Engineering is the best combined with Mining because if you level Engineering with Mining you will save a lot of gold. Check out the Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining. But, the fastest way to level Engineering is to buy everything from the Auction House.
If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 110 in 8 days with this guide.
Engineering guide sections:
- Apprentice 1 - 50
- Journeyman 50 - 132
- Expert 132 - 205
- Artisan 205 - 280
- Master 280 - 350
- Grand Master 350 - 425
- Illustrious 425 - 500
- Zen 500 - 580
- Warlords of Draenor 600 - 700
Approximate Materials Required for 1-700:
- 60 x [Rough Stone]
- 36 x [Copper Bar]
- 20 x [Coarse Stone]
- 20 x [Linen Cloth]
- 108 x [Bronze Bar] - 54 Copper Bar + 54 Tin Bar
- 4 x [Moss Agate]
- 30 x [Heavy Stone]
- 60 x [Wool Cloth]
- 15 x [Medium Leather]
- 4 x [Steel Bar]
- 120 x [Solid Stone]
- 161 x [Mithril Bar]
- 20 x [Mageweave Cloth]
- 40 x [Dense Stone]
- 45 x [Thorium Bar]
- 15 x [Runecloth]
Wrath of the Lich King
- 159 x [Cobalt Bar]
- 53 x [Frostweave Cloth]
- 53 x [Crystallized Water]
- 35 x [Tinker's Kit] - You can buy these from Engineering supply vendors near your trainer.
- 124 x [Obsidium Bar]
- 52 x [Volatile Earth]
- 24 x [Volatile Air]
- 76 x [Elementium Bar]
- 20 x [Embersilk Cloth]
Warlords of Draenor
Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 50
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Engineering.
If you have a Gnome character you should visit my Engineering leveling guide for Gnomes instead of this one.
Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from the Blacksmith supply vendor, it's near your trainer.
- 1 - 30
60 x [Rough Blasting Powder] - 60 Rough Stone
You might even reach 40 with this recipe. You will need the 60 Rough Blasting Powder later, so keep these.
- 30 - 50
30 x [Handful of Copper Bolts] - 30 Copper Bar
You will need around 30 of these later.
50 - 132
Visit your trainer, and learn Journeyman Engineering. Requires level 10.
- 50 - 75
30 x [Rough Copper Bomb] - 60 Rough Blasting Powder, 30 Handful of Copper Bolts
Make your [Arclight Spanner] between 50-70 and keep it because you will need it later.
- 75 - 90
20 x [Coarse Blasting Powder] - 20 Coarse Stone
You will need 20 of these later.
- 90 - 100
20 x [Coarse Dynamite] - 20 Coarse Blasting Powder, 20 Linen Cloth
- 100 - 105
5 x [Clockwork Box] - 15 Bronze Bar
Note: This item is supposed to give skill points on disassembly, but it's currently bugged. You should try to disassemble one and write an e-mail to me if it has been fixed.
If it has been fixed, then make 13 of these and then disassemble those to reach 125.
- 105 - 120
15 x [Bronze Tube] - 30 Bronze Bar
- 120 - 132
4 x [Standard Scope] - 4 Bronze Tube, 4 Moss Agate
132 - 205
Visit your trainer, and learn Expert Engineering. Requires level 20.
- 132 - 150
30 x [Heavy Blasting Powder] - 30 Heavy Stone and 15 x [Whirring Bronze Gizmo] - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Wool Cloth
You will need 30 [Heavy Blasting Powder] and 15 [Whirring Bronze Gizmo] later, and if you make these you should reach 150 skill point.
- 150 - 160
15 x [Bronze Framework] - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Medium Leather, 15 Wool Cloth
By making them now, you might get a lot further - probably towards 160, then stop making these and only make more when you'll need them. Keep these too.
- 160 - 175
15 x [Explosive Sheep] - 30 Heavy Blasting Powder, 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 15 Bronze Framework, 30 Wool Cloth
- 175 - 176
1 x [Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor] - 4 Steel Bar
- 176 - 195
60 x [Solid Blasting Powder] - 120 Solid Stone
Save these because you will need them later.
- 195 - 200
7 x [Mithril Tubes] - 21 Mithril Bar
Stop making these when you reach 200.
205 - 275
Visit your trainer and learn Artisan Engineering. Requires level 35.
Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish or Goblin Engineering. You can get the quests from your Engineering trainer. The main difference between both sides is the location of their respective teleporters and the ability of their trinkets. Some items require a specific specialization to use, while other items are crafted by one specialization but are usable by any engineer. Fortunately, most recipes that are crafted by one Specialization can be worn by both.
- 200 - 216
20 x [Unstable Triggers] - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder
- 216 - 238
40 x [Mithril Casings] - 120 Mithril Bar Save these.
- 238 - 250
20 x [Hi-Explosive Bomb] - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder
- 250 - 260
20 x [Dense Blasting Powder] - 40 Dense Stone
You might need to make more than 20 to reach 260.
