Classic WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1-300

This Classic WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide will show you the fastest and easiest way to level your Blacksmithing skill up from 1 to 300.

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:

Approximate Materials Required:

If you have Mining and want to farm the ores, please see my farming guides:

Copper Ore farming Tin Ore farming Iron Ore farming Mithril Ore farming Thorium Ore farming

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.

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

Leveling Classic Blacksmithing

1 - 75

Blacksmithing Journeyman

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:

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

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.

  • 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.

Blacksmithing Expert

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)

Horde players can learn Expert Blacksmithing from Saru Steelfury in Orgrimmar and Alliance players can learn it from Bengus Deepforge in Ironforge.

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.

  • 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)

Blacksmithing Artisan

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.

Blacksmithing Specializations

At Blacksmithing skill 200 and character level 40, you can specialize in Armorsmithing or Weaponsmithing to craft powerful weapons or armors. (Choosing one is optional, you don't need it to level Blacksmithing. You can choose later too)

For information on how to become an Armorsmith or a Weaponsmith, please see my separate guides:

Armorsmith Quest Weaponsmith Quest

If you are not sure which one to choose yet, you can check out the list I put together to see what each specialization can craft:

List of Weaponsmith and Armorsmith recipes

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

Alternative recipe

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

Alternative recipes

If you couldn't get the Plans: Mithril Spurs recipe, then you can try to buy one of these: Plans: Thorium Bracers, Plans: Thorium Belt, Plans: Radiant Belt.

Recipes from the trainer

You can make these if you cannot get any of the recipes above.

You can get the recipe from the Imperial Plate Belt quest in Tanaris from Derotain Mudsipper. You will need 20x Thorium Bar to complete the quest.

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

You can get the Plans: Imperial Plate Bracers after you complete the Imperial Plate Bracer quest in Tanaris for Derotain Mudsipper. The quest requires 20 Thorium Bar.

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!

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