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WoWJun 18, 2015 5:00 pm CT

How to gain reputation with Tanaan Jungle factions

With the release of patch 6.2, we got four factions in Tanaan Jungle. If you want to pick up flying, you’ll need reach revered reputation with three of them, earning the Tanaan Diplomat achievement. But even if you don’t care about flying, these factions have some great rewards and you’ll probably be interested in increasing your standing with them regardless. Here’s what you need to know about each faction — and how to gain reputation with them as quickly as possible.

The factions of Tanaan Jungle

Tanaan has two neutral reputations and two faction-specific reputations, for a total of three reputations accessible to each player:

  • Order of the Awakened, an Arakkoa faction that can be found in Lion’s Watch (Alliance) or Vol’mar (Horde).
  • The Saberstalkers, a faction of hunters that can be found in Fang’rila in southern Tanaan Jungle.
  • Hand of the Prophet, an Alliance-only Draenei faction calling for a crusade in Velen’s name to overthrow Gul’dan. Find them in Lion’s Watch.
  • Vol’jin’s Headhunters, a Horde-only faction looking to overthrow Gul’dan. Find them in Vol’mar.

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What do I get out of the deal?

In addition to needing revered with three factions to earn flying in Draenor, all of them have a decent collection of rewards for working your way through the reputation ranks, including pets, mounts, and blueprints for new ships to build in your shipyard. Here’s what you have to gain from each:

Order of the Awakened

The Saberstalkers

Hand of the Prophet

Vol’jin’s Headhunters

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How to gain reputation with Tanaan’s factions

You can get reputation in a mix of ways, including daily quests, weekly quests, and killing mobs, depending on the faction in question. However, none of the factions are all-out grinds or mountains of dailies. Most only have a quest or two available to rep up with — this is a good thing if you have limited tolerance for repetitive dailies, but it also means it’s going to take longer to advance each faction. Here’s how to tackle each:

  • Order of the Awakened: This standard daily grind has only one daily quest, Unseen Influence, which requires you to collect 10 Fel-Corrupted Apexis Fragments from rare elites and treasures — something that feels a lot like Timeless Isle’s dailies. Each quest gives 1500 reputation, with an introductory quest providing another 1500. Expect to spend about two weeks to hit revered.
  • The Saberstalkers: Gaining reputation here primarily involves killing elites around Fang’rila. There’s a a daily quest, Tooth and Claw for Alliance and Horde for 1500 reputation, that requires you to kill wildlife around Tanaan —though it doesn’t spawn every day. There’s also a weekly quest, Rumble in the Jungle for 3500 reputation, that requires you to kill elites in Fang’rila. However, because you get reputation for killing mobs in Fang’rila as well as questing, you could grind this one out quickly if you were so inclined — you can usually find a group working on it though the LFG tool.
  • Hand of the Prophet (Alliance) / Vol’jin’s Headhunters (Horde): These factions are basically the same, offering four random daily quests every day in your faction’s Tanaan base (Lion’s Watch or Vol’mar). However, despite having more quests, you get less reputation with these factions than with the others — maxing out at 1250 reputation a day. Because of that, expect it to take 19 days of dailies to reach revered.

In addition to questing and killing, you can increase your reputation with all Draenor factions by using a Medallion of the Legion, which drops from certain rares in Tanaan and is a reward from the Eldritch Horrors mission. For each medallion you use, you’ll gain 1000 reputation — it won’t get you to your goal overnight, but it will speed things up if you can get your hands on one.

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How can I gain reputation faster?

If you’re looking to speed things up further, there are a few ways to boost your reputation gain — and if you’re going for speed, you’ll definitely want to make use of as many as possible:

  • Trading Post: An easy reputation bonus anyone can get, a level 3 Trading Post offers a 20% boost to reputation gains in Draenor. Our advice is to build one and get it leveled up to 3 before patch 6.2 lands.
  • Guild Battle Standards: If you’re in a guild, you can buy a battle standard from the guild vendor once you’ve reached friendly reputation with your guild (a fairly easy endeavor), which offers experience boosts from 5 to 15% depending on your guild’s achievements. A downside, however, is that the banner only boosts experience gains from mobs you kill — meaning it will really only help you with Saberstalkers. To make use of it, head to a guild vendor to buy a battle standard, then use the standard to place it near where you’re going to be grinding for reputation gains.
  • Darkmoon Faire: There are two nice reputation buffs to be had when the Darkmoon Faire is in town, though they don’t stack. First is the WHEE! buff, gained from riding on the carousel at the faire and grants a 1-hour, +10% reputation bonus. If you don’t want to trek out to the fairgrounds once an hour, pick up some Darkmoon Top Hats instead — they provide the same 1-hour, +10% reputation buff, but you can carry them with you to buff on the go. (Note that top hats are consumed on use, so if you’re planning on hours of rep grinding, stock up!)

Having trouble grinding through reputation quests on your own? You can always group up to do them — especially for the mob-grinding Saberstalker reputation. Even if you don’t have any friends on, it should be easy to find a group for grinding using the premade group finder. Just open the group finder, select premade groups, and then look for a group description that matches what you’re wanting to do. Join up and you’ll make quick work of any elite mobs that stand in your path!

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