Dragonflight Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 100

This Dragonflight Blacksmithing leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way how to level your Dragonflight Blacksmithing skill up from 1 to 100.

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 the Auction House. Check out my Mining leveling guide if you're going to level Mining.

Dragonflight Blacksmithing Trainers

New Dragonflight Blacksmithing features

There are a lot of new stats added to professions in Dragonflight, so here is a quick explanation for some of these.

Recipe Difficulty

Recipe Difficulty shows you how much profession skill is required to make a recipe at the highest quality. You can see your current profession Skill below the Recipe Difficulty stat. Your Skill comes from your base profession skill, specializations, profession equipment, racials, and using high-quality reagents. So, your profession skill can go well above 100.

Item Quality

Every crafted piece of Blacksmithing armor and weapon has 5 different qualities. Blacksmithing Crafted Reagents, Enchantments, and Consumable items have 3 different qualities.

Basically, if you have higher skill, you can make higher ilvl gear, higher quality consumables that give more stat, and higher quality reagents that give more profession skill when used in recipes.

Inspiration, Multicraft, Resourcefulness

  • Inspiration: Each time you craft something, there is a chance you get Inspired and craft the recipe with some bonus profession skill, so you can craft an item with higher quality than you could normally.
  • Resourcefulness: You have a chance to use fewer reagents.
  • Multicraft: You have a chance to craft additional items. (doesn't work on crafted gear, only consumables and reagents)

Dragon Isles Blacksmithing Knowledge

Dragon Isles Blacksmithing Knowledge points are the "talent points" that you can put into your profession specialization to learn new skills, stats, and bonuses.

Blacksmithing Crafting Orders

Crafting Orders are a new way for players to request a crafter to craft something for them. The interface looks like the Auction House, but instead of players posting Auctions, it will be filled with Crafting Orders that you can complete as a Blacksmith.

Completing crafting orders can give you skill points if you complete orders for items that would normally give you a skill point.

Commission

Players posting the Crafting Orders can set a commission for the crafter who completes their order. But since they are also providing the reagents for the items, the commission will probably be pretty low for trainer-taught and common recipes.

How to Complete Crafting Orders

Clicking on the Crafting Orders tab at the bottom of your profession window will open up the Crafting Order UI, where you can browse Crafting Orders posted by other players. You must be near a Crafting Table for your profession to be able to access Crafting Orders.

Blacksmithing Crafting Table location

You can find the Blacksmithing crafting table in Valdrakken on the small platform marked in the picture below. For some reason, the Blacksmithing Crafting table is near the Mining trainer and not the Blacksmithing trainer!

Leveling Dragonflight 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.

First Craft Bonus

You will get 1x Dragon Isles Blacksmithing Knowledge talent point each time you craft something for the first time. Dragon Isles Blacksmithing Knowledge is very valuable and has a weekly cap from other sources. 

So, sometimes you will see I recommend crafting a recipe that's slightly more expensive to make. This is because I think it's better to get the bonuses while they give you skill points. You will want to get all of them eventually.

Shopping List

This is the total list of materials required to reach 56. The 56-100 part is not included here because there are too many alternative recipes you can use.

Primal Flux is sold by blacksmithing supply vendors. If you are leveling in Valdrakken, you can buy it from Provisioner Thom.

1 - 7

1x Explorer's Plate Bracers - 8x Serevite Ore, 3x Draconium Ore
1x Draconium Blacksmith's Hammer - 10x Serevite Ore, 2x Draconium Ore

If you need a Blacksmith Hammer to craft these items, you can buy one from Provisioner Thom in Valdrakken. (or any other blacksmithing supply vendor).

Equip the Draconium Blacksmith's Hammer. You can destroy the Blacksmith Hammer you won't need it anymore.

7 - 10

1x Draconium Pickaxe - 10x Serevite Ore, 2x Draconium Ore

10 - 16

1x Draconium Sickle - 10x Serevite Ore, 2x Draconium Ore
1x Explorer's Plate Chestguard - 10x Serevite Ore, 3x Draconium Ore

16 - 23

Make sure to craft these next two in the same order listed here.

1x Draconium Skinning Knife - 10x Serevite Ore, 3x Draconium Ore
1x Draconium Blacksmith's Toolbox - 12x Serevite Ore, 3x Draconium Ore

Equip the Draconium Blacksmith's Toolbox.

23 - 26

1x Draconium Leatherworker's Knife - 12x Serevite Ore, 3x Draconium Ore

Blacksmithing Specializations

When you hit 25, you will unlock Specializations. I would suggest having a little bit of a look through the specializations. Spend some time reading through them, then choose which direction you might want to go.

But don't be too hasty with spending points just at this time unless you have a clear goal of which direction you wanna go. The Knowledge points are going to be the limited commodity that you will never be able to get enough of, and you will always want more of. You can continue leveling your profession and return to choosing a specialization and spending knowledge points a bit later.

You will need 50 skill points to unlock the second specialization, 65 for the third, and 75 for the fourth. 50 is not that hard to reach, but it may take you a little while to level all the way to 75. So, be aware that you will have to choose which one you feel you can do without for the longest. 

26 - 31

Craft them in the same order as listed!

