Hello everyone! Digitalchemyst here with another guide! This was largely adapted from my 19's guide, as there were no significant differences in most areas. This guide will inform you of everything you need to know to start & play a level 20 character in Shadowlands (SL), which is the highest level you can play without a subscription (AKA FTP or Vet). IMPORTANT: For the purposes of this guide, a Free to Play (FTP) account is an account that you have NEVER PAID MONEY for, and a Veteran Account (Vet) is an account YOU HAVE PAID MONEY for. Since the PTR is still up as of writing this, some information may change and will be updated as such. Let's jump into it! Sections: Quickstart Dungeons Class & Specialization Abilities For 20's PVP Talents Gear Guide Enchant Guide Tier List QUICKSTART (NEW PLAYERS ONLY) You've always wanted to play a low-level character that is as strong as possible but didn't know where to start. This guide is here to help you! For the first time in WoW starting with Shadowlands, you can play all classes at level 20! Additionally, Allied Races are available to play and require certain prerequisites to be met before becoming available on your account (LINK to article on how to unlock Allied Races). Once you have chosen Horde or Alliance, then your Race & Class combo, you are ready to dive into choosing a Specialization and leveling to 20! If you wish to remain FTP, skip the next step. If your subscription has expired, skip the next step. If you have an active subscription, once you reach level 20 you will go to this NPC if Horde or this NPC if Alliance, and stop experience gains (XPOFF). IMPORTANT: If you have stopped experience gains, you must turn them back on before your subscription expires, or you will not be able to play Battlegrounds & Arenas with other level 20 players! Once you are XPOFF, FTP, or Vet with an expired subscription, you may proceed to obtain armor & weapons for your character, train & level up professions, and enchant your gear with powerful effects! The rest of this guide, as well as other community members, will help you in creating your character! Good Luck! DUNGEONS FOR 20'sOf note, selecting the Cataclysm Chromie Timeline will allow you to queue for Vanilla dungeons, but not Cataclysm dungeons. Vanilla Vanilla Dungeons All Dungeons! The Burning Crusade TBC Dungeons Auchenai Crypts Hellfire Ramparts Mana-Tombs Old Hillsbrad Foothills Sethekk Halls Shadow Labyrinth The Botanica The Blood Furnace The Mechanar The Shattered Halls The Slave Pens The Steam Vault The Underbog Wrath of the Lich King WotLK Dungeons Ahn'Kahet: The Old Kingdom Azjol-Nerub Drak'Tharon Keep Gundrak Halls of Lightning Halls of Stone The Nexus The Oculus The Violet Hold Utgarde Keep Utgarde Pinnacle Cataclysm Cata Dungeons NONE! Mists of Pandaria MoP Dungeons Mogu'shan Palace Shado-Pan Monastery Stormstout Brewery Temple of the Jade Serpent Warlords of Draenor WoD Dungeons Auchindoun Bloodmaul Slag Mines Iron Docks Shadowmoon Burial Grounds Legion Legion Dungeons Assault on Violet Hold Black Rook Hold Darkheart Thicket Eye of Azshara Halls of Valor Maw of Souls Neltharion's Lair Vault of the Wardens Battle for Azeroth BfA Dungeons Atal'Dazar Freehold CLASS & SPECIALIZATION ABILITIES FOR 20's Death Knight Death Knight Abilities for 20's All Anti-Magic Shell Chains of Ice Dark Command Death and Decay Death Coil Death Grip Death Strike Mind Freeze Raise Dead Rune Forging Rune Strike Blood Blood Boil Heart Strike Marrowrend Rune Tap Frost Frost Strike Howling Blast Obliterate Remorseless Winter Unholy