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WoW Classic: Druid Levelling Guide 1-60

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WoW Classic: Druid Levelling Guide 1-60
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We've put together a comprehensive guide to show you the best way to level your Druid from 1-60 that covers Talents, Rotations, Stats, Weapons, and Addons.

WoW Classic: Druid Levelling Guide 1-60

To help ease the burden of levelling in WoW Classic, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide on the best Talents, Weapons, and Professions, as well as other information that you’ll need to know as a Druid.

Levels up very quickly
Unparalleled mobility
Excellent survivability
Can be a Tank, Healer or a DPS
Incredible at World PvP
Able to solo a lot of things that are not usually soloable
Can use a Travel Form at Level 30
First 10 levels are long and tedious
Rather weak after Level 40
Not viable at a high level, at least as a DPS
Lots of spells to learn, which itself is not cheap

Stats to Focus On When Levelling

Strength > Agility > Stamina > Intellect = Spirit

Best Build For Levelling

World of Warcraft: Classic

Your main goal in this build is to maximise the strength of Cat Form, and to a lesser degree Bear Form as well. Though it is very weak before Level 10, it is very strong afterwards. However, this build does eventually become less effective from Level 40 onwards. Yet it is still the most effective build, regardless of level. Here are the talents you should prioritise when levelling up:

  1. Ferocity 5/5
  2. Thick Hide 5/5
  3. Sharpened Claws 3/3
  4. Feline Swiftness 2/2
  5. Predatory Strikes 3/3
  6. Improved Shred 2/2
  7. Faerie Fire (Feral) 1/1
  8. Nature’s Grasp 1/1
  9. Improved Nature’s Grasp 4/4
  10. Natural Weapons 5/5
  11. Omen of Clarity 1/1
  12. Furor 5/5
  13. Natural Shapeshifter 3/3
  14. Savage Fury 2/2
  15. Blood Frenzy 2/2
  16. Heart of the Wild 5/5
  17. Leader of the Pack 1/1
  18. Feral Charge 1/1

Note: Before Level 20, put 1 point in Nature’s Grasp, 4 in Improved Nature’s Grasp, and 5 in Natural Weapons. Then respec when you reach Level 20 and follow the order above.

Spells and Abilities to Prioritise

Level

Spell or Ability

1-10

Everything available in this range

14

Enrage

Healing Touch (Rank 3)

Bash

Cure Poison

Thorns (Rank 2)

Wrath (Rank 3)

18

Moonfire (Rank 3)

Faerie Fire (Rank 1)

Hibernate (Rank 1)

Entangling Roots (Rank 2)

Aquatic Form

Rejuvenation (Rank 3)

Maul (Rank 2)

20

Cat Form

Healing Touch (Rank 4)

Prowl (Rank 1)

Claw (Rank 1)

Mark of the Wild (Rank 3)

24

Soothe Animal (Rank 1)

Thorns (Rank 2)

Remove Curse

Rejuvenation (Rank 4)

Rake (Rank 1)

28

Abolish Poison

Dash

Healing Touch (Rank 5)

Maul (Rank 3)

Entangling Roots (Rank 3)

Rejuvenation (Rank 5)

Claw (Rank 2)

30

Travel Form

Faerie Fire (Feral) (Rank 2)

Mark of the Wild (Rank 4)

Rebirth (Rank 2)

Bash (Rank 2)

32

Ferocious Bite (Rank 1)

Ravage (Rank 1)

Healing Touch (Rank 6)

36

Thorns (Rank 4)

Maul (Rank 4)

Rake (Rank 2)

Rejuvenation (Rank 6)

Frenzied Regeneration (Rank 1)

Pounce (Rank 1)

40

Entangling Roots (Rank 4)

Healing Touch (Rank 7)

Claw (Rank 3)

Hibernate (Rank 2)

Soothe Animal (Rank 2)

Dire Bear Form (Rank 2)

Prowl (Rank 2)

Rejuvenation (Rank 7)

Ferocious Bite (Rank 2)

Mark of the Wild (Rank 5)

44

Faerie Fire (Feral) (Rank 3)

Maul (Rank 5)

Ravage (Rank 2)

Barkskin

Thorns (Rank 5)

Rake (Rank 3)

Claw (Rank 4)

48

Bash (Rank 3)

Dash (Rank 2)

Pounce (Rank 2)

Frenzied Regeneration (Rank 2)

Rejuvenation (Rank 8)

Entangling Roots (Rank 5)

Ferocious Bite (Rank 3)

Rake (Rank 4)

52

Healing Touch (Rank 9)

Maul (Rank 6)

Mark of the Wild (Rank 6)

Ravage (Rank 3)

Rejuvenation (Rank 9)

56

Thorns (Rank 6)

Rake (Rank 4)

Faerie Fire (Feral) (Rank 4)

Soothe Animal (Rank 3)

Pounce (Rank 3)

Frenzied Regeneration (Rank 3)

Healing Touch (Rank 10)

Ferocious Bite (Rank 4)

Rotations and Important Information for Levelling

Basic Information

  1. Constantly buff yourself with Mark of the Wild and Thorns
  2. Complete the Bear Form quest chain as soon as possible (at Level 10)
  3. Keep Faerie Fire (Feral) permanently active on yourself
  4. Don't be afraid to change forms if necessary, adapt to your surroundings to survive

