TBC Classic Blacksmithing Leveling guide 1-375 for Burning Crusade Classic

This TBC Classic Blacksmithing Leveling Guide will show you the fastest and easiest way to level your Blacksmithing skill up from 1 to 375 in Burning Crusade Classic.

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. 

Guide sections

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)

If you want to level to 325, then you will need around 688x Thorium Bar and this will save you 100x Fel Iron Bar (200x Fel Iron Ore).

Approximate Materials Required

Burning Crusade

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.

Blacksmithing Trainers

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.

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

TBC Blacksmithing Trainers (300-375)

You can learn the new TBC Blacksmithing skill from the Master Blacksmithing trainers at Outland.

  • Horde: Rohok in Hellfire Peninsula.
  • Alliance: Humphry in Hellfire Peninsula

Leveling Blacksmithing

1 - 75

Journeyman Blacksmithing

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.

  • 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.

Expert Blacksmithing

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.

  • 150 - 155
    5 x Golden Rod - 5 Gold Bar, 10 Coarse Grinding Stone

Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.

  • 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.

Artisan Blacksmithing

Visit your trainer and learn Artisan Blacksmithing. (Requires level 35)

Blacksmithing Specializations

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:

Blacksmithing Specializations in TBC Classic

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

Alternative recipe:

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

Alternative recipes:

If you couldn't get the Plans: Mithril Spurs recipe, then you can try to buy one of these: Plans: Thorium Bracers, Plans: Thorium Belt, Plans: Radiant Belt.

270 - 295

25 x Imperial Plate Bracers - 300 Thorium Bar

You can get the Plans: Imperial Plate Bracers after completing the Imperial Plate Bracer quest in Tanaris for Derotain Mudsipper. The quest requires 10x 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)

You can learn the Master Blacksmithing skill in Hellfire Peninsula from Rohok at Thrallmar and Humphry at Honor Hold.

Leveling to 325 using Thorium Bars

Using Thorium Bar to level Blacksmithing will be probably cheaper than using Fel Iron Bar for the first few days of the expansion, but not sure how expensive Fel Iron will be after that.

You should check the Auction House and compare the price of 100x Fel Iron Bar and 688x Thorium Bar, then use the cheaper leveling method.

Make these if Thorium is cheaper:

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.

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).

After you complete the quest, you can pick Allegiance to the Aldor or Allegiance to the Scryers.

Approximate materials

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

If you have mining, then you can make them from 612 Fel Iron Ore and 408 Eternium Ore

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)

You can gain reputation by turning in 10 x Sunfury Signet to Magistrix Fyalenn for 250 reputation, or 1 x Arcane Tome to Voren'thal the Seer for 350 reputations.

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)

Miners can make one Hardened Adamantite Bar from 10 Adamantite Bar (20 Adamantite Ore). ,,

You only need to reach Honored with Aldor, and you can level using only one recipe.

You can gain reputation by turning in 10 Mark of Sargeras to Adyen the Lightwarden for 250 reputation, or 1 Fel Armament to Ishanah for 350 reputation.

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!

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