WoW Blacksmithing Guide

WOW IN-GAME GUIDESIf you want to level up your Blacksmithing skill from 1 to 525 the fastest and easiest way, then reading this WoW Blacksmithing guide or check out my video here: wow blacksmithing guide 1 to 525 fast is all you need to fulfill that goal. This WoW Blacksmithing guide is applicable for the WoW patch 4.3.3

Blacksmithing is not a skill for the impatient as the benefits you will gain will not be experienced in the earlier phases. Just like other craft trades, the benefits will be seen and felt towards the end. It will take dedication, passion and patience to hone this skill.

It will be greatly repaid though with epic items once you get to the end. It is also best advised that you combine Blacksmithing with Mining as you will need lots and lots of gold so you would be able to buy everything you may need in the Auction House as well as provide you with a steady stream of materials for your blacksmithing.


How to Start


If you are decided, start by training this skill. Go to the main cities and look for a blacksmithing trainer by asking a guard and train as "Apprentice Blacksmith". A valuable item that you should have for blacksmithing is the "Blacksmith Hammer".

You can avail of this hammer from vendors with blacksmithing goods found near the area where you trained. The "Anvil" is another item that you should know since you should be near one so you can make blacksmithing items. You should find one near blacksmithing trainers.

The materials you will need for blacksmithing are mostly found from Mining. You will need lots of metal bars which are melted down by miners in order to make items.

You can also avail of your blacksmithing materials from the Auction House but this can severely drain your gold.
Apprentice Blacksmithing (Can't find a trainer? Ask a guard)
Blacksmithing Guide Level 1-35
Create 40- 45 Rough Sharpening Stones
Materials:40-45 Rough Stone

Blacksmithing Guide Level 35-65
Create 35-40 Rough Grinding Stones
Materials:70-80 Rough Stone
Note: Save and keep 20 Rough Grinding Stones, they will be used later on.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 65-75
Create 10-15 Coarse Sharpening Stones
Materials:10-15 Coarse Stones

JourneymanBlacksmithing (At this point it is going to be slightly costly than the previous levels so farm well)
Blacksmithing Guide Level 75-95
Create 50 Coarse Grinding Stone
Materials:100 Coarse Stone
Note: Save and keep 50 Coarse Grinding Stone, they will be used later on.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 95-100
Create 5 Runed Copper Belt
Materials:50 Copper

Blacksmithing Guide Level 100-107
Create 7-8 Silver Rods
Materials:7-8 Silver Bars14-16 Rough Grinding Stones

Blacksmithing Guide Level 107-110
Create 3-5 Silver Skeleton Keys
Materials:3-5 Silver Bars3-5 Rough Grinding Stones

Blacksmithing Guide Level 110-125
Create 15 Rough Bronze Shoulders
Materials:75 Bronze Bars15 Coarse Grinding Stones

Blacksmithing Guide Level 125-132
Create 7-10 Heavy Sharpening Stones
Materials:7-10 Heavy Stones

Blacksmithing Guide Level 132-150
Create 55+ Heavy Grinding Stone
Materials:105+ Heavy Stones
Note: Save and keep 55 Heavy Grinding Stone, they will be used later on.

Expert Blacksmithing (This is where you will be using the 55 Heavy Grinding Stones you saved earlier. There is an increase need for Iron and Steel for this. Steel is Iron+Coal smelted.)
Blacksmithing Guide Level 150-160
Create 10-13 Golden Rod
Materials:10-13 Gold Bars20-26 Coarse Grinding Stones

Blacksmithing Guide Level 160-165
Create 5 Green Iron Leggings
Materials:40 Iron5 Heavy Grinding Stones5 Green Dye
Note: Green Dye is material which can be bought from some Trade Suppliers, Tailoring Suppliers, as well as Leatherworking Suppliers

