Enchanting Guide 1 375 TBC 2.4.3
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: January 8, 2020
  • Expansion: TBC Classic

Enchanting is the practice of adding buffs to weapons and gear. In WoW Enchanting is vital for endgame PvE and PvP, and as you level, it can give your gear an edge to make the process a bit easier. Enchanters get the materials to create these by using their most important skill: Disenchant. This spell allows players to transform gear of any level — with at least Uncommon quality — into various dusts, essences, and crystals. But, beware! The gear is destroyed in the process. At a high level, Enchanters’ can add buffs like Enchant Gloves – Threat, Enchant Weapon – Executioner, and Enchant Boots – Surefooted.

Enchanting is unique in that there is no explicit gathering profession that players usually pair with it. Instead, most Enchanters opt to train Tailoring alongside Enchanting, so that they’re able to create extra gear to disenchant. Because of this pairing, Enchanting is most highly recommended for Cloth armor wearers of all specs, but all players can become Enchanters, regardless of if they choose that or not.

Training Enchanting

Vanilla

Beginning in Patch 2.3, Blizzard changed most profession trainers — including Enchanting — to streamline the leveling process. As a result, you can learn Enchanting from Apprentice through Artisan from a trainer in any major capital.

Outland

After you cross through the Dark Portal, your Master Enchanting trainer will be in your faction’s first questing area in Hellfire Peninsula. For the Alliance, this is Johan Barnes at Honor Hold, and for the Horde, Felannia in Thrallmar will do the same.

All players also have the opportunity to learn from two neutral trainers: High Enchanter Bardolan of the Scryers in Shattrath and Asarnan of the Consortium at Stormspire in Netherstorm. Neither of these offers any different recipes from the other, so you are free to choose whichever suits your needs.

Required Materials

Vanilla

Vanilla and TBC

TBC

* = Optional, based on choices

Leveling Enchanting

1-300

1 – 2: Runed Copper Rod

2 – 75: Enchant Bracer – Minor Health

OR 

2 – 50: Disenchant any green items you have on hand

  • This option is especially useful if you’re training Tailoring concurrent to Enchanting. It will help defray the costs of purchasing materials from an early level.

50 – 75: Enchant Bracer – Minor Health

Whichever option you end up choosing, once you reach skill level 75, return to your trainer and learn Journeyman Enchanting.

75 – 85: Enchant Bracer – Minor Deflection

85 – 100: Enchant Bracer – Minor Stamina

100 – 101: Runed Silver Rod

101 – 105: Enchant Bracer – Minor Stamina

105 – 120: Enchant Bracer – Minor Agility

120 – 130: Enchant Shield – Minor Stamina

Any time after you reach skill level 125 while enchanting the shields, you should learn Expert Enchanting.

130 – 150: Enchant Bracer – Lesser Stamina

150 – 151: Runed Golden Rod

151 – 160: Enchant Bracer – Lesser Stamina

160 – 165: Enchant Shield – Lesser Stamina

165 – 180: Enchant Bracer – Spirit

180 – 200: Enchant Bracer – Strength

After you’ve finished enchanting the bracers, it’s time to learn Artisan Enchanting.

200 – 201: Runed Truesilver Rod

201 – 205: Enchant Bracer – Strength

205 – 225: Enchant Cloak – Greater Defense

225 – 235: Enchant Gloves – Agility

235 – 245: Enchant Chest – Superior Health

Between 250 and 270, you have the choice between making two different things: a bracer enchant or Lesser Mana Oil. If you are leveling naturally in Silithus, or are otherwise near it, it is advantageous to pick up Formula: Lesser Mana Oil from Kania in Cenarion Hold, as it will save you a solid number of Dream Dust. If not, then making Enchant Bracer – Greater Strength is perfectly acceptable as well.

245 – 265: Enchant Bracer – Greater Strength

OR

250 – 270: Lesser Mana Oil

Before continuing on, you’ll need to purchase Formula: Enchant Shield – Greater Stamina. Luckily, this recipe is sold by trade supplies vendors in major capitals, so finding it is relatively painless. It’s sold to the Alliance by Mythrin’dir in Darnassus, and the Horde can purchase it from Daniel Bartlett in Undercity.

This is also a great time to pause and purchase Formula: Runed Arcanite Rod and Formula: Enchant Cloak – Superior Defense from Lorelae Wintersong at Nighthaven in Moonglade.

265/270 – 290: Enchant Shield – Greater Stamina

290 – 291: Runed Arcanite Rod

291 – 300: Enchant Cloak – Superior Defense

After completing the cloak enchants, it’s time to head through the Dark Portal and become a Master Enchanter!

300-375

300 – 301: Runed Fel Iron Rod

301 – 305: Enchant Cloak – Superior Defense

306 – 315: Enchant Bracer – Assault or Enchant Bracer – Brawn

315 – 325: Enchant Cloak – Major Armor or Enchant Gloves – Assault

326 – 335: Enchant Chest – Major Spirit

To continue, you’ll need to find Madame Ruby in Shattrath’s Lower City and purchase Formula: Enchant Shield – Major Stamina and Formula: Superior Wizard Oil.

This is also a good time to go find Formula: Runed Adamantite Rod, which is sold by faction specific vendors. The Alliance will need to head back to Hellfire Peninsula and find Vodesiin at the Temple of Telhamat, and the Horde can stay in Terokkar Forest and head over to Stonebreaker Hold to speak with Rungor.

