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Welcome to my Worgen starter zone guide. Please be aware that this guide is currently based on Cataclysm beta, so for now it's a work in progress. I'm in the beta so if anything needs correction feel free to point out and I'll try to correct it as soon as possible. As of now, only the first few steps of the guide are ready, but expect to grow it fast in the days coming. Smiling

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  • Quests
  • Items
  • Locations
  • Quest objectives to kill
  • NPCs

The Guide

After creating your brand new worgen, you'll find yourself as an ordinary human citizen in Gilneas City, currently under siege by worgen forces.

Level 1

1. Get the quest [1] Lockdown! from Prince Liam Greymane right in front of you.

2. Go north and then west along the street to Lieutenant Walden (corpse on the ground in front of a city gate) and turn in [1] Lockdown!, get [2] Something's Amiss.

3. Go back to Prince Liam Greymane, turn in [2] Something's Amiss, get the quests:

  • [2] All Hell Breaks Loose
  • [2] Evacuate the Merchant Square

4. Go a few steps south and get the quest [2] Salvage the Supplies from Gwen Armstead.

5. Continue south down the street and start killing Rampaging Worgens. They are all over the place fighting with the city guards. While killing look for Supply Crates near the buildings and collect them.

Also click on Merchant Square Doors.

Do this until you kill 8 Rampaging Worgens, collected 4 Salvaged Supplies and opened 4 Merchant Square Doors.

Level 2

6. Go back north to Gwen Armstead, turn in [2] Salvage the Supplies.

7. Further north go back to Prince Liam Greymane, turn in [2] All Hell Breaks Loose and [2] Evacuate the Merchant Square. Get [3] Royal Orders.

Level 3

1. Go southeast across the Merchant Square, down some steps and through a bridge. Turn in [3] Royal Orders to Gwen Armstead standing on the other side of the bridge. Accept the quest she offers you, which will guide you to your class trainer. The quest you get depends on your class:

  • Warrior - [2] Your Instructor
  • Rogue - [2] Someone's Looking for You
  • Warlock - [2] Shady Associates
  • Hunter - [2] Someone's Keeping Track of You
  • Mage - [2] Arcane Inquiries
  • Priest - [2] Seek the Sister
  • Druid - [2] The Winds Know Your Name... Apparently

2. Go south a few yards down the street, find your class trainer and turn in your quest. Get the follow up depending on your class:

    Warriors get [3] Charge from Sergeant Cleese
    Rogues get [2] Eviscerate from Loren the Fence
    Warlocks get [2] Immolate from Vitus Darkwalker
    Hunters get [2] Steady Shot from Huntsman Blake
    Mages get [2] Arcane Missiles from Myriam Spellwaker
    Priests get [2] Flash Heal from Sister Almyra
    Druids get [2] Healing Touch from Celestine of the Harvest

3. Complete your training quest by purchasing the required ability from your quest trainer and turn the quest in to him/her.

4. Get [3] Safety in Numbers from your class trainer.

5. Continue further south on the street and turn in [3] Safety in Numbers to King Genn Greymane. Get [5] Old Divisions from him.

6. Get the quest [3] While You're At It from Lord Godfrey standing next to the king.

7. Go northwest towards the prison building and kill 5 Bloodfang Worgens on the way.

8. Enter the prison building through one of the open doors. Go up the stairs then continue along the walkway to the balcony. Turn in [5] Old Divisions to Lord Darius Crowley. Get the quest [4] By the Skin of His Teeth from him.

9. Worgen will attack you right after you accept the quest, keep killing them. After 2 minutes you'll receive a message that you were successful and you can then turn in [4] By the Skin of His Teeth to Lord Darius Crowley.

10. Get the follow up quest, [3] Brothers in Arms from him.

11. Leave the balcony along the walkway, get down the stairs and go back southeast to King Genn Greymane.

12. Turn in [3] Brothers in Arms to the king and [3] While You're At It to Lord Godfrey.

13. Get [4] The Rebel Lord's Arsenal from King Genn Greymane.

14. Go southwest along the road and turn north on the corner to find a cellar door.

Click it and it will open, revealing a staircase. Go down the stairs to the cellar and turn in [4] The Rebel Lord's Arsenal to Josiah Avery.

