I recommend trying Zygor's 1-80 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt. The guide will help you to reach level 80 a lot faster.
Table of contents
- Materials required
- Blacksmithing trainers
- 1-75 #Apprentice
- 75-125 #Journeyman
- 125-225 #Expert
- 225-300 #Artisan
- 300-350 #TBC
- 350-450 #WotLK Classic
List of Materials Required
Below you can find the list of the approximate materials required to level Blacksmithing to 450.
- 150x Rough Stone
- 150x Copper Bar
- 95x Coarse Stone
- 5x Silver Bar
- 140x Bronze Bar
- 105x Heavy Stone
- 5x Gold Bar
- 230x Iron Bar
- 35x Green Dye - Sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors
- 190x Steel Bar - Made from 190 Iron Bar + 190 Coal if you have Mining. The Blacksmithing Supply vendor sells the Coal.
- 10x Citrine
- 315x Solid Stone - If you can't get the Plans: Mithril Spurs from the Auction House, you will only need 120 Solid Stone
- 60x Mageweave Cloth (you will need another 90x if you can't get the Mithril Spurs recipe)
- 150x Mithril Bar (you will need another 90x if you can't get the Mithril Spurs recipe)
- 20x Dense Stone
- 420x Thorium Bar
- 80x Rugged Leather or 10x Star Ruby
- 320x Cobalt Bar
- 740x Saronite Bar
- 22x Crystallized Air
- 7x Titanium Bar
- 13x Eternal Shadow
- 13x Eternal Water
- 39x Eternal Earth (or Eternal Water/Fire/Shadow)
If you have Mining and want to farm the ores, please see my farming guides:
WotLK Classic Trainers
You can learn the new WotLK Classic Blacksmithing skill from these NPCS:
Both factions can also learn it from Alard Schmied at Dalaran.
1 - 75
- 1 - 30
40x Rough Sharpening Stone - 40 Rough Stone
- 30 - 65
55x Rough Grinding Stone - 110 Rough Stone
Save 10 Rough Grinding Stones.
- 65 - 75
25x Coarse Sharpening Stone - 25 Coarse Stone
Visit your trainer and learn Journeyman Blacksmithing. (Requires level 10)
75 - 125
- 75 - 90
35x 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 more Copper Bars or make a few more Coarse Grinding Stones.
- 90 - 100
10x Runed Copper Belt - 100 Copper Bar
- 100 - 105
5x Silver Rod - 5 Silver Bar, 10 Rough Grinding Stone
You can skip this part and make Runed Copper Belt if you don't have any Silver Bar.
- 105 - 110
5x Runed Copper Belt - 50 Copper Bar
- 110 - 125
15x Rough Bronze Leggings - 90 Bronze Bar
Visit your trainer and learn Expert Blacksmithing. (Requires level 20)
125 - 225
- 125 - 140
35x Heavy Grinding Stone - 105 Heavy Stone
Keep the Heavy Grinding Stones. Make this one up to 150 if Heavy Stone is cheap.
- 140 - 150
10x Patterned Bronze Bracers - 50 Bronze Bar, 20 Coarse Grinding Stone
- 150 - 155
5x Golden Rod - 5 Gold Bar, 10 Coarse Grinding Stone
Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.
- 155 - 165
10x Green Iron Leggings - 80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye
- 165 - 190
25x Green Iron Bracers - 150 Iron Bar, 25 Green Dye
- 190 - 200
10x 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
30x Solid Grinding Stone - 120 Solid Stone
Keep at least 10 of these for the 225-235 part.
Keep all of them if you bought the Plans: Mithril Spurs, and you will also have to make another 40. (you can make them later too)
- 210 - 225
15x 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. Choosing one is optional. You don't need it to level Blacksmithing.
Blacksmithing specializations are not as useful in WotLK Classic as they were in Burning Crusade, so choosing a specialization is not that important in WotLK. You can craft every epic level 80 gear without a specialization, so it's entirely optional to choose one. The only benefit you will get is some leveling gear.
For information on how to choose a specialization, please see my separate guide:
- 225 - 235
10x Steel Plate Helm - 140 Steel Bar, 10 Citrine, 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.
