Northrend Daily Guide: Icecrown to Grizzly Hills (Alliance)


Table of Contents


  1. Icecrown Circuit
  2. Grizzly Hills Circuit


Welcome to the Northrend Daily Guide, my name is Justin. This is my first guide ever, so please leave suggestions and/or tips on how to improve my guides to better suit you. I’ve always believed gold is the secret to success in this game, and with gold the game becomes easier. In an ongoing series of guides I will be bringing out, I will show you to make simple, legal, fast cash. In this issue of the guide we will be exploring daily quests. Daily quests are quests you can do once every day, each time rewarding you a sum of gold. Now before we get started make sure you meet these basic requirements:


  • I am level 80
  • I have a regular flying mount
  • I have purchased cold weather flying training
  • I have completed most of the quests in Icecrown

If you do not meet these requirements don’t panic, I have some solutions. First of all, if you aren’t level 80 I suggest following Jame’s Guides thoroughly until you reach 80. If you do not have the money (approximately 2100 gold) to purchase your basic flying mount and cold weather flying training, you probably haven’t finished all of the regular quests in Northrend. I suggest completing each zone in Northrend because regular quests give almost the same amount of gold as 80 daily quests do. Finally, If you haven’t completed quests in Icecrown yet, do them. Doing these quests will not only open up much needed daily quests, but will also provide you with extra gold.

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Quest Objectives to kill
[Coordinates] (I recommend a mod called Koordinator)

Let’s make some gold.

Icecrown Circuit:

Head to Dalaran, then to Krasus Landing [68,43]. Once there talk to Officer Van Rossem, who is located to the immediate right as you walk in, with four body guards. Click the “Take me to the ship.” option.

When you land get the quest [80]Blood of the Chosen behind you. Take the left staircase down and get the following quests from Thrassarian:

[80]That’s Abominable!
[80]Drag and Drop
[80]Not a Bug

Find Absalan the Pious patting around the ship, he is a dwarf with blackish hair. When you find him get his quest: [80]Slaves to Saronite.

In the middle of the deck of the ship, you should see a sloped indent in the floor, if you go around it you should see a staircase, go down it. Head down one of the two staircases leading down to the final floor of the ship, and get the quests [80]The Solution Solution and [80]Retest Now.

1.Mount up and get out of the ship. Head South-Southeast to the Broken Front [68,62]. Once you’ve arrived here we’re going to do two things:

-Look for Pile of Bones, Abandoned Armor, and Abandoned Helm’s which are scattered all over the ground.

-Kill Hulking Abominations until they drop Chilled Abomination Guts.

Once you have collected a pile of bones, an abandoned armor, and an abandoned helm, use your Smuggled Solution on the ground and watch a Skytalon take it and explode. Do this three times to complete [80]The Solution Solution.

2.After you get a Chilled Abomination Guts head to [66,63] and use your Abomination Reanimation Kit. This will allow you to control an Abomination pet for a little while. You have two abilities: Faltulate and Burst at the Seams. Faltulate stuns all the targets around the Abomination, and Burst at the Seams makes your pet explode, killing all targets near him. When you pet is summoned, send him into the pile of undead right in front of the Death Gate [66,33]. Stun adds as you pull more then explode when you have a decent amount of adds. Remember to be close to your abomination when he explodes, or you won’t get credit for the kills. Rinse and Repeat until [80]That’s Abominable! is completed.

==Note== Remember each time your Abomination dies you have to kill more Hulking Abominations to get Chilled Abomination Guts to resummon your pet.

==Note== from now on keep any Vrykul Bones you get.

3.Mount up and head north to a pit with alliance soldiers in it [62,51]. You should see two daily quests, but we’re only doing one. Pick up [80]Assault by Ground and start the escort. You’ll be escorting 4 Skybreaker Infantry and a Skybreaker Squad Leader through Vrykul assaults on the way to Ymirheim. You’ll get 2-3 ambushes of about 4-5 Vrykul, all of which are ranged. Let the NPCs tank the adds as you kill one add at a time. DO NOT let the NPCs die however, or you’ll need to restart. After the escort is finished proceed to step 4.

4.Continue west through Ymirheim [59,53]. Slay the rest of the Vrykul you need for [80]Blood of the Chosen as you head up the slope going north.

