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Discussion > WoWFeb 11, 2016 8:00 am CT

Breakfast Topic: Do you level or boost your alts?

With the content drought in Warlords I’ve been on a tear building my alt army. I level my alts through the LFG system starting at level 15 with full heirloom gear. When they hit level 60 after a few weeks, I use a boost to 100 and that brings their professions along with them to max level. But then I decided to mix it up with my Hunter.

I didn’t need professions on my Hunter — and boosting gets expensive at $60 a pop — so I decided to level him the old fashioned way. At level 90 his heirlooms weren’t providing an XP boost any more, and I decided to explore Draenor again instead of upgrading his heirlooms or using the bonus objectives/XP potions trick. It was a long haul, but it reminded me of just how I much enjoyed the Spires of Arak storyline, particularly the Rashaad and Percy characters. Also on the upside, I acquired many garrison resources and followers on my leveled toon, something I’m sorely lacking on my boosted characters.

Now I’m starting over with a Paladin. I’ll have her to level 60 in no time, and she’s going to be my main blacksmith, so I’ll have to decide at level 60 if I want to boost her, or level her the way I did my Hunter. On the one hand, I learn abilities and alt specs much better if I level all the way. On the other hand, ugh the grind — plus I’ll have to level her professions.

How do you prefer to level your alts? Do you quest, use the LFG system, boost, or combine all three?

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