WoW Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 600

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

Engineering is the best combined with Mining, if you level Engineering with Mining you will save a lot of gold. If you don't have Mining you will have to buy everything from the Auction House. Check out the Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining too. But the fastest way to level Engineering is to buy everything from the Auction House.

Approximate Materials Required for 1-600:

Burning Crusade

Wrath of the Lich King



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Engineering Leveling Guide 1 - 50

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

If you have a Gnome character you should visit my Engineering leveling guide for Gnomes instead of this one.

Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from the Blacksmith supply vendor, it's near your trainer.

You might even reach 40 with this recipe. You will need the 60 Rough Blasting Powder later, so keep these.

You will need around 30 of these later.


50 - 132

Visit your trainer, and learn Journeyman Engineering.

Make your [Arclight Spanner] between 50-70 and keep it because you will need it later.

You will need 20 of these later.

Use the boxes you make. You will get one extra skill point per craft.


132 - 205

Visit your trainer, and learn Expert Engineering.


15 x [Whirring Bronze Gizmo] - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Wool Cloth

You will need 30 [Heavy Blasting Powder] and 15 [Whirring Bronze Gizmo] later, and if you make these you should reach 150 skill point.

By making them now, you might get a lot further - probably towards 160, then stop making these and only make more when you'll need them. Keep these too.

  • 160 -175
    15 x [Explosive Sheep] - 30 Heavy Blasting Powder, 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 15 Bronze Framework, 30 Wool Cloth

Save these because you will need them later.

Stop making these when you reach 200.


205 - 280

Visit your trainer and learn Artisan Engineering.

Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish or Goblin Engineering. You can get the quests from your Engineering trainer. The main difference between both sides is the location of their respective teleporters and the ability of their trinkets. Some items require a specific specialization to use, while other items are crafted by one specialization but are usable by any engineer. Fortunately, most recipes that are crafted by one Specialization can be worn by both.

  • 200 - 216
    20 x [Unstable Triggers] - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder

Save these.

Save these.

  • 238 - 250
    20 x [Hi-Explosive Bomb] - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder

You might need to make more than 20 to reach 260.


280 - 350

Visit your trainer, and learn Master Engineering.

  • 300 - 320
    If you don't reach 320 by making the recipes below, you can still go to the next step, but then you will also need to make a few more Fel Iron Bolts and the other materials. Make the recipes in the exact order as below!

30 x [Handful of Fel Iron Bolts] - 30 Fel Iron Bar

12 x [4 Elemental Blasting Powder] - 24 Mote of Earth, 12 Mote of Fire

5 x [Fel Iron Casing] - 15 Fel Iron Bar

Save all of these.

  • 320 - 325
    5 x [Fel Iron Bombs] - 5 Fel Iron Casing, 10 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 5 Elemental Blasting Powder

You might need to make more than 5 of these if you are unlucky with the skill point gains.

  • 325 - 335
    10 x [Adamantite Grenade] 40 Adamantite Bar, 10 Elemental Blasting Powder, 20 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts

Recipe location


350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Grand Master Engineering.

  • 350 - 370

You will need around 40 [Handful of Cobalt Bolts] and 20 [Volatile Blasting Trigger] later. Make these now, and you should reach 375 or probably more. Note that when you craft [Handful of Cobalt Bolts] you can get 1 or 3 bolts, and the same goes for [Volatile Blasting Trigger], you will get 2 [Volatile Blasting Trigger] each craft.

30 x [1-3 Handful of Cobalt Bolts] - 60 Cobalt Bar

Keep these.

Keep these too, you will need them. Make any tinker recipe if you didn't reach 385 by making these.

  • 385 - 390
    6 x [Explosive Decoy] - 6 Frostweave Cloth, 18 Volatile Blasting Trigger

Keep these, you will need them later.

You can make any other tinker recipe if you have an enchant on your gloves. You can buy the Tinker's Kit from the Engineering supply vendor near your trainer.

  • 410 - 420

15 x [Mind Amplification Dish] - 15 Tinker's Kit

  • 420 - 425
    5 x [Noise Machine] - 10 Froststeel Tube, 10 Overcharged Capacitor, 40 Handful of Cobalt Bolts


425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Illustrious Engineering.

Save these, you might need to make more of these later on.

Keep these.


2 x [Safety Catch Removal Kit] - 20 Obsidium bars, 20 Obsidium Bolts

You can also make [Lure Master Tackle Box] up to 490 if you want to.

  • 495 - 500
    1 x [Elementium Dragonling] - 2 Obsidium Bolts, 8 Electrified Ether, 16 Elementium Bar, 20 Embersilk Cloth

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.


500 - 600

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Engineering.

  • 500 - 550
    You will use these later on, so make all of them now. You might even need to make more of these, but this is about the minimum that is needed to reach 580.

25 x [Ghost Iron Bolts] - 75 Ghost Iron Bar

15 x [High-Explosive Gunpowder] - 15 Ghost Iron Bar

Make a few [G91 Landshark] if you didn't reach 550.

  • 550 - 554
    4 x [Tinker's Kit] - 8 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 8 Ghost Iron Bolts, 8 Windwool Cloth

It's really important to stop making these at 554.

  • 579 - 580
    1 x [Tinker's Kit] - 2 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 2 Ghost Iron Bolts, 2 Windwool Cloth
  • 580 - 595
    Here comes the ugly part. If you really want to reach 600 as fast as possible, you have to make 22-24[Thermal Anvil] just for 15 skill points, which is around 300 Ghost Iron Bar (600 Ghost Iron Ore). I don't recommend this recipe for leveling, you should just take it slowly, farm [Spirit of Harmony] and make any rare item that you can craft, most of them will give 5 skill points.

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 1 hour to collect 10 motes.

Recommended items to make:

1 x [Mist-Piercing Goggles] - 8 Ghost Iron Bolts, 2 Spirit of Harmony
2 x [Lord Blastington's Scope of Doom] - 36 Ghost Iron Bolts, 4 Primordial Ruby, 2 Spirit of Harmony.

But you can just make any item that you will use or sell.

  • 595 - 600
    At this point there is really no other option, you will have to make recipes that require Spirit of Harmony. I recommend the ones below, but you can make any other recipe that will give you 5 skill point.

1 x [Mist-Piercing Goggles] - 8 Ghost Iron Bolts, 2 Spirit of Harmony


1 x [Lord Blastington's Scope of Doom] - 18 Ghost Iron Bolts, 2 Primordial Ruby, 1 Spirit of Harmony.