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A fantasy MMORPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth game set in the Warcraft universe, and features an expansive world in which players choose a faction and character race, and can perform quests, craft and collect items to outfit their characters, kill enemies, and participate in player-versus-player (PvP) combat.

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What's the fastest way to reach maximum Renown in Shadowlands?

In Shadowlands, players can join a covenant, and have access to a conduit tree that augments their character's fighting ability. As you gain renown with your covenant this conduit tree is unlocked ...
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How to advance lower characters in Shadowland?

I just purchased Shadowlands in WoW. I have the Boost to 50 for 1 char, but I also have some very old characters, level 27 and 40 now. How can I advance them to reach Shadowlands?
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Why can't I swim from Darkshore to Felwood?

I was leveling a Druid Paladin, and I wanted to see if I could swim to Felwood from Darkshore to peek in on my partner's raid team. I noticed them flying across the map. I then noticed two small ...
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Progression in Wow that avoids spiders [duplicate]

I love WoW but I have arachnophobia, so I was looking for a progression that avoids them as much as possible (or totally, if possible). Don't mind race or class. Greetings
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Can I use Darkness to have a chance to dodge damage from a damage over time tick or other similar effects?

I play a Demon Hunter, and I frequently raid with my friends. Demon Hunters have a defensive spell called Darkness that gives you, and all allies that stand within the area you place Darkness upon, a ...
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Setting up razer tartarus for a World of Warcraft warlock

Used a G13 for many years. It was the best -- the most buttons on the finger tips and two easily accessible modifier buttons. The G13 finally broke beyond repair, and so I'm transitioning to the ...
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How do I learn to craft Engineering's Cardboard Assassin in Shadowlands?

The Engineering item Cardboard Assassin has caught on as being useful in Shadowlands dungeons, however it's an engineering item from an older expansion "Cataclysm" that I'm not familiar with....
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Is it possible to cache World of Warcraft updates, as my friend has a very slow internet connection and would like to copy updates from my PC

I have tried searching the net several times, but have not found anything helpful. Is there a place where updates are stored, which could be easily transferred from my computer to his?
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World of Warcraft account - From Free Edition to Paid

I played the free edition and got to level 20. I would like to continue playing my account with same heroes after I convert to a paid account. It is possible?
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Why was Naxxramas so hard? [closed]

Naxxramas was typically considered a guild killer, but why exactly was Naxxramas so hard back in the day? Also, why did so few players in vanilla actually complete it before Burning Crusade happened.
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Nvidia Quadro FX 1700 graphics card rejected by latest WoW update - suggestions please?

After downloading the latest WoW update, we got the unpleasant surprise that our Nvidia Quadro FX 1700 card is apparently no longer supported. (Everything worked fine until the day before) I tried ...
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Can the Addons Warning be disabled?

Since the Shadowlands Prepatch, I'm getting the dialog in the image below every time I log in, and sometimes after logging out of a character to switch to another. The way I want my addons to be set ...
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Why won't the Thrallmar Mage teleport me to the Blasted Lands?

At some point during BFA, Blizzard removed the Blasted Lands portal from Orgrimmar. Now there is supposed to be a dialogue option to teleport to the Blasted Lands when talking to the Thrallmar Mage in ...
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World of Warcraft Campfire Hack

I remember from the early days of WoW (definitely before Burning Crusade) that there was a hack that if you locally replaced the mesh of the campfire you could create arbitrary geometries in your ...
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Is there a wow classic addon that allows for extended-length macros? [closed]

I could really use a few extra characters in some macros I've been wanting to make. I remember in Vanilla there was a way to do this. There appears to be an addon for Retail as well, called LongMacros,...
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What are non-periodic heals in world of warcraft?

