Started by the thread: Guide to Sinister Strike: How I Learned to Stop Questing and Love the Grind.
0-15Zeeg  Questing fastest possible exp.
5-10VoodooEAElwynn Forest
Goldshire, Farms south of town -- Boars
10-16VoodooEALoch Modan
Loch Modan, Thelsamar(33,39) -- Boars, Bears and Spiders
Westfall killing the defias smugglers/trappers (do the bandana quest and the first The People's Militia quest).
Westfall killing the defias smugglers/trappers (do the bandana quest and the first The People's Militia quest).
12-20ZeegKHThe Barrens
The Barrens - Bristleback *
13-16KunstKHThe Barrens
Southsea Pirates south of Ratchet
14-16HauntedKHThe Barrens
Pirates south of Ratchet (Barrens)
15-17VoodooEALoch Modan
Loch Modan and kill the troggs (shaman/bonesplitters) till 17.
15-20ZeegKHThe Barrens
The Barrens - Harpies *
16-18KunstKHThe Barrens
Witchwing Harpies north-west in the Barrens.
18-21KunstKHThe Barrens
Bristleback Quillboars in the Barrens, just north-east of Camp Taurajo. (This is an awesome spot. Get the quests Consumed By Hatred and Lost in Battle from Mankrik in Crossroads and Tribes at War from Mangletooth in Camp Taurajo before you begin.)
Westfall, SouthWest Coast(25,62) -- Shore Crawlers.
18-28SugardaddyE Duskwood
Duskwood, Tranquil Gardens & Raven Hill Graveyard, Duskwood. 13000-16000 XP/hour
19-21VoodooEALoch Modan
Troggs at the excavation site in Loch Modan till 21. Those guys are really the best that I found. Was getting more than 20k ex/hr doing them from 19-20, and there's 3 chests that pop in there and 2 rare spawns.
19-22HauntedKHThe Barrens
Bramblescar (Barrens) on lizards and quillboars. Unless you're doing leatherworking, just leave the lizards alone.
20-25ZeegKHThe Barrens
The Barrens - Bael Dun Exavs
  • Bael'dun Excavator (21) 528 HP
  • Bael'dun Excavator (22) 570 HP
20-25SugardaddyE Hillsbrad Foothills
Hillsbrad - Hillsbrad Farmers (etc)
Wetlands quests and raptors/slime/orcs for grinding. Redridge mountain Lakeshire quests.
21-22KunstK Stonetalon Mountains
Venture Co. Loggers and Deforesters in Stonetalon Mountains (Horde: do the quests Goblin Invaders and Super Reaper 6000 while you're at it)
21-24VoodooE Duskwood
(Alliance) the tranquil grove in duskwood
22-24KunstE Hillsbrad Foothills
Spiders and Bears around Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills. You might also do a few of the grinding quests you can gather here while you're at it.
22-24UnknownKHThe Barrens
Bael'dun excavators in Southern Barrens
  • Bael'dun Excavator (21) 528 HP
  • Bael'dun Excavator (22) 570 HP
22-24HauntedE Hillsbrad Foothills
Tarren Mill (Hillsbrad) on bears and spiders. Dagger crit chain heaven.
22-25KunstK Stonetalon Mountains
Miners inside a cave in Windshear Crag (if this place is as good as some say, I'd go straight here from the Venture Co. guys and wait with the harpies until 25, thanks porcellus)
22-26ZeegK Thousand Needles
Thousand Needles - Galak Scouts (etc)
22-29VoodooE Hillsbrad Foothills
Hillbrad Foothills -- Bears, Spiders, Lions
23-28VoodooE Duskwood
(Alliance) Duskwood, West of Town -- Ravagers
23-28VoodooK Ashenvale
(Alliance) Ashenvale, East Astranaar(48,54) -- Shadowhorn Stag
24-26VoodooE Duskwood
undead in raven hill cemetary
24-26HauntedE Hillsbrad Foothills
Across the road from Tarren Mill on tougher bears and cats. Dagger crit chain heaven.
24-29KunstK Stonetalon Mountains
Bloodfury Harpies in Charred Vale. Horde: Get the quest Harpies Threaten which leads to Bloodfury Bloodline (Elite) from Sun Rock Retreat. The last one requires you to kill a level 30 mob. I soloed her with evasion and a potion at 29, but if you can't, get someone to help you.
