Enchanting goes well with Tailoring because you don't need a gathering profession to support either of these. And if you level Tailoring and Enchanting at the same time, you can disenchant most of the cloths you make. But you will spend a lot of gold on this profession if you want to buy everything from the Auction House. It depends on the realm economy, but can cost up to thousands of gold.
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.
Enchanting guide sections:
- Apprentice 1 - 50
- Journeyman 50 - 135
- Expert 135 - 220
- Artisan 220 - 300
- Master 300 - 350
- Grand Master 350 - 425
- Illustrious 425 - 500
- Zen 500 - 600
- Warlords of Draenor 600 - 700
- Legion 700 - 800
Approximate Materials Required for 1-700:
It's not recommended to buy everything before you get to that skill level where you need the materials.
- 1 x Copper Rod
- 134 x Strange Dust
- 10 x Greater Magic Essence
- 10 x Simple Wood - vendor
- 25 x Lesser Eternal Essence
- 170 x Illusion Dust - (or 57 Rich Illusion Dust since you can convert them)
- 220 x Rich Illusion Dust
- 45 x Greater Eternal Essence
Burning Crusade - Outland
- 340 x Arcane Dust
- 5 x Large Prismatic Shard
- 20 x Lesser Planar Essence
- 15 x Nightmare Vine
- 15 x Crystal Vial - vendor
Wrath of the Lich King - Northrend
- 102 x Infinite Dust
- 27 x Greater Cosmic Essence
- 15 Abyss Crystal
- 3 x Dream Shard
- 353 x Hypnotic Dust
- 10 x Lesser Celestial Essence
- 30 x Greater Celestial Essence
- 125 x Spirit Dust
- 34 x Mysterious essence
Warlords of Draeenor
- 260 Draenic Dust
- 15 x [Temporal Crystal]
- You will also need 35 [Sorcerous Earth] or [Sorcerous Fire] (you can mix it up like 17-18)
Enchanting Leveling Guide 1 - 50
First, let's see which items gives what when you disenchant it. Go to my Disenchanting Guide to find more information about disenchanting.
Visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Enchanting. Check out my Enchanting guide 1-110 if you have tailoring, or an alt without a profession.
I also recommend you to go to the Auction House right now and search for the following recipe: [Formula: Enchant Bracer - Greater Stamina]
1 x [Runed Copper Rod] - 1 Copper Rod, 1 Strange Dust, 1 Lesser Magic Essence
Disenchanting green quality items or 48 x [Enchant Bracer: Minor Health] - 48 Strange Dust
50 - 135
Learn Enchanting Journeyman.
55 x [Enchant Bracer: Minor Health] - 55 Strange Dust
- 90-100 10 x [Enchant Bracer: Minor Stamina] - 30 Strange Dust
If the Strange Dust is cheap and the Greater Magic Essence is too expensive on your realm, you can make this Enchant up to 120.
10 x [Greater Magic Wand] - 10 Simple Wood, 10 Greater Magic Essence
You can buy Simple Wood from Enchanting Supply vendors near your trainer, or any Generals Goods vendor.
Go to Stonetalon Mountains if you are a Horde player and find Kulwia. Alliance players go to Ashenvale and find Dalria.
After you found the NPC, buy these two recipes: [Enchant Bracer - Lesser Strength] - [Enchant Cloak: Minor Agility]
These are limited supply recipes. If someone bought them before you, then you have to wait for it to respawn. I'm not sure about the exact respawn timer, but it's between 30-50 min.
25 x [Enchant Cloak: Minor Agility] - 25 Lesser Eternal Essence
135 - 220
Learn Enchanting Expert.
20 x [Enchant Bracer - Lesser Stamina] - 40 Illusion Dust
40 x [Enchant Bracer - Lesser Strength] - 80 Illusion Dust
Read the 110-135 part if you started the guide from this point. There is a location listed there for this recipe.
This one turns yellow at 165, however if 2 Illusion Dust is a lot cheaper than 4 Lesser Eternal Essence, keep making these until 185. If it's not then at 165 switch to:
- 165-180 15 x [Enchant Bracers: Vitality ] - 60 Lesser Eternal Essence
50 x [Enchant Bracer: Strength] - 50 Illusion Dust This recipe will be yellow for the last few points, so you might have to craft more than 50.
