Blizzard has done a solid job with World of Warcraft for 15 years, but sometimes there are features the game could really use. This is doubly true for World of Warcraft Classic. The UI and the quest design is straight out of 2004. If you want to know where to go and what to do, you better take your time and read the quest text. Or you can download an add-on to improve the experience.
Here’s a list of our favorite add-ons to make your journey through Azeroth in World of Warcraft Classic that much easier. If you’re trying to figure out how to install add-ons, we’ve put some instructions at the bottom of this post.
Leveling in World of Warcraft Classic is a laborious process. If you’re lucky, you may just hit level 60 in about 170 hours of in-game time. That’s a little over seven full days.
Naturally you want to make this process as painless as possible. While nothing can make it pain free, Azeroth Auto Pilot puts in some work. This add-on is for all players trying to go from 1-60. It’ll tell you where you need to go and what quests you need to pick up next.
It’s essentially a handhold through leveling, trying to get you where you need to be as painlessly as possible. That includes skipping quests not worth your time, and pointing you toward quests you might not find on your own.
Questie is a bit more hands off than Azeroth Auto Pilot. Instead of telling you exactly where to go, it paints areas on the map where you can find the items or enemies you’re looking for. If you want a more authentic Classic experience. but also don’t want to lose hours looking for Mankrik’s wife, grab this add-on.
Using both Questie and Azeroth Auto Pilot together makes the leveling process even easier.
If you’ve been playing modern World of Warcraft for a few years, you’re likely already familiar with ElvUi. This add-on completely alters the user interface. It’s a slicker, simpler look that you can customize in a variety of ways. Best, you can move everything around the way you want. Just don’t get too overwhelmed by the sheer number of options.
Knowing is half the battle in World of Warcraft — modern and Classic. If you’re in a group setting, you need to have a good idea how well you’re doing. Since World of Warcraft doesn’t have built-in damage meters, you’ll need to find your own. Details! is a great damage meter and helps you keep track of how much damage everyone on your team is doing. It’ll help you improve and keep you informed on your progress.
Deadly Boss Mods is a guide for World of Warcraft bosses in Dungeons and Raids. This tool tells you when the boss is going to attack, and helps you avoid it. You want to avoid attacks, or you’re not going to last very long in many groups. Pick this up to keep yourself out of sticky situations.
Clique is one of our favorite add-ons in modern World of Warcraft, and is useful for all sorts of spells — especially healing.
With Clique, you can make custom keyboard shortcuts. If you want to cast a heal on an ally, normally you need to select them and then hit the button on your cast bar. With Clique, you can bind that heal however you’d like — say shift and left click — and your character will instantly cast your spell on the desired target when you use the shortcut.
How to install add-ons
Installing add-ons is easy. Download the Twitch app, go to Mods, and click on World of Warcraft. Change your game version in the upper-right corner to World of Warcraft Classic, and start searching for add-ons you might want to use. You can also look through the Popular section to find great options.
If you want to download something not on Twitch — like ElvUi — you’ll need to find it online. Download the Zip file and extract it to World of Warcraft > Classic > Interface > AddOns on whatever drive you have Classic installed.