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Death Knights & Demon Hunters Start At Level 8/10 in Shadowlands

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Even though you should be able to level up your characters faster in Shadowlands, Demon Hunters and Death Knights will start at a much lower level than they currently do.

We think the leveling changes will be coming to the game in the Shadowlands pre-patch, which will be out a few months before the expansion.

Demon Hunters

Demon Hunters start at Level 8 in Shadowlands (down from level 98 in Battle for Azeroth), so if you are planning to main one, try leveling them up before Shadowlands. The starting experience remains unchanged, and they start in Mardum, but at Level 8 instead of 98.

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Death Knights

Allied Races can become Death Knights in Shadowlands, and they start at Level 10 (down from Level 55). You can gain early access to the feature on live servers if you've pre-purchased Shadowlands.

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The old races still have the old Lich King intro experience and start at Level 8.

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So, question, as I am utterly confused:

In comparison to BfA's 120-level, will Shadowland new levels be stronger?  What will happen when you switch from the Shadowland zone to the old content?  Do you go back to 120?  If there is a thread explaining this, I'd appreciate if you could point me in that direction.

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1 hour ago, Ariecho said:

So, question, as I am utterly confused:

In comparison to BfA's 120-level, will Shadowland new levels be stronger?  What will happen when you switch from the Shadowland zone to the old content?  Do you go back to 120?  If there is a thread explaining this, I'd appreciate if you could point me in that direction.

All level 120 characters will have their level squished down to 50. The new Shadowlands cap is 60. Characters below level 120 will have their level proportionally adjusted.

The squish won't have an impact on soloing old raids/content. 

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Thanks.

So, if I understand thing right, current 120 will really be 50, when Shadowlands come?  What about other zones?  Will Legion be the new 40, Draenor, the new 30, etc?

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24 minutes ago, Ariecho said:

Thanks.

So, if I understand thing right, current 120 will really be 50, when Shadowlands come?  What about other zones?  Will Legion be the new 40, Draenor, the new 30, etc?

Starting zones scale from 1-10, and all other pre-Shadowlands zones scale from 10-50. You can choose where you quest, although new players will be directed to play through BFA. You'll never have to quest through that one expansion you hate ever again. 😉

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