15. He will turn into a worgen and bite you. After that, Lorna Crowley will spawn at the stairs behind you and shoot him for good. Get the quest [5] From the Shadows from her.

16. You'll get a Gilnean Mastiff pet, which will follow you around. Go up the stairs out of the cellar.

Use your pet's Attack Lurker ability (found on the pet action bar). He will run away and reveal a Bloodfang Lurker. Help your dog kill it. Repeat this process six times until you complete your quest.

17. Go back down the stairs to the cellar and turn in [5] From the Shadows to Lorna Crowley. Get [5] Message to Greymane.

18. Go up the stairs out of the cellar, turn left and go around the building. King Genn Greymane will be just around the corner behind a makeshift barricade. Turn in [5] Message to Greymane to him.

19. Get the quest [4] Save Krennan Aranas from King Genn Greymane.

A horse will spawn under you and start galloping on a scripted path along the streets with hostile worgen everywhere.

It will come to stop under a tree where Krennan Aranas is hanging from a branch and a message will pop up to use your mount's ability.

Quickly click the Rescue Krennan ability on your mount's action bar because the worgens will keep attacking you. When you click the ability the horse will take you back to the safe zone.

20. Go to your left and turn in [4] Save Krennan Aranas to Lord Godfrey. Get [4] Time to Regroup.


None of this guide seems to

None of this guide seems to work with Tom Tom's waypoint arrow.  As soon as my worgen hit the Darkshore guide, the waypoint arrow appeared, but all the way through levling in Gilneas, not one single arrow :(

I dont think the actual waypoints were marked on the map either (but i maybe wrong about that.. can't remember:S, sorry ).

Other than that, spot on with the guide :D

Crackerhead22's picture

It has to do with the fact

It has to do with the fact that the starting zone for Worgen does not technically exist, except for being phased.  So unfortunately the waypoints won't work.

Ludovicus_Maior's picture

Way-points for the Worgen

I played around with the current version of TomTom and was able to set way-points in the Worgen starting zone, much to my surprise.

But the the Leveling guide was not able to set the way-point arrow properly.

Turns out that TomTom's author has completed a set of changes I was whining about back in January and that there is now a new API for setting way-points that we should probably convert to.  The change involves changing from a (continent, zone, x, y) coordinate system to a (map, floor, x, y) coordinate system.

As a side effect, it would also let us set way-points in instances and in subzones, like the cleft of shadow.  However we would need to change the zone names to being the maybe-unique map names.  In most cases they are the same, but not all.

I'll report back later on this.


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They are now probably using

They are now probably using the same map library I was on my own arrow module addon (which I can't work on it now). The problem is, for some zones, their usual names (as used in our guide files) do not match their "map names", used by the library/TomTom's functions.

In my addon, I fixed that with a built-in look-up table (for english guides), that could be copied into our _Mapping code file.

Floors were also confusing, with default value being either 0 or 1.

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On Maps .Vs. Zones

Since Blizzard has shifted away from the strictly geographical (Continent, Zone) pair to the (Map, Floor) system, I suspect we will be in better shape if we convert over.  Besides, it is the only system consistent with instances, which do NOT have conformant mappings to the zones, even if they exist inside zones.   Never mind the whole phased zone system, which is really map based.

In most cases, the leveling module can get by by setting coordinates in the current map sans zone id.  Only if you need to get to a different zone/map should you need to switch or specify a Z tag.

Of course, we should also strive to be language independent.  So we really ought to accept numeric map id's to be completely kosher.

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Sure. I was just worried

Sure. I was just worried about having guide writers know the map names/ids, but since nobody writes guide files manually these days, we can move to map names.

Just be careful with some APIs functions, they sometimes do funny things ingame. The API that returns the "current" mapID, for example, is linked to the map ingame. If you have the map opened in a zone different than where the player is in, it will give the ID of the opened map instead of the "current".

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Arrows workin in the Worgen zone! (and DK started too)

I got the arrow working in the worgen starting zone.