Blizzard has announced that there is a change to one of the mythic plus mechanics, grievous. Added Functionality: Non-periodic heals now remove 1 application of Grievous Wound. What heals would ...
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DO NOT Acquire Target When Being Attacked

I'm wondering if there is any way to disable the mildly annoying feature in which my character will automatically acquire the target of whatever is attacking him. Ideally, I want to ignore whatever is ...
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Do battlemasters in wow-classic (or wow) ever engage in combat?

In Stormwind, at least, the battlemasters (i.e. the NPCs that will queue you for battlegrounds) never attack Onyxia's dragonkin, so I'm assuming combat with NPCs is not possible (under normal ...
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What sword does Lady Hoteshem have in WoW?

I don't think I've seen this sword anywhere else. Is there a way to find out what it is, even if it isn't a weapon that is obtainable by players?
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How to figure out where in a questline I am?

I am trying to get my Legion flying, and for that I need the "A Glorious Campaign" achievement. However, I abandoned this long ago as I did not play much during Legion. Now I am trying to figure out ...
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How can I tell if I have already upgraded my BfA legendary cloak via completing a Horrific Vision this week?

In World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth you get a legendary cloak called Ashjra'kamas . As of 2020-May it is possible to upgrade the cloak's corruption resistance each week by completing a Horrific ...
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What is the scale of World of Warcraft's zone maps (converted from 100x100 coordinate grid system to yards)?

In an ongoing project of mine, I have collected the coordinate data for most quests in the game using the lua files within the current version of the WoWPro Guides addon. The goal of this project is ...
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Queuing for Heroic Burning Crusade in WoW Dungeon FInder

I started playing WoW again after 10 or so years and the Dungeon Finder is kind of new to me, so help me out. I'm level 80. I can use the Dungeon Finder to queue for Burning Crusade Normal, Wrath of ...
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WoW upgrading from starter edition

I've started playing the trial and am considering buying it. The problem is that I'm not sure how the payment system works. After reading through stuff on the upgrade page of the launcher, I have two ...
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Does riding a mount influence resources detection ability?

In World of Warcraft Classic/Retail, when riding a mount, does it make any changes to time and/or distance a resource (herb, ore, etc.) is being shown on mini map? If any, it may be in-game (ex. ...
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WOTLK Changing reputation from The Oracles to Frenzyheart Tribe when already at 999/1000 exalted

I am playing WOTLK expansion and I have character with 999/1000 exalted reputation with The Oracles in Sholazar Basin and I want to switch to Frenzyheart Tribe, but I am not getting the quest after ...
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How do you extend a lockout for a raid in World of Warcraft?

I have a friend in World of Warcraft who mentioned that they are farming old raids using a 'lockout', and they are sharing the lockout between their own characters and 'extending it'. Look at the in ...
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What does "character scaling" refer to in World of Warcraft?

I was reading an guide on wowhead which mentioned: That being said due to how paladins scale the Intellect proc doesn't provide as much value as other alternatives in terms of raw HPS. Emphasis ...
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What happens if I try to redeem an old WoW expansion code? [duplicate]

If I have an old WoW expansion box lying around, what happens when I redeem it on Battle.Net? (This is not a duplicate question, the other similar question does not have an adequate answer)
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How to manage the Necrotic Affix when tanking as a DK?

I have a Blood DK with ilvl 430+. The Necrotic Affix is something I have a lot of problems dealing with. It deals a lot of damage, blocks healing, and it is an overall very frustrating experience. ...
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What are the extra slots on top of my action bar in WoW?

I was checking out the interface settings and noticed that there was an unchecked option that says "always show ActionBars". I checked it and got new slots on my bar (see pic below). Since those slots ...
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What is loot specialization in WoW?

Currently I'm trying to create a healing build. By mere chance I saw, when I right-clicked my character unitframe, that I could select a "loot specialization". What is that? Does that mean that the ...
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What are the slots on my character information when I use cat form?

What are the slots (see pic below) that I get under my character bar when I enter cat mode? I'm a night elf restoration druid. Also: should the bar on which my name is placed be full? does it ...
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What else can be done to level up besides fetch quests as a low level resto-druid?

