A Comprehensive Guide to Level 1 Twinking in Shadowlands

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    Hello! I had been planning to make an all-in-one guide for level ones for quite some time, and thought now would be a good opportunity with the new forum category. This guide will be edited as new information comes out, as I would like to take every effort to keep it up to date. Please leave as many comments with better information as possible so that I might amend any wrong or missing information. I will be covering as many topics as possible, with the exception of achievement hunting. This guide is being written from perspective of an alliance rogue, and that is what I am most knowledgeable about. I would like to give special thanks to @Winterly, who has been my partner in crime regarding level one twinks, and has helped me test basically everything regarding level ones for over a year. He deserves as much credit as I do for this guide and all of my findings leading into shadowlands.



    Part A: Introduction


    Level one twinking is a niche playstyle that has been enjoyed since the launch of the game, and became most popular in WoTLK when experience could be locked. It aims to keep a character at the lowest possible level, while achieving the maximum level of power and accolade possible. While the immediate appeal is strength in duels and against NPCs, many also choose to hunt for achievements, reputation, and other miscellaneous feats. There are limitless options for open world group content, and an active community across both factions, many realms, and multiple regions. If this interests you, you have come to the right place.

    Let's talk about creating your level one twink. There are plenty of good options for races and classes, so let's start by talking about those.

    Section 1 - Race)

    Races have different base attributes. You can see the stat diffrences in this chart made by Pokspell. By and large, the majority of your stats will come from gear and enhancements to that gear, so you can safely pick your favorite race and not be hampered significantly. The greatest difference you can get in stats from picking different race is less than 4 of one primary stat.

    The most significant differences between the races are their racial abilities. You can read about those abilities HERE. Bear in mind that at the moment, the only options for level one races on Alliance are Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Human, Night Elf, and Worgen. For horde, it's Blood elf, Goblin, Orc, Tauren, Troll, and Undead. If you want to make your twink a Worgen or Goblin, you have to be summoned out or glitch out using creative abuses of boundaries and suicides. Currently, Pandaren are assumed unable to leave their starting zones, and all "Allied Races" start at level 10.

    Section 2 - Class)

    Your class choices are every class in the game, save for Death Knight and Demon Hunter. The most popular level 1 twink class is Rogue, followed by hunter, and then followed by everything else. The "meta" shifts occasionally, but it is currently the case that physical damage dealing classes outperform spellcasting classes.

    Once you have made your twink, get to Stormwind/Orgrimmar immediately, and visit the NPC that locks your experience. For Horde, visit Slahtz. For Alliance, visit Behsten.

    Part B: Gear


    Section 1 - Tony's Law Preface)

    Gear for level one twinks has been an ever shifting list of BiS pieces, but never has it been so varied as in Shadowlands. Before we get into which pieces of gear you need, let's talk about something that is very important to keep in mind when gearing out your level one twink.

    Tony's Law, a bug/feature/unfortunate mechanic discovered by TinyTony and his friends, severely hampers the hit rate of any level one twink attempting to attack another player with lower Ilvl than them. Tony's Law includes bag Ilvl. (Tony absolutely deserves a tester badge for this btw)

    If you are a well geared level one twink with a few of the odd high Ilvl pieces, and you're fighting someone who has ilvl5 gear across the board, most of your strikes will miss and you will be at a significant disadvantage. If you happen to be that Ilvl 5 twink, and you duel a twink who is Ilvl 0.1, only lifesteal enchanting two starter daggers and a grey necklace with Satyr, you will hardly be able to hit them while they're slowly whittling you down and self healing.

    Tony's Law does not effect PvE, or PVP at levels higher than 10. This number could have been lowered to 5 after the shadowlands prepatch, but further testing is required. The best way to circumvent Tony's Law is to keep any unused high Ilvl pieces that are soulbound in Void storage, and any high Ilvl pieces that are not soulbound in your guild bank. Your normal bank does not nullify bag Ilvl.

    The one benefit to Tony's law is that if you're dueling someone higher level than you, the effects drop off immediately, and typically work in your favor. Generally, it's only something to be concerned about when dueling fellow level 1s.

    Section 2 - Party Sync)

    Party Sync is a feature introduced in BFA that allows group members to all synchronize at the lowest level of content in the party, and the lowest quest progression. This allows players to repeat quests, though instead of receiving the same rewards twice, players have a chance to receive a lootbox that contains a green item scaled to their level. This gear is Ilvl5, has secondary stats, and is the "baseline" of our good gear. Essentially, every gear option that we have will be compared against Party Sync Gear.

