BfA Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 175

This Battle for Azeroth Engineering leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way how to level your BfA Engineering skill up from 1 to 175.

This guide's primary focus is leveling Engineering, but you can visit my Battle for Azeroth Engineering Guide if you want to read more about the new changes, engineering bonuses, and recipes.

Engineering is the best combined with Mining because you can farm most of the needed materials, and you will save a lot of gold. So, check out my Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining before Engineering. But, the fastest way to level this profession is to buy everything from the Auction House.

If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide. It can help you to make loads of gold.

If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 120 in 8 days with this guide.

BfA Engineering Trainer Location

The new BfA Engineering skill is named differently for the two factions, but the name is the only difference between them.

Kul Tiran Engineering is the Alliance version and Zandalari Engineering is the Horde version.

Engineering Trainers:

You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Engineering trainer is. Asking the guard will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

Recipe Ranks

Most high-level Battle for Azeroth Engineering recipes has 3 ranks. Higher rank recipes reduce the materials required to create a recipe, and also give skill points much longer.

Approximate Materials Required

The 110-145 part is not included in the list below because there are four ways to level between 110 and 145. You can read more about this when you get to 110.

If you are Revered with Zandalari Empire (Horde) / Storm's Wake (Alliance), then you will only need around 560 Monelite Ore and 210 Storm Silver Ore.

The Insulated Wiring and Chemical Blasting Cap are sold by the Engineering trainer.

Leveling BfA Engineering

Gnome characters have +15 Engineering skill because of their passive Engineering Specialization. An extra 15 Engineering skill means recipes stay orange for 15 more points, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.

1 - 30

29 x F.R.I.E.D. - 174 x Monelite Ore, 145 x Chemical Blasting Cap, 232 x Insulated Wiring

You can also make Organic Discombobulation Grenade or Thermo-Accelerated Plague Spreader.

The Insulated Wiring and Chemical Blasting Cap are sold by the Engineering trainer.

30 - 35

5 x Deployable Attire Rearranger - 50 Monelite Ore, 30 Storm Silver Ore, 50 Insulated Wiring

35 - 55

Learn the rank 2 bombs from your trainer.

20 x Rank 2 - F.R.I.E.D. - 100 x Monelite Ore, 60 x Chemical Blasting Cap, 100 x Insulated Wiring

You can also make the other two bombs.

Alternative recipes:

If you are Revered with Zandalari Empire (Horde) / Storm's Wake (Alliance), then you can buy the rank 3 Organic Discombobulation Grenade from Natal'hakata (Horde) / Sister Lilyana (Alliance). The rank 3 recipes stay orange for 25 more points.

Buy the recipe and make this:

35 - 75
40 x Organic Discombobulation Grenade - 160 x Monelite Ore, 120 x Chemical Blasting Cap, 200 x Insulated Wiring

55 - 85

Learn the rank 2 from the trainer.

30 x Rank 2 - Deployable Attire Rearranger - 240 Monelite Ore, 150 Storm Silver Ore, 240 Insulated Wiring

Alternative recipes:

If you are Revered with Zandalari Empire (Horde) / Storm's Wake (Alliance), then you can buy the rank 3 Deployable Attire Rearranger from Natal'hakata (Horde) / Sister Lilyana (Alliance). The rank 3 recipes stay orange for 15 more points.

Buy the recipe and make this:

75 - 85
10 x Deployable Attire Rearranger - 50 x Monelite Ore, 40 Storm Silver Ore, 50 Insulated Wiring

85 - 110

Learn the rank 3 recipe from your trainer.

15 x Rank 3 - Magical Intrusion Dampener - 120 x Monelite Ore, 80 x Storm Silver Ore, 90x Insulated Wiring

NOTE: This recipe is currently bugged. It gives 2 skill points per craft while it's orange. And even at yellow it sometimes gives 2 skill point, but not every craft. Contact me if you see it no longers gives 2 skill point because the bug was fixed. (Make any rank 2 scopes if it has been fixed)

You will probably have to make more than 15.

Multiple ways to level between 110 and 145

There are multiple ways to level to 145, I will list them starting from the best to worst. Method 4 is better than 3 if you already have the 15 Tidalcore.

The table below shows the approximate materials needed for each leveling method.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Requires Exalted Zandalari Empire (Horde) / Proudmoore Admiralty (Alliance).

