WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 600

Warlords of Draenor – Blacksmithing changes

  • A follower assigned to the Level 2 The Forge Level 2reduces your durability damage and provides a combat guardian.
  • There is an epic ilvl 640 set, Truesteel
  • This armor can be upgraded to ilvl 655 and ilvl 665. The items required for upgrades are Truesteel Essence and  Greater Truesteel Essence
  • There is a special Blacksmithing pet, Soul of the Forge.
  • There are also crafted weapons like Steelforged Dagger which are upgraded with Steelforged Essence and  Greater Steelforged Essence
  • Garrison building: The Forge Level 3

Approximate Materials Required for 1-600

Important! If you don't have mining and you are buying everything from the Auction House, you will only need 210 Copper Bars, 230 Iron Bars, and you don't have to buy the Tin Bars.

Copper and Tin are used for making Bronze Bars, and the Iron is used for making the Steel Bars but you can only craft them if you have mining.

  • 133 x [Rough Stone]
  • 285 x [Copper Bar] - save 75 for making Bronze Bar.
  • 80 x [Coarse Stone]
  • 7 x [Silver Bar]
  • 75 x [Tin Bar]
  • 150 x [Bronze Bar] - 75 x Tin Bar + the 75 Copper Bar you saved from before
  • 105 x [Heavy Stone]
  • 280 x [Iron Bar] - save 50, to be used in making Steel Bar
  • 50 x [Steel Bar] - 50 Iron Bar + 50 Coal. You can buy [Coal] at Blacksmithing Supply vendors
  • 20 x [Solid Stone]
  • 150 x [Mageweave Cloth]
  • 320 x [Mithril Bar]
  • 20 x [Dense Stone]
  • 660 x [Thorium Bar]
  • 80 x [Rugged Leather] or 10 [Star Ruby]
  • 57 x [Fel Iron Bar]
  • 10 x [Netherweave Cloth]
  • 85 x [Adamantite Bar]
  • 320 x [Cobalt Bar]
  • 172 x [Saronite Bar]
  • 20 x [Crystallized Air]
  • 5 x [Titanium Bar]
  • 156 x [Obsidium Bar]
  • 84 x [Elementium Bar]
  • 54 x [Volatile Earth]
  • 8 x [Volatile Fire]
  • 218 x [Ghost Iron Bar]
  • 1 x [Spirit of Harmony]

Related Guides:

  • Mining Leveling Guide 1-600.

Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 75

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Blacksmithing.

If you want to farm your own Copper Ore, visit my Copper Ore farming guide.

  • 1 - 30
    33 x [Rough Sharpening Stones] - 33 Rough Stone
  • 30 - 65
    50 x [Rough Grinding Stones] - 100 Rough Stone

Keep these, and if Rough Stone is cheap, you should make this one up to 75.

  • 65 - 75
    10 x [Copper Chain Belt] - 60 Copper Bar

75 - 125

Learn Blacksmithing Journeyman.

  • 75 - 90
    40 x [Coarse Grinding Stones] - 80 Coarse Stones

Save the Coarse Grinding Stones and if you have a lot more Coarse Stone or it is really cheap, then you should make this up to 100 and you can skip the next step.

If you didn't reach 90 by making these, you can still continue to the next step, but you will need a few more Copper Bars, or make a few more Coarse Grinding Stones.

  • 90 - 100
    10 x [Runed Copper Belt] - 100 Copper Bar
  • 100 - 105
    7 x [Silver Skeleton Key] - 7 Silver Bar, 14 Rough Grinding Stone

You can also skip this part and just make Runed Copper Belt if you don't have any Silver Bar.

  • 105 - 110
    5 x [Runed Copper Belt] - 50 Copper Bar

You will need Tin Ore to make Bronze Bar, visit my Tin Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.

  • 110 - 125
    15 x [Rough Bronze Shoulders] - 75 Bronze Bar, 15 Coarse Grinding Stones

125 - 200

Learn Blacksmithing Expert.

  • 125 - 140
    35 x [Heavy Grinding Stone] - 105 Heavy Stone

Keep the Heavy Grinding Stones. Make this one up to 150 if Heavy Stone is cheap.

