For player characters, titles are displayed before or after the character's name, usually as an indication of the character's achievements. While a character may have earned multiple titles, only one can be displayed at a time — players can choose which title to display, if any, in the character info frame. Prior to patch 2.0, characters could only earn titles through the honor system and could not alter which title was displayed.
Currently obtainable titles
The majority of titles available are in-game are obtained via completing achievements. Below are listed all known titles, in order of the category of the associated achievement, followed by non-achievement related titles. Feat of Strength-related titles are included in the appropriate achievement categories.
No achievements in this category currently reward titles.
|the Stormbreaker||Complete the Isle of Thunder achievements listed below.||<name> the Stormbreaker||Patch 5.2.0|
|the Flamebreaker||Complete the Regrowth and Molten Front achievements listed in||<name> the Flamebreaker||Patch 4.2.0|
|Loremaster||Completing all of the Loremaster quests for Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend and the Cataclysm zones.||Loremaster <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Seeker||Completing 3,000 quests.||<name> the Seeker||Patch 3.0.2|
|the Relic Hunter||Completing the exploration achievement||<name> the Relic Hunter||Patch 5.0.4|
|the Explorer||Discovering all zones of Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend and the Cataclysm zones.||<name> the Explorer||Patch 3.0.2|
|Khan||- Complete , , , and .||<name>, Khan||Patch 5.2.0|
|Veteran of the Alliance||- Win 75 rated battlegrounds||<name>, Veteran of the Alliance||Patch 4.1.0|
|Warbound||: Win 300 rated battlegrounds||Warbound <name>||Patch 4.1.0|
|Veteran of the Horde||- Win 75 rated battlegrounds||<name>, Veteran of the Horde||Patch 4.1.0|
|Warbringer||: Win 300 rated battlegrounds||Warbringer <name>||Patch 4.1.0|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1100||Private <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1100||Scout <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1200||Corporal <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1200||Grunt <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1300||Sergeant <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1300||Sergeant <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1400||Master Sergeant <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1400||Senior Sergeant <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1500||Sergeant Major <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1500||First Sergeant <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1600||Knight <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1600||Stone Guard <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1700||Knight-Lieutenant <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1700||Blood Guard <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1800||Knight-Captain <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1800||Legionnaire <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1900||Knight-Champion <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 1900||Centurion <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2000||Lieutenant Commander <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2000||Champion <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2100||Commander <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2100||Lieutenant General <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2200||Marshal <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2200||General <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2300||Field Marshal <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2300||Warlord <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2400||Grand Marshal <name>|
|Earn a battleground rating of 2400||High Warlord <name>|
|Hero of the Alliance||End a PvP season in the top 0.5% of the rated battleground ladder.||<name>, Hero of the Alliance||Patch 5.0.4|
|Hero of the Horde||End a PvP season in the top 0.5% of the rated battleground ladder.||<name>, Hero of the Horde||Patch 5.0.4|
|The Bloodthirsty||Get 250,000 Honorable Kills.||<name> The Bloodthirsty||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Arena Master||Completing all of the Arena Master achievements.||Arena Master <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Battlemaster||Completing all of the / achievements.||Battlemaster <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Of the Alliance||Get 100,000 Honorable Kills.||<name> of the Alliance||Patch 3.0.2|
|Of the Horde||Get 100,000 Honorable Kills.||<name> of the Horde||Patch 3.0.2|
|Conqueror||Exalted with Warsong Outriders, Frostwolf Clan, and The Defilers.||Conqueror <name>||Patch 2.1.0|
|Justicar||Exalted with Silverwing Sentinels, Stormpike Guard, and The League of Arathor.||Justicar <name>||Patch 2.1.0|
|Storm's End||- Defeat Lei Shen in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.||<name>, Storm's End||Patch 5.2.0|
|the Fearless||- Defeat the Sha of Fear in Terrace of Endless Spring on Heroic difficulty.||<name> the Fearless||Patch 5.0.4|
|Delver of the Vaults||- Defeat the Will of the Emperor in Mogu'shan Vaults on Heroic difficulty.||<name>, Delver of the Vaults||Patch 5.0.4|
|the Tranquil Master||Tranquil Master - Purge Pandaria of Sha corruption, defeating each known manifestation of negative emotion.||<name> the Tranquil Master||Patch 5.0.4|
|the Undaunted||- Complete every Challenge Mode dungeon with a rating of Bronze or better.||<name> the Undaunted||Patch 5.0.4|
|Savior of Azeroth||Defeating in Dragon Soul on heroic mode||<name>, Savior of Azeroth||Patch 4.3.0|
|Destroyer's End||Defeating in Dragon Soul on normal mode||<name>, Destroyer's End||Patch 4.3.0|
