Cataclysm Classic Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1-525

This Cataclysm Classic Blacksmithing leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way to level your Blacksmithing skill up from 1 to 525 in Cataclysm Classic.

I recommend trying Zygor's 1-85 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt. The guide will help you to reach level 85 a lot faster.

Table of contents

List of Materials Required

Below, you can find the list of the approximate materials required to level Blacksmithing to 525.

Classic (1-300)

TBC (300-350)

WotLK (350-425)

Cataclysm (425-525)

Blacksmithing Trainers

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

Leveling Cataclysm Blacksmithing

1 - 75

Journeyman Blacksmithing

Visit your trainer and learn Journeyman Blacksmithing. (Requires level 10)

75 - 125

  • 75 - 90
    35x Coarse Grinding Stone - 70 Coarse Stone

    Save the Coarse Grinding Stones.

    If you didn't reach 90 by making these, you could continue to the next step, but you will need more Copper Bars or a few more Coarse Grinding Stones.

  • 100 - 105
    5x Silver Rod - 5 Silver Bar, 10 Rough Grinding Stone

    You can skip this part and make Runed Copper Belt if you don't have any Silver Bar.

Expert Blacksmithing

Visit your trainer and learn Expert Blacksmithing. (Requires level 20)

125 - 225

  • 125 - 140
    35x Heavy Grinding Stone - 105 Heavy Stone

    Keep the Heavy Grinding Stones. Make this one up to 150 if Heavy Stone is cheap.

  • 150 - 155
    5x Golden Rod - 5 Gold Bar, 10 Coarse Grinding Stone

Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.

  • 200 - 210
    30x Solid Grinding Stone - 120 Solid Stone

    Keep at least 10 of these for the 225-235 part.

    Keep all of them if you bought the Plans: Mithril Spurs, and you must make another 40. (you can make them later, too)

Artisan Blacksmithing

Visit your trainer and learn Artisan Blacksmithing. (Requires level 35)

  • 225 - 235
    10x Steel Plate Helm - 140 Steel Bar, 10 Citrine, 10 Solid Grinding Stone
  • 290 - 300
    Go back to your trainer to learn new recipes, then make 10 from one of these two:

Master Blacksmithing

Visit your trainer and learn Master Blacksmithing. (Requires level 50)

300 - 350

  • 300 - 305
    7x Fel Weightstone - 7 Fel Iron Bar, 7 Netherweave Cloth

    You might need to make more of these because you won't gain a skill point for every craft.

  • 325 - 335
    45x Lesser Rune of Warding - 45 Adamantite Bar

    It's green for the last 5 points, so 45 is an approximate number. You might need to make more.

  • 335 - 340
    7x Fel Iron Chain Tunic - 63 Fel Iron Bar

    You might need to make more because the recipe is yellow.

  • 340 - 350
    45x Lesser Ward of Shielding - 45 Adamantite Bar

    The recipe is sold by Rohok (Horde) at Hellfire Peninsula and by Mari Stonehand (Alliance) at Shadowmoon Valley. It's a limited supply item, so you must wait if someone bought it before you. (15-60min respawn time).

    It's green for the last 5 points, so 45 is an approximate number. You might need to make more or fewer.

Grand Master Blacksmithing

Visit your trainer and learn Grand Master Blacksmithing. (Requires level 65)

350 - 425

Cataclysm Classic Blacksmithing (425-525)

Visit your trainer and learn the new Cataclysm Classic Blacksmithing skill. (Requires level 75)

425 - 500

  • 425 - 455
    83x Folded Obsidium - 166 Obsidium Bar

    Stop making these when you reach 455. Make more only if you need them. If you choose different recipes, you may need fewer than 80.

  • 455 - 459
    Make 4 from any recipe that requires 3 Folded Obsidium.

500 - 525

  • 512 - 515
    You can buy these recipes in all major cities near your Blacksmithing Trainer. The NPC is labeled as "Blacksmithing Supplies". This does not include Dalaran and Shattrath.

    You will need 40 Elementium Bars and 2 Hardened Elementium Bar to buy the next recipes.

    Make three from one of these two:

    3x Ornate Pyrium Gauntlets - 30 Elementium Bar, 30 Volatile Water
    3x Bloodied Pyrium Gauntlets - 30 Elementium Bar, 30 Volatile Fire

Darkmoon Faire Free +5 Profession Skill

Check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open. The event is available every two weeks. It starts on Sunday and lasts for a week.

During the event, you can complete quests for each profession and gain +5 skill points for each. Click here to read more about the quests.


Congratulations on reaching 525! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve or if you found typos, errors, or wrong material numbers!

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