Blacksmithing Guide 1 450 WotLK 3.3.5a
  • Author: milliondollarpuppy
  • Date: October 18, 2022
  • Updated: January 4, 2023
  • Expansion: WotLK Classic

Welcome to Warcraft Tavern’s Blacksmithing guide! In this guide, we’ll provide everything you need to max out your Blacksmithing skill, from the materials required to level up your profession to the best recipes to follow.

While Blacksmithing may not be the top profession when going for BiS, it provides strong personal bonuses with Socket Gloves and Socket Bracers. Besides extra gem sockets, Blacksmiths can craft useful enhancements like Titanium Weapon Chain, Eternal Belt Buckle, and Titanium Plating. Once 440 skill is reached, you can begin crafting epic Titansteel items. These include weapons (Titansteel Bonecrusher), helms (Spiked Titansteel Helm), and boots (Brilliant Titansteel Treads). These pieces are generally pre-raid BiS for the classes that can use them, and both these epic items and the item enhancements should sell steadily at the Auction House.

Because Blacksmithing relies on smelted ore and stone, Mining is the gathering skill associated with this profession. WotLK Blacksmiths also need crystallized elements found on the corresponding elemental and revenant mobs found throughout Northrend. Additionally, you’ll need some Titanium Bars that are transmuted by Alchemists.

Required Materials

Below you can find the materials you’ll need to level from 1-450, as well as a few tips and things to keep in mind.

  • Sometimes we will have to craft yellow recipes that don’t guarantee a level up on every craft, therefore the materials required are estimates, rather than exact figures.
  • Specific recipes will require items you have previously crafted, so check the lists before getting rid of crafts!
  • Some recipes aren’t taught by trainers, but instead are acquired from drops or vendors.

All of these things are accounted for in the materials listed below. Listed separately from the material list are those recipes not acquired from a trainer, but rather from a vendor or world drop.

Recipes

Recipes

Materials

Recipes

Blacksmithing Trainers

You can click on a Trainer’s name from the lists below to see its exact location. If you use TomTom, you can copy-paste the location and coordinates provided (after the name) to track down the trainer you need more easily. For example:

/way Orgrimmar 75.8 24.6

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  • Rohok – Hellfire Peninsula 53.2 38.2

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  • Humphry – Hellfire Peninsula 56.8 63.8

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  • Barien – Scryer’s Tier 43.6 65.0
  • Onodo – Aldor Rise 37.6 31.6

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Training Route

Certain crafts need to be used later to further level up the profession. Other times, the materials can be bought from a vendor instead of the Auction House, or the crafting recipe is not acquired from a trainer. Some recipes turn yellow and as such do not have a 100% chance to level up your profession with every craft; this means some randomness enters the equation when it comes to materials. We indicate all of these situations with the following icons:

greenarrow8
Keep crafted items for later crafts.
buy 2
Buy material from the vendor.
ui grouploot coin up
Bought Recipe.
ui grouploot dice up
Craft amount depends on variance.

Materials

Crafting

Level
Amount
Materials
1 – 35
35 – 65
65 – 75

Materials

Recipes

Crafting

  • Horde players should keep 4 Steel Plate Helm if they want to pursue Armorsmithing.

Level
Amount
Materials
225-250
235-250
235-250 (Alternate)
250-260
260-270
270-275
275-290
290-300

Materials

Recipes

Crafting

Level
Amount
Materials
300-305
305-320
320-325
325-335
335-340
340-350

Materials

Recipes

Crafting

  • If you take the time to farm Plans: Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece off of Venture Co. Excavator in Sholazar Basin, you can use this recipe to skill from 390-416 cheaper than the path we’ve laid out. It should take 30 minutes of grinding for the plans to drop — they are BoP, so you must farm them yourself.
  • At 400 skill you can train Socket Gloves and Socket Bracers, which allows the Blacksmith to add sockets to their own gloves and bracers.
  • 450 skill won’t matter until Trial of the Crusader in phase 3, so you can stop at 440 unless you want to reach max level right away.
  • At 440 skill, you can learn Titansteel weapons and armor plans. These are more expensive than Daunting Legplates, but can sell for a lot on the Auction House, or be used for pre-raid BiS.

Level
Amount
Materials
350-360
360-370
370-375
375-380
380-385
385-390
390-416 (Alternate)
390-395
395-400
400-405
405-416
416-425
425-430
430-440
440-450

Congratulations on reaching 450 Blacksmithing skill! We hope you enjoyed our guide, please comment below with any feedback!

 

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milliondollarpuppy

I am an avid WoW Classic player and love Druid, Priest, and Rogue and look forward to maining a DK in Wrath. When I'm not gaming or writing, I'm catching up on reading and spending time with my family, my parent's dogs, and my pet snake, Gloria.
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Mihály Gegely Nótári
Mihály Gegely Nótári
3 years ago

I know not many people bother to level efficiently on private servers since they are either swimming in gold or just don’t want to even attempt leveling by farming out the materials. But, these guides helped me quite a lot so I just wanted to say thanks.