    As party sync lets you repeat quests, that means you need to do the quests normally in the first place. While you are doing these quests and receiving the normal rewards, you might notice that they can upgrade in rarity. Sometimes, they can even be Epic. These epic items were quite powerful in Legion, but ever since the level squish they are very lackluster, and it is recommended not to use them over party sync rewards (with the exception of bracers, see below). The questing zones available to level ones are:

    HORDE:

    Durotar
    Mulgore
    Tirisfal Glades
    Eversong Forest
    Ghostlands

    ALLIANCE:

    Elwynn Forest
    Dun Morogh
    Teldrassil
    Azuremyst Isle
    Bloodmyst Isle


    To get party sync gear on your own, it is recommended that you make a separate starter account and link it to your main account. From there, make a fresh level one and invite it to a group from your main level 1 twink. Go to your quest log, then hit party sync and accept it on the other character. You do not need to move the starter level one to the questing area, or perform any actions - just make sure it doesn't get logged off. You may now repeat quests freely. This is the most consistent way to get passable gear on your own. Make sure that you right click your portrait and select the proper loot specialization. This is important for people like Rogues, who can't get swords unless they select Outlaw.

    Section 3 - BoE Farming)

    With the launch of the Shadowlands Prepatch, loot changed drastically with the level squish and zone scaling. Now, any zone from any expansion in the game that scales to a minimum of 10 can be farmed by level one twinks for BoE green drops. All BoEs greens that are lootable have so far been limited to Ilvl 5, the same Ilvl as party sync gear. All green weapon BoEs, however, have dropped requiring level 3 and above, limiting our farming to armor and jewelry.

    Most of the BoEs have the same exact stat budget as party sync, or slightly less. The loot rules for the Legion expansion, however, allows us to farm gear with the exact same stat budget (or more if you get a single stat suffix rather than a split. Read more on item stat suffixes here) as Party Sync gear as well as having sockets and tertiary stats, making it the best choice in the game for most slots. The grind for getting the perfect pieces from this is a nightmarish combination of 6 layers of RNG, so it is absolutely recommended that you kit out with party sync gear first, and slowly work on this.

    DO NOT GET RID OF YOUR LEYSTONE LOCKBOXES WHILE FARMING!!!!! Get them unlocked and open them on a level ten character. They will contain wearable Ilvl5 legion greens for your level 1!

    In addition to those BoE drops that follow standard rules and are scaled to our level, there are currently an assortment of 6 confirmed seemingly random vanilla-era BOEs of different rarities, and two grey items from BFA that remain unscaled despite having no level requirement. I will post more about these in the next section. It is currently unknown how to farm these, as they appeared on the AH the same moment the Shadowlands prepatch released, and continue to appear still, both with and without the proper level requirements. Make sure to check your auction house often and filter by usable items!

    Another thing to keep in mind is that at level one, secondary stat scaling isn't very good. I won't be recommending you one to target, so pick whichever one you can get the most of. Haste, Versatility, and Critical strike are all good. Mastery however, is completely useless.

    Section 4 - Recommended Gear List)

    The example gear I will be posting here will be Rogue party sync gear. There isn't too much in this guide that is focused on one class - you can extrapolate from these paragraphs what your class needs.


    Head


    Your baseline head option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +2 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat
    +1 Secondary stat

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173637/lightdrinker-hood?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - There are some grandfathered items with old head enchants, and the grandfathered weather beaten fishing hat, but nowadays these underperform Psync gear and the perfect legion drop.


    Neck


    Your baseline neck option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat
    +1 Secondary stat

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173670/woven-silver-pendant?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - The heirloom necklaces provide unique effects. The ones that heal provide only a pathetic 16 hp heal and no stats, so those are not recommended. https://www.wowhead.com/item=153130/manari-training-amulet?bonus=0 however, provides you with a 10 second sprint, which could be worth taking over an option with stats depending on what you're doing.


    Shoulder


    Your baseline shoulder option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    +1 Primary Stat
    +2 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat
    +1 Secondary stat

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173639/lightdrinker-shoulders?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - One of the confirmed previously mentioned random unscaled BoEs is a cloth shoulder. Likely not actually BiS.

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    Back


    Your baseline back option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +1 Stamina

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173671/travel-worn-shawl?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance. A legion BoE cloak with secondary stats dropping has not been yet confirmed.

    For special options - https://www.wowhead.com/item=22782/sindorei-cloak-of-warding is a grandfathered cloak (but BoE, so you can still find them) which provides and additional armor and stamina. This makes it a tankier option than the party sync cloak, but becomes underwhelming compared to a legion cloak that has a socket and tertiary stats. On top of this, the cloak of warding is Ilvl 12, putting you at a Tony's Law disadvantage.


