The Burning Crusade Classic

Server: Pagle ---------- Faction: Alliance

Overview

We began our journey once Classic came out. As a community, we chose to play on the Horde side of a PvP server. Our Classic side of Evolved did not grow very well, and over the course of Classic, we slowed down with a few players choosing to play on the Alliance side of Classic WoW. When the announcement of The Burning Crusade was public at BlizzConline, we knew it was something our community needed.

We are now switching our focus to the Alliance side of Classic and have relocated to the Pagle server. What started out as a few players has now become many, and we are very pleased to announce that, as of May of 2021, we have officially been elevated to guild status within the Evolved Gaming Community.

Topic Index

Class, Spec, Professions and Leveling Information

The Burning Crusade (TBC) Information

While TBC Classic has a level cap of 70 (ten levels higher than WoW Classic’s level cap of 60), it will still take a fair amount of time to progress from 60 to 70. This guide will provide tips such as the most efficient ways to level, which zones to approach, and general things that you should be doing as you level in the old world as well as Outland.

Burning Crusade Classic Leveling Guide - Guides - Wowhead

TBC Class Picking

TBC Classic Leveling Methods

In TBC Classic, there are a few popular leveling methods: Doing quests, running dungeons, grinding mobs, or boosting.

  • Questing is the most basic method, where you will simply go through zones and complete any questlines in them. Questing can be done solo, although some quests may require a group to complete. Questing is a very flexible leveling method, as it allows you to start and stop at your leisure. In addition, questing allows you to level up professions while you are leveling your character.

  • Dungeons are far more efficient than questing, as they provide more experience and guaranteed item drops that are often better than gear obtained through questing. However, you will require a reliable group of five people that are willing to commit time to repeatedly running the same dungeons for multiple hours.

  • Grinding is also a decent option in-between questing and dungeons. Simply choose a zone and kill mobs repeatedly for experience - ideally grinding mobs that will also drop certain items or provide reputation gains.

  • Boosting is typically reserved for characters below level 60, where a max-level player is paid gold to efficiently kill mobs in a dungeon to provide high amounts of experience to lower-level characters. Boosting is by far the most efficient way to level, although it tends to be quite expensive.

It is recommended to use a combination of these leveling methods, as there are a limited number of quests to complete in each zone and dungeon groups might not always be accessible. However, there are certainly enough quests and dungeons to reach level 70 with ease.

TBC Profession Guides

There are several types of professions in Classic WoW:

  • Production Professions - Players collect recipes, granting them the ability to craft powerful gear which can be equipped or traded. Some professions offer additional perks in the form of powerful BoP crafted items. Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Cooking, Engineering, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring are Production Professions.

  • Service Professions - These professions do not generate trade goods that can be equipped, but allow the player to still create items that benefit players. Enchanting and First Aid are Service Professions.

  • Gathering Professions - These professions supplement Production professions, allowing players to acquire materials that are required to create the powerful trade goods. Herbalism, Mining, Skinning, and Fishing are Gathering Professions.

  • Other - These skills are ones we do not think of as traditional crafting or gathering ones, like Riding, Poisons, and Pickpocketing.

Players must also choose between two Primary Professions - Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Herbalism, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, Mining, Skinning, and Tailoring. The other professions are classified as Secondary Professions (Cooking, Fishing, First Aid) and all can be learned.

Other TBC Profession Guides

Dungeon Information

Here is a list of all instances in TBC Classic, including both dungeons and raids, along with the level ranges and locations.

Dungeons introduced with The Burning Crusade have two difficulty options; normal and heroic difficulty. In order to unlock the heroic level of a dungeon, players will need to be level 70 and achieve other objectives. While the challenge at heroic difficulty is much greater, the rewards also scale up accordingly.

Heroic difficulty instances end bosses will always drop an epic item, in addition all bosses in Heroic difficulty instances will have a chance to drop an epic gem! Make sure to check out Mad Seasons Heroic Dungeon Guide

  • Hellfire Citadel – (Region: Hellfire Peninsula)

    • Hellfire Ramparts (60-62)
    • The Blood Furnace (61-63)
    • The Shattered Halls (70-72)
    • Magtheridon’s Lair (Raid)
  • Coilfang Reservoir – (Region: Zangarmarsh)

    • The Slave Pens (62-64)
    • The Underbog (63-65)
    • The Steam Vaults (70-72)
    • Serpentshrine Cavern (Raid)
  • Auchindoun – (Region: Terokkar Forest)

    • Mana-Tombs (64-66)
    • Auchenai Crypts (65-67)
    • Sethekk Halls (67-69)
    • Shadow Labyrinth (70-72)
  • Caverns of Time – (Region: Tanaris Desert)

    • Escape from Durnholde (66-68)
    • Opening of the Dark Portal (69-72)
    • The Battle for Mount Hyjal (Raid)
  • Tempest Keep – (Region: Netherstorm)

  • Sunwell Plateau – (Region: Isle of Quel’Danas)

    • Magister’s Terrace (70)

Raiding

Karazhan is one of the first raids fresh Level 70’s will be doing, it’s a 10-Man Raid and one of the most iconic raids in The Burning Crusade. Before you can get anywhere in the attunement process, you’ll need to be able to enter Karazhan and that is the first step in this long attunement journey.

Karazhan, Gruul’s Lair and Magtheridon’s Lair (Phase 1)

Karazhan

Gruul’s Lair

Magtheridon’s Lair

Supplemental Tier 4 Guides

Should you wish to learn more about raiding in Burning Crusade, we have provided additional guides and resources, including a breakdown of Tier 4 sets, new buffs/debuffs in the expansion, consumables in TBC, and even a raid composition tool where you can enter your entire raid including custom player names!

Serpent Shrine Cavern and Tempest Keep (Phase 2)

Serpent Shrine Cavern

Tempest Keep

Mount Hyjal and Black Temple (Phase 3)

Mount Hyjal

Black Temple

Zul’Aman (Phase 4)

Zul’Aman

Isle of Quel’Danas, Magister’s Terrace, the Sunwell (Phase 5)

Isle of Quel’Danas

Magister’s Terrace

The Sunwell

Arenas, Battlegrounds & All things PvP

Arenas

Battlegrounds