[Leveling] Joan’s Leveling Guide, Chapter 1 Part 1 – Human lvl 1-12


Joan’s Leveling Guide, Chapter 1 Part 1 – Human lvl 1-12


This guide starts at level 1 when you create a new character for the humans, you can run someone from the other starts to follow this guide if you really want to.

I wont take the quests that’s specific for the class, but I recommend you to do them. They are most often worth the trouble.

I won’t say “sell and repair” or “visit the class trainer” just do it when you think it’s proper, but try to keep them when you are in the area of a vendor or a trainer.

This guide is maybe not the fastest way to level but it’s a fun and works…

Color key, as follow:

  • Level
  • Location
  • Quest
  • NCP’s
  • Items / Mobs


When I’ve done this guide I’ve used the add on “Titan panel” witch is very useful and I recommend you to use it.

Titan panel: It’s a very useful addon with may different features. But it’s mostly because I sometimes use locations in my guide with coordinates (x,y), and the panel shows them. But it’s also shows you a lot of other things. Download the lates version here.

Chapter 1 Part 1

Level 1

You will start in a valley called North Shire Valley in the province Elwynn Forest. You will see some people and a church. But go past this and look for the wolfs, when you find them start killing them until you hit level 2.

Level 2

Keep killing the wolfs until you hit level 3. If your bag/bags get full go and sell at the vendor, and remember to equipped the new armor you find.

Level 3

Start with sell and repair your gear. Now the questing beguines, take the quest:

  • [2]A Threat Within and go in to the church and leave it. Take the follow up, [2]Kobold Camp Cleanup.
  • Go outside and get the quest [2]Eagan Peltskinner, go to him, his at one of the long sides of the church wall. Turn the quest in and get the follow up, [2]Wolves Across the Border.

Now, go and kill wolves until you got 8 Thoug Wolf Meats.
When that is done kill 10 Kobold Vermin’s. If you are not at level 4 now, grind some wolves or Kobold’s until you hit level 4.

Level 4

Turn in the quests, and get the follow up, [3]Investigate Echo Ridge. Then go and kill Kobold Workers until you hit level 5 and the quest is completed.

Level 5

Turn in the quest and take the follow up, [5]Skirmish at Echo Ridge. After that go to the cave witch is at loc (47,31) and go inside. Kill everything in there until the quest is completed and you hit level 6. This can take some time but it’s worth the work.

Level 6

Turn in that quest and get the last follow up, [5]Report to Goldshire. Now, go outside the church and take the quest, [4]Brotherhood of Thieves. It’s time to go south east until you meet the river, cross it and start kill Defias Thug, until you get 12 Red Burlap Bandana.
Go back and turn in that quest, and take the two follow ups,

  • [5]Bounty on Garrick Padfoot
  • [4]Milly Osworth

Then go to Milly, she is at the other side of the church building at loc (50,39) . Turn in and get the follow up, [4]Milly Harvest. Once again cross that river and go in to the field, and take 8 of Milly’s Harvest, but be careful, some of them are guarded.
When that is done, go to the very North east corner of the field, and just a bit further northeast until you are at loc (57,48) where you find Garrick Padfoot and one guard. Kill them and loot Garrick’s head. Then go back and hand in the quests, don’t get the follow up if you don’t want that specific reward. By now you should be in level 7 but if you aren’t it’s not a problem, just go and kill some Defias Thug until you hit it.

Level 7

Now it’s time to get moving to Goldshire, just follow the road around the wall, and get the quest [5]Rest and Relaxation at loc (45, 47). Keep following the road until you are in Goldshire, hand in [5]Report to Goldshire, and [5]Rest and Relaxation. And make Goldshire your home.
Take the following quests:

  • [7] Gold Dust Exchange
  • [7] Kobold Candles
  • [7] The Fargodeep Mine
  • [10] A Fishy Peril

Turn in [10] A Fishy Peril and get the follow up, [10] Further Concerns. Time to go in to the wilderness.

