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WOTLK Classic Blacksmithing Guide

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WOTLK Classic Blacksmithing Guide

WOTLK Classic Blacksmithing Guide

Professions in World of Warcraft add crafting skills to your heroes, complementing different classes differently. For example, Alchemy allows you to make powerful potions and enhances your buff duration from them. Blacksmithing allows you to craft powerful gear while being the only profession that can add sockets into their gear. This way, you can complement your Heroes’ class with one of these professions to help you progress faster and make more money from it. This WOTLK Classic Blacksmithing Guide is about how to progress faster if you have chosen Blacksmithing as a profession in WOTLK Classic.

Introduction to Blacksmithing

Before we go to this article’s juicy part, let’s first see what Blacksmithing is and its benefits.

What Does it Do?

The profession helps you turn different metals into weapons and other gear like mail and plate armor. They can also add sockets to equipment, and this profession is best paired with Mining because, at higher skills, craft ingredients cost a lot more if you can’t gather them yourself through Mining.

Does Your Class Need any Gear for Blacksmithing?

Not specifically, but you need crafting recipes to make them, which can only be done at a forge available at different locations. Recipes tell you which ingredients you need and how to farm them.

Does Blacksmithing Get You Anything Extra?

Other than crafting armor and gear, Blacksmiths are the only profession who can add sockets to their gear, making it highly beneficial to heavy classes like Paladin, Death Knights, and Warriors.

Why Should I Choose Blacksmithing Profession?

Blacksmithing is the profession for you if you wear Plate and other heavy armor as it allows you to craft your gear and some special equipment that isn’t open to anyone else.

What is the Best Paired with Blacksmithing?

As we said, Mining is a Blacksmithing companion as it allows you to mine essential minerals and metals that otherwise cost a lot when crafting so many gear and items. Most of these ingredients are now shared with Engineering, but with Mining, your costs are meager for full benefit.

Are The Specializations for Blacksmithing Still Viable for WOTLK?

Even though Blizzard made changes to the mechanics, which causes the reason to choose a specialization that much less important, there are reasons to do so. If you want to make level 78 solid gear or gear up alts, you should choose one.

Armorsmithing – This specialization is to make mid to high-tier plate armor and unique special gear like the Chestplate of Conquest and Legplates of Conquest.

Weaponsmithing – These are specific to weapons and can help you make special weapons.

Blacksmithing Bonuses and Benefits

As mentioned, Blacksmithing allows you to add sockets to your gear like epic gems, which can enhance your stats like giving your Strength, Agility, or Intellect a +40 boost, enhancing your ATK Power by +80, Spell Power by +46, getting +60 to your stamina and +40 to any secondary stat.

Following is the powerful gear your profession can help you make:

  • Eternal Belt Buckle – Helps you add a socket to your belts or can be sold in AH for a reasonable sum.
  • Titanium Weapon Chain – Can be attached to weapons, allowing your hero to reduce the disarmed duration and increase hit rating. You can also sell it in AH for a sum of WOTLK gold.
  • Tank Specific – Titanium Shield Wall for defense rating, Indestructible Plate Girdle for Def, Dodge, Parry rating, and more.
  • DPS Specific – Spiked Titansteel Treads for Crit Strike rating, Titanium Razorplate for Crit rating, and Armor Pen.
  • Healer Specific – Brilliant Titansteel Treads for mana restore, crit rating, and spell power.

WOTLK Classic Blacksmithing Leveling Guide

Below we have broken down the amount of crafting each material to progress faster in different brackets of the leveling journey. The craft changes materials with each bracket as it is associated with your class/hero level and the content you are tackling. This means that the crafting requirement becomes harder, supplemented by your increased level.

Apprentice Blacksmithing – From Level 1 to 75

During the journey of apprentice blacksmith, you need to go through 3 Blacksmithing leveling brackets which are as below with their crafts:

Level Bracket

Special Requirement

Quest

Amount

Ingredients

Amount

1-30

None

Rough Sharpening Stone

40

Rought Stone

40

30-65

None

Rough Grinding Stone

55

Rought Stone

110

65-75

None

Coarse Sharpening Stone

25

Coarse Stone

25

Journeyman Blacksmithing – From Level 75 to 125

At level 75, you need to visit a trainer to unlock Journeyman Blacksmithing which is available at Character Level 10. In this expertise, you have five brackets you need to progress through.

Level Bracket

Special Requirement

Quest

Amount

Ingredients

Amount

75-90

Save crafts for future

Coarse Grinding Stone

35

Coarse Stone

70

90-100

None

Runed Copper Belt

10

Copper Bar

100

100-105

None

Silver rod

5

-Silver Bar
-Rought Grinding Stone

-5
-10

105-110

None

Runed Copper Belt

5

Copper Bar

50

110-125

None

Rought Bronze Legging

15

Bronze Bar

90

Expert Blacksmithing – From Level 125-225

Again, you need to visit a trainer to unlock this expertise available when you hit character level 20.

