Reputation Guide

The following reputation guide is a work in progress. Hopefully, it will help you to better understand how reputation works, what rewards you can get from attaining different levels of reputation, and what you have to do to get reputation with the different factions in World of Warcraft.

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Reputation Points Per Level

Exalted: 1000
Revered: 21000
Honored: 12000
Friendly: 6000
Neutral: 3000
Unfriendly: 3000
Hostile: 3000
Hated: 36000

Reputation Caps

Some factions have a limit as to how high they will allow you to go in reputation. This is usually because there are no repeatable reputation quests and/or there is a limit as to how high you can go in reputation from fighting their enemies.

View reputation caps for all factions.

Start Raising Reputation Early

Increasing reputation in World of Warcraft is a lifelong process. It's good to start early and do as many quests as you can to raise reputation in the factions you want to target. If you skip all your reputation quests and lower level reputation earning monsters, you will have to do more repeatable reputation quests later on... and these quests can get boring and tedius. This means doing some traveling at lower levels and hitting the other major faction areas.

Things to Know About Reputation

  • reputation earned can be reduced depending upon your level compared to the quest or monster. Reputation Reduction info.
  • reputation earned for one faction can spillover into other allied factions
  • Horde Vs Alliance is built into the game. You can't gain reputation in an opposing faction. You will always be KOS.
  • PVP honor is seperate from reputation. Honor discounts are added on top of reputation discounts.
  • you gain reputation faster when grouped with others fighting the same mob - you just need to damge the mob once

Why Bother With Reputation!

Reputation can provide you with lots of goodies later on.

  • get more mounts and mounts from other factions
  • discounts discounts discounts! Did I mention discounts? :)
  • get rare quests and rare rewards
  • get phat lewts! (epics, rares, armor, items, and foods)
  • get an inflated ego by being worshiped by an entire nation!

Mounts and Reputation

Your reputation determines what kind of mounts you can purchase and how much you have to pay for them. When you reach exalted with another faction, you can purchase that faction's mount!

Mount Reputation Discounts
You can cut the price of your expensive mount by gaining reputation in that mount's faction. Regular mounts cost you 80 gold without any reputation discount. At honored you get a 10% discount. This means that a regular mount that costs everyone else 80 gold, will only cost your honored self 72 gold. This is also true for epic mounts. Epic mounts normally cost 1000 gold, but if you are honored it will cost 900 gold. A bit easier to swallow.

View more info about mounts. (coming soon)


Alliance Factions

Darnassus Faction - night elf faction located in Teldrassil, NW of Kalimdor
Gnomeregan Exiles Faction - gnome faction located in Ironforge, N Dun Morogh
Ironforge Faction - dwarf faction located in Ironforge, N Dun Morogh
Stormwind Faction - human faction located in Stormwind, NW Elwynn Forest

Faction Honored
Repeatable Repuation Quests Monsters Raise Reputation
Darnassus Yes tiger

“Morrowgrain to Darnassus”
“Morrowgrain to Feathermoon Stronghold”
"Staghelm's Mojo Jamboree"
"Pristine Yeti Hide"

Cloth Donation Quests

Shadowprey Guardian Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Gnomeregan Exiles Yes


"What the hoof?"

Cloth Donation Quests

Shadowprey Guardian Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Ironforge Yes ram

"Wanted: MORE ORCS!"

Cloth Donation Quests

Shadowprey Guardian Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Stormwind Yes horse

"The Lost Supplies"
"One Man's Love"

Cloth Donation Quests

Shadowprey Guardian Limit: Honored 6000/12000

*Only dwarves and gnomes are small enough to ride mechanostriders.


Horde Factions

Orgrimmar Faction - orc faction located in Orgrimmar, N Durotar
Darkspear Trolls Faction - troll faction located in Orgrimmar, N Durotar
Undercity Faction - undead faction located in Undercity, S Tirisfal Glades
Thunder Bluff Faction - tauren faction located in Thunder Bluff, N Mulgore

Faction Honored
Ogrimmar Yes wolf

“Chen’s Empty Keg”

Cloth Donation Quests

Darkspear Trolls Yes


"Darkspear Defense"

Cloth Donation Quests

Undercity Yes horse

"I've Got A Fever For More Bone Chips"

Cloth Donation Quests

Thunder Bluff Yes


“Morrowgrain to Thunder Bluff”
"Tuft it out"

Cloth Donation Quests


*Because of their large size, Tauren are limited to riding kodos or Baren Rivendare's Mount.


Steamwheedle Cartel Factions

The reward for becoming honored in the following neutral Steamwheedle Cartel factions is a 10% vendor discount.