25-30ZeegK Thousand Needles
Thousand Needles - Grimtotems
26-26HauntedE Wetlands
Dragonmaw Encampment (Wetlands)
26-26HauntedE Wetlands
Whelgar's Excavation Site (Wetlands)
26-28HauntedE Hillsbrad Foothills
Spiders/Bears in back of Syndicate tower (Hillsbrad)
26-30ZeegE Hillsbrad Foothills
Hillsbrad - Mud Gnolls *
26-30ZeegE Duskwood
Duskwood quests and undead for grinding. Hillsbrad critter roamers for grinding.
27-30Voodoo  the catacombs w/ Plague spreaders/brain eaters
Rotting Orchard (Duskwood)
28-28HauntedE Duskwood
Raven Hill Cemetary (Duskwood)
28-30HauntedE Hillsbrad Foothills
Cats and Spiders around Nethander Stead (Hillsbrad)
28-34VoodooE Hillsbrad Foothills
Hillsbrad Foothills, River Area -- Snapjaw Turtles
29-29HauntedE Duskwood
Vul'Gol Ogre Mound (Duskwood)
29-32KunstK Thousand Needles
Screeching Harpies inside and outside the harpy cave west in Thousand Needles.
29-32KunstK Ashenvale
Can be achieved at the Terrorwulf camp near Felwood in Ashenvale. They drop coin but NO CLOTH. They do not run and only do physical damage. There special abilities are Tendon Rip and a 10 second curse that reduces healing effects by 75%.
29-32SugardaddyE Duskwood
Duskwood, Manor Mistmantle. Fetid Corpses. Cleanse the disease you get from time to time. Also a random chestspawn and a boss (Stalvan). 16000-17800 XP/hour
29-37Voodoo  Dalaran Ruins/Loramere Lake -- Turtles
30-32HauntedK Thousand Needles
Harpies inside cave (Thousand Needles)
30-35ZeegE Hillsbrad Foothills
Did these all in a day on Daggerspines in Hillsbrad right next to Southshore along the coast. Huge spawn, very fast respawn rate, easy mobs to kill. Purgation isle (island in the very far Southwest water area of Hillsbrad) also a nice secluded place you can grind on undead.
30-38ZeegK Thousand Needles
Shimmering Flats - All monsters.
31-31HauntedE Stranglethorn Vale
Kurzen Encampment (Stranglethorn Vale)
32-34KunstK Desolace
Kolkar Centaurs east in Desolace. Forget about the Battle Lords, but grind the Windchasers, Scouts and Maulers. Add the Destroyers at later levels. You could also do the Kolkar Bounty and Khan Dez'hepah quests if you want to, but I didn't bother, mostly because of the long traveling distances.
33-33HauntedE Stranglethorn Vale
Stranglethorn Raptors (Stranglethorn Vale)
33-33HauntedE Alterac Mountains
Growless Cave (Alterac Mountains)
33-34SugardaddyE Arathi Highlands
Arathi Highlands, Boulderfist Outpost. Boulderfist Ogres. Stay outside the cave, going around in circles. Don't engage the trolls. You should find a rhythm soon enough, there are enough Ogres here (though at first it seems you kill too fast for the respawns) 18200-20500 XP/hour
33-37VoodooE Stranglethorn Vale
STV - venture co. geologists (careful, big traffic area)
34-34HauntedE Alterac Mountains
Gallow's Corner (Crushridge Ogres - Altarac Mountains)
34-34HauntedE Alterac Mountains
Witherbark Village (Arathi Mountains)
34-36VoodooE Alterac Mountains
Grind on Mountain and Giant Yetis and Crushridge Orgre in Alterac Mountains. You can also head into Strahnbrad that's to the west of the Ruins of Alterac and kill the Syndicate mobs, but I didn't like it.
34-40KunstE Stranglethorn Vale
Venture Co. Geologists in Stranglethorn Vale. Use kick when they've wasted time on their lightning bolt spell, then kill them. You'll hate these guys at 40, trust me. Also, you'll get Honored reputation status with Booty Bay. Wohoo!
35-36SugardaddyE Alterac Mountains
Alterac Mountains, Gallow's Corner. Crushridge Ogres & Brutes. Do both sides of the ruined tower, plenty of Ogres here. 21500 XP/hour
35-40ZeegE Alterac Mountains
Alterac ogres from 35-40 for grinding
36-36HauntedE Stranglethorn Vale
Venture Co. Base Camp (Lake Nazferiti - Stranglethorn Vale)
36-37HauntedK Dustwallow Marsh
NE of Brackenwall (2 min run there)- Raptor den 36-37 raptors there - lots of them
36-38UnknownE Badlands
(for casters) Rock Elementals near Kargath,Badland
36-38ZeegK Desolace
Desolace quests and kodo grinding
36-39ZeegE Arathi Highlands
Drywhisker kobolds in Arathi east of Hammerfall for 36-39 for grinding.
