1-60 Paladin Leveling Guide by Kargoz



  • 1-60 Paladin Leveling Guide

    Class Overview, Talents, Rotation, Weapon Progression, Tips & Tricks, and more!
    A World of Warcraft: Classic 1.13 Guide by Kargoz

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    Introduction

    Greetings prospective wielder of the light, my name is Kargoz and I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a long time. Starting my journey in late 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 Paladins including Oakenlix, Poio, Kamlanaut, Theloras, Killerduki, Space, and especially Lesstorr! My sincerest thanks to everyone who contributed something to this project, your collective understanding of all things Pally was invaluable. I am thrilled to present this Comprehensive Paladin Leveling Guide for World of Warcraft 1.13!

    Class Overview

    Paladins are a plate wearing wielders of the light that offer a tremendous amount of group utility. As the Alliance’s hybrid class they are capable of Tanking, Healing, or Dealing Damage. With regard to leveling speed, Paladins are generally considered Tier 3, however, if you AOE grind with Sanctuary, Redoubt, and Reckoning you have the capacity to level faster than the vast majority of the playerbase.

    Paladins have a pretty slow start from 1-31 in the Retribution Tree, however, at 32 they can respec Protection to a Reckoning Build which allows them to fight multiple mobs at once with little to no downtime. Paladins are one of the only classes to actually benefit from fighting multiple mobs at once, as doing so allows them to build reckoning stacks faster - but more on that later! Paladins have high sustain through casted heals that when talented have over 100% resistance to push back. Paladins are also unique in that they can pick which resource they want to generate in combat whether that be health through Seal of Light or Mana through Wisdom.
    Paladins are also capable AoE damage dealers with high reflect damage and mitigation through one of the best talents in the game Redoubt.

    Paladin Leveling Pros & Cons

    Pros

    Can Perform All 3 Group Roles
    Can Solo Elites & Group Content
    High Group Utility
    High Sustain
    Self Reliant
    Capable of AoE Grinding
    Free Mount at lvl 40

    Cons

    Tier 3 Leveling Speed
    Slow Levels 1-31
    Low Mobility
    No On Demand Slow
    Limited CC Potential
    Gear Dependant
    Can’t use Staves
    Vulnerable in World PvP

    Choosing A Race

    Dwarves: Best in PvP

    Base Stats: 24 Strength, 16 Agility, 25 Stamina, 19 Intellect, 20 Spirit.

    Racial Abilities
    -Stoneform CD (Immunity Bleed, Poison, Disease +10% Armor)
    -Bonus Gun Skill
    -Frost Resistance
    -Treasure Finding

    Humans: Best in PvE

    Base Stats: 22 Strength, 20 Agility, 22 Stamina, 20 Intellect, 22 Spirit.

    Racial Abilities:
    -Perception (Stealth Detect)
    -Human Spirit (+5% Spirit)
    -Diplomacy (Bonus Rep Gains)
    -+5 Skill to Swords + Maces

    Paladin Specific Tips

    The most important aspect of a Paladin Weapon is its Damage Range more so than the weapon’s DPS value due to the nature of Seal of Righteousness, Seal of Command Procs and Reckoning Stacks.
    You can heal easily in any spec 40+ with Blessing of Light and down ranked Holy Light.
    Judgement is not on the Global Cooldown.
    Save Gold by not buying higher ranks of Hammer of Justice, or base ranks of Exorcism, Turn Undead, Blessing of Sacrifice, Holy Wrath, Seal of Justice, Auras.
    You may not need all 4 stacks of Reckoning to kill a mob. You may only need 2-3 so test it out and alter your rotation accordingly.
    Seal of Command only procs off of the first auto attack of a Reckoning Bomb. This is the main reason to use SoR > SoC when grinding with Reckoning.
    Your Paladin mount is a spell and will trigger a pause in natural mana regen. It also is not castable while your GCD is finishing.

    Useful Addons

    Swing Timer <- Click for Link to Addon
    You want a timer that tracks both your swing timer and your enemies swing timer as it will be vitally important to weave movement and abilities between cooldowns in your auto attack. It is also important because when executing a ST reckoning rotation you will need to /sit right before your enemy’s swing timer resets.

