How-To Gain Reputation

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A question you may often find yourself asking is how exactly do you gain reputation with a certain faction? There is no blanket answer, each faction has different ways for you to gain reputation with them and each one is unique. It may involve doing quests, turn-ins, killing enemies, running instances, or many other things. Many factions span multiple cities meaning that there are tons of ways to gain reputation with them. You just have to know where to look.

That is where this guide comes in. While not as exact as our in-depth reputation guides it can point you in the right direction. When the guide says “Various” rewards then there is usually too many things to list. Often times the faction will have a “Reputation Vendor” who will sell various items whenever you reach a certain reputation point. You can see the rewards at any time by going to that vendor.


How you Gain Rep
Possible Rewards






Donating wool, mageweave, silk, or runecloth. Completing any quest by an NPC of the faction. Ability to buy mounts at exalted from that faction.


Darkspear Trolls


Thunder Bluff



Donating wool, mageweave, silk, or runecloth. Completing any quest by an NPC of the faction. Ability to buy mounts at exalted from that faction.

PvP (Battlegrounds)

League of Arathor, Silverwing Sentinels, Stormpike Guard

Defilers, Frostwolf Clan, Warsong Outriders

Certain events within the battlegrounds and completing quests. Justicar (Alliance) or Conqueror (Horde) title when exalted with all three of your faces PvP factions. Various equipment rewards.

Steamwheedle Cartel

Booty Bay, Everlook, Gadgetzan, Ratchet

Non-repetable quests, certain enemies, or certain repetable turn-in quests. Tied to the Bloodsail Buccaneer reputation. Use of the cities that each faction controls which includes the boats for travel.


These factions require The Burning Crusade.

Cenarion Expedition Doing any quests inside of Evergrove or Cenarion Refuge. Enemies inside of Coilfang Reservoir. Various
Honor Hold Doing any quests inside of Honor Hold. Enemies inside of Hellfire Citadel. Various
Kurenai Doing any quests inside of Telaar and orebor Harborage. Various Orcs and Orgres in Nagrand. Various
Mag'har Doing any quests inside of Garadar. Various Orcs and Orgres in Nagrand. Various
Orgi'la Doing any quests inside of Ogri'la. Various items.
Netherwing Quests (Netherwing Ledge). Epic flying mount. Nether Drake.
Sporeggar Doing any quests inside of Spawning Glen and Sporeggar. Item turn-ins from the Underbog. Various
The Consortium Various quests around outland. Enemies inside of Mana-Tombs. Various
Thrallmar Doing any quests inside of Thrallmar. Kililng enemies within the Hellfire Citadel. Various

Shattrath City

These factions are all within Shattrath City.

Lower City Quests from Lower City aligned NPCs. Auchenai Crypts, Sethekk Halls, and Shadow Labyrinth contain ways to get reputation as well. Various
Sha'tari Skyguard Quests and killing enemies at Skettis. Nether Ray epic flying mount.
Aldor, Scryers Quests (turn-in). Various
The Sha'tar Enemies within Tempest Keep. Quests. Various


Factions for various raids.

Ashtongue Deathsworm Various quests and enemies around the Black temple. Trinkets and crafting.
Brood of Nozdormu Killing enemies within the Ahn'Qiraj instances. Ability to turn in tokens from AQ40. Epic level 60 ring.
Cenarion Circle Various quests in Silithus involving the Twilight <name> enemies. Lunar Festival quests. Ability to turn in tokens from AQ20.
Hydraxian Waterlords Killing elementals in both the Molten Core and Silithus. Used to obtain the water to summon Majordomo in the Molten Core.
Scale of the Sands Killing enemies during the Battle for Mount Hyjal. Various rings and gems.
Zandalar Tribe Killing enemies inside of Zul'Gurub, destroying Bijoux, or turning in sets of coins. A necklace that grows with your reputation and ability to turn in tokens from Zul'Gurub.


Factions in the old world.

Argent Dawn Killing undead until a certain point inside of the Plaugelands. Turning in Scourgestones. Various quests. Items (enchants).
Bloodsail Buccaneers Killing Booty Bay guards. Pirate hat.
Darkmoon Faire Quests  
Gelkis Clan Centaur, Magram Clan Centaur Killing enemies centaurs (Gelkis kill Magram for reputation, Magram kill Gelkis for reputation) Quests from non-repetable quests.
Ravenholdt Rogue only reputation. Pickpocket junkboxes from the Syndicate. Quest rewards.
Shen'dralar Complete Dire Maul quests (books/librams). None known.
Syndicate Slay things inside of Ravenholdt. None known.
Thorium Brotherhood Quests (turn-in). Recipes.
Timbermaw Hold Killing Furbolgs in Winterspring and Felwood and turning in their items. Quest rewards.
Wintersaber Trainers Quests. A mount.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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