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For player characters, titles are displayed before or after the character's name, usually as an indication of the character's achievements. While a character may have earned multiple titles, only one can be displayed at a time — players can choose which title to display, if any, in the character info frame. Prior to patch 2.0, characters could only earn titles through the honor system and could not alter which title was displayed.
Currently obtainable titles
|Crusader|| Earn exalted status with and the right to represent the Alliance or the Horde in the Argent Tournament|
and earn exalted status with the Argent Crusade.
|Crusader <name>||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Darnassus||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Darnassus in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Darnassus||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Gnomeregan||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent the Gnomeregan Exiles in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Gnomeregan||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Ironforge||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Ironforge in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Ironforge||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Orgrimmar||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Orgrimmar in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Orgrimmar||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Sen'jin||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Sen'jin in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Sen'jin||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Silvermoon||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Silvermoon City in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Silvermoon||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Stormwind||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Stormwind in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Stormwind||Patch 3.1.0|
|of the Exodar||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent the Exodar in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of the Exodar||Patch 3.1.0|
|of the Undercity||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent the Undercity in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of the Undercity||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Thunder Bluff||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Thunder Bluff in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Thunder Bluff||Patch 3.1.0|
|Argent Defender||Completing the A Tribute to Dedicated Insanity achievement.||<name> the Argent Defender||Patch 3.2.0|
|Bane of the Fallen King||Defeating the in Icecrown Citadel on 10-man heroic mode||<name>, Bane of the Fallen King||Patch 3.3.0|
|Champion of the Frozen Wastes||Completing Champion of the Frozen Wastes Achievements||<name>, Champion of the Frozen Wastes||Patch 3.0.2|
|Champion of Ulduar|| Defeat each boss in Ulduar on normal mode without allowing any raid member to die to that boss at any point|
during that raid lockout period (except ).
|<name>, Champion of Ulduar||Patch 3.1.0|
|Conqueror of Ulduar|| Defeat each boss in Ulduar on heroic mode without allowing any raid member to die to that boss at any point|
during that raid lockout period (except ).
|<name>, Conqueror of Ulduar||Patch 3.1.0|
|Herald of the Titans||Defeat in 10-player mode without anyone in the raid wearing any equipment with an item level higher than is available in 10-player Ulduar.||<name>, Herald of the Titans||Patch 3.1.0|
|Jenkins||Kill 50 rookery whelps within 15 seconds.||<name> Jenkins||Patch 3.0.2|
|Of the Nightfall||Completing The Twilight Zone achievement.||<name> of the Nightfall||Patch 3.0.2|
|Starcaller||Completing||Starcaller <name>||Patch 3.1.0|
|The Astral Walker||Completing||<name> the Astral Walker||Patch 3.1.0|
|The Immortal||Completing The Immortal achievement.||<name> the Immortal||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Kingslayer||Completing or||<name> the Kingslayer||Patch 3.3.0|
|The Light of Dawn||Defeating the in Icecrown Citadel on 25-man heroic mode||<name> the Light of Dawn||Patch 3.3.0|
|The Undying||Completing The Undying achievement.||<name> the Undying||Patch 3.0.2|
|Twilight Vanquisher||Completing the Heroic: The Twilight Zone achievement.||Twilight Vanquisher <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Conqueror of Naxxramas||Participated in the realm first kill (25-player mode) in Naxxramas.||<name>, Conqueror of Naxxramas||Patch 3.0.2|
|Death's Demise||Participated in the realm first defeat of without the assistance of any Keepers on heroic mode.||<name>, Death's Demise||Patch 3.1.0|
|Grand Crusader||Participated in the realm first completion of Trial of the Grand Crusader in 25-player mode.||Grand Crusader <name>||Patch 3.2.0|
|Obsidian Slayer||Participated in the realm first <The Onyx Guardian> kill (25-player mode).||Obsidian Slayer <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Celestial Defender||Participated in the realm first defeat of on heroic mode.||<name> the Celestial Defender||Patch 3.1.0|
|The Magic Seeker||Participated in the realm first kill (25-player mode).||<name> the Magic Seeker||Patch 3.0.2|
|Chef||Completing Hail to the Chef Achievements||Profession||Chef <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Loremaster||Completing all of the Loremaster quests for Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, and Northrend.||Quests||Loremaster <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|the Patient||Use the Dungeon tool to finish random heroic dungeons until you have grouped with 50 random players total.||Dungeon & Raids||<name> the Patient||Patch 3.3.0|
|Salty||Completing the Accomplished Angler achievement.||Profession||Salty <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|the Explorer||Discovering all zones of Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend and Cataclysm||Exploration||<name> the Explorer||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Seeker||Completing 3,000 quests.||Quests||<name> the Seeker||Patch 3.0.2|