    Chest


    Your baseline chest option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +2 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat
    +1 Secondary stat

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173634/lightdrinker-jerkin?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - One of the confirmed previously mentioned random unscaled BoEs is a mail chest. This is a seriously impressive piece of gear that beats out a socketed green by quite a bit. A true BiS for anyone who can wear mail.

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    Shirt/Tabard


    Neither shirts nor tabards contribute to Ilvl, and therefore Tony's Law. None of them have stats, either. Pick ones with interesting appearances, or swag effects.


    Wrist


    Your baseline wrist option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +1 Stamina

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173641/lightdrinker-bindings?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has +1/+1 secondaries, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - unlike basically every other party sync option, getting an epic upgrade on a bracer item during your normal quest run-through provides you with a direct upgrade of a single stamina. This is still beaten by a BiS Legion BoE Green.

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    Hands


    Your baseline hands option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +2 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat
    +1 Secondary stat

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173636/lightdrinker-gloves?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - There are none confirmed. Herbalist's gloves no longer provide any more armor than party sync, and are now useless.


    Waist


    Your baseline waist option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +2 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat
    +1 Secondary stat

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173640/lightdrinker-waistband?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - One of the confirmed previously mentioned random unscaled BoEs is a cloth belt. The stat budget is significantly higher than party sync gear, but depending on the gem, might not be an absolute BiS, especially when factoring in Tony's Law.

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    Legs


    Your baseline leg option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +2 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat
    +1 Secondary stat

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173638/lightdrinker-britches?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - None confirmed.


    Feet


    Your baseline foot option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +2 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat
    +1 Secondary stat

    Example
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173635/lightdrinker-boots?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance.

    For special options - None confirmed.


    Fingers


    Your baseline finger option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Stamina
    +1 Secondary Stat (Haste)
    +1 Secondary stat (Crit)

    Examples
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173669/dull-onyx-band?bonus=6416
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173668/dingy-golden-band?bonus=6416

    Your BiS option will be a Legion BoE Green which has the above, or +3 of one single secondary stat, and has a socket and a Tertiary stat such as Speed, Leech, or Avoidance. Bear in mind that the Legion BoE rings are all Unique-Equipped. This means you need to get two different Legion BoE rings. The four different farming zones in the broken isles have different loot tables, so just get rings from different places.

    For special options - None confirmed. Something to note is that previously, the two different party sync rings had different weights, with one having more haste than crit, and the other having more crit than haste. Now that it's both 1, there is no difference.


    Trinkets


    Your baseline trinket option will be your party sync gear, which provides -

    Ilvl 5
    +1 Primary Stat
    +1 Secondary Stat (Crit or Vers)

    Examples
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173667/burnished-charm?bonus=6416
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173666/lacquered-carving?bonus=6416


    When farming Legion BoEs, you can also get trinkets with the same stat pool, but with the ability to get haste as well, and the different legion upgrades. These are your best offensive options.

    Your BiS option is https://www.wowhead.com/item=74034/pit-fighter due to the massive 13 stamina bonus. Thankfully, unlike the AGM of old, these are the ones you get out of the chest in the DMF arena rather than the quest reward for looting 12 chests. The mastery proc is useless, unfortunattely.

    For special options - If you were around long enough to have a https://www.wowhead.com/item=19024/arena-grand-master then it will net you 5 stamina and a paltry shield of 65 damage that does not work in PVP.

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=122371/inherited-insignia-of-the-alliance?bonus=0
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=122370/inherited-insignia-of-the-horde?bonus=0
    Since the Shadowlands Prepatch robbed everyone of their honorable medallions, you can use these looms to the same effect.

    If you were lucky enough to get WoD heirloom when they were still attainable, the shadowlands prepatch has scaled them down to level one. Their effects range from mediocre to absurd. The BiS ones are the Infallible Tracking Charm and Purified Shard of the Third Moon

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=133597/infallible-tracking-charm?bonus=0
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=133598/purified-shard-of-the-third-moon?bonus=0
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=133596/orb-of-voidsight?bonus=0
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=133585/judgment-of-the-naaru?bonus=0
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=133595/gronntooth-war-horn?bonus=0

    Weapons


    Your baseline weapon option will be your party sync gear, which provides varying stats depending on your class, and enabled loot spec.

    Examples
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173557/outlaws-cutlass?bonus=6416


    Legion mobs do not drop weapons, as everyone had artifacts at the time. Also, every other expansion's mobs do not drop weapons usable at level one under the normal loot rules, as for some reason they are locked to level 3 and above even when looted by a level one.

