World of Warcraft Classic released in August 2019 to smashing success. Its nostalgia-fueled gameplay offered players the opportunity to revisit some of their favorite gaming memories.
However, it also reintroduced some of WoW’s most frustrating mechanics. The grind to level 60 can be especially challenging in Classic due to the removal of some of the quality of life features players have become familiar with through retail WoW.
Addons are an easy way to solve that problem. Here are five of the best Classic WoW addons for leveling.
5 best addons for leveling in Classic WoW (2020)
Here are the top five best addons for leveling in Classic WoW:
If you’re at all familiar with World of Warcraft addons, you’ve probably heard of Questie already. However, it’s impossible to create a list of the best Classic WoW addons for leveling without mentioning it.
Questie lets players see where quest objectives are on their minimap. It eliminates the need to run around looking for the location of the specific mobs you need to kill to complete your quests. The addon will also show you where to find the NPCs you need to visit in order to move forward. You can save hours upon hours of time by installing this Classic WoW addon alone.
4. Azeroth AutoPilot and Guidelime
These are two more must-haves for leveling in Classic WoW. Each displays optimal questing routes for players beginning from all starting zones. With these addons installed, you’ll never have to worry about what to do next again. Azeroth AutoPilot only is available until level 40, so we recommend using it first and swapping to Guidelime once you’ve exhausted its value.
Gatherer is another highly important addon for leveling in Classic WoW. Most players use it as a way to track nodes while leveling up their herbalism and mining professions. However, Gatherer also shows the locations of chests, giant clams, and other valuable items throughout Azeroth. For best results, use Gatherer to locate chests in the areas where you’re leveling. A little detour could earn you better weapons, improved gear, and extra money.
2. Leatrix Maps and Leatrix Plus
Each of these Leatrix addons can make leveling in WoW Classic much easier. Leatrix Maps allows players to resize their map and zoom in. This is especially valuable as you download more and more addons, which often leads to map clutter.
Leatrix Plus enables players to automate many of the most mundane tasks they’ll have to complete while leveling. With options like automate quests, automatically repair armor, and accept summons, Plus makes WoW Classic a much smoother gaming experience.
1. HandyNotes NPCs
As you grind through levels, you’ll quickly start running out of bag space and need to visit vendors to repair your gear. Your natural instinct may be to run into the nearest town to handle all of this. However, that can be a huge waste of time that pulls you far away from your questing location.
HandyNotes NPCs saves you from this. This addon displays the location of NPCs on your minimap. It also shows what they do. You can use it to find hidden NPCs who you can repair your gear and purchase your items. Like Questie, HandyNotes NPCs can save you hours of time that you otherwise would have to spend walking back and forth between faraway locations.
Those are the best Classic WoW addons for leveling. There are tons of other addons available for nearly everything you can think of, including farming, raiding, and more. Browse the addons over at CurseForge, and follow our guide on how to install addons for Classic WoW.