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WoW Classic Hardcore Druid Guide


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Shape-Shifters and Kiting: Druid Tricks of the Trade!

Listen up, fellow druids! It's time to unleash the wild side and explore the secrets of our versatile class. From powershifting to making space and mastering the art of kiting, we've got the lowdown on how to navigate Azeroth with style, humor, and a touch of nature's magic. Let's dive in:

Powershifting: Macro Magic!Ah, powershifting, the art of shifting in and out of our animal forms at the blink of an eye. It's like a magical quick-change act, perfect for those sticky situations. Need a potion fix? Shift! Stuck in a snare? Shift! Craving some energy or rage regeneration with Furor talent? You guessed it—shift away! With a well-crafted macro, you'll be the ultimate shape-shifting wizard, bending time and space to your will.

Making Space: Escaping like a Pro!Druids are the Houdinis of escape artists. We're immune to being turned into farm animals (polymorphed, for those unfamiliar with the term), and we scoff at roots and snares trying to hold us back. Our bag of tricks is overflowing with ways to slip out of dangerous situations. From Bash to Hibernate, Entangling Roots to Nature's Grasp, we have an arsenal of crowd control and escape tools. So gear up, my friends, and focus on snagging the highest-stat gear available—because in the wild, every stat counts.

Kiting: Dancing with Danger (and Surviving!)Picture this: you're facing a fearsome foe, but fear not! The druid's kiting prowess is unmatched. We're the nimble dancers of Azeroth, keeping enemies at arm's length while dishing out damage like a force of nature. We'll slay them without breaking a sweat (or taking a scratch). With careful positioning, clever use of Bash, Hibernate, Entangling Roots, and Nature's Grasp, we'll have those baddies dancing to our tune. It's a delicate art of finesse and survival—strike from afar, reduce damage taken, and emerge victorious.

So, fellow druids, embrace your shape-shifting powers, master the art of making space, and dance the kiting dance like nobody's watching. Azeroth is your playground, and you're the star performer. Let your wild spirit guide you, and remember—when in doubt, shift it out!

Skills and Debuffs:

Druidic Delights: Talents, Skills, and the Power of Nature!

Calling all nature-loving druids! It's time to dive deep into the magical world of our versatile class. From enchanting talents to handy skills, we've got the inside scoop on the secrets of the wild. So grab your bear form slippers and cat form pajamas, and let's explore the wonders that await us:

Omen of Clarity: The Buff Clicker!Oh, the sweet taste of Clearcasting! Omen of Clarity, a talent to cherish, gifts us with a state of mind where mana, rage, or energy costs are slashed to zero for our next spell. Just imagine the savings on your magical energy bills! But here's the trick: you gotta click it like a buff! Don't let this beauty go unnoticed, my druidic friends. It's a 10-minute duration party that you don't want to miss out on.

Nature's Grasp: Roots on Demand!When foes get up close and personal, Nature's Grasp is here to save the day. This instant cast root ability triggers when we're hit in melee form. The percentage chance varies, depending on those improved talents we've been nurturing. It's our secret weapon to escape sticky situations or keep multiple enemies under control. Remember, it's all about being the boss of the battlefield, one root at a time.

Brutal Impact: Stun for Extra Fun!Pounce! Bash! We druids love a good stun, and Brutal Impact makes it even better. It grants an extra second of delightful stun duration for our cat-form opener or bear-form brawler. Who doesn't enjoy a little extra time to watch our foes squirm in disarray? It's the perfect way to make a grand entrance and show those baddies who's the real king or queen of the jungle.

Feral Charge: Rooting and Interrupting, Oh My!When it comes to creating space or shutting down pesky spellcasters, Feral Charge is our go-to move. With a mighty charge, we root our enemies and interrupt their spellcasting for a solid four seconds. It's like saying, "Hold up, hold up, I'm in charge here!" Plus, it's not just limited to enemies. We can charge other mobs or critters to make a daring escape. A druid's gotta have options, right?

Natural Shapeshifter and Natural Weapons: Nature's Discounts!Who says being a druid is expensive? Not us! With Natural Shapeshifter, we enjoy up to a delightful 30% discount on mana costs for all our shapeshifting forms. It's like having a personal sale in the Emerald Dream! And as if that wasn't enough, Natural Weapons gives us a boost of up to 10% in physical damage across all forms. Who needs fancy enchanted swords when we have claws, right?