Last edited by Mihály Gegely Nótári
Amisami
Amisami
1 year ago

Great guide! But some info is outdated for nowadays classic. Some recipes are tought by trainers and you don`t need to buy or get them from mobs. Thank you!

Tbone
Tbone
1 year ago

Thank you for making these guides

dylan
dylan
1 year ago

lesser ward of shielding requires 340 skill not 335

Mara
Mara
1 year ago

Your mats needed for Expert has some incorrect math. Iron bar’s are listed for needing 80, but you need 230 in total. 🙂

Alvare
Alvare
1 year ago

Hello!
As alternate Level up from i used Thorium Bars
305-325 Thorium Leggins (12 Bars each) 240 Bar Used at 70 silver each 168 gold spent on Benediction
Prefered to Use this method because Fel iron Bars were 5 gold each (so i was about to spend 450 gold for 90 Fel Iron Bars)
325-335 Used 22 Adamantite Bars (instead of 30) on Lesser Rune of Warding, i understand its rng so 30 is Okay, they were 2g each on my server.
335-340 i used Adamantite Cleaver (recibe bought on Shat, 8 Bars each) again, spent 80 gold buying 40 bars at 2 gold each instead of buying 45 fel iron bar at 225 gold.
340-350 still used Lesser Ward of Shielding.

Alvare
Alvare
Reply to  Alvare
1 year ago

have to say that i bought Thorium ores at 70 silver each (Bars were 1,5 gold each)

Flavio
Flavio
1 year ago

Ally players cant learn armorsmith? Trainer in IF cast on me but I still not an Armorsmith, do you know why?

Oakenshield
Oakenshield
1 year ago

Hi, nice guide ! However : Fel Iron Plate Belt turns yellow at 315, so it is preferable to switch to the Iron Fel gloves (they require 5 Fel Iron Bar each) between 315 and 320

Oakenshield
Oakenshield
Reply to  Oakenshield
1 year ago

Also, Fel Iron Chain Tunic is yellow at 335, so it will be around 68 Fel Iron Bar, or you can purchase the adamantite axe recipe to Aaron Hollman in Shattrath if you have a good amount of adamantite bars (it will be 40 bars from 335 to 340)

BrazilianNoob
BrazilianNoob
11 months ago

helo, what about the espec weaponsmith or armorsmith?

Passion
Passion(@passion)
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Reply to  BrazilianNoob
11 months ago

Specialization’s are irrelevant for Wrath of the Lich King. They are only used for Vanilla and TBC gear, and none of that is useful for leveling Blacksmithing. You can go whichever specialization you find most interesting, or no specialization at all.

BrazilianNoob
BrazilianNoob
Reply to  Passion
11 months ago

I’m a noob, I started playing wow in 2023 for the first time. I wanted to read about the specializations so I could know which one to choose. The alchemy guide spoke a little about the specilization for example “transmutation for money, elixir for pvp”.
But anyway thank you very much, the guides are great.

Passion
Passion(@passion)
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Reply to  BrazilianNoob
11 months ago

For Alchemy and Tailoring the specializations matter a little, because they allow you to make more of certain things, like a Potion Master Alchemist makes more potions whenever they make potions.

For Leatherworking and Blacksmithing they don’t really do anything for Wrath of the Lich King, and are primarily focused on gear in Vanilla and The Burning Crusade.

staach
staach
11 months ago

the best guide in general the best site

JustShane
JustShane
8 months ago

Private server i’m playing on may have incorrect material number, but according to WoWHead the amount of Heavy Grinding Stones is 2 per craft, so you need 20 but not 10 of them. Besides that small miscalculation, this guide is really good.

BrazilianNoob
BrazilianNoob
7 months ago

It would be nice if the guide included the specialization option. Why are there many items to be crafted there by level 262

Gio
Gio
4 months ago

crafted 50x Lesser Ward of Shielding on 349 and did not get a single skill to reach 350…..wtf

Someguy
Someguy
4 months ago

You should specify at 270 to 300 that you get the patterns from the same npc (derotain), some people might overlook that. As well as the fact that all the thorium crafting recipes are patterns that you need to buy, trainer won’t teach them to you.

Someguy
Someguy
Reply to  Someguy
4 months ago

And to fix my own mistake, the same npc does not sell all the recipes, but they’re patterns nevertheless.

Piotr
Piotr
3 months ago

To make 10x Golden Scale Bracers there is needed 20xHeavy Grinding Stone, not 10.

Rick
Rick
1 year ago

not accurate at all

Rick
Rick
1 year ago

Eternal Belt Buckle x12 did not get me to 425. i started from 416. why are you lying?

Last edited 1 year ago by Rick
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