Blacksmithing Leveling Guide for players below level 90

This Blacksmithing leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way to level your Blacksmithing skill up from 1 to 800.

Updated for Legion patch 7.3

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 110 in 8 days with this guide.

Blacksmithing guide sections:

Apprentice 1 - 75
Journeyman 75 - 125
Expert 125 - 200
Artisan 200 - 275
Master 275 - 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

Related Guides:

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. Requires level 10.

  • 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. Requires level 20.

  • 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 - 275

Learn Blacksmithing Artisan. Requires level 35.

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.

275 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Master. Requires level 50.

If you are still leveling your character and you are level 60, then at this point you can choose to go to Outland or Northrend. I recommend going to Northrend because it's a easier to level Blacksmithing using Cobalt Ore.

You can also check out my Cobalt Ore farming guide.

  • 275 - 300

    10 x [Cobalt Boots] - 40 Cobalt Bar

    You should make this one up to 350 if you are farming the materials since it's not worth to leave Northrend just to mine one stack of ore at Outland. (240 Cobalt Ore in total)

    If you can get cheap Thorium Bars, make these:

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 - 450

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Grand Master. Requires level 65.

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

450 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Illustrious. Requires level 75.

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

  • 450 - 459
    [Make 9 from any recipe that requires 3 Folded Obsidium] - 27 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.

500 - 600

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

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
    6 x [Ghost-Forged Shoulders] - 42 Ghost Iron Bar

    You might need to make 7-9 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

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 Blacksmithing] scroll to upgrade your maximum Blacksmithing skill to 700. This scroll will also teach you a few basic recipes which you will use to level Blacksmithing.

There are three ways to obtain this scroll:

  • 700-800

    If you character is level 100 already, you can jump to the Legion Blacksmithing leveling guide to continue leveling blacksmithing. If not, you can't level further until you reach level 100.

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