- 260 - 275
15 x [Thorium Widget] - 45 Thorium Bar, 15 Runecloth
275 - 350
Visit your trainer, and learn Master Engineering. Requires level 50.
If you are still leveling your character and you are level 60, then at this point you can choose to go to Outland or Northrend. I recommend going to Northrend because it's a easier to level Engineering using materials from Northrend.
- 275 - 328
53 x [2 Volatile Blasting Trigger] - 159 Cobalt Bar, 53 Crystallized Water
Keep all of these.
350 - 425
Visit your trainer and learn Grand Master Engineering. Requires level 65.
- 333 - 385
53 x [Explosive Decoy] - 53 Frostweave Cloth, 106 Volatile Blasting Trigger
- 385 - 405
20 x [2 - 4 Handful of Obsidium Bolts] - 40 Obsidium Bar
Save these, you will need some of them later.
- 405 - 410
10 x [Nitro Boosts] - 10 Tinker's Kit
You can buy the Tinker's Kit from the Engineering supply vendor near your trainer. Might need to make more.
- 410 - 420
15 x [Mind Amplification Dish] - 15 Tinker's Kit
Might need to make more.
420 - 500
Visit your trainer and learn Illustrious Engineering. Requires level 75.
- 420 - 435
15 x [2 - 4 Handful of Obsidium Bolts] - 40 Obsidium Bar Save these.
- 435 - 447
12 x [2-3 Electrified Ether] - 24 Volatile Air Keep these.
- 447 - 450
1 x [Electrostatic Condenser] - 4 Obsidium Bar, 6 Obsidium Bolts, 4 Volatile Earth
- 450 - 455
1 x [Safety Catch Removal Kit] - 10 Obsidium bars, 10 Obsidium Bolts
- 455 - 460
5 x [Volatile Seaforium Blastpack] - 5 Handful of Obsidium Bolts, 10 Electrified Ether
- 460 - 470
2 x [Safety Catch Removal Kit] - 20 Obsidium bars, 20 Obsidium Bolts
- 470 - 475
1 x [High-Powered Bolt Gun] - 10 Obsidium Bars, 8 Obsidium Bolts, 4 Electrified Ether
- 475 - 495
4 x [Elementium Toolbox] - 60 Elementium Bar, 48 Volatile Earth
You can also make [Lure Master Tackle Box] up to 490 if you want to.
- 495 - 500
1 x [Elementium Dragonling] - 2 Obsidium Bolts, 8 Electrified Ether, 16 Elementium Bar, 20 Embersilk Cloth
Check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open, the event starts at 00:01 on the Sunday before the 1st Monday of each month.
You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest. Click here to read more about the quests.
500 - 580
Visit your trainer and learn Zen Engineering. Requires level 80.
- 500 - 550
You will use these later on, so make all of them now. You might even need to make more of these, but this is about the minimum that is needed to reach 580.
25 x [Ghost Iron Bolts] - 75 Ghost Iron Bar
15 x [High-Explosive Gunpowder] - 15 Ghost Iron Bar
Make a few [G91 Landshark] if you didn't reach 550.
- 550 - 554
4 x [Tinker's Kit] - 8 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 8 Ghost Iron Bolts, 8 Windwool Cloth
It's really important to stop making these at 554.
- 554 - 579
5 x [Ghost Iron Dragonling] - 20 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 40 Ghost Iron Bolts, 60 Windwool Cloth
- 579 - 580
1 x [Tinker's Kit] - 2 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 2 Ghost Iron Bolts, 2 Windwool Cloth
580 - 800
Requires level 90. Things change a bit in Warlords of Draenor because you no longer learn the next rank from your trainer. You have to get a [Draenor Engineering] scroll to upgrade your maximum Engineering skill to 700. This scroll will also teach you a few basic recipes which you will use to level Engineering.
There are three ways to obtain this scroll:
- You can buy it from the Engineering trainers in Ashran. Alliance players can find Sean Catchpole at Stormshield, and Horde players can find Nik Steelrings at Warspear.
- If you build an Engineering Works at your garrion, you can buy the scroll from one of the NPC at the building.
- If you are still leveling your character (90-92), you have to loot a quest item to start a quest chain.
580 - 626
There are three recipes that you can use to level, you only need to make one of these:
12x [Stealthman 54] - 24 x Blackrock Ore, 24 x True Iron Ore, 24 x Nagrand Arrowbloom
23 x [Mecha-Blast Rocket] - 138 x Blackrock Ore
23 x [Shieldtronic Shield] - 138 x True Iron Ore
[Stealthman 54] is usually the best choice unless Nagrand Arrowbloom is insanely overpriced at the Auction House.
624 - 800
Every Draenor recipe is really expensive at this point, so you should wait until you reach level 100, then you can jump to the Legion Engineering leveling guide.