    XP / Hr Tracker <- Click for Link to Addon
    Track your leveling efficiency with precision. Use a tool that can share insights such as EPH and EPM and Average XP per kill.

    ReckCounter <- Click for Link to Addon
    An Addon that helps you track your Reckoning Stacks.

    Outfitter <- Click for Link to Addon
    Addon allows you to swap gear back and forth easily.
    This is useful for swapping back and forth a spirit set.

    What Seal Should I Use?

    Seal of Command = Best with Slow 2H Weapon
    3.5 Weapon Speed or Slower
    BiS Seal to use Pre 32 if you have the weapon to support it.

    This will Proc 7 Times per minute (PPM).
    This PPM is how the Ability is balanced.
    You can’t increase the PPM but you CAN
    Increase the damage per proc with a slow 2H weapon.

    You can also Twist seals using SoC.

    Seal of Righteousness = Best with Fast Weapon
    3.4 Weapon Speed or Faster
    Best Seal to use with a weapon that is 3.4 Speed or Faster.
    Best Seal to use when you are ST killing with Reckoning. Each Reck stack benefits from SoR as opposed to SoC.
    If you can sustain through the mana cost judge this Seal on Cooldown as it offers instant damage.

    Seal of the Crusader = Judge During Long Fights
    Fights Lasting 30 Sec+
    Judge SotC before SoR or SoC on long fights where you will be able to extract full value from the holy damage bonus.
    SotC was broken for a long while on certain Private Servers such as Kronos and Lights Hope buffing attack power but not reducing attack damage.

    Life Levels 1-32

    Setup & Rotation

    If Weapon is Faster If Weapon is 3.5 Buff Blessing of Wisdom If Fighting 2+ Mobs use
    than 3.5 Secs Use SoR or slower use SoC Unless Mana is not an issue. Ret Aura if ST use Sanctity

    What is Reckoning?

    Reckoning is a Tier 5 Talent in the Protection Tree that when fully ranked 5/5 gives you a 100% Chance to gain an extra attack after being hit critically.
    This effect stacks up to 4 times and doesn’t go away until used. Thus the term Reck bomb was coined where Pallys stack up max stacks and save them till an opportune time to deal massive damage to a player or npc.
    This talent is amazing because we can control when we get crit with 100% certainty by sitting down mid combat. By using a /sit macro all physical attacks made against you (not spells) are guaranteed critical hits.

    Multi-Target Reckoning

    Setup & Rotation (32-60)
    Start with 1H + Shield Equipped. Buff Blessing of Sanctuary. Retribution Aura should be Enabled.
    Pull & Rotation: Cast SoL and pull multiple mobs (as many as you can handle). Once they are gathered attack one and sit down immediately with your /sit macro. Keep spamming this macro till you are at 4 stacks.
    Then turn around judge and reapply seal then turn around and attack, dumping all reck stacks with a fresh seal applied. Rinse and repeat.

    Single Target Reckoning

    Setup & Rotation (32-60)
    Start with 2H Equipped. Buff Blessing of Wisdom. Ret or Dev Aura Based on Attack Speed of Mob
    Pull & Rotation: Cast SoR, melee the mob once and then spam your sit macro till you get 3-4 reckoning stacks. You will then unleash your reckoning stacks when appropriate followed by a judgement and seal.
    Using HoJ single target is inefficient since it will prevent you from being hit for its duration. Judging every CD isn’t as efficient as you will be tight on globals.

    Full Retribution

    Setup & Rotation (32-60)
    Buff Blessing of Wisdom If Fighting 2+ Mobs use
    Use 2H with SoC Unless Mana is not an issue. Ret Aura if ST use Sanctity
    Use Consecration only when Vengeance Procs.
    Use it at any point in the rotation but don’t clip your auto attacks.