Apocalypse Festering Strike Outbreak Scourge Strike Demon Hunter Demon Hunter Abilities for 20's All Chaos Strike Consume Magic Demon's Bite Fel Rush Immolation Aura (Rank 2) Throw Glaive (Rank 2) Torment Havoc Blade Dance Chaos Nova Chaos Strike (Rank 2) Eye Beam Metamorphosis (Rank 2) Vengeful Retreat Vengeance Demon Spikes Fel Devastation Fiery Brand Infernal Strike Metamorphosis (Rank 2) Shear Sigil of Flame Soul Cleave (Rank 2) Throw Glaive Druid Druid Abilities for 20's All Aquatic Form Bear Form Cat Form Dash Entangling Roots Ferocious Bite Growl Ironfur Mangle Moonfire Prowl Regrowth Revive Shred Travel Form (Rank 2) Wrath Balance Remove Corruption Starfire Starsurge Feral Rake Remove Corruption Thrash Tiger's Fury Guardian Bear Form (Rank 2) Maul Remove Corruption Thrash Restoration Ironbark Nature's Cure Rejuvenation Swiftmend Hunter Hunter Abilities for 20's All Arcane Shot Aspect of the Cheetah Aspect of the Turtle Disengage Exhilaration Feign Death Flare Freezing Trap Steady Shot Beast Mastery Barbed Shot Bestial Wrath Cobra Shot Concussive Shot Counter Shot Kill Command Marksmanship Aimed Shot Bursting Shot Concussive Shot Counter Shot Rapid Fire Survival Harpoon Kill Command Muzzle Raptor Strike Serpent Sting Wildfire Bomb Wing Clip (Rank 2) Mage Mage Abilities for 20's All Arcane Explosion Arcane Intellect Blink Conjure Refreshment Counterspell Fire Blast Frostbolt Frost Nova Polymorph Slow Fall Teleport Arcane Alter Time Arcane Barrage Arcane Blast Arcane Explosion (Rank 2) Arcane Missiles Conjure Mana Gem Slow Fire Fireball Fire Blast (Rank 2) Flamestrike Phoenix Flames Pyroblast Scorch Frost Blizzard Cone of Cold Flurry Ice Lance Summon Water Elemental Monk Monk Abilities for 20's All Blackout Kick Crackling Jade Lightning Expel Harm Leg Sweep Provoke Resuscitate Roll (Rank 2) Spinning Crane Kick Tiger Palm Touch of Death Vivify Zen Pilgrimage Brewmaster Shuffle Spear Hand Strike Stagger Mistweaver Enveloping Mist Renewing Mist Soothing Mist Windwalker Blackout Kick (Rank 2) Fists of Fury Spear Hand Strike Paladin Paladin Abilities for 20's All Consecration Crusader Strike Divine Shield Divine Steed Flash of Light Hammer of Justice Hand of Reckoning Judgment Lay on Hands Redemption Shield of the Righteous Word of Glory Holy Beacon of Light Cleanse Holy Light Holy Shock (Rank 2) Protection Avenger's Shield Cleanse Toxins Consecration (Rank 2) Crusader Strike (Rank 2) Hammer of the Righteous Judgment (Rank 3) Retribution Blade of Justice Cleanse Toxins Crusader Strike (Rank 2) Hand of Hindrance Judgment (Rank 3) Templar's Verdict Priest Priest Abilities for 20's All Desperate Prayer Fade Mind Blast Power Word: Fortitude Power Word: Shield Psychic Scream Ressurection Shadow Word: Death Shadow Word: Pain Smite Discipline Penance Purify Shadowfiend Shadow Mend Holy Flash Heal Heal Holy Fire Holy Word: Serenity Purify Renew Smite (Rank 2) Shadow Devouring Plague Dispersion Mind Blast (Rank 2) Mind Flay Purify Disease Shadowfiend Shadow Form Shadow Mend Vampiric Touch Rogue Rogue Abilities for 20's All Ambush Cheap Shot Crimson Vial Eviscerate Instant Poison Kick Kidney Shot Pick Lock Sap Sinister Strike Sprint Stealth Assassination Deadly Poison Fan of Knives Garrote Mutilate Rupture Shadowstep Sinister Strike Outlaw Blade Flurry Between the Eyes Grappling Hook Pistol Shot Sinister Strike Subtlety Backstab Rupture Shadowstep Shadowstrike Shuriken Storm Shuriken Toss Shaman Shaman Abilities for 20's All Ancestral Spirit Earthbind Totem Far Sight Flame Shock Flametongue Weapon Frost Shock Ghost Wolf Healing