Level 1 twinking is quite rare, and requires using gear without a level requirement coupled with high level enchants. While creating a level 1 twink is relatively easy, to become a true force to be reckoned with, it will cost a lot of gold and time.


With the exception of Heirloom items, all gear that can be obtained and equipped onto a level 1 character generally has NO stat bonus, as it is either Junk or Common gear. Although there is gear that can be applied to level 1 characters, it cannot be obtained as quests for such gear usually do have level requirements. However, Enchanting and other professions are what level 1 twinks are mainly based on.

Why are they so powerful?

Level 1 twinks are potentially able to wipe out any character up to about 15 (buffed) and 25 (unbuffed) provided they are not twinked themselves. The reason for this is that ratings are calculated differently at level 1. A level 1 with 12 crit rating gains 22% critical strike chance, as opposed to under 10% higher levels receive. A full agility build can get a good 75% crit chance and a good 85% dodge. A balanced build can get 50% Dodge, 50% crit, and a solid 15 DPS. Perhaps the only statistics NOT affected by level are Intellect and Stamina, and as such your health is probably the only thing that needs to be watched in battle.

How to get started?

So you're thinking about making your own level 1 twink or twinking your bank alt? No problem. First of all, you will need a bit of money and some help from friends (and one of them should be a warlock). Choose your class first. Of course, the obvious and most popular choice for a level 1 twink is a rogue but other classes (including casters) are also viable, though their survivability and power varies.


Main article: Racial trait

Every race has traits that will benefit a level 1 twink, so you can't really go wrong here. However, you may find some more useful that others.


One of the most important things for a level 1 twink is turning off experience gain. Since you only need 400 XP to ding to level 2, you have to be very careful because uncovering areas on the map awards you with enough experience to level up. See Behsten or Slahtz turn off XP gains as soon as possible.

Where to Duel

Since you are not going to spend the rest of your life in the city like a casual bank alt, you have to find a good place to duel low level players. For Alliance players, the best place is Goldshire and you can go there on foot from Stormwind City. Alternatively, you can go a bit further to Sentinel Hill in Westfall or Thelsamar in Loch Modan, since players in the 12-20 level range are usually questing there. For Horde players, the choice is easier. The best place is without a doubt Crossroads. When you get to your destination, you can learn the flight path and later easily move between this place and your capital. Dueling outside Orgrimmar is also common, but you may have difficulty finding low level players here.


Any gear that has no level requirement or is not a quest reward can be used (excluding the starting clothes, since they cannot be enchanted), but the most notable and the best in slot items are listed below. Remember that a lot of the gear is non-soulbound or BoE, and thus can be found in the Auction House or traded between characters.

Items are only listed here if they provide a bonus. For purely cosmetic gear choices, see Banker outfit.


Item Bind Helpful Information
Various Heirloom BtA Purchased with [Justice Points] on a high level character. Stats vary, but includes 2 stamina, armor and various stats and ratings designed for each class. By far the best items available.
 [Battered Jungle Hat] Freely tradeable Obtained from the level 80 fishing quest. Can be traded or bought off the AH.
 [Authentic Jr. Engineer Goggles] Freely tradeable 19 Armor, crafted with engineering.
 [Hallowed Helm] BoP Can be looted from the  [Treat Bag] that can be obtained by trick-or-treating an Innkeeper during the Hallow's End event.
 [Red Winter Hat] or  [Green Winter Hat] BoP Can be obtained by having another toon in your party (making sure free-for-all looting is on), dying, and following them around in spirit form while they kill random mobs for this world drop. When it drops, rez, and loot.
 [Crown of the Fire Festival] BoP Reward from Midsummer
 [Spring Circlet] BoP Can be looted from a  [Brightly Colored Egg] or purchased with 50  [Noblegarden Chocolate] during the Noblegarden event. Keep in mind that the event takes place not in your races starting city, but the intermediate city between the starting city and your capital.
 [Violet Hat] Freely tradeable Available from Chameli Banaphash in Dalaran.
 [Purple Turban] Freely tradeable Available from Chameli Banaphash in Dalaran.
Various cosmetic items See Banker outfit


Item Helpful Information
 [Voice Amplification Modulator] BOE - obtained from Engineering. The recipe is dropped in Stratholme.
Various cosmetic items See Banker outfit


Item Helpful Information
Various Heirloom BtA - Purchased with [Justice Points] on a high level character.


