[Leveling] Abaeboda’s Night Elf 1-12 Guide



This guide is made for FAST leveling through the use of Optimized Quest Circuits. With this guide, questing will be very efficient and you’ll not waste any second running around and trying to figure out in which order to do your quests. 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, turning several quests at the same time. It will be like grinding, because you’ll be killing stuff almost non-stop, besides you’ll also be completing a bunch of quests at the same time!

Everything described in this guide can be done solo (beside when I say otherwise). You can, of course, follow this guide while duoing, grouping, it’s not a problem, it works too.

DISCLAIMER: This guide does NOT take into account tradeskills, class specific quests or PvP. It’s 100% focused on getting the most experience possible in the shortest possible time while doing a lot of quests and enjoying as much content as possible. Any race/class combination can do this guide. Any complaints about PvP, tradeskills, or class specific issues will be ignored.

Basic rules

* Spend your talent points so that you kill things as fast as possible. (e.g: Priest should specialize in Shadow Talents, Warriors in Arms/Fury, etc.

* Don’t waste your time trying to find groups for questing, you can solo everything that is described in this guide unless I say otherwise. 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.

Useful Addons

To get the most out of my guide, you should get an addon which displays coordinates, because I use them to describe locations in my guide (x,y). You can use any addon you like, but here’s a very simple one I use.


DMiniCoords– A simple box which displays coordinates, left-click it to move it where you like.

Below is a list of other addons I use, this is 100% optional though, it’s mostly for people who are curious to know which addons I use:

*Bartender4 – A great action bar addon.

*X-Perl UnitFrames – Very nice, highly customizable unit frames.

*Quartz – The best casting bar addon out there, imo.

*Scrolling Combat Text – I just don’t like the default UI Floating Combat Text.

Side Note: In case you don’t know how to install add-ons, simply download an addon from one of the links above and unzip it. Then drag the unzipped folder in your Addon folder (full path is c:Program FilesWorld of WarcraftInterfaceAddons). Then, restart World of Warcraft and it should be working.

If it isn’t working, you might need to log out to your character selection screen and click on “Addons” in the lower-left corner. Tick the box that says “Load out of date Addons”. Re-launch WoW.

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*Quest objectives to kill

Level 1

1.You start off in Shadowglen. Now, take some time to set up your UI (if it’s complicated).

2.Take the quest [2]The Balance of Nature from Conservator Ilthalaine.

3.Now, wander around this little area and kill 7 Young Nightsabers and 4 Young Thistle Boar. You should ding level 2 from this.

Level 2

1.Now, go turn in [2]The Balance of Nature at Conservator Ilthalaine.

2.Get the follow up [3]The Balance of Nature. Also get [1]Class Depending Sigil.

3.Sell trash, repair, and go to your trainer to turn in [1]Class Depending Sigil and train your abilities if you’d like.

4.Go to (59,36) and kill 7 Mangy Nightsaber and Thistle Boars. You should ding level 3 from doing this.

Level 3

1.Go all around Aldrassil and grab the quests:

[1]The Woodland Protector from Melithar Staghelm(59,42)

[4]Webwood Venom from Gilshalan Windwalker(57,41).

[4]A Good Friend from Dirania Silvershine(60,41).

Also turn in [3]The Balance of Nature.

2.Go to (54,32) and find Iverron. Turn in the quest and get the follow up [4]A Friend in Need.

3.Now, get out of the pass and kill Webwood Spiders until you have 10 Webwood Venom Sacs. You should ding level 4 from doing this.

Level 4

1.Train your new abilities at your class trainer, sell junk, and repair.

2.Turn in [4]Webwood Venom at Gilshalan Windwalker(57,41) and obtain the follow-up [5]Webwood Egg.

3.Turn in [4]A Friend in Need at Dirania Silvershine(60,41) and obtain the follow up [4]Iverron’s Antidote.

4.Now, go over to Tarindrella and turn in [1]The Woodland Protector and get the follow-up [3]The Woodland Protector.

5.Go west of Tarindrella to (55,45). Here, kill grells until you get 8 Fel Moss, and 7 Hyacinth Mushrooms. You should reach level 5 doing this.

Level 5

1.Obtain 4 Moonpetal Lilies. They are around the ponds.

2.Now, go to the cave where we killed the spiders around before. Go inside it, clear to the very end, and kill the spider guarding the Webwood Egg. If you haven’t found the Webwood Ichor yet, then keep killing spiders here until you do.

3.Once you’re done here, get out of the cave and head back to Aldrassil.

