This guide's primary focus is leveling Blacksmithing, but you can visit my Shadowlands Blacksmithing Guide if you want to read more about the new changes, Blacksmithing bonuses, and recipes.
Blacksmithing is the best combined with Mining, and I highly recommend to level Mining and Blacksmithing together because you will need a lot of gold if you want to buy everything from Auction House. Check out my Mining leveling guide if you're going to level Mining.
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.
Approximate Materials Required
- 347 x Laestrite Ore
- 29 x Elethium Ore
- 95 x Solenium Ore
- 95 x Oxxein Ore
- 95 x Phaedrum Ore
- 95 x Sinvyr Ore
- 567 x Luminous Flux - Sold by vendors.
Check out my farming guides if you want to farm any of these ores:
- Laestrite Ore farming
- Solenium Ore farming
- Oxxein Ore farming
- Phaedrum Ore farming
- Sinvyr Ore farming
- Elethium Ore farming
Leveling Shadowlands Blacksmithing
There are 3 races with extra Blacksmithing skill as their racial trait. Any extra Blacksmithing skill means recipes stay orange for more points. You can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for more points.
- Lightforged Draenei have +10 Blacksmithing skill from Forge of Light
- Dark Iron Dwarves have +5 Blacksmithing skill from Mass Production.
- Kul Tirans have +5 skill in all professions from the trait Jack of All Trades
1 - 50
5 x Ceremonious Armguards - 20 Laestrite Ore
4 x Ceremonious Waistguard - 28 Laestrite Ore
I recommend making items that require more Luminous Flux than an alternative recipe because those items sell for a lot more. The extra gold negates the extra Luminous Flux cost, and you will end up with a few more gold after vendoring the items.
3 x Ceremonious Rapier - 24 Laestrite Ore
2 x Laestrite Skeleton Key - 4 Laestrite Ore
1 x Ceremonious Shield - 9 Laestrite Ore
3 x Ceremonious Mace - 24 Laestrite Ore
2 x Ceremonious Axe - 16 Laestrite Ore
3 x Ceremonious Greaves - 26 Laestrite Ore
2 x Ceremonious Pauldrons - 14 Laestrite Ore
- 40 - 45
7 x Ceremonious Blade - 35 Laestrite Ore
You might have to make a few more.
- 45 - 50
5 x Crafter's Mark I - 35 Laestrite Ore, 15 Luminous Flux
50 - 70
20 x 2 x Shadowghast Ingot - 20 Solenium Ore, 20 Sinvyr Ore, 20 Phaedrum Ore, 20 Oxxein Ore, 80 Luminous Flux
You will need more than a hundred of these to reach 100, so just make these until it turns grey. These are basically free skill points. However, you shouldn't make all of them now because there are a few other ways to gain skill points and you might need fewer of these. Making around 20 should get you to 60.
5 x Shadowsteel Waistguard - 20 Laestrite Ore, 35 Shadowghast Ingot, 5 Elethium Ore
Darkmoon Faire free +5 skill points
Check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open. You can find the in-game calendar in the top right corner of your minimap. The Darkmoon Faire event starts at 00:01 on the first Sunday of each in-game calendar month.
You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest. Check out my Darkmoon Faire Profession Quests Guide to read more about the quests.
Complete the quest at 75 to save the most gold!
Blacksmithing World Quests in Shadowlands
A Blacksmithing World quest will pop up every few days in one of the Shadowlands zones. They all give +1 Shadowlands Blacksmithing skill point. Just look for a little Blacksmithing icon on your world map. (requires level 60)
So, if you don't want to rush to 100, you can save some gold by completing these quests.
70 - 100
Complete the Darkmoon quest at 75 to save the most gold!
10 x Shadowsteel Gauntlets - 50 Laestrite Ore, 70 Shadowghast Ingot, 10 Elethium Ore
This recipe will be yellow for the last few points, so you might have to make more.
4 x Shadowsteel Breastplate - 24 Laestrite Ore, 48 Shadowghast Ingot, 8 Elethium Ore
3 x Shadowsteel Greaves - 18 Laestrite Ore, 36 Shadowghast Ingot, 6 Elethium Ore
I hope you liked this Shadowlands Blacksmithing leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 100! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or you found typos, errors, wrong material numbers!