The WOW Blacksmithing profession leveling guide for Pandaria is updated for patch 5.4 and it will show you easy and fast way to level your Blacksmithing skills from 1 to 600. It can also be used as wow blacksmitting guide for Cataclysm 1-525 and older versions like 4.3.4. and 3.3.5 for example with minor changes. It can be also adapted for leveling skills 1-450.
The best combination for Blacksmithing is with Mining and it will be best to level Mining and Blacksmithing in MoP at the same time, as you will need a lot of gold if you want to buy everything from Auction House. It is helpful to check out the Mining leveling guide if you want to level Mining as well.
The benefits of the most of the crafting trades usually only show at the end, and it takes a lot of efforts to get there. And if you do not have a good supply of materials, this leveling will get you spend a lot of gold.
You can combine more guides together, like leveling guide or gold making guide if you want to speed up your levelling.
WOW Blacksmithing guide MoP levels:
Grand Master 350-425
Materials that you will need in order to level from 1 to 600:
Important! In case you don’t have mining and you have to buy all the blacksmitting supplies for WoW from the Auction House, you will only have to buy 210 Copper Bars, 230 Iron Bars, and you don’t have to buy the Tin Bars.
Copper and Tin are used for making Bronze Bars, and the Iron is used for making the Steel Bars but you can only craft them if you have mining.
You can find blacksmithing supplies for sale in all the major cities, like Shattrath, Orgrimmar, Stomrwind.
133 Rough Stone, 285 Copper Bar-save 75 for making Bronze Bar, 80 Coarse Stone, 7 Silver Bar, 75 Tin Bar, 150 Bronze Bar-75 Tin Bar + the 75 Copper Bar you saved from before, 105 Heavy Stone, 280 Iron Bar-save 50, to be used in making Steel Bar, 50 Steel Bar-50 Iron Bar + 50 Coal. You can buy Coal at Blacksmithing Supply vendors, 20 Solid Stone, 150 Mageweave Cloth, 320 Mithril Bar, 20 Dense Stone, 660 Thorium Bar, 80 Rugged Leather or 10 Star Ruby, 57 Fel Iron Bar, 10 Netherweave Cloth, 85 Adamantite Bar, 320 Cobalt Bar, 240 Saronite Bar, 5 Titanium Bar, 156 Obsidium Bar, 84 Elementium Bar, 54 Volatile Earth, 8 Volatile Fire, 218 Ghost Iron Bar, 1 Spirit of Harmony
Blacksmithing WoW Leveling Guide MoP 1-75
Start by visiting Blacksmithing trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth and learn Apprentice Blacksmithing.
If you want to farm your own Copper Ore, visit the Copper Ore farming guide.
33 Rough Sharpening Stones from 33 Rough Stone
50 Rough Grinding Stones from 100 Rough Stone
10 Copper Chain Belt from 60 Copper Bar
Visit trainer and learn Blacksmithing Journeyman.
40 Coarse Grinding Stones from 80 Coarse Stones
Save the Coarse Grinding Stones and if you have a lot more Coarse Stone or it is really cheap, then you should make this up to 100 and you can skip the next step.
In case you could not reach 90 skill points by making these, you can still go to the next step, but you will have to supply yourself with a few more Copper Bars, or just continue making a few more Coarse Grinding Stones.
10 Runed Copper Belt from 100 Copper Bar
7 Silver Skeleton Key from 7 Silver Bar, 14 Rough Grinding Stone
You can also skip this part and just make Runed Copper Belt if you don’t have any Silver Bar.
5 Runed Copper Belt from 50 Copper Bar
You will need Tin Ore to make Bronze Bar, visit the Tin Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.
15 Rough Bronze Shoulders from 75 Bronze Bar, 15 Coarse Grinding Stones
Go visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Expert.
35 Heavy Grinding Stone from 105 Heavy Stone
Keep the Heavy Grinding Stones. Make this one up to 150 if Heavy Stone is cheap.
5 Rough Bronze Shoulders from 25 Bronze Bar, 5 Coarse Grinding Stone
10 Patterned Bronze Bracers from 50 Bronze Bar, 20 Coarse Grinding Stone
In case you can get you can get cheap Gold Bar, make Golden Skeleton Key from 150 to 160 .
Visit the Iron Ore farming guide if you want to farm your own ores.
10 Green Iron Leggings from 80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye
Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leather working supply vendors.
25 Green Iron Bracers from 150 Iron Bar, 25 Green Dye
10 Golden Scale Bracers from 50 Steel Bar, 20 Heavy Grinding Stone
Learn Blacksmithing Artisan. Check out the Mithril Ore farming guide.
20 Solid Sharpening Stone from 20 Solid Stone
15 Heavy Mithril Gauntlet from 90 Mithril Bar and 60 Mageweave Cloth
10 Mithril Scale Bracers from 80 Mithril Bar
Find this recipe sold by the NPCs. Count around 30 minutes re-spawn rate for Mithril Scale Bracers recipe, this means you have to wait a bit if someone bought it before you. Make Mithril Scale Pants if you do not want to wait for the recipe to re-spawn or check the Auction House and look for Plans: Heavy Mithril Pants
Go check the Auction House, if you can get the Mithril Spurs recipe and it’s not that expensive, buy it and make those until 255.
15 Mithril Coif from 150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth
20 Dense Sharpening Stones-20 Dense Stone
Visit the Thorium Ore farming guide if you need places for farming Thorium.
15 Thorium Bracers from 120 Thorium Bar
15 Imperial Plate Bracers 180 Thorium Bar
Choose any from the recipes listed below. You will need 12 Thorium Bar for each one, the difference is only that you will need 1 Star Ruby for the Helm and 8 Rugged Leather for the Boots.
