How to level up fast in World of Warcraft Dragonflight
Maxing out is just the first step to experiencing everything World of Warcraft has to offer.
Most of the content, such as dungeons, raids, PvP, achievement hunting, gold mining, and collecting, is mostly done when you have reached the maximum level.
In this guide, we will help you get from level 60 to level 70 in World of Warcraft. We’ll show you all the tips and tricks on how to level up fast in Dragonflight, as well as everything you can and should do after reaching the maximum level.
Leveling zones – 60 to 70
The areas in Dragonflight must be done in order for your first character. By leveling one character to the maximum, you will unlock the “adventure mode”, which allows you to freely go through any area in any order.
- Waking Shores
- On’aran Plains
- Cote d’Azur
For a rough estimate of the levels required to reach each zone, take a look at the list below.
- Waking Shores – Finish at level 63.
- On’aran Plains – Finish at level 66
- The Azure Span – Finish at level 68.
- Taldrasus – Finish at level 70
Your goal is to complete the campaign. If you look at your quest log by pressing “L”, the top of your quest log will always be the main quest. This will be your campaign questline.
Their quest markers on the map are also different from other quests, so they should be easy to see.
Since your goal is to complete the campaign and reach the maximum level at the same time, you want to be as efficient as possible.
The best scenario would be to complete the campaign storyline and reach the maximum level as you progress through it.
Best way to max level
The best way to reach the max level is to always think about the type of content you need to complete as you progress through the campaign.
In World of Warcraft Dragonflight, you’ll need to work on professions, reputation, dragon driving progress (glyphs, etc.), and even equipment.
However, it can all be done once you’ve reached max level, but it doesn’t hurt to take a few minutes to complete content that’s near you when you’ve finished the campaign.
So what’s the best way to level up from level 60 to 70 in Dragonflight?
The best way is to complete the campaign story quests while ignoring the other quests. You will literally only focus on the main story quests, but if you only go through this type of content, you will not reach the maximum level.
By skipping other quests, you lose some reputation, achievements, and possibly some flight paths in each zone.
However, if you complete some of the side quests, you may end up leveling up or further away from the main quest.
To make up for the lack of level when you’re just focused on the main story quests, you need to queue up for dungeons.
Here’s the dilemma – you can have dungeons that can take a long time, depending on the group, or if you go through enough dungeons, you can get too high level again.
We’re trying to avoid leveling up because it seems inefficient to play the campaign when you’ve already reached max level.
As you may know, queuing up for random dungeons gives you tons of bonus experience. The bonus experience is basically equivalent to completing 4-5 quests alone.
You will still gain experience when completing the dungeon, and if you finish the dungeon quickly with a good group, this is already the fastest way to level up.
It is also worth noting that when you reach the end of the campaign storyline in each zone, you will be able to receive a quest that involves completing a dungeon in a specific zone.
Add in this dungeon quest experience, the bonus experience you get for completing random dungeons, and the raw experience you get for completing a dungeon, this leveling strategy is just too hard to ignore.
The dungeon quest giver is usually located next to the main NPC quest giver in every campaign. Once you get to the end of the chapter for the zone, you can expect the quest to appear as a normal quest.
Accept each quest as you level up in the campaign. To sum up the strategy:
- Complete the campaign storyline for the zone
- Accept the quest in the dungeon
- Queue up for a random dungeon
- Keep moving on to the next zone or campaign quests while queuing.
- Accept the dungeon and finish it, preferably with a quest
- When you don’t have dungeon quests, don’t queue and wait for the next one
- Repeat the process in each zone
Many variables can change when using this alignment strategy.
Queuing may take longer depending on your role or server activity.
As you level up, you will unlock other dungeons in the random dungeon queue. You may not always get the dungeon you want.
Dungeons can take longer than usual if you have a terrible group.
You can always adjust to these situations if you follow the levels for each zone mentioned earlier.
Completing the campaign quests alone takes you from level 60 to around 67-68 without taking into account rested experience, side quests, bonus objectives, crafting experience, dungeons, etc.
If you get the idea to queue up for a random dungeon and leave it if you don’t need it, it’s a bit toxic to the community, so you should avoid it.
You also get the deserter debuff for 30 minutes, and if you queue as a DPS where the queue time is longer, it will decrease your effectiveness.
Tips and tricks for fast leveling
War mode enabled
Turning on the war mode is an opportunity to get more experience points while completing quests. You can get up to 20% bonus to experience gained, but you end up fighting a bunch of players from the opposite faction.
This can greatly undermine your level. However, many players who have War Mode enabled will only focus on completing their quests and leveling up.
Players usually ignore each other, even if they can hit each other. In Dragonflight, they allowed tagging between factions to help players level up.
This is one of the best changes in terms of quality of life while leveling. You can force two players from opposite factions to complete quests together by killing the same mob.
It’s still a risk, because you can camp for hours with players just igniting the war.
Creation for the first time
In Dragonflight, craft has undergone the biggest overhaul. However, the most important change here is the bonus experience.