Item Helpful Information
 [Linen Cloak] Obtained from (tailoring), it is tradeable or found on AH.
 [Wispy Cloak] Obtained from the rare mob, Lost Soul, in Tirisfal Glades.
Various Heirloom BtA - Purchased with [Justice Points], they offer +2 armor over the other cloaks
 [Cloak of the Darkmoon Faire] No stats, but usable for transmogrification.


Item Helpful Information
Mail - any vendor chest with 53 armor (;ty=3;cr=41;crs=3;crv=53)
Leather - any vendor chest with 33 armor (;ty=2;cr=41;crs=3;crv=33)
Cloth - any vendor chest with 21 armor (;ty=1;cr=41;crs=3;crv=21)
Various Heirloom obtained from either Brammlord Deepmine in the Curiosities & More shop in Dalaran for 2175 [Justice Points] or from Dame Evniki Kapsalis, the Quatermaster of the Argent Tournament for 60 [Champion's Seal]


Item Helpful Information
various the ones from the vendors in the starting zones are the best, and cross faction ones add extra flair


Item Helpful Information
various mail the ones from the vendors in the starting zones are the best, and cross faction ones add extra flair
 [Herbalist's Gloves] By far the best leather gloves available, and they even give a bonus to Herbalism!
 [Worn Leather Gloves] for leather wearing twinks, you can gain 1 armor from a semi-rare world drop from low level mobs
 [Battle Worn Handguards] for cloth wearing twinks, you can gain 3 armor from a non-BoP reward from an alliance quest in Azuremyst Isle.


Item Helpful Information
various the ones from the vendors in the starting zones are the best, and cross faction ones add extra flair
 [Squealer's Belt] 4 armor more than white vendor belts, used to drop from "Squealer" Thornmantle, a non-rare mob in Mulgore, but after The Shattering it no longer drops.


Item Helpful Information
 [Haliscan Pantaloons] obtained from (tailoring), have the highest armor for cloth and leather wearers, it is tradeable or found on AH
 [Tuxedo Pants] obtained from (tailoring), have the highest armor for cloth and leather wearers, it is tradeable or found on AH
Heirloom - Less armor, but better stats. Obtainable from guild vendors.


Item Helpful Information
various the ones from the vendors in the starting zones are the best, and cross faction ones add extra flair


Item Helpful Information
Various cosmetic items See Banker outfit


Item Helpful Information
 [Arena Grand Master] Reward from the quest Arena Grandmaster that starts from the  [Arena Master] trinket lootable from the chest in the Gurubashi Arena. You have to turn off XP gain before you do the quest.
 [Insignia of the Horde] or  [Insignia of the Alliance] Purchased with Honor Points.
 [Swift Hand of Justice] BtA - Purchased with [Justice Points] on a high level character.
 [Discerning Eye of the Beast] BtA - Purchased with [Justice Points] on a high level character.
 [Inherited Insignia of the Horde] or  [Inherited Insignia of the Alliance] BtA - Purchased with Honor Points on a high level character.

Main Hand

Item Helpful Information
 [Keen Machete] obtained from the rare mob Threggil on Teldrassil) it is no longer BOE
 [Simple Dagger] a semi-rare world drop from low level mobs
 [Fine Scimitar] a semi-rare world drop from low level mobs
 [Arcane Forged Shortsword] a Horde vendor on Sunstrider Isle). This sword has inferior DPS, but has a higher chance to proc enchantments due to its slower speed.
 [Diamond-Tipped Cane] Obtained from the level 80 fishing quest. Can be traded or bought off the AH.
various BoA weapons the best weapons in game for level 1 twinks are the different heirloom weapons which are available for [Justice Points]. They have slower speeds, higher DPS, and in many cases stat bonuses at level 1. They can be enchanted and transferred between your toons.
 [Battleworn Thrash Blade] Technically the best BoA sword, as it has the chance to attack twice. Rogues can wield two.

