Engineering Guide 1-525

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

Engineering in World of Warcraft’s Cataclysm expansion remains a dynamic and versatile profession, providing players with an array of gadgets, tools, and perks to enhance gameplay. With the profession perk, Synapse Springs, engineers can significantly boost their primary stats, offering a valuable “burst on demand” option during combat. Gnomes enjoy an additional benefit due to their racial bonus, which grants them +15 to their Engineering skill.

In Cataclysm, Engineering is notably divided into two specializations post skill level 200: Gnomish and Goblin Engineering. Gnomish Engineering specializes in creating quirky and useful gadgets, while Goblin Engineering focuses on crafting explosive devices and weaponry.

  • Gnomish Engineering: Known for its whimsical and inventive gadgets, this specialization is ideal for players who enjoy utility and fun items to use in various situations.
  • Goblin Engineering: This specialization leans towards creating powerful explosives and weapons, appealing to players who prefer damage-oriented items.

While leveling your Engineering skill, it’s crucial to consider that this profession is not primarily designed for gold-making, as many of the crafted items have Engineering skill requirements, limiting their marketability.

New Materials

  • The expansion introduces new materials like Obsidium Bar, Elementium Bar, and Volatile elements (Air, Earth, Fire, Water), essential for crafting the newly added Engineering items.

New Recipes

The following provides a concise breakdown of new recipes introduced, categorized by the skill levels.

Skill Level Range
New Recipes
425 – 442
Handful of Obsidium Bolts
442 – 445
Electrostatic Condenser
445 – 460
Electrified Ether
460 – 470
R19 Threatfinder, Safety Catch Removal Kit
470 – 475
High Powered Bolt Gun
475 – 490/495
Lure Master Tackle Box, Elementium Toolbox
495 – 505
Elementium Dragonling
505 – 510
Finely-Tuned Throat Needler
510 – 515
Heat-Treated Spinning Lure
515 – 525
Gnomish X-Ray Scope

Specialty Items

  • Engineers can craft specialty items like the Electrostatic Condenser, which has utility for gatherers, and the Elementium Toolbox, offering additional storage for various items.

Required Materials

1-75: Apprentice Engineer

  • Rough Stone: 60 (for Rough Blasting Powder)
  • Copper Bar: 36 (for Handful of Copper Bolts, Arclight Spanner, etc.)

76-150: Journeyman Engineer

  • Coarse Stone: 20 (for Coarse Blasting Powder)
  • Linen Cloth: Needed for Coarse Dynamite
  • Bronze Bar: Required for various recipes like Clockwork Box
  • Moss Agate: Needed for Standard Scope
  • Heavy Stone: 30 (for Heavy Blasting Powder)
  • Medium Leather: Needed for Bronze Framework
  • Wool Cloth: Required for Whirring Bronze Gizmo and other recipes

151-225: Expert Engineer

  • Solid Stone: 120 (for Solid Blasting Powder)
  • Steel Bar: 4 (for Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor)
  • Mithril Bar: 161 (for various recipes)
  • Mageweave Cloth: 20 (for Unstable Trigger)

226-300: Artisan Engineer

  • Dense Stone: 40 (for Dense Blasting Powder)
  • Thorium Bar: 189 (for various recipes)
  • Runecloth: 21 (for Thorium Widget)

301-375: Master Engineer

  • Fel Iron Bar: 95 (for various recipes)
  • Mote of Earth: 20 (for Elemental Blasting Powder)
  • Mote of Fire: 10 (for Elemental Blasting Powder)
  • Adamantite Bar: 40 (for Adamantite Grenade)
  • Netherweave Cloth: 30 (for White Smoke Flare)

376-450: GrandMaster Engineer

  • Cobalt Bar: 275 (for various recipes)
  • Crystallized Earth: 10 (for Overcharged Capacitor)
  • Crystallized Water: 40 (for Volatile Blasting Trigger, Froststeel Tube, etc.)
  • Frostweave Cloth: 8 (for Explosive Decoy)

451-525: Illustrious GrandMaster Engineer

  • Obsidium Bar: 85 (for various recipes)
  • Alicite: 4 (for R19 Threatfinder)
  • Volatile Air: 30 (for Electrified Ether)
  • Volatile Earth: 52 (for various recipes)
  • Volatile Fire: 8 (for Heat-Treated Spinning Lure)
  • Elementium Bar: 130 (for various recipes)
  • Embersilk Cloth: 40 (for Elementium Dragonling)
  • Hardened Elementium Bar: 11 (for various recipes)
  • Dream Emerald: 6 (for Gnomish X-Ray Scope)

Please note, the quantities mentioned are approximate, and you may need more or fewer materials based on your luck with skill-up chances.

