With the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Blizzard increased the number of reputations required for The Exalted title and respective achievement from 40 to 50. Raising 55 reputations to exalted among guildies who are exalted with their guild will earn your guild the United Nations guild achievement, unlocking access to a Dark Phoenix Hatchling pet from the guild vendor. Here’s a list of the 55 easiest factions to become exalted with to earn these achievements!
1. Hellscream’s Grasp / Baradin’s Wardens
Tol Barad & Tol Barad Peninsula daily quests, the weekly Tol Barad victory quest & Baradin Hold raid bosses all award reputation with this faction. You can also raise your reputation by purchasing commendations from their quartermaster in Tol Barad Peninsula.
2. Guardians of Hyjal
Complete quests in Mount Hyjal and wear their tabard in Cataclysm heroic dungeons.
3. The Earthen Ring
Complete quests in Deepholm & Vashj’ir and wear their tabard in Cataclysm heroic dungeons.
Complete quests in Uldum (including the 2 daily quests) and wear their tabard in Cataclysm heroic dungeons.
Complete quests in Deepholm (including the 7 daily quests after you’ve finished the Therazane quest line) and wear their tabard in Cataclysm heroic dungeons.
6. Wildhammer Clan / Dragonmaw Clan
Complete quests in Twilight Highlands (including the 4 daily quests after you’ve unlocked them) and wear their tabard in Cataclysm heroic dungeons.
7. Avengers of Hyjal
You can earn reputation from bosses and mobs in the Firelands raid dungeon.
Wrath of the Lich King Factions
8. Argent Crusade
Complete quests in Icecrown & Zul’Drak and wear their tabard in Wrath of the Lich King heroic dungeons.
9. Knights of the Ebon Blade
Complete quests in Icecrown and wear their tabard in Wrath of the Lich King heroic dungeons.
10. The Wyrmrest Accord
Complete quests in Borean Tundra & Dragonblight and wear their tabard in Wrath of the Lich King heroic dungeons.
11. Kirin Tor
Complete quests in Borean Tundra, daily quests in Dalaran, and wear their tabard in Wrath of the Lich King heroic dungeons.
12. Sons of Hodir
Complete their quest line in Storm Peaks, do their daily quests in Dun Niffelem once they are unlocked, turn in Relics of Ulduar (drops from Storm Peaks mobs and Halls of Lightning/Stone dungeon mobs) and find Everfrost (tiny objects that spawn randomly around the entire daily quest area that can be turned in for reputation.)
13. The Kalu’ak
Complete all three of their daily quests – one in Borean Tundra, one in Dragonblight, one in Howling Fjord.
14. Ashen Verdict
You can earn reputation from bosses and mobs in the Icecrown Citadel raid dungeon.
15-19. Alliance / Horde Vanguard
This is a faction with 4 sub-factions. If you’re in a Wrath of the Lich King heroic dungeon without any Wrath tabard on, you’ll gain reputation with Alliance or Horde Vanguard, which also grants spillover reputation for the sub-factions. (I have listed the Alliance versions only. Horde should be very similar.)
Explorer’s League: Complete their Northrend quests and their daily quest in Howling Fjord.
The Frostborn: Complete their quests and daily quest in Storm Peaks.
The Silver Covenant: Complete Argent Tournament daily quests.
Valiance Expedition: Complete their Northrend quests.
20-21. Sholazar Basin (Frenzyheart and Oracles)
Complete the quest line in Sholazar Basin, and the 3 daily quests. After completing the quest A Hero’s Burden and unlocking the daily quests, you can change factions by re-defeating Artruis the Heartless and the opposite faction NPC anytime. You can become exalted with one faction, start over and become exalted with the other, and both will count toward The Exalted and United Nations (as long as you are exalted with your guild.)
Burning Crusade Factions
22. Ashtongue Deathsworn
You can earn reputation from bosses and mobs in the Black Temple raid dungeon.
23. Cenarion Expedition
Complete quests in Zangarmarsh, run Coilfang Reservoir heroic dungeons, and turn in Coilfang Armaments at the Cenarion Refuge.
24. Thrallmar / Honor Hold
Complete quests in Hellfire Peninsula, run Hellfire Citadel heroic dungeons, and do the world PvP daily quest.
