Blacksmithing Guide 1-525

cataclysm classic blacksmithing guide 1 525
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: October 2, 2023
  • Updated: April 30, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Our Blacksmithing Leveling Guide for Cataclysm is designed to assist you in swiftly and cost-effectively leveling your Blacksmithing from 1 to 525. With mastery in Blacksmithing, you can create potent armors, weapons, and other items, providing you and your allies with the necessary gear to face any challenge. However, it’s essential to note that Blacksmithing is closely tied to Mining, as many materials you’ll need must be mined. To streamline this process, consider leveling up your Mining or investing in a good gold farming strategy to purchase materials from the Auction House.

Feature
WotLK
Cataclysm
Base Materials
Primarily reliant on classic materials like Copper, Tin, Mithril, Thorium, and others.
Introduced new materials: Volatile elements, Obsidium Bars, Folded Obsidiums, and Elementium Bar.
Sets & Items
Offered a variety of crafted sets and items suitable for different classes and playstyles.
Introduced new pseudo sets: Bloodied Pyrium, Ornate Pyrium, Hardened Obsidium, Redsteel, and Stormforged.
Crafted Utilities
Provided keys and rods essential for other professions and in-game utility.
Obsidium Skeleton Key became the new Blacksmithing key, and Elementium Rod was introduced as the component for Cataclysm’s Enchanting rod.
Additional Sockets
Blacksmiths enjoyed additional gem sockets as a unique benefit.
This benefit continued into Cataclysm, allowing Blacksmiths to maximize their gear’s potential.

Required Materials

1-75: Apprentice

75-150: Journeyman

150-220: Expert

220-300: Artisan

300-350: Master

350-425: Grand Master

425-525: Illustrious

Notes:

  • The numbers might slightly differ based on your specific path in leveling Blacksmithing, and sometimes it might be beneficial to craft different items if they sell better on the Auction House.
  • Check current market prices for these materials as sometimes buying the crafted item directly might be more cost-effective.

Blacksmithing Trainer Locations

  • Arathel Sunforge (59.6, 62.6), Eversong Woods
  • Dwukk (52.0, 40.6), Durotar
  • Guillaume Sorouy (43.2, 41.0), Silverpine Forest
  • Bemarrin (79.6, 39.6), Silvermoon City
  • Traugh (51.2, 28.8), Northern Barrens
  • James Van Brunt (61.6, 30.2), Undercity
  • Karn Stonehoof (40.0, 54.2), Thunder Bluff
  • Saru Steelfury (82.2, 23.0), Orgrimmar
  • Borgosh Corebender (79.6, 23.6), Orgrimmar
  • Okothos Ironrager (79.8, 23.8), Orgrimmar
  • Kelgruk Bloodaxe (82.0, 18.4), Orgrimmar
  • Rogg (49.6, 79.6), Orgrimmar
  • Rohok (53.2, 38.2), Hellfire Peninsula
  • Shayis Steelfury (80.4, 23.6), Orgrimmar
  • Grutah (29.6, 31.6), Shadowmoon Valley
  • Crog Steelspine (40.8, 55.2), Borean Tundra
  • Kristen Smythe (79.2, 29.0), Howling Fjord
  • Josric Fame (75.8, 63.2), Dragonblight
  • Borus Ironbender (36.6, 47.0), Dragonblight
  • Brikk Keencraft (29.0, 75.4), Northern Stranglethorn
  • Barien (43.4, 64.8), Shattrath City
  • Onodo (37.8, 30.4), Shattrath City
  • Kradu Grimblade (69.8, 42.4), Shattrath City
  • Zula Slagfury (69.8, 42.6), Shattrath City
  • Alard Schmied (44.8, 29.2), Dalaran
  • Imindril Spearsong (45.6, 28.6), Dalaran
  • Orland Schaeffer (45.6, 28.2), Dalaran
  • Rekka the Hammer (71.8, 20.8), Icecrown

Apprentice: 1-75

Level Range
Item to Craft
Materials Per Craft
Total Materials Needed
Notes
1-35
Craft 40-45 of these items.
35-65
Craft 35-40. Save 20 of these for later use.
65-75
Craft 10-15 of these items.