220 - 275
Learn Enchanting Artisan.
5 x [Enchant Cloak: Greater Defense] - 10 Rich Illusion Dust
10 x [Enchant Boots - Stamina] - 20 Rich Illusion Dust
If you have a lot of extra Greater Eternal Essence, you can craft [Enchant Gloves: Agility].
10 x [Enchant Chest: Superior Health] - 20 Rich Illusion Dust
Yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to craft more than 10.
10 x [Enchant Boots - Agility] - 20 Greater Eternal Essence
Try to hunt for [Formula: Enchant Bracer - Greater Stamina] at the Auction House. It's a random world drop, but this recipe is the best to level Enchanting from 245 to 265. The recipe is called Enchant Bracer Greater Stamina, not Boots.
5 x [Enchant Bracer - Greater Strength] - 10 Greater Eternal Essence, 10 Rich Illusion Dust
5 x [Enchant Bracer - Greater Intellect] - 15 Greater Eternal Essence
40 x [Enchant Shield: Greater Stamina] - 160 Rich Illusion Dust
Recipe is sold by Daniel Bartlett at Undercity for horde, and by Mythrin'dir at Darnassus for alliance.
IMPORTRANT! The recipe binds when picked up! Don't make the mistake of trying to buy it with an alt and mail it. It's also a limited supply item, this means you have to wait if someone bought it before you.
300 - 350
10 x [Enchant Bracer: Lesser Assault] - 60 Arcane Dust
10 x [Enchant Bracer - Brawn] - 60 Arcane Dust
12 x [Enchant Gloves - Assault] - 96 Arcane Dust
If Arcane Dust is expensive on your realm, or you don't want to level with a yellow recipe because it's based on luck how many skill points you gain, then you should make the following recipe: 10 x [Enchant Chest - Major Versatility] - 20 Greater Planar Essence
5 x [Enchant Shield - Major Stamina] - 75 Arcane Dust
Recipe sold by Madame Ruby at Shattrath City. While you are there, you should also buy the recipe Formula: Superior Wizard Oil
5 x [Enchant Shield - Resilience] - 5 Large Prismatic Shard, 20 Lesser Planar Essence
There is an alternative really cheap method, but only Blood Elves can benefit from it. Due to their Racial Ability it allows them to gain ten free skill ups by converting a Large Prismatic Shard into three Small Prismatic Shards and back again. Only the conversion from one Large Prismatic Shard to three Small Prismatic Shards is effected by this. Therefore, you will only have the chance to gain skill ups half of the time (since the other half of the time you'll be converting back to three Small Prismatic Shards). This can make for a fairly lengthy session in gaining your ten free levels.
What you need:
[Formula: Large Prismatic Shard] - Sold by these NPCS.
[Formula: Small Prismatic Shard] - You learn this from your trainer.
15 x [Superior Wizard Oil] - 45 Arcane Dust, 15 Nightmare Vine, 15 Crystal Vial -
Recipe sold by Madame Ruby at Shattrath City.
You can buy Crystal Vial from trade supply, or alchemy supply vendors. This recipe is yellow already when you learn it, so you might need to make 14-16.
350 - 425
25 x [Enchant Cloak - Speed] - 75 Infinite Dust
15 x [Enchant Gloves - Gatherer] - 15 Greater Cosmic Essence
Make [Enchant Bracers - Assault] and [Enchant Bracers - Exceptional Intellect] if 5 Infinite Dust is cheaper than 1 Greater Cosmic Essence.
15 x [Abyssal Shatter] - 15 Abyss Crystal
Use the dusts and essences you get from shattering the crystals to level enchanting up to 425, then sell the rest at the Auction House. If your level is high enough, you can get [Abyss Crystal] from old raid instances at Northrend. 10man is a lot easier, but I recommend Naxxramas 25man if you can handle it. (25man drops 4 epic instead of 2)
Make the enchants below if you can't farm or buy [Abyss Crystal]
2 x [Enchant Gloves - Haste] - 24 Infinite Dust
3 x [Enchant Gloves - Precision] - 12 Greater Cosmic Essence
1 x [Enchant Cloak - Major Agility] - 3 Infinite Dust, 3 Dream Shard
Make this alternative recipe if you don't have dream shard: [Enchant Chest - Greater Versatility]
425 - 500
Visit your trainer and learn Enchanting Illustrious Grand Master.
