WoW Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 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:
Approximate Materials Required for 1-700:
- 60 x [Rough Stone]
- 36 x [Copper Bar]
- 20 x [Coarse Stone]
- 20 x [Linen Cloth]
- 95 x [Bronze Bar] - 48 Copper Bar + 48 Tin Bar
- 4 x [Moss Agate]
- 30 x [Heavy Stone]
- 60 x [Wool Cloth]
- 15 x [Medium Leather]
- 4 x [Steel Bar]
- 120 x [Solid Stone]
- 161 x [Mithril Bar]
- 20 x [Mageweave Cloth]
- 40 x [Dense Stone]
- 189 x [Thorium Bar]
- 21 x [Runecloth]
- 45 x [Fel Iron Bar]
- 24 x [Mote of Earth]
- 12 x [Mote of Fire]
- 40 x [Adamantite Bar]
- 30 x [Netherweave Cloth]
Wrath of the Lich King
- 252 x [Cobalt Bar]
- 8 x [Frostweave Cloth]
- 24 x [Crystallized Water]
- 10 x [Crystallized Earth]
- 35 x [Tinker's Kit] - You can buy these from Engineering supply vendors near your trainer.
- 85 x [Obsidium Bar]
- 4 x [Alicite]
- 52 x [Volatile Earth]
- 30 x [Volatile Air]
- 76 x [Elementium Bar]
- 20 x [Embersilk Cloth]
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
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.
- 30 - 50
30 x [Handful of Copper Bolts] - 30 Copper Bar
You will need around 30 of these later.
50 - 132
Visit your trainer, and learn Journeyman Engineering.
- 50 - 75
30 x [Rough Copper Bomb] - 60 Rough Blasting Powder, 30 Handful of Copper Bolts
Make your [Arclight Spanner] between 50-70 and keep it because you will need it later.
- 75 - 90
20 x [Coarse Blasting Powder] - 20 Coarse Stone
You will need 20 of these later.
- 90 - 100
20 x [Coarse Dynamite] - 20 Coarse Blasting Powder, 20 Linen Cloth
- 100 -116
8 x [Clockwork Box] - 24 Bronze Bar
Use the boxes you make. You will get one extra skill point per craft.
- 116 -120
4 x [Bronze Tube] - 8 Bronze Bar
- 120 -132
4 x [Standard Scope] - 4 Bronze Tube, 4 Moss Agate
132 - 205
Visit your trainer, and learn Expert Engineering.
- 132 -150
30 x [Heavy Blasting Powder] - 30 Heavy Stone
15 x [Whirring Bronze Gizmo] - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Wool Cloth
- 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
- 175 -176
1 x [Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor] - 4 Steel Bar
- 176 - 195
60 x [Solid Blasting Powder] - 120 Solid Stone
Save these because you will need them later.
- 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
- 215 - 238
40 x [Mithril Casings] - 120 Mithril Bar
- 238 - 250
20 x [Hi-Explosive Bomb] - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder
- 250 - 260
20 x [Dense Blasting Powder] - 40 Dense Stone
You might need to make more than 20 to reach 260.
- 260 - 281
21 x [Thorium Widget] - 63 Thorium Bar, 21 Runecloth
280 - 350
Visit your trainer, and learn Master Engineering.
- 281 - 300
21 x [Thorium Tube] - 126 Thorium Bar
- 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
- 335 - 350
30 x [White Smoke Flare] - 30 Netherweave Cloth, 30 Elemental Blasting Powder
350 - 425
Visit your trainer and learn Grand Master Engineering.
- 350 - 370
You will need around 50 [Handful of Cobalt Bolts] and 20 [Volatile Blasting Trigger] later. Make these now, and you should reach 375 or probably more. Note that when you craft [Handful of Cobalt Bolts] you can get 1 or 3 bolts, and the same goes for [Volatile Blasting Trigger], you will get 2 [Volatile Blasting Trigger] each craft.
35 x [1-3 Handful of Cobalt Bolts] - 70 Cobalt Bar
- 370 - 375
10 x [2 Volatile Blasting Trigger] - 30 Cobalt Bar, 10 Crystallized Water
- 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.
- 401 - 405
4 x [Diamond-cut Refractor Scope] - 4 Froststeel Tube, 8 Handful of Cobalt Bolts
Make more if you didn't reach 405.
- 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.
- 410 - 420
15 x [Mind Amplification Dish] - 15 Tinker's Kit
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.
- 442 - 445
1 x [Electrostatic Condenser] - 4 Obsidium Bar, 6 Obsidium Bolts, 4 Volatile Earth
- 445 - 455
10 x [2-3 Electrified Ether] - 20 Volatile Air
- 455 - 460
5 x [Volatile Seaforium Blastpack] - 5 Handful of Obsidium Bolts, 10 Electrified Ether
- 460 - 470
2 x [R19 Threatfinder] - 12 Obsidium Bars, 4 Alicite, 12 Obsidium Bolts
2 x [Safety Catch Removal Kit] - 20 Obsidium bars, 20 Obsidium Bolts
- 470 - 475
1 x [High-Powered Bolt Gun] - 10 Obsidium Bars, 8 Obsidium Bolts, 4 Electrified Ether
- 475 - 495
4 x [Elementium Toolbox] - 60 Elementium Bar, 48 Volatile Earth
You can also make [Lure Master Tackle Box] up to 490 if you want to.
- 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.
- 554 - 579
5 x [Ghost Iron Dragonling] - 20 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 40 Ghost Iron Bolts, 60 Windwool Cloth
- 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:
- You can buy it from the Engineering trainers in Ashran. Alliance players can find Sean Catchpole at Stormshield, and Horde players can find Nik Steelrings at Warspear.
- If you build an Engineering Works 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 [Gnomish Location Transponder] from Draenor mobs or Karnoth druing Shadows Awaken quest.
- Horde: Loot [Burned-Out Hand Cannon] from Draenor mobs or Dorogg the Ruthless druing The Butcher of Bladespire quest.
After you completed the quest chain, you will get [Draenor Engineering] and [Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 1]. This scroll upgrades your maximum Engineering skill to 700 and you will also learn a few basic recipes. The blueprint simply let's you build an Engineering Works at your garrison. You will use this building to complete work orders and to learn every new recipe.
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.
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!