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Guild Advancement was a feature which allows guilds to level in a way similar to characters. There were 25 levels for a guild to progress through. Experience towards level progression was 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 also granted 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.

As of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2, guilds no longer have levels. Each guild now has an identical list of member perks.[1]

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 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm launch)[2]
  • 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[3] or would have rewarded experience if you're capped at maximum level.

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

Prior to World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Warlords of Draenor (Patch 6.0.2), for each level, the guild was awarded a special perk. These perks add convenience to guild-members' playing experience (such as Mass Resurrection).

Since Patch 4.2 became live on June 28 2011, the guild experience cap on a daily basis had been raised by 25% overall, which made this a daily experience cap of 7,807k.[citation needed] Previously, when a guild reached level 23 the daily experience cap was removed - this was 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 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm came out on 12/7/2010, the earliest any guild could progress to level 25 was 4/09/2011.

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

Guild perks

Main article: Guild perks

* Note: Most guild perks are being removed with the release of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Warlords of Draenor, but for now the achievements on the list below are still available.

Level XP Required Icon Spell Description
2 ~16,570k Achievement guildperk fasttrack.png [Fast Track]
(Rank 1)
Experience gained from killing monsters and completing quests increased by 5%.
3 ~18,230k Achievement guildperk mountup.png Mount Up Increases speed while mounted by 10%. Not active in Battlegrounds or Arenas.
4 19,900k Achievement guildperk mrpopularity.png Mr. Popularity (Rank 1) Reputation gained from killing monsters and completing quests increased by 5%.
5 21,550k Achievement guildperk cashflow.png 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.png Guild Level 5 [Guild Vault Voucher (7th Slot)] (only usable by Guild leader)
6 ~23,210k Achievement guildperk fasttrack rank2.png Fast Track (Rank 2) Experience gained from killing monsters and completing quests increased by 10%.
7 24,880k Achievement guildperk reinforce.png Reinforce (Rank 1) Items take 10% less durability loss when you die.
8 26,530k Achievement guildperk hastyhearth.png Hasty Hearth Reduces the cooldown on your Hearthstone by 15 minutes.
9 ~28,200k Achievement guildperk reinforce rank2.png Reinforce (Rank 2) Items take 20% less durability loss when you die.
10 ~29,850k Achievement guildperk chug a lug.png Chug-A-Lug (Rank 1) The duration of buffs from all guild cauldrons and feasts is increased by 50%.
10 - Achievement guild level10.png 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.png Mobile Banking Summons your guild bank. Instant, 1 hr cooldown
12 33,170k Achievement guildperk mrpopularity rank2.png Mr. Popularity (Rank 2) Reputation gained from killing monsters and completing quests increased by 10%.
13 ~34,830k Achievement guildperk honorablemention.png Honorable Mention (Rank 1) Increases Honor points gained by 5%.
14 ~36,490k Achievement guildperk workingovertime.png Working Overtime Increases the chance to gain a skill increase on tradeskills by 10%.
15 38,140k Achievement guildperk quick and dead.png 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.png Guild Level 15 Purchasable: Alliance [Wrap of Unity] or Horde [Wrap of Unity]
16 39,800k Achievement guildperk cashflow rank2.png 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.png Guild Mail In-game mail sent between guild members now arrives instantly.
18 ~43,110k Achievement guildperk everyones a hero.png For Great Justice Increases Justice points gained by 5%.
19 ~44,770k Achievement guildperk honorablemention rank2.png Honorable Mention (Rank 2) Increases Honor points gained by 10%.
20 ~46,430k Achievement guildperk happyhour.png Happy Hour Increases the number of flasks gained from using a flask cauldron by 100%.
20 - Achievement guild level20.png 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.png [Ride Like The Wind] Increase flight path travel speed by 25%. Previous guild perk at this guild level, Achievement guildperk havegroup willtravel.png [Have Group, Will Travel], was removed with Patch 5.0.4.
22 49,750k Achievement guildperk chug a lug rank2.png 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.png Bountiful Bags Increases the quantity of materials gained from Mining, Skinning, Herbalism, and Disenchanting by 15%.
24 ~53,070k Achievement guildperk bartering.png Bartering Reduces the price of items from all vendors by 10%.
25 ~54,730k Achievement guildperk massresurrection.png 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.png Alliance Guild Level 25
Horde Guild Level 25
Purchasable: Alliance [Reins of the Golden King]
Horde [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 are available for purchase at any guild vendor.

Guild-bound items include:

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

  • Friendly​: <Recruit of (Guild Name)>
  • Honored​: <Guardian of (Guild Name)>
  • Revered​: <Veteran of (Guild Name)>
  • Exalted​: <Champion of (Guild Name)>

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

Guilds are able to gain guild achievements for killing bosses, obtaining a certain membership demographic, and various other activities. Some guild achievements are identical to player achievements. Some achievements offer rewards to members. Guild achievements themselves do not provide guild experience to members who help earn them.

Guild interface

Within the guild interface players can view guild members' professions, achievement points, weekly/total activity and guild rank. A guild RSS news feed is also available for each guild on the WoW Armory.


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Watcher 2014-06-29. Missing Guild Perks?. Archived from the original on 2014-06-29.
  2. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Nethaera 2010-12-07. Guild Experience Change. Official General Discussion forum (US).
  3. ^ Cataclysm Guide - Guild Experience & Leveling. Wowhead.

See also

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