Easier profession leveling in 7.2, Crafted Legendaries

To make it easier to level professions to 800, most recipes will stay orange for 20 more points. This is a huge change! For example, the blacksmithing 780-800 part needed around 120 Demonsteel Bar and 60 Blood of Sargeras at minimum to craft 30 Waistguard. (you probably needed to craft 50 if you were unlucky). But now you will only need 20 Demonsteel Bar and 10 Blood of Sargeras to craft 5 of them.

The rank 2 recipes have the skill ranges that the rank 3 used to have, so if you are really unlucky with the rank 3 Alchemy recipes, now you can level Alchemy to 800 with just the rank 2. Or you can level inscription to 800 without waiting for the Darkmoon Faire.

It seems engineering helms are the only one that didn't change because the helms were already yellow up until 800, so engineering was already easier to level than the other professions. But now with this change you actually don't even have to make helms, because you can make the previous recipe up to 800.

Patch 7.1.5 Profession Changes

General changes

  • You can now upgrade your items with [Obliterum] 10 times instead of 8, allowing a max item level of 865.
  • Increased drop rate of many 3-star recipes. Cooking recipes included.


Several old patterns and some new ones were added.

Patch 7.1 Profession Changes

The biggest change in Patch 7.1 is the new Blood of Sargeras trainer, but we also get new recipes for a few professions. Illnea Bloodthorn in Dalaran now sells trade goods for [Blood of Sargeras].

List of items you can buy:

New profession recipes

You can now upgrade your items with [Obliterum] 8 times instead of 7, allowing a max item level of 855.


Legion Profession Changes - Overview

Professions in World of Warcraft Legion will be drastically different than how they worked in Warlords of Draenor with garrisons. This guide provides an overview of the new items and professions changes in Legion.

Profession Quests

  • Each profession will get a unique quest line, these quests will immerse your character in the story and they will try to mimic what you would do if you had that profession in real-life. (like smelting different kind of metals, and ores for blacksmithing)
  • You learn most recipes from quests, but there are still a few recipes that drops from creatures.
  • These are not max. level quests, you can start doing them as you level up, but there are level requirements for later quests so you can't finish them all at level 100.

New improved crafting UI

  • There is a new Unlearned tab where you can check which recipes you are missing and where to get them.
  • The new profession window is much larger.
  • Filter options for slots, category, and sources.
  • Many new categories for recipes.

Recipe Ranks

  • Most Legion recipes now have 3 ranks.
  • Higher rank recipes allow you to craft an item for fewer materials, or you get more potions/food for the same amount of material.

Raw Beast Hide Farming

I made this Raw Beast Hide farming guide to help out players who would rather farm the leathers instead of buying them from the Auction House. I traveled around Draenor, searching for places with a high density of mobs that I can skin and drop Raw Beast hide.