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WoW Engineering Leveling Guide 1-600

Engineering is the most unique and (imo) the most fun WoW profession but it does require a lot of gold to make the really awesome items. If you are going to do Engineering you’ll probably want to have A LOT of GOLD so CHECK OUT THIS GUIDE out if you are running low on it.

This Engineering Leveling Guide is updated for patch 5.0.5 and Mists of Pandaria.

This is a engineering leveling guide to get you from 1-600. It provides a method of leveling up your engineering, which has been selected for its low cost and simplicity. However, no matter what, leveling engineering is going to be awfully expensive to grind. It is well worth it though, as it is one of the most hilarious and enjoyable professions in PvP with awesome items like the Discombulator Ray.

In some instances you will have to keep some of the engineering materials you craft to use them later down the road in this leveling guide so I highly recommend that you keep components based off expansion. Everything you make from 1 to 300 from engineering keep until you reach 300 and it might be safe to sell. Then keep everything you make from 300-350, once you hit 350 you’ll be switching to Northrend stuff, and once you hit 425 you can sell the Northrend stuff. I will try to make a note to tell you what stuff to keep when possible. Also, this is going to get very expensive unless you’re farming your own materials, make sure you have this guide available to you.

What’s in this Engineering Leveling Guide:

It is highly advised that before you start this engineering leveling guide you pickup a Gnomish Army Knife off of the auction house. They are extremely cheap and can be used in place of the tools you will create in Engineering that are required to do certain crafts. If you don’t get one pay attention to what’s missing when you try to follow these steps and make the tool that is needed.

Apprentice Engineering (Leveling 1-75)

This is a very easy section of the engineering guide to go through. There’s 3 steps and you only need copper bars and rough stones to complete it.

Level
Item
Mats
1-30
30-40 Rough Blasting Powder
30-40 Rough Stones
30-50
30 Handful of Copper Bolt
30 Copper Bars
You’ll need about 30 Handfuls of Copper Bolts for the next step.
50-75
30 Rough Copper Bomb
60 Rough Blasting Powder, 30 Handful of Copper Bolts

 

Journeyman Engineering (Leveling 75-125)

For this section of the engineering leveling guide, make sure you save all your blasting powder until you’re sure you don’t need it. You’re going to start spending a lot of gold in this section of the guide, if you don’t have a lot I recommend you read this guide before continuing.

Level
Item
Mats
75-76
1 Arclight Spanner
6 Copper Bar
Only if you don’t already have a Gnomish Army Knife
76-95
30 Coarse Blasting Powder
30 Coarse Stones
95-100
5-7 Coarse Dynamite
15-21 Coarse Blasting Powder, 5-7 Linen Cloth
95-100
5 Silver Contact
5 Silver Bar
*Alternative Step
100-116
8 Clockwork Box
24 Bronze Bar
Be sure to click the boxes you create to get to 116.
116-125
12 Bronze Tube
24 Bronze Bar

 

Expert Engineering (Leveling 125-200)

In this section you will need a lot of Bronze and Mithril. Pay attention to what items to keep and which to discard so that you don’t end up missing something you need.

Level
Item
Mats
125-140
40 Heavy Blasting Powder
40 Heavy Stone
Craft exactly 40 of these and save them for later.
140-150
20 Whirring Bronze Gizmo
40 Bronze Bar, 20 Wool Cloth
Save 20 of these for the next step.
150-155
20 Bronze Framework
40 Bronze Bar, 20 Medium Leather, 20 Wool Cloth
Save 20 of these for the next step.
155-175
20 Explosive Sheep
20 Bronze Framework, 20 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 40 Heavy Blasting Powder, 40 Wool Cloth
175-195
60 Solid Blasting Powder
120 Solid Stones
195-200
5-8 Mithril Tubes
15-24 Mithril Bars

 

Artisan Engineering (Leveling 200-300)

Before you continue past 200 head to the trainer and learn Artisan Engineering so you don’t forget, the next two steps involve making materials for the third so make sure you read the notes. Considering all the Mithril and Thorium it costs to reach level 300, this is where things get really expensive. It takes me quite awhile of farming to get that many bars for leveling and I don’t find it enjoyable to mine it all myself so what I’ve been doing is using some of the tips in this gold guide to just make enough money and buy the bars off the auction house. There are some tips in there that require very little time to make a lot of gold. I find it a lot easier to focus on leveling my engineering and being able to write a guide for it if I don’t have to farm the mats.

