Manovan's Night Elf Leveling Guide (1-13)

This is a guide for fast leveling through Teldrassil as a Night Elf character. If you’re another race, I recommend that you choose another guide. This guide will take into consideration classes (class quests and talent suggestions) and professions (and alternative circuits for gatherers). This guide will optimize your leveling for your class and profession of choice. The system used is emulating Jame’s because his guides are very detailed and comfortable to play after.

Why you should use this guide:


These notes are important so that you won’t get lost in the guide. If you follow the instructions accordingly, there should be no questions about what you’re supposed to do next.

Recommended AddOns

Using AddOns are optional but there are some I recommend to make your leveling process easier. I will also mention the AddOns I use for personal satisfaction in case you wonder about something you might see in a screenshot:

Color Code

Class specific information:

The color codes might look confusing at first glance but you’ll get used to it in no time.

The Guide!

Level 1

So you have decided to create a Night Elf character? Great! Take your time to set up your interface the way you want it, fix your key bindings and make sure your AddOns are working properly. When you are ready:

Grab [2] The Balance of Nature from Conservator Ilthalaine.

Start walking north to Melithar Staghelm (59.42) while killing:

Grab [1] The Woodland Protector from Melithar Staghelm.

Stay in the area until you hit level 2.

Level 2

You can now take [4] A Good Friend from Dirania Silvershine (60.42).

If you're done with [2] The Balance of Nature, go back to Conservator Ilthalaine (58.44) and turn it in.


Go to Aldrassil (the big tree).

Sell junk and repair if needed. Then visit your class trainer:

Turn in your class quest and train your skills.

1: Go south to Tarindrella (57.45) and turn in [1] The Woodland Protector. Take [3] The Woodland Protector.

2: Go west and kill Grells for Fel Moss (8).

You should be level 3 by now.

Level 3

Go back to Tarindrella (57.45) and turn in [3] The Woodland Protector.

Get [4] Webwood Venom from Gilshalan Windwalker (57.41).

3: Go north to Iverron (54.33) and kill Webwood Spiders, Mangy Nightsabers and Thistle Boars along the way.

Turn in [4] A Good Friend. Get [4] A Friend in Need.

4: Now kill Webwood Spiders until you have 10 Webwood Venom Sacs.

You should be level 4 by now.

Level 4

5: Go south-east to Dirania Silvershine (60.42). Make sure you complete [3] The Balance of Nature on the way.

Turn in [4] A Friend in Need at Dirania Silvershine (60.42). Get [4] Iverron's Antidote.

Go south-west to Conservator Ilthalaine (58.44) and turn in [3] The Balance of Nature.

Go to Gilshalan Windwalker (57.41) and turn in [4] Webwood Venom. Get [5] Webwood Egg.

Go to Aldrassil and sell junk, repair and visit your class trainer.

Now we need to get the ingredients for [4] Iverron's Antidote:

1: Go north to the lake at (58.38) and pick up 7 Hyacinth Mushrooms along the way.

NOTE: They are mostly located around trees so circle the trunks of all trees along the way.

You should find plenty of Moonpetal Lilies at the lake.

Pick up 4 of them.

2: Enter Shadowthread Cave (56.31) and take the left tunnel, jump down the edge and take the left to a chamber at (58.26).

Make sure you loot the Webwood Ichor from any of the spiders.

In the egg chamber is Githyiss the Vile, a level 5 spider.

Kill him and loot Webwood Egg from one of the eggs on the ground.

You should be level 5 by now.

Level 5

Hearthstone back to Shadowglen.

Turn in [5] Webwood Egg at Gilshalan Windwalker (57.41). Get [5] Tenaron's Summons.

Run to the top of Aldrassil where you should find Tenaron Stormgrip (59.39).

Turn in [5] Tenaron's Summons and get [5] Crown of the Earth.

You will be provided a Crystal Phial.

Go down to the main building and sell junk, repair and restock if needed.

Go east to Dirania Silvershine (60.42) and turn in [4] Iverron's Antidote. Get [4] Iverron's Antidote.

1: A timer of 5 minutes have appeared. You have to run north-west back to Iverron (54.33) before the timer runs out. Do that now.

Turn in [4] Iverron's Antidote.

2: Go east to a moonwell at (59.33).

Fill the Crystal Phial in the moonwell and then run back to Tenaron Stormgrip (59.39).

Turn in [5] Crown of the Earth. Get [5] Crown of the Earth.

Priest: Get [4] In Favor of Elune from Shanda (59.40).

Now it's time to leave Shadowglen.

3: Take the road south to Porthannius (61.47). Take his quest: [5] Dolanaar Delivery.

Follow the road west to Dolanaar.

If you aren't level 6 already, kill some mobs along the road until you are.