    Ret-Reckoning Build (Fastest)

    Start in Retribution Tree:

    5/5 Benediction -> 2/2 Imp. Judgement -> 3/5 Parry -> 1/1 SoC -> 2/2 Pursuit of Justice -> 5/5 Conviction -> 5/5 Parry -> 1/1 Sanctity Aura -> 1/3 2H Weapon Specialization

    Respec at Lvl 32 to a Reckoning Build in Protection:

    5/5 Redoubt -> 3/3 Precision -> 2/2 Guardian’s Favor -> 1/1 Blessing of Kings -> 3/3 Shield Specialization -> 1/5 Toughness -> 3/3 Improved HoJ -> 3/5 Toughness -> 5/5 Reckoning -> 1 Blessing of Sanctuary

    Proceed into the Retribution Tree:

    5/5 Benediction -> 2/2 Imp. Judgement -> 3/5 Parry -> 2/2 Pursuit of Justice

    Proceed back into the Prot Tree:

    5/5 Imp. 1H Sword Spec -> 1/1 Holy Shield

    Proceed back into the Retribution Tree: 5/5 Conviction -> 2/2 Imp. Ret Aura

    Ret-Reckoning Build (Fastest)

    Notes About The Spec:

    The core assumption with this build is that AoE grinding with Sanctuary, Redoubt, and Reckoning will be the fastest way to 60.

    From 1-32 you will go a straightforward Ret path prioritizing sustain with Blessing of Wisdom over Might and Judging SoR on CD. You respec at 32 because you can get 3/5 Reckoning which represents the efficiency breaking point for it to be reliable.

    Ideally you should strive for a slow 2H weapon with high damage range using SoC and HoJ on CD, however, if only faster weapons are available use SoR. SotC is not worth it to kill on average mobs and should only be judged if you will extract its full value from the fight.

    You get Seal of Light ranks every 10 levels ( 30, 40, 50, 60). From levels 30-35, 40-45, 50-55 SoL will have the highest impact as it was newly obtained. For these levels you can be more aggressive about pulling. SoL is used for multi target Reckoning rotation so as the efficiency of SoL dies down from 35-40, 45-50, 55-60 consider using 2H ST rotation with SoR instead of SoL.

    1H Weapon Specialization > Conviction as Paladins don’t benefit as much from crit as say Warriors. Also, Reckoning can potentially be overkill at times so smoother more consistent damage is better.

    If you plan on tanking dungeons you can shave off 3 points in Toughness for Improved Righteous Fury to drastically help you with TPS.

    Full Retribution Build

    Start in Retribution Tree:

    5/5 Benediction -> 2/2 Imp. Judgement -> 3/5 Parry -> 1/1 SoC -> 2/2 Pursuit of Justice -> 5/5 Conviction -> 5/5 Parry -> 1/1 Sanctity Aura -> 3/3 2H Weapon Specialization -> 1/5 Imp. SotC ->5/5 Vengeance -> 1/1 Repentance

    Proceed into the Holy Tree:

    5/5 Divine Strength -> 5/5 Spiritual Focus -> 1/1 Consecration -> 3/3 Healing Light -> 1/2 Imp. Lay on Hands -> 2/2 Imp. Blessing of Wisdom -> 3/5 Illumination

    Holy Reckoning Build

    Start in Retribution Tree:

    5/5 Imp. Might -> 3/3 Imp. SotC -> 2/5 Parry -> 2/2 Pursuit of Justice -> 5/5 Conviction -> 5/5 Parry -> 2/3 2H Weapon Specialization

    Respec at Lvl 32 to a Reckoning Build in Protection:

    5/5 Redoubt -> 3/3 Precision -> 2/2 Guardian’s Favor -> 1/1 Blessing of Kings -> 3/3 Shield Specialization -> 1/5 Toughness -> 3/3 Improved HoJ -> 3/5 Toughness -> 5/5 Reckoning -> 1 Blessing of Sanctuary

    Proceed into the Holy Tree:

    5/5 Divine Strength -> 5/5 Spiritual Focus -> 1/1 Consecration -> 3/3 Healing Light -> 1/2 Imp. Lay on Hands -> 2/2 Imp. BoW -> 5/5 Illumination -> 1/1 Divine Favor -> 2/2 Imp. Lay on Hands -> 1/5 Divine Intellect

    Stat Priority

    Strength (often abbreviated STR) has the following effects:

    Increases attack power with melee weapons, warriors gain 2 melee attack power per point of strength.
    Strength does not improve the chance to block but it increases the amount of damage that can be blocked with a shield.

