the quest.

8. Run back to Camp Taurajo and turn in the quests:

[24] Weapons of Choice, don't get the follow up.
[25] Betrayal from Within, get the follow up.

Fly to the Crossroads, when there turn in:

[22] Egg Hunt
[25] Betrayal from Within

Fly to Ratchet.


For those who have [27] Mahren Skyseer: From Ratchet go south along the Merchant coast until you get to the area named the Tidus Stair, turn in [27] Mahren Skyseer and get the follow up [27] Isha Awak.
Go south along the merchant coast until the Northwatch Hold, take a dive and the Isha Awak (some big aquatic dinosaur) should be there underwater at (63,53). It should be an easy kill, loot his heart and run back to Mahren Skyseer, turn in [27] Isha Awak. Run back to Ratchet.


Take the boat to Booty Bay. In Booty Bay, on the docks you should find a crate named "Warsong Axe Shipment" close to Wharfmster Lozgil, loot it. Then go get the Booty Bay flight path, it's on the top floor of the Inn. Once you have the flight path, hearthstone to Orgrimmar!

Sell/Repair, check the auction house for missing shredder pages and take your Deadly Blunderbuss with you. Go learn new skills and restock consumables and food.

Fly to Splintertree Post.

1. Turn in the Deadly Blunderbuss at Pixel to get the Warsong Sawblades.

2. Go west on the road until you reach (56,59). At this loc, go north and then right until you stumble across an area with Laughing Sisters(centaur chicks) (58,55). Around this camp there is a named cat, Shadumbra. Clear your way around the camp, find and kill the cat then loot its head, right click it to start the quest.

3. Get back on the road (avoid Raynewood Retreat's Sentinels carefully though), then go east, stay on the road and then go north until you reach Satyrnaar (81,52).

Kill satyrs there (be careful at this level though, pull cautiously so as to not get ads especially as there are stalkers around) until you finish [26] Satyr Horns and also find a Warsong Oil, they can be found inside various satyr camps and look like this:

4. If you are unlucky, you won't find the Oil anywhere in Satyrnaar and will have to go check out Xavian, the other satyr camp just north of Satyrnaar (78,46). To access it you have to get out of Satyrnaar, follow the road west until you hit the river, then follow the river north and you'll find Xavian to your right after a little walk. There should be plenty of Oil in Xavian, so you won't have to stay there long (mobs can be level 30 there so you better get the oil and go away as soon as possible).

Anyway, you'll ding while killing those Satyrs which will make it much easier to finish these quests.

Level 27

5. Once you're done, get back on the road south towards Splintertree Post but we have one last thing to do before going there, when you reach the fork close to Splintertree, go south to the Forsaken Camp (75,71). Now you're gonna search around this camp like shown on the map for a level 31 Hyppogryph named Sharptalon. Yes you read correctly, it's level 31. We theoritically can't kill that. But there's a trick. Once you spot Sharptalon keep him in sight and wait till he is close enough to the Forsaken Camp, pull him with the lowest aggro spell you have (a simple bow shoot or a rank 1 nuke) and bring him to the Forsaken Camp. Do nothing, let the npcs there aggro it and take it off you. Once they have Sharptalon down to 90% start attacking him again, you must do as much damage as possible but don't use high aggro spells, help them finish it off. You should normally be able to loot him, and get his claw, which starts a quest if you right click it. Sharptalon roams but he always passes by the Forsaken Camp. If you don't manage it the first time it's ok, stay in the area, kill Oozes and Elves while waiting for Sharptalon to respawn (about 10 mins).

On your way back to Splintertree, pass by the small encampment at (70,71) to the west where you initially got the shredder manual quest. Turn in [30] The Lost Pages.

Also right before Splintertree turn in [27] Warsong Supplies.

At Splintertree Post, turn in the following quests:

[27] Shadumbra's Head
[30] Sharptalon's Claw
and now Selani should have a new quest up for you named "The Hunt Completed". Turn it in immediately.
[26] Satyr Horns

Fly to Sun Rock Retreat. Sell junk, repair and restock on arrows/food etc.

1. Get the following quests:

  • [23] Cycle of Rebirth
  • [25] Elemental War
  • [26] Harpies Threaten
  • [28] Calling in the Reserves

2. Follow the path north out of Sun Rock Retreat. Continue north until you reach a little lake. All around the lake you should find seeds looking like this:


Gather 10 of them.

