Shadowlands Blacksmithing Guide

Shadowlands Blacksmithing

This guide provides an overview of all the additions and changes to Blacksmithing in World of Warcraft Shadowlands. New armors, weapons, weapons mods, ores, legendary armors!

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Shadowlands Blacksmithing Trainer Location

You can learn Shadowlands Blacksmithing from Smith Au'berk in Oribos in the Hall of Shapes. (Coordinates: 40.4, 31.6)

Oribos is the new Shadowlands city hub for both factions. You will arrive there after you finish the Shadowlands intro quests, so you can learn the new profession recipes before you head out questing.

Smith Au'berk

Acquiring recipes

In Shadowlands, most recipes only have one rank, and you can learn most of them from your trainer. This makes leveling professions much easier since you don't have to grind reputations to get higher rank recipes.

These 3 recipes below are the only ones that you can't learn from your trainer:

Materials

The new ores are a bit different from ores in previous expansions because 4 of them are zone specific.

Ores

  • Laestrite Ore - Mined in every zone
  • Solenium Ore - Mined in Bastion
  • Oxxein Ore - Mined in Maldraxxus
  • Phaedrum Ore - Mined in Ardenweald
  • Sinvyr Ore - Mined in Revendereth
  • Elethium Ore - Low chance to drop when mining any deposit, or you can mine them from Elethium Deposits (rare spawn).
  • Porous Stone - Mined from every deposit, except Elethium deposit.
  • Shaded Stone - Low chance to drop when mining any deposit. But, always drops when mining an Elethium Deposit (rare spawn).

Crafted Reagents

Materials from vendors

Crafting Blacksmithing Legendary Base items

Crafting your own Legendary Armor is one of the new features in the Shadowlands expansion. The Legendary armors require 4 different components before you can craft them, and one of them is the Base item (Rune Vessel) that determine the slot you are making your armor for, and the item level of your armor. These base items are crafted by players with Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, Tailoring, and Jewelcrafting.

How to learn the Base Item recipes?

Once you reach 100 in Shadowlands Blacksmithing, the Runecarver will offer you The Vessels of Metal quest.

Read my Shadowlands Legendary Gear crafting guide to learn how to unlock the Runecarver.

How to craft higher ilvl Base Items?

Every base item has four ranks, and each of them will have its own little experience bar. You will gain experience each time you craft a base item and once you fill the experience bar, you will learn the next rank. Crafting a higher rank base item will give more experience.

  • Rank 1 (iLvl 190) - 5 Experience/craft - 75 xp needed for rank 2
  • Rank 2 (iLvL 210) - 10 Experience/craft - 150 xp needed for rank 3
  • Rank 3 (iLvL 225) - 15 experience/craft - 225 xp needed for rank 4
  • Rank 4 (iLvL 235)

Crafting 15 Rank 1 base items will unlock Rank 2, 15 Rank 2 crafts will unlock Rank 3, and 15 Rank 3 craft will unlock Rank 4.

Higher rank base items also require a lot more materials. A rank 4 item usually costs around 4 times as much as a rank 1.

Full list of base items

Optional Reagents

These reagents change the item level of a crafted armor or weapon. (You can actually downgrade an item's item level and its level requirement if you use a lower level optional reagent)

These 3 optional reagents below can only be used to craft items from Shadowlands. All 8 manufacturing professions can craft these, so they are not exclusive to Blacksmithing.

Armors

I was hoping I could use the new armor set to gear my alts for leveling Shadowlands, but unfortunately, you can't equip the full Ceremonious armor set at level 50.

The Shadowsteel armor set pieces are ilvl 151, and they all require level 60 to equip.

Weapons and Shield

All of these are ilvl 100 and require level 50 to equip.

Weapon Mods

Weapon mods provide a small Attack Power buff for 1 hour when you apply these to your weapons. Sharpening Stones are used on swords, daggers, axes, polearms, and fist weapons. Weightstones are used on maces and staves.

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