Off Hand

Item Helpful Information
 [Furbolg Medicine Pouch] can be obtained by getting honored with Timbermaw Hold. You will have to be summoned to the Felwood part of the Timbermaw Hold, near the entrance to the tunnel, and get killed by either a Timbermaw mob or by using a  [Dark Rune]. Then as a ghost you can follow a high level player around Felpaw Village and have him farm the reputation for you. Note that at Lvl 1, you can't use the healing effect, only the 10 stam.
 [Broken Barn Door] a rare drop from level 9-13 mobs in Westfall It has 105 more armor than vendor shields. *Note* It is BoP
Any vendor shield with 171 armor;sl=14;cr=41;crs=3;crv=171
Various Weapons Ever since patch 3.2, Level 1 Rogues can now Dual Wield, and can therefore have a weapon in the off hand slot and the statistics from the enchants that are on it.


Item Helpful Information
 [Cadet's Bow] the only ranged weapon a level 1 character can use that can have a scope attached to it.  [Crude Scope] is the only scope that can be attached to it. You must have a level 5 or higher toon do this for you.
 [Charmed Ancient Bone Bow] Obtained for 3500 [Justice Points], scales to 6 dps with +1 AP at level 1.[1]
 [Upgraded Dwarven Hand Cannon] Obtained for [Justice Points], scales to 6 dps with no stats at level 1.[2]


Item Helpful Information
 [Tabard of the Explorer] The only epic piece of gear attainable in-game for Lvl 1 twinks. You will need a friend with the 2-seater rocket mount, and have XP turned off.
 [Tabard of the Kirin Tor] This tabard is only obtainable by mages at level 1, as they are the only class to start at Friendly with the Kirin Tor.
 [Guild Tabard] These can show off your guild, or have specific designs if you make your own guild.
 [Knight's Colors] or  [Stone Guard's Herald] Bought from tabard vendors for 100 honour.
 [Private's Tabard] or  [Scout's Tabard] Bought from tabard vendors for 50 honour.
 [Stormpike Battle Tabard] or  [Frostwolf Battle Tabard] Bought from tabard vendors for 2678 honour.
 [Silverwing Battle Tabard] or  [Warsong Battle Tabard] Bought from tabard vendors for 2059 honour.
 [Sporeggar Tabard] Have a friend kill a lot of giants for you.
 [Kurenai Tabard] or  [Mag'har Tabard] Have a friend kill a lot of ogres for you.
Home rep tabards eg  [Stormwind Tabard] Available from major cities


In Mists of Pandaria, enchanting was changed so that enchantments have no minimum item level requirement, but scale with character level. Thus, max-level enchantments are now usable on twinks. However, some best-in-slot enchantments are actually from other expansions. It is a good idea to browse a site like Wowhead to compare different enchantment scales.

Stamina twink

DPS twink

With the right enchantments on a rogue, it's easy to get over 100 crit. Don't skimp on hit and expertise if you want to actually hit anyone.

Caster twink

Speed enchant

Useful for travelling or exploring.

Mount Speed

A twink with a  [Chauffeured Chopper] and the Guild Perk [Mount Up] can get a speed bonus of 10% which does not stack however with  [Mithril Spurs] and Enchant Gloves - Riding Skill.


Learn your twink's strengths and weaknesses. You will have a limited number of abilities to use, so learn exactly when to heal, or when to attack.

Learn how to defeat different classes. If you are melee, mages and hunters will kite you. Paladins will heal themselves. Rogues will attempt to run away and stealth, wasting your cooldowns.

Pick your target. While three-shotting level 5 players is fun, it isn't impressive. Look out for higher level players (15-25) with bad gear or seemingly limited skills to pick on. Avoid players with heirlooms.

Find other level 1 twinks to duel: these can be challenging and fun.

Always be open and explain how you got titles / loot. Be patient to those who accuse you of hacking or cheating.

Professions and Skills

At level 1, you can not learn any crafting profession, fishing, riding or archaeology. Rogues can not learn [Pick Lock] or Poisons. You may learn gathering professions, cooking and first aid.