    Agility (often abbreviated AGI) has the following effects:

    Increases attack power with ranged weapons, warriors gain 1 ranged attack power for each point of agility.
    Increases chance to score a critical hit with a weapon. You gain 1% critical chance increased for each 20 points of agility. Increases chance to dodge attacks. For every 20 points in agility you will gain 1% chance to dodge.

    Attack Power:

    Attack power (AP) increases your base DPS by 1 for every 14 attack power. For example, an AP of 28 will give you 2 DPS.
    Reckoning Build:
    Strength > Stam > Intellect > Agi > Spirit

    Retribution Holy
    Agi = Strength -> Stam > Intellect > Spirit
    While Spirit isn’t as beneficial on classes that can self heal. It is a good idea on any class to keep a few pieces or even a Spirit Set on hand to swap to with Outfitter between pulls.

    2H Weapon Progression

    Large Axe - 4.3 DPS - Lvl 3 - Starting Area Vendors (Buy Wooden Mallet if you use Maces).
    Copper Battle Axe - 9.1 DPS - Lvl 8 - BoE Green Blacksmith Crafted Item
    Claymore - 9.1 DPS - Lvl 10 - Major City Weapon Vendors
    Edge of the People’s Militia - Lvl 11 - Quest Reward “The People’s Militia” in Westfall
    Ironwood Maul - 11.8 DPS - Lvl 13 - Vendor in Elwynn, Westfall, Loch Modan
    Trogg Slicer - 11.9 DPS - Lvl 13 - Quest Reward “Gathering Idols” Loch Modan
    Heavy Spiked Mace - 12.5 DPS - Lvl 14 - Vendor in Elwynn, Westfall, STV, Loch Modan
    Miner’s Revenge - 13.0 DPS - Lvl 15 - Quest Reward “Oh Brother” Deadmines Foreman Quest.
    Skullchipper - 13.0 DPS - Lvl 17 - Quest Reward “The Absent Minded Prospector” Darkshore.
    Dwarven Tree Chopper - 13.0 DPS - Lvl 18 - Quest Reward “A Dark Threat Looms” Loch Modan.
    Blessed Claymore - 14.6 DPS - Lvl 17 - Vendor in Elwynn, Westfall, Dustwallow, Stonetalon, Wetlands.
    Executioner’s Sword - 15.9 DPS - Lvl 19 - Vendor in Stormwind, Elwynn, Westfall, Wetlands.
    Verigan’s Fist - 25.6 DPS - Lvl 20 - Class Quest “The Test of Righteousness”.
    Bronze Greatsword - 16.0 DPS - Lvl 21 - White Weapon from Blacksmith Quest “Barbaric Battlements”.
    Hardened Rootstaff - 16.8 DPS - Lvl 22 - Dungeon Quest Reward “What Comes Around” Stockade.
    Headbasher - 17.6 DPS - Lvl 25 - Dungeon Quest Reward “The Fury Runs Deep” Stockades.
    Arced War Axe - 17.6 DPS - Lvl 21 - Drops from Commander Springvale Shadowfang Keep .
    Orc Crusher - 18.2 DPS - Lvl 18 - Quest Reward from “Tharil’Zun” Redridge Mounts Group Quest.
    Taskmaster Axe - 19.6 DPS - Lvl 18 - 35% Drop off Sneed in The Deadmines.
    Smite’s Mighty Hammer - 19.7 DPS - Lvl 18 - 20% Drop off Mr. Smite in The Deadmines.
    Merciless Axe - 21.1 DPS - Lvl 26 - BoE Green Sold by Vendors in Darnassus, Deadwind Pass.
    Emil’s Brand - 21.6 DPS - Lvl 25 - Quest Reward from “Insane Druids” Ashenvale.