3. Once done follow the path going west from the lake to the Charred Vale. Just as you arrive you should start seeing Harpies and Fire Elementals. Kill them until both [25] Elemental War and [26] Harpies Threaten are completed. Also make sure you aren't more than 5k away from the next level. Once done, go to the eastern side of the Charred Vale, where you'll find a path leading back to Sun Rock Retreat (38,67). There, turn in all your quests. Don't get follow ups.

You should be level 28 by now.

Level 28

Hearthstone to Orgrimmar. Learn new skills, check the auction house, repair and restock consumables etc.

Get out of Orgrimmar, take the Zeppelin to Undercity. From the Undercity fly to Tarren Mill.

1. After landing, head west to the Hillsbrad Fields, this time go to the forge house, which is west of the southern field. Kill 4 Apprentice Blacksmiths and Blacksmith Verringtan, he's inside the forge. Once the forge is clear go inside and loot the "Shipment of Iron", which looks like a big crate. Once that is done, head back to Tarren Mill, don't forget to kill stuff which is on your way.

2. Turn in [26] Battle of Hillsbrad and get the follow up.

3. Go back to the Hillsbrad Fields, this time we're gonna go to the City Hall (31,42), it's right next to the forge. Clear your way to inside the house, and clear the first 2 rooms. First pull the 1 mob which is on the left inside the room, go back to the first room and hide behind a wall so that the Councilman cannot nuke you from a distance but instead come to you. Then go to the big room and kill Clerk Horrace Whitesteed. Get back to full health, and kill Magistrate Burnsidethen destroy the Hillsbrad Proclamation

and the Town Registry (a big blue book on the floor).

Clear your way out of the house, kill the remaining Councilmen you need for the quest, and also look for Citizen Wilkes if you haven't killed him already. He wanders to the City Hall and the Forge, so kill stuff around those two areas until you find him. Also complete the [25] Souvenirs of Death quest if you haven't already.

4. Walk back to Tarren Mill, turn in the quests [26] Battle of Hillsbrad, get the follow up.Turn in [25] Souvenirs of Death as well. Sell/Repair and restock up to 2 stacks of food/drink. Make sure that you've got the follow up of [28]Elixir of Agony, from Apothecary Lydon.

5. This time we're gonna go to the mines which are just southwest of the Hillsbrad Fields, on the other side of the main road. There are two entrances to the mine, a lower one and an upper one. We'll enter through the lower one (26,58). After a while you'll see a fork, to the left are Foreman Bonds and Miner Hackett, but for now we're gonna go right and kill the Hillsbrad Miners there so that we'll have 9 or 10 kills of those. Note: Miner Hackett can spawn at various places in the mine, so if he's not where I said check every other area of the mine, it's a nice place to grind anyway so don't worry if it takes some time to find him.

Then go back to the fork and this time go towards Miner Hackett / Foreman Bonds, you should find the remaining Hillsbrad Miners you need on your way to them. Miner Hackett can be pulled solo and is an easy kill, kill him first.
Foreman Bonds is a different deal, the problem is that at 20% health he summons 2 dwarves to guard him and it's very unlikely that you can kill all 3. If you are a rogue it's easy, kill Foreman Bonds and then vanish. For other classes, clear the way behind you towards the exit right before engaging Foreman Bonds, finish him fast and then run for the exit, the 2 dwarves will eventually give up on you. If you die it's not that bad, what counts is that you get the kill on Foreman Bonds.

6. Anyway, once you have killed 10 Miners, Foreman Bonds and Miner Hackett, get out of the mine and back on the road and follow it eastwards until you cross the bridge over the river which splits the zone in two. Right after the bridge turn south and head this direction until you find a field with Mudsnout Gnolls in it (65,60). You have to gather the mushrooms in that field, they're called "Mudsnout Blossoms" and look like giant white/blue mushrooms. Gather 6 of them and then go back to Tarren Mill. Turn in the 3 quests and get the 2 follow ups: [30] Battle of Hillsbrad and [28] Elixir of Agony.

Hearthstone to Orgrimmar. Sell/Repair, restock food/drink and consumables.