Turns out that Blizzard yet again made things slightly inconsistent.   It turns out that the mapping between map names and mad id's is consistent for every map except for 3.  There are 3 maps by the name "Gilneas_terrain1" which correspond to maps 545, 679 and 678.

I'll have to start a fresh worgen and see which ones are used and then trim down my changes.

PS: Now the arrow has started working in the Scarlet Enclave.  Woooot!

I just posted about this on

I just posted about this on the community page for the addon.  I cannot get the arrow working for my new worgen.  Has this been fixed or is there a fix?

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Our arrow, not TomTom's

Duchess, LM's post was about our own arrow not TomTom's. I'll check out your issues later tonight and see if I figure out whats going wrong.


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Re: Our arrow, not TomTom's

Gylin, I hate to contradict you, but I was referring to TomTom; and I got TomTom to work in both the Worgen and DK starting zones. 

The flaw is in WoWPro/WoWPro_Broker.lua, which was using the wrong API function in TomTom, which wll not work in instances or phased zones with different maps.

PS:  I made a cut for Duchess at that yoiu are welcome to try.  It has a modified guide for Worgens.  The DK starter is a single zone, 502.


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Arrow testing

Anything I can help you test, just give me a shout.


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New Arrow Testing

I'm going to redo my changes as they are too big.   By this next weekend I'll issue another build and you can test it!

Ludovicus_Maior's picture

Zoneing out

Yeah, I was just going to punlish a list of map names and ID's and then change the Z tag to be smarter and try a map ID if it was numeric, then try it as a map name and then try it as a zone name.   Building the silly index table is not that expensive at startup time.

Yeah, some of the Blizzard API function are bizzare beyond belief.

Well, back to getting to level 85 before Easter!

Absolutely awesome, ty so

Absolutely awesome, ty so very much! Those little step locaitons make it such a breeze to go through! One question though, I am level 13 and am not able to get the final quest "Genn Greymane. Get the quest [10] Breaking Waves of Change"

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RE: Breaking Waves of Change

If you have  "Hero's Call: Darkshore!" you will be blocked from getting this quest.

See for  more info.


rpotor's picture

Thanks to Bitsem,

Thanks to Bitsem, coordinates are now included in the guide through level 11.

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tarix, Bitsem, thanks for

tarix, Bitsem, thanks for the insightful comments, all changes should now be incorporated into the guide, I just updated it.

Bitsem, if you have those coordinates handy, I'd be glad if you could share it with me so I could put them in the guide. I started going through the zone again, but IRL stuff has me going kinda slow, so it would be a major help for me if those coords could just somehow magically pop into my PM inbox here on wow-pro. Laughing out loud

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I'm a magician! Jawdropping! The coords through the beginning of Level 11 should be in your Inbox. Hope it helps a bit! Thanks for a nice guide! I'll run through the rest if I get a chance. Now I'm off! *poof*

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Don't stretch your brother's face like that!"
"Pointed sticks are NOT toys, regular sticks are fine."

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

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Awesome, sending some yummy

Awesome, sending some yummy Karma points your way for that Eye

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Om nom!

Deeeelicious! Thanks! Eye

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

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Phasing bug by turning in "[5] Last Stand" workaround

*I deleted my workaround, because in the latest patch those issues have been fixed*

@rpotor: Pretty nice work on that guide Laughing out loud

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Thanks very much

Thanks very much Laughing out loud

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It's me again. I have tested up to Lv. 8, and kept track of coordinates if you need them.

Also, found a few quest changes. Level 3, Step 8, Turn in "Old Divisions" at Captain Broderick at the bottom of the stairs (57.8,75.7). Then accept "The Prison Rooftop" from him. This is the quest turned in at Lord Darius Crowley (55.2,63.2).

Level 5, Step 10, "The Last Stand" now requires 8 Frenzied Stalker kills, not 10. This quest is still broken.

Level 7, Step 5, "Apparitions in the Orchard" is gone, and Lorna Crowley (37.8,72.8 ) gives you the quest "The Hungry Ettin" right away.