Requires a lot of high level battle pets.

Requires 6 Mark of Honor.

Requires 15 Tidalcore.

Darkmoon Faire free +5 skill points

First of all, you should check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open. The event starts at 00:01 on the Sunday before the 1st Monday of each month.

You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest. Check out my Darkmoon Faire Profession Quests Guide to read more about the quests.

Complete the quest at 140, and you will save a lot of gold! (save it for later if you can level with Unstable Temporal Time Shifter rank 3.)

1. Unstable Temporal Time Shifter - Rank 3

The Rank 3 Unstable Temporal Time Shifter is the best recipe to level Engineering to 150, but you have to get Exalted Zandalari Empire (Horde) / Proudmoore Admiralty (Alliance) reputation to unlock the rank 2 recipe. It takes a long time to get to Exalted, so I only recommend this for those who are already at Exalted or really close to it.

Rank 2

After you reach Exalted with the Zandalari Empire (Horde) / Proudmoore Admiralty (Alliance) faction, you can buy the rank 2 Unstable Temporal Time Shifter from Natal'hakata (Horde) in Zuldazar, or from Provisioner Fray (Alliance) in Tiragarde Sound.

Rank 3

The rank 3 recipe is a lot easier to get. Schematic: Unstable Temporal Time Shifter - Rank 3 is dropped by High Tinker Mekkatorque inside the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. You can kill him on any difficulty, even in Raid Finder and you will get the recipe.

35 x Rank 3 - Unstable Temporal Time Shifter - 280 Monelite Ore, 210 Storm Silver Ore, 525 Insulated Wiring

Make this one all the way up to 150 until it turns grey!

2. Mechantula from Pet Battle Challenge: Gnomeregan

If you complete the Pet Battle Challenge: Gnomeregan you can buy the Schematic: Mechantula for one Pristine Gizmo.

Skip this part if you have never played with your Pet Battles before. It will take too much time to level up the pets just for getting this one recipe for Engineering. I only recommend this to those who already have a lot of level 25 pets.

If you have a decent amount of level 25 pets and believe you can beat the challenge, try these guides located here, here, and the comments here.

110 - 125

25 x Unstable Temporal Time Shifter - 300 Monelite Ore, 200 Storm Silver Ore, 400 Insulated Wiring

You will probably have to make a few more to reach 125 because the recipe will be yellow.

125 - 145

35 x Mechantula - 350 Monelite Ore, 175 Platinum Ore, 350 Insulated Wiring

This recipe will be green for the last 5 points so you might have to make more.

3. Leveling with Mark of Honor

This part requires 6 Mark of Honor

How to get Mark of Honor?

You can get Mark of Honor from doing Battlegrounds and Arenas. The most reliable way is to do some Battlegrounds since you get Mark of Honor most of the time. You will get 2 for a win and 1 for a loss but only if you don't lose with a very low score (like 100-200 score, or 0 flags). If you want to farm it in arenas, then you have to pray to the RNG gods, because the box which contains Mark of Honor is rewarded randomly after winning.

NOTE: Mark of Honor is account bound, so you can send it to your character from your alts.

How to get Expulsom?

You need a lot of Expulsom to reach 145, so check out my guide on How to get Expulsom, if you don't know how to get this crafting item.

110 - 125

25 x Unstable Temporal Time Shifter - 300 Monelite Ore, 200 Storm Silver Ore, 400 Insulated Wiring

You will probably have to make a few more to reach 125 because the recipe will be yellow.

Alternative Recipes:

There are two good alternative recipes for this part, but you need revered reputation to buy them.

Rank 3 - Frost-Laced Ammunition requires Revered with Voldunai (Horde) / Order of Embers (Alliance). Sold by Hoarder Jena (Horde) / Quartermaster Alcorn (Alliance).

Rank 3 - Monelite Scope of Alacrity requires Revered The Honorbound (Horde) / 7th Legion (Alliance). Sold by Ransa Greyfeather (Horde) / Vindicator Jaelaana (Alliance)

Make around 25 from one of these:

You will probably have to make a few more to reach 125 because both of these recipes will be yellow.

125 - 145

Buy the rank 2 and 3 Sinister Combatant's Discombobulator from Ozgrom Ragefang (Horde) in Zuldazar or from Leedan Gustaf (Alliance) in Boralus for 6 Mark of Honor.

