WoW Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 700

This Engineering leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way how level your Engineering skill up from 1 to 700.

Updated for Legion pre-patch 7.0.3

Engineering is the best combined with Mining because if you level Engineering with Mining you will save a lot of gold. Check out the Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining. But, the fastest way to level Engineering is to buy everything from the Auction House.

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.

Engineering guide sections:

Apprentice 1 - 50
Journeyman 50 - 132
Expert 132 - 205
Artisan 205 - 280
Master 280 - 350
Grand Master 350 - 425
Illustrious 425 - 500
Zen 500 - 580
Warlords of Draenor 600 - 700

Approximate Materials Required for 1-700:

Burning Crusade

Wrath of the Lich King



Warlords of Draenor

These materials are needed to complete daily cooldowns, so you will need them over 20 days. You can read more about this at the 600-700 section

Related Guides:

Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 50

IMPORTANT! Level 90-100 players can jump straight to the 600-700 Warlords of Draenor part. You can craft most new recipes from skill one and there are a few good ones for leveling Engrineering.

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Engineering.

If you have a Gnome character you should visit my Engineering leveling guide for Gnomes instead of this one.

Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from the Blacksmith supply vendor, it's near your trainer.

  • 1 - 30
    60 x [Rough Blasting Powder] - 60 Rough Stone

    You might even reach 40 with this recipe. You will need the 60 Rough Blasting Powder later, so keep these.

50 - 132

Visit your trainer, and learn Journeyman Engineering.

  • 100 -116
    8 x [Clockwork Box] - 24 Bronze Bar

    Use the boxes you make. You will get one extra skill point per craft.

132 - 205

Visit your trainer, and learn Expert Engineering.

  • 150 - 160
    15 x [Bronze Framework] - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Medium Leather, 15 Wool Cloth

    By making them now, you might get a lot further - probably towards 160, then stop making these and only make more when you'll need them. Keep these too.

  • 160 -175
    15 x [Explosive Sheep] - 30 Heavy Blasting Powder, 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 15 Bronze Framework, 30 Wool Cloth
  • 195 - 200
    7 x [Mithril Tubes] - 21 Mithril Bar

    Stop making these when you reach 200.

205 - 280

Visit your trainer and learn Artisan Engineering.

Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish or Goblin Engineering. You can get the quests from your Engineering trainer. The main difference between both sides is the location of their respective teleporters and the ability of their trinkets. Some items require a specific specialization to use, while other items are crafted by one specialization but are usable by any engineer. Fortunately, most recipes that are crafted by one Specialization can be worn by both.

  • 200 - 216
    20 x [Unstable Triggers] - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder

    Save these.

  • 238 - 250
    20 x [Hi-Explosive Bomb] - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder

280 - 350

Visit your trainer, and learn Master Engineering.

  • 300 - 320
    If you don't reach 320 by making the recipes below, you can still go to the next step, but then you will also need to make a few more Fel Iron Bolts and the other materials. Make the recipes in the exact order as below!

    30 x [Handful of Fel Iron Bolts] - 30 Fel Iron Bar

    12 x [4 Elemental Blasting Powder] - 24 Mote of Earth, 12 Mote of Fire

    5 x [Fel Iron Casing] - 15 Fel Iron Bar

    Save all of these.

  • 320 - 325
    5 x [Fel Iron Bombs] - 5 Fel Iron Casing, 10 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 5 Elemental Blasting Powder

    You might need to make more than 5 of these if you are unlucky with the skill point gains.

  • 325 - 335
    10 x [Adamantite Grenade] 40 Adamantite Bar, 10 Elemental Blasting Powder, 20 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts

350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Grand Master Engineering.

  • 375 - 385
    10 x [Overcharged Capacitor] - 40 Cobalt Bar, 10 Crystallized Earth

    Keep these too, you will need them.

    Make any tinker recipe if you didn't reach 385 by making these. You can buy the Tinker's Kit from the Engineering supply vendor near your trainer.

  • 385 - 390
    6 x [Explosive Decoy] - 6 Frostweave Cloth, 18 Volatile Blasting Trigger

    Might need to make 6-9.

