You can use [Milling] to mill 5 herbs for 2 - 4 pigments.
[Alabaster Pigment] - Peacebloom, Silverleaf, Earthroot
[Dusky Pigment] / [Verdant Pigment] - Mageroyal, Briarthorn, Swiftthistle, Bruiseweed, Stranglekelp
[Golden Pigment] / [Burnt Pigment] - Wild Steelbloom, Grave Moss, Kingsblood, Liferoot
[Emerald Pigment] / [Indigo Pigment] - Fadeleaf, Goldthorn, Khadgar's Whiskers, Dragon's Teeth
[Violet Pigment] / [Ruby Pigment] - Firebloom, Purple Lotus, Arthas'Tears, Sungrass, Blindweed, Ghost Mushroom, Gromsblood
[Silvery Pigment] / [Sapphire Pigment] - Golden Sansam, Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage, Sorrowmoss, Icecap
[Nether Pigment] / [Ebon Pigment] - Felweed, Ragveil,Terocone, Ancient Lichen, Nightmare Vine, Netherbloom, Mana Thistle, Dreaming Glory
[Azure Pigment] / [Icy Pigment] - Icethorn, Lichbloom, Fire Leaf, Fire Seed, Tiger Lily, Adder's Tongue, Deadnettle, Goldclover, Talandra's Rose
[Ashen Pigment] / [Burning Embers] - Azshara's Veil, Cinderbloom, Deathspore Pod, Heartblossom, Stormvine, Twilight Jasmine, Whiptail
If you are milling your own herbs, you should buy only Cinderbloom and Stormvine first, because those can can be milled at skill 425. Skill 450 also allows Azshara's Veil and Heartblossom to be milled and you will be able to mill Twilight Jasmine and Whiptail at 475.
Inscription guide sections:Inscription Apprentice 1 - 75
Inscription Journeyman 75 - 125
Inscription Expert 125 - 200
Inscription Artisan 200 - 290
Inscription Master 290 - 350
Inscription Grand Master 350 - 425
Inscription Illustrious 425 - 525
Approximate Materials Required for 1-525 :
You should need less, so don't mill every herb, mill them only if you need more pigment.
- 110 Alabaster-giving herbs
- 70 Dusky-giving herbs
- 170 Golden-giving herbs
- 170 Emerald-giving herbs
- 240 Violet-giving herbs
- 120 Silvery-giving herbs
- 180 Nether-giving herbs
- 500 Azure-giving herbs
- 600 Ashen-giving herbs
WoW Inscription Leveling Guide 1 - 525
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn Inscription.
- 1 - 19
18 x [Ivory Ink] - 18 Alabaster Pigment
- 19 - 35
16 x [Scroll of Stamina] - 16 Ivory Ink, 16 Light Parchment
- 35 - 53
22 x [Moonglow Ink] - 44 Alabaster Pigment
- 53 - 75
22 x [Enchanting Vellum] - 22 Moonglow Ink, 44 Light Parchment
75 - 125
- 75 - 80
21 x [Midnight Ink] - 42 Dusky Pigment
- 80 - 101 Make any Glyph that is orange to you. Glyphs turns yellow after 10 points here, then learn new recipes and choose another Glyph. Each orange Glyph will give you 3 skill-up points.
7 x [Glyph of....] - 21 Midnight Ink, 7 Light Parchment
- 101 - 105
40 x [Lion's Ink] - 80 Golden Pigment Make any orange Glyph if you did not reach 105 by making these.
- 105 - 126 Make any Glyph that is orange to you. Your aim should always be make glyphs while they are orange. Glyphs turns yellow after 5 points, then learn new recipes and choose another Glyph.
7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Lion's Ink, 7 Common Parchment
125 - 200
- 126-129 It's important to stop making this recipe at 129! You won't have the benefits of multiple skill-ups if you pass 129! If the recipe turns yellow at skill 145, and you make that Glyph at skill 144, you will still gain 3 points.
Turn your [Burnt Pigments] into [Dawnstar Ink]. If you didn't mill your own herbs and you don't have Burnt Pigment, you can just make any Glyph between 126-129 that is orange to you.
- 129 - 147
6 x [Glyph of ...] - 18 Lion's Ink, 6 Common Parchment Any orange Glyph.
- 147 - 150
Make [Strange Tarrot] until you reach 150. It depends on how many [Dawnstar Ink] you have.
- 150 - 155
45 x [Jadefire Ink] - 90 Emerald Pigment
- 155 - 176 Orange Glyphs
7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Jadefire Ink, 7 Common Parchment
- 176 - 197
Orange Glyphs 7 x [Glyph of ...] - 21 Jadefire Ink, 7 Common Parchment
- 197 - 200
Make [Arcane Tarrot] until you reach 200 or make Glyphs if you don't have any [Royal Ink].
200 - 290
- 200 - 205
55 x [Celestial Ink] - 110 Violet Pigment
- 205 - 247
14 x [Glyph of ...] - 42 Celestial Ink, 14 Heavy Parchment Make Glyphs until they turn yellow then learn new ones.
