Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Cataclysm Blacksmithing.
I recommend using Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. All the detail that you need to complete the quests are included. You’ll never have to switch back to a website, or even the in-game main map to see where you have to go or what’s next. And if you are low on gold, I recommend trying this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make a lot of gold.
Approximate Materials Required for 1-75:
- 390 x Obsidium Bar
- 340 x Elementium Bar
- 10 x Volatile Earth
- 150 x Volatile Fire OR 150 x Volatile Water
- 2 x Hardened Elementium Bar
Cataclysm Blacksmithing Leveling
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Cataclysm Blacksmithing.
Lightforged Draenei characters have +10 Blacksmithing skill because of their passive [Forge of Light], and Dark Iron Dwarves have +5 from [Mass Production]. An extra 5 or 10 Blacksmithing skill means recipes stay orange for 5 or 10 more points, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for a few more points.
- 1 - 5
195 x [Folded Obsidium] - 390 Obsidium Bar
If you choose different recipes you will need fewer than 195 of these.
- 5 - 10
5 x [Redsteel Bracers] - 15 x Folded Obsidium
- 10 - 20
10 x [Redsteel Belt] - 40 x Folded Obsidium, 10 x Volatile Earth
- 20 - 25
5 x [Redsteel Boots] - 25 x Folded Obsidium
- 25 - 35
10 x [Obsidium Skeleton Key] - 20 x Folded Obsidium
The recipe will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make a few more.
- 35 - 40
5 x [Redsteel Shoulders] - 15 x Folded Obsidium, 30 x Elementium Bar
- 40 - 50
10 x [Redsteel Legguards] - 40 x Folded Obsidium, 70 x Elementium Bar
You can make [Elementium Shield Spike] if you have more Elementium Bar.
- 50 - 60
10 x [Hardened Obsidium Breastplate] - 40 x Folded Obsidium, 60 x Elementium Bar
Make [Redsteel Helm] if you have more Elementium Bar.
You can also make [Pyrium Weapon Chain] if you can find cheap [Pyrium Bar]. [Plans: Pyrium Weapon Chain] is sold by these vendors for 20 Elementium Bar. (the vendor is usually near your Cataclysm Blacksmithing trainer labeled as "Blacksmithing Supplies")
- 60 - 70
Make one of the following:
- 10 x [Vicious Pyrium Belt] - 100 x Elementium Bar, 100 x Volatile Fire
- 10 x [Vicious Ornate Pyrium Belt] - 100 x Elementium Bar, 100 x Volatile Water
You can buy these recipes for 20 [Elementium Bar] from a vendor who is usually near your Cataclysm Blacksmithing trainer labeled as "Blacksmithing Supplies"
- 70 - 75
Make one of the following:
- 5 x [Vicious Pyrium Boots] - 60 x Elementium Bar, 50 x Volatile Fire
- 5 x [Vicious Ornate Pyrium Boots] - 60 x Elementium Bar, 50 x Volatile Water
You can buy these recipes for 2 [Hardened Elementium Bar] from a vendor who is usually near your Cataclysm Blacksmithing trainer labeled as "Blacksmithing Supplies"
Miners can make [Smelt Hardened Elementium] with Cataclysm Mining (50).
I hope you liked this Cataclysm Blacksmithing leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 75!