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.
Learning BfA Engineering
The new BfA Engineering skill is named differently for the two factions, but the name is the only difference between them.
- Horde: You can find Pin'jin the Patient in Dazar'alor at the Terrace of Crafters.
- Alliance: Daniel Brineweaver is located in Boralus at the Tradewinds Market.
You can walk up to a guard in Dazar'alor or Boralus then ask where the Engineering trainer is located. This will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.
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
Alliance players can buy them directly from 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.
Rank 3 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
Rank 3 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 scope if it has been fixed)
You will probably have to make more than 15.
110 - 122
15 x [Belt Enchant: Miniaturized Plasma Shield] - 300 Storm Silver Ore, 120 Insulated Wiring
You can make the other two belt enchants too.
Rank 3 recipes
There are two good alternative recipes for this part, but you need revered reputation to buy them.
Make around 20 from one of these:
You should skip the next step and make these up to 125, but you will probably have to make more to reach 125 because both of these recipes will be yellow.
Darkmoon Faire free +5 skill points
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 (use it at 145). Click here to read more about the quests.
122 - 150
This part will depend on if you have any [Mark of Honor] or if you are willing to do PvP to get some. If you don't have any Mark of Honor but you want to reach 150, your best option is to wait until you get to revered with The Honorbound / 7th Legion then you can buy the rank 3 [Precision Attitude Adjuster].
I understand that a lot of players hate PvP, but I highly recommend to farm the 6 Mark of Honor. It's a lot easier to make some of your gold back by selling the Sinister Combatant weapons.
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 very low score (like 100-200 score, or 0 flags). If you want to farm it in arena, then you have to pray to the RNG gods, because the box which contains Mark of Honor is rewarded randomly after wining.
How to get Expulsom?
Leveling with Mark of Honor
Buy the rank 2 and rank 3 [Sinister Combatant's Discombobulator] from these NPCs:
Then make this:
28 x [Sinister Combatant's Discombobulator] - 700 Storm Silver Ore, 420 Platinum Ore, 112 Expulsom
You will probably have to make more than 25, and you can also make [Sinister Combatant's Stormsteel Destroyer]. (The recipe is sold by the same NPCs)
If you don't have any Mark of Honor
You have to get the rank 3 [Precision Attitude Adjuster], which is sold by Ransa Greyfeather (Horde) / Vindicator Jaelaana (Alliance) and requires Revered reputation with The Honorbound (Horde) / 7th Legion (Alliance).
Higher rank recipes stay orange longer, so you get guaranteed skill points longer. The rank 2 of this recipe turns yellow at 135, while the rank 3 is orange up to 145. The rank 3 also cost fewer materials, so you will save a lot of materials by getting the rank 3. You could actually level to 150 with the rank 2 recipe, but it will be green for the last 8 points, so you will have to spend a lot of extra materials, and there is no reason to rush 150, so I recommend to wait until you get the rank 3.
- 122 - 125
3 x [Precision Attitude Adjuster] - 66 Storm Silver Ore, 30 Platinum Ore, 18 Expulsom
- 125 - 150
25 x [Rank 3 - Precision Attitude Adjuster] - 500 Storm Silver Ore, 200 Platinum Ore, 125 Expulsom
You will probably have to make more than 25.
You can also make [Finely-Tuned Stormsteel Destroyer]. The recipe is sold by the same NPCs.
I hope you liked this BfA Engineering leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 150!