I’m new to the game and currently I’m playing in the starters edition (I’m planing to upgrade to the $15/mo version of the game as soon as i get to lvl20) Currently I’m lvl 12 and all i have done are ...
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How to run a macro when pet battling in World of Warcraft?

I found a macro to make it easier to cancel pet battles in World of Warcraft. I put it on action bar. However, when I start a pet battle, my action bar is gone. How can I execute a macro when doing ...
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Looking For An Auctioneer Yak

I've seen yaks that have a vendor on one side and an auctioneer on the other side...he looks like a genie. Which mount is this, where can it be purchased, and how much does it cost?
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Does the environment change a player's speed?

Assuming no buffs or any other helpers, how does swimming speed compare to running speed? Is there any other environment that may make the player character move slower or faster?
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Is there a list of lootable items for every mob?

I know that we can loot BOE (Bind on Equip) on every mob in WoW. Can I find a list of BOE lootable in the new extensions for example? In dungeon, the list is already shown but I didn't find a list ...
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How can I continue my Nazjatar main quests?

In the past, I was doing the Nazjatar quests. Yesterday, I re-open WoW but I wasn't able to find the Nazjatar quest. I don't know the quests that I've already realized in the Nazjatar island so I can'...
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How to restore old character names after account reactivation

I've been inactive in WoW for several years. I just renewed my subscription to find that all my character names have been mangled. Presumably, this was done by Blizzard to free up the names for other ...
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How do split damage abilities work if someone is immune to damage in World of Warcraft?

https://www.wowhead.com/spell=299914/frenetic-charge Here is an example of a split damage ability. "After 6 sec, he charges to the player, inflicting 864871 Frost damage, split between all players ...
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Warcraftlogs: measuring DPS progression over several tries

As we are currently progressing in Mythic, I find myself a bit down in DPS compared to the rest of my guild. While I already identified some elements, I find some RNG in my rotation heavily impacts ...
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What are the in-game differences between WoW Classic and the original 2006 Version

When playing WoW Classic I've noticed that water bodies have improved graphics when compared to the original 2006 version. Also there is a lot of grass when playing on the highest settings (I don't ...
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Were Pandaria, Broken Isles, Northrend, Kul'Tiras and Zandalar also affected by the Cataclysm?

I was wondering if Pandaria, Broken Isles, Northrend, Kul'Tiras and Zandalar were also affected by the cataclysm. When questing through these places, I did not notice one of the NPCs say something ...
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What is the nearest World of Warcraft Server to the Philippines/Singapore?

I have been playing world of warcraft for a long time, I remember the Oceanic servers being around 300ms still when I was playing a couple of years ago. Right now I play around 200-250ms in ...
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How does "Increased damage" work for Critical Strikes in World of Warcraft?

The new Essence system in WoW has me questioning how the behind-the-scenes match works for some on use abilities. This essence states that "When it critically strikes, the damage is increased by 300%"...
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As of patch 8.1.5, how old is Thrall (Go'el)?

On the 15th of may, 2019, Blizzard released their cinematic called Safe haven. This video shows Thrall and how he is living away from all the conflict that is happening on Azeroth. It also shows us ...
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Tutorial still shown despites being disabled

I disabled tutorials from the Interface settings panel, as shown by the following screenshot. However, I still constantly get tutorials, which aren't even coherent (as this one shows an item within ...
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In WoW, how can I (via native features or add-ons) toggle between multiple spell bar configurations?

I've set up (with BarTender4 and Elvui) a PVP action bar configuration like this, with the macros and spells configured the best way for my preferences, where I can cast 32 spells using the 1-12 ...
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Does it matter what I name the ship?

When unlocking the Kul Tiran allied race, Jaina asks you to name a ship, out of four options. The game tells you the choice is permanent, and it's what the ship is called from there on out. Other than ...
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