When you're ready to go again, fly to Camp Taurajo. Take the quest [30] Melor Sends Word. Go south/southeast until the Great Lift (32,22).

1. Turn in [28] Calling in the Reserves at Grish Longrunner and get the quest [25] Message to Freewind Post from Brave Moonhorn. Then go down into the Thousand Needles.

2. Follow the road south a little then go east, you should soon see a silver arrow on the minimap showing Freewind Post, following it until you reach it, there is a lift to access it on the east side of it.

In Freewind post turn in [25] Message to Freewind Post and take the follow up [25] Pacify the Centaur. Also take the quests:

[29] Wanted - Arnak Grimtotem from the Poster next to the Inn.
[28] A Different Approach
[26] Alien Egg
[29] Wind Rider

Don't forget to take the new flight path.

3. Get back down off Freewind Post, no northwest until you find the Centaur Village. Kill centaurs there until you have the list of [25] Pacify the Centaur completed.

You should be level 29 by now.

Level 29

4. Go east, stay along the mountain to your left until you find a slope going up at (54,44). Up the slope you'll find a cave, enter it and get the quest [26] Test of Faith from Dorn Plainstalker. He'll teleport you to the top of a peak, look for two wooden planks and jump off from them. Don't worry you won't die from falling. You should re-appear next to Dorn, turn in the quest and get the follow up [30] Test of Endurance.

5. Now we'll look for an Alien Egg

**While going to the 3 locations described below, search and kill 2 Thundering Boulderkins until you have 2 Purifying Earth.**

The egg can be at 3 different spots, and it's always an area crowded by those weird flying serpents. The first one is directly south at (56,50). If it's not there, the next spot is directly south, at the zone wall, you should find a weird hole in the wall, and if you're lucky an Alien Egg close to it at (52,55). If the Egg is not there it will be further west against the zone wall at (38,55). Once you got an Alien Egg and 2 Purifying Earth, go back to Freewind Post.

6. Turn in [25] Pacify the Centaur, get the follow up [28] Grimtotem Spying
Turn in [26] Alien Egg, get the follow up [26] Serpent Wild

Sell/repair, get back up to 2 stacks of food/drink.

1. Get back down off Freewind Post, head west until you reach Highperch (12,32). Get up there and start killing Wyverns while searching for eggs. Keep doing this until you have 10 Highperch Wyvern Eggs.

2. Once you have done that, head to the southeastern corner inside Highperch, you should find a narrow path going up to another plateau, at the end of this plateau you should find a tauren named Pao'Ka with a quest. Take his quest [29] Homeward Bound and escort him out. It's a pretty simple escort quest, shouldn't be any problem.

3. After you complete the escort, go east to Whitereach Post (21,32). Turn in the 3 quests you have here and get the follow ups [27] Sacred Fire, [28] A Dip in the Moonwell and get the other quest [30] Hypercapacitor Gizmo.

4. Follow the road northwest until you reach the loc (12,18). Looking west you should see a slope going up one of those needles. Climb it like that:

Then continue around the needle until you reach a Concealed Operating Panel looking like this:

In your inventory you should have an item called Robotron Control Unit. Dismiss your current pet (if you have one) and right click that item. You'll take control of a little robot looking like this:

Direct it into the moonwell just ahead of you and click pet's ability called "Gather Water". You should get a quest completed message. You can click off the buff icon that gives you control over the robot.

Go back to Whitereach Post and turn in [28] A Dip in the Moonwell. Take the follow up.

5. Go directly east to the small lake you can see on the map, called the Boiling Pool (33,34). Once you are there you must look for 10 plants named Incendia Agave,

they can also be found inside the water.

6. When done with that, get out of the lake and to the western side of the big peak marked on the map as "Darkcloud Pinnacle", you'll find a narrow path going up at (31,36). After crossing 3 wooden bridges you'll be on a plateau with 2 choices, east or south. Go south, cross the bridge and you should be on a large plateau with a mini village with a big totem in the middle.

Go to the Northwestern edge of this plateau, where you will find another wooden bridge, cross it and you'll reach a small plateau with a "document chest"

on it, this one contains the Secret Note #1.

Go back to the big plateau, now on the southern side of this plateau enter the main house and inside you should find another "document chest", inside it you'll find the Secret Note #2.

