WoW Blacksmithing Guide 1-600


Blacksmithing This WoW Blacksmithing Guide details the most efficient method of leveling Blacksmithing from levels 1 to 600 in the World of Warcraft. Blacksmithing is a primary profession (of which you can only choose two at any point in the game) and allows your character to forge a variety of items such as armor (mail and plate) and melee weapons. Blacksmithing complements the Mining profession very well, as Mining can provide many of the raw materials required for Blacksmithing.

Updated for WoW patch 5.2

This guide focuses on making the training path easier by using plans that can be learned from Blacksmithing trainers and plans with the most easily obtained materials.

It also looks to make the items that will prove most cost effective at each stage. Unless stated otherwise, all the plans used in this guide can be purchased from a Blacksmithing trainer of appropriate level.

Apart from stones, in order to create items the character needs to be in possession of a Blacksmith Hammer and in proximity to an anvil.

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Blacksmithing Trainers

Rank Faction Trainer Location
Apprentice Alliance Jack “All-Trades” Derrington Greyman Court, Gilneas City & around Gilneas
Lien Farner Goldshire, Elwynn Forest
Wembil Taskwidget Kharanos, Dun Morogh
Horde Lalum Darkmane Bloodhoof Village, Mulgore
Runda Razor Hill, Durotar
Apprentice
Journeyman
Horde KTC Train-a-Tron Deluxe Around Lost Isles
KTC Train-a-Tron Deluxe Bilgewater Harbor, Azshara
Apprentice
Journeyman
Expert
Artisan
Master
Grand Master
Illustrious Grand Master
Alliance Argo Strongstout Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Bengus Deepforge The Great Forge, Ironforge
Blacksmith Calypso Odesyus’ Landing, Azuremyst Isle
Brandig Frosthold, The Storm Peaks
Clarise Gnarltree Darkshire, Duskwood
Grumnus Steelshaper The Great Forge, Ironforge
Humphry Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
Ironus Coldsteel The Great Forge, Ironforge
Miall Trader’s Tier, The Exodar
Rosina Rivet Valgarde, Howling Fjord
Smith Argus Goldshire, Elwynn Forest
Therum Deepforge The Dwarven District, Stormwind
Tognus Flintfire Kharanos, Dun Morogh
Horde Arathel Sunforge Farstrider Retreat, Eversong Woods
Bemarrin Farstriders’ Square, Silvermoon
Borgosh Corebender The Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar
Borus Ironbender Agmar’s Hammer, Dragonblight
Crog Steelspine Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra
Dwukk Razor Hill, Durotar
Guillaume Sorouy The Sepulcher, Silverpine Forest
James Van Brunt The War Quarter, Undercity
Josric Fame Venomspite, Dragonblight
Kark Helmbreaker The Valley of Spirits, Orgrimmar
Karn Stonehoof High Rise, Thunder Bluff
Kelgruk Bloodaxe The Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar
Kristen Smythe Vengeance Landing, Howling Fjord
Okothos Ironrager The Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar
Opuno Ironhorn The Valley of Wisdom, Orgrimmar
Rogg The Valley of Strength, Orgrimmar
Rohok Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula
Saru Steelfury The Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar
Traugh Crossroads, The Barrens
Neutral Alard Schmied Magus Commerce Exchange, Dalaran
Brikk Keencraft Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale
Imindril Spearsong Magus Commerce Exchange, Dalaran
Kradu Grimblade Lower Tier, Shattrath
Onodo Aldor Rise, Shattrath
Orland Schaeffer Magus Commerce Exchange, Dalaran
Rekka the Hammer Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
Zula Slagfury Lower Tier, Shattrath


Leveling Blacksmithing 1-75

Level 5 Character required
Learn Apprentice Blacksmithing from a Blacksmithing trainer

Levels Plan Reagents Tools
1-30 Rough Sharpening Stone 1 x Rough Stone
31-65 Rough Grinding Stone 2 x Rough Stone
66-75 Coarse Sharpening Stone 1 x Coarse Stone
Copper Chain Belt 6 x Copper Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Blacksmithing 76-150

