Blizzard has another entry in their step-by-step guide to unlocking flying in 7.2. This one is slightly weird, as there can’t be too many people that haven’t finished the World Quest part of the requirement, and is mostly an excuse to talk about the WQ system! In any case, you can also check out our full guide to getting flying, including the 7.2 steps.
From slaying bosses to collecting squirrels, there are hundreds of different (and occasionally cute) World Quests to take on. There’s something for everyone, with rewards that range from piles of gold to Legendary loot. What are you waiting for?
World Quests unlock when you reach level 110 and complete the quest Uniting the Isles. The quest asks you to reach Friendly with five of the Broken Isles’ factions: Valarjar, Highmountain Tribe, Dreamweavers, Court of Farondis, and the Nightfallen. This is easily achieved by questing through the respective zones without having to complete every quest in the area. As an extra incentive, getting to Friendly with the five factions rewards the incredibly useful Flight Master’s Whistle. This handy item whisks you away to the nearest known flight path, so you can make the perfect getaway once you’ve finished your mission and want to get home.
For the achievement Variety is the Spice of Life—part of Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part One—you must complete 100 unique World Quests, which shouldn’t be too hard to get through, because there are over 800 diffrent World Quests that pop up on the map.
Faction World Quests
World Quests reward reputation with the faction offering the quest.
Valarjar in Stormheim
Highmountain Tribe in Highmountain
Dreamweavers in Val’sharah
Court of Farondis in Azsuna
The Nightfallen in Suramar
These are the most common World Quests and usually reward artifact power, gold, or gear.
Across all zones:
The Kirin Tor offer puzzles and conundrums throughout the Broken Isles, with quests that test your attention to detail, level of concentration, and love (or not) of puzzles.
Once a day, an Emissary task pops for you and the quest information appears on your map. The Emissary task is a set of four quests for a particular faction (except Kirin Tor, which only asks for three). When you complete the Emissary task and hand it in, you’ll be rewarded with two items: artifact power and a chest. The chest can drop gear, Order Resources, Blood of Sargeras, gold, and legendary loot. Completing the Kirin Tor Emissary task awards an extra reputation item, that can be applied to the faction of your choice.
Profession World Quests
Your primary and secondary professions also offer World Quests, and these quests are usually simpler. For example, for First Aid, you’ll travel to a location and heal injured NPCs. For Fishing, you’ll travel to a particular place and catch a certain number of fish. These quests are rarer than the faction quests, but they’re very much worth doing if you haven’t hit 800 points.
World Quest Difficulty
Epic World Quests appear in purple on the map and are always World Bosses. They take place either out in the world or inside a raid. These can only be completed as part of a group, so check Group Finder to find people to help you.
Rare World Quests appear in blue on the map and are sometimes—but not often— dungeon quests. Again, if you need to, you can find a dungeon group through Group Finder.
Everything else is a Common Quest and all of them can be soloed. These include a mix of kill missions, gathering, pet battles, percentage completion, storytelling, discovery, creation, or plain old silliness. There’s something for everyone.
World Quest Rewards
Artifact Power: level up your artifact weapon
Order Resources: recruit troops, run missions, and research upgrades for your order hall
PvP and PvE equipment: increase your gear level; some items upgrade (randomly) to warforged or titanforged
Blood of Sargeras: can be used as currency to buy resources from Illnea Bloodthorn
Curious Coin: can be used as currency to buy items from Xur’ios
Essence of Aman’Thul: a quest item
What are you waiting for?
Remember: you don’t have to be on the Emissary task to do World Quests. If you really want to, you can complete every quest on the map. Even the one with the squirrels.
Let us know if we’ve missed anything in the comments below—and good luck!