So just what are those blasted faction tabards actually for? Those city faction tabards are used to grind reputation with a specific faction. One might also want to collect the faction tabards for fashionable purposes. Tabards can also be collected for an achievement. Tabards can be purchased at any level, however, they can only be used for the reputation gain starting at level 10. Wearing faction tabards in most dungeons will gain you reputation for each kill you obtain. Support your city faction. Imagine the last thing you kill seeing your tabard as all goes dark. What a vision!
There are 6 Classic city faction tabards for each side: Alliance and Horde. City faction tabards may be purchased in its respective city. You must equip/wear your tabard before you enter a dungeon that will allow reputation gains.
Darnassus tabard – Moon Priestess Lasara is located near of the flight master in Darnassus. She is mounted on a saber.
Exodar tabard – Kadu is located near of the flight master in Exodar. He is mounted on an elekk.
Gilneas tabard – Lord Candren is located near of the flight master in Darnassus.
Gnomeregan tabard – Master Tinker Trini is located near of the flight master in Ironforge. She is mounted on a mechano strider.
Ironforge tabard – Captain Stonehelm is located near of the flight master in Ironforge. He is mounted on a ram.
Stormwind tabard – Captain Lancy Revshon is located at the bottom of the ramp leading up to the flight master in Stormwind. He is mounted on a horse.
Bilgewater Cartel tabard – Frizzo Villamar is located near of the flight master in Orgrimmar. She is standing next to a trike.
Darkspear tabard – Champion Uru’zin is located near of the flight master in Orgrimmar. He is mounted on a raptor.
Orgrimmar tabard – Stone Guard Nargol is located near of the flight master in Orgrimmar. He is mounted on a wolf.
Silvermoon City tabard – Magistrix Nizara is located near of the flight master in Silvermoon City. She is mounted on a hawkstrider.
Thunderbluff tabard – Brave Tuho is located near of the flight master in Thunder Bluff. He is a tauren standing nearby.
Undercity tabard – Captain Donald Adams is located near of the flight master in Undercity. He is mounted on a skeletal warhorse.
Whenever you enter a specific dungeon that allows reputation gain, make sure you wear a city faction’s tabard. This is a great way to grind faction reputations.
Cataclysm Faction Tabards
There are also tabards for the new Cataclysm factions. Keep in mind these tabards will only yield the specific faction reputation while in level 85 dungeons. Here is the list of Cataclysm tabards and where to obtain them:
Baradin’s Wardens tabard – Quartermaster Brazie is located in the Tol Barad Peninsula (Alliance Only)
Hellscream’s Reach tabard – Pogg is located in the Tol Barad Peninsula (Horde Only)
Tabard of the Dragonmaw Clan – Grot Deathblow is located in Blood Gulch in Twilight Highlands (Horde Only)
Tabard of the Earthen Ring – Provisioner Arok is located in Shimmering Expanse, Vashjir (Alliance and Horde)
Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal – Provisioner Whitecloud is located in Nordrassil, Mt. Hyjal (Alliance and Horde)
Tabard of Ramkahen – Blacksmith Abasi is located in Ramkahen, Uldum (Alliance and Horde)
Tabard of Therazane – D’Lom the Collector is located in Therazane’s Throne, Deepholm (Alliance and Horde)
Tabard of the Wildhammer Clan – Craw MacGraw is located in Thundermar, Twilight Highlands (Alliance Only)
You may also wear your Cataclysm reputation tabards in level 85 Heroic dungeons for even more faction reputation. If needed, you can also wear your city faction tabard in Cataclysm dungeons (example: Stormwind, Orgrimmar etc.) Remember the order of gained reputation is:
So grab a tabard from the faction you want to support and cheer on the reputation as it comes your way.