Netherdrake/Netherwing Mount Guide

You MUST have your 300 riding skill as of 2/20/08 to start the NEUTRAL to FRIENDLY (Day 1). [70] In Service of the Illidari is not availible to you until you have the epic riding skill.


  1. Travel to Shadowmoon Valley and seek out the NPC called Mordenai. He can be found wandering here:

  2. Accept the quest [70] Kindness (shareable). Around Mordenai, in that area full of crystals, you will see mobs that are called Rocknails. Now you have two choices:
    • Kill the smaller ones. They will drop an item, of which 5 can be combined to one carcass.
    • Kill the bigger ones. These drop entire carcasses.

    After obtaining a carcass, place it on the ground (try to place it at a spot where you see dragons flying above). The dragons will come and eat the carcass. Repeat this step 8 times.
    However be careful:

    • Do not have any similar buffs as Lightning Shield on you. Those will cause the dragons to attack you.
    • Do not place the meat at the same spot twice. Once the drakes have eaten they get a "full" debuff and they won’t come eat again.
  3. Go back to Mordenai and turn the quest in.

  4. Next accept the quest [70] Seek Out Neltharaku from Mordenai.

    Neltharaku roams in the same area, above in the skies. Get on your flying mount, find him and turn the quest in. You must be about 10 feet below the dragon to be able to speak to him.

  5. Next accept the quest [70] Neltharaku's Tale from him. After accepting this quest, talk to the dragon again and go through the dialogue with him. (listen to his story) After you are done listening, turn in the quest.

  6. Then accept the quest [70] Infiltrating Dragonmaw Fortress. Now in the same area there is a fortress at 66, 60.

    Kill any of the orcs you see here, you need 15 kills to complete the quest.

    Return to Neltharaku and turn the quest in.

  7. Now accept [70] Netherwing Ledge from Neltharaku. In this quest he sends you to the Netherwing Ledge, which is just below the area you are at:

    Here you'll need to look out for plants with big thorns that have red crystals attached to them. The plants look like this:

    If you are a miner you'll be able to detect them with "Find Minerals".

    Loot 12 crystals and return to Neltharaku.

  8. Accept the quest [70] The Force of Neltharaku. The dragon will give you an item called Enchanted Nethervine Crystal.

    At the Dragonmaw Fortress you'll see hostile dragons (68,60), which are enslaved by orcs. Several things:

    • You must be out of combat to use the crystal, this means clear the area of any orcs (that aren't linked to draogns), approach one of the NPCs with a dragon (without aggroing it) and use the crystal on the dragon.
    • The dragon takes about 2 seconds to turn green (friendly) towards you. Wait until he turns green! He'll then attack his former master and you can join him and attack the orc as well.
  9. Free 5 dragons and return to Neltheraku.

  10. Turn in the previous quest and get the follow up: [70] Karynaku. The quest objective is to seek out Karynaku (the big blue dragon at the Dragonmaw Fortress). Once you've found him turn in the quest.

  11. For the next step you should optimally have a full group (healer, tank and 2-3 dps). Now follow these steps (courtesy to Arcticwolf from wowhead, thanks!):
    Step 1) Clear both of the Enslaved Nether Drakes in the area.
    Step 2) Clear both rooms left and right of the Shamans inside of them.
    Step 3) Have your group's tank initiate the fight by accepting the quest, and then quickly run over to where Zuluhed Spawns
    Step 4) While Zuluhed is talking, everyone else in the group move into the room that you cleared FIRST.
    Step 5) As soon as Zuluhed stops talking, have the tank attack him and then move him into the room where you begin to DPS.
    Step 6) DPS Him hard and move out of his Rain of Fire. When he spawns a Demon Portal, everyone in the entire group run as fast as you can into the other room, have your main tank run out first so that he takes all of the gunfire from the archers.
    Step 7) Once he's in the next room, the demon will spawn from the portal in the previous room, but will NOT aggro your group because he isn't near you anymore. DPS hard on him at this point because soon he will create another portal, and this time you will have nowhere to run to.
    Step 8 ) Once he's at low health, he'll turn into a big demon, but he's still easymode, just DPS his down, and you'll be fine.
    Step 9) Loot the key, and unlock the ball and chain around Karynaku's leg.
    Step 10) Talk to her, and then you get to ride on a bigass dragon all the way back to your sweet quest rewards!

    Additional info:
    Only one person of the group needs to use the key, and the whole group will get a quest complete message. This means that the rest of the group will keep their key. If you keep the key this way, you can complete the quest for someone else at a later point.

  12. After having accepted [70] Ally of the Netherwing from Karynaku, he'll return you to Mordenai on his back. Complete the quest at Mordenai. You'll receive 42000 reputation with the Netherwing; this will make you neutral with said faction. Also you'll be able to choose one of the following rewards:

Now, the next steps consist in hard faction work. However to be able to get to the next part, you need to have 300 riding skill (fast mount).


  1. Go back to Mordenai and get the quest [70] In Service of the Illidari. Mordenai will send you to the Netherwing Ledge, where you can find the Netherwing Encampment. After talking to Mordenai you will have an orc illusion which will permit you to talk to the NPCs in that camp, however be careful, the hostile guards that patrol the camp see through your disguise and will attack you on sight.

