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This is a questing guide detailing the best method to obtain and complete quests in the southern Barrens. See the Northern Barrens questing guide for questing information in the lower level, northern part of the zone.

For a list of all Barrens quests in table format, see Barrens quests

Icon-warning-22x22 Note: This guide is not meant for power-leveling purposes. Rather, it is meant to show a player the most efficient way to complete all quests available for a particular zone. If you know of a better order or method to accomplish this, your input is welcome (in fact, greatly desired). For major changes, feel free to edit, but make a note in the talk page as to your reasoning.

Journey to Camp Taurajo Edit

The southern Barrens is a good option for characters who want to continue their questing in Thousand Needles, as it usually levels characters up to around the starting level for that zone. In addition, the questing hub Camp Taurajo is less often attacked by Alliance than the Crossroads is (though it is still a frequent battle site). Most southern Barrens quests involve killing humanoids, so it is also a good place to farm cloth. In addition, this area is ripe with ore veins.

This guide assumes characters are coming from the Crossroads and have acquired and completed quests as described in the Northern Barrens questing guide.

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [15] Chen's Empty Keg (2) IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Brewmaster Drohn Ratchet
Official horde mini-icon  [20] Lost in Battle IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Mankrik Crossroads
Official horde mini-icon  [22] Lakota'mani Ability smash  [Hoof of Lakota'mani]
drop from Lakota'mani
North of Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [18] Jorn Skyseer IconSmall Orc Female Official horde mini-icon  Sergra Darkthorn Crossroads
Official horde mini-icon Ui-charactercreate-classes warrior [20] Speak with Ruga Warrior trainer -
  • You will be moving south to a new questing hub: Camp Taurajo. If you are a cook, stop by the tower on the road to Ratchet before heading out and pick up Official horde mini-icon APB Skill Cooking [15] Dig Rat Stew (requires 80 skill level in Cooking)
  • Along the way south, find Mankrik's wife for the quest Official horde mini-icon  [20] Lost in Battle. If you follow the road south you will eventually cross a small bridge. Very near the bridge are a group of small huts. Click on the beaten corpse inside one of the huts.
  • The area near the huts and south of the ravine which cuts west to east across the Barrens is home to the rare kodo, Combat 15  Lakota'mani. Hunt him down and kill him, looting Ability smash  [Hoof of Lakota'mani].
  • Continue south along the road. Along the way, you will see some thunder lizards. Kill thunder lizards in the area until you get a Inv misc bone 06  [Thunder Lizard Horn] for Official horde mini-icon  [15] Chen's Empty Keg (2).
  • When you arrive in Camp Taurajo, be sure to turn in the quest Official horde mini-icon  [18] Jorn Skyseer and pick up the follow-up.
  • You will be flying back to Ratchet soon, so wait to turn in Official horde mini-icon  [20] Lost in Battle until then.
  • Don't forget to set your hearth to Camp Taurajo, as this will now be your primary questing hub.

Hunting the creatures of the Barrens Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [15] Chen's Empty Keg (2) IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Brewmaster Drohn Ratchet
Official horde mini-icon  [19] Ishamuhale IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Jorn Skyseer Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [18] Enraged Thunder Lizards IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Jorn Skyseer Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [24] Owatanka Inv misc bone 06  [Owatanka's Tailspike]
drop from Owatanka
East of Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [20] Cry of the Thunderhawk IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Jorn Skyseer Camp Taurajo

The Bristleback Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [20] Consumed by Hatred IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Mankrik Crossroads
Official horde mini-icon  [21] Tribes at War IconSmall Quilboar Male Official horde mini-icon  Mangletooth Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [21] Blood Shards of Agamaggan IconSmall Quilboar Male Official horde mini-icon  Mangletooth Camp Taurajo

