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 trying Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or just starting a new alt. It will help you to reach level 60 a lot faster.
Blacksmithing guide sections:
- Materials Required
- Blacksmithing Trainers
- Apprentice #1-75
- Journeyman #75-125
- Expert #125-225
- Artisan #225-300
Approximate Materials Required:
- 150x Rough Stone
- 150x Copper Bar
- 95x Coarse Stone
- 5x Silver Bar
- 140x Bronze Bar
- 105x Heavy Stone
- 5x Gold Bar
- 230x Iron Bar
- 35x Green Dye - Sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors
- 190x Steel Bar - Made from 190 Iron Bar + 190 Coal if you have Mining. The Blacksmithing Supply vendor sells the Coal.
- 520x 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.
- 60x Mageweave Cloth (you will need another 90x if you can't get the Mithril Spurs recipe)
- 250x Mithril Bar
- 20x Dense Stone
- 730x Thorium Bar
- 30x Star Ruby
- 5x Aquamarine
If you have Mining and want to farm the ores, please see my farming guides:
Playing WotLK Classic?
Use my WotLK Blacksmithing leveling Guide instead. There are a few changes to trainers and recipes, so you should use the WotLK guide for the 1-375 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.
Leveling Classic Blacksmithing
1 - 75
- 1 - 30
40x Rough Sharpening Stone - 40 Rough Stone
- 30 - 65
55x Rough Grinding Stone - 110 Rough Stone
Save 10 Rough Grinding Stones.
- 65 - 75
25x Coarse Sharpening Stone - 25 Coarse Stone
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:
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 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
10x Runed Copper Belt - 100 Copper Bar
- 100 - 105
5x 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
5x Runed Copper Belt - 50 Copper Bar
- 110 - 125
15x Rough Bronze Leggings - 90 Bronze Bar
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 - 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.
- 140 - 150
10x Patterned Bronze Bracers - 50 Bronze Bar, 20 Coarse Grinding Stone
- 150 - 155
5x Golden Rod - 5 Gold Bar, 10 Coarse Grinding Stone
Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.
- 155 - 165
10x Green Iron Leggings - 80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye
- 165 - 190
25x Green Iron Bracers - 150 Iron Bar, 25 Green Dye
- 190 - 200
10x Golden Scale Bracers - 50 Steel Bar, 20 Heavy Grinding Stone
Alliance players should keep 6 of these. You might need them if you choose Armorsmithing.
- 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 will also have to make another 100. (you can make them later too)
- 210 - 225
15x Heavy Mithril Gauntlet - 90 Mithril Bar, 60 Mageweave Cloth
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 Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale.
225 - 235
10x Steel Plate Helm - 140 Steel Bar, 10 Solid Grinding Stone
Horde players should keep 4 of these. You might need them if you choose Armorsmithing.
235 - 250
Buy Plans: Mithril Spurs from the Auction House.
20x Mithril Spurs - 80 Mithril Bar, 60 Solid Grinding Stone
15x Mithril Coif - 150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth
250 - 260
20x Dense Sharpening Stone - 20 Dense Stone
260 - 270
20x Mithril Spurs - 80 Mithril Bar, 60 Solid Grinding Stone
- 10x Thorium Bracers - 120 Thorium Bar, 40 Blue Power Crystal
- 10x Thorium Belt - 120 Thorium Bar, 40 Red Power Crystal
- 10x 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
25x 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
5x 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.
Congratulations on reaching 300! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or you found typos, errors, wrong material numbers!