  • 140 - 145
    5 x [Rough Bronze Shoulders] - 25 Bronze Bar, 5 Coarse Grinding Stone
  • 145 - 155
    10 x [Patterned Bronze Bracers] - 50 Bronze Bar, 20 Coarse Grinding Stone

Make [Golden Skeleton Key] between 150-160 if you can get cheap Gold Bar.

Visit my Iron Ore farming guide if you want to farm your own ores.

  • 155 - 165
    10 x [Green Iron Leggings] - 80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye

Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.

  • 165 - 190
    25 x [Green Iron Bracers] - 150 Iron Bar, 25 Green Dye
  • 190 - 200
    10 x [Golden Scale Bracers] - 50 Steel Bar, 20 Heavy Grinding Stone

200 - 300

Learn Blacksmithing Artisan. Check out my Mithril Ore farming guide.

  • 200 - 210
    20 x [Solid Sharpening Stone] - 20 Solid Stone
  • 210 - 225
    15 x [Heavy Mithril Gauntlet] - 90 Mithril Bar, 60 Mageweave Cloth
  • 225 - 235
    10 x [Mithril Scale Bracers] - 80 Mithril Bar

This recipe is sold by these NPCs. There is around 30 minutes respawn rate for the recipe, this means you have to wait a bit if someone bought it before you. Make [Mithril Scale Pants] if you do not want to wait for the recipe to respawn or check the Auction House and look for [Plans: Heavy Mithril Pants]

  • 235 - 250
    Check the Auction House, if you can get the Mithril Spurs recipe and it's not that expensive, buy it and make those until 255.

15 x [Mithril Coif] - 150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth

  • 250 - 260
    20 x [Dense Sharpening Stones] - 20 Dense Stone

Visit my Thorium Ore farming guide if you need places for farming Thorium.

  • 260 - 275
    15 x [Thorium Bracers] - 120 Thorium Bar
  • 275 - 290
    15 x [Imperial Plate Bracers] 180 Thorium Bar
  • 290 - 300
    Choose one from the recipes listed below. They both requires 12 Thorium Bar for each craft, the only difference between them is that you need 1 Star Ruby for the Helm and 8 Rugged Leather for the Boots.

10 x [Thorium Boots] - 120 Thorium Bar, 80 Rugged Leather

or

10 x [Thorium Helm] - 120 Thorium Bar, 10 Star Ruby


300 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Master.

You will have to go to Outland if you want to farm your own ores. Check out my Fel Iron Ore farming guide.

  • 300 - 305
    7 x [Fel Weightstone] - 7 Fel Iron Bar, 7 Netherweave Cloth
  • 305 - 325
    20 x [Thorium Leggings] - 240 Thorium Bar

Visit my Adamantite Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.

  • 325 - 330
    10 x [Lesser Rune of Warding] - 10 Adamantite Bar

If Adamantite Bar is cheap on your server you can make this one up to 335.

  • 330 - 335

5 x [Fel Iron Breastplate] - 50 Fel Iron Bar

  • 335 - 340
    5 x [Adamantite Cleaver] - 40 Adamantite Bar - Recipe location
  • 340 - 350
    35 x [Lesser Ward of Shielding] - 35 Adamantite Bar - Recipe location

350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Grand Master.

You can also check out my Cobalt Ore farming guide.

  • 350 - 360
    10 x [Cobalt Boots] - 40 Cobalt Bar
  • 360 - 370
    10 x [Cobalt Triangle Shield] - 40 Cobalt Bar
  • 370 - 375
    5 x [Cobalt Legplates] - 25 Cobalt Bar
  • 375 - 380

5 x [Cobalt Gauntlets] - 25 Cobalt Bar

  • 380 - 385
    5 x [Spiked Cobalt Boots] - 35 Cobalt Bar
  • 385 - 390
    5 x [Spiked Cobalt Shoulders] - 35 Cobalt Bar
  • 390 - 395
    5 x [Notched Cobalt War Axe] - 50 Cobalt Bar

Make [Saronite Defender] or [Saronite Protector] if Saronite Bar is cheaper than Cobalt Bar.

  • 395 - 400
    5 x [Brilliant Saronite Belt] - 30 Cobalt Bar, 25 Saronite Bar
  • 400 - 405
    5 x [Horned Cobalt Helm] - 40 Cobalt Bar

Visit my Saronite Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.