  • 390 - 401
    14 x [Froststeel Tube] - 112 Cobalt Bar, 14 Crystallized Water

    Keep these, you will need them later.

  • 405 - 410
    10 x [Nitro Boosts] - 10 Tinker's Kit

    You can buy the Tinker's Kit from the Engineering supply vendor near your trainer.

    Might need to make more.

  • 420 - 425
    5 x [Noise Machine] - 10 Froststeel Tube, 10 Overcharged Capacitor, 40 Handful of Cobalt Bolts

    It's really important to not make these before you reach 420 because other recipes are really expensive.

425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Illustrious Engineering.

  • 425 - 442
    20 x [2 - 4 Handful of Obsidium Bolts] - 40 Obsidium Bar

    Save these, you might need to make more of these later on.

    You might need to make a few more to reach 442.

  • 495 - 500
    1 x [Elementium Dragonling] - 2 Obsidium Bolts, 8 Electrified Ether, 16 Elementium Bar, 20 Embersilk Cloth

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.

500 - 580

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Engineering.

  • 500 - 550
    You will use these later on, so make all of them now. You might even need to make more of these, but this is about the minimum that is needed to reach 580.

    25 x [Ghost Iron Bolts] - 75 Ghost Iron Bar

    15 x [High-Explosive Gunpowder] - 15 Ghost Iron Bar

    Make a few [G91 Landshark] if you didn't reach 550.

  • 550 - 554
    4 x [Tinker's Kit] - 8 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 8 Ghost Iron Bolts, 8 Windwool Cloth

    It's really important to stop making these at 554.

  • 579 - 580
    1 x [Tinker's Kit] - 2 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 2 Ghost Iron Bolts, 2 Windwool Cloth

580 - 700 or 1-700 (level 90+ only)

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

There are three ways to obtain this scroll:

Work Orders

Work orders convert 2 x [True Iron Ore] and 2 x [Blackrock Ore] to 2 x [Gearspring Parts], 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 most high level recipes require [Gearspring Parts]. And as you can see, [Gearspring Parts] is soulbound, 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 [Gearspring Parts] every day.

How many [Gearspring Parts] can you get a day?

  • Work orders: You can complete 6 work orders each day, so that's 12 [Gearspring Parts] one day, or 24 if you have a level 100 follower.
  • Profession daily cooldown: With profession skill 600, you get 8. This will increase as you level up your profession, the maximum you can get is 20 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 your Engineering Works to level up to 700.

When you use [Draenor Engineering], you will learn [Secrets of Draenor Engineering]. 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.

Leveling 580-700 or 1-700

I must mention you can reach 700 by making only your profession cooldwon and Secret of Draenor Engineering, but it would probably take around 60-70 days from 600 to 700.

  • 580 - 624 OR 1-624
    22 x [Mecha-Blast Rocket] - 132 Blackrock Ore

    You can also make [Shieldtronic Shield].

    If you start from skill one, you will need 1872 Blackrock Ore, or 1872 True Iron Ore if you make [Shieldtronic Shield].

    It's really important to stop at 624! These recipes turn yellow at 625, and you can no longer get multiple skill-ups from them. But this way you can jump from 624 to 628.

  • 624 - 628
    1 x [Stealthman 54] - 2 Blackrock Ore, 2 True Iron Ore, 2 Nagrand Arrowbloom
  • 628 - 700
    Create [Secrets of Draenor Engineering] and use it to buy recipes at the Engineering Works.

    From this point you should make items that you will use or sell. Most items will give you 1 skill point / 10 x [Gearspring Parts]. There are a few exceptions but in the end it doesn't really matter that much.

    So, if I calculate with 1 skill point / 10 x [Gearspring Parts], then you will reach 700 in around 20 days.

    20 x [Secrets of Draenor Engineering] - 100 x True Iron Ore
    20 x [Gearspring Parts] - 200 x True Iron Ore, 200 x Blackrock Ore
    120 x work orders - 240 x True Iron Ore, 240 x Blackrock Ore

    By making these daily cooldowns for 20 days, you will probably gain around 30 skill points, and you will have around 400 x [Gearspring Parts]. Use these parts to craft items and you should be really close to 700.

I hope you liked this Engineering leveling guide, congratulations to 700!

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