1-60 Mage Leveling Guide by Kargoz



  • 1-60 Mage Leveling Guide

    Class Overview, Talents, Rotation, AOE Grinding, Tips & Tricks, Wand Progression & more!
    A World of Warcraft: Classic Guide by Kargoz

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    Introduction

    Greetings prospective Mage, my name is Kargoz and I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a long time. Starting my journey in 2004, I’ve since leveled multiple classes to 60 on various Vanilla realms, including Nostalrius, Anathema, Zeth’kur, Lightbringer, and most recently on Northdale. I’ve learned through the years that leveling is probably my favorite aspect of the game, particularly speed leveling. The amazing thing about World of Warcraft: Classic is that leveling is a huge part of the overall experience!
    In order to make this guide as accurate as possible I consulted multiple reputable Mages including North (Twitch Streamer), Tmugsy (Twitch Streamer), and the Amazing Gnome Mage Infra! My sincerest thanks to everyone who contributed something to this project, your collective understanding of all things Mage was invaluable. I am thrilled to present for your viewing pleasure this Comprehensive Mage Leveling Guide for World of Warcraft 1.13!

    Class Overview

    Mages are strong levelers capable of AoE Grinding an indefinite amount of mobs at once using their unique abilities and talents. While they do have a slow start from 1-20, Mages start to pull way ahead of the pack once AoE Grinding comes online. AoE Grinding is by far the most effective strategy you can utilize if you want to maximize your XP / Hr. A Mage’s Solo Target Kill Time vs. Downtime is mediocre as you can’t front load spells as efficiently as other classes that have DoTs and you will find yourself drinking after 2-3 mobs. Ideally you only quest as a Mage when transitioning zones then continue to AoE grind in a new spot, however on a crowded PvP server plans can change quick.

    In the latter stages of leveling, Mages get these monstrous XP / Hr peaks if left uninterrupted in places such as the Pirate Cove in Tanaris, or Sorrow Hill in Western Plaguelands. However, the key word is “uninterrupted”. If you are on a crowded PvP server and you are not ahead of the pack, it becomes increasingly difficult to AoE grind. There will be intense competition for mobs and you are highly susceptible to being griefed or ganked forcing you to reset your pulls. In this scenario Mage leveling speed slows down considerably.

    Mage Leveling Pros & Cons

    Pros

    Tier 2 Leveling Speed (Potentially Tier 1)
    High Damage
    Hyper-Efficient AoE Grinding
    Gear Independant
    Highly Engaging Dynamic Gameplay
    Free Consumables (Food / Water / Mana Pots)
    Above Average Movement Speed (Blink / Tele)
    Fantastic Group Utility
    Highly Sought After
    Hard + Soft Crowd Control Options
    Smooth Weapon Progression (Wands, Staves)
    Strong in Open World PvP

    Cons

    Slow Leveling 1-20
    Low Sustain
    No Self Healing
    Squishy
    Substantial Downtime Drinking
    Difficulty Soloing Targets Immune to Freeze
    Not much Talent Flexibility
    AoE Grinding Susceptible to Griefing

    Best Mage Race?

    Alliance Races

    Best in PvE = Gnomes, Best in PvP = Gnomes

    Humans: 22 Stamina, 20 Intellect, 21 Spirit - Perception (Stealth Detect), Human Spirit (+5% Spirit), Diplomacy (Rep)
    Gnomes: 21 Stamina, 24 Intellect, 20 Spirit - Escape Artist (Breaks Snares/Roots), Expansive Mind (+5% Int)

    Horde Races

    Best in PvE = Trolls, Best in PvP = Undead
    Undead: 23 Stamina, 18 Intellect, 25 Spirit - WOTF (Active immune to Fear, Sleep, Charm), Cannibalize (Active HP Regen 200%)
    Trolls: 23 Stamina, 16 Intellect, 21 Spirit - Berserking (Burst on CD Spell Haste), Bonus HP Regen), Beastslaying (+5% Beast Dmg)

    About Spell Hit

    As a Spellcaster you will always have a 1% chance to miss with your spells.

    Against a Target of the Same Level: You have a 4% chance to miss. 3% Hit is needed for cap.

    Against a Target 1 Level Higher Than You: You have a 5% chance to miss. 4% Hit is needed for cap.

