Death Knight Starter Area Leveling Guide

Congratulations on creating a Death Knight! Your new Death Knight starts at level 55 and has 0 talent points. The quests throughout the Death Knight starter area will get you to your 51 talent points like all the other level 60’s. This means you will have to do every quest in the Death Knight starter area. Don’t worry though, if you follow this guide, you will be out of there in no time!

These first quests are pretty easy and thankfully all of the starting quests are close by each other.

  1. Talk to The Lich King and grab the quest In Service of the Lich King 
  2. Enter the next room behind you and turn the quest in to Instructor Razuvious. He will give you the next quest, which is The Emblazoned Runeblade.
    Next, use the Weapon Rack on the wall and then we will use the Battle-Worn Sword next to the Runeforge.
  3. The Emblazoned Runeblade can now be turned in and we can pick up Runeforging: Preparation for Battle.
    • Run back to any Runeforge and then use the Runeforging ability from your spellbook. Use whichever forging you would like, I recommend the Rune of Cinderglacier while leveling in this area.
  4. Next we will hand in the quest Runeforging: Preparation for Battle and grab the next quest The Endless Hunger. Now we can enter the circle and set an Unworthy Initiate free by clicking his chains that are connected to the wall. Next we will kill the Initiate and hand the quest in to Instructor Razuvious. He willthen give us the next quest The Eye of Acherus.
  5. Walk back to The Lich King and talk to him to turn in our quest and get the next quest Death Comes From On High. This questcan be a little tricky, you must control an eye and fly it over certain points.
    • Click on the Eye of Acherus. After that you will get control the eye and be able to move it around. You will also have access to the following abilities (they will replace your action bar):
    • Siphon of Acherus – Gathers information about the buildings in the quest.
    • Summon Ghouls on Scarlet Crusade – Spawns Ghuouls that willdiscract Scarlet Crusade Soldiers and allow you to collect information about each building.
    • Shroud – Stealth, this can be helpful for escaping or moving between buildings while gathering information.
    • Recall Eye of Acherus – This ability returns you to your body in Ebon Hold. This is best used once you complete all of the objectives.
  1. While flying around use your ability Siphon of Acherus at the following locations: The Scarlet HoldNew Avalon ForgeNew Avalon Town HallChapel of the Crimson Flame. Once that has been completed, use Recall Eye of Acherus to return to Ebon Hold and turn in the quest. Next grab the quest The Might of the Scourge.
  2. Walk on to the pink glowing Transporter that will teleport you to the lower section of Ebon Hold. Once teleported you can turn in The Might of the Scourge to Highlord Darion Mograine and he will give you your next couple of quests:
    • Report to Scourge Commander thalanor
    • The Power of Blood, Frost, and Unholy
  3. Head upstairs (behind the teleporter you came in through) to turn in your current quest to Scourge Commander Thalanor. He will give you the next quest The Scarlet Harvest.
  4. Next, we are going to fly to Death’s Breach by talking to the Scourge Gryphon at the frontof Ebon Hold.  Talk to Prince Valanar and turn in The Scarlet Harvest. Pick up the following quests from him:
    • If Chaos Drives, Let Suffering Hold the Reins
    • Grand Theft Palomino
    • Tonight We Dine in Havenshire
    • Death’s Challenge
  5. After picking up those quests, talk with 5 Deathknight Initiates and challenge them to a duel. Once you beat them, turn in the quest Death’s Challenge.
  1. Walk down the path to Havenshire Farms and kill 10x Scarlet Crusaders10x Citizens of Havenshire, and then loot 15x Saronite Arrows.
  2. Pick up and then complete Abandoned Mail by clicking on the nearby mailbox.
  3. After all of your quest objectives have been completed, mount a Havenshire Horse in the stables area and ride the stolen horse back to Death’s Breach.
  4. Use the Deliver Stolen Horse ability once you arrive at Death’s Breach. This will complete the quest Grand Theft Palamino. Turn in your remaining quests. At this point, you can finish killing Deathknight Initiates to finish off the Death’s Challenge quest.

