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My 19 Twink Guide

Posted by Michael Dickens on March 6, 2007

I know that some of my friends and I were planning on developing level 19 twinks. I’m going to make a little guide.

CHOOSING A CLASS
I made a paladin twink. On WoW, whenever I ask, “What’s good 19 paladin twink gear?” people say “Make a rogue or a hunter.” Well, you know what I say to that?

Let’s think for a moment. In PvP, people are always talking about how a paladin completely pwned them. Paladins have lots of health and can heal themselves. This makes them cheap. If they start to die, they can shield, heal, and keep fighting. Simple!

Rogues also make a good choice. They can stealth and do tons of damage. They can stun, too. End of story.

Hunters can unleash a lot of damage, and if they know what they’re doing, they won’t get touched. My hunter has no less than six slowing and stunning abilities (including two traps). Of course, one of those is racial and one is a talent. But still . . .
Hunters are very good against melee classes if they know what they’re doing. They can stay out of range of rogues and warriors and paladins and not get touched. That takes skill, but it’s possible.

Warriors . . . hmm, I’ve never played a warrior. But they are good, I know for a fact.

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I will start with a paladin guide.

ARMOR (I tell what stats they give, but nothing else they do)
weapon: long paladin chain quest where you kill a 21 elite at the end
alternative weapons:
weapon: pvp reward (15 dps, +4 strength, +2 stamina) or you could get Wingblade for the damage, see rogue guide
shield: world drop (+6 strength, +3 stamina)

chest: 13.5% drop off Van Cleef (4 str, 11 sta)
boots: world drop (+3 str, +7 sta)
ring: made with jewelcrafting [Goldylocke can make it]
ring</a: reward from killing arugal quest (+3 str, +8 sta)
gloves: 10% drop off certain guys in Stormwind Stockade, other than that, world drop (+8 strength, +3 stamina)
waist: world drop (cloth; +3 sta, +8 int)
wrist: world drop (+2-3 int, +2-3 str)
legs: world drop (cloth; +4 sta, +7 int, +6 spi)
cloak: PvP reward (+4 sta, +2 spi, healing bonus)

ENCHANTS
weapon (VERY expensive, like 300g) chance to heal you for 75 to 125 and increase strength by 100 for 15 sec
Gloves: up to 30 healing
Bracers: +9 strength (you can also get +9 stamina or +healing)
Chest: +100 health (you can also get +100 mana)
Boots: +7 stamina or speed increase (speed is good)
Cloak: +70 defense

TOTALS:
strength 29-32 with a chance to be increased by 100 for 15 sec
stamina 43 (with +10 in a way because of health increase, so 53)
intellect 17-18

Those stats are looking pretty good. It’s about the best twink gear I could find.

Now for a rogue guide.

Enchants:
Chest: Health +100
Back: defense +70
Feet: Speed increase
Weapon(s): +15 agility*
Hands: Agility (or attack rate)
Bracers: Agility or Stamina

*that’s what the guide recommended, but I would get lifestealing on main hand wep and +15 agility on off hand wep. Lifestealing can get expensive though . . .

ARMOR:

main hand weapon (15.7 dps, +5 agility, +2 stamina) quest in WC
off hand weapon (15.3 dps, +4 agility, +2 stamina) pvp reward

The thing is, there are other options, too. Rogues have a variety of potential weapons. Those 2 mentioned above are probably the easiest to get. The following items are world drops in Shadowfang Keep.
Shadowfang deals insane amounts of damage (nearly 18 dps), and should be a main hander if you get it. But if you already have Wingblade, sell it in the auction house. It sells for a lot.
Assassin’s Blade is a good weapon, for main hand or off hand. It deals good damage, and gives +3 strength and +4 agility.
Cruel Barb deals great DPS and increases attack power by 12.

If you want to use Backstab, you should equip Assassin’s Blade in your main hand. If you can’t get it for one reason or another, get Scout’s Blade/Sentinel’s Blade. It costs 30 WSG marks of honor.

cloak (+4 agility, +5 stamina) world drop*
chest (+4 strength, +3 agility, +11 stamina) 15% drop chance off Van Cleef
boots (+3 strength, +8 agility) world drop
ring 1 (+4 strength, +4 agility, +2 stamina) PvP reward
ring 2 (+3 strength, +8 stamina) level 18 quest acquired in Sepulcher (I think) where you kill Arugal
gloves (+4 agility, +4 stamina) world drop, but it’s green so will probably be cheap in AH
shoulders (no bonuses) world drop in Blackfathom Deeps
legs (+5 strength, +9 agility, +4 stamina) 40% drop chance off some guy in WC
necklace (+6 agility, +2 stamina) PvP reward
You search for trinkets. I couldn’t find any.
belt (+5 agility, +6 stamina, +3 spirit)
wrist (+5 agility) world drop: it’s green, so will probably be cheap in AH

That makes for a total of:
agility: 57
stamina: 46
strength: 19
spirit: 3

And that’s BEFORE enchants!

I cannot make a hunter guide right now. I already had made the other two.

Am I the only one who noticed that the rogue has way higher stats than the paladin? That seems a bit strange. I think Blizzard likes rogues better . . . and warlocks, because their high level armor sets always look the best, check out T4 and T5 . . .

RECOMMENDATIONS

I recommend that you start getting the gear before level 15. Blackened Defias Armor is very rare, so you might level up 3 or more times just trying to get it. The quest for Seal of Sylvanas requires level 18, so you will want to be done getting most of the stuff you need by then. Shadowfang Keep might make you level (but all you have to do is kill Arugal, so you only need one run). The quest where you kill a 21 elite is aquired at 17, and it’s a 6-part chain so it might make you level once or twice. If you’re careful, probably once.

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8 Responses to “My 19 Twink Guide”

  1. mtgap said

    Tenacious, my friend from school, is going to be making a warrior twink. I think. So Tenacious, using the same format that I used, can you tell us the armor and enchants you’re planning on getting?

  2. Pallibear said

    I guess I started twinking my Paladin, “Pallibear” (companion to my friend “Goldylocke”), a little too late. He’s very close to 20.

    I do have the Sin’Dorie Warblade and a Bronze Band of Force (made by Goldylocke) plus some nice enchants from Sarsyca.

  3. mtgap said

    How did you get the Sin’Dorei Warblade? I’m pretty sure you didn’t solo it . . .

  4. Pallibear said

    I had the help of Goldylocke plus some random guy we picked up in Deatholme.

  5. Eredhel said

    Hey, thanks for the guild. This will really come in handy as I progress through the middle teens. Anyone up for helping out a lowly rogue grind out getting some gear?

  6. mtgap said

    Evilpunk would be more than willing to help out people who need help with difficult quests and such.

    To get Blackened Defias Armor, which is good for pretty much any class that can use it (it’s leather), you will need to kill VanCleef in Deadmines.

    For some reason on Thottbot it says he doesn’t drop it. This is not so: I actually got it. It’s a rare drop, though. You will have to run VanCleef several times. I got lucky: I only had to run it four times.

  7. Necrosion said

    WOOT GREAT WEB SITE

  8. Necrosion said

    oh and i think this rogue stuff is great but mtgap i think the defias set is good because of set bonuses but the belt is good

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