Level 10 Character required
Learn Journeymen Blacksmithing from a Blacksmithing trainer
Purchase Blacksmith Hammer from a General vendor

Levels Plan Reagents Tools
76-90 Coarse Grinding Stone 2 x Coarse Stone
Runed Copper Belt 10 x Copper Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
91-100 Runed Copper Belt 10 x Copper Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
101-110 Runed Copper Belt 10 x Copper Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Silver Skeleton Key 1 x Silver Bar
1 x Rough Grinding Stone
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
111-125 Rough Bronze Shoulders 5 x Bronze Bar
1 x Coarse Grinding Stone
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Rough Bronze Leggings 6 x Bronze Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
126-135 Heavy Sharpening Stone 1 x Heavy Stone
136-145 Heavy Grinding Stone 3 x Heavy Stone
146-150 Patterned Bronze Bracers 5 x Bronze Bar
2 x Coarse Grinding Stone
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Blacksmithing 151-225

Level 20 Character required
Learn Expert Blacksmithing from a Blacksmithing trainer

Levels Plan Reagents Tools
150-160 Silvered Bronze Boots 6 x Bronze Bar
2 x Coarse Grinding Stone
1 x Silver Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Golden Skeleton Key 1 x Gold Bar
2 x Heavy Grinding Stone
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
161-165 Green Iron Leggings 1 x Green Dye
1 x Heavy Grinding Stone
8x Iron Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
166-190 Green Iron Bracers 1 x Green Dye
6 x Iron Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
191-200 Golden Scale Bracers 2 x Heavy Grinding Stone
5 x Steel Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
201-210 Solid Sharpening Stone 1 x Solid Stone
211-225 Heavy Mithril Gauntlet 6 x Mithril Bar
4 x Mageweave Cloth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Blacksmithing 226-300

Level 35 Character required
Learn Artisan Blacksmithing from a Blacksmithing trainer

Levels Plan Reagents Tools
226-235 1Mithril Scale Bracers 8 x Mithril Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
236-250 Mithril Coif 10 x Mithril Bar
6 x Mageweave Cloth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
251-260 Dense Sharpening Stone 1 x Dense Stone
261-280 Thorium Bracers 8 x Thorium Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
281-290 Imperial Plate Bracers 12 x Thorium Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
291-300 Thorium Helm 6 x Star Ruby
12 x Thorium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Thorium Boots 8 x Rugged Leather
12 x Thorium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Blacksmithing 301-375

Level 50 Character required
Learn Master Blacksmithing from a Blacksmithing trainer

Levels Plan Reagents Tools
301-305 Fel Weightstone 1 x Fel Iron Bar
1 x Netherweave Cloth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
306-315 Fel Iron Plate Belt 4 x Fel Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
316-320 Fel Iron Chain Gloves 5 x Fel Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
321-325 Fel Iron Plate Boots 6 x Fel Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
326-330 Fel Iron Chain Tunic 9 x Fel Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Lesser Rune of Warding 1 x Adamantite Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
331-335 Fel Iron Breastplate 10 x Fel Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
336-340 1Adamantite Cleaver 8 x Adamantite Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
341-350 2Lesser Ward of Shielding 1 x Adamantite Bar
351-360 Cobalt Belt 4 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Cobalt Boots 4 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
361-370 Cobalt Bracers 4 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Cobalt Shoulders 4 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Cobalt Triangle Shield 4 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
371-375 Cobalt Gauntlets 5 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer

1Alliance players purchase from: Arras in the Traders’ Tier, The Exodar
1For Horde players purchase from: Eriden in Farstriders’ Square, Silvermoon
1There is also a neutral vendor to purchase from: Aaron Hollman in the Lower City, Shattrath
2Alliance players purchase from: Mari Stonehand in Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley
2For Horde players purchase from: Rohok in Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula


Leveling Blacksmithing 376-450

Level 65 Character required
An alternative method for getting levels 376-415 is to acquire the plans for Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece
Plans: Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece are a rare drop from Venture Co. Excavators located to the north of The Suntouched Pillar, Sholazar Basin

