WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 600

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This Blacksmithing leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way to level your Blacksmithing skill up from 1 to 600. 

Blacksmithing is the best combined with Mining and I highly recommend to level Mining and Blacksmithing together because you will need a lot of gold if you want to buy everything from Auction House. Check out the Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining.

It will take a lot of dedication to get to the end and get those epic items. Also, like other crafting trades, the benefits only really start showing at the end, so this Blacksmithing guide will be a massive gold drain all the way up to 600.

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.

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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.

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


75 - 125

Learn Blacksmithing Journeyman.

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.

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

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


125 - 200

Learn Blacksmithing Expert.

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

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.

Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.


200 - 300

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

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

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

  • 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


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.

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

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


350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Grand Master.

You can also check out my Cobalt Ore farming guide.

  • 375 - 380

5 x [Cobalt Gauntlets] - 25 Cobalt Bar

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

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

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.

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!

  • 462 - 470
    Make 8 from any of the following items:

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

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

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.

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

2 x [Ghost-Forged Belt] or 2x [Ghost-Forged Gauntlets] - 14 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.

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 questA 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.