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When I hit 80 on Swiit I immediately blew a ton of gold on new gear for him with no real plan on what I was going to do next. I also ended up buying Dual Spec and going with Holy and Shadow builds so I can have a little flexibility in my gameplay. Here’s what I’ve been up to since I dinged 80:
Four thousand gold later I had pretty decent gear for my Holy spec and had managed to level my Tailoring profession above 440. I’m using a lot of crafted gear right now but I did throw down some money on new shoulders, a ring and a necklace.
I’ve been shaking things up a bit and spending most of my WoW time leveling up my Holy Priest. I switched to Holy spec when I hit level 60, after the Recruit-A-Friend experience bonus was over, and as of this morning I’m over half of the way to level 74. Since leveling Holy isn’t usually something most people probably try and do I thought I’d give two simple tips to help you with the challenge:
- Run Instances
Before I got to level 68, and moved onto the Wrath content, I was running heals for Burning Crusade instances every chance I got. I bet my ratio of time spend in instances compared to doing solo quests was 3-to-1 or even higher. Running an instance is an extremely easy and quick way to level yourself up as a Holy Priest. It’s very easy to find a group needing a healer even with the “low level” content that the Burning Crusade has to offer. There are Death Knights all over the place looking to level just as fast as you are. A few minutes on the LFG channel and you should be in a group in no time.
- Buy Heirloom Items
As soon as you can afford it, look into buying some of the Heirloom (or Bind on Account) items that are available to you at level 80. The BoA weapons are very good for leveling but the best items are the BoA shoulder pieces that offer a 10% experience bonus for killing mobs.
With a dead computer and a brutal cold it was hard to find time to do any of my usual WoW activities over the last week and a half. When I wasn’t in a drug-induced stupor I did manage to bust out my old laptop and cruise around a bit on my Priest alt I have named Swiit.
Swiit is a Troll Priest I rolled when I talked my girlfriend into giving WoW a try with the excellent, and highly recommended, Recruit-A-Friend program that Blizzard offers. As we leveled our way on to 60 I had Swiit specced as Shadow all the way. When the benefits of triple experience from Recruit-A-Friend went away I put Swiit on the back-burner and started back on my main.