36-40ZeegE Hillsbrad Foothills
Hillsbrad southshore quests.
36-40VoodooE Deadwind Pass
Grind on Water Elementals on the island NW of Grom'Gol
36-40VoodooE Arathi Highlands
Grind on Highland Fleshstalkers in Arathi Highlands. There's a quest chain that requires you to farm the Fleshstalkers at the end, and the quest item has a low drop rate (something like 1 in every 5 or 6 kills)
37-37HauntedE Stranglethorn Vale
Lashtail Raptors (Stranglethorn Vale)
37-37HauntedE Stranglethorn Vale
Water Elementals (Stranglethorn Vale)
37-38SugardaddyE Badlands
Badlands, Dustbowl. Lesser Rock Elementals (37-39). These are no humanoids, but they are Blizzard's gift to grinders. Nice XP, no hitpoints, no risk and very good gold/hour. There are also quests for these, pick them up for some free XP. A repair vendor can be found in the center of the Badlands. 21500-22500 XP/hour
37-41ZeegE Arathi Highlands
Cresting exiles at the circle of outer binding in Arathi also for 37-41; extremely easy mobs with a fast respawn.
37-42Voodoo  Theramore -- Turtles
37-42ExZippoE Swamp of Sorrows
Swamp of Sorrows, the Misty Valley. The Swampwalkers/Elder ones/Terror things there hit soft, have medium HP, low armour, but do have a druid renew type thing they pop at about 400hp left, but you can easily out DPS their heal if you forget to kick them. They drop a fair amount of silver, a wide range of herbs (including swiftthistle, and fadeleaf) and a fair ammount of greens.
38-40ZeegK Dustwallow Marsh
Dustwallow Swamp - Very North East Islands, Murlock Warriors/Oracles.
38-40ZeegK Desolace
Undead Ravagers in the southeast
39-39HauntedK Dustwallow Marsh
The spider cave north of Brackenwall (Dustwallow Marsh)
39-39HauntedE Badlands
Rock Elementals (Badlands)
39-39HauntedE Badlands
Elder Crag Coyotes (Badlands)
39-41SugardaddyE Badlands
Badlands, Mirage Flats. Rock Elementals (38-40) and Greater Rock Elementals. This spot of Elementals is farmed a lot less than the other one. It can be found in the mountains in the south of the Badlands. 21500 XP/hour at level 39. 28500-29500 XP/hour at level 40-41.
39-41CapnBryE Badlands
Dustbelcher Maulers and Shaman. In shadowform, PW:F up, pull with mind blast. Backing up, hit SW:P, Mind Flay once, then continue backing up until mind blast comes up again cast it and wand once. You're now at the ~10s mark, if the mob has >250 health wand it again. If not just start heading to the next mob and let the first one run in fear. You should be ready to cast Mind Blast again just as the timer comes around on it, about 20s into the first attack. Repeat. ~35000 XP/hr
39-42UnknownK Dustwallow Marsh
Duskwallow Swamp spider Cave NW of Horde Village. Spiders have dot, but good money
40-42HauntedK Desolace
Skeletons in Desolace. They're about the only squishies I could find to grind on. It's part of an Alliance quest, so the usual PvP warnings apply.
40-44KunstE Badlands
Scalding Whelps east in Badlands. The north spot. The spot north of the elite dragons These guys are cool. They also have a infinitesimal shot at dropping a Dark Whelpling, which will help you in your quest to get laid.
40-44KunstK Tanaris
Wastewander Thieves/Bandits/Buddies/.. in Tanaris. These guys drop also some pouches that you can give to some guy in Gadgetzan for a small experience bonus. This place has been crawling with players every time I've been there, though.
40-46ZeegK Feralas
Feralas - Woodpaws (stay away from the ones that disease for slow casting speeds) **
41-41HauntedE Badlands
Scalding Whelps (Badlands)
41-41HauntedE Badlands
Agmond's End (Badlands)
41-41HauntedE Stranglethorn Vale
Ziata'jai Ruins (Venture Co. Stuff, Stranglethorn Vale)
41-43HauntedK Feralas
Grimtotem Compound (Feralas - Low 40s, not absolutely sure)
41-45ZeegE The Hinterlands
Hinterlands trolls, owl beasts, and wolves for grinding and quests. Badlands ogres, gnolls, and quests.