1x Draconium Axe - 12x Serevite Ore, 6x Draconium Ore
1x Draconium Leatherworker's Toolset - 12x Serevite Ore, 6x Draconium Ore

31 - 35

1x Draconium Needle Set - 10x Serevite Ore, 4x Draconium Ore
1x Explorer's Expert Clasp - 10x Serevite Ore, 4x Draconium Ore

35 - 41

3x Explorer's Expert Greaves - 42x Serevite Ore, 21x Draconium Ore

40 - 45

1x Draconium Great Axe - 20x Serevite Ore, 10x Draconium Ore
1x Explorer's Expert Gauntlets - 12x Serevite Ore, 6x Draconium Ore

45 - 50

1x Draconium Stiletto - 12x Serevite Ore, 6x Draconium Ore
1x Explorer's Expert Spaulders - 12x Serevite Ore, 6x Draconium Ore

50 - 56

1x Draconium Great Mace - 20x Serevite Ore, 10x Draconium Ore
2x Explorer's Expert Helm - 28x Serevite Ore, 14x Draconium Ore

56 - 100

You can still make a few more trainer recipes until you reach 60, but they are all yellow, and they no longer give multiple skill points.

Almost all Blacksmithing recipes that give you skill points up to 100 require soulbound materials. It would be almost impossible to farm the needed materials for a single person. Also, every high-level rare and epic recipe will be BoP, so you can't even sell them at the Auction House. You are basically forced to use the Crafting Order system.

Since the whole Crafting Order system is new and untested, I cannot say which recipes are the best ones yet. I will list the full list of recipes that you can use for leveling to 100. There will probably be demand for all of them.

I recommend using the "Show Unlearned" filter in the Crafting Order UI to see which recipes have the highest demand.

It's clear to me that Blizzard wanted players to use the Crafting Order system to level up their profession from around 50. But the reality is that so few people use the system that it's almost impossible to level your profession right now. Crafting Orders are not cross-realm, so if you play on a low-population realm, the situation is even worse.

I think more people will post crafting orders once the raids and Mythic plus dungeons open up because many people are just saving their materials. So, be patient, and let's hope more people will use this system.

Recipes that you can buy from the Auction House.

Item Type/Slot Source
Obsidian Seared Slicer One-Handed Axe World Drop
Obsidian Seared Crusher Two-Handed Mace World Drop
Obsidian Seared Hexsword One-Handed Sword World Drop
Shield of the Hearth Shield Random drop from Dragon Isles Treasures
Allied Wristguard of Companionship Wrist Vault of Incarnates Bosses
Allied Chestplate of Generosity Chest Vault of Incarnates Bosses
Frostfire Legguards of Preparation Legs Algeth'ar Academy & The Azure Vault mobs
Unstable Frostfire Belt Waist Algeth'ar Academy & The Azure Vault mobs
Infurious Helm of Vengeance Head Arena, Battleground, Warmode
Infurious Warboots of Impunity Feet Arena, Battleground, Warmode

These recipes are unlocked by puting Dragon Isles Blacksmithing Knowledge points into Weaponsmithing, Armorsmithing, and Speciality Smithing Specializations.

Item Type/Slot Source
Primal Molten Longsword One-Handed Sword Weaponsmithing -> Longblades
Primal Molten Warglaive Warglaives Weaponsmithing -> Longblades
Primal Molten Greataxe Two-Handed Axe Weaponsmithing -> Axes, Picks & Polearms
Primal Molten Mace One-Handed Mace Weaponsmithing -> Maces & Hammers
Primal Molten Shortblade Dagger Weaponsmithing -> Short Blades
Primal Molten Spellblade Dagger (Caster) Weaponsmithing -> Short Blades
Primal Molten Defender Shield Armorsmithing -> Shields
Primal Molten Helm Head Armorsmithing -> Helms
Primal Molten Pauldrons Shoulder Armorsmithing -> Pauldrons
Primal Molten Breastplate Chest Armorsmithing -> Breastplates
Primal Molten Vambraces Wrist Armorsmithing -> Vambraces
Primal Molten Gauntlets Hands Armorsmithing -> Gauntlets
Primal Molten Greatbelt Waist Armorsmithing -> Belts
Primal Molten Legplates Legs Armorsmithing -> Greaves
Primal Molten Sabatons Feet Armorsmithing -> Sabatons
Khaz'gorite Blacksmith's Hammer Profession Tool Weaponsmithing -> Maces & Hammers (10)
Khaz'gorite Blacksmith's Toolbox Profession Tool Speciality Smithing -> Toolsmithing (10)

Recipes from vendors around the Dragon Isles.

Item Type Recipe Source
Obsidian Seared Claymore Two-Handed Sword (Strength) Sold by Dothenos.
Requires: Valdrakken Accord - Renown 14
Obsidian Seared Invoker One-Handed Mace Sold by Dothenos.
Requires: Valdrakken Accord - Renown 14
Obsidian Seared Halberd Polearm Sold by Quartermaster Huseng.
Requires: Maruuk Centaur - Renown 13
Obsidian Seared Runeaxe One-Handed Axe (Caster) Sold by Quartermaster Huseng.
Requires: Maruuk Centaur - Renown 13
Obsidian Seared Facesmasher Fist Weapon Sold by Quartermaster Huseng.
Requires: Maruuk Centaur - Renown 13