Field of Giants Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [22] Egg Hunt IconSmall Troll Male Official horde mini-icon  Korran Crossroads
Official horde mini-icon  [24] The Harvester Inv misc monsterspidercarapace 01  [Harvester's Head]
drop from Silithid Harvester
Field of Giants
Official horde mini-icon Ui-charactercreate-classes warrior [20] Trial at the Field of Giants IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Ruga Ragetotem Camp Taurajo
  • Ui-charactercreate-classes warrior Warriors: Pick up your quest Official horde mini-icon Ui-charactercreate-classes warrior [20] Trial at the Field of Giants from IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Ruga Ragetotem now. Keep in mind that you have only 30 minutes to complete this quest, so be fast.
  • Head south along the road from Camp Taurajo until you see large mounds on either side of the road, somewhat like anthills. This area is known as the Field of Giants.
  • Search for eggs around the large anthill-like mounds and right click on them to use the Inv gauntlets 04  [Digging Claw] and loot the Inv egg 03  [Silithid Eggs]. You will need twelve of these to complete Official horde mini-icon  [22] Egg Hunt. During this time, keep your eye out for the rare spawn Combat 15  Silithid Harvester, which drops an item starting an easy turn-in quest.
  • Ui-charactercreate-classes warrior Warriors: Check the duration on Inv gizmo pipe 04  [Twitching Antenna] you have collected thus far, as these will only be good for 15 minutes after you collect them. The drop rate is 100%, so you should be able to quickly collect 5 new antennae if needed. When you have all 5, return to Camp Taurajo and turn in the quest - remember if you hearth you can get there instantly, and may not need to collect new antennae.
  • Fly to the Crossroads and turn in Official horde mini-icon  [22] Egg Hunt when convenient. Don't forget to turn in Official horde mini-icon  [24] The Harvester to IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Jorn Skyseer if you have it.

Bael Modan Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon APB Skill Cooking [23] Dig Rat Stew IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Grub East of the Crossroads
Official horde mini-icon  [23] Gann's Reclamation IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Gann Stonespire Southern Gold Road
Official horde mini-icon  [26] Revenge of Gann IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Gann Stonespire Southern Gold Road
Official horde mini-icon  [26] Revenge of Gann (2) IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Gann Stonespire Southern Gold Road
Official horde mini-icon  [30] The Tear of the Moons IconSmall Dwarf Male Official horde mini-icon  Feegly the Exiled Bael Modan
  • Follow the Southern Gold Road south until you find IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Gann Stonespire. Speak with him to receive Official horde mini-icon  [23] Gann's Reclamation.
  • Continue south until you come to a large pit to the east of the road, known as Bael Modan. Follow the path down into the pit and head for the southern part of it, killing dwarves as you go. If you are on the quest Official horde mini-icon APB Skill Cooking [23] Dig Rat Stew, don't forget to collect Inv misc pelt bear ruin 04  [Dig Rats] as well. Kill IconSmall Dwarf Male Combat 15  Prospector Khazgorm <Explorers' League> and loot Inv misc book 09  [Khazgorm's Journal]. Kill any dwarves you have left to complete Official horde mini-icon  [23] Gann's Reclamation.
  • Return to Gann and turn in the quest, getting the next.
  • Northeast of the pit is a hill with a dwarf hall set into the mountain, known as Bael'dun Keep. Head there and kill the dwarves in the area for their vials of Inv potion 08  [Nitroglycerin], bundles of Inv tradeskillitem 03  [Wood Pulp], and samples of Inv misc ammo gunpowder 01  [Sodium Nitrate]. Continue to kill dig rats as you go, until you complete Official horde mini-icon APB Skill Cooking [23] Dig Rat Stew. If you are high level (close to 30) and/or in a group, you should pick up Official horde mini-icon  [30] The Tear of the Moons from IconSmall Dwarf Male Official horde mini-icon  Feegly the Exiled, located on the hill south of the entrance to the hall. Be warned that this quest involves killing a level 30 dwarf who pulls with four level 24-26 guards, and is therefore very difficult. If you are not on this quest, be sure to avoid the lowest level of the dwarf hall, as that is where the high level dwarf is.
  • After you have the items, return to Gann and turn in the quest, getting the followup. This simple quest requires you to head back to the ramp leading into the pit. Halfway down the ramp you will see a tower with a flying machine on top - simply use the item Gann gives out at the flying machine to destroy it. The tower is guarded, but not by any large force.
  • Finally, return to the tower south of the Crossroads when convenient to turn in the dig rat quest. You may want to do this after completing the quilboar quests described below, as they also take place in the southern-most part of the Barrens