Surge Lightning Bolt Lightning Shield Primal Strike Reincarnation Wind Shear Elemental Cleanse Spirit Earth Shock Lava Burst (Rank 2) Enhancement Cleanse Spirit Lava Lash Stormstrike Windfury Weapon Restoration Ancestral Vision Lava Burst (Rank 2) Purify Spirit Riptide Warlock Warlock Abilities for 20's All Corruption Create Healthstone Curse of Exhaustion Curse of Weakness Drain Life Eye of Kilrogg Fear Health Funnel Shadow Bolt Summon Imp Summon Succubus Summon Voidwalker Unending Breath Unending Resolve Affliction Agony Corruption (Rank 2) Malefic Rapture Unstable Affliction Demonology Call Dreadstalkers Demonbolt Hand of Gul'dan Summon Felguard Destruction Conflagrate Chaos Bolt Immolate Incinerate Warrior Warrior Abilities for 20's All Charge Execute (Rank 3) Hamstring Ignore Pain Pummel Shield Block Shield Slam Slam Taunt Victory Rush (Rank 2) Whirlwind Arms Colossus Smash Mortal Strike Overpower Slam (Rank 2) Fury Bloodthirst Rampage Raging Blow Single-Minded Fury OR Titan's Grip Protection Devastate Revenge Shield Slam (Rank 2) Thunder Clap PVP TALENTS FOR 20'sThis section will list the PVP Talents for 20's, which is the largest difference between 19's and 20's. Here is a LINK to the Wowhead talent calculator for you to play around with as well. Death Knight Death Knight PVP Talents for 20's Blood Blood for Blood Dark Simulacrum Death Chain Murderous Intent Rot and Wither Walking Dead Frost Cadaverous Pallor Dark Simulacrum Dead of Winter Deathchill Delerium Transfusion Unholy Cadaverous Pallor Dark Simulacrum Life and Death Reanimation Transfusion Demon Hunter Demon Hunter PVP Talents for 20's Havoc Cleansed by Flame Demonic Origins Eye of Leotheras Mana Break Mana Rift Mortal Rush Unending Hatred Vengeance Cleansed by Flame Demonic Trample Everlasting Hunt Illidan's Grasp Jagged Spikes Sigil Mastery Tormentor Unending Hatred Druid Druid PVP Talents for 20's Balance Celestial Guardian Crescent Burn Deep Roots Faerie Swarm Prickling Thorns Protector of the Grove Feral Ferocious Wound Fresh Wound Malorne's Swiftness Strength of the Wild Guardian Demoralizing Roar Entangling Claws Malorne's Swiftness Overrun Sharpened Claws Toughness Restoration Deep Roots Reactive Resin Hunter Hunter PVP Talents for 20's Beast Mastery Dire Beast: Basilisk Dire Beast: Hawk Dragonscale Armor Hi-Explosive Trap Hunting Pack Scorpid Sting Spider Sting The Beast Within Viper Sting Wild Protector Marksmanship Dragonscale Armor Hi-Explosive Trap Hunting Pack Ranger's Finesse Scatter Shot Scorpid Sting Spider Sting Viper Sting Survival Dragonscale Armor Hi-Explosive Trap Hunting Pack Mending Bandage Scorpid Sting Spider Sting Viper Sting Mage Mage PVP Talents for 20's Arcane Arcane Empowerment Dampened Magic Mass Invisibility Netherwind Armor Prismatic Cloak Torment the Weak Fire Controlled Burn Dampened Magic Netherwind Armor Prismatic Cloak Tinder World in Flames Frost Burst of Cold Chilled to the Bone Dampened Magic Frostbite Netherwind Armor Prismatic Cloak Monk Monk PVP Talents for 20's Brewmaster Admonishment Advert Harm Craft: Nimble Brew Eerie Fermentation Mighty Ox Kick Mistweaver Dome of Mist Refreshing Breeze Surging Mist Zen Focus Tea Windwalker Alpha Tiger Reverse Harm Turbo Fists Wind Waker Paladin Paladin PVP Talents for 20's Holy Avenging Light Darkest before the Dawn Divine Favor Hallowed Ground Light's Grace Protection Cleansing Light Guarded by the Light Hallowed Ground Inquisition Judgments of the Pure Shield of Virtue Steed of Glory Word of Light Retribution Blessing of Sanctuary Cleansing Light Divine Punisher