Go to The Stonefield Farm, and get the quests:

  • [9] Princess Must Die!
  • [6] Lost Necklace

Go over to Billy at Maclure Vineyards turn in [6] Lost Necklace and get the follow up, [6] Pie for Billy. Start killing the Stonetusk Boars that is on the field until you find 4 Chunk of Boar Meat.
Go back to The Stonefield Farm turn in the quest [6] Pie for Billy and take the follow up, [6] Back to Billy.
Now, back to Billy, turn in the quest and get the follow up

  • [8] Goldtooth

Now it’s time to go inside The Fargodeep Mine. There is two entrances, use the one at the bottom of the little valley, it goes faster. Once inside just follow it until you find Goldtooth. Kill him and loot Bernice’s Necklace. Once you have it, go outside again. By now you should have completed the following quests:

  • [7] Gold Dust Exchange
  • [7] Kobold Candles
  • [7] The Fargodeep Mine
  • [8] Goldtooth

If the two at the top isn’t, just kill some more Kobolds until you have and you ding level 8.

Level 8

  • Now, go back to The Stonefield Farm and turn in the quest.

Then run or warp back to Goldshire. Once there, turn in all the quest, and get the follow up:

  • [10] The Jasperlode Mine
  • [7] Shipment to Stormwind
  • Go to Stormwind, trun in [7] Shipment to Stormwind then travel to Ironforge. Take the flight path, then go to Kharanos in Dun Morogh


1. Go to Kharanos and get the quests:

  • [5] Tools for Steelgrill
  • [7] Beer Basted Boar Ribs
  • [9] Frostmane Hold

Then go over to Steelgrill’s Depot, just a bit above the village. There trun in the quest, and get:

  • [6] Stocking Jetsteam
  • [7] The Grizzled Den
  • [6] Ammo for Rumbleshot

Once done, go to the “Gnome workshop” and get the quest:

  • [10] Operation Recombobulation

2. Go down and get the Rumbleshot’s Ammo,

Now I advice you to go beside the road when you go to point 3, because there is a lot of boars and some bears which you need to kill to complete some quests, besides you get some easy xp.

3. Turn in the quest. Once if you got everything in to the quests,

  • [7] Beer Basted Boar Ribs
  • [6] Stocking Jetsteam
  • Then go back to Kharanos turn in the quest, (you can buy the malt to [7] Beer Basted Boar Ribs from the innkeeper. After that go to Steelgrill’s Depot, turn in the quest and get the follow up,
  • [9] Evershine

Level 9

Now, go the yeti cave.
4. Start kill yeti’s until you have 8 Wendigo Mane, it can take some time but this is a great grinding spot and you get a lot of xp.

Now, go to Brewnall Village, take the fight path, so you get some extra xp.

5. Once there, turn in the quests, and get others:

  • [8] A Favor for Evershine
  • [9] The Perfect Stout

6. Now, just leave the little village and start killing the beast until you have completed the quest.

7. Go outside Gnomeregan, there is a lot of Gnomes, start killing them. But keep away from the “real” Gnomeregan, there are the gnomes in much to high level. Kill gnomes until you have 8 Restablization Cog and 8 Gyromechanic Gear.
When you are done, you should be in level 10 but if you are not just kill some more gnomes.

Level 10

8. Time to go to Frosmane Hold, go inside, kill everything in your way until you have completed the quest.

9. Go up the mountain, just after the little cave and the to your right. There clear the camp and then pick some baskets that holds Shimmerweed.

10. Go back to Brewnall Village and turn in the quests.

11. Time to go back to Kharanos and turn in all the quest, remember the Gnome workshop and Steelgrill’s Depot. And now you should be in level 11, if you aren’t just grind some more, later on.

Level 11

When every quest you have for Dun Morogh is turned in. Then warp back to Goldshire.

You should have this quests for Elwynn Forest:

  • [9] Princess Must Die!
  • [10] Further Concerns
  • [10] The Jasperlode Mine

1.Go to The Jasperlode Mine, go inside and as far in as you need to complete the quest, then go outside again.

2. Trun in the quest to the guard, and get:

  • [10] Find the Lost Guards
  • [10] Protect the Frontier

3. It’s a half-eaten body that you need to “take”.

4. The next dead body, is just a little bit away, by the a lake. Be on your guard for the murlocks, they are aggressive and they often kill you if you don’t take them one by one, or two at a time.

