|Paragon||0||Supply caches, awarded each time the repeatable Paragon bar is filled.|
|Exalted||10,000||20%||Access to racial and faction mounts, tabards for the majority of factions.|
|Friendly||6,000||5%||Championing tabards for factions that have them.|
|Unfriendly||3,000||Cannot buy, sell or interact.|
|Hostile||3,000||You will always be attacked on sight|
You can gain or lose favor, otherwise known as reputation, with many of the several different factions in Azeroth. Higher reputation gives access to special rewards or new quests to accomplish. You can increase reputations using several methods, including:
- Completing quests aligned with the faction, including repeatable reputation quests.
- Killing certain creatures.
- Doing level-appropriate dungeons while wearing a faction's Championing tabard.
- Using writs purchased from the Argent Tournament (available at level 80) and Molten Front (available at level 85).
Reputation levels and points
Reputation is very similar to experience. Reputation is divided into a number of different levels for which players must earn reputation points to progress through. Higher reputation levels generally require more points than the previous level to progress. The exception is hated, which spans a very large number of reputation points. Reputation points, just like experience points, are gained through quests and killing various mobs. Unlike experience, it is possible to lose reputation points with some factions, either by killing members of the faction or by assisting rival factions. For rival factions, gaining reputation with one will normally decrease reputation with the other, but at a greater rate. For instance, if you kill a Booty Bay Bruiser, you will gain 25 points of reputation with the Bloodsail Buccaneers, but lose 125 reputation with Booty Bay. Currently there are 4 of these rival-faction pairs: Aldor (Draenei) vs. Scryers (Blood Elves), Steamwheedle Cartel (Goblins) vs. Bloodsail Buccaneers (pirates), Ravenholdt (rogues) vs. Syndicate (Thugs), and The Oracles (Gorlocs) vs. Frenzyheart Tribe (Wolvar).
Various quests and faction-specific rewards are available across the levels, but the player must be able to interact with the faction NPCs to gain access to these rewards. An NPC's faction is shown under their name. This usually requires Neutral or better standing.
- NOTE: All NPCs with whom you have Friendly or higher reputation will appear green in game. The level colors above are only used in Wowpedia and in the Armory.
Players start off at Hated with the Brood of Nozdormu, Netherwing, Sons of Hodir, Therazane and Syndicate factions, having 0/36000 reputation with these factions, the lowest reputation possible in the game.
The reputation level Hostile is just below Unfriendly and above Hated. This level spans 3000 reputation points. NPCs belonging to factions with which a player is Hostile will themselves act hostile towards that player.
Unfriendly NPCs will not interact, talk, buy, sell or trade with you. When you click on unfriendly mobs or NPCs, their name and highlight will be orange. Unfriendly creatures will not generally attack unless attacked. Opening a chest or healing other players who are in combat may provoke nearby unfriendly NPCs to attack.
When you click on Neutral NPCs, their name and highlight will be yellow. Neutral NPCs will not attack you unless attacked first. Reputation with the Steamwheedle Cartel starts at Neutral, so most goblin NPCs encountered outside Horde territory are neutral to most newer players.
When you click on friendly NPCs, their name and highlight will be green. You cannot attack creatures who you are friendly with (or have a higher level of reputation with) unless you specifically toggle "At War" on the item for said creatures' faction in the reputation pane. Being Friendly with a faction will grant you a 5% discount on items they sell. Certain factions in Northrend sell tabards for players who become friendly. These allow the player to gain reputation for that faction while running non-raid instances at level 80.
With this reputation level, you will get a 10% discount on items.
With this reputation level, you will get a 15% discount on items.
With this reputation level and additional restrictions (see Purchasing other mounts), you can purchase and train to ride mounts of another race. It also gives a 20% discount on items. Certain factions sell tabards for players who become exalted.
Gaining reputation with a Faction City you are already exalted with will cause 25% of the reputation to "bleed over" to your next-highest city reputation. This does not happen when you gain reputation with all cities at once (ie, "Horde +250")- in this case, the reputation that would go to already-exalted cities is simply lost.