Abolish Poison, Remove Curse, and Faerie Fire: The Handy Helpers!A true druid is a master of cleansing and debuffing. Abolish Poison steps in to cure those nasty toxins, one poison at a time. Remove Curse frees our friends from pesky curses, spreading smiles across the land. And Faerie Fire, oh boy! This handy skill decreases enemy armor by a significant percentage, making our attacks hit like a lightning storm. They're the trusty tools in our magical arsenal.

Heart of the Wild: The Versatility Enchanter!Ah, the heart of a druid beats with wild intensity. Heart of the Wild embraces our inner versatility, boosting our intellect by up to a whopping 20%. But that's not all! When in bear form, our stamina gets a matching 20% increase, and in cat form, our strength soars to new heights. It's like having a triple dose of awesomeness, ensuring we're prepared for any challenge that comes our way.

Furor: Energy and Rage on Demand!Energy running low? Rage in short supply? Fear not, my fellow druids, for Furor is here to save the day! With 5/5 talents, we gain an instant infusion of 40 energy in our cat form or 10 rage in our bear form. It's like a caffeinated boost for our ferocious selves. Embrace the power, unleash the fury, and keep those claws sharp!

Innervate: Mana Replenisher Extraordinaire!Oh, sweet mana, how we adore you! Innervate blesses us with a magnificent 400% increase in mana regeneration over 20 glorious seconds. And the best part? It only costs a measly 28 mana. It's like hitting the jackpot at the magical mana well. So go ahead, my fellow spellcasters, bathe in the rejuvenating flow and let the magic flow freely.

So there you have it, dear druids—talents, skills, and the wonders of nature at your fingertips. Embrace your wild side, dance with the spirits of the forest, and remember to sprinkle a touch of humor wherever you roam. Azeroth is your playground, and you, my friend, are a druidic force to be reckoned with!

Talents

LEVEL 10-24

Unlocking Your Inner Druid: Talents and Respec Shenanigans!

Ah, the magical world of talent points—where dreams are woven, and abilities are honed to perfection. As a budding druid, it's time to make some tough decisions and shape your destiny. So, grab your quill and parchment, my friend, because we're diving into the realm of talent recommendations and respec adventures. Let's get started!

Nature's Grasp: Your Rooty Lifesaver!As you embark on your druidic journey, Nature's Grasp beckons you with open branches. It's a must-have ability that grants you instant roots when attacked in melee form. Trust me, being able to hold your ground when things get hairy is a game-changer. So, mark this as your very first point of investment. Let those foes know they can't mess with your majestic presence!

Improved Wrath: Unleashing the Fury!Once you've embraced the power of Nature's Grasp, it's time to channel your wrath and make it even more potent. Improved Wrath takes the spotlight as your second priority. Unleash your rage with improved casting speed and damage for Wrath spells. Let those enemies feel the sting of nature's fury as you rain down magical justice upon them. They won't know what hit 'em!

Natural Weapons: Claws, Teeth, and Mayhem!Now that you've dabbled in roots and unleashed your wrath, it's time to enhance your physical prowess. Natural Weapons steps into the spotlight, sharpening your claws and boosting your physical damage across all forms. Whether you're tearing through enemies as a ferocious cat or bashing heads as a mighty bear, this talent has got your back. Embrace the wild side and leave your foes in awe of your natural-born power.

Omen of Clarity: The Divine Proc!As your talent journey continues, Omen of Clarity beckons with its tantalizing clearcasting state. After a melee attack in any form, you enter a magical realm where mana, rage, or energy costs for your next damage or healing spell are reduced by a glorious 100%. It's like finding a shiny coin in a forest full of trolls! Remember, though, you must click it like a buff. So, keep an eye on that sweet ten-minute duration and revel in the mana-saving wonders it brings.

Respec Madness: The Great Leveling Shift!Now, my druidic friend, as you approach the glorious realm of levels 25-30, a respec adventure awaits. If you've invested in Improved Wrath, it's time to bid it farewell (for now) and embrace a different path. Prepare to respec and save up that shiny gold coin. The talents you'll be after during this transition are Improved Nature's Grasp—a lifeline for those still facing untimely deaths. It's all about survival, my friend, so adapt and conquer!