25. Keepers of Time
Complete the Caverns of Time quest line, and run regular or heroic Old Hillsbrad and Opening of the Dark Portal for additional reputation.
26. Kurenai / Mag’har
Complete their quests in Outland, kill ogres in Nagrand, and turn in Obsidian Warbeads.
You must have the artisan riding skill. The quest line starts up from an NPC in the Netherwing Fields in Shadowmoon Valley. Completing the quest line opens up a daily quest hub at the Netherwing Ledge. Complete these daily quests and turn in Netherwing Eggs (spawn randomly, both outside and in the mines.)
28-29. Ogri’la & Sha’tari Skyguard
These are two quest hubs that you can unlock at level 70 after learning the master riding skill (basic flying). The quest lines start in Shattrath. Complete the Sha’tari daily quests in Terokkar Forest, and then the Ogri’la quests in Blade’s Edge.
Complete the quest line from their quest hub in Zangarmarsh, turn in Sanguine Hibiscus found in the Underbog, and do a repeatable quest that involves killing a few naga.
31. The Consortium
Complete quests from their quest hubs in Nagrand and Netherstorm, turn in Obsidian Warbeads in Nagrand & Zaxxis Insignia in Netherstorm, and run heroic Mana Tombs.
32. The Scale of the Sands
You can earn reputation from bosses and mobs in the Battle For Mount Hyjal raid dungeon.
33. The Violet Eye
You can earn reputation from bosses and mobs in the Karazhan raid dungeon.
34. Lower City
Complete quests in Terokkar Forest and run heroic Auchenai Crypts, Sethekk Halls, and Shadow Labyrinth.
35. Shattered Sun Offensive
Complete daily quests in Shattrath and the Isle of Quel’danas, and run regular & heroic Magister’s Terrace.
36. The Sha’tar
Run regular or heroic Tempest Keep dungeons – Arcatraz, Botanica, Mechanar.
37. Aldor / Scryers
You can do both of these, but it’s a terrible grind! To raise your reputation to Exalted with the Aldor, turn in Fel Armaments and Marks of Kil’jaeden. For Scryers, you will need Arcane Tomes and Sunfury Signets instead. These can be obtained from many of the heroic dungeons you’ll already be farming for reputation.
38. Darkmoon Faire
Turn in one of each Darkmoon artifact every time the Faire comes to town, and complete each of the profession quests. Do each of the five daily game quests. You can also turn in decks of cards (craftable with Inscription) for trinkets, awarding you reputation in the process.
39. Argent Dawn
Complete quests in Eastern Plaguelands and do the repeatable quests as well.
40. Brood of Nozdormu
You can earn reputation from bosses and mobs in the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj raid dungeon. Each boss drops an item that can be turned in for additional reputation.
41. Cenarion Circle
You can earn reputation from bosses and mobs in the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj raid dungeon, and from completing quests in Silithus.
42. Hydraxian Waterlords
You can earn reputation from bosses and mobs in the Molten Core raid dungeon.
43. Thorium Brotherhood
Complete all of the quests in Searing Gorge, and turn in items at Thorium Point & in the Grim Guzzler of Blackrock Depths to raise your reputation.
44. Timberwatch Hold
Complete the Furbolg quests in Felwood and Winterspring, and turn in items looted from furbolgs for more reputation.
45-50. Alliance/Horde Home Factions
Stormwind, Ironforge, Darnassus, Exodar, Gnomeregan Exiles, Gilneas for Alliance – Orgrimmar, Darkspear Trolls, Thunder Bluff, Undercity, Silvermoon City, Bilgewater Cartel for Horde. You can wear their tabards while running any dungeon, and complete quests in many different places to earn more reputation. Completing low level quests is an easy way to quickly raise your reputation with your home factions.
51. Stormpike Guard / Frostwolf Clan
Of the three PvP Battlegrounds you can grind reputation from, Alterac Valley is by far the least time consuming.
52-55. Steamwheedle Cartel
Everlook, Winterspring, Booty Bay, and Ratchet. Completing all of the goblin quests around Azeroth will give you reputation with this group of factions. You can also kill pirates in the Barrens and Stranglethorn for additional reputation.