Booty Bay Faction - located in Stranglethorn Vale, Southern part of Eastern Kingdoms
Everlook Faction -
located in Winterspring, NE Kalimdor
Gadgetzan Faction -
located in Tanaris Desert, SE Kalimdor
Ratchet Faction-
located in The Barrens, Middle Kalimdor

Steamwheedle Cartel Repeatable Repuation Quests
The following quests give you 75 reputation for each Steamwheedle Cartel faction.

Again With the Zapped Giants (level 55)
Quest Giver: Zorbin Fandazzle
Location: west coast of Feralas, at the docks
Use Zorbin's Ultra-Shrinker to zap any kind of giant found in Feralas into a more manageable form. Bring 10 Miniaturization Residues found on the zapped versions of these giants to Zorbin Fandazzle at the docks of the Forgotten Coast, Feralas.

Refuel for the Zapping (level 55)
Quest Giver: Zorbin Fandazzle
Location: west coast of Feralas, at the docks
Collect 6 Water Elemental Cores from the Sea Elementals and Sea Sprays along the Forgotten Coast of Feralas, and bring them back to Zorbin Fandazzle who is near the dock there.

Gadgetzan Repeatable Reputation Quest:

Water Pouch Bounty (level 44)
Quest Giver: Spigot Operator Luglunket
Location: Tanaris, Gadgetzan
Bring 5 Wastewander Water Pouches to Spigot Operator Luglunket in Gadgetzan. Drops from Wastewander humans E and SE of Gadgetzan.

View mob reputation experience for Steamwheedle Cartel factions.


Battleground Factions

Battlegrounds are instances that allow Alliance factions and Horde factions to go head to head in massive PVP battles.

Horde Battleground Factions

  • Warsong Clan - Warsong Gulch battleground, red portal is located in SE Ashenvale
  • Frostwolf Clan - Alterac Valley battleground, red portal located NE of Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothils
  • Azshara Horde - unknown

Alliance Battleground Factions

  • Silverwing Sentinels - Warsong Gulch battleground, red portal is located in Northern Barrens
  • Stormpike Guard - Alterac Valley battleground, red portal located N of Southshore in Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Azshara Alliance - unknown

Silverwing Sentinels: You can raise your reputation with them by capturing the flag (15 points) and completing the repeatable reputation quest, "Talismans of Merit." (50 points)

Battleground Reputation Rewards
Only Alterac Valley and Warsong Gulch battegrounds have known faction rewards for attaining friendly and higer reputations. You gain reputation by fighting against the opposing faction. When you have a high enough reputation, the NPC located just outside the battleground entrance will allow you to purchase hidden items only available to your reputation rank.

Here's what you get:

  • epic armor and weapons
  • special epic mounts
  • epic trinkets and jewelry
  • rare weapons, armor, and items
  • uncommon ammunition
  • high level items that restore mana and health
  • toys to use inside the battleground instance

View all Alterac Valley reputation rewards.

View Warsong Gulch reputation rewards.


Argent Dawn Faction

How to Raise Reputation with Argent Dawn

Step 1: hunt non-elite undead and <Cult of the Damned> humanoids in Western and Eastern Plaguelands. Caps out at the middle of Friendly. +5 reputation/kill
Step 2: hunt elite undead in Stratholme and Scholomance. Caps out at the middle of Honored. +5 reputation/kill
Step 3: hunt the named elites of Stratholme and Scholomance. Caps out at midle of Revered. +25 reputation/kill
Step 4: start doing repeatable reputation quests (+25 reputation/completion) These have no limits.

Reputation Quests for Argent Dawn

There are quests that you can do to raise your reputation with Argent Dawn. Some of them are repeatable reputation quests.

View all reputation quests for Argent Dawn.

Argent Dawn Reputation Rewards

What You Can Get:

  • items to restore health and mana
  • uncommon alchemy recipe
  • uncommon shoulder enchants
  • uncommon +5 resistance to all magics

View all Argent Dawn Reputation Rewards


Bloodsail Buccaneers Faction

The Bloodsail Buccaneers are located in the small islands SE of Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale. They are enemies of Booty Bay and the <Blackwater Raiders>.

The reward for gaining a Friendly reputation with the Bloodsail Buccaneers is the quest, “Avast Ye, Scallywag” and “Avast Ye, Admiral!”, which if completed will give you a rare small pet, the Admiral's Hat with Blood Parrot.

Monster Reputation Experience for Bloodsail Buccaneers


Thorium Brotherhood

Located in Winterspring, Blackrock Depths and Thorium Point. Reputation for this faction is increased by doing quests. The rewards for this faction include recipes that allow you to create epic items in leatherworking, tailoring, and blacksmithing. There are also some very nice enchanting recipes.

View quests that raise Thorium Brotherhood repuation.