    For special options - Three of the confirmed previously mentioned random unscaled BoEs fit in the "weapons" category. One is a one handed sword, one is a staff, and the last is a shield.

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    These weapons/shield are substantially more powerful than your party sync options. For rogues, even though you do not utilize strength, unscaled Knightly Longswords blow Outlaw's Cutlasses out of the water.

    In addition to those items, there are two grey items with high damage from BFA that have no level requirement. Both of these items drop from Chief Mek-mek, a rare spawn from one of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms invasions.

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173935/nik-niks-slicky-sticker
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=173936/dookin-ookin-quarterstaff#dropped-by

    Note that these items are both classified as main hand (yes, even the staff), so you can only use one.

    Finally, there are the MoP era Heirloom weapons from the Siege of Orgrimmar. These are now grandfathered, just like the WoD Trinkets. They now scale to 1. Their stats are paltry, but one thing that makes them powerful is that they all have two sockets, which you can put BC heroic gems into. This doesn't make them better than Knightly Longswords or Staff of Jordan, but for hunters they will be BiS. Not only will it be a ranged weapon with sockets, it will also be eligible for the diamond cut Refractor scope or Flintlocke's Woodchucker applied from another character and then mailed to your twink. Visit HERE for a full list.


    Part C: Gems and Enchants


    Section 1 - Gems)

    Gems are a new feature for us in shadowlands, thanks to the legion loot rules we have available to us now. Currently, all gems from Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King are available to us. Any gems from Cata, MoP, WoD, Legion, Bfa, and Shadowlands contain built in Ilvl requirements way beyond Ilvl5.

    The gems that scale best for us appear to be a select few BC era gems. T̶h̶e̶ ̶B̶C̶ ̶H̶e̶r̶o̶i̶c̶ ̶g̶e̶m̶s̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶m̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶s̶c̶a̶l̶e̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶B̶o̶P̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶s̶o̶u̶l̶b̶i̶n̶d̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶ ̶i̶t̶e̶m̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶p̶u̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶m̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶.̶ ̶Y̶o̶u̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶p̶u̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶m̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶M̶o̶P̶ ̶h̶e̶i̶r̶l̶o̶o̶m̶ ̶w̶e̶a̶p̶o̶n̶s̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶u̶g̶h̶.̶ The BC heroic gems have been patched.

    Your first BiS is https://www.wowhead.com/item=49110/nightmare-tear , which gives 3 to stamina and 3 to your primary stat. Everything else we can get via trading is either +2/+2 or a singular +3. You can only use one nightmare tear, however, so you'll be filling up the rest of your gem slots with other gems. Your second BiS is https://www.wowhead.com/item=33782/steady-talasite which unlike other crafted BC gems didn't scale down (I swear, there's something about armor that makes shit not scale - looking at you shadow armor). It's a tanky option that gives 6 stamina and 4 armor. It technically has the highest stat budget, but lacks any offensive stats.

    Our most "accessible" gems appears to be the BC gems purchasable with Marks of honor in your capital PVP building, such as https://www.wowhead.com/item=28363/deadly-ornate-topaz and the others. Beyond this, just check your auction house for the stats you want, making sure it's a gem that doesn't demand a certain Ilvl. You're going to be looking at Epic quality BC/WotLK gems with +2/+2 and +3. An example: https://www.wowhead.com/item=35759/forceful-seaspray-emerald . I would highly recommend farming Sunwell Plateau on a high level character or buying the base material gems from the auction house and finding a JC with the recipes over just buying the cut ones, as the materials are dirt cheap/drop like candy.

    For grandfathered stuff, you can get some unscaled BC heroic gem equivalents if you for some strange reason have over 40 apexis shards saved up that you didn't turn into https://www.wowhead.com/item=32578/charged-crystal-focus before shadowlands. The prepatch made the clickable apexis nodes require level 20, and the mobs there that drop shards have not been lootable for a long time.

    Shifting Amethyst
    Timeless Amethyst
    Purified Amethyst
    Reckless Citrine
    Jagged Mossjewel

    All but one of the gems sold by the Aether-tech Adept in the Blade's Edge Mountains do not appear to scale. He can be summoned during an event that still works.

    Section 2 - Enchants)

    Enchants following the prepatch have been severely weakened for most of our slots and strengthened for a couple. Something to know is that we are currently dealing with the worst "false tooltips" that we have ever had before. Many enchants will say they provide a large amount of a stat when you read them, but in reality display less once applied and then provide none. Here is an example:

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    This means you need to be really careful! There is a lot of testing to be done, especially with wowhead's enchant scaling not being displayed.