Engineering Trainer Locations

  • Twizwick Sprocketgrind (62.0, 31.6), Mulgore
  • Mukdrak (52.2, 40.8), Durotar
  • Danwe (76.8, 40.8), Silvermoon City
  • Franklin Lloyd (76.8, 73.4), Undercity
  • Roxxik (76.0, 25.0), Orgrimmar
  • Zebig (54.8, 38.6), Hellfire Peninsula
  • Mack Diver (34.0, 50.8), Zangarmarsh
  • Jonathan Garrett (29.2, 28.6), Shadowmoon Valley
  • Jamesina Watterly (78.4, 30.0), Howling Fjord
  • Chief Engineer Leveny (42.6, 53.6), Borean Tundra
  • Tinkerwiz (62.6, 36.2), Northern Barrens
  • Vazario Linkgrease (62.6, 36.2), Northern Barrens
  • Oglethorpe Obnoticus (28.2, 76.2), Northern Stranglethorn
  • Buzzek Bracketswing (52.2, 27.6), Tanaris
  • Nixx Sprocketspring (52.4, 27.2), Tanaris
  • Engineer Sinbei (43.8, 65.2), Shattrath City
  • Technician Mihila (37.6, 31.6), Shattrath City
  • Xyrol (32.6, 66.6), Netherstorm
  • Binkie Brightgear (72.2, 20.8), Icecrown
  • Didi the Wrench (39.6, 25.2), Dalaran
  • Findle Whistlesteam (39.2, 25.6), Dalaran
  • Timofey Oshenko (39.0, 27.2), Dalaran

Apprentice: 1 – 50

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
1 – 30
Rough Blasting Powder
Rough Stone
60
30 – 50
Handful of Copper Bolts
Copper Bar
30

Materials Summary

  • Rough Stone: 60
  • Copper Bar: 30

Instructions

  • 1 – 30: Craft Rough Blasting Powder using Rough Stone. You’ll need approximately 60 Rough Stones to craft 60 Rough Blasting Powders. The crafting may grant you up to 30 skill levels.
  • 30 – 50: Craft Handful of Copper Bolts using Copper Bars. You’ll need approximately 30 Copper Bars to craft 30 Handful of Copper Bolts. This will take you from skill level 30 to 50.
    • Note: As per the provided data, you will need these Copper Bolts later, so keep them.

Journeyman: 50 – 132

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
50 – 75
Rough Copper Bomb
Rough Blasting Powder (60), Handful of Copper Bolts (30)
30
75 – 90
Coarse Blasting Powder
Coarse Stone
20
90 – 100
Coarse Dynamite
Coarse Blasting Powder (20), Linen Cloth (20)
20
100 – 116
Clockwork Box
Bronze Bar (24)
8
116 – 120
Bronze Tube
Bronze Bar (8)
4
120 – 132
Standard Scope
Bronze Tube (4), Moss Agate (4)
4

Materials Summary

  • Rough Blasting Powder: 60 (used from previous skill levels)
  • Handful of Copper Bolts: 30 (used from previous skill levels)
  • Coarse Stone: 20
  • Linen Cloth: 20
  • Bronze Bar: 32
  • Moss Agate: 4

Instructions

  • 50 – 75: Craft Rough Copper Bomb using 60 Rough Blasting Powder and 30 Handful of Copper Bolts. You will craft 30 bombs to reach skill level 75.
  • 75 – 90: Craft Coarse Blasting Powder using Coarse Stone. Crafting approximately 20 of these should take you to skill level 90. You will need the Coarse Blasting Powder later, so keep them.
  • 90 – 100: Craft Coarse Dynamite using 20 Coarse Blasting Powder and 20 Linen Cloth. Crafting approximately 20 of these should take you to skill level 100.
  • 100 – 116: Craft Clockwork Boxes using Bronze Bars. You need to craft 8 Clockwork Boxes to reach skill level 116. You will get extra skill points for using (disassembling) the boxes you make.
  • 116 – 120: Craft Bronze Tubes using Bronze Bars. Crafting 4 of these should take you to skill level 120.
  • 120 – 132: Craft Standard Scopes using Bronze Tubes and Moss Agates. Crafting 4 of these should take you to skill level 132.

