Honor Hold Reputation: Getting to Revered As Quickly As Possible
Once you get to level 70, you will soon find that you want to be Revered or Exalted with a lot of factions. You'll need to be Revered to get your Heroic key for each set of instances, and it's likely that at least one faction will have a reputation item that you'll want to buy.
If you don't plan ahead, getting to Revered with Honor Hold can mean a lot of Shattered Halls runs. If you want to avoid that, a little planning and patience will get you Revered with no trouble.
There are five ways to gain reputation with Honor Hold:
- Killing certain monsters outside Hellfire Ramparts (Until Friendly)
- Killing monsters in Ramparts or Blood Furnace (until Honored)
- Killing monsters in Shattered Halls
- Completing quests in Hellfire Peninsula
- Completing the PVP Quest (Repeatable Daily)
Neutral to Friendly
When you arrive in Outland, do not do any quests. You should not do these until you have exhausted the other methods of Reputation gain and become Honored with Honor Hold.
Until you are friendly, you should use one of two methods of gaining reputation. The first is to run Hellfire Ramparts or Blood Furnace - the same thing you'll do in the next step.
While waiting to find a group, though, you can do some solo grinding to increase your reputation. There are a number of Orc mobs that will yield 5 reputation per kill. For a complete list, go to Wowhead's page on Honor Hold.
Killing any of these mobs will do, but I found that the Path of Glory is fairly dangerous for a level 58 or 59. I would suggest killing the Orcs along the wall to the south of Hellfire Citadel, namely Shattered Hand Mages, Shattered Hand Guards, and Shattered Hand Acolytes.
Friendly to Honored
Once you reach friendly, these mobs will no longer give you Reputation. At this point, your only option is to continue to run Hellfire Ramparts and Blood Furnace. This may take a while. Your patience will pay off. You will also get a lot of gear that will help you get through the next four or five levels.
You'll get around 700 reputation per run (633 for Ramparts, 750 for Blood Furnace), and you need 6000 Reputation to reach Honored. That's about nine runs in all.
Here are a few tips to speed up the process.
- Try to do a run whenever the Trollbane's Command buff is up. This greatly increases the amount of reputation gained. It appears whenever someone turns in Magtheridon's head
- Do the repeatable PVP quest whenever possible. It's 150 reputation per hand in and will shorten the grind.
- Whenever you have five Honor Hold tokens, buy an Honor Hold favor. Using it will increase your reputation gains for a half hour.
Honored to Revered
Now comes the easy part. Do the rest of the quests in Hellfire Peninsula! Doing all of the quests will yield about 11,000 reputation. This will leave you just short of Revered, and doing one Shattered Halls run once you hit 70 will finish you off.
Of course, if you're human, doing all of those quests will be just enough to push you over the hump at Revered. When I levelled my Human Paladin, I hit Revered with Honor Hold at level 63.
The initial grind may seem tedious, but it will save you a lot of time in the long run. Use the time in between runs to grind on monsters around Hellfire, or go to Zangarmarsh and begin searching for Unidentified Plant Parts.
Good luck, and happy heroics!
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