Finally go to the eastern side of this plateau and find another wooden bridge going east, you'll reach a plateau with the last document chest inside a house, this on contains Secret Note #3.

Now get back on the big plateau, take the northern wooden bridge back to the plateau where we decided to go south last time. This time we are gonna take the wooden bridge going east. We'll reach a plateau with another double bridge choice, we'll choose the one going northeast this time. After crossing the bridge go left, there you should find Arnak Grimtotem, you normally should be able to pull him solo if you wait for the right moment, he will have another tauren close to him, so you might pull him with an add but this should still be manageable, use a health potion and long cooldown abilities if needed. Kill Arnak and loot his hoof.

Next to where you kill Arnak you should see a tauren named Lakota Windsong with a quest [29] Free at Last. You must escort her out. It shouldn't be a problem, Lakota is level 30 and does almost fine on her own. The only risk is that 2 extra taurens spawn to ambush her everytime she reaches the middle of a plateau, so you're safer if you pull the static spawns to her before she reaches the middle. Other than that, it's an easy escort.

You should be level 30 at the end of the escort quest.

Level 30

Once you complete it, run back to Freewind Post.

Turn in all the quests you have, there are no follow ups.

Go to the northwestern part of Thousand Needles. On your way stop at (29,34) where the road should fork. Now patrol between the lift going to the Barrens and Whitereach Post until you stumble on Galak Messenger.

Kill him and loot his Assassination Note. Right click it for a quest. Go to Whitereach Post and turn the quest in right away, take the follow up once you are full mana/hp. Three centaurs will spawn and attack Kanati Greycloud. Help him kill them and then turn in the completed quest. Continue following the path northwest.

Enter Feralas and get on the road, be careful to stay as far as possible from wolves or bears in Feralas, they are way too high level for us. Follow the road until you reach Camp Mojache. Get the flight path.

  • For those who have the Thunder Bluff flight path: Fly there.
  • For those who don't: Fly to Camp Taurajo. From there follow the path west into Mulgore. Continue following the path west until you reach Bloodhoof Village. Go northwest there all the way until you reach Thunder Bluff. Get the flight path.

Go to the Hunter Rise (southern plateau), turn in [30] Melor Sends Word and get the follow up [30] Steelsnap.

As last thing, go to the elder rise (eastern plateau), turn in [27] Sacred Fire and get the follow up [28+] Arikara.

Hearthstone to Orgrimmar, train new skills, check the auction house, sell/repair, restock consumables.

1. Fly to Splintertree Post. Make the inn your home. Take [30] Destroy the Legion from Valusha.

2. Follow the path southeast out of the town until you reach Felfire Hill. Kill everything there until:

  • [30] Destroy the Legion is completed.
  • you find Diabolic Plans drops. Right click it for a quest.

Once done, go back to Splintertree Post and turn everything in. Take the follow up [32] Never Again!. Go back to Felfire Hill but this time fight your way even more southeast until you reach Demon Fall Canyon.

You need to kill two bosses here: Gorgannon and Diathorus the Seeker. Let's start with the easy one.

As you arrive, the path in the canyon will fork. Take the way leading to the east. Clear all the way to the end of the path until you see Gorgannon looking like this:

All the mobs around him can be solo pulled beforehand. Once that is done, get full mana and health and take him down. I (as a hunter) used rapid fire because I thought it would be tough but it wasn't, it felt quite easy for a level 32 mob.

Once done go back to where the road forked earlier and go west. Clear everything until you reach a rune. Looking right you should see a slope with lightened stones:

Follow this slope to the top where you should see a camp. Clear to the house of the camp in the back. Once you enter the house you'll see a cave structure. Diathorus the Seeker is somewhere inside. Just clear your way and search for him. Contrary to many comments I've read, he does have different spawn locations. Once you killed him and once you are less than 3350 exp away from level 31, hearthstone to Splintertree Post. Turn in [32] Never Again!.

Congratulations Smiling

End of this guide, stay tuned for chapter 2!

