Warlords of Draenor FAQ

I decided to make a FAQ for Warlords of Draenor because I’ve had a few questions about Draenor and how stuff works and I thought some of you might find it useful.

How do I get to Draenor?

If you’ve upgraded your account to Warlords of Draenor, a quest will pop up in your quest log, directing you to the Blasted Lands. You will receive this quest no matter where you are in the world. Speak to Khadgar outside the Dark Portal in Blasted Lands or Khadgar in one of the major cities to head to Draenor.

What are the new dungeons called and when can I queue for them?

Auchindoun (94-97)
Bloodmaul Slag Mines (90-92)
The Everbloom (100)
Grimrail Depot (100)
Iron Docks (92-94)
Shadowmoon Burial Grounds (100)
Skyreach (97-98)

Read more about dungeons here

What are the new zones in Draenor called?

Frostfire Ridge (90-92) Horde starts here.
Shadowmoon Valley (90-92) Alliance starts here.
Gorgrond (92-94)
Talador (94-96)
Spires of Arak (96-98)
Nagrand (98-100)
Tanaan Jungle (100)
Ashran (PvP) World PvP zone and capital cities Stormshield and Warspear

Read more about zones here

When will I be able to fly in Draenor?

You won’t be able to fly, at least not yet, maybe in a future patch but Blizzard hasn’t promised anything.

What is Ashran?

Ashran is a new world PvP zone in eastern Draenor. It has bases, vehicles and quests. The name also refers to the greater Ashran zone with the Alliance and Horde Capitals, which are set outside of the PvP zone itself. The PvP zone has a cap of roughly 100 players per side. You will be invited to join the battle when you enter the zone or placed in a queue to join if the zone is already at the cap for your faction. You can fly to Ashran from your garrison.

Read more about Ashran here

What are the new Draenor capitals called and how do I get there?

The new capitals are in Ashran, a zone located east in Draenor. Stormshield is the Alliance capital and Warspear is the Horde capital. You can fly there from your garrison in Frostfire Ridge after building your garrison. There are portals to the different cities in Azeroth in Stormshield/Warspear. I recommend setting Hearthstone in Warspear/Stormshield as you can use your Garrison Hearthstone to get to your garrison or other parts of Draenor. You can also fly from Stormshield/Warspear to other parts of Draenor.

Is there a portal to Draenor from Orgrimmar/Stormwind?

Yes, there is a portal from Orgrimmar to Frostfire Ridge and from Stormwind to Shadowmoon Valley. You can find the portal by the Cataclysm portals (to Uldum etc)

What are garrisons?

Garrisons are a new major feature in Warlords of Draenor. You can construct buildings to boost your professions or craft items without a profession, recruit followers and send them on missions for rewards.

Read more about garrisons here

What is required to queue for a Warlords of Draenor heroic dungeon?

You need a Silver Proving Grounds medal to your role to queue using the Looking For Group tool and 610 item level.

How do I get to Proving Grounds in Draenor?

At level 100, you can pick up the quest Proving Grounds (Alliance) / Proving Grounds (Horde) in your Garrison. Speak to Warmaster Zog (Horde) and Lieutenant Thorn (Alliance) to queue for Proving Grounds.

How do I gear up in Draenor?

Check out this gearing guide

Where do I learn Draenor profession skills?

Crafting professions:
Horde: The Butcher of Bladespire, killing Dorogg the Ruthless / Alliance: Shadows Awaken, killing Karnoth <Shard of the Dark Star> will drop two profession items for the crafting professions you got which will start a quest that will reward you with blueprints for the garrison profession buildings and Draenor profession skill.

Alchemy Mysterious Flask 
Blacksmithing Fractured Forge Hammer
Engineering Burned-Out Hand Cannon
Inscription Illegible Sootstained Notes
Leatherworking Tattered Frostwolf Shroud
Tailoring Frostwolf Tailoring Kit
Jewelcrafting Intricate Crimson Pendant
Enchanting Enchanted Highmaul Bracer

Gathering professions:
Picking a herb, mining a node or skinning a mob will drop the Draenor profession skill item.

Herbalism A Compendium of the Herbs of Draenor
Mining A Treatise on Mining in Draenor
Skinning A Guide to Skinning in Draenor

Secondary professions:
Fishing and first aid are world drops and can also be found while fishing. Cooking is a world drop. Archaeology can be found while digging.

Fishing Fishing Guide to Draenor
First Aid First Aid in Draenor
Archaeology Brittle Cartography Journal
Cooking The Joy of Draenor Cooking

Where can I find rare mobs, treasures and exploration puzzles?

The following guides tells you everything you need to know. There is also a great addon called HandyNotes + HandyNotes DraenorTreasures which will show treasures and rare mobs on your map.
Rares, Treasures, and Temples in Shadowmoon Valley
Rares, Treasures, and Shamanstones in Frostfire Ridge
Rares, Treasures, and Garrison Outpost Caches in Gorgrond
Rares and Treasures in Talador
Rares, Treasures, and Jumping Puzzles in Spires of Arak
Rares, Treasures, and Gliders in Nagrand

How does the Toy Box work and where can I get more toys?

Check out this toy box guide

How does the free level 90 character boost work?

A free character boost is included when you buy the Warlords of Draenor expansion. You can boost one character on your account to level 90.

If the character is at least level 60 before the boost, their primary professions and first aid will be leveled up to 600. If the character is at least level 60 and doesn’t have any primary professions, they’ll automatically be given two primary professions based on your class. Cloth armor classes will get enchanting and tailoring, leather/mail classes will get leatherworking and skinning, plate armor classes will get blacksmithing and mining.

