Cataclysm Leveling Guides 1-85

Jame's picture

All the guides on wow-pro are FREE, there is no trick, they are just free and will remain free. Enjoy and please contribute!

Click here to access the 1-85 Leveling Guides links


Here's how to enjoy the guides as much as possible, even if you don't have a 2nd monitor, you can either:

1. Print the guides. There is a "Printer Friendly Version" link at the bottom of every guide, you just have to click on it. However, that might be expansive (and probably expensive), because the guides are big, very big. Another downside is that my guides are updated very frequently, so if you print it you'll miss the latest updates.

2. Playing WOW in Windowed Mode feels very comfortable while following along with this guide.

  • Keep the guide opened in an internet window
  • Log in to World of Warcraft, press Escape and go to Video Options, tick the following boxes:

Click on "Apply".

Your screen will look exactly as if you were playing wow in full screen mode, besides you will be able to ALT-TAB to the guide INSTANTLY.

This is how I play wow while following my guide, when I don't feel like booting up my 2nd computer Smiling

3. If you don't like any of those options, then you should definitely try our in-game addon version of our leveling guides. Simply click the link below:

80-85 Cataclysm Leveling Guides



1-80 Leveling Guides

For guides covering levels from 1-80, please check this link:

1-80 Leveling Guides

Release dates - FAQ

Question- When are the Uldum and Twilight Highlands guides be released?

Answer- A few days after the release of Cataclysm. A few days for Uldum, about a week for Twilight Highlands.

Question- When are the 1-60 guides going to be revamped?

Answer- A lot of them already are finished, and many are currently being revamped. All zones should be covered within a few weeks after the release.

Question- When you release new guides, I'd like to know ASAP. Is there a place where you post those news?

Answer - You can find the latest news about our guides on our home page, but there are even easier ways to follow our progress:

Don't miss out on updates!

Becoming a part of WoW-Pro

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Answer- Here's how you can contribute:

1. Most important and easiest way to help: Spread the word. Tell people about our guides. Your friends, guildmates, boards you visit. Tell them that they are FREE and that they make you level much faster than other guides or questhelper.

2. When you try our guides, if you find any mistakes, leave a comment.

3. Post useful comments here. When people ask for advices and you know the answer, go for it and help them out. The goal of this community is to make this website the best place to find information and help about wow.

4. And then of course, you can write a guide about an area of the game where you're good. Check my Guide writing guide before you start, it should cover most points Smiling

5. You can also translate guides into other languages, if you are fluent in another laguage. Check our Guides in Other Languages section to see what has already been translated.

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Hello Jame's i really want to help whit guide writing pm me Smiling

mtibbs's picture

Beta Testing

I would love to help in any way possible!! I have signed up for the beta key, so that I could hopefully help with the Guide Testing. I have not written any guides, however I would be willing to help proofread if needed. These Guides are the greatest, I have leveled a number of Horde Chars and a few Ally ones, so I would love to give back in any way needed!!

I would gladly provide any

I would gladly provide any kind of testing or writing services. I don't know much about addon design or anything but I am rather good at writing concisely and quickly so could help out in that capacity if beta keys are short on hand which I'm sure they will be.

WOw Guide testers

Heya Nice to see people working hard!
Can i be 1 of the Testers of the LVLIng guide Smiling
// Christiaan

Jiyambi's picture

Press Beta Invites Starting! just posted an article stating that beta invites for members of the press have been sent out! I'm not certain if this means real-world press (newspapers) or online WoW bloggers, etc. What we DO know is that this means the Beta is likely coming sooner than we thought, and that they may be skipping the normal friends/family Alpha altogether.

We can only hope that this means Jame will also soon be receiving and invite.

For details:

DreamReaper's picture

RE: Press Beta Invites Starting!

The normal friends/family Alpha has already been reslesed, at least, that's what I heard.


Jiyambi's picture

Yeah, that was the

Yeah, that was the conjecture in the comments on Either it didn't happen or it happened and just wasn't leaked like last time Eye

solitha's picture


Not technically beta invites... the press got emails inviting them to register for beta invites. I think it was Neth on the official forums that said that there was no date yet for press invites to go out.

