WotLK Classic Inscription Leveling Guide 1-450

This WotLK Classic Inscription leveling guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Inscription skill up from 1 to 450 as inexpensively as possible in Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

Table of Contents

Approximate Herbs Required for 1-450

Milling is an ability you get when you learn Inscription. Milling can be used to mill 5 herbs for 2 - 4 pigments, then you use the pigments to turn into inks.

The first row in the table below is the total amount of herb needed, it doesn't have to be all from the same herb.

Herbs needed

Herbs you can Mill

Milling Results

120x Earthroot, Peacebloom, Silverleaf Alabaster Pigment
110x Briarthorn, Bruiseweed, Mageroyal, Stranglekelp, Swiftthistle Dusky Pigment
Verdant Pigment
170x Grave Moss, Kingsblood, Liferoot, Wild Steelbloom Golden Pigment
Burnt Pigment
180x Fadeleaf, Goldthorn, Khadgar's Whisker, Wintersbite Emerald Pigment
Indigo Pigment
240x Arthas' Tears, Blindweed, Firebloom, Ghost Mushroom, Gromsblood, Purple Lotus, Sungrass Violet Pigment
Ruby Pigment
120x Dreamfoil, Golden Sansam, Icecap, Mountain Silversage, Plaguebloom Silvery Pigment
Sapphire Pigment
180x Felweed, Ragveil,Terocone, Ancient Lichen, Nightmare Vine, Netherbloom, Mana Thistle, Dreaming Glory Nether Pigment
Ebon Pigment
500x Icethorn, Lichbloom, Fire Leaf, Fire Seed, Tiger Lily, Adder's Tongue, Deadnettle, Goldclover, Talandra's Rose Azure Pigment
Icy Pigment

WotLK Inscription Trainers

Classic Trainers (1-300)

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

TBC Trainers (300-350)

Neferatti or Michael Schwan in Hellfire Penninsula.

Scribe Lanloer (The Scryers) and Recorder Lidio (The Aldor) in Shattrath City. It's possible you can only talk to one of the two. (depends on your reputation)

WotLK Trainers (300-450)

You can learn the new WotLK Classic Inscription skill from these NPCS:

Both factions can learn it from Professor Pallin at Dalaran.

Horde:

Alliance:

Leveling WotLK Classic Inscription

1 - 75

  • 1 - 19
    18x Ivory Ink - 18 Alabaster Pigment
  • 53 - 75
    22x Armor Vellum - 22 Moonglow Ink, 44 Light Parchment

75 - 125

Learn Inscription Journeyman. (Requires level 10)

Multiple Glyphs and Scrolls at the same skill ranges

There are many Glyphs and Scrolls at different skill ranges with the same amount of materials needed, so when you see [Glyph of ...], you can choose between more recipes that are orange to you and requires the same amount of materials.

  • 80 - 100
    20x [Glyph of....] - 20 Midnight Ink, 20 Light Parchment

    Make any Glyph that is orange to you. Glyphs turn yellow after 10 points here, then learn new recipes and choose another Glyph.

  • 100 - 105
    40x Lion's Ink - 80 Golden Pigment Make any orange Glyph if you did not reach 105 by making these.
  • 105 - 125
    20x [Glyph of ...] - 20 Lion's Ink, 20 Common Parchment

    Make any Glyph that is orange to you. Your aim should always be to make glyphs while they are orange. Glyphs turn yellow after 5 points, then learn new recipes and choose another Glyph.

125 - 200

Learn Inscription Expert. (Requires level 20)

  • 125 - 130

    Turn your Burnt Pigment into Dawnstar Ink. If you didn't mill your own herbs and you don't have Burnt Pigment, you can just make any Glyph that is orange to you.

  • 130 - 147
    17x [Glyph of ...] - 17 Lion's Ink, 17 Common Parchment

    Make any Glyph that is orange to you. Glyphs turn yellow after 5 and 10 points here, so you have to keep learnning new ones.

  • 155 - 195
    40x [Glyph of ...] - 40 Jadefire Ink, 40 Common Parchment

    Make orange Glyphs. You have to keep learning new ones every 5 points.

    Turn all your Indigo Pigment into Royal Ink at 175 if you have any.

  • 195 - 200
    7x [Glyph of ...] - 7 Jadefire Ink, 7 Common Parchment

    Make any Glyph that is YELLOW to you. There won't be any orange Glyps for this part.

    Make as many Arcane Tarot as you can if you made Royal Ink in the previous step.

200 - 290

Learn Inscription Artisan. (Requires level 35)

  • 205 - 245
    40x [Glyph of ...] - 40 Celestial Ink, 40 Heavy Parchment

    Make Glyphs until they turn yellow, then learn new ones.

    Turn all your Ruby Pigment into Fiery Ink at 225.

  • 245- 250
    5x Weapon Vellum II - 5, Fiery Ink, 5 Celestial Ink, 10 Heavy Parchment

    Make any Glyph that is yellow to you if you didn't make Fiery Ink in the previous step or if you don't have 5 of them.

  • 250-255
    20-35x Shimmering Ink - 40-70 Silvery Pigment

    If you mill your herbs, you will probably need fewer Inks because you will make a few Ink of the Sky from your rare pigments between 275 - 295.

  • 260 - 275
    15x [Glyph of ...] - 30 Shimmering Ink, 30 Heavy Parchment

    Make Glyphs until they turn yellow, then learn new ones.

  • 275 - 290
    15x Ink of the Sky - 10 Sapphire Pigment

    You have to make more orange Glyphs if you didn't mill your herbs or if you don't have 15 Sapphire Pigments.

Master Inscription

Visit a trainer at Outland and learn Master Inscription.  (Requires level 50)

You can also visit the Northrend trainers if your level is high enough.

Neferatti or Michael Schwan in Hellfire Penninsula.

Scribe Lanloer (The Scryers) and Recorder Lidio (The Aldor) in Shattrath City. It's possible you can only talk to one of the two. (depends on your reputation)

290 - 350

  • 305 - 350
    45x [Glyph of ...] - 45 Ethereal Ink, 45 Resilient Parchment

    Make Glyphs until they turn yellow, then learn new ones.

WotLK Classic Inscription

You can learn the new WotLK Classic Inscription skill from any NPCs listed below.  (Requires level 65)

Both factions can learn it from Professor Pallin at Dalaran.

Horde:

Alliance:

350 - 450

  • 375 - 380
    Snowfall Ink - Icy Pigment

    Use all the rare pigments available. Keep the extra Snowfall Ink for Northrend Inscription Research. You will need to research to learn most "Northrend" glyphs.

  • 380 - 385
    7x Glyph of Focus - 7 Ink of the Sea, 7 Resilient Parchment
  • 386 - 400
    25x [Any Discovered Major Glyph] - 25 Ink of the Sea, 25 Resilient Parchment
  • 430 - 450
    The best strategy is to stop leveling Inscription at about skill 430 and simply conduct regular Northrend Inscription Research.


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!