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.

 

Mists of Pandaria FAQ

Mists of Pandaria has been out for almost a week now and I’ve seen people ask the same questions over and over again, so I thought I’d answer some of them here. Please let me know if there is anything you think I should add.

Is there a new city in Pandaria?
Alliance and Horde has their own city in Vale of Eternal Blossom. The Alliance one is called Shrine of Seven Stars and the Horde one is called Shrine of Two Moons. It has different vendors, profession trainers, quartermasters, reforger, bank, void storage, portals to all the other cities and much more. Auction house only for engineers.

How do I get to the Vale of Eternal Blossom?
You need to do a quest chain to open up the Vale. It starts with the quest A Celestial Experience but you might also start it with the optional quest Temple of the White Tiger which will lead you to the first I mentioned.

Where is the Mists of Pandaria flight trainer and when can I learn to fly?
The Pandaria flying skill is called Wisdom of the Four Winds and is available from the flying trainers Cloudrunner Leng (Alliance) in Shrine of Seven Stars and Skydancer Shun (Horde) in Shrine of Two Moons. You need to be level 90 and have completed the quests to open Vale of Eternal Blossom.

How can I get a shoulder enchant?
Shoulder enchants are now made by scribes (inscription) and you can buy them off the auction house or get a scribe to craft one for you. They come in two different qualities, epic and uncommon, and four different stats.

Crane Wing Inscription 120 intellect + 80 critical strike
Greater Crane Wing Inscription 200 intellect + 100 critical strike

Ox Horn Inscription 180 stamina + 80 dodge
Greater Ox Horn Inscription 300 stamina + 100 dodge

Tiger Claw Inscription 120 agility + 80 critical strike
Greater Tiger Claw Inscription 200 agility + 100 critical strike

Tiger Fang Inscription 120 strength + 80 critical strike
Greater Tiger Fang Inscription 200 strength + 100 critical strike

There is also a special secret one for scribes only which has higher stats

Where are the daily quests and how many can I do each day?
There will be max 48 daily quests available per day. They are available from the Pandaria factions and you will gain reputation and other rewards as Valor points.

Where are the Valor/Justice points vendors?
Valor/Justice point items are available at the different Pandaria faction’s quartermasters, you will need both reputation and points to buy items. There are two Justice/Valor point vendors who sells all the items from the different factions in Niuzao Temple.

Where are the Honor/Conquest points vendors?
They are on the wall in Pandaria. The Horde vendor is located in a tower in Hellscream’s Fist (Horde flight path) in Townlong Steppes. I don’t play Alliance but I’ve been told that the Alliance vendor is located in the northern tower on the wall in Valley of the Four Winds, I guess it’s also near an Alliance flight path. Please correct if it’s wrong.

Is there a new Ring of Blood in Pandaria?
Yes, it’s a scenario called Arena of Annihilation and is for level 90s only. It’s located in the Temple of the White tiger in Kun-Lai Summit. Gurgthock gives you the quest The Arena of Annihilation which will reward you with 450 item level weapon.

Where can I buy a yak mount and how much does it cost?
The yak mounts can be bought from Uncle Bigpocket at the Grummble Bazaar in Kun-Lai Summit. The Gray and Blonde Riding Yak costs 3000 g before discounts and the Grand Expedition Yak with vendor/repair and reforger costs 12000 g before discounts.

Why can’t I send heirlooms to my pandaren?
You can’t send anything to your pandaren until it has reached level 10 and chosen a faction. There are no mailboxes in the pandaren starting zone.

Which races can be a monk?
Every race except goblin and worgen can be monks.

Which classes can you chose as a pandaren?
Pandaren can be hunters, mages, priests, shamans, rogues, warriors and monks.