So, there you have it—your talent recommendations and a hint of respec madness. Embrace the power of roots, unleash your wrath, and let your natural weapons shine. And remember, my druidic companion, to save that golden coin for the great leveling shift. Your destiny awaits, and the wild is calling your name. Answer it with a roar and a mischievous grin. Adventure awaits, dear druid—embrace it with all your feral might!

LEVEL 25-60

Respec Wonders: A Talent Build Worth Roaring About!

Ah, the sweet taste of respec freedom! As you embark on a new chapter in your druidic adventures, it's time to optimize your talents and unleash your true potential. Behold, a build worthy of your mighty paws! Let's dive in and explore the key talents that will shape your roaring success.

Balance and Resto: The Perfect FusionOnce you've made the respec leap, a build similar to the one presented here awaits. Don't worry; we'll guide you through the talent points with some helpful explanations. The path to glory begins with investing 14 points into the balance tree. But wait, there's more! Max out Furor (5/5) in the tier 1 resto tree. Why, you ask? Well, my feline friend, it ensures that whenever you transform into a mighty bear, you'll always have enough rage to unleash your stunning Bash or later on, the epic Feral Charge. Trust me, making space in hardcore is as important as scratching that itch behind your ear.

The Ferocious Journey UnveiledNow, let's delve deeper into the talents that will define your ferocious journey. Strap on your clawed boots and get ready!

  • Ferocity (5/5): Embrace your inner beast and enhance your ferocious attacks. With this talent, your claws will leave a lasting impression on your enemies. Scratch away!

  • Brutal Impact (2/2): Extend the duration of your Pounce (cat opener stun) and Bash (bear stun) by a glorious extra second. That's right, my friend, keep those foes stupefied while you work your druidic magic.

  • Thick Hide (5/5): Armor up, my wild companion! This talent ensures you can withstand the fiercest blows with an extra layer of protection. Let those attacks bounce off you like mere tickles.

  • Feral Charge: A moment of triumph awaits as you charge your enemies, rooting them and interrupting their spellcasting school for a glorious four seconds. Create space, my friend, and revel in the chaos you sow.

  • Predatory Strikes (3/3): Unleash your predatory instincts with heightened critical strike chance in all forms. It's time to leave your enemies in awe of your deadly precision.

  • Savage Fury (2/2): Channel your inner savagery and increase your chance to critically strike with your powerful finishing moves. Make every strike count, my ferocious friend.

  • Feral Faerie Fire: Consider this a quality-of-life talent, a handy tool in your druidic arsenal. Unleash the faerie fire to decrease the armor of your enemies. It's a little extra oomph that can come in handy when you're feeling mischievous.

  • Heart of the Wild (5/5): Prepare for a grand powerspike during your Level 54-58 push when gear becomes a scarce commodity. This talent enhances your intellect by up to 20% and, while in bear form, boosts your stamina, or in cat form, your strength. Embrace your wild heart and let it guide you to victory!

Optional Talents: Tailoring to Your Feral DesiresIn this build, we've placed 3 points in Feral Aggression. However, dear druid, you have the freedom to choose where these points go. Primal Fury or Blood Frenzy are delightful alternatives that can cater to your preferred playstyle. And fear not, my swift companion, as Feline Swiftness is not a necessary talent for this particular build. You have other claws to sink into!

So there you have it—a talent build worth roaring about! Respec, embrace your inner ferocity, and let the world tremble beneath your mighty paws. Adventure awaits, my feral friend. It's time to unleash your druidic prowess and leave your mark on the wild landscape. Go forth and conquer with a mischievous grin!

Professions

Alchemy and Herbalism: A Druid's Potion for Success!

Listen up, my wild and potion-loving friends! When it comes to hardcore professions for druids, there's one dynamic duo that stands above the rest: Alchemy and Herbalism. Why, you ask? Well, let me enlighten you with a brew of information that will leave you craving more.

