Garrison Field Notes

If you haven’t been following me on twitter, you may not know that I’ve been stuck with a level 1 garrison for weeks so imagine my surprise when I saw a quest to level up a few days ago. Unfortunately, my surprise soon turned to disappointment when I realised I still couldn’t progress. It turns out my lack of questing and levelling was holding me back when I opted for rare shots and pet drops but one tweet changed all that yesterday. In essence, the Pet Menagerie and more importantly the pet trainer dailies won’t be available until your entire garrison is level 3.

This meant I had to get from 92.5 to the current level cap of 96 ASAP since a lot of blueprints are level dependant. Thankfully that was pretty easy to do (even though a few quests were buggy) and I even found a few followers along the way. Sadly, my missions are still at a standstill but at least I was able to successfully complete a couple of rare missions last week.

Now with the constant DCs over the last couple of days, it’s been very frustrating to say the least – especially when you can only stay online for about a minute. Thankfully the quests and events have been very entertaining and the terrain is just spectacular.


So with my Town Hall at level 3 and six plots unable to be finalised, I must say I love being able to mine and pick herbs in my garrison even without the gathering professions. Plus I have to say, going from a level 1 garrison to a level 2 is a massive change. It was so exciting to see all the extra plots and the fortified walls and I even have an outhouse now!

The following notes are more for myself so I can refer to them later.

90 – Barracks Level 1, no small plot to allocate

Follower – Olin Umberhide (Frostfire Ridge)
Two lots of garrison resources found on either end of the garrison walls

91 – Quests in Frostfire Ridge


  • Free Mulverick from cage (quest chain at Sootstained Mining Camp, Frostfire Ridge)
  • Shadow Hunter Rala (quest, Frostfire Ridge)
  • Vivianne – mission contract

Dagg – I recognised his name from my follower list so I was excited to free him during my quests in Frostfire Ridge. He just ran off after I freed him from his cage. I happened to see him caged again during some later quests – he seems to get caught a lot. Quite funny for a rare quality follower.

92 – Chose to build a Sparring Arena in my Gorgrond outpost (over the Lumber Mill). Still able to cut thick vines in the wild using a temporary shredder).

93 – Small plot blueprints are available from the vendor – used to build a Storehouse

Upgrade Town Hall to level 2 (preliminary fishing shack, herb garden, mine unlocked) – built Lumber Mill

94 – more blueprints available from vendor – built Gem Boutique, Engineering Works, Sparring Arena

Upgrade Town Hall to level 3 (preliminary pet menagerie)


  • Brutos (Gorgrond)

95 – more blueprints available – 2nd medium plot filled – War Mill

Dagg seen for a third time in Gorgrond

Shh, act natural


  • Pleasure-Bot 8000 (Clear!, Telador) – **buggy** currently not in follower list
  • Magister Krelas (Mage Tower quest line, Telador)
  • Alexi Barov (under a fallen log – Moonwillow Peak, Shadowmoon Valley) requires lumber mill
  • Aeda Brightdawn – Auchenai Precipice, Teladar (not currently in any follower list)

Chose to build the Mage Tower in my Taladar outpost which includes an Arcane Orb that follows you around and electrocutes enemies. Garrison Portal currently ports you to The Crossroads graveyard.

96 – Receive initial quests for the Herb Garden and Fishing Shack

This will allow access to the Level 2 Fishing Shack and Herb Garden blueprints as well as the fishing daily (currently buggy).

Exclamation mark has appeared on the Pet Menagerie NPC however the daily is only available once all plots are level 3.

If only the plots weren’t broken…

For more info you can check out my Garrison Guide.


Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones


July 24, 2014 at 10:36 pm

magister krelas is a high elf, but he became a horde garrison follower. this is so interesting

    July 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    He had an interesting quest line too. You just never know where you’ll find another follower. :)

    Leeroy Jenkins and the Image of Archmage Vargoth were even more surprising to find in my follower list!

July 25, 2014 at 1:37 am

Hmm, my plan to just do Garrisons and not level isn’t going to work is it. I’m going to hold out as long as I can but jeez, it’s hard to not keep taking peek.

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