Appearing after the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the
Guardians of Hyjal are a new faction whose sole duty is to protect the
newly opened zone of Mount Hyjal from their primary base of operations
in Nordrassil. Resembling the Cenarion Circle of the old world, the
Guardians are comprised of mostly Druids and remain Neutral to all
goodly races of the world whether they be animal, plant, Horde, or
The Guardians of Hyjal worship the Ancients, demigods of old who
assisted the Night Elves at many trying times throughout history and
rely heavily on their power to help them protect Mount Hyjal. After the
destruction wrought by various demons, the Guardians strive to
repopulate the land with plant and animal life.
The Guardians of Hyjal are based out of Mount Hyjal, one of the two
level 80-82 starting zones in Cataclysm. Breadcrumb quests leading to
this zone can be found in Stormwind and Orgrimmar from the
Hero’s Call and Warchief’s Command boards. Players
who pick up this quest will be first sent to Moonglade and from there
will gain a direct flight (via dragon) to the zone. Once in the zone,
the quest chain proper for the zone will begin inside the world tree,
Nordrassil. The quests leading to Mount Hyjal include:
- Hero’s Call: Mount
Hyjal!/Warchief’s Command: Mount Hyjal!
- As Hyjal Burns
- Protect the World Tree
- War on the
Players questing in Hyjal should note that the zone is extremely
phased, however, as long as the quest chain is followed closing the
progression and phased portions of the zone flow rather naturally.
Players will begin earning reputation with this faction as early as the
initial breadcrumb quests and will easily hit Revered with the faction
if all quests inside the zone are completed.
All players start out Neutral with this faction. Players who complete
all the quests in the zone, which this writer suggests
since the quest lines in the zone are well done, not to mention
it’s an easy way to earn tons of reputation, will find
themselves well into Revered with this faction, opening up the Arcanum
of Hyjal (the much sought after caster head enchant) and leaving little
work to reach the final milestone of Exalted.
Perhaps because of almost insane amounts of reputation that players are
able to gain by questing in Hyjal, there are currently no daily quest
available for this faction. If players wish to earn further reputation
with the Guardians of Hyjal they must first purchase the Tabard and
complete instances to do so. Not all hope is lost as there are many
rumors hinting that perhaps in the near future, patch including daily
quests will be added for this faction.
gain further reputation with this faction players also have the option
of purchasing the [Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal] at level 85 from
the faction’s Quartermaster once they have reached Friendly
reputation. The Quartermaster for this faction can be found in
Nordrassil Inn in (62.8, 23.9). Completing level 85 instances with this
Tabard equipped will gain the player reputation with this faction from
all bosses and mobs killed inside said instance.
Each completed heroic instance has the potential to yield around 3000
reputation, with normal mode instances earning significantly less.
Reputation gains inside each instance depends greatly on the number of
bosses and mobs present in each. The more bosses and mobs an instance
holds, the larger the amount of potential reputation to be gained.
Players interested in serious reputation gains and who are part of an
active guild should keep in mind that if your guild reaches level 4 the
Mr. Popularity perk will be unlock. This perk increases the reputation
gained from killing monsters and completing quests by 5%.