BlackSmithing Guide 1-525

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WoW Blacksmithing Leveling Guide 1 - 450

First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Blacksmithing.

75 - 125

Learn Blacksmithing Journeyman.
  • 75 - 90
    35 x [Coarse Grinding Stones] - 70 Coarse Stones Save the Coarse Grinding Stones.
    If you didn't reach 90 by making these, you can still continue to the next step, but you will need a few more Copper Bars, or make a few more Coarse Grinding Stones.
  • 100 - 107
    7 x [Silver Rod] - 7 Silver Bar, 14 Rough Grinding Stone You might need to make more than 7. You can also skip this part and just make Runed Copper Belt if you don't have any Silver Bar.

125 - 200

Learn Blacksmithing Expert.
  • 125 - 140
    35 x [Heavy Grinding Stone] - 105 Heavy Stone Keep the Heavy Grinding Stones. Make this one up to 150, if Heavy Stone is cheap.
  • 150 - 155
    5 x [Golden Rod] - 5 Gold Bar, 10 Coarse Grinding Stone
  • 155 - 165
    10 x [Green Iron Leggings] - 80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye
  • Green Dye is sold by Tailoring and Leatherworking supply vendors.

200 - 275

Learn Blacksmithing Artisan.
  • 235 - 250
    Check the Auction House, if you can see the Mithril Spurs recipe and it's not that expensive, buy it and make those until 255. 15 x [Mithril Coif] - 150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth
  • 275 - 290 Between 275-280, you can make [Arcanite Rods] and sell them at the Auction House. This way you will need 55 less [Thorium Bars]. The recipe is yellow, so it really depends on your luck, maybe you will only need to make 5 maybe 10. One [Arcanite Rod] costs around 18 gold to make if you buy the [Arcane Crystals] and find any Alchemist who transmute them into [Arcanite Bars]. The 55 [Thorium Bars] cost around 140 gold usually, but this way if you have to make only 5 [Arcanite Rod], you will end up around 90 gold spent, and you can also sell them for profit. I can usually sell them for around 70-80 gold, but you have to be patient because the demand for them isn't that big. Anyway this is a great way if you want to reduce the gold spent while you level your Blacksmithing, but if you want to level the profession faster and you don't really feel you are lucky or you are not really into selling things at the Auction House, you should just make the Bracers mentioned below.
    15 x [Imperial Plate Bracers] 180 Thorium Bar
  • 290 - 300
    Choose one from the recipes listed below. They both requires 12 Thorium Bar for each craft, the only difference between them is that you need 1 Star Ruby for the Helm and 8 Rugged Leather for the Boots. 10 x [Thorium Boots] - 120 Thorium Bar, 80 Rugged Leather
    10 x [Thorium Helm] - 120 Thorium Bar, 10 Star Ruby

300 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Master.
  • 325 - 330
    10 x [Lesser Rune of Warding] - 10 Adamantite Bar If Adamantite Bar is cheap on your server, then you can make this one up to 335.

350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Grand Master.
  • 415 - 425
    13 x [Eternal Belt Buckle] - 52 Saronite Bar, 13 Eternal Earth, 13 Eternal Shadow, 13 Eternal Water You can also make [Titanium Rod] between 420-425 if you have Titanium Bars.

425 - 525

Visit your trainer and learn Blacksmithing Illustrious.
From here, you will see that sometimes you will craft an item which requires a bit more materials than the other one. The reason for this is that if you don't mass produce an item, it's easier to sell them (you should) at the Auction House for profit.
  • 425 - 455
    83 x [Folded Obsidium] - 166 Obsidium Bar Stop making these when you reach 455, make more only if you need them. If you choose different recipes you might need less than 80.
  • 455 - 459
    Make 4 from any recipe that requires 3 Folded Obsidium.
  • 494 - 500
    2 x [Stormforged Helm] - 40 Elementium Bar, 16 Volatile Earth You can also make 2 x [Hardened Obsidium Helm] (16 Folded Obsidium, 60 Elementium, 24 Volatile Earth), but I think Elementium is easier to farm than Obsidium.
  • 500 - 511
    4 x [Redsteel Breastplate] - 60 Elementium Bar, 60 Volatile Earth You can also buy the [Plans: Pyrium Weapon Chain] recipe for 20 Elementium Bar and make the recipe up to 510 if Pyrium is cheap. You need to be level 84 if you want to buy this recipe, and you will have to make the starting quest chains in Twilight Highlands, because the NPCs won't shop up until you complete the quests. If you want to make the Plate PvP set, you should start making it now, the recipes are sold by the same vendor.
    Horde players can find Kuldar Steeltooth at Dragonmaw Port in Twilight Highlands. Alliance players can find Brundall Chiselgut at Highbank.
  • 511 - 515
    Read the section above, because from this point that's the only way to buy recipes. You could start making the recipe that I recommend for the 515 part, so you don't need to buy the Gauntlet recipe, however I think it easier to sell the items if you make both Gauntlets and Belts. 4 x [Ornate Pyrium Gauntlets] - 40 Elementium Bar, 40 Volatile Water
    4 x [Bloodied Pyrium Gauntlets] - 40 Elementium Bar, 40 Volatile Fire