Wotlk Blacksmithing Guide

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Skill Level
Item
Materials
1 to 25
Rough Sharpening Stone *
25 Rough Stone
26 to 45
Rough Grinding Stone *
40 Rough Stone
46 to 75
Copper Chain Belt *
180 Copper Bars
76 to 110
Runed Copper Belt *
350 Copper Bars
111 to 130
Thick Bronze Darts *
120 Bronze Bars
40 Rough Grinding Stones
20 Medium Leather
131 to 145
Rough Bronze Leggings *
90 Bronze Bars
146 to 155
Bronze Warhammer *
80 Bronze Bars
10 Strong Flux
10 Medium Leather
156 to 165
Green Iron Leggings *
80 Iron Bars
10 Heavy Grinding Stones
10 Green Dye
166 to 190
Green Iron Bracers *
150 Iron Bars
25 Green Dye
191 to 210
Golden Scale Bracers *
100 Steel Bars
40 Heavy Grinding Stones
211 to 215
Mithril Scale Pants *
60 Mithril Bars
216 to 235
Mithril Scale Bracers **
160 Mithril Bars
235 to 250
Mithril Coif *
150 Mithril Bars
90 Mageweave Cloth
251 to 255
Dense Sharpening Stone *
5 Dense Stone
256 to 280
Thorium Belt */§
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Thorium Bracers */§
200 Thorium Bars
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200 Thorium Bars
281 to 300
Thorium Boots */§
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Thorium Helm */§
240 Thorium Bars
160 Rugged Leather
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240 Thorium Bars
20 Star Rubies
* Pattern obtained through Trainer.
** Pattern obtained from Vendor.
*** Pattern obtained through Quest.
§ Pattern obtained from Auction House. (Or lucky world drop)
¤ Pattern obtained from Profession only drop.

As of Patch 3.0.3 There were a few changes to Blacksmithing to try and help level things out and make the last few steps to 300 a bit easier. The Thorium Armor set is a set of patterns that are uncommon world drops that has become a trainable pattern. They can currently be found on any Artisan Blacksmithing Trainer for both factions.

I’ve removed all world drop and quest patterns from the current list and left only one pattern that must obtained through a vendor. The Mithril Scale Bracers pattern can only be bought from two vendors, one for each faction and is carried in limited supply. Alliance will find Haggran in Aerie Peak and Horde will find Gharash in Stonard. Beyond this one pattern the rest of the guide is pretty much a running game for materials from your choice of sources and the trainers. Below is a full list of the materials you will need if you want to do this all in one sitting.

— List of Materials —

– Mining –
* 145 Rough Stone
* 530 Copper Bars
* 290 Bronze Bars (145 Copper Bars & 145 Tin Bars)
* 230 Iron Bars
* 100 Steel Bars (100 Iron Bars & 100 Coal)
* 150 Heavy Stone
* 370 Mithril Bars
* 5 Dense Stone
* 440 Thorium Bars
* 20 Star Ruby

– Skinning –
* 30 Medium Leather
* 160 Rugged Leather (Optional)

– Vendor –
* 35 Green Dye

– Drop –
* 90 Mageweave


Blacksmithing 300 and beyond!

Skill Level
Item
Number of Items
301 to 310
Fel Iron Chain Coif *
40 Fel Iron Bars
311 to 320
Fel Iron Chain Gloves *
50 Fel Iron Bars
321 to 325
Fel Iron Chain Bracers *
30 Fel Iron Bars
326 to 330
Fel Iron Chain Tunic *
45 Fel Iron Bars
331 to 335
Fel Iron Breastplate *
50 Fel Iron Bars
336 to 345
Adamantite Plate Bracers **
60 Adamantite Bars
20 Primal Earth
20 Primal Fire
346 to 350
Adamantite Breastplate **
60 Adamantite Bars
20 Primal Earth
10 Primal Fire
351 to 360
Cobalt Belt *
40 Cobalt Bars
361 to 370
Cobalt Bracers *
40 Cobalt Bars
371 to 380
Cobalt Gauntlets *
50 Cobalt Bars
381 to 395
Reinforced Cobalt Shoulders ¤
60 Cobalt Bars
396 to 415
Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece ¤
80 Cobalt Bars
416 to 420
Brilliant Saronite Breastplate *
70 Saronite Bars
1 Crystalized Water
421 to 425
Ornate Saronite Bracers *
60 Saronite Bars
5 Eternal Air
426 to 440
Daunting Legplates *
210 Saronite Bars
15 Eternal Earth
441 to 450
Titansteel Shield Wall *
40 Saronite Bars
30 Titansteel Bars
10 Frozen Orb
* Pattern obtained through Trainer.
** Pattern obtained from Vendor.
*** Pattern obtained through Quest.
§ Pattern obtained from Auction House. (Or lucky world drop)
¤ Pattern obtained from Profession only drop.

With the release of Wrath we saw a bit of a change for Blacksmithing in the 350 to 375 range. Instead of having you start crafting at the top of the previous end game as they did with the release of Burning Crusade, Wrath has you starting at 350. This range was the end game items for the blacksmithing profession in which a lot of crafted items became difficult to gather materials. This time around that gap was eliminated by the Grand Master range of items. So in an effort to make this step of the guide smooth I have worked those items into this section.

Again I’ve minimized the patterns for this section to mostly trainer taught items. For the Master blacksmithing range you’ll only need to purchase two patterns; Plans: Adamantite Plate Bracers and Plans: Adamantite Breastplate. These patterns are sold by their respective faction vendors; Krek Cragcrush is located in Shadowmoon Village, Shadowmoon Valley (29, 30) and Loolruna is located in Telredor, Zangarmarsh (68, 50).

In the Grand Master range you’ll be farming for a pair of patterns that are bind on pickup. These patterns as far as I can tell are likely only attainable by blacksmiths as all previous BOP patterns have been. I chose two patterns based on the levels of the mobs should anyone choose to do this while leveling their character instead of waiting till level 80 as I tend to do. First, Plans: Reinforced Cobalt Shoulders can be found on Onslaught Masons level 72 to 73 in Lights Trust, Dragonblight (Northwest Quadrant). Next, Plans: Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece can be found on Venture Co. Excavator level range 75 to 76 north of the Suntouched Pillar, Sholazar Basin.

Most of the 350 to 450 section should be pretty easy until you get to Daunting Legplates. There is NOTHING from 435 to 440 that isn’t green in skill level. So I’ve listed the bare minimum amount of materials to meet the goal of 440. Its not going to be fun getting that last 5 points to get the last 10 points. There is nothing from 440 to 450 that does not require Titansteel bars. Smelting Titansteel bars has a 20 hour cooldown, so if you plan to buy these bars prepare to spend a lot of gold.

— List of Materials —

– Mining –
* 215 Fel Iron Bars
* 120 Adamantite Bars
* 250 Cobalt Bars
* 380 Saronite Bars
* 30 Titansteel Bars
* 40 Primal Earth
* 30 Primal Fire
* 5 Crystalized Water
* 5 Eternal Air
* 15 Eternal Earth

– Drop –
* 10 Frozen Orbs

Thats all folks!