14 x [Enchant Boots - Earthen Vitality] - 28 Hypnotic Dust
You could also make [Enchant Chest - Mighty Stats] if Lesser Celestial Essence is cheaper than Hypnotic Dust. Make a few [Enchant Gloves - Mastery] just to mix up the number of enchants you make, so it will be easier to sell them.
15 x [Enchant Cloak - Lesser Power] - 45 Hypnotic Dust
10 x [Enchant Gloves - Haste] - 40 Hypnotic Dust, 10 Lesser Celestial Essence
10 x [Enchant Cloak - Intellect] - 60 Hypnotic Dust
Make a few [Enchant Chest - Stamina] if you are selling the enchants.
5 x [Enchant Gloves - Exceptional Strength] - 15 Hypnotic Dust, 10 Greater Celestial Essence
You can also make [Enchant Chest - Mighty Resilience] up to 485.
5 x [Enchant Boots - Major Agility] - 20 Hypnotic Dust, 10 Greater Celestial Essence
5 x [Enchant Gloves - Greater Haste] - 25 Hypnotic Dust, 10 Greater Celestial Essence
You can also start making the next recipe in the guide if you want to, and skip this part. It depends on the price of Greater Celestial Essence.
5 x [Enchant Shield - Mastery] - 60 Hypnotic Dust
5 x [Enchant Bracer - Precision] - 60 Hypnotic Dust, 5 Greater Celestial Essence
500 - 600
Visit your trainer and learn Zen Enchanting.
9 x [Enchant Bracer - Mastery] - 36 Spirit Dust
12 x [Enchant Boots - Greater Precision] - 24 Spirit Dust, 12 Mysterious essence
Alternative recipes are [Enchant Bracer - Major Dodge] or [Enchant Cloak - Superior Intellect]. It doesn't really matter which one you make because you can combine 5 Spirit Dust into 1 Mysterious essence. These recipes also gives you 5 skill points instead of 2. The best way would be to make a few from every recipe because it will be easier to sell them.
3 x [Enchant Cloak - Accuracy] - 21 Spirit Dust
7 x [Enchant Chest - Superior Stamina] - 28 Spirit Dust, 7 Mysterious Essence
7 x [Enchant Gloves - Superior Haste] - 14 Mysterious Essence
5 x [Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats] - 10 Spirit Dust, 15 Mysterious Essence
Alternative recipes: [Enchant Offhand - Major Intellect] or [Enchant Gloves - Superior Mastery]
600 - 700
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 Enchanting] scroll to upgrade your maximum Enchanting skill to 700. This scroll will also teach you a few basic recipes which you will use to level Enchanting.
There are three ways to obtain this scroll:
- You can buy it from the Enchanting trainers in Ashran. Alliance players can find Bil Sparktonic at Stormshield, and Horde players can find Hane'ke at Warspear.
- If you build an Enchanter's Study at your garrion, you can buy the scroll from one of the NPC at the building.
- If you are still leveling your character (90-92), you have to loot a quest item to start a quest chain.
- Alliance: Loot [Enchanted Highmaul Bracer] from Draenor mobs or Karnoth during Shadows Awaken quest.
- Horde: Loot [Enchanted Highmaul Bracer] from Draenor mobs or Dorogg the Ruthless during The Butcher of Bladespire quest.
After you completed the quest chain, you will get [Draenor Enchanting] and [Garrison Blueprint: Enchanter's Study, Level 1]. This scroll upgrades your maximum Enchanting skill to 700 and you will also learn a few basic recipes. The blueprint simply let's you build an Enchanter's Study at your garrison. You will use this building to complete work orders and to learn every new recipe.
Work orders convert 5 x [Draenic Dust] to 2 x [Fractured Temporal Crystal], or 4 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 between 625-700 that you can use to level require [Fractured Temporal Crystal]. You have to complete work orders, and you also have to make your daily profession cooldown [Temporal Crystal] every day to get these crystals.
Obtaining new recipes
The recipes your learned from the scroll are only good for leveling between 1-625. You have to purchase new recipe at the Enchanter's Study to level up to 700.