20 x Rank 3 - Sinister Combatant's Discombobulator - 500 Storm Silver Ore, 300 Platinum Ore, 80 Expulsom

Sinister Combatant's Stormsteel Destroyer recipe is sold by the same NPC, so if you have a bunch of Mark of Honor, you can make both weapons. It's easier to sell them if you make from both.

4. Leveling with Tidalcores

Tidalcore is a guaranteed drop from the last boss in a Mythic dungeon and from the chest at the end of any level Mythic Plus Dungeon. They can also drop from the last boss of a heroic dungeon, however, this is not a guaranteed drop.

110 - 130

35 x Unstable Temporal Time Shifter - 420 Monelite Ore, 280 Storm Silver Ore, 700 Insulated Wiring

You will probably have to make a few more to reach 130 because the recipe will be green for the last 5 points.

Alternative Recipes:

There are two good alternative recipes for this part, but you need revered reputation to buy them.

Rank 3 - Frost-Laced Ammunition requires Revered with Voldunai (Horde) / Order of Embers (Alliance). Sold by Hoarder Jena (Horde) / Quartermaster Alcorn (Alliance).

Rank 3 - Monelite Scope of Alacrity requires Revered The Honorbound (Horde) / 7th Legion (Alliance). Sold by Ransa Greyfeather (Horde) / Vindicator Jaelaana (Alliance)

Make around 35 from one of these:

You might have to make a few more to reach 130 because both of these recipes will be green for the last 5 points.

130 - 145

If you scrap these engineering goggles below, you can get all your Tidalcore and Expulsom back. So, if you scrap each goggle, you only have to get enough Tidalcore and Expulsom for one helm.

If you don't know what the Scrapper is or how to use it, then visit my Expulsom Farming Guide, and read the scrapper section.

There are 4 engineering goggles, one for each armor type:

You can learn these from your trainer, and they all cost the same, so choose the one that's your armor type if you are gonna use it, else it doesn't matter.

15 x [Any Goggle] - 450 Storm Silver Ore, 150 Platinum Ore, 225 Insulated Wiring, 15 Expulsom, 15 Tidalcore

Nazjatar

Visit your trainer Jada (Horde) / Instructor Alikana in Nazjatar and learn the new recipes. (You have to finish the first few intro quest at Nazjatar before you can see these NPCs.)

145 - 150

5 x Rank 1 - Notorious Combatant's Discombobulator - 75 Osmenite Ore, 25 Storm Silver Ore, 50 Insulated Wiring, 15 Expulsom

You can skip this part if you made Rank 3 - Unstable Temporal Time Shifter.

If you made the Engineering Goggles between 130-145, you can keep making them for 5 more points if Osmenite Ore is expensive on your realm and the older ores are cheaper.

How to get Expulsom?

You need a lot of Expulsom to reach 175, so check out my guide on How to get Expulsom, if you don't know how to get this crafting item.

150 - 165

Buy the Rank 2 - Schematic: Notorious Combatant's Discombobulator recipe from Dazzerian (Horde) / Crafticus Mindbender (Alliance) at Nazjatar. It cost 2 Mark of Honor.

15 x Rank 2 - Notorious Combatant's Discombobulator - 210 Osmenite Ore, 60 Storm Silver Ore, 120 Insulated Wiring, 30 Expulsom

How to get Mark of Honor?

You can get Mark of Honor from doing Battlegrounds and Arenas. The most reliable way is to just do some Battlegrounds since you get Mark of Honor most of the time. You will get 2 for a win, and 1 for a loss but only if you don't lose with a very low score (like 100-200 score, or 0 flags). If you want to farm it in arenas, then you have to pray to the RNG gods, because the box which contains Mark of Honor is rewarded randomly after winning.

NOTE: Mark of Honor is account bound, so you can send it to your character from your alts.

165 - 175

You should stop at 170 if you want to craft the new epic goggles since you will get 6 skill points in total for crafting the 3 goggles.

Buy the Rank 3 - Schematic: Notorious Combatant's Discombobulator recipe for 4 Mark of Honor from the same NPCs as the rank 2. 

10 x Rank 3 - Notorious Combatant's Discombobulator - 120 Osmenite Ore, 30 Storm Silver Ore, 60 Insulated Wiring, 10 Expulsom

I hope you liked this BfA Engineering leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 175!

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