    I will go over the ones that we KNOW work and are good slot by slot.

    Head - There are no longer any head enchants.

    Neck - https://www.wowhead.com/item=128553/enchant-neck-mark-of-the-hidden-satyr provides the highest and most consistent damage boost. It procs fairly often, and deals damage in the twenties. It outperforms mark of the distant army considerably.

    Shoulder - All current shoulder enchants that give stats make your target item soulbound, and have a level requirement. However, now that we have BoE greens, it may be possible to trade shoulder enchants. I have not seen this happen yet, as this is all very new, so as time passes I can more concretely provide information

    Back - https://www.wowhead.com/item=38993/enchant-cloak-shadow-armor provides 2 agility and 4 armor now. For rogues, this is far and away our best enchant. Everything else that I have tested provides no stats at all, or just one. For casters, you might consider getting one of the WoD cloak speed enchants. You won't get any stats for them, but 2% movement speed can add up if you're trying to kite.

    Chest - Another terrible change is that +4 all stats to chest has been grandfathered in a way that I have never seen before. If you try to apply it now, you gain no benefit and it appears to be level locked. If you had it applied before prepatch, it still functions. Proof here. This goes for ALL of the chest enchants that display +4 stats. My wallet hurt testing every single one. Your best bet is to use +1 all stats, as the other single stat enchants do not function.

    Wrist - https://www.wowhead.com/item=38898/enchant-bracer-stats is still functional, providing +1 to all stats. Every other enchant is either entirely non functional or one single stat.

    Hands - Every single enchant for gloves appears to be completely nonfunctional. Please let me know if you find one that works, I tested the vast majority of them and none were found to provide any bonus.

    Waist - The best enchant for your waist would be trade bugged BFA engineering belt effects, as they are still working in Shadowlands for level 1s without engineering. This can only be done on BoE belts. Here are your options.

    https://www.wowhead.com/spell=269205/belt-enchant-holographic-horror-projector
    https://www.wowhead.com/spell=269126/belt-enchant-miniaturized-plasma-shield
    https://www.wowhead.com/spell=269208/belt-enchant-personal-space-amplifier

    Legs - The only leg enchant that you can put on an Ilvl 5 pair of pants is the https://www.wowhead.com/item=2304/light-armor-kit, which claims to give you an additional armor but infact gives you nothing. Attempting to put any special armor kit on a BoE from another character results in the message "Target is too low level". I attempted this with a statted kit from each expansion. The three Pandaria direct application leg enchants can be trade bugged to a level one, but none of them actually provide any stats despite displaying +1/+1. Please let me know if you find one that works.

    Feet - Every single stat enchant for boots appears to be completely nonfunctional. Please let me know if you find one that works. https://www.wowhead.com/item=38837/enchant-boots-minor-speed and (only) the speed component of enchants like https://www.wowhead.com/item=38944/enchant-boots-boars-speed are still functional.

    Fingers - Every single enchant for rings appear to be completely nonfunctional. Please let me know if you find one that works, I tested the vast majority of them and none were found to provide any bonus.

    Weapons - There are multiple good choices.

    For melee fighters, here are the golden three.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=74725/enchant-weapon-elemental-force - A high PPM proc enchant that deals between 36-40 damage each time. The best option for pure DPS.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=38871/enchant-weapon-lifestealing - A moderately high PPM proc enchant that deals a flat 30 damage each time, and heals you for the same amount. The best option for sustained self healing.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=38998/enchant-weapon-deathfrost - A moderately high PPM enchant that deals between 36-40 damage each time, and slows them for 8 seconds. Debuff is not removed if you switch off of this enchant to other weapons during combat. The best option for fighting someone who might otherwise kite you to death.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=38873/enchant-weapon-crusader - For strength using characters, this is currently bugged and increases strength by 100 each time. Don't expect this to last, as it's working in bracketed PvP.

    For hunters, options are more limited. The best ones have level requirements to apply, so If you have the grandfathered MoP SoO Heirloom ranged weapon, use one of these two:
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=44739/diamond-cut-refractor-scope - This appears to not scale down and adds significant damage to all of your attacks.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=70139/flintlockes-woodchucker - This has a powerful proc effect, though the PPM is pretty low. Devastating when you actually are able to set it off.
    If you're stuck with the party sync ranged weapon, you may be out of luck. Scopes are all level locked and now there are reports of the previously functioning BFA weapon enchants not proccing anymore.

    For casters, you will want to use Elemental Force. If anyone knows a better weapon enchant for casters, please post it.


