World of Warcraft Reputation Guide

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A Repuation Guide

Terminology

What is Reputation [used for]

B l i z z Q u o t e:
Reputation determines whether certain NPCs react kindly to you or try to kill you on sight, among other things. A number of quests are only available if you have reached a certain level with a particular faction, while some quests will alter your faction when you finish them.

Reputation is, for a large number of players, their end-game. After getting all the gear, and countless raids against the Horde/Alliance, this is the only avenue for further progress in the game.

What is a Faction
A Faction is a race, group, or organization that exists in the World of Warcraft. Some Factions are against other Factions, so you can't be liked by both. Examples of a Faction are Stormwind (Humans) and Ogrimmar (Orcs).

What is a Team
A Team is a group of Factions tied together, both in the story and on the Reputation tab. Alliance, Horde, and Steamwheedle Cartel are the only Teams currently in the game. "Other" is not a Team.

What is Reputation Spillover
This is the term given to the effect seen when a Reputation gain in one of the Teams will raise your Reputation in all or some of the other Factions in the Team. Not all quests have give Spillover, and not all quests with Spillover are confined to Teams. Spillover is related entirely to the quest or mob giving the Reputation. Blizzard calls this effect "rippling".

What is Reputation Reduction
This is the term given to the effect seen when a Reputation from a mob or quest is lower because of the level difference. Once the mob goes Grey, or a quest is six levels below you, you lose 20% of the total Reputation possible for the kill/completion for each level. This goes this way for four levels, until you reach the minimum Reputation gain of 20%. Example:

Morrowgrain to Darnassus/Feathermoon Stronghold is a level 50 quest. At level 56 it becomes Grey. The level rewards look like this.
Level 47 - 55: 25 points (100%)
Level 56: 20 points (80%)
Level 57: 15 points (60%)
Level 58: 10 points (40%)
Level 59: 5 points (20%)
Level 60: 5 points (20%)

What is an RRQ
RRQ stands for Repeatable Reputation Quest. These quests, unlike normal quests, can be done multiple times, with each completion giving Reputation as a reward. Some RRQs also give items, money, or exp when completed as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I gain Reputation
You gain reputation by completing quests and killing enemies applicable to a given faction. You have to damage the enemy in order to get reputation, you can't just be in a group and soak it up. You also get a bonus to your race's reputation when you create your character.

What Reputations Levels exist
Exalted - Allows Highest level of accolade attainable with a faction
Revered - Special reputation level reserved for special heroes
Honored - 10% discount on bought items from vendors
Friendly - Standard reputation level for factions on a players team
Neutral - Standard reputation level for factions not on a players team that are not KOS
Unfriendly - Cannot buy, sell, or interact
Hostile - KOS
Hated - KOS; all opposing team factions are set permanently to the lowest level here
Additional Info

How can I see if/how much my Reputation Changes
If you are using the default UI, move your pointer over the chat window. After a second, the tabs above the window will become visible. Click on Combat Log, or click and drag it to separate the windows to show your combat information, which includes reputation gains and losses. Some reputations will not show up in the combat log without a mod, since the updates to reputation are sometimes not notified to the player.


How many Reputation Points are there for each level
Exalted: 1000 points
Revered: 21000 points
Honored: 12000 points
Friendly: 6000 points
Neutral: 3000 points
Unfriendly: 3000 points
Hostile: 3000 points
Hated: 36000 points

Does the state of the quest (Color) effect the Reputation gain from the quest
Yes, in that the level difference between your level and the level of the quest determines how much Reputation you receive of the total reward. Red, Orange, Yellow and Green quests give all of the total Reputation award for the quest, while Grey quests give a diminishing return based on your level compared to the quest level. See Reputation Reduction.

Does the state of the Reputation-raising mob (Color) effect the reputation gain from the mob
Yes, just like quests. The level of the quest corresponds to how much Reputation you receive of the total reward. Red, Orange, Yellow and Green quests give all of the reputation award for the quest, while Grey quests give a diminishing return based on your level compared to the quest level. See Reputation Reduction.