    After that, pick up your next quest, Into the Realm of Shadows.
  5. Head back south to Havenshire Farms. Find a Dark Rider of Acherus, and then kill him to steal his horse.
  6. Ride the horse back to Death’s Breach and use the ability Horseman’s Call to call Salanar into the shadow realm. Talk to him to complete the quest and you will now have unlocked your 100% speed Death Knight mount. Congratulations on obtaining your first mount!
  1. Pick up Gothik the Harvester, and then turn the quest into Gothik. Gothik is standing close by. Next, pick up the quest The Gift That Keeps On Giving.
  2. Travel down to the Havenshire Mine. Once at the mine use Gift of the Harvester, located in your inventory on Scarlet Miners. This has a chance to turn them into Scarlet Ghouls. Gather 5 Scarlet Ghouls.
  3. Bring your ghouls back to Gothik the Harvester and turn the quest in. Pick up the next quest, which is An Attack of Opportunity.
  1. Talk to Prince Valanar in Death’s Breach and turn in Attack of Opportunity. He will then give you the next quest Massacre at Light’s Point.
  2. Head back to the Havenshire Mine, to the right you should see an Inconspicuous Minecar.
  3. Get in the Inconspicuous Minecar and wait for a random miner to carry you to a boat at Light’s Point. Use a cannon on the boat and keep pressing 1 to kill defenders. Use the second ability when defenders get close to your cannon. Once you kill 100 Scarlet Defenders your quest will be complete.
  4. Once the quest is complete, use the cannon’s Gryphon ability and return to Death’s Breach. Back at Death’s Breach turn in Massacre at Light’s Point and pick up the next quest Victory at Death’s Breach.
  1. Use one of the Scourge Gryphons to fly up to Ebon Hold and talk to Highlord Darion Mograine. Pick up The Will of the Lich King and train your new level 56 abilities.
    • After that, fly back down to Death’s Breach and turn in the quest. Pick up the next quest The Crypt of Remembrance.
  2. Exit Death’s Breach and enter the fields where you will talk with Noth the Plaguebringer. He will give you the quest The Plaguebringer’s Request.
  3. Head over to the Crypt of Remembrance. Once there, turn in The Crypt of Remembrance and pick up the next quest Lambs to the Slaughter.
  4. Make your way to New Avalon (marked on the map) and use the western entrance. Once inside the Inn, head down to the basement and pick up the quest Empty Cauldron.
  5. After picking up Empty Cauldron, make your way to the Town Hall on the southwestern side of town. Here you will kill Mayer Quimby, and then pick up the quest New Avalon Registry.
  6. Once you have that quest, head back to the Crypt of Remembrance and turn in the quest Nowhere to Run and Nowhere to Hide. Grab the next quest How to Win Friends and Influence Enemies. Pick up Keleseth’s Persuaders from the nearby box and dual-wield the two Keleseth’s Persuaders.
  1. Make your way to New Avalon using the eastern entrance. Kill Citizens of New Avalon and Scarlet Crusade Soldiers while making your way to the Forge.
  2. Grab the Iron Chain from the forge, all the while continuing to kill Crusade mobs until you have completed Lambs to the SlaughterThe Plaguebringer’s Request, and How to Win Friends and Influence Enemies.
  3. Head back to Noth the Plaguebringer, here you will turn in The Plaguebringer’s Request. After that pick up Noth’s Special Brew. Use the cauldron that is behind Noth. This repeatable quest gives a potion that will restore health and Runic Power!
  4. Make your way back to the Crypt of Remembrance and turn in Lambs to the Slaughter, and How to Win Friends and Influence Enemies.
  1. Pick up the quest Behind Scarlet Lines and then head back to the Scarlet Tavern in New Avalon. Once you make it to the Scarlet Tavern turn in your quest and pick up the next quests, The Path of the Righteous Crusader and Brothers in Death.
  2. Make your way to the Scarlet Hold, which is on the eastern edge of New Avalon.
    • Inside Scarlet Hold, head upstairs. Go to the center room upstairs and pick up the Patrol Schedule laying on the table.
    • Use the stairs to go down to the basement. Speak with Koltira Deathweaver and turn in the quest Brothers in Death. Pick up the quest Bloody Breakout, and remain inside the protective bubble that will be created by Koltira.
    • The bubble will greatly reduce the damage you receive from enemies during the waves. Do not leave the bubble, use ranged attacks and death grip to pull enemies into the bubble to kill them. Use the bubble’s safety to also kill High Inquisitor Valroth who will eventually come out after several waves of weaker enemies.
  3. Next, we will head back to the Scarlet Tavern and turn our quests in. Pick up the next quest A Cry for Vengeance.
  4. Walk over to the Chapel of the Crimson Flame. Speak with Knight Commander Plaguefist to turn your quest in and then pick up the quest A Special Surprise.
    • Go into the long house that is near the chapel, this house is called the Prison House. Speak to the NPC the Knight told you to talk to (varies depending on which race you are playing).
    • After speaking to the NPOC, wait for their dialogue to complete and then kill them. Return to the Knight and turn in the quest.
  5. Pick up A Sort of Homecoming, and head back to Thassarian who is at the Scarlet Tavern.
  6. Turn in your quest and pick up Ambush at the Overlook. Next, head over to the ambush location where you need to use the tree disguise you received. This will disguise you as a very interesting-looking tree. Once the Scarlet Courier comes and inspects you, kill him. After killing him, take his Scarlet Courier’s Belongings and also the Scarlet Courier’s Message.
    • Head back over to the Scarlet Tavern and turn in the quest Ambush at the Overlook.
  1. Pick up the next quest A Meeting With Fate and run back over to the Overlook disguised as the Scarlet Courier. (You can actually mount with the disguise equipped)

