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Boost to level 90 is a feature available to purchasers of the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion that allows a player to boost 1 character (per expansion license purchase) to level 90 along with a level, class, and spec set of gear.
A boost to level 90 can also be done as a separate purchase, but is relatively high cost, so players who want to level the old fashioned way don't feel like that effort is under-valued. However, it still increases any potential pay to win criticisms of the game or this feature.
- Note:Character Services (Transfer, Faction Change, etc...) won't be available to boosted characters until 72 hours after the boost. If you try to buy a service for a recently boosted character, you'll see Error 20078.
After you get a Character Boost for your account, whether it's the boost included with Warlords of Draenor or through the World of Warcraft Shop, you'll see the option to boost a character when you log into the game and visit your character selection screen.
The Level 90 Character Boost icon will appear near the top of your character list. When you click it, the game will walk you through boosting a character and choosing their talent specialization.
Your character will be moved to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms in Pandaria and their action bar will be populated with the most essential skills for their class and spec. Your character's quest log will be cleared during the boost and any quest progress will be lost. When the boost is done processing, they will be ready to play immediately.
- Note: Any gear the character already had will be moved to their bags. If there isn't enough space in their bags, their old gear will be mailed to them instead.
For all characters of any level:
- Starter 483 Item level spec-appropriate gear
- Set of bags
- Boost to level 90
- 150 Gold
- All classic zones explored on the map
- Riding skills up to Artisan (up to 280% flying speed) and all regional riding skills up to Pandaria (Cold Weather Flying, Flight Master's License, etc.).
- If your Battle.net account doesn't have any flying mounts, your boosted character will receive their faction's basic flying mount (gryphon for Alliance, wyvern for Horde).
If character is level 60 or above:
- All primary professions and First Aid are boosted to 600
- Secondary professions are not affected
- Characters who receive a profession boost must learn recipes from a profession trainer in-game.
- If the character doesn't have primary professions, they'll be given class-appropriate professions according to the table.
- Such things like Mage may not be learned along with a boost.
- Boost to level 90 purchase
- Warlords of Draenor pre-purchase
- Official support info