how to unlock world quests in dragonflight

World Quests provide some unique rewards in addition to reputation and gold. But before you can start completing them, you will need to unlock them.

Unlocking World Quests in Dragonflight is a pretty straightforward process. All you need to do is complete the main story campaign for all four Dragon Isles zones on one character. Then World Quests will be unlocked for all characters on your account.

Some World Quests require additional steps to unlock. We’ll cover those after we look at how to unlock World Quests in general.

The Dragonflight Campaign

To unlock World Quests, you will need to complete the main story campaign in the Dragon Isles. Each zone has its own achievement for completing the main story in that zone:

When you have all four of these achievements, you will unlock World Quests in the Dragon Isles. The quests follow a straight line through the zones, and you will need to complete one in order to start the next.

We’ll list off all of the quests you’ll need to complete in each zone so you can see where you are and how much further you have to go!

The Waking Shores

Completing the quests below will earn you the Waking Hope achievement and allow you to move on to Ohn’ahran Plains. The first few quests are completed in your faction’s capital city. If you need help getting started, we also have a guide for How to Get to the Dragon Isles.

Ohn’ahran Plains

Completing the quests below will earn you the Ohn’a’Roll achievement and allow you to move on to The Azure Span. You will need to complete the main story quests in The Waking Shores before you can do these.

The Azure Span

Completing the quests below will earn you the Azure Spanner achievement and allow you to move on to Thaldraszus. You will need to complete the main story quests in Ohn’ahran Plains before you can do these.

Thaldraszus

Completing the quests below will earn you the Just Don’t Ask Me to Spell It achievement and unlock World Quests. You will need to complete the main story quests in The Azure Span before you can do these.

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You’ll know you’ve unlocked World Quests when you see this screen!

Unlocking World Quests in The Forbidden Reach

As with the other zones in the Dragon Isles, you will need to complete main story quests in The Forbidden Reach to unlock World Quests within the zone. The main story campaign for the other four zones detailed above must be completed first. Unlike the other zones, there is no achievement for these quests.

You only need to complete a few quests in this chain to unlock World Quests in The Forbidden Reach. We’ve also listed those that are needed to unlock Zaralek Cavern and Zskera Vaults.

Unlocking Zaralek Cavern World Quests

Once again, you will need to complete main story quests in Zaralek Cavern to unlock World Quests within the zone. The main story campaign for the other five zones detailed above must be completed first. There is no achievement for these quests.

You will need to complete Chapter One of the Embers of Neltharion story:

  1. ! The Land Beneath
  2. ! News from Beneath
  3. ! A Crack in the World
  4. ! Where the Flames Fell
  5. ! Scar of Earth and Fire
  6. ! The Patience of Princes
  7. ! It Was Not Enough
  8. ! Culling the Deep
  9. ! Niffen and Goliath
  10. ! Brother’s Keeper
  11. ! Secrets From Our Father
  12. ! The Earth Gives Way
  13. ! Smells Like Loamm
  14. ! Welcome to the City of Smells
  15. ! Orientation: Loamm Niffen
  16. ! Six Hundred Feet Under

Unlocking Dragonriding World Quests

Once you have unlocked World Quests in the four main Dragon Isles zones, you can unlock Dragonriding World Quests by reaching Renown rank 7 with Valdrakken Accord.

Every rank of Renown requires 2500 Reputation. To reach Renown rank 7, you will need 17,500 Reputation total. Valdrakken Accord Reputation can be gained from many quests across the Dragon Isles. The easiest way to gain Reputation is by completing World Quests that grant Valdrakken Accord Reputation. You can also turn in Titan Relics from treasure chests.

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Dragonriding World Quests are unlocked at Renown rank 7 with Valdrakken Accord.

Unlocking Rock Climbing World Quests

After you unlock World Quests in the four main Dragon Isles zones, you can unlock Rock Climbing World Quests through a special quest chain upon reaching Renown rank 6 with Dragonscale Expedition.

Every rank of Renown requires 2500 Reputation. To reach Renown rank 6, you will need 15,000 Reputation total. Dragonscale Expedition Reputation can be gained from many quests across the Dragon Isles. The easiest way to gain it is by completing World Quests that grant Dragonscale Expedition Reputation. You can also turn in Dragon Isles Artifacts from treasure chests.

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The Rock Climbing questline is unlocked at Renown rank 6 with Dragonscale Expedition.

Once you have reached Renown rank 6 with Dragonscale Expedition and unlocked World Quests, Doc Nanners will appear with the the first quest in Questline: Rock Climbing. Head to Dragonscale Basecamp in The Waking Shores to continue. You will complete four quests in total:

  1. A Climber’s Calling
  2. Basic Climbing Gear
  3. Smoke Over the Mountain
  4. Climb Every Mountain

When you finish, you will earn the achievement Which Knot Was It Again? and unlock Rock Climbing World Quests.

Unlocking Cataloging World Quests

After you unlock World Quests in the four main Dragon Isles zones, you can unlock Cataloging World Quests, which involve taking photographs in the Dragon Isles. They are unlocked through a special quest chain upon reaching Renown rank 8 with Dragonscale Expedition.

Every rank of Renown requires 2500 Reputation. To reach Renown rank 8, you will need 20,000 Reputation total. Dragonscale Expedition Reputation can be gained from many quests across the Dragon Isles. The easiest way to gain it is by completing World Quests that grant Dragonscale Expedition Reputation. You can also turn in Dragon Isles Artifacts from treasure chests.

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The Cataloging questline is unlocked at Renown rank 8 with Dragonscale Expedition.

Once you have reached Renown rank 8 with Dragonscale Expedition and unlocked World Quests, Doc Nanners will appear with the the first quest in Questline: Cataloging. Head to Dragonscale Basecamp in The Waking Shores to continue. You will complete four quests in total:

  1. A Cataloger’s Paradise
  2. Basic Cataloging Gear
  3. Pictures with Purpose
  4. Picture Perfect

When you finish, you will earn the achievement Ready, Aim, Catalog! and unlock Cataloging World Quests.

 

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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