When you learn [Draenor Enchanting], you get the recipe [Secrets of Draenor Enchanting]. This 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.
13 x [Luminous Shard] - 260 Draenic Dust Keep 12 of these, you will use them the next step.
Make 12 from any of the ring enchants you learned from the [Draenor Enchanting] scroll.
You will have to buy [Mark of Blackrock] or [Mark of Shadowmoon] at the Enchanter's Study with [Secrets of Draenor Enchanting]. These recipes cost 5 Secrets of Draenor Enchanting so you will have to wait 5 days until you can buy one of them. It's worth to wait because with other recipes you get 1 skill point / [Temporal Crystal], while with these you get 5 skill points / [Temporal Crystal].
5 x [Mark of Blackrock] or [Mark of Shadowmoon] - 15 [Temporal Crystal]
You will also need 35 [Sorcerous Earth] or [Sorcerous Fire] (or get 17-18). You can get these by completing work orders at your garrison, or doing your daily profession cooldown.
Legion 700 - 800
This part requires level 100.
First, visit your Enchanting trainer Enchanter Nalthanis at Dalaran. Just walk up to a guard in the city, you can ask them where the Enchanting trainer is located. After you learn Enchanting, pick up the quest Some Enchanted Evening from Enchanter Nalthanis.
The quest reward is [Legion Enchanter].
Most Enchanting recipes are unlocked by doing quests. These quests are given by one of the NPCs around your trainer.
You should get to level 110 and finish every Enchanting quest before you continue this guide.
There are 29 Enchanting 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.
The last quest is Down to the Core, and the reward is the 4 enchant that you will use between 760 - 800.
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.
Unlocking World Quests
Some of the of the rank 3 recipes comes from World Quests. To get these quests, you must first complete Uniting the Isles by reaching friendly reputation with every Legion faction. You can get this quest from Archmage Khadgar (requires level 110).
If your first character has already completed this, you don't need to grind reputation on your alts.
After you unlocked the quests, you have to level your Enchanting to at least 100 to unlock the profession World quests.
700 - 760
There are 4 enchants that you can make:
60 x [Rank 3 - Word of Critical Strike] - 600 x [Arkhana]
60 x [Rank 3 - Word of Haste] - 600 x [Arkhana]
60 x [Rank 3 - Word of Mastery] - 600 x [Arkhana]
60 x [Rank 3 - Word of Versatility] - 600 x [Arkhana]
You can buy the Rank 2 recipes from Ildine Sorrowspear at Dalaran near your Trainer.
Three of the Rank 3 recipes comes from World Quests, but the World quests you get are randomly generated, so you might not get one right away and have to wait even a few days until one pops up.
You can get the [Formula: Enchant Ring - Word of Versatility - Rank 3] recipe from Sylvia Hartshorn if you honored with the Dreamweavers.
760 - 800
Make 40 from these:
40 x [Rank 3 - Binding of Critical Strike] - 160 x [Chaos Crystal], 1400 x [Arkhana]
40 x [Rank 3 - Binding of Haste] - 160 x [Chaos Crystal], 1400 x [Arkhana]
40 x [Rank 3 - Binding of Mastery] - 160 x [Chaos Crystal], 1400 x [Arkhana]
40 x [Rank 3 - Binding of Versatility] - 160 x [Chaos Crystal], 1400 x [Arkhana]
You can buy the Rank 2 recipes from Ildine Sorrowspear at Dalaran near your Trainer.
Rank 3 recipes:
- [Formula: Enchant Ring - Binding of Critical Strike] - The Nightfallen - Exalted - Sold by First Arcanist Thalyssra at Suramar.
- [Formula: Enchant Ring - Binding of Haste] - Dreamweavers - Exalted - Sold by Sylvia Hartshorn at Val'sharah.
- [Formula: Enchant Ring - Binding of Mastery] - The Nightfallen - Exalted - Sold by First Arcanist Thalyssra at Suramar.
- [Formula: Enchant Ring - Binding of Versatility] - The Nightfallen - Exalted - Sold by First Arcanist Thalyssra at Suramar.
Darkmoon Faire free +5 skill points
You should 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 (use it at 795). Click here to read more about the quests.
I hope you liked this Enchanting guide, congratulations on reaching 800!