WoW Engineering Guide 1-600


Engineering This WoW Engineering Guide details the most efficient method of leveling Engineering from levels 1 to 600 in the World of Warcraft. Engineering is a primary profession (of which you can only choose two at any point in the game) and allows your character to create a variety of items such as guns, bullets, arrows, scopes and more. Engineering complements the Mining profession very well, as Mining can provide many of the raw materials required for Engineering.

Updated for WoW patch 5.2

This guide focuses on making the training path easier by using plans that can be learned from Engineering 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/schematics used in this guide can be purchased from an Engineering Trainer of appropriate level.

Engineering Guide Shortcuts

Engineering is a particularly expensive profession as a large number of items go from red to yellow as soon as they become available, that is, there is only a moderate chance of increasing your Engineering level even when crafting an item when it first becomes available. As a result, the number of items you will need to craft to get Engineering levels will be pretty random – Good Luck!

Finally, the majority of items you create with Engineering will require your character to be in possession of a Blacksmith Hammer and in proximity to an anvil.


Engineering 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
Nedric Sallow Brill, Tirisfal Glades
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 Artificer Daelo Azure Watch, Azuremyst Isle
Bronk Guzzlegear Steelgrill’s Depot, Dun Morogh
Deek Fizzlebizz Stonewrought Dam, Loch Modan
Finbus Geargrind Darkshire, Duskwood
Jenna Lemkenilli Lor’danel, Darkshore
K. Lee Smallfry Telredor, Zangamarsh
Lebowski Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
Lilliam Sparkspindle The Dwarven District, Stormwind
Niobe Whizzlespark Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley
Ockil Traders’ Tier, The Exodar
Sock Brightbolt Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Springspindle Fizzlegear Tinker Town, Ironforge
Tisha Longbridge Valgarde, Howling Fjord
Horde “Jack” Pisarek Slamfix The Valley of Spirits, Orgrimmar
Chief Engineer Leveny Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra
Danwe Farstriders’ Square, Silvermoon
Franklin Lloyd The Rogues’ Quarter, Undercity
Jamesina Watterly Vengeance Landing, Howling Fjord
Jonathan Garrett Shadowmoon Village, Shadowmoon Valley
Mack Diver Zabra’jin, Zangamarsh
Mukdrak Razor Hill, Durotar
Roxxik The Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar
Zebig Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula
Neutral Binkie Brightgear Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
Buzzek Bracketswing Gadgetzan, Tanaris
Engineer Sinbei Scryer’s Tier, Shattrath
Technician Mihila Aldor Rise, Shattrath
Timofey Oshenko Magus Commerce Exchange, Dalaran
Tinkerwiz Ratchet, Northern Barrens
Twizwick Sprocketgrind The Venture Co. Mine, Mulgore
Xyrol Area 52, Netherstorm


Leveling Engineering 1-75

Level 5 Character required
Learn Apprentice Engineering from an Engineering trainer
At level 30 you will need to purchase a Blacksmith Hammer from a General vendor

Levels Design Reagents Tools
1-30 Rough Blasting Powder 1 x Rough Stone
31-50 Handful of Copper Bolts 1 x Copper Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
51-75 Rough Copper Bomb 2 x Handful of Copper Bolts
1 x Rough Blasting Powder
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Engineering 76-150

Level 10 Character required
Learn Journeymen Engineering from an Engineering trainer

Levels Design Reagents Tools
76 Arclight Spanner 6 x Copper Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
77-90 Coarse Blasting Powder 1 x Coarse Stone
91-95 Coarse Dynamite 1 x Coarse Blasting Powder
1 x Linen Cloth
96-100 Silver Contact 1 x Silver Bar
101-110 Clockwork Box 3 x Bronze Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
111-125 Bronze Tube 2 x Bronze Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
126-140 Heavy Blasting Powder 1 x Heavy Stone
141-150 Whirring Bronze Gizmo 2 x Bronze Bar
1 x Wool Cloth
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Engineering 151-225

Level 20 Character Required
Learn Expert Engineering from an Engineering trainer

Levels Design Reagents Tools
151-160 Bronze Framework 2 x Bronze Bar
1 x Medium Leather
1 x Wool Cloth
161-175 Explosive Sheep 1 x Bronze Framework
2 x Heavy Blasting Powder
1 x Whirring Bronze Gizmo
2 x Wool Cloth
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
176 Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor 4 x Steel Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
177-195 Solid Blasting Powder 2 x Solid Stone
196-200 Big Iron Bomb 3 x Heavy Blasting Powder
3 x Iron Bar
1 x Silver Contact
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
201-215 Unstable Trigger 1 x Mageweave Cloth
1 x Mithril Bar
1 x Solid Blasting Powder
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
216-225 Mithril Casing 3 x Mithril Bar Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Engineering 226-300