Original author: Jame
Revamp & Text formatting & Picture Editing: [i]Snowflake
Picture Editing: Subere

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Leveling report (part I)

Hey Jame, I'm a new user of your horde guide and I must say that It's as good as the alliance version. I started this guide at 20 (for a reason that I explained in a comment in Snowflake's 12-21 guide) but I soon catched your guide and also was slightly ahead of it. I had no prroblems as a rogue, the unique problem was when clearing the farms for the quest "battle of hillsbrad" becasue the mobs run in fear and aggro the entire field Sticking out tongue. I used vanish, evasion and all long-cooldowns abilities but they were always 3-4 against me and so I died a lot of times. Hopefully I upgraded my equip and enjoyed the guide.

The only "bad" thing that I noticed is that the drop rate of ALL quest items is highly increased. This means that I'm often behind your guide and I have to grind a lot to catch up, even if at early 20s I was ahead of the guide itself Puzzled

At the moment I'm at 32 and I'll do the Shimmering Flats "mega" leveling session soon, on my alliance char (leveld using your guide Sticking out tongue) the drop rate was high, I don't hope so for this char because I HATE grinding Eye.
By the way, I wanted to say that it's good to do an instance run when you are about more than 40% behind the guide, maybe collecting some quests for rewards and extra xp. I find it less boring than grinding.

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Couldn't agree more. Doing

Couldn't agree more. Doing an instance is a very good way to catch up when you're behind in exp.

Hosho's guide

I followed hosho's guide, which took me to lvl 20. This guide starts at lvl 21...should I just start it early?

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ashenvale hunt quest

Just wanted to add that the Ashenvale hunt quest that you get in Camp T is the 11th in a chain. I never started it apparently. I did not follow a guide to 21. Anyway thought i would mention. Great guide. Just a little confusing to start if you have not followed a guide from lvl one as the quests are so easy now that I have found that i had completed quests at level 20 that are in lvl 24-26 of the guide.

Hey Jame, great guides. Has

Hey Jame, great guides. Has helped me level numerous characters but I have a question. I just started anew and following the guide precisely. I will occasionally do a quest you don't mention, but I do do everything mentioned in the guide. That said, I do not kill on my way. My problem is I always end up about 4-5 bars behind when the guide says I should have leveled. Is my problem not killing on the way, or what?

Thanks for the guides again, you're great.

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Generally, people are ahead

Generally, people are ahead of my guide in levels, so I don't really know why you are behind. You must be either very lucky with quest drops (as a result, you need to kill less mobs), or it's just that you are trying hard to kill nothing on your way and kill the minimum of mobs required to finish quests.

My advice is: don't worry, you will end up ahead of my guide in exp at some point, I guarantee it. Sticking out tongue

Level 30 mount

Hey Jame you should add that you can have mount on lvl 30 now Smiling

Ruul Snowhoof

Hey man love your guide am using it to level a Belf paladin atm. I have one issue though, with going so fast through the levels I find I am still running around in level 12 gear at level 25 lol it does make it difficult, I had a real rough time at Hillsbrad farm died about 10 times, I know I can get some of the AH but it's still difficult. It's not so much of a problem with other classes but with the lack of a ranged pull I find it quite..."interesting" to say the least. Just thought I might warn some other people out there.

Also I have a minor suggestion, in the level 24 part 4. after collecting the troll charms in the cave might I suggest hordies pick up the escort quest from the bear in the cage (Ruul Snowhoof), it's a fairly easy quest and seeing as how you are leaving Thistlefur village anyway is not too far out of the way and when handed in gives you 2400xp! Jawdropping! This is just a suggestion of course but I thought I might let others know about it.
Other than that man thanks for a great guide I will continue to use it to level my pally, lock and priest Smiling

P.S: You have a typo in "3. Time for a little walk, go to Thislefur Village (30,45), follow the path shown on map."

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Thanks, fixed the

Thanks, fixed the typo.

About the Ruul quest. I've decided to leave it out, because it's actually not that easy, the two ambushes can get really hectic, at least for certain classes or people who lack gear.

Leveling a new character :D

Hey matey,

Ive decided to level a BE paladin I had from a while ago and its currently level 25.

Where abouts in the guide should I just in? Hes just leveled 25, but dunno where to pop in the guild.

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Just jump in the guide at

Just jump in the guide at the beginning of a circuit close to your current level, and ignore the quests you can't get. After a while, you'll be back on track, and those quests won't matter anymore.

Praise / Recommendations

ok so I've used this guide on atleast 5 toons from 21-70. I can get through Hosho's Barrens guide in a day and a half real time and from there its smooth sailing.