    Ancient War Sword - 21.7 DPS - Lvl 26 - Quest Reward from “Defeat Nek’rosh” Wetlands.
    Bullova - 22.4 DPS - Lvl 30 - White Weapon sold by Vendors in capital cities.
    Archeus - 23.9 DPS - Lvl 29 - Quest Reward “A Daughter’s Love” Duskwood.
    Strike of the Hydra - 25.6 DPS - Lvl 26 - 20% Drop off Aku’Mai in Blackfathom Deeps.
    Corpsemaker - 28.9 DPS - Lvl 29 - 40% Drop off Overlord Ramtusk Razorfen Kraul.
    Manual Crowd Pummeler - 29.0 DPS - Lvl 29 - 40% Drop off Crowd Pummeler 9-60 Gnomeregan.
    Silver Spade - 31.1 DPS - Lvl 31 - Quest Reward “Venture Company Mining” Stranglethorn Vale.
    Dwarven Charge - 31.2 DPS - Lvl 37 - Dungeon Quest Reward “The Hidden Chamber” Uldaman.
    Rock Pulverizer - 31.2 DPS - Lvl 33 - Quest Reward “Murdaloc” Badlands.
    Ravager - 37.3 DPS - Lvl 37 - 25% Drop off Herod in Scarlet Monastery.
    Bonebiter - 38.8 DPS - Lvl 34 - Dungeon Quest Reward “In the Name of the Light” Scarlet Monastery.
    Mograine’s Might - 38.9 DPS - Lvl 39 - 20% Drop off Scarlet Commander Mograine in Scarlet Monastery.
    Will of the Mountain Giant - 39.5 DPS - Lvl 46 - Quest Reward “Weapons of Spirit” Feralas.
    Grimlok’s Charge - 40.9 DPS - Lvl 42 - 20% Drop off Grim’Lok Uldaman.
    Executioner’s Cleaver - 41.8 DPS - Lvl 43 - BoE Rare Drop (1% Hit)
    Beastslayer - 42.6 DPS - Lvl 50 - Quest Reward “The Mighty U’cha” Ungoro Crater.
    Limb Cleaver - 42.7 DPS - Lvl 50 - Quest Reward “Hurley Blackbreath” Blackrock Depths.
    Diabolic Skiver - 42.8 DPS - Lvl 44 - 25% Drop off Shadowpriest Sezz’ziz Zul Farrak.
    The Chief’s Enforcer - 43.5 DPS - Lvl 45 - 20% Drop off Chief Ukorz Sandscalp Zul Farrak.
    Headspike - 44.2 DPS - Lvl 46 - 20% Drop off Atal’alarion Sunken Temple.
    Sprinter’s Sword - 44.3 DPS - Lvl 54 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Pusillin and the Elder Azj’Tordin” Dire Maul.
    Gatorbite Axe - 45.8 DPS - Lvl 48 - 20% Drop off Rotgrip in Maraudon.
    Princess Theradras’ Scepter - 46.5 DPS - Lvl 49 - 26% Drop off Princess Theradras Maraudon.
    Sarah’s Guide - 47.2 DPS - Lvl 56 - Quest Reward “The Corpulent One” Eastern Plaguelands.
    Angerforge’s Battle Axe - 48.1 DPS - Lvl 51 - 20% Drop off General Angerforge Blackrock Depths.
    Force of Magma - 48.1 DPS - Lvl 51 - 20% Drop off Bael’Gar Blackrock Depths.
    Corrupted Blackwood Staff - 48.2 DPS - Lvl 58 - Quest Reward “Into the Maw of Madness” Silithus.
    The Nicker - 49.8 DPS - Lvl 53 - 60% Drop off Rare Spawn in Dire Maul Spirestone Battle Lord.
    Dreadforge Retaliator - 50.5 DPS - Lvl 54 - 20% Drop off Emperor Dagran Thaurissan Blackrock Depths.
    Ice Barbed Spear - 53.9 DPS - Lvl 51 - Quest Reward “Hero of the Frostwolf” Alterac Valley.
    Doomulus Prime - 55.7 DPS - Lvl 58 - Quest Reward “The Perfect Poison” Silithus.