How do I get a cross-faction mount
The only way to get a cross-faction mount is to gain Exalted status with the particular faction whose mount you want to attain. Horde and Alliance cannot access each other's mounts at this time. Other restrictions are that Mechostriders are rideable only by Gnomes and Dwarves, and Taurens can only ride Kodos and Baron Rivendare's Mount.
Currently there are only 4 factions with mounts that you can get Exalted with: Stormwind, Darnassus, Ogrimmar, and Thunderbluff. Only Stormwind and Ogrimmar are feasible at this time though.

How do I get an Alliance Mount as a member of the Horde, or a Horde mount as a member of the Alliance
You cannot. There is no way to gain reputation with the Horde as a member of the Alliance, or vice versa, so you cannot gain training to ride the mounts.

Does/Will Honor effect Reputation
At this stage, no. However, there may be an indication that you can get an additional 10% off vendors, or perhaps in place of getting Honored. Time will tell on this one.

Why aren't Alliance/Horde quests listed in the FAQ
There are currently a large number of quests that involve the main Teams, with incorrect reputation gains, i.e. wrong faction gain or no faction at all. Often whole lines of quests do not have any reputation gains despite interacting with major NPCs. Also, 80% (rough guess) of the people interested in the Reputation Issue, have already completed the earlier quests prior to the existence of this thread, and a mod that shows what the gains are. Hopefully this info will be added at a future point though.

What are the Repeatable Reputation Quests (RRQs)
For Darnassus reputation: "Morrowgrain to Darnassus" and "Morrowgrain to Feathermoon"
For Stormwind reputation: "Lost Supplies"
For Ogrimmar reputation: "Chen's Empty Keg"
For Thunderbluff reputation: "Morrowgrain to Thunderbluff"
For Gadgetzan reputation : "Water Pouch Bounty"
For Argent Dawn reputation: Cauldron and Scourgestone quests.
For Timbermaw Furbolgs: "Timbermaw Ally", "Deadwood of the North", and "Winterfall Activity"
For Thorium Order reputation: Molten Core item requisitions.
For Wildhammer Clan reputation: "Troll Necklace Bounty"
For Wintersaber Trainers reputation: "Frostsaber Provisions", "Winterfall Intrusion" , "Rampaging Giant"

What Factions are out there

Alliance:
Darnassus
Gnomeregan Exiles
Ironforge
Stormwind
Horde:
Ogrimmar
Darkspear Trolls
Undercity
Thunder Bluff
Steamwheedle Cartel:
Booty Bay
Everlook
Gadgetzan
Ratchet
Battlegrounds:
Azshara Alliance
Azshara Horde
Frostwolf Clan
Stormpike Guard
Other:
Argent Dawn
Bloodsail Buccaneers
Cenarion Circle
Gelkis Clan Centaur
Hydraxian Waterlords
Magram Clan Centaur
Ravenholdt
Shen'dralar
Syndicate
Thorium Brotherhood
Timbermaw Furbolgs
Wildhammer Clan
Wintersaber Trainers

Which Factions can you gain Exalted with

Alliance:
Darnassus
Stormwind
Horde:
Ogrimmar
Thunder Bluff
Steamwheedle Cartel:
Gadgetzan
Other:
Argent Dawn
Thorium Brotherhood
Timbermaw Furbolgs
Wildhammer Clan
Wintersaber Trainers

Alliance Factions
The Alliance is composed of Darnassus, Gnomeregan Exiles, Ironforge, and Stormwind.

Darnassus:
Darnassus is the capital of the Night Elves, located in Kalimdor.
Mobs killable for Darnassus Reputation are:
Shadowprey Guardian Limit: Honored 6000/12000
RRQs that raise Darnassus Reputation are:
Morrowgrain to Darnassus
Morrowgrain to Feathermoon
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
At Exalted you can purchase a tiger mount, and learn Tiger Riding.