Anyways for the sequence leading up to Gann encounter, while heading from camp T to do Weapon's of choice I encountered three rare mobs each dropping a quest. One being a blue thunder lizard just south of Camp T, drops a quest to be handed in at camp T. Next is a red Thunderhawk, yet again drops a quest to be handed in at Camp T. And finally a rare spawn while collecting eggs. I know these are all rare spawns or on timers but I would still think its worth mentioning if you see them, kill them.

Anyways its a great guide and would take this over any others even if I would have to pay.



I have tried this guide a few times but had to leave wow for rl for a bit but now im back and going to hit 21 on my war tomarrow so wish me luck Laughing out loud

Ashenvale hunt?

I am a blood elf rogue, and I finished ghostlands, so I haven't been to Barrens before. Am I supposed to go to Camp Taurajo to get the Ashenvale Hint Quest before I turn it it? You didn't mention anything about getting the quest in your guide, so I'm not sure what to do.

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No you don't have to, you

No you don't have to, you can get it from Splintertree Post.

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just wanted to say

this guide is great the best part is its free! anyway i wanted to point out i dont know if this is in there or not but at the charred vale a level 28 elite rare named sister raven spawns sometimes ive died two times because of her just thought you might wanna throw that in there anyway this is an awsome guide! Smiling

Gann Questline

When doing "Revenge of Gann" there is a quest giver to the far right of the entrance to the keep on a plateau at the co-ord (48,86) which gives the quest "Tears of the Moon". I haven't done it yet(doing Revenge of Gann right now) but i've done it on Ketikilst and i tihnk it';s basicly picking up a crate from behind that big bit in the middle of the keep with the stairs into the little livingroom wiht a mini-boss.

It might be a bit class dependent but it's extra money and xp.

Kind Regards

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Best WoW guide EVER!

Tell me if this is good, i just finished your guide after using Strawberries guide to the Ghostlands, and my total time played is exactly 1 day 48 minutes?

Is that good?

Or...... could be better......?


"I love WoW!"

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Yes, it's decent. And rofl,

Yes, it's decent. And rofl, how did Snowflake become Strawberries all of a sudden? Sticking out tongue

You Could...

You could pick up the quest the Sacred Flame for the Laughing Sisters part of the guide because a Etched Phial dropped while i was grinding on them for the rare cat. If it is later on in the guide tell me because i am only on the lvl 27-28 section of the guide Puzzled

a note to the unwary

hi, as i hav alredy said its a good guide, but ive just gone through it with a friend and made a mistake that i think is quiteeasy to make, wen you get to the step telling you to go to highperch, please make sure it is high perch you are goin to, i managed to wander into roguefeather den and didnt realise until i hit the end of the cave Sticking out tongue just a friendly note to evryone as stupid as me.

Patience is a virtue, it just isn't one of mine!


I started the guide at lvl 23 instead of lvl 21 by accedent (lots of WC runs Sticking out tongue) but the thing is that i am now lvl 26 in the 24 part of the guide! What do i do! Jawdropping!

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You keep doing whatever you

You keep doing whatever you were doing, being ahead of the guide is NOT a problem, it's actually good!

Where to grind?

I have a lvl 30 rogue, and I finished this guide. I have to grind 10k xp to get to 31, but the demons place is a little bit hard cause I'm always missing,dodging, etc.

Do you have any suggestions for a place to grind?

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The harpy cave in thousand

The harpy cave in thousand needles is pretty good place to grind for a rogue.

A Dip in the Moonwell

The quest "A Dip in the Moonwell" (lvl 29) is currently bugged. When the robot appears, he instantly dies.

Great guide, I've been using it to all my characters Smiling


you get mounts at lvl 30 now for 35g!!!!wooooooooooo!!!!!!!!be sure to add it Sticking out tongue

p.s i got the addons anyway while my dad was out Eye

A big ''thank you''

As so many others have already said, I too am grateful for the time and effort that you put into this guide. A stranger on WoW and I started questing together and he seemed to have his ''plan'' all together as we went from objective to objective.

I asked him how he knew to do all these things (take this quest, not that one, don't do this, etc.) and he said he printed out a sheet telling him. When I asked him what ''sheet'' he was talking about, he referred me to your guide.