Expert: 132 – 200

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
132 – 150
Heavy Blasting Powder
Heavy Stone
30
Whirring Bronze Gizmo
Bronze Bar (30), Wool Cloth (15)
15
150 – 160
Bronze Framework
Bronze Bar (30), Medium Leather (15), Wool Cloth (15)
15
160 – 175
Explosive Sheep
Heavy Blasting Powder (30), Whirring Bronze Gizmo (15),
Bronze Framework (15), Wool Cloth (30)
15
175 – 176
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor
Steel Bar (4)
1
176 – 195
Solid Blasting Powder
Solid Stone (120)
60
195 – 200
Mithril Tubes
Mithril Bar (21)
7

Materials Summary

  • Heavy Stone: 30
  • Bronze Bar: 60 (30 for Gizmos + 30 for Frameworks)
  • Wool Cloth: 45 (15 for Gizmos + 30 for Explosive Sheep)
  • Medium Leather: 15
  • Steel Bar: 4
  • Solid Stone: 120
  • Mithril Bar: 21

Instructions

  • 132 – 150:
    • Craft 30 Heavy Blasting Powder using Heavy Stone.
    • Simultaneously, craft 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo using Bronze Bars and Wool Cloth.
    • You’ll need both the Heavy Blasting Powder and the Whirring Bronze Gizmo for subsequent recipes, so ensure you keep them.
  • 150 – 160: Craft 15 Bronze Framework using Bronze Bars, Medium Leather, and Wool Cloth. You might get further skill-ups with this, but ensure you have at least 15 for the next step.
  • 160 – 175: Craft 15 Explosive Sheep. Each sheep requires Heavy Blasting Powder, Whirring Bronze Gizmo, Bronze Framework, and Wool Cloth.
  • 175 – 176: Craft a Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor using Steel Bars. You only need to craft one of these.
  • 176 – 195: Craft 60 Solid Blasting Powder using Solid Stone. You will need to keep these for later use.
  • 195 – 200: Craft 7 Mithril Tubes using Mithril Bars. Stop crafting once you reach skill level 200.

Artisan 200 – 280

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
200 – 216
Unstable Triggers
1 Mithril Bar, 1 Mageweave Cloth, 1 Solid Blasting Powder
20
216 – 238
Mithril Casings
3 Mithril Bar
40
238 – 250
Hi-Explosive Bomb
2 Mithril Casings, 1 Unstable Trigger, 2 Solid Blasting Powder
20
250 – 260
Dense Blasting Powder
2 Dense Stone
20
260 – 281
Thorium Widget
3 Thorium Bar, 1 Runecloth
21

Materials Summary

  • Mithril Bar: 161 (120 for Casings + 41 for Unstable Triggers)
  • Mageweave Cloth: 20
  • Solid Blasting Powder: 60
  • Dense Stone: 40
  • Thorium Bar: 63
  • Runecloth: 21

Instructions

  • Start by crafting Unstable Triggers from 205 to 216. You’ll need to craft approximately 20 of these. Be sure to gather or purchase enough Mithril Bars, Mageweave Cloth, and Solid Blasting Powder beforehand.
  • Next, from skill level 216 to 238, craft Mithril Casings. Crafting 40 should get you to the desired skill level. You’ll need plenty of Mithril Bars for this step.
  • From 238 to 250, you will be crafting Hi-Explosive Bombs. For this, use the Mithril Casings and Unstable Triggers you’ve crafted earlier, along with additional Solid Blasting Powder.
  • From 250 to 260, craft Dense Blasting Powder using Dense Stones. Craft about 20 to reach 260.
  • Lastly, craft Thorium Widgets from 260 to 281. This requires Thorium Bars and Runecloth. Craft approximately 21 to reach the skill level 281.

Master: 280 – 350

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
280 – 300
Thorium Tube
6 Thorium Bar
21
300 – 310
Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
1 Fel Iron Bar
50
310 – 320
Fel Iron Casing (and others as needed)
3 Fel Iron Bar
Various
320 – 325
Fel Iron Musket
1 Heavy Stock, 3 Fel Iron Casing, 6 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
5
325 – 335
Adamantite Grenade
4 Adamantite Bar, 1 Elemental Blasting Powder,
2 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
10
335 – 350
White Smoke Flare
1 Netherweave Cloth, 1 Elemental Blasting Powder
30

Materials Summary

  • Thorium Bar: 126
  • Fel Iron Bar: 95 (for Bolts and Casings)
  • Heavy Stock: 5 (purchasable)
  • Adamantite Bar: 40
  • Elemental Blasting Powder: 40
  • Netherweave Cloth: 30

Instructions

  • Begin by crafting Thorium Tubes from 280 to 300. You will need to craft around 21 of these.
  • Craft Handful of Fel Iron Bolts from 300 to 310. You’ll need to craft approximately 50.
  • From 310 to 320, primarily craft Fel Iron Casing. However, as this can turn green, you might also need to craft other items such as Fel Iron Bombs, so have additional materials on hand.
  • Craft Fel Iron Muskets from 320 to 325, using the Fel Iron Casings and Fel Iron Bolts you made earlier along with purchased Heavy Stocks.
  • From 325 to 335, craft Adamantite Grenades.
  • Finally, craft White Smoke Flares from 335 to 350 using Netherweave Cloth and Elemental Blasting Powder.

