Blacksmithing is the best combined with Mining, and I highly recommend leveling Mining and Blacksmithing together because you will need a lot of gold if you want to buy everything from the Auction House. It will take a lot of dedication to get to the end and get those epic items.
- Blacksmithing Trainers
- 1 - 75 #Apprentice
- 75 - 125 #Journeyman
- 125 - 225 #Expert
- 225 - 300 #Artisan
- 300 - 375 #Master (TBC Classic)
Preparing for TBC Classic launch
You can make classic recipes up to 325 (or even 330) if you want a bit of a headstart at the start of the expansion and use fewer Outland ores.
The Imperial Plate Chest turns yellow at 320, green at 330, and it stops giving skill points at 340. I would recommend making them up to around 325. After that point, it will probably be cheaper to use Adamantite Ore. The Lesser Rune of Warding recipe only requires 2x Adamantite Bar, while you would need 20-60x Thorium Bars for each skill point. (depends on luck)
Approximate Materials Required
- 150 x Rough Stone
- 150 x Copper Bar
- 95 x Coarse Stone
- 5 x Silver Bar
- 140 x Bronze Bar
- 105 x Heavy Stone
- 5 x Gold Bar
- 230 x Iron Bar
- 190 x Steel Bar
- 520 x Solid Stone - You only need 120 from this if you level with alternative recipes, but you will need more thorium and mithril.
- 60 x Mageweave Cloth
- 250 x Mithril Bar
- 20 x Dense Stone
- 390 x Thorium Bar
This is just a fraction of the materials required. The 360-375 part is not included in the list below because there are three ways to level between 360 and 375. You can read more about this when you get to 360.
You can learn Blacksmithing from any of these NPCs below. Just click on any of the links below to see the trainer's exact location. You can also walk up to a guard in any city and ask where the Blacksmithing trainer is, and then the trainer will be marked with a red flag on your map.
Classic Trainers (1-300)
In Burning Crusade Classic, you can learn Journeyman, Expert, and Artisan Blacksmithing from trainers in every major city. You don't have to visit different trainers anymore.
- Ug'thok in Orgrimmar.
- Basil Frye in Undercity.
- Thrag Stonehoof in Thunder Bluff
- Bemarrin in Silvermoon City
TBC Blacksmithing Trainers (300-375)
You can learn the new TBC Blacksmithing skill from the Master Blacksmithing trainers at Outland.
1 - 75
- 1 - 30
33 x Rough Sharpening Stone - 33 Rough Stone
- 30 - 65
55 x Rough Grinding Stone - 110 Rough Stone
Save 10 Rough Grinding Stones.
- 65 - 75
25 x Coarse Sharpening Stone - 25 Coarse Stone
Visit your trainer and learn Journeyman Blacksmithing. (Requires level 10)
75 - 125
- 75 - 90
35 x Coarse Grinding Stone - 70 Coarse Stone
Save the Coarse Grinding Stones.
If you didn't reach 90 by making these, you could continue to the next step, but you will need a few more Copper Bars or make a few more Coarse Grinding Stones.
- 90 - 100
10 x Runed Copper Belt - 100 Copper Bar
- 100 - 105
5 x Silver Rod - 5 Silver Bar, 10 Rough Grinding Stone
You can also skip this part and make Runed Copper Belt if you don't have any Silver Bar.
- 105 - 110
5 x Runed Copper Belt - 50 Copper Bar
- 110 - 125
15 x Rough Bronze Leggings - 90 Bronze Bar
Visit your trainer and learn Expert Blacksmithing. (Requires level 20)
125 - 225
- 125 - 140
35 x Heavy Grinding Stone - 105 Heavy Stone
Keep the Heavy Grinding Stones. Make this one up to 150 if Heavy Stone is cheap.
- 140 - 150
10 x Patterned Bronze Bracers - 50 Bronze Bar, 20 Coarse Grinding Stone
- 150 - 155
5 x Golden Rod - 5 Gold Bar, 10 Coarse Grinding Stone
Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.
- 155 - 165
10 x Green Iron Leggings - 80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye
- 165 - 190
25 x Green Iron Bracers - 150 Iron Bar, 25 Green Dye
- 190 - 200
10 x Golden Scale Bracers - 50 Steel Bar, 20 Heavy Grinding Stone
Alliance players should keep 6 of these. You might need them if you choose Armorsmithing.
- 200 - 210
30 x Solid Grinding Stone - 120 Solid Stone
- 210 - 225
15 x Heavy Mithril Gauntlet - 90 Mithril Bar, 60 Mageweave Cloth
Visit your trainer and learn Artisan Blacksmithing. (Requires level 35)
At Blacksmithing skill 200 and character level 40, you can specialize in Armorsmithing or Weaponsmithing to craft powerful weapons or armors. (Choosing one is optional, you don't need it to level Blacksmithing. You can choose later too)
For information on how to choose a specialization, please see my separate guide:
225 - 235
10 x Steel Plate Helm - 140 Steel Bar, 10 Solid Grinding Stone
Horde players should keep 4 of these. You might need them if you choose Armorsmithing.
235 - 250
Buy Plans: Mithril Spurs from the Auction House.