Level
Item
Mats
200-215
20 Unstable Triggers
20 Mithril Bars, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder
Make at least 20 of these and save them for the next few steps
215-235
30-40 Mithril Casing
90-120 Mithril Bars
235-250
15-20 Hi-Explosive Bomb
30-40 Mithril Casings, 15-20 Unstable Triggers, 30-40 Solid Blasting Powder
You may run out of Mithril Casing before reaching 250, if you do just go back to the previous step and make some more
250-260
15-30 Dense Blasting Powder
30-60 Dense Stones
260-286
26-30 Thorium Widgets
78-90 Thorium Bars, 26-30 Runecloth
286-300
14-16 Thorium Tubes
84-96 Thorium Bars

 

Master Engineering (Leveling 300-350)

At this point in the guide you’ll start using materials from the Outlands, it’s now safe to sell or discard all of the extra stuff you’ve made so far. If you haven’t already you really should be using this gold guide, since it will help you a lot when it comes to finding the Cobalt and Saronite you’ll need in the next section.

Level
Item
Mats
300-310
60 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
60 Fel Iron Bars
Make 60 of these for the next few steps of the guide
300-315
20 Fel Iron Casings
60 Fel Iron Bars
Make 20 of these for the next few steps of the guide
300-315
12 Elemental Blasting Powder
12 Motes of Fire, 24 Motes of Earth
You will receive 4 Elemental Blasting Powder per craft. Save all of these for the following steps
315-320
5 Fel Iron Bombs
5 Fel Iron Casing, 10 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 5 Elemental Blasting Powder
If you want, go ahead and make these until 330, it will probably be cheaper.
320-325
5 Fel Iron Musket
15 Fel Iron Casing, 30 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
325-335
10 Adamantite Grenades
40 Adamantite Bars, 20 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 10 Elemental Blasting Powder
335-350
20-65 White Smoke Flares
20-65 Elemental Blasting Powder, 20-65 Netherweave Cloth
You can buy this recipe at these vendors: http://www.wowhead.com/item=23811#sold-by. It is a limited supply recipe so it may not be available all the time. You might have to travel around to more than one of these locations before you find one for sale.


Grand Master Engineering (Leveling 350-425)

Now it’s time to head into the Wrath of the Lich King section of Engineering. Here you will need a lot of Cobalt and Saronite. These materials will be expensive on the auction house since very few people go to Northrend anymore. I can’t stress enough how important it was for me to use this gold guide as I spent thousands of gold to level up my Engineering, I’m very thankful the money was easy to come by.

Level
Item
Mats
350-365
25 Handful of Cobalt Bolts
50 Cobalt Bars
Make and save at least 45 of these (you will average 2 per craft).
365-375
15-20 Volatile Blasting Triggers
45-60 Cobalt Bars, 15-20 Crystallized Water
Make and save at least 30 of these (you will get 2 per craft).
375-385
10-15 Overcharged Capacitors
40-60 Cobalt Bars, 10-15 Crystallized Earth
Make and save at least 10 of these.
385-390
5-8 Explosive Decoys
5-8 Frostweave Cloth, 15-24 Volatile Blasting Triggers
390-401
15 Froststeel Tubes
120 Cobalt Bars, 15 Crystallized Water
You will need 14-15 of these from 401-425.
401-405
4-5 Diamond-cut Refractor Scopes
4-5 Froststeel Tubes, 8-10 Handfuls of Cobalt Bolts
405-415
10-13 Box of Bombs
50-65 Saronite Bars, 10-13 Volatile Blasting Triggers
415-420
5 Mana Injector Kits
60 Saronite Bars, 10 Crystallized Water
420-425
5 Noise Machine
10 Froststeel Tubes, 10 Overcharged Capacitors, 40 Handfuls of Cobalt Bolts