|Firelord||Defeating in Firelands on heroic mode||Firelord <name>||Patch 4.2.0|
|Blessed Defender of Nordrassil||Defeat for  and loot
(Note: this title only lasts 2 hours)
|<name>, Blessed Defender of Nordrassil||Patch 4.2.0|
|Dragonslayer||Defeating in the Bastion of Twilight (heroic only)||Dragonslayer <name>||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Blackwing's Bane||Defeating in Blackwing Descent on heroic mode||<name>, Blackwing's Bane||Patch 4.0.3a|
|of the Four Winds||Defeating in the Throne of the Four Winds on heroic mode||<name> of the Four Winds||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Defender of a Shattered World||Completing the achievements||<name>, Defender of a Shattered World||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Slayer of Stupid, Incompetent and Disappointing Minions||Defeating in Blackwing Descent on heroic mode
(Note: this title only lasts 30 minutes)
|<name>, Slayer of Stupid, Incompetent and Disappointing Minions||Patch 4.0.3a|
|The Light of Dawn||Defeating the in Icecrown Citadel on 25-man heroic mode||<name> the Light of Dawn||Patch 3.3.0|
|Bane of the Fallen King||Defeating the in Icecrown Citadel on 10-man heroic mode||<name>, Bane of the Fallen King||Patch 3.3.0|
|The Kingslayer||Completing or||<name> the Kingslayer||Patch 3.3.0|
|the Patient||Use the Dungeon tool to finish random heroic dungeons until you have grouped with 50 random players total.||<name> the Patient||Patch 3.3.0|
|The Astral Walker||Completing||<name> the Astral Walker||Patch 3.1.0|
|Herald of the Titans||Defeat in 10-player mode at level 80 without anyone in the raid wearing any equipment with an item level higher than is available in 10-player Ulduar.||<name>, Herald of the Titans||Patch 3.1.0|
|Starcaller||Completing||Starcaller <name>||Patch 3.1.0|
|Twilight Vanquisher||Completing the Heroic: The Twilight Zone achievement.||Twilight Vanquisher <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Of the Nightfall||Completing The Twilight Zone achievement.||<name> of the Nightfall||Patch 3.0.2|
|Champion of the Frozen Wastes||Completing Achievements||<name>, Champion of the Frozen Wastes||Patch 3.0.2|
|Jenkins||Kill 50 rookery whelps within 15 seconds.||<name> Jenkins||Patch 3.0.2|
|Master of the Ways||- Obtain 600 skill points in all six Ways of Pandaren cooking.||<name>, Master of the Ways||Patch 5.0.4|
|Assistant Professor||Completing the archaeology achievement||Assistant Professor <name>||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Associate Professor||Completing the archaeology achievement||Associate Professor <name>||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Professor||Completing the archaeology achievement||Professor <name>||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Chef||Completing Achievements||Chef <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Salty||Completing the achievement.||Salty <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|the Wakener||<name> the Wakener||Patch 5.0.4|
|Shado-Master||Shado-Master <name>||Patch 5.0.4|
|Farmer||Farmer <name>||Patch 5.0.4|
|the Beloved||<name> the Beloved||Patch 5.0.4|
|Avenger of Hyjal||Becoming exalted with the Avengers of Hyjal||<name>, Avenger of Hyjal||Patch 4.2.0|
|of the Ashen Verdict||Exalted reputation with the Ashen Verdict||<name> of the Ashen Verdict||Patch 3.3.0|
|the Insane||Earn Exalted status with Booty Bay, Everlook, Gadgetzan, Ratchet, Darkmoon Faire, Ravenholdt, and Honored with Bloodsail Buccaneers.||<name> the Insane||Patch 3.0.2|
|Ambassador||Becoming exalted with all six racial factions||Ambassador <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Bloodsail Admiral||Completing the quest||Bloodsail Admiral <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Guardian of Cenarius||Becoming exalted with both Cenarion Circle and Cenarion Expedition.||<name> Guardian of Cenarius||Patch 3.0.2|
|the Argent Champion||Raise your reputation level to exalted with the Argent Dawn and with the Argent Crusade.||<name> the Argent Champion||Patch 3.0.2|
|the Diplomat||Raise your reputation level to exalted with Timbermaw Hold, Sporeggar and the Kurenai / Mag'har.||<name> the Diplomat||Patch 3.0.2|
|the Exalted||Raise 50 Reputations to exalted status.||<name> the Exalted||Patch 3.0.2|
|of the Shattered Sun||Obtained upon completing ||<name> of the Shattered Sun||Patch 2.4.0|
|the Scenaturdist||- Complete||<name> the Scenaturdist||Patch 5.0.4|
|Brawler||- Reach Rank 8 with Bizmo's Brawlpub/Brawl'gar Arena||Brawler <name>||Patch 5.0.4|
|Brewmaster||Completing all of the Brewmaster major achievements.||Brewmaster <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Elder||Completing all of the Lunar Festival Achievements||Elder <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Flame Keeper||Completing the major Midsummer Fire Festival achievements.||Flame Keeper <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Flame Warden||Completing the major Midsummer Fire Festival achievements.||Flame Warden <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Matron||Completing the For The Children achievement.||Matron <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Merrymaker||Completing the achievement.||Merrymaker <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Noble||Completing the achievement.||<name> the Noble||Patch 3.1|
|Patron||Completing the For The Children achievement.||Patron <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|Pilgrim||Completing the achievement.||<name> the Pilgrim||Patch 3.2|
|The Hallowed||Completing all of the achievements.||<name> the Hallowed||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Love Fool||Completing the achievement.||<name> the Love Fool||Patch 3.0.2|
|Crusader||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent the Alliance or the Horde in the Argent Tournament
and earn exalted status with the Argent Crusade.
