WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 700

This Blacksmithing leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way to level your Blacksmithing skill up from 1 to 700. Updated for Warlords of Draenor patch 6.0.3

Blacksmithing is the best combined with Mining and I highly recommend to level Mining and Blacksmithing together because you will need a lot of gold if you want to buy everything from Auction House. Check out the Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining.

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 100 in 8 days with this guide.

Blacksmithing guide sections:

Apprentice 1 - 75
Journeyman 75 - 125
Expert 125 - 200
Artisan 200 - 300
Master 300 - 350
Grand Master 350 - 425
Illustrious 425 - 500
Zen 500 - 600
Warlords of Draenor 600 - 700

Approximate Materials Required for 1-700:

Important! If you don't have mining and you are buying everything from the Auction House, you will only need 210 Copper Bars, 230 Iron Bars, and you don't have to buy the Tin Bars.

Copper and Tin are used for making Bronze Bars, and the Iron is used for making the Steel Bars but you can only craft them if you have mining.

Warlords of Draenor

These materials are needed to complete daily cooldowns, so you will need them over 20 days, and you will probably need a lot more if you use different recipes. You can read more about this at the 600-700 section

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Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 75

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Blacksmithing.

If you want to farm Copper Ore, visit my Copper Ore farming guide.

  • 30 - 65
    50 x [Rough Grinding Stones] - 100 Rough Stone

    Keep these, and if Rough Stone is cheap, you should make this one up to 75.


75 - 125

Learn Blacksmithing Journeyman.

  • 75 - 90
    40 x [Coarse Grinding Stones] - 80 Coarse Stones

    Save the Coarse Grinding Stones and if you have a lot more Coarse Stone or it is really cheap, then you should make this up to 100 and you can skip the next step.

    If you didn't reach 90 by making these, you can still continue to the next step, but you will need a few more Copper Bars, or make a few more Coarse Grinding Stones.

  • 100 - 105
    7 x [Silver Skeleton Key] - 7 Silver Bar, 14 Rough Grinding Stone

    You can also skip this part and just make Runed Copper Belt if you don't have any Silver Bar.

You will need Tin Ore to make Bronze Bar, visit my Tin Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.


125 - 200

Learn Blacksmithing Expert.

  • 125 - 140
    35 x [Heavy Grinding Stone] - 105 Heavy Stone

    Keep the Heavy Grinding Stones. Make this one up to 150 if Heavy Stone is cheap.

Visit my Iron Ore farming guide if you want to farm Iron Ore.

  • 155 - 165
    10 x [Green Iron Leggings] - 80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye
  • Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.


200 - 300

Learn Blacksmithing Artisan.

Check out my Mithril Ore farming guide.

  • 235 - 250
    Check the Auction House, if you can get the Mithril Spurs recipe and it's not that expensive, buy it and make those until 255.

    15 x [Mithril Coif] - 150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth

Visit my Thorium Ore farming guide if you need places for farming Thorium.

  • 290 - 300
    Choose one from the recipes listed below. They both requires 12 Thorium Bar for each craft, the only difference between them is that you need 1 Star Ruby for the Helm and 8 Rugged Leather for the Boots.

    10 x [Thorium Boots] - 120 Thorium Bar, 80 Rugged Leather

    or

    10 x [Thorium Helm] - 120 Thorium Bar, 10 Star Ruby


300 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Master.

You will have to go to Outland if you want to farm Fel Iron. Check out my Fel Iron Ore farming guide.

Visit my Adamantite Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.

  • 325 - 330
    10 x [Lesser Rune of Warding] - 10 Adamantite Bar

    If Adamantite Bar is cheap on your server you can make this one up to 335.


350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Grand Master.

You can also check out my Cobalt Ore farming guide.

Visit my Saronite Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.

  • 420 - 425
    5 x [Titanium Weapon Chain] - 10 Saronite Bar, 5 Titanium Bar

    Alchemists can transmute 8 Saronite Bar into 1 Titanium Bar and this transmute doesn't have a coolddown.


425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Illustrious.

Visit my Obsidium Ore farming guide if you want to farm Obsidium.

  • 425 - 455
    78 x [Folded Obsidium] - 156 Obsidium Bar

    Stop making these when you reach 455, make more only if you need them. If you choose different recipes you might need fewer than 78.

  • 455 - 459
    Make 4 from any recipe that requires 3 Folded Obsidium.

Almost all of the following items will give you multiple skill-ups per craft!