Read more about 90 boost here and here

What will my boosted 90 character get?

The boosted character will receive a set of gear with 483 item level, bags and some gold to get started. Any gear the character already had will be mailed to them. After completing the introductory questline, your character will receive all riding skills up to Artisan (280% flying speed) and all regional riding skills up to Pandaria (Cold Weather Flying, Flight Master’s License etc)

How will I know how to play the level 90 character?

You will start off with the most essential skills for your class and spec and you will unlock more skills as you progress through the introductory questline.

What kinds of bonuses will I earn from level 90 to 100?

You will get perks which are passive abilities improving existing abilities. Each spec has access to 4 perks granted upon reaching levels 92, 94, 96 and 98. These perks don’t have a fixed level at which they are acquired, instead a perk will be randomly selected from those not yet known.

Read more about perks here


Let me know if there is anything else you think I should add or if anything is incorrect. Will also add more as I progress through Draenor.

 

5 Fandom Friday: Smart Phone Apps I Cannot Live Without

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I thought I had a bunch of apps but I really don’t have that many. Of those I have these are my favorites which I use every day.

1. Facebook/Messenger: I use these two apps a lot to see what my friends are up to, chat with them and read up on different news.

2. Twitter: One of my most used apps. I use it to promote my blog and to chat with other bloggers and WoW players,. I’ve met so many great people there.

3. Instagram: I’ve had Instagram since it was new in the app store and none else had it. I follow many interesting people and post pictures every now and then.

4. Yahoo Weather: The best weather app I know of. I use it every day to check today’s weather and the coming days. The weather changes fast and often here.

5. Music: I know I can’t live without music on my iPhone. I listen to audio books almost every night when I go to bed and music when I’m on the bus or walking somewhere.

What are your favorite apps?

 

5 Fandom Friday: Comfort Foods That Always Make Me Feel Better

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Top 5 foods that always make me feel better:

1. Pizza from Peppes Pizza or Dolly Dimples: My favorite pizza is Heavy Heaven from Peppes Pizza, Sult from Dolly Dimpes is on second place. Two really good pizzas!

2. Apple crumble pie: I love crumble pie and apple with cinnamon is my favorite! With vanilla ice cream <3

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3. Lasagna: I make this great lasagna, very simple but still so good because it has bechamel sauce.

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4. Brownies: Especially with chocolate chips!

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5. Noodles with peanut sauce: There is this thai place in Sweden which make the best egg noodles with an amazing peanut sauce, wish I could have it every day, but it’s gonna be a while until I get to eat it again as we live in Norway now. Don’t have a picture of it so borrowed this one, which is without peanut sauce, from their website.

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Final To-Do-Before-WoD-List

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There are only 6 days until Warlords of Draenor and I’m not prepared yet! I still have a lot of things I would like to do before WoD release.

In-game:

  • Defeat Garrosh heroic and normal for heirloom weapon on my alts either by finding a group or buying boost
  • Complete the Blasted Lands quests on my alts
  • Level Alliance shaman to 90
  • Level paladin to 60 and use the free boost
  • Level death knight to 90
  • Level rogue to 90
  • Get the Bronze Whelpling pet from Blasted Lands
  • Complete the Brood of Alysrazor achievement and get the Blazing Wings from Darkmoon Faire
  • Clean up banks and bags on all of my characters
  • Sell stuff I don’t need at the auction house
  • Make sure all characters got a bit of gold, flasks, food and pots and are ready for Draenor

IRL:

  • Fill up the fridge and freezer with food and drinks for both a week of gaming and a birthday party
  • Buy a few things for the apartment and make sure it’s clean and tidy as I don’t want to waste too much time cleaning during the first days of WoD
  • Write a goodbye Pandaria post
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Are you prepared for Warlords of Draenor?

5 Fandom Friday: The Halloween Candy I Always Hope For When Trick-Or-Treating

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I’ve never been trick-or-treating because we don’t celebrate Halloween. But we have something similar on New Years eve. It has always been a tradition here in Norway to go “julebukk” and dress up in costumes, go around on people’s doors, sing Christmas carols and they’ll give you candy.

My favorite candy is:

What’s your favorite candy?

A busy week

Patch 6.0.2 has been live for over a week now and there has been so much to do!

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I logged out at the Dark Portal the night before the patch after a few hours of world PvP in the area.

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When I logged on the next day, everything was different!

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The new portal was there along with the Iron Horde!

I spent a lot of time going through my bank and sorting items in the void storage on all of my characters.

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Finally got this awesome mount, Warlord’s Deathwheel!

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Had to learn how to play moonkin again because of the changes in the patch. Basically Starfall pulls the whole world and you don’t really need any other spells while questing or doing dungeons.

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Completed the new Iron Horde Invasion quest chain in the Blasted Lands.

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Ran through some old dungeons and raids for old achievements I wanted to complete.

Did Garrosh heroic and got two heirloom staffs on my druid and shaman. Hope to find a group on some of my other characters as well and get some of the other heirloom weapons.

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I haven’t race changed my druid yet. Mostly because I don’t hate the new troll model, I just think I prefer the new tauren male over it, so I might race change before WoD. But if or when I race change I need to get a new background for my blog and new signatures and avatars on the forums and Twitter.

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I’ve spent some time leveling my Alliance shaman, level 87 at the moment, but planning to level more these weeks and hit 90 in good time before the expansion.

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Hallow’s End is here! I’m trying to collect enough treats for the pets and the toy, and I would like to get some of the gear pieces for my alts.

 

What have you done in WoW this week?