Guild advancement

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Guild Advancement is a feature announced during BlizzCon 2009 which will allow guilds to level in a way similar to characters. There will be 25 levels for a guild to progress through. Experience towards level progression is gained through guild member participation in raid boss kills, Rated battlegrounds victories, Arena victories, and completing quests/daily quests. To qualify for guild XP, a raid or PvP group must have been composed of at least 75% guild members. Participating in these will also grant players reputation with the guild, which allows them to buy guild-bound items like heirlooms and raid materials with gold. Originally there was also going to be a guild currency and a guild talent tree system, but those were scrapped.

Guild experience and leveling

A guild is able to level up to level 25. Advancement in levels is done in a manner similar to player characters: a variety of tasks lead to earning XP which counts toward advancing to the next level.

Activities which earn guild XP include:

  • Earning Guild achievements (awarded XP removed at Cataclysm launch)[1]
  • Boss kills in a raid or dungeon in which 75% of the party is from the same guild
  • Rated Battleground or Arena wins in which 75% of the party is from the same guild
  • Completing quests / daily quests that reward experience[2] or would have rewarded experience if you're capped at maximum level.

Every experience a person earns from a quest completion will contribute to the overall guild experience. The experience gained will be according to the formula: Guild exp = Quest exp/4.

For each level, the guild is awarded a special perk. These perks will add convenience to guild-related activities like raid-wide resurrection after a wipe or raid-wide summons.

Since Patch 4.2 became live on June 28 2011, the guild experience cap on a daily basis has been raised by 25% overall, which now makes this a daily experience cap of 7,807k.[citation needed] Previously, when a guild reaches level 23 the daily experience cap was removed - this has now been reduced to level 20.[citation needed]

Before Patch 4.2, each guild had a daily experience cap of 6,246k, and level 25 requires 845,670k. Therefore, the total number of days to get to level 25 is: 845,670,000/6,246,000 = ~135 days. Given that Cataclysm came out on 12/7/2010, the earliest any guild could progress to level 25 is 4/21/2011.

The daily guild cap resets 03:00 CET time same time as quests reset.