Visit my Elementium Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.

  • 494 - 500
    2 x [Stormforged Helm] - 40 Elementium Bar, 16 Volatile Earth

    You can also make 2 x [Hardened Obsidium Helm] (8 Folded Obsidium, 30 Elementium, 12 Volatile Earth), but I think Elementium is easier to farm than Obsidium.


500 - 600

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Blacksmithing.

Visit my Ghost Iron Ore farming guide if you want to farm Ghost Iron Ore.

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.

  • 569 - 575
    5 x [Ghost-Forged Shoulders] - 35 Ghost Iron Bar

    You might need to make 6-8 of these if you are unlucky with the skill gains.

  • 575 - 600
    Once you reach 575 you can purchase vendor recipes for the last 25 points. The Blacksmithing recipes are on a vendor in Vale of Eternal Blossoms. You can enter Vale of Eternal Blossoms after completing the quest A Celestial Experience (requires level 87). After you completed the quest, you can find Jorunga Stonehoof (Horde) in Shrine of Two Moons and Cullen Hammerbrow (Alliance) in Shrine of Seven Stars.

    You'll need 1 Spirit of Harmony to purchase a recipe and you only need one recipe. You can get Spirit of Harmony by combining 10 Motes of Harmony. Motes are dropped by every mob in Pandaria, even in dungeons. The drop rate is low, so it may take you 1 hour to collect 10 motes, or you can just buy them from the Auction House.

    Choose one recipe from the Contender's Armor recipes. It doesn't matter which one because if one of them requires more Ghost Iron Bar, it will give you more skill points. You will need between 58-64 Ghost Iron Bar.


600 - 700

Things change a bit in Warlords of Draenor because you no longer learn the next rank from your trainer. You have to loot a quest item from mobs to start a quest chain.

After you completed the quest chain, you will get [Draenor Blacksmithing] and [Garrison Blueprint: The Forge, Level 1]. This scroll upgrades your maximum Blacksmithing skill to 700 and you will also learn a few basic recipes. The blueprint simply let's you build The Forge at your garrison. You will use this building to complete work orders and to learn every new recipe.

Work Orders

Work orders convert 5 x [True Iron Ore] to 1 x [Truesteel Ingot], or 2 if you have a follower in your building. You can read more about followers if you read my Guide to Followers with Profession Traits. One work order takes 4 hour to complete, but you can queue up a bunch of work orders, so you don't have to log in every 4 hours.

What you need to know is that every recipe require [Truesteel Ingot]. As you can see, [Truesteel Ingot] is BoP, so you can't buy them from the Auction House. You have to complete work orders, and you also have to make your daily profession cooldown [Truesteel Ingot] every day.

How many [Truesteel Ingot] can you get a day?

  • Work orders: You can complete 6 work orders each day, so that's 6 [Truesteel Ingot] one day, or 12 if you have a level 100 follower.
  • Profession daily cooldown: With profession skill 600, you get 5. This will increase as you level up your profession, the maximum you can get is 10 at skill 700.

Obtaining new recipes

The recipes your learned from the scroll are only good for leveling between 1-600. You have to purchase new recipe at The Forge to level up to 700.

When you learn [Draenor Blacksmithing], you learn [Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing]. This recipe is needed to create the currency that you can use to buy new recipes, but you can only make one from this currency each day.

Leveling 600-700

Create [Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing] and use it to buy recipes at The Forge.

So, which recipe to buy? Well, it's really up to you because every single recipe is really expensive. You should make items that you will use or sell.

If you want to reach 700 as fast as possible, you have to make a recipe that will use the fewest [Truesteel Ingot]. This recipe is [Truesteel Reshaper].

Using Truesteel Reshaper as an example, you will get 3 skill point for crafting one and it costs 10 x [Truesteel Ingot], 10 x [True Iron Ore]. You will need to make around 22 of them to reach 700. It's only 22 and not 33 because you will get a few skill points for making your profession cooldown, and Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing every day.

This will take around 20 days, and it's the cheapest way to reach 700. I assumed you have a level 90 follower, so if you have a level 100 follower, it will take fewer days. (around 14)

You can reach 700 by making only your profession cooldown and Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing, but that would probably take around 60-70 days.

Armors like [Truesteel Gauntlets] require 100 Truesteel Ingot and you get 10 skill point for making them. If you only make the armors it would take around 50 day to reach 700.

I hope you liked this Blacksmithing Guide, congratulations to 700!

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