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The Ultimate WoW Classic Horde Leveling Guide – Part Two: 31-60

WoW Classic Horde Leveling Guide
By | January 20th, 2020 | Categories: World of Warcraft

Hitting level 60 has always been quite a remarkable feat in the WoW universe. And since we’ve already covered how to get from 1 to 30 nice and easy, it’s time to concentrate on reaching the level cap. So, it’s time to dive into the final part of our WoW Classic Horde leveling guide!

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For the second and last installment of our guide, we’ll explore the best ways to reach the level cap. Also, in a similar fashion to the first guide, we’ll be only focusing on the most optimal zones for the 31-60 level bracket in both continents—Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.

It’s also worth mentioning that this is a more general guide for reaching the level cap in Classic WoW; it’s simply meant to give you the fastest and most pain-free leveling route.

What are the recommended zones? – WoW Classic Horde Leveling Guide

The following recommended leveling zones are based purely on logic, availability, continuity, and faction control (e.g. Horde, Alliance, or Contested).

Levels 30 – 40

You’re now deep into contested territories so it’s highly likely for world PvP scenarios to occur, especially in STV!

Stranglethorn Vale (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 30-45
  • Main quest hubs – Grom’gol Base Camp, Nesingwary’s Expedition, Booty Bay
  • You’ll have plenty of quests to acquire across the various quest hubs to keep on questing
  • Stick to the main road to avoid getting killed by mobs
  • Be prepared for plenty of PvP (unless you play on a PvE server)

Arathi Highlands (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 30-40
  • Main quest hubs – Hammerfall
  • Stormgarde Keep is a great place for doing hard quests although you’ll need a group

Thousand Needles (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 25-35
  • Main quest hubs – Mirage Raceway (Shimmering Flats)

Desolace (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 30-40
  • Main quest hubs – Shadowpray Village, Ghost Walker Post
  • Watch out when following the main road as, eventually, you’ll cross the Mannoroc Coven that’s filled with high-level mobs

Badlands (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 35-45
  • Main quest hubs – Kargath, Valley of Fangs
  • Note that there are a few lonely quest givers spread throughout the zone, but almost all quests come from Kargath

Swamp of Sorrows (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 35-45
  • Main quest hubs – Stonard
  • This zone doesn’t have an awful lot of quests as it’s so barren that PvP is very rare

Dustwallow Marsh (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 35-45
  • Main quest hubs – Brackenwall Village
  • Only stay in the upper section of Dustwallow Marsh as end-game elite mobs occupy the southern part of the zone

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Levels 40 – 50

In this level bracket, you’ll have plenty of zones to choose from. More specifically, your best bet would be to travel to a few different zones to reach level 50 as fast as possible.

Dustwallow Marsh (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 35-45
  • Main quest hubs – Brackenwall Village
  • Be cautious when questing in and around the Stonemaul Ruins as elite mobs patrol the nearby Onyxia Lair dungeon (level 60)

Stranglethorn Vale (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 30-45
  • Main quest hubs – Grom’gol Base Camp, Booty Bay
  • Ideally, you’d now start doing the harder Booty Bay quests
  • Again, watch out for enemy players (if you’re on a PvP server)

Badlands (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 35-45
  • Main quest hubs – Kargath, Valley of Fangs
  • Try the Uldaman dungeon (level 42+) if you feel like it

Swamp of Sorrows (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 35-45
  • Main quest hubs – Stonard

Feralas (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 40-50
  • Main quest hubs – Camp Mojache
  • Remember that the northern parts of Feralas are reserved for when you’re close to level 50 as mobs are harder there

Tanaris (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 40-50
  • Main quest hubs – Gadgetzan, Steamwheedle Port
  • Note that there are elite mobs roaming outside Zul’Farrak and The Caverns of Time

Searing Gorge (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 43-50
  • Main quest hubs – Thorium Point
  • Ideally, you’d want to be around level 45 to start questing here

The Hinterlands (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 40-50
  • Main quest hubs – Raventusk Village
  • Be prepared for a lot of traveling across this zone

Levels 50 – 60

This is your final push and focusing on several zones abundant in quests will help you to get to 60 in no time.

Felwood (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 48-55
  • Main quest hubs – Bloodvenom Post, Emerald Sanctuary, Timbermaw Hold
  • This zone is extremely compact so expect some PvP every now and then

Blasted Lands (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 47-55
  • Main quest hubs – Kum’isha the Collector, the Bloodmagi
  • Don’t go near the Tainted Scar area as it’s filled with high-level elites

Un’Goro Crater (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 48-55
  • Main quest hubs – Marshal’s Refuge
  • There are high-level T-Rex like elite mobs roaming freely, so never drop your guard when in this zone

Western Plaguelands (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 50-60
  • Main quest hubs – The Bulwark
  • Don’t approach the Hearthglen town alone as it’s full of elites
  • Going to the Scholomance dungeon (55-60) can be a sound plan to get some neat gear and level up

Eastern Plaguelands (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 55-60
  • Main quest hubs – Light’s Hope Chapel, Tirion Fordring, The Marris Stead
  • The main road goes through an undead-infested town so watch out
  • Stratholme (58+) is located here so feel free to try any of its wings (Scarlet or Undead)

Winterspring (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 55-60
  • Main quest hubs – Everlook
  • Darkwhisper Gorge to the south is a big no-no as it’s packed with elite mobs

Silithus (Contested Territory)

  • Zone level – 55-60
  • Main quest hubs – Cenarion Hold
  • Consider the fact that there will be quite some PvP in Silithus, especially once Phase 5 commences

FAQs – WoW Classic Horde Leveling Guide

Now, we’re going to tackle some of the more frequently asked questions when leveling up in WoW Classic.

Will I have to grind often?

Not really, although grinding and WoW simply go hand in hand and that’s a normal part of the leveling process. There will be plenty of quests across the various zones so you won’t need to grind an awful lot, although you might occasionally find yourself killing a bunch of mobs to ding. But to minimize any actual grinding, your best bet would be to just kill every mob on sight as you travel between quests.

Do I need a questing addon to reach level 60?

It’s not necessary to use one, but a questing addon will definitely speed things up—especially if you’re not familiar with vanilla WoW. The best choice, in this case, would be to use Questie as it’s what most players on Classic servers use when questing.

Do I need to get a mount at level 40?

Yes, by all means, do buy a mount when you reach level 40. Getting a level 40 mount will boost your speed by 60%, which will result in less traveling so that you can focus on what matters most—questing and leveling up. It’ll cost you 90 gold but those are probably the best 90 gold you’ll ever spend.

Conclusion

And that’s a wrap for the second and final installment of our two-part ultimate WoW Classic Horde leveling guide. We just showed you the best methods and leveling routes to get you from 31 to 60, so it’s time to put all this awesome information to good use! If you havn’t gone through the Part 1 for level 1-30 then have a look.

Hopefully, you’ll get there in a jiffy. Don’t forget to let us know how your quest to reach the level cap went. Did you skip any zones and which? Drop your answer below!

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    Lou Buren January 29, 2020 at 6:16 pm - Reply

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