5. Now go to the Eastvale Logging Camp, and get the quests:

  • [9] A Bundle of Trouble
  • [9] Red Linen Goods

6. Just go outside the camp and start killing the big wolves called Powlers and Young Forest Bear until you have completed the quest. Keep an eye out for Bundle of Wood, that lays around the trees pick up all of them up until you have completed that quest.

7. Swim over to the island in the lake and kill Defias Rogue Wizards until you have found 8 Red Linen Bandana, and the quest is completed. Keep kill Defias Rogue Wizards until you ding level 12.

Level 12

8. Turn in the two quests, but don’t take any follow up.

9. Go to the guard beside the river, turn in the quests, and get the follow up:

  • Deliver Thoma’s Report

10. On the field in Brackwell Pumpkin Parch goes 3 boars, on of them are called the Princess. Kill the 3 of them, they shouldn’t be a problem for you by now, but have some potion just in case.
When you are done, warp back to Goldshire, or walk.

1. Walk to The Stonefield Farm and turn in the quest, [9] Princess Must Die! Then walk over to the fort.

2. Take one quest from the guard outside:

  • [10] Riverpaw Gnoll Bounty
  • [11] Wanted: “Hogger”

You get the last one from the notice bored next to the guard.

3. Kill Gnolls until you have 8 Painted Gnoll Armband. Look out for the Hogger, and kill him if you can. Otherwise, just keep killing Gnolls until you reach level 13, and then kill the Hogger.

Level 13

4. Go back to the fort and turn in the quest. The warp back to Goldshire if you can, otherwise just walk.

5. Turn in the quest, but don’t take any new quests. Your quest log should now be empty.

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    Mar 29, 2009 @ 4:11 am

    It’s a rather old guide, andIt’s a rather old guide, and come on, the english isn’t that hard to understand. 😉

    Anyway, it was the only human starter guide we had for a long time, so it was already nice to have one, even if it wasn’t of the highest quality.

    Now we got Maw’s Human Starter guide, which is great. So it’s all good.

    However some people still want to use Joan’s guide, because they are familiar with it, therefore I’m not unpublishing it, at least for now.

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    Mar 29, 2009 @ 3:40 am

    this one’s a joke..I’ve been more than delighted with all the guides so far.. but c’mon, this one’s barely in English! The descriptions are puzzling and barely decipherable. The images are confusing and hard to follow. Nice attempt, but fail.

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    Dec 27, 2008 @ 0:33 am

    Great guide collectionI think that this+the other guides from 1-80 are great.

    I have become a great level in not much time! Thanks!

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    Dec 21, 2008 @ 3:38 am

    GrammarI don’t want to be too picky, but for 1-5, when you say ‘wolfs’ the plural form of ‘wolf’ is ‘wolves’ 😉 Otherwise, its a great guide!

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    Nov 22, 2008 @ 1:23 am

    Kobold LaborersHelpful tip. At level 5 you say after you are finshed killing the Kobold Laborers for the quest to grind them until ding. I found that going back and fighting wolves or the lower level Kobolds gives faster exp rate.

    Name… Hordius & Diazar
    Server… Smolderthorn
    Faction… Alliance

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    Oct 28, 2008 @ 9:10 am

    Remys quest isn’t availibleRemys quest isn’t availible until level 7. I have tried this on two humans with no luck until that level. Grinding a level at level six seems a bit extreme considering James guide does 50 levels without grinding 😛

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    Apr 20, 2008 @ 19:29 pm

    nice guide but it´s a waistnice guide but it´s a waist of time to run to kharanos 😛

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    Apr 12, 2008 @ 20:09 pm

    I’ve just finished levelingI’ve just finished leveling a human paladin using your guide and I must congratulate you on your quest circuits. While leveling human characters on my own I would often die a lot after the first 5 levels or so, but this hasn’t happened while following this guide.

    Although the content is very good, the quality of the guide is not as great. The maps are hard to read, some objectives are not clear enough, not to mention the many grammar errors. I understand that English may not be your mother tongue, but you could at least run your guide through a grammar check.

