Smelting 1 - 300 - Mining Leveling Guide

This Mining leveling guide will help you level Mining a lot faster by using the ability called Smelting. You get this ability when you learn Mining.

My Mining leveling guide shows you a lot slower way to level mining, but that way will cost you nothing. You will need a lot of gold if you want to level mining by smelting only. However, most of the time, if you sell every bar you made from the ores, you will make all of your gold back.

Approximate Ores Needed

Most of the smelting recipes will be yellow or green, so I cannot list the exact number of ores that you will need. It's different for every person and mainly based on luck.

  • 80 x Copper Ore
  • 80 x Tin Ore
  • 10 x Silver Ore
  • 50 x Iron Ore
  • 15 x Gold Ore
  • 65 x Mithril Ore
  • 15 x Truesilver Ore
  • 200 x Thorium Ore

Playing WoW Classic or TBC?

Visit my Classic Era Mining leveling guide 1-300 or my TBC Mining leveling guide 1-375. The smelting skill ranges are different in Classic WoW and in TBC. This guide is for the current retail version of World of Warcraft. (Shadowlands)

1 - 70

  • 1 - 50
    Smelt 80 x [Copper Ore]. Don't sell these yet. You will need them.
  • 50 - 70
    Smelt 80 x [Tin Ore].

    Save the bars because you will need them to make [Bronze Bars]. You can still go to the next step even if you did not reach 70.

70 - 150

  • 70 - 90
    Smelt 80 x [Bronze Bars].

    Don't worry if you didn't reach 90. You can continue with the next step, but you will need a bit more Silver Ore.
  • 90 - 100
    Smelt 10 x [Silver Ore].

    This part can be really expensive, so I recommend mining some ore. You can basically mine anything but Copper Ore. I recommend Iron Ore.

    If there is no Silver Ore at the Auction House, you have to smelt more Bronze Bars up to 100.
  • 125 - 135
    Smelt 30 x [Steel Bar].

    You can buy [Coal] from Blacksmithing and Mining supply vendors. They are usually near your trainer.
  • 135 - 150
    Smelt 15 x [Gold Ore].

    If you don't have Gold Ore, you will have to smelt more Iron Ore or visit my Mithril ore farming guide and mine Mithril until you reach 150. I recommend Mithril because you will have to smelt Mithril in the next step, so at least you have to buy fewer ores. But you can mine any other ore that's higher level than Iron Ore.

150 - 200

  • 150 - 185
    Smelt 65 x [Mithril Ore].

    If you can buy 25 [Truesilver Ore] at the Auction House, then you could stop smelting Mithril at 175 and jump to the next part. So, this party really depends on how many Truesilver you can buy and of course how expensive it is to buy them.

    I recommend you to stop smelting Mithril at 185 because you will gain skill-ups a lot less frequently.

200 - 300

  • 290 - 300
    The 290-300 part is the same for the smelting and the regular guide.

    Click on the following link to jump to the mining guide: Mining leveling guide 290-300