It’s probably not a good idea khổng lồ give sầu your mage blacksmithing. Photo by Nicolas Hoizey on UnsplashThis post is an adaptation of my other post, Best WoW Professions For Each Class.

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I’ve sầu been playing WoW since Vanilla, but I’ve always been broke as a joke.

I can never afford the cool expensive mounts. I just recently bought the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth & that’s been out for lượt thích 8 years.

I’ve decided that when Classic WoW comes out, I want lớn hit gold cap. I want to get really good at making money in Classic. So, I’ve sầu been doing some research.

The first thing I thought was:

“profession, literally a word about having a job.”

SemiAutomattik on /r/WoWClassic pointed out,

Assuming dungeon farming is unchanged, that is the way lớn make money. Not professions.

And SangerNegru said,

The richest people I’ve sầu ever known, both on retail and on private servers — did not make their fortune out of covering every profession…the way most people make a lot of gold is as always — playing the AH, flipping potions and items day & night, controlling nibịt markets, knowing what khổng lồ buy & when lớn buy etc. Another way I have sầu seen people make riches is through the Devilsaur Mafia, but that’s still reliant on controlling the market on the AH so you can theoretically count that in there as well.

Which may be true, và we’ll take a look at these points in a different article in the future.

For this one, let’s look at professions.

Your profession in WoW, sometimes referred to lớn as trade skills, is lượt thích your character’s job. You’re going to be doing them anyway, so that’s the best place to start when it comes to lớn making money.

Next step will obviously be how to be good at your job. We’ll get to that in a future article.

I was wondering, between all of the possible characters I could, what’s the best profession for each one?

Pretty much any class can take on any profession, & it actually doesn’t matter which class has which profession if all I’m doing is trying to lớn make money.

After all, I could just farm mats on one character, và send to another (not necessarily true, and we’ll get khổng lồ that below).

Then I remembered that Vanilla WoW had more important racial traits, too. What are the best races for each?

That said, my list goes more with lore/RP, or practicality for using professions with classes. The race choices are based on racial traits.


My Class Menagerie

Here’s what I put together for my account. This doesn’t have sầu khổng lồ be what you vày, và it’s not even really a recommendation of any sort.

The reason why I’m doing these is because they make the most sense to lớn me.

All Classic characters will be started from scratch, so it looks like I’ll have my work cut out for me if I want to tackle all professions.

You may want to choose different ones, from below (see: Other Classes).

Druid Alchemy + HerbalismHunter Engineering + MiningShaman Leather Working + SkinningWarlock Enchanting + TailoringWarrior Blacksmithing + Mining

Here’s a breakdown of why, for each:

Druid — Alchemy + Herbalism


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My main has been a Tauren druid for WoD và Legion, and I always liked alchemy (in & outside of WoW), so this was just sort of obvious for me, personally.

I raid most on my druid alchemy works great for that.

IIRC, you can’t really use alchemy in PVPhường so if you plan to lớn use your druid for primarily PVPhường, I would not recommkết thúc this route. See the alternative sầu section below for alchemy + herbalism recommendation.

Horde: Herbalism is faster on Tauren and druids can stay in travel khung when picking flowers. And Tauren get +15 herbalism. So, this really makes it the best over-all.

Alliance: You only have sầu one choice for druid in the Alliance…Night Elf.

Hunter — Engineering + Mining


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This is actually further separated from lore/RPhường for me than usual.

Normally, I would have a hunter be exactly that — so skinning leather working.

But, I decided to go engineering because of the scopes và other ranged weapon augments that engineers can craft.

Engineers are the only profession able to lớn craft guns, scopes & bullets.

Mining goes with engineering for obvious reasons.

Horde: Orcs make a good hunters because of the Commvà skill, which causes pets to lớn do 5% more damage.

Alliance: Gnomes get engineering +15 but they can’t be hunters, so rogue may be a good alternative.

Shaman — Leather Working + Skinning


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I gave leather working khổng lồ shaman because them và hunters are the only classes that wear leather and mail, and I already had decided hunters get engineering as priority.

Skinning goes with leather working for obvious reasons.

Horde: You can be Orc, Tauren or Troll as a shaman and each one have sầu benefits, but I would pick Troll personally for Berserking (Increases your casting and attachồng tốc độ by 10% khổng lồ 25%. At full health the tốc độ increase is 10% with a greater effect up to lớn 25% if you are badly hurt when you activate Berserking).

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Alliance: No shamans on Alliance so I would pichồng Dwarf hunter or Night Elf rogue as the alternative sầu.

Warlock — Enchanting + Tailoring


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Enchanting is a fairly expensive sầu tradeskill to lớn have because you don’t sell any of your greens, blues, etc. You disenchant (DE) them. Because of this, you miss out on a lot of early gold.

