This Shadowlands Inscription leveling guide will help you to level your profession from 1 to 100. The guide's primary focus is to show you how to level this profession, so if you are looking for more detailed information about Shadowlands Inscription, check out my Shadowlands Inscription guide.
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.
If you are still leveling your character, I recommend trying Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide to help you get to max level faster.
Shadowlands Inscription Trainer Location
You can learn Shadowlands Inscription from Scribe Au'tehshi in Oribos in the Hall of Shapes. (Coordinates: 38.1, 44.7)
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.
Milling and Pigments
Check out my farming guides if you want to farm any of these herbs:
- Death Blossom farming
- Rising Glory farming
- Marrowroot farming
- Vigil's Torch farming
- Widowbloom farming
- Nightshade farming
- Luminous Pigment ~50%
- Umbral Pigment ~50%
- Tranquil Pigment ~5% from common herbs, but 100% from Nightshade
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 herbs.
/use Death Blossom
/use Rising Glory
/use Vigil's Torch
If you don't want to mill a herb (e.g. Widowbloom), 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.
All your herbs must be in perfect stacks divisible by 5, the macro will get stuck if your herb stack is not divisible by 5.
Leveling Shadowlands Inscription
Nightborne characters have +15 Inscription skill because of their passive Ancient History, and Kul Tiran characters have +5 from the trait Jack of All Trades. Any extra Inscription skill means recipes stay orange for more points. You can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for more points.
1 - 25
Milling won't give you skill points, you will only get skill points for making the inks.
Don't mill more herbs yet because you will unlock Mass Mill at 30 which will actually give skill points up to 65, unlike normal milling. Only mill just enough herbs so you can make Inks until you reach 25.
25 - 30
10 x Writ of Grave Robbing - 10 Luminous Ink, 10 Umbral Ink
You can also make 5 Tome of the Still Mind. It costs 3 times as much, but it's much more useful.
30 - 60
Use the Mass Mill spell in your spellbook and mill around 700 from any of these herbs:
60 - 75
75 - 86
86 - 100
Darkmoon Card of Death will create a random Darkmoon Card from one of the four Darkmoon decks, and sometimes you will also get a blank card that can be used to craft a card from a specific deck.
Since getting a blank card is random, it will depend on your luck how many Darkmoon Card of Death you have to make. I recommend making around 10 Cards first, then use the Blank cards to gain more skill points, and then make more Darkmoon Card of Death until you reach 100.
10 x Darkmoon Card of Death - 70 Luminous Ink, 70 Umbral Ink, 10 Tranquil Ink, 10 Dark Parchment
- Darkmoon Card of the Indomitable - 1 x Blank Card of the Indomitable, 1 x Tranquil Ink
- Darkmoon Card of Putrescence - 1 x Blank Card of Putresence, 1 x Tranquil Ink
- Darkmoon Card of Voracity - 1 x Blank Card of Voracity, 1 x Tranquil Ink
- Darkmoon Card of Repose - 1 x Blank Card of Repose, 1 x Tranquil Ink