Battle for Azeroth Inscription Guide

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

Table of contents

New in Patch 8.3

The are only two new recipes in this patch.

New in Patch 8.2

Learning BfA Inscription

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

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

Inscription Trainers:

  • Horde: You can find Chronicler Grazzul in Dazar'alor at the Terrace of Crafters. Coordinates: /way 42.3, 39.6
  • Alliance: Zooey Inksprocket is located in Boralus at the Tradewinds Market. Coordinates: /way 73.4, 6.33

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

Leveling Inscription

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 Inscription with older materials to be able to craft the new BfA items. The new Battle for Azeroth Inscription has a maximum of 175 skill points. You can read more about this in my BfA Profession overview.

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

Check out my BfA Inscription leveling guide, if you are looking for an 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 Inscription up to get every recipe.

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

Reputation Vendors

You can buy most Rank 3 recipes from vendors, but none of them require Exalted reputation, only Revered, so it's pretty easy to get them. (A few rank 3 recipes come from World Quests)




Inscription Perks

If you level your character to level 120 and your Battle for Azeroth Inscription to 150, then you can unlock a special questline to craft Sanguine Feather Quill of Lana'thel. This item allows you to create Blood Contracts, and siphon the blood from dead creatures around you restoring your own health.

The 4 Blood Contracts will summon a guardian to fight for you:

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 Chronicler Grazzul (Horde) in Dazar'alor or Zooey Inksprocket (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 Sanguine Feather Quill of Lana'thel recipe. To craft this item, you need:

Crafting Materials

New Inks:

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.

New Inscription Recipes


Scribers can craft a new type of items called contracts. They allow you to gain 10 reputation with a faction every time you complete a world quest on Kul Tiras or Zandalar. These are not soulbound, so you can sell them at the Auction House. The contract will last for 7 days. You can cancel it by using a contract for another faction, or you can choose to remove it by right-clicking on the buff.

You can learn the rank 1 recipes from your Inscription trainer after you reach 75 in Inscription. The rank 2 recipe can be obtained from that faction's reputation vendor once you reach Honored with that faction. The Rank 3 recipes are obtained from Work Order world quests, these will show up randomly every few days, so it's random when you get a rank 3.




Darkmoon Trinkets

Darkmoon Card of War is used for crafting the new Darkmoon trinkets:


War-Scrolls give a buff to either attack power, intellect, or stamina for all your party/raid members. Warriors, mages, and priests have a better version of these buffs (10%), so these scrolls are only useful when those classes are not in your party/raid. (they don't stack with the class buffs)

You can learn these scrolls after you reach 50 in Inscription.




Inscription skill

Rank 3

Rank 1

Rank 2

Inscribed Vessel of Mysticism 85 110 Tortollan Seekers - Revered
Honorable Combatant's Etched Vessel 85 Rank 2 and 3 sold by Ozgrom Ragefang (Horde) / Leedan Gustaf (Alliance)
Sinister Combatant's Etched Vessel 115

Vantus Runes

Vantus Runes increase your versatility by 1500 against a particular boss for a week.

Utility and Miscellaneous Items