This is Ster’s first non-Rogue to make it to max level as an Iron Man in the Dragonflight expansion, following in the steps of Elfster and Catster. Druidster started her journey mid February after 3 other druid attempts, taking exactly one month to go from Level 1 to 70. Her earlier highest Druid death was at Level 66 when a Shadowlands bonus quest murdered her (Flight School, Up and Away). But this 4th Druid attempt made it with a /played of 4 days and 10 hours.
When asked about Druidster’s leveling journey, Ster said she mimicked what the earlier rogues did, i.e. do what rogue’s do best: – explore, sneak, ninja treasure chests, tag along with other player mobs, and world quests that are not too dangerous. Follow the forum post that is titled ‘Paci-safe quests in Dragonflight‘- these are generally safe for the other challenger classes like druid. Also loot the chests that spawn daily in BfA which continue to provide decent XP. And – look over the zones in Shadowlands daily – some of those quests that say “Bonus Experience” – while not all are doable by a Challenger, the ones you can do pay full XP – all the way up to Level 70.
Druidster’s only holiday during this period was Darkmoon Faire, which can give you 1/3 of a level if you have or purchase the DMF artifact quests. For the final levels of 66-70, Druidster did a lot of dragon racing plus the paci-safe quests mentioned above. Druidster could not kill NPCs solo in Dragon Isles, so questing mostly non-combat quests was the only real option for gaining meaningful XP.
What’s next for Ster? “Oh, good question. I could start a non-sneaky toon like a Mage, Priest, or Monk. Or maybe return to BfA and work on BfA flying for future toons to enjoy. We’ll see.”
Congratulations on Druidster becoming our 11th Dragonflight Iron Man Champion, and best of luck Ster with your other Challenger adventures!