You can spend countless tens or hundreds of hours leveling a character to max level in your favorite MMORPG, but for many, the endgame is the real journey. Here is what to do at level 70 in World of Warcraft.
What to Tackle at Max Level in World of Warcraft
When you finally hit max level after a lengthy and often challenging grind in World of Warcraft, what’s left to tackle? It’s a quest that many have, especially newcomers to the MMORPG genre, but the end game is generally where the real fun begins.
Finish the Storyline
Too many of us spend countless hours grinding side quests and mobs to level up faster but fail to complete the game’s main storyline. Once you’re max level, now is the perfect time to invest in the story.
Not only must you finish the Dragonflight storyline to prepare for the upcoming expansion and the continuation of the long-running tale of Azeroth, but you also have the Valdrakken storyline with its Spark of Ingenuity mechanics to unlock. It’s a lot to take in, so breathe for a moment.
Level Your Reputation
There are four key factions in Dragonflight: Dragonscale Expedition, Tuskarrs, Centaur, and Valdrakken Accord. You can raise your reputation with each of these through a series of quests and challenges, which end-game players should tackle.
By earning reputation with the game’s factions, you will unlock additional equipment, pets, mounts, and mechanics, like the hunting companion. On top of the tangible rewards, earning max reputation with these factions also unlocks World Quests.
A World Quest is an end-game content similar to a Daily Quest but with more challenging gameplay and better rewards. For example, you might tackle a world raid boss, undergo profession missions, complete minigames, or engage in PvP with other end-game players.
Level Your Professions
Did you think the leveling experience was over? You have to level reputation, level professions, and level your mount in the end game. This is an MMORPG, after all.
As for professions, Dragonflight introduced a significant overhaul to the mechanic, in which you can earn Profession Knowledge that helps unlock additional specializations and exceptional gear influenced by your chosen professions. Those jobs include:
Once you max your professions, you’ll have unique talents and earn fantastic gold-selling wares, giving you something to tackle daily.
Tackle Forbidden Reach and Zaralek Cavern
How do you feel about your current item level? It could be higher, right? If that’s the case, as it is with many max-level characters, then both Forbidden Reach and Zaralek Cavern provide ample opportunities to improve your gear score and deal more damage to enemies.
To unlock Forbidden Reach, simply log in. You will automatically receive the Forbidden Legacies intro quest, which opens the region to you. From there, speak with the Flight Master in Valdrakken to reach Forbidden Reach. Here, you can acquire Untapped Forbidden Knowledge, which will help you level your equipment to Item Level 395. Furthermore, the zone features plenty of opponents, like Rare Elites.
As for Zaralek Cavern, you will also receive the introduction quest upon logging in following Patch 10.1. It’s a unique underground zone meant for high or max-level characters, and once there, you can acquire Dragonriding Glyphs, Season 2 gear, and bolster your reputation with Loamm Niffen.
Run Mythic+ Dungeons
If you ever felt that regular dungeons in World of Warcraft were too simplistic, then welcome to Mythic+. It’s a more challenging endeavor, with dungeons scaling in difficulty as you progress.
Upon completing a Mythic+ Dungeon, you will receive a Mythic Keystone. On this Keystone, you’ll note a specific dungeon and a number. That number equates to difficulty, with a higher number being more difficult to complete.
That said, Mythic+ Dungeons also provide some of the best rewards in the game. You will find rare and exclusive loot to better gear your end-game character.
It’s recommended that you tackle these dungeons with a party, however. At the very least, bring one healer and one tank, then a couple of DPS players. With a competent group, you can tackle some of the best and overall easiest Mythic+ Dungeons in the game, including:
- Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
- Temple of the Jade Serpent
- Ruby Life Pools
Craft a Raid Build
If you intend to tackle raids, such as Karazhan or Zul’aman, you will need to properly prepare. Some prep to complete includes:
- Reach max level of 70
- Obtain a flying mount
- Complete your attunement quest
- Respec to a raid build
- Join a raid-focused guild
With these steps out of the way, you should be well-prepared to tackle almost any raid in the game. Of course, finding a good raid group is paramount, and you might not immediately click with the first group you stumble upon. There’s no harm in running raids with multiple groups until you find one that you mesh with.
If you’ve maxed-out a character in retail, now is the perfect time to explore World of Warcraft Hardcore, and a few tips and tricks will help you reach level 60 there.