WoW Inscription Leveling Guide 1 - 600

This Inscription leveling guide will help you to level your profession from 1 to 600, the guide's main focus is to show you how to level this profession, if you are looking for more detailed information about Inscription, read my Inscription guide.

Inscription is the best combined with Herbalism, check out the Herbalism leveling guide if you want to level Herbalism.

Updated for Mists of Pandaria patch 6.0.2

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 90 in 7 days with this guide.

Inscription guide sections:

Apprentice 1 - 60
Journeyman 60 - 125
Expert 125 - 200
Artisan 200 - 290
Master 290 - 350
Grand Master 350 - 425
Illustrious 425 - 500
Zen 500 - 600

Approximate Materials Required for 1-600 :

You should need less, so don't mill every herb, mill them only if you need more pigment.

Milling is an ability you get when you learn Inscription. Milling can be used to mill 5 herbs for 2 - 4 pigments, then you use the pigments to turn into inks.

Important! Go to my Milling table page for more detailed information about which herbs converts to which pigments.

Number of herbs Herb options
140 x Alabaster Pigment giving herbs Earthroot, Peacebloom, Silverleaf
140 x Dusky Pigment giving herbs Briarthorn, Bruiseweed, Mageroyal, Stranglekelp, Swiftthistle
170 x Golden Pigment giving herbs Grave Moss, Kingsblood, Liferoot, Wild Steelbloom
170 x Emerald Pigment giving herbs Dragon's Teeth, Fadeleaf, Goldthorn, Khadgar's Whisker
100 x Violet Pigment giving herbs Arthas' Tears, Blindweed, Firebloom, Ghost Mushroom, Gromsblood, Purple Lotus, Sungrass
170 x Silvery Pigment giving herbs Dreamfoil, Golden Sansam, Icecap, Mountain Silversage, Sorrowmoss
180 x Nether Pigment giving herbs Ancient Lichen, Dreaming Glory, Felweed, Mana Thistle, Netherbloom, Nightmare Vine, Ragveil, Terocone
160 x Azure Pigment giving herbs Adder's Tongue, Deadnettle, Fire Leaf, Goldclover, Icethorn, Lichbloom, Talandra's Rose, Tiger Lily
140 x Ashen Pigment giving herbs Only Cinderbloom and Stormvine can be milled at skill 425. Skill 450 also allows Azshara's Veil and Heartblossom to be milled and you will be able to mill Twilight Jasmine and Whiptail at 475.
320 x Shadow Pigment giving herbs Desecrated Herb, Fool's Cap, Green Tea Leaf, Rain Poppy, Silkweed, Snow Lily

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Inscription Leveling Guide 1 - 60

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

Do not forget that 1 [Ink of Dreams] can be traded for any Ink at Ink traders! You can level Inscription by using only Ink of Dreams if it is cheaper than the lower level herbs. Using Ink of Dreams is also a lot faster.

[Light Parchment] is not listed in the guide at the recipes. You can usually buy it from the vendor near your trainer.


60 - 125

Learn Inscription Journeyman.

  • 76 - 80
    36 x [Midnight Ink] - 72 Dusky Pigment
  • You will use all of these later.

  • 86 - 90
    Turn all your Verdant Pigment into [Hunter's Ink]. Make more Moonglow research if you didn't mill your own herbs.
  • 90 - 95
    1 x [Mystic Tome] - 5 Hunter's Ink

    Make as many [Mysterious Tarot] as you can if you coulnd't make 5 Hunter's Ink.

    Make more Moonglow research if you don't have any Hunter's Ink.

  • 95 - 101
    2 x [Research: Moonglow Ink] - 6 Moonglow Ink
  • You can make this one up to 150 if you want to. I switch to Midnight reasearch to keep the number of herbs needed at different levels somewhat balanced.

  • 101 - 105
    42 x [Lion's Ink] - 84 Golden Pigment

    You will use all of these later.


125 - 200

Learn Inscription Expert.

  • 150 - 155
    39 x [Jadefire Ink] - 78 Emerald Pigment
  • You will use all of these later.


200 - 290

Learn Inscription Artisan.

  • 200 - 205
    24 x [Celestial Ink] - 48 Violet Pigment
  • You will use all of these later.

  • 251-255
    39 x [Shimmering Ink] - 78 Silvery Pigment

    You will use all of these later.

  • 279 - 287
    8 x [Ink of Sky] - 8 Sapphire Pigment

    Make Celestial Ink research if you don't have 8 Sapphire Pigment.

  • 287 - 292
    1 x [Stormbound Tome] - 8 Ink of the Sky

    Make Celestial Ink research if you don't have Ink of the Sky.


290 - 350

Learn Inscription Master.

  • 292 - 305
    45 x [Ethereal Ink] - 90 Nether Pigment

    You will use all of these later.


350 - 425

Learn Inscription Grand Master.

  • 351 - 355
    36 x [Ink of Sea] - 72 Azure Pigment
  • You will use all of these later.


425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Inscription Illustrious.

  • 475 - 482
    Turn all your Burning Embers into [Inferno Ink]. If you don't have any Burning Ember, just make more Blackfallow Ink research.
  • 482 - 490
    Go to Vashj'ir - Kelp'thar Forest. Kill mobs there until you get [Technique: Origami Slime]. The drop rate is pretty high, don't get confused by wowhead data. The recipe will be green, but it only requires Light Parchment to make, which you can buy from Inscription supply vendors. If you don't want to farm the technique, you can make more Blackfallow Ink research.
  • 490 - 500
    Go to Deepholm and kill these mobs until you get [Technique: Origami Rock]

    The drop rate is pretty high, don't get confused by wowhead data, but if you are too lazy to go there, you can make more Blackfallow Ink research. I recommend the Origami because it's really cheap to make.


500 - 600

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Inscription.

  • 540 - 600
    20 x [Research: Ink of Dreams] - 60 Ink of Dreams

    If your main goal is to get any of the epic Insciption items like [Inscribed Serpent Staff], you should stop making the Research at 560 because you will reach 600 by making the materials for the epic items. (like 20 Scroll of Wisdow). Not to mention the staffs alone will grant you 30 skill points when you make them.

I hope you liked this Inscription guide, congratulations to 600!

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