Cataclysm Classic Enchanting Leveling Guide 1-525

This Cataclysm Classic Enchanting Leveling Guide will show you the fastest and easiest way to level your Enchanting skill 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

Approximate Materials Required

This is the list of the approximate materials required to level Enchanting up to 525.

Disenchanting Table

For more information on Disenchanting results, check out the disenchanting tables I put together:

Disenchanting Table for Cataclysm Classic

Enchanting Trainers

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

Outland Trainers

Northrend Trainers



Both factions can also learn it from Enchanter Nalthanis at Dalaran.

Leveling Cataclysm Enchanting

1 - 50

Blood Elf characters have +10 Enchanting skill because of their passive Arcane Affinity. An extra 10 Enchanting skill means recipes stay orange for 10 more points, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 10 more points.

  • 1-2
    1x Runed Copper Rod - 1 Copper Rod, 1 Strange Dust, 1 Lesser Magic Essence

    Copper Rod is sold by Trade Good, Trade Supply, and Enchanting Supply vendors, don't buy the rod from the Auction House. The vendors are usually near your trainer somewhere.

Journeyman Enchanting

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

50 - 135

  • 50-90
    40x Enchant Bracer: Minor Health - 40 Strange Dust

    If Strange Dust is cheap and Greater Magic Essence is expensive on your realm, you can make this Enchant up to 120.

  • 100-101
    1x Runed Silver Rod - 1 Silver Rod, 6 Strange Dust, 3 Greater Magic Essence

Expert Enchanting

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

135 - 225

  • 155-156
    1x Runed Golden Rod - 1 Golden Rod, 1 Iridescent Pearl, 2 Greater Astral Essence, 2 Soul Dust
  • 156-185
    40x Enchant Bracer - Lesser Strength - 80 Soul Dust

    Check the "110-135" step for recipe location.

    If 2 Soul Dust is a lot more expensive than 1 Lesser Mystic Essence then from 165 switch to this recipe:

  • 200-201
    1x Runed Truesilver Rod - 1 Truesilver Rod, 1 Black Pearl, 2 Greater Mystic Essence, 2 Vision Dust
  • 201-220
    25x Enchant Bracer: Strength - 25 Vision Dust

    The enchant will be yellow, so you should buy enough dust to make it around 25 times.

Artisan Enchanting

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

225 - 300

Try to hunt for Formula: Enchant Bracer - Greater Stamina at the Auction House. It's a random world drop, but this recipe is the best to level Enchanting from 245 to 265 or even 285.

  • 250-265
    20x Lesser Mana Oil - 60 Dream Dust, 40 Purple Lotus, 20 Crystal Vial

    You can make this one up to 270 if you can get cheap purple lotus.

    Kania sells the Formula: Lesser Mana Oil in Silithus. She is upstairs in the Inn.

  • 265-290
    27x Enchant Shield: Greater Stamina - 135 Dream Dust

    The recipe is sold by Daniel Bartlett at Undercity, and by Mythrin'dir at Darnassus.

    IMPORTANT! The recipe binds when picked up! Don't make the mistake of trying to buy it with an alt and mail it. It's also limited in supply, this means you have to wait if someone bought it before you.

  • 299-300
    1x Runed Arcanite Rod - 1 Arcanite Rod, 1 Golden Pearl, 10 Illusion Dust, 4 Greater Eternal Essence, 2 Large Brilliant Shard

Burning Crusade Classic (300-350)

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

300 - 310

310 - 316

6x Bracer - Brawn - 36 Arcane Dust

316 - 330

16x Gloves - Assault - 128 Arcane Dust

This recipe will be yellow between 20-30, so you might need to make more.

Alternative recipe:

If 100x Arcane Dust is more expensive than 20x Greater Planar Essence then you should make Chest - Major Spirit between 320-330.

10x Chest - Major Spirit - 20 Greater Planar Essence

330 - 335

5x Shield - Major Stamina - 75 Arcane Dust

The recipe is sold by Madame Ruby at Shattrath City. You should also buy Formula: Superior Wizard Oil while you are there. Both of them are limited supply items, so if someone bought them before you, you have to wait for them to respawn. (5-10minutes)

Alternative recipe:

6x Chest - Major Spirit - 12 Greater Planar Essence

You might have to make a few more to reach 335.

Blood Elf Only 335 - 345

There is an alternative cheap method for the 335-345 part, but only Blood Elves can benefit from it.

Their racial passive skill Arcane Affinity allows them to gain ten free skill ups by converting a Large Prismatic Shard into three Small Prismatic Shard and back again.

Only the conversion from one Large Prismatic Shard to three Small Prismatic Shards is affected by this. Therefore, you will only have the chance to gain skill-ups half of the time (since the other half of the time, you'll be converting back to three Small Prismatic Shards). The recipe will be grey, and you won't gain skill points for every craft! The chance of gaining skill points is very low. It will probably take 10-15 minutes to gain the 10 free skill points.

The Formula: Large Prismatic Shard is sold by these NPCs, and the Small Prismatic Shard recipe is taught by your trainer.

335 - 340

5x Shield - Resilience - 5 Large Prismatic Shard, 20 Lesser Planar Essence

You can keep making Shield - Major Stamina if Large Prismatic Shard is too expensive.

340 - 350

15x Superior Wizard Oil- 45 Arcane Dust, 15 Nightmare Vine, 15 Imbued Vial

The recipe is sold by Madame Ruby at Shattrath City. It's yellow already when you learn it, so you might need to make a few more.

You can buy Imbued Vials from trade supply or alchemy supply vendors.

Alternative recipe:

Make more Shield - Resilience or switch to the next recipe if you don't have Nightmare Vine.

350 - 351

1x Runed Adamantite Rod - 1 Adamantite Rod, 1 Primal Might, 8 Greater Planar Essence, 8 Large Prismatic Shard

WotLK Enchanting 350-

You can learn the new WotLK Classic Enchanting skill from these NPCs below. (Requires level 65)

351 - 450

  • 375-376
    1x Runed Eternium Rod - 1 Eternium Rod, 6 Greater Planar Essence, 6 Arcane Dust, 1 Runed Adamantite Rod
  • 425-426
    1x Runed Titanium Rod - 1 Titanium Rod, 12 Infinite Dust, 4 Greater Cosmic Essence, 2 Dream Shard, 1 Runed Eternium Rod

Cataclysm Classic Enchanting

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

426 - 525

  • 440-455
    15x Enchant Cloak - Greater Spell Piercing - 45 Hypnotic Dust

    Between 445-450 you can also make the following recipe:

    Abyssal Shatter - Abyss Crystal

    It's basically free skill-ups since you're going to sell the Dusts/Essences for more than you got the Crystals for.

  • 485-490
    5x Enchant Gloves - Greater Expertise - 25 Hypnotic Dust, 10 Greater Celestial Essence

    You can also start making the next recipe in the guide if you want to, and skip this part. It depends on the price of Greater Celestial Essence.

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.

Complete the quest at 515 because you will need to make one Runed Elementium Rod anyway.

  • 520-525
    1x Runed Elementium Rod - 1x Runed Titanium Rod, 10x Hypnotic Dust, 6x Greater Celestial Essence, 6x Heavenly Shard, 1x Elementium Rod

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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