- Main article: Paragon reputation
Paragon is an additional reputation level introduced in Legion. After reaching Exalted with an eligible faction, a bag icon will appear on the faction's reputation bar. Hovering over this icon displays an extra reputation bar that can be filled repeatedly.
Filling the Paragon bar will trigger an emissary quest which gives resources and rewards depending on the faction and expansion. Each cache has a chance to contain an exclusive toy, pet or even a mount.
You can check your reputation with all factions by pressing the "u" hotkey or by going to the Character window ("c" hotkey) and clicking on the Reputation tab along the bottom. You can also enable or disable various options:
- Show as experience bar: Allows you to display one reputation bar as an experience bar on your main display (located above your level experience bar).
- At War: If checked, you can initiate combat with NPCs of that faction, and your AoE spells will affect the mobs of that faction. It's always checked if you are Hated or Hostile; it can't be checked for other races within the Alliance/Horde.
- Inactive: Moves the selected faction to the bottom of the reputation pane.
Gaining and losing reputation
Completing non-repeatable quests will usually increase your reputation with the quest giver's faction(s) by a fixed number of points. Many of the factions also have special repeatable quests that give reputation when completed, or special mobs that give reputation when killed. If the faction has a Championing tabard (which will be available from the faction's Quartermaster), you can gain reputation with that faction by wearing the tabard in dungeons. These dungeons must be either at your level or at the level indicated on the tabard to give reputation gains. Often the Championing tabard requires Friendly reputation with that faction to purchase. If that is the case, you will be able to get to Friendly with them by doing quests given by questgivers belonging to that faction (as indicated under the questgiver's name).
Grey mobs used to give 20% of the normal reputation until the release of Patch 3.0.8. Now any mob will give full reputation. See the mob difficulty colors chart for when mobs transition from green to grey.
As noted above, killing certain mobs and doing certain quests will increase your reputation with one faction but decrease it with another. Currently there are 4 rival faction pairs, listed above.
For a few factions, there are limits on the methods to gain reputation. For instance, for Cenarion Expedition, killing certain mobs in Zangarmarsh only gives reputation until reaching Friendly. At Friendly or higher, the mobs give no reputation and alternative methods must be used to gain further reputation. For best results when trying to reach Exalted with a faction, see the page of the relevant reputation before completing quests for them.
Various items, buffs and one racial trait, provide bonuses to reputation gains.
- (+10%) is a human racial trait.
- and the (+10%) are mutually exclusive buffs available during the Darkmoon Faire monthly event.
- Spirit of Sharing (+10%) is a buff available during the Pilgrim's Bounty holiday.
- (Horde) and (Alliance) (+10%) are buffs available during the Hallow's End holiday.
- A is mailed to players who log in during the anniversary celebration periods near the end of November. Each year the bonus has been the same as the number of the anniversary, e.g. 9% bonus for the ninth anniversary. The item and bonus are only available for the duration of the anniversary period, typically 2 weeks.
- (+5%) available after completing .
- (+10%) available after completing .
- (+15%) available after completing .
- (+25% to Cenarion Circle) is granted to the victorious faction in Silithus and Ahn'Qiraj upon winning The Silithyst Must Flow.
- (+10% to Thrallmar) (Horde) or (+10% to Honor Hold) (Alliance) applies to players in Hellfire Peninsula and Hellfire Citadel after a faction member turns in the quest for slaying Magtheridon.
- (+10% to the Sha'tar) is active in the Tempest Keep dungeons following the defeat of Kael'thas.
- Grand Commendation (+100% to named faction) is applied to all characters on an account for Mists of Pandaria factions. Available after reaching revered on a character.
- Faction Contracts (+10 reputation) with the named faction when completing a Battle for Azeroth world quest. Must be friendly with the faction. Only one contract can be active at a time. Buff lasts through death.
- (+100% to The Black Prince) was activated for all players during certain periods of patch 5.4.8.
- (+5%/+10%) was a guild perk given to members of level 4/12 guilds.
Gaining reputation with the Horde or Alliance factions
Every playable race has a home faction, for example Darnassus for night elves, Orgrimmar for orcs, etc.
