Engineering is the best combined with Mining, if you level Engineering and Mining together you will save a lot of gold. Check out my Classic Mining leveling guide 1-300 if you want to level Mining. If you don't have Mining you will have to buy everything from the Auction House.
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.
Engineering guide sections:
- Materials Required
- Engineering Trainer
- Apprentice 1 - 75
- Journeyman 75 - 135
- Expert 135 - 200
- Artisan 200 - 300
Approximate Materials Required:
- 60 x Rough Stone
- 66 x Copper Bar
- 60 x Coarse Stone
- 50 x Linen Cloth
- 5 x Silver Bar
- 110 x Bronze Bar - Made from 55 Copper Bar and 55 Tin Bar if you have mining.
- 30 x Heavy Stone
- 10 x Moss Agate or an extra 30 Heavy Stone (so 60 in total)
- 60 x Wool Cloth
- 15 x Medium Leather
- 4 x Steel Bar
- 120 x Solid Stone
- 170 x Mithril Bar
- 20 x Mageweave Cloth
- 60 x Dense Stone
- 225 x Thorium Bar
- 35 x Runecloth
If you have Mining and want to farm the ores, please see my farming guides:
Playing WotLK Classic?
Use my WotLK Engineering leveling guide 1-450 instead of this guide. There are a few changes to trainers and recipes, so you should use the WotLK guide for the 1-375 part.
Classic WoW Engineering Trainer Location
You can learn Classic Engineering 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 Engineering trainer is, then it will be marked with a red flag on your map.
I recommend starting in Orgrimmar or Ironforge because you can also train Expert Engineering there so you can stay in one place until you reach 200. Trainers in other major cities will only teach you Journeyman recipes so you will have to go to Orgrimmar or Ironforge anyway.
Leveling Classic Engineering
Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from the Blacksmith / Engineering supply vendor, it's usually near your trainer. (or any general/trade goods vendor)
Gnome Engineering skill racial bonus
Gnome characters have +15 Engineering skill because of their passive Engineering Specialization. An extra 15 Engineering skill means recipes stay orange 15 points longer, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.
- 1 - 30
60 x Rough Blasting Powder - 60 Rough Stone
You might even reach 40 with this recipe. You will need the 60 Rough Blasting Powder later, so keep these.
- 30 - 50
30 x Handful of Copper Bolts - 30 Copper Bar
You will need around 30 of these later.
- 50 - 51
1 x Arclight Spanner - 6 Copper Bar
You will use this to craft engineering recipes so keep it.
- 51 - 75
30 x Rough Copper Bomb - 30 Copper Bar, 30 Handful of Copper Bolts, 60 Rough Blasting Powder, 30 Linen Cloth
Journeyman Engineering (75 - 135)
You can only train Engineering past 75 if you learn Journeyman Engineering. Not every Engineering trainer will teach you this skill, you have to find an Expert Engineer. (Requires level 10)
You can learn Journeyman Engineering from these NPCs below:
- 75 - 90
60 x Coarse Blasting Powder - 60 Coarse Stone
- 90 - 100
20 x Coarse Dynamite - 60 Coarse Blasting Powder, 20 Linen Cloth
- 100 - 105
5 x Silver Contact - 5 Silver Bar
If Silver Bar is expensive you can make these:
- 5x Flying Tiger Goggles - 30 Light Leather, 10 Tigerseye
- 105 - 125
25 x Bronze Tube - 50 Bronze Bar, 25 Weak Flux
Weak Flux is sold by Engineering Supply vendors near your trainer.
- 125 - 135
10 x Standard Scope - 10 Bronze Tube, 10 Moss Agate
Start making Heavy Blasting Powder if you don't have any Moss Agate, or it's really expensive.
Expert Engineering (135 - 200)
You can only train Engineering past 150 if you learn Expert Engineering. Not every Engineering trainer will teach you this skill, you have to find an Artisan Engineer. (Requires level 20)
- 135 - 150
- 30 x Heavy Blasting Powder - 30 Heavy Stone
- 15 x Whirring Bronze Gizmo - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Wool Cloth
- 150 - 160
15 x Bronze Framework - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Medium Leather, 15 Wool Cloth
Keep these too.
By making them now, you might get a lot further - probably towards 160, then stop making these and only make more when you'll need them.
- 160 -175
15 x Explosive Sheep - 30 Heavy Blasting Powder, 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 15 Bronze Framework, 30 Wool Cloth
Keep 5 of these, you might need it if you choose Goblin Engineering at 200.
- 175 -176
1 x Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor - 4 Steel Bar
Keep this, you will need it to craft some of the Engineering recipes.
- 176 - 195
60 x Solid Blasting Powder - 120 Solid Stone
Save these because you will need them later.
- 195 - 200
7 x Mithril Tube - 21 Mithril Bar
Stop making these when you reach 200. Keep 6 Mithril Tubes, because you might need them if you choose Gnomish Engineering at 200.
Artisan Engineering (200 - 300)
You can only train Engineering past 225 if you learn Artisan Engineering. Not every Engineering trainer will teach you this skill, you have to find a Master Engineer.
You can learn Artisan Engineering from Buzzek Bracketswing in Tanaris at Gadgetzan. (He's standing right outside the Inn, on the left side, near the mailbox.) You need to be level 35 or higher otherwise, he will tell you that you don't have the required level.
Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish Engineer or Goblin Engineer. Some items require a specific specialization to use, while other items are crafted by one specialization but are usable by any engineer. Fortunately, most recipes that are crafted by one Specialization can be worn by both.
For information on how to choose a specialization, please see my separate guide:
- 200 - 215
20 x Unstable Trigger - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder
- 215 - 238
40 x Mithril Casing - 120 Mithril Bar
- 238 - 250
20 x Hi-Explosive Bomb - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder
- 250 - 260
30 x Dense Blasting Powder - 60 Dense Stone
You might need to make more than 30 to reach 260.
- 260 - 285
35 x Thorium Widget - 105 Thorium Bar, 35 Runecloth
It will be yellow for the last few points, so you might not reach 285. But you can just go to the next step. (you have to make a bit more from the next recipe)
- 285 - 300
20 x Thorium Tube - 120 Thorium Bar
I hope you liked this Classic Engineering leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!