This is a leveling checklist. When a character dings, take a peek here to be reminded of things to do that might not spring to mind at the time. Be sure to look a few levels backwards and forwards to help with your planning. E.g. You might remember to start checking the auction house for good plate armor before you get to level 40.

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These Zones are not race exclusive and it is possible to travel to another but it is usually better to stick to your racial starting zone at this level.
IconSmall Blood Elf Male Eversong Woods Bc icon
IconSmall Undead Male Tirisfal Glades
IconSmall Tauren Male Mulgore
IconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Troll Male Durotar
IconSmall Human Male Elwynn Forest
IconSmall Draenei Male Azuremyst Isle Bc icon
IconSmall Night Elf Male Teldrassil
IconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Gnome Male Dun Morogh

Level 7 Edit

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Level 10 Edit

Ui-charactercreate-classes rogue Dual Wield proficiency can now be learned.
Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Bear Form quest chain
Ui-charactercreate-classes hunter Quest:Taming the Beast
Ui-charactercreate-classes priest Racial Spell
Ui-charactercreate-classes rogue Blade of Cunning
Ui-charactercreate-classes shaman Call of Fire
Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Summoning of the Voidwalker quests to learn Spell shadow summonvoidwalker Summon Voidwalker
Ui-charactercreate-classes warrior First Warrior Weapon
Ui-charactercreate-classes warrior Defensive Stance
Loch Modan
Bloodmyst Isle
Silverpine Forest
Azhara Icon Cataclysm 18x18
Warsong Gulch is now available

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Ragefire Chasm

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Redridge Mountains
Stonetalon Mountains

Level 16 Edit

Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Aquatic Form quest chain

Level 17 Edit

Wailing Caverns
The Deadmines

Level 18 Edit

Ashenvale Forest
Shadowfang Keep

Level 20 Edit

Ui-charactercreate-classes hunterUi-charactercreate-classes warrior Dual Wield proficiency can now be learned.
Ui-charactercreate-classes hunterUi-charactercreate-classes paladinUi-charactercreate-classes warrior Polearm proficiency can now be learned from a Weapon Master.
Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Cat Form is available
  • Quests
Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Summoning of the Succubus quests to learn Spell shadow summonsuccubus Summon Succubus
Hillsbrad Foothills
Arathi Basin is now available

Level 21 Edit

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Blackfathom Deeps

Level 23 Edit

Stormwind Stockade

Level 24 Edit

Razorfen Kraul

Level 25 Edit

Thousand Needles

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Level 30 Edit

Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Travel Form is available
  • Quests
Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Summoning of the Felhunter quests to learn Spell shadow summonfelhunter Summon Felhunter
Arathi Highlands
Alterac Mountains
Stranglethorn Vale
The Scarlet Monastery:Graveyard

Level 31 Edit

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The Scarlet Monastery:Library

Level 34 Edit

Razorfen Downs

Level 35 Edit

Dustwallow Marsh
Swamp of Sorrows
The Scarlet Monastery:Armory

Level 36 Edit

The Scarlet Monastery:Cathedral

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Level 40 Edit

Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Dire Bear Form is available
Ui-charactercreate-classes warriorUi-charactercreate-classes paladin Plate armor proficiency can now be learned.
Ui-charactercreate-classes hunterUi-charactercreate-classes shaman Mail armor proficiency can now be learned.
  • Talents
Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Moonkin Form is available to Balance druids
Ui-charactercreate-classes shaman Dual Wield is available to Enhancement shamans

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Searing Gorge
Blasted Lands

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Temple of Atal'Hakkar

Level 48 Edit

Un'goro Crater
Blackrock Depths

Level 50 Edit

Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Summoning of the Infernal quest line starts (need to be closer to level 55 to finish)
  • Talents
Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Tree of Life Form is available to Restoration druids
Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Felguard is available to Demonology warlocks via Spell shadow summonfelguard Summon Felguard
Burning Steppes

Level 51 Edit

Western Plaguelands
Alterac Valley is now available

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Eastern Plaguelands

Level 54 Edit

Lower Blackrock Spire

Level 55 Edit

Ui-charactercreate-classes warlock Summoning of the Infernal quest line should finished to learn Spell shadow summoninfernal Inferno
Deadwind Pass
Dire Maul:East

Level 56 Edit

Level 57 Edit

Dire Maul:West
Dire Maul:North

Level 58 Edit

Hellfire Peninsula Bc icon
Upper Blackrock Spire

Level 60 Edit

Zangarmarsh Bc icon
Hellfire Citadel: Hellfire Ramparts
Onyxia's Lair
Molten Core
Blackwing Lair
Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj
Temple of Ahn'Qiraj

Level 61 Edit

Hellfire Citadel: The Blood Furnace
Eye of the Storm is now available

Level 62 Edit

Terokkar Forest
Coilfang Reservoir: Slave Pens

Level 63 Edit

Coilfang Reservoir: The Underbog

Level 64 Edit

Auchindoun: Mana-Tombs

Level 65 Edit

Blade's Edge Mountains
Auchindoun: Auchenai Crypts

Level 66 Edit

Caverns of Time: Escape from Durnholde Keep

Level 67 Edit

Shadowmoon Valley
Auchindoun: Sethekk Halls

Level 68 Edit

Ui-charactercreate-classes druid Ability druid flightform Flight Form is available
Howling Fjord Wrath-Logo-Small
Borean Tundra Wrath-Logo-Small
Coilfang Reservoir: The Steamvault
  • If you already have a level 80 character on the same server, you can have them buy a Inv misc book 11 [Tome of Cold Weather Flight] consumable heirloom, and mail it to your level 68+ character to enable flight in Northrend.

Level 69 Edit

Auchindoun: Shadow Labyrinth
Hellfire Citadel: Shattered Halls

Level 70 Edit

Isle of Quel'Danas
Caverns of Time: Opening the Dark Portal
Tempest Keep: The Mechanar
Tempest Keep: The Botanica
Tempest Keep: The Arcatraz
Magisters' Terrace

Level 71 Edit

  • You must have Wrath-Logo-Small to reach this level or higher
  • Zones
The Nexus
Utgarde Keep

Level 72 Edit


Level 73 Edit

Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom

Level 74 Edit

Grizzly Hills
Drak'Tharon Keep
  • Quest:The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran, available from various quest givers throughout Northrend, will teleport you to the floating city Dalaran, where you can set your hearthstone for easy access to portals to the other major cities for your faction, as well as Shattrath.

Level 75 Edit

Sholazar Basin
The Violet Hold

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Level 77 Edit

Storm Peaks
Icecrown Glacier
Halls of Stone

Level 78 Edit

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Level 80 Edit

  • You must have Icon Cataclysm 18x18 to level past 80.
  • Zones
Kelp'thar Forest
  • You can add a third Major Glyph to your talent glyphs.

3,066,000 needed to reach level 81

Level 81 Edit

4,066,000 needed to reach level 82

Level 82 Edit

5,378,000 needed to reach level 83

Deepholm Icon Cataclysm 18x18

Level 83 Edit

6,526,480 needed to reach level 84

Uldum Icon Cataclysm 18x18

Level 84 Edit

Twilight Highlands Icon Cataclysm 18x18

Level 85 Edit

Special 85 Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Raids unlocked.

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