Level 35 Character required
Learn Artisan Engineering from an Engineering trainer

Levels Design Reagents Tools
226-238 Mithril Casing 3 x Mithril Bar Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
239-250 Hi-Explosive Bomb 2 x Mithril Casing
2 x Solid Blasting Powder
1 x Unstable Trigger
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
251-260 Dense Blasting Powder 2 x Dense Stone
261-285 Thorium Widget 1 x Runecloth
3 x Thorium Bar
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
286-300 Thorium Tube 6 x Thorium Bar Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer


Leveling Engineering 301-375

Level 50 Character required
Learn Master Engineering from an Engineering trainer

Levels Design Reagents Tools
301-310 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts 1 x Fel Iron Bar Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
311-315 Fel Iron Casing 3 x Fel Iron Bar Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
Elemental Blasting Powder 2 x Mote of Earth
1 x Mote of Fire
316-325 Fel Iron Bomb 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder
1 x Fel Iron Casing
2 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
326-330 Fel Iron Musket 3 x Fel Iron Casing
6 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
1 x Heavy Stock
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
331-335 Adamantite Grenade 4 x Adamantite Bar
1 x Elemental Blasting Powder
2 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
336-340 Icy Blasting Primers 2 x Elemental Blasting Powder
2 x Netherweave Cloth
1 x Primal Water
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
1White Smoke Flare 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder
1 x Netherweave Cloth
341-350 Frost Grenade 1 x Fel Iron Casing
1 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
1 x Icy Blasting Primers
1White Smoke Flare 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder
1 x Netherweave Cloth
351-370 Handful of Cobalt Bolts 2 x Cobalt Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
371-375 Volatile Blasting Trigger 3 x Cobalt Bar
1 x Crystallized Water
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor

1Alliance players purchase from: Feera in Trader’s Tier, The Exodar
1Horde players purchase from: Yatheon in Farstriders Square, Silvermoon
1There is also a neutral vendor to purchase from: Wind Trader Lathrai in Lower City, Shattrath


Leveling Engineering 376-450

Level 65 Character required
Learn Grand Master Engineering from an Engineering trainer

Levels Design Reagents Tools
376-377 Volatile Blasting Trigger 3 x Cobalt Bar
1 x Crystallized Water
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor
378-386 Overcharged Capacitor 4 x Cobalt Bar
1 x Crystallized Earth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
387-390 Explosive Decoy 1 x Frostweave Cloth
3 x Volatile Blasting Trigger
Arclight Spanner
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor
391-400 Froststeel Tube 8 x Cobalt Bar
1 x Crystallized Water
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
401-405 Diamond-cut Refractor Scope 1 x Froststeel Tube
2 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor
406-410 Box of Bombs 5 x Saronite Bar
1 x Volatile Blasting Trigger
Blacksmith Hammer
Nitro Boosts 1 x Tinker’s Kit Arclight Spanner
411-420 Mind Amplification Dish 1 x Tinker’s Kit Arclight Spanner
421-425 Noise Machine 2 x Froststeel Tube
8 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts
2 x Overcharged Capacitor
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Sonic Booster 2 x Froststeel Tube
2 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts
4 x Overcharged Capacitor
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
426-442 Handful of Obsidian Bolts 2 x Obsidium Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
443-445 2Electrostatic Condenser 6 x Handful of Obsidian Bolts
4 x Obsidium Bar
4 x Volatile Earth
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
446-450 Electrified Ether 2 x Volatile Air Anvil
Arclight Spanner

2 This plan grants 3 levels at a time


Leveling Engineering 451-525

Level 75 Character required
Learn Illustrious Grand Master Engineering from an Engineering trainer

Levels Design Reagents Tools
451-460 Electrified Ether 2 x Volatile Air Arclight Spanner
461-470 3R19 Threatfinder 2 x Alicite
6 x Handful of Obsidian Bolts
6 x Obsidium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor
3Safety Catch Removal Kit 10 x Handful of Obsidian Bolts
10 x Obsidium Bar
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor
471-475 3High-Powered Bolt Gun 4 x Electrified Ether
8 x Handful of Obsidian Bolts
10 x Obsidium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor
476-495 3De-Weaponized Mechnical Companion 8 x Electrified Ether
4 x Handful of Obsidian Bolts
2 x Jasper
12 x Obsidium Bar
Arclight Spanner
Gnomish Engineering
High-Powered Bolt Gun
3Elementium Toolbox 15 x Elementium Bar
12 x Volatile Earth
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
3Personal World Destroyer 8 x Electrified Ether
8 x Handful of Obsidian Bolts
10 x Obsidium Bar
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
Goblin Engineering
High-Powered Bolt Gun
496-500 3Elementium Dragonling 8 x Electrified Ether
16 x Elementium Bar
20 x Embersilk Cloth
2 x Handful of Obsidian Bolts
Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
High-Powered Bolt Gun
501-527 5Ghost Iron Bolts 3 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer

