WoW Disenchanting Guide


Disenchanting This WoW Disenchanting Guide covers disenchanting and details the Enchanting skill level and character level required to disenchant an item, as well as each type of dust, essence, shard and crystal produced from items of specific level and quality. The Disenchant skill is acquired when you first learn Apprentice Enchanting and allows you to disenchant green or better quality items into the raw materials required for Enchanting.

Updated for WoW patch 5.2

The item type you disenchant has quite an influence on whether you will receive dusts, essences, shards or crystals.
Armor (green quality) – often (70-80%) produces dusts, occasionally (20-30%) produces essences and rarely (<5%) produces shards
Weapons (green quality) – often (70-80%) produces essences, occasionally (15-25%) produces dusts and rarely (<5%) produces shards
All Items (blue quality) – almost always produces shards with a very rare chance to produce a crystal at higher levels
All Items (purple quality) – always produces shards for items level 55 and below and crystals for items 56 and above

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Not all items of green quality or better can be disenchanted. Examples of items excluded are bags, gems, Bind on Pickup (BoP) vendor purchased items, utems purchased via PvP or faction reputation awards and quest items.In the tables below you might notice some gaps in item level at places – the items in the missing level ranges are the ones that can’t be disenchanted.


Disenchanting Green (Uncommon) Items

The following table details the dusts, essences and shards you might get when disenchanting green items. It also shows the skill level and character level required in order to disenchant green items of a particular level.

Enchanting Level Required Character Level Required Item Level Dust Essence Shard
1 1-15 1-15 Strange Dust Lesser Magic Essence None
16-20 Strange Dust Greater Magic Essence Small Glimmering Shard
25 16-20 21-25 Strange Dust Lesser Astral Essence Small Glimmering Shard
50 21-25 26-30 Soul Dust Greater Astral Essence Large Glimmering Shard
75 26-30 31-35 Soul Dust Lesser Mystic Essence Small Glowing Shard
100 31-35 36-40 Vision Dust Greater Mystic Essence Large Glowing Shard
125 36-40 41-45 Vision Dust Lesser Nether Essence Small Radiant Shard
150 41-45 46-50 Dream Dust Greater Nether Essence Large Radiant Shard
175 46-50 51-55 Dream Dust Lesser Eternal Essence Small Brilliant Shard
200 51-55 56-60 Illusion Dust Greater Eternal Essence Large Brilliant Shard
225 56-60 61-65 Illusion Dust Greater Eternal Essence Large Brilliant Shard
61-64 66-99 Arcane Dust Lesser Planar Essence Small Prismatic Shard
275 64-70 100-120 Arcane Dust Greater Planar Essence Large Prismatic Shard
325 67-74 130-150 Infinite Dust Lesser Cosmic Essence Small Dream Shard
350 73-80 154-182 Infinite Dust Greater Cosmic Essence Dream Shard
425 77-82 272-305 Hypnotic Dust Lesser Celestial Essence None
83-85 306-333 Hypnotic Dust Greater Celestial Essence None


Disenchanting Blue (Rare) Items

The following table details the shards and crystals (very rarely) you might get when disenchanting blue items. It also shows the skill level and character level required in order to disenchant blue items of a particular level.

Enchanting Level Required Character Level Required Item Level Shard Crystal
1 1-15 1-15 None None
16-20 Small Glimmering Shard None
25 16-20 21-25 Small Glimmering Shard None
50 21-25 26-30 Large Glimmering Shard None
75 26-30 31-35 Small Glowing Shard None
100 31-35 36-40 Large Glowing Shard None
125 36-40 41-45 Small Radiant Shard None
150 41-45 46-50 Large Radiant Shard None
175 46-50 51-55 Small Brilliant Shard None
200 51-55 56-60 Large Brilliant Shard Nexus Crystal
225 56-60 61-65 Large Brilliant Shard Nexus Crystal
61-64 66-99 Small Prismatic Shard Nexus Crystal
275 64-70 100-120 Large Prismatic Shard Void Crystal
325 68-80 130-151 Small Dream Shard Abyss Crystal
152-200 Dream Shard Abyss Crystal
450 78-83 288-316 Small Heavenly Shard None
80-85 318+ Heavenly Shard None


Disenchanting Purple (Epic) Items

The following table details the shards and crystals you will get when disenchanting purple items. It also shows the skill level and character level required in order to disenchant purple items of a particular level.

Enchanting Level Required Character Level Required Item Level Shard Crystal
100 31-35 36-40 Large Glowing Shard None
125 36-40 41-45 Small Radiant Shard None
150 41-45 46-50 Large Radiant Shard None
175 46-50 51-55 Small Brilliant Shard None
200 51-55 56-60 None Nexus Crystal
225 56-60 61-89 None Nexus Crystal
300 60 90-92 None Void Crystal
70 100-115 None Void Crystal
130-284 None Abyss Crystal
475 85 359+ None Maelstrom Crystal

I hope you found the WoW Disenchanting Guide useful and that it helps you with acquiring the dusts, essences, shards and crystals you need to level your Enchanting. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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petrus

to disenchant items lvl 359+ you only need 475 enchanting

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wascl

everybody tells everything except which dungeons to do to find the level of gear you need to disenchant

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