Gaining reputation with your home faction provides access to discounted prices at their vendors, and certain reputation achievements. However, gaining reputation with other factions may provide additional benefits, such as specific items, patterns, spells etc which can be purchased from vendors of that faction at certain reputation levels. In addition, if you want a mount of a faction that is not your own, you must be Exalted with them. For example, if you are a troll and you want to buy a wolf mount, you must be Exalted with Orgrimmar.
Most quests for an Alliance or Horde faction will give full reputation gain for that faction, and one quarter of that reputation gain for the other factions on that side. For example, a quest completed for a Stormwind NPC will give 250 Stormwind reputation and 62.5 reputation for the other Alliance factions. This "spillover" reputation gain is capped at "friendly" (5999/6000); that is, if you complete a quest for one Alliance or Horde faction, you will gain spillover reputation for every other faction with which you are friendly or below, but this spillover reputuation gain will not give you the last point to tip any of those reputations over to "exalted".
When you are friendly or better with any of your home factions, you can purchase a tabard from that faction's quartermaster. Wearing the tabard allows you to gain reputation by championing in any dungeons which are near your level (the exception is Burning Crusade dungeons, where you will gain Burning Crusade reputations instead).
At level 77 and above, characters can also gain reputation with their faction's races by completing quests for the Argent Tournament. Each Valiant quest rewards 250 reputation points for the appropriate race, and 62.5 for each of the other races in the faction. (e.g. Completing a daily quest as a Valiant of the Undercity gives 250 Undercity reputation, 62.5 Orgrimmar, 62.5 Thunder Bluff, etc.) In addition, the Champion daily quests can optionally award a , which can be exchanged for 250 reputation with any of the home cities. Similarly, at level 85, Writs of Commendation from the major city factions can be bought at the Molten Front.
By default you are the equivalent of Hated with the opposite team (Horde if you are Alliance; Alliance if you are Horde). There is no way to increase or even view your reputation with factions of the opposite team (ex: You cannot increase your Undercity reputation while playing an Alliance character).
List of factions and rewards
For a list of recipes available grouped by tradeskill, see these pages:
Most factions listed below have itemized lists of reputation rewards at their respective entries.
|Argent Crusade||Quests in Zul'Drak and Icecrown.||Epic gear, .||Zul'Drak|
|Kirin Tor||Doing quests at Dalaran, completing jewelcrafting daily quests. Completing daily cooking and fishing quests.||Epic gear, a design and a pattern.||Dalaran|
|Knights of the Ebon Blade||Completing non-repeatable and daily quests in Icecrown. Non-repeatable Death Knight starting zone quests also available.||Epic gear, designs and patterns.||Icecrown|
|Ashen Verdict||Doing quests and killing mobs in Icecrown Citadel.||Title at exalted, upgradeable ring available at friendly, crafting patterns.||Icecrown Citadel|
|The Kalu'ak||Doing quests at Borean Tundra, Howling Fjord, and Dragonblight.||Several rewards including a fishing pole that allows underwater breathing.||Borean Tundra|
|The Sons of Hodir||Doing both daily and non-daily quests in Storm Peaks, repeatable turn-in quests.||Several rewards including shoulder enchants and epic ground Mounts.||Storm Peaks|
|The Wyrmrest Accord||Doing quests at Dragonblight and at the Transitus Shield in Coldarra.||, a design and a pattern.||Dragonblight|
|Alliance Vanguard||Consists of the following factions Explorers' League, The Frostborn, The Silver Covenant and Valiance Expedition.||Several rewards.|
|Explorers' League||Doing quests at Howling Fjord.||No known rewards.||Howling Fjord|
|The Frostborn||Doing quests at Storm Peaks.||No known rewards.||Storm Peaks|
|The Silver Covenant||Doing quests for the Argent Tournament.||when exalted with The Silver Covenant and a champion of at least one racial faction. This achievement unlocks additional Argent Tournament daily quests.||Icecrown|