Total Materials for Apprentice Leveling (1-75)

Instructions

Journeyman: 75-150

Level Range
Item to Craft
Materials Per Craft
Total Materials Needed
Notes
75-95
Craft 50. Save some for later use.
95-100
Craft 5 of these.
100-107
Craft 7-8. May need more or fewer based on skill-ups.
107-110
Craft 3-5.
110-125
Craft 15 of these.
125-132
Craft 7-10 of these.
132-150
Craft 35+. Save at least 55 for later in the guide.

Total Materials for Journeyman Leveling (75-150)

Instructions

Expert 150-220

Level Range
Item to Craft
Materials Per Craft
Total Materials Needed
Notes
150-160
Craft 10-13.
160-165
Craft 5.
165-190
Craft 25.
190-200
Craft 10.
200-210
Craft 20-30. Save at least 20 for later.
210-220
Craft 10-15 or alternatively craft Heavy Mithril Gauntlets if Steel is too expensive.

Total Materials for Expert Leveling (150-220)

Instructions

Artisan 220-300

Level Range
Item Crafted
Materials Per Craft
Total Materials Needed
Notes
220-235
Craft 15-20. Check for alternative plans as noted below.
235-250
Craft 15. Consider alternative plans if available and more economical.
250-260
Craft 10-20. This may turn green at 257, craft extra if necessary.
260-275
Craft 15.
275-290
Craft 15.
290-300
Craft 10.
* If available and more economical, consider crafting Mithril Spurs or using other plans that might be cheaper between levels 220-250.

Total Materials for Artisan Leveling (220-300)

Instructions

Master: 300-350

Level Range
Item Crafted
Materials Per Craft
Total Materials Needed
Notes
300-305
Craft 5-10.
305-315
Craft 10.
315-320
Craft 5.
320-325
Craft 5.
325-330
Craft 5-10.
330-335
Craft 5. If Adamantite is cheaper, consider the alternative below.
335-340
Craft 5. Purchase the recipe from listed vendors.
340-350
Craft 20-25. Even if it turns green at 345, it’s cost-effective. Purchase recipe from listed vendors.
* For Adamantite Cleaver, purchase recipe from Aaron Hollman in Shattrath City, Eriden (Horde) in Silvermoon City, Arras in The Exodar, or Captain Samir in Kelp’thar Forest.
* For Lesser Ward of Shielding, purchase recipe from Mari Stonehand (Alliance) in Wildhammer Stronghold, Rohok (Horde) in Thrallmar, or Captain Samir in Kelp’thar Forest.

Total Materials for Master Leveling (300-350)

Instructions

Grand Master 350-425

Level Range
Item Crafted
Materials Per Craft
Total Materials Needed
Notes
350-360
Craft 10
360-370
Craft 10
370-380
Craft 10
380-385
Craft 5
385-390
Craft 5
390-395
Craft 5
395-400
Craft 5
400-405
Craft 5
405-415
Craft 10. Equivalent to 2 Eternal Air for every 10 crafts
415-420
Craft 5
420-425
Craft 5. Titanium Rods may be sold on the Auction House

Total Materials for Grand Master Leveling (350-425)

Instructions

Illustrious: 425-525

Level Range
Item Crafted
Materials Per Craft
Total Materials Needed
425-455
188 Obsidium Bars (for 94 crafts)
455-458
Amount varies
458-459
Redsteel Gauntlets (or other alternatives)
Amount varies
459-462
Amount varies
462-465
Redsteel Belt (or other alternatives)
Amount varies
465-470
Amount varies
470-475
Amount varies
475-480
Amount varies
480-490
Amount varies
490-502
20 Elementium Bar, 8 Volatile Earth (per 4 crafts)
Amount varies
502-511
15 Elementium Bars, 15 Volatile Earth (per 3 crafts)
Amount varies
511-520
10 Elementium Bars, 10 Volatile Water (per 9 crafts)
Amount varies
520-525
12 Elementium Bars, 10 Volatile Water (per 5 crafts)
Amount varies

Total Materials for Illustrious (425-525)

Instructions

 

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Furious

If I'm not working or spending time with the family I'm probably gaming. Some of my favorite recent games I've played are Far Cry 5, World of Warcraft Classic, and 7 Days to Die.
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Anon
Anon
22 days ago

You should recheck the section crafting Heavy Grinding Stones. You say to craft 35, but keep 55. That’s impossible. If you need to craft 55 for later use, you’ll need more stone.

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