Blacksmithing Guide Level 165-190
Create 25 Green Iron Bracers
Materials:150 Iron Bars25 Green Dye
Note: This is the part, where being a miner would benefit you as you can smelt your own steel. This is way cheaper. At level 185, you can then move on to the next step.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 190-200
Create 10 Golden Scale Bracers
Materials:50 Steel Bars20 Heavy Grinding Stone

Blacksmithing Guide Level 200-210
Create 20-30 Solid Grinding Stones
Materials:80-120 Solid Stone
Note: Save and keep 20 Solid Grinding Stone, they will be used later on.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 210-220
Create 10-15 Golden Scale Bracers
Materials:50-75 Steel Bars20-30 Heavy Grinding Stones

Artisan Blacksmithing (Stock up on Mithril about 300 or 15 stacks and Thorium about 420 or 21 stacks)
Blacksmithing Guide Level 220-235
Create 15-20 Heavy Mithril Gauntlet
Materials:90-120 Mithril Bars60-80 Mageweave Cloth
Note: To save more gold, you can take the path to Gharash in the Swamp of Sorrows (Horde faction) or to Harggan The Hinterlands (Alliance faction) and check for "Plans: Mithril Scale Bracers". These may come in handy as they are a little cheaper for your crafts.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 235-250
Create 15 Mithril Coif
Materials:150 Mithril Bars90 Mageweave Cloth
Note: To save you tons of gold, buy Plans: Mithril Spurs on the Auction House when you see it and then craft Mithril Spurs from level 235 up to 250 and level 260 up to 265.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 250-260
Create 10-20 Dense Sharpening Stone
Materials:10-20+ Dense Stone

Blacksmithing Guide Level 260-275
Create 15 Thorium Bracers
Materials:120 Thorium Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 275-290
Create 15 Imperial Plate Bracers
Materials:180 Thorium

Blacksmithing Guide Level 290-300
Create 10 Thorium Helm
Materials:120 Thorium Bars10 Star Ruby

Master Blacksmithing(Stock up on Fel Iron roughly 155 or 8 stacks and Adamantite atleast 75)
Blacksmithing Guide Level 300-305
Create 5-10 Fel Weightstone
Materials:5-10 Fel Iron Bars5-10 Netherweave Cloth

Blacksmithing Guide Level 305-315
Create 10 Fel Iron Plate Belt
Materials:40 Fel Iron Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 315-320
Create 5 Fel Iron Chain Gloves
Materials:25 Fel Iron Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 320-325
Create 5 Fel Iron Plate Boots
Materials:30 Fel Iron Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 325-330
Create 5-10 Lesser Rune of Warding
Materials:5-10 Adamantite Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 330-335
Create 5 Fel Iron Breastplate
Materials:50 Fel Iron

Blacksmithing Guide Level 335-340
Create 5 Adamantite Cleaver
Materials:40 Adamantite Bars
Note: You can buy this recipe from the following NPCs:Aaron Hollman - Shattrath City (Souther Lower City)Eriden - Silvermoon City (Farstriders Square)Arras - The Exodar (Trader's Tier)Captain Samir - Kelp'thar Forest

Blacksmithing Guide Level 340-350
Create 20-25 Lesser Ward of Shielding
Materials:20-25 Adamantite Bars
Note: You can buy this recipe from the following NPCs:Mari Stonehand - (Alliance) Wildhammer Stronghold in Shadowmoon ValleyRohok - (Horde) Thrallmar in Hellfire PeninsulaCaptain Samir - Kelp'thar Forest

Grand Master Blacksmithing(Stock up on Cobalt, Saronite and a few Titanium)
Blacksmithing Guide Level 350-360
Create 10 Cobalt Skeleton Key
Materials:40 Cobalt Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 360-370
Create 10 Cobalt Bracers or Shoulders
Materials:40 Cobalt Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 370-380
Create 10 Cobalt Gauntlets
Materials:50 Cobalt Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 380-385
Create 5 Spiked Cobalt Boots
Materials:35 Cobalt Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 385-390
Create 5 Spiked Cobalt Shoulders
Materials:35 Cobalt Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 390-395
Create 5 Notched Cobalt War Axe
Materials:50 Cobalt Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 395-400
Create 5 Brilliant Saronite Belt (or Tempered)
Materials:30 Cobalt25 Saronite Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 400-405
Create 5 Horned Cobalt Helm
Materials:40 Cobalt