Jurisdiction Lawbringer Ultimate Retribution Priest Priest PVP Talents for 20's Discipline Archangel Dark Archangel Purification Purified Resolve Searing Light Strength of Soul Trinity Holy Greater Heal Holy Ward Holy Word: Concentration Miracle Worker Ray of Hope Shadow Mind Trauma Psyfiend Void Shield Void Shift Rogue Rogue PVP Talents for 20's Assassination Death from Above Maneuverability Mind-Numbing Poison Neurotoxin Outlaw Boarding Party Cheap Tricks Death from Above Dismantle Drink Up Me Hearties Maneuverability Plunder Armor Turn the Tables Subtlety Dagger in the Dark Death from Above Maneuverability Silhouette Viel of Midnight Shaman Shaman PVP Talents for 20's Elemental Control of Lava Counterstrike Totem Elemental Attunement Purifying Waters Spectral Recovery Swelling Waves Enhancement Counterstrike Totem Purifying Waters Ride the Lightning Spectral Recovery Swelling Waves Thundercharge Restoration Counterstrike Totem Spectral Recovery Swelling Waves Warlock Warlock PVP Talents for 20's Affliction Amplify Curse Bane of Fragility Bane of Shadows Essence Drain Gateway Mastery Nether Ward Rot and Decay Demonology Amplify Curse Bane of Fragility Call Fel Lord Call Felhunter Call Observer Essence Drain Gateway Mastery Nether Ward Pleasure through Pain Destruction Amplify Curse Bane of Fragility Essence Drain Fel Fissure Gateway Mastery Nether Ward Warrior Warrior PVP Talents for 20's Arms Death Sentance Disarm Shadow of the Colossus Sharpen Blade War Banner Fury Battle Trance Bloodrage Death Sentance Death Wish Disarm Enduring Rage Slaughterhouse Protection Bodyguard Disarm Dragon Charge Oppressor Shield Bash Sword and Board Thunderstruck GEAR GUIDE (LINK, Work in Progress)The Gear Guide was largely taken from work done by @villiansv, but I am adapting it for 19's & 20's. Of note for gearing, mastery now works at lvl 10, and for some classes, it will be a strong stat, if not the best stat. The gear appears to be the same for 19's & 20's. Please consult the spreadsheet for more detailed gear builds, this is just an EXAMPLE to help people get started: Helm: 3 gem slots from TBC dungeons Neck: ilvl 28 BOE world drop with 1 gem slot Shoulders: 2 gem slots from TBC dungeons Chest: 3 gem slots from TBC dungeons Cloak: ilvl 28 BOE world drop with 1 gem slot Bracers: ilvl 28 BOE world drop with 1 gem slot Gloves: 2 gem slots from TBC dungeons Belt: 2 gem slots from TBC dungeons Legs: 3 gem slots from TBC dungeons Feet: If available, 3 gem slots from TBC/WOTLK dungeons. Otherwise ilvl 28 BOE world drop with 1 gem slot Ring 1: ilvl 28 BOE world drop with 1 gem slot Ring 2: ilvl 28 BOE world drop with 1 gem slot Trinket 1: Heirloom Trinket that removes CC Trinket 2: Ghost Iron Dragonling crafted to ilvl 19 Weapon: Artifact weapon with 2 +7 ilvl relics I suggest filling your gem slots with either Steady Talasite or Shifting Dreadstone/Timeless Dreadstone/Sovereign Dreadstone if you don't know exactly how you want to gem because the extra stamina will give you added survivability (surviving is a DPS increase!). ENCHANT GUIDE (LINK)Shoutout to @Swoops for continuing his great enchanting guide! This guide is updated for Shadowlands, and will help you in finding all the right enchants for your gear. TIER LIST (Work in Progress)I'm going to hold off on making the tier list for now due to issues with what gearing currently looks like. I will say that just about every class looks viable, minus tank specs. Once I can see what gear makes it to live after SL launch and doesn't get nerfed after a month or so, I will make this.