5.Once you get to the top of the slope take a left and enter the cave. In the mine you’ll see NPC’s called Saronite Mine Slaves. Approach one and click the option “Go on, you’re free. Get out of here!” The NPC will either run free and you’ll get credit for your quest, or will attack you. He might also just run away, doing neither. Talk to these until [80]Slaves to Saronite is completed.

6.Get out of the mine and head south to a little gnome called Frazzle Geargrinder [56,62]. Now before you get her quest [80]King of the Mountain, watch this short video in high quality.

Video: King of the Mountain

After you turn in the quest (as instructed on the video) mount up and head back to the pit [62,51] where [80]Assault by Ground was and turn the quest in.

7.Head to the north of Ymirheim where you’ll find a cultist camp [55,46]. Start killing Bitter Initiate’s. WARNING: Do not kill Dark Subjugator. When an Initiate drops an Orb of Illusion, find a Dark Subjugator and target it, use the orb on them. Do this three times until [80]Drag and Drop is completed.

8.Mount up and head north to Aldur’thar [54,31]. Drink your Diluted Cult Tonic and start to kill everything around here. Focus on killing Void Summoner’s and their Enslaved Minions. Use your Rod of Siphoning on the corpses of Enslaved Minions to get dark matter. Keep clearing around here until you have 10 Tainted Essence’s and 5 Dark Matter.

==Note== Remember to refresh your Diluted Cult Tonic buff every 10 minutes, or the Tainted Essence won’t drop.

9.After you have 10 Tainted Essence’s and 5 Dark Matter, head to a cultist camp about 200 yards away from where the summoner’s were [53,33]. Dismount in the center of the camp and click the Summoning Stone. When your done channeling, re mount and head west [48,34].

10.In this cultist camp you should see three cauldrons. Combine your Tainted Essence’s by clicking the Tainted Essence in your bag (similar to motes/eternals} to form a Writhing Mass. Stand near a cauldron and click the Writhing Mass in your bag.

1.Mount up and head northwest to The Shadow Vault [43,24]. Sell your junk, but remember not to sell Vrykul Bones yet. Get the following quests at The Shadow Vault:

[80]Leave Our Mark
[80]Vile Like Fire!

Do not get [80]Shoot Em’ Up. This quest has been bugged since the PTR and is extremely hard to do, thus a waste of time.

2.Mount up and head southwest to Jotunheim [32,42]. You might notice we are outside a cave, go inside and turn in 15 Vrykul Bones for a Fate Rune of your choice. Eat this and it gives you 30 minute buff to help you out with your quests.

3.Start killing Vrykul while heading north through Jotunheim. Remember to use your Ebon Blade Banner on the corpses of dead Vrykul. Keep any Vrykul Bones you get here.

4.Clear until you get to a ledge with many Proto-Drakes on it [27,39]. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished your 15 Vrykul kills yet. Get close to one of the Photo-Drake’s and right click it to mount it. Use your Burst of Speed spell to move quickly, and use your Strafe Jotunheim Building spell to light the roofs of buildings here on fire. Go around and light 8 roofs on fire until [80]Vile Like Fire! is completed.

5.Once you’ve gotten your 8 roofs lit, demount by clicking the red drop arrow on the right hand side of your custom bar. Keep killing Vrykul until you have [80]Leave Our Mark completed.

==Note== If you have 15 more Vrykul Bones at this point, you can head back to the cave to get another Fate Rune buff [32,42]. If you don’t care for a buff, move on to the next step.

6.Mount up and head west along the cliff line to Death’s Rise [20,47]. Sell junk. Get the following quests here:

[80]No Fly Zone
[80]From Their Corpses, Rise!
[80]Intelligence Gathering

1.Head northwest to Onslaught Harbor. Once you get there make sure Bone Gryphon is on your bar. Start killing Gryphon Rider’s while on your Bone Gryphon, and use your Darkmender’s Tincture on them. Also if they drop a key you should use the key on the chest’s lying around the ground and on the towers.

Tip: Once you’ve gotten all your Gryphon Rider’s slain, go to the beaches on the northern side of the island [6,39] and clear here for the rest of your intel documents, lots of Scarlet mobs around here.

Do this until you complete [80]No Fly Zone, [80]From Their Corpses, Rise!, and [80]Intelligence Gathering.

2.Fly back to Death’s Rise [20,47] and turn in everything. Take the flight path, which is a bat on the ridge of the Death’s Rise and fly to The Shadow Vault. Turn in everything.

