Guide - Professions in Shadowlands

In Shadowlands, it does not matter what profession you had before, you start from a specific “skill level 1 – shadowlands”. You can pick whatever profession you want and still be on the same level as anyone else when starting shadowlands. 

The max level varies between the different professions. 

A new system is implemented, called Optional Reagents.
This system is extra slots on crafted armor made by players that are Blacksmith, Leatherworking and Tailoring. This system is made only during when crafting, not afterwards.
Based on what is crafted, you can add

  • Specific Secondary stats
    Haste, Critical Strike, Mastery, Versatility
    These secondary stats are crafted by Inscription.

  • Bonus Effect (not available in newer patch updates. Will it come back?)
    Flask last longer, Completing World Quests increase primary stat, Reduce falling dmg, chance on extra skill up when crafting, Slightly increase move speed, add a socket, retain well fed when slain in arena or battleground, increase swim speed, well fed last longer
    The bonus effects are crafted by different professions.

  • Alter the item level
    There are 5 types of items called Crafter´s Mark.
    The first 3 are avialable at launch of Shadowlands. 
    The other levels will come in later patches. 

    At launch of Shadowlands

    A Novice
    Sets the ilvl to 87 and the required level to 50. 
    A common – Crafter´s mark I
    Sets the ilvl down to 117 and requires minimum level 53 instead of level 60. 
    A rare – Crafter´s mark II
    Sets the ilvl to 168 and required minimum level 57 instead of level 60. 

    Later patches

    A heroic – Crafter´s mark III
    Sets the ilvl to 180 down and required level to 60. 
    Another heroic - – Crafter´s mark IV
    Sets the ilvl to 200. 

Legendary gear can be crafted

I got the full guide here

Professions can craft a base gear that players will use to create Legendary items.
Each legendary gear need 4 parts.

  • One crafted base gear (crafted by a profession)
    A specific crafted gear to start putting cool things on it.
    This is either rings, necklace, feet, chest, legs, head, shoulder, hands, wrist, waist
    Doesn’t seem to be able to craft trinkets.
  • Two Secondary Stats
    You need a Rune (haste/Critical Strike/Mastery/Versatility) to add on your legendary gear.
    Crafted by Inscription
  • One Legendary Power
    Most of what these powers do are similar to old tiers in previous expansions and legendaries from legion but also new ones.
    You get these by getting materials needed from the Torghast, Tower of the Damned scenario.

I made guides for each profession in Shadowlands.
They will be updated during beta testing.


 Blacksmithing Shadowlands

 Mining Shadowlands

  Tailoring Shadowlands

 Enchanting Shadowlands

 Leatherworking Shadowlands

 Skinning Shadowlands

 Alchemy Shadowlands

 Herbalism Shadowlands

 Inscription Shadowlands

 Jewelcrafting Shadowlands

  Engineering Shadowlands   Cooking Shadowlands

 Fishing Shadowlands

 Archaeology Shadowlands





26 Jul 2020