The Cataclysm expansion is introducing a brand new mechanic to World of Warcraft called the Guild Perks system which allows guilds to activate special buffs and perks for their members.
The beta test is in full swing and it wasn’t long before a preview of the system leaked out to the public. Here we take an look at the most useful guild perks for Cataclysm leveling.
Fast Track. When the Fast Track guild perk is activated, you’ll get up to 10% bonus experience from killing monsters and completing quests. The level cap in Cataclysm will be raised by five in the next expansion so this guild perk can make the long way to level 85 more bearable.
Combined with the best leveling gear that WoW Gold can buy, the Fast Track guild perk is essential for those eager to reach the end-game fast. What’s the rush? Well, several Cataclysm areas and dungeons are only accessible to level 81-85 toons, and promise greater loot and higher WoW Gold rewards.
Hasty Hearth. The Hasty Hearth guild perk reduces the cooldown on your hearthstone from 30 to 15 minutes.
The shortened cooldown is great for levelers who need to turn in quests in towns and capital cities. And for players struggling in a particular area with high-level mobs can quickly use the hearthstone to head back ‘home’, and travel to the auction house quickly to spend WoW Gold on necessary gear upgrades; Epic swords and armor can make all the difference in defeating elite mobs.
With the Hasty Hearth guild perk you will always have your hearthstone available for use, whether it’s for restocking consumables or unloading inventory bags for WoW Gold at the vendors.
Mobile Banking. Forgot to withdraw some crafting materials from your guild bank? Don’t worry. The new Mobile Banking guild perk summons your guild bank instantly. The ability is on a one-hour cooldown (which is pretty reasonable for such an awesome perk) and offers unique advantages to levelers.
First is the ability to call up the guild bank when leveling your professions. You guild mates will most likely stock up on essential crafting materials such as ores and cloth. Mobile Banking gives you access to these materials instantly so you won’t get delayed on valuable skill-ups. Of course, players already stocked up on WoW Gold can do away with the guild hand-outs but it’s still nice to have a back-up plan for when you just need one more crafting ingredient.
Working Overtime. Speaking of profession skills, the Working Overtime guild perk is your best bet to reach Illustrious Grand Master in record speed. It increases your chance to gain a skill increase on tradeskills by a whopping 10%. Coupled with the multiple skill-ups being implemented in Cataclysm for those harder recipes, then it just might be time to level up all your professions—even on those forgotten alts.
It might cost an arm and leg in WoW Gold, but having your tradeskills maxed out will pay for themselves in the long run as you craft high-end items that will sell like hotcakes on the auction house. As they say, you can only profit when you choose the right investment, and in this case, it’s setting aside WoW Gold as your crafting capital.