Gnomeregan Exiles:
The Gnomeregan Exiles have been ousted from their capital of Gnomeregan, and now reside in Ironforge.
Mobs killable for Gnomeregan Exile Reputation are:
Shadowprey Guardian Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
At Exalted you can purchase a mechanostrider mount, and learn Mechanostrider Piloting.
Note: Only Dwarves and Gnomes are small enough to ride a mechanostrider.

Ironforge:
Ironforge, capital of the Dwarves, is the business center of the Alliance, sporting the only Auction House for the Alliance.
Mobs killable for Ironforge Reputation are:
Shadowprey Guardian Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
At Exalted you can purchase a ram mount, and learn Ram Riding.

Stormwind:
Stormwind is the capital of the Humans.
Mobs killable for Gnomeregan Exile Reputation are:
Shadowprey Guardian Limit: Honored 6000/12000
RRQs that raise Stormwind Reputation are:
Lost Supplies
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
At Exalted you can purchase a horse mount, and learn Horse Riding.

Horde Factions
The Horde is composed of Ogrimmar, Darkspear Trolls, Undercity, and Thunder Bluff. No mobs raise Reputation for any of the Horde Factions. The only way to raise Reputation is by completing quests.

Ogrimmar:
Ogrimmar is capital of the Orcs, located in Northern Durator.
RRQs that raise Ogrimmar Reputation are:
Chen's Empty Keg
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
At Exalted you can purchase a wolf mount, and learn Wolf Riding

Darkspear Trolls:
The Darkspear Trolls are outcasts from other Trolls, so have allied themselves with the Horde.
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
At Exalted you can purchase a raptor mount, and learn Raptor Riding

Undercity:
Undead Forsaken players have lower-than-normal starting reputation with their team's Troll, Tauren, and Orc factions. Undercity is located underneath the ruins of Lorderan.
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
At Exalted you can purchase a horse mount, and learn Horse Riding

Thunder Bluff:
Thunder Bluff is the capital of the Tauren.
RRQs that raise Thunder Bluff Reputation are:
Morrowgrain to Thunderbluff
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
At Exalted you can purchase a Kodo mount, and learn Kodo Riding
Taurens are too big to ride any mount but a Kodo or Baren Rivendare's Mount.

Steamwheedle Cartel
Primarily a goblin run organization, whose capital is the yet unexplorable Undermine.

Booty Bay:
Neutral port located in Stranglethorn Vale. Has a boat that runs to Ratchet.
Mobs killable for Booty Bay reputation are:
Bloodsail Deckhand Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Bloodsail Elder Magus Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Bloodsail Mage Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Bloodsail Raider Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Bloodsail Sea Dog Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Bloodsail Swabby Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Bloodsail Swashbuckler Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Bloodsail Warlock Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Brutus
Captain Keelhaul
Captain Stillwater
Fleet Master Firallon
Foreman Cozzle
Venture Co. Foreman
Venture Co. Geologist
Venture Co. Mechanic
Venture Co. Miner
Venture Co. Shredder
Venture Co. Strip Miner
Venture Co. Tinkerer
Venture Co. Workboss
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.

Everlook:
Neutral goblin town located in Winterspring. No mobs raise Everlook Reputation.
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.

Gadgetzan:
Neutral town located in Tanaris.
Mobs killable for Gadgetzan reputation are:
Andre Firebeard
Caliph Scorpidsting
Southsea Dock Worker
Southsea Freebooter
Southsea Pirate
Southsea Swashbuckler
Wastewander Assassin Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Wastewander Bandit Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Wastewander Rogue Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Wastewander Scofflaw Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Wastewander Shadow Mage Limit: Friendly 3000/6000
Wastewander Thief
RRQs that raise Gadgetzan Reputation are:
Water Pouch Bounty
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.