20 x Mithril Spurs - 80 Mithril Bar, 60 Solid Grinding Stone
15 x Mithril Coif - 150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth
250 - 260
20 x Dense Sharpening Stone - 20 Dense Stone
260 - 270
20 x Mithril Spurs - 80 Mithril Bar, 60 Solid Grinding Stone
- 10 x Thorium Bracers - 120 Thorium Bar, 40 Blue Power Crystal
- 10 x Thorium Belt - 120 Thorium Bar, 40 Red Power Crystal
- 10 x Radiant Belt - 100 Thorium Bar, 20 Heart of Fire
270 - 295
25 x Imperial Plate Bracers - 300 Thorium Bar
The recipe will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make a few more. Don't leave before you buy the next recipe!
295 - 300
5 x Imperial Plate Boots - 90 Thorium Bar
You can get the recipe from the same NPC as the previous one, but this quest requires 20x Thorium Bar.
Burning Crusade Classic (300-375)
Leveling to 325 using Thorium Bars
Make these if Thorium is cheaper:
- 300 - 316
16x Imperial Plate Boots - 288 Thorium Bar
- 316 - 325
17x Imperial Plate Chest - 340 Thorium Bar
300 - 340
Some of these recipes below are yellow/green, so you will not gain skill point every time. These are approximate numbers. You might need to make more or fewer.
- 300 - 305
7 x Fel Weightstone - 7 Fel Iron Bar, 7 Netherweave Cloth
- 305 - 316
11 x Fel Iron Plate Belt - 44 Fel Iron Bar
- 316 - 321
5 x Fel Iron Chain Gloves - 25 Fel Iron Bar
- 321 - 325
4 x Fel Iron Plate Boots - 24 Fel Iron Bar
- 325 - 335
25 x Lesser Rune of Warding - 25 Adamantite Bar
- 335 - 340
7 x Fel Iron Chain Tunic - 63 Fel Iron Bar
340 - 350
25 x Lesser Ward of Shielding - 25 Adamantite Bar
The recipe is sold by Rohok (Horde) at Hellfire Peninsula and by Mari Stonehand (Alliance) at Shadowmoon Valley. It's a limited supply item, so you have to wait if someone bought it before you. (15-60min respawn time).
It's green for the last 5 points, so 25 is just an approximate number. You might need to make more or fewer.
350 - 360
25 x Adamantite Weightstone - 25 Adamantite Bar, 50 Netherweave Cloth
This recipe is green for the last 5 points, so 25 is just an approximate number. You might need to make more or fewer.
You can buy the recipe from Fedryen Swiftspear at Zangarmarsh. It requires an Honored reputation with the Cenarion Expedition faction.
You can get Honored Cenarion Expedition from killing mobs in Steamvault, Underboug, and Slave Pens.
Multiple ways to level to 375
You can level to 375 with 3 different methods. Read each part and check the Auction House which one is cheaper, or decide which one is easier to farm.
Scryers or Aldor
First of all, you should check your reputations and look for "The Scryers" or "The Aldor" faction to see which one you choose after the City of Light quest. If you are Unfriendly with one of them, you selected the other one, and you should have a Neutral or higher reputation with that faction.
The only exception if your race is Draenei or Blood Elf. Blood Elves start at Friendly with the Scryers and Unfriendly with the Aldor. Draenei start at Friendly with the Aldor and Unfriendly with the Scryers, even if they didn't finish the quests below.
The City of Light quest
If you are Neutral with both factions, you are lucky, and you can still select a faction.
- Find Haggard War Veteran in Shattrath City and pick up the quest A'dal.
- Go to the middle of Shattrath City to complete the quest then pick up City of Light from Archmage Khadgar.
- The City of Light quest takes 8-9 minutes to complete. You have to follow Khadgar's servant around Shattrath City, but if you get too far, the quest will fail, and you will have to restart the whole quest.
WARNING: Make sure you turn off any auto quest turn-in addons. The addon will pick the first one (which is Aldor).
Picking Scryers is usually cheaper than Aldor, so I recommend going with Scryers. But, you should get your calculator, go to the Auction House, then calculate the cost of each leveling method.
|The Scryers||The Aldor||Dungeon|
Leveling to 375
Even if you choose Allegiance to the Scryers, you still need to grind some reputation before you can buy the recipe. (Blood Elves can buy it right away)
360 - 375
17 x Enchanted Adamantite Belt - 34 Hardened Adamantite Bar, 136 Arcane Dust, 34 Large Prismatic Shard
This recipe is sold by Quartermaster Enuril (requires The Scryers Friendly). It will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make a few more. (or fewer)
You only need to reach Honored with Aldor, and you can level using only one recipe.
360 - 375
17 x Flamebane Gloves - 136 Fel Iron Bar, 68 Primal Water, 68 Primal Fire
You can buy the recipe from Quartermaster Endarin (Requires The Aldor Honored). It will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make a few more. (or fewer)
If you are Revered with the Aldor, I recommend switching to Flamebane Breastplate at 371. It will cost a bit more, but it's orange so you get skill point for every craft. The recipe is sold by the same vendor.
The Plans: Felsteel Gloves is dropped by Auchenai Monks in Auchenai Crypts. (drops in normal mode too) The drop rate is actually pretty decent but it only drops if you have someone with Blacksmithing in the group, so the mobs show lower drop rate.
360 - 375
17 x Felsteel Gloves - 102 Felsteel Bar
The Felsteel Gloves recipe will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make a few more.(or fewer)
Congratulations on reaching 375! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or you found typos, errors, wrong material numbers!