From something GC said, it sounds like they're in F&F stage now.

Malorajan's picture

Oh man I wish I had a way of

Oh man I wish I had a way of receiving one Jawdropping!

Jiyambi's picture

Hopefully the normal beta

Hopefully the normal beta invites will start soon Smiling

Drudoo's picture

I would like to help with

I would like to help with addon + guide test Smiling

I am more than happy to test

I am more than happy to test out both the guide and the addon on a bunch of characters. I also think I could do a good job of writing a guide.

Sign Me Up

I'll write guides and test addons and ive opt in to try to get my own beta key

P.S. me and Sarok friends felt like embarrassing him =D

Sarok's picture


|Please Disregard his "P.S." Puzzled

sweet, put me down for an

sweet, put me down for an addon/guide tester. This'll be great fun

zachwithnok's picture


I will have upcoming free time the Beta Testing phase and would love to contribute in anyway possible. I intend on leveling and re-leveling characters through the same content throughout the Beta in order to adjust to new class mechanics and learn as much about the next expansion as possible. For example I will likely be leveling several different hunters alone whenever a major change is introduced to the class. For this reason I will constantly be interacting with newly implemented changes and will have characters at all levels across the board to test with.

I am willing and would rather enjoy helping with the testing of both the written guides and their add-on counterparts. Since I also intend on recording all of my experiences throughout the beta I would also like to volunteer my services as a guide writer as well, or to at the very least offer my experiences to those already working on them.

tommyhales's picture

i wont mind testing the

i wont mind testing the guide, written or addon i think it might be fun to do

zachwithnok's picture

More than happy to

With the upcoming delay in courses and my new job situation, I would be more than happy to volunteer with the Guide Writing, Testing & Add-On Testing as needed.

Add on tester here

Will be more than happy to sing on as an add on tester. Busy testing the horde levelling guide for a lowbie now.

Brune's picture

Happy to test and also

Happy to test and also possibly write, although my only previous foray into anything approaching levelling was my sons of hodir guide...

DreamReaper's picture

Addon/Guide Tester

Hi Jame,

I've been using your guides for a while but have not created an account until now, i'd be happy to be a guide tester and/or an addon tester, which ever suits you best.


hey jame! put me on the

hey jame!

put me on the list for: guide testers/addon writers!
perhaps i could provide one ore more additional beta keys but dont rely on it...

so long

Jame's picture

Wow, this is even better a

Wow, this is even better a response than what I expected.

We gonna have a huge team on this project. It's gonna be Legend... wait for it...DARY!

scoot2112's picture

Put me down for Guide

Put me down for Guide testing, Add-on writing, and Add-on testing.

Hairbo's picture


I'm willing to do whatever you need me to do. I can write guides, or test the guides/addon.


Dubbeltje's picture

I'd be happy to write and

I'd be happy to write and test guides for you, so count me in Sticking out tongue

wkjezz's picture

I'm always game

I have enjoyed your guides on multiple levels, (Basically only have a Warlock and Rogue left to level to 80)

I would be glad to help out in the testing and/or writing process. process.


Malorajan's picture

You can definitely put me

You can definitely put me down as Guide/Addon Tester by the way :] .

Guide Writer?

Hey Jame, still need addon writer's?, If you do then ill help out Smiling

Rob's picture

Just as many others have

Just as many others have already said, I am willing to help in any way, shape, or form. I hear that beta testing is to start in April, so I'll be on the look out for the opt-in page.
I've been using your guides constantly for the past 3/4 years and I'd love to 'repay' you by helping you write another set of amazing guides.




"I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature."

Jiyambi's picture

Rob - You can sign up right

Rob -

You can sign up right now to opt in for any future betas for games set in the Warcraft universe (and for Diablo and Starcraft games, as well). The option is on your account page. You might have already known this, I just wanted to be sure you knew you didn't have to wait for the beta to actually start before being able to opt in!

Thanks for the support!

