I’ve been poking around gear rewards from the various factions recently as a good way to get a little more geared up before I hit up those heroics that by all accounts, are no walk in the park. Reputation rewards are a good way to avoid the grind with stressful, drama-filled PuGs and they provide some great gear before you jump into more challenging content. Here’s my shopping list on gear from reputation rewards:
Guardians of Hyjal:
Easily get to revered by simply completing all the quests in Mount Hyjal. Provisioner Whitecloud can be found in the Nordrassil Inn, Mount Hyjal.
Wildhammer Clan (Alliance only):
Completing most of the quests in Twilight Highlands gets you to friendly and opens up five dailies.
Quartermaster Craw Macgraw can be found in Thundermar, Twilight Highlands.
Dragonmaw Clan (Horde only):
Grot Deathblow, the quartermaster can be found in Twilight Highlands. Unfortunately I haven’t yet played the horde side in Cataclysm to know more but I assume there would be dailies just as the Alliance equivalent.
Completing quests in Twilight Highlands, Vash’jir and Deepholm grants substantial reputation. Provisioner Arok is in Silver Tide Hollow (Shimmering Expanse).
There is one daily available for this faction. Blacksmith Abasi can be found in Ramkahen, Uldum.
Completing the quest chain in Deepholm opens up this faction and the daily quests. D’lom the Collector resides in Therazane’s Throne in Deepholm.
A faction in Tol Barad. Even though it is a pvp zone, they have great rep rewards for PvE players. They offer numerous dailies which are somewhat difficult to complete considering you can’t fly in that zone. It might be worth your while just to grab the tabard for this one or bring along a buddy for the dailies. Note that you cannot obtain the tabard until honoured.