    Next, turn in the quest to High General Abbendis at King’s Harbor and pick up the quest The Scarlet Onslaught Merges.
  2. Now we return to the Scarlet Tavern and turn our quest in. Next, we pick up Scarlet Armies Approach.
  3. Use the Portal to Acherus: Ebon Hold and turn the quest in by talking to Mograine who is in the center circle of the room. Make sure to train your new level 57 abilities!

    Next, grab the Scarlet Apocalypse and fly back down to Death’s Breach using one of the Scourge Gryphons. 

    Turn the quest in by talking to The Lich King and pick up the next quest An End to All Things.

    Look inside of your bags, and use the item given to you by The Lich King. This will summon a Frostwyrm that can be ridden to complete our quest.
  4. Once on the Frostwyrm use it to fly back to New Avalon. Use the Frostwyrm’s Frozen Deathbolt  to kill 150 Scarlet Soldiers, along with 10 Scarlet Ballistas.

    If you run low on mana or health, you can use the Frost Wyrm’s Devour Humanoid ability on some of the Scarlet Soldiers in the Havenshire Farms. 

    Note: You will have to be basically in melee range for the Devour Humanoid spell to work.

    After killing everything required for your quest, head back to Death’s Breach. Turn your quest in and pick up the quest The Lich King’s Command.
  1. After picking up The Lich King’s Command travel northwest through the cave. Follow the path south to Highlord Darion Mograine who will be at Browman Mill. Once you arrive, you will see a timer on the top of your screen. This will tell you how long until the next attack on Light’s Hope Chapel. Wait until the next attack begins and follow the other NPCs to the Chapel.  Kill everything you see to complete the event.
    • The NPCs will talk for a while after you ‘lose’ the event. Once that is over, turn in the quest The Light of Dawn to Highlord Darion Mograine and pick up the quest Taking Back Acherus.
  2. Portal back to Acherus and turn in the quest Taking Back Acherus. Pick up the next quest The Battle For The Ebon Hold.
    • Use the teleporter and kill 10x Scourge, and also kill a Patchwerk. Head back to Mograine using the teleport once more and pick up Where Kings Walk (Alliance) or Warchief’s Blessing (Horde).
    • Use the portal to travel to either Stormwind or Orgrimmar depending on your faction and turn in the respective quest.

Now that you have finished the Death Knight starter area, you should be level 58 and can continue levelling just like any other member of your faction!