For every craft you make, you get a large amount of experience points (between 4% and 6% of your experience bar) for crafting a certain recipe for the first time.
Some players have even gone from 60 to 63 by simply crafting each item the first time.
This is good advice if you are short on experience points but have already completed the campaign.
Rested experience can be obtained by simply exiting the game. As you are away from amplification, your holiday experience gets bigger and bigger.
You will notice that your experience bar is colored blue, which means that the experience you gain increases until you run out of rested experience.
For players who are not as active as other players, this is a great catch-up mechanic to help you level up.
If you’re playing the game casually, you can get tons of rested experience from time to time, and you can literally skip a few steps in the leveling strategy above as you’re already getting boosted experience.
Bonus Objectives are optional side quests that appear when entering a certain area. They give a ton of experience and most of these extra objectives just require you to take out mobs around the area.
You don’t have to look for these extra objectives, but some of them literally pop up when you complete the campaign quests.
When this happens, also complete the bonus tasks. It’s too effective to ignore since you’re already in the area.
Ruby pools of life
Ruby Life Pools is the first playable dungeon in Dragonflight as you level up. The dungeon is one of the shortest in the game.
You can literally finish it in less than 10 minutes when you are all low levels. If you are low on levels, you can go to this dungeon and spam it with a good group. It’s also good for leveling alts.
Getting cheap gear
As you may know, completing the difficult content in the previous expansion gives you some great gear. This equipment can be used until the next leveling expansion.
If you are a mythical raider, your equipment can be used even up to levels 68-70. Imagine leveling up from 60 to 67 with the most powerful gear from the latest expansion.
However, not everyone has the luxury of getting this gear before jumping into Dragonflight content.
Some of these mechanisms can be bought for gold at the auction. Mythic raid level gear can still cost a fortune, depending on your server, but Shadowlands crafted gear can help you get past levels 60-65.
It just depends on how the market is and how much you’re willing to spend on an easier level up.
What to do after reaching the maximum level
Once you level up, the most obvious answer is preparation. It simplifies everything else when you have a max level character with the best gear the game has to offer.
The process should be something like this:
- Normal Dungeons
- Heroic Dungeons
- mythical dungeons
- Mythic+ Dungeons
- Heroic raids
- Mythic raids
They can be treated in order, but there are a lot of ways to get gear. The one above is for PvE players. In PvP, you can jump right in and mix up weekly Mythic+ races to get some good gear.
You can add LFR (before M+ dungeons) or normal raids (before heroic raids), but it’s easy to replace them by going directly to heroic raids. Raiding can be difficult to learn, so it can help if you go through a few LFRs and regular raids to get the mechanics right.
If you’re a fast learner, the Mythic+ dungeon gear should be enough for heroic raids.
There are other easier ways to get gear such as world quests, world bosses, crafting, crafting gold, buying BoE items, and even farming BoE items.
It’s entirely up to you if you want to switch it from the list above.
Professions in Dragonflight are a lot of fun. There are some players who enjoy being a goblin and just making money as the end goal.
There is nothing wrong there. You can focus on leveling up your professions and try to make money from it.
Some recipes are reputation locked, so you may need to work a little.
If you are a collector, you can provide raw materials circulating in the market for gold production.
For me personally, reputation grinding is the most boring and time-consuming content in every expansion. However, you will be rewarded when you complete your housework.
World quests provide most of the reputation for each faction, but if you’ve followed the leveling guide above, you can also complete side quests that reward you with reputation.
Glory has been completely redesigned from Shadowlands. Reputation and renown essentially go hand in hand, so you should be gaining renown as long as you’re also increasing reputation for a certain faction.
Gold mining is a very painstaking content that requires a lot of hard work and economy. With the introduction of the WoW Token, you can earn enough gold to buy something from the Blizzard Store.
However, gold mining is not that easy. Joining ready-made 4×2 farming groups or ready-made groups for raid farming mobs can bring you a lot of money.
By collecting professions, you also get more gold, but with more grinding.
Craft can be a hit or miss, depending on the market. If you are not risk averse, you should use other gold mining methods.
As mentioned earlier, PvP is another way to get equipment. However, if you enjoy this kind of content, you can start earning Rank Points in RBG and Arena.
First, you can try lineups or practice PvP in unranked matches. There are many players who love PvP and competition.
You can even PvP as a way to level up, but it won’t be as fast and you still need to complete the campaign.
Achievement / Completion
Achievement hunting is another layer of end-game content for WoW enthusiasts. There are tons of new achievements to complete, and some of them will bring valuable rewards for your efforts.
Some of them are mixed in with all of the activities mentioned above and you need to complete each of them in order to get all the achievements in WoW.
This part will also contain mount hunting, pet hunting and everything in between. Most if not all activities in WoW are related to achievements.
It will take thousands of hours to get all the achievements, but you probably already know that.
How to level up fast in World of Warcraft Dragonflight