Returning players guidee

New races and classes
New starting areas
New quests and farewell to old ones
New currencies
Item changes
New professions and changes
Travel changes
Glyphs and specializations
New grouping options
New finders, journals, and UI
Major interface changes
Tips for returning players


Complete combined guide


Switching servers
Changing names
Changing appearance
Changing factions
Changing races

So you decided to come crawling back, did you? Recovered from your burnout? Tried the rest, now back to the best? Following friends back to the game? Or, your vacation from WoW Icon 16x16 World of Warcraft is at an end? Whatever your reason, this guide is here for you. Whether you quit after vanilla or sometime before the latest expansion, the changes have been pretty significant all around. Changes for the better? You will have to decide for yourself.

Most of the terminology is the same, but much is new, but likely still familiar.

Several guides to help your return Edit

New classes articles Edit

Classese IconSmall Deathknight IconSmall Demonhunter IconSmall Monk
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Quests Dk Dh Mo
Abilities Dk Dh Mo
Spec Dk Dh Mo
Talents Dk Dh Mo
PvP Talents Dk Dh Mo
Trainers Dk Dh Mo
Glyphs Dk Dh Mo
Builds Dk Dh Mo
Tactics Dk Dh Mo
Armor sets Dk Dh Mo
Starting a Dk Dh Mo
PvE Dk Dh Mo
PvP Dk Dh Mo
Macros Dk Dh Mo

Read more about the early levels of the new classes!

New in Wrath-Logo-Small Wrath of the Lich King
New in Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria
New in Legion-Logo-Small Legion

New races articles Edit

Playable races in World of Warcraft e
Alliance 15 Bc icon Draenei (0800Battle-B-logo Lightforged) · Dwarf (0800Battle-B-logo Dark Iron) · Gnome · Human (0800Battle-B-logo Kul Tiran) · Night elf (0800Battle-B-logo Void elf) · Cataclysm-Logo-Small Worgen Both 15 Mists-Logo-Small Pandaren Horde 15 Bc icon Blood elf (0800Battle-B-logo Nightborne) · Cataclysm-Logo-Small Goblin · Orc (0800Battle-B-logo Mag'har) · Tauren (0800Battle-B-logo Highmountain) · Troll (0800Battle-B-logo Zandalari) · Undead

Read more about the new races!

New in Bc icon Burning Crusade
New in Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm
New in Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria

New and changed professions articles Edit

Trade alchemyTrade blacksmithingTrade engravingTrade engineering Wrath-Logo-Small Inv inscription tradeskill01 Bc icon Inv misc gem 01Trade leatherworkingTrade tailoring
Trade herbalismTrade miningInv misc pelt wolf 01 Cataclysm-Logo-Small Trade archaeologyInv misc food 15 ( Mists-Logo-Small +) • Spell holy sealofsacrifice ( Battle-Logo-Small -) • Trade fishing

New in Bc icon Burning Crusade
New in Wrath-Logo-Small Wrath of the Lich King
New in Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm
New in Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria
New in Battle-Logo-Small Battle for Azeroth
  • Spell holy sealofsacrifice First Aid removed

Other related changes Edit

Media Edit

Videos Edit

Circa Battle-Logo-Small
Although created by Icon-youtube-22x22 BellularGaming, these videos were posted on the official Icon-wow-22x22Icon-youtube-22x22 WorldofWarcraft channel.

References Edit

See also Edit

External links Edit

Guide for returning players as of Battle-Logo-Small Battle for Azeroth
Not great (some of the advice is dubious), but gives a quick overview...
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