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EU+US Level 1 Race and Class Compendium

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  1. Chubtohd

    Chubtohd Almost Awesome

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    Here's a quick compendium to help you make a choice as to what Faction, Race, Class you would like to roll. Keep in mind that at level 1, Rogues have always been at the top of the charts. For awhile classes like Hunters and Warlocks have been sexy, but for the most part a level 1 Rogue is the staple of this "bracket". However, that doesn't mean that other classes aren't fun, challenging, and able to do amazing things. If you want to maximize your character, these charts might help.

    Just a quick outline of how this compendium is laid out.
    1. Base stats - included so that you maximize that 1 primary class stat when choosing your race
    2. Bonus class stats - included so that you can again maximize your 1 primary stat
      • A chart combining 1 and 2 info for lazys
    3. Racials - some are really good, others are not. This chart should help you further customize the type of twink you'd like
    4. Class Abilities - at level 1 our options are limited. This chart should help you decide what each class can do
    5. Professions - as of 6.0.2 not necessary anymore

    Base Stats

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 600, align: center"]

    HORDE
    Strength
    Agility
    Stamina
    Intellect
    Spirit

    Blood Elf
    17
    22
    20
    23
    18

    Orc
    23
    17
    21
    17
    22

    Tauren
    25
    16
    21
    16
    22

    Troll
    21
    22
    20
    16
    21

    Undead
    19
    18
    20
    18
    25








    ALLIANCE
    Strength
    Agility
    Stamina
    Intellect
    Spirit

    Draenei
    21
    17
    20
    20
    22

    Dwarf
    25
    16
    21
    19
    19

    Gnome
    15
    22
    20
    23
    20

    Human
    20
    20
    20
    20
    20

    Night Elf
    16
    24
    20
    20
    20
    [/TABLE]

    Bonus Class Stats

    In addition to the base stats each race gets, every class gets bonus stats.

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 600, align: center"]

    CLASS
    [TD="align: center"]Strength[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Agility[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Stamina[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Intellect[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]Spirit[/TD]

    Druid
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]

    Hunter
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+3[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]

    Mage



    [TD="align: center"]+3[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]

    Monk
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]

    Paladin
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]

    Priest

    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+3[/TD]

    Rogue
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+3[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]


    Shaman
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]

    Warlock


    [TD="align: center"]+1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]

    Warrior
    [TD="align: center"]+3[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"][/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]+2[/TD]


    [/TABLE]

    By combining the above two charts, we are able to delineate which race and class combo will do more raw damage than another assuming all gear is equal. The chart includes the best combo for both factions. In some cases, the best stat race isn't able to be the best stat class. Those are marked by an asterisk to avoid confusion. This chart does not take into account racial traits, that information is found after the racial chart.


    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 600, align: center"]

    CLASS
    HORDE
    ALLIANCE

    Druid
    Tauren* / Troll*
    Night Elf*

    Hunter
    Blood Elf / Troll
    Night Elf

    Mage
    Blood Elf
    Gnome

    Monk
    Blood Elf/Troll
    Night Elf

    Paladin
    Tauren
    Dwarf

    Priest
    Blood Elf
    Gnome

    Rogue
    Blood Elf / Troll
    Night Elf

    Shaman
    Orc*
    Draenei*

    Warlock
    Blood Elf
    Gnome

    Warrior
    Tauren
    Dwarf
    [/TABLE]

    Racials

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 1000, align: center"]

    [TD="align: center"]HORDE [/TD]

    _
    ALLIANCE


    [TD="align: center"]Blood Elf[/TD]
    Arcane Resistance - Situationally useful

    Arcane Torrent - Useful against casters & replenishes 6% mana for casters or 15 energy, focus, rage for melee

    Arcane Affinity
    - No level 1 benefit

    Arcane Acuity - Useful for DPS


    [TD="align: center"]Draenei[/TD]
    Shadow Resistance - Limited PvP and PvE uses

    Heroic Presence - Useful in both PvP and PvE

    Gift of the Naaru - Only level 1 heal, helps build threat (PvE)

    Gemcutting -
    No level 1 benefit

    [TD="align: center"]Orc
    [/TD]
    Blood Fury - Useful for all classes as it increases both Spell Power and Attack Power.