    It’s a pity, the content is great, and this guide could be a great one with a few formatting and map editing. That’s why I have a suggestion for you: send me the raw version of the guide via the PM (complete with bbcoding) and I will format it for you, correct all the grammar errors and add new maps and screenshots. Then I’ll re-send you the new guide and you can publish it as a different version.

    If not interested, please reply to me in a PM. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Greens come and go but epics stay soulbound 😉
    *Haylie, EU Bronze Dragonflight*

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    Mar 2, 2008 @ 21:27 pm

    Mod suggestionI really enjoyed working through this guide. Even if it isn’t the most effective guide it kept me entertained. I would like to suggest another mod to add to the list for many of these guides, that will help people like me who don’t read ahead and have to alt tab all the time to check what quest they should have.
    TourGuide[/url] is the mod that I want to support. It allows you to write a script that will help guide you through quests. It will display your current objective (accept quest so and so, run to Ironforge, turn in quest and so on). I have written a script that has all the quest in this guide in the order listed. If you have [url=]TomTom[/url] or Catographer you will get map way points for all quest areas and NPC’s when you are on that quest. I would suggest installing catographer from the WowAceUpdater as it needs external lib files.

    Here is a link to my [url=]script[/url], just extract it like the mod. Please tell me what you think. After this load tourguide and load “Joans Human 1-12” as your guide selection. I would also like to add more notes from the guide, but don’t want to infringe on Joan’s copy write or take credit for anything in the guide.

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    Jan 13, 2008 @ 21:21 pm

    MISTAKEMate, you made a mistake – he says that u should take a FIGHT not FLIGHT path, which means to kill some mobs to get extra xp…

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    Jan 13, 2008 @ 3:29 am

    hw ment fight path he didn’thw ment fight path he didn’t say flight. Al he means is go through th wilderness so u will run into animals so you can fight them. :jawdrop:

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    Nov 29, 2007 @ 21:29 pm

    Thats me ^^Just wanted to shine some light on who posted the comment up there. lol.
    Daelas – 70 Warlock

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    Nov 28, 2007 @ 23:23 pm

    Great guide.I have lvled over 5 characters to 70, and probably several dozen to 40+. Great guide I must say, really nice way to start up for new players. It shows them the whole point of the game, and introduces to 2 major areas (SW-Stormwind, and IF-Ironforge). And that is a huge plus!
    A little remake of this guide would be nice, change a few minor points to make it easier to read.
    1. Use the same maps (meaning arrows and colors you use on maps)
    2. Be more specific on where to go and how to get there (etc flight paths, and tram)

    Great guide!

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    Nov 5, 2007 @ 1:59 am

    Thank YouI just wanted to post to say thanks. I made a Human Mage, and I never played a Human past level 6. I used this guide and leveled to 13 before the guide said that I would. So I was 13 1/2 when I was done. Getting ready to start 13-20/21 tomorrow. Thanks again


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    Aug 27, 2007 @ 13:54 pm

    Just wanted to say a bigJust wanted to say a big [b]THANK YOU[/b] for this guide. I stopped playing WoW almost a year ago because I got bored.

    I had a hankering to play something over the Bank Holiday, reinstalled Wow and followed your guide. It’s really sparked a renewed interest in WoW for me.

    Following your guide has made playing WoW [b]fun[/b] rather than a chore. Many, many thanks 🙂

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    May 15, 2007 @ 2:52 am

    Just a thought

    You say toJust a thought

    You say to kill wolves until you’re 3, but you don;t mention anything about getting the quest. I’m not sure if you meant for that or not, but if you grind out wolves then thats just extra experience from the quest.


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    Apr 9, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    Have to disagree with you.‘First of all, staying in the Northshire Valley until you hit leve 7 is timewaste.’

    Have to disagree with you. Joan starts the best how you can start, grind. The first 2/3 levels are jokes, just kill 20 boars and you dinged already. When you start at level 2/3 with the quests, you end up being higher level, and then finished all the quests. Still questing is more XP then grinding. When you leave northsire at level 7, you abit stronger for the higher level quests. It’s no time waste.. walking to your dead body is. Spec new players will have duo-pulls etc.

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    Apr 9, 2007 @ 0:51 am

    Now, go to Brewnall Village,Now, go to Brewnall Village, take the fight path, so you get some extra xp.

