WotLK Classic Preparation Guide

WoW Classic has just welcomed Wrath of the Lich King Classic. It will include a wide range of “new features,” but it will also remove some others. Discover all the tips to prepare this expansion to remaster in the best possible way.

The Wrath of the Lich King Classic expansion has just arrived in World of Warcraft Classic. So that you are not caught off guard, I offer you a WotLK classic prep guide summarizing everything you have to do beforehand to be operational as soon as you leave.

The Basics

First of all, you obviously need to make sure that when you implement the expansion, your character is close to the mode of transportation that will take you to Northrend. The first two areas are Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord, and there are two different ways to access them for each of the two factions.

Important: The Borean Tundra is usually the best way to level up from level 70. However, given the expected massive influx of players during the first few weeks of the expansion rollout, I recommend you seriously consider the other zone, especially for Alliance players.


alliance Horde
Howling Fjord Menethil Harbor



Tirisfal Glades

boreal tundra Stormwind Harbor

Elwynn forest




But before going to one of these areas, you should prepare a few things to make your trip as simple and efficient as possible:

  • At least 1000 gold coins to guarantee you access to the double specialization as soon as it is implemented. Of course, you also need at least 1,000 gold at level 77 to get the Cold Weather Flying, which allows you to fly in Northrend!
  • Make sure each of your professions is maxed out, including Cooking, Fishing, and First Aid. It will allow you to collect and craft WotLK Classic items during your level-up.
  • Have emptied all your bags as much as possible. The endless back and forth between vendors and the area where their quests are located would waste a lot of your time, so throw away all those useless trinkets!
  • Clean your bank. Just like bags, having a bunch of useless trinkets in your bank will only waste your time and annoy you in the long run. Empty all of that and have a brand new bank to store all the items and other components you find in Northrend!


A little extra touch though, as if you want to optimize, you’ll need to have a total of at least 42,075 gold:

  • Cold Weather Flying: 1000 Gold (Available at level 77)
  • Dual Specialization: 1,000 gold
  • Tundra Wandering Mammoth: 20,000 gold
  • Ring of the Kirin Tor that teleports you to Dalaran: 8075 gold
  • Mechano-hog: 12,500 gold (will come later in the game)

Add to that that you will need to have a little extra to not find yourself without gold for your raid components or purchases. Going past 60,000 gold at launch would be good news.

Character optimization

Optimizing your character is one of the main points of fast and efficient leveling, especially at the beginning.

The most important point in this section is your character’s equipment, which should be as powerful as possible. The execution of the creatures will be faster. You will have to spend less time regenerating yourself. So you have everything worth looking for to get the best gear possible before you start leveling up, but it seems like a no-brainer.

However, what may be less obvious is the preparation of upgrades and other enchantments that you can do before implementing Wrath of the Lich King Classic. Getting Reputation Enchantments is a significant power gain that you can benefit from until you get Northrend’s Reputation. Here are the most important ones (variable depending on your specialization):



  • Glyph of Power (Revered Sha’tar) for Ranged DPS (except Hunters)
  • Glyph of Ferocity (Revered Cenarion Expedition) for melee DPS and hunters
  • Glyph of the Defender (Revered Timekeeper) for tanks
  • Glyph of Renewal (Honor Hold or Revered Thrallmar) for Healers
  • Glyph of the Gladiator (Revered Shattered Sun) for PvP players


  • Greater Orb Inscription (Exalted Cryers) for Ranged DPS (except Hunters)
  • Greater Inscription of Vengeance (Cryers Exalted) for melee DPS and hunters
  • Greater Protection Inscription (Aldor Exalted) for tanks
  • Greater Inscription of Faith (Aldor Exalted) for Healers



To effectively anticipate the journey ahead, you must prepare as if you were going on a raid. Nothing should be left to chance, which is why it is recommended to prepare before D-Day:

  • A large number of elixirs or flasks tailored to your class and specialization. Early on, they’ll come in handy even at level 80, as the components needed for consumables in Northrend will be worth a fortune.
  • A lot of so-called “burst” potions tailored to your class and specialization if you play DPS. They will also be useful to you at level 80 at the beginning.
  • 60 to 100 super healing potions
  • 80 to 100 foods tailored to your class and specialization
  • 100 to 150 Naarus Rations
  • 60 Heavy Netherweave Bandage
  • Ammo for your ranged weapon (Arrows, Bullets), especially if you play as a Hunter (unless you have Thori’dal )
  • About 20-speed Zanza
  • Approximately 100-speed potions


Level up

Finally, and regarding the release of Burning Crusade Classic, you can anticipate obtaining the necessary items for certain missions in order to validate them once the 10 additional levels available in WotLK Wrath of the Lich King are available. This way, you only have to travel for half an hour at the time the expansion launches to earn a staggering amount of experience without setting foot in Northrend, and all without much effort!

It’s an effective technique as long as you don’t waste time going back and forth. It’s also a great alternative to potential fights that are likely to occur in Northrend, especially in the Borean Tundra.

There are a total of 27 such quests available, but you can only validate 25 of them, as this is the limit of daily quests you can do each day.

This way, and as long as you do the quests that give you the most experience, you’ll start with a total of 306,800 experience points before you even set foot in Northrend. To give you an idea, you will need to get 1,523,000 experience points, so this is approximately 20% of the total. Not bad for something that just requires a little preparation!