Reputation Compendium

Steamwheedle Cartel

Everlook, Gadgetzan, Booty Bay, Ratchet

The Steamwheedle Cartel represents the neutral goblin faction of the world of Azeroth. Trading equally with Horde or Alliance (and anyone else who happens by), the goblins have a simple goal - maximize profit. The Cartel is run from the legendary Undermine, capital city of the goblins, which is currently off limits to adventurers. Goblin vendors dot the highways and byways of both continents, as well as making special appearances during the commercial season (Winter Veil being a notable example).

The Cartel has four major factions: Ratchet (in the Barrens), Booty Bay (Stranglethorn Vale), Gadgetzan (Tanaris), and Everlook (Winterspring). Each faction has quests which build reputation. These quests generally have 50% reputation spillover to the rest of the Cartel (so gaining 100 rep with Gadgetzan will usually also earn 50 rep with the other cities). As of 1.7, this spillover continues halfway through Exalted.

Characters begin 600/3000 Neutral with the four Steamwheedle factions. Gaining reputation with the Cartel has the following bonuses:

  • At Friendly reputation, guards for the appropriate faction will assist you if you are in combat - useful because the goblin cities welcome both Horde and Alliance
    When Friendly with Booty Bay, Lolo the Lookout in Faldir's Cove will give you the quest "[35] Land Ho!" beginning a quest chain which completes with "[44] Death From Below".
  • At Honored reputation, received 10% savings from faction vendors

Reputation from Kills

Killing most Bloodsail Buccaneer or Venture Company mobs yields 5 Booty Bay reputation points apiece (15-25 for the major named NPCs such as the captains). Killing Southsea Pirate mobs (near Ratchet or eastern Tanaris) or Wastewander brigand mobs east of Tanaris yields 5 Ratchet/Gadgetzan rep (some Gadgetzan mobs also have 100% spillover to Ratchet or Everlook; 15-25 points for named mobs). In both cases, there is usually a 50% spillover (2.5 or 12.5) to the other cities. The full reputation benefit is only earned if you gain xp from the kill. Note that killing Bloodsail mobs or completing quests for Booty Bay faction drops your reputation with the Bloodsail faction (usually by 5x the Booty Bay reputation gain).

Quests

Quests yielding Cartel-wide reputation include the Winter Veil quests and the following:

Quest Given By Description Reputation
[48] Zapped Giants Zorbin Fandazzle, Feralas Collect 15 Miniaturization Residues from zapped giants 350
[48] Fuel for the Zapping Zorbin Fandazzle, Feralas Collect 10 Water Elemental Cores 350
Note that the above two quests are the prerequisites for the 2 Steamwheedle RRQs. Also, after completing them, Zorbin will sell to you various engineering supplies, including Schematic: Snake Burst Firework.
[60r] Egg Freezing Tinkee Steamboil, Burning Steppes Test the Eggscilliscope Prototype 350
[60r] Egg Collection Tinkee Steamboil, Burning Steppes Bring 8 Collected Dragon Eggs and the Collectronic Module to Tinkee Steamboil at Flame Crest in the Burning Steppes. 500

Repeatable Reputation Quests for Steamwheedle

Quest Given By Description Reputation
[44] Water Pouch Bounty Spigot Operator Luglunket Turn in 5 Wastewander Water Pouches 10 Gadgetzan rep (5 spillover)
[55d] Free Knot! Knot Thimblejack, Dire Maul North Find a Gordok Shackle Key
(random drop off Gordok ogre guards)
350 all Cartel
[55] Refuel for the Zapping Zorbin Fandazzle, Feralas Collect 6 Water Elemental Cores 25 all Cartel rep
[55] Again with the Zapped Giants Zorbin Fandazzle, Feralas Collect 10 Miniaturization Residues from zapped giants 25 all Cartel rep
For the Feralas quests, the quest giver is near the dock for the Feathermoon ferry on the coast of Feralas. Take both quests and head south down the coast - giants and water elementals are found together. These quests can be soloed easily at ~L50 (earlier for pet-using and high DPS classes).

There are repeatable quests to repair your faction with the Cartel should you have misspent your youth as a pirate and Bloodsail ally. These quests are only available to you at Unfriendly or below. Each completion provides 500 rep for the appropriate faction, 250 Cartel spillover, and a loss of 500 Bloodsail rep.

Quest Given By Description Reputation
[60] Mending Old Wounds Mupsi Shacklefridd, just west of Ratchet, The Barrens Turn in 40 Linen Cloth and 4 Empty Vials 500 Ratchet
[60] Traitor to the Bloodsail Bloodsail Traitor, standing on a small hill east of the road, north of Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale Turn in 40 Silk Cloth and 4 Red Dye 500 Booty Bay
[60] War at Sea Rumsen Fizzlebrack, just northwest of Gadgetzan near the road to Shimmering Flats, Tanaris Turn in 40 Mageweave Cloth and 4 Strong Flux 500 Gadgetzan
[60] Making Amends Bronn Fitzwrench, southwest of Everlook at the fork in the road, Winterspring Turn in 40 Runecloth and 4 Coal 500 Everlook