4.Once at Aldrassil, sell junk and repair. Once you’ve done this, turn in the quests [4]Iverron’s Antidote, [5]Webwood Egg, and [3]The Woodland Protector. Obtain the follow-up [5]Tenaron’s Summons. Don’t start the follow-up of [4]Iverron’s Antidote until you complete the next step!

5.Go to the top of the tree and turn in [5]Tenaron’s Summons. Get the follow-up [5]Crown of the Earth. Now, go start the timed quest, [4]Iverron’s Antidote. Find him and turn it in.

6.Go to (59,33) and fill the vial at the moonwell.

7.Go back to Aldrassil.

8.Go to the top of the tree and turn in [5]Crown of the Earth and get the follow-up [5]Crown of the Earth.

Level 6

1.Train your new skills at your trainer.

2.Now, follow the path out of Shadowglen. On the way, you’ll find a NPC named Porthannius. Get his quest [5]Dolanaar Delivery.

3.Follow the path until you reach Dolanaar. While on this path, you will find a satyr named Zenn Foulhoof. Talk to him and get his quest [5]Zenn’s Bidding. Then continue on to Dolanaar.

4.In Dolanaar, complete the quest [5]Dolanaar Delivery, and make the inn your home. Also, find Corithras Moonrage and turn in the quest [5]Crown of the Earth. Get the follow-up [5]Crown of the Earth.

5.Learn First Aid and Cooking. Now since you have trained Cooking, you can get the quest [7]Recipe of the Kaldorei. Grab the quests:

*[5]Denalan’s Earth from Syral Bladeleaf.

*[6]A Troubling Breeze from Athridas Bearmantle

*[6]The Emerald Dreamcatcher from Tallonkai Swiftroot.

*Also get [7]Twisted Hatred from her.

Note— Kill every Nightsaber, Webwood Lurker, and Strigid Owl that you see on your way.

6.Move to (63,58). Fill up your Jade Vial at the moon well.

7.Now follow the road to Starbreeze Village. Clear all the way to the inn, and go to the very top. There, you should find a dead Night Elf named Gaerolas Talvethren.

8.Turn in [6]A Troubling Breeze and get [6]Gnarlpine Corruption.

9.Go outside of the inn and you will find a small house with the Emerald Dreamcatcher in it.

10.Clear your way out of the village and run circles around the area by Dolanaar until you have the following items:

* 3 Strigid Owl Feathers
* 3 Nightsaber Fangs
* 3 Webwood Silk
* 7 Spider Legs

When you get all of these items, go back to Zenn Foulhoof and turn in the quest.

You should be level 7.

Level 7

1.Go back to Dolanaar, sell and repair.

2.Turn in [6]Gnarlpine Corruption at Athridas Bearmantle and get the follow-up [9]The Relics of Wakening.

3.Turn in [6]The Emerald Dreamcatcher at Tallonkai Swiftroot and get the follow-up [8]Ferocitas the Dream Eater

4.Get the quest [7]Seek Redemption! from either Sentinel Kyra Starsong, Syral Bladeleaf, or Moon Priestess Amara.

NOTE— From now on look for Fel Cones.


5.Now, leave Dolanaar and head to Lake Al’Ameth. There, you will find Denalan. Turn in [5]Denalan’s Earth and get the follow-ups [7]Timberling Seeds and [7]Timberling Sprouts.

6.Now kill Timberlings until you finish the two quests.
Turn them in and get the follow-up [7]Rellian Greenspyre.

You should be level 8 after you get all of these items.

Level 8

1.Go back to Dolanaar and sell junk, repair, and train new skills.

2.Go to (69,53). Here, we’re going to kill Ferocitas the Dream Eater. Kill the mobs around him, then kill him and loot the Gnarlpine Necklace. Make sure to right click the necklace for the jewel.

3.Now, kill 7 Gnarlpine Mystics.

4.If you have not gotten the 3 Fel Cones, then collect them now.

5.Go to Zenn Foulhoof(60,56). Turn in [7]Seek Redemption!.

6.Go back to Dolanaar, sell and repair.

7.Turn in [8]Ferocitas the Dream Eater and [7]Recipe of the Kaldorei.

You should be level 9. If you’re not, go grind on some mobs.

Level 9

1.Go east out of the town.

2.On the road, you should find a patrolling group of Night Elves. Get the quest [8]The Road to Darnassus from Moon Priestess Amara.

3.Go to (49,55) and kill Gnarlpine Ambushers until you finish the quest.

4.Go to (44,57). Enter the den, and clear around it to find all four items.

Black Feather Quill: (43,61) in a small room across a bridge.

Rune of Nesting: (44,60) in a small room across a different bridge. Same chamber as the Quill.

