WoW Inscription Guide 1-600


Inscription This WoW Inscription Guide details the most efficient method of leveling Inscription from levels 1 to 600 in the World of Warcraft. Inscription is a primary profession that allows your character to create a variety of items such as cards, glyphs, scrolls, tomes and vellum. The Herbalism profession is usually selected as a complementary skill while leveling Inscription, as it can provide many of the raw materials required for Inscription. Take a look at my WoW Herbalism Guide 1-600 for details on leveling Herbalism.

Updated for WoW patch 5.2

This guide focuses on making leveling Inscription as easy and as cheap as possbile by using items that can be learned from Inscription trainers and items that use the fewest and most easily obtained materials.

If a specific trainer or supplier isn’t mentioned for an item this means that it should be commonly available from all Inscription trainers for the item’s level.

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Milling Herbs, and Pigments

Inscription was introduced with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Milling is an Inscription ability that allows the materials required for Inscription to be created by milling herbs which results in pigments. No Inscription levels are gained from milling herbs.

Common Pigment Rare Pigment Herbs
Alabaster Pigment Earthroot, Peacebloom or Silverleaf
Dusky Pigment Verdant Pigment Briarthorn, Bruiseweed, Mageroyal, Strangekelp or Swiftthistle
Golden Pigment Burnt Pigment Grave Moss, kingsblood, Liferoot or Wild Steelbloom
Emerald Pigment Indigo Pigment Fadeleaf, Goldthorn, Khadgar’s Whisker or Wintersbite
Violet Pigment Ruby Pigment Arthas’ Tears, Blindweed, Firebloom, Ghost Mushroom, Gromsblood, Purple Lotus or Sungrass
Silvery Pigment Sapphire Pigment Dreamfoil, Golden Sansam, Icecap, Mountain Silversage, Plaguebloom
Nether Pigment Ebon Pigment Ancient Lichen, Dreaming Glory, Felweed, Mana Thistle, Netherbloom, Nightmare Vine, Ragveil or Terocone
Azure Pigment Icy Pigment Adder’s Tongue, Deadnettle, Goldclover, Icethorn, Lichbloom, Talandra’s Rose or Tiger Lily
Ashen Pigment Burining Embers Azshara’a Veil, Cinderbloom, Heartblossom, Stormvine, Twilight Jasmine and Whiptail
Shadow Pigment Misty Pigment Fool’s Cap, Green Tea Leaf, Rain Poppy, Silkweed, Snow Lily


Glyphs

Glyphs make up the majority of recipes for Inscription and come in three varieties; Prime, Major and Minor. A glyph provides a specific class spell or ability with a modification. Glyphs are learned from Inscription trainers, discovered through research or from books. Many prime and major glyphs are learned from trainers, while others are discovered through Northrend Inscription Research. Additional prime and major glyphs can be learned from a Book of Glyph Mastery which is dropped by mobs in Northrend. Minor glyphs are discovered through Minor Inscription Research, and occasionally Northrend Inscription Research.


Inscription Research

After reaching level 75 Inscription it is possible for players to perform Minor Inscription Research which offers the character a high chance of discovering a new minor glyph recipe.

After reaching level 385 Inscription it is possible for players to perform Northrend Inscription Research which offers the character a high chance of discovering a new prime or major glyph recipe.

Inscription Research has a cooldown time of 20 hours, that is, it can only be performed once every 20 hours. Inscription Research can only discover glyphs that you are able to craft, that is, you can’t discover glyphs which have a minimum Inscription level requirement that is higher than your character’s current Inscription level.