    Against a Target 2 Levels Higher Than You: You have a 6% chance to miss. 5% Hit is needed for cap.

    Against a Target 3 Levels Higher Than You: You have a 17% chance to miss. 16% Hit is needed for cap.

    Addons

    Spawn Timer Tracker
    Mobs generally have a 5-Minute Respawn without Dynamic Respawns. This addon will show you not only a timer but where the spawn locations are around you on your minimap.

    XP / Hr Tracker
    Track your leveling efficiency with precision. Use a tool that can share insights such as EPH and EPM and Average XP per kill.

    Energy Timer
    To track your natural mana drinking regeneration ticks.

    Range Finder
    Allows you to track when mobs are in range of Nova, when you are precisely 36 yards away for Max range Frostbolt or Blizzard. Very useful.

    Drinking While Moving

    One trick you can implement if you are trying to push the limits of your efficiency is to:
    Move between ticks in your Drinking based Mana Regeneration.
    This strategy is best used when you have excess water and you are transitioning to a new and improved water source.
    To use this method you need to download an energy timer such as “Energy Watch” which will track any sort of tick. In this case we will be tracking mana regeneration.
    You will drink right before the energy bar fills up (Apx. 90% Completion) then move in the interim time between the following 90% completion.

    Mage Specific Tips

    Stopcasting Macros:
    /script SpellStopCasting()
    /cast Polymorph(Rank 1)
    /script SpellStopCasting()
    /cast Blink
    /script SpellStopCasting()
    /cast Counterspell
    /script SpellStopCasting()
    /unbuff Ice Block
    /cast Ice Block

    You can AoE grind multiple different ways. (Arcane Explosion, CoC Kiting, Blizzard etc.)
    Ideally you should AoE grind in groups.
    Mana is everything in Classic and Clearcasting Procs are INSANE.
    Always keep your Rank 1 Frostbolt / Fireball bound as they can prove to be useful. They have less casting time and provide the same Slow and DoT effect just less damage.
    Create Stopcasting Script Macros for Time Sensitive Abilities.

    Life 1-10

    Alternate between using Fireball or Frostbolt based on new ranks of the spells up to when you get your first rank of Frost Bite then 100% Frostbolt.
    Get a Wand ASAP (Lesser Magic Wand has an INSANE 11.3 DPS)
    Skip Training Arcane Missiles unless you plan on going Imp Missiles build which we will discuss later.
    Rotation is: 3x Frostbolt / Fireball then squeeze in a Wand shot if you have time. If mob is close to dead then continue wanding till death. If it still has substantial HP, Proceed to run then Frost Nova. Continue to run during Nova GCD then cast 1-2x Frostbolts / Fireballs and Wand to Death.

    Infra Single Target Frostbite

    3/3 Elemental Precision -> 2/5 Imp. Frostbolt -> 3/3 Frostbite -> 2/2 Imp. Nova -> 5/5 Ice Shards -> 5/5 Shatter -> 1/1 Ice Block -> 5/5 Frostbolt -> 1/1 Cold Snap -> 3/3 Frost Channeling -> 2/2 Arctic Reach -> 1/1 Ice Barrier
    Then proceed into Arcane Tree:
    2/2 Arcane Subtlety -> 3/5 Arcane Focus -> 5/5 Arcane Concentration -> 2/2 Wand Specialization
    Then proceed back into Frost Tree:
    3/3 Piercing Ice -> 5/5 Winter’s Chill

    North’s AoE Clearcast Fishing

    1-19 Invest Into Arcane Tree (Missiles Build):
    2/5 Arcane Subtlety -> 3/5 Arcane Focus ->
    5/5 Arcane Concentration
    Lvl 20 Keep Talents or Respec based on State of Clearcasting:
    3/3 Elemental Precision -> 2/5 Imp. Frostbolt -> 3/3 Permafrost -> 2/2 Imp. Frost Nova -> 2/3 Imp. Blizzard -> 1/1 Cold Snap -> 2/3 Piercing Ice -> 2/2 Arctic Reach -> 3/3 Piercing Ice -> 2/3 Frost Channeling -> 1/1 Ice Block -> 3/3 Frost Channeling -> 3/3 Imp. Cone of Cold -> 5/5 Imp. Frostbolt -> 2/5 Shatter -> 1/1 Ice Barrier

