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WoW Loremaster

Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms and Loremaster of Kalimdor Guide

Updated for World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1 Classic zones guide banner

The Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor continents each have their own Loremaster meta achievements, but they can be considered as basically the same things. These achievements cover all the "Classic" or "Vanilla" WoW zones

Hogger's ugly mug The events of the Cataclysm expansion changed all the original WoW zones. This is a mixed blessing: the nostalgic part of me misses the game I played as a carefree young adult, while the rational part of me recognizes that the original leveling content was, from a design perspective, objectively awful. However, that's not going to stop me from Playing World of Warcraft Classic when it is finally launched.

There are 35 different zones that contribute to these two meta achievements. Prior to Legion patch 7.3.5 and the leveling zone updates that came with it, you could out-level these zones before completing half of the available quests. The longer you have been playing this game and the more characters you have on your account, the greater the probability that you have at least some progress in these zones. This was the reason I made the WoW Loremaster Calculator: so, you can know which character has completed the most quests in each zone.

Battle for Azeroth Updates

Sargaras stabbing Azeroth The events leading up to the Battle for Azeroth left notable changes on some of the WoW classic zones. This isn’t the first time Blizzard updated old zones to reflect changes in the game world. However, this time they did it a little differently so that there is no real impact of completing your Loremaster achievements.

Zidormi's chat buttle in Darkshore The scenarios immediately preceding the launch of Battle for Azeroth saw the burning of Teldrassil followed by the destruction of the Undercity. However, new Night Elf and Forsaken characters still begin their adventures in their classic starting areas. Players can still level through Tirisfal Glades or Teldrassil and adventure in Arathi Highlands or Silithus as though nothing has happened since the Cataclysm updates.

Upon reaching level 110 players will see the effects of the BFA changes to the game world. Even then, each of the zones updated for BFA will have a member of the Bronze Dragonflight available to send you back in time to the same zone phase as new characters see. These NPCs are marked with a little chat bubble on the in-game map.

P.S Hey Blizzard, if we could get Zidormi to visit the Vale of Eternal Blossoms that would be swell.

Storyline

There are too many different zones in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms to have one single narrative tying them all together. As with the new zones introduced by the Cataclysm expansion, many of the reworked classic zones are dealing with the ramifications the Shattering caused by Deathwing. This gives each zone the opportunity to tell its own story with its own characters. It is different than the more recent expansions that are very heavily focused on the core narrative. Whether or not that is a good thing is up to the individual player.

Where to Start

Fresh orc alt World of Warcraft Legion brought with it the level-scaling system. Prior to this, each quest and monster in the game had a narrow band of levels it was relevant for. This means you could start questing in a zone, but long before you had finished all the quests, your character's level would be high enough to move on to the next one.

Nothing really stopped you from completing all the quests in a zone if you were determined to do so, but the leveling system didn't incentivize that behavior. It was more efficient to move on to the next zone. After the Adventure Guide menu was introduced to the game, an in-game prompt would tell you that there was new content available, which likely made players feel they should drop what they were doing and move on instead.

Legion initially launched with the level scaling systems only in the Broken Isle zones. Patch 7.3.5 applied the level scaling tech to all expansion content from Vanilla through Mists of Pandaria. The original WoW zones in the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor were impacted by this change more than any other. Now, once you leave your character's starting zone, all the original WoW zones will scale with your character up to a maximum of level 60. This means you are no longer punished by the leveling system if you want to complete the entire storyline of a zone.

Each zone still has a minimum required level. The level ranges of the individual zones are shown below.

