Vanilla Lockpicking Guide: 1 – 300 (WoW Classic Leveling)


Welcome to our WoW Vanilla Locpicking Leveling Guide! This guide works for vanilla-era, SOM, and hardcore servers.

Lockpicking is an odd profession. It is reserved only for rogues, and it allows them to open various lockboxes, and doors. However, it is a bit boring to level up, and it doesn’t provide much. You’ll be mostly getting tips from other players asking you to open their lockboxes. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best money-making technique. Some rogues even skip out on leveling it up altogether. 

Still, it can help you open doors to some end-level dungeons in the game. So if you want to max this profession on your rogue, this guide will help you do it.

Lockpicking guide WoW Classic

South of Ratchet in the Barrens is the Merchant Coast which is crawling with pirates. Over there you will find an anchored ship. Go inside the ship, go down the stairs, and walk around the corner. There you will find the strongboxes.

Practice Lockbox in Redridge Mountains

East of Lakeshire in Redridge Mountains is Alther’s Mill. Go there and pick the lockboxes. 

On the western coast of Ashenvale is the Zoram Strand. Run up and down and open the Footlockers you find. Because of the constant running, this is the most annoying part of the grind. 

If you don’t want to bother with the Zoram Strand, alternatively you could go to Scarlet Monastery (Armory and Cathedral) and pickpocket the human mobs. They will occasionally give you Worn Junkbox which you can lockpick.

In northern Badlands, there’s Angor Fortress where Dark Iron Dwarfs reside. The fortress has two levels: the battered footlockers are upstairs, and the dented ones are downstairs. The dented ones need 175 lockpicking to open, so you’ll have to spend some time upstairs first.

You’ll find Tyr’s Hand In southeastern Eastern Plaguelands which is a Scarlet Crusade base. Start by pickpocketing all humans and lockpicking all the junkboxes you get until you reach 250.

At 250 you’ll be able to open Scarlet Footlockers which lie around as well. 

Thank you for reading our vanilla lockpicking leveling guide! Now you can open every door and box in the game. Your party members will especially love you during Dire Maul: North runs. If you are bored and want to make some extra gold, you can spam trade chat that you are opening all lockboxes.