World of Warcraft Classic makes a few things quite a bit harder than their Battle for Azeroth counterparts. Getting your character equipped with the correct starting gear, weapons, and resources in Classic can be a real challenge, but it's worth the effort. Leveling up with the right tools equipped will make the grind much less painful... Especially for a caster.
Mages and Priests start out in World of Warcraft Classic with some basic spells for DPS. Those are going to be their bread and butter for killing trash, but players also need another source of damage for when mana is low. That's where wands come in. These casters start the game off with a basic melee weapon to smack boars and raptors over the head with, but a ranged weapon makes leveling way easier. Unfortunately, casters are going to have to go a bit out of their way to secure a wand early on.
One of the trickiest parts of this task is the lack of resources at launch. Usually players could just purchase a low level weapon from a different character and mail the item to their new toon, but right now everyone is starting from scratch. Although some players already hit max level in WoW Classic, most players are still broke and low level. That's why it's so important to be resourceful.
The best way to secure a low level wand in World of Warcraft Classic is through Enchanting. There are two options here: Become an enchanter (which we recommend for cloth wearers in our Classic Profession guide) or seek out an enchanter. Enchanters are able to craft the lowest level want at Enchanting skill 10 which is very easy to get to.
If you go the route of becoming an enchanter yourself, you'll just need to visit a city to pick up the skill and start leveling up. The easiest way to do this is to pair the profession with tailoring, collect a ton of linen, and then make the lowest level green item you can and disenchant it. This will allow players to level up to Enchanting 10 very quickly with pretty much just linen cloth and some thread. At that point, pick up the Simple Wood and craft your first wand!
Players who don't want to go the Enchanting route themselves just need to find a friendly Enchanter willing to help out. Hitting /2 in one of the capital cities and offering up a modest tip or materials for a wand should help you find a friendly Enchanter in no time. Many users are currently leveling up their professions and are happy to offer their services without a big profit margin right now.
Be sure to check back for more WoW Classic strategy guides, news, and updates in the coming days. Until then, For The Horde!
World of Warcraft Classic is available now on PC. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available now on PC.