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.
What are the new dungeons called and when can I queue for them?
Bloodmaul Slag Mines (90-92)
The Everbloom (100)
Grimrail Depot (100)
Iron Docks (92-94)
Shadowmoon Burial Grounds (100)
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.
Spires of Arak (96-98)
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?
The easiest way to get PvP gear is to battle in Ashran. You get honor and conquest points from winning events and you also have a chance to get a box which contains a piece of rare/blue PvP gear. Buy PvP gear for honor and conquest points at the vendor in Warspear (outside the bank). You can also do arena or rated battlegrounds to get conquest points. You have a chance to get a piece of epic PvP gear from the first 3 rated battlegrounds you win every week.
Check out this gearing guide
Where do I learn Draenor profession skills?
Horde: The Butcher of Bladespire, killing Dorogg the Ruthless / Alliance: Shadows Awaken, killing Karnoth 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
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
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
Why can’t I see other players in my raid in Ashran?
Did you join a raid through Looking for Group after you queued for or entered Ashran? You have to join the raid first, then queue for Ashran or else you might be in the wrong phase/wrong server. You have to leave Ashran and requeue while still in the raid.
Where is the vendor who sells the stage 4 crafted item upgrade recipe? Ore Trader, Herb Trader, Fur Trader, Leather Trader.
There are a total of 5 different kinds of NPCs who can visit your garrison every day. You’ll find them in your Town Hall. It’s random which NPC you get. At release of patch 6.1 the only trader available was the Fur Trader.
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Of the new Garrison visitors who is at your Garrison is random, and what they offer is randomly selected each day, but that same selection applies to that NPC regardless of whose Garrison they’re at for the day. So for example, you have the raid quest NPC, and it’s for Brackenspore, and anyone else who has the raid NPC for the day also has that same quest. Tomorrow the raid NPC will have a new random quest, and anyone who has the raid NPC will all have the same quest.
The idea is that you’re visiting your friends and guildies Garrisons to get access to each of the 5 types of NPC’s each day, but that you’re not needing to visit a hundred Garrisons to complete all of their potential quests.
How can I tweet from in-game?
First you need to open the Game Menu in-game, then go to Interface and Social, then connect your Twitter account and enable Twitter Functionality. Then you can type /share in the chat and a window will pop up in-game where you can write your message, add your latest achievement or screenshot. You can also take a screenshot and then click the icon beside it in the chat to bring up the tweet window.
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.