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| Author David Hollingsworth
Wotlk Classic Fastest Ways To Hit Level 80, Wotlk Classic Leveling Guide
With a new expansion, comes more levels. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got a few options for you to get you going in Wotlk Classic.
Normally, when you head into an expansion, the idea is simple. Go through the big portal and do all the quests. Job done, max level achieved, guide over. For Wotlk, however, why not try something a little different? While just questing is perfectly fine, and we’ll give some tips to optimize that, there are other ways, one, in particular, looks like it’ll be very popular.
Leveling to 80 in Wotlk Classic with quests
This is a pretty simple one. Go from zone to zone, picking up and completing all the quests on the way. So, for a simple questing guide, we’ve had a look through a lot of guides online for both Horde and Alliance and we’re pretty happy with the ones we’ve found.
For Alliance and Horde, we think Warcraft Tavern is the best option. Its guides are easy to follow, but give just enough detail that you won’t struggle if you only have one monitor.
Alliance 68-80 Wotlk Classic Leveling Guide
Horde 68-80 Wotlk Classic Leveling Guide
These are your classic, run-of-the-mill leveling guides. They’ll get you 80 in a decent time, ready for your adventure. Now, these guides are probably the fastest way to level outside of grouping or boosting.
Read More: Wotlk Classic Best Addons
Don't forget to learn to fly at level 77!
Dungeon Farming to level in Wrath
Unlike in TBC, dungeon spamming in Wotlk doesn't bring as many benefits outside the XP. However, with servers likely to be very busy on launch day, it might be an option for some to form a group and spam out dungeons. A number of Beta testers originally found dungeons were better for XP, however, that was fixed and now questing should be faster. As we said, a busy server will slow down questing, as will PvP. So it might be worth keeping a group of friends to hand in case you need to hop inside one of the expansion's many dungeons as you level.
The only real benefit to dungeons is using them to gain reputation via the faction tabards. As some factions will have some of the most important enchants. Kirin Tor has the caster head enchant, Knights of the Ebon Blade for physical damage, and tanks will go for Argent Crusade with healers working on Wyrmrest Accord. Outside of that, however, it's probably best to quest as Wotlk has a very linear questing path.
Key addons for leveling in Wotlk Classic
While we did an article dedicated to the best Wotlk addons already, we think leveling deserved a special section. Below is a selection of “must-have” addons for leveling in Wotlk Classic.
Questie – while a little buggy in the pre-patch, Questie is a must-have for Wotlk (make sure to have version 7.0)
Atlas Loot – a great way to check out dungeon loot before you enter. You wouldn’t want to do a dungeon for no reward, right?
Atlas – it’s like Atlas Loot but without the loot, but instead, it has loads of maps.
Autionator – You’ll be getting a lot of items in your inventory, so it’s going to be good to have an alt ready in a major city to sell it all off. This addon will be ideal.
GatherMate2 – GatherMate is key if you want to level with professions. It’ll track nodes on the map and make it easier to farm.
TomTom – Adds coordinates to your map, something that will come in handy if you search up tricky quests online as most people will leave simple coordinates (10.21, etc)
And that’s about it. There’s no super-secret hack method to leveling, you just need to use your time well. Of the above two methods, the first will get you 80 fastest as a solo, though the dungeon method is likely quicker if you have a 5-person group. Plus, the time you’ll save at 80 grinding rep is a huge bonus.