View all Thorium Brotherhood reputation rewards.


Hydraxian Waterlords

Duke Hydraxis is on an island off the Southern tip of Azshara and gives a series of quests. Once you have done all his quests, you are rewarded with Tidal Loop or Ocean Breeze. You will also receive Aqual Quintessance, which is a single-use unique item that summons Major Domo in the Molten Core.

Mob Reputation Experience for Hydraxian Waterlords

Outside mobs (limit: 6000/1200)
Desert Rumbler (Silithus, 5 reputation)
Dust Stormer (Silithus, 5 reputation)
Greater Obsidian Elemental (Burning Steppes, 5 reputation)
Instance mobs
Incendius (Blackrock Depths, 20 reputation)
Pyroguard Emberseer (Upper Blackrock Spire, 20 reputation)
Molten Core mobs (15-20 reputation)
Named Molten Core mobs (100 reputation)
Molten Destroyer (40 reputation)
Ragnaros (150 reputation)


Timbermaw Furbolgs

Timbermaw Furbolgs are located in NE Felwood and W Winterspring. You can gain reputation with them by doing quests and killing Deadwood and Winterfall Furbolgs in the those zones. The rewards for gaining reputation with Timbermaw include recipes for enchanting, tailoring, blacksmithing, leatherworking, and alchemy as well as a few uncommon items.

View all mobs and quests for Timbermaw reputation.

View all reputation rewards for Timbermaw reputation.


Wildhammer Clan

This is a dwarven Alliance only faction located in Aerie Peak in the Hinterlands. The reward for gaining faction with them is a 10% vendor discount when you reach Honored. Killing any Witherbark trolls in Hinterlands or Arathi Highlands will increase reputation.

Repeatable Reputation Quest: "Troll Necklace Bounty" (level 45)
Quest Giver: Fraggar Thundermantle
Bring 5 Troll Tribal Necklaces to Fraggar Thundermantle in Aerie Peak.


Wintersaber Trainers

Wintersaber Trainers is an Alliance only faction. The reward for gaining exhalted with this faction is a Wintersaber Mount. If you are not Night Elf, you will also need to gain exhalted with Darnussus to learn tiger riding.

Repeatable Reputation Quests
The quests below can only be received in order, starting with Frostsaber Provisions. You must do each quest so many times until it unlocks the next quest.

Frostsaber Provisions (level 60)
Quest Giver: Rivern Frostwind
Location: N Winterspring, Frostsaber Rock
Collect 5 Shardtooth Meats and 5 Chillwind Meats for Rivern Frostwind in Winterspring from the chimaera and from the shardtooth bears in the area. NOTE: You must have the quest in order for the meat to drop. The meat will drop 5 times then you must turn in the quest and accept it again to get more meat.

Winterfall Intrusion (level 60)
Quest Giver: Rivern Frostwind
Location: N Winterspring, Frostsaber Rock
Rivern Frostwind wants you to slay 5 Winterfall Shaman and 5 Winterfall Ursa. They are located east and far west of Everlook.

Rampaging Giants (level 60, elite)
Quest Giver: Rivern Frostwind
Location: N Winterspring, Frostsaber Rock
Rivern Frostwind wants you to kill 4 Frostmaul Giants and 4 Frostmaul Preservers. Located S of Everlook.


Zandalar Tribe - Zul Gurub

The Zandalar Tribe is located on an island in NW Stranglethorn Vale. The reputation rewards include class specific armor and profession recipes. Reputation is gained from completing quests and killing mobs in Zul Gurub.

View all class specific armor rewards.

View all profession recipe rewards.



--------- Factions with no known rewards ---------


This neutral faction is a traveling faire that is only available 1 week every month. You earn reputation with them by turning in items. Darkmoon Faire Guide. At this time there are no known rewards for gaining reputation, although you do receive prizes for turn-ins.

Cenarian Circle

A faction of Druids located in Moonglade. No known mobs raise Cenarion Circle Reputation.

Quests that Raise Cenarian Circle Reputation: "Corruption of Earth and Seed"

Gelkis and Magram Centaurs

Centaur factions that are located in Desolace. You can play both sides, by doing one then the other.


A rogue faction that is an enemy of the Syndicate. Only rogues can gain reputation with them. Their headquarters are located in Arathi Highlands, but you can only get there by traveling from NE Hillsbrad Foothills. Ravenholdt has a reputation cap of Friendly. To raise reputation with this faction, turn in pick-pocketed Syndicate Emblems.


A faction that has ties to Dire Maul.


Located in Hillsbrad Foothills, Arathi, and Alterac.


Our Thanks

Our thanks to the following people who helped contribute to this guide: Dakyras, Dwargen, Grok @ Durotan