Level Bracket

Special Requirement

Quest

Amount

Ingredients

Amount

125-140

Save some

Heavy Grinding Stone

35

Heavy Stone

-105

140-150

None

Patterned Bronze Bracers

10

-Bronze Bars
-Coarse Grinding Stone

-50
-20

150-155

None

Golden Rods

5

-Gold Bars
Coarse           

-Grinding Stone

-5
-10

155-165

Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking Vendors

Green Iron Leggings

10

-Iron Bars
-Heavy Grinding Stones
-Green Dyes

-80
-10
-10

165-190

None

Green Iron Bracers

25

-Iron Bars
-Green Dye

-150
-25

190-200

None

Golden Scale Bracers

10

-Steel Bar
-Heavy Grinding Stone

-50
-20

200-210

Keep the crafts for future

Solid Grinding Stone

30

Solid Stone

120

210-225

None

Heavy Mithril Gauntlet

15

-Mithril Bar
-Mageweave Cloth

-90
-60

Artisan Blacksmithing – From Level 225 to 300

You unlock Artisan expertise at a character level of 35.

Level Bracket

Special Requirement

Quest

Amount

Ingredients

Amount

225-235

None

Steel Plate Helm

10

-Steel Bar

-Citrine

-Solid Grinding Stone

-140
-10

-10

235-250

Buy Mithril Spurs Plans from AH

Mithril Spurs

20

-Mithril Bar

-Solid Grinding Stone

-80
-60

250-260

None

Dense Sharpening Stones

20

Dense Stones

20

260-270

None

Thorium Belt

10

Thorium Bar

80

270-275

None

Thorium Bracers

5

Thorium Bar

40

275-290

Complete Imperial Plate Bracers quest to acquire its plans

Imperial Plate Bracers

15

Thorium Bar

180

290-300

None

Thorium Boots

10

-Thorium Bar
-Rugged Leather

-120
-80

Master Blacksmithing – Level 300 to 350

This expertise is available to you at character level 50, and the trainer can be found at hellfire peninsula.

This expertise is available to you at level 50 for your character, and the trainers for this expertise can be found in Hellfire Peninsula.

Level Bracket

Special Requirement

Quest

Amount

Ingredients

Amount

300-305

We need to make more of these due to randomness

Fel Weightstone

7

-Fel Iron Bar
-Netherweave

-7
-7

305-316

None

Fel Iron Plate Belt

11

Fel Iron Bar

44

316-321

None

Fel Iron Chain Gloves

5


Fel Iron Bar

25

321-325

None

Fel Iron Plate Boots

4

Fel Iron Bar

24

325-335

We May Need to Craft more

Lesser Rune of Warding

45

Adamantite Bar

45

335-340

Yellow Recipe, so may need to make more

Fel Iron Chain Tunic

7

Fel Iron Bar

63

340-350

Available from Rohok and Mari but limited, so you may need to wait 15-60 min to respawn

Lesser Ward of Shielding

45

Adamantite Bar

45

WOTLK Classic Blacksmithing – From Level 350-450

To unlock this expertise, you need to learn a new recipe from visiting trainer at Northrend, which requires your character level to be 65.

Level Bracket

Special Requirement

Quest

Amount

Ingredients


Amount

350-360

None

Cobalt Boots

10

Cobalt Bar

40

360-370

None

Cobalt Triangle Shield

10

Cobalt Bar

40

370-375

None

Cobalt Legplates

5



Cobalt Bar

25

370-375

None

Cobalt Gauntlets

5

Cobalt Bar

25

375-380

None

Spiked Cobalt Boots

5

Cobalt Bar

35

380-385

None

Spiked Cobalt Shoulders

5

Cobalt Bar

35

385-390

None

Notched Cobalt War Axe

5

Cobalt Bar

50

390-395

None

Brilliant Saronite Belt

5

-Cobalt Bar
-Saronite Bar

-30
-25

400-405

None

Horned Cobalt Helm

5

Cobalt Bar

40

405-416

None

Deadly Saronite Dirk

11

-Saronite Bar
-Crystallized Air

-77
-22

WOTLK Classic Blacksmithing Trainers and Their Locations

For the Wrath of Lich King expansion, you will find trainers at different locations, which are:

Horde:

  • Vengeance Landing – Kristen Smythe is found in Howling Fjord.
  • Warsong Hold – Crog Steelspine is located in  Borean Tundra.

Alliance:

  • Valgarde – Rosina Rivet is found in Howling Fjord.
  • Valiance Keep – Argo Strongstout is located in Borean Tundra.
  • Alard Schmied is a neutral trainer open to both and is found at Dalaran.

We hope you have enjoyed our WOTLK Classic Blacksmithing Guide. You can read some other related WOTLK Classic guides in our guides section.

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