Tips And Tricks For Hardcore WoW Classic
With both the
Blizzard announcement for Official Hardcore Servers
of the community made Hardcore addon, Hardcore is very popular at the moment. We've prepared a Guide to help new players on their Hardcore WoW Classic journey, which covers some Tips and Tricks, dangerous quests to avoid, and a breakdown of some important game mechanics. To read the full guide, click on the link below --
Tips And Tricks For Hardcore WoW Classic
Below is an excerpt covering the Top 10 Tips for survival in Hardcore WoW Classic, the full guide goes in depth on important mechanics, which you click here to read.
Top 10 Tips for Hardcore WoW Classic
Do Green Level Quests, Kill Green Level Mobs.
Don't feel bad about doing green quests to get ahead in experience. Fighting yellow or even orange level mobs is much harder due to how hit chance works in Classic. It can be worth doing two starting zones to get ahead in experience early. For example, if you're a Human, once you finish Elwynn Forest head to Dun Morogh instead of Westfall for safer leveling.
Use it or Lose it.
If you have consumables in your bag, such as
, or any other consumable, just use it if you find yourself in a bad situation and don't try saving it for the perfect moment. Most players die with unused consumables in their bags that may have helped them survive. You can always farm more items later!
Go out of your way for Weapon Upgrades.
The faster you can kill an enemy, the less likely you are to die to them. Since you can't buy a new weapon from the auction house, spend some time browsing a weapon progression path from quests and go out of your way to acquire them as fast as possible. You can filter weapons by type, level, rarity, and more in our
It is much easier to see what's going on around you and avoid accidentally pulling mobs the more zoomed out you are. There is a handy script you can use to increase your camera distance, alternatively addons such as
have this setting as a toggle in their options.
Copy this command into your in-game chat box and press enter to max out your camera settings.
/console cameraDistanceMaxZoomFactor 3.9
Casters are Deadly.
Most mage-type enemies have spells that do far too much damage for the level they are found. Defias Pillagers are infamous for having the most kills on any player in Classic WoW, and are found at a meager level 14. Do not underestimate them and make use of line of sight to minimize the damage you take.
Turn on Enemy Nameplates.
Doing this allows enemy's names to be much more prominent, and you can even see them through terrain. This is one of the easiest ways to avoid being surprised by enemies. You can turn on nameplates here in your
Always Show Nameplates
Spend Your Money Wisely.
Due to the Solo-Self Found playstyle, gold can be hard to come by. If you want to have your mount by level 40, the best way to save money is to pick which spells you train carefully. Some spells are simply not worth the cost, think about how often you'll use a spell before purchasing it. Or for spells like
, do you really need a higher rank version?
Invest in Bags Early.
Early game in Hardcore is a lot of bag management, and having to throw away items just to make space for quests. Buy bags as soon as possible and they'll pay for themselves. A
costs you 5 silver. If you fill every slot of that bag with 50 copper worth of vendor trash, the bag will be making you a profit within two vendor trips!
Always Have an Escape Route!
In Hardcore things can go south quick. A monster may respawn ontop of you, another player may bring extra monsters to you, or you may have just underestimated an opponent. You don't want to be panicking and running through more mobs while you flee. Access the area and always have an escape route you'll run to if things go bad.
Caves Are Deadly.
As we just mentioned, you should always have an escape route. Caves are the antithesis to escape routes. Once you're inside, there's no safe escape without running through respawns at the entrance. Be overly prepared entering caves and don't be afraid to use your Hearthstone if you can feel death closing in!
To learn more about Dangerous Quests to avoid, game mechanics such as Enemy Leash timers, Split Pulling, Thrash, and Daze, click here to read the full guide -- Tips and Tricks for Hardcore WoW Classic.
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