Engineering Specializations Guide for Season of Discovery (SoD)

Engineering Specializations in Season of Discovery (SoD)

Along with the Artisan Engineering skill, players are now able to learn either Gnomish Engineering or Goblin Engineering in Season of Discovery as of Phase 3. These specializations allow you to craft some exclusive schematics, but you can only have one specialization at a time.

In this guide we’ll go over the differences between the two specializations, how you can learn them, how to renew your membership card, and how to change specializations.

Gnomish vs. Goblin Engineering

Broadly speaking, you should take Gnomish Engineering if you are more interested in gadgets and Goblin Engineering if you want to blow things up. Some of the items that can be made with one specialization can be purchased and used by other Engineers without needing to have the specialization. Others are Bind-on-Pickup or require the associated specialization to use.

There are only three items that actually require a specialization to use:

Bind-on-Pickup items are marked (BoP) below so you can see what you will be able to get with your specialization.

There are a couple of schematics that sound like they should require a specialization, but don’t. Goblin Jumper Cables/Goblin Jumper Cables XL and Gnomish Cloaking Device can be made by any Engineer.

Type
Gnome Exclusives
Goblin Exclusives
Head
Feet
Waist
Trinket
Gadget
Explosive
Pet
Recipe

Learning Gnomish Engineering

To learn Gnomish Engineering, you’ll need to visit one of the following Engineering trainers to pick up the Wow Alliance Crest Gnome Engineering/ Gnome Engineering quest:

The quest will send you to another NPC, depending on your faction:

This NPC will give you the quest Wow Alliance Crest The Pledge of Secrecy/ The Pledge of Secrecy, requiring you to right-click on a Pledge item in your inventory and turn it in.

When you turn in the signed Pledge, the same NPC will give you the quest Wow Alliance Crest Show Your Work/ Show Your Work. This quest requires turning in the following items to get your Gnome Engineer Membership Card:

6x Mithril Tube

1x Accurate Scope

2x Advanced Target Dummy

Learning Goblin Engineering

To learn Goblin Engineering, you’ll need to visit one of the following Engineering trainers to pick up the Goblin Engineering quest:

The quest will send you to Nixx Sprocketspring at Gadgetzan in Tanaris (52.5, 27.3). He’ll give you the quest The Pledge of Secrecy, requiring you to right-click on a Pledge item in your inventory and turn it in.

When you turn in the signed Pledge, the same NPC will give you the quest Show Your Work. This quest requires turning in the following items to get your Goblin Engineer Membership Card:

20x Big Iron Bomb

20x Solid Dynamite

5x Explosive Sheep

Renewing Your Membership Card

Every two weeks, you’ll need to renew your membership card if you want to continue crafting the schematics for your specialization. This requires completing a quest which simply involves paying your trainer 2 gold. Doing this will also get you a Renewal Gift which has a chance to contain schematics for your specialization’s exclusive pet.

Gnome Engineer Membership Card Renewal

To renew your Gnome Engineer Membership Card, visit either of these trainers to complete the Membership Card Renewal quest:

You’ll be rewarded with a Gnome Engineer’s Renewal Gift which can contain any of the following items:

Goblin Engineer Membership Card Renewal

To renew a Goblin Engineer Membership Card, visit either of these trainers to complete the Membership Card Renewal quest:

You’ll be rewarded with a Goblin Engineer’s Renewal Gift which can contain any of the following items:

How to Change Engineering Specializations

In Vanilla WoW, there is only one way to change your Engineering specialization, and that’s by dropping the profession and leveling it again from scratch. This is obviously very expensive and time consuming to do, but it will allow you to craft and use almost all of the exclusive items for both specializations. The developers have indicated that they plan to make it easier to change crafting specializations in Season of Discovery, but we haven’t seen anything implemented in the game as of Phase 3.

To drop Engineering, open the Skills tab in your character window and click on the crossed out circle beside your Engineering skill. You will lose ALL of your current skill and ALL of your recipes, so be sure that you want to do this before you confirm!

Now you’ll have to level Engineering again from scratch. When you reach 200 skill level and want to pick up the other specialization, head to Steamwheedle Port in Tanaris and look for a small house north of town (65.4, 18.6). Inside you’ll find a book called Soothsaying for Dummies on a table. Interact with this book to get your new specialization. You won’t have to complete either of the quests like you did the first time around.

soothsaying for dummies vanilla wow
The Soothsaying for Dummies book is on the table

 

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Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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