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Garrison: Engineering Works Guide (WoD 6.2)

Last updated on Feb 24, 2015 at 09:50 by Damien 5 comments

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The Engineering Works is a Small Garrison building that Engineers and Non-Engineers can use to craft Draenor-specific Engineering recipes.

While we explain, in this article, how to unlock all levels of the Engineering Works, you may be interested in our guide to unlocking all the Garrison buildings. We also have a guide to leveling Engineering in Draenor.

1. Main Perks

For Engineers, the main perk of the Engineering Works is that it allows you to create a maximum of 12x Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts per day, in addition to the 10x you can already craft with Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts (less with an Engineering skill lower than 700). These extra Parts are really useful, because they allow you to craft more Draenor recipes, which means you make more money off the Auction House and you level up Engineering to 700 faster. The Engineering Works is also where you buy your Draenor-specific Engineering recipes.

For Non-Engineers, the main perk of the Engineering Works is that the resident Engineer can craft most of the Draenor-specific Engineering recipes for you, with the exception of item upgrades and some of the more costly recipes.

2. Description

Level Cost Perks
Level 1
  • 150x Gold
  • 50x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows the production of Engineering items and work orders.
Level 2
  • 300x Gold
  • 100x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows followers with the Engineering trait to work here, granting a unique bonus. Also allows up to 14 work orders at one time.
Level 3
  • 500x Gold
  • 300x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows up to 21 work orders at one time.

3. Unlocking the Engineering Works

In this section, we are going to tell you how to unlock the Engineering Works, Level 1, 2, and 3.

3.1. Unlocking the Engineering Works, Level 1

The Engineering Works Level 1 is unlocked when you upgrade your Town Hall to Level 2.

Engineers can build this building with a Town Hall Level 1, because they have a chance to loot Gnomish Location Transponder Icon Gnomish Location Transponder (Alliance) and Burned-Out Hand Cannon Icon Burned-Out Hand Cannon (Horde). This item drops from humanoid mobs around Draenor and starts a quest line that eventually rewards the plan to build the Engineering Works, Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 1 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 1, and Draenor Engineering Icon Draenor Engineering, which teaches basic Draenor recipes that can be used to level up the profession.

If you are an Engineer and the quest item does not drop for you, then you can buy your Draenor Engineering Icon Draenor Engineering for 100 Gold from the Engineer at your Engineering Works, after upgrading your Town Hall to Level 2.

3.2. Unlocking the Engineering Works, Level 2

Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 2 is sold by the blueprint vendor at your Garrison once you reach level 96 or once you complete your Talador Outpost. You can buy it with 750 Gold. You can also buy it from the blueprint vendor in Ashran without restrictions with an Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes, which can only be obtained twice, once when questing in Gorgrond and once when questing in the Spires of Arak. so the purpose of this Below, you will find the Alliance and Horde vendors.

Vendor Faction Location Cost
Sparz Boltwist Alliance Garrison, next to Architect Table 750 Gold
Kinkade Jakobs Alliance Ashran, next to Flightmaster 1x Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes
Rezlak Horde Garrison, next to Architect Table 750 Gold
Torgg Flexington Horde Ashran, next to Flightmaster 1x Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes

3.3. Unlocking the Engineering Works, Level 3

Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 3 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 3 is a reward from completing the Working More Orders Icon Working More Orders achievement, which requires you to complete 250 Work Orders at your Garrison. This achievement is account-wide.

Once you complete the achievement, the blueprint is not directly handed over to you. You still need to buy it from Sparz Boltwist (Alliance) or Rezlak (Horde) for 1,000 Gold.

4. Work Orders

Work Orders are unlocked with your Engineering Works Level 1 and allow you to create Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts. A Work Order takes 4 hours to complete and transforms 2x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore and 2x Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore into 1x Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts (2x with a level 100 follower assigned to the Engineering Works). This means that you can complete a maximum of 6 Work Orders per day for a total yield of 6 to 12 Gearspring Parts.

4.1. Unlocking Work Orders

When you first build the Engineering Works on a character, the resident Engineer at the building gives you Your First Engineering Work Order. To complete it, talk to the Engineer's Assistant and give the required 2x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore and 2x Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore. The small box outside the Engineering Works should activate immediately and you can loot the Engineering Work Order Icon Engineering Work Order that you need to turn in to complete the quest. Doing so rewards you with 5x Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts.

4.2. Increasing Yield

After upgrading the Engineering Works to Level 2, you can assign a follower with the Engineering Icon Engineering trait to work at the Engineering Works. The higher the level of your follower, the higher the chance that the Work Order will generate 2 Gearspring Parts instead of only 1. With a level 100 follower, you are guaranteed to get 2 Gearspring Parts.

While working at the Engineering Works, your follower receives experience for every Work Order completed.

4.3. Increasing Queue Size

You can queue up to a certain number of Work Orders, depending on your Engineering Works's level (7 at Level 1, 14 at Level 2, 21 at Level 3).

Having a Storehouse Level 3 increases the maximum number of Work Orders by 15, which means a maximum of 22 Work Orders at Level 1, 29 at Level 2, and 36 at Level 3.

Being able to queue more Work Orders does not increase your yield, but it does allow you to let more time pass before you have to go back to the Engineering Works to refill your queue of Work Orders.

4.4. Cost Comparison Between Work Orders and Engineering Recipe

Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts costs 10x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore and 10x Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore, and produces between 4 and 10 Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts, depending on your Engineering skill. Below level 600, you only produce 4. Between level 600 and 700 the yield slowly increases to reach 10 at level 700.