3.Mount up and head back to the ship, turn in everything here.

Icecrown Complete – 14/25 Daily’s Complete – 225+ Gold Earned.

Grizzly Hills Circuit:

From the ship head southeast to Crusaders’ Pinnacle [79,72] and take the flight to Amberpine Lodge.

Mount up and head northeast to Blue Sky Logging Grounds [39,43]. At this location pick up the following quests:

[74]Shredder Repair
[74]Life or Death
[74]Pieces Parts
[74]Kick ‘Em While They’re Down

Head into the Logging Grounds [34,40] and complete the following objectives:

1.Kill 15 horde units
2.Use your Renewing Bandage on 10 Alliance Infantry (only counts if the person is kneeling or lying down)
3.Gather the parts needed for [74]Pieces Parts which are scattered all over the ground.

Once these three objectives are complete, find a Broken-Down Shredder.

Hop in it and run it back to the camp [39,43] click the spell “Shredder Delivery. Do this three times. Turn in:

[74]Shredder Repair
[74]Life or Death
[74]Pieces Parts
[74]Kick ‘Em While They’re Down

Mount up and fly south-southwest to Venture Bay [21,80]. At this camp pick up the following quests:

[74]Smoke ‘Em Out
[74]Down With Captain Zorna
[74]Keep Them at Bay!

Go across the river to the west and you should see a Lumber mill [18,79]. Use your Smoke Bomb on the Venture Company Stragglers. Clear horde while working your way toward the other Lumber mill [16,76] and smoke the Venture Company Stragglers out here. Finally clear horde up to the house on the hill at [14,76] and smoke the rest of the Venture Company Stragglers you need. Get out of the house and jump off the mini cliff and clear the horde on the dock [14,78]. You should see a tent on the dock near here, kill Captain Zorna under this tent. Finish killing horde until [74]Keep Them at Bay! is complete.

Mount up and go back to the camp in Venture Bay. Turn in all the quests.

Grizzly Hills Complete – 21/25 Dailies Complete – 325+g Earned.

Hope you had fun and hope you continue to use this daily guide. More gold guides are coming out, please leave tips and suggestions in the comments, I will read them.

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    Sep 3, 2009 @ 15:02 pm

    You need to have flyingYou need to have flying mount + Cold weather flying to see the quest.

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    Apr 2, 2009 @ 13:28 pm

    TimeHey i have using the Icecrown circuit and I was wondering what the the average time taken on each circuit was, to see it is worth doing the grizzly hills one instead.

    love the guide, good job

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    Mar 14, 2009 @ 1:22 am

    No quests showed up at SkybreakerThis is a great looking guide. Unfortunately, when I went to the ship (Skybreaker), there weren’t any quests available. 🙁

    Is there some reputation requirement or something? I complete every quest that I could find in Icecrown but I suppose I could’ve missed some. I just got to 80 yesterday but that shouldn’t matter.

    Any help would be appreciated.


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    Mar 4, 2009 @ 13:27 pm

    ThanksIt was no problem, I really enjoyed making these guides, I was going to bring out some other gold making guides… but currently really busy with raiding and leveling some alts, so… stay tuned though.

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    Mar 2, 2009 @ 19:57 pm

    Thanks for writing thisI wanted to thank the author Hairbo for writing this guide.
    I’ve been using it for several weeks and have made thousands of gold efficiently.
    – Tannyr

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    Feb 17, 2009 @ 22:12 pm

    Another questI’d recommend adding the Capture More Dispatches quest to the Icecrown circuit. You pick it up on the ship and it fits nicely right after the King of the Mountain quest.

    The Wowhead link is here:

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    Feb 6, 2009 @ 13:15 pm

    My best time was My best time was about an hour… I’ve done it in an hour and a half on a healer, and about the same time as a healer with a tank… It should take around an hour to an hour and thirty minutes to get this done, its great gold per hour.

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    Feb 2, 2009 @ 0:19 am

    Nice guide
    I just have oneNice guide 🙂
    I just have one question, how long will it take to do each day?
    I earn quite good money without dailies, but was thinking to start doing them, i just dont know, if it will be waste of time (compared to other grinding methods)

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    Jan 11, 2009 @ 5:21 am

    Thanks.Thanks, I appreciate it.