    Command - Useful for Warlocks and Hunters

    Hardiness - Limited PvP and PvE uses


    [TD="align: center"]Dwarf[/TD]
    Stoneform - Useful for all classes

    Might of the Mountain - Great DPS boost

    Frost Resistance - Limited PvP and PvE uses

    Explorer - No level 1 benefit


    Tauren

    Cultivation - No level 1 benefit

    Endurance - Adds approximately 16HP

    Nature Resistance - Limited PvP and PvE uses

    War Stomp - Useful in PvP for bandaging, creating distance, free casting, or attacking from behind

    Brawn - Useful for DPS


    [TD="align: center"]Gnome[/TD]
    Arcane Resistance - Limited PvP and PvE uses

    Engineering Specialization -
    No level 1 benefit

    Escape Artist -
    Limited PvP and PvE uses

    Expansive Mind - Useful for all casters

    Nimble Fingers - Haste provides greatest DPS increase


    [TD="align: center"]Troll[/TD]
    Beast Slaying - Limited PvP and PvE uses

    Berserking -
    Useful for increasing DPS for all classess

    Da Voodoo Shuffle - Limited PvP and PvE uses

    Regeneration - Limited PvP and PvE uses


    [TD="align: center"]Human[/TD]
    Diplomacy - Useful for reputation farming

    Every Man For Himself -
    Limited PvP and PvE uses

    The Human Spirit - Limited usefulness for all classes


    [TD="align: center"]Undead[/TD]
    Cannabilize - Limited PvP and PvE uses

    Shadow Resistance - Useful against Warlocks

    Touch of the Grave -
    The only inherent level 1 healing ability

    Will of the Forsaken - Limited PvP and PvE uses


    [TD="align: center"]Night Elf[/TD]
    Wisp Spirit - Useful for zerging in PvE

    Shadowmeld - Useful for all classes

    Quickness - Useful for all classes

    Nature Resistance - Limited PvP and PvE uses

    Touch of Elune - you can have both!

    [/TABLE]

    Class Abilities

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 600, align: center"]

    Class
    Comments
    Abilities

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Druid
    [/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Hunter[/TD]
    Probably the best ranged option because of the ability to DPS and move + pet damage
    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]

    Call Pet

    Revive Pet
    [/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Mage[/TD]
    The built in slow and high damage makes this the best caster option
    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Paladin[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Monk
    [/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Priest[/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Rogue[/TD]
    Still the best melee option for level 1
    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Shaman[/TD]
    Has returned to the worst DPS with the removal of casting while running
    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]

    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Warlock[/TD]
    Highest possible DPS, but mobility is the issue


    [TD="align: center"][​IMG]
    Warrior[/TD]
    With heroic strike off the GCD, a fully hasted Warrior is an interesting melee option
    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]
    [/TABLE]


    Professions:

    [TABLE="class: grid, width: 600, align: center"]

    Gathering Professions
    As of 6.0.2, these no longer provide combat bonuses and are therefore unnecessary. However, Blizzard has made it so that any skill level can gather any node, so these can be nice if you are the exploring type.




    First Aid
    This is one of two must have professions. At max level you will be able to use Heavy Runecloth Bandages. Because of our health pools, one or two ticks will be enough to fill us to full HP.

    Cooking
    This profession can be taken to a max of 525. It is now extremely quick to level by means of Halfhill Market in Pandaria. Other than the achievement points, cooking offers only a minor benefit at level 1 by being able to cook your own +2 stamina food which should only be used if you run out of the better food buffs.
    [/TABLE]

     
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  2. BoudThe1Twink

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    Grats on 1000 posts, Chubs:)

    Very clean, how did you make the tables? Excel?
     
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    IAT's post has needed updating for some time now...so I decided to do it...hopefully he'll use this or this one can get stickied instead.

    You can make tables by clicking on the advanced editing tab when making/replying to a post here...it's been added recently
     
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    Great post. I wish I saw this earlier before I rolled an orc. I wonder if there is anything out there like this for L5 and L10 which I am going to roll soon.

    As for the professions, after missing the last 18 months I came back to find incomplete herbalism and 150 mining. I switched to skinning (dropped mining) and solo'ed it up to 110 and then logged an alt in Ashenvale and killed bucks and wolves (about 10 at a time), then logged the L1 and skinned them. Log in and out about 5-6 times and you are at 150.