    If you respecced at 20 Go Back to Arcane Tree:
    2/2 Arcane Sub -> 3/5 Arcane Focus -> 5/5 Arcane Concentration
    Go Back Frost: 5/5 Shatter -> 5/5 Ice Shards
    Last Point Arcane: 5/5 Arcane Focus
    Respec at 60

    About North’s Clearcast Fishing Build

    Notes About This Spec:
    Race to Lvl 14 through Mob tagging - this is when you get Arcane Explosion. At this point ditch group then begin AoE Grinding with Arcane Explosion, Nova, and start integrating Flamestrike at 16.
    At 20 Depending on if Clearcasting is Buffed or Nerfed you will either respec Frost or keep your Arcane talents and start investing into the Frost tree. If Clearcasting has a chance of proccing on every mob you hit you will stay Arcane if it has a chance to proc once per spell you will go Frost.
    Get Permafrost before Nova for CoC kiting ASAP.
    Use Rank 1 Cone of Cold AoE Grinding Method Fishing for Clearcast Procs.
    Then Use High Rank Blizzard if the Pull Calls for it or Higher Rank Arcane Explosion.

    Tmugsy Mid-Range Arcane AoE

    1-19 Invest Into Arcane Tree (Missiles Build):
    5/5 Imp. Arcane Missiles -> 5/5 Arcane Concentration
    Lvl 20 Respec Frost:
    3/3 Elemental Precision -> 2/5 Imp. Frostbolt -> 2/2 Imp. Nova -> 3/3 Permafrost -> 2/3 Imp. Blizzard -> 1/1 Cold Snap -> 2/3 Piercing Ice -> 2/2 Arctic Reach -> 3/3 Frost Channeling -> 1/1 Ice Block -> 3/3 Imp. Cone of Cold -> 3/3 Piercing Ice -> 5/5 Shatter -> 1/1 Ice Barrier
    Go Back to Arcane Tree:
    2/2 Arcane Sub -> 3/5 Arcane Focus -> 5/5 Arcane Concentration -> 1/1 Arcane Resilience -> 3/3 Imp. Arcane Explosion -> 4/5 Arcane Focus -> 3/3 Arcane Meditation ->
    Go Back Frost: 2/5 Ice Shards
    Respec at 60

    Tmugsy Mid-Range Arcane
    Notes About This Spec:
    Start AoE Grinding ASAP starting at level 20. ST with Imp. Arcane missiles will be more efficient up till that point.
    5/5 Imp Arcane Missiles Pre-20: The assumption with this choice is that dealing with the occasional resist is not going as problematic as having pushback on your spells. Start Using Arcane Missiles when you have minimum 3/5 points into the talent = 60% chance to avoid interruption.
    Ideally you AoE Grind in Groups and start solo AoE grinding dungeons starting mid 40s in Maraudon.
    When AoE grinding difficult mobs downrank your AoE spells to get Clearcasting Procs than use higher ranks for maximum efficiency.
    2/3 Imp. Blizzard depending on how server is. If 3/3 will prevent your CoC slow from overwriting then you will stay at 2/3 since the slow falling off can be a huge liability that will get you killed.
    On Potentially skipping Ice Barrier, Ice Block till Clearcasting is online: “What’s the point, If you’re going for the money - you better not fuck up” LOL love this guy.

    AoE Grinding

    AoE Grinding can be achieved as a Mage through multiple methods. The most known Method is using Frost Nova to root mobs in place and to burn them down with Imp. Blizzard. Another method is to Flamestrike -> Nova -> Arcane Explosion mobs down. Another method is to kite mobs around with simple Cone of Cold rank 1 fishing for Clearcasting procs then using higher ranks of CoC or Blizzard. There are multiple ways to open an infinite value loop as long as your mana permits.