|Gladiator||Top 0.5% of arena teams at the end of the previous season.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Duelist||Top 3.0% of arena teams at the end of the previous season.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Rival||Top 10% of arena teams at the end of the previous season.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Challenger||Top 35% of arena teams at the end of the previous season.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Arena Master||Completing all of the Arena Master achievements.||Arena Master <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Battlemaster||Completing all of the Battlemaster (Horde) / Battlemaster (Alliance) achievements.||Battlemaster <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Conqueror||Exalted with Warsong Outriders, Frostwolf Clan, and The Defilers.||Conqueror <name>||Patch 2.1.0|
|Justicar||Exalted with Silverwing Sentinels, Stormpike Guard, and The League of Arathor.||Justicar <name>||Patch 2.1.0|
|Of the Alliance||Get 100,000 Honorable Kills.||<name> of the Alliance||Patch 3.0.2|
|Of the Horde||Get 100,000 Honorable Kills.||<name> of the Horde||Patch 3.0.2|
|Ambassador||Becoming exalted with all six home city factions||Ambassador <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Bloodsail Admiral||Completing the quest||Bloodsail Admiral <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Guardian of Cenarius||Becoming exalted with both Cenarion Circle and Cenarion Expedition.||<name> Guardian of Cenarius||Patch 3.0.2|
|of the Ashen Verdict||Exalted reputation with the Ashen Verdict||<name> of the Ashen Verdict||Patch 3.3.0|
|of the Shattered Sun||Obtained upon completing ||<name> of the Shattered Sun||Patch 2.4.0|
|The Argent Champion||Raise your reputation level to exalted with the Argent Dawn and with the Argent Crusade.||<name> the Argent Champion||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Diplomat||Raise your reputation level to exalted with Timbermaw Hold, Sporeggar and the Kurenai / Mag'har.||<name> the Diplomat||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Exalted||Raise 40 Reputations to exalted status.||<name> the Exalted||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Insane|| Earn Exalted status with Booty Bay, Everlook, Gadgetzan, Ratchet, Darkmoon Faire, Ravenholdt,|
and Honored with Bloodsail Buccaneers.
|<name> the Insane||Patch 3.1.0|
|Brewmaster||Completing all of the Brewmaster major achievements.||Brewmaster <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Elder||Completing all of the Lunar Festival Achievements||Elder <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Flame Keeper||Completing the major Midsummer Fire Festival achievements.||Flame Keeper <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Flame Warden||Completing the major Midsummer Fire Festival achievements.||Flame Warden <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Matron||Completing the For The Children achievement.||Matron <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Merrymaker||Completing the The Merrymaker achievement.||Merrymaker <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Noble||Completing the Noble Gardener achievement.||<name> the Noble||Patch 3.1|
|Patron||Completing the For The Children achievement.||Patron <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Pilgrim||Completing the Pilgrim achievement.||<name> the Pilgrim||Patch 3.2|
|The Hallowed||Completing all of the Hallowed Be Thy Name achievements.||<name> the Hallowed||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Love Fool||Completing the Fool For Love achievement.||<name> the Love Fool||Patch 3.0.2|
These PvE titles are for performing substantial tasks, and with the release of additional content, these tasks have been made impossible to complete or somewhat trivialized, so the titles are no longer attainable.
|Champion of the Naaru||Completing the Trials of the Naaru (TK) and (SSC)||<name>, Champion of the Naaru||Patch 2.3.0||Patch 3.0.2|
|Hand of A'dal||Obtaining the Medallion of Karabor (BT) and completing (Hyjal)||<name>, Hand of A'dal||Patch 2.4.0||Patch 3.0.2|
|Scarab Lord||Opening Ahn'Qiraj with the Scepter of the Shifting Sands||Scarab Lord <name>||Patch 2.0.3||Patch 3.0.9|
PvP titles (no longer available)
|Vanquisher||Top 1,000 overall of arena teams at the end of the 2009 Arena Tournament.||Patch 3.1.1|
|Malevolent Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 12.||Patch 5.0.5|
|Cataclysmic Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 11.||Patch 4.3.0a|
|Ruthless Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 10.||Patch 4.2.0|
|Vicious Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 9.||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Wrathful Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 8.||Patch 4.0.1|
|Relentless Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 7.||Patch 3.2.0|
|Furious Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 6.||Patch 3.1.1|
|Deadly Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 5.||Patch 3.1.0|
|Brutal Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 4.||Patch 3.0.2|
|Vengeful Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 3.||Patch 2.4.2|
|Merciless Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 2.||Patch 2.3.0|
|Gladiator||Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of Arena season 1.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Flawless Victor||Win ten ranked arena matches in a row with a rating above 2,000 at level 80.||<name> The Flawless Victor||Patch 3.0.2||Patch 3.1.0|
History of PvP Honor System Titles
Prior to Patch 2.0.0, players could earn titles by participating in PvP; ranks would be assigned based on the number of contribution points acquired by killing opposite-faction players during a week. With the release of Patch 2.0.0 and the Burning Crusade, players could no longer obtain or improve their Honor System title, but could choose to display their highest lifetime title they've earned before the patch. All honor system titles are displayed in the format: title name. With the release of Cataclysm expansion. New titles that look the same were issued for rated battleground rankings. See section Return of PvP titles in Cataclysm for the new titles of the same name.