Cast Death Gate to return to Ebon Hold and train the rest of your skills. While levelling as a death knight, you will need to return to the necropolis to runeforge your weapon and train your skills. You can quickly do this using your Death Gate(teleport) ability.

I hope this guide helped you get out of the Death Knight starter area and I can’t wait to see you in Dalaran!

How to get to Dalaran

There are several ways to get to Dalaran in Wrath of the Lich King Classic! In this quick guide, we are going to discuss the different ways that you can access Dalaran. These are really quick quests that teleport you directly to the city from Dragonblight!

Paths to Dalaran

  1. Have a mage portal you
  2. Get summoned by a warlock
  3. Quest:The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran – Non-Mages
  4. Quest:Attunement to Dalaran – Mages

Note about mages

Mages get teleport Dalaran at level 71 (and can portal themselves)
Mages get portal Dalaran at level 74 (and can portal others)

Non-Mage Quest

Today we are going to be looking at how to get to Dalaran city in Wrath of the Lich King. The good news is that you don’t need to actually walk to Silversong forest to get there. The bad news is that you have to be level 74 to get the quest that teleports you to Dalaran City. If you remembered that there is a crystal below Dalaran, you may have walked there and tried to click the crystal below Dalaran. Unfortunately, this will only tell you that you need to click the crystal inside the floating city of dalaran first.. Which is potentially problematic.

The answer to this is actually a quest in Dragonblight!

Both factions can pick up this quest at their respective cities in Dragonblight.

Quest Start Location:

  • The Alliance pick the quest up in Star’s Rest from Archmage Moderao
  • The Horde pick the quest up in Agmar’s Hammer from the Image of Archmage Aethas Sunreaver

Talk to the quest giver and pick up the quest.
Then turn around and talk to him or her again.
This time he will have the option to teleport you to Dalaran!

If you need to look the quest up, the quest is called The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran
Now that you have taken the quest and talked to the quest giver again, you should get teleported to Dalaran.

Once you are safely inside Dalaran, you have to turn that quest in to the NPC here.

Both factions turn the quest in at the same place.

Once you turn the quest in, you can now use the crystal inside Dalaran to teleport below Dalaran.
this will teleport you below the city to the crystal I showed at the start of this guide.

At this point you can use the crystal on the ground in `forest to teleport back up at any time.

Once you’ve gotten to Dalaran though, I usually like to set my Hearthstone here.

I also recommend getting the flight path and using that to fly everywhere.
Dalaran is in the center of Northrend, which makes it a great flight path to have. It can be a pain tracking down all of the connecting flight paths though.

After Wrath of the Lich King has been out for a while, you should just be able to find a mage willing to portal you to Dalaran for a few gold.

You can also get summoned there but that’s a lot more work.

Mage Teleport Quest

Alright, Mages get a little bonus here! They can actually go to Dalaran at level 71 and portal people to Dalaran at 74!

So how can a mage get teleport Dalaran as soon as they hit level 71?

Well, first they could take a shortcut and have another mage who is level 74 portal them into Dalaran.
Once inside Dalaran you can freely learn teleport Dalaran at level 71.

You just walk over to the portal trainer and she teaches you teleport: Dalaran at level 71 and portal: Dalaran at level 74.

Thankfully though, Blizzard did not give mages the ability to teleport to a city that they can’t access.
Which means, contrary to general chat, you can get to Dalaran below level 74!

There is actually an NPC at Star’s Rest, if you are alliance, or Wintergarde Keep, if you are horde, in Dragonblight that offers you a class-specific quest.
For both the Alliance and the Horde this quest is called “Attunement to Dalaran”

To get to Star’s Rest or Wintergarde Keep, you just need to stay on the road from Valiance Keep and you run right into it. If you stick closely to the road, you shouldn’t be attacked by anything!

Keep in mind you do have to be level 71 for the NPC to give you the quest, so you can’t just go grab it early.

Once you pick up “Attunement to Dalaran” from the NPC, you will need to head south to Moonrest Gardens.
There you will find a giant hole, you will need to use the item the NPC gave you at the center of the hole.
This required me to kill Arcanimus who was standing exactly where it wanted the item to be used.

