Dragonflight Inscription Leveling Guide 1 - 100

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

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.

Dragonflight Inscription Trainers

New Dragonflight Inscription 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 Inscription weapon or Trinket have 5 different qualities. Inscription 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 basically craft an item with higher quality than you could normally. This stat is only helpful when you craft recipes with higher Recipe Difficulty than your current Skill.
  • 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 Inscription Knowledge

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

Crafting Orders

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

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


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.

Inscription Crafting Table location

You can find the Inscription crafting table in Valdrakken at the location marked in the picture below.

Leveling Dragon Isles Inscription

Racial Bonuses

Nightborne characters have +15 Inscription skill because of their passive, and Kul Tiran characters have +5. Any extra Inscription skill means recipes stay orange for more points. You can save some gold by doing lower-level recipes for more points.

Milling Table

Milling can be used to mill 5 herbs for 2-5 pigments.

Herb Pigment Ink
5x Hochenblume 2-5x Shimmering Pigment Used in all three Inks.
5x Saxifrage 2-5x Blazing Pigment Blazing Ink
5x Writhebark 2-5x Flourishing Pigment Flourishing Ink
5x Bubble Poppy 2-5x Serene Pigment Serene Ink

Shopping List

This is the list of materials needed to level Inscription to 52. The 52-100 part is not included because there are many alternative recipes you can use.

You can buy Virtuoso Inking Set, Glittering Parchment, Iridescent Water, and Draconic Vial from from Gohfyrr in Valdrakken.

1 - 15

Use Dragon Isles Milling on these herbs:

Make sure that you don't mill all your Writhebark. Keep at least 35!

15 - 20

Craft these inks:

They all make 2x Inks, so you will end up with double the numbers above. You will need 12x Blazing, 18x Flourishing, and 32x Serene.

You will also need 17x Chilled Rune. They won't give you any skill points at this point.

17x Chilled Rune - 85x Rousing Frost, 17x Serene Ink

20 - 32

You will need Runed Writhebark and Burnished Ink later, so you should craft them now while they give skill points.

  • 7x Runed Writhebark - 35x Rousing Air, 35x Writhebark, 7x Flourishing Ink, 7x Chilled Rune
  • 4x Burnished Ink - 8x Blazing Ink, 8x Flourishing Ink, 8x Serene Ink

First Craft Bonus

You will get 1x Dragon Isles Inscription Knowledge talent point each time you craft something for the first time. Dragon Isles Inscription Knowledge is very valuable and has a weekly cap from other sources. So, instead of leveling Inscription and then going back to craft grey recipes, this leveling guide is designed in a way to get the "First Craft Bonus" from most recipes while they give you skill points. 

Inscription 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 and 75 for the third. 50 is very easy 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. 

32 - 39

Craft these to get your First Craft bonuses. Make sure to craft the profession equipment first and then the Runes.

Equip the Scribe's Fastened Quill.

You should be at 39 or 40. Make a few more from any of the runes if you didn't reach 39.

39 - 45

3x Cosmic Ink - 3x Awakened Frost, 3x Serene Ink, 6x Burnished Ink, 3x Runed Writhebark

45 - 52

Make one from each missive:

Learn the Vantus rune recipe from the trainer, then make one:

1x Technique: Vantus Rune: Vault of the Incarnates - 2x Burnished Ink, 1x Chilled Rune

52 - 65

Make around 20 from any of the Missives above.

65 - 100

You have to do the 65 - 100 part with Crafting Orders because every single recipe that can give you skill points requires some soulbound material. 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.

This list below is the full list of recipes that you can use for leveling to 100. 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 or 75. 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. In one Week, I couldn't complete a single crafting order for any of the epic pieces.

Name Description Recipe Source
Chef's Splendid Rolling Pin Cooking Tool Sold by Rabul
Artisan's Consortium - Valued
Alchemist's Brilliant Mixing Rod Alchemy Tool Sold by Rabul
Artisan's Consortium - Valued
Scribe's Resplendent Quill Inscription Tool Runebinding Specialization - Profession Tools (10)
Darkmoon Deck Box: Inferno Upgrades Darkmoon Deck: Inferno ilvl Archiving Specialization - Fire
Darkmoon Deck Box: Dance Upgrades Darkmoon Deck: Dance ilvl Archiving Specialization - Air
Darkmoon Deck Box: Watcher Upgrades Darkmoon Deck: Watcher ilvl Archiving Specialization - Earth
Darkmoon Deck Box: Rime Upgrades Darkmoon Deck: Rime ilvl Archiving Specialization - Frost
Weathered Explorer's Stave Staff World Drop
Sold on the Auction house
Kinetic Pillar of the Isles Staff Runebinding Specialization - Staves
Cracking Codex of the Isles Off-hand Runebinding Specialization - Codexes
Illuminating Pillar of the Isles Staff Runebinding Specialization - Staves (5)