BfA Inscription Leveling Guide 1 - 175

This Battle for Azeroth Inscription leveling guide will help you to level your profession from 1 to 175. The guide's primary focus is to show you how to level this profession, so if you are looking for more detailed information about BfA Inscription, check out my Battle for Azeroth 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 BfA Herbalism leveling guide if you want to level Herbalism.

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.

Learning BfA Inscription

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

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

Inscription Trainers:

  • Horde: You can find Chronicler Grazzul in Dazar'alor at the Terrace of Crafters. Coordinates: /way 42.3, 39.6
  • Alliance: Zooey Inksprocket is in Boralus at the Tradewinds Market. Coordinates: /way 73.4, 6.33

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

Nightborne characters have +15 Inscription skill because of their passive Ancient History. An extra 15 Inscription skill means recipes stay orange for 15 more points. You can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.

You can buy Light Parchment, Distilled Water, and Acacia Powder from the Inscription Supply vendors near your trainer, or from your trainer directly.

Milling and Pigments

Ultramarine Pigment, Crimson Pigment, and Viridescent Pigment come from milling any herb from Zandalar or Kul Tiras. (Anchor Weed, Akunda's Bite, Winter's Kiss, Sea Stalk, Star Moss, Siren's Pollen, Riverbud)

Pigment rarity:

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.

/cast Milling
/use Winter's Kiss
/use Akunda's Bite
/use Siren's Pollen
/use Riverbud
/use Sea Stalk
/use Star Moss

If you don't want to mill a herb (e.g. Anchor Weed), 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 BfA Inscription

1 - 50

You will need around 900 Ultramarine Ink, 550 Crimson Ink, and 50 Viridescent Ink to reach 145. So, since milling gives skill points up to 25, you should mill around 100-150 from one herb then turn all your pigments into inks until you reach 50.

Don't mill more herbs than you need to reach 50 because you will unlock Mass Mill at 50 which will give skill points up to 80.

50 - 80

Use the Mass Mill spell that you learned from your trainer to Mass mill any herb. You will use the pigments to make Inks, and then use the Inks to level up Inscription, so these are basically free skill points. You will need to mill around 1000 herbs to reach 80, but after you reach 80 you can stop milling the herbs and just buy the inks from the Auction House if it's cheaper than making the inks.

Make War-Scroll of Battle Shout if you don't want to mill herbs.

80 - 85

8 x War-Scroll of Battle Shout - 64 Crimson Ink

This recipe will be yellow, so you will have to make around 5-8.

85 - 140

These recipes are locked behind Honored reputation, but reaching honored with one of these factions is really easy. You can reach Honored just by completing your War Campaign quests and then doing a few faction Assaults.

Alternative recipes

It's a good idea to make a few different kinds of contract recipes because it's easier to sell them at the Auction House. You should only make these if you can buy the rank 2 version because Rank 2 recipes will give skill points longer, and also cost fewer materials, and you should only make them until they turn yellow at 105. (unless you get the rank 3)

Check your map every day and look for Inscription World quests like "Work Order: Contract: Talanji's Expedition". These rewards you with the rank 3 recipe, which is even better and you can make contracts up to around 130. (you have to get the rank 2 to learn the rank 3)

Rank 2 recipes




140 - 145

You can continue to make contracts, but I recommend switching to Darkmoon Cards because you will only get skill points every 2-3 craft from the contracts, and you should have some Viridescent Ink from milling anyway.

5 x Rank 2 - Darkmoon Card of War - 5 Light Parchment, 50 Viridescent Ink, 5 Expulsom

You will need a few Expulsom to craft the Darkmoon Cards, so check out my guide on How to get Expulsom, if you don't know how to get this crafting item.

If you are Revered with the Tortollan Seekers, then you can buy the Rank 3 Recipe: Darkmoon Card of War from Collector Kojo. The rank 3 recipe cost fewer Viridescent Ink.

145 - 175

Visit your trainer Narv (Horde) / Instructor Okanu (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.)

100 x Maroon Ink - 100 Distilled Water, 100 Maroon Pigment

You will need to mill around 150 Zin'anthid to get enough Maroon Pigment.  But don't mill all of your herbs because you will learn Mass Mill Zin'anthid at 155 and you can get 4-5 skill points by Mass milling the rest of your herbs, so you should mill herbs/make inks until you reach 155, then mass mill the rest.

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

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