  • Mining: Easy to level. No need to run around and gather just send enough ore and smelt your way up to 150. Grants only 5 stamina (50 hp), so may be useful for caster twinks.
  • Skinning: Need to run around a bit. Watch out for other people's 'leftovers' especialy in the staring zones where most players havn't the skinning profession. Find dead mobs or follow a friend and skin. [Master of Anatomy] (rank 2) grants 6 critical strike rating which is 11% crit. This is easily combined with levelling Herbalism.
  • Herbalism: Despite the changes to [Lifeblood], it still gives some health and lots of haste rating to use in fights.
  • First aid: Very important. Mail yourself cloth and level yourself to level 225, when you can use  [Heavy Runecloth Bandage]. Remember that damage cancels the healing, so learn to use them wisely.
  • Cooking: Unimportant. Going all the way up to 425 requires a lot of farming. You have to visit Dalaran to learn grandmaster cooking. You can't reach 450 because the Black Belly and the Great Feast recipe go grey at 425 and there aren't any non daily receipes that can take you further and you can't do dailies. You can learn to cook your own Savory Deviate Delight and make Basic Campfires.


The following are temporary buffing items, or otherwise combat affecting items that can be used at level 1.

  • Battle Elixirs - only one of these may be used at any time:
 [Scroll of Agility]
 [Scroll of Intellect]
Scroll of Spirit
 [Scroll of Strength]
 [Elixir of Lion's Strength]
  • Guardian Elixirs - only one of these may be used at any time:
 [Scroll of Protection]
 [Scroll of Stamina]
 [Weak Troll's Blood Elixir]
 [Elixir of Minor Defense]
  • Food Buff (Well Fed) - only one of these may be used at any time:
 [Halaani Whiskey] - You need to be summoned to Halaa to get this
 [Rumsey Rum Light],  [Rumsey Rum Dark],  [Rumsey Rum Black Label] - obtained from fishing and tradeable
 [Raptor Punch] - Non-BoP quest reward
Various -  [Beer Basted Boar Ribs],  [Cactus Apple Surprise],  [Candy Bar],  [Chocolate Square],  [Cookie's Jumbo Gumbo],  [Crispy Bat Wing],  [Winter Veil Egg Nog],  [Gingerbread Cookie],  [Herb Baked Egg],  [Kaldorei Spider Kabob],  [Lollipop],  [Roasted Kodo Meat],  [Spiced Wolf Meat] - 2 Stamina and Spirit
  •  [Greater Rune of Warding] - Can only be applied to Formal Dangui. Absorbs 400 damage every 90 seconds for one hour.
  •  [Bogling Root] - Increases physical damage by 1 for 10 min.
  •  [Minor Healing Potion] - Restores 70-90 health. (instant, 2 min potion cooldown)
  •  [Enriched Lasher Root] - Restores 18 to 30 health. (instant, 2 min non-potion cooldown)
  •  [Healthstone] - Instantly restores 100/110/120 life. (instant, 2 min non-potion cooldown, conjured by a warlock)
  •  [Mug of Shimmer Stout] - Restores 140-180 mana. (instant, 2 min potion cooldown; a reward for an Alliance quest in Dun Morogh)
  •  [Crystalized Mana Residue] - Restores 60 mana. (instant, 3 min non-potion cooldown)
  •  [Condensed Mana Powder] - Restores 100 mana. (instant, 3 min non-potion cooldown)
  •  [Cracked Power Core] - Releases the energy stored within the Power Core increasing damage done by magical spells and effects by up to 15 for 30 sec. (2 min non-potion cooldown)
  •  [Chipped Power Core] - Releases the energy stored within the Power Core increasing damage done by magical spells and effects by up to 25 for 30 sec. (2 min non-potion cooldown)
  •  [Bloodthistle] - Increases damage and healing done by magical spells and effects by a small amount for 10 minutes. (for blood elves only; the small amount is 10, and the effect leaves a debuff lowering your spirit by 5 for 20 minutes after it wears off)
  •  [Deviate Fish] - Eat me. (random buff or debuff effect; it can heal you instantly, but it can also reduce your stamina and strength or make you asleep for 30 seconds)
  •  [Frog Leg Stew] - Restores 874 health over 27 sec. Must remain seated while eating. (great alternative to bandages)
  •  [Heavy Runecloth Bandage] - Heals 2000 damage over 8 sec. (requires First Aid 225 to use)
  •  [Rough Sharpening Stone]/ [Rough Weightstone]- Increase sharp/blunt weapon damage by 2 for 1 hour.
  •  [Magic Candle] - Hurls a fiery ball that causes 14 to 22 Fire damage and an additional 2 Fire damage over 4 sec. (these drop from Kobold Geomancers in Elwynn Forest)
  •  [Explosive Rocket] - Inflicts 28 to 32 Fire damage in a 3 yard radius. (a reward for an Alliance quest in Elwynn Forest)
  •  [Discombobulator Ray] - Transforms the target into a Leper Gnome, reducing its melee and spell damage by 40 and its movement rate by 20% for 12 sec. (an engineering schematic from Gnomeregan; has 5 charges)
  •  [Dark Rune] - Restores 900 to 1500 mana at the cost of 600 to 1000 life. (you can commit suicide with these!)

