Leveling up a Paladin in World of Warcraft is one of the hardest things to do. Why? Because they’re not necesarily built for DPS. Yes, if you spec them retribution they can do some pretty good damage, but they’re not made for it. However, we do have one thing on our side Pallies. WE SURVIVE ANYTHING! That’s right. Half of leveling up fast is just surviving where others die. Let’s run over just a few of the benefits of surviving:
1) You spend less time running to your corpse after death, which increases your overall in-game played time. Not good for powerleveling a Paladin!
2) You are able to complete quests that other classes simply can’t endure. Say there’s a group quest that requires 2 people or more to complete. Rogues, Druids, Warriors, Shaman, Hunters and all of the other classes in WoW are going to have to sit around looking for another person or two in order to complete the quest and gain the experience from it. This is time spent NOT leveling! It might look like they’re leveling up because they’re actively searching for group members, but they’re actually not. Pallies can often take these quests on solo. This means no searching for flaky group memebers and maximum quest completing efficiency. Ahhh, it’s good to be a paladin.
In order to level up your Paladin in an efficient and effective manner, you’ve also got the have good gear. That’s right. I’m telling you not spend time on anything in this post…but this is something you’ve just gotta spend time on. Paladins DEPEND on a strong defense and a decent offense to remain efficient. Tell me something. If you’re having to sit and rest after every single fight you win before you engage another enemy, does it matter how fast you win fights? NO. Gear up your Paladin by using the AH or Quest rewards in the correct way, and you SHOULD be able to take on at least 6 encounters of a creature your level before resting. This is the way of the Paladin. This is the way of the power leveler. This is the way of the Paladin leveler.
Also, don’t spend a lot of time running back and forth on delivery quests. These quests (more times than not) are inefficient and of poor use of your time. An example of one of these quests is on the Alliance Side. I can’t remember when it is exactly, but you have to run around various alliance towns including Redridge, Darkshire, Goldshire and Stormwind and find shops to buy liquor from. This is one of those quests that isn’t worthwhile. For the amount of experience that gives you, you can go out and kill 10 things in 7 minutes and break even. That quest is likely to take you 30 to 40 minutes. See what I mean friend? Hoorah!
If you’re looking to kick your power leveling up even further, I’d recommend Zygor’s Leveling Guide. The guy who created it is absolutely sick and it’ll teach you how to level from 1-80 in 7 days flat (some classes level faster than that!) Check it out.