Inscription Trainers

Rank Faction Trainer Location
Apprentice Alliance Iranis Shadebloom Dolanaar, Teldrassil
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
Journeymen
Horde KTC Train-a-Tron Deluxe Around Lost Isles
Apprentice
Journeymen
Expert
Artisan
Master
Grand Master
Illustrious Grand Master
Alliance Catarina Stanford The Canals, Stormwind
Elise Brightletter The Great Forge, Ironforge
Feyden Darkin Craftsmen’s Terrace, Darnassus
Michael Schwan Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
Mindri Dinkles Valgarde, Howling Fjord
Thoth The Crystal Hall , The Exodar
Tink Brightbolt Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Horde Adelene Sunlance Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra
Booker Kells Vengeance Landing, Howling Fjord
Jo’mah The Valley of Spirits, Orgrimmar
Margaux Parchley The Apothercarium, Undercity
Neferatti Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula
Nerog THe Drag, Orgrimmar
Poshken Hardbinder Spirit Rise, Thunder Bluff
Zantasia The Court of the Sun, Silvermoon
Neutral Arthur Denny Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
Professor Pallin Magus Commerce District, Dalaran
Recorder Lidio Aldor Rise, Shattrath
Scribe Lanloer Scryer’s Tier, Shattrath


Leveling Inscription 1-75

Level 5 Character required

Learn Apprentice Inscription from an Inscription Trainer

Purchase a Virtuoso Inking Set from an Inscription Supplies Vendor. This tool is a requirement for everything you craft in the Inscription profession.

Levels Plan Reagents
1-20 Ivory Ink 1 x Alabaster Pigment
21-35 Scroll of Intellect 1 x Ivory Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Scroll of Stamina 1 x Ivory Ink
1 x Light Parchment
36-54 Moonglow Ink 2 x Alabaster Pigment
55-75 Enchanting Vellum 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Moonglow Ink


Leveling Inscription 76-150

Level 10 Character required

Learn Journeymen Inscription from an Inscription trainer

Levels Plan Reagents
76-80 Midnight Ink 2 x Dusky Pigment
81-90 Glyph of Decoy 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
Glyph of Frost Nova 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
Glyph of Misdirection 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
Glyph of Power Word: Shield 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
Glyph of Rejuvenation 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
Glyph of Divine Protection 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
91-100 Glyph of Holy Wrath 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
Glyph of Momentum 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
Glyph of Maul 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
Glyph of Tame Beast 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Midnight Ink
101-105 Lion’s Ink 2 x Golden Pigment
106-110 Glyph of Debilitation 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Fade 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Illumination 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
111-115 Glyph of Fire Nova 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Health Funnel 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Hamstring 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
116-120 Glyph of Loose Mana 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Healing Touch 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Mending 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
121-125 Glyph of Expose Armor 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Inner Sanctum 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Double Jeopardy 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Cat Form 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Faerie Fire 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
126-130 Dawnstar Ink 1 x Burnt Pigment
Glyph of Fear 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Windshear 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Rude Interruption 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
131-135 Glyph of Blink 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Explosive Trap 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Savagery 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
136-140 Glyph of Divinity 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Garrote 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Inner Fire 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
141-145 Glyph of Imp Swarm 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Telluric Currents 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
Glyph of Hoarse Voice 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Lion’s Ink
146-150 Strange Tarot 1 x Light Parchment
2 x Dawnstar Ink
1 x Lion’s Ink


Leveling Inscription 151-225

Level 20 Character Required

Learn Expert Inscription from an Inscription trainer

Levels Plan Reagents
151-155 Jadefire Ink 2 x Emerald Pigment
156-160 Glyph of Evocation 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Afterlife 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Scroll of Stamina III 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Jadefire Ink
161-165 Glyph of Gouge 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Renew 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Scroll of Spirit III 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Jadefire Ink
166-170 Glyph of Lava Lash 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Shadow Bolt 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Scroll of Intellect III 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Jadefire Ink
171-175 Glyph of Overpower 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Rebirth 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Scroll of Strength III 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Jadefire Ink
176-180 Glyph of Aspects 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Cone of Cold 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Scroll of Agility III 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Jadefire Ink
Royal Ink 1 x Indigo Pigment
181-185 Glyph of Final Wrath 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Dispel Magic 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Blind 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
186-190 Glyph of Frost Shock 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Sap 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
191-195 Glyph of Hold the Line 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
Glyph of Falling Meteor 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Jadefire Ink
196-200 Arcane Tarot 1 x Light Parchment
2 x Royal Ink
201-205 Celestial Ink 2 x Violet Pigment
206-215 Scroll of Recall II 1 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
216-220 Glyph of Healing Stream Totem 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Soul Swap 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Scroll of Intellect IV 1 x Celestial Ink
2 x Light Parchment
221-225 Glyph of The Moonbeast 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Crackling Jade Lightning 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Scroll of Strength IV 1 x Celestial Ink
2 x Light Parchment