Sapphire of Sky: (44,62) in a small room at the very bottom of the chamber.

Ravenclaw Talisman:(45,57)

NOTE— This is better done in a group. However, it can be soloed.

5.At (44,61), you will find Oben Rageclaw. Take his quest [8]The Sleeping Druid.

6.Kill Gnarlpine Shamans until one drops the Shaman Voodoo Charm.

7.Return to Oben Rageclaw. Turn in the quests and get the follow up [10]Druid of the Wild.

8.The druid you have to kill for this wanders under 3 bridges by the entrance of the cave. Once you kill him, click on the body and use the charm. This will complete the quest.

9.Go back to Oben Rageclaw and turn it in.

10.Hearthstone back to Dolanaar.

11.Turn in [9]The Relics of Wakening, and get the follow-up [12]Ursal the Mauler.

You should be level 10.

Level 10

1.Sell junk, repair, and train new abilities.

2.Go east out of Dolanaar and find Moon Priestess Amara. Turn in [8]The Road to Darnassus.

3.Now, head to Darnassus.

4.When in Darnassus, go to (38,21). Turn in [7]Rellian Greenspyre and get the follow-up [9]Tumors

5.Go to (36,85) and take the quest [12]Tears of the Moon.

6.Get out of Darnassus and head to (38,34). Take the quest [11]The Enchanted Glade from Sentinel Arynia Cloudsbreak.

7.Kill harpies until you have 6 Bloodfeather Belts.

8.Go back to Sentinel Arynia Cloudsbreak and turn in the quest. Get the follow-up [11]Teldrassil.

9.Go to the river east of here and kill elementals until you have 5 Mossy Tumors.

10.Go to (47,25) and kill Lady Sathrah. Loot the Silvery Spinnerets.

11.Go back to Darnassus. Turn in [9]Tumors and get the follow-up [9]Return to Denalan.

12.Go to (35,9) and turn in [11]Teldrassil. DON’T get the follow-up.

13.Go to Temple of the Moon and turn in the quest. Get the follow-up [12]Sathrah’s Sacrifice.

14.Jump down to the fountain and use the Sathrah’s Sacrifice. This will complete the quest.

15.Go back and turn it in.

16.Sell and repair while you’re in Darnassus.

You should be level 11.

Level 11

1.Move out of Darnassus and move to (42,67). Fill up your Tourmaline Vial at the moon well.

2.Go to (42,75) and click the Strange Fruited Plant. Take the quest [10]The Glowing Fruit.

3.Go to (39,80). Kill EVERYTHING around him, then kill Ursal the Mauler.

4.Go back to Denalan(61,69). Turn in both quests.

NOTE— When you turn in [10]The Glowing Fruit, you’ll be attacked by three boglings. Make sure you get the kill so you get the items they drop for the +1 damage increase. It may not seem like much but it helps.

5.Take the follow-up [9]Oakenscowl.

6.Go to (53,74). Kill Oakenscowl and loot the Gargantuan Tumor.

7.Go back to Denalan and turn in the quest.

8.Go back to Dolanaar.

9.Turn in [9]Crown of the Earth and get the follow-up. Also turn in [12]Ursal the Mauler.

10.Go to (38,34) and fill up your vial.

11.Hearthstone back to Dolanaar.

12.Turn in [11]Crown of the Earth and take the follow-up [11]Crown of the Earth.

13.Go to Darnassus. Find Arch Druid Fandral Staghelm. Turn in [11]Crown of the Earth.

14.At (71,44), get the quest [10]Nessa Shadowsong.

You should be level 12.

Level 12

1.Use the pink teleporter at (39,41) to get to Rutheran Village.

2.Follow the road and turn in [10]Nessa Shadowsong at Nessa Shadowsong, take the follow-up [10]The Bounty of Teldrassil.

3.Turn in the quest at the flight master and get the follow-up [10]Flight to Auberdine and purchase a flight to Auberdine.

4.In Auberdine, find Laird and turn in the quest. Get the follow-up [10]Return to Nessa. Purchase a flight back to Rutheran Village.

5.When you get there, turn in the quest at Nessa Shadowsong.

6.Purchase a flight back to Auberdine.

7.Go to the docks, and take a ship to Stormwind City.

And this is where the guide ends! I personally suggest Joan’s 13-20 Alliance Leveling Guide.


Please note this is a reformatted version of Taralom’s Night Elf guide. I found that the formatting in that was somewhat confusing, and turn-ins etc. were off some. All credit goes to him.

Also, all props go to Jame for the introduction and for how the guide is set up.