  2. Mordenai gave you an item called Illidari Service Papers. Deliver these papers to Overlord Mor'ghor in the above mentioned camp. He can be found at (66,85). Upon completion you'll recieve 250 reputation with Netherwing.

  3. Accept [70] Enter the Taskmaster. Seek out Taskmaster Varkule Dragonbreath (who is just outside) and complete the quest. You are now ready to build reputation.

  4. Completing the above mentioned quest and another one outside at Yarzil the Merc ([70] Your Friend on the Inside) will enable you to do 3-4 daily quests (depending on how many gathering skills you have), to build faction. Each of these quests can only be completed once per day and you can only do 10 different daily quests per day.

    The daily quests (which you can obtain from Yarzil the Merc and the Taskmaster in the middle of the camp) are:

    [70] A Slow Death
    [70] Netherdust Pollen
    (herbalist only)
    [70] Nethermine Flayer Hide (skinners only)
    [70] Nethercite Ore (miners only)
    [70] Netherwing Crystals
    [70] The Not-So-Friendly Skies...
    [70] The Great Netherwing Egg Hunt

    Note: You can only complete one gathering quest along with the Netherwing Crystals quest daily.

  5. What to do:
    (In the following I'll describe a rather optimal daily quest path. You'll follow this path every day (with a few alterations later on). Memorize it well and don't forget to always get the quest first before you start out quest paths)

    ** Look out for Netherwing Eggs that sometimes spawn on the Netherwing Ledge, scroll down to the mines section for more info**
    ** For miners/herbalists: While completing the following steps be sure to loot any Netherdust Bush and/or Nethercite Deposit you find on your way**

    After accepting the above mentioned quests, fly to the main island of Shadowmoon Valley. Here, kill Felboars (click to see where they spawn) and Felfire Diemetradon (click to see where they spawn) until you collect 12 Fel Glands. If you are grouped and one of your group members has 4 Fel Glands while you have 8, you are still good to go to complete the quest for all of your group members. You just need 12 Fel Glands in total.

    Good spots to farm these items are 47,60 and 39,45. The drop rate seems to be approximately 40%.

  6. Next fly to the islands that are in this area:

    You'll see Dragonmaw Transporters pass by. There are 3 islands in this area where you can pull these dragons down. (one where they land and two where they pass by, all around 74,76) Kill them until you collect 10 Netherwing Relics.

    Another great spot to pull these is the Dragonmaw Fortress. Position yourself here:

    And pull the dragons like this:

  7. Go to Netherwing Ledge and search camps with orc peons. Have ONE of your group members use the Yarzill's Mutton near the peon camp (the other group members must be close). Wait until the peons eat the mutton and until you get the quest update. Complete this step 12 times in total. Be careful: If the orcs don't move (normally they mine the crystals) then they are bugged, don't place your mutton there. Also if the peons have blue icons over the head like Blind (or if they sleep), they are part of a different quest and won’t eat your mutton either.

  8. Exceptional step, won’t be repeated the next day: Seek out Arvoar the Rapacious (click on his name to see where he spawns). He looks like this:

    Kill him (he can be difficult for some classes to solo; best is you attempt this grouped with another player). Loot the item Partially Digested Hand from him.
    Right click the item and start the quest [70] A Job Unfinished. Group up with another person (you can try this solo, it's difficult though) and kill 10 Overmine Flayers and Barash the Den Mother. Both can be found close to where you killed Arvoar. The Den Mother spawns here:

    And looks like this:

  9. For herbalists: If at this point you don't have 40 Netherdust Pollen fly in cicles around Netherwing Ledge until you find 40 of them.

  10. Now go to the mines that are just below the Dragonmaw Base Camp and kill every mob that you see. If you are a miner loot every Nethercite Deposit you find. If you are a skinner kill every Nethermine Flayer on your way and skin it until you have:
    • 40 Netherwing Crystals
    • 40 Nethercite Ores (miners only)
    • 1 Netherwing Egg
    • 35 Nethermine Flayer Hides (skinners only)
  11. The Netherwing Egg drops of any mob/deposit/bush on Netherwing Ledge as rare drops. However they also spawn themselves all over the island, especially inside the mines. They look like this:

    You are not obliged to find one, but it gives you 250 extra reputation, which is quite nice. (so try!)

  12. Go back to the Dragonmaw Base Camp and turn in all your quests. Let's say you do not have any of the gathering skills (worst case) you'll be able to get 1350 reputation per day.

  13. Exceptional step, won’t be repeated the next day: [70] A Job Unfinished, upon completion, will enable you to choose between the following rewards:

    You are done for today!

  14. The next day: Repeat all the daily quests, just like the previous day in the same order (while skipping the exceptional steps). You'll make about 1000 rep if you do them all including the egg quest.

  15. The next day: same as above.

    On the third day, after obtaining the 1000 reputation, you'll manage to achieve Friendly rank.

    You will be 600 points into Frindly by the end of the thiis day and fel orcs beside Dragonmaw Ascendants, Dragonmaw Skybreakers and Dragonmaw Transporters will appear friendly to you.


Shopping List:

10x Knothide Leather


Shopping List:

2 x Felsteel Bar
Adamantite Frame
Khorium Power Core


EXALTED (Day 15)

Congratulations, you are now poud owner of a Netherwing mount! Also you made about 3k gold in the process Eye

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