Battle for Azeroth Blacksmithing Guide

BfA BlacksmithingThis guide provides an overview of the additions and changes to Blacksmithing in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth.

Table of contents

New in Patch 8.2

Learning BfA Blacksmithing

The new BfA Blacksmithing skill is named differently for the two factions, but the name is the only difference between them.

Kul Tiran Blacksmithing is the Alliance version and Zandalari Blacksmithing is the Horde version.

Blacksmithing Trainers:

You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Blacksmithing trainer is located. This will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

Leveling Blacksmithing

Professions skills are split between expansions now, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion. This means you can level the new Battle for Azeroth skill tier without putting any point into any of the previous expansions tiers, you don't have to level Blacksmithing with older materials to be able to craft the new BfA items. The new Battle for Azeroth Blacksmithing has a maximum of 175 skill points. You can read more about this in my BfA Profession overview.

Every BfA recipe will require different Blacksmithing skill levels, so it's very different from what we had in Legion where you could craft most high-level armors with Blacksmithing skill 1. You will have to level your BfA Blacksmithing skill up if you want to craft high-level armors and weapons.

Check out my BfA Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1-175, if you are looking for a more in-depth leveling guide with exact numbers and reagents needed.

Acquiring Recipes

Most recipes still have ranks just like in Legion, but there are no profession quests for crafting profession in BfA, you will learn most rank 1 and rank 2 recipes from your trainer. They are gated by profession skill, so you have to level your Blacksmithing up to get every recipe.

Currently you can buy most rank 2 and rank 3 recipes with Mark of Honor, and you can buy the rest from reputation vendors, but none of them require Exalted reputation, only Revered, so it's pretty easy to get them.

  • Rank 1: Allows you to craft the item.
  • Rank 2: Reduces the materials required to craft an item.
  • Rank 3: Greatly reduces the materials required to craft an item.

Blacksmithing Perks

Tools of the Trade - Khaz'gorian Smithing Hammer

If you level your character to level 120 and your Battle for Azeroth Blacksmithing to 150, then you can unlock a special questline to craft Khaz'gorian Smithing Hammer. Which gives your blacksmithing armor or weapons a chance to be "Indestructible" (no durability loss), and also allows you to repair an item for free every hour.

The questline will take you through the process of creating your tool and give you some backstory on where the recipe comes from. Most of the quests are really straightforward and easy so I'll skip explaining each quests. Just follow your quest log and check the markers on your map.

To get started on your profession quest line, speak with your profession trainer Forgemaster Zak'aal (Horde) in Dazar'alor or Grix "Ironfists" Barlow (Alliance) in Boralus. You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where your profession trainer is located. This will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

After you complete the quest chain, you will get the Recipe: Khaz'gorian Smithing Hammer recipe. To craft this item, you need:

Blacksmithing-only plate armors

You can craft various different high level armors, and all of them are upgradeable 2 times. You will need to craft the lower item level armor to get the recipe for the higher item level ones.

IMPORTANT: If you use the Scrapper I mention in my Expulsom Farming Guide, you can get every soulbound material back when you scrap these armors. (Tidalcore, Breath of Bwonsamdi, Expulsom)

Waist Armors:

Leg Armors:

Crafting Materials

There are 3 new ores: Monelite Ore, Storm Silver Ore and Platinum Ore

There are also 5 soulbound crafting materials:

Expulsom is obtained primarily from scrapping armors and weapons using the Scrap-o-Matic 1000 (Alliance), or the Shred-Master Mk1 (Horde). These tools work like disenchanting, you can break down any gear obtained that is from the Battle for Azeroth expansion, including dungeon/raid drops, quest rewards, world drops, and crafted gear. You can read about this in more detail if you visit my Expulsom Farming Guide.

Tidalcore is a guaranteed drop from the last boss in a Mythic dungeons and from the chest at the end of any level Mythic Plus Dungeon. They can also drop from the last boss of a heroic dungeon, however, this is not a guaranteed drop.

Breath of Bwonsamdi drops from bosses in the new raid Battle for Dazar'alor and is used for crafting epic 400 and 415 item Alchemy trinkets. (1 from each LFR wing, 1 from a Normal boss, 10 from a Heroic boss, 20 from a Mythic boss)

Sanguicell drops from raid bosses in Uldir. (1 from each LFR wing, 1 from a Normal boss, 10 from a Heroic boss, 20 from a Mythic boss)

Hydrocore used to drop in Mythic dungeons, but it no longers drops since path 8.1, and you can only get it by using Transmutes.

Utility Items

Crafted Leveling Gear

The Monel-Hardened armor set is the new uncommon (green) quality BfA plate leveling gear. All of these armors are ilvl 225, but there is a chance that they roll up to ilvl 233 and rare (blue) quality. They require level 111, so you can't equip them right away.

You can learn all of these items from your Blacksmithing trainers, and they only have one rank, so there is no reduced material cost.

Armors
Item Reagents Skill
Monel-Hardened Armguards 7 x Monelite Ore 1
Monel-Hardened Gauntlets 10 x Monelite Ore 1
Monel-Hardened Helm 15 x Monelite Ore 1
Monel-Hardened Boots 10 x Monelite Ore 15
Monel-Hardened Waistguard 10 x Monelite Ore 15
Monel-Hardened Pauldrons 15 x Monelite Ore 35
Monel-Hardened Breastplate 20 x Monelite Ore 50
Monel-Hardened Greaves 20 x Monelite Ore 50
Weapons and Shield
Monel-Hardened Cutlass 10 x Monelite Ore 1
Monel-Hardened Shanker 10 x Monelite Ore 1
Monel-Hardened Shield 18 x Monelite Ore 15
Monel-Hardened Claymore 20 x Monelite Ore 35
Monel-Hardened Deckpounder 20 x Monelite Ore 35
Monel-Hardened Polearm 20 x Monelite Ore 35

Level 120 Armors and Weapons

The Sinister Combatant's armor set is a new epic quality BfA plate gear. All of these armors and weapons are item level 340, and they all require level 120 to equip.

Sinister Combatant's Armors
Recipe Skill Rank 2 and Rank 3 recipe
Sinister Combatant's Plate Armguards 105

Horde: Sold by Ozgrom Ragefang in Zuldazar.

Alliance: Sold by Leedan Gustaf in Boralus.
Sinister Combatant's Plate Boots 105
Sinister Combatant's Plate Gauntlets 105
Sinister Combatant's Plate Greaves 105
Sinister Combatant's Plate Waistguard 105
Sinister Combatant's Weapons and Shield
Recipe Skill Rank 2 and Rank 3 recipe
Sinister Combatant's Cutlass 105

Horde: Sold by Ozgrom Ragefang in Zuldazar.

Alliance: Sold by Leedan Gustaf in Boralus.
Sinister Combatant's Deckpounder 105
Sinister Combatant's Polearm 105
Sinister Combatant's Shanker 105
Sinister Combatant's Spellblade 105
Sinister Combatant's Shield 105


Stormsteel weapons and shield

Recipe Skill Rank 3 recipe
Stormsteel Dagger Rank 1: 95
Rank 2: 120

Horde: Sold by Ransa Greyfeather in Zuldazar. Requires Revered reputation with The Honorbound faction.

Alliance: Sold by Vindicator Jaelaana in Tiragarde Sound. Requires Revered reputation with 7th Legion faction.
Stormsteel Saber
Stormsteel Spear
Stormsteel Shield

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