    Part D: Consumables, Toys, and Mounts


    There are a great deal of items that give level one twinks boosts in power and mobility. Here are the ones you should get. I won't include anything related to grandfathered level 1 twinks with engineering.

    Section 1 - In-Combat Items)

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=118/minor-healing-potion - The most plentiful of our healing options. Heals 81 health upon use at level 1.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=175241/expedition-healing-potion - A new addition in shadowlands, these are looted by players during the new Exile's Reach starting zone, in a chest in the Harpy area. Healing 111 upon use at level 1, it has the same numbers as the lesser healing potion without the level requirement. Annoying to farm, as you cannot leave Exile's Reach until you finish it, nor can you summon a mailbox via a toy or summon your guild bank via the ability.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=23329/enriched-lasher-root - A healing item farmable in the Draenei starting zone. Heals a pitiful 24 health at level one, but does not share a cooldown with healing potions, meaning you can use it right after using a healing potion for extra health.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=124660/darkmoon-healing-tonic and https://www.wowhead.com/item=124661/gladiators-healing-potion - Both of these potions heal for a static 20% of your max health, and are looted from their respective arena evens in the Darkmoon Faire and Gurbashi. These are only better than the other potions if 20% of your health is more than 81 or 111.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=128647/fizzy-apple-cider - Heals for 25% of your maximum health. This is BoA, so when the Feast of Winter Veil shows up, do the cookie quest on as many characters as possible, earning you 5 ciders each. These are only better than the other potions if 25% of your health is more than 81 or 111.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=6522/deviate-fish - Gives you 1 of 6 possible effects. Two are healing effects, one a HoT and the other a direct heal. One is a versatility buff. One has no effect beyond making you dance emote, interrupting nothing. One is a shrink that defbuffs your strength and stamina. The last is a debuff that forces you asleep for half a minute. Basically, it's a last ditch desperation item for a potential heal if you otherwise are going to lose anyway.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=32578/charged-crystal-focus - A recently grandfathered healing item that heals for a massive 2,701 HP. Given that you can no longer farm apexis shards via the nodes, you cannot attain these anymore. If you still have them, they are still usable.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=8544/mageweave-bandage - The best scaling bandage we have available. Heals you for 810 damage over 8 seconds.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=19440/powerful-anti-venom - The most potent antivenom available to us. Clears a poison debuff from ourselves or a target.

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=4388/discombobulator-ray - Zaps the target into a leper gnome. At level one, this only reduces SP by 2 and movement speed by 1%. Not very useful, but better than nothing against a kiting caster.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=153490/f-r-i-e-d - Deals 12 damage to everyone in the targeted area. With a large windup time, this is only really useful in an AoE situation, or getting someone out of a Shard of Archstone.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=153494/thermo-accelerated-plague-spreader - Deals 3 damage every 3 seconds in an area for 15 seconds. With a large windup time, this is only really useful in an AoE situation, to keep someone in combat, or getting someone out of a Shard of Archstone.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=153487/organic-discombobulation-grenade - An AoE polymorph that does not work reliably work in PVP (summons what are essentially npc landmines that poly on contact, but they dont always come out).
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=46725/red-rider-air-rifle - Allows classes with no ranged attacks to cheaply and reliable pull at range. Deals no damage, but causes threat. Has a chance to stun you, but this debuff can be removed with a right click or a /cancelaura macro.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=128632/savage-snowball - Also engages enemies at a range, but is single use and more expensive. This item used to proc effects like Ele Force, though it doesn't anymore.

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=7676/thistle-tea - Rogue only; These restore 100 of your 120 energy. Don't bother having these made via cooking, you can buy them for 1 silver 20 copper apiece in the Rogue order hall, which is accessible by all rogues of any level.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=120257/drums-of-fury - A heroism/bloodlust lite, this gives your whole party 15% more haste for 40 seconds. Any of the drums will do, but these are the cheapest to make.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=23381/chipped-power-core and https://www.wowhead.com/item=23334/cracked-power-core - Gives a short intellect buff. Unique, so you can only hold one at a time, but they can be stacked and stored in your guild bank with no issue.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=23386/condensed-mana-powder and https://www.wowhead.com/item=23354/crystalized-mana-residue - Our only (harmless) mana potions available. Restores 40 and 24 mana each, respectively.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=20520/dark-rune - Restores 73 mana at the cost of 36 HP.