    Here is a sample breakdown of a potential AoE Grinding Rotation GCD by GCD:
    Pull: If 40+ Start Mounted up with Ice Barrier On. If you are under 40 then Face Pull / Wand / R1 Fire Blast to gather targets.
    Control: Once gathered, use Cone of Cold to Slow all mobs and if any resist immediately use Frost Nova as a backup.
    Create Space: Start Strafing Away or Blink Away to Create Distance (Ideally don’t Blink as the mana cost scales).
    Kill: Use 2x Blizzard as they waddle in your direction and rinse and repeat using CoC or Nova to Control:

    AoE Grinding Tips

    When surveying a new area to AoE grind try killing a single mob with your combo to get a sense of its power level. If you are able to kill the mob in 4 Blizzards or less you are probably in good shape.
    Use your Wand / R1 Fireblast to gather mobs that are spread out. Get creative with your positioning to gather them within range of your Frost Nova.
    Do not pull packs of mobs with even a SINGLE ranged damage dealer. Always surgically dispatch of caster mobs first before starting your pull. Even a single attack can ruin your Blizzard costing you a ton of mana and potentially your life because you no longer have the resources to kill the pack.
    Absolutely NO Frostbite talent. This will mess you up in a huge way freezing mobs randomly out of range of your Novas and Blizzards. You have to commit to either the Single Target Spec or the AoE Grinding Spec.
    If after your 2nd Blizzard Mobs are closing the distance and Frost Nova isn’t fully off of CD use Cone of Cold to create more space. Keep strafing away for the couple seconds you need for a new Nova.
    Generally you shouldn’t use Ice Armor as the slow effect will mess up your timings, however, if you are having trouble surviving you can use it as well as Mana Shield to increase survivability at the expense of efficiency.

    Non AoE Grinding Life 10-60

    Wands are incredibly strong weapons that can be toggled on before a GCD finishes cooling down. Make sure you integrate wanding alongside your spells to find a harmonious balance spending and generating resources
    Skip Training Dampen Magic, Slowfall, Detect Magic, Flamestrike, Amplify Magic, Ranks of Fireball, Blizzard Past R1
    Use Frost Ward / Fire Ward when facing Frost or Fire damage. They’re cheap and provide a shield. They share a CD.
    Rotation is: 3x Frostbolt (4x When you have 2/2 Arctic Reach 3/3 Permafrost) then squeeze in a Wand shot if you have time. Proceed to run then Frost Nova. Continue to run during Nova GCD then at that point make use of Shatter effect. Cast 2x Frostbolts and Wand to Death.

    Stat Priority

    Use Spirit Pieces / Set between pulls
    Int > Stam = Spirit > Agi -> Strength
    Eagle Gear is BiS Leveling Gear - Int + Stam
    Owl Gear (Int / Spirit) as a Spirit Set