Limited consumables

Only available at certain seasonal events, so can not be used any time. Although the items themselves disappear at the end of the holiday, the buffs will stay until their durations run out and may be preserved for a long time by logging out.

 [Tricky Treat] - Increases your movement speed for 30 seconds by 4%, but can make you ill if you eat too many. Stacks up to 5 times.
 [Chewy Fel Taffy] - Stacks up to 4 times.
 [G.N.E.R.D.S.] - Stacks up to 4 times.
 [Soothing Spearmint Candy] - Stacks up to 4 times.
 [Pyroblast Cinnamon Ball] - Stacks up to 4 times.
 [Elderberry Pie]
 [Midsummer Sausage]
 [Toasted Smorc]
 [Fire-Toasted Bun]


Titles are now shared by all characters on the same account, so your twink can have any title you have earn on any character.

There area few titles obtainable by a level 1 character. They will not make your character do any better as a twink, but it might be something to pimp your twink even more.

Fun stuff

Below you'll find a list of items you can use at level 1 to amuse your enemies. These items can only improve the fun factor of playing your twink, since their effects are purely cosmetic (with the only exception being the [Disgusting Oozeling] pet, whose aura debuffs the player aside from changing his/her appearance). The WoW TCG Loot items can only be acquired from Landro Longshot in Booty Bay (discovering this area awards 55 XP) and the Blizzcon promotional items can only be acquired from Ransin Donner in Ironforge and Zas'Tysh in Orgrimmar.

Seasonal & Retired

TCG & Promotional items

  •  [Murloc Costume] - It's a murloc costume. (Blizzcon promotional item; this disguise breaks when you attack, get attacked, eat/drink or cast a spell)
  •  [Carved Ogre Idol] - Become a hulking red ogre for 10 min! (TCG Loot item; you can fight in the ogre disguise for 10 minutes and then use it again, because it's cooldown is just 10 minutes long!)
  •  [Paper Flying Machine Kit] - Right Click to build a paper gyrocopter. Throw the [Paper Flying Machine] to a friendly player. If they have free room in their pack they will catch it! (TCG Loot item; the conjured flying machines work like a [Heavy Leather Ball])
  •  [Riding Turtle] - Summons and dismisses a rideable turtle. It may be slow, but it gets you off your feet! (TCG Loot item; yes, you can have your very own mount at level 1!)
  •  [Goblin Weather Machine - Prototype 01-B] - Right Click to activate your Personal Weather Maker. (TCG Loot item; makes funny weather effects above your head)
  •  [D.I.S.C.O.] - Right Click to start the dance party. (TCG Loot item; so you don't like picnics and would like to dance instead? no problem!)
  •  [Imp in a Ball] - Ask a question, then right click to receive your answer! (TCG Loot item; even more bored? the fortuneteller awaits!)
  •  [Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit] - Right-Click to feed this magical biscuit to a targeted Non-Combat Pet, doubling its size for as long as it remains at its master's side. (TCG Loot item; since you can have any non-BoP vanity pet, you can feed it sometimes as well; redeeming the code awards with a stack of 50)
  •  [Path of Illidan] - Right Click to leave flickering fel fire in your wake. (TCG Loot item; you leave footprints with fel fire; redeeming the code awards with a stack of 50)
  •  [Picnic Basket] - Right Click to set up a relaxing little picnic. (TCG Loot item; want to take a break between duels? make a picnic and be able to serve and eat a  [Grilled Picnic Treat]!)