I'm sure there will be more changes in the future of the Beta, but hope this helps a bit.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

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I had already started my Worgen when I found this guide. I tested from Lv. 9 to the end and found it accurate. Smiling The final quest does take you to Rut'theran Village, but I think that it is finished. You recieve the quest "The Howling Oak" from Krennan Aranas and after that, "The Breaking Waves of Change" from Genn Greymare in The Howling Oak. Basically you start the Night Elf quests, I believe. I only recently got my Beta key, so haven't leveled any other races. Hope this helps. Smiling

For now, I thought I'd note that there are a few major bugs in the Worgen zone. Work arounds have been posted on You Tube and such. To get past "The Last Stand" I just attacked one of the bucks and let it kill me. That phased me to the graveyard in the next area. The race change option fixed the No Transform bug for me. Maybe this only happens if you create a female worgen? Just a thought.

Great to see so many people working to get these guides finished! You all rock!

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

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Tarix, thanks very much for

Tarix, thanks very much for these comments, I will update the guide sometime today. Also thanks for taking up the coding task, IRL got in my way and I couldn't give as much attention to this project as I wanted to.

1-5 has been checked in to

1-5 has been checked in to GitHub in case you want to check it out. I'll get to 6-12 before release, but it was broken last time I tried it and I started to get a bit sick of the worgen zone. Shocked

Level 1-5 has been coded for

Level 1-5 has been coded for the addon. I'm going to wait until 6-12 is a little less buggy before starting on that one.

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You can upload to filefront

You can upload to filefront or something similar and post the link here, if you'd like me to include what you have so far Smiling

New Steps

In Level 3 between step 8 and 9 there is now an additional quest called The Prison Rooftop. Basically you turn in Old Divisions at the bottom of the stairs, get The Prison Rooftop and then turn it in at the top of the stairs.

I've added it to the Addon version of this guide.

Right after accepting

Right after accepting "Salvage the Supplies" you should point out the fact that there is a mailbox in the middle of the square.

This is a great chance to pick up BoA items or account pets that might be sitting in your mailbox.

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The recent beta build

The recent beta build (12857) apparently fixed the worgen zone issues and so I was able to finish the guide.

We can now use addons in the beta, so I'll add coordinates to the guide soon and when that's done, I think I'll start coding the addon version.

Oh, and a tip that might be useful to someone starting a worgen. In the last 2 beta builds I was unable to create new worgen characters. Whenever I selected a worgen in the character creation screen, the client crashed. However on the forums I found a solution: at the login screen, click on the "Options" button, then on the "Sound" button and disable the "Ambient Sounds" checkbox. Doing this fixed my issue and I was able to create worgens again without any problem. Also if there are issues with logging in, or with selecting existing worgen characters, you might try deleting the Cache folder in your WoW Beta folder and see if it solves the problem.

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Update on the guide progress

The guide is almost finished but unfortunately, the last beta patch brought some serious bugs. My worgen character is stuck at one of the next steps (The Hunt for Sylvanas). The quest is bugged out and there's no way to continue since I cannot even abandon the quest. This seems to be not just an isolated case, since there are a lot of characters stuck there as well. I'll try and create a new worgen, do it all over again and see if it bugs out at the same quest. However I hear that another worgen quest is also bugged (The Allens' Farmstead) and you cannot access the quest giver NPC there.

So anyway, stay tuned but be warned that this guide might be on hold even until the next beta patch, if things stay this bugged.

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You're welcome to release

You're welcome to release what you have so far, if you like. It's looking great! Smiling

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Heh, looking nice so far,

Heh, looking nice so far, glad someone picked up the project Smiling Shall I add your name on the sign up page?

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Oh, you already checked it

Oh, you already checked it out? That's fast! Smiling I just made a comment on the Cataclysm guide sign up page. Anyways, glad you like it, so sure, go ahead and nail my name down on that list under Worgen Starter Guide. I'll continue polishing this in the days ahead, I already written up the instanced part of the worgen start zone, but it needs formatting and some additional details, but I'm starting to get the hang of it. Smiling I think I'm now off to sleep but I'll try and format the existing writeup tomorrow, so expect this guide to grow in the near future. Smiling