This Inscription leveling guide will help you to level your profession from 1 to 800, 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 because you can save a lot of gold by farming the needed herbs, so check out my Herbalism leveling guide if you want to level Herbalism.
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 110 in 8 days with this guide.
Table of contents:
Leveling 1 - 600 with Draenor recipes
First, visit your Inscription trainer at Dalaran, or one of main cities of old Azeroth. Just walk up to a guard in a city, you can ask them where the Inscription trainer is located. You can also find trainers at Ashran if you ask the guards.
If your character is below level 90, visit my Inscription Leveling Guide for players below level 90. This guide is for level 90-110 players.
You have to get a [Draenor Inscription] scroll to upgrade your maximum Inscription skill to 700. This scroll will also teach you a few basic recipes which you will use to level Inscription.
There are three ways to obtain this scroll:
- You can buy it from the Inscription trainers in Ashran. Alliance players can find Joao Calhandro at Stormshield, and Horde players can find Maru'sa at Warspear.
- If you build a Scribe's Quarters at your garrison, 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.
Milling and Pigments
[Cerulean Pigment] comes from milling herbs from Draenor. (Fireweed, Frostweed, Starflower, Nagrand Arrowbloom, Talador Orchid, Gorgrond Flytrap). You can find the [Milling] ability in your spellbook's profession tab. (you can drag it to your action bar) You get 2 pigment from milling 5 herbs.
Type /m into your chat then hit enter to create a macro. Then just copy-paste these strings in your macro and bind it to a useful / easy button of your keyboard. Simple but useful macro in order to quickly mill your WoD herbs.
/use Talador Orchid
/use Gorgrond Flytrap
/use Nagrand Arrowbloom
If you don't want to mill a flower (e.g. Frostweed since it's used in the dailies), just leave that out. This macro will start from the first herb and it will keep milling it until you don't have any left from that herb, then it will jump to the next one.
- 1 - 300
300 x [Warbinder's Ink] - 600 Cerulean Pigment
You get 2 pigment from milling 5 herbs, so you need to mill 1500 herbs.
- 300 - 600
Make 100 x [Research: Warbinder's Ink] using the inks you made before.
You can usually get [Light Parchment] from the vendor near your trainer or at any general goods vendor. If you want to buy this at Draenor, the only vendors that sell these are in your Garrison (level 2 town hall). Sold by Provisioner Hanfa (Alliance) and Supplymaster Eri (Horde)
Leveling 1-800 with Legion recipes
This part requires level 100.
First, visit your Inscription trainer Professor Pallin at Dalaran. Just walk up to a guard in the city, you can ask them where the Inscription trainer is located.
Inscription recipes are unlocked by doing quests. You get these quests from your Inscription trainer Professor Pallin.
You should get to level 110 and finish every Inscription quest before you continue this guide.
There are 33 Inscription quest in total, they are pretty straight forward, so I will not write down the details of every quests. Some of the quests lead you to dungeons but you can finish every quest easily in a few hours if you start them at 110, otherwise you will have to wait because later quests have level requirement.
Most Legion recipes now have 3 ranks. Higher rank recipes allow you to craft an item for fewer materials, and they stay orange for a lot longer (grants guaranteed skill-ups). Therefore, you should only use rank 3 recipes when you can.
Rank 3 recipes comes from different sources like Vendors, World Quests, Reputation, dungeon drops, and even rated battleground wins.
If you hover over the little stars in your spellbook, you can see the source of the next rank for the selected recipe.
Unlocking World Quests
If your first character has already completed this, you don't need to grind rep on your alts.
After you unlocked the quests, you have to level your Inscription to at least 100 to unlock the profession World quests.
600 - 800
You can usually get [Light Parchment] from the vendor near your trainer or at any general goods vendor.
- 600 - 740
145 x [Tome of the Tranquil Mind] - 145 x [Sallow Pigment]
This recipe will be yellow between 720-740, so you might have to make more.
- 740 - 780
8 x [Rank 3 - Darkmoon Card of the Legion] - 96 x [Sallow Pigment], 240 x [Roseate Pigment], 8 x [Felwort]
You can get the rank 2 and rank 3 recipes from Professor Thaddeus Paleo on the Darkmoon Island when the Darkmoon Faire comes to town once per month, starting on the 1st Sunday of the month, and lasts for one week.
[Prophecy Tarot] is cheaper to make than the Darkmoon Card, but it's a lot easier to sell the darkmoon cards, so you can get all of your gold back.
- 780 - 795
3 x [Rank 3 - Prophecy Tarot] - 12 x [Sallow Pigment], 120 x [Roseate Pigment]
You can buy the rank 3 recipe from Professor Thaddeus Paleo on the Darkmoon Island when the Darkmoon Faire comes to town once per month, starting on the 1st Sunday of the month, and lasts for one week.
- 795 - 800
Since the only time you can buy the rank 3 recipes is when the darkmoon faire is open, it means you can complete the Writing the Future quest for +5 inscription skill.
Click here to read more about the quests.
I hope you liked this Inscription guide, congratulations on reaching 800!