Ding80's WoW Leveling Guide

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Horde Barrens Guide
Level 20

Make Sure you're at least Level 20! Many of the next quests have a level requirement of 20 and you need to be level 20 to get a mount. If you're not level 20 yet, then grind a couple of mobs at the Ghostlands to reach level 20.

With the advent of patch 3.2, you can obtain your mount and riding skill at Level 20 for just ~5 Gold total (4 for the training, 1 for the mount, with some price discounts for reputation), which will speed up travel significantly. Over the next bit of travel, all of the racial homelands will be visited, so when your race comes up, go buy your mount then.

Even with no professions and using the auction house just to sell basic grays you should easily be able to have 8 gold. Still though, it bears mentioning that the amount of gold you'll need in the future ramps up rapidly - if you haven't yet, check out the Gold Guide for an awesome guide which will allow you to get to at least ten thousand gold while you level up to 80. Never worry about the cost of skills and mount prices. You'll even be able to pick up some rare and epic gear from the auction house with your gold as you level so you can level even faster.

As we are right now at Silvermoon City if you've followed the guide up to now-

Then, at the northwest corner of Silvermoon City, use the Orb of Translocation to go to the Undercity.

Go to Lady Sylvanas Windrunner at the Royal Quarter and turn in Journey to Undercity to be treated with a nice cutscene. Also, get the quest Report to Tarren Mill.

Make sure to pick up the Undercity Flight Path if you don't have it yet.

  • If Undead, buy your mount at Brill.

Then, head north out of The Undercity up to the Zeppelin Tower. Take a zeppelin to Orgrimmar. Make sure to pick up the Orgrimmar Flight Path if you don't have it yet.

At this point, I assume you have no quests. The quests here don't have any prerequisites, so this is a great place to start! If you do have quests from the previous 10-20 zone guide, turn them in whenever convenient.

Set your Hearthstone to Orgrimmar, train your skills, and get the Flight Path if you haven't already. Also, go to the auction house and purchase four 10-slot bags (listed under the container section) if you can afford them. They are well worth the small amount of money you need to pay for them.


  1. Head to Ratchet and get the Flight Path. Get the quests:

    • Ziz Fizziks from Sputtervalve
    • Deepmoss Eggs from Mebok Mizzteix

  2. Fly or ride to The Crossroads and get the Flight Path if you don't have it. Get only the two quests from Mankrik:

    • Consumed by Hatred
    • Lost in Battle

  3. Head south to find the body of Mankrik's Wife.

  4. Go to Camp Taurajo and get the Flight Path. Also, get just one quest from the area: Tribes at War from Mangletooth.

  5. Head northeast and kill a total of 12 Bristleback Geomancer, 12 Bristleback Thornweaver, and 6 Bristleback Water Seeker, and also collect at otal of 60 Bristleback Quilboar Tusk.

    • Once done, return to Camp Taurajo.

  1. At Camp Taurajo, turn in Tribes at War. Then, get and complete the follow-up Blood Shards of Agamaggan. You may then turn in your Blood Shards for the buff most relevant to your class - you may sell your remaining Blood Shards after that.

  2. Fly to The Crossroads and turn in your quests: Consumed by Hatred and Lost in Battle.

  3. Head northwest into the Stonetalon Mountains. Just west of the border between the Stonetalon Mountains and The Barrens, talk to the two tauren Seereth Stonebreak and Makaba Flathoof and get the two quests:

    • Goblin Invaders
    • Avenge My Village

  4. Head west and kill 8 Grimtotem Ruffian and 6 Grimtotem Mercenary.

  5. Return to the two tauren questgivers. Turn in Avenge my Village and get the follow-up Kill Grundig Darkcloud.

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Level 18-19

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