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  • Author: DanielD
  • Date: September 22, 2022
  • Updated: September 22, 2022
  • Expansion: WotLK Classic

Welcome to Warcraft Tavern’s Reputation Guide for The Hand of Vengeance in Wrath of the Lich King Classic! In this guide, we’ll go over all the ways you can gain rep with The Hand of Vengeance faction, and explain how they’re related to the other Horde Expedition sub-factions. We’ll also cover the best way to reach Exalted with this faction.

As with most Horde Expedition sub-factions (which include The Sunreavers, The Taunka, and the Warsong Offensive), there are no Faction Rewards to be gained from The Hand of Vengeance. However, half of sub-faction Reputation counts towards Horde Expedition rep, so reaching Exalted in two of the four Horde Expedition sub-factions (or the equivalent rep gain spread out over all four sub-factions) is required for reaching Exalted with the Horde Expedition.

Trivia: The Hand of Vengeance is a group of Forsaken Undead, sent to Northrend by Sylvanas Windrunner to seek vengeance upon the Lich King.

How to Reach Exalted With The Hand of Vengeance

This section serves as a TL;DR for the rest of the guide

In brief: Complete all the available Hand of Vengeance quests, finish the Argent Tournament and keep doing the dailies, and run heroic dungeons without a tabard on.

Status
Additional Reputation
Required
Neutral
0
Friendly
3000
Honored
6000
Revered
12,000
Exalted
21,000

Doing all of the available Hand of Vengeance quests will only net you 11,035 rep, not nearly enough to reach Exalted — there are also no daily quests for this faction.

However, you can earn The Hand of Vengeance reputation by running Heroic Instances without a tabard. (H)Utgarde Keep and (H)Utgarde Pinnacle, or (H)Azjol-Nerub and (H)Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom are both excellent choices. Both pairs of dungeons are fairly quick to clear, and each pair has entrances near each other (to save travel time). Optionally, you can also avoid killing the bosses and then exit/re-enter the instances after killing the trash in order to earn even more rep each day.

If you don’t want to run Heroic dungeons, and/or would like to do daily quests, it is possible to gain The Hand of Vengeance rep by doing the Argent Tournament Daily Quests that reward Sunreaver rep once you’ve maxed out your Sunreaver rep. You’ll get Horde Expedition rep from the dailies at that point, and half of Horde Expedition rep earned will also count towards the sub-factions, including The Hand of Vengeance.

Gaining The Hand of Vengeance Reputation

There are a limited number of ways to gain reputation with The Hand of Vengeance. You can do their quests (which are found in Howling Fjord and Dragonblight), and you can run level 80 instances / any Heroic dungeon. You can also earn The Hand of Vengeance rep by gaining reputation with the other Horde Expedition factions (The Sunreavers, The Taunka, The Warsong Offensive). You’ll receive The Hand of Vengeance reputation at a rate of 50% of whatever rep you gain with those factions. Finally, you can do Argent Tournament dailies after you’ve maxed your Sunreavers rep — at that point, you’ll instead receive Horde Expedition rep for those quests, which will spillover to all of the sub-factions.

The Hand of Vengeance Quests

There are a total of 53 quests that grant reputation with The Hand of Vengeance. All are non-repeatable, and are mainly found in Dragonblight and Howling Fjord — the quest list below is organized by zone.

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Quest
Hand of Vengeance Rep
Other Rewards
250
20,500 XP
5gold30silver (or 5gold30silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
10
2,050 XP
50silver (or 99silver50copper at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
350
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
25,560 XP
10gold60silver (or 19gold84silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
(4gold86silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4 or
r5
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
25
5,100 XP
(1gold23silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
(9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
350
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
25,560 XP
10gold60silver (or 19gold84silver at level 80)
150
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4 or
r5 or
r6
15,250 XP
(3gold66silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1
r2
r3
r4
20,300 XP
(4gold86silver at level 80)
10
2,100 XP
(1gold2silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
75
10,1500 XP
2gold50silver (or 4gold93silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
10
2,050 XP
(49silver50copper at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
250
20,300 XP
5gold (or 9gold86silver at level 80)
Quest
Hand of Vengeance Rep
Other Rewards
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
20,100 XP
(2gold40silver at level 80)
250
20,100 XP
(2gold40silver at level 80)
250
20,100 XP
4gold70silver (or 7gold10silver at level 80)
150
15,100 XP
(1gold80silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
25,150 XP
9gold40silver (or 12gold43silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
20,100 XP
4gold70silver (or 7gold10silver at level 80)
350
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
25,150 XP
9gold40silver (or 12gold43silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
20,100 XP
4gold70silver (or 7gold10silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2
20,100 XP
4gold70silver (or 7gold10silver at level 80)
10
2,050 XP
(49silver50copper at level 80)
250
20,100 XP
4gold70silver (or 7gold10silver at level 80)
250
20,100 XP
(2gold40silver at level 80)
10
2,000 XP
(24silver at level 80)
350
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4 or
r5 or
r6
25,150 XP
9gold40silver (or 12gold43silver at level 80)
250
20,100 XP
4gold70silver (or 7gold10silver at level 80)
10
2,000 XP
(24silver at level 80)
75
10,050 XP
(1gold20silver at level 80)
150
15,100 XP
(1gold80silver at level 80)
250
Choice of:
r1 or
r2 or
r3 or
r4
20,100 XP
4gold70silver (or 7gold10silver at level 80)
350
25,150 XP
9gold40silver (or 12gold43silver at level 80)
250
20,100 XP
(2gold40silver at level 80)
250
20,100 XP
4gold70silver (or 7gold10silver at level 80)
Quest
Hand of Vengeance Rep
Other Rewards
75
Northern Stew recipe
5,500 XP
3gold70silver
25

The Hand of Vengeance Dungeons

You can also earn The Hand of Vengeance rep by killing mobs in dungeons — the four regular level 80 instances in Northrend will all grant you spillover rep with the four Horde Expedition sub-factions (The Taunka, The Sunreavers, The Hand of Vengeance, and the Warsong Offensive) You can do 5 an hour of:

  • Utgarde Pinnacle
  • The Culling of Stratholme
  • The Oculus
  • Halls of Lightning

All Wrath heroic dungeons will also grant rep with the Horde Expedition factions. You can run these dungeons like normal, or you can kill the mobs and leave the bosses alive, then exit and re-enter the instance to clear the mobs again. Here are all the dungeons that, when run as a Heroic, will give rep with the Horde Expedition factions:

  • Utgarde Keep
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
  • The Nexus
  • The Oculus
  • Halls of Stone
  • Halls of Lightning
  • Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom
  • Azjol-Nerub
  • Dark-Tharon Keep
  • Gundrak
  • The Violet Hold
  • Caverns of Time: Culling of Stratholme
  • Trial of the Champion
  • Forge of Souls
  • Pit of Saron
  • Halls of Reflection

Remember: If you’re trying to gain Hand of Vengeance rep in dungeons, remove any tabard you’re wearing before you start the dungeon.

The Hand of Vengeance Reputation Rewards

There is no Hand of Vengeance quartermaster, as there are no item rewards for this faction! However, doing Hand of Vengeance quests does also give you reputation with the Horde Expedition, who have a quartermaster and plenty of items to sell once you’ve earned enough reputation with them.

 

About the Author

DanielD

An avid reader of sci-fi, fantasy, and history. Believes disagreement should mean discourse, not flame wars. Still searching for that next game that grabs him the way (those mimics in) Dark Souls did.
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