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WoW Classic: Paladin Leveling Guide 1-60

WoW Classic: Paladin Leveling Guide 1-60

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

WoW Classic: Paladin Leveling 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 Paladin.

Good at tanking and healing, even at a high level
Can fight multiple creatures at the same time (even elites)
Very good in a group (Blessings, Auras...)
Has good AoE
Two free class mounts (which are hard to get)
Effectively no mobility
Very slow levelling to begin with
Very dependent on gear
Doesn't offer much CC

Stats to Focus On When Levelling

Strength > Stamina > Intellect > Agility > Spirit

Best Build For Levelling

Levelling a paladin consists of two parts: from Levels 1-22, and from Levels 22-60. You'll have to use two entirely different builds which function completely differently. Before Level 22, you'll mainly be relying on Seal of Righteousness. But once you reach Level 22 and respec, you'll begin to use Seal of Command. Here are the talents you should prioritise when levelling up:

From Level 1-22

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  1. Divine Strength 5/5
  2. Improved Seal of Righteousness 5/5
  3. Improved Blessing of Might 5/5

From Level 22-60

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  1. Improved Blessing of Might 5/5
  2. Deflection 5/5
  3. Seal of Command 1/1
  4. Pursuit of Justice 2/2
  5. Conviction 5/5
  6. Eye for an Eye 2/2
  7. Sanctity Aura 1/1
  8. Two-Handed Weapon Specialisation 3/3
  9. Vindication 1/3
  10. Vengeance 5/5
  11. Divine Strength 5/5
  12. Divine Intellect 5/5
  13. Repentance 1/1
  14. Improved Devotion Aura 5/5
  15. Guardian's Favour 2/2
  16. Precision 3/3

Spells and Abilities to Prioritise


Spell or Ability


Everything available in this range


Blessing of Might (Rank 2)

Holy Light (Rank 3)


Seal of Righteousness (Rank 3)

Blessing of Freedom

Blessing of Wisdom (Rank 1)

Divine Protection (Rank 2)


Holy Light (Rank 4)

Blessing of Might (Rank 3)


Hammer of Justice (Rank 2)

Blessing of Wisdom (Rank 2)


Seal of Command (Rank 2)

Lay on Hands (Rank 2)

Holy Light (Rank 5)

Devotion Aura (Rank 4)


Blessing of Might (Rank 4)

Divine Shield (Rank 1)

Blessing of Wisdom (Rank 3)


Summon Warhorse

Hammer of Justice (Rank 3)

Plate Mail

Seal of Command (Rank 3)

Holy Light (Rank 6)


Blessing of Might (Rank 5)


Hammer of Wrath (Rank 1)

Blessing of Wisdom (Rank 4)


Divine Shield (Rank 2)

Seal of Command (Rank 4)

Lay on Hands (Rank 3)

Holy Light (Rank 7)


Greater Blessing of Might (Rank 1)

Hammer of Wrath (Rank 2)

Hammer of Justice (Rank 4)

Holy Light (Rank 8)

Greater Blessing of Wisdom (Rank 1)

Rotations and Important Information for Levelling

Basic Information

  1. Keep yourself buffed with an aura at all times, which will typically be Sanctity Aura if you're above Level 30 and don't require damage reduction. Otherwise, buff yourself with Devotion Aura
  2. Ensure that you are buffed by Blessing of Might at all times, unless you're experiencing mana problems, in which case use Blessing of Wisdom

Rotation from 1-22

  1. Seal of Righteousness
  2. Auto-attack
  3. Judgement
  4. Seal of Righteousness
  5. Auto-attack
  6. Auto-attack
  7. Auto-attack
  8. Judgement
  9. Auto-attack

Rotation from 22-60

  1. Seal of Command
  2. Auto-attack
  3. Judgement
  4. Seal of Command
  5. Auto-attack
  6. Auto-attack
  7. Auto-attack
  8. Judgement
  9. Auto-attack
  10. Hammer of Wrath to finish off the target

Useful Weapons and Armour

  1. Large Axe or Wooden Mallet, depending on your primary weapon skill, sold by any Weapons Vendor at Level 3, regardless of starting area
  2. Edge of the People's Militia, a quest reward from The People's Militia (Level 9+), given by Gyran Stoutmantle in Westfall, taking place in The Deadmines
  3. Miner's Revenge, a quest reward from Oh Brother... (Level 15+), given by Wilder Thistlenettle in Stormwind, taking place 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. Smite's Mighty Hammer, dropped by Mr. Smite in The Deadmines
  6. Ancient War Sword, a quest reward from Defeat Nek'rosh (Level 23+), given by Dragonmaw Catapult in Wetlands
  7. Corpsemaker, dropped by Overlord Ramtusk in Razorfen Kraul
  8. Mograine's Might, Dropped by Scarlet Command Mograine in Scarlet Monastery (Cathedral)
  9. The Rockpounder, dropped by Archaedas in Uldaman
  10. Stoneslayer, dropped by Archaedas in Uldaman
  11. Drakefang Butcher, dropped by Dreamscythe, Hazzas, Morhpaz, and Weaver in The Temple of Atal'Hakkar
  12. Princess Theradras' Scepter, Dropped by Princess Theradras in Maraudon
  13. Lightforged Blade, a reward from the Paladin quest Forging the Mightstone (Level 50+)
  14. Sul'thraze the Lasher, forged by combining Sang'thraze the Deflector, dropped by Antu'sul in Zul'Farrak, and Jang'thraze the Protector, dropped by Chief Ukorz Sandscalp in Zul'Farrak
  15. Force of Magma, dropped by Bael'Gar in Blackrock Depths
  16. Impervious Giant, dropped by The Seven in Blackrock Depths
  17. Corruption, crafted by Blacksmiths
  18. Lavastone Hammer, dropped by Magmus in Blackrock Depths

What Race Should I Choose?


Humans have two serious advantages: Mace Specialisation and Sword Specialisation, both of which are very useful if you use their corresponding weapons. Diplomacy comes in handy when grinding reputation and Perception is particularly useful for PvP.


Dwarfs receive additional survivability from Stoneform, which not only makes them a great choice for PvP, especially against Rogues, but also for PvE. Frost Resistance not only has situational usage in PvE, but is also especially useful in PvP when facing off against your soon-to-be nemesis: the Frost Mage.

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.



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 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 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 Paladins 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 Paladins, 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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