 

Illustrious Engineering (Leveling 425-525)

Now it’s time to head into Cataclysm! You can get rid of all the extra trade goods you’ve crafted and bought up until this point. From here on out you’re going to need a lot of Obsidium and Elementium which both cost quite a bit. If you’re having problems making gold, you should read gold guide to learn all the best ways to get rich.

Level
Item
Mats
425-442
20 Handfuls of Obsidium Bolts
40 Obsidium Bars
Save all of these for later, this should be enough to reach 525
442-445
1 Electrostatic Condenser
4 Obsidium Bars, 6 Handfuls of Obsidium Bolts, 4 Volatile Earth
445-460
15-17 Electrified Ether
30-34 Volatile Air
Craft 15-17 times, you’ll get 2-3 Ether per craft
460-470
2 R19 Threatfinder
12 Obsidium Bars, 4 Alicite, 12 Handfuls of Obsidium Bolts
You can also make 2 Safety Catch Removal which cost 20 Obsidium Bars, 20 Handful of Obsidium Bolts
470-475
1 High-Powered Bolt Gun
10 Obsidium Bars, 8 Handfuls of Obsidium Bolts, 4 Electrified Ether
475-495
4 Elementium Toolbox
60 Elementium Bars, 48 Volatile Earth
495-500
1 Finely-Tuned Throat Needler
4 Obsidium Bars, 2 Electrified Ether, 5 Hardened Elementium Bars
500-525
9 Ghost Iron Bolts
27 Ghost Iron Bar
These are from Mists of Pandaria, you’ll continue making them to 550 in the next step.

 

Zen Master Engineering (Leveling 525-600)

With Mists of Pandaria you are able to train and buy the recipes in any major city within the game. So you will not have to travel to some random place in MOP to get the recipes required. Currently however materials are very expensive to buy on the auction house. With that being said CHECK OUT THIS GUIDEout if you are running low on gold.

525-550
25 Ghost Iron Bolts, 15 High-Explosive Gunpowder
90 Ghost Iron Bars
You will need these items for further skill level combines, however you will need more than what you make for this progression.
550-554
4 Tinker’s Kit
8 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 8 Ghost Iron Bolts, 8 Windwool Cloth.
Stop making these at 554.
554-579
Ghost Iron Dragonling
20 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 40 Ghost Iron Bolts, 60 Windwool Cloth
579-580
Tinker’s Kit
2 High-Explosive Gunpowder, 2 Ghost Iron Bolts, 2 Windwool Cloth
580-595
20-25 Thermal Anvil
~300 Ghost Iron Bar
This can be a very expensive route to go if you want to save some money you can farm Spirit of Harmony and make rare items that will give you 5 points each. However, if the bars or ore are not an issue feel free to take this route for speed.
595-600
1 Mist-Piercing Goggles
9 Ghost Iron Bolts, 2 Spirit of Harmony



Thanks for following this MOP engineering guide. Engineering can be one of the most beneficial skills to have for raids, pvp, and you can also make a lot of money off engineering. Learn how to properly utilize engineering and make more gold with this guide which can actually help you level your engineering as well!

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3 Comments.

  1. A most excellent guide, as always, most appreciated.

  2. great guide but if u could have a list also at the bottom of the page that as all the mats total would make it better I think

  3. Suggestion: currently in 5.3, a Tinker Kit is 1g70s. Some tinkers will help you save on the resources, especially when talking about cobalt/saronite. For instance, the Nitro Boost took me 12 tinkers to go from 405 to 410, but it was well worth it. Don’t overlook them.

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