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GotWarcraft Leveling Guides

The 1-60 (and lower) guides (below) are for pre 4.0 leveling, that's before the shattering. So for most of you they're obsolete. These guides will not be updated anytime soon. The class guides, below, are being updated for the newest builds and info.

Our dungeon guide is also being updated. Keep in mind that this is a "how to dungeon" guide, not a listing of all those bosses in all the dungeons.

Hit our contact page, or leave a comment on the blog, if you think that we should update any of these older guides.

Contents:

 

Leveling Guides by Class

These guides do not cover there "where to go and what to do" parts. What they do cover is builds, talents, leveling tips and so on.

Patch 4.3: The amount of XP required to level from 70-80 has been reduced by about 30%. This will somewhat break PDF and web based leveling guides, but Zygor's is fine with it.

There shouldn't be any real leveling changes between 4.3 and the release of Mists of Pandaria.

Leveling Tips

  1. The Auction House carries a variety of Quest Items. If you're having a hard time gathering bits for some "Collect X GoreTusk Livers" quest then you can buy them off the AH, frequently at shockingly low prices. Buy the stuff, hand it in, finish the quest in a fraction of the time. It helps to have a bank alt for this as it will save you lots of travel time. The alt buys it and mails it to your questing character.
  2. Buy the biggest bags you can afford (Frostweave bags have 20 slots,) but even four 6-slot bags make life easier.
  3. Set yourself up so that you don't have to go to town very often.

  4. Stock up on buffing foods (buy them or level up your cooking skill.) They'll buff your Stamina at low level, and other things at higher level.
  5. Stock up on bandages and keep your 1st aid skill maxed, even if you're a healer. Yes, My Palladins and Druids and such have First Aid. You won't use it often, but there are the odd times when nothing else will do.
  6. Stock up on potions and scrolls (Look into troll's blood potions.) Scrolls can buff any of your stats and last for 30 min.
  7. If you're using edged weapons look into the Sharpening Stones made by Blacksmiths. The stones are usually dirt cheap. Similar enchants are quite expensive. Maces are hard to sharpen, sorry.

  8. Upgrade your weapon(s) every few levels, the rest of the stuff can generally lag a bit behind.
  9. Consider getting the local "kill X of this beast..." quests for more XP, if you're going to be killing them anyway...

  10. Learn to use HotKeys and macros and then memorize them. Your grinding will be much faaster and more efficient and somewhat less tedious. ArenaJunkies has lots of macros.
  11. Get the skinning skill if you're killing beasts (and you'll be killing a lot of them.) The gold you make from the skins will buy your level 30 and 60 mounts. If you like, kill a bunch and then skin them. Feel free to skin what others kill. Skinning also increases your crit rating.
  12. Herbalism and Mining are good money makers. Pick one. Herbalism also gives you a small heal and Mining adds to Stamina.
  13. If you have a choice between killing beasts and humanoids go for the latter, the drops are better.
  14. When you hit Outlands and Northrend start doing the quests. Yeah, I know. Do them anyway.

  15. Zygor's guide review
    Zygor's is our favorite 1-85 fast leveling guide. Check out our full review.

 

Which Class and Race?

Race? It doesn't matter if Gnomes make the best mages if you can't stand the site of them. Ditto Troll Hunters. So pick whichever works for you.

The Blood Elf area, down through the Ghostlands, is probably is probably the fastest leveling area. The quests and mobs are al realtively close together and there's a lot of both. You can get a +7 Stamina cloak if you get exalted with Tranquillen, in the Ghostlands. (Just do all the quests, you'll get there.)

Class?

Once they get to level 10 a Hunter will pretty much outrun everyone to the level cap. Their pets are extremely useful and the pair just works very well at killing very quickly. Especially for beginners. Warning: You'll be automatically stuck with the lable Huntard. Try to learn your hunter well enough to lose the label.

Retribution Paladins will go quickly and aren't hard to play. Heavy armor and weapons, nice buffs, and healthy damage and heals will keep them moving quickly.

Warlocks can level about as well as Hunters, they're just a little more complicated.

Mages throw lots of damage, but they're fragile. At mid-levels they will be resting a lot to get their mana back. This is dangerous on PvP servers. A well-played mage will move quite quickly, though. Frost mages have a lot more survivability abilities than the other flavors.

Rogues and Warriors can move right along and feral Druids aren't far, if at all, behind. Same with Shammies.

Priest - Go shadow and be patient until your Shadow powers mature in the 40s.

Healing classes will find leveling painful unless you're grouping.

Death Knights? Well, they mow everything down.

Dungeon leveling - If you're a tank or healer then your queue to get into dungeons with the Dungeon Finder tool will generally be very short. My Pally tank generally has a wait of zero. Get a decent group and dungeons can be fun and fast XP, not to mention getting you into some nice gear. See our Mdeungeon leveling guide for more.

PvP Leveling - Used to be that PvP in the battlegrounds gave zero XP. That's changed. You can get a pretty fair amount and any time, but if you do your BG PvP on the "PvP Weekend" of a particular Battleground, and if your side is winning, then you can pick up very fast XP. Don't be like so many of the BG clowns. Figure out what it takes to win and help your team do that. Fighting other players on the roads or the middle zones is fun, gets you a bit of honor, and helps your team to lose. You also get far less XP and honor by losing, but lots of people prefer than for some reason.

 

 

 

 

About Powerleveling :

  • Powerleveling - there are three kinds. Generally they're used by people who are either lazy or who just don't want to do the 1-80 grind to hit the end game content.

    1. You pay LowerLeveling4you.something and they level your character to whatever level for some amount of money. Nice easy, if you have the money, and a good way to get banned if you're caught.

      We like to play the game (why bother, otherwise?) so we dont do this. If you want to, and want to risk your account, then go to google and look it up. No, we're not providing clues, you're smart enough to figure it out.

      Oh yes, there are rumors that some of these companies are less than honest. Assuming that's true, consider your self warned.

    2. Botting is using a set of scripts to play your character for you. You set it up, teach it where to go, and so on. Hated by players (those who don't use bots) and Blizzard. Bliz will ban your account if you're caught, and they're pretty good at finding out.

    3. Rushing is where a high level character (friend, guildie, or someone fouind through chat) takes you through the lewer level dungeons. He kills everything and you get XP and, depending on your agreement, you get the loot. This can make for very fast leveling. The downside?
      • You don't learn to play your character (if you get a lot of levels this way.)
      • You will have to upgrade all your skills, by a lot, so you should have some cash.
      • You skip the game and exploration, but that's why you're doing this in the first place, right?

      The upside? Fast levels and gear. Perfectly legal

    4. Leveling Guides - See above. These show you where to go and what to do and some will track your tasks (how many killed, things collected, etc.) The standard in-game guide shows you where things are, once you get the quests, and is far superior to the old style where you has to look it up on Thottbot.com or ask around.

      The guides not only show you where things are, and do a better job than the in-game system, but they show you the best order in which to do the quests. Zygor's guide is our favorite or the paid leveling guides and you can learn more about it here. Highly recommended and we do use it. A lot.


      By the way, Zygor's guides are 100% Cataclysm ready and come with a bunch of goodies. Go here to learn more.

The Old Leveling Guides

 

 

 


 
 

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