    Alliance AoE Grinding Spots

    You can Lvl 16-22: Riverpaw Gnolls - Southern Westfall (Coords 59.1 , 72.2) - Mobs are lvls 16-18
    You can Lvl 16-22: Stonesplinter Troggs - Ironband Excavation Site in Loch Modan (Coords 68.0 , 63.0) - Mobs are lvls 17-18
    You can Lvl 20-26: Mosshide Gnolls - Mosshide Fen in Wetlands (Coords 63.0 50.0) - Mobs are lvls 21-22
    You can Lvl 27-32: Nightbane Worgens - The Rotting Orchard in Duskwood (Coords 62.5 , 72.0) - Mobs are lvls 27-30
    You can Lvl 22-32: Ghouls & Skeletons - Raven Hill Cemetery in Duskwood (Coords 22.0 , 36.0) - Mobs are lvls 24-30
    You can Lvl 29-33: Nightbane Vilefangs - Roland’s Doom in Duskwood (Coords 73.0 , 76.0) - Mobs are lvls 29-32
    You can Lvl 32-36: Syndicate - Northfold Manor (Coords 33.0 , 28.0) - Arathi Highlands - Mobs are lvls 31-33
    You can Lvl 31-36: Torn Fin Murlocs - Western Strand (Coords 44.8 , 66.0) - Hillsbrad Foothills - Mobs are lvls 30-32
    You can Lvl 33-37: Syndicate Humans - Corrahn’s Dagger (Coords 48.5 , 82.9) - Alterac Mountains - Mobs are lvls 32-34
    You can Lvl 32-38: Hammerfall Peons - Go’Shek Farm (Coords 61.0 , 57.0) - Arathi Highlands - Mobs are lvls 33-34
    You can Lvl 35-39: Bloodfen Raptors - Witch Hill in Dustwallow Marsh (46.0 , 19.0) - Mobs are lvls 35-37
    You can Lvl 35-40: Mirefin Murlocs - Dreadmurk Shore in Dustwallow Marsh (Coords 54.0 , 16.0) - Mobs are lvls 35-37
    You can Lvl 39-41: Longtooth Runners - Sardor Isle in Feralas (Coords 30.0 , 52.0) - Mobs are 40-41
    You can Lvl 39-44: Deathstrike Tarantulas - East of Stonard, Swamp of Sorrows (Coords 56.3 , 60.5) - Mobs are lvls 40-41
    You can Lvl 40-45: Wastewander Humans - Waterspring Field in Tanaris (Coords 63.0 , 31.0) - Mobs are lvls 40-43
    You can Lvl 40-46: Marsh Murlocs - Misty Reed Strand in Swamp of Sorrows (Coords 84.0 , 91.0) - Mobs are lvls 41-43
    You can Lvl 42-46: Skullsplitter Trolls - Ruins of Zul’Mamwe in Stranglethorn Vale (Coords 46.0 , 42.0) - Mobs are lvls 40-44
    You can Lvl 43-46: Fire Rocs & Hyenas - Abyssal Sands in Tanaris (Coords 44.8 , 40.6) - Mobs are lvls 43-45
    You can Lvl 43-51: Southsea Pirates - Lost Rigger Cove in Tanaris (Coords 73.0 , 45.0) - Mobs are lvls 44-45
    You can Lvl 45-51: Deep Borer Worms in Maraudon Dungeon in Desolace (Coords 29.6, 62.8) - Mobs are 46-47
    You can Lvl 46-51: Jade Oozes in Skull Rock in Hinterlands (Coords 57.7, 39.7)- Mobs are lvls 47-48
    You can Lvl 48-52: Ravasaur Raptors - The Marshlands in Un’Goro Crater (Coords 67.8 , 60.0) - Mobs are lvls 48-50You can Lvl 52-56: Arena Spectators - Blackrock Depths Dungeon in Searing Gorge (45.5 , 86.6) - Mobs are lvls 52-54
    You can Lvl 52-58: Zombies & Skeles - Dalson’s Tears in Western Plaguelands (Coords 45.0 , 53.0) - Mobs are lvls 52-54
    You can Lvl 53-58: Ghouls & Skeles - Ruins of Andorhal in Western Plaguelands (Coords 45.4 , 69.5) - Mobs are lvls 53-56
    You can Lvl 53-59: Deadwood Furlbogs - Felpaw Village in Felwood (Coords 62.0 , 12.0) - Mobs are lvls 53-55
    You can Lvl 53-60: Whip Lashers in Dire Maul East Runs in Feralas (Coords 58.0 , 43.0) - Mobs are lvl 54
    You can Lvl 51-56: Ghouls & Skeles - Sorrow Hill in Western Plaguelands (Coords 51.4 , 77.6) - Mobs are lvls 50-52

