Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rep: Zandalar Tribe

We are now entering the last phase of our Old World Faction Reputation Series. Those Reputations which are located only WITHIN RAID zones. We will begin with the most UNIQUE of these the Zandalar Tribe.

This Reputation is ground in Zul'Gurub one of the original 20 man Raid Instances. However their base of operations is NOT located INSIDE the instance, rather players need to journey to the opposite side of the map and find the tribe at the tiny island of Yojamba located at the top west corner of Stranglethorn Vale.

Of all of the "Raid Zone Only Reps" Zandalar is by far the EASIEST to grind to exalted. Since it IS a Raid you will need at least two people to enter the zone. But unlike other raids it also contains two still obtainable mounts:

Swift Razzashi Raptor off of Bloodlord Mandokir and Swift Zulian Tiger off of High Priest Thekal.

In addition to this, if you have completed the quest chain Nat's Measuring Tape there is an addition boss you can summon Gahz'ranka. This Boss has the chance of dropping Tome of Polymorph: Turtle. While crowd control may have fallen into disfavor in recent months many Mages STILL greatly desire this Tome.

Combine these motivators and it usually isn't to difficult to find yourself a grinding buddy. However some classes CAN solo this instance QUITE easily. Paladins, Druids, Etc.

So how do you go about gathering the actual Reputation?

Killing mobs and bosses will give you reputation. (3-5 rep for trash, 100-200 rep for bosses, 400 Rep for Final boss)
All of the mobs and bosses have a chance of dropping coins and Bijous. These items are used for quests located on the Zandalar Tribe's home island.

If you have NEVER done this raid before make sure to stop by the Island FIRST and pick up the quest A Collection of Heads. If you are a pair of Level 80's all but Hakkar should be easy enough for you to handle. Hakkar's challenge is that he Mind controls. This being the case you may need to look to see if individuals looking to get their Zul'Gurub achievement may wish to join you.

The other quests that you will be doing A LOT is A Bijou for Zanza and Gurubashi, Vilebranch, and Witherbark Coins, Zulian, Razzashi, and Hakkari Coins. As I mentioned before ALL of the mobs and bosses inside Zul'Gurub have a chance to drop these items it will take you no time at all to amass quite a collection of these so make sure you go in with A LOT Of empty bag space.

Scattered around in ZG you will also come across Jinxed Hoodoo Piles. These will occasionally contain Punctured Voodoo Dolls of the appropriate class. Combine this with a Primal Hakkari Idol and you can complete Animist's Caress, another repeatable quest with no reputation requirement. One thing to keep in mind though, stand FAR away when your partner opens the pile because they will become mind controlled for a short period of time...and they will become irritated if you keep killing them.

Finally, as your reputation improves you will also be able to do the armor quests for reputation as well.

DON'T do the Zanza's Potent Potables Quest. This was to allow you to get potions for use in ZG, just use the token instead.

So there you have it, Happy Grinding!

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