|Crusader <name>||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Darnassus||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Darnassus in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Darnassus||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Gnomeregan||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Gnomeregan in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Gnomeregan||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Ironforge||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Ironforge in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Ironforge||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Orgrimmar||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Orgrimmar in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Orgrimmar||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Sen'jin||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Sen'jin in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Sen'jin||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Silvermoon||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Silvermoon City in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Silvermoon||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Stormwind||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Stormwind in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Stormwind||Patch 3.1.0|
|of the Exodar||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent the Exodar in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of the Exodar||Patch 3.1.0|
|of the Undercity||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent the Undercity in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of the Undercity||Patch 3.1.0|
|of Thunder Bluff||Earn exalted status with and the right to represent Thunder Bluff in the Argent Tournament.||<name> of Thunder Bluff||Patch 3.1.0|
|Tamer||Completing the meta-achievement by defeating all Pet tamer NPCs.||Tamer <name>||Patch 5.0.4|
|Zookeeper||Completing the meta-achievement by capturing every wild battle pet to be found.||Zookeeper <name>||Patch 5.0.4|
All PvP titles are awarded shortly after the end of each arena season.
- Ongoing titles are awarded afresh after each season, but only last for the duration of the current season, being stripped from their previous recipients at that time.
- Season-specific titles are unique to a specific season and are permanent, but cannot be obtained after that time.
- Arena Tournament titles are awarded only to participants on Arena Tournament realms, and are permanent.
All PvP titles are displayed "<title> <name>", eg. "Malevolent Gladiator Zaalbeth".
|Gladiator||Top 0.5% of arena teams at the end of the previous season.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Duelist||Top 3.0% of arena teams at the end of the previous season.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Rival||Top 10% of arena teams at the end of the previous season.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Challenger||Top 35% of arena teams at the end of the previous season.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 12.||NYI|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 11.||Patch 5.0.4|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 10.||Patch 4.3.0|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 9.||Patch 4.2.0|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 8.||Patch 4.0.1|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 7.||Patch 3.2.0|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 6.||Patch 3.1.1|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 5.||Patch 3.1.0|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 4.||Patch 3.0.2|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 3.||Patch 2.4.2|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 2.||Patch 2.3.0|
|Highest rated arena team in the Battlegroup at the end of arena season 1.||Patch 2.1.2|
|Vanquisher||Top 1,000 overall of arena teams at the end of an Arena Tournament.||Patch 3.1.1|
Some of these PvE titles were for performing tasks of substantial difficulty, and with the release of additional content and more powerful gear these tasks have been somewhat trivialized, so the titles are no longer attainable. Other titles refer to events or mechanics that no longer exist.
|Argent Defender||Completing the achievement.||<name> the Argent Defender||Patch 3.2.0||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Defeat each boss in Ulduar on normal mode without allowing any raid member to die to that boss at any point
during that raid lockout period (except ).
|<name>, Champion of Ulduar||Patch 3.1.0||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Completing the Trials of the Naaru (TK) and (SSC)||<name>, Champion of the Naaru||Patch 2.3.0||Patch 3.0.2|
|Defeat each boss in Ulduar on heroic mode without allowing any raid member to die to that boss at any point
during that raid lockout period (except ).