The following are buffs you can receive at level 1. This only includes world buffs and buffs from other players.

NOTE: The reason that many high level buffs were not listed here, specifically player buffs, is because all player buffs are automatically downranked to a rank trainable at level 10 or lower when used against level 1 characters. One other thing to be noted is that buffs that do not last very long, such as Power Word: Shield and Drums of Battle, should be buffed only seconds before the start of a duel to maximize effect, as well as the fact that a player cannot be buffed by others during a duel.


Players below level 10 cannot join a raid group. Also, level 1 healing classes no longer have access to a heal until higher levels. So while the format has changed, twinks are looking at more creative ways to down these 'raid bosses'.

All the following encounters are listed and detailed for twinks. Non-twinks are recommended to stay away from these encounters entirely.

Gamon (12)

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft.

Difficulty: Really Easy (1/10) - 5-man
Gear: Semi-twink (5/10) - Easily doable with semi-twinks.
Gamon is extremely simple.

  • Have twinks stand on either sides of him, and deal damage, forcing him to switch targets, giving the other a stab at his back.
  • Start off with a ranged attack or  [Magic Candle] for quick, free, damage.
  • He has a chance to be affected by  [Discombobulator Ray].

Hogger (11 Elite)

Difficulty: Easy (4/10) - 10-man
Gear: Twink (6/10) - Requires most non-soulbound gear.
Hogger has its own article. Please visit the page.

Lizzarik (19)

Difficulty: Not very hard, if done properly (3/10) - 5-man.
Gear: Twink (6/10) - Requires most non-soulbound gear.
Lizzarik is a travelling businessman selling various green and white swords. Lizzarik patrols with his friend Jorb a lvl 37 ogre from Ratchet to The Crossroads and back again. Both Lizzarik's and Jorb's level might be varying from time to time. Lizzarik alone used to be a nice step up from the classic Gamon raids. The tricky part with Lizzarik is that his friend Jorb bodyguards him. This means that either you have to get rid of Jorb first or take both of them in one fight. After recent patches fighting both Jorb and Lizzarik attracts the lvl 40 guards nearby making them attack you. You cannot fight the guards back. This means that the safest thing to do is to fight Lizzarik while he is patrolling between Ratched and The Crossroads. This also adding another problem, hostile mobs. When fighting Lizzarik outside The Crossroads and Ratchet you have to be careful not to aggro any nearby mobs. Lizzarik yields no loot and no exp when killed.

  • Lizzarik has 449 hp.
  • If your raid starts a wipefest you can repair your armor if needed by talking to Lizzarik.
  • Requires you to have the Ratchet reputation, talk to Lizzarik to achieve the faction.
  • Should be fought outside Ratchet or The Crossroads to avoid guards being attracted.
  • Jorb will attack you, if Lizzarik is attacked.

Shade of the Horseman (11)

Difficulty: Moderate (6/10) - 10-man
Gear: Twink (6/10) - Requires most non-soulbound gear.
Only available once per 15 minutes during Hallow's End. Lands after all fires are put out.

  • Before landing, he may throw pumpkins at players, causing them to lose control of their character and lose 5% - 10% health every second for 5 seconds. You CANNOT trinket out of this!
  • He has 2210 health.
  • He will fight hand-to-hand after landing.
  • He is hard due to his high health, but should be taken out shortly with 10 people.

Jorb (37)

Difficulty: Hard (7/10) - 25-man
Gear: Twink (7/10) - Requires all non-soulbound gear.
Fighting Jorb is quite similiar too fighting Lizzarik.

  • Jorb has about 1536 hp.
  • Jorb's friend Lizzarik will attack you when Jorb is attacked.
  • Requires Gadgetzan "At War".
  • The Gadgetzan faction can be enterd by killing Lizzarik.

Cenarion Emissary Blackhoof (55)

Difficulty: Hard (8/10) - 25-man
Gear: Twink (8/10) - Requires all non-soulbound gear.
Blackhoof has no tricks or abilities, and is a rather simple encounter. You will lose 25 Cenarian Circle Rep.