42-42SugardaddyK Feralas
Feralas, Gordunni Outpost. Gordunni Ogres, Brutes and Ogre Mages (40-43). Grind in the latter part of the compound, making slight advances into the cave once you run out of Ogres outside. 29500-30000 XP/hour
42-45HauntedE Stranglethorn Vale
Jungle Stalkers in SV. The loot drop isn't nearly as good as the Lashtails, but they're as squishy as ever. Also, they don't seem to have the knockdown attack that the lashtails do. Virtually no one kills these guys on my server, and they're easily chainable.
43-43HauntedE Stranglethorn Vale
Naga Explorers (Stranglethorn Vale)
43-43HauntedK Tanaris
Wastewander Bandits (Tanaris)
43-45SugardaddyK Feralas
Feralas, Ruins of Isildien. Gordunni Brutes, Maulers and Warlocks (42-44). 30000-30500 XP/hour
43-45SugardaddyK Feralas
Feralas, Ruins of Isildien. Gordunni Brutes, Maulers and Warlocks (42-44). 30000-30500 XP/hour
44-44HauntedK Feralas
Isle of Dread (Feralas - Inside Cave; South of Feathermoon Stronghold)
44-46KunstE Badlands
Dustbelcher Ogres inside the cave southwest in Badlands, just south of Kargath. There's a couple of respawnable chests here as well.
44-46KunstK Tanaris
Pirates through the cave in Tanaris, by the east coast.
44-50VoodooK Tanaris
Tanaris, Steamweedle Port -- Steeljaw Snappers
45-45HauntedK Feralas
Feral Scar Vale (Feralas)
45-48ZeegK Tanaris
Tanaris quests and pirates on the eastern paninsula for grinding. Stranglethorn vale quests (only if you need rewards imo). Badlands greater elementals for grinding.<
46-48KunstK Feralas
Frayfeather Skystormers (not the other birds) south in Feralas.
46-48ZeegK Feralas
Feralas - Frayfeather Skystormers *
47-47HauntedK Azshara
Undead in Western Ashzara (Azshara)
47-47HauntedK Tanaris
Dunemaul Compound (Tanaris)
47-47HauntedE Searing Gorge
Elementals/Golems around The Cauldron + N of it (Searing Gorge)
48-50ZeegK Feralas
Feralas - Harpies
48-51KunstK Feralas
Northspring Harpies northwest in Feralas. Closer to Shadowprey Village than Camp Whatever.
48-51Unknown  Revantusk Village -- Turtles
48-51ZeegK Tanaris
Southwest of Gadgetzan - Thistleshrubs *
48-52ZeegK Feralas
Felwood deadwood gnolls for grinding and quests from the sanctuary in the south. Blasted lands dreadmauls for grinding. Un'goro crater (best started at 50) for primarily quests and grinding off the plants and tar elementals. Azshara undead highbornes and thunderhead hyppogriffs for grinding.
49-50SugardaddyK Tanaris
Tanaris, Thistleshrub Valley. Thistleshrub Rootshapers, Gnarled Thistleshrubs & Thistleshrub Dew Collectors (47-50) 32500-34000 XP/hour. You badly need the slight increase in XP here, so be glad about it. These are also great for grinding, especially for Alchemists. No HP, no damage and decent greenie drop rate.
50-50HauntedK Felwood
Deadwood Village (Felwood)
50-54ZeegE Western Plaguelands
Western Plaguelands - First 'field' to the left, assorted monsters.
51-51KunstE Western Plaguelands
This is where I suggest doing two awesome quest chains. Namely, the Scourge Cauldrons chain in Western Plaguelands (starts with Scarlet Diversions in The Bulwark) and Stealing Knowledge in Azshara. You will need a 60 buddy to help you with the cauldrons chain. Grind the rest of the level on Satyrs, also in Azshara.
51-51HauntedK Azshara
Ruins of Eldarath (Azshara)
51-53SugardaddyK Un'Goro Crater
Un'Goro crater. Tar Lords & Lurkers (lvl 50-54) & Un'GoroQuests. 35000-37000 XP/hour
51-54VoodooK Azshara
Azshara -- Legashi Satyr
52-52HauntedE Burning Steppes
Dreadmaul Rock (Firegut Ogres - Burning Steppes)
52-52HauntedK Azshara
Legash Encampment, Thalassian Base Camp, Ursolan (Azshara)
52-52HauntedK Felwood
Jaedenar (Felwood)
52-52HauntedE Western Plaguelands
Sorrow Hill (Western Plaguelands)
52-55ZeegK Azshara
Azshara blood elves for grinding. Burning steppes dreadmaul rock ogre caves firegut ogres (very low AC) for grinding. Felwood irontree woods and cave for grinding (great spot). Western plaguelands questing for argent dawn and grinding on undead throughout the various camps.
