WoW Blacksmithing Guide


Posted on June 7, 2023 by Guest Post

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Maxing out Blacksmithing is one of the best ways to unlock more recipes for you to make. Players can earn more money by selling all these items to others.

Compared to previous expansions, leveling up professions in Dragonflight is much more complicated and expensive, depending on how patient you are in your progression. Blacksmithing can be pricy when trying to reach the max level. You will probably have to spend WoW gold to progress further than 50. However, the investments you made for maxing out Blacksmithing will pay off once you have unlocked every available recipe in the game. This guide will help gamers reach the max rank for this profession.

Blacksmithing Overview

Blacksmithing is the profession mainly responsible for providing most craftable weapons, armor, and other items. However, they can’t create the latest WoW Tier sets. The interesting about this profession is that you only need to level up the one from the newest expansion. This means you do not need to progress Blacksmithing from previous DLCs.

There are four specializations for this trade skill, which allows gamers to focus on one specific path. Here are all the focused expertise for Blacksmithing:

  • Armorsmithing
  • Weaponsmithing
  • Toolsmithing
  • Specialty Smithing

You can choose a Specialization after reaching a certain rank in this profession, and you can invest in them after getting enough Knowledge Points, which you gain from leveling up. As a part of your progression, you must be careful about how you use the KP because they are non-refundable once spent. The proper usage of Knowledge Point is vital to how fast and efficiently you will progress in Blacksmithing.

Best Profession to Pair with Blacksmithing

Like many professions, Blacksmithing has at least one trade skill best paired with Mining. This trade skill provides blacksmiths with the ability to gather their materials. Crafting armor and weapons mainly rely on an ample supply of ores, so having the skill to mine can reduce the amount of gold you must spend. However, you are still expected to use some money because you need other non-mining materials.

Blacksmith Leveling 1 to 100

Generally, you want to level up your Blacksmithing to unlock more recipes and gain more Knowledge Points. You can reach 50 by creating the most basic recipes. However, the process becomes more complicated later on because you will need to unlock schematics that can only be obtained through limited ways.

For the first 50 levels, you can craft the readily available recipes if you have sufficient materials. It is recommended that you gather extra components so you don’t need to run back and forth between the crafting area and mining nodes. Here is how to level up in Blacksmithing:

Level 1 to 4

1 Draconium Blacksmith’s Hammer

  • Requires 2 Draconium Ore, 10 Severite Ore, and 4 Primal Flux

Level 4 to 7

Option 1: 1 Explorer’s Plate Bracers

  • Requires 3 Draconium Ore, 8 Severite Ore, and 2 Primal Flux

Option 2: Draconium Blacksmith’s Hammer

  • Requires 4 Draconium Ore, 20 Severite Ore, and 8 Primal Flux

Level 7 to 10

Option 1: 1 Explorer’s Plate Boots

  • Requires 3 Draconium Ore, 10 Severite Ore, and 2 Primal Flux

Option 2: 1 Draconium Pickaxe

  • Requires 2 Draconium Ore, 10 Severite Ore, and 4 Primal Flux

Level 10 to 16

Option 1: 2 Explorer’s Plate Chestguard

  • Requires 6 Draconium Ore, 20 Severite Ore, and 4 Primal Flux

Option 2: 2 Draconium Sickle

  • Requires 4 Draconium Ore, 29 Severite Ore, and 8 Primal Flux

Level 16 to 22

Option 1: 2 Draconium Blacksmith’s Toolbox

  • Requires 6 Draconium Ore, 24 Severite Ore, and 6 Primal Flux

Option 2: 2 Draconium Skinning Knife

  • Requires 6 Draconium Ore, 20 Severite Ore, and 8 Primal Flux

Level 22 to 25

1 Draconium Leatherworker’s Knife

  • Requires 3 Draconium Ore, 12 Severite Ore, and 4 Primal Flux

Level 25

At this level, you have now unlocked the Specializations. Make sure to read around each aspect of specific expertise because you cannot refund the points you use. In addition, these Specs will significantly impact your leveling progress beyond 55, so be careful about how you spend them. You don’t have to choose a Specialization yet if you are unsure. However, having a good idea of what you might want to pursue is highly recommended.

Level 25 to 50

This first option is the fastest way to reach level 50. However, obtaining 25 Awakened Earth and Awakened Fire might be a hassle. If you want to go through with this choice, ensure you have enough Awakened materials to finish all 25 Primal Molten Alloy in one go.

25 Primal Molten Alloy

  • Requires 25 Awakened Earth, 25 Awakened Fire, 125 Draconium Ore, 100 Khaz’gorite Ore, and 100 Primal Flux

There is another option if you don’t want to craft Primal Motlen Alloys. This path will have you make different items at specific stages. Here is the alternative way to getting to 50:

Level 26 to 31

1 Draconium Axe

  • Requires 12 Severite Ore and 6 Draconium Ore

1 Draconium Leatherworker’s Toolset

  • Requires 12 Severite Ore and 6 Draconium Ore

Level 31 to 35

1 Draconium Needle Set

  • Requires 10 Severite Ore and 4 Draconium Ore

1 Explorer’s Expert Clasp

  • Requires 1 Severite Ore and 4 Draconium Ore

Level 35 to 41

3 Explorer’s Expert Greaves

  • Requires 42 Severite Ore and 21 Draconium Ore

Level 40 to 45

1 Draconium Great Axe

  • Requires 20 Severite Ore and 10 Draconium Ore

1 Explorer’s Expert Gauntlets

  • Requires 12 Serevite Ore and 6 Draconium Ore

Level 45 to 50

1 Draconium Stiletto

  • Requires 12 Severite Ore and 6 Draconium Ore

1 Explorer’s Expert Spaulders

  • Requires 12 Severite Ore and 6 Draconium Ore

Level 50 to 56

1 Draconium Great Mace

  • Requires 20 Severite Ore and 10 Draconium Ore

2 Explorer’s Expert Helm

  • Requires 28 Severite Ore and 14 Draconium Ore

Level 50 to 100

Now that you have reached this point, you should finalize your Specialization. You won’t go any further by sticking to the previous recipes you have been using before. Choosing your expertise opens up new opportunities and gives you access to higher-tier schematics that will provide sufficient EXP. Here is how you get to skill level 100:

