WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 700
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:
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.
- 133 x [Rough Stone]
- 285 x [Copper Bar] - save 75 for making Bronze Bar.
- 80 x [Coarse Stone]
- 7 x [Silver Bar]
- 75 x [Tin Bar]
- 150 x [Bronze Bar] - 75 x Tin Bar + the 75 Copper Bar you saved from before
- 105 x [Heavy Stone]
- 280 x [Iron Bar] - save 50, to be used in making Steel Bar
- 50 x [Steel Bar] - 50 Iron Bar + 50 Coal. You can buy [Coal] at Blacksmithing Supply vendors
- 20 x [Solid Stone]
- 150 x [Mageweave Cloth]
- 320 x [Mithril Bar]
- 20 x [Dense Stone]
- 660 x [Thorium Bar]
- 80 x [Rugged Leather] or 10 [Star Ruby]
- 57 x [Fel Iron Bar]
- 10 x [Netherweave Cloth]
- 85 x [Adamantite Bar]
- 320 x [Cobalt Bar]
- 172 x [Saronite Bar]
- 20 x [Crystallized Air]
- 5 x [Titanium Bar]
- 156 x [Obsidium Bar]
- 84 x [Elementium Bar]
- 54 x [Volatile Earth]
- 8 x [Volatile Fire]
- 218 x [Ghost Iron Bar]
- 1 x [Spirit of Harmony]
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
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.
- 1 - 30
33 x [Rough Sharpening Stones] - 33 Rough Stone
- 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.
- 65 - 75
10 x [Copper Chain Belt] - 60 Copper Bar
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.
- 90 - 100
10 x [Runed Copper Belt] - 100 Copper Bar
- 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.
- 105 - 110
5 x [Runed Copper Belt] - 50 Copper Bar
You will need Tin Ore to make Bronze Bar, visit my Tin Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.
- 110 - 125
15 x [Rough Bronze Shoulders] - 75 Bronze Bar, 15 Coarse Grinding Stones
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.
- 140 - 145
5 x [Rough Bronze Shoulders] - 25 Bronze Bar, 5 Coarse Grinding Stone
- 145 - 155
10 x [Patterned Bronze Bracers] - 50 Bronze Bar, 20 Coarse Grinding Stone
Make [Golden Skeleton Key] between 150-160 if you can get cheap Gold Bar.
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.
- 165 - 190
25 x [Green Iron Bracers] - 150 Iron Bar, 25 Green Dye
- 190 - 200
10 x [Golden Scale Bracers] - 50 Steel Bar, 20 Heavy Grinding Stone
200 - 300
Learn Blacksmithing Artisan.
Check out my Mithril Ore farming guide.
- 200 - 210
20 x [Solid Sharpening Stone] - 20 Solid Stone
- 210 - 225
15 x [Heavy Mithril Gauntlet] - 90 Mithril Bar, 60 Mageweave Cloth
- 225 - 235
10 x [Mithril Scale Bracers] - 80 Mithril Bar
This recipe is sold by these NPCs. There is around 30 minutes respawn rate for the recipe, this means you have to wait a bit if someone bought it before you. Make [Mithril Scale Pants] if you do not want to wait for the recipe to respawn or check the Auction House and look for [Plans: Heavy Mithril Pants]
- 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
- 250 - 260
20 x [Dense Sharpening Stones] - 20 Dense Stone
Visit my Thorium Ore farming guide if you need places for farming Thorium.
- 260 - 275
15 x [Thorium Bracers] - 120 Thorium Bar
- 275 - 290
15 x [Imperial Plate Bracers] 180 Thorium Bar
- 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
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.
- 300 - 305
7 x [Fel Weightstone] - 7 Fel Iron Bar, 7 Netherweave Cloth
- 305 - 325
20 x [Thorium Leggings] - 240 Thorium Bar
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.
- 330 - 335
5 x [Fel Iron Breastplate] - 50 Fel Iron Bar
350 - 425
Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Grand Master.
You can also check out my Cobalt Ore farming guide.
- 350 - 360
10 x [Cobalt Boots] - 40 Cobalt Bar
- 360 - 370
10 x [Cobalt Triangle Shield] - 40 Cobalt Bar
- 370 - 375
5 x [Cobalt Legplates] - 25 Cobalt Bar
- 375 - 380
5 x [Cobalt Gauntlets] - 25 Cobalt Bar
- 380 - 385
5 x [Spiked Cobalt Boots] - 35 Cobalt Bar
- 385 - 390
5 x [Spiked Cobalt Shoulders] - 35 Cobalt Bar
- 390 - 395
5 x [Notched Cobalt War Axe] - 50 Cobalt Bar
- 395 - 400
5 x [Brilliant Saronite Belt] - 30 Cobalt Bar, 25 Saronite Bar
- 400 - 405
5 x [Horned Cobalt Helm] - 40 Cobalt Bar
Visit my Saronite Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.
- 405 - 415
10 x [Deadly Saronite Dirk] - 70 Saronite Bar, 20 Crystallized Air
- 415 - 420
5 x [Tempered Saronite Gauntlets] - 70 Saronite Bar
- 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!
- 459 - 462
1 x [Stormforged Gauntlets] - 6 Folded Obsidium, 8 Volatile Earth
- 462 - 470
Make 8 from any of the following items:
- 470 - 475
[Obsidium Bladespear] - 12 Folded Obsidium, 10 Volatile Earth, 4 Volatile Fire
- 475 - 480
5 x [Obsidium Skeleton Key] - 10 Folded Obsidium
Visit my Elementium Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.
- 480 - 489
3 x [Stormforged Legguards] - 6 Folded Obsidium, 24 Elementium Bar
- 489 - 494
1 x [Fire Etched Dagger] - 20 Elementium Bar, 12 Volatile Earth, 4 Volatile Fire
- 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.
- 500 - 501
1 x [Ghostly Skeleton Key] - 1 Ghost Iron Bar
This is an important step, don't skip it.
- 501 - 526
5 x [Ghost-Forged Bracers] - 25 Ghost Iron Bar
- 526 - 532
Make [Ghostly Skeleton Key] until you reach 526, if you start from 525.
- 532 - 544
4 x [Ghost-Forged Boots] - 28 Ghost Iron Bar
- 544 - 549
1 x [Lightsteel Shield] - 9 Ghost Iron Bar
- 549 - 559
2 x [Spiritguard Shield] - 18 Ghost Iron Bar
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 kill mobs from Draenor and loot [Haephest's Satchel] (Alliance) or [Fractured Forge Hammer] (Horde), then complete a small 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 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.
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.
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.
- 20 x [Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing] - 100 x True Iron Ore (small chance for a cheap skill pont, and you will need the secrets anyway)
- 20 x [Truesteel Ingot] - 400 x True Iron Ore, 200 x Blackrock Ore
- 120 x Work orders at your garrison - 600 x True Iron Ore
- 22 x [Truesteel Reshaper] - 220 x Truesteel Ingot, 220 x True Iron Ore
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!