Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 540 for Gnomes
This Gnome Engineering guide will show you the least expensive way to level your Gnome's engineering from 1 to 525, and on to 540 if you want to! Updated for WoW patch 5.0.4
Obviously, Engineering is the best combined with Mining, and while Engineering with these two professions you can save a lot of gold. Check out the Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining. Make sure you have enough gold to buy ore if you don't have Mining, because you will need a lot of it.
Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't always happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Engineering.
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 85 in 5 days with this Guide.
What is so special about +15 Engineering?
Your gnome's racial not only gives you a 15 point head start, but also makes recipes stay orange for 15 points longer, allows you to skip recipes, and dodge dry spells. Additionally, you save money by not only needing fewer materials to get to 525 altogether, but less expensive ones too!
Approximate Materials Required for 16-540:
30 x Rough Stone
20 x Copper Bar
25 x Coarse Stone
69 x Bronze Bar = 35 Copper Bar + 35 Tin Bar
25 x Heavy Stones
15 x Nightcrawlers
20 x Iron Bar
4 x Steel Bar
80 x Solid Stone
80 x Mithril Bar
20 x Mageweave Cloth
40 x Dense Stone
105 x Thorium Bar
25 x Runecloth
27 x Mote of Fire
54 x Mote of Earth
10 x Primal Earth
40 x Adamantite Bar
15 x Netherweave Cloth
180 x Cobalt Bar
15 x Crystallized Water
100 x Saronite Bar
70 x Obsidium Bar
30 x Volatile Air
12 x Volatile Earth
10 x Volatile Fire
175 x Elementium Bar
10 x Hardened Elementium Bar
10 x Dream Emerald
Gnome Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 540
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Engineering.
Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from the Blacksmith supply vendor. It's near your trainer.
16 – 75
30 x [Rough Blasting Powder] - 30 Rough Stone
20 x [Handful of Copper Bolts] - 20 Copper Bar
Save 15 of these.
15 x [Rough Copper Bomb] - 30 Rough Blasting Powder, 15 Handful of Copper Bolts
Make your [Arclight Spanner] between 60 and 70.
75 – 150
Learn Journeymen Engineering.
25 x [Coarse Blasting Powder] - 25 Coarse Stone
Save 15 of these.
13 x [Clockwork Box] - 39 Bronze Bar
Use the boxes you make. You will get one extra skill points per craft.
25 x [Heavy Blasting Powder] - 25 Heavy Stones
Yellow for the last 10 points, but stone is very cheap.
150 – 225
Learn Expert Engineering.
15 x [Aquadynamic Fish Attractor] - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Nightcrawlers, 15 Coarse Blasting Powder
10 x [Iron Strut] - 20 Iron Bar
- 175 -176
1 x [Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor] - 4 Steel Bar
40 x [Solid Blasting Powder] - 80 Solid Stone
You may go as far as 210 making these. Keep all 40.
Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish or Goblin Engineering. 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.
20 x [Unstable Triggers] - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder
Keep 10 of these.
220 – 300
Learn Artisan Engineering.
20 x [Mithril Casings] - 60 Mithril Bar
Yellow at the last 10 points. Keep these.
10 x [Hi-Explosive Bomb] - 20 Mithril Casing, 10 Unstable Trigger, 20 Solid Blasting Powder
20 x [Dense Blasting Powder] - 40 Dense Stone
25 x [Thorium Widget] - 75 Thorium Bar, 25 Runecloth
5 x [Thorium Tube] - 30 Thorium Bar
300 – 325
Learn Master Engineering.
27 x [4 Elemental Blasting Powder] - 27 Mote of Fire, 54 Mote of Earth
If Motes are scarce or expensive, you can craft Fel Iron Bolts and Fel Iron Casing instead. If you're interested in the Flying Machine, this is a good route to take.
Keep 15 Elemental Blasting Powder no matter what you do.
10 x [Adamantite Frame] - 40 Adamantite Bar, 10 Primal Earth
15 x [White Smoke Flare] - 15 Elemental Blasting Powder, 15 Netherweave Cloth
350 – 425
Learn Grand Master Engineering.
25 x [1-3 Handful of Cobalt Bolts] - 50 Cobalt Bar
Keep 10 of these, though they're used for Nitro Boosts if you're interested.
10 x [2 Volatile Blasting Trigger] - 30 Cobalt Bar, 10 Crystallized Water
Keep all 20 of these.
5 x [Froststeel Tube] - 40 Cobalt Bar, 5 Crystallized Water
5 x [Diamond-cut Refractor Scope] - 5 Froststeel Tube, 10 Handful of Cobalt Bolts
20 x [Box of Bombs] - 100 Saronite Bar, 20 Volatile Blasting Trigger
425 – 540
Learn Illustrious Grand Master Engineering.
30 x [2 - 4 Handful of Obsidium Bolts] - 60 Obsidium Bar
Yellow for the last 5 points. Keep these.
15 x [2-3 Electrified Ether] - 30 Volatile Air
Keep these and your extras. You'll need them for your tinkers.
1 x [High-Powered Bolt Gun] - 10 Obsidium Bar, 8 Handful of Obsidium Bolts, 4 Electrified Ether
Keep this, you need it to craft later recipes.
- 475 - 505
6 x [Lure Master Tackle Box] - 120 Elementium Bar, 28 Handful of Obsidium Bolts
1 x [Elementium Toolbox] - 15 Elementium Bar, 12 Volatile Earth
10 x [Heat-Treated Spinning Lure] - 10 Handful of Obsidium Bolts, 40 Elementium Bar, 10 Volatile Fire
5 x [Gnomish X-Ray Scope] - 10 Hardened Elementium Bar, 10 Dream Emerald
520 - 525
1 x [Finely-Tuned Throat Needler] - 4 Obsidium Bar, 2 Electrified Ether, 5 Hardened Elementium Bar
Grats on 540 and on your achievement, and I hope you enjoyed this Gnome Engineering leveling guide!
The guide was originally made by Virina @ Ravenholdt, a proud gnome engineer!