  • It is advisable to spread mages out and time casts so Blackhoof will take damage and switch aggro before dealing any damage.
  • Remember to attack Blackhoof in the back for Melee damage to avoid being parried.
  • Healers should be prepared to heal a lot during this encounter.

This encounter requires a level 1 attunement of a sort.

  • Have a level 70 hunter with [Misdirection] in your group.
  • Have the hunter cast [Misdirection] on you.
  • Have the hunter aggro Cenarion Emissary Blackhoof and he will attack you.
  • Once dead, have the hunter kill Cenarion Emissary Blackhoof.

This will add Cenarion Circle to your reputation list at 2975/3000 Unfriendly and allow you to set it at war.

Another way to add the Cenarion Circle to your reputation list is during the lunar festival. You only have to do The Lunar Festival quest and receive +5 reputation with the Cenarion Circle.

Cenarion Emissary Jademoon (55)

Difficulty: Hard (8/10) - 25-man
Gear: Twink (8/10) - Requires all non-soulbound gear.
This fight is more or less the same as fighting Cenarion Emissary Blackhoof. This is also an alternative for alliance to fight in stead of Cenarion Emissary Blackhoof

Doomguard (70)

Difficulty: Heroic (10/10) - 40-man
Gear: Epic (9/10) - Fully geared recommended. All non-soulbound gear,  [Voice Amplification Modulator] and  [Insignia of the Horde] highly recommended.  [Furbolg Medicine Pouch] recommended as well.
A Doomguard is summoned by a Warlock, and automatically kills a random party member upon summoning. This is considered the hardest level 1 encounter. To set up the encounter, do the following:
Find a remote location to duel, suggestively between the Valley of Trials and Razor Hill, due to it being the quietest place, with almost no high level character interference.
Use self-buffs and self-buff items for a "real"-style raid encounter.
You should summon the encounter near the graveyard, but far enough to keep away from mobs and guards. This way you can quickly resurrect as soon as you go down to avoid a total wipe. With 10% durability loss per kill, you can have up to 9 deaths per encounter, with 1 try per hour due to the cooldown.
Have the Warlock in your group for a "real"-style raid encounter, where upon summoning a random party member will be killed.

  • As the battle begins, keep your healers in the back away from aggro, as War Stomp (Doomguard) has a good chance of killing them if they are stacking full intellect and spell power.
  • Remember to "split" tanking between everyone, with racials like "Berserking" and "Blood Fury" being used to switch aggro.
  • Casters play a huge role in this fight. Not only do they attack ranged and keep aggro off with ease, but they can avoid attacks like Rain of Fire by standing far away.
  • Your healers should be fully prepared to heal nonstop.
  • Because of the Doomguard's insane damage, expect each member to go down in no more than 2 hits, usually 1.
  •  [Voice Amplification Modulator] is extremely useful in this battle if your trinket is on cooldown.
  • If Rain of Fire (Doomguard) is cast, everyone must quickly move, or be killed, as it will deal 100 damage per second in a 30 yard radius.
  • [Cripple] will effectively reduce DPS by 45%, and may cause major damage if Rain of Fire (Doomguard) is cast while under the effects of Cripple, specifically it's movement speed decrease. Because of this, it is advisably to use Racials or  [Insignia of the Horde] to dispel Cripple.
  • Be prepared to constantly move behind the Doomguard to avoid being parried. With a fully twinked team, the racials Blood Fury and Berserking will decide the "tank", and will allow up to 10 seconds of keeping aggro on one person, if being consistently healed by the healers, and allows more damage and more time to stay behind the Doomguard.
  • It is a good idea to split the melee damage between the front of the Doomguard, and the back. When the Doomguard attacks the back, the ones in the front will attack the back and regain aggro, making sure the Doomguard constantly switches, taking more damage.


Back attack

Having twinks stand at either side of an enemy will cause the enemy to consistently switch targets between the twinks because any mob higher than level 1 has an extremely high chance to parry attacks coming from the front. This will enable constant attacks to the back which cannot be avoided.




  • 40% movement speed increase over enemy.

GREAT kiting at level 1. Gives you GREAT distance over your opponent to pull off ranged attacks or to use your bandages that can heal up to 250 a second.