    There is no flight path here, and it doesn’t guve extra xp. What do you mean by this?

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    Jan 9, 2007 @ 19:56 pm

    I have to say that this is aI have to say that this is a great guide to the game, not just to leveling. I’m brand new to WoW and I really appreciated the guide.

    The Vineyard can be hard, not because it is hard, but because so many other characters are overrunning it 😉

    Also, it helps to know that to get to Kharanos what you do is go to Stormwind, ask a guard for directions to the tram, take the tram to the land of the dwarves and then it all makes sense.

    Life was alot easier once I realized I could just click on a guard and get directions.

    Too bad many towns lack guards …

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    Dec 30, 2006 @ 12:20 pm

    i’d like to say good job alsoHi

    The guide we’ve seen is very appropiate for new playres as it gives exact locations of quest items and where to go for your level however i would like to add a bit of constructive critism.

    Firstly it is easily possible to lvl up to 11 in elywnn forest for humans, dwarfen quests are some what slow in exp while human quests, some argue are the fastest out of the 3 starting areas.

    Secondly leveling is faster than grinding, or vice verser arguments are a common opinions but the fastest is a mixture, Say the quest red linen goods, u require 6 leather head bands, apart from the very effective way where u did 3 quests in that same area, if u kill enough mobs for 6 headbands but then kill the same amount of mobs as the quest objective,

    e.g for this quest u need 6 armbands so kill 6 mobs after, not only is it grinding for a little bit, it also helps tremdously if they’re all added up on the way to 60.

    Just 1 more point about grinding, most quests involve grinding, if we take another example,

    The people’s milithia

    This quest is obtained in westfall for allaince and u need to kill 30 mobs total for the first 2 parts, not only if u kill a few more like 45 mobs which is considered grinding u also get the 1000exp for handing in the quest, so questing is faster fundimentaly because of the extra quickly added exp at the end

    Thirdly, just before i finish i agree with an earlier post that grinding lvl 2-3-4 mobs in elywnn is a time waste when u can esily grind lvl 6-7 mobs outside.

    Thx again for this superb guide


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    Dec 3, 2006 @ 20:09 pm

    :)Just a quick note to Deak’s point.

    Grinding may appear faster, and sometimes nice drops but

    1) This is perfect for new players to keep them interested in the game

    2) Alot of quest rewards give you good weaps/armor which saves you more money in the long run and keeps your weap/armor pretty much up todate, leaving you more money for spells and better armor out of the AH

    Kissy 🙂

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    Nov 24, 2006 @ 6:14 am

    I’d like to say GREAT JOB,I’d like to say GREAT JOB, just finished leveling up to 13 today, and i must say this was certainly a efficient method. It may not have been the absolute fastest way , but i kept my sanity thanks to the quests (which kept it fun), additionally the rep earned from these early quests can only help later- e.g vendor discounts at all major cities. The only criticism i have of it was the pictures: you used red numbers on a green map. While for the vast majority of people this is fine – i’m color blind and had to get some help to read it. If you could change the numbers to black – that may help some color blind people… Other than that – really good job.


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    Oct 20, 2006 @ 9:44 am

    Well… I don’t want to haveWell… I don’t want to have the grinding insted of the trip to Kharanos, it’s the quests that are intresting for me and also for the guide.

    And I have followed my guide in in Northshire Valley and done it all in 45 minutes so it’s not alot of wast of time there.

    But you have right as well but I’ve never said it’s the FASTES way to do it, it’s just a way to do it!

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    Oct 16, 2006 @ 2:19 am

    :)My intentions on this comment is NOT offensive in nature, purely constructive.

    First of all, staying in the Northshire Valley until you hit leve 7 is timewaste. It’s way more easier to grind seven when you exit. Start out grinding until you hit level 2 1/2 Then do the quests. And don’t grind on workers from 4-5 that will take a looooong time.
    My record on reaching level 6 and finishing all in Northshire is 48 minutes, with serious powergaming, but i know it can be done faster.

    And heading up to Kharanos as a human is ALSO a timewaste. Instead, grind wizards on the island in Elwynn, as they die fast, drop good loot and damage output is not among the highest at that level. Do this from level 11-13 then do the hogger quest, if possible.

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