WoW Achievement Guide
Achievements were added into WoW with the Wrath of the Lich King (WoTLK) expansion pack. Players can earn Achievements in WoW by completing a number of different tasks. Easy things like looting gold and leveling up will reward you with an achievement as well as other miscellaneous things such as eating a bunch of different food or collecting a certain number of mounts. Not all achievements are mundane and easy though, some take a bit of difficulty to get such as raid achievements that require you to go out of your way and perform above and beyond normal standards.
Acquiring an achievement in WoW rewards players with Achievement Points. Achievement Points have absolutely no use aside from pure bragging rights if you get a lot of them. Blizzard has said they do not know if they will ever add a use for Achievement Points but I can't think of what they could possibly add. Even though every achievement gives you points (aside from the Feats of Strength Achievements); there are some special Achievements that give you additional rewards.
For example, the collecting 100 mount achievement gives you an Albino Drake that you can ride around on. Completing the more difficult Raid Achievements gives you a unique mount you can use as well. Other Achievements such as the Vanity Pet Achievement will give you a unique Vanity Pet the more Vanity Pets you collect. Little things like this are rewarded for collecting certain achievements. Anyway, I think you've probably heard enough about them for now, below you can find my guides for every achievement in the game. Good luck and happy hunting!
Player Vs Player
- Alterac Valley
- Arathi Basin
- Eye of the Storm
- Warsong Gulch
- Strand of the Ancients
- Isle of Conquest
- Battle for Gilneas
- Twin Peaks
- Tol Barad
- Rated Battleground (Horde)
- Rated Battleground (Alliance)
Feats of Strength Achievement Guides
This page will be done a bit differently then the others. Since Feats of Strength don't come in any specific order and most of them aren't obtainable anymore. This page will list the Feats of Strength that are STILL obtainable by players.
Insane in the Membrane is a very time consuming achievement that requires you to max your reputation with 8 factions. When you max your reputation with each faction you will be rewarded "The Insane" title as well as this achievement.
Deathcharger's Reins drop from Baron Rivendare in Stratholme Undead Side. This is a very rare drop off Baron Rivendare, said to be 1/100 but more like 1/200. If you're going to farm for this mount be prepared to spend days maybe even weeks in Stratholme. Luckily at the same time you'll get Greater Eternal Essences, Illusion Dust, Large Brilliant Shards and Runecloth which will bring in a lot of extra cash for you.
Grand Black War Mammoth
The Grand Black War Mammoth is a very rare from any of the 3 bosses in the Vault of Archavon. You can get the mount in both 10man VoA as well as 25man VoA. The mount has roughly a 3% chance to drop, since it is so rare you will usually be competing with almost everyone else in the raid.
The Fiery Warhorse Mount is a rare drop from Attumen the Huntsmen who is the first boss in Karazhan. Depending on your class you may be able to solo him. If not, you can always bring a friend! This mount has a 1 in 100 chance to drop.
The Ashes of Al'ar are a very rare mount that drops off of Kael'thas Sunstrider in Tempest Keep. This mount is a very tough mount to get since Kael is not an easy boss and you will also need to organize 15+ people every week in order to get it.
This achievement requires you to grind your Bloodsail Buccaneer reputation to friendly and complete the "Avast Ye, Admiral" quest. This quest requires you to kill two important NPC's in Booty Bay, Baron Revilgaz and Fleet Master Seahorn. After you complete the quest and turn it in you will officially be a Bloodsail Admiral! I recommend that if you even remotely consider going for The Insane achievement as well, that you raise the reputation to Honored.
This achievement requires you to get exalted with the Scryer and Aldor factions. Of course since raising one of these factions will lower the other one, you will not be required to be exalted with both of them at the same time.
The Raven Lord Mount is a rare drop from Anzu in Heroic: Sethekk Halls. Anzu can only be spawned by a Druid that has completed or is doing his Epic Flight Form Quest. Finding a Druid every day that is willing to do this instance or help you do it for the mount is the hardest part. The mount has roughly a 1% chance to drop..
