New Player's Guide
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Adventure is all around you. Will you become one of Azeroth's legends? Everything you need to take that first step is right here.
Dungeon Finder
At level 15, you’ll gain access to the Dungeon Finder, which allows you to queue up for a dungeon of your choice. The Dungeon Finder will then match you with other players also queuing for the same dungeon, put you in a group, and drop you right into the dungeon. There is no faster way to find a dungeon group than the Dungeon Finder.
Dungeon Finder
At level 15, you’ll gain access to the Dungeon Finder, which allows you to queue up for a dungeon of your choice. The Dungeon Finder will then match you with other players also queuing for the same dungeon, put you in a group, and drop you right into the dungeon. There is no faster way to find a dungeon group than the Dungeon Finder.
Class Roles
​Up to five players can play together in a dungeon. Each player has specific roles to play. A typical group is composed of one Tank, one Healer and three Damage Dealers. A tank’s job is to get monsters to focus their aggression on him or her. Healers keep tanks alive by—you guessed it—using their abilities to heal and support them.Damage dealers exist to do one thing, and do it well: kill monsters as fast as possible.
Class Roles
​Up to five players can play together in a dungeon. Each player has specific roles to play. A typical group is composed of one Tank, one Healer and three Damage Dealers. A tank’s job is to get monsters to focus their aggression on him or her. Healers keep tanks alive by—you guessed it—using their abilities to heal and support them.Damage dealers exist to do one thing, and do it well: kill monsters as fast as possible.
Elites and Bosses
The monsters in dungeons are tougher than the critters you come across out in the field. It takes teamwork to take them down, so bring a team. You will also encounter Bosses in dungeons. These are monsters that are MUCH stronger and that usually require a bit of strategy to defeat. (Incidentally, these are also the monsters that drop the best loot.)
Elites and Bosses
The monsters in dungeons are tougher than the critters you come across out in the field. It takes teamwork to take them down, so bring a team. You will also encounter Bosses in dungeons. These are monsters that are MUCH stronger and that usually require a bit of strategy to defeat. (Incidentally, these are also the monsters that drop the best loot.)
Dungeon Do’s and Don’ts

Here are some very simple guidelines for a successful dungeon run.

Quest Check: Make sure everyone has the right quests, and share quests as needed.

Role Call: Everyone should be aware of their role (see roles above). If you’re not sure what you’re supposed to do, ask.

Tanks: you are expected to initiate the fights. Ideally no one should attack monsters until you do it first.

Healers: make sure to let the Tank know if you need a break from combat to recover mana.

Damage Dealers: wait for the Tanks to initiate combat before you attack.

Keep calm: Dungeons can be hard. If everyone in your group dies (what’s called a “wipe”), don’t beat yourself up (and, more importantly, don’t give the other players in your group a hard time either). Mistakes happen. Just revive, and give it another shot.

Recognize Good Play: If a player is pulling more than his or her weight, it never hurt anyone to give props where props are due.

Dungeon Do’s and Don’ts

Here are some very simple guidelines for a successful dungeon run.

Quest Check: Make sure everyone has the right quests, and share quests as needed.

Role Call: Everyone should be aware of their role (see roles above). If you’re not sure what you’re supposed to do, ask.

Tanks: you are expected to initiate the fights. Ideally no one should attack monsters until you do it first.

Healers: make sure to let the Tank know if you need a break from combat to recover mana.

Damage Dealers: wait for the Tanks to initiate combat before you attack.

Keep calm: Dungeons can be hard. If everyone in your group dies (what’s called a “wipe”), don’t beat yourself up (and, more importantly, don’t give the other players in your group a hard time either). Mistakes happen. Just revive, and give it another shot.

Recognize Good Play: If a player is pulling more than his or her weight, it never hurt anyone to give props where props are due.

Player vs. Player
Once you’ve proven yourself fighting monsters, consider giving World of Warcraft’s Player vs. Player (PvP) content a try. Fight in the Arena for glory and the thrill of battle, engage the enemy in Battlegrounds where strategy and teamwork are every bit as important as twitch reflexes and battle prowess, or seek out one of the big World PvP targets and introduce a little anarchy.
Player vs. Player
Once you’ve proven yourself fighting monsters, consider giving World of Warcraft’s Player vs. Player (PvP) content a try. Fight in the Arena for glory and the thrill of battle, engage the enemy in Battlegrounds where strategy and teamwork are every bit as important as twitch reflexes and battle prowess, or seek out one of the big World PvP targets and introduce a little anarchy.
Guilds
Guilds are like permanent groups of players that band together to go on adventures. If you join a guild, you will get access to a shared guild bank where all members of your guild can pool their resources and your own guild channel. Consider forming a guild of your own if you have a bunch of friends who also play World of Warcraft.
Guilds
Guilds are like permanent groups of players that band together to go on adventures. If you join a guild, you will get access to a shared guild bank where all members of your guild can pool their resources and your own guild channel. Consider forming a guild of your own if you have a bunch of friends who also play World of Warcraft.
Professions
Your character can learn a profession like blacksmithing, tailoring, engineering, and many more. Professions let you collect resources on your travels and use them to craft items. Blacksmiths, for example, can craft weapons and armor; alchemists brew potions and tinctures; engineers build amazing gadgets and devices and so on. Professions are also an excellent way to make gold by selling items you craft to other players.
Professions
Your character can learn a profession like blacksmithing, tailoring, engineering, and many more. Professions let you collect resources on your travels and use them to craft items. Blacksmiths, for example, can craft weapons and armor; alchemists brew potions and tinctures; engineers build amazing gadgets and devices and so on. Professions are also an excellent way to make gold by selling items you craft to other players.
Congratulations!
Congratulations on taking your first steps on a legendary journey. Now, go out there and forge your epic tale, hero.

There’s adventure in the air.