Leveling Inscription 226-300

Level 35 Character required

Learn Artisan Inscription from an Inscription trainer

Levels Plan Reagents
226-230 Fiery Ink 1 x Ruby Pigment
Glyph of Disengage 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Ice Block 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Scroll of Agility IV 1 x Celestial Ink
2 x Light Parchment
231-235 Glyph of Avenging Wrath 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Purify 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Shadowy Tarot 2 x Fiery Ink
1 x Light Parchment
236-240 Glyph of Totemic Recall 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Shiv 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Shadowy Tarot 2 x Fiery Ink
1 x Light Parchment
241-250 Glyph of Hindering Strikes 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Soulstone 3 x Celestial Ink
1 x Light Parchment
251-255 Shimmering Ink 2 x Silvery Pigment
256-260 Scroll of Spirit V 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Shimmering Ink
261-265 Glyph of Freezing Trap 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Glyph of Shred 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Scroll of Intellect V 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Shimmering Ink
266-270 Glyph of Icebound Fortitude 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Glyph of Blinding Light 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Scroll of Strength V 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Shimmering Ink
271-275 Glyph of Fear Ward 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Glyph of Shifting Presences 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Scroll of Agility V 2 x Light Parchment
1 x Shimmering Ink
276-280 Glyph of Death Coil 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Glyph of Dark Succor 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Glyph of Water Shield 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Ink of the Sky 1 x Sapphire Pigment
281-285 Glyph of Icy Touch 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Ink of the Sky 1 x Sapphire Pigment
286-290 Darkmoon Card 1 x Light Parchment
5 x Ink of the Sky
Glyph of Death Grip 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Glyph of Bloodthirst 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Glyph of Sprint 1 x Light Parchment
3 x Shimmering Ink
Ink of the Sky 1 x Sapphire Pigment
291-300 Ethereal Ink 2 x Nether Pigment


Leveling Inscription 301-375

Level 50 Character required

Learn Master Inscription from an Inscription trainer

Levels Plan Reagents
301-305 Ethereal Ink 2 x Nether Pigment
306-310 Glyph of Feint 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Pillar of Frost 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Scroll of Strength VI 1 x Ethereal Ink
2 x Light Parchment
311-315 Glyph of Pounce 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Unholy Command 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Scroll of Agility VI 1 x Ethereal Ink
2 x Light Parchment
316-320 Glyph of Holy Nova 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Pathfinding 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Arcane Power 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Scroll of Agility VI 1 x Ethereal Ink
2 x Light Parchment
321-325 Glyph of Outbreak 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Life Cocoon 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Sweeping Strikes 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
326-330 Darkflame Ink 1 x Ebon Pigment
Glyph of Mana Gem 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Carrion Swarm 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
331-335 Glyph of Foul Menagerie 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Fae Silence 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Cleansing Waters 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
336-340 Glyph of Arcane Explosion 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Rebuke 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
341-345 Glyph of Ambush 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Corpse Explosion 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
346-350 Glyph of Vampiric Blood 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Raging Wind 3 x Ethereal Ink
1 x Light Parchment
351-355 Ink of the Sea 2 x Azure Pigment
356-360 Scroll of Spirit VII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment
361-365 Scroll of Intellect VII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment
366-370 Scroll of Strength VII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment
371-375 Scroll of Agility VII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment


