Blacksmithing uses a lot of ores, so I recommend leveling this profession together with Mining because you will need a lot of gold if you want to buy everything from the Auction House. Check out my Classic Mining leveling guide 1-300 if you want to level Mining.
I recommend using Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game, all the detail that you need to complete the quests are included. You’ll never have to switch back to a website, or even the in-game main map to see where you have to go or what’s next.
Blacksmithing guide sections:
Approximate Materials Required:
- 150 x Rough Stone
- 150 x Copper Bar
- 95 x Coarse Stone
- 5 x Silver Bar
- 140 x Bronze Bar
- 105 x Heavy Stone
- 5 x Gold Bar
- 230 x Iron Bar
- 35 x Green Dye - Sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors
- 190 x Steel Bar
- 520 x Solid Stone - If you can't get the Plans: Mithril Spurs from the Auction House, you will only need 120 Solid Stone, but depending on which recipes you can get, you will need more Mithril, Thorium, or Leathers. You can check the 260-270 part for more details.
- 60 x Mageweave Cloth (you will need another 90x if you can't get the Mithril Spurs recipe)
- 250 x Mithril Bar
- 20 x Dense Stone
- 730 x Thorium Bar
- 30 x Star Ruby
- 5 x Aquamarine
If you have Mining and want to farm the ores, please see my farming guides:
Playing Burning Crusade Classic?
Use my TBC Blacksmithing leveling guide 1-375 instead of the Classic Era guide. There are a few changes to trainers and recipes, so you should use the Burning Crusade guide for the 1-300 part.
Classic Blacksmithing Trainers
You can learn Classic Blacksmithing from any of these NPCs below, but you have to reach level 5 before you can learn it.
Just click on any of these links below to see the trainer's exact location. You can also walk up to a guard in any city and ask where the Blacksmithing trainer is, then it will be marked with a red flag on your map.
- Ug'thok in Orgrimmar.
- Basil Frye in Undercity.
- Thrag Stonehoof in Thunder Bluff
- Dwukk in Durotar at Razor Hill.
- Guillaume Sorouy in Silverpine Forest.
- Groum Stonebeard in Ironforge.
- Dane Lindgren in Stormwind City.
- Delfrum Flintbeard in Darkshore at Auberdine
- Smith Argus in Elwyn Forest at Goldsire.
- Tognus Flintfire in Dun Morogh at Kharanos.
Leveling Classic Blacksmithing
- 1 - 30
40 x Rough Sharpening Stone - 40 Rough Stone
- 30 - 65
55 x Rough Grinding Stone - 110 Rough Stone
Save 10 Rough Grinding Stones.
- 65 - 75
25 x Coarse Sharpening Stone - 25 Coarse Stone
Blacksmithing Journeyman (75-125)
You can only train Blacksmithing past 75 if you learn Journeyman Blacksmithing. Not every Blacksmithing trainer will teach you this skill, you have to find an Expert Blacksmith. (Requires level 10)
You can learn Journeyman Blacksmithing from these NPCs below:
- Snarl in Orgrimmar.
- James Van Brunt in Undercity.
- Karn Stonehoof in Thunder Bluff
- Traugh in The Barrens at Crossroads
- Rotgath Stonebeard in Ironforge.
- Therum Deepforge in Stormwind City.
- Clarise Gnarltree in Duskwood at Darkshire.
- 75 - 90
35 x Coarse Grinding Stone - 70 Coarse Stone
Save the Coarse Grinding Stones.
If you didn't reach 90 by making these, you can still continue to the next step, but you will need a few more Copper Bars, or make a few more Coarse Grinding Stones.
- 90 - 100
10 x Runed Copper Belt - 100 Copper Bar
- 100 - 105
5 x Silver Rod - 5 Silver Bar, 10 Rough Grinding Stone
You can also skip this part and just make Runed Copper Belt if you don't have any Silver Bar.
- 105 - 110
5 x Runed Copper Belt - 50 Copper Bar
- 110 - 125
15 x Rough Bronze Leggings - 90 Bronze Bar
Blacksmithing Expert (125-225)
You can only train Blacksmithing past 150 if you learn Expert Blacksmithing. Not every Blacksmithing trainer will teach you this skill, you have to find an Artisan Blacksmith. (Requires level 20)
- 125 - 140
35 x Heavy Grinding Stone - 105 Heavy Stone
Keep the Heavy Grinding Stones. Make this one up to 150, if Heavy Stone is cheap.
- 140 - 150
10 x Patterned Bronze Bracers - 50 Bronze Bar, 20 Coarse Grinding Stone
- 150 - 155
5 x Golden Rod - 5 Gold Bar, 10 Coarse Grinding Stone
Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.
- 155 - 165
10 x Green Iron Leggings - 80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye
- 165 - 190
25 x Green Iron Bracers - 150 Iron Bar, 25 Green Dye
- 190 - 200
10 x Golden Scale Bracers - 50 Steel Bar, 20 Heavy Grinding Stone
Keep 6 of these, you might need them if you choose Armorsmithing at 200.
- 200 - 210
30 x 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 will also have to make another 100. (you can make them later too)
- 210 - 225
15 x Heavy Mithril Gauntlet - 90 Mithril Bar, 60 Mageweave Cloth
Blacksmithing Artisan (225-300)
You can only train Blacksmithing past 225 if you learn Artisan Blacksmithing. Not every Blacksmithing trainer will teach you this skill, you have to find a Master Blacksmith. (Requires level 35)
You can learn Artisan Blacksmithing from Brikk Keencraft in Stranglethorn Vale at Booty Bay. He can be frustratingly hard to find, he is behind all the shops. Go up to the cave where you leave Booty Bay, but instead, go to the right on the trail.
225 - 235
10 x Steel Plate Helm - 140 Steel Bar, 10 Solid Grinding Stone
Keep 4 of these, you might need them if you choose Armorsmithing.
235 - 250
Buy Plans: Mithril Spurs from the Auction House.
20 x Mithril Spurs - 80 Mithril Bar, 60 Solid Grinding Stone
15 x Mithril Coif - 150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth
250 - 260
20 x Dense Sharpening Stone - 20 Dense Stone
260 - 270
20 x Mithril Spurs - 80 Mithril Bar, 60 Solid Grinding Stone
- 10 x Thorium Bracers - 120 Thorium Bar, 40 Blue Power Crystal
- 10 x Thorium Belt - 120 Thorium Bar, 40 Red Power Crystal
- 10 x Radiant Belt - 100 Thorium Bar, 20 Heart of Fire
Recipes from the trainer
You can make these if you cannot get any of the recipes above.
8x Heavy Mithril Boots - 112 Mithril Bar, 32 Thick Leather
5x Imperial Plate Belt - 110 Thorium Bar, 30 Rugged Leather, 5 Aquamarine
The next two recipes are also from the same NPC, so make sure to bring at least 80x Thorium Bar with you to buy all 3 recipes!
270 - 295
25 x Imperial Plate Bracers - 500 Thorium Bar, 25 Star Ruby
The recipe will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make a few more.
295 - 300
5 x Imperial Plate Boots - 170 Thorium Bar, 5 Star Ruby, 5 Aquamarine
You can get the recipe from the same NPC as the previous one, but this quest requires 40 Thorium Bar.
I hope you liked this Blacksmithing leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!