|<name>, Conqueror of Ulduar||Patch 3.1.0||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Obtaining the (BT) and completing (Hyjal)||<name>, Hand of A'dal||Patch 2.4.0||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Immortal||Completing The Immortal achievement.||<name> the Immortal||Patch 3.0.2||Patch 4.0.3a|
|Opening Ahn'Qiraj with the Scepter of the Shifting Sands||Scarab Lord <name>||Patch 2.0.3||Patch 3.0.9|
|The Undying||Completing The Undying achievement.||<name> the Undying||Patch 3.0.2||Patch 4.0.3a|
These quests required a raid group to be the first to complete the raid on their server, and are therefore essentially unavailable, unless Blizzard opens new realms.
|Conqueror of Naxxramas||Participated in the realm first kill (25-player mode) in Naxxramas.||<name>, Conqueror of Naxxramas||Patch 3.0.2|
|Death's Demise||Participated in the realm first defeat of without the assistance of any Keepers on heroic mode.||<name>, Death's Demise||Patch 3.1.0|
|Grand Crusader||Participated in the realm first completion of Trial of the Grand Crusader in 25-player mode.||Grand Crusader <name>||Patch 3.2.0|
|Obsidian Slayer||Participated in the realm first <The Onyx Guardian> kill (25-player mode).||Obsidian Slayer <name>||Patch 3.0.2|
|The Celestial Defender||Participated in the realm first defeat of on heroic mode.||<name> the Celestial Defender||Patch 3.1.0|
|The Magic Seeker||Participated in the realm first kill (25-player mode).||<name> the Magic Seeker||Patch 3.0.2|
|Flawless Victor||Win ten ranked arena matches in a row with a rating above 2,000 at level 80.||<name> The Flawless Victor||Patch 3.0.2||Patch 3.1.0|
History of PvP Honor System Titles
- Main article: Title#Return of PvP Titles in Cataclysm
Prior to patch 2.0.0, players could earn titles by participating in PvP; ranks would be assigned based on the number of contribution points acquired by killing opposite-faction players during a week. With the release of Patch 2.0.0 and the Burning Crusade, players can no longer obtain or improve their Honor System title, but can choose to display their highest lifetime title they've earned before the patch. All honor system titles are displayed in the format: title <name>.
|Rank||Alliance Title||Horde Title||Benefits|
|3||Rare cloak; 10% discount from faction NPCs|
|6||Access to officers' barracks, tabard and potions.|
|7||Rare boots and gloves|
|8||Rare chest and leg armor|
|10||Rare head and shoulder armor|
|12||Epic gloves, leggings and boots|
|13||Epic helm, shoulder and chest armor|
|14||Epic weapons and offhands|
Return of PvP Titles in Cataclysm
Blizzard has indicated that in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, players will again be able to earn titles by participating in PvP; the old ranks would be given based on a new battleground rating sytem.
In Cataclysm, we plan to make the old PvP titles available based on your performance in our upcoming rated Battleground system, similar to the current Arena titles which are based on your performance in the Arenas. Keep in mind, however, that Cataclysm is still relatively early in the development stages and this information is subject to change. We'll have more on the rated Battleground system and associated rewards in the months ahead.
[...] I'm going to clarify my original post, as I don't believe it's been decided yet whether they'll be purchased with Arena points or Honor points, or if a specific Battleground rating is the only requirement to unlock them. There are no plans to make these titles available for real-world money.
[...] We feel they're going to fit well with the new rated Battleground system. The titles were previously earned through a very cumbersome experience that didn't necessarily measure a player's PvP skill. With a new system for measuring performance in the Battlegrounds, we feel it's a good fit to award the honor title to those who excel. We do not intend for the top titles to be earned in a triival manner. It's going to be quite hard to get High Warlord or Grand Marshal; and not because it's going to requrie that someone plays in the Battlegrounds more than everyone else on their realm each week, but because it's going to require a very impressive win/loss ratio.
The current plan is still for rated Battlegrounds to grant Arena points, though some rewards will require a certain rating from this system just as with the current Arena system.
Source: Blizzard Development Team
- After you earn your first title, the selection drop-down box will not be shown in your character info window. You have to log off and back on for it to be displayed.
- Although there is an achievement for obtaining exalted status with the Aldor and the Scryers, there is no associated title.
- and are technically still obtainable, but only to characters who picked up and kept the relevant quest chains before the achievements were "removed" in patch 3.0.2.
- Many "Realm First!" titles were removed from the beta version of Wrath of the Lich King.
- Honor System
- NPC titles usually help identify either the faction or organization the creature belongs to or what kind of service they might provide.