WoW Enchanting Leveling Guide 1 - 700
You will spend a lot of gold on this profession if you want to buy every materials from the Auction House. It depends on the realm economy, but can cost up to thousands of gold.
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.
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 7 days with this guide.
Enchanting guide sections:
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 Astral Essence
- 120 x Soul Dust
- 155 x Vision Dust
- 20 x Purple Lotus
- 25 x Lesser Nether Essence
- 15 x Lesser Eternal Essence
- 230 x Dream Dust
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
- 80-100 x [Temporal Crystal]
- You will also need between 65-75 from one of the new elemental reagents (you can mix it up like 30-30): [Sorcerous Air], [Sorcerous Earth], [Sorcerous Water], [Sorcerous Fire]
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. It's about leveling Enchanting from 1 to 110 with almost no cost at all.
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
48 x [Enchant Bracer: Minor Health] - 48 Strange Dust
50 - 135
Learn Enchanting Journeyman.
55 x [Enchant Bracer: Minor Health] - 55 Strange Dust
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, for 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]
25 x [Enchant Cloak: Minor Agility] - 25 Lesser Astral Essence
135 - 220
Learn Enchanting Expert.
20 x [Enchant Bracer - Lesser Stamina] - 40 Soul Dust
40 x [Enchant Bracer - Lesser Strength] 80 Soul 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 Soul Dust is a lot cheaper than 1 Lesser Mystic Essence, keep making these until 185. If it's not then at 165 switch to:
20 x [Enchant Bracer: Spirit] - 20 Lesser Mystic Essence
40 x [Enchant Bracer: Strength] - 40 Vision Dust
220 - 275
Learn Enchanting Artisan.
5 x [Enchant Cloak: Greater Defense] - 15 Vision Dust
If Lesser Nether Essence is too expensive, make this until 230.
5 x [Enchant Gloves: Agility] - 5 Lesser Nether Essence, 5 Vision Dust
5 x [Enchant Boots - Stamina] - 25 Vision Dust
5 x [Enchant Chest: Superior Health] - 30 Vision Dust
10 x [Enchant Boots - Lesser Accuracy] - 40 Vision Dust, 10 Lesser Nether 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.
10 x [Lesser Mana Oil] - 30 Dream Dust, 20 Purple Lotus, 10 Crystal Vial
Recipe sold by Kania at Silithus.
You can make [Enchanted Thorium Bar] as an alternative if you don't have Purple Lotus. The recipe will be yellow when you learn it and it turns green at 255, but it is pretty cheap to make. You can also just continue to make [Enchant Boots - Lesser Accuracy] up to 260.
5 x [Enchant Bracer - Greater Intellect] - 15 Lesser Eternal Essence
40 x [Enchant Shield: Greater Stamina] - 200 Dream Dust
Recipe location - Watch out! This one 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.
Check the Auction House and if 2 [Small Brilliant Shard] is cheaper than 5 [Dream Dust], then go to Winterspring and find Qia, then buy the recipe [Formula: Enchant Chest - Major Health], and make the enchant until you run out of Shards, or until you reach 300. The recipe requires Enchanting skill 275 to learn, so you will need some Dream Dust between 265-275 to make the Shield enchant.
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 Spirit] - 20 Greater Planar Essence
5 x [Enchant Shield - Major Stamina] - 75 Arcane Dust
Recipe sold by Madame Ruby at Shattrath City. While you are here, you should also buy the next two recipe in the guide. Do not leave Outland until you bought them. Just click on the links below and see where they are. Superior Wizard Oil is also sold by Madame Ruby.
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.
15 x [Superior Wizard Oil] - 45 Arcane Dust, 15 Nightmare Vine, 15 Crystal Vial - Recipe location
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
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 Mana Restoration]
425 - 500
Visit your trainer and learn Enchanting Illustrious Grand Master.
From this point you should really try to put most enchants on a Vellum, then try to sell the enchant at the Auction House.
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
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.
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
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 a mob 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 1 x [Fractured Temporal Crystal], 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 between 600-700 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.
How many [Fractured Temporal Crystal] can you get a day?
- Work orders: You can complete 6 work orders each day, so that's 6 [Fractured Temporal Crystal] 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 Enchanter's Study to level up to 700.
When you learn [Draenor Enchanting], you learn [Secrets of Draenor Enchanting]. 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 Enchanting] and use it to buy recipes at your Enchanter's Study. You need to complete the Work Order quest before you can buy recipes.
The cheapest way would be to use [Mark of the Shattered Hand] between 600-700. But, this is the also the only weapon enchant that you can make without the enchanting profession, which means it won't be that easy to sell. So, I would recommend to make more valuable enchants.
It doesn't matter which enchants you make because all of them are 1 skill point / [Temporal Crystal] (made from 10 Fractured Temporal Crystal) . If a recipe costs 15 Crystal, it will give you 15 skill points.
Chose from these recipes and make one of them up to 700. I would recommend to buy more recipes and make a few from each enchants because it's easier to sell.
Important! With the recent November 25. hotfix, [Mark of Blackrock] and [Mark of Shadowmoon] only cost 3 Temporal Crystal (down from 15), and 5 Sorcerous Elemental (down from 10). But, they still give 15 skill points, so this is the cheapest way to level enchanting. Not sure yet if this is a bug, or it's intended. This way you will only need 20 Crystals instead of 100.
You will need between 80-100 [Temporal Crystal] to reach 700. It depends on if you are buying the Crylstals or making them. Because if you make them, you will get a few skill ups from your daily cooldowns, so you should need fewer crystals.
You will also need between 65-75 from one of the new elemental reagents: [Sorcerous Air], [Sorcerous Earth], [Sorcerous Water], [Sorcerous Fire]. You can get these by completing work orders at your garrison, or doing your daily profession cooldown.
You can reach 700 by making only your profession cooldown and Secret of Draenor Enchanting, but that would probably take around 60-70 days.
I hope you liked this Enchanting guide, congratulations to 700!