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 5.4
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:
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|
|110 x Alabaster Pigment giving herbs||Earthroot, Peacebloom, Silverleaf|
|70 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|
|160 x Violet Pigment giving herbs||Arthas' Tears, Blindweed, Firebloom, Ghost Mushroom, Gromsblood, Purple Lotus, Sungrass|
|90 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|
|400 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|
Inscription Leveling Guide 1 - 75
Just to note, there is a lot of other Glyphs and Scroll at different skill ranges with the same number of materials needed, so where you see [Glyph of ...] for example, there you can choose between more recipes that is orange to you and requires the same number of materials.
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.
- 1 - 19
18 x [Ivory Ink] - 18 Alabaster Pigment
- 19 - 35
16 x [Scroll of Stamina] - 16 Ivory Ink
- 35 - 53
22 x [Moonglow Ink] - 44 Alabaster Pigment
- 53 - 75
22 x [Enchanting Vellum] - 22 Moonglow Ink
75 - 125
Learn Inscription Journeyman.
- 75 - 80
21 x [Midnight Ink] - 42 Dusky Pigment
Your aim should always be to make glyphs while they are orange. Sometimes Glyphs turn yellow after one craft, sometimes 2 or 3 craft, so be careful and don't queue up 10 of the same Glyphs. Each orange Glyph will give you 3 skill-up points.
- 80 - 101
Make any Glyph that is orange to you.
7 x [Glyph of....] - 21 Midnight Ink
- 101 - 105
40 x [Lion's Ink] - 80 Golden Pigment
Make any orange Glyph if you did not reach 105 by making these.
- 105 - 126
7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Lion's Ink
125 - 200
Learn Inscription Expert.
Turn your [Burnt Pigments] into [Dawnstar Ink]. If you didn't mill your own herbs and you don't have Burnt Pigment, you can just make any Glyph that is orange to you.
- 130 - 146
6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Lion's Ink
- 146 - 151
Make one [Book of Survival]. You could also make a few [Strange Tarrot] and a few yellow Glyphs until you reach 150 if you don't have five [Dawnstar Ink].
- 151 - 155
39 x [Jadefire Ink] - 78 Emerald Pigment
- 155 - 176
7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Jadefire Ink
- 176 - 178
5 x [Royal Ink] - 5 Indigo Pigment
Make Glyphs if you don't have Indigo Pigment, or if you didn't get any skill point from making Royal Inks.
- 178 - 196
6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Jadefire Ink
- 196 - 201
Make one [Tome of Kings], or a few [Arcane Tarrot] and a few Glyphs until you reach 200 if you don't have any [Royal Ink].
200 - 290
Learn Inscription Artisan.
- 201 - 205
39 x [Celestial Ink] - 78 Violet Pigment
- 205 - 226
7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Celestial Ink
- 226 - 228
5 x [Fiery Ink] - 5 Ruby Pigment
- 228- 246
6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Celestial Ink
- 246 - 251
1 x [Book of Stars] - 5 Fiery Ink
24 x [Shimmering Ink] - 48 Silvery Pigment
- 255 - 279
8 x [Glyph of ...] - 24 Shimmering Ink
- 279 - 287
8 x [Ink of Sky] - 8 Sapphire Pigment
Make Glyphs if you don't have 8 Sapphire Pigment.
- 287 - 292
1 x [Stormbound Tome] - 8 Ink of the Sky
Make Glyphs if you don't have Ink of the Sky.
290 - 350
Learn Inscription Master.
- 292 - 305
48 x [Ethereal Ink] - 96 Nether Pigment
- 305 - 326
7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Ethereal Ink
- 326 - 328
6 x [Darkflame Ink] - 6 Ebon Pigment
- 328 - 333
1 x [Book of Clever Tricks] - 6 Darkflame Ink
- 333 - 351
6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Ethereal Ink
350 - 425
Learn Inscription Grand Master.
- 351 - 355
100 x [Ink of Sea] - 200 Azure Pigment
- 355 - 358
Make any orange Glyph which requires 3 Etheral Inks to make.
- 358 - 376
6 x [Glyph of...] - 18 Ink of the Sea
- 376 - 379
[Snowfall Ink] - Icy Pigment
Use all the rare pigment available. Keep the extra Snowfall Ink for Northrend Inscription Research. You will need to research to learn most "Northrend" glyphs.
It's important to stop making this recipe at 379! Make any orange Glyph if you don't have Icy Pigment.
- 379 - 385
2 x [Glyph of...] - 6 Ink of the Sea
- 385 - 386
1 x [Northrend Inscription Research] - 3 Ink of the Sea, Snowfall Ink
- 386 - 400
15 x [Any Discovered Major Glyph] - 45 Ink of the Sea
- 400 - 405
5 x [Scroll of Stamina VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea
- 405 - 410
5 x [Scroll of Spirit VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea
- 410 - 415
5 x [Scroll of Intellect VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea
- 415 - 420
5 x [Scroll of Stength VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea
- 420 - 425
5 x [Scroll of Agility VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea
425 - 500
Visit your trainer and learn Inscription Illustrious.
- 425 - 445
30 x [Blackfallow Ink] - 60 Ashen Pigment
- 445 - 450
5 x [Scroll of Intellect IX] - 5 Blackfallow Ink
- 450 - 460
10 x [Mysterious Fortune Card] - 10 Blackfallow Ink
- 460 - 465
5 x [Scroll of Stamina IX ] - 5 Blackfallow Ink
- 465 - 471
2 x [Glyph of Colossus Smash] - 6 Blackfallow Ink
- 471 - 475
4 x [Scroll of Agility IX ] - 4 Blackfallow Ink
- 475 - 482
Turn all your Burning Embers into [Inferno Ink]. If you don't have any Burning Ember, just make [Dust of Disappearance] up to 480.
- 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 should make the recipe below, or any Monk Glyph that is orange to you.
15 x [Dust of Disappearance] - 15 Blackfallow Ink
- 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 orange Monk glyps. I recommend the Origami because it's really cheap to make.
500 - 600
Visit your trainer and learn Zen Inscription.
- 500 - 540
54 x [Ink of Dreams] - 108 Shadow Pigment
You will probably reach even 545 by making the Inks, then stop making them and only make more if you need them.
- 540 - 541
1 x [Scroll of Wisdom] - 3 Ink of Dreams
When you make a [Scroll of Wisdom], you will discover a new Glyph recipe.
- 541 - 595
18 x [Any Glyph you discovered by making Scroll of Wisdow] - 54 Ink of Dreams
Out of 36 Glyphs, you can discover a few that require different ink. If you happen to discover one of those and you already got Ink of Dreams, then you can trade [Ink of Dreams] for any ink at Ink traders!
If your main goal is to get any of the epic Insciption items like [Inscribed Serpent Staff], you should stop making the Gylphs 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.
- 595 - 600
Make any shoulder enchant three times.
I hope you liked this Inscription guide, congratulations to 600!