335 – 340: Enchant Shield – Major Stamina

340 – 345: Superior Wizard Oil

345 – 350: Enchant Gloves – Major Strength

350 – 351: Runed Adamantite Rod

352 – 360: Enchant Gloves – Major Strength

Before going on, you’ll need to reach Revered rep with The Consortium and with the Sha’tar. If you’ve already done so, go ahead and find Ythyar in Karazhan first; they’ll sell you Formula: Enchant Ring – Striking. Next, Almaador in the Terrace of Light in Shattrath. He’ll sell you Formula: Enchant Ring – Healing Power.

360 – 370: Enchant Ring – Striking

370 – 375: Enchant Ring – Healing Power

Congratulations! After you’ve finished with the ring enchants, you’ve capped. Keep reading to find out about the myriad Reputation based and BoP recipes available to you.

Endgame Enchanting

Beginning at skill level 350, there are a number of powerful Enchanting recipes that you’re able to learn. While most require a complete 375, all are still valuable and highly sought after additions to your spellbook. These recipes break down into two categories: Reputation Rewards and BoP drops from mobs. The reputation rewards are broken down by faction and necessary reputation level below.

The BoP recipes are a bit trickier. Some are dropped from specific bosses in raids and dungeons, and others are dropped by mobs in those some raids and dungeons. A third set are world drops and come from mobs in certain zones. Each is explained, but click through to find out which areas the mobs are in and where to farm them.

Reputation Rewards

BoP Drops

 

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Shawked
Shawked
3 months ago

Formula: Enchant Weapon – Major Spellpower drops from Bash’ir Spell Thiefs, NOT Razaani Spell Thiefs

Impact
Impact
Reply to  Shawked
2 months ago

I was farming that razaani guyz for whole hour before I noticed.. 😀

Hello_Gamers
Hello_Gamers
2 months ago

This has been mentioned, but you really should correct the last enchant listed under the BoP Drops section. You won’t see Major Spellpower drop from a Razaani Spell-Thief, even if you killed them all day long. This should be changed to Bash’ir Spell Thief (before somebody does spend all day killing the wrong Ethereals).

Mangrove
Mangrove
2 months ago

The guide is very basic, and in many cases will cost you a lot more money than you would have to spend if you don’t use the guide but take a minute to figure things out. I’ll give a couple examples:
-Leveling 10-150 can literally be done by using Magic Essences and making wands, then auctioning or vendoring them. If the mats on the ah are below 5s for lesser or 15s for major, you break even. If less you even make a profit.
-You are recommended according to this guide to swap off of enchant bracer, strength at 205. It turns yellow and costs 1 dust. the recommended enchant costs 3 dust. Yellow 1 dust levels way better than orange 3 dust.

There’s many others to be fair. I wouldn’t use this guide unless you have infinite gold to spend, in which case, why use one anyway?

Christian
Christian
1 year ago

Correction needed:

After completing the cloak enchants, it’s time to head through the Dark Portal and become a Master Alchemist!

Last edited by Christian
GeoWarrLolz
GeoWarrLolz
Reply to  Christian
8 months ago

Master Alchemist! Master Alchemist! Master Alchemist!Master Alchemist!

Aucturian
Aucturian
3 months ago

How does enchanting Lesser Mana oil save “a solid number of Dream Dust” over Enchant Bracer – Greater Strength? Lesser mana oil consumes one more DD than Greater strength does.

Garrland
7 months ago

Alchemisto, on Enchanters guide?

Jojje
Jojje
5 months ago

Is there any macro for leveling enchanting? So annoying to click all the time

Kurathis
Editor
Reply to  Jojje
5 months ago

There sure is!

The macro is:

/click CraftCreateButton
/run GetMouseFocus():Click()
/click StaticPopup1Button1

Keybind that, open your Enchanting window, and hover over the item you’re looking to enchant, and just repeatedly press your keybind.

I tested this on Beta, and it worked.

Last edited 5 months ago by Kurathis
Alcestis
Alcestis
4 months ago

Shouldn’t Enchant Bracer – Minor Health be Enchant Chest – Minor Health

Kurathis
Editor
Reply to  Alcestis
4 months ago

Hey Alcestis,

Enchant Bracer – Minor Health is one of the three enchants included in your skillset immediately upon learning Enchanting. You can use this to get to 75 (It becomes Yellow at 70, but doesn’t turn green until after 75)

There is an Enchant Chest – Minor Health, but that is learned at 15, and while requiring the same reagents as the above enchant, it too becomes Yellow at around 70.

PadmaN
PadmaN
4 months ago

“306 – 315: Enchant Bracer – Assault or Enchant Bracer – Brawn”
Assault enchant requires 310

Kurathis
Editor
Reply to  PadmaN
4 months ago

Hey PadmaN!

Thanks for your comment.

I have confirmed on Beta that Enchant Bracer – Assault requires 300 enchanting and can be learned from a few different NPCs.

Last edited 4 months ago by Kurathis
Jake Kempton
3 months ago

Enchant boots – dexterity is not on the bop list, and it drops in AC

Jokaleth
Jokaleth
2 months ago

You have 105 – 120: Enchant Bracer – Minor Agility. Not sure if it changed since recently, but that enchant changes to Yellow at 115, so are you saying this should be used for the last 5 levels despite it not being a guaranteed level?

mons
mons
2 months ago

Missing Enchant Weapon – Major Intellect in the BoP list. Dropping from Sunfury Researcher

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