BfA Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 175

This Battle for Azeroth Blacksmithing leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way how to level your BfA Blacksmithing skill up from 1 to 175.

This guide's primary focus is leveling Blacksmithing, but you can visit my Battle for Azeroth 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 BfA Mining leveling guide if you're going to level Mining.

I recommend using Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. All the detail that you need to complete the quests are included. You’ll never have to switch back to a website, or even the in-game main map to see where you have to go or what’s next. And if you are low on gold, I recommend trying this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make a lot of gold.

BfA Blacksmithing Trainer Location

The new BfA Blacksmithing skill is named differently for the two factions, but the name is the only difference between them.

Kul Tiran Blacksmithing is the Alliance version and Zandalari Blacksmithing is the Horde version.

Blacksmithing Trainers:

You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Blacksmithing trainer is. Asking the guard will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

Recipe Ranks

Most high-level Battle for Azeroth Blacksmithing recipes has 3 ranks. Higher rank recipes reduce the materials required to create a recipe, and also give skill points much longer.

Approximate Materials Required

The amount of Monelite Ore needed will be pretty much the same for everyone, but there are two ways to level between 115-145. So you might have to buy a few hundred more Storm Silver Ore later, and you will need more Expulsom and a lot more Platinum Ore.

You need a lot of Expulsom to reach 175, so check out my guide on How to get Expulsom, if you don't know how to get this crafting item.

Leveling BfA Blacksmithing

Lightforged Draenei characters have +10 Blacksmithing skill because of their passive Forge of Light, and Dark Iron Dwarves have +5 from Mass Production. An extra 5 or 10 Blacksmithing skill means recipes stay orange for 5 or 10 more points, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 10 more points.

You can buy Durable Flux from the Blacksmithing trainer. I didn't list them in the guide since you can buy a bunch of them from the vendor.

1 - 85

85 - 95

10 x Rank 1 - Honorable Combatant's Plate Armguards - 300 Storm Silver Ore

If you have a lot of Mark of Honor, buy the rank 2 and rank 3 from these NPCs:

You will only need 200 Storm Silver Ore if you buy the rank 3 recipes. But only buy it if you have more than 18 Mark of Honor. You should save 12 Mark of Honor for the last two recipe.

You can buy Elemental Flux from the Blacksmithing trainer. I didn't list them in the guide since you can just buy a bunch of them from the vendor.

95 - 115

Learn Rank 2 - Monel-Hardened Hoofplates from your trainer. Then go somewhere in Zandalar or Kul Tiras where you can find a lot of HUMANOID mobs, then kill those mobs until you get the Rank 3 - Recipe: Monel-Hardened Hoofplates.

The drop rate is high. You should get this recipe after 10-20 kills. (drops only from Humanoid mobs)

20 x Rank 3 - Monel-Hardened Hoofplates - 300 x Monelite Ore

Note: Make sure you don't already have the recipe in your bags/bank, because it won't drop twice.

115 - 145

The materials required for this part will depend on if you have any Mark of Honor or if you are willing to do PvP to get some. If you don't have any Mark of Honor, but you want to reach 145, your best option is to wait until you get to revered with The Honorbound / 7th Legion then you can buy the rank 3 Stormsteel recipes.

I understand that a lot of players hate PvP, but I highly recommend to farm the 6 Mark of Honor. It's a lot cheaper to level Blacksmithing with Sinister/Notorious Combatant weapons and armors.

How to get Mark of Honor?

You can get Mark of Honor from doing Battlegrounds and Arenas. The most reliable way is to just do some Battlegrounds since you get Mark of Honor most of the time. You will get 2 for a win, and 1 for a loss but only if you don't lose with very low score (like 100-200 score, or 0 flags). If you want to farm it in arena, then you have to pray to the RNG gods, because the box which contains Mark of Honor is rewarded randomly after winning.

How to get Expulsom?

You need a lot of Expulsom to reach 175, so check out my guide on How to get Expulsom, if you don't know how to get this crafting item.

Darkmoon Faire free +5 skill points

You should check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open, the event starts at 00:01 on the Sunday before the 1st Monday of each month.

You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest (use it at 140). Check out my Darkmoon Faire Profession Quests Guide to read more about the quests.

Leveling with Mark of Honor

Buy the rank 2 and rank 3 Recipe: Sinister Combatant's Plate Armguards recipe for 6 Mark of Honor.

30 x Rank 3 - Sinister Combatant's Plate Armguards - 450 x Storm Silver Ore, 120 x Platinum Ore, 30 x Expulsom

If you don't have any Mark of Honor

  • 120-145
    40 x Rank 3 - Stormsteel Dagger - 640 Storm Silver Ore, 240 Platinum Ore, 40 Expulsom

    The recipe is sold by Ransa Greyfeather (Horde) / Vindicator Jaelaana (Alliance). It requires Revered with The Honorbound (Horde) / 7th Legion (Alliance).

    You will probably have to craft a lot more since the recipe will be green for the last few points.

    Check out my guide on How to get Expulsom, if you don't know how to get this crafting item.

145 - 160

Visit your trainer Jada (Horde) / Instructor Alikana (Alliance) at Nazjatar and learn the new recipes. (You have to finish the first few intro quest at Nazjatar before you can see these NPCs.)

15 x Rank 1 - Notorious Combatant's Plate Armguards - 120 Osmenite Ore, 45 Storm Silver Ore, 105 Durable Flux, 30 Expulsom

How to get Expulsom?

You need a lot of Expulsom to reach 175, so check out my guide on How to get Expulsom, if you don't know how to get this crafting item.

160 - 170

You should stop at 169 if you plan to craft the new epic plate armors since you will get 6 skill points in total for crafting the 2 belt and 2 pants.

Buy the Rank 2 - Recipe: Notorious Combatant's Plate Armguards recipe for 2 Mark of Honor from Dazzerian (Horde) / Crafticus Mindbender (Alliance) at Nazjatar.

10 x rank 2 - Notorious Combatant's Plate Armguards - 70 Osmenite Ore, 20 Storm Silver Ore, 60 Durable Flux, 10 Expulsom

How to get Mark of Honor?

You can get Mark of Honor from doing Battlegrounds and Arenas. The most reliable way is to just do some Battlegrounds since you get Mark of Honor most of the time. You will get 2 for a win, and 1 for a loss but only if you don't lose with very low score (like 100-200 score, or 0 flags). If you want to farm it in arena, then you have to pray to the RNG gods, because the box which contains Mark of Honor is rewarded randomly after winning.

NOTE: Mark of Honor is account bound, so you can send it to your character from your alts.

170 - 175

Buy the Rank 3 - Recipe: Notorious Combatant's Plate Armguards recipe for 4 Mark of Honor from the same NPCs as the rank 2. 

5 x Rank 3 - Notorious Combatant's Plate Armguards - 30 Osmenite Ore, 5 Storm Silver Ore, 25 Durable Flux, 5 Expulsom

I hope you liked this BfA Blacksmithing leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 175!

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