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WotLK Lockpicking Guide 1-400 for Rogues

Lockbox & Junkbox Skill Levels

The regular lockboxes have uncommon quality, and they can drop from any monster, just like a regular uncommon item. You can help other players with opening their lockboxes and skill up at the same time. So, here comes the Lockpicking Guide! First, a list of Lockbox Types that you can open, in order of Skill Level:

Junkboxes can only be obtained via pick pocketing by Rogues. The Junkbox that you get depends on the level of Humanoid that you picked. A good place to farm Heavy Junkboxes is LBRS. You can stealth through there and pick all the mobs for their boxes.

Footlocker Skill Levels & Locations – WoW WotLK Lockpicking guide

Another option to level up your Lockpicking skill is to look for Footlockers in the world. Here is a list of where to find them and what skill level you will need to open them:

Footlocker NameSkill LevelLocation
Battered Footlocker1The Barrens (south of Ratchet)
Battered Footlocker 1Redridge Mountains (inside the Mill)
Waterlogged Footlocker 70Redridge Mountains (Lake)
Battered Footlocker 70Stonetalon Mountains (Windshear Mine)
Battered Footlocker 110Stonetalon Mountains (Windshear Crag)
Battered Footlocker 110Hillsbrad Foothills (Durnholde Keep)
Waterlogged Footlocker 150Desolace (in the water near Sar’theris Strand)
Battered Footlocker 150Badlands (Angor Fortress)
Mossy Footlocker 175 Swamp of Sorrows (Pool of Tears)
Dented Footlocker 200Searing Gorge (The Slag Pit)
Dented Footlocker 225 Tanaris (Lost Rigger Cove)
Waterlogged Footlocker225Azshara (Bay of Storms)
Scarlet Footlocker250Eastern Plaguelands (Tyr’s Hand)
Wicker Chest (TBC)300Zangarmarsh (Feralfen Village)
Dented Footlocker (TBC)325Nagrand (Kil’sorrow Fortress)
Scarlet Onslaught Trunk (WotLK)385Icecrown (Onslaught Harbor)
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Lockpicking Guide: Dungeon Doors

Unlocking Dungeon doors also provides skill points for Lockpicking. There is a timer of about 15 minutes, though, so you can’t just spam it. It can be reset by getting a skillup in any other profession, including secondary professions.

Door LocationSkill Level
Scarlet Monastery175
Searing Gorge Gate225
BRD Prison Gate250
BRD Shadowforge280
Dire Maul Doors 300
Arcatraz (TBC)350
Shadow Labyrinth (TBC)350
Shattered Halls (TBC)350
Karazhan (TBC)350
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Useful Tips for Leveling Lockpicking in WotLK

There is an item, craftable by Leatherworkers, that increases your Lockpicking skill by 5 points. These Dark Leather Gloves can come in very handy when you are missing a couple of points for the next step in leveling your Lockpicking skill.

In addition to that, you can continuously open some doors in Dungeons to get your skill up. For example, a good way to get the last few point to 300 Skill are the doors in BRD. There are a bunch of doors to open right at the start. Even the Shadowforge can be picked if you are very careful with your positioning, because picking it will un-stealth you. That concludes this Lockpicking Guide for Rogues, have fun!

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cant use scholo door to level more than 1 level of lockpicking in tbc classic


You can’t open the dented lockers in The Slag Pit at 200 skill. I’m 210 and still can’t get them. Do not go there.


Perfect guide for Warmane/Wrath classic.