    BTW its spelled excellent 😛 just teasing.

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    Jan 10, 2009 @ 14:08 pm

    Exelent guide Justin goodExelent guide Justin good work, keep ’em coming =D .

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    Jan 6, 2009 @ 0:13 am

    ThanksThis guide is great, get 300g a day is realy good :jawdrop: :jawdrop: !!
    I m actualy 78 when i hit 80 i do all quest for all zones till i get the achievment for all quests of northerend! and i ll use your guide, i have actualy 2kg and a flying 60% in northerend, and i hope your guide will help me get the 280% mount ! Any way thanks for this helpfull guide!

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    Jan 5, 2009 @ 1:03 am

    So do II also wish I could write a horde guide, but alas, I have no horde characters maxed yet… my BE mage is about 71-72, but not high enough to write the guide… I challenge anyone with an 80 horde character to please write a horde version of this.

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    Jan 4, 2009 @ 22:02 pm

    This is great! I wish theThis is great! I wish the horde had a version of this. 🙁

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    Jan 4, 2009 @ 17:12 pm

    Of CourseYes, I will be bringing out many other daily guides. If you saw my other post, I will bring out an oracle and frenzyheart daily guide, a sons of hodir and kaluak guide and many more. Thanks for the comments by the way.

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    Jan 4, 2009 @ 9:37 am

    New curcuits?First, awesome done, just what i was waiting for. <3

    But i'm just wondering if you had other daily curcuits in mind? like them at storms peak(SOn of Hodir + the blue sisters), or maybe the Oracle/"Wolfguys" dailies?

    Keep up the awesome work! 😀

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    Jan 2, 2009 @ 22:06 pm

    Very nice job. I hadVery nice job. I had wondered if the king of the Mountain quest would be worth it, so it was nice to see the video for it. I think I’ll add that to my daily rotation.

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    Jan 2, 2009 @ 17:44 pm

    Yeah, a horde daily questYeah, a horde daily quest guide would be cool 😀

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    Jan 2, 2009 @ 17:18 pm

    More Quests AddedSorry about the guide’s slight downtime. I’ve added a few new quests to the Icecrown Circuit along with a video to explain one of the new quests. Enjoy, more Grizzly Hills Quests will be added soon.

    Also, working a Scholozar Daily Guide for the Oracle and the Frenzyheart. Also expect a Son’s of Hodir / Kalu’ak reputation guide.

    Keep the suggestions coming, thanks.

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    Jan 2, 2009 @ 2:29 am

    CoolI remember this quest now, I’m currently adding in about 3-4 more quests into the Icecrown circuit to increase the gold you can get from this guide. Thanks for the tip, and thanks for the comment.

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    Jan 1, 2009 @ 23:09 pm

    Great guide!
    Ymirheim hasGreat guide!
    Ymirheim has another dayly quest called ‘king of the mountain’
    it’s real easy and real fast.
    You might want to add it to teh circuit

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    Jan 1, 2009 @ 3:43 am

    On curse and probably onOn curse and probably on other big addons site.

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    Dec 31, 2008 @ 20:57 pm

    In need of a counterpartI have no horde alts, I need someone else to help me in making a horde guide similar to this one.. any voulnteers?

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    Dec 31, 2008 @ 20:44 pm

    What about us Hordies?What about us Hordies?

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    Dec 31, 2008 @ 20:05 pm

    ThanksThanks for the suggestions, I re-colored the guide so it’s better on the eyes, and removed my attactchments. Also thanks for the comment, hope this guide comes in handy. If you see anything else out of place, let me know.

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    Dec 31, 2008 @ 20:02 pm

    ExperienceFuI love your guide, but I’ve noticed once in a while you use an addon (I think) called ExperienceFu. I’ve been looking for it since the first time i saw you use it in the guide. Where can i find it? Thanks.

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    Dec 31, 2008 @ 19:23 pm

    This guide looksThis guide looks great!

    Just some suggestions:

    Change the yellow, blue and green text colour to a darker colour. I experienced these as hard to read, and it would have been a much greater pleasure reading your guide without having trouble reading important things 😛

    Also, hide the added files at the bottom of the guide. You can do this by simply clicking this off at the option “List” on the “File attachments”

    Already looking forward to use this guide!

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    Dec 31, 2008 @ 18:27 pm

    Cool!Yayy! Awesome jobb! -.^

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