Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jewelcrafting Guide 1-525

Approximate Materials Required for 1-525:
The materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Jewelcrafting.
IMPORTANT! DO NOT BUY ALL OF THE MATERIALS AT ONCE! Jewelcrafting is really expensive to level, and on most servers AH is screwed up because of the insanely high prices of low level Gems, Orbs and Bars. I usually have a few tips and alternatives so you can save some gold.
  • 100 Copper Bar
  • 20 Tigerseye or 20 Malachite
  • 120 Bronze Bar = 60 Copper Bar, 60 Tin Bar
  • 60 Shadowgem OR 20 Shadowgem and 20 Small Lustrous Pearl
  • 80 Heavy Stone
  • 30 Moss Agate / 60 Lesser Moonstone for Horde
  • 140 Mithril Bar
  • 80 Solid Stone
  • 25 Citrine
  • 15 Truesilver Bar
  • 5 Aquamarine
  • 50 Thorium Bar
  • 10 Star Ruby
  • 20 Large Opal
  • 10 Powerful Mojo or 10 Blue Sapphire
  • 10 Essence of Earth or 10 Essence of Undeath
  • 20 Huge Emerald
  • 55 green gems OR 40 and 15 Black Diamond - You can find a list of green gems here. Don't buy all of them from one kind, because there might be some recipes where you don't have the reputation to buy it, so you will have to choose other green gems. Just buy them when you get to that part of the Jewelcrafting guide.
  • 40 Adamantite Powder (200 Adamantite Ore)
  • 10 Primal Earth
  • 10 Adamantite Bar
  • Buy around 70 from any of the following gems: Bloodstone, Chalcedony, Dark Jade, Huge Citrine, Shadow Crystal, Sun Crystal. Make sure to buy at least 5 Bloodstone, 1 Chalcedony, 1 Shadow Crystal and 1 Dark Jade, because you will need the Bloodstones when you reach 395 and the other gems when you reach 440.
  • 46 Eternal Earth OR 23 Eternal Earth and 23 Eternal Shadow
  • 5 Forest Emerald
  • 5 Titanium Bar
  • 5 Dream Shard
  • Buy 45 from any of the following gems: Carnelian, Alicite, Jasper, Zephyrite. I did not include Hessinote and Nightstone in the list, because you will use them later on.
  • 16 Hessinote
  • 40 Nightstone
  • Note: 495-525 material list is not included, because you shouldn't buy all of them at once, but you will need around 30 Shadowspirit Diamonds and a lot more Uncommon Gems for the Fire Prism transmutes.

WoW Jewelcrafting Leveling Guide 1 - 525

First, visit a trainer - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Jewelcrafting.

50 - 150

Learn Jewelcrafting Journeyman.
  • 50-80 50 x [Bronze Setting] - 100 Bronze Bar
    Save these, you will need them later.
  • 110-120
    10 x [Heavy Stone Statue] - 80 Heavy Stone If Heavy Stone is cheap (usually it's not) make this one up to 130 if you want to.
  • 120-150
    30 x [Pendant of the Agate Shield] - 30 Moss Agate, 30 Bronze Settings The design sold by this NPC. As of patch 4.0.3a, Horde players can no longer get this recipe. They should make the recipe mentioned below, but if you have an alliance friend on your realm, you can ask him to buy the recipe, put it on the neutral Auction House then you can buy it with your horde characher.
    If you prospect your own Ores, usually you will get a lot of [Lesser Moonstone] too, but even if you don't prospect the Ores, sometimes 2 Lesser Moonstone is cheaper than one Moss Agate. So get the recipe [Design: Amulet of the Moon] and use up all your Lesser Moonstone. This recipe turns yellow at 140, you might need to make more than 30 of these.
    The design is sold by these NPCs.

150 - 200

Learn Jewelcrafting Expert.
  • 150-180
    45 x [Mithril Filigree] - 90 Mithril Bar Save these, you will need 45 of them later.

200 - 300

Learn Jewelcrafting Artisan.
  • 200-220
    If Citrine is expensive, you can continue to make [Engraved Truesilver Ring] up to around 210 or maybe more, you will also need a bit more Mithril Filigree then. The recipe will go yellow at 210, so you might need to get more Citrine if you are unlucky. If you are lucky you will only need 20.
    25 x [Citrine Ring of Rapid Healing] - 25 Citrine, 50 Mithril Bar
  • 225-250
    50 x [Thorium Setting] - 50 Thorium Bar Stop making these at 250 and only make more if you need it.
  • 260-280
    If Large Opal is expensive on your realm, like it cost twice as much as one Star Ruby, then you should continue to make [Ruby Pendant of Fire] up to 275. Or if you Prospected your own Ores, you will have a lot of Star Ruby and Azerothian Diamond left, use all of them. 20 x [Simple Opal Ring] - 20 Large Opal, 20 Thorium Setting
    If you reach 265 and you have some Azerothian Diamond, or it's cheap (I doubt that) you can start to craft [Diamond Focus Ring] too.

300 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Jewelcrafting Master.
Now from this part of this Jewelcrafting guide, you will use recipes that are already yellow to you and since whole WoW is pretty random, you might just need 5 gems to reach your desired skill or maybe 10.
  • 340 - 350 You can continue to make the gems above, if you didn't reach 350 by making the rings below.
    10 x [Heavy Adamantite Ring] - 10 Adamantite Bar, 10 Mercurial Adamantite

350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Jewelcrafting Grand Master.
  • 420 - 425 5 x [Dream Signet] - 5 Titanium Bar, 5 Dream Shard, 5 Forest Emerald

425 - 525

Visit your trainer and learn Jewelcrafting Illustrious.
  • 425 - 450
    Make 25 from any of the new Uncommon Gem Cuts that you get from your trainer. You can also make [Jasper Ring] if you an disenchant it.
  • 467 - 475
    8 x [Hessonite Band] - 8 Jeweler's Setting, 16 Hessonite You can also make [Carnelian Spikes] if 3 Carnelian is cheaper than 2 Hessonite. You can buy the Jeweler's Setting from the vendor.
  • 475 - 495
    20 x [Nightstone Choker] - 20 Jeweler's Setting, 40 Nightstone Make more Hessonite Band if you have some Hessonite left. You can also start doing the Jewelcrafting Daily quests, you can read about this in the next step. If you are not rushing things, you can buy one rare gem cut and make that recipe up to 500.
  • 495 - 525
    From this point, most of the recipes will be purchased from vendor. You need to do the Jewelcrafting daily quests if you want to buy any of these recipes. Horde players can find Marith Lazuria at Orgrimmar and Alliance players can find Isabel Jones in Stormwind. These NPCs start the daily quests. Between 495-500, you could also make a few more Nightstone Choker, then you can make [Fire Prism] at 500. [Fire Prism] has a 20 hour cooldown, but it can contain [Chimera's Eye]. You should make [Fire Prism] every day.
    In short, you either make Nightstone Choker between 495-500, or you do the daily quests for 4 days and buy a meta gem recipe then make that one up to 525, and do the Fire Prism recipe every day. Meta gem recipes turn green at 520, so be prepared to make a lot if you want to reach 525 as fast as possible. The best possible way is to stop at 520, and make one Fire Prism for 5 days.