    Horde AoE Grinding Spots

    You can Lvl 16-22: Rothide Gnolls - Fenris Isle in Silverpine Forest (Coords 65.0 , 25.0) - Mobs are lvls 16-18
    You can Lvl 16-23: Wyverns & Stormers - Mirkfallon Lake in Stonetalon Mountains (Coords 48.0 , 40.0) - Mobs are lvls 17-18
    You can Lvl 16-24: Venture Co Workers - Windshear Crag in Stonetalon Mountains (Coords 67.5 , 49.0) - Mobs are 18-20
    You can Lvl 20-26: Mosshide Gnolls - Mosshide Fen in Wetlands (Coords 63.0 50.0) - Mobs are lvls 21-22
    You can Lvl 25-29: Hillsbrad Miners - Azurelode Mine in Hillsbrad Foothills (Coords 26.8 , 58.3) - Mobs are lvls 26-27
    You can Lvl 26-30 Hillsbrad Humans - Hillsbrad Fields (Coords 33.0 , 43.0) - Hillsbrad Foothills - Mobs are lvls 24-26
    You can Lvl 29-35: Random Beasts - Thousand Needles in Shimmering Flats (Coords 78.0 , 71.0) - Mobs are lvls 29-35
    You can Lvl Lvl 30-35 Dabyrie Laborers - Dabyrie Farmstead (Coords 55.0, 39.0) - Hillsbrad Foothills - Mobs are lvls 30-31
    You can Lvl 32-36: Syndicate - Northfold Manor (Coords 33.0 , 28.0) - Arathi Highlands - Mobs are lvls 31-33
    You can Lvl 31-36: Torn Fin Murlocs - Western Strand (Coords 44.8 , 66.0) - Hillsbrad Foothills - Mobs are lvls 30-32
    You can Lvl 33-37: Syndicate Humans - Corrahn’s Dagger (Coords 48.5 , 82.9) - Alterac Mountains - Mobs are lvls 32-34
    You can Lvl 35-39: Bloodfen Raptors - Witch Hill in Dustwallow Marsh (46.0 , 19.0) - Mobs are lvls 35-37
    You can Lvl 35-39: Bloodfen Raptors - Witch Hill in Dustwallow Marsh (46.0 , 19.0) - Mobs are lvls 35-37
    You can Lvl 35-40: Mirefin Murlocs - Dreadmurk Shore in Dustwallow Marsh (Coords 54.0 , 16.0) - Mobs are lvls 35-37
    You can Lvl 39-41: Longtooth Runners - Sardor Isle in Feralas (Coords 30.0 , 52.0) - Mobs are 40-41
    You can Lvl 39-44: Deathstrike Tarantulas - East of Stonard, Swamp of Sorrows (Coords 56.3 , 60.5) - Mobs are lvls 40-41
    You can Lvl 40-45: Wastewander Humans - Waterspring Field in Tanaris (Coords 63.0 , 31.0) - Mobs are lvls 40-43
    You can Lvl 40-46: Marsh Murlocs - Misty Reed Strand in Swamp of Sorrows (Coords 84.0 , 91.0) - Mobs are lvls 41-43
    You can Lvl 42-46: Skullsplitter Trolls - Ruins of Zul’Mamwe in Stranglethorn Vale (Coords 46.0 , 42.0) - Mobs are lvls 40-44
    You can Lvl 43-46: Fire Rocs & Hyenas - Abyssal Sands in Tanaris (Coords 44.8 , 40.6) - Mobs are lvls 43-45
    You can Lvl 43-50: Southsea Pirates - Lost Rigger Cove in Tanaris (Coords 73.0 , 45.0) - Mobs are lvls 44-45
    You can Lvl 45-51: Deep Borer Worms in Maraudon Dungeon in Desolace (Coords 29.6, 62.8) - Mobs are 46-47
    You can Lvl 46-50: Nethergarde Miners - Garrison Armory in Blasted Lands (Coords 54.0 , 11.0) - Mobs are 46-48
    You can Lvl 46-51: Jade Oozes in Skull Rock in Hinterlands (Coords 57.7, 39.7)- Mobs are lvls 47-48
    You can Lvl 48-52: Ravasaur Raptors - The Marshlands in Un’Goro Crater (Coords 67.8 , 60.0) - Mobs are lvls 48-50
    You can Lvl 51-56: Ghouls & Skeles - Sorrow Hill in Western Plaguelands (Coords 51.4 , 77.6) - Mobs are lvls 50-52
    You can Lvl 52-56: Arena Spectators - Blackrock Depths Dungeon in Searing Gorge (45.5 , 86.6) - Mobs are lvls 52-54
    You can Lvl 52-58: Zombies & Skeles - Dalson’s Tears in Western Plaguelands (Coords 45.0 , 53.0) - Mobs are lvls 52-54
    You can Lvl 53-58: Deadwood Furlbogs - Felpaw Village in Felwood (Coords 62.0 , 12.0) - Mobs are lvls 53-55
    You can Lvl 53-58: Ghouls & Skeles - Ruins of Andorhal in Western Plaguelands (Coords 45.4 , 69.5) - Mobs are lvls 53-56
    You can Lvl 53-60: Whip Lashers in Dire Maul East Runs in Feralas (Coords 58.0 , 43.0) - Mobs are lvl 54