Classic Zone Achievements

Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms

Total Quests
Alliance: 1100 Horde: 1035
Ghostlands Quests
Level Range
10 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 60
Storylines
Citizens of Tranquillien
Dar'Khan Drathir
Farstrider Enclave
Loch Modan Quests
Level Range
10 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 62
Storylines
The Road to Thelsamar
Axis of Awful
Twilight Threats
The Farstrider Lodge
Silverpine Forest Quests
Level Range
10 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 69
Storylines
Forsaken High Command
Forsaken Rear Guard
The Sepulcher
The Ruins of Gilneas
Ambermill
On the Battlefront
Westfall Quests
Level Range
10 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 47
Storylines
Crime Scene Investigation
The Defias Brotherhood Reborn
Investigating the Shadows
Hillsbrad Foothills Quests
Level Range
15 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 85
Storylines
Azurelode Mine
The Sludge Fields
Stormpike
Eastpoint Tower
Redridge Mountains Quests
Level Range
15 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 49
Storylines
The Gnoll Offensive
First Blood
Keeshan's Raiders
Duskwood Quests
Level Range
20 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 68
Storylines
Citizens of Darkshire
The Legend of Stalvan
A Hermit's Errand
Morbent Fel
Mor'ladim
Arathi Highlands Quests
Level Range
25 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 37 Horde: 39
Storylines
Faldir's Cove
Refuge Pointe
Myzreal's Tale
Hammerfall
Galen's Fall
Wetlands Quests
Level Range
25 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 56
Storylines
Slabchisel Survey
The Flooding of Menethil
Wardens of the Wetlands
Engineers and Archaeologists
Northern Stranglethorn Quests
Level Range
25 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 70 Horde: 71
Storylines
Nesingwary's Expedition
Ohgan'aka
Rebel Camp
Yennimku
Cape of Stranglethorn Quests
Level Range
30 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 91 Horde: 92
Storylines
Bustling Booty Bay
A Pirate's Life For You
Bloodsail and Brashtide
The Trolls of Zul'Gurub
Hinterlands Quests
Level Range
30 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 41 Horde: 40
Storylines
Jintha'Alor
Stormfeather Outpost
Quel'Danil Lodge
Reventusk Village
Hiri'watha
Western Plaguelands Quests
Level Range
35 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 63 Horde: 52
Storylines
The Mender's Stead
The First Battle for Andorhal
A Temporary Peace
The Second Battle for Andorhal
Badlands Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 50 Horde: 55
Storylines
The Day that Deathwing Came
Rhea
The Fate of a Dragonflight
The Titans' Knowledge
Blasted Lands Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 62 Horde: 60
Storylines
Avenging the Rockpool
Razelikh
The Tainted Forest
Burning Steppes Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 55 Horde: 64
Storylines
Preperation
Infiltration
Anticipation
Annililation
Eastern Plaguelands Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 233 Horde: 234
Storylines
The Paladin Pals
Serving the Argent Cursade
The Redpaths of Darrowshire
Journey' End
Tyr' Hand
Searing Gorge Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 44 Horde: 44
Storylines
Thorium Advance
In the Hall of the Mountain-Lord
The Seat of the Brotherhood
Into the Gorge
Swamp of Sorrows Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 43 Horde: 41
Storylines
Bogpaddle
The Sunken Temple
The Shifting Mire
The Bloodmire