|Rank||Alliance Title||Horde Title||Benefits|
|3||Sergeant||Sergeant||Rare cloak; 10% discount from faction NPCs|
|4||Master Sergeant||Senior Sergeant||Rare necklace|
|5||Sergeant Major||First Sergeant||Rare bracers|
|6||Knight||Stone Guard||Access to officers' barracks, tabard and potions.|
|7||Knight-Lieutenant||Blood Guard||Rare boots and gloves|
|8||Knight-Captain||Legionnaire||Rare chest and leg armor|
|10||Lieutenant Commander||Champion||Rare head and shoulder armor|
|11||Commander||Lieutenant General||Epic mount|
|12||Marshal||General||Epic gloves, leggings and boots|
|13||Field Marshal||Warlord||Epic helm, shoulder and chest armor|
|14||Grand Marshal||High Warlord||Epic weapons and offhands|
Return of PvP Titles in CataclysmThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
|Rank||Alliance Title||Horde Title||Required Rating|
|4||Master Sergeant||Senior Sergeant||1400|
|5||Sergeant Major||First Sergeant||1500|
|14||Grand Marshal||High Warlord||2400|
Another title gained through the rated battleground system is Veteran of the Alliance or Veteran of the Horde - in patch 4.0.6a, you need to win 500 rated battlegrounds, but in patch 4.1.0 they are reduced to 100 and the title Warbound or Warbringer will be added (you will need 300 wins in rated battlegrounds).
In Cataclysm, we plan to make the old PvP titles available based on your performance in our upcoming rated Battleground system, similar to the current Arena titles which are based on your performance in the Arenas. Keep in mind, however, that Cataclysm is still relatively early in the development stages and this information is subject to change. We'll have more on the rated Battleground system and associated rewards in the months ahead.
[...] I'm going to clarify my original post, as I don't believe it's been decided yet whether they'll be purchased with Arena points or Honor points, or if a specific Battleground rating is the only requirement to unlock them. There are no plans to make these titles available for real-world money.
[...] We feel they're going to fit well with the new rated Battleground system. The titles were previously earned through a very cumbersome experience that didn't necessarily measure a player's PvP skill. With a new system for measuring performance in the Battlegrounds, we feel it's a good fit to award the honor title to those who excel. We do not intend for the top titles to be earned in a triival manner. It's going to be quite hard to get High Warlord or Grand Marshal; and not because it's going to requrie that someone plays in the Battlegrounds more than everyone else on their realm each week, but because it's going to require a very impressive win/loss ratio.
The current plan is still for rated Battlegrounds to grant Arena points, though some rewards will require a certain rating from this system just as with the current Arena system.
- After you earn your first title, the selection drop-down box will not be shown in your character info window. You have to log off and back on for it to be displayed.
- Although there is an achievement for obtaining exalted status with the Aldor and the Scryers, there is no associated title.
- and are technically still obtainable, but only to characters who picked up and kept the relevant quest chains before the achievements were "removed" in patch 3.0.2.
- Many "Realm First!" titles were removed from the beta version of Wrath of the Lich King. 
- ^ C. Christian Moore 2009-09-16. Blood Sport: Season 7 - The Death of 2v2 [Updated]. WoW Insider.
- ^ a b Zarhym 2009-11-24. #18 Old Honor Titles. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24.
- ^ a b Zarhym 2009-11-24. #27 Old Honor Titles. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24.
- ^ Zarhym 2009-11-24. #66 Old Honor Titles. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24.
- ^ Tigole 2008-09-04. Constructive Feedback for server first titles. Archived from the original on 2008-09-04. Retrieved on 2008-11-09.
- Honor System
- NPC titles usually help identify either the faction or organization the creature belongs to or what kind of service they might provide.