Professions are specific skill sets that players can learn in World of Warcraft Classic. Certain professions will serve different needs for players. What follows is a brief guide to the best professions in WOW Classic.
The Best Professions for getting Gold
If gold is your goal in WOW Classic, there are a few professions that will come in handy. Players should master crafting and gathering professions. This will allow the player to create items they can trade for gold. Some of the best combinations are skinning+herbalism, skinning+mining, and enchanting+tailoring.
Enchanting and tailoring are good choices, as they are not dependent on a gathering skill. Other useful skills that need gathering include alchemy, leatherworking, engineering, and blacksmithing. These skill groups can be very lucrative for players.
Leveling Up Professions
Some professions are useful for leveling up in Vanilla. Tailoring, Blacksmithing, and Leatherworking are great for creating new gear. When combined with a gathering profession, these gear upgrades can aid the player in leveling up quicker.
For PVP in Vanilla, there are a few good choices. Alchemy allows players to create potions such as Swiftness Potions and Healing Potions that can be useful in battle. Engineering allows players to create bombs and grenades which can be useful as well. To a lesser extent, Blacksmithing can allow players to create and use powerful weapons and armor.
More PVE Professions
Much like in PVP, the best professions for PvE are Alchemy and Engineering. The ability to craft potions and long-range weapons can be a game-changer in combat. Other professions such as Blacksmithing, Tailoring, and Leatherworking also have their uses Vanilla. These professions allow the player to craft useful gear during the game.
There are a few secondary professions that players can learn as well in WoW Classic. Though they are not as powerful, they have their uses. Fishing and Cooking can allow characters to create foods that can either eaten or sold. Players can sell some fish for gold as they are due to their high value (oily Blackmouth and Stonescale Eel). Cooking is also important in creating food that can restore mana and health.
First Aid is also a useful skill to learn. This skill is a must-have for characters that cannot heal themselves. Different cloth bandages have different attributes that are useful to players. Rogues and Warriors, who cannot heal themselves, will find this skill invaluable.
Best Professions for Raids
Much like in PvP and PvE, Alchemy and Engineering are the best professions for raids. The ability to create potions and weapons will make most raids much easier. Also, Blacksmithing, Tailoring, and Leatherworking are useful in making gear useful in raids.
Best Professions Each Class
Finally, some professions are better for certain classes. Druids should focus on Alchemy+Herbalism or Skinning+Leatherworking. For Hunters, the focus is Engineering+Mining or Skinning+Leatherworking. Priests, Warlocks, and Mages should look at Alchemy+Herbalism as well as Enchanting+Tailoring.
Paladins and Warriors should train on Blacksmithing+Mining. Rouges are best served learning Engineering+Mining and Skinning+Leatherworking. Lastly, Shaman should look into Alchemy+Herbalism or Skinning+Leatherworking.