On December 19, WOW Classic’s 2024 roadmap was released. It claims that Season of Discovery Phase 2 will arrive in the winter. So it should launch sometime between January and March.
Before Phase 2 officially launches, there are a few things you can do in Season of Discovery to prepare for Phase 2.
First, the most time-consuming task in WOW Classic is always running under the new level cap. And in Phase 2, we’ll be entering new leveling zones, which means collecting Flight Points to these locations before Phase 2 will make your life a lot easier.
Now, for Alliance, we want to consider capturing Menethil Harbor in Wetlands, which you most likely already have. Alternatively, you can choose from Darkshire in Duskwood, Southshore in Hillsbrad Foothills, Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale and Thonar in Feralas.
You can do anything you need to do at Thousand Needles and Nijel’s Point below, as well as at Refuge Pointe in Arathi Highlands.
Now for Horde side, we want to make sure we capture Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills, Freewind Post in Thousand Needles, Shadowprey Village in Desolace and Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale.
Last but not least, more people in Arathi Highlands may have run to Shadowfang Keep by now. But like Southshore, this still needs to be done for Scarlet Monastery and for us at Alliance.
I think Arathi Highlands is very important for both factions because Arathi Basin will be the next PVP representative.
Complete Level 25 Area Quests
It does seem possible that there will be some sort of event happening in Arathi Highlands itself as you run around grabbing these Flight Points.
Now you can even start completing some of these level 25 area quests to fill up your quest log. Because you definitely don’t want to hand them over before Phase 2 is released. And by doing this, you will be ahead of everyone else. Because these Starting Zones will definitely be flooded by then.
Going from level 25 to 26 requires 27,886 XP. Because each level 25 quest provides an average of 1,400 XP, a new full quest log will get you started on level 26 right away on Phase 2 launch day. Not to mention that, on average, each mission can help you earn 1.2-1.3 WOW Classic SOD Gold.
We know that Leatherworking, Tailoring, and Blacksmithing can get you some great gear. But with the release of Phase 2, the character level cap has been raised to level 40. We will also see the next level of professions.
The profession cap for traditional expert training is level 225, but can be trained at level 20. It widely expected this to be the new professions cap for Phase 2.
And Phase 2 will release new recipes, including potential new epic recipes for professions. Engineering will get recipes such as Parachute Cloak. Tailoring will craft Mageweave Bags. Enchanter can place Snowflakes on our weapons. Therefore, planning ahead and choosing the right professions is crucial.
Reach The Fishing Level Cap Standard
Next we explore Stranglethorn Vale Fishing Extravaganza tournament, which is sure to be a hotspot. So make sure your fishing is up to par for the new level cap.
Finally, the walking simulator is coming to an end as we will now be able to get mounts. While costs have obviously been slashed, 50 Classic SoD gold still needs to be accumulated to achieve this huge quality of life improvement.
Therefore, we can sell excess quest items as we go to collect, and complete other quests to speed up the process of getting mounts.
By the way, pack your bags so you can easily and cheaply replace those six slots before your new grind begins. Whether it’s Azeroth Commerce or Durotar Supply, even your local Supply Officer sells 12 slots bags just to be friendly.
Reach Honor Level Cap
While PVP reputation may change from Ashenvale and Warsong Gulch, Azeroth Commerce and Durotar Supply reputation will most likely remain. Its significance lies because the level cap is raised from Honor to Revered, and the rewards that come from this new stage are countless.
At present, the most important thing is to get yourself to at least reach the current honor limit. So most people find themselves with absolutely nothing to do after their raids, reset professions and reputations to the maximum Honor level cap, and the runes are all discovered. So this is the perfect time to level up your alts.
Learn About New Changes
But Season of Discovery keeps changing. Not long ago, they released a recent wave of class patches.
In this new patch, they made changes to Mage, Paladin, Rogue and Shaman. In Mage class we have Living Flame, which consumes and benefits from Arcane Blast.
In Paladin, Avenger’s Shield movement slowness is now correctly treated as a trap, and we can remove it by removing the effects of movement and pairing effects. Additionally, Seal of Martyrdom grants increased mana to party and raid members, and increases the damage done by all party and raid members by 20%.
Rogue Blade Dance has now been updated to grant 10% Parry at all levels, rather than increasing Parry chance per combo point.
For Shaman, the mana granted it has increased to party and raid members by Shamanistic Rage by 20%. Just like Paladin’s Seal of Martyrdom.
As Season of Discovery progresses, changes continue to occur. We need to work hard to master them as much as possible and summarize them when the new version is released, to get a better start when Phase 2 arrives. I hope to see you in the game!