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:
- Approximate materials required
- Engineering Trainers
- 1-75 #Apprentice
- 75-135 #Journeyman
- 135-200 #Expert
- 200-300 #Artisan
- 300-350 #TBC
- 350-450 #WotLK Classic
Approximate materials required
This is the list of the approximate materials required to level Engineering up to 450.
- 60x Rough Stone
- 66x Copper Bar
- 60x Coarse Stone
- 50x Linen Cloth
- 5x Silver Bar
- 110x Bronze Bar - Made from 55 Copper Bar and 55 Tin Bar if you have mining.
- 30x Heavy Stone
- 10x Moss Agate or an extra 30 Heavy Stone (so 60 in total)
- 60x Wool Cloth
- 15x Medium Leather
- 4x Steel Bar
- 120x Solid Stone
- 170x Mithril Bar
- 20x Mageweave Cloth
- 60x Dense Stone
- 135x Thorium Bar
- 35x Runecloth
If you have Mining and want to farm the ores, please see my farming guides:
Classic Trainers (1-300)
WotLK Classic Trainers (300-450)
You can learn the new WotLK Classic Engineering skill from these NPCS:
Both factions can also learn it from Timofey Oshenko at Dalaran.
Leveling WotLK Engineering
Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from the Blacksmith supply vendor, it's usually near your trainer. (or any general/trade goods vendor)
Gnome Engineering skill racial bonus
Gnome characters have +15 Engineering skill because of their passive Engineering Specialization. An extra 15 Engineering skill means recipes stay orange 15 points longer, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.
1 - 75
- 1 - 30
60x Rough Blasting Powder - 60 Rough Stone
You might even reach 40 with this recipe. You will need the 60 Rough Blasting Powder later, so keep these.
- 30 - 50
30x Handful of Copper Bolts - 30 Copper Bar
You will need around 30 of these later.
- 50 - 51
1x Arclight Spanner - 6 Copper Bar
You will use this to craft engineering recipes so keep it.
- 51 - 75
30x Rough Copper Bomb - 30 Copper Bar, 30 Handful of Copper Bolts, 60 Rough Blasting Powder, 30 Linen Cloth
Visit your trainer and learn Journeyman Engineering. (Requires level 10)
75 - 135
- 75 - 90
60x Coarse Blasting Powder - 60 Coarse Stone
- 90 - 100
20x Coarse Dynamite - 60 Coarse Blasting Powder, 20 Linen Cloth
- 105 - 125
25x Bronze Tube - 50 Bronze Bar, 25 Weak Flux
Weak Flux is sold by Engineering Supply vendors near your trainer.
- 125 - 135
10x Standard Scope - 10 Bronze Tube, 10 Moss Agate
Start making Heavy Blasting Powder if you don't have any Moss Agate, or it's really expensive.
Visit your trainer and learn Expert Engineering. (Requires level 20)
135 - 200
- 135 - 150
- 150 - 160
15x Bronze Framework - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Medium Leather, 15 Wool Cloth
Keep these too.
By making them now, you might get a lot further - probably towards 160, then stop making these and only make more when you'll need them.
- 160 -175
15x Explosive Sheep - 30 Heavy Blasting Powder, 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 15 Bronze Framework, 30 Wool Cloth
Keep 5 of these, you might need it if you choose Goblin Engineering at 200.
- 175 -176
1x Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor - 4 Steel Bar
Keep this, you will need it to craft some of the Engineering recipes.
- 176 - 195
60x Solid Blasting Powder - 120 Solid Stone
Save these because you will need them later.
- 195 - 200
7x Mithril Tube - 21 Mithril Bar
Stop making these when you reach 200. Keep 6 Mithril Tubes, because you might need them if you choose Gnomish Engineering at 200.
Visit your trainer and learn Artisan Engineering. (Requires level 35)
Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish Engineer or Goblin Engineer. Some items require a specific specialization to use, while other items are crafted by one specialization but are usable by any engineer. Fortunately, most recipes that are crafted by one Specialization can be worn by both.
For information on how to choose a specialization, please see my separate guide:
200 - 300
- 200 - 215
20x Unstable Trigger - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder
- 215 - 238
40x Mithril Casing - 120 Mithril Bar
- 238 - 250
20x Hi-Explosive Bomb - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder
- 250 - 260
30x Dense Blasting Powder - 60 Dense Stone
Keep at least 15 of these, you will need them at 285. Also, you might need to make more than 30 to reach 260.