Rob's picture

Thanks for the advice - I

Thanks for the advice - I didn't know you could do that Shocked
I see there's a list of jobs, and people assigned to them; Feel free to add me to the guide tester and addon writer lists Smiling



"I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature."

Malorajan's picture

I'd love to do anything

I'd love to do anything especially since I have been using your guides since I started playing over 2 years ago.
Unfortunately I didn't get accepted into the beta for WotLK so I'm really hoping to make it into Cataclysm beta.

Beta Keys bind on pickup


Sorry for hijacking the post above, but I think this could be important.

With all the new account system and the application for beta-profiles I think you'll only receive beta-keys bound to a specific account!

I'll give you my best support for the project !!


Jiyambi's picture

For beta keys received

For beta keys received through the opt in process, I believe this is correct. I'm assuming Blizzard has some other system in place for beta keys received through conventions or other means (such as those given to valuable community members), but I honestly don't know first hand.

I don't know what a Beta Key is

If I knew I'ld give all I had.

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Jiyambi's picture

A Beta Key is simply a code

A Beta Key is simply a code that allows you to log into the beta test. Blizzard gives them out to people at random (as long as you "opt in" to their beta program), but with consideration to their computer's specifications - they want to make sure that their new games work on a wide range of computers. They are also sometimes given to active community members in the larger WoW community, such as blog authors, site administrators, etc. Additionally, they are sometimes given out as rewards or prizes at events such as Blizz Con.

Sarok's picture

I'll Help

I've been using the WoW-Pro guides for quite a while now. Being a veteran "altoholic," I've even found ways to improve many guides I've used wile leveling. I would gladly write guides or test the addon out! Smiling

Sarok's picture


Sorry, I meant to say I would gladly write and test guides. Sorry Shocked

I'd be glad to help in

I'd be glad to help in writing the guides as well as writing Addons. I have some experience in Lua and I'm rather confident in it, as well as the fact I'm a very fast leveller. Smiling

Lycander's picture

Happy to help

Jame, I'd be happy to assist however I can. I may be able to help convert the guides to add-on format, depending on how it's done. (I don't know code, but I did convert a couple guides to the other addon back when we were deciding format.) As long as the instructions for how to enter the info is there, count me in to convert too.

Guide Tester

Dear James & wow-pro team

It would be a great honor for me to do the testing for this expansion.
I've silently followed & used your guides since vanilla wow, and have not lvled 1 single toon to 80 (got 13 of 'em, lol.. i call myself a true altoholic) without following your guides, or atleast find inspiration in them.
So i find this chance to perfect & secure the best lvling guide possiblem to be too great to let go.

best regards,


Spitt's picture

Guide Tester

I am very good at finding bugs and reporting on them.

I also have 4 level 80's which should help to make the guide more rounded.


i would love to test the guides.. ive been using the current ones to level all my toons.
and the wrath guides made leveling from 70-80 a breeze (sadly not server first.. stupid job..)

Guide Tester

Been away awhile but returning for this expansion so abit rusty. More than happy to kick in as a tester or to assist a writer...

I would gladly help converting to addon format

I have been thinking of starting to help with converting current guides into addon format but with the uncertainty of the tourguide based addon i have held off.

I am more than happy to convert the guides to addon format, and i have some (limited) programming experience so it will be less of a learning curve for me =)


Im a big fan of WOW-PRO and the guides that you and the community has helped me alot. I've only been playing for a short while but would like to help anyway I can...unfortunatly I havn't written a guide before but would be willing to test any alliance guide. Thanks. PS...gonna see about getting a key!

JamesL85's picture

I'll Help!

I'll do what I can also.


solitha's picture

Guide Testing

I would be happy to help test guides, "paper" or addon.

IIRC I have my own beta code (from Blizzcon 08). I was kinda planning on using it for Cata, so I might as well put that time to good use.

Kuismar's picture


I got a Wrath Beta Key and barely used it, if I get a Cata one this would make it worth using. Have leveled my last few toons from 1-80 with the guides and plan on leveling a few new ones in Cata (Troll Druid, Goblin Rogue) so would love to test those guides.

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