Level 6

1: Next to the road you should see the satyr Zenn Foulhoof (60.56).

Take his quest: [5] Zenn's Bidding.

Continue to Dolanaar.

Take [5] Denalan's Earth from Syral Bladeleaf (56.57) who is standing at the porch to the big tree building at your right hand side.

Also take [6] A Troubling Breeze from Athridas Bearmantle (55.57).

Priest: Turn in [4] In Favor of Elune at Laurna Morninglight (55.56) on the bottom floor of the tree building to the right. Get [4] Garments of the Moon.

The First Aid Trainer is there on the bottom floor.

Get [6] The Emerald Dreamcatcher and [7] Twisted Hatred from Tallonkai Swiftroot (55.56) who's located on the very top.

Turn in [5] Dolanaar Delivery at Innkeeper Keldamyr in the inn (55.59).

Make Dolanaar your home.

Go a little bit south from the inn and turn in [5] Crown of the Earth at Corithras Moonrage (56.61). Get [5] Crown of the Earth.

Go to Zarrin at (57.61) and learn Cooking (even if you don't want to skill it up).

A new quest is now available. Take [7] Recipe of the Kaldorei.

Priest: A little bit south at (57.63) you should see Sentinel Shaya. Heal and fortify her. Then go back to Laurna Morninglight (55.56) and turn it in.

While you're here, take your time to sell junk, repair, restock food and visit your class trainer.

Now is a good time to spend some money. You need bags. The bigger the better. If you have higher level characters on the same realm, log in on them and send some bags over. If you don't, buy what you can get. Even small bags are helpful.

The Herbalist and Alchemist Trainers are on the southern side of town. If you want Skinning or Mining, I highly recommend that you wait until after the next circuit (or you will have one hell of a detour to take).

Resting time is over. Now it's time to do some quests.

Take the road east from Dolanaar and follow it to Starbreeze Village.

Along the way, kill:

1: Go to the moonwell (63.58) west of Starbreeze Village.

Fill the Jade Phial.

2: Enter Starbreeze Village and fight your way to the second floor of the first building to your right.

Gaerolas Talvethren (66.58) should be lying on the floor.

Turn in [6] A Troubling Breeze. Get [6] Gnarlpine Corruption.

3: Go to the small house to the east (68.59).

You should find Tallonkai's Dresser.

Loot the Emerald Dreamcatcher.

This is a good place for early grinding of Linen Cloth. Stay for a while if you want to be a Tailor.

4: Go west to Denalan at Lake Al'Ameth (60.68).

Go crazy along the herb path if you're a Herbalist.

Turn in [5] Denalan's Earth and wait for the short sequence.


Stay in this area until you have:

Level 7

When you're done. Go back to Denalan (60.68) and turn in both quests.

Get [7] Rellian Greenspyre.

1: Go north to Zenn Foulhoof (60.56).

Make sure you complete [5] Zenn's Bidding along the way.

Turn it in and save the Severed Voodoo Claw you get as reward.

Keep killing spiders in the area until you complete [7] Recipe of the Kaldorei (if you haven't already).

2: Go to Fel Rock north of Dolanaar at (55.53). Fight your way inside.

We're going to kill Lord Melenas, a nasty little guy. Take a right and pass a small pond. He usually spawns on the bottom floor or on top of the ledge.

NOTE: He hits very hard for his level. If you're a caster, pull him from max range and use Severed Voodoo Claw on him. It will reduce his damage a little. He usually has two adds and will transform into a cat during the fight. As long as you manage to loot him, it doesn't matter if the adds will kill you. Make sure you're at least about 2500 EXP from level 8 and then attack him.

Kill him and loot Melena's Head.

Done? Don't want to fight your way back out again? Go to the nearest mob and offer your piñata services. Ress on the graveyard and run to Dolanaar. You shouldn't get any penalty.

Turn in:

Level 8

Get [7] Seek Redemption! from Sentinel Kyra Starsong (56.59), Syral Bladeleaf (56.57) or Moon Priestess Amara (she's riding a white tiger).

If you're an Alchemist with a skill level of at least 20, a unique quest is available for you. Take [8] Elixirs for the Bladeleafs from Syral Bladeleaf (56.57). I won't tell you when to turn this in. Do it at your own speed and turn it in whenever you can. However, you need 10 Silverleaf, 6 Earthroot and 8 Empty Vials to complete it.

Sell junk. Repair. Restock if needed. Visit your class trainer.

NOTE: Now we have quests spread out all over the zone which will feel like a detour. But this is the circuit I recommend doing for the best result in shortest amount of time possible:

1: Go east to just north of Starbreeze Village (68.53) and pick up Fel Cones along the way.


2: On the way back to Dolanaar, make sure you complete [7] Seek Redemption! and turn it in at Zenn Foulhoof (60.56).

