WoW Inscription Leveling Guide 1 - 600

Warlords of Draenor – Inscription changes


Inscription is the best combined with Herbalism, check out the Herbalism leveling guide if you want to level Herbalism.

Approximate Materials Required for 1-600 :

You should need less, so don't mill every herb, mill them only if you need more pigment.

Milling is an ability you get when you learn Inscription. Milling can be used to mill 5 herbs for 2 - 4 pigments, then you use the pigments to turn into inks.

Inscription Leveling Guide 1 - 75 

Just to note, there is a lot of other Glyphs and Scroll at different skill ranges with the same number of materials needed, so where you see [Glyph of ...] for example, there you can choose between more recipes that is orange to you and requires the same number of materials.

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

Do not forget that 1 [Ink of Dreams] can be traded for any Ink at Ink traders! You can level Inscription by using only Ink of Dreams if it is cheaper than the lower level herbs. Using Ink of Dreams is also a lot faster.

[Light Parchment] is not listed in the guide at the recipes. You can usually buy it from the vendor near your trainer.


75 - 125

Learn Inscription Journeyman.

Your aim should always be to make glyphs while they are orange. Sometimes Glyphs turn yellow after one craft, sometimes 2 or 3 craft, so be careful and don't queue up 10 of the same Glyphs. Each orange Glyph will give you 3 skill-up points.

  • 80 - 101
    Make any Glyph that is orange to you.

7 x [Glyph of....] - 21 Midnight Ink

Make any orange Glyph if you did not reach 105 by making these.

  • 105 - 126
    7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Lion's Ink


125 - 200

Learn Inscription Expert.

  • 126-130
    Turn your [Burnt Pigments] into [Dawnstar Ink]. If you didn't mill your own herbs and you don't have Burnt Pigment, you can just make any Glyph that is orange to you.
  • 130 - 146
    6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Lion's Ink
  • 155 - 176
    7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Jadefire Ink

Make Glyphs if you don't have Indigo Pigment, or if you didn't get any skill point from making Royal Inks.

  • 178 - 196
    6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Jadefire Ink


200 - 290

Learn Inscription Artisan.

  • 205 - 226
    7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Celestial Ink
  • 228- 246
    6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Celestial Ink
  • 255 - 279
    8 x [Glyph of ...] - 24 Shimmering Ink

Make Glyphs if you don't have 8 Sapphire Pigment.

Make Glyphs if you don't have Ink of the Sky.


290 - 350

Learn Inscription Master.

  • 305 - 326
    7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Ethereal Ink
  • 333 - 351
    6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Ethereal Ink


350 - 425

Learn Inscription Grand Master.

  • 355 - 358
    Make any orange Glyph which requires 3 Etheral Inks to make.
  • 358 - 376
    6 x [Glyph of...] - 18 Ink of the Sea

Use all the rare pigment available. Keep the extra Snowfall Ink for Northrend Inscription Research. You will need to research to learn most "Northrend" glyphs.

It's important to stop making this recipe at 379! Make any orange Glyph if you don't have Icy Pigment.

  • 379 - 385
    2 x [Glyph of...] - 6 Ink of the Sea
  • 386 - 400
    15 x [Any Discovered Major Glyph] - 45 Ink of the Sea


425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Inscription Illustrious.

  • 425 - 445

30 x [Blackfallow Ink] - 60 Ashen Pigment

  • 482 - 490
    Go to Vashj'ir - Kelp'thar Forest. Kill mobs there until you get [Technique: Origami Slime]. The drop rate is pretty high, don't get confused by wowhead data. The recipe will be green, but it only requires Light Parchment to make, which you can buy from Inscription supply vendors. If you don't want to farm the technique, you should make the recipe below, or any Monk Glyph that is orange to you.

15 x [Dust of Disappearance] - 15 Blackfallow Ink

The drop rate is pretty high, don't get confused by wowhead data, but if you are too lazy to go there, you can make orange Monk glyps. I recommend the Origami because it's really cheap to make.


500 - 600

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Inscription.

Turn all your [Misty Pigment] into [Starlight Ink].

You will probably reach even 545 by making the Inks, then stop making them and only make more if you need them.

When you make a [Scroll of Wisdom], you will discover a new Glyph recipe.

  • 541 - 595
    18 x [Any Glyph you discovered by making Scroll of Wisdow] - 54 Ink of Dreams

Out of 36 Glyphs, you can discover a few that require different ink. If you happen to discover one of those and you already got Ink of Dreams, then you can trade [Ink of Dreams] for any ink at Ink traders!

If your main goal is to get any of the epic Insciption items like [Inscribed Serpent Staff], you should stop making the Gylphs at 560 because you will reach 600 by making the materials for the epic items. (like 20 Scroll of Wisdow). Not to mention the staffs alone will grant you 30 skill points when you make them.

  • 595 - 600
    Make any shoulder enchant three times.