I was level 24 then and in spite of several WoW add-ons, I still found grinding and questing a sometimes less-than-FUN experience. So when I decided that I was going to follow your guide, I deleted every quest in my log that wasn't complete, ran around turning-in the rest, and when I was done with that ''clearing out'' exercise, I began this page of your guide.

It was a bit tough for me to find the best place to enter, since your guide presupposes someone starting at, or near, 21 (not a complaint, just sayin') Smiling But once I found my place, well... it's been smooth as silk!

My character is about halfway through 27 now and I'm just beginning the level 26 section of your guide so slowly, but surely, my level is getting closer to being ''on track'' with your guide. As I said, I didn't come into this guild at the right level to begin with so the difference between my character's level and the guide is a consequence of my own mid-point entry.

All in all, I said all that (sorry, I can be verbose at times!) to say this:

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! Your guide has helped me make better progress, and have a lot more fun along the way!


Petrifyde / Blood Elf Priest / Rexxar server

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Thank you

Thank you Eye

A dip in the moonwell

First off, just like to thank Jame for the great guide, I've used them for a while now and loved them all. Smiling

I've been attempting to do the quest 'A dip in the moonwell' but unfortunately the robot is bugged so that as soon as it spawns it dies. I messaged a GM about the issue and he said that it's a bug that they're working on fixing.

Not sure if it happens to everyone but just a heads up.

awesome guide!

hi, amazing guide here, just wanted to sugest a few things:
not many quests give good weapon rewards, set aside some time with wich u can complete instances a few times for weapons, or else ppl will end up like me... a lvl 30 rogue with thief's blade and a buzzer blade Shocked also now the mount lvl has been dropped to 30, it would be a good idea to add some quests that just give money or something, so it is easyier to get that 45g for trainin and mount. either way it is still an amazing guide and has saved me much wandering around aimlessly.

Patience is a virtue, it just isn't one of mine!

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Hehe, trust me, if such

Hehe, trust me, if such "quest that give money" existed, they would already be in the guide Smiling


Well, I'm a lazy guy, so I wasn't gonna make an account just to say thanks, but since you obviously put so much time and thought into creating this guide, and it has saved me quite a bit of running-around-aimlessly time, I figured it was the least I could do. So, thanks. Great guide.

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Well, thank you, lazy guy

Well, thank you, lazy guy Sticking out tongue

I appreciate it.

To far ahead

i have followed this guide and im like 1 lv ahead of it this bad?

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Nope it's good, very good!

Nope it's good, very good!

The only thing I noticed

The only thing I noticed that was different from the guide than actual play was Galak Messenger's path. I sat near the Great Lift for a minute (after I ran up and down where it's marked on the map) and saw him dart east off the path. He's quick but thankfully I had aspect of the cheetah and instant range attacks so I didn't have to chase far, but it would've sucked if I hadn't had those.

Anyways, I loved this guide and I had a lot of fun playing through it. I'm pretty new to WoW and was amazed at how fast I leveled, I was even ahead by a level most of the time and being a hunter just made this a breeze. I'm looking forward to the rest of your guides and to go through them again with my duo partner.

Great guide

This is a great guide Jame, just a note that they have increased spawning of jailor Eston and Marigen in last patch. And I wanted to ask what if I am level 22,5 and I want to start?It's because of Snowflake . I leveled more with his guide than I should .

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Just start at the beginning

Just start at the beginning of the guide. Being a few levels ahead of the guide actually helps, it's a good thing!

Escort Quests

This guide was amazing, I have followed it all the way through and it has been spot on.

However, As a S. Priest I found the last 2 escort quests way too hard, so hard in fact that I gave up on them. Especially [28] Free At Last, I found that I couldn't get far enough ahead of her (after the first plateau) to pull the mobs before she plows into the middle of the next plateau.
Even if I can survive, there isn't enough time to get my mana back, before she gets to the next one.

Thankfully I was half a level up on where the guide says, and so I didn't lose anything by not doing these quests.

IMHO I thought that the line about it being an easy escort quest was misleading for a class as squishy as a priest.

