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 my 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 110 in 8 days with this guide.
Learning Legion Blacksmithing
First, visit your Blacksmithing trainer Alard Schmied at Dalaran (Legion). Just walk up to a guard in the city, you can ask them where the Blacksmithing trainer is located.
After you learn Blacksmithing, pick up the quest Strange New Ores from Alard Schmied (Requires level 98).
Blacksmithing recipes are unlocked by doing quests for your profession trainer Alard Schmied.
You should get to level 110 and finish every Blacksmithing quest before you continue this guide.
There are 34 Blacksmithing quest in total, they are pretty straight forward, so I will not write down the details of every quests. Some of the quests lead you to dungeons but you can finish every quest easily in a few hours if you start them at 110, otherwise you will have to wait because later quests have level requirement.
Most Legion recipes now have 3 ranks. Higher rank recipes allow you to craft an item for fewer materials. Therefore, you should only use rank 3 recipes when you can.
Rank 3 recipes comes from different sources like Vendors, World Quests, Reputation, dungeon drops, and even rated battleground wins.
If you hover over the little stars in your spellbook, you can see the source of the next rank for the selected recipe.
1 - 75
Lightforged Draenei characters have +10 Blacksmithing skill because of their passive [Forge of Light]. An extra 10 Blacksmithing skill means recipes stay orange for 10 more points, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 10 more points. Stop making Demonsteel around 80, and only make more if you need it.
108 x [Demonsteel Bar] - 216 x Felslate, 108 x Leystone Ore
Make one [Rank 1 - Demonsteel Waistguard] before you reach 60 and it still gives skill point. But you only have to make one to get the rank 2 recipe for later use.
If you didn't reach 75 by making the Demonsteel Bars, you have to make a few more. (next recipe require 4 Demonsteel each, so if you only reached 70, you need 20 more)
Keep all the Demonsteel Bars for the next part.
75 - 100
Demonsteel armors can only be crafted near a Firmament Stone. You can find the stone near Muirn Ironhorn at Ironhorn Enclave in Highmountain. (up at that huge mountain)
- 75 - 100
Make sure to get the rank 3 version before you start crafting the rest!
25 x [Rank 3 - Demonsteel Waistguard] - 100 Demonsteel Bar, 50 Blood of Sargeras.
Rank 1 recipe
Rank 2 recipe
After you craft any Demonsteel armor the first time, you can talk to Muirn Ironhorn to get rank 2 recipe for that armor piece. You have to craft one from each if you want to get all of them.
Rank 3 recipe
[Recipe: Demonsteel Waistguard - Rank 3] is sold by Strap Bucklebolt for 500 Sightless Eye at the Dalaran Sewers. Here is a detailed guide on how to get Sightless Eye. You can get the 500 in about half an hour, or even less.
I hope you liked this Legion Blacksmithing leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 100!