15x Mithril Spurs - 60 Mithril Bar, 45 Solid Grinding StoneAlternative recipe:
15x Mithril Coif - 150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth
- 250 - 260
20x Dense Sharpening Stone - 20 Dense Stone
- 260 - 270
10x Thorium Belt - 80 Thorium Bar
- 270 - 275
5x Thorium Bracers - 40 Thorium Bar
- 275 - 290
15x Imperial Plate Bracers - 180 Thorium Bar
You can get the Plans: Imperial Plate Bracers after completing the Imperial Plate Bracer (requires Blacksmithing 265) quest in Tanaris for Derotain Mudsipper. You will need 10x Thorium Bar to complete the quest.
- 290 - 300
Go back to your trainer to learn new recipes, then make 10 from one of these two:
Learn Master Blacksmithing from one of the trainers below. (Requires level 50)
300 - 350
- 300 - 305
7x Fel Weightstone - 7 Fel Iron Bar, 7 Netherweave Cloth
You might need to make more of these because you won't gain a skill point for every craft.
- 305 - 316
11x Fel Iron Plate Belt - 44 Fel Iron Bar
- 316 - 321
5x Fel Iron Chain Gloves - 25 Fel Iron Bar
- 321 - 325
4x Fel Iron Plate Boots - 24 Fel Iron Bar
- 325 - 335
45x Lesser Rune of Warding - 45 Adamantite Bar
It's green for the last 5 points, so 45 is an approximate number. You might need to make more.
- 335 - 340
7x Fel Iron Chain Tunic - 63 Fel Iron Bar
You might need to make more because the recipe is yellow.
- 340 - 350
45x Lesser Ward of Shielding - 45 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 45 is an approximate number. You might need to make more or fewer.
WotLK Classic Blacksmithing (350-450)
You can learn the new WotLK Classic Blacksmithing skill from these NPCs below. (Requires level 65)
Both factions can also learn it from Alard Schmied at Dalaran.
350 - 390
10x Cobalt Boots - 40 Cobalt Bar
10x Cobalt Triangle Shield - 40 Cobalt Bar
5x Cobalt Legplates - 25 Cobalt Bar
5x Cobalt Gauntlets - 25 Cobalt Bar
5x Spiked Cobalt Boots - 35 Cobalt Bar
5x Spiked Cobalt Shoulders - 35 Cobalt Bar
390 - 416
Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece can be a good alternative for the 390-416 part. The Plans: Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece is dropped by Venture Co. Excavators in Sholazar Basin. Don't let Wowhead's drop rate intimidate you. It's higher than that, but still, it can take 20-30 minutes to get it.
Required materials for 390-416:
You can decide for yourself if the recipe is worth farming for you.
Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece
416 - 425
13x Eternal Belt Buckle - 52 Saronite Bar, 13 Eternal Earth, 13 Eternal Water, 13 Eternal Shadow
There are cheaper alternative recipes that you can make, but Eternal Belt Buckle is a very useful item, so you can sell all of them and get most of your gold back.
The recipe will be yellow for the last 5 points, so you might have to make more.
425 - 430
7x Titanium Weapon Chain - 14 Saronite Bar, 7 Titanium Bar
The recipe will be yellow, so you might have to make more.
430 - 445
23x Daunting Legplates - 322 Saronite Bar, 23 Eternal Earth
This recipe will be yellow between 435-445, so you probably have to make more than 20, usually 23-25. You can also make any other armor that requires 14x Saronite Bar and 1x Eternal Water/Fire/Shadow, but Eternal Earth is usually the cheapest.
You can already start crafting the Titansteel epic armors and weapons at 440 if you want to start selling them at the Auction House, but these legplates are much cheaper to make if you just simply want to reach 450 and don't want to bother selling stuff.
445 - 450
17x Daunting Legplates - 238 Saronite Bar, 17 Eternal Earth
You will still be making the Daunting Legplates, but the recipe will be green, which means the number of items crafted will vary from person to person. I never had to craft more than 17, but you might get unlucky with skill gains, and you have to craft more.
And like before, you can also make any other armor that requires 14x Saronite Bar and 1x Eternal Water/Fire/Shadow.
You can also craft 5 from any of these epic armors and weapons. They cost a lot more gold, but you can sell them at the Auction House
Congratulations on reaching 450! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve or if you found typos, errors, or wrong material numbers!