Ratchet:
Neutral city on the east coast of Barrens. Has a boat that runs to Booty Bay.
Mobs killable for Ratchet reputation are:
Baron Longshore Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Southsea Brigand Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Southsea Cannoneer Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Southsea Cutthroat Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Southsea Privateer Limit: Honored 6000/12000
Quests that raise Ratchet faction are:
Winds in the Desert
Securing the Lines
Bone Collector
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.


Battlegrounds Factions
It is unknown if the Battleground Factions will be part of the Alliance/Horde, have their own category, or become another one of the "Other" factions.

Azshara Alliance:
Nothing is known about this Faction.

Azshara Horde:
Nothing is known about this Faction.

Frostwolf Clan:
Alterac Mountain Battlegrounds Faction that is Horde only.

Stormpike Guard:
Alterac Mountain Battlegrounds Faction that is Alliance only.

Other

Argent Dawn:
Argent Dawn is a cross-Faction organization that is united to fight the Scourge. Stormwind has an Argent Dawn guildhouse next to the City Hall, but it is empty. Darnassus's guild house has members who give quests that lead you to Blackfathom deeps. When you get to level 50 or so, you can begin to gain faction with them in the Plagulands by collecting Scourgestones and killing undead.
Quests that raise AD faction are:
In Search of Thaelrid
Blackfathom Villainy
Twilight Falls
Sceptre of Light
Book of the Ancients
RRQs that raise Argent Dawn Reputation
Dalson's Tears Cauldron
The Scourgestone quests
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Friendly you can purchase Enriched Manna Biscuit,
At Honored you can purchase Major Healing Potion, Major Mana Potion, Recipe: Transmute Air to Fire.
At Revered you can purchase Blessed Sunfruit, Blessed Sunfruit Juice, and exchange 10 Valor Tokens and 9g for a Arcane, Flame, Frost, Nature, or Shadow Mantle of the Dawn.
At Exalted you can exchange 25 Valor Tokens for a Chromatic Mantle of the Dawn.

Bloodsail Buccaneers:
Enemy of Booty Bay. Some quests that raise reputation with Booty Bay will also lower your reputation with the Bloodsail Buccaneers.
Mobs killable for BB reputation are:
Blackwater Deckhand
Captain Steelgut
Catelyn the Blade
Deckhand Moishe
Deeg
Dizzy One-Eye
Doctor Draxlegauge
Fin Fizracket
First Mate Crazz
First Mate Nilzlix
Fleet Master Seahorn
Lolo the Lookout
Professor Phizzlethorpe
Shakes O'Breen
Whiskey Slim
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Unfriendly you are no longer KOS to them.
At Friendly you can get the quest "Avast Ye, Scallywag" and "Avast Ye, Admiral!".

Cenarian Circle:
A group of Druids located primarily in Moonglade. No known mobs raise Cenarion Circle Reputation.
Quests that raise Cenarian Circle faction are:
Corruption of Earth and Seed

Gelkis and Magram Centaurs:
Centaur factions in Desolace. It has been reported that you can do both sides of this, by doing first one side, then the other. No quests are known to raise any reputation with these clans, even quests given by the centaurs themselves.

Hydraxian Waterlords:
Located in Azshara, any mob kills in Molten Core seem to increase reputation with them.
Mobs killable for Hydraxian Waterlords Reputation are:
Desert Rumbler
Dust Stormer
Greater Obsidian Elemental

Ravenholdt:
An assassin guild opposed to the Syndicate. Seems like it might only be possible for a rogue to gain Reputation with them. Their headquarters are located in Arathi Highlands, but to get there you have to come from the northeast corner of Hillsbrad. The only way found (so far) to raise reputation is to turn in pick-pocketed Syndicate Emblems (usually 25 - 35, depending on your level). So far there is no way to get above Friendly, and no reward for obtaining Friendly.

Shen'dralar:
New Faction related to Dire Maul in some way.

