In this World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Leveling Guide, we will discuss some tips and tricks that will help you level up fast in the newest WoW expansion. As is the tradition, Blizzard always tries to keep the leveling process as dynamic as possible and Battle for Azeroth is no different.
If you are leveling from scratch, you will feel the XP requirements have been reshuffled in lower levels while keeping the classic storylines of previous expansions intact. For example, you will be collecting fewer apples and will be more focused on the evolving World of Warcraft.
WoW: Battle for Azeroth Leveling
In Battle for Azeroth, the level cap has been raised to 120 so for most who played in the last expansion will need another 10 levels to reach the level cap.
There will be a lot of us who will start from scratch, especially who do not want to utilize their Level 110 Boost, as they will first want to check the expansion out before deciding on what to play.
You will have to complete all the quests in the Dark Shore and complete the Battle for Lordaeron scenario before starting your journey in Battle for Azeroth.
When done, you will have to go to Silithus and obtain Heart of Azeroth from Magni and begin your adventure into Kul’Tiras or Zandalar, depending on your faction.
Arriving in your faction area will have you choose one of the three starting areas for your adventure. We will discuss in which order you should choose the areas later in the guide.
How to Level Up Fast?
One of the most important things to note during the leveling process is not to sell any equipment to the vendor but go to the Capital and deconstruct to get the resources you need in Warfront.
This works the same as Obliterum Forge in Legion. Scrapping can be done on all the equipment you get in Battle for Azeroth.
The new feature which enables PVP earns you an extra 10% XP gain. You can obtain Insightful Rubellight which gives an extra 5% XP.
If you are at Level 110 and returning for Battle for Azeroth, you should clear your bags from things that are irrelevant or you do not need for leveling. If you do not have at least 20 slot bags, try to get them as soon as you can.
Try to grab as many consumables as you can to both replenish your HP and mana during the course of leveling. This may not be important for some but it can save a lot of time.
If you are someone who is starting from scratch at Level 1, get someone to help you get your Heirlooms Gear. Otherwise, you can just farm dungeons until you hit Level 60 and then you will have to do questing, as it may get boring doing the same dungeon repeatedly.
Outland and Northrend can be boring or dusty as, in my opinion, the questline is not as smooth compared to the later areas of the game. Dungeons are also a bit harder compared to the legacy content. Northrend, in general, is a bit frustrating, as you need a lot of traveling to do the quest which can get quite boring.
In general, it is better to have an off spec of either Tank or Healer to get faster queue in the dungeons. If you are a pure DPS class, try to join a premade group in the Group Finder.
If you are starting along someone, be sure to get Refer-a-Friend bonus so when you are leveling together you get extra XP along with other benefits.
Leveling Zone Order
It is preferable to do the hardest areas first so you can use the benefits of your legendary items. Try to just focus on the main story first and then go for side quests – only if needed. Moreover, the benefits of having a legendary until Level 115 mean you can utilize it where you need the most.
For Alliance, you will have to do Drustvar first as its hardest of alliance areas. Completing the hardest areas first will give you a head start in other areas. It is also one of the faster-paced areas which can keep you ahead of the curve. This area will also get harder as you progress so it is better to do it early.
Tiragarde Sound is an optimal choice for second areas as it is less clustered with side quests. You should go to Stormsong Valley last as its bigger and require a lot of traveling. You might also not have to finish Stormsong Valley, as you will likely hit level cap before that.
For Horde, Vol’Dun the area captures the feel of Battle for Azeroth is both the hardest and continues than other areas in the game. It can get quite frustrating in this area so better to go it early when you can utilize your old gear. The next two areas are highly dependent on personal opinion – Nazmir is filled with mobs and Zaldalar is one of the easiest zones.
Personally, I would go Nazmir first than relax in Zaldalar as leveling adrenaline is fading away. Ending levels are bit harder so it is better to keep easier areas to the last. Remember to complete each area for Pathfinder Achievement required for flying in Broken Isles. It is better to do it now than come back later.
Recommended Items for Efficient Leveling
There were many items in Legion that helped a lot during the leveling process and made the life easier in frustrated areas.
There will be many of those collectibles as well which can improve your gameplay so look out for those. If you have enough gold or a rich friend willing to give lend you some, be sure to buy a Goblin Glider which is incredibly helpful during leveling.
This is so far everything we have in our WoW: Battle for Azeroth Leveling Guide. If you have some tips to share, be sure to let us know in the comments section below!