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Tips and Tricks

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Tips and tricks for new players.

UI Tips and Tricks

Key Shortcuts

Here are some useful key shortcuts (assuming you don't change too many defaults):

  • Press Shift-B to open Backpack and all Bags.
  • With open Backpack, press B to close Backpack and all open Bags.
  • Press R to reply the last whisper, after pressing R, you can use Tab to cycle through people who have whispered you.

Make sure the hotkeys of all of your most used abilities and items are close to your hand.


You can loot all items in a corpse, container item, or resource nodes (herb, mineral vein/depost, or skinnable corpse) by holding the Shift-key down when right-clicking. Try it!

Combat Tips and Tricks

General Combat Tips

Buffing Up Before Battle

If available, the following buffs should be applied before fighting:

Class buffing Buff Effect
Druid Druid [Mark of the Wild] Increases the friendly target's Strength, Agility, Stamina, and Intellect by 5%, and all magical resistances, for 1 hour.
Hunter Hunter Various Aspects See individual effects.
Mage Mage [Arcane Brilliance] Infuses all party and raid members with brilliance, increasing their maximum mana and spell power by 6% for 1 hour.
Mage Mage [Conjure Refreshment] Conjures mana food providing the mage and his/her allies with something to eat.
Paladin Paladin [Blessing of Kings] Places a Blessing on the friendly target, increasing Strength, Agility, Stamina, and Intellect by 5%, and all magical resistances, for 1 hour.
Paladin Paladin [Blessing of Might] Places a Blessing on the friendly target, increasing attack power by 10% and restoring 92 mana every 5 seconds for 1 hour.
Paladin Paladin Various Auras See individual effects.
Priest Priest [Power Word: Fortitude] Power infuses all party and raid members, increasing their Stamina by 1333 for 1 hour.
Shaman Shaman Various Totems See individual effects.
Warlock Warlock [Create Healthstone] Creates a Healthstone that can be used to instantly restore health equal to 45% of the creator's base health.
Warlock Warlock Create Soulstone Creates a Soulstone. The Soulstone can be used to store one target's soul. If the target dies while his soul is stored, he will be able to resurrect with 30% health and 30% mana.
Warrior Warrior Various Shouts See individual effects.

Checking If Within Range

If you have a ranged ability, power, spell, or weapon on your command bar (Auto-shoot for bows, guns and wands):

  • When the key-shortcut number is white (1), you are in range.
  • When the key-shortcut number is red (1), you are out of range.

Global Cooldown

Bear in mind that whenever you use an ability or an item, you will have to wait 1.5 seconds till you can use another spell or ability, this is called Global Cooldown. To ensure that you can use your next ability or spell as fast as possible, consider pressing the hotkey, or clicking on the button rapidly when Global Cooldown is almost at an end.