    1H Sword Progression (32-60)

    Lucine Longsword - 12.8 DPS - Lvl 22 - Dungeon Quest Reward “What Comes Around..” Stockades
    Phytoblade - 12.9 DPS - Lvl 26 - Quest reward “Blisters on the Land” in Wetlands
    Broadsword - 17.6 DPS - Lvl 31 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Electrocutioner’s Leg - 22.1 DPS - Lvl 29 - 33% Drop off Electrocutioner 6000 in Gnomeregan
    Sword of Serenity - 30.0 DPS - Lvl 34 - Dungeon Quest Reward “In the Name of the Light” Scarlet Monastery
    Vanquisher’s Sword - 30.0 DPS - Lvl 37 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Bring the Light” Razorfen Downs
    Dwarf Captain’s Sword - 26.6 DPS - Lvl 39 - Quest Reward “An Ambassador of Evil” Badlands
    Sang’thraze the Deflector - 29.1 DPS - Lvl 44 - 10% Drop off Antu’Sul Zul Farrak
    Zorbin’s Mega Slicer - 28.7 DPS - Lvl 45 - Quest Reward “Zapped Giants” Feralas
    Linken’s Sword of Mastery - 3.3 DPS - Lvl 47 - Quest Reward “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” Un’goro Crater
    Jang’thraze the Protector - 33.4 DPS - Lvl 45 - 10% Drop off Chief Ukorz Sandscalp in Zul Farrak
    Tidecrest Blade - 34.0 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “The Remains of Trey Lightforge” Felwood
    Valiant Shortsword - 34.5 DPS - Lvl 51 - Quest Reward “Mission Accomplished” Western Plaguelands
    Blade of Reckoning - 35.8 DPS - Lvl 53 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Jail Break!” Blackrock Depths
    Enchanted Azsharite Felbane Sword - 35.8 DPS - Lvl 55 - Quest Reward “Azsharite Weaponry” STV

    1H Axe Progression (32-60)

    Crescent of Forlorn Spirits - 18.1 DPS - Lvl 22 - Quest Reward “The Legend of Stalvan” Duskwood
    Fish Gutter - 16.7 DPS - Lvl 25 - Quest Reward “Stormwind Ho!” Hillsbrad Foothills
    Barreling Reaper - 16.6 DPS - Lvl 26 - Quest Reward “Defeat Nek’rosh” in Wetlands
    Crescent Axe - 17.1 DPS - Lvl 30 - White Weapon sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Guerilla Cleaver - 17.7 DPS - Lvl 30 - Quest Reward from “Bad Medicine” Stranglethorn Vale
    Gutterblade - 16.1 DPS - Lvl 30 - Quest Reward “Raene’s Cleansing” in Ashenvale
    Pronged Reaver - 24.0 DPS - Lvl 31 - 20% Drop off Charlga Razorflank in Razorfen Kraul
    Glutton’s Cleaver - 23.0 DPS - Lvl 36 - 50% Drop off Glutton in Razorfen Downs
    Ripsaw - 33.3 DPS - Lvl 45 - 20% Drop off Chief Ukorz Sandscalp in Zul Farrak
    Eater of the Dead - 32.0 DPS - Lvl 49 - 33% Drop off Ogom The Wretched in Sunken Temple
    Grizzle’s Skinner - 36.5 DPS - Lvl 50 - 35% Drop off Grizzle in Blackrock Depths
    Ornate Thorium Handaxe - 32.6 DPS - Lvl 50 - BoP Crafted by Blacksmith
    Tooth of Eranikus - 37.1 DPS - Lvl 51 - 28% Drop off Shade of Eranikus in Sunken Temple
    Soulbreaker - 37.5 DPS - Lvl 52 - 20% Drop off The Unforgiven in Stratholme
    Well Balanced Axe - 36.3 DPS - Lvl 56 - 25% Drop off Illyana Ravenoak in Dire Maul
    Bone Slicing Hatchet - 40.6 DPS - Lvl 57 - 20% Drop off Maleki the Palid in Stratholme

    1H Mace Progression (32-60)