Syndicate:
Syndicate are a shadowy group that doesn't seem to have any friends. Despite having a strong presence in Hillsbrad, Arathi, and Alterac, none of those NPC kills in those zones cause you to lose reputation with them.

Thorium Brotherhood:
Located in Winterspring and Blackrock Depths. The quests are turn-in quests to Lokhtos Darkbargainer.
RRQs that raise Thorium Brotherhood are:
Dark Iron Ore (10)
Core Leather (4)
Blood of the Mountain (1)
Fiery Cores (4)
Lava Cores (4)
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Friendly you can purchase Pattern: Corehound Boots, Pattern: Flarecore Gloves, Pattern: Molten Helm, and Plans: Dark Iron Bracers.
At Honored you can purchase Pattern: Black Dragonscale Boots, Pattern: Flarecore Mantle, Plans: Dark Iron Reaver, and Plans: Fiery Chain Girdle.
At Revered you can purchase Plans: Fiery Chain Shoulders.
At Exalted you can purchase Plans: Dark Iron Destroyer, Plans: Dark Iron Leggings, and Schematic: Repair Robot.

Timbermaw Furbolgs:
Furbolgs in Moonglade, Felwood and Azshara. You originally start out hostile to them.
Mobs killable for TF reputation are:
Chieftain Bloodmaw
Deadwood Avenger
Deadwood Den Watcher
Deadwood Gardener
Deadwood Pathfinder
Deadwood Shaman
Deadwood Warrior
High Chief Winterfall
Overlord Ror
Winterfall Den Watcher
Winterfall Pathfinder When patch goes live
Winterfall Runner
Winterfall Shaman
Winterfall Totemic
Winterfall Ursa
RRQs that raise Timberma Furbolg Reputation are:
Timbermaw Ally
Deadwood of the North
Winterfall Activity
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Hostile you can get the RRQ "Timbermaw Ally" from Grazle.
At Unfriendly they are no longer flagged to KOS.
At Neutral you can get the RRQ "Deadwood of the North" from Grazle.
At Friendly you can get a quest for the Mooncloth Boots recipe.
At Honored Gorn One Eye will sell to you.

Wildhammer Clan:
The neutral Dwarves of the Hinterlands. They used to be located in Grim Batol, but had to abandon it when the Red Dragonflight and the Horde attacked. This is an Alliance only faction.
Mobs killable for WH reputation are:
Vilebranch Aman'zasi Guard
Vilebranch Ambusher
Vilebranch Axe Thrower
Vilebranch Berserker
Vilebranch Blood Drinker
Vilebranch Headhunter
Vilebranch Headhunter
Vilebranch Hideskinner
Vilebranch Scalper
Vilebranch Shadow Hunter
Vilebranch Shadowcaster
Vilebranch Soothsayer
Vilebranch Soul Eater
Vilebranch Witch Doctor
Witherbark Axe Thrower
Witherbark Berserker
Witherbark Caller
Witherbark Headhunter
Witherbark Hideskinner
Witherbark Sadist
Witherbark Scalper
Witherbark Shadow Hunter
Witherbark Shadowcaster
Witherbark Troll
Witherbark Venomblood
Wihterbark Witch Doctor
Witherbark Zealot
Zalas Witherbark
Zul'arek Hatefowler
RRQs that raise Wildhammer Clan Reputation are:
Troll Necklace Bounty
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Honored you receive a 10% decrease on vendor purchases.
Note: Currently the NPC selling PVP gear is marked Wildhammer

Wintersaber Trainers
An Alliance only faction, allows you to get the Wintersaber Mount at Exalted faction. For any race besides Night Elf, you will have to have attained Exalted with Darnassus as well, to learn Tiger Riding.
RRQs that raise Wintersaber Trainers Reputationtion are:
Frostsaber Provisions
Winterfall Intrusion
Rampaging Giant
Known Faction related bonuses:
At Exalted you can purchase a Wintersaber Mount.

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