Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 800 for Gnomes

This Gnome Engineering guide will show you the least expensive way to level your Gnome's engineering from 1 to 800.

Updated for Legion patch 7.3

Engineering is the best combined with Mining, and while Engineering with these two professions you can save a lot of gold. Check out my 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.

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:
16 - 75 Apprentice
75 - 150 Journeyman
150 - 220 Expert
220 - 300 Artisan
300 - 350 Master
350 - 425 Grand Master
425 - 500 Illustrious
500 - 580 Zen
580 - 800 Draenor

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 600 altogether, but less expensive ones too!

Approximate Materials Required for 16-640:

  • 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
  • 65 x Cobalt Bar
  • 5 x Crystallized Water
  • 45 x Tinker's Kit - You can buy the Tinker's Kit from the Engineering supply vendor near your trainer
  • 70 x Obsidium Bar
  • 30 x Volatile Air
  • 100 x Elementium Bar
  • 170 x Ghost Iron Bar
  • 72 x Windwool Cloth
  • 20 x Blackrock Ore
  • 20 x True Iron Ore
  • 20 x Nagrand Arrowbloom


Gnome Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 6405

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


75 – 150

Learn Journeymen Engineering. Requires level 10.

  • 100-126
    13 x [Clockwork Box] - 39 Bronze Bar

    Use the boxes you make. You will get one extra skill points per craft.


150 – 225

Learn Expert Engineering. Requires level 20.

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.

Gnomish Engineering

Goblin Engineering

  • 200-220
    20 x [Unstable Triggers] - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder

    Keep 10 of these.


220 – 300

Learn Artisan Engineering. Requires level 35.

  • 220-240
    20 x [Mithril Casings] - 60 Mithril Bar

    Yellow at the last 10 points. Keep these.

  • 240-250
    10 x [Hi-Explosive Bomb] - 20 Mithril Casing, 10 Unstable Trigger, 20 Solid Blasting Powder


300 – 350

Learn Master Engineering. Requires level 50.

  • 300-325
    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.


350 – 425

Learn Grand Master Engineering. Requires level 65.

  • 380-395
    15 x [Flexweave Underlay] - 15 Tinker's Kit
  • You can buy the Tinker's Kit from the Engineering supply vendor near your trainer.


425 – 500

Learn Illustrious Grand Master Engineering. Requires level 75.

  • 455-470
    15 x [2-3 Electrified Ether] - 30 Volatile Air

    Keep these and your extras. You'll need them for your tinkers.

  • 470-475
    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.


500 – 580

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Engineering. Requires level 80.

  • 500 - 564
    You will need 170 Ghost Iron Bars to craft the 88 [Ghost Iron Bolts] and 76 [High-Explosive Gunpowder] needed to reach 600. (you will need more if you want to reach 615, but more on this later on)

    76 x [High-Explosive Gunpowder] - 38 Ghost Iron Bar
    88 x [Ghost Iron Bolts] – 132 Ghost Iron Bar

    It is VERY IMPORTANT that you stop at 564. Don't go afk while you craft these. Stop making them when you reach 564 and start making the next recipe in the guide, only make more bolts or gunpowder when you need it later on.

    If you are very unlucky and didn't reach 564, make a few [Goblin Glider] or any tinker. You can buy tinker's kit from the engineering supply vendor near your trainer.

  • 564 – 594
    6 x [Ghost Iron Dragonling] – 48 Ghost Iron Bolts, 24 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 72 Windwool Cloth

    These give 5 skill-ups each.

  • 594 – 595
    2 x [Tinker’s Kit] – 4 Ghost Iron Bolts, 4 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 4 Windwool Cloth
  • 595 – 600
    6 x [Thermal Anvil] – 36 Ghost Iron Bolts, 48 High-Explosive Gunpowder

    This recipe will be yellow, but in my experience it only took me 6 crafts.


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:

  • 600 - 640
    There are three recipes that you can use to level, you only need to make one of these:

    10 x [Stealthman 54] - 20 x Blackrock Ore, 20 x True Iron Ore, 20 x Nagrand Arrowbloom

    20 x [Mecha-Blast Rocket] - 120 x Blackrock Ore

    20 x [Shieldtronic Shield] - 120 x True Iron Ore

    [Stealthman 54] is usually the best choise unless Nagrand Arrowbloom is insanely overpriced at the Auction House.

  • 640 - 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. Only the last 780 - 800 part is different for gnome engineers but I put a note in the guide on how to level as a gnome.

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