Haste improvement

The possible temporary enchants are:

  • up to 80/208% haste. Drums of Battle.
Drums of Battle and other buffs appear to have scaled to level, or a random value up to a maximum. If it is either one, level 1 twinks are nerfed pretty badly, and if it's the first, we're as good as nerfed to the ground against high level players.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): This expansion saw the removal of head enchantments, and the changes to enchanting that allowed high level enchantments to scale down to work on low level characters. It also saw the addition of Cross-Realm Zones, which happily repopulated areas like Goldshire, and added new challenges to obtaining the Arena Grandmaster.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): This patch dramatically changed Level 1 Twinks. For Rogues, Eviscerate and Stealth were removed, though Leather and cloth armor received a buff. Most all classes lost their support buffs. Warriors, for example, lost Battle Shout. All healing casters can no longer heal. Lifeblood was changed significantly. Level 10+ characters were buffed a lot due to the new talent system, making them much harder to defeat. Scrolls now count as either battle or guardian elixirs, limiting the amount of possible buffs on a level one.  [Wintergrasp Commendation] removed. Heirloom heads and cloaks added.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): This patch allowed Rogues to Dual wield at level 1, giving a huge advantage to level 1 Rogue twinks. Warlocks can now also summon their imp at level one. Also you won't become dazed anymore at level 1 which helps to explore.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): The new patch introduces a feature to turn off all experience gains ingame - what a cool thing for twinks. Now with that option enabled there is no longer a need to avoid exploring, killing mobs or doing quests. There are some new heirloom chestpieces and weapons, too.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Many major enchantment (the true source of a twinks power) were given level requirements making them unusable at level one. The head enchanting librams, the leg armor kits, and the old Naxxaramas and WotLK resilience shoulder enchants were the major nerfs. However, since these changes affect all lower levels, we will still see level 1 twinks practicing this existential WoW exercise (as Ratherbrute so eloquently stated in a - it's now - interview). We will just no longer see them with 1300 health, 100+ spell power, or 105% crit ratings
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): During this patch the Wrath of the Lich King expansion went live and introduced the Bind to Account 'Heirloom' items, that scale with level and are very powerful for level 1 twinks. The items include shoulders, weapons and trinkets. There's also a [Wintergrasp Commendation], which makes the acquiring of the PvP trinket much easier.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): This patch generally wiped out almost all level 1 twinks, specifically dodge twinks. Prior to this patch, twinks were able to stack dodge enchants and items to be completely unhittable, as the twinks would Dodge all attacks. This was possible due to the formula for dodge ratings being very generous to low levels since such formulas were level based. Blizzard nerfed this by changing the formula so that all characters under level 34 now gained dodge percentage at the same rate as level 34 characters.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): This patch introduced a big nerf to Goblin Rocket Boots, which had obtained a minimum Engineering level requirement of 225, which is unreachable until level 20.

External links

Other level 1 twink websites

Level 1 twink guilds


  • Level one Twinks - The most popular and longest living active level 1 twink guild in the community, with 3 years of twinking behind them! The home of ~200 level 1 horde twinks. Located on Dunemaul. Click guild name to visit their YouTube channel.
  • Ultimate Level One - A succesful Alliance guild located on Sylvanas. The home of over 50 lvl 1 twinks. Click the guild name to visit their YouTube channel.


  • Level one Twinks - Alliance guild on Server:Frostmane US. The second largest level one twink guild on the US side.
  • Swords Crossed - Alliance guild on Server:The Venture Co Europe. They have succesfully raided lots of higher level mobs.
  • Level One - Alliance guild on Server:Blade's Edge US.
  • The Good Ol Days - Alliance guild on Server:Kalecgos US.
  • Capped At One - Horde guild on server "Jubei'thos" Oceanic.
  • Professional Ametuerssic - Alliance guild on Server:Aerie Peak US.
  • Low Level Orcs - Horde guild on Server:Moon Guard US. Explores the twinking experience 'in character' (illiterates need not apply). RP only being a small part of this, events consist of exploration, PvP in starting areas, achievements and such. Roleplay tends to parody roleplay itself as well as get a rise out of others ICly. Ran by Hurag Spinesitter. Twink or not (leveling is forbidden, and we'll help you build up for twinking at least a little bit), make an orc!


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