After you return to Star’s Rest or Agmar, depending on your faction..

Talk to the NPC again and he will teach you Teleport: Dalaran, which will allow you to teleport directly to Dalaran!

Wrap up

and that’s all there is to it!

Getting to Dalaran is actually really easy, even without a mage, as long as you know where the quests are to get teleported there. Just please, whatever you do, don’t walk to Crystalsong forest without having clicked the crystal in Dalaran. Don’t be me.

Anyways, have a good one and I’ll see you next time!

Helm Enchants in Wotlk

Helm (Head Slot) Enchants

With the release of Wrath of the Lich King come new helmet enchants! These work just like regular enchants but are not created by enchanters. Helm enchants are items that can be used on helmets to add a stat bonus to that item. They work just like armor kits that leatherworkers make, oh wait, armor kits can work on your helm!

Northrend PVE helm Enchants

These are the main helm enchants that everyone will be going for in Wrath of the Lich King! These are the most powerful enchants for PVE! If you are a dPS, tank or healer these will be the enchants for you!

The Arcanum of Torment will require you to get revered with the Ebon Blade but it is the most bang for your buck as a melee DPS. If you are a Healer, you would be interested in the Arcanum of Blissful Mending, which offers Spellpower and mp5. Tanks are going to be looking at the Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector which will require you to be revered with the Argent Crusade. The Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector provides 37 stamina and 20 defense rating. Last but not least would be the Caster DPS Enchantment Arcanum of Burning Mysteries. This one will require you to be revered with the Kirin Tor but is very worth it!

Northrend PVP Helm Enchants

The Arcanum of the Savage Gladiator requires you to be exalted with the Alliance Vanguard to purchase it. This is a very tanky PVP helm enchant. It boasts 30 stamina and 25 resilience which is nice for survivability. Most classes will probably use the PVE helm enchants listed above for PVP but if you need the extra survivability then this helm enchant is the way to go!

The other PVP helm enchants are the Arcanum of Triumph and the Arcanum of Dominance. These require Stone Keeper’s Shard‘s which can be earned in Wintergrasp. These are purchased from the vendor inside of the Wintergrasp hold and require that your faction currently control Wintergrasp to be purchased.

Resistance Helm Enchants

These enchants give resistances and stamina. These are sold by quartermaster for the various factions around Northrend. For example, you have to be Honored with The Sons of Hodir to buy the Arcanum of the Frosty Soul from Lillehoff. These are useful for some extra stamina while you are working on getting Exalted with your respective faction.

Other Helm Enchants

These are some other optional helmet enchants that you can get in Wrath of the Lich King. The Heavy Borean Armor Kit is made by Leatherworking. The other option is Mind Amplification Dish which is made using Engineering. I would personally recommend the PVE Enchants over these unless you don’t have the reputation for those. The Mind Amplification Dish is interesting though with it’s unique ability and ton of stamina.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Melee DPS Helm Enchant in Wotlk?

In Wrath of the Lich King the Melee DPS helm enchant is the Arcanum of Torment

What is the Healing Helm Enchant in Wotlk?

The healing Helm Enchant in Wrath of the Lich King is the Arcanum of Blissful Mending

What is the Tanking Helm Enchant in Wotlk?

The Tank helm Enchant in Wrath of the Lich King is the Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector

What is the Caster DPS Helm Enchant in Wotlk?

The Arcanum of Burning Mysteries is the best Caster DPS helm enchant in Wrath of the Lich King


Shoulder Enchants in Wotlk

Shoulder Enchants

With the release of Wrath of the Lich King came new shoulder “enchants”! In World of Warcraft Shoulder Enchants are actually inscriptions. They work just like enchants but are not created by enchanters.

Shoulder Inscriptions are items that can be used on shoulder armor to add a nice stat bonus to that item. They work just like armor kits that leatherworkers make!

If you are raiding in Wrath of the Lich King, your raid leader will expect you to have all of your gear gemmed and enchanted! This will apply to all of your gear, which will include your shoulders! The only profession that can enchant shoulders are inscriptionists and they can only enchant their own shoulders. Due to needing to have your shoulders inscribed to raid (or PVP), I think it is time we start talking about where to get the shoulder inscriptions!

