World of Warcraft Netherwing Reputation Guide
For those who are ready to get those Netherwing Drake flying mounts, raising your reputation with Netherwing is the only way to get there. Just like with Skyguard, you will start off hated and you have to work your way up to exalted to gain the flying mount that increases your speed 280%.
So, just how do you do this? While some quests can only be done once a day, there is plenty that you can do to raise your reputation as fast as possible. (You will have to already have a flying mount to even begin this process, as one of the first quests that you get will require one.)
Here is a basic path that you can follow to go from hated to exalted with Netherwing:
From hated to neutral: To begin your questing to become neutral with Netherwing, you will first talk to Mordenai at the Netherwing Fields, east of the Sanctum of the Stars, which is the Scryer base in Shadowmoon Valley. He will give you the quest “Kindness”, which will require you to kill Rocknail Flayers that will feed the Netherwing Drakes in the field.
Once you turn this in to Mordenai, you will then get “Seek Out Neltharaku”. Neltharaku is the Netherwing Dragon who flies up above the fields, so this is where your flying mount comes in. Once you find him and are able to talk to him, you will get “Neltharaku's Tale”, which is just listening to him. Then, you will get “Infiltrating Dragonmaw Fortress”. This quest will have you kill Dragonmaw Orcs. One of the fastest ways to do this quest is to go to Netherwing Ledge and kill the Dragonmaw Peons, since you can kill 2-4 at a time.
Now, Neltharaku will have you do “To Netherwing Ledge!” which will have you collecting Nethervine Crystals. Next, comes “The Force of Neltharaku” which will have you rescuing Netherwing Drakes in Dragonmaw Fortress. After this quest, you will get “Karynaku”, which requires you to speak with Karynaku inside Dragonmaw Fortress. Karynaku will send you to “Zuluhed the Whacked”.
This quest is a group quest that will require at least 4 good players, if not 5, to complete. (Beware his Rain of Fire spell, as it does a ton of damage to anyone in the group, as well as the demon who spawns from the portal. You can move Zuluhed to another room to avoid this.) Once you complete this quest, you will get “Ally of the Netherwing”. You return to Mordenai and turn this in, gaining 42,000 reputation points and put you with neutral with Netherwing.
From neutral to friendly: To begin this part of your reputation quest, you must have your riding skill of 300. You will get the quest “In Service of the Illidari” from Mordenai. This quest is fun, as it turns you into a fel orc when you get to the Dragonmaw Base Camp or Netherwing Ledge. It will also turn your mount into a Netherdrake. You have to deliver Illidari Service Papers to Overlord Mor'ghor who is on Netherwing Ledge. He will then give you “Enter the Taskmaster”. This quest will have you find, and speak with, Taskmaster Varkule Dragonbreath, who will give you the beginnings of the daily quests.
The first of the daily quests is the “Netherwing Crystals” which has you collect 40 Netherwing Crystals each day for the reputation points. The second of the daily quests will depend on your gathering skill: “Nethermine Flayer Hide” if you are a skinner, “Nethercite Ore” if you are a miner, or “Netherdust Pollen” if you are an herbalist.
The next batch of daily quests comes from Yarzill the Merc. He has two quests that are daily quests, and one that isn't. The first quest he will give you is “A Slow Death”, which is one of the daily quests. During this quest, you'll have to go and gather Fel Glands that will be used with Yarzill's Mutton.
These glands drop off Felboars, Vilewing Chimaera, Felfire Diemetradon, and several other mobs in the area. Sometimes the peons you try to poison with the glands won't take it, so it's a good idea that you get more than the original 12 so you can do all of the poisoning at once.
The next daily quest that he gives you is “The Not-So-Friendly Skies”, and you will gather 10 Netherwing Relics for this one. The last quest that he'll give you is “The Great Netherwing Egg Hunt” and this one isn't a daily quest. But, the eggs have a very low drop rate, so this quest takes forever to do and repeat, so it isn't feasible that you will be able to do it more than once a day or two.
But, these quests will get you to friendly with Netherwing, and once you hit that reputation level with them, there are a lot more quests to do. Friendly is about the halfway point to Exalted with Netherwing, and you know which daily quests you can do to help up your reputation points every day you log on.
From friendly to honored: When you get to friendly with Netherwing you will get an awesome combat pet to help you with your quests until you hit exalted. The good thing is that this pet can be used to tank for you and you can shoot or cast without damage, but the bad thing is that this pet can only be used in Shadowmoon Valley.
The first quest that you get after you hit friendly is from Taskmaster Varkule Dragonbreath on Netherwing Ledge, and it's called “Rise, Overseer!”, and it sends you to Overlord Mor'ghor. Mor'ghor will give you “The Netherwing Mines” where you'll find the Mistress of the Mines on Netherwing Ledge. Follow the paths to the very bottom western part of Netherwing Ledge to find her and complete this quest.