    Section 2 - Buffs)

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=1180/scroll-of-stamina
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=1181/scroll-of-versatility
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=3012/scroll-of-agility
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=954/scroll-of-strength
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=955/scroll-of-intellect - All of the scrolls we have access to give +1 to any specific stat, and count as a battle or guardian elixir.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=2454/elixir-of-lions-strength - Gives +2 strength. A good option for warriors and paladins. Battle elixir.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=3382/weak-trolls-blood-elixir - Advertises 1hp/5s, but doesn't actually do anything.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=5997/elixir-of-minor-defense - Advertises +1 armor, but doesn't actually do anything.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=1177/oil-of-olaf - Gives +1 armor. Guardian elixir.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=2862/rough-sharpening-stone and https://www.wowhead.com/item=3239/rough-weightstone - add +1 damage to your melee weapon.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=5206/bogling-root - Makes the user deal +1 physical damage for 10 minutes. Much easier to farm now that party sync can spawn the boglings over and over.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=124656/darkmoon-tincture-of-alacrity and https://www.wowhead.com/item=124651/darkmoon-draught-of-deflection and so on - The different darkmoon draughts and tinctures, of which there are 16 total, give a flat 2% increase to any stat they advertise. They recently added a 7 day duration to these, so they have fallen out of favor. You should take advantage of them when the faire is going, though.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=23985/crystal-of-vitality
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=23989/crystal-of-ferocity
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=23986/crystal-of-insight - All of these crystals give +2 to their advertised stat. Alliance only, requires you to do the bloodmyst isle quests and turn in 10 https://www.wowhead.com/item=23984/irradiated-crystal-shard for each.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=22710/bloodthistle - Gives you +10 spellpower for 10 minutes. Reduces your intellect by 5 for 20 minutes after the buff wears off. Blood elf only.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=166750/draught-of-ten-lands - Gives +1 all stats for 1 hour. Stacks with other buffs, not limited by Guardian/Battle elixirs.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=21744/lucky-rocket-cluster - Gives you +250 HP. Requires you to place down a https://www.wowhead.com/item=21570/cluster-launcher to use. Can be used year round but only farmed during the Lunar Festival.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=21519/mistletoe - Gives a friend 20 versatility. Can only be used during Winter Veil.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=116138/last-deck-of-nemelex-xobeh - Gives you a random crazy buff/debuff. A list of these effects are on the wowhead page.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=33930/amani-charm-of-the-bloodletter
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=33932/amani-charm-of-the-witch-doctor
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=33933/amani-charm-of-the-raging-defender
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=33931/amani-charm-of-mighty-mojo - These amani charms are not supposed to work outside of ZA. They do not function like other zone specific buffs, however, and allow you to keep the buff for a second before it is removed. With the Bloodletter charm, especially, you can have some powerful openers. Unique, so you can only hold one at a time, but they can be stacked and stored in your guild bank with no issue.
    https://www.wowhead.com/spell=818/cooking-fire - For those of you with grandfathered cooking - increases versatility by 1.

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=126934/lemon-herb-filet
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=6888/herb-baked-egg - Easy to make food that can give you a Well Fed food buff of either 1 versatility or 1 stamina.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=116407/slow-smoked-turkey
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=116405/congealed-cranberry-chutney - Powerful food that can be farmed during Pilgrim's Bounty. Does not expire, and can be sold and traded freely. The cranberry provides casters with 4 SP and 4 stamina, and the turkey provides melee with 8 attack power and 4 stamina.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=101618/pandaren-treasure-noodle-soup - The best food that we can get year round. Provides 8 of your primary stat. Attaining this food requires some roundabout work, you need someone else to use a https://www.wowhead.com/item=101662/pandaren-treasure-noodle-cart-kit for you. Then, click on the cart and purchase your soup. You may only have 5 at once, and they are BoP.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=21114/rumsey-rum-dark - The last of the rumseys to describe a stat increase, though this one is at 0. Might change again in the future. Shares the buff slot with Well Fed.

    Section 3 - Mobility)

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=107640/potion-of-slow-fall - A freely tradeable potion acquired from a 1 time per character treasure in WoD. You can find these pretty often on the AH.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=8529/noggenfogger-elixir - Newly available to us since the Shadowlands Prepatch. A more affordable and logistically reliable way to get slow fall, at 35s a pop.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=109076/goblin-glider-kit
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=167862/horde-glider-kit
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=167861/alliance-glider-kit - A high momentum and steerable slow fall item. All of these three function in the same way.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=132516/gunshoes - The closest thing we have to a sprint potion. Not usable in combat, but persists through it.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=132513/gunpack - Knocks you around, and then up a good distance. Can get you into places you otherwise couldn't, and combined with a decent /cancelaura macro can help you get more height on your glides.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=171196/spellstone-delight - Gives you a 100% speed boost for 30 seconds. Works only during the WoW anniversary event, but does not expire once it ends. Canceled by damage.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=153573/electroshock-mount-motivator - increases mount speed in small burts. Functions on the Chauffeur mount.