52-56KunstK Azshara
Blood Elves in Azshara. This place was usually taken when I got here, but if you kill faster than everybody else they'll eventually leave (at least they did on all occasions when I got here).
52-56UnknownE Western Plaguelands
Western Plaguelands, undead at farms
52-60Zeeg  Eastern Dire Maul - Lashers ****
53-53HauntedK Felwood
Ironwood Trees in northern Felwood
54-54HauntedK Azshara
Temple of Arkkoran (Azshara)
54-55SugardaddyE Western Plaguelands
Western Plaguelands & Eastern Plaguelands. Fordring questline starting quests, Cauldron quests, grinding on the first Cauldron field. Also Felwood quests. 34000-35000 XP/hour.
54-60ZeegE Western Plaguelands
Western Plaguelands - Scarlet Lumberjacks
54-60VoodooK Winterspring
Winterspring -- Ghosts
55-55HauntedK Felwood
Jadefire Run, Felpaw Village (Felwood)
55-55HauntedE Western Plaguelands
Felstone Field, Dalson's Tears, The Writhing Haunt, Gahrron's Withering (Western Plaguelands)
55-56SugardaddyK Winterspring
Winterspring. Yetis. Nuff said. Also several worthwile quests here. around 34000 XP/hour
55-58ZeegE Eastern Plaguelands
Eastern plaguelands quests from the sanctuary, grinding on undead at the ruined towns. Winterspring grinding at winterfall village or Lake Kel'Theril undead highbornes (my personal favorite camp). Blackrock Stronghold in Burning Steppes for grinding.
56-56HauntedE Western Plaguelands
Northridge Lumber Camp (Western Plaguelands)
56-56HauntedE Eastern Plaguelands
Corin's Crossing (Eastern Plaguelands)
56-56HauntedE Burning Steppes
The Pillar of Ash (Burning Steppes)
56-56HauntedK Winterspring
Winterfall Village (Winterspring)
56-58UnknownK Winterspring
winterspring ghosts, Winterspring quests
56-60KunstE Burning Steppes
Blackrock Stronghold in Burning Steppes. This place can be hard at first, but once you get the routine in it's awesome and you'll pull around 50k/hr here. At 56 you'll be getting Blade Flurry, which is awesome for some of the two-man groups inside the Stronghold itself.
57-57SugardaddyE Eastern Plaguelands
Eastern Plaguelands. Fordring questline continuation, endgame instance prereqs, Dire Maul East+Quests, BRD+ quests for the Onyxia key. 20000-30000 XP/hour
57-57HauntedE Burning Steppes
Blackrock Stronghold (Burning Steppes) - probably the best place to grind for a rogue; however, you do have to get used to how the roamers work. You'll probably die a few times along the way while learning them.
57-57HauntedK Winterspring
Ice Thistle Hills (Wintespring) - Rugged Leathers
58-60ZeegK Winterspring
The yeti cave in Winterspring, due Southeast of Everlook (very nice place). Grosh Gok compound ogres in Deadwind pass (great spot, no one knows about it). Eastern plaguelands Fungal Vale undead grinding and argent dawn token farming. Moonowls in northeast winterspring for grinding.
58-60UnknownE Eastern Plaguelands
Eastern Plaguelands, Corin's crossing, various quests
58-60Sugardaddy  Endgame instances in 5-man parties, with the respective quests.


XP/hour (Kunst)
Around level 20 you should be able to hit around 20k/hr and above.
I maxed at around 30k/hr on the harpies in the Charred Vale, I can't recall on what level.
At the latter levels of the goblins in STV about 35k/hr is what you'll be pulling if you're doing very well
Between 35 and 40k/hr is also feasible on the whelplings in the Badlands if you're well equipped.
I averaged at about 40k/hr on the Harpies in Feralas if I recall correctly.
the awesome duders in Blackrock Stronghold upped the scale to between 45 and 50k/hr when there were no others here

XP/hour (Zeeg)
Levels 30-40 = 18-20k exp/hour
Levels 40-51 = 20-25k exp/hour
Levels 52-60 = 40-50k exp/hour (Dire Maul)