Turn in [8] Ferocitas the Dream Eater at Tallonkai Swiftroot atop the tree.

Sell junk. Repair. Restock if needed.

We're going to leave Dolanaar by the western exit. Take [8] The Road to Darnassus from Moon Priestess Amara who is patrolling the road.

Follow the road west all the way to Darnassus.

Stop by the Leatherworking and Skinning Trainer in a house at (41.50) if you are interested in those professions.

In Darnassus you can take a minute to visit the AH, the bank or learn Fishing.

This is a decent time to take that detour to Auberdine if you want to be a Miner. Go into the portal at the bank and then fly from Rut'theran Village to Auberdine. Learn the profession and take the same way back. If you don't want this detour, you will get another chance soon.

Go to Rellian Greenspyre in Cenarion Enclave (38.21).

Turn in [7] Rellian Greenspyre. Get [9] Tumors.

1: Leave Darnassus and go south to the moonwell at (42.67).

Fill the Tourmaline Phial.

You should be level 9 or close.

Level 9

Fight your way back up to the road and go east to (46.52).

1: Kill 6 Gnarlpine Ambushers.

2: Enter Ban'ethil Barrow Den at (43.58).

NOTE: This is hard at level 9 so be careful not to pull too many mobs. Don't be cocky and overestimate yourself. If you play carefully, you should be able to pull this off quite smoothly.

We're going to find four relics:

When you're in the bottom chamber, fight your way across a bridge to a small room (44.61) where you'll find Oben Rageclaw. Take his quest [8] The Sleeping Druid.

Kill Gnarlpine Shamans until one of them drops a Shaman Voodoo Charm.

Go back to Oben Rageclaw and turn in [8] The Sleeping Druid. Get [10] Druid of the Claw.

Go north from the bottom chamber to the northern most room which has three bridges. Rageclaw (45.59) is walking under them in a circle.

NOTE: He can be tough at level 9/10. As you engage, he will transform into a bear. Curse him with your Severed Voodoo Claw to reduce his damage.

Kill him and then use the Voodoo Charm.

Go back to Oben Rageclaw and turn in [10] Druid of the Claw.

If you're not level 10 yet. Grind until you are.

Congratulations to your first talent point:

Hearthstone back to Dolanaar.

Turn in:

Sell junk. Repair. Restock. Visit your class trainer.

Druid: Get the quest [10] Heeding the Call from Kal (56.60).

Hunter: Get the quest [10] Taming the Beast at Dazalar (56.59).

Go directly east and use the Taming Rod to tame a Webwood Lurker. Go back to Dazalar and turn in the quest. Get the follow up.

Rogue: Get [10] The Apple Falls from Jannok Breezesong (56.59).

Warrior: Get [10] Elanaria from Kyra Windblade (56.59).

Go west along the road to Darnassus. The road will fork at around (38.53).

Hunter: Go south and use the rod to tame a Nightsaber Stalker. Run back and turn in the quest. Take the follow up and return here.

Rogue: Enter Darnassus and turn in [10] The Apple Falls at Syurna (36.21). Get [10] Destiny Calls.

Take the path north until you end up in the Oracle Glade (38.33).

There's an Enchanter Trainer here.

1: There's a moonwell at (38.34).

Fill the Amethyst Phial.

Get [11] The Enchanted Glade from Sentinel Arynia Cloudsbreak.

2: Continue north to (34.28) where you'll find Strange Fronded Plant.

Take [10] The Shimmering Frond.

Rogue: Go north to (37.21). You should find Sethir the Ancient. Stealth up, sneak behind him and pickpocket Sethir's Journal.

Go south to (34.33) and kill what we love the most: harpies.

Stay in the area until you've looted 6 Bloodfeather Belts.

NOTE: West at (31.31) is an escort quest. Ignore it for now and focus on brutally slaughtering those harpies and strip them of their belts.

3: When you're done, go to (31.31) and take [12] Mist from Mist.

NOTE: This is the kind of escort quest where the NPC will follow you instead of the usual opposite. A 10 minute timer will appear and you must get to the destination before it runs out. It could be wise to clear the area of harpies before you start the timer. Just go back to the moonwell and you're done. Shouldn't take more than a minute or two unless you get ambushed.

When you're back at Sentinel Arynia Cloudsbreak (38.33), turn in:

Get [11] Teldrassil.

4: Go east to Wellspring River at (42.34).

Kill Timberling Mire Beasts, Elder Timberlings and Timberling Trampers for Mossy Tumors (5).

Blackmoss the Fetid should be patrolling the river. Kill him and loot Moss-twined Heart. Click it and start the quest: [12] The Moss-twined Heart.

NOTE: This guy is a level 13 rare Timberling and he will hit you hard. This is another time when the Severed Voodoo Claws could come in handy.

