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 Inscription.
If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 120 in 8 days with this guide.
Learning Draenor Inscription
You have to get a [Draenor Inscription] scroll to learn Draenor Inscription. This scroll will also teach you a few basic Inscription recipes.
There are three ways to obtain this scroll:
- You can buy it in Ashran from Joao Calhandro (Alliance) at Stormshield, or from Maru'sa (Horde) at Warspear. (Learn Inscription first from the trainer near the NPCs)
- If you build a Scribe's Quarters at your garrion, you can buy the scroll from one of the NPCs at the building. Complete the "Your First Inscription Work Order" quest first, or the NPC won't sell you anything. (You also must learn Inscription first from any Inscription trainer)
- If you are still leveling your character (90-92), you have to loot a quest item to start a quest chain.
Milling and Pigments
[Cerulean Pigment] comes from milling any Draenor herb. (Fireweed, Frostweed, Starflower, Nagrand Arrowbloom, Talador Orchid, Gorgrond Flytrap).
You can find the [Milling] ability in your spellbook's profession tab. (you can drag it to your action bar)
Type /m into your chat then hit enter to create a macro. Then just copy-paste these strings in your macro and bind it to a useful / easy button of your keyboard. Simple but useful macro in order to quickly mill your Draenor herbs.
/use Talador Orchid
/use Gorgrond Flytrap
/use Nagrand Arrowbloom
If you don't want to mill a herb (e.g. Frostweed since it's used in the dailies), just leave that out. This macro will start from the first herb and it will keep milling it until you don't have any left from that herb, then it will jump to the next one.
Number of herbs needed:
You will get 2 Cerulean Pigment from Milling 5 herbs, and you will need 1178 Cerulean Pigment, so you will have to mill 2945 Draenor herbs.
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You can buy the [Virtuoso Inking Set] and [Light Parchment] in Ashran from Jasa (Horde) at Warspear, or from Trader Caerel (Alliance) at Stormshield. (or you can buy them at any other major city like Orgrimmar or Stormwind, just ask a guard where the "General Goods" vendor is located)
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Create one [Secrets of Draenor Inscription] and buy [Technique: Volatile Crystal] in Ashran from Joao Calhandro (Alliance) at Stormshield, or from Maru'sa (Horde) at Warspear. (you can also buy it at the Scribe's Quarters in your garrison)
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98 x [Volatile Crystal] - 1176 Cerulean Pigment
Alternative way to level
There is an alternative way to level, which will cost a lot fewer Herbs (1535 instead of 2945).
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 supposed to spawn because other questgiver 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 Herb traders Samantha Scarlet (Alliance) and Nicholas Mitrik (Horde), because they sell the [Technique: The Spirit of War] which you will use to level Inscription. 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 Herbs 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 Herb Trader didn't spawn, then you have to wait another 5 days, or you can still try use the trader at someone else's garrison. Ask your friends/guild mates 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 Herb Trader if they have it there.
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99 x [The Spirit of War] - 99 x Primal Spirit, 396 Cerulean Pigment
[Primal Spirit] is also sold by the Herb Trader for 5 [Gorgrond Flytrap] (Horde) / 5 [Frostweed] (Alliance), so you will need 495 from on of these herbs. 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 Inscription leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 100!