Warlocks get a “free” first mount. Since this is before mounts are account-wide, it is worth while to save up as much gold as possible for your mount.

It will suck if you can’t afford a mount.

Since warlocks and paladins get free mounts, I figured they were good classes to lớn have sầu a trade skill that might cost you more to cấp độ than others.

I double it up with tailoring for two reasons:

I don’t need a gathering trade for tailoring because cloth is a mob drop.I can DE the green, xanh, etc, crafted gear from tailoring, which will help my enchanting skill.

Horde: I’m going Undead warlock, personally. That will be my main when Classic comes out. But it’s worth noting that Orc warloông xã pets vì chưng 5% more damage.

Alliance: I would go Human paladin for the extra 5% spirit.

Warrior — Blacksmithing + Mining


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At this point it was between paladin warrior, và the only reason I went with warrior was because my original main from Vanilla is warrior và I felt lượt thích I wanted lớn màn chơi one up again.

Plus, I play Horde and can’t be a paladin.

Mining goes with blacksmithing for obvious reasons.

Horde: Tauren warriors for the 5% extra health.

Alliance: Night Elf warriors get 1% improved dodge which would be good if you’re tanking, I guess? TBH I don’t know much about tanking. Might be better khổng lồ go Dwarf for Stoneform.


Other Classes & Races (& their best professions according khổng lồ me)Mage Alchemy + HerbalismPaladin Blacksmithing + MiningPriest Enchanting + TailoringRogue Engineering + Mining

Mage — Enchanting + Tailoring

It seems logical khổng lồ me that in RP/Lore, mages would make potions and stuff.

Paladin —Blacksmithing+ Mining

This is Alliance only, but you would get to make your own armor.

Priest — Enchanting + Tailoring

It just seems lớn fit lore/RPhường that a priest might enchant things, & tailoring goes with it well as stated in the Warlock section of this guide.

On the downside, you don’t get a không tính phí mount.

It would be possible to lớn make a lot of money as an enchanter though, just lớn put that out there. Time consuming, though, because you have lớn yell in Trade chat that you can bởi vì enchants.

And tailoring so you can make yourself armor.

Rogue —Engineering + Mining

This was stated as my alternative in the section above.


Is it worth it having one character dedicated lớn farming mining và herbalism at the same time?

In Legion, Blood of Sargeras is bind-on-pickup (BOP) and comes from mostly gathering, so it’s important to spread my gathering professions out rather than on one or two characters.

I don’t remember if there was anything lượt thích that in Vanilla WoW that will be in Classic.

But, if I have an extra character that’s not doing anything and I need extra herbs or mining, I may mix up a character just to farm both.

All characters can farm cloth…which class is best for that? Probably one that can AOE farm humanoids without dying a lot.

I would say the best for this are paladin or druid (depending on faction), because I want a character who can farm humanoids best, so AOE ability + survivability. I need lớn do some testing và figure that out.

Maybe frost mage?

I’ve done some retìm kiếm on this subject & I found a wide range of responses from people on both Reddit và the WoW forums, so I figured the best thing lớn vì chưng is thử nghiệm this myself.


Comments from /r/WoWClassic

Scyllaqt said:

Hey. Regarding warriors, you want lớn be Engineering no matter what spec you play. Goblin Sapper Charges are a DPS increase & grenades/force reactive sầu disk are great for aoe threat. Force reactive sầu disk is a shield that giao dịch damage to lớn all nearby enemies every time you bloông chồng and you can only wear it if you have sầu max engineering. In terms of race, whether you’re dps or tank you want to be Human instead of Night Elf as Alliance. Humans get +5 sword and mace skill which does way more for your threat and dps than the super small benefit you receive from 1% dodge. Horde warriors often go Orc for +axe skill for the same reasons but Tauren isn’t bad if you know for sure you’re gonmãng cầu go prot.

hctheman said,

Most DPS classes wanmãng cầu go engineering for PVP.. và zapper charges for PVE. Mages wanna piông chồng up herbing at some point after ZG, when they no longer need the phối bonus from Bloodvine & have sầu gotten their mind quickening gem, as this is really good for gathering blachồng lotus. Warlocks wanna go tailor from fresh to lớn very late in the game, as they’re gonna be using bloodvine long into AQ40. Priests wanmãng cầu have tailor early on for the insane healing chest. Other than that, there aren’t any “must have” professions for each class. pick up two gathering proffs while you’re leveling & your good to go. Probably drop mining or skinning for herbing later on in the game, as herbs rise in value when people start raiding… I usually level a gathering alternative text at some point, usually later in the game for herbs.


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