The Differences Between WoW Classic and Battle for Azeroth

A couple of days ago the Beta for World of Warcraft Classic launched. They also announced that the WoW Classic release date will be 27th of August. Several streamers and some lucky players like myself were selected to participate in the closed WoW Classic Beta. I have been playing WoW since the Beta of Vanilla WoW and have seen the game change during all these years. I am currently enjoying Battle for Azeroth (BfA) less than I used to. Some of the changes in de several expansions have been good for WoW and some have been bad. In this article I am summing up some of the important differences you will find in WoW Classic – WoW Classic vs BfA:

  • There is no transmogrification.
  • Achievements are not in Classic.
  • There are no arena’s.
  • The world map and mini map don’t contain quest objectives.
  • A finished quest shows up as a dot on the mini map, not as a question mark.
  • The talent system is very different, more detailed, but less impactful.
  • Spirit is one of the stats. HP and Mana regeneration are important.
Thunder Bluff
Thunder Bluff – Tauren Opening Cinematic
  • The secondary stats from BfA are not in Classic.
  • You have to skill up your weapon skills to become efficient with them.
  • There are only 8 races (Human, Night Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Orc, Troll, Undead, Tauren).
  • There are only 9 classes (Warrior, Hunter, Rogue, Druid, Priest, Mage, Warlock, Paladin, Shaman).
  • Only the Horde can play Shamans. Only the Alliance can play Paladins.
  • The combinations of classes and races are lower. Gnome Hunters luckily don’t exist.
  • You can get your first mount at level 40 and your epic mount at level 60. In BfA that is level 20 and 40.

Also check out our part 2 of the WoW Classic vs WoW BfA article.

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