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 Draenor Engineering.
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.
Learning Draenor Engineering
You have to get a [Draenor Engineering] scroll to learn Draenor Engineering.
There are three ways to obtain this scroll:
- You can buy it from the vendor near your Engineering trainer at Ashran. Alliance players can find Sean Catchpole at Stormshield, and Horde players can find Nik Steelrings at Warspear. (Learn Engineering first from the NPC near the vendor)
- If you build an Engineering Works at your garrison, you can buy the scroll from one of the NPCs at the building. Complete the "Your First Engineering Work Order" quest first, or the NPC won't sell you anything. (You also must learn Engineering first from any engineering trainer)
- If you are still leveling your character (90-92), you have to loot a quest item to start a quest chain.
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Most recipes below are taught by the [Draenor Engineering] mentioned above.
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.
There are three recipes that you can use to level, you only need to make one of these:
- 12 x [Stealthman 54] - 24 x Blackrock Ore, 24 x True Iron Ore, 24 x Nagrand Arrowbloom
- 23 x [Mecha-Blast Rocket] - 138 x Blackrock Ore
- 23 x [Shieldtronic Shield] - 138 x True Iron Ore
[Stealthman 54] is usually the best choice unless Nagrand Arrowbloom is insanely overpriced at the Auction House.
You can find an Anvil behind the building where your engineering trainer is located. (it's near the blacksmithing trainer)
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Create one [Secrets of Draenor Engineering], then buy the recipe [Schematic: Didi's Delicate Assembly] from Sean Catchpole (Alliance) at Stormshield, or Nik Steelrings (Horde) at Warspear. (or at the Engineering Works at your garrison)
Learn the recipe then make this:
- 70 x [Didi's Delicate Assembly] - 1050 True Iron Ore, 1050 Blackrock Ore
An alternative way to level
There is an alternative way to level, which will cost a lot fewer Ores (1110 Ore instead of 2100).
There are several NPCs that can randomly spawn in your garrison each day. They will appear in the entryway of your level 3 town hall, they won't spawn in lower level Town Halls. There is a set rotation of profession traders for each day:
Ore -> Dust -> Fur -> Leather -> Herb
Everyone on your realm will have the same trader if they get the trader, but it's not guaranteed that you get a profession trader in your garrison, even if it's the day it 's supposed to spawn because other quest givers can also spawn. Basically, one NPC will spawn out of 4 and there is a chance for that NPC to be a profession trader.
You will want to get the Ore traders Alexi Hackercam (Alliance) and Trixxy Volt (Horde) because they sell the [Schematic: Primal Welding] which you will use to level Engineering. If you click on the NPC links above, it will take you to wowhead.com where you will see a small box on the right with a title "Quick Facts". There you can see two dates, those are the dates when the Ore Trader can spawn in your garrison. (for some reason the dates are currently swapped, so if you play in Europe, use NA dates, if you play from NA, use EU dates)
If the Ore Trader didn't spawn, then you have to wait another 5 days, or you can still try to use the trader at someone else's garrison. Ask your friends/guildmates to check which NPC they got. Then have them invite you into a group, and then right-click your own portrait and select "view leader's garrison". This will take you to their garrison and you can use the Ore Trader if they have it there.
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70 x [Primal Welding] - 70 x Primal Spirit, 350 x True Iron Ore, 350 x Blackrock Ore
You can buy the [Schematic: Primal Welding] recipe from the Ore Trader for 60 x Blackrock Ore
[Primal Spirit] is also sold by the Ore Trader for 5 x True Iron Ore each, so you will need 350 x True Iron Ore. But, if you played during the Warlords of Draenor expansion, then you probably have hundreds of Primal Spirit in your bank, so you can save even more gold because you don't have to buy any of them.
I hope you liked this Draenor Engineering leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 100!