Legion Inscription Leveling Guide 1-100

This Legion Inscription leveling guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Legion Inscription skill up from 1 to 100 as inexpensively as possible.

Inscription is the best combined with Herbalism because you can save a lot of gold by farming the needed herbs, so check out my Herbalism leveling guide if you want to level Herbalism.

Legion Inscription Trainer

You can find the Legion Inscription Trainer Professor Pallin at Dalaran (Broken Isle). If you are having trouble finding him, you can just walk up to a guard in the city, and ask the guard where the Inscription trainer is.

He won't teach you Legion Inscription until you sign his contract. So, pick up the quest Sign This from him, then sign the contract by right-clicking on the Unsigned Contract in your inventory. The quest reward is Legion Scribe.

Milling Legion herbs

You can get Sallow Pigment, and Roseate Pigment from milling any Legion herb.


Sallow Pigment

Roseate Pigment

5 x Yseralline Seed 5% chance to get 1 1
5 x Aethril 22% chance to get 1 2-3
5 x Dreamleaf 22% chance to get 1, and there is a chance to get a Nightmare Pod which can also contain another 2-3. 2-3
5 x Foxflower 22% chance to get 1 2-3
5 x Astral Glory 22% chance to get 1 2-3
5 x Fjarnskaggl 22% chance to get 1 2-3
5 x Starlight Rose 22% chance to get 1 4-6
5 x Felwort Always drop 8-13. 2-3

Mass Milling Techniques

You can mill 20 herbs at once instead of 5 with Mass Milling recipes.

To unlock Mass Milling for legion herbs, pick up the quest Mass Milling Techniques from Professor Pallin.

Complete the quest by following these steps:

  1. Use the book on the right.
  2. Use the book in the left corner.
  3. Use the book on the left, near the green inks.
  4. Use Ladder next to the wall in the back of the room. 

The reward is Mass Mill Yseralline Seeds recipe.

For all other herbs, you need to mill each herb manually AFTER COMPLETING THIS QUEST. From that, there is a random chance to drop a separate quest for those (You should get it after milling 100-200 herbs). The only exception is Astral Glory, because you can buy the recipe Technique: Mass Mill Astral Glory from Toraan the Revered if you have a Friendly reputation with the Argussian Reach faction.


Quest item

Herb to mill

Mass Mill Aethril Aethrem Crystal Aethril
Mass Mill Dreamleaf Bulging Nightmare Pod Dreamleaf
Mass Mill Foxflower Woody Seed Cluster Foxflower
Mass Mill Fjarnskaggl Fjarnsk Fjarnskaggl
Mass Mill Starlight Rose Roseate Essence Starlight Rose
Mass Mill Felwort Sallow Essence Felwort

Approximate materials required

You will need around 200 x Sallow Pigment, and 900 x Roseate Pigment.

Since you get more Sallow Pigment from Dreamleaf and Felwort (see milling table above) there is a difference in how many herbs you have to mill depending on which herb you can buy from the Auction House.

  • You will need to mill around 4500 herbs if you only mill Aethril, Fjarnskaggl, Astral Glory, Foxflower, Starlight Rose.
  • If you are milling Dreamleaf, then you will only need around 2000 because you get twice as many Sallow Pigment after opening up all the Nightmare Pods.
  • Milling Felwort gives a lot more Shallow Pigment than normal herbs, so you will only need to mill around 100. But you won't get as many Roseate Pigment, so you will have to buy them from the Auction House.

Leveling Legion Inscription

Nightborne characters have +15 Inscription skill because of their passive Ancient History. An extra 15 Inscription skill means recipes stay orange for 15 more points. You can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.

1 - 25

Simply manually milling around 400 Legion herbs should get you to 25.

DO NOT USE MASS MILL YET, IT WON'T GIVE YOU SKILL POINTS! Only use mass mill after you reached 25.

If you are buying the pigments from the auction house, then you have to buy an extra 20-25 Sallow Pigment, and start making the next recipe.

25 - 40

Look for a scroll behind your trainer on the counter in the back of The Scribes Sacellum in Dalaran and loot Technique: Tome of the Tranquil Mind from it. (it's near the small blue rug with a chair on it).

This recipe will be yellow between 25-40, so you might have to make more. If you don't have enough Light Parchment, you can buy it from the Pandaren vendor behind the trainer.

40 - 100

You have to get one of the Nighthold Rank 3 Vantus rune recipe, there is no other good alternative. Higher rank recipes allow you to craft an item for fewer materials, and they stay orange for a lot longer (grants guaranteed skill-ups). 

You could also try to make Glyphs up to 70, but Glyph recipes are green between 45-70, so you would have to make a lot, but at least you can sell some of those.

Rank 1 and 2 Vantus Runes

You basically have to kill a boss twice. Kill one at "Raid Finder" difficulty, learn the rank 1 recipe, then kill the same boss again on Normal. (or wait a week for another Raid Finder kill, but most classes at level 50 can solo the bosses on Normal difficulty)

You can queue to Legion Raid Finder instances from Archmage Timear at Dalaran (Broken Isles). Queue for Arcing Aqueducts if you want to kill the first boss Skorpyron.

Then right-click on your portrait, and set the Raid Difficulty to normal, and enter Nighthold. Here is a video on where the Nighthold entrance is located. Don't forget to learn the Rank 1 recipe before you kill the boss again in Normal!

Rank 3 Vantus Runes

I hope you liked this Legion Inscription leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 100!

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