Today’s post is brought to you by Krayleyna. She posted a wonderful thread on our guild forums about rep rewards, their reputations and who they are for so I wanted to share the love with everyone else.
I’ve found it super helpful, especially in regards to my alts.
After seeing people randomly choose tabards to wear and factions to pursue, it became clear to me that a LOT of people did not research the rep rewards available from the new factions. I’ve compiled a list of the armor available from the Cata factions. You should use this list in figuring out which factions to champion first.
[Editor’s Note: She got angry when she saw me getting rep with the Cattaurs so I could get a camel!]
NOTE: Baradin’s Wardins does not have a rep tabard. You will have to build rep with them by doing the Tol Barad dailies. In addition to the armor listed below, they also have a bunch of 346 weapons available at Revered. You can see the whole list on wowhead here.
Wrap of the Great Turtle – Cloak – Guardians of Hyjal Exalted
Mirror of Broken Images – Trinket – Baradin’s Warden’s Exalted
Felsen’s Ring of Resolve – Ring – Therazane Revered
Mountain’s Mouth – Neck – Guardians of Hyjal Honored
Gryphon Rider’s Boots – Boots – Wildhammer Clan Exalted
Sandguard Bracers – Bracers – Ramkahen Exalted
Crown of Wings – Helm – Wildhammer Clan Revered
Stone-Wrapped Greaves – Legs – Earthen Ring Honored
Strength DPS Misc
Gift of Nadun – Neck – Ramkahen Exalted
Impatience of Youth – Trinket – Baradin’s Wardens Exalted
Gorsik’s Band of Shattering – Ring – Therazane Revered
Red Rock Band – Ring – Ramkahen Revered
Shroud of the Dead – Cloak – Ramkahen Honored
Galrond’s Band – Ring – Guardians of Hyjal Honored
Agility DPS Misc
Signet of the Elder Council – Ring – Earthen Ring Exalted
Unsolvable Riddle – Trinket – Baradin’s Warden’s Exalted
Softwind Cape – Cloak – Earthen Ring Revered
Terrath’s Signet of Balance – Ring – Therazane Revered
Acorn of the Daughter Tree – Neck – Guardians of Hyjal Revered
Stormbolt Gloves – Gloves – Wildhammer Clan Exalted
Quicksand Belt – Belt – Ramkahen Revered
Sly Fox Jerkin – Chest – Guardians of Hyjal Honored
Swiftflight Leggings – Legs – Wildhammer Clan Honored
Treads of Malorne – Boots – Guardians of Hyjal Exalted
Windhome Helm – Helm – Wildhammer Clan Revered
Mantle of Moss – Shoulders – Earthen Ring Honored
Belt of the Stargazer – Belt – Ramkahen Honored
Lightning Flash Pendant – Neck – Wildhammer Clan Exalted
Mandala of Stirring Patterns – Trinket – Baradin’s Wardens Exalted
Stump of Time – Trinket – Baradin’s Wardens Exalted
Cloak of Ancient Wisdom – Cloak – Earthen Ring Revered
Band of Singing Grass – Ring – Wildhammer Clan Revered
Diamant’s Ring of Temperance – Ring – Therazane Revered
Cloak of the Dryads – Cloak – Guardians of Hyjal Honored
Ammunae’s Blessing – Ring – Ramkahen Honored
Pendant of Elemental Balance – Neck – Earthen Ring Honored
Cord of Raven Queen – Belt – Guardians of Hyjal Exalted
Desert Walker Sandals – Boots – Ramkahen Exalted
Flamebloom Gloves – Gloves – Earthen Ring Exalted
Robes of Orsis – Chest – Ramkahen Revered
Gloves of Aetherial Rumors – Gloves – Wildhammer Clan Honored
Helm of Temperance – Helm – Earthen Ring Honored
Belt of the Untamed – Belt – Wildhammer Clan Exalted
Aessina-Blessed Gloves – Gloves – Guardians of Hyjal Revered
Leggings of Clutching Roots – Legs – Earthen Ring Revered
Mantle of Wild Feathers – Shoulders – Wildhammer Clan Honored
Earthmender’s Boots – Boots – Earthen Ring Exalted
Wilderness Legguards – Legs – Guardians of Hyjal Revered
Sash of Prophecy – Belt – Ramkahen Revered
Helm of the Skyborne – Helm – Wildhammer Clan Honored
Sun King’s Girdle – Belt – Ramkahen Exalted
World Keeper’s Gauntlets – Gloves – Earthen Ring Exalted
Peacemaker’s Breastplate – Chest – Earthen Ring Revered
Drystone Greaves – Boots – Ramkahen Honored
Since we are hoping to be raiding ASAP in Cata, maybe even by the first weekend, I thought I would post some resources that people can check out and study up on how to level quickly at launch.
First up is a nice little forum post that Xeo found on MMO-Champion. It has some great ideas for leveling prep, where to go to get started questing as soon as cata launches, and details about 5-man dungeon encounters.
Next is WoW-Pro’s Leveling Guide/Addon. If you have ever used Jame’s Leveling Guides in the past, you are probably familiar with the WoW-Pro site. In the past year or so, they developed an in-game addon that allows you to track your quests and the steps in the guide without having to alt-tab out to the site or print out the guides and waste hundreds of sheets of paper (which is what I used to do before they came out with the addon).
The addon also works with another mod called TomTom, which is like an in-game GPS. It puts a big green arrow (you can resize/move/customize it) in the center of your screen pointing you to your next step and shows waypoints on your maps. Basically, if you use this addon, you just have to follow that green arrow for 5 levels until you ding 85. If you do decide to use it, I recommend you get they absolute latest version of the guide Monday night or even Tuesday morning to make sure you have the most up-to-date revisions as the developers have been tweaking, testing, and adding things right up until the last possible moment. You can watch a video about the guide and download the current version here.
If you just want the printable online guide and not the addon, you can find that here.
I am currently working on researching the new raid encounters so we won’t be flying blind when we jump into our first raids. I will be posting a list of guides and videos for those encounters later this week or over the weekend.
Another thing to keep in mind is reputation earned while leveling. Just like in Wrath and BC, you will need to earn rep with different factions for your helm and shoulder enchants. All shoulder enchants are available with Therazane rep, which is earned through questing in Deepholme as well as a tabard. I would HIGHLY recommend questing in Deepholme while leveling to get a head start on that rep. Helm enchants come in 4 varieties from 4 different factions based on role:
Plate DPS – Arcanum of the Wildhammer
Wildhammer Clan – Quests in Twilight Highlands
Mail/Leather DPS – Arcanum of the Ramkahen
Ramkahen – Quests in Uldum
Casters/Healers – Arcanum of Hyjal
Guardians of Hyjal – Quests in Mount Hyjal