Loremaster of Kalimdor

Total Quests
Alliance: 1486 Horde: 1531
Azshara Quests
Level Range
10 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 129
Storylines
Defending Orgrimmar
Redirecting the Ley Lines
Sisters of the Sea
the Rarest Substance on Azeroth
The Best Apprentice
Subject Nine from Outer Space!
The Conquest of Azshara
Heart of Arkkoroc
Bloodmyst Isle Quests
Level Range
10 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 71
Storylines
Galaen's Fate
Ending the Bloodcurse
Loreth'Aran
The Triumvirate's First, Boros
The Triumvirate's Second, Kuros
The Triumvirate's Thirs, Aesom
Defending Vindicator's Rest
The Unwritten Prophecy
Darkshore Quests
Level Range
10 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 104
Storylines
The Shatterspear
Consumed by Madness
The Great Animal Spirit
The Eye of All Storms
The Devourer
The Battle for Darkshore
Northern Barrens Quests
Level Range
10 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 113
Storylines
Gol'dom Farm
Ratchet
Nozzlepot's Outpost
Inspiration and Hope
Defeating the Kolkar
Far Watch
Mysteries of the Oasis
Ashenvale Quests
Level Range
15 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 94
Storylines
Maestra's Post
The Satyr of Satyrnaar
The Corrupted Heart of the Forest
Saving Astranaar
Bringing Harmony to the Elements
Stardust Spire
The Power of Dartol's Rod
Ashenvale Quests
Level Range
15 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 74
Storylines
The Corrupted Heart of the Forest
Splintertree's Demonic Defense
The Diplomat from Silvermoon
Bringing Harmony to the Elements
The Bombing of Astranaar
Weapons of Their Destruction
Zoram'gar Outpost
Stonetalon Mountains Quests
Level Range
20 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 63
Storylines
Clearing a Path
Slay the Warlord
An Unconventional Ally
Seldarria
Stonetalon Mountains Quests
Level Range
20 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 49
Storylines
A Short-Lived Vicroty
Legionnaire
Da Voodoo
Honor... Never Forsake It
Southern Barrens Quests
Level Range
25 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 82
Storylines
Life from the Dream
Firestone Point
Northwatch Hold
Teegan's Expedition
Forward Command
Fort Triumph
Honor's Stand
Southern Barrens Quests
Level Range
25 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 60
Storylines
Life from the Dream
Hunter's Hill
Camp Una'fe
Vendetta Point
Firestone Point
Desolation Hold
Spearhead
Desolace Quests
Level Range
30 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 69 Horde: 77
Storylines
The Naga Threat
Karnum's Glade
Uniting the Tribes
Threats from Sar'theris Stand
Dustwallow Marsh Quests
Level Range
35 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 78
Storylines
The Challenge of the Stonemaul
Disgrace the Defectors
The Terror of Theramore
Defias in Dustwallow
Prisoners of the Grimtotems
Swamp Eye Story
The Hyal Family
Dustwallow Marsh Quests
Level Range
35 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 63
Storylines
The Challenge of the Stonemaul
Work Left Undone
Wild Threats
Swamp Eye Story
Connection to the Grimtotem
Onyxia's Brood
Challenging the Overlord
Feralas Quests
Level Range
35 - 60
Total Quests
Allaince: 63
Storylines
The Twilight Sermon
The Fate of Taerar
The Dragons of Nightmare
Forces of Nature
Freed
Feralas Quests
Level Range
35 - 60
Total Quests
Horde: 63
Storylines
The Fate of Taerar
The Twilight Sermon
The Dragons of Nightmare
Muisek
Freed
Felwood Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 86 Horde: 87
Storylines
Emerald Sanctuary
Wildheart Point
Bloodvenom Post
Rejoining the Forest
A Destiny of Flame and Sorrow
Ruins of Constellas
The Timbermaw's Ally
Whisperwind Grove
War in the Forest
Silithus Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 63 Horde: 61
Storylines
A Terrible Purpose
Mistress Natalia Mar'alith
Unraveling the Mystery
Twilight's Run
Twilight Lexicon
Tanaris Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 111 Horde: 114
Storylines
Buf Free
Southsea Pirates
Advancing Our Intersts
The Titans
The Titans
Grudge Match!
Grudge Match!
Thousand Needles Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 69 Horde: 74
Storylines
Bugs in the Ice Cream
Mind the Drop
The Treasure Trove
The Chief of Chiefs
The Evil you Know...
Un'Goro Crater Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 65 Horde: 68
Storylines
Observe the World
The Ballad of Maximillian
The Pylons of Un'Goro
Winterspring Quests
Level Range
40 - 60
Total Quests
Alliance: 76 Horde: 74
Storylines
The Winterfall Furlbolg
Superior Weapons
Spray It and Slay It
Yeti Suprise!
The Hub of Doodgrub's Grub
Jadrag's Fate
Umbranse's Deliverance
Ruins of Kel'Theril