Guild perks

Level XP Required Icon Spell Description
2 ~16,570k Achievement guildperk fasttrack [Fast Track]
(Rank 1)
Experience gained from killing monsters and completing quests increased by 5%.
3 ~18,230k Achievement guildperk mountup Mount Up Increases speed while mounted by 10%. Not active in Battlegrounds or Arenas.
4 19,900k Achievement guildperk mrpopularity Mr. Popularity (Rank 1) Reputation gained from killing monsters and completing quests increased by 5%.
5 21,550k Achievement guildperk cashflow Cash Flow (Rank 1) Each time you loot money from an enemy, an extra 5% money is generated and deposited directly into your guild bank.
5 - Achievement guild level5 Guild Level 5 [Guild Vault Voucher (7th Slot)] (only usable by Guild leader)
6 ~23,210k Achievement guildperk fasttrack rank2 Fast Track (Rank 2) Experience gained from killing monsters and completing quests increased by 10%.
7 24,880k Achievement guildperk reinforce Reinforce (Rank 1) Items take 10% less durability loss when you die.
8 26,530k Achievement guildperk hastyhearth Hasty Hearth Reduces the cooldown on your Hearthstone by 15 minutes.
9 ~28,200k Achievement guildperk reinforce rank2 Reinforce (Rank 2) Items take 20% less durability loss when you die.
10 ~29,850k Achievement guildperk chug a lug Chug-A-Lug (Rank 1) The duration of buffs from all guild cauldrons and feasts is increased by 50%.
10 - Achievement guild level10 Guild Level 10 Guild cloaks purchasable: [Worn Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape], [Inherited Cape of the Black Baron], [Ancient Bloodmoon Cloak], [Ripped Sandstorm Cloak]
11 ~31,510k Achievement guildperk mobilebanking Mobile Banking Summons your guild bank. Instant, 1 hr cooldown
12 33,170k Achievement guildperk mrpopularity rank2 Mr. Popularity (Rank 2) Reputation gained from killing monsters and completing quests increased by 10%.
13 ~34,830k Achievement guildperk honorablemention Honorable Mention (Rank 1) Increases Honor points gained by 5%.
14 ~36,490k Achievement guildperk workingovertime Working Overtime Increases the chance to gain a skill increase on tradeskills by 10%.
15 38,140k Achievement guildperk quick and dead The Quick and the Dead Increases health and mana gained when resurrected by a guild member by 50% and increases movement speed while dead by 100%. Does not function in combat or while in a Battleground or Arena.
15 - Achievement guild level15 Guild Level 15 Purchasable: Alliance 15 [Wrap of Unity] or Horde 15 [Wrap of Unity]
16 39,800k Achievement guildperk cashflow rank2 Cash Flow (Rank 2) Each time you loot money from an enemy, an extra 10% money is generated and deposited directly into your guild bank.
17 41,450k Achievement guildperk gmail Guild Mail In-game mail sent between guild members now arrives instantly.
18 ~43,110k Achievement guildperk everyones a hero For Great Justice Increases Justice points gained by 5%.
19 ~44,770k Achievement guildperk honorablemention rank2 Honorable Mention (Rank 2) Increases Honor points gained by 10%.
20 ~46,430k Achievement guildperk happyhour Happy Hour Increases the number of flasks gained from using a flask cauldron by 100%.
20 - Achievement guild level20 Guild Level 20 Purchasable: [Polished Helm of Valor], [Tarnished Raging Berserker's Helm], [Mystical Coif of Elements], [Stained Shadowcraft Cap], [Preened Tribal War Feathers], [Tattered Dreadmist Mask], [Burnished Helm of Might]
21 ~48,100k Achievement guild ridelikethewind [Ride Like The Wind] Increase flight path travel speed by 25%. Previous guild perk at this guild level, Achievement guildperk havegroup willtravel [Have Group, Will Travel], was removed with Patch 5.0.4.
22 49,750k Achievement guildperk chug a lug rank2 Chug-A-Lug (Rank 2) The duration of buffs from all guild cauldrons and feasts is increased by 100%.
23 ~51,410k Achievement guildperk bountifulbags Bountiful Bags Increases the quantity of materials gained from Mining, Skinning, Herbalism, and Disenchanting by 15%.
24 ~53,070k Achievement guildperk bartering Bartering Reduces the price of items from all vendors by 10%.
25 ~54,730k Achievement guildperk massresurrection Mass Resurrection Brings all dead party and raid members back to life with 35% health and 35% mana. Cannot be cast when in combat. 64% of base mana, Unlimited range, 10 sec cast
25 - Achievement guild level25 Alliance 15 Guild Level 25
Horde 15 Guild Level 25
Purchasable: Alliance 15 [Reins of the Golden King]
Horde 15 [Reins of the Kor'kron Annihilator]
Total 845,670k

Guild items and reputation

Participating in various activities earns members guild reputation. Members can buy special items (with gold) based on their current reputation level. If a person leaves the guild, they are free to take the item with them, provided it has been purchased. These items will be available via special guild vendors.

Guild-bound items proposed at BlizzCon include:

  • Heirloom gear
  • Rare reagents
  • Profession plans (person leaving the guild loses the ability to craft the item)
  • Guild bank tabs
  • Vanity items, such as pets
  • Guild standard

Players will also be able to earn special guild titles. These apparently only appear to members of the guild and exist within the guild tag above players' heads. The titles are:

To see your own guild title, go to the Interface menu, then Names, then select "My Name" on the left. Make sure "Guild Name" and "Guild Titles" is selected on the right.

Guild achievements and advancement

Guilds will also be able to gain achievements for killing bosses, obtaining a certain membership demographic, and other activities. Some achievements will reflect achievements already available to players. While some Guild achievements offer rewards, none will provide guild experience.

Achievements mentioned at BlizzCon include:

UI changes

The guild pane will be revamped to facilitate the management of all these changes. Also, one will be able to view guild member's professions. A filterable achievements pane will be added for guild achievements as well as guild statistics like boss kills, loot, reputation gains, profession gains, and level-ups. A guild RSS feed will be added to WoW Armory.

Finally, the Looking For Guild facilities in-game will be completely revamped and will be similar to the Looking for Group utility.


  1. ^ Blizz Nethaera 2010-12-07. Guild Experience Change. Official General Discussion forum (US).
  2. ^ Cataclysm Guide - Guild Experience & Leveling. Wowhead.

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