Ratchet

Updated for Patch 7.0.3

Ratchet is one of the four goblin towns of the Steamwheedle Cartel. It is located on the east coast of Northern Barrens, just south of Durotar and the Echo Isles.

Facts

0/1000 Exalted is required for Insane in the Membrane and 70 Exalted Reputations. Keeping the reputation is not required for credit for Insane in the Membrane, but is required for 70 Exalted Reputations.

Overview

After making it back to Neutral, Ratchet provides a few quests scattered around Kalimdor as well as a few pirates to grind. Many of the quests are Horde-only. The pirate grinding is relatively slow here and should only be used for spillover to push Gadgetzan rep over Exalted.

Contents

Hated – Neutral
 Quest
Neutral – Exalted
 Durotar Quests
 Northern Barrens Quests
 Ashenvale Quest
 Razorfen Kraul Quest
 Dustwallow Marsh Quest
Pirate Grind
 Fray Island, Northern Barrens

Hated – Neutral

To reach Neutral you can either grind pirates as discussed below, or use the repeatable cloth turn-in quest.

I recommend doing this turn-in second after Everlook due to the relatively lower number of quests granting reputation and the relative difficulty of pirate grinding here. My recommended sequence for cloth turn-ins is: Everlook, Ratchet, Booty Bay, Gadgetzan. Of course, this is subject to the availability of cloth on your realm.

Low-level players should avoid doing this quest below Unfriendly because at low levels the nearby Ratchet Bruisers have an aggro radius that includes the quest giver. In this case, turn in cloth for the other three towns first, which should bring you to Unfriendly with Ratchet, and then Ratchet last.

In addition, watch out for Lizzarik and his ogre bodyguard Jorb who patrol the road between Ratchet and The Crossroads.

The nearest place to purchase Crystal Vial for Alliance players is Cranston Fizzlespit at Northwatch Hold, Southern Barrens, and for Horde players is Kor’geld in Orgrimmar. Alliance players can also purchase Crystal Vial from Gnimo on the Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth and Horde players may use Drix Blackwrench on the Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth. Cousin Slowhands on the Reins of the Grand Expedition Yak also sells Crystal Vial.

Quest

Quest Reputation Items
Mending Old Wounds +500 Ratchet
+250 Booty Bay
+250 Everlook
+250 Gadgetzan
-500 Bloodsail Buccaneers
40 Linen Cloth
4 Crystal Vial

Neutral – Exalted

In addition to these quests, you can collect spillover reputation by doing quests for the other goblin towns, in addition to the quests which grant equal reputation with all four towns.

Durotar Quests

These two quests are available to both Alliance and Horde players. Alliance players should take care to avoid nearby Horde who duel outside the south gate of Orgrimmar. These two quests do not grant spillover reputation with the other goblin towns.

Quest Reputation Items
Securing the Lines +250 Ratchet
Horde+250 Orgrimmar
Winds in the Desert +250 Ratchet
Horde+250 Orgrimmar

Northern Barrens Quests

Most Ratchet quests in Northern Barrens are Horde-only.

Quest Reputation Items
Root Samples +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Requires Herbalism (1)
It's Gotta be the Horn +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
WANTED: Cap'n Garvey +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Horde Ignition +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Horde The Escape +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Horde A Captain's Vengeance +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Horde Southsea Freebooters +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan

Ashenvale Quest

A single Horde-only quest is available in Splintertree Post, Ashenvale.

Quest Reputation Items
Horde Satyr Horns +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan

Dustwallow Marsh Quest

A single Horde-only quest is available in Dustwallow Marsh.

Quest Reputation Items
Horde Stinky's Escape +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan

Pirate Grind

Killing the following pirates grants Ratchet reputation through 11999/12000 Honored and spillover reputation with the other goblin towns through Exalted. You can also kill pirates for the other goblin towns and collect spillover reputation for Ratchet.

Fray Island, Northern Barrens

Name Level Reputation Respawn Time
Alicia Cuthbert 16 25 Horde Spawned via quest Mutiny, Mon!
Cap’n Garvey 16 25 90 seconds
Chef Toofus 16 5 5-8 minutes
Southsea Cannoneer 15 5 5-8 minutes
Southsea Cutthroat 15 5 5-8 minutes
Southsea Mutineer 15 5 Horde Spawned via quest Mutiny, Mon!
Alliance Killable only by Alliance