10 Thorium Boots from 120 Thorium Bar and 80 Rugged Leather
10 Thorium Helm from 120 Thorium Bar and 10 Star Ruby
Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Master.
You will have to go to Outland if you want to farm your own ores. Check out my Fel Iron Ore farming guide.
7 Fel Weightstone from 7 Fel Iron Bar and 7 Netherweave Cloth
20 Thorium Leggings from 240 Thorium Bar
Visit my Adamantite Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.
Make 10 Lesser Rune of Warding from 10 Adamantite Bar
If Adamantite Bar is cheap on your server you can make this one up to 335.
Create 5 Fel Iron Breastplate from 50 Fel Iron Bar
5 Adamantite Cleaver from 40 Adamantite Bar-Recipe location
Make 35 Lesser Ward of Shielding from 35 Adamantite Bar-Recipe location
Go find the Blacksmithing trainer and learn Grand Master Blacksmithing.
You can also check out the Cobalt Ore farming guide.
Make 10 Cobalt Boots from 40 Cobalt Bar
Craft 10 Cobalt Triangle Shield from 40 Cobalt Bar
5 Cobalt Legplates from 25 Cobalt Bar
Create 5 Cobalt Gauntlets from 25 Cobalt Bar
Create 5 Spiked Cobalt Boots from 35 Cobalt Bar
Make 5 Spiked Cobalt Shoulders from 35 Cobalt Bar
Create 5 Notched Cobalt War Axe from 50 Cobalt Bar
Now it is time to make Saronite Defender or Saronite Protector if Saronite Bar is cheaper than Cobalt Bar.
5 Brilliant Saronite Belt from 30 Cobalt Bar, 25 Saronite Bar
Make 5 Horned Cobalt Helm from 40 Cobalt Bar
If you want to farm the ores visit the Saronite Ore farming guide.
11 Brilliant Saronite Boots from 132 Saronite Bar
5 Tempered Saronite Gauntlets from 70 Saronite Bar
5 Titanium Weapon Chain from 10 Saronite Bar, 5 Titanium Bar
Alchemists can transmute 8 Saronite Bar into 1 Titanium Bar and this transmute doesn’t have a cool-down.
Learn Blacksmithing Illustrious when visiting your trainer.
You can farm your own ores by using the Obsidium Ore farming guide.
Make 78 Folded Obsidium from 156 Obsidium Bar
When you reach 455 stop making these, and make more only if you need them. If you choose different recipes you might need fewer than 78.
Make 4 from any recipe that requires 3 Folded Obsidium.
Almost all of the following items will give you multiple skill-ups per craft!
1 Stormforged Gauntlets from 6 Folded Obsidium, 8 Volatile Earth
Make 8 from any of the following items:
Redsteel Belt, Stormforged Belt, Hardened Obsidium Belt from 32 Folded Obsidium, 8 Volatile Earth
Obsidium Bladespear from 12 Folded Obsidium, 10 Volatile Earth, 4 Volatile Fire
5 Obsidium Skeleton Key from 10 Folded Obsidium
Visit the Elementium Ore farming guide if you want to farm the ores.
3 Stormforged Legguards from 6 Folded Obsidium and 24 Elementium Bar
1 Fire Etched Dagger from 20 Elementium Bar, 12 Volatile Earth and 4 Volatile Fire
2 Stormforged Helm from 40 Elementium Bar and 16 Volatile Earth
You can also make 2 Hardened Obsidium Helm (8 Folded Obsidium, 30 Elementium, 12 Volatile Earth), but I think Elementium is easier to farm than Obsidium.
Visit the trainer and learn Zen Blacksmithing.
Visit the Ghost Iron Ore farming guide if you want to farm Ghost Iron Ore.
1 Ghostly Skeleton Key from 1 Ghost Iron Bar
Don’t skip this is an important step.
5 Ghost-Forged Bracers from 25 Ghost Iron Bar
Make Ghostly Skeleton Key until you reach 526, if you start from 525.
2 Ghost-Forged Belt or 2x Ghost-Forged Gauntlets from 14 Ghost Iron Bar
4 Ghost-Forged Boots from 28 Ghost Iron Bar
1 Lightsteel Shield from 9 Ghost Iron Bar
2 Spiritguard Shield from 18 Ghost Iron Bar
2 Ghost-Forged Helm or 2x Ghost-Forged Breastplate from 24 Ghost Iron Bar
If the Darkmoon Faire is open around there, the event starts at 00:01 on the Sunday before the 1st Monday of each month.
You can gain +5 skill points when completing one quest.
5 Ghost-Forged Shoulders from 35 Ghost Iron Bar
You might need to make 6-8 of these if you are unlucky with the skill gains.
For the last 25 points after you reach 575 you will have to purchase vendor recipes from the Blacksmithing vendor in Vale of Eternal Blossoms. After you complete the quest A Celestial Experience (at least level 87) you can go to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, and later find Jorunga Stonehoof (Horde) in Shrine of Two Moons or Cullen Hammerbrow (Alliance) in Shrine of Seven Stars.
You need one Spirit of Harmony to purchase a recipe and you will only have to buy one recipe. The Spirit of Harmony you can get by combining 10 Motes of Harmony. These motes are dropped by every mob in Pandaria, even in dungeons. The drop rate is quite low, so you may need up to 2 hours for 10 motes.
Choose one of the recipes from the Contender’s Armor. It doesn’t matter which one because if one of them requires more Ghost Iron Bar, it will give you more skill points. For this you will have to use from 58 to 64 Ghost Iron Bar.
Good luck and I hope you find this Blacksmithing WoW levelling guide MoP helpful!