  • 405 - 415
    10 x [Deadly Saronite Dirk] - 70 Saronite Bar, 20 Crystallized Air
  • 415 - 420
    5 x [Tempered Saronite Gauntlets] - 70 Saronite Bar
  • 420 - 425
    5 x [Titanium Weapon Chain] - 10 Saronite Bar, 5 Titanium Bar

Alchemists can transmute 8 Saronite Bar into 1 Titanium Bar and this transmute doesn't have a coolddown.


425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Illustrious.

Farm your own ores by using my Obsidium Ore farming guide.

  • 425 - 455
    78 x [Folded Obsidium] - 156 Obsidium Bar

Stop making these when you reach 455, make more only if you need them. If you choose different recipes you might need fewer than 78.

  • 455 - 459
    Make 4 from any recipe that requires 3 Folded Obsidium.

Almost all of the following items will give you multiple skill-ups per craft!

  • 459 - 462
    1 x [Stormforged Gauntlets] - 6 Folded Obsidium, 8 Volatile Earth
  • 462 - 470
    Make 8 from any of the following items:

[Redsteel Belt][Stormforged Belt][Hardened Obsidium Belt] - 32 Folded Obsidium, 8 Volatile Earth

  • 470 - 475
    [Obsidium Bladespear] - 12 Folded Obsidium, 10 Volatile Earth, 4 Volatile Fire
  • 475 - 480
    5 x [Obsidium Skeleton Key] - 10 Folded Obsidium

Visit my Elementium Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.

  • 480 - 489
    3 x [Stormforged Legguards] - 6 Folded Obsidium, 24 Elementium Bar
  • 489 - 494
    1 x [Fire Etched Dagger] - 20 Elementium Bar, 12 Volatile Earth, 4 Volatile Fire
  • 494 - 500
    2 x [Stormforged Helm] - 40 Elementium Bar, 16 Volatile Earth

You can also make 2 x [Hardened Obsidium Helm] (8 Folded Obsidium, 30 Elementium, 12 Volatile Earth), but I think Elementium is easier to farm than Obsidium.


500 - 600

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Blacksmithing.

Visit my Ghost Iron Ore farming guide if you want to farm Ghost Iron Ore.

  • 500 - 501
    1 x [Ghostly Skeleton Key] - 1 Ghost Iron Bar

This is an important step, don't skip it.

  • 501 - 526
    5 x [Ghost-Forged Bracers] - 25 Ghost Iron Bar
  • 526 - 532
    Make [Ghostly Skeleton Key] until you reach 526, if you start from 525.

2 x [Ghost-Forged Belt] or 2x [Ghost-Forged Gauntlets] - 14 Ghost Iron Bar

  • 532 - 544
    4 x [Ghost-Forged Boots] - 28 Ghost Iron Bar
  • 544 - 549
    1 x [Lightsteel Shield] - 9 Ghost Iron Bar
  • 549 - 559
    2 x [Spiritguard Shield] - 18 Ghost Iron Bar
  • 559 - 569
    2 x [Ghost-Forged Helm] or 2x [Ghost-Forged Breastplate] - 24 Ghost Iron Bar

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. Click here to read more about the quests.

  • 569 - 575
    5 x [Ghost-Forged Shoulders] - 35 Ghost Iron Bar

You might need to make 6-8 of these if you are unlucky with the skill gains.

  • 575 - 600
    Once you reach 575 you can purchase vendor recipes for the last 25 points. The Blacksmithing recipes are on a vendor in Vale of Eternal Blossoms. You can enter Vale of Eternal Blossoms after completing the quest A Celestial Experience (requires level 87). After you completed the quest, you can find Jorunga Stonehoof (Horde) in Shrine of Two Moons and Cullen Hammerbrow (Alliance) in Shrine of Seven Stars.

You'll need 1 Spirit of Harmony to purchase a recipe and you only need one recipe. You can get Spirit of Harmony by combining 10 Motes of Harmony. Motes are dropped by every mob in Pandaria, even in dungeons. The drop rate is low, so it may take you 2 hours to collect 10 motes.

Choose one recipe from the Contender's Armor recipes. It doesn't matter which one because if one of them requires more Ghost Iron Bar, it will give you more skill points. You will need between 58-64 Ghost Iron Bar.