|Valiance Expedition||Doing quests at Borean Tundra, Grizzly Hills, Howling Fjord, and Dragonblight.||No known rewards.||Borean Tundra|
|Horde Expedition||Consists of the following factions The Hand of Vengeance, The Taunka, Warsong Offensive and Sunreavers.||Several rewards.|
|The Hand of Vengeance||Doing quests at Howling Fjord and Dragonblight.||No known rewards.||Howling Fjord|
|Sunreavers||Doing quests for the Argent Tournament.||when exalted with The Sunreavers and a champion of at least one racial faction. This achievement unlocks additional Argent Tournament daily quests.||Icecrown|
|The Taunka||Doing quests at Borean Tundra, Grizzly Hills, Howling Fjord, and Dragonblight.||No known rewards.||Borean Tundra|
|Warsong Offensive||Doing quests at Borean Tundra, Grizzly Hills, and Dragonblight.||No known rewards.||Borean Tundra|
|Frenzyheart Tribe||Doing quests at Sholazar Basin.||Several rewards.||Sholazar Basin|
|The Oracles||Doing quests at Sholazar Basin.||Several rewards.||Sholazar Basin|
|Kurenai||Doing quests at Telaar and Orebor Harborage, killing ogres and orcs around Nagrand.||Several rewards including epic ground Mounts.||Nagrand|
|Honor Hold||Doing quests at Honor Hold, and running any of the Hellfire Citadel instances.||Several crafting rewards.||Hellfire Peninsula|
|The Mag'har||Doing quests at Garadar and Mag'har Post, killing ogres and orcs around Nagrand.||Several rewards including epic ground Mounts.||Nagrand|
|Thrallmar||Doing quests at Thrallmar, running any of the Hellfire Citadel instances.||Several crafting rewards.||Hellfire Peninsula|
|Ashtongue Deathsworn||Quests and killing mobs in the Black Temple.||Several crafting rewards and class trinkets.||Black Temple|
|Cenarion Expedition||Doing quests at Evergrove or Cenarion Refuge, and running any of the Coilfang Reservoir instances and turning in Unidentified Plant Parts to honored.||Several rewards including mount.||Coilfang Reservoir|
|Keepers of Time||Killing mobs in Old Hillsbrad and Black Morass instances.||Crafting rewards and gear.||Old Hillsbrad|
Caverns of Time
|Netherwing||Doing quests , daily quests and RRQs at Netherwing Ledge.||Nether drake mounts.||Shadowmoon Valley|
|Ogri'la||Doing quests and dailies around Ogri'la.||Items, armor and weapons.||Blade's Edge Mountains|
|Sporeggar||Doing quests at the Spawning Glen and Sporeggar, running the Underbog (for items).||Several rewards including Tiny Spore Bat.||Zangarmarsh|
|The Consortium||Doing quests around all of Outland, running Mana-Tombs.||Monthly bag of gems, crafting rewards and gear.||Nagrand|
|Scale of the Sands||Killing mobs in the Battle for Mount Hyjal.||Rings and gem cuts.||Battle for Mount Hyjal Caverns of Time|
|The Violet Eye||quest chain, killing mobs in Karazhan.||Quest and reputation rewards.||Karazhan|
|Lower City||Doing their quests around Terokkar Forest, running Auchindoun instances.||Gear and crafting rewards.||Terokkar Forest|
|Sha'tari Skyguard||Doing quests at Skettis and Ogri'la, killing mobs at Skettis.||Several rewards including Nether Ray mounts.||Terokkar Forest|
Blade's Edge Mountains
|Shattered Sun Offensive||Doing quests in Shattrath. Doing quests and instances on Isle of Quel'Danas.||Gear and crafting rewards.||Isle of Quel'Danas|
|The Aldor||, and turnins. The Aldor and The Scryers are at odds; you cannot gain faction for both simultaneously. To switch from Scryers to Aldor turn in at the Lower City quest giver.||Several rewards including Fire Resist recipes.||Shattrath City|
|The Scryers||, , and turnins. The Aldor and The Scryers are at odds; you cannot gain faction for both simultaneously. To switch from Aldor to Scryers turn in at the Lower City quest giver.||Several rewards including Arcane Resist recipes.||Shattrath City|
|The Sha'tar||Running any Tempest Keep instance, doing their quests. Additional hidden gain from turning in The Aldor and The Scryers reputation items.||Several rewards, include epic healing mace and epic defense shield.||Tempest Keep|
|Completing non-repeatable quests. Completing the many repeatable quests in Alterac Valley (see section on the Repeatable reputation quest). Completing Valiant quests at the Argent Tournament, or completing Champion quests in exchange for a .||Racial mounts at exalted.