She will give you “Picking up the Pieces”, which is a daily quest as well. This quest will have you get 15 Netherwing cargo crates which you will find all over the mine. You will also meet the Dragonmaw Foreman who is next to the Mistress of the Mines and he will give you another daily quest that is called “Dragons are the Least of Our Problems”. This daily quest will have you kill 5 Nethermine Ravagers and 15 Nethermine Flayers. These two daily quests can be done together to finish them faster.
You can also get another quest line that will give you Netherwing reputation points as well, which is the Murkblood quest line. The very first quest that you'll get with this line is “Ronag the Slave Drive” and you will have to kill Crazed Murkblood Miners. Once this one is done, you'll get “The Great Murkblood Revolt” which will lead you back to the Mistress of the Mine.
After this one, the last part is called “Seeker of Truth” where you have to kill a Murkblood Overseer, who is found on the northern side of the ledge. Then, it's back to the Mistress once more.
After all of these are completed, you will seek out Chief Overseer Mudlump, who will give you “Overseeing and You: Making the Right Choices”. You'll have to bring him 10 Knothide Leathers and 1 Hardened Hide of Tyrantus. If you aren't a skinner, you can purchase the leathers on the AH, and you'll find Tyrantus in Netherstorm. He is about at the very farthest point north there, so head to Stormspire and go north.
After this quest, you'll get the next daily quest for Netherwing reputation, “The Booterang: A Cure for the Common Worthless Peon”. This is one daily quest that you'll like doing, since you pretty much get to hit the peons on the head to make them go back to work. By doing these quests, and the daily ones, you will get to honored pretty fast.
From honored to revered: Head to Taskmaster Varkule and he'll give you “Stand Tall, Captain!”, which will send you again to Overlord Mor'ghor, who will then give you “Captain's Badge”. This is the trinket that you'll use to summon your combat pet that was mentioned earlier. You'll also get “Disrupting the Twilight Portal” which is also a daily quest, and will have you kill 20 Deathshadow Agents. After you turn this quest in, you'll need to find Illidari Lord Balthas, who will be the next quest giver for Netherwing.
You will find Illidari Lord Balthas on Netherwing Ledge, by the other quest givers that you've already spoken to. He'll give you “The Soul Cannon of Reth'hedron”. This quest will require you to get 2 Felsteel Bars, 1 Adamantite Frame, 1 Khorium Power Core, and 1 Flawless Arcane Essence. Most of these mats are fairly easy to get, except for the Flawless Arcane Essence. To get the essence, you'll need to visit Sar'this in Terokkar Forest just north of the Bone Wastes by the mountains.
He'll give you a quest that will have you kill elementals around the area, and will also give you the essence you need. After you turn in “The Soul Cannon of Reth'hedron”, you'll get “Subdue the Subduer”. You will use the Soul Cannon on Reth'hedron the Subduer up on Twilight Ridge, and west of Forge Camp: Hate.
Now comes the fun part of the Netherwing reputation grinding! You get to start doing the flying mount racing quests, which consists of 7 different quests. The first 6 give you 500 reputation points each, and the last gives you 1000 as well as a trinket that gives you 10% faster mount speed: the Skybreaker Whip. The first quest you'll get is called “Earning Your Wings”, and the rest are called “Dragonmaw Races”, which have you race against 6 other npc's.
From revered to exalted: Now that you are revered with Netherwing, you can begin the quests that will take you to exalted and to your Netherdrake. Find Taskmaster Varkule once more, because he'll upgrade your combat pet's trinket when you do “Hail, Commander!”. Turn this in to Mor'ghor, and he'll give you “Kill Them All!” For this quest, all you'll need to do is to turn in some news of your mission and the Dragonmaw Flare Gun to either Anchorite Ceyla at the Altar of Sha'tar (for Aldor alligned players) or Arcanist Thelis at the Sanctum of the Stars in Shadowmoon Valley (for Scryer alligned players).
You will then get the last of the daily quests, which is “The Deadliest Trap Ever Laid”, where you'll have to defend your Aldor or Scryer base from the Dragonmaw Skybreakers. You can solo this if you have healing abilities, but it's always a good idea to have a group with you when you start this one. From here, you continue to do this daily quest until you hit exalted.
Remember that by doing the daily quests each day, you'll be on your way to getting your Netherdrake faster than if you can only do them every week or so. As you do them, make a note of the ones that give you the most reputation points so you can be sure to do those each day to gain more points.
When you finally get to the point to choose your Netherdrake, you will be flown back to Shattrath City and you will receive your first Netherdrake for the huge price of FREE. The Netherdrakes you want after the first one will cost you 200 gold and will give you a 280% flight speed increase upon your ground mounts. There are several different colors of Netherdrakes to choose from: purple, onxy, violet, cobalt, azure, and veridian. So, good luck on your questing and have fun with your Netherdrake!
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