Why you should Dungeon grind to level 70 in TBC

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World of Warcraft Classic has finally taken the leap to Burning Crusade Classic, and there's tons of new content in TBC to explore on your way to 70.

There are some fantastic new zones with very engaging questlines, and these might be the obvious first stop on your leveling journey.

But if you want to get maximum value out of your path, it's worth suiting up for the WoW Classic TBC Dungeon grind.

Why Grind Dungeons in WoW Classic TBC

The WoW Classic community has proven that they will find creative ways to use Dungeons to maximum efficiency to reach max level. This has been shown with things like boosting through dungeons like Dead Mines, The Stockade, Maraudon, and even Zul'Gurub.

WoW Classic TBC Fel Reaver Hellfire Peninsula
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ESCAPE: Avoid your Fel Reaver nightmares in TBC Dungeons

But for players wanting to play their own way to 70 in TBC, Dungeon grinding is a good middle ground between speed, efficiency, and entertainment.

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One of the most convincing reason to Dungeon grind in Burning Crusade Classic is that Reputation is king, and Dungeons are a very efficient way to stack your Reputations while you level.

WoW Classic Burning Crusade Reputations The Aldor Area Shattrath City
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CHOOSE YOUR SIDE: Along with other Reputations, you must choose between the Aldor and Scryers in Shattrath City

Reputation is the gateway to some very powerful gear, recipes, and more, so you will mostly tailor your path through to 70 to maximize your Reputation gains.


Along with this, after hitting level 70, going back through the quests of TBC and completing Outland will net you tons of extra gold. This is perfect to help you reach your Flying mount.

WoW Classic TBC gold pile
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SAVINGS: There's plenty of gold to earn and spend in TBC, but choose wisely

Estimates place this extra gold as the following:

  • Gold received from Outland quests pre level 70 - ~1700 gold
  • Gold received from Outland quests after level 70 - ~4750 gold

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While there is some very powerful quest gear in WoW Classic TBC for pre-raid BIS, snagging some extra chase pieces along the way to 70 is a nice boost for many classes.

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The Downsides

While Dungeon grinding is still one of the most efficient ways to get to max level in TBC, it doesn't come without some minor annoyances.

WoW Classic TBC dungeon mana crypts
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WELCOME BACK: Bosses become familiar sights on the Dungeon grind

This includes not being able to push gathering professions as quickly, having to delay your exploration of Outland, and getting used to running the same Dungeons many times before you reach max level and Heroics.

Still, this process will be extremely efficient and worthwhile for players who don't mind Dungeons and don't mind completing the grind before seeing Outland the traditional way.

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