Reputation Compendium

Darnassus

The night elves start on the western continent of Kalimdor. They are joined to their Alliance brethren by boats (from Auberdine or Theramore Island to Menethil Harbor). Gaining reputation with Darnassus has the following benefits:

  • At Honored reputation, receive 10% savings at (most) night elf vendors
  • At Exalted reputation, gain access to night elf cross-faction mounts - allows non-night elves to purchase saber mounts

The quests yielding night elf reputation are concentrated in Kalimdor, with a few exceptions:

  • Teldrassil (including Darnassus and Ruth'eran Village)
  • Darkshore
  • Ashenvale (Astranaar and Forest Song)
  • Desolace
  • Feralas
  • Felwood

Also, as with other Alliance factions, completing quests for the other factions yields reputation spillover (usually 1/4 of the reputation reward). As of the 1.7 patch, reputation spillover ceases for a faction at the middle of Exalted (spillover will continue to accrue in other factions).

Repeatable Reputation Quests for Darnassus

The primary repeatable reputation quests for Darnassus are the Morrowgrain quests. These are kicked off with a quest for Un'Goro soil (a level 50 quest, attainable at level 47) from ArchDruid Fangal Staghelm. This quest line provides the character with an Evergreen Pouch which takes 2 Un'Goro Soil and 1 Tharlendris Seed, producing either 1-4 Morrowgrain or a random herb. The pouch is on a ten minute timer and is more likely to produce Morrowgrain when used by a herbalist. After an initial turn-in of 10 Morrowgrain to each site ("Morrowgrain Research" and "The Mystery of Morrowgrain"), Morrowgrain may be turned in to Quintis Jonespyre, Feathermoon, or Mathrengyl Bearwalker, Darnassus, yielding 25 reputation per 5 Morrowgrain. Quintis gives you another 10 seeds for each turn-in of 5 Morrowgrain, while Mathrengyl provides you a pouch containing some food and potions. Either of these fine gentlemen will be happy to sell you more Tharlendris Seeds as well.

Occasionally, when hunting Rage Scar Yeti in northern Feralas, you will receive a Pristine Yeti Hide. These may be turned in to Pratt McGrubben in Feathermoon for 250 reputation (with 62.5 Alliance spillover), 70s, and around 2200 xp (level 48 quest, obtainable at level 43). The drop rate is fairly awful (around 5%), and you may only carry one pristine hide at a time. The Alliance spillover makes this the only current RRQ yielding Ironforge or Gnomeregan reputation other than the cloth and Alterac Valley quests.

Darnassus also participates in the "Cloth Quests", with a repeatable "Additional Runecloth" to Raedon Darkstriker, the Darnassus Cloth Quartermaster, located in the tailoring shelter in the Craftman's Terrace in Darnassus. This yields 75 reputation points for every stack of 20 Runecloth delivered. This quest is available after completing the other Darnassian cloth quests.

Practical Notes

Dwarf and Frostsaber

A Hunter's Matched Set
From L47 (a level or two later for non-DPS classes; whenever you can reliably kill L46-49 yeti and the occasional L50 gorilla without too much downtime) to L53, a solid approach is grinding yeti for hides while you make Morrowgrain. If you're a skinner, there's the additional bonus that the yetis skin for Thick and Rugged Leather and Thick Hide. Assuming you have a source of Un'goro Soil, you can get 5-6 pouch cycles (yielding around 5 Morrowgrain for non-Herbalists, around double for Herbalists) with an average of 2 Pristine Hides per hour (assuming 40 kills/hour). That's 525+ rep, which is not a bad hourly rate (equivalent rep to turning in 7 stacks of Runecloth).

Runecloth is also a valid option once you get the repeatable turn-in a L50. Grinding Furbolgs in northern Felwood or Winterspring (for Timbermaw rep) or undead in the Western Plaguelands (for Argent Dawn rep) is a good way to double-dip. This is a good fall-back once the yeti no longer earn xp (around L55).