New level scaling system in patch 7.3.5

Patch 7.3.5 introduces a new scaling system similar to what we have in the Legion zones, so every mob will scale to your level now in older zones too. Fortunately, the scaling is capped at certain levels for each expansion, you won't be fighting level 110 mobs at Barrens.

So if you farm old materials with a level 110 character, this change shouldn't effect you since you will one shot everything anyway. However, this will make it harder to farm with lower level characters.

Skinning and Tailoring

Based on the tests I did on PTR, there was no change in cloth or leather loot tables. So, even if the mobs scale up to a higher level, they will still drop the same leather and cloth as before. The level 58-60 mobs in Barrens still dropped Light Leather and Linen Cloth.

Patch 7.3 Profession Changes - New Crafted Items, New Materials

Patch 7.3 adds new crafting materials for every professions, and if I remember correctly, this is the first time new base materials were added to the game this late and not just at the start of the expansion. You should expect that these will be really expensive at first.

These materials are:

I made farming guides for all of these new materials so check them out if you want to farm them. But keep in mind that most of these farming places will probably be pretty crowded, since everyone want these new materials

Easier profession leveling in 7.2, Crafted Legendaries

To make it easier to level professions to 800, most recipes will stay orange for 20 more points. This is a huge change! For example, the blacksmithing 780-800 part needed around 120 Demonsteel Bar and 60 Blood of Sargeras at minimum to craft 30 Waistguard. (you probably needed to craft 50 if you were unlucky). But now you will only need 20 Demonsteel Bar and 10 Blood of Sargeras to craft 5 of them.

The rank 2 recipes have the skill ranges that the rank 3 used to have, so if you are really unlucky with the rank 3 Alchemy recipes, now you can level Alchemy to 800 with just the rank 2. Or you can level inscription to 800 without waiting for the Darkmoon Faire.

It seems engineering helms are the only one that didn't change because the helms were already yellow up until 800, so engineering was already easier to level than the other professions. But now with this change you actually don't even have to make helms, because you can make the previous recipe up to 800.

Patch 7.1.5 Profession Changes

General changes

  • You can now upgrade your items with [Obliterum] 10 times instead of 8, allowing a max item level of 865.
  • Increased drop rate of many 3-star recipes. Cooking recipes included.

Blacksmithing

Several old patterns and some new ones were added.

Patch 7.1 Profession Changes

The biggest change in Patch 7.1 is the new Blood of Sargeras trainer, but we also get new recipes for a few professions. Illnea Bloodthorn in Dalaran now sells trade goods for [Blood of Sargeras].

List of items you can buy:

New profession recipes

You can now upgrade your items with [Obliterum] 8 times instead of 7, allowing a max item level of 855.

Alchemy

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