Grand Master: 350 – 425

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
350 – 370
Handful of Cobalt Bolts
2 Cobalt Bar
Varies
370 – 377
Volatile Blasting Trigger
3 Cobalt Bar, 1 Crystallized Water
15
377 – 385
Overcharged Capacitor
4 Cobalt Bar, 1 Crystallized Earth
10
385 – 390
Explosive Decoy
1 Frostweave Cloth, 3 Volatile Blasting Trigger
6
390 – 400
Froststeel Tube
8 Cobalt Bar, 1 Crystallized Water
15
400 – 405
Diamond-cut Refractor Scope
1 Froststeel Tube, 2 Handful of Cobalt Bolts
5
405 – 415
Box of Bombs
5 Saronite Bar, 1 Volatile Blasting Trigger
12
415 – 420
Mana Injector Kit
12 Saronite Bar, 2 Crystallized Water
5
420 – 425
Noise Machine
2 Froststeel Tube, 2 Overcharged Capacitor, 8 Handful of Cobalt Bolts
5

Materials Summary

  • Cobalt Bar: Around 250 (depending on Handful of Cobalt Bolts yield)
  • Crystallized Water: 22
  • Crystallized Earth: 10
  • Frostweave Cloth: 6
  • Saronite Bar: 72
  • Froststeel Tube: 15 (crafted)

Instructions

  • Start crafting Handful of Cobalt Bolts from 350 to 370; note that the yield per craft varies.
  • Craft Volatile Blasting Trigger from 370 to 377.
  • From 377 to 385, craft Overcharged Capacitors.
  • Craft Explosive Decoys from 385 to 390.
  • From 390 to 400, create Froststeel Tubes.
  • Craft Diamond-cut Refractor Scopes from 400 to 405.
  • Make Box of Bombs from 405 to 415.
  • Craft Mana Injector Kits from 415 to 420.
  • Finally, from 420 to 425, craft Noise Machines using your crafted components.

Illustrious 425 – 525

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
425 – 442
Handful of Obsidium Bolts
2 Obsidium Bar
Varies
442 – 445
Electrostatic Condenser
4 Obsidium Bar, 6 Obsidium Bolts, 4 Volatile Earth
1
445 – 460
Electrified Ether
2 Volatile Air
15
460 – 470
R19 Threatfinder
6 Obsidium Bars, 2 Alicite, 6 Obsidium Bolt
2
470 – 475
High-Powered Bolt Gun
10 Obsidium Bars, 8 Obsidium Bolts, 4 Electrified Ether
1
475 – 495
Elementium Toolbox
15 Elementium Bar, 12 Volatile Earth
4
495 – 505
Elementium Dragonling
2 Obsidium Bolt, 8 Electrified Ether,
16 Elementium Bar, 20 Embersilk Cloth
2
505 – 510
Finely-Tuned Throat Needler
2 Electrified Ether, 4 Obsidium Bars,
5 Hardened Elementium Bars
1
510 – 515
Heat-Treated Spinning Lure
Obsidium Bolt, 4 Elementium Bar, 1 Volatile Fire
8
515 – 525
Gnomish X-Ray Scope
2 Hardened Elementium Bar, 2 Dream Emerald
3

Materials Summary

  • Obsidium Bar: Around 80 (depending on Handful of Obsidium Bolts yield)
  • Volatile Earth: 16
  • Volatile Air: 30
  • Alicite: 4
  • Elementium Bar: 68
  • Embersilk Cloth: 40
  • Hardened Elementium Bar: 11
  • Dream Emerald: 6
  • Electrified Ether (crafted)
  • Obsidium Bolts (crafted)

Instructions

  • Start crafting Handful of Obsidium Bolts from 425 to 442; note that the yield per craft varies.
  • Craft Electrostatic Condenser once at 442.
  • From 445 to 460, craft Electrified Ether.
  • Craft R19 Threatfinders from 460 to 470.
  • At 470, craft one High-Powered Bolt Gun.
  • From 475 to 495, craft Elementium Toolboxes.
  • Craft Elementium Dragonlings from 495 to 505.
  • Craft one Finely-Tuned Throat Needler at 505.
  • From 510 to 515, craft Heat-Treated Spinning Lures.
  • Finally, from 515 to 525, craft Gnomish X-Ray Scopes.

Tips

  • The exact number of Obsidium Bars can vary due to the variable yield of Handful of Obsidium Bolts. Have extra materials on hand.

 

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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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