    As for herbalism I solo'ed this too. I was already at about 110 so I do not remember what I did two years ago but I found farming stranglekelp uninterrupted to 150 in 1000 needles is very, very easy to do for any L1. I would classify leveling herbs solo now as an easy task (though still mildly time-consuming).
     
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    Chubtohd

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    reworded it just for you grizzle :)
     
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  7. notoriousthf

    notoriousthf Born US, Raised Mexican

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    Think a spreadsheet for the base stats of the class itself is worth mentioning too?

    Also, WPL lake is also a good stranglekelp farm spot as it also has liferoots around it (if you have herbalists gloves and/or gatherer enchant on gloves)

    Arcane torrent also replenishes some mana, rage, and focus.
     
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  8. iaccidentallytwink

    iaccidentallytwink Guild Master

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    Excellent! I would take your table and place it in my post but that wouldn't exactly be fair to you. Gonna report my post unstickied and request a sticky for yours. Great job.
     
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    Whow, great job Chubs! This was really what the "guide archive" for lvl1 twinks needed :D.
     
  10. notoriousthf

    notoriousthf Born US, Raised Mexican

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    Before I forget, also mention that mages and warlocks are the only caster classes capable of inflicting double damage on crits.
     
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    Chubtohd

    Chubtohd Almost Awesome

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    To be honest, I had no idea that the stats per class were different. I thought base stats meant that all Blood Elves (for instance) regardless of class had the same starting stats. However, after creating a couple of tests in game I realized that that was incorrect. I'll update the list this weekend to show the starting stats for all race/class combinations.

    I mainly play Rogues, so it's natural for me to only include cool things that help them out :) I've updated the Arcane Torrent text to reflect you other classes

    Thanks for the sticky request IAT ... I wouldn't have cared if you used it on yours though, I don't care about the credit ... but thank you

    I thought about adding that, but didn't want to get bogged down in all the intricacies of the classes...I figured it was sufficient to say "they do more damage", but for the sake of completeness, you are probably right...so I'll include the note
     
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    notoriousthf Born US, Raised Mexican

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    Rather than combining them, just make a separate one for classes.

    Priest - 3 int, 2 spirit
    Rogue - 1 str, 3 agi, 1 stam
    Warrior - 3 str, 2 stam
    Mage - 3 int, 2 spirit
    Druid - 1 str, 2 int, 2 spirit
    Hunter - 3 agi, 1 stam, 1 spirit (lolspiritwhoknew?)
    Warlock - 1 stam, 2 int, 2 spirit
    Shaman - 1 str, 1 stam, 1 int, 2 spirit
    Paladin - 2 str, 2 stam, 1 spirit

    These stats are according to WoWWiki.
     
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    notoriousthf Born US, Raised Mexican

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    Gift Of Naaru no longer scales with sp/ap. Instead, it heals 20% of the target's total health over 15 seconds
     
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    Chubtohd

    Chubtohd Almost Awesome

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    It's updated now ... seems like a lot of info for one post, but not sure what to do about it because it all seems necessary. Any changes/additions/suggestions, just let me know!
     
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    notoriousthf Born US, Raised Mexican

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    Boud what do you think? Is it okay to add lv1 worgen race stats too for those that had done the exploit or nah?
     
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    Chubtohd

    Chubtohd Almost Awesome

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    is it still possible to do it? if so, i'll add it
     
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    notoriousthf Born US, Raised Mexican

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    I recently checked. It's still possible.

    However, due to ToS, I am not allowed to say how.

    Either way it doesn't matter. I checked the starting stats, and the other races do better. Only good things are the racials.



    23 Str
    22 Agi
    20 Sta
    16 Int
    19 Spi
     
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    Chubtohd

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    Spent an hour putting the wowpedia icons in rather than text, hit save changes and was told I could only have 20 pictures total in a post......so now only the class ability chart is graphical...too bad cause it looked really good :(

    Also, I've thought about the Worgen stats, and I don't think they should be added since it is an exploit. While I know a lot of people do them, I thought in a guide like this that new people will likely read that it would give the wrong impression of level one twinking (since most people think the only way to do it is exploit).
     
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    notoriousthf Born US, Raised Mexican

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    Blood elf racial is arcane resistance, which is useless against other lv1s.
    Shadow resistance (fix draenei) reduces the damage done by shadowbolt and unholy weapon effect, and can also resist the unholy weapon effect.
    Nature resistance is still useful against druids and shaman.
     

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