Leveling Inscription 376-450

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

Levels Plan Reagents
376-380 Glyph of Ice Lance 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Scourge Imprisonment 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Spiritwalker’s Grace 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Strangulate 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of the Animal Bond 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Turn Evil 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
Snowfall Ink 2 x Icy Pigment
381-385 Glyph of Retreat 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Uplift 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
Glyph of Zen Meditation 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
386-400 Northrend Inscription Research 3 x Ink of the Sea
5 x Light Parchment
1 x Snowfall Ink
Any Major Glyph discovered from Northrend Inscription Research 3 x Ink of the Sea
1 x Light Parchment
401-405 Scroll of Stamina VII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment
406-410 Scroll of Spirit VIII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment
411-415 Scroll of Intellect VIII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment
416-420 Scroll of Strength VIII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment
421-425 Scroll of Agility VIII 1 x Ink of the Sea
2 x Light Parchment
426-450 Blackfallow Ink 2 x Ashen Pigment
Northrend Inscription Research 3 x Ink of the Sea
5 x Light Parchment
1 x Snowfall Ink


Leveling Inscription 451-525

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

Levels Plan Reagents
451-460 Mysterious Fortune Card 1 x Blackfallow Ink
1 x Light Parchment
461-465 Scroll of Stamina IX 1 x Blackfallow Ink
2 x Light Parchment
466-470 Scroll of Strength IX 1 x Blackfallow Ink
2 x Light Parchment
471-475 Scroll of Agility IX 1 x Blackfallow Ink
2 x Light Parchment
476-480 Dust of Disappearance 2 x Blackfallow Ink
Inferno Ink 2 x Burning Embers
481-485 Dust of Disappearance 2 x Blackfallow Ink
Inferno Ink 2 x Burning Embers
1Origami Slime 3 x Light Parchment
486-490 Dust of Disappearance 2 x Blackfallow Ink
1Origami Slime 3 x Light Parchment
2Book of Blood 3 x Inferno Ink
10 x Light Parchment
6 x Volatile Life
2Lord Rottington’s Pressed Wisp Book 10 x Light Parchment
20 x Volatile Life
491-500 Dust of Disappearance 2 x Blackfallow Ink
3Origami Rock 3 x Light Parchment
501-525 Ink of Dreams

2 x Shadow Pigment

1Technique: Origami Slime dropped by various mobs around Vashj’ir
2These recipes grant 5 levels at a time
3Technique: Origami Slime dropped by various mobs in Deepholm


Leveling Inscription 526-600

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

Levels Plan Reagents
526-540 Ink of Dreams

2 x Shadow Pigment
541-600 4Scroll of Wisdom 3 x Ink of Dreams
1 x Light Parchment
5Any glyph discovered from making Scroll of Wisdom 3 x Ink of Dreams
1 x Light Parchment

4This allows you to discover a new glyph each time you make it. It has a daily cooldown that resets at midnight.
5These recipes grant 3 levels at a time

I hoped you found this WoW Inscription 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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ljfgezer

where do I find glyph of berserker and bladestorm

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Spiph

Glyph of Bladestorm is learned from Book of Glyph Mastery and Glyph of Berserker Rage is discovered through Minor Inscription Research

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ljfgezer

is the book of glyph mastery a one shot deal or can I use it regularly

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Spiph

Its a one shot deal!

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dan

for 195-200 Arcane Tarot don’t Jadefire Ink!

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Spiph

Thanks! Have updated the guide to reflect correct components.

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lupin

where can i find glyph of healing wave?

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Charlie

Where is the Glyph of Blood Tap ?

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Travis

^^ I’m only at 315ish and have blood tap.

Awesome guide thanks.
O/A awesome website has helped me level all of my professions.

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Anonymous

541-600 Scroll of Wisdom take 3 Ink of Dreams not 1 as you have it posted! :)

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Spiph

Sorry about that. Updated now to correctly show 3 Ink of Dreams required.

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Megacrit

I google searched for the best giude, I chose this one, not only because it’s easy to follow, it’s not confusing with too many unnecessary information, but it also has the links to all the different items which saved me lots of time on figuring out what to get to make the inks, pigments etc, and the links have all the data you need, also in a simple format.

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