Leveling Regardless of Specialization

Level 50 to 60

At least 15 Prime Molten Alloys

  • Requires at least 15 Awakened Earth, 15 Awakened Fire, 75 Draconium Ore, 60 Khaz’gorite Ore, and 60 Primal Flux

Level 60 to 80

At least 20 Khaz’gorite Blacksmith’s Toolbox

  • Requires 4500 Artisan’s Mettle, 800 Khaz’gortie Ore, 2000 Severite Ore, and 240 Primal Flux

Armorsmithing Specialization

If you don’t want to craft that many Prime Molten Alloys, you can prepare any unlockable recipes for Armorsmithing. However, by reaching 80, you should focus on crafting one item. Here is how to get to level 100 with this Spec:

Level 80 to 100

20 Primal Molten Vambraces

  • Requires 20 Sparks of Ingenuity, 600 Depleted Primal Chaos, and 280 Primal Molten Alloy

Weaponsmithing Specialization and Other Specs

Aside from Prime Molten Alloys, you could choose to craft weapons to level up if you decided on Weaponsmithing or other specs. However, only one item provides the most efficient XP farm for players by level 80. Here is how to reach level 100 with this Spec:

20 Primal Molten Longsword

  • Requires 20 Sparks of Ingenuity, 1600 Depleted Primal Chaos, and 340 Primal Molten Alloy

Recipes You Can Use to Level Up to 100

There are tons of unlockable recipes available in Dragonflight, which can help players reach the max rank. They can be obtained through various methods, some of which will require some investment. However, you are encouraged to get them all eventually, so you should consider collecting them as soon as possible for leveling purposes. Here are the obtainable Blacksmithing recipes in Dragonflight:

Weapons

  • Obsidian Seared Slicer – acquired via World Drop
  • Obsidian Seared Crusher – acquired via World Drop
  • Obsidian Seared Hexsword – acquired via World Drop
  • Primal Molten Longsword – acquired via Weaponsmithing Longblades Knowledge
  • Primal Molten Warglaive – acquired via Weaponsmithing Longblades Knowledge
  • Primal Molten Great Axe – acquired via Weaponsmithing Axes, Picks, and Polearms Knowledge
  • Primal Molten Mace – acquired via Weaponsmithing Maces and Hammers
  • Primal Molten Shortblade – acquired via Weaponsmithing Short Blades
  • Primal Molten Spellblade – acquired via Weaponsmithing SHort Blades
  • Obsidian Seared Claymore – bought from Dothenos (Valdrakken Accord Renown = 14)
  • Obsidian Seared Invoker – bought from Dothenos (Valdrakken Accord renown = 14)
  • Obsidian Seared – bought from Quartermaster Huseng (Maruuk Centaur Renown = 13)
  • Obsidian Seared – bought from Quartermaster Huseng (Maruuk Centaur Renown = 13)
  • Obsidian Seared – bought from Quartermaster Huseng (Maruuk Centaur Renown = 13)
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Armor

  • Allied Wristguard of Companionship – acquired via Vault of Incarnates Bosses
  • Allied Chestplate of Generosity – acquired via Vault of Incarnates Bosses
  • Frostfire Legguards of Preparation – acquired via Algeth’ar Academy and The Azure Vault
  • Unstable Frostfire Belt – acquired via Algeth’ar Academy and The Azure Vault
  • Infurious Helm of Vengeance – acquired via Arena, Battleground, or Warmode
  • Infurious Warboots of Impunity – acquired via Arena, Battleground, or Warmode
  • Shield of the Hearth – acquired via Dragon Isles Treasures
  • Primal Molten Defender – acquired via Armorsmithing Shields
  • Primal Molten Helm – acquired via Armorsmithing Helms
  • Primal Molten Pauldrons – acquired via Armorsmithing Pauldrons
  • Primal Molten Breastplate – acquired via Armorsmithing Breastplates
  • Primal Molten Vambraces – acquired via Armorsmithing Vambraces
  • Primal Molten Gauntlets – acquired via Armorsmithing Gauntlets
  • Primal Molten Greatbelt – acquired via Armorsmithing Belts
  • Primal Molten Legplates – acquired via Armorsmithing Greaves
  • Primal Molten Sabatons – acquired via Armorsmithing Sabatons

Tools

  • Khaz’gorite Blacksmith’s Hammer – acquired via Weaponsmithing Maces and Hammers (10)
  • Khaz’gorite Blacksmith’s Toolbox – acquired via Specialty Smithing Toolsmithing (10)

What to Do After Reaching Max Skill Level

After reaching the max rank for Blacksmithing, the best thing to do is advertise yourself to the public. The Auction House offers little profit for artisans, so you should invest more time in Crafting Orders. Most high-tier recipes cannot be sold in the AH, so you must rely on the CO to earn money.

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