Stay here until you're level 11 if you aren't already.

Level 11

Hunter: Make sure you have a Strigid Screecher tamed. Run back to Dazalar and turn in the quest. Get [10] Training the Beast.

Go to Darnassus.

Take [10] Nessa Shadowsong from Mydrannul (70.43) at the entrance to Darnassus.

Go to Rellian Greenspyre (38.21) and turn in [9] Tumors. Get [9] Return to Denalan.

Turn in [11] Teldrassil at Arch Druid Fandral Staghelm (34.8 ). Get [11] Grove of the Ancients.

NOTE: We won't complete [11] Grove of the Ancients in this guide. If you don't plan on leveling up in Darkshore you can abandon this quest. However, it gives 875 EXP so if you want to you can do it by taking a small detour when we go to Auberdine. However, I won't tell you when to turn it in. If you plan on leveling in Darkshore after this guide, then save the quest.

Druid: Go to the inn and make Darnassus your home.

Turn in the quest [10] Heeding the Call at Mathrengyl Bearwalker (35.8 ). Get [10] Moonglade. Use the teleport now.

When in Moonglade. Turn in the quest at Dendrite Starblaze (56.30). Get [10] Great Bear Spirit.

Go west to (39.28 ) and talk to the bear spirit. Then go back to Dendrite Starblaze and turn in the quest. Get [10] Back to Darnassus. Hearthstone back to Darnassus.

Turn in [10] Back to Darnassus at Mathrengyl Bearwalker (35.8 ) and get the fellow up [10] Body and Heart.

Hunter: Turn in [10] Training the Beast at Jocaste (40.9).

Rogue: Turn in [10] Destiny Calls at Syurna (36.21).

Warrior: Turn in [10] Elanaria at Elanaria (57.35). Get [10] Vorlus Vilehoof.

Take the portal at the bank to Rut'theran Village. Turn in [10] Nessa Shadowsong at Nessa Shadowsong (56.92). Get [10] The Bounty of Teldrassil.

Turn in [10] The Bounty of Teldrassil at Vesprystus (58.94). Get [10] Flight to Auberdine.

Fly over to Auberdine and turn in the quest at Laird (36.44). Get [10] Return to Nessa.

This is your last chance to get your Mining profession.

Druid: Go east to the cave at (43.46). Use the Cenarion Moondust on the Moonkin Stone and summon Lunaclaw. Defeat him.

Fly back to Teldrassil and turn in [10] Return to Nessa at Nessa Shadowsong.

Druid: Turn in [10] Body and Heart at Mathrengyl Bearwalker. Enjoy your new bear form.

Take your time to visit the AH, sell junk, repair and restock.

Go west to Dolanaar (or hearthstone if you're a Hunter, Priest or Rogue).

Warrior: Along the way, go south to (47.63). You need to follow a road up the mountain. Kill Vorlus Vilehoof and loot Horn of Vorlus. Hearthstone back to Dolanaar.

Turn in [11] Crown of the Earth at Corithras Moonrage (56.61). Get [11] Crown of the Earth.

You should be close to level 12 by now. If not, no big deal.

Level 12

Go south-east to Denalan at Lake Al'Ameth (60.68).

Turn in:

Plant the Tainted Heart in Denalan's Planter. This will complete [12] Planting the Heart.

1: Go west to (53.75). You should find Oakenscowl in a cave.

NOTE: He shouldn't be any problem to kill at your level. If you would accidentally pull an add or two, just curse him with your Severed Voodoo Claw (if you have charges left) to reduce his damage.

Kill him and loot Gargantuan Tumor.

2: Go west to the Strange Fruited Plant at (42.75).

Get [10] The Glowing Fruit.

3: Continue west to (39.80).

You should find Ursal the Mauler patrolling in his camp.

NOTE: He's level 12 and can be difficult for some classes. Fortunately, it's possible to pull him solo if you watch his route and pull him at the right time. Use your Severed Voodoo Claw to curse him (if you still have charges left) and the fight shouldn't be any problem.

Run back east to Denalan (60.68) and turn in [9] Oakenscowl and [10] The Glowing Fruit.

Go north-west to Dolanaar and turn in [12] Ursal the Mauler at Athridas Bearmantle (55.57).

Sell junk. Repair. Restock. Visit your class trainer.

Go to Darnassus.

Warrior: Turn in [10] Vorlus Vilehoof at Elanaria (57.35).

Turn in [11] Crown of the Earth at Arch Druid Fandral Staghelm (34.8 ).

You should be level 13 or close.

Level 13

This concludes our guide. I hope you had as fun using it as I had writing it. If you have any feedback, questions or if you want to share your experiences from using the guide, please write a comment below. I recommend continuing with Maw's Alliance Leveling Guide 12-20 now.