Rotation for Level 1-10

  1. Rejuvenation
  2. Wrath
  3. Wrath
  4. Moonfire
  5. Auto-attack until the creature dies

Rotation for Level 10-22

Note: Always use Bear Form in combat until you reach level 20

  1. Wrath
  2. Rejuventation
  3. Bear Form
  4. Enrage
  5. Maul
  6. Maul

Rotation for Level 22-32

Note: Always use Cat Form in combat unless you need to survive, in which case you should use Bear Form

  1. Rejuvenation
  2. Cat Form
  3. Rake
  4. Claw
  5. Claw
  6. Claw
  7. Claw

Rotation for Level 32-60

Note: Always use Cat Form in combat unless you need to survive, in which case you should use Bear Form or Dire Bear Form (at Level 40+)

  1. Rejuvenation
  2. Cat Form
  3. Prowl
  4. Pounce or Ravage (depending on the power of the creature)
  5. Faerie Fire (Feral)
  6. Rake
  7. Claw
  8. Claw
  9. Ferocious Bite

Useful Weapons and Armour

Alliance

  1. Thistlewood Staff, a quest reward from Webwood Venom (Level 3+), given by Gilshalan Windwalker in Teldrassil
  2. Gritroot Staff, a quest reward from The Relics of Wakening (Level 4+), given by Arthridas Bearmantle in Teldrassil
  3. Smite's Mighty Hammer, dropped by Mr. Smite in The Deadmines
  4. Headbasher, a quest reward from The Fury Runs Deep (Level 22+) given by Motley Garmason in Wetlands, taking place in The Stockade
  5. Manual Crowd Pummeler, dropped by Crowd Pummeler 9-60 in Gnomeregan
  6. Wolfshead Helm, crafted by Leatherworkers and equipable by Druids at Level 40
  7. Ironshod Bludgeon, dropped by Ironaya in Uldaman
  8. The Rockpounder, dropped by Archaedas in Uldaman
  9. Princess Theradras' Scepter, dropped by Princess Theradas in Maraudon
  10. Force of Magma, dropped by Bael'gar in Blackrock Depths

Horde

  1. Elder's Cane, a quest reward from Rite of Strength (Level 1+), given by Seer Graytongue in Mulgore
  2. Goblin Smasher, a quest reward from Supervisor Fizsprocket (Level 5+), given by Morin Cloudstalker in Mulgore
  3. Cauldron Stirrer, a quest reward from Apothecary Zamah (Level 10+), given by Apothecary Helbrim in The Barrens
  4. Smite's Mighty Hammer, dropped by Mr. Smite in The Deadmines
  5. Demolition Hammer, a quest reward from Weapons of Choice (Level 17+), given by Tatternack Steelforge in The Barrens
  6. Manual Crowd Pummeler, dropped by Crowd Pummeler 9-60 in Gnomeregan
  7. Wolfshead Helm, crafted by Leatherworkers and equipable by Druids at Level 40
  8. Ironshod Bludgeon, dropped by Ironaya in Uldaman
  9. The Rockpounder, dropped by Archaedas in Uldaman
  10. Princess Theradras' Scepter, dropped by Princess Theradas in Maraudon
  11. Force of Magma, dropped by Bael'gar in Blackrock Depths

What Race Should I Choose?

Tauren

Taurens are one of only two races that can be Druids, along with Night Elves. It is as viable as its alliance contemporary, with its Endurance being very useful for tanking (which you will have to do sooner or later). War Stomp is also useful due to its flexibility. Finally, Nature Resistance gives you additional survivability in some specific situations.

Night Elf

In addition to their Quickness, which gives them a slight gain in survivability, Night Elf Druids benefit from Shadowmeld, which drastically improves the effectiveness of Prowl.

WoW Classic: Race Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of races to choose from, and making that choice has long-term consequences. You don't want to regret your choice later, so we've broken down the races in our tier list for WoW: Classic.

Professions

Herbalism

If you follow our guide when choosing a profession, Herbalism is a great choice, as if you also choose Alchemy, you can effectively become self-sufficient. And even if you don't choose Alchemy, you can still farm materials, either to give to your guild, or to sell at the Auction House for a tidy profit.

Engineering

Engineering is the best choice by default, as it is widely used in both PvP and PvE. From Goblin Sapper Charges, to Arcanite Dragonlings, to even Dense Dynamite, you'll always find Engineering to be useful in some way or another!

Alchemy

Alchemy is one of the most important professions in World of Warcraft Classic, as alchemists can not only create flasks, but they can also craft a wide range of powerful potions, each as strong as the next. Given that Druids don't have to take up a profession to craft specific pieces of armour, they make ideal alchemists!

WoW Classic: Profession Tier List

World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of professions to choose from, from crafting armour with Blacksmithing and Leatherworking to farming materials with Herbalism and Minning. With something for everyone, here is our Classic Profession tier list.

Macros and Addons

There aren't any must-have addons specifically for Druids, but here are some that will make your levelling easier across the board:

  1. Azeroth Auto Pilot
  2. Questie
  3. ClassicCastbars
  4. EquipCompare
  5. EZDismount
  6. MobInfo
WoW Classic: 23 tips to make leveling easier

WoW Classic sounds the return of a long and demanding leveling process, requiring patience and rigour. To make your task a bit easier, we offer some tips for both Horde and the Alliance, whatever your class: addons, zones, PvP, instances and more.

Written by Laerezh, Translated from the French by Millenium.

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