Northrend PVE shoulder enchants

In the Wrath of the Lich expansion, PvE shoulder enchants are sold by the Sons of Hodir. You will have to get honored and eventually exalted with the Sons of Hodir which are located in Storm Peaks. Inscription allows you to skip this by enchanting (inscribing) your own shoulder armor! It should be noted that the inscription shoulder enchant is actually better than the ones sold by the Sons of Hodir. It’s the main perk to being an inscription.

Sons of Hodir Inscriptions

Once a player gets to honored they can purchase the following enchants:

After the player gets to Exalted they will be able to buy the best enchants from the Sons of Hodir:

Bind on Account

The Greater Inscriptions that you get at Exalted are actually Bind on Account! This means that you only need to get Exalted with the Sons of Hodir on your main character. After that, you can transfer them to any of your alts and skip doing that whole process again! Your alt will have to be level 80 to use the inscriptions but it is so nice not to have to grind the rep again.

Inscription only shoulder enchants

Leveling Inscription will allow you access to a totally different list of shoulder enchants! These are stronger than the Sons of Hodir Inscriptions and are a really strong profession boost.

You will have to get to level 400 Inscription before you can learn these enchants but it is well worth it! Keep in mind, when you apply an inscription to a shoulder slot item, it becomes Soulbound and cannot be traded anymore. These inscriptions all require 1 Snowfall Ink

The four Inscription only inscriptions:

Wintergrasp PVP Shoulder Enchants

If you are the type of player that enjoys some PvP, then you may want to drop by Wintergrasp to get some shoulder enchants that have some resilience rating on them. Resilience is the main defensive stat in PVE and becomes very useful in WotLK!

There are two shoulder Enchants that come from Wintergrasp. Both of these are sold by the faction-specific vendors in Wintergrasp. These vendors are located inside the keep and require your faction currently has possession of Wintergraspto to talk to them. Both of these vendors sell their enchants for 30 Stone Keeper’s Shards

The two pvp shoulder enchants are:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the melee DPS shoulder enchant in Wotlk?

Greater Inscription of the Axe is the shoulder enchant that Melee DPS should be using in Wotlk

What is the shoulder enchant for healers in Wotlk?

The best shoulder enchant for healers in Wotlk is the Greater Inscription of the Crag

What is the shoulder enchant for tanks in Wotlk?

The best shoulder enchantment for tanks in Wrath of the Lich King is the Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle

What is the shoulder enchant for caster DPS in Wotlk?

The best shoulder enchantment for caster DPS in Wrath of the Lich King is the Greater Inscription of the Storm

Who sells shoulder enchants in Wotlk?

Shoulder enchants are sold by the Sons of Hodir which are located in Storm Peaks. Lillehoff is the NPC you need to speak to but you will have to have reputation with the Sons of Hodir to speak with them.


WoTLK Classic mount cost and level requirements


Getting your first mount is one of the best feelings in the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King! It is one of the most rewarding parts of leveling and makes getting around the world so much easier! With Wrath of the Lich King Classic coming out soon, that brings up the mount cost question again!

How much will your mount cost? What level will be required to ride it? So many more questions come with that but today I’m going to spend some time answering all of these questions! We are going to go over everything regarding mount prices, speeds, and, level requirements.

Slow Ground Mount

Your first mount can be bought at level 20 in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. In Burning Crusade Classic, this was level 30 and now it will be lowered to 20, which will make getting your first ride that much faster! Gotta get to saving ASAP!

Slow Ground Mounts

We typically call this first mount your “slow mount” because it adds 60% movement speed instead of the 100% speed that comes with the “fast ground mount”. This may be the “slow mount” it is so much better than walking, you will be super excited by the time you get it! That’s at least the case with me.

The riding skill for the slow mount costs 4 gold (before applying any faction discounts) and will require level 20. The mount itself will cost an additional 1 gold.

Apprentice Riding WoW Wotlk

Fast Ground Mount

At level 40 you can buy your next mount in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. This new mount is a huge improvement over the much slower ground mount you purchased earlier.

