WoW Lockpicking Guide 1-400


This WoW guide (up-to-date for patch 3.2) will cover training your Lockpicking levels from 1 to 400 and which locks to pick while leveling Lockpicking in World of Warcraft. Lockpicking is a Rogue class skill which allows them to open locked chests, doors, footlockers, lockboxes and junkboxes. A rogue’s lock picking skill improves with practice, but won’t usually rise fast enough with casual use. This guide provides directions on where a rogue can practice the Lockpicking skill in order to improve it. A rogue’s current maximum Lockpicking skill is capped to five times their current level, so the maximum Lockpicking skill that can currently be achieved is 400 (5 x 80).

The Lockpicking skill is first made available to learn from a Rogue trainer when your Rogue reaches level 16.

Pickpocketing
By far and away the easiest way to level your Lockpicking skill is by pick pocketing mobs for junkboxes. This is best done through the use of macros, that automate pick pocketing each time you use a Rogue class skill such as Ambush, Cheap Shot, Garrote or Sap. You will also want to have auto-loot enabled when doing this to avoid having to deal with the loot box that pops up. If you are using the Rogue class skills such as Ambush, Cheap Shot, Garrote and Sap regularly while leveling, then by adding pick pocketing with each of these skills you should loot sufficient junkboxes to level your Lockpicking all the way from 1 to 400. Here are examples of how you would use pick pocketing in a macro;

Ambush
/use Pick Pocket
/use Ambush

Sap
/use Sap
/use Pick Pocket

Junkboxes

Item Level Item Mob Level Orange Yellow Green Gray
20 Battered Junkbox 21-32 1 30 75 105
30 Worn Junkbox 31-42 70 100 120 170
40 Sturdy Junkbox 40-50 175 200 225 275
50 Heavy Junkbox 47-61 250 275 300
60 Strong Junkbox 63-71 300 325 350
70 Reinforced Junkbox 71+ 350 375

Powerleveling
If you are already a high level Rogue with an underdeveloped Lockpicking skill, or if you prefer to level your Lockpicking by doing intensive lockpicking sessions in one location, then this part of the guide will show you where to find footlockers and lockboxes that are appropriate for training Lockpicking at each level. When reference is made to Alliance or Horde for the early levels, these locations are not restricted to that particular faction – they are just more suitably located for that faction.

Level 1-75 (all the boxes in this section can be used to level to at least 100)
Alliance: Practice Lockbox at Alther’s Mill, Redridge Mountains. The mobs in this area range between levels 18-22

Horde: Buccaneer’s Strongbox inside an anchored ship on The Merchant Coast just south of Ratchet, The Barrens. The mobs in this area range between levels 12-15.
Horde: Burial Chest in the Amani Catacombs to the east of Tranquillen, Ghostlands. The mobs in this area range between levels 15-17.

Level 76-150
Alliance: Duskwood Chest (from level 70) in the Klaven’s Tower (70,74) on The Dust Plains, Westfall. The mobs in this area range between level s 22-24.

Horde: Gallywix’s Lockbox (from level 70) in the Tower just northwest of The Sludge Fen, The Barrens. The mobs in this range between levels 22-30, and Gallywix is a level 23 Elite.

Other options for leveling Lockpicking through this range are:
Battered Footlocker (from level 70) and Battered Footlocker (from level 110) around these locations:
Windshear Crag, Stonetalon Mountains. The mobs in this area range between levels 19-22.
Bluegill Marsh, Wetlands. The mobs in this area range between levels 19-26.
Durnholde Keep, Hillsbrad Foothills. The mobs in this area range between levels 20-22.

Waterlogged Footlockers (from level 70) around these locations:
Lake Everstill, Redridge Mountains. The mobs in this area range between levels 16-22. Beware the level 25 Elite Lake Thresher though.
The Zoram Strand, Ashenvale. The mobs in this area range between levels 18-22.

Level 151-225
Battered Footlocker (from level 150) in Angor Fortress, Badlands. The mobs in this area range between levels 38-40.

Watterlogged Footlockers (from level 150) off the coast of Sar’theris Strand, Desolace. The mobs in this area range between levels 32-33.

Doors (from level 150) in Gnomeregan. The mobs in this area range between levels 25-28 Elite.

Dented Footlocker (from level 175) in Angor Fortress, The Badlands. The mobs in this area range between levels 38-40.

Mossy Footlocker (from level 175) in these locations:
In the trench off the coast of Sar’theris Strand, Desolace. The mobs in this area range between levels 32-33.
The Pool of Tears around Sunken Temple, Swamp of Sorrows. The mobs in this area range between levels 42-45.

Doors (from level 175) in Scarlet Monastery. The mobs in this area range between levels 30-40 Elite.

Level 226-250
Dented Footlocker (from level 200) inside the caves in the Cauldron, Searing Gorge. The mobs in this area range between levels 45-48.
Dented Footlocker (from level 225) around Lost Rigger Cove to the east of the Cave of Storms, Tanaris. The mobs in this area range between levels 39-45.

Mossy Footlocker (from level 225) around The Bay of Storms, Azshara. The mobs in this area range between levels 47-55.

Searing Gorge Gate (from level 225), Loch Modan.

Level 250-300
Doors (from level 250) in Blackrock Depths. The mobs in this area range between levels 47-56 Elite.

Scarlet Footlocker (from level 250) in Tyr’s Hand, Eastern Plaguelands. The mobs in this area range between levels 53-60 Elite.

Doors (from level 280) in Scholomance. The mobs in this area range between levels 57-62 Elite.

Level 301-375
Wicker Chest (from level 300) in Feralfen Village, Zangamarsh. The mobs in this area range between levels 61-63.

Dented Footlocker (from level 325) in Kil’sorrow Fortress, Nagrand. The mobs in this area range between levels 65-67.

Doors (from level 300) in the following locations:
Dire Maul (from level 300). The mobs in this area range between levels 54-60 Elite.
Stratholme (from level 300). The mobs in this area range between levels 54-62 Elite.

Level 375-400
Doors in the following locations:
Karazhan (from level 350). The mobs in this area range between levels 65-73 Elite.
Shadow Labyrinth (from level 350). The mobs in this area range between levels 65-72 Elite.
The Arcatraz (from level 350). The mobs in this area range between levels 68-72 Elite.
The Shattered Halls (from level 350). The mobs in this area range between levels 69-72 Elite.
The Violet Hold (from level 365). The mobs in this area range between levels 70-82 Elite.

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