A Match Made in Druidic HeavenDruids, my versatile comrades, utilize every stat like a chameleon changing its colors. And guess what? Alchemy provides elixirs that bestow the powers of intellect, agility, strength, stamina, and even regeneration. It's like a one-stop-shop for all your stat needs! Plus, with absorb potions, elixirs of mongoose, and potions that counter various magical schools, you'll be prepared for any hairy situation that comes your way.

Mana Potions: The Druid's Liquid GoldIn the realm of druidic healing, mana potions are like precious drops of liquid gold. They keep your mana reserves flowing like a pristine river. But here's the catch—they're not as easy to find on vendors as your typical healing potions. Fear not, my alchemical aficionados, for with the power of alchemy, you can craft these valuable potions with ease. So, while others scramble for healing potions, you'll be sipping mana potions like a true potion connoisseur.

Herbal Harvest: Picking in FormOne of the perks of being a druid is your ability to pick herbs even in your beastly forms. Imagine trotting through the wilderness, transforming into a majestic creature, and effortlessly gathering the herbs you need. It's like a herb-picking party on the go! So, while others struggle to dismount and gather, you'll be the agile herb ninja, collecting the botanical treasures of the land.

Bear Form: Trial of the BearAh, the almighty bear form—the epitome of raw strength and resilience. To unlock its mighty power, you must seek out the Great Bear Spirit in Moonglade. Prepare yourself, my furry friend, for the Trial of the Bear. Now, be warned—these Moonkins hit hard. It's wise to tackle this challenge around Level 12, so you have a fighting chance. Root your opponents, whittle them down slowly, and emerge victorious! Oh, and don't forget to manage your mana. Going out of mana is the druidic equivalent of a bear losing its roar.

Lunaclaw's Blessing: Strength of HeartBoth Alliance and Horde, gather 'round! Lunaclaw, the formidable foe, awaits your challenge. Seek her out in Darkshore for the Alliance or just outside Camp Taurajo in the Barrens for the Horde. Defeat Lunaclaw, prove your worth, and bask in the strength of heart she bestows upon you. Just remember, my courageous comrades, the path to victory is paved with sharp claws and a determined spirit.

Aquatic Form: A Splash of TransformationDive into the aquatic realm with the wondrous Aquatic Form. But wait, my druidic fish, before you plunge into the depths, you must acquire the necessary components. Seek out the shiny bauble in Moonglade Lake, but tread carefully—drowning is not the most dignified way to obtain your aquatic prowess!

Alliance Adventures and Horde HuntsFor the Alliance seekers, one piece of the puzzle lies in north Darkshore, tucked away at coordinates (48,11). The second piece awaits you in Westfall, a land of opportunity at coordinates (21,36). Watch out for those sneaky reef sharks—they have a taste for adventurers!

And for the brave Horde souls, your first piece is hidden in the depths of Silverpine Forest, waiting for you at coordinates (29,29). The second piece lurks in the swampy realm of Sludgen Fen, within the Barrens, precisely at coordinates (56,8). Just be mindful of the bog's perils—nature can be quite mischievous!

So, my fellow alchemists and shape-shifting enthusiasts, embrace the wonders of alchemy and herbalism. Gather herbs with wild abandon, brew potions like a true elixir master, and unlock the powers of bear and aquatic forms. Your hardcore journey will be filled with magical transformations, epic battles, and plenty of opportunities to prove your mettle. Now, go forth and let the world know that druids are the true masters of alchemical arts and natural wonders!

Danger Managing

Nature's Grasp: A Druid's Thorny Hug in Times of Trouble!

Listen up, my druidic comrades, for I bring you a life-saving tip that will make your enemies tremble in fear. When trouble comes knocking at your leafy door, there's one spell you should unleash without hesitation—Nature's Grasp! It's like a big bear hug from nature itself, ensnaring your foes and giving you a moment to catch your breath. Remember, in the face of danger, a thorny embrace can be your best friend.

And speaking of friends, let's not forget about Rejuvenate, the magical bandage of the druid world. As long as you have the mana to spare, keep that healing goodness rolling. It's like applying a rejuvenating lotion to your weary soul, ensuring you stay spry and ready for action.

Now, let's talk about bear form—the cozy haven where danger meets its match. You see, my friends, the key to survival is staying in bear form as much as possible. It's like wearing a bear onesie, but with the added benefit of fending off attacks with your powerful claws. So, when the going gets tough, remember to stay furry and fierce!

