To get the most out of World of Warcraft Classic Season of Discovery, you’ll need a profession. Professions have always been great money-making methods, PvP enhancers, and a means to craft the best armor and weapons.
WoW SoD will focus on WoW Classic recipes, so many veteran players will already know what to expect. That said, Blizzard has been hard at work tweaking each profession to make sure they all feel familiar yet new. If you’re not sure which professions to choose, this guide will help you pick the right ones for WoW SoD.
Best profession for PvP in WoW Classic Season of Discovery
If you want to dominate PvP matches and get unique items, this is the profession for you. Engineering has never been a great money-maker, but it’s also never been a boring profession. As an Engineer, you’ll be able to craft bombs, grenades, explosives, and other devices, which will give you a huge advantage in PvP. Only Engineers are able to throw bombs and use them, so don’t think you can just buy them off the Auction House.
Engineers also get nice gear pieces exclusive to their profession, plus a few fun items, like the Goblin Jumper cables, which can sometimes revive a dead character.
- Pros: Lots of fun gadgets, some decent equipment, bombs, and explosives are great in PvP.
- Cons: Not useful to non-engineers, not very profitable, gadgets don’t always work.
Best Profession for gearing up in WoW Classic Season of Discovery
If you’re a Mage, a Priest, or Warlock, tailoring is a great profession to have. Not only can you craft some best-in-slot items for your class, but you can also make and sell bags that everyone in the game needs. Unlike most professions in WoW, tailoring doesn’t really benefit from other gathering professions since you can find most of your materials by killing enemies.
- Pros: Doesn’t rely on other skills for core materials, bag crafting is always in demand, some of the best cloth items.
- Cons: Hard to level together with First Aid, farming materials can be unreliable, not very useful for classes that wear leather, mail, or plate armor.
Using an add-on like Auctinator helps you find the best prices for items in the Auction House if you’d prefer to purchase them! The same goes for World Drop recipes, which fortunately aren’t too expensive!
Hunters, Rogues, Druids, and Shamans will benefit from this profession. With Leatherworking, you can make some nice leather armor and even a few best-in-slot items for the first phase of Season of Discovery. Also, if you’re going to take Skinning to go with Leatherworking, make sure you have the stomach to skin all those animals. Hunters can also get faster firing speed by equipping Quivers only leatherworkers can make.
- Pros: Easy to level, Can craft great leather armor and ammo quivers or pouches.
- Cons: Not useful to classes that don’t wear leather armor, requires a lot of farming.
Warriors and Paladins are going to need this one. Blacksmithing provides you with awesome weapons and armor. There are even brand-new armor sets in Season of Discovery that will only be relevant during the first season. Naturally, you’re going to need a lot of ore to craft all those armor pieces, so consider taking Mining as a gathering profession.
While Blacksmithing itself isn’t the best money-making profession, it will be a great boon if you want the best mail armor (and plate in later seasons).
- Pros: Craft Weapons, Armor, sharpening stones and keys, great for mail or plate armored classes.
- Cons: Leveling is really slow, requires too many materials outside the profession, mostly useful to mail and plate classes.
Best money-making profession in WoW Classic Season of Discovery
Enchanting is a pain to level up but very profitable. After you raise your enchanting to a high enough level, you can start selling enchants to other players (everyone needs them), and sell excess materials. If you play the auction house right, you can even buy low-level green items, turn them into enchanting materials, and start rolling in gold.
You can also earn an absolute fortune selling wands to casters. There’s so much money to be made with enchanting it should be illegal.
- Pros: Extremely profitable during endgame, can craft wands, doesn’t rely on other gathering skills.
- Cons: Very expensive to level, requires green or higher rarity items for materials.
Alchemy will be one of the most profitable professions when WoW SoD starts, and it’s only going to get better with each new season. Why? Because everyone in WoW needs potions, especially in the Classic era. Whether they’re health, mana, or stat-boosting potions, everyone needs them, and everyone will pay good gold for them. Combine this with Herbalism for good measure, and you’ve got a powerful money-making character.
- Pros: Craft healing and boosting potions, Useful to all classes, can be very profitable.
- Cons: Leveling can be slow, gathering materials is much slower than with mining, some potions aren’t very useful.
Don’t forget about secondary professions
Don’t neglect your secondary professions while you are busy leveling up your main ones. First Aid is easy to level and worth having unless you’re a healer, so there’s no reason not to level it, too.
Fishing can get boring, but the fish you catch can save you a lot of money for cooking recipes.
Speaking of which, level up your cooking skill. The reason everyone can learn cooking is because everyone needs it. Cook your own food in WoW, get buffs, and gather the materials yourself. It’s not difficult, and it can give a substantial boost.