    Skullbreaker - 18.8 DPS - Lvl 28 - Dungeon Quest Reward “An Unholy Alliance” Razerfen Downs
    Truncheon - 16.6 DPS - Lvl 29 - White Weapon Sold by Vendors in Ironforge, Stormwind, STV, Darnassus
    Bookmaker’s Scepter - 19.6 DPS - Lvl 30 - Quest Reward “The Hidden Key” Stranglethorn Vale
    Ryedol’s Hammer - 19.0 DPS - Lvl 35 - Quest Reward “A Dwarf and His Tools” Badlands
    Black Water Hammer - 22.2 DPS - Lvl 35 - Quest Reward “Deep Sea Salvage” Arathi Highlands
    Hand of Righteousness - 29.8 DPS - Lvl 39 - 20% Drop off High Inquisitor Whitemane in Scarlet Monastery
    Galgann’s Firehammer - 27.5 DPS - Lvl 41 - 20% Drop off Galgan Firehammer in Uldaman
    Gryphon Rider’s Stormhammer - 31.5 - Lvl 42 - Quest Reward “Saving Sharpbeak” Hinterlands
    Furlbolg Medicine Totem - 31.0 DPS - Lvl 47 - Rep Reward sold by Gorn One Eye in Winterspring
    The Hand of Antu’Sul - 32.2 DPS - Lvl 43 - 20% Drop off Antu’sul in Zul Farrak
    Beastsmasher - 32.9 DPS - Lvl 50 - Quest Reward from “The Might U’cha” Un’goro Crater
    Grave Scepter - 32.2 DPS - Lvl 51 - Quest Reward from “Return to Tinkee” Winterspring
    Might of Hakkar - 35.8 DPS - Lvl 49 - 28% Drop off Avatar of Hakkar in Sunken Temple
    Serenity - 37.5 DPS - Lvl 52 - BoE Rare Crafted by Blacksmiths

    Shield Progression (32-60)

    Captain Rackmore’s Wheel - 678 Armor - Lvl 32 - Quest Reward “Claim Rackmore’s Treasure” Desolace
    Energized Stone Circle - 678 Armor - Lvl 33 - Dungeon Quest Reward “Power Stones” Uldaman
    Heart of Agamaggan - 776 Armor - Lvl 31 - 40% Drop off Charlga Razorflank in Razorfen Kraul
    Thermaplugg’s Central Core - 795 Armor - Lvl 32 - 30% Drop off Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan
    Studded Ring Shield - 771 Armor - Lvl 32 - Quest Reward “Gizelton Caravan” in Desolace
    Salbac Shield - 1408 Armor - Lvl 36 - Quest Reward “Scrounging” Badlands
    Pit Fighter’s Shield - 1148 Armor - Lvl 39 - Quest Reward “Trol’kalar” Arathi Highlands
    Olaf’s All Purpose Shield - 1287 Armor - Lvl 37 - 50% Drop off Olaf in Uldaman
    Aegis of the Scarlet Commander - 1548 Armor - Lvl 39 - 40% off Scarlet Commander Mograine - SM Cath
    Optomatic Deflector - 1578 Armor - Lvl 43 - Quest Reward “Rescure OOX-17/TN!” Tanaris
    Stoneshell Guard - 1903 Armor - Lvl 47 - 25% Drop off Lord Roccor in Blackrock Depths
    Shizzle’s Drizzle Blocker - 1691 Armor - Lvl 49 - Quest Reward “Shizzle’s Flyer” Un’goro Crater
    Rock Golem Bulwark - 1994 Armor - Lvl 53 - 25% Drop off Panzor the Invincible in Blackrock Depths
    Crest of Retribution - 2057 Armor - Lvl 55 - 15% Drop off Ramstein the Gorger in Stratholme
    Petrified Bark Shield - 1861 Armor - Lvl 56 - 25% Drop off Tendris Warpwood in Dire Maul

    AoE Grinding Spots (Lvls 32-60)

    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 48-50

    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: 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

    Closing Thoughts

    Thank you so much for your time - I hope this guide was of some help!
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    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

    Awesome guide man. There's quite a few grammar errors and some areas that look like copy/paste was used more than intended, but I got the gist of it. Thanks for posting!


  • Initiate

    I love the guide. Could you clarify something for me It was my understanding that the /sit only worked for private servers and come the launch of classic the /sit for rec bomb would not be available to use.


  • Initiate

    Imo only the video deserves a credit - splendid job there! Standalone, much prefer mmo classic paladin guide. In fact, I wish there would be a ver like in galaxy of heroes with their champions reveal, but what can you do, won't have it unless you write yourself right?