Blacksmithing Guide Level 405-415
Create 10 Deadly Saronite Dirk
Materials:70 Saronite Bars20 Crystalized Air (2 Eternal Air)

Blacksmithing Guide Level 415-420
Create 5 Tempered Saronite Gauntlets
Materials:70 Saronite Bars

Blacksmithing Guide Level 420-425
Create 5 Titanium Rods
Materials:10 Saronite5 Titanium Bars
Note: Titanium Rods are good items to sell in the Auction House.

Illustrious Blacksmithing (WoW Blacksmithing guide Cataclysm part)
Blacksmithing Guide Level 425-455
Create 94 Folded Obsidium
Materials:188 Obsidium Bars
Note: Save all of the Folded Obsidium as they will be needed till level 525

Blacksmithing Guide Level 455-458
Create 1 Stormforged Gauntlets
Materials:6 Folded Obsidium8 Volatile Earth

Almost all of the following gives multiple skill-ups per craft!

Blacksmithing Guide Level 458-459
Create 1 Red steel Gauntlets
Materials:3 Folded Obsidium
Note: Another option to make is a Hardened Obsidium Shield or a Hardened Obsidium Gauntlets

Blacksmithing Guide Level 459-462
Create 1 Stormforged Gauntlets
Materials:6 Folded Obsidium8 Volatile Earth

Blacksmithing Guide Level 462-465
Create 3 Red steel Belt
Materials:12 Folded Obsidium3 Volatile Earth
Note: Another option to make is a Hardened Obsidium Belts or a Stormfroged Belts

Blacksmithing Guide Level 465-470
Create Decapitator's Razor
Materials:20 Folded Obsidium and8 Volatile Earth per attempt

Blacksmithing Guide Level 470-475
Create 1 Obsidium Bladespear
Materials:12 Folded Obsidium10 Volatile Earth4 Volatile Fire

Blacksmithing Guide Level 475-480
Create 1 Cold-Forged Shank
Materials:15 Folded Obsidium6 Volatile Earth4 Volatile Water
Note: You can also make Obsidium Skeleton Keys costing 2 Folded Obsidium per craft. If you have more Elementium Bar make 2 Elementium Rod and one Obsidium Skeleton Key.

From here on, make sure that you do NOT try to disenchant any rare items you get so you can to check out what you can get for them from the Auction House.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 480-490
Create 2 Obsidium Executioner
Materials:20 Folded Obsidium20 Elementium Bar12 Volatile Earth

Blacksmithing Guide Level 490-502
Create 4 Stormforged Helm
Materials:80 Elementium Bar32 Volatile Earth
Note: If you have an abundance of Obsidium or if it is cheap, try making a Hardened Obsidium Helms as well

Blacksmithing Guide Level 502-511
Create 3 Red steel Breastplate
Materials:45 Elementium Bars45 Volatile Earth

The recipes below are bought from the vendors of Blacksmithing goods in any major city. These are purchased by using different metals as currency.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 511-520
Create 9 Vicious Ornate Pyrium Belt
Materials:90 Elementium Bars90 Volatile Water
Note: You can either buy this from the Twilight Highlands Metal Trader or a Blacksmithing Supplies vendor in a major city. This costs 20 Elementium Bars.

Blacksmithing Guide Level 520-525
Create 5 Vicious Ornate Pyrium Shoulders
Materials:60 Elementium Bars50 Volatile Water
Note: You can either buy this from the Twilight Highlands Metal Traders in a major city. This costs 2 Hardened Elementium Bar.

And that's it! You have successfully finished the WoW Blacksmithing Guide and reached the highest level there is and is now at Illustrious Blacksmithing level.

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