Shadowlands Blacksmithing Guide

General Overview

Blacksmithing in Shadowlands have loads of new stuff.

You start at skill level 1 and the maximum is 300.

Optional Reagents

A new system implemented.
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 (made by inscription)
- Bonus effect such as Flask last longer, add a socket, well fed last longer (made by different professions)
- Alter the ilvl with Crafters Mark 

Craft material for Legendary gear

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 Blacksmith/Leatherworking/Tailoring)
    A specific crafted gear to start putting cool things on it.
    This is either rings, necklace, feet, chest, legs, head, shoulder, hands, wrist, waist
    This is made by Leatherworking, Blacksmithing, Tailoring and Jewelcrafting

  • Two Secondary Stats
    You need a Missive (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.

Reagent Crafting

Blacksmithing can craft Shadowghast ingot.

Weapons Mods

In Shadowlands, blacksmithing can mod weapons to increase Attack Power.

Skeleton key

They can also create lockpicking keys. 

Materials for Blacksmithing

Laestrite Ore
Elethium Ore
Shadowghast Ingot
Enchanted Elethium Bar
Solenium Ore
Sinvyr Ore
Phaedrum Ore
Oxxein Ore

Optional Reagents: Crafter´s Mark

Before crafting an armor, you can add Optional Reagents.
One of them can be to increase the ilvl. This is done with the Crafter´s Mark item.
Leatherworking can craft 5 types of Crafter´s Mark

  • A Novice

Sets the ilvl to 87and the required level to 50.

  • A common – Crafter´s mark I

Sets the ilvl to 117 and requires minimum character level 55

  • A rare – Crafter´s mark II

Sets the ilvl to 168 and required minimum character level 60

To get the patterns, there are some requirements.

Novice Crafter´s mark
Skill level 40
Crafter´s mark I
Skill level 45
Crafter´s mark II
Skill level 100
Revered reputation with The Avowed. Costs 50 Sinstone Fragments. Sold by Archivist Janeera in Ravendreth.

Sinstone fragments are looted by mobs in Halls of Atonement in Ravendreth. Not needed to enter the dungeon, just kill mobs in that area.


You can craft 2 types of Plate armor

ilvl 111
Has 1 optional reagent for Crafter´s Mark (ranks: Novice and I)

ilvl 151
Has 3 optional reagents
Crafter´s Mark (ranks: Novice, I and II)
Secondary Stat
Secondary Stat

Specialized Armor

You can craft the base armor needed for crafting legendary gear for plate.
You learn the pattern from the Runecarver.
The Runecarver is located in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. Same guy that helps you craft the final legendary gear. You will unlock the Runecarver on the Torghast introductory questline.

You can craft specialized armor for wrist, hands, legs, head, shoulder, chest, waist and feet.

You can increase the ilvl by getting experience to reach ranks.

The higher ranks, the higher ilvl you can craft.

Each time you craft a slot specific armor, you gain 1 experience.

You start at rank 1 and there are 4 ranks

Rank 1
ilvl 195
10 crafts needed to reach rank 2.

Rank 2
ilvl 210
20 crafts needed to each rank 3

Rank 3
ilvl 225
20 crafts needed to each rank 4

Rank 4
ilvl 235

You only get experience on that specific gear slot. For example, let´s say that you crafted a helm 10 times. Then you reach rank 2 on crafting a helm. Now the ilvl will be higher for helm. But if you start crafting a shoulder gear, then you are still in the beginning on rank 1 for shoulders and must start crafting that to reach rank 2.


Blacksmithing can craft ilvl 100 with the Crafter´s mark novice – rank I 

  • Shield
  • Two-Hand Sword
  • One-Hand Dagger
  • Spear
  • One-Hand Axe
  • One-Hand Sword
  • Warglaive
  • One-Hand Mace
  • Two-Hand Axe
  • Two-Hand Mace

Weapons Mods

Blacksmithing can balance or sharpen weapons to increase their attack power.

  • Porous Sharpening Stone
    Increases attack power by 16 for 1 hour.
  • Shaded Sharpening Stone
    Increases attack power by 20 for 1 hour.
  • Porous WeightStone
    Increases attack power by 16 for 1 hour.
  • Shaded WeightStone
    Increases attack power by 20 for 1 hour.

Reagent Crafting

Blacksmithing can create Shadowghast Ingot, used for making Specialized armor and jewelry.

You can make 2 with following materials:

1 Solenium Ore
1 Sinvyr Ore
1 Phaedrum Ore
1 Oxxein Ore

Skeleton Key

Blacksmithing can make Laestrite Skeleton Key that allows opening locks that require up to 600 lockpicking skill.
The key is consumed on use.


30 Aug 2020