Ratchet

Updated for Patch 8.0.1

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 100 Exalted Reputations. Keeping the reputation is not required for credit for Insane in the Membrane, but is required for 100 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 [wow item=3371] 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 [wow item=44235] and Horde players may use Drix Blackwrench on the [wow item=44234]. Cousin Slowhands on the [wow item=84101] also sells Crystal Vial.

Quest

Quest Reputation Items
[wow quest=9267] +500 Ratchet
+250 Booty Bay
+250 Everlook
+250 Gadgetzan
-500 Bloodsail Buccaneers
40 [wow item=2589]
4 [wow item=3371]

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
[wow quest=835] +250 Ratchet
Horde+250 Orgrimmar
[wow quest=834] +250 Ratchet
Horde+250 Orgrimmar

Northern Barrens Quests

Most Ratchet quests in Northern Barrens are Horde-only.

Quest Reputation Items
[wow quest=866] +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Requires Herbalism (1)
[wow quest=865] +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
[wow quest=895] +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Horde [wow quest=858] +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Horde [wow quest=863] +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Horde [wow quest=891] +250 Ratchet
+125 Booty Bay
+125 Everlook
+125 Gadgetzan
Horde [wow quest=887] +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 [wow quest=6441] +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 [wow quest=1270] +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 [wow quest=14063]
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 [wow quest=14063]
Alliance Killable only by Alliance