|Completing non-repeatable quests and donating wool, mageweave, silk or runecloth. Completing the many repeatable quests in Alterac Valley (see section on the Repeatable reputation quest). Completing Valiant quests at the Argent Tournament, or completing Champion quests in exchange for a .||Racial mounts at exalted.
|Fighting in the battlegrounds; completing non-repeatable quests. Repeatable quests in Alterac Valley for Stormpike Guard.||<Justicar> title when exalted with all three.||Warsong Gulch|
|Fighting in the battlegrounds; completing non-repeatable quests. Repeatable quests in Alterac Valley for Frostwolf Clan.||<Conqueror> title when exalted with all three.||Alterac Valley|
|Argent Dawn||Fiona's Caravan questing, 2 RRQs.||Crafting rewards.||Stratholme|
|Bloodsail Buccaneers||Killing Booty Bay guards. It will decrease your reputation with Booty Bay, Everlook, Gadgetzan, and Ratchet. Also by completing non-repeatable quests only offered after attaining high enough reputation.||You can get a special quest chain at friendly, leading to .||Cape of Stranglethorn|
|Darkmoon Faire||Various item turn-ins, quests and daily quests.||Replica sets, mounts, pets.||Mainly Darkmoon Island|
|Gelkis Clan Centaur[tables 1]||Killing Magram centaurs. Lowers your reputation with the Magram Clan Centaur.||Various non-repeatable quest rewards.||Desolace|
|Magram Clan Centaur[tables 1]||Killing Gelkis centaurs. Lowers your reputation with the Gelkis Clan Centaur.||Various non-repeatable quest rewards.||Desolace|
|Ravenholdt||Turning in Heavy Junkboxes, killing Syndicate mobs in Hillsbrad Foothills and Alterac Mountains (up to revered), completing the Fangs of the Father quests.||Offer a few quest rewards.||Hillsbrad Foothills|
|Thorium Brotherhood||Quests, various item turnins .||Several rewards including Fire Resist crafting recipes.||Blackrock Depths|
|Timbermaw Hold||Killing other Furbolgs in Winterspring and Felwood, and turning in items dropped by them.||Crafting rewards and .||Felwood|
|Brood of Nozdormu||Killing mobs in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj and completing quests.||Rewards include a special ring and epic class sets with token drops from AQ40.||Ahn'Qiraj|
|Cenarion Circle||Killing Twilight mobs in Silithus and turning in items dropped by them; completing non-repeatable druid quests; completing Lunar Festival quests; killing mobs in AQ20 and AQ40.||Several rewards including class items from AQ20 token drops.||Silithus|
|Hydraxian Waterlords||Killing elementals in Silithus or mobs in Molten Core.||Before Patch 3.0.8, Items to summon Majordomo Executus in Molten Core.||Silithus|
|Can be increased completing non-repeatable quests or killing certain mobs. Every time you gain or lose a certain amount of reputation with one of these factions, you will gain or lose 50% of that amount with all the others. Almost all quests for Booty Bay will lower your reputation with the Bloodsail Buccaneers. Repeatable turn-in quests offered when below neutral standing.||Discounts according to level of reputation. (2.3) If you are at war with these factions you cannot use the neutral auctions or some ships without being attacked on sight by guards. The zeppelins are still usable as a recent patch aligned the zeppelin masters and their guards with Orgrimmar.||Stranglethorn Vale|
|Guild||Can be increased by completing guild achievements, killing dungeon bosses in guild groups, and completing quests.||Several rewards.|
|Syndicate||Killing Ravenholdt mobs. Lowers your reputation with Ravenholdt.||No known rewards.||Hillsbrad Foothills|
|Tranquillien||Completing quests in the Ghostlands and turning in items dropped by the Scourge.||Several low-level rewards.|
|Wintersaber Trainers||Completing daily quests.||Winterspring|
|Shang Xi's Academy||Pandaren starting experience||Wandering Isle|
|Removed||Revantusk Tribe[tables 2]||Doing quests at Revantusk Village.||No known rewards.|
|Silvermoon Remnant[tables 3]||Unknown||No known rewards.|
|Shen'dralar[tables 4]||Turning in Dire Maul books and librams. This faction was removed as of patch 4.0.1.||No known rewards.||Dire Maul|
|Theramore[tables 3]||Unknown||No known rewards.|