Swift White Hawkstrider
The Swift White Hawkstrider is a rare drop from Kael'thalas in Heroic: Magisters' Terrace. Heroic Magisters' Terrace won't be that hard to solo depending on your class and gear. Pretty much everyone can solo it, if you do struggle bring a few pots or and or flasks. The only downside about trying to get this mount is you can only run it once a day and it has a 1 in 100 drop chance.
The Red Qiraji Battle Tank has the lowest drop rate of any of the battle tanks in AQ40. Usually you will only see one drop in a full clear. This is the reason it is a Feat of Strength to get it. Usually there will be a ton of competition to get the mount, combined with its 1-3% drop rate you gotta get really lucky.
Warglaives of Azzinoth
The Warglaives of Azzinoth drop from Illidan in Black Temple. They have a low drop rate, plus for the achievement you will need to loot both of the Warglavies. Usually you're pretty darn lucky if you see one drop, even more lucky if you get it. Seeing both of them drop and getting both of them. Play the lottery.
The Winterspring Frostsaber is only available to Alliance players. You can start the long reputation grind in northern Winterspring. The NPC that will start the grind is Rivern Frostwind. He will give you repeatable quests that you must complete in order to raise your reputation with the Wintersabers.
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
Sulfuras can be crafted via a Blacksmith that has both the Eye of Sulfuras (drop from Ragnaros) and Sulfuron Hammer. A Blacksmith can turn in a Sulfuron Ingot to Lokhtos Darkbargainer in Blackrock Depths to receive the plans for the Sulfuron Hammer. Once you have the plans you can create the hammer. Then combine the Hammer with the Eye of Sulfuras to create Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros.
The Horsemen's Reins drop from The Headless Horsemen who can be summoned in Scarlet Monastery: Graveyard during the Hallow's End event in October. Players can summon him via the pumpkin head and patch of dirt behind the Pumpkin Head. The Headless Horsemen is a fairly easy fight. The easiest way to farm for this mount is by telling people they can have every drop off the Headless Horsemen aside from the mount that he drops.
Usually players will still be wanting other drops off the Horsemen, the mount would just be an added bonus too them.
Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury
Thori'dal is a bow with roughly a 5% drop rate off of Kil'jaeden in Sunwell Plateau. Sunwell Plateau is a 25man level 70 instance. Usually at level 80 you'll need 20 or more people in order to complete this instance. If you're anything but a Hunter and there is a Hunter in the raid, chances are you'll create a big arguement if you even remotely show interest in this item.
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
To obtain Thunderfury players must loot both the Right and Left Bindings of the Windseeker who drop from Garr and Baron Gedon in Molten Core. Once you get one of the halves you will be able to take it to Highlord Demitrian in Silithus. He will give you a quest to bring him the following:
Left and Right Bindings of the Windseeker
Essence of the Firelord (drop off Ragnaros when you have the quest)
10x Elementium Bars, obtained from smelting Elementium Ore
Once you have all of the materials bring a group of friends (or more) and return to Demitrian. He will summon Thunderaan who you must kill then loot the Dormant Wind Kissed Blade. The blade will start a quest which will need to be turned into Demitrian to receive your Thunderfury.
Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings
In order to get the Val'anyr Hammer players must collect 30 fragments from the bosses of Ulduar 25man. The bosses don't always have a chance to drop the fragments so chances are this will take more then 30 kills to get each one. Including competition this could take awhile. When you get a fragment you will be able to accept the "Ancient History" quest which will lead to the quest you need to do for the Hammer itself.
In order to get the Venomhide Ravasaur mount Horde players will need to complete the dailies from Mor'vek in Un'goro Crater. Players will need to complete 20 days worth of dailies in order to get this mount. It will take awhile, but you only need to do one daily a day. The Alliance equivalent to this mount is the Wintersaber Reputation.