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


Leveling Engineering 526-600

Level 80 Character required
Learn Zen Master Engineering from an Engineering trainer

Levels Design Reagents Tools
528-545 5Ghost Iron Bolts 3 x Ghost Iron Bar Anvil
Blacksmith Hammer
546-550 High-Explosive Gunpowder 1 x Ghost Iron Bar
551-575 3Ghost Iron Dragonling 8 x Ghost Iron Bolts
4 x High-Explosive Gunpowder
12 x Windwool Cloth
Anvil
Arclight Spanner
Blacksmith Hammer
576-600 3Mist Piercing Goggles 8 x Ghost Iron Bolts
2 x Spirit of Harmony
Arclight Spanner
Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor

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


Specialization

Level 30 Character required
After reaching level 200 in Engineering it is possible to choose a specialization. The options are Gnomish Engineer or Goblin Engineer, both of which provide unique specialization recipes.
Gnomish Engineering
For Alliance players:
Complete the quest Gnome Engineering available from Lilliam Sparkspindle in the Dwarven District, Stormwind or Springspindle Fizzlegear in Tinker Town, Ironforge or Tinkerwiz in Ratchet, Northern Barrens
Complete the quest The Pledge of Secrecy available from Tinkmaster Overspark in Tinker Town, Ironforge
Complete the quest Show your Work available from Tinkmaster Overspark in Tinker Town, Ironforge
For Horde players:
Complete the quest Gnome Engineering available from Graham Van Talen in the Rogues’ Quarter, Undercity
Complete the quest The Pledge of Secrecy available from Oglethorpe Obnoticus in Booty Bay, The Cape of Stranglethorn
Complete the quest Show your Work available from Oglethorpe Obnoticus in Booty Bay, The Cape of Stranglethorn
Goblin Engineering
Complete the quest Goblin Engineering available from Lilliam Sparkspindle in the Dwarven District, Stormwind or Springspindle Fizzlegear in Tinker Town, Ironforge or Tinkerwiz in Ratchet, Northern Barrens or Graham Van Talen in the Rogues’ Quarter, Undercity
Complete the quest The Pledge of Secrecy available from Nixx Sprocketspring in Gadgetzan,Tanaris
Complete the quest Show your Work available from Nixx Sprocketspring in Gadgetzan,Tanaris

You can change your specialization by deleting your current specialization and then completing the quest for the new specialization.

I hoped you found this WoW Engineering 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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Hugues Resdulac

Dentaa, 80 Warrior, gnome engineer.
My job is stuck at 400. In the “Engineering” window, I have plans niv 400 in yellow, but the “Create” buttons is replaced with a “Tinker” button, which has no effect. I can not even execute the gray plans!

I spent a whole week to look at sites and forums in French and English without finding information about this function “Tinker”.

Thank you to tell me if it’s a bug or tell me where to find an explanation.

Note: The engi 400-450 plans were in TLK before Catalysm!

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Spiph

‘Tinker’ is like an enchant. When you click the ‘Tinker’ button you should get a icon something like a glowing hand. Then click on the item in your inventory that you wish to apply the tinker to.

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Anduinn

Gnomish X-Ray Scope only requires 2x Hardened Elementium Bar in addition to the 2x Dream Emerald.

Otherwise a great guide. Used it the whole way. Thank you very much.

Anduinn – Bonechewer

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Spiph

Thanks for catching that! The guide has been updated to reflect correct reagents.

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random person

the bronze tube plan does not use weak flux anymore just letting you know

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Danny

I am stuck at level 522 with nothing left to train and nothing left to level up with. Everything is greyed out. I did not follow this or any guide, just trained and used farmed mats. Any idea of how I can level?

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Anonymous

I have no clue man

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rogue

on the Electrostatic Condenser it actually gives 3 levels just to let you know.

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Zil

I am stuck–my create button doesn’t turn into a tinker button so I can’t make anything that will level me up. How do I get that red tinker button?

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