Ah, Level 26—a milestone in your druidic journey. With it comes a gift, my nimble friends—a spell called Dash. And let me tell you, it's not just for showing off your fancy footwork. Dash is your ticket to survival, your magical sprint to safety. Use it defensively, my sprightly warriors, when you find yourself in a tight spot. And don't forget to keep Nature's Grasp at the ready—because sometimes, even the swiftest dash needs a little help.

But hold on to your antlers, my druidic daredevils, for there's a game-changer awaiting you. At last, you shall receive the wondrous Feral Charge (bear). And guess what? It's not just for charging headfirst into battle. No, no! This marvelous ability can actually create space, like a druidic force field that pushes danger away. Charge a critter or a less menacing enemy, my tactical tricksters, and watch as the path clears before you. Oh, and thanks to the Furor talent, you'll have enough rage to bash instantly or feral charge as soon as you transform into your ferocious bear form. Talk about a roaring good time!

But wait, my druidic escapists, there's more! At Level 30, Travel Form swoops in like a gallant steed to whisk you away from danger. It's your get-out-of-jail-free card, your druidic teleportation device. But don't be too hasty to rely solely on its swift hooves. Remember, Nature's Grasp is still your trusty sidekick, ready to ensnare your foes and provide a moment of respite. And when heavy damage rains down upon you or those pesky melee mobs try to daze you, remember the power of bear form. It's like slipping on a suit of bear armor, protecting you from harm.

Now, my dear druids, here's a little secret between us—Cheetah Form, while oh-so-speedy, is not your knight in shining armor in every situation. Treat it as your weakest form, like a druidic fashion faux pas that's best left in the closet. Stick to the might of bear form and the sanctuary of nature's grasp, and you'll be on your way to druidic greatness.

So, my friends, embrace the thorny hug of Nature's Grasp, keep the rejuvenating magic of Rejuvenate flowing, and don't be afraid to unleash your inner bear when danger lurks. With a dash of speed, a charge of power, and a swift getaway in Travel Form, you'll be the master of survival in the wilds. Now go forth, my druidic adventurers, and let the world witness your unyielding spirit and formidable claws!

Stats

Gear Up, Druids! It's Stat-o-Rama Time!

Alright, fellow druids, it's time to dive deep into the mystical world of stat weights. You see, as a druid, you're not exactly a gear-obsessed maniac like some of those other classes. But hey, that doesn't mean you should neglect your fashion sense and gear collection. After all, a well-dressed druid is a force to be reckoned with!

Let's break it down, shall we? Here are the stat weights you need to keep in mind:

Stamina: This little gem gives you 10 health points for every point invested. It's like a shot of vitality straight to your druidic veins. Who doesn't want more health? It's like having an extra layer of fluff to protect you from harm.

Agility: Ah, agility, the key to finesse and precision. For our cat form enthusiasts, every point of agility gives you 1 attack power and a chance to land those sweet crits. It's like the druidic equivalent of a purr-fectly executed dance move. So, embrace your inner feline and let those crits fly!

Strength: Now, strength may not be your primary concern, but hey, every druid needs a little muscle. For you shape-shifters out there, every point of strength gives you 2 attack power. It's like flexing your druidic biceps and letting your enemies know who's the boss.

But wait, there's more to gear than just numbers! Let's talk about some nifty tips and tricks:

Innervate, the magical mana-booster. When you're in need of a mana refill, grab a weapon with loads of spirit. Why, you ask? Well, spirit increases the amount of mana you regenerate. It's like having a bottomless mana potion on hand. How convenient!

Ah, the wonders of Natural Weapons. Did you know that your melee weapon can actually pack quite a punch? That's right! If your weapon skill is up to par, you can deal some serious damage while stuck in caster form. Plus, it's a great way to regen mana while rolling hots on yourself. It's like multitasking with style.

Now, when it comes to gear while in form, remember this golden rule: maces and staves are your trusty sidekicks. They serve as handy "stat sticks," boosting your druidic powers without worrying about top-end damage or speed. Of course, you can also wield one-handed daggers, maces, and offhands, but they're not exactly the recommended tools of the trade. So, stick to those maces and staves, my druidic friends!