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    Mar 22, 2009 @ 19:33 pm

    Picture linkthe pictures links at the bottom of the guide are removeable by going to your file attachments and unchecking the list box.


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    Jan 20, 2009 @ 3:35 am

    I did not read your otherI did not read your other comment before I posted that comment, but I was not being sarcastic in any way, shape, or form. Mine lacks some things that your undead guide and (no doubt) your night elf guide will have. And, as Jame as said, I agree with him. Your guide will get the appreciation it deserves.

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    Jan 20, 2009 @ 0:02 am

    Nuh-uh. Your guide will beNuh-uh. Your guide will be appreciated just as much, don’t worry. And if the circuits are better, it will end up being the one on top of the lists and I’ll also recommend this one for the addon version.

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    Jan 19, 2009 @ 20:01 pm

    Definitely wasn’t aDefinitely wasn’t a sarcasm.

    I saw your first guide and I was very impressed. That’s why I’m sure your Night Elf guide will be better than Taralom’s. 🙂

    ps: If you read this Taralom, don’t get me wrong, your guide was lovely, but it was written a long time ago and things have evolved here, and we want to keep on improving the quality.

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    Jan 19, 2009 @ 19:42 pm

    I´ve been more careful withI take it that wasn’t sarcasm? I´ve been more careful with the drafts this time than when I did the Tirisfal Glades guide, so I garantee that as far as quest circuits go, it’s very efficient. I wouldn’t make that statement unless I believed it. Teldrassil is a difficult zone since there are quests spread out across all of it and a lot of running to prepare follow ups etc. I think I changed the order of quests 4-5 times and tested it before I found what should be the fastest way. That’s why it’s still not complete after these 2-3 weeks. The fact that I got annoyed by this guide (even though Kostada has done a very good job with it) is because I think mine won’t be as appreciated because of it. “Another Night Elf Guide? Oh well…”

    If I sound too much like a dick now, I apologize.

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    Jan 19, 2009 @ 19:41 pm

    *sigh* No need for sarcasm.*sigh* No need for sarcasm. I already said you did a good job with this revamp. I just think mine won’t be as appreciated now because this one has been made (which is a shame because of the effort I have put into writing it). Mine feels like such a waste of time now. I will upload it tonight anyway so feel free to be sarcastic in that comment field as well.

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    Jan 19, 2009 @ 18:24 pm

    Well, you also need to takeWell, you also need to take into account that this is just a revamp – I doubt ANYTHING I write is better than anything you could write.

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    Jan 19, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

    It’s ok, some people willIt’s ok, some people will still want to use Taralom’s guide, even if yours is better, just because they know it and have already tried it.

    However, I’ll make sure yours get the promotion it deserves so that people tend to pick it over taralom’s, since as you said, yours will be better. (And I trust it will)

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    Jan 19, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    I´ve been working on aI´ve been working on a Teldrassil guide for a while already. I suggest you check the Needed Guides page in the future to see if anyone is already working on the guide you’re about to write.

    I will go ahead and post my guide anyway because it has completely new planned, tested and written circuits which are faster than Taralom’s which you are rewamping here. However, I´m still kind of annoyed that you decided to rewamp a guide which has already been in progress for over two weeks and is mentioned in the Needed Guides link.

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    Jan 18, 2009 @ 23:31 pm

    This is something I am doingThis is something I am doing right now, while testing it on an alt to notice any mistakes/etc. I know about maps, but gimp does not seem to agree with me on editting. I have finished bolding quest givers and rotations, and am working on quests and items. If you know of a GOOD editter for maps, etc, please tell me.

    Comment me on my blog.

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    Jan 18, 2009 @ 22:45 pm

    Hey Kostada, I’m glad youHey Kostada, I’m glad you decided to revmap Taralom’s guide, because it’s definitely one of our 1-12 guides which needs it the most 🙂

    However, sadly, so far this is not much of an upgrade in terms of text formatting.

    1. Some of the colors are too bright and hurt the eyes.

    Use this color code and you can’t go wrong:

    [*][color=#cc9933][b]Quests[/b][/color] | color=#cc9933 + bold
    [*][color=#993300]Items[/color] | color=#993300
    [*][color=#33cc00]Locations[/color] | color=#33cc00
    [*][b]Quest objectives to kill[/b] | bold
    [*][color=#4169e1]NPCs[/color] | color=#4169e1
    [*][i]Locs[/i] | italic

    2. The biggest thing which was lacking in Taralom’s guide was that there was no maps. So it’s definetely something you should try to implement.

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    Jan 18, 2009 @ 21:38 pm

    colorsGreat work, I’d just suggest to change the colors of the names.
    They are really bright and hurt my eyes 🙂

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