Work Orders cost 2x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore and 2x Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore, and produce between 1 and 2 Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts. With no follower or a level 90 follower, you produce only 1. The closer your follower is to 100, the higher the chance that the yield will be 2. With a follower level 100, you always produce 2.

As you can see, using Work Orders to craft Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts is less expensive than using the Engineering recipe. So, if you are short on materials, you should prioritise Work Orders (unless, of course, you have reached Engineering level 700 and have no follower, or a low-level follower, in your Engineering Works). That said, the Mine in your Garrison you should provide with more than enough materials to allow you to use the Engineering recipe every day and to keep your Work Orders queue full.

5. Resident Engineer

The Engineer at the Engineering Works interacts with you in one of two ways, depending on whether or not you have the Engineering profession.

5.1. For Engineers

Buying the Draenor Engineering recipes from the Engineer in your Engineering Works is the only way to obtain them. Each recipe costs a number of Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secrets of Draenor Engineering. You can make one of these items every day using the Secrets of Draenor Engineering Icon Secrets of Draenor Engineering Engineering recipe, which costs 5x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore. The table below lists all of the recipes you can buy and the amount of Secrets of Draenor Engineering it costs to buy them (though some of them only require Gold).

Recipe Cost
Draenor Engineering Icon Draenor Engineering 100 Gold
Schematic: Blingtron 5000 Icon Schematic: Blingtron 5000 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Cybergenetic Mechshades Icon Schematic: Cybergenetic Mechshades 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Didi's Delicate Assembly Icon Schematic: Didi's Delicate Assembly 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Findle's Loot-a-Rang Icon Schematic: Findle's Loot-a-Rang 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Hemet's Heartseeker Icon Schematic: Hemet's Heartseeker 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar Icon Schematic: Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Mechanical Axebeak Icon Schematic: Mechanical Axebeak 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Mechanical Scorpid Icon Schematic: Mechanical Scorpid 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Megawatt Filament Icon Schematic: Megawatt Filament 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Night-Vision Mechshades Icon Schematic: Night-Vision Mechshades 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Oglethorpe's Missile Splitter Icon Schematic: Oglethorpe's Missile Splitter 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Personal Hologram Icon Schematic: Personal Hologram 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Plasma Mechshades Icon Schematic: Plasma Mechshades 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Razorguard Mechshades Icon Schematic: Razorguard Mechshades 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Shrediron's Shredder Icon Schematic: Shrediron's Shredder 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Swapblaster Icon Schematic: Swapblaster 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: World Shrinker Icon Schematic: World Shrinker 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Wormhole Centrifuge Icon Schematic: Wormhole Centrifuge 1x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Blackrock Rifling Icon Schematic: Blackrock Rifling 5x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Linkgrease Locksprocket Icon Schematic: Linkgrease Locksprocket 5x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: Morden's Magnificent Contraption Icon Schematic: Morden's Magnificent Contraption 5x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering
Schematic: True Iron Trigger Icon Schematic: True Iron Trigger 5x Secret of Draenor Engineering Icon Secret of Draenor Engineering

5.2. For Non-Engineers

For Non-Engineers, the Engineer in your Engineering Works can craft most of the high-end Draenor Engineering recipes, except for Blingtron 5000 Icon Blingtron 5000, Didi's Delicate Assembly Icon Didi's Delicate Assembly, World Shrinker Icon World Shrinker, Wormhole Centrifuge Icon Wormhole Centrifuge, Mechshades (item-level 640 Goggles), item upgrades, and Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts (which can be obtained only through Work Orders). Crafting an item through your Engineer costs exactly the same quantity of materials it does when a regular Engineer crafts it. Some of the recipes are locked until you reach a certain level with the Engineering Works (see table below).

Recipe Unlock Level
Ultimate Gnomish Army Knife Icon Ultimate Gnomish Army Knife Level 1
Mecha-Blast Rocket Icon Mecha-Blast Rocket Level 1
Shieldtronic Shield Icon Shieldtronic Shield Level 1
Stealthman 54 Icon Stealthman 54 Level 1
Goblin Glider Kit Icon Goblin Glider Kit Level 1
Findle's Loot-A-Rang Icon Findle's Loot-A-Rang Level 2
Megawatt Filament Icon Megawatt Filament Level 2
Oglethorpe's Missile Splitter Icon Oglethorpe's Missile Splitter Level 2
Hemet's Heartseeker Icon Hemet's Heartseeker Level 2
Shrediron's Shredder Icon Shrediron's Shredder Level 3
Personal Hologram Icon Personal Hologram Level 3
Swapblaster Icon Swapblaster Level 3
Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar Icon Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar Level 3
Mechanical Axebeak Icon Mechanical Axebeak Level 3
Mechanical Scorpid Icon Mechanical Scorpid Level 3

6. Extra Perk from Follower

In addition to increasing your yield of Gearspring Parts Icon Gearspring Parts, your follower allows you to buy Engineering items for a little bit of Gold.

7. ChangeLog

  • 24 Feb. 2015: Mentioned that followers working at the Engineering Works now gain experience for each completed Work Order.
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Clarified requirements for Level 2.
  • 13 Nov. 2014: Mentioned that unlocking Level 1 requires a Town Hall Level 2, except for Engineers who can build Engineering Works Level 1 with a Town Hall Level 1. Also added Draenor Engineering Icon Draenor Engineering to the list of items sold by the Engineer at the Engineering Works.
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