Get started fast with WoW Patch 5.04 with our Quick-Start Guides

Yes, as usual, I’ve written up Quick-Start Guides for the latest WoW Patch – in this case, the “All change!” 5.04 patch that arrives today (or tomorrow for EU people).

These aren’t your usual EJ-style walls of text – those guides are very valuable, and I’m hugely grateful to the people who write them, but we’re doing something different.

My goal is to get you up and running with the new patch as quickly as possible, without having to read 8,000 words to get there. If you want more hardcore information, we link to detailed posts from Serious Theorycrafters at the end of each article, but the Quick-Starts will get you 90% of the way.

I know a lot of people find these useful, both for themselves in the madness of patch day and for linking to their friends, guildies, and even in LFR. Basically, anywhere someone doesn’t have the time to read and digest a full-length guide!

Here they all are:



Ranged DPS

Melee DPS

If you find any errors in these guides, please do let me know on Twitter or by comment, and I’ll fix them!

And I’d really appreciate it if you can take the time to spread the word about these guides – they’re something very different to most guides, and a lot of people find them very helpful! Patch Day is pretty busy and loud – any help getting the word out over the noise is much appreciated.