- 260 - 285
35x Thorium Widget - 105 Thorium Bar, 35 Runecloth
It will be yellow for the last few points so you might have to make a few more to reach 285.
- 285 - 300
15x Thorium Shells - 30 Thorium Bar, 15 Dense Blasting Powder
You can learn the Master Engineering skill from these trainers below. (Requires level 50)
300 - 320
You will use these later, so make them now for free skill points.
- 40x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts - 40x Fel Iron Bar
- 20x Elemental Blasting Powder (4) - 20x Mote of Fire, 40x Mote of Earth
- 10x Fel Iron Casing - 30x Fel Iron Bar
Crafting one Elemental Blasting Powder creates 4 powders, so you will end up with 80 in total.
You might have to make a few more Fel Iron Bomb in the next step if you don't reach 320.
320 - 325
You might need to make more of these if you are unlucky with the skill point gains.
325 - 335
335 - 350
This will be green for the most part, so this is just an approximate number.
The Schematic: White Smoke Flare recipe is sold by these vendors:
- Wind Trader Lathrai in Shattrath City
- Captured Gnome in Zangarmarsh
- Feera in Exodar
- Yatheon in Silvermoon City
It's a limited supply item, so if someone bought it before you, you must wait for it to respawn, or you can check the other vendors. (around 7-10 min respawn timer)
WotLK Classic Engineering
You can learn the new WotLK Classic Engineering skill from the NPCs below. (Requires level 65)
Both factions can also learn it from Timofey Oshenko at Dalaran.
350 - 375
You will need around 50x Handful of Cobalt Bolts and 24x Volatile Blasting Trigger later. Make these now, and you should reach 375 or probably more. Make sure that you make the Handful of Cobalt Bolts before making Volatile Blasting Trigger. (Volatile Blasting Trigger stay yellow longer, so it's better to make them later)
- 35x Handful of Cobalt Bolts - 70 Cobalt Bar
- 14x Volatile Blasting Trigger - 42 Cobalt Bar, 14 Crystallized Water
Save both of these.
375 - 435
- 375 - 385
10x Overcharged Capacitor - 40 Cobalt Bar, 10 Crystallized Earth
Save these too. You will need them.
- 385 - 390
7x Explosive Decoy - 7 Frostweave Cloth, 21 Volatile Blasting Trigger
You might have to make a few more from this.
- 390 - 400
15x Froststeel Tube - 120 Cobalt Bar, 15 Crystallized Water
Save these too. You will need them later. You will probably reach more than 400, then stop making these and make more only if you need them.
- 400 - 405
5x Diamond-cut Refractor Scope - 5 Froststeel Tube, 10 Handful of Cobalt Bolts
- 405 - 410
5x Box of Bombs - 25 Saronite Bar, 5 Volatile Blasting Trigger
- 410 - 415
5x Goblin Beam Welder - 30 Saronite Bar, 15 Crystallized Fire, 15 Crystallized Water
- 415 - 425
12x Mana Injector Kit - 144 Saronite Bar, 24 Crystallized Water
- 425 - 430
7x Mechanized Snow Goggles - 56 Saronite Bar, 14 Borean Leather, 7 Eternal Shadow
Make Global Thermal Sapper Charge between 425-430, if you are a Goblin Engineer.
If you are planning on crafting the portable mailbox MOLL-E, you should craft it at 429 because it's still a guaranteed skill point. The goggles are getting close to turning green, so they have a lower chance of giving you a skill point at 429.
- 430 - 435
5x Noise Machine - 10 Froststeel Tube, 10 Overcharged Capacitor, 40 Handful of Cobalt Bolts
435 - 450
30x Gnomish Army Knife - 300 Saronite Bar, 30 Skinning Knife, 30 Mining Pick, 30 Blacksmithing Hammer
This recipe will be green for the last 5 points, so you will probably have to make more than 30, but it should still be cheaper than making any other items, even if you have to make 10 for 1 skill point.
Epic Engineering Goggles and Wormhole Generator
If you want to level engineering to 450 and not just 440, I recommend making the Wormhole Generator: Northrend and your epic Engineering Helm later at 448.
Gnomish Army Knife will be green from 445, so you will have to craft a lot of them for the last 2 points (sometimes 10-20 per point). However, the Goggles and the Wormhole Generator: Northrend stay orange up to 450, so you could save a lot of gold by making them later.
If you don't need the goggle, make the Wormhole Generator: Northrend at 449.
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!