Jokerd Mage AOE Leveling Guide (Talents / Spec, Addons, Grind Spots)

Jokerd has been setting records in the vanilla WoW private scene for years. His most notable achievements before WoW: Classic were his server first 60 in 3 days 10 hours on Elysium Nethergarde and his server first 60 on Light’s Hope Silver Hand in 2 days 17 hours. Now he has beaten millions of players in the race to 60 in WoW: Classic as well. His final time was 3 days 7 hours. This all comes down to his near perfect leveling / grinding route and his optimised leveling spec.

Note: For this article we went through Jokerd’s entire run to 60 so we could show you in depth on how he did it and you can replicate his run to achieve similar results while AOE leveling.

This article was not written by Jokerd himself and is just a observation of his run.

1. Jokerd Talents / Leveling Spec

Link to the talents and Source

Jokerd’s talent’s before level 22: Source

10-10: Elemental Precision (1x)
11-15: Improved Fireball (5x)
16-16: Flame Throwing (1x)
17-21: Impact (4x)
22-22: Arcane Focus (1x) (Just randomly picks this point since he respecs minutes after)

Jokerd’s talent’s after respeccing at level 22:

10-12: Elemental Precision (3x)
13-14: Frost Warding (2x)
15-17: Permafrost (3x)
18-19: Improved Frost Nova (2x)
20-22: Improved Blizzard (3x)
23-23: Cold Snap (1x)
24-24: Piercing Ice (1x)
25-27: Frost Channeling (3x)
28-29: Arctic Reach (2x)
30-30: Ice Block (1x)
31-32: Piercing Ice (2x)
33-35: Improved Cone of Cold (3x)
36-39: Ice Shards (4x)
40-40: Ice Barrier (1x)
41-42: Arcane Sublety (2x)
43-45: Arcane Focus (3x)
46-50: Arcane Concentration (5x)
51-51: Arcane Resilience (1x)
52-54: Improved Arcane Explosion (3x)
55-55: Wand Specialization (1x)
56-58: Arcane Meditation (3x)
59-59: Ice Shards (1x)
59-60: Wand Specialization (1x)

Link to the talents

2. Jokerd AOE Grind Spots

Note that even after level 22 Jokerd weaves some quests into his AOE grind route until 49.

1-22: Basic Leveling Route (Loch Modan -> Dun Morogh -> Darkshore -> Redridge Mountains -> Duskwood)
22-27 Wetlands (Questing & AOE Grinding Gnolls, Murlocs, Raptors, Orcs)
27-29 Duskwood (Questing & AOE Grinding Raven Hill Cemetry)
29-31 Duskwood (AOE Grinding Nightbane near the cave) Source
31-33 Hillsbrad Foothills (Aoe Grinding Murlocs until 32 then questing until 33 1/2) Source
33-37 Arathi Highlands (Hammerfall Peons at the Farm) Source
37-42 Dustwallow Marsh (Murlocs on the Islands) Source
42-49 Tanaris (Pirates behind the tunnel) Source
49-52 Western Plaguelands (Undeads at Sorrow Hill) Source
52-58 Western Plageulands (Undeads at Daison’s Tears) Source
58-60 Western Plaguelands (Humans at Hearthglen) Source

How to AOE Grind in WoW Classic as a Mage

1. Visit the spots listed above and locate large groups of mobs.
2. Aggro all of them (gets easier with your mount at 40) and Frost Nova.
3. Run away until max range and start casting blizzard until all of the mobs are low.
4. Once the mobs are low you can finish them with Cone of Cold or Arcane Explosion.
5. Make sure you are fully regenerated before every pull.

Note: You can always weave in another Frost Nova, Ice Block and Cold Snap to make your time farming easier.

3. Jokerd Addons

You can download all of Jokerd’s addons easily through the twitch App.

4. Jokerd Gear

Now that Jokerd is 60 he will surely want to farm his Mage Pre-Raid BiS Gear, his mount and eventually the Best Gear for Mages in every phase.

5. Jokerd Professions

During leveling Jokerd does not spend any time on professions. At 60 however he will most likely go for Herbalism and Engineering.


This is the exact way Jokerd became the world first 60 in WoW Classic. With the race being over Jokerd can finally officially call himself the best speedrunner in World of Warcraft: Classic.


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26 Responses

  1. Ryan Gonzales says:

    where in hillsbrad because all murloc camps have ranged

  2. breesty says:

    Going 37 to swamp while there are 42-44 murlocs? call bs on that

  3. Talis Mithrane says:

    Lol. “Now that Jokerd is 60 he will surely want to farm his Mage Pre-Raid BiS Gear, his mount and eventually the Best Gear for Mages in every phase.”
    Nope. He has no interest in end game and was trying to delete the character.

  4. Melchom says:

    Any good spots for Horde?

    • Privateserverboi says:

      Whoever wrote this guide has no clue what he is talking about, he does not even know the fucking game, every thing he listed was wrong., I actually play with jokerr on pservers prior to this..

      all 3 zones 49 -60 are WPL not fucking EPL and those are not the talents he takes, he partially trolls with his build on his twitch chat so normies make stupid guides like this lol

  5. TribeLordTribe says:

    Also joker has not been setting records on psererverrs for years you normie cuks, he literally only played 1 dead server “silverhand” which released 3 months prior to classic launch as a meme, no one rolled on it.

    The real private sever bois played Nost, K1/k2, Elysium, Lights hopes lightbringer and northdale were the 10k-18k populated servers during fresh non of which joker won any leveling races on, Journey the hunter was the one setting records and a hunter was the first on every Pserver that mattered you dumb uneducated NORMIES retail players or others who are not involved in the private server community….

    Real Pserver EU players know who did what….Joker is a meme lord and took advantage of the layering, he did not set any records, he literally just layer hopped for unlimited spawn resets for aoing….Blizzard fuck up, classic is a fucking joke way easier than the Private servers we played on. APES is laughing at this joke.

  6. Justin Rinde says:

    Is this strictly for alliance or Horde?

  7. Virgins says:

    You all virgins

  8. You' re All CuckLords says:

    I agree with the last post

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