WoW WotLK Classic Inscription Guide
In this short WotLK Classic Inscription Guide we will explain everything you need to get to level 450 quickly.
In World of Warcraft, players can take up a trade and gather or craft on the side by taking up a profession. There are two types of professions in WoW: primary and secondary. Each player can have two primary professions and one secondary profession. The primary professions are:
The secondary profession categories are archaeology, fishing, and cooking. These usually help to supplement the player’s income or provide abilities that can help with their chosen primary professions.
So, while World of Warcraft may be primarily about taking down mighty enemies and questing throughout the realm, there is much more to do in this expansive game world.
Inscription is a new profession released with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Inscription allows players to create glyphs: Permanent enchantments that provide various benefits. Players who take up Inscription can also create items like off-hand tomes, enchanting vellum, scrolls, and Darkmoon cards.
An Overview of Inscription
Inscription is a new profession released with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Inscription allows players to create glyphs: Permanent enchantments that provide a variety of benefits. Players who take up Inscription can also create off-hand tomes, vellum, scrolls, and Darkmoon cards.
Herbs Needed to Level Inscription in WotLK From 1 to 290
For Alliance players, prospective inscriptionists can start at:
- Thoth – Exodar
- Feyden Darkin – Darnassus
- Elise Brightletter – Ironforge
- Catarina Stanford – Stormwind
- Poshken Hardbinder – Thunder Bluff
- Zantasia – Silvermoon
- Jo’mah – Orgrimmar
- Margaux Parchley – Undercity
Players can level Inscription from Apprentice to Artisan at a skill cap of 300 from their respective trainers.
To level up Inscription in WotLK, players need to mill various herbs that can be found around the world. The process of milling consumes five herbs to produce several pigments. The herbs do not need to be the same, but for the sake of a WoW inscription leveling guide from 1 to 450, these are the list of herbs needed to level inscription in WotLK:
Training Inscription from 1 to 75 mainly uses Alabaster Pigments. 120 Earthroot, Silverleaf, and Earthroot are needed to create Alabaster Pigments.
Training Inscription from 75 to 125 mainly requires Golden and Duskey Pigments. Duskey Pigments need 110 Briarthorn, Mageroyal, Stranglekelp, Swiftthistle, and Bruiseweed. These also make Burnt Pigments that create Dawnstar Ink to get you between 125 and 130.
Training Inscription from 125 to 200 mainly uses Emerald Pigment for Jadefire Ink and Indigo Pigment for Royal Ink. 180 Goldthorn, Fadeleaf, Wintersbite, and Khadgar’s Whisker are needed to mill these pigments.
Training Inscription from 200-290 needs Celestial Ink and Fiery Ink. You need to mill Violet Pigments and Ruby Pigments for these. The two pigments need 240 Purple Lotus, Gromsblood, Sungrass, Ghost Mushroom, Arthas’ Tears, Blindweed, and Firebloom. You can mill Sapphire and Silvery Pigment from 120 Golden Sansam, Icecap, Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage, and Plaguebloom to create Shimmering Ink and Ink of the Sky to carry you to 290.
How to Level Inscription in WotLK Classic From 290 to 450
In The Burning Crusade, Neferatti for the Horde and Michael Schwan for the Alliance are the inscription trainers between 300 and 350. They’re both found in the Hellfire Peninsula.
WotLK Classic Inscription trainers can take their profession from 300 to 450 from Professor Pallin in Dalaran. Alternatively, the Horde has two inscription trainers from 300 to 450 with Booker Kells in the Howling Fjord and Adelen Sunlance in Borean Tundra. Alliance inscription trainers from 300-450 are Mindri Dinkles in Howling Fjord and Tink Brightbolt in Borean Tundra.
From 290 to 305, players can create Ethereal Ink from Nether Pigment. Nether Pigment needs:
- Nightmare Vine
- Mana Thistle
- Ancient Lichen
- Dreaming Glory
Darkflame Ink will get players from 325 to 330. Ebon Pigment, used to create Darkflame Ink, uses the same list of millable items as Nether Pigment.
Create a lot of Ethereal Ink, as players will use these to create sets of glyphs until 350, when they can start Grand Master Inscription at the Northrend.
Ink of the Sea is the name of the game to carry players from 350 to 380, so you’ll need to create a lot of these to write scrolls, such as Scroll of Strength VII, Scroll of Spirit VII, and Scroll of Agility VII. Creating Ink of the Sea requires Azure Pigments milled from:
- Adder’s Tongue
- Fire Lead
- Fire Seed
- Tiger Lily
- Talandra’s Rose
You will continue using Ink of the Sea all the way to 430 by creating VIII scrolls, such as Strength, Agility, Spirit, and Intellect.
From 430 to 450, you will need Northrend Inscription Research to craft all WoW Inscription Glyphs up to the cap.
What Can You Do with Inscription in Endgame WotLK?
Inscriptionists can create very useful Darkmoon Cards, such as:
- Darkmoon Card: Death – Improves critical strike rating when equipped and has a chance to do additional Shadow Damage.
- Darkmoon Card: Berserker! – Increases resilience rating with a chance to gain berserker to increase critical strike rating.
Master Inscriptionists can also use Snowfall Ink to create useful enchants, such as:
- Master’s Inscription of the Pinnacle to add dodge rating and defense to shoulder armor.
- Master’s Inscription of the Storm adds spell power and critical strike to shoulder armor.
Inscriptionists can also create Faces of Doom and Iron-bound tomes that improve spell power and critical strike.
The biggest challenge for new Inscriptionists is gathering the necessary materials, such as herbs. Gathering and milling are time-consuming and expensive. However, with enough patience, players can walk away with a very lucrative profession that is very valuable to WotLK Endgame.