Having trouble staying alive in the new Classic Hardcore mode? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
As a long-time World of Warcraft fan, I have gone through the leveling experience thousands of times, and learned a thing or two in the process.
I actually dabbled a little in the Hardcore game mode myself, and decided to whip up a guide to help any players who may be lost in the journey. Below you can find 5 tips to make it to level 60 in World of Warcraft Classic Hardcore.
5- Potions are really important
It cannot be overstated how potions can come in clutch when dealing with an enemy you underestimated. Swiftness potions can help you outrun bad decisions, while healing potions can preserve your most valuable resource: Health.
Having a surplus of potions when tackling enemies is always a good choice, and they will remain relevant from level 1 to 60.
There’s also some good money to be made as an alchemist, since potions are a necessary commodity in Hardcore. If you don’t plan on making potions yourself, consider at least leveling up Herbalism while you progress through the game, as herbs are definitely going to be a popular resource.
4- It’s always easier with friends
Leveling up with others can be risky, as their mistakes can quickly transfer to you, but it can also be a pretty rewarding experience.
Keeping a balanced party containing a DPS, a healer, and a tank may result in some pretty fast leveling, and will let you tackle some harder group quests as well.
Partnering up with others in World of Warcraft has always been a major part of the game, and it can even help you make some new friends.
3- Keep your pulls small
World of Warcraft Classic is meant to be played slowly and methodically, and this goes double for Hardcore.
Certain classes simply cannot make big pulls, and have to clean up groups one by one. Even the classes that can perform big pulls are in danger of being humbled by Hardcore.
The easiest mistake to make in Hardcore is to bite more than you can chew. Leveling is definitely slow, to the point where it can be frustrating at times, but keep a cool head and don’t make these newbie mistakes.
2- Consider a pet class
Pet classes are absolutely busted, there’s no other way of saying it.
Hunters and Warlocks are some of the best leveling classes thanks to their pets, who can serve as makeshift tanks and deal a substantial amount of damage.
Having the ability to let something else take damage instead of you in Hardcore is insanely useful, as you can always abandon your pet and run away in case things get too bad.
1- Pick your talents carefully
Survivability is often way more important than doing damage, especially throughout your leveling experience.
It may sound tempting to pick a talent that increases your damage with certain skills, but it’s always worth more to pick a talent that will increase your odds of making it out of fights.
Take a look at every specialization tree before making your choice, and think very hard on whether you need more damage or more survivability.
World of Warcraft Classic is available on Microsoft Windows (through Battle.net).