    Alliance Wand Progression

    Lesser Magic Wand - 11.3 DPS - Requires lvl 5 Crafted Green from Enchanting
    Spark of the People’s Militia - 12.8 DPS - Quest Reward “The People’s Militia” Westfall
    Greater Magic Wand - 17.5 DPS - Requires lvl 13 Crafted Green from Enchanting
    Dusk Wand - 17.6 DPS - Wand Vendor sells this white wand in all capital cities
    Spellcrafter Wand - 20.3 DPS - Quest Reward “Retrieval for Mauren” in Stonetalon Mountains
    Cookie’s Stirring Rod - 22.3 DPS - Drops off Cookie in Deadmines 35%
    Consecrated Wand - 24.2 DPS - Quest Reward “Worgen in the Woods” Duskwood
    Excavation Rod - 24.2 DPS - Quest Reward “Ormer’s Revenge” Wetlands
    Gravestone Sceptre - 29.0 DPS - Quest Reward “Blackfathom Villainy” Blackfathom Deeps
    Rod of Sorrow - 31.8 DPS - Quest Reward “Wanted Otto and Falconcrest” Arathi Highlands
    Burning Sliver - 32.7 DPS - Quest Reward “Crushridge Warmongers” Alterac Mountains
    Blackbone Wand - 35.3 DPS - Wand Vendor sells this white wand in all capital cities
    Cairnstone Silver - 41.4 DPS - Quest Reward “The Morrow Stone” Feralas
    Noxious Shooter - 50.0 DPS - Drops from Noxxion in Maraudon at 20%
    Smokey’s Fireshooter - 53.2 DPS - Quest Reward “When Smokey Sings, I get Violent” EPL
    Rod of Corrosion - 55.0 DPS - Drops from Shade of Eranikus in Sunken Temple 32%
    Mana Channeling Wand - 60.9 DPS - Drops from Cho’Rush the Observer in Dire Maul 25%

    Horde Wand Progression

    Lesser Magic Wand - 11.3 DPS - Requires lvl 5 Crafted Green from Enchanting
    Smoldering Wand - 13.4 DPS - Wand Vendor sells this white wand in all capital cities
    Greater Magic Wand - 17.5 DPS - Requires lvl 13 Crafted Green from Enchanting
    Dusk Wand - 17.6 DPS - Wand Vendor sells this white wand in all capital cities
    Excavation Rod - 24.2 DPS - Quest Reward “Ormer’s Revenge” Wetlands
    Gravestone Sceptre - 29.0 DPS - Quest Reward “Blackfathom Villainy” Blackfathom Deeps
    Gnomish Zapper - 32.7 DPS - Quest Reward “Sunken Treasure” Arathi Highlands
    Dancing Flame - 32.9 DPS - Quest Reward “Final Passage” Thousand Needles
    Blackbone Wand - 35.3 DPS - Wand Vendor sells this white wand in all capital cities
    Cairnstone Silver - 41.4 DPS - Quest Reward “The Morrow Stone” Feralas
    Noxious Shooter - 50.0 DPS - Drops from Noxxion in Maraudon at 20%
    Smokey’s Fireshooter - 53.2 DPS - Quest Reward “When Smokey Sings, I get Violent” EPL
    Rod of Corrosion - 55.0 DPS - Drops from Shade of Eranikus in Sunken Temple 32%
    Mana Channeling Wand - 60.9 DPS - Drops from Cho’Rush the Observer in Dire Maul 25%

    Closing Thoughts

    Thank you so much for your time - I hope this guide was of some help!
    If you have further questions you can contact me in our community discord:

    discord.gg/r9cVrzJ

    About the Author

    I am an entrepreneur, U.S. Army soldier, and lifelong gamer from NYC and currently living in San Francisco. I stream and make video content on YouTube primarily for WoW Classic. I hope to continue to build my channel and this project and to become a positive influence in the Classic WoW community. I hope that more people can enjoy the same life changing experience I had when I stepped into Azeroth for the first time at age 13.


  • Initiate

    Great job on this guide Kargoz! You put a ton of work into this and the community greatly appreciates it!


  • Initiate

    So much of good info here, you're a G! Got tired of guides like on
    head or mmo, and u got yourself a fellow reader now 😉 Classic is Coming, hurray! 😄


  • Initiate

    @kargoz Has it been determined yet if clearcasting is per target, or per cast?