And let's not forget about intellect and spirit. Don't shy away from gear with these lovely stats just because you're a shape-shifting marvel. You see, intellect helps with your spellcasting, while spirit aids in health and mana regeneration. It's like giving your druidic mojo a little extra oomph. So, embrace the intellect and let the spirit flow!

So there you have it, my gear-savvy druids. Remember to keep an eye on those stat weights, equip your arsenal of gear, and unleash your druidic prowess with style, grace, and a dash of feral humor. The fashion-forward druid is ready to conquer the wilds!

Druid's Forms

Cat Form: The Not-So-Purrfect Early Days

Picture this: You're a young druid, ready to unleash your inner feline prowess. But hold your whiskers, my friends, because Cat form's toolkit isn't exactly the cat's meow from levels 20 to 36. Meow-sad, I know. But fear not! Cat form still has its moments, especially when it comes to single target mobs that can be bled. So, choose your targets wisely and let the claws fly!

But wait, there's more! Once you hit level 36 and unlock the full range of cat abilities, it's like a surge of feline power coursing through your veins. Pounce, Ravage, Rip, Rake, Tiger's Fury, and Ferocious Bite—oh my! It's a full-blown cat extravaganza, ready to tear through enemies like a ball of fur on a rampage.

Now, here's a little trick for you budding kittyweavers out there. Use Cat form to fish for those sweet Omen procs. How, you ask? Well, with your 1.0 attack speed, Omen procs only off auto attacks. So, let those paws do the work and wait for that lucky proc. And when it happens, unleash your Clearcasting magic! Cast a max rank heal, a Moonfire spell, or any melee ability your heart desires. It's like playing a game of cat and mouse with your enemies, except you're the one who always comes out on top.

But let's not forget about our bear brethren. Bear form is like a fortress of fur and muscle, ready to shield you from harm. Thanks to talents like Thick Hide, Frenzied Regeneration, Feral Charge, and Demoralizing Roar, bear form is your go-to when things get dicey. Fighting multiple adversaries? Bear form's got you covered. Feeling unsafe? Bear form's got your back. And when the need for speed arises, bash and feral charge can create that oh-so-important space between you and danger.

Now, let's talk about our caster druids, the young saplings of the druidic world. From levels 1 to 25, your arsenal includes Improved Wrath, Moonfire, and Entangling Roots. They're your trusty control tools, helping you navigate tricky situations until bear form becomes stronger. But here's a pro tip: Due to the lack of rage generation abilities, avoid face tanking mobs with full health. It's a lesson many druids learn the hard way. Remember, my fledgling druids, a little patience goes a long way.

So, whether you're prowling as a nimble cat, tanking as a mighty bear, or weaving spells as a cunning caster, embrace your druidic powers and always keep your claws sharpened. The wild awaits, my friends, and you're ready to conquer it with style, grace, and a touch of feral humor.

Macros

Travel form from any form, Aquatic form in the water

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/cancelform [noform:2/4]

/cast [swimming] Aquatic Form; [noswimming] Travel Form

Consumable use in Bear Form 

#showtooltip Greater Stoneshield Potion

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/use Greater Stoneshield Potion

/cast Dire Bear Form

Basic Powershift 

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/cancelform

/cast Cat Form

Powershift Cat with any instant consumable use 

#showtooltip Major Mana Potion

/cancelform

/use Major Mana Potion

/cast Cat Form

Powershift Cat 

#showtooltip Cat Form

/cancelform [noform:3]

/cast [form:3] Cat Form

/cast [noform:3] !Cat Form

Powershift Cat with any instant consumable use 

#showtooltip Major Mana Potion

/cancelform [noform:3]

/cast [form:3] Cat Form

/use Major Mana Potion

/cast [noform:3] !Cat Form

Any form into Dash

#showtooltip Dash

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/cast [noform:3] Cat Form

/cast Dash

Final Thoughts And Conclusions Of Our Druid Guide

Well, thank you for reaching the end of our guide. To sum it up - there are many things you will need to learn but if you manage to push through you will be a viable part of your guild, raid, or PVP team. You can visit our boosting page to find useful services or our guide page for other tips for your leveling journey.

Also, a quick tip, be a nice guy. Good luck in the fields of battle!


Author teodoran
Published 2023-06-01
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