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=154169/shimmerscale-diving-helmet - Grants underwater breathing for 15 minutes.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=154168/shimmerscale-diving-suit - Grants underwater swimming speed for 15 minutes.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=153512/xa-1000-surface-skimmer - Moves you quickly over bodies of water.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=151239/felslate-anchor - Gets you to the bottom of whatever body of water you're in quickly.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=136606/leystone-buoy - Gets you to the top of whatever body of water you're in quickly.

    Section 4 - Toys & Mounts)

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=116435/cozy-bonfire
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=128536/leylight-brazier
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=70722/little-wickerman - The many different bonfire toys can provide you with the same versatility bonus as the cooking fire if you weren't around long enough to learn cooking before its grandfathering.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=166461/gnarlwood-waveboard - Allows you to surf quickly on the water surface. Does not require fishing like the iceberf and fishing raft do.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=131933/critter-hand-cannon - Spawns attackable critters. Good for self healing off of if you cant get out of combat but can get out of line of sight.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=86573/shard-of-archstone - Prevents you from being targeted. Good to open up duels with someone with no AoE attacks, or remain out of combat if you are able to leave it and have low HP.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=142542/tome-of-town-portal - Allows you to delete your hearthstone, which not only saves you a bag space but also kill yourself using the unstuck command.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=82467/ruthers-harness - Summons an immobile yak that during PVP, shows up as attackable to your enemies. Can be combined with the shard of archstone to throw them off.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=43499/iron-boot-flask - Zaps people who attack you with lightning. This lightning doesn't do damage anymore at level one, but appears to still proc effects.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=168016/hyper-compressed-ocean - The only way to fish at level one. Someone else needs to use the toy, though.

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=131811/rocfeather-skyhorn-kite - A free glider that only works in the broken isles. Since you're going to be spending a lot of time there farming BoEs, this is more helpful than not.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=131900/majestic-elderhorn-hoof - Increases mount speed in Highmountain. Useful for the same reason as above.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=153293/sightless-eye - heavily reduces your aggro range in the Broken Isles. Useful for the same reason as above.

    https://www.wowhead.com/item=122703/chauffeured-chopper - The fastest ground mount we can use.
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=23720/riding-turtle
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=46109/sea-turtle - Amphibious mounts. They move slowly on land and quickly in the water.

    https://www.wowhead.com/spells/mounts/aquatic-mounts - All of the aquatic mounts can be used at level one. However, only the turtles don't dismount out of water.


    Part E: Conclusion


    Thank you for reading my guide. I hope that it was as comprehensive as possible. It should give you the information you need to make the most effective Level 1 Twink possible in the Shadowlands. With a level squish, and many undocumented changes, there is much testing to be done. Things are constantly changing, and no one person can keep up with all of it. If you run into anything that helps level ones, please post it in this thread so that I can add it to the guide.
     
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    This is simply amazing, so much effort put into this. Outstanding! <3
     
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    Love the guide thank you :)
     
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    Badass guide
     
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    10/10 Will show this to new 1 twinkers, Thanks for the post mate :)
     
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    Cheers for all the work man. I just hope this doesn't turn into a guide on what to fix for Blizzard lmao.
     
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    honestly not too worried in the 1-9 bracket 10 is where things start to become super OP
     
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    I think @Winterly's LvL 1 Twink might disagree with that statement.
     
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    Ooooh I don't know! Our 1 stat gear is pretty OP!
     
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    Who’s @Winterly ?? Idk who that is.
     
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    Local achievement hunter.... I could probably take em..... ;)
     
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    definitely I’ve been hearing lately he’s pretty bad :D
     
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    Is your ilvl lower than mine xD if so than yeah.
     
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    Can I get the secrets to farming out the legion gear and weirdly scaled classic boes? ^^ Interested in gearing out a bank alt for fun!
     
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    I'm not sure how to farm the weird scaled classic boes. The legion boes are just from any mob in legion zones that are level 10, and legion boes can proc sockets, speed/leech etc.
     
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    Besides what @Winterly said, you can just "farm" various Realms' AH and just have a shit ton of Gold. That's what we did back IN Legion with our 101's.
     
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    Also to add onto this post, I found that one of the +1 crit hand enchants gave 1 crit. I cant remember which enchant it was though sorry:/
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    Are all legion boes capable of socketing?
     
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    For which slot? And yes, every single legion boe slot can socket and give tertiary stats.
     

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