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1-20 World of Warcraft Powerleveling Guide Horde

Note that this guide is ancient. Cataclysm changed many of the quests and details.

We'll leave this page up for posterity sake. If you like you can check out our leveling home page, with links to the appropriate class guides and a bunch of leveling tips. Those pages will be updated regularly, into Mists of Pandaria and beyond.
Click here if you want to get leveled faster


Levels 1-20 Horde


Your going to start by doing all the quests in the valley of trials, this should take you to 5 or 6 and can take only 10-15 minutes if done right. See our 1-12 Orc/Troll leveling guide for more detail on this area.

1- "Cutting Teeth"

2- "Sting of the Scorpid & Sarkoth"

3- "Vile Familiars"

4- Turn quests in and get "Galgar's Cactus Surprise & Lazy Peons" then finish them

5- Get and complete "Burning Blade Medallion & Thazz'rils Pick"

6- Hearth to the starter town turn your last quests in.

Head to Sen'Jin Village

1- Get "A Peon's Burden" on the way as well as "Thwarting Kolkar Agression"

2- Head into Sen'Jin village picking up all the quests possible

3- Run to Razor Hill, make sure your level 6 by the time you reach it.

4- Do "Vanquish the Betrayers & Carry Your Weight"

5- Go do "A Solvent Spirit & From the Wreckage"

6- Complete part of the "Encroachment" quest line

7- Grind to Level 8

Return to Sen'Jin Village

1- Do "Thwarting Kolkar Agression"

2- Go to the Echo Islands and complete the following quests "Mishina's Skull, Practical Prey, Zalazane, and Break a Few Eggs"

3- Turn these in and return to razor hill

Head to Razor Hill

1- Finish Enchroachment

2- Grind mobs up to the goblin along the road leading to Orgrimmar and get Winds in the Desert

3- Finish "Winds in the Desert"

4- Finish the other Harpy quests

5- Head to Orgrimmar

Head to Orgrimmar

1- Get "Hidden Enemies" from Thrall

2- Get "Finding the Antidote" from the cleft of shadows

3- Go do "Finding the Antidote"

4- Do "Dark Storms"

5- Get "Margoz"

6- Finish "Margoz" and get "Skull Rock"

7- When you kill Gazz'uz he drops "Eye of Burning Shadow" this gives "Burning Shadows"

8- "Get Neeru Fireblade" after turning in "Skull Rock"

9- Finish "Neeru Fireblade" and "Burning Shadows" Get "Ak'Zeloth"

10- Finish Hidden Enemies

11- Grind the small amount to 12 if needed.

12-20 Horde

Head to Crossroads

1- Get all the quests at the crossroads

2- Do "Disrupt the Attacks" and "Plainstrider Menace" and "Raptor Thieves"

3- Do "The Disruption Ends" after you turn in "Disrupt the Attacks" also complete Supplies for the Crossroads

4- Go to Ratchet and get "Raptor Horns" "The Guns of Northwatch" "Samophlange" and "Southsea Freebooters"

5- Turn in "Wharfmaster Dizzywig" get "Miner's Fortune"

6- Get "WANTED: Baron Longshore" and "Southsea Freebooters" and do them

7- Do "The Missing Shipment" then "The Missing Shipment" Part 2

8- Talk to Gazlowe to get Stolen Booty

9- Do Stolen Booty

10- Head to the Crossroads

Head to Crossroads

1- Finish "Plainstrider Menace" and get "The Zhevra"

2- Run west of the crossroads till you find a hut, inside this hut you can get "Kolkar Leaders" and "Centaur Bracers"

3- Do all your Crossroads quest including "The Forgotten Pools" "Fungal Spores" "Raptor Thieves" "Centaur Bracers" "Kolkar Leaders" "The Zhevra"

4- turn these in and get "Harpy Raiders"

5- Once harpy raiders is done head to Stonetalon Mountains

Go to Stonetalon Mountains

1- Get the following quests "Avenge my Village" and "Goblin Invaders"

2- finish "Avenge my Village" and get "Kill Grundig Darkcloud"

3- Finish "Goblin Invaders" and "Kill Grundig Darkcloud"

Head back to Crossroads

1- Turn in "Kolkar Leaders" get "Verog the Dervish"

2- Get all the quests possible in crossroads

3- Do "Apothecary Zamah" go to thunderbluff grinding all the way

4- Finsh "Lost in Battle" as you head down the road, Mankrik's wife is dead outside the hut west of the road/bridge

5- Make sure to grab all the FP's in areas as you run around such as in Stonetalon and camp Taraujo

6- Make sure to train when you get to Thunder Bluff

7- Turn in Apothecary Zamah, fly/hearth back to Crossroads

8- Do "Prowlers of the Barrens" and "Harpy Lieutenants"

9- Grind up to the quest area for "Samophlange" and finish this quest chain

10- Head to Sludge Fen and do "Ignition" & "The Escape"

11- Go north and do "Miner's Fortune"

12- Head back to ratchet grind a bit on the way

13- Turn in all your quests here and head west to do "The Stagnant
Oasis" and "Verog the Dervish"

14- Go back to the crossroads for more quests

15- Turn in "Verog the Dervish" and "Centaur Bracers"

16- Grind up north to do Serena Bloodfeather

17- head east to do Echeyakee

18- Head back to the crossroads and get "The Angry Scytheclaws" and turn in "Serena Bloodfeather" to get "Letter to Jin'Zil"

19- Go south and do "Tribes at War" "Stolen Silver" "Consumed by Hatred" "Altered Beings" "The Angry Scytheclaws"

20- Head to Camp Taraujo

Camp Taraujo

1- Get "Weapons of Choice" "Blood Shards of Agamaggan" "Betrayal from Within"

2- Finish all your quests

3- Grind up to 20 or run Wailing Caverns

4- You should be 20 now

The other leveing guides on this site are:

If you actually want to level your alliance character fast, far faster than from this page or any other guide, check out Zygor's Automated in-game leveling guide.


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