The Razormane Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [24] Weapons of Choice IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Tatternack Steelforge Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [25] Betrayal from Within (1) IconSmall Quilboar Male Official horde mini-icon  Mangletooth Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [25] Betrayal from Within (2) IconSmall Quilboar Male Official horde mini-icon  Mangletooth Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [25] Washte Pawne Spell magic featherfall  [Washte Pawne's Feather]
drop from Washte Pawne
Southern tip of Barrens
Official horde mini-icon  [24] Chen's Empty Keg (3) IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Brewmaster Drohn Ratchet

Isha Awak Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [27] Mahren Skyseer IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Jorn Skyseer Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [27] Isha Awak IconSmall Tauren Female Official horde mini-icon  Mahren Skyseer Tidus Stair

Where to go from here Edit

At this point, players are most likely somewhere between level 25 and 30. The best fit for the next questing zone is Thousand Needles, which has a range around 25-35. Other zones are mostly 20-30 or 30-40, which is awkward for characters of this level - either you pick up in the middle of the level range, or you are struggling to complete quests that are too difficult. A few possible zones will be discussed here.

Thousand Needles (LVL 25-35) Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [29] A New Ore Sample IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Tatternack Steelforge Camp Taurajo
Official horde mini-icon  [30] Melor Sends Word IconSmall Tauren Male Official horde mini-icon  Jorn Skyseer Camp Taurajo

Thousand Needles is an area south of the Barrens. Quests in this area involve quelling the centaur tribes, keeping the Grimtotem tauren in check, and running errands for the racers of Mirage Raceway. Official horde mini-icon  [29] A New Ore Sample sends players directly to the Needles, while Official horde mini-icon  [30] Melor Sends Word requires a trip to Thunder Bluff. There are a few more pull quests available from other zones, so check the Thousand Needles questing guide before heading out.

Stonetalon Mountains (LVL 15-27) Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [20] Letter to Jin'Zil IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Darsok Swiftdagger Crossroads
Neutral 15  [20] Deepmoss Spider Eggs IconSmall Goblin Male Neutral 15  Mebok Mizzyrix Ratchet
Neutral 15  [21] Ziz Fizziks IconSmall Goblin Male Neutral 15  Sputtervalve <Tinker's Union> Ratchet
Official horde mini-icon  [25] The Runed Scroll Inv scroll 03  [Runed Scroll] drop from
IconSmall Night Elf Female Official alliance mini-icon  Aean Swiftriver <Alliance Outrunner>
Southern Gold Road
Official horde mini-icon  [29G] Horde Presence IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Kadrak The Mor'shan Rampart

The Stonetalon Mountains lie to the northwest of the Barrens. Quests there involve killing, looting, and otherwise interrupting Venture Company operations in the area; putting an end to night elf activity on the peak; and curbing the harpies of the Charred Vale. Be sure to pick up the quests Neutral 15  [20] Deepmoss Spider Eggs and Neutral 15  [21] Ziz Fizziks from Ratchet and Official horde mini-icon  [20] Letter to Jin'Zil from the Crossroads before heading out. In addition, if you have a group you can defeat the Alliance Outrunners in the southern barrens to receive a Inv scroll 03  [Runed Scroll], which provides another quest in the mountains. See the Stonetalon Mountains questing guide for more information.

Desolace (LVL 30-40) Edit

Quest Name Quest Giver Zone-Subzone
Official horde mini-icon  [32] The Kolkar of Desolace IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Regthar Deathgate West of the Crossroads

Desolace is a barren wasteland which lies to the northwest. You can reach this area by entering the Stonetalon Mountains and following the path northwest until you reach Sun Rock Retreat. From there head west through the mountains, and turn southwest once you enter the Charred Vale. You will find a pass through the southern hills which will take you into Desolace. The quests in this area involve killing centaur (and in some cases, befriending them), battling orcs of the Burning Blade, and even fighting demons. Pick up Official horde mini-icon  [32] The Kolkar of Desolace from IconSmall Orc Male Official horde mini-icon  Regthar Deathgate in the burrow near the Forgotten Pools before heading out. See the Desolace questing guide for more information.

Other Zones Edit

There are many other possible zones open to players at this point. A short list is as follows:

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