|Zandalar Tribe[tables 4]||Killing mobs in Zul'Gurub, doing the quests given at Yojamba Isle, and turning in coin sets or destroying Hakkari Bijou, as well as turning in Shen'dralar Arcanums.||Several rewards including class items from ZG token drops.||Zul'Gurub|
In Wrath of the Lich King
For the most part, the reputations from Classic WoW and from Burning Crusade are not re-used in the Wrath of the Lich King. In the same way that Cenarion Circle of Azeroth turned into Cenarion Expedition in Outland, several old factions have new reputations. For example, the Argent Dawn made its way to Northrend, but since it has allied with the Knights of the Silver Hand, they are called The Argent Crusade.
However, for achievements, many old reputations received new attention. Nearly all factions have an achievement tied to them, and there are even additional achievements for pairs or groups of factions. For instance, acquiring exalted with both Cenarion Circle and the Cenarion Expedition will get you the title of . See Achievements for more details.
- Main article: Cataclysm reputation rewards
In Mists of Pandaria
- Main article: Mists of Pandaria reputation rewards
Grand Commendations are can be purchased for most Mists of Pandaria factions that provided a +100% reputation bonus once one character on that account had reached revered.
In Warlords of Draenor
- Main article: Warlords of Draenor reputation rewards
Building a level 2 Trading Post in a Garrison will grant access to the access to the Sha'tari Defense or Laughing Skull factions.
A level 3 trading post Increases reputation gain in Draenor by 20%.
, which provide a reputation gain for all Draenor factions, can be found on some rare elite mobs in Tanaan Jungle and garrison missions.
- Main article: Legion reputation rewards
In Battle for Azeroth
- Main article: Battle for Azeroth reputation rewards
Bonus reputation can be earned for the reputations to obtain additional rewards with the emissary system.
- Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Reputations at exalted no longer show an additional progress bar of 1000 reputation.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added additional standings for certain individual followers.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added additional standings for individual NPCs.
- Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Reputation gain has been sped up approximately 30% for a number of factions: Argent Crusade, Alliance Vanguard, Horde Expedition, Kirin Tor, Knights of the Ebon Blade, Sons of Hodir, Wyrmrest Accord
- Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Reputation rewarded for killing mobs will no longer automatically decrease. This means trivial mobs will continue to give out their full amounts of reputation on kill for the majority of cases in the game (level 70 [sic] creatures in Stratholme, for example, will continue to award the full amount of rep to level 80 players seeking to boost their Argent Dawn faction).
- Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): A bug was fixed in which discounts were not given with flightmasters and repairs.
- Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Vendor Discounts: All vendors, flightmasters, and repairs with an associate faction now give discounts at all levels above neutral: (Friendly: 5%, Honored: 10%, Revered: 15%, Exalted: 20%).
- Previously there was a flat 10% discount starting at honored.
- Previously there was a flat 10% discount starting at honored.
- Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): The requirement for Heroic Keys has been lowered to honored.
- Previously required revered.
- Previously required revered.
- Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Reputation gains given to a player on the Alliance, Horde, or Steamwheedle Cartel factions directly will now cascade down to member factions through the middle of the Exalted reputation level.
- Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Players under Mind Control pass reputation changes due to kills to the controlling player, and do not receive the reputation changes themselves.