A couple of notes at lvl 24

I have a couple of notes to add, just as an FYI, at lvl 24:

Step 3: the Furlbogs at Thistlefur Villages can, at a lesser drop rate, drop the Logging Rope needed for Warsong Supplies. I got it from one of the Furlbogs in the cave while getting the Troll Charms. So if you get it there, you can skip step 11 at Greenpaw Village, unless you need a nice grinding spot for XP.

Step 6: Torek's escort quest is bugged, in that you should see Torek and his four companions at the hilltop. If you only see Torek, and not also his companions, the quest is fatally bugged. Try logging out and then back in. If that doesn't work, you'll have to come back to it later. Something with the quest's reset script doesn't always respawn the companions, a long standing bug that Blizz won't fix.

Step 7: DO NOT LOOT the nightelves after you kill them to clear the way for Torek. This slows down their respawn, so you and Torek's gang has a clear route to the house. If you loot, you'll find all the nightelves back in place during the escort. This is in general true for any escort quest, no looting allowed.

A few errors

Nice guide, just came to post a few minor errors that you might not even be bothered to fix:

1) Quote: 'From Thunderbluff: Exit Mulgore to the east where you should zone into the Barrens.'
- It should be Thunder Bluff not Thunderbluff.

2) Towards the end of the guide you say: 'Once that is done, head back to Tarren Mill, don't forget to kill stuff which is on your way.'
- The latest version of this guide says that you no longer need to kill mobs while moving from place to place, so im not sure if you accidently left that in their or you intend for us to kill stuff at that particular time?...

yea thats all, cyas

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Fixed, thanks

Fixed, thanks Smiling

Absolutely Wondeful

I've never used a leveling guide before this one, but now I don't see any need to look for another. I've managed to get my new toon up to level 30 in one week (I believe about 1 day 8 hours in-game time), faster than I ever have before. Absolutely wonderful from start to finish; I look forward to the next few chapters.

Circle of Dark Scholars - Aggramar

Just more kudos

I played wow for more than a year before I discovered this guide. It's a fantastic resource.

Great guide.. suggestion

EXCELLENTLY written guide. I have only been playing WoW for a little less than a month but I have seen many questing guides and this one is BY FAR the best. It is great because not only does it level you very fast, it is an extreme joy to read and do! It is so great how much effort you put in it, it is much better then the majority of the guides out there with just a zone, bulleted lists with coordinates, and then rinse and repeat.

Anyways, I thought I should mention that when doing the "Highperch" quests in "Thousand Needles", there is a rare spawn of a 32 elite mob named "Heartrazor" who is a big pain in the A**. I saw him yesterday when about to do the escort quest, but my warlock and another rogue took him down without much of a problem (except that the rogue had aggro because my stupid VW couldn't pull the elite off Eye ). You may want to make a note of this, just to warn others.

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Alright! Adding a not about

Alright! Adding a note about this annoying little bugger.

Problem with escort quest

Hi, my name's Geebs

I bought wow a week ago and after making a char to try the game out ( lvl 32 ), i restarted the game with a blood elf using snowflake's guide and then yours. Thanks, these guides are usefull for new players.

My new character is now lvl 30 and i am on the wyverns quest, no problem untill then.

However , in the escort quest wich you refer as "simple without problem" lol There is a lvl 32 Elite wandering on the escort path. Name is Heartrazor and hits pretty hard, has lots of hp too.

I died a couple of times, but i have figured a way to get rid of him, being a lock helps...

So, just to let people know , there might be an issue on this quest ( the path is too small, you can't avoid him)

Here it is:

1. Get back down off Freewind Post, head west until you reach Highperch (12,32). Get up there and start killing Wyverns while searching for eggs. Keep doing this until you have 10 Highperch Wyvern Eggs.

2. Once you have done that, head to the southeastern corner inside Highperch, you should find a narrow path going up to another plateau, at the end of this plateau you should find a tauren named Pao'Ka with a quest. Take his quest [29] Homeward Bound and escort him out. It's a pretty simple escort quest, shouldn't be any problem.


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When doing Item #2 in the

When doing Item #2 in the very last section, killing mobs for Destroy the Legion, a better method is to stop grinding for this quest as soon as the Diabolic Plans drop. Run back to Splintertree Post and turn in the quest you get from this item, which is the one which generates the Never Again! followup. While going after the bosses of Never Again, you will easily finish up what you need for Destroy the Legion and save yourself some grinding.