Learn Grand Master Blacksmithing from a Blacksmithing trainer

Levels Plan Reagents Tools
376-380 Cobalt Gauntlets 5 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
381-385 Spiked Cobalt Boots 7 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
386-390 Spiked Cobalt Shoulders 7 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
391-395 Notched Cobalt Axe 10 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
396-400 Spiked Cobalt Belt 12 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Spiked Cobalt Legplates 12 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
401-405 Horned Cobalt Helm 8 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
406-415 Deadly Saronite Dirk 2 x Crystallized Air
7 x Saronite Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
416-420 Eternal Belt Buckle 1 x Eternal Earth
1 x Eternal Shadow
1 x Eternal Water
4 x Saronite Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
421-425 Titanium Shield Spike 2 x Saronite Bar
1 x Titanium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Titanium Weapon Chain 2 x Saronite Bar
1 x Titanium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
426-450 Folded Obsidium 2 x Obsidium Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Blacksmithing 451-525

Level 75 Character required
Learn Illustrious Grand Master Blacksmithing from a Blacksmithing trainer

Levels Plan Reagents Tools
451-455 Folded Obsidium 2 x Obsidium Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
456-460 Hardened Obsidium Gauntlets 3 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Hardened Obsidium Shield 3 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Redsteel Bracers 3 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Redsteel Gauntlets 3 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Stormforged Bracers 3 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
461-470 Hardened Obsidium Belt 4 x Folded Obsidium
1 x Volatile Earth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Redsteel Belt 4 x Folded Obsidium
1 x Volatile Earth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Stormforged Belt 4 x Folded Obsidium
1 x Volatile Earth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
471-475 Hardened Obsidium Boots 5 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Redsteel Boots 5 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Stormforged Boots 5 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
476-485 Obsidium Skeleton Key 2 x Folded Obsidium Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
486-491 3Stormforged Legguards 2 x Folded Obsidium
8 x Elementium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
492-500 3Hardened Obsidium Helm 4 x Folded Obsidium
15 x Elementium Bar
6 x Volatile Earth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
3Stormforged Helm 20 x Elementium Bar
8 x Volatile Earth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
501-525 4Ghost-Forged Bracers 5 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer

3This plan grants 3 levels at a time
4This plan grants 5 levels at a time


Leveling Blacksmithing 526-600

Level 80 Character required
Learn Zen Master Blacksmithing from a Blacksmithing trainer

Levels Plan Reagents Tools
526-531 3Ghost-Forged Belt 7 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
3Ghost-Forged Gauntlets 7 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
532-540 3Ghost-Forged Boots 7 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
541-545 4Lightsteel Shield 9 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
546-555 4Spiritguard Shield 9 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
556-575 4Ghost-Forged Breastplate 12 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
4Ghost-Forged Helm 12 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
576-600 4,5Masterwork Lightsteel Shield 12 x Ghost Iron Bar
2 x Trillium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
4,5Masterwork Spiritguard Shield 12 x Ghost Iron Bar
2 x Trillium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer

3This plan grants 3 levels at a time
4This plan grants 5 levels at a time
5These patterns are available to purchase for 1 x Spirit of Harmony each from vendors in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Vale of Eternal Blossoms is accesible after completing the quest A Celestial Experience (requires level 87)
Alliance Vendor is Cullen Hammerbrow in the Shrine of Seven Stars
Horde Vendor is Jorunga Stonehoof in the Shrine of Two Moons


Specialization

As of WoW patch 4.0.1 the blacksmithing specializations of Armorsmith and Weaponsmith have been removed from the game.

I hoped you found this WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide useful and that it has helped you on your way to level 600. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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Chuck

i have been following along with the guild pretty well but found 1 thing that seems to be wrong or wow has changed. the Obsidium skeleton key can not be learned until you have 475 blacksmith skills.this is as of 4/18/2011.its very good so far except for that. you have it lvling 456 – 480..just thought i woud let you know

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Spiph

Thanks for the heads up.Levels 456-480 have now been updated to reflect the cheapest plans that are currently available.

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Storm

[Heavy Mithril Gauntlet]

starts at 205 and is orange til 225.
i went to 235 with it in yellow without any fails.

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Ellen

Ghost-Forged Helm is only granting one point a level at skill level 566.

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Jes

Just wanted to let you know that this has been a very helpful guide:)

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