35 x [Shimmering Ink] - 70 Silvery Pigment If you mill your own herbs, you should probably need less Inks, because you will make a few [Ink of Sky] from your rare pigments between 275 - 285.
- 255 - 260
5 x [Scroll of Spirit V] - 5 Shimmering Ink, 10 Heavy Parchment
- 260 - 290
10 x [Glyph of ...] - 30 Shimmering Ink, 10 Heavy Parchment
290 - 350
- 290 - 305:
45 x [Ethereal Ink] - 90 Nether Pigment You will have some [Ebon Pigment] if you milled your own herbs so turn all of them into [Darkflame Ink] when you reach 325. You will need less Inks if you do this.
- 305 - 350
15 x [Glyph of ...] - 45 Ethereal Ink, 15 Heavy Parchment Make Glyphs until they turn yellow then learn new ones.
350 - 425
- 350 - 355
100 x [Ink of Sea] - 200 Azure Pigment
- 355 - 360
5 x [Scroll of Spirit VII] - 5 Ink of the Sea
- 360 - 365
5 x [Scroll of Intellect VII] - 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment
- 365 - 370
5 x [Scroll of Stength VII] - 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment
- 370 - 375
5 x [Scroll of Agility VII] - 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment
- 375 - 380
[Snowfall Ink] - Icy Pigment Use all the rare pigment available. Keep the extra Snowfall Ink for Northrend Inscription Research. You will need to research to learn most "Northrend" glyphs.
- 380 - 385
7 x [Glyph of...] - 21 Ink of the Sea There won't be any orange Glyphs for this part, this means that you will be making Glyphs that are yellow.
- 385 - 386
1 x [Northrend Inscription Research] - 3 Ink of the Sea, 5 Resilient Parchment, Snowfall Ink
- 386 - 400
15 x [Any Discovered Major Glyph] - 45 Ink of the Sea, 15 Resilient Parchment
- 400 - 405
5 x [Scroll of Stamina VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment
- 405 - 410
5 x [Scroll of Spirit VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment
- 410 - 415
5 x [Scroll of Intellect VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment
- 415 - 420
5 x [Scroll of Stength VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment
- 420 - 425
5 x [Scroll of Agility VIII] - 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment
425 - 525
- 425 - 450 115 x [Blackfallow Ink] - 230 Ashen Pigment
Stop making these when you reach 450, only make more if you need it.
- 450 - 460 10 x [Mysterious Fortune Card] - 10 Blackfallow Ink, 10 Resilient Parchment
- 460 - 475 15 x [Adventurer's Journal] - 15 Blackfallow Ink, 15 Resilient Parchment
- 475 - 482
Turn all your Burning Embers into [Inferno Ink]. If you don't have any Burning Ember, just skip this part and start making the next recipe.
- 482 - 490
Go to Vashj'ir - Kelp'thar Forest. Kill mobs there until you get [Technique: Origami Slime]. The drop rate is pretty high, don't get confused by wowhead data. The recipe will be green, but it only requires Resilient Parchment to make, which you can buy from Inscription supply vendors. If you don't want to farm the technique, you should make the recipe below. 15 x [Dust of Disappearance] - 30 Blackfallow Ink
- 490 - 500
Go to Deepholm and kill these mobs until you get [Technique: Origami Rock]. Same as above. Skip this if you don't want to farm it. 2 x [Etched Horn] - 8 Inferno Ink, [Scavenged Dragon Horn]
Scavenged Dragon Horns are sold in Twilight Highlands by Una Kobuna in Dragonmaw Port for Horde and by Casandra Downs in Highbank for Alliance. These vendors are only available after the initial Twilight Highlands quests have been completed. The quests require at least level 84. These items are not bound when purchased, so you can buy them from other players or from the auction house.
Do not forget that 10 Blackfallow Ink can be traded for 1 Inferno Ink at Jessica Sellers in Dalaran!
- 500 - 520
The cheapest method would be to make [Forged Documents] up to 520 or 525. It has a 24 hour cooldwon, but the materials are really cheap compared to the other items that you can craft at this skill level. This way it will take up to around 25 days to level Inscription. If you really want to reach 525 as fast as possible, make the following items:
500-505 - 5 x [Runescroll of Fortitude II]
505-511 - 2 x [Runed Dragonscale]
511-520 - 3 x [Divine Companion] or [Battle Tome] or [Dungeoneering Guide]
- 520 - 525
Make one of the following items: [Notched Jawbone] - 12 Inferno Ink, 36 Volatile Life, 12 Volatile Earth, Bleached Jawbone
[Silver Inlaid Leaf] - 12 Inferno Ink, 36 Volatile Life, 12 Volatile Air, Silver Charm Bracelet
[Tattooed Eyeball] - 12 Inferno Ink, 36 Volatile Life, 12 Volatile Water, Preserved Ogre Eye