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Horde Zul'Drak Guide Part 1
Level 76

A note: you may be level 77 by now, in which case before you enter Zul'Drak, you should learn Cold Weather Flying, and purchase your epic flying mount if you have enough gold for it. If you're not level 77 yet, or lack the funds to purchase an epic flying mount, don't worry about the below part in italics.

Flying Mount Instructions If Level 77:

For those who are truly diligent and have followed the Gold Guide and have not yet received Cold Weather Flying and their Epic Flying Mount, you'll have a nice stash of gold to purchase your Epic Flying Mount and be able to train Cold Weather Flying (Cost: 5,000g training + 1,000g Cold Weather training + 100g for the mount). If not, there's no better time to start the gold guide than now, to make sure that you'll at least be able to fly in style starting at level 80! Simply take the portal to Shattrath City from Dalaran, then fly to Honor Hold.

Then, take a portal to a Capital City and train your skills.

Hearth back to Dalaran.

Note that you should also train Cold Weather Flying from the riding trainer at Dalaran by the flight master at Krasus' Landing.

If you're not level 77, that's to be expected - the above is just in case you are. If not 77, just take a portal to a Capital City and train your skills, then Hearth back to Dalaran.

Onwards to Zul'Drak!

(Optional but Highly Recommended - Group) A note as you enter Zul'Drak - you may remember the Ring of Blood quest series from Nagrand. In Zul'Drak, there's once again a series of arena fights which is just like the Ring of Blood - its a series called The Amphitheater of Anguish. As soon as you enter the zone, look out for people looking for more for the "Ring of Blood" or "Amphitheater" or "Arena" quests. Find a group of five people with a tank and healer.

The process of making sure the entire group starts and completes the quest together is having one person be the designated quest starter. Have everybody gather around the quest giver, then one person starts the quest, which will allow everyone to start the quest. Then, after making sure everybody's turned in the quest, the quest starter starts the next quest, and so on and so on.

With a group of five with a tank and a healer, it will be the fastest burst of experience that is in the game, 192,900 XP in just minutes, along with an extremely good weapon, and about 120 Gold! Keep an eye out for groups throughout your entire time in Zul'Drak because there are no pre-requisites. If you find a group, go there and then continue questing where you left off.

  1. Fly to Venomspite, Dragonblight. Ride northeast into Zul'Drak.

  2. Ride to Light's Breach. Turn in Into the Breach! and get the quests:

    • In Search of Answers
    • This Just In: Fire Still Hot!
    • Trolls Is Gone Crazy!
    • Wanted: Ragemane's Flipper (Group)

    Look around to see if anybody wants to do Wanted: Ragemane's Flipper. Any team of two people should be able to do him. If you don't find anyone, get around to it later.

  3. Ride southeast to Rageclaw Den. Complete all of the following objectives simultaneously:

    • Clear your way to the Orders From Drakuru, turn in In Search of Answers, and get the follow-up Orders From Drakuru.
    • Kill Drakuru Blood Drinkers for Drakuru "Lock Openers".
    • Free 8 Captured Rageclaw by using the Drakuru "Lock Openers" on them.
    • Use the Rageclaw Fire Extinguisher to Douse 15 Huts. You'll have to use them multiple times to put out the fires. You can just spam the item to douse fires very quickly.

    • If you have a partner, ride southeast to Rageclaw Lake and kill Ragemane.

  4. Return to Light's Breach. Turn in your quests:
    • Orders From Drakuru and get the follow-ups The Ebon Watch and Crusader Forward Camp
    • This Just In: Fire Still Hot!
    • Trolls Is Gone Crazy!
    • Wanted: Ragemane's Flipper (if you did it)

  1. Ride northwest to the Crusader Forward Camp and turn in Crusader Forward Camp. Get the follow-up quests:

    • That's What Friends Are For...
    • Making Something Out Of Nothing

  2. Ride north to Crusader Dargath.

  3. Ride southwest to Thrym's End. Talk to Gymer and get his quest, A Great Storm Approaches.

  4. Ride west to Gerk and get Light Won't Grant Me Vengeance.

  5. Ride west to find Burr.

    • Finish killing 15 Vargul and gathering 10 Scourge Scrap Metal then go back to Gerk and turn in Light Won't Grant Me Vengeance.

  6. Return to the Crusader Forward Camp. Turn in:
    • A Great Storm Approaches and get the follow-up Gymer's Salvation.
    • Making Something Out Of Nothing
    • That's What Friends Are For...

  1. Ride north and kill Banshee Soulclaimers for 6 Banshee Essence.

  2. Ride southwest to Ebon Watch. Turn in The Ebon Watch and get the follow-up Kickin' Nass and Takin' Manes.

  3. Ride around the camp to the south and the west and kill Icetouched Earthragers for 6 Diatomaceous Earth.

  4. Ride around the camp to the north and the east and kill 10 Withered Trolls and use Stefan's Steel Toed Boot after each kill to collect 10 Hair Samples. You should also get an Unliving Choker which starts the quest An Invitation, of Sorts...

  5. Ride back to Ebon Watch and turn in:

    • Kickin' Nass and Takin' Manes and get the follow-up Taking a Stand
    • An Invitation, of Sorts... and get the follow-up Near Miss. Talk to Bloodrose Datura nearby to complete it and get the follow-up You Can Run, But You Can't Hide.

  6. Ride east to the Reliquary of Agony and collect 5 Gooey Ghoul Drool (scattered around on the ground) and kill Putrid Abominations for 5 Putrid Abomination Guts.

    • Then, return to Ebon Watch and turn in You Can Run, But You Can't Hide and get the follow-up Dressing Down.

    • Then, ride back to the Reliquary of Agony and use the Ensorcelled Choker to disguise yourself as a ghoul. Talk to Gristlegut and buy a Bitter Plasma. Also, accept his quest Feedin' Da Goolz.

    • Circle around the area and use the Bowels and Brains Bowl near Decaying Ghouls and Feed 10 of them.

    • Return to Gristlegut and turn in Feedin' Da Goolz.

    • Finally, ride back to Ebon Watch and turn in Dressing Down. Get the follow-up Infiltrating Voltarus.

  1. Ride to the Crusader Forward Camp and turn in Ormer's Salvation. Get the follow-up Our Only Hope.

  2. Ride northwest to Gymer. Blow up the cage and turn in Our Only Hope and get the follow-up The Storm King's Vengeance. Now you get to ride an incredibly destructive Storm Giant!

    The abilities are:

    • Ability 1: Gymer's Smash - Spam this to do big AoE damage to all nearby enemies. You have to have an enemy targeted.
    • Ability 2: Gymer's Roar - fairly useless - knocks people back.
    • Ability 3: Gymer's Grab - use this on bosses, followed up with Ability 4 to do a lot of damage. You can also pick up Storm Cloud to heal and become more powerful.
    • Ability 4: Gymer's Throw - throw the Vargul in Gymer's hand to do a lot of explosion damage.

  3. Ride northeast to Algar the Chosen and kill him by spamming Gymer's Smash, and using Gymer's Grab and Gymer's Throw whenever up as well.

  4. Ride southeast to Prince Navarius and kill him by spamming Gymer's Smash, and using Gymer's Grab and Gymer's Throw whenever up as well. This spawns Thrym who is bigger than you! Run and grab a Storm Cloud, then turn and face him using the usual attack pattern.

  5. Ride back to the Crusader Forward Camp and dismount. Turn in The Storm King's Vengeance.

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