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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46 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

      • Lul says:

        Those are the talents he used. You have literally no clue lmao what are you trying to say here.

      • Max says:

        Fixed EPL -> WPL. Also added a source for his talents until 22. He definitely uses these talents check for yourself.

      • AcktualPrivateServerBoi says:

        By “I actually play with jokerr on pservers prior to this” do you mean you walked past him once and gave him the old /wave while wetting your pants, or did you just open trade to give him 20g in order to see your name on stream while touching ya little peen? Either way pretty sad.

      • Marc says:

        Why is it that you have that edgy attitude?? if there is mistake you point it out, but with sensible words, not with aggressive emotional nonesense.

  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. You' re All CuckLords says:

    I agree with the last post

  8. Legalmastermind says:

    Any good places for horde?

  9. Daniel says:

    How about adding the Quest that her did, and where to pick them Up / turn them in?

  10. AYAYA says:

    Can I just say DONT go to western plauguelands unless you want to be constantly ganked what a SHIT guide

    • Tearex says:

      This is a speedrun guide and only works when you’re the first one to arrive in the zone. You have to get ahead to remove any chance of ganks or anyone taking mobs. Ofc you can do this without being first but expect to get ganked. Learn dungeon runs if you want to eliminate that possibility. Mad cos bad SMH…

  11. Bigk says:

    Tanaris should be 43 and not 42, You shouldnt spend time on mobs that are more than 2 levels higher than you.

  12. frostbort says:

    Jokerd’s VODs are gone 🙁

  13. Kjell T Ring says:

    The Sources dosent work,

  14. alwaysLatetotheparty says:

    I show up a year after this and find the comments funny as hell. The guide its self is even funnier because he forgot to post how Jokerd really did it. Yes he did beat everyone to 60 but he had mass help and wouldn’t have been able to do it without his followers, so give credit where credit is due to his Followers lol and if it weren’t for layers in classic there is no way he could have done it so fast. He kept layer jumping by grouping with his followers.So he doesn’t hold the fastest record to 60 to a lot of people, that title is still held by a huntard lol

  15. maggix says:

    I love how my name was changed and others because we spoke the truth on how Joker really hit LVL 60 so fast. He doesn’t hold the record on live classic servers. I agree he used layers from the start and really got into layer jumping from level 22 and up. I had his stream going while I was playing day 1 because people hyped him up and it was a letdown to see him layer jump and have people just hand over gold and gear to him. now that’s not saying he doesn’t know how to level, just saying he can’t do that fast today on a server he never played on before

  16. Tryoutside says:

    Some SERIOUS gamer dudes here.

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