Fast Ground Mounts

Fast Ground Mount

This Fast ground mount gives you an extra 100% movement speed which makes it a lot of fun to ride! After doing all that walking, there is just nothing like sprinting around on your new fast mount!

The riding skill to use the fast mount will cost 50 gold before any reputation-based discounts. The Journeyman riding skill will require you to be level 40. The bulk of the price will be in the riding skill but the mount itself will cost an additional 10 gold.

Slow Flying Mount

Your next mount will be the slow flying mount. This mount only adds an additional 150% movement speed. To learn Expert Riding which is required to ride this mount you will need to be level 70. The only exception to this will be Druids. Druids can slow fly at level 68 when they get flight form.

Expert Riding will cost 250 gold and then you will need to spend an additional 50 gold to buy the mount. This sounds like a pricey endeavor for a slow mount but it is well worth it!

This mount will allow you to farm the elemental plateau and do additional daily quests. The mount can also help you get to places quicker because you can fly over obstacles and go in a straight line.

Fast Flying Mount

Alright, so you have saved up your 5000 gold and are ready to party with the big boys and girls. This is the big one! Once you unlock Artisan Riding you are ready to spend an additional 200 gold to buy a fast flying mount and own the skies!

This fast-flying mount moves at 280% movement speed and soars through the sky! This mount is well worth the investment if you can gather up the gold but 5200 gold isn’t the easiest thing in the world to come by.

Cold Weather Flying

If you would like to fly in Northrend then you are going to have to purchase Cold Weather Flying! Cold Weather Flying is going to cost 1000 gold and will require level 77. You can buy Cold Weather Flying in Dalaran at Krasus’ Landing. 

Tome of Cold Weather Flying

Alts will have an easier time flying in Northrend! You can purchase the Tome of Cold Weather Flying from Hira Snowdawn for 1000 gold. This will allow your alt to fly in Northrend at level 68! This is account bound.. So you can’t buy it and then give it to your friend 😛


When do you get your first mount in Wrath of the Lich King Classic?

In Wotlk Classic, you get your first mount at level 20

How much does level 20 riding cost in Wrath of the Lich King Classic?

Your first riding skill in Wotlk Classic will cost 5 gold without any discounts, this includes the price of the mount.

When do you get your fast ground mount in Wotlk Classic?

You can learn fast riding at level 40

How much does level 40 riding cost in Wrath of the Lich King Classic?

Level 40 riding skill in Wrath of the Lich King Classic costs 50 gold without any reputation discounts.

When can you fly in Wotlk Classic?

You can buy slow flying at level 60 in Wotlk Classic. Druids can actually get flight form at level 58 as well.

How much is slow flying in Wrath of the Lich King Classic?

Slow flying will cost 300 gold counting the mount in Wotlk Classic!

How fast is slow flying in Wrath of the Lich King Classic?

Your “slow flying” or “cheap flying” in Wotlk Classic increases your movement speed by 150%

How much is fast flying in Wrath of the Lich King Classic?

Fast flying is still 5000 gold in Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

All Profession Bonuses in Wotlk


As the launch of Wrath of the Lich King Classic approaches, we are faced with the decision of which professions to choose. Wrath of the Lich King will bring new bonuses for professions, these are perks that you receive based on your specific profession. The perk may be more hit points, the ability to enchant your ring or the ability to ride on a magic carpet! The sky is the limit with these perks and I’m going to go through what perks you will receive for every profession!

Some of these perks favor raiders and others will be better for those that engage in PVP. Due to the diversity of play, there isn’t one profession that is just the best for everyone, so you will have to decide which profession fits your playstyle but with that being said, let’s get right into it!

Alchemy Bonuses

Alchemy allows you to make trinkets that can only be worn by Alchemists. This was available in TBC but the stats on the trinkets have been upgraded!

Blacksmithing Bonuses

Blacksmithing allows you to add an extra socket to your Gloves and Bracers! This is definitely a top tier bonus!

Enchanting Bonuses

Enchanting allows you to enchant both of your rings! This was around in TBC but the enchants have been enhanced for Wotlk!

