A Character Boost can be used on any character on your Blizzard account that isn't already level 90—even a brand new one.

Note: The character must not have a WoW Token in their inventory, bank, or mailbox.

World of Warcraft®: Warlords of Draenor includes a Level 90 Character Boost for one character on the upgraded game account.

How It Works

After you get a Character Boost for your account, whether it's the boost included with Warlords of Draenor or through the World of Warcraft Shop, you'll see the option to boost a character when you log in to the game and visit your character selection screen.

The Level 90 Character Boost icon will appear near the top of your character list. When you click it, the game will walk you through boosting a character and choosing their talent specialization.

Note: You can't change factions or transfer your character to a new realm for 72 hours after the boost. You'll see Error 20078 if you try to buy a faction change or transfer for a recently boosted character.

What You Get

Gear, Gold, and Bags

After you boost a character to 90, they'll receive a set of spec-appropriate gear, a set of bags, and some gold to get started. Any gear the character already had will be moved to their bags. If there isn't enough space in their bags, their old gear will be mailed to them instead.

Character Armor ClassProfessions Granted


If the character is at least level 60 before the boost, their primary professions and First Aid will be leveled up to rank 600. Other secondary professions will not be affected. If the character is at least level 60 and doesn't have primary professions, they'll be given class-appropriate professions according to the table on the right.

If the character you choose to boost is not at least level 60, their professions will not be leveled up.

Note: Characters whose professions are leveled up from a Level 90 Character Boost must learn recipes from a profession trainer in-game.

Mounts and Riding Skill

After completing the introductory questline, boosted characters will receive all riding skills up to Artisan (up to 280% flying speed) and all regional riding skills up to Pandaria (Cold Weather Flying, Flight Master's License, etc.).

If your Battle.net account doesn't have any flying mounts, your boosted character will receive their faction's basic flying mount (gryphon for Alliance, wyvern for Horde).

What Happens Next

Your character will be placed in Tanaan if you've upgraded to Warlords of Draenor. If you haven't, they will be placed in Blasted Lands. Your action bar will be populated with the most essential skills for their class and spec. If it seems like you're missing skills, don't worry. You will unlock more skills as you progress through the introductory questline. Your character's quest log will be cleared during the boost, and any quest progress will be lost. When the boost is done processing, they will be ready to play immediately.

Note: Boosted characters are unable to enter dungeons and raids from previous expansions for 24 hours.

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Customer Support

Please be careful when you select a character to boost. Level 90 Character Boosts are irreversible. Once a boost is complete, Customer Support will not assist with altering anything relating to the boost.