Engineering Bonuses

Engineering doesn’t have great bonuses in the way of stats for your character. Instead you get a bunch of really cool toys to play with. A fun profession to have but probably not the best to min-max with.

Herbalism Bonuses

Herbalism has a really cool heal-over-time spell. This can pair well with vanish on a rogue for a little extra healing. Definitely a cool perk!

  • Lifeblood – Heals for 3600 over 5 seconds (Based on max health), 3 minute Cooldown

Inscription Bonuses

Inscription is the new profession added in Wrath of the Lich King. Inscription allows you to make Glyph, which are a great new form of character customization. Inscription allows you to create powerful shoulder enchantments, there are a bunch of different stat combinations, so I’m only going to list a couple.

Jewelcrafting Bonuses

Jewelcrafting comes with 18 Jewelcrafter specific gems, these are epic gems that only jewelcrafters can use. This is definitely one of the best bonuses given by any profession and is my personal favorite. You can only have 3 of these gem’s equipped at once but they do add up to a nice stat bonus, similar in power to blacksmithing and enchanting.

Since there are so many Jewelcrafter specific epic gems, I’m only going to list some of my favorite below, you can click here to see all of them.

Leatherworking Bonuses

Leatherworking is another great profession choice, Leatherworking allows you to enchant your bracers with Fur Lining, giving really nice stat bonuses! This pairs really well with Skinning for rogues, you end up with a nice stat bonus, just from your professions!

Mining Bonuses

Mining is a great profession for tanks, as it gives a straight HP bonus (+60 stamina). You don’t have to enchant or equip anything, it’s just a passive bonus you receive as you level mining!

Skinning Bonuses

Skinning is a great profession for rogues or really anyone that needs critical strike rating. As you level skinning, you gain a passive critical strike bonus that goes up to 25!

Tailoring Bonuses

Tailoring is a really fun profession to level and it has two bonuses. The first is the cloak enchants that give you stat boosts, these can be great for min-maxing your character! The other perk is that you get to ride on a flying carpet!

That about wraps it up as far as Profession bonuses are concerned. I feel like Blizzard did a great job with profession bonuses, they really make something that is fun and optional very useful and will get more people out there leveling professions!

Thanks for joining me on this guide through the Wrath of the Lich King profession bonuses and I’ll see you in the next one!


What bonus does skinning give in Wotlk?

Skinning gives Master of Anatomy which is a bonus 25 attack rating!

What bonus does Tailoring give in Wotlk?

Tailoring allows you to ride a Magnificent Flying Carpet and also allows you to add an Embroidery to your cloak! The embroideries are: Darkglow Embroidery, Lightweave Embroidery, Swordguard Embroidery

What bonus does Mining give in Wotlk?

Mining in Wrath of the Lich King gives Toughness as a bonus which increases your stamina by 60

What bonus does Leatherworking give in Wotlk?

Leatherworking allows you to enchant your bracers with fur lining! This will give you a nice stat boost over a regular enchant. The most common fur linings are: Fur Lining: Attack Power, Fur Lining: Spell Powe, Fur Lining: Stamina

What bonus does Jewelcrafting give in Wotlk?

Jewelcrafting in Wrath of the Lich King allows you to equip 3 epic Jewelcrafter only gems. The most popular gems are: Solid Dragon’s eye, Bold Dragon’s eye, Runed Dragon’s eye, Thick Dragon’s eye

What bonus does Inscription give in Wotlk?

Inscription allows you to enchant your shoulders with better inscriptions! These are stronger than the ones you would get from The Sons of Hodir and some of the popular ones are: Master’s Inscription of the Pinnacle, Master’s Inscription of the Crag

What bonus does Herbalism give in Wotlk?

Herbalism gives Lifeblood which is a heal over time spell!

What bonus does Blacksmithing give in Wotlk?

Blacksmithing allows you to add an extra socket to your gloves and bracers in Wotlk. The spells are: Socket Bracer, Socket Gloves

What bonus does Enchanting give in Wotlk?

Enchanting allows you to enchant your rings! Other classes cannot have their rings enchanted, so this is a nice stat boost!