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Garrison: The Forge Guide (WoD 6.2)

Last updated on Feb 24, 2015 at 10:02 by Damien 1 comment

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The Forge is a Small Garrison building that Blacksmiths and Non-Blacksmiths can use to craft Draenor-specific Blacksmithing recipes.

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

1. Main Perks

For Blacksmiths, the main perk of the Forge is that it allows you to create a maximum of 12x Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingots per day, in addition to the 10x you can already craft with Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingot (less with a Blacksmithing skill lower than 700). These extra Ingots 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 Blacksmithing to 700 faster. The Forge is also where you buy your Draenor-specific Blacksmithing recipes.

For Non-Blacksmiths, the main perk of the Forge is that the resident Blacksmith can craft most of the Draenor-specific Blacksmithing recipes for you, with the exception of the weapon enchants.

2. Description

Level Cost Perks
Level 1
  • 150x Gold
  • 50x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows the production of Blacksmithing items and work orders.
Level 2
  • 300x Gold
  • 100x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows followers with the Blacksmithing 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 Forge

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

3.1. Unlocking the Forge, Level 1

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

Blacksmiths can build this building with a Town Hall Level 1, because they have a chance to loot Haephest's Satchel Icon Haephest's Satchel (Alliance) and Fractured Forge Hammer Icon Fractured Forge Hammer (Horde). This item drops from humanoid mobs around Draenor and starts a quest line that eventually rewards the plan to build the Forge, Garrison Blueprint: The Forge, Level 1 Icon Garrison Blueprint: The Forge, Level 1, and Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Draenor Blacksmithing, which teaches basic Draenor recipes that can be used to level up the profession.

If you are a Blacksmith and the quest item does not drop for you, then you can buy your Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Draenor Blacksmithing for 100 Gold from the Blacksmith at your Forge, after upgrading your Town Hall to Level 2.

3.2. Unlocking the Forge, Level 2

Garrison Blueprint: The Forge, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: The Forge, 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 Forge, Level 3

Garrison Blueprint: The Forge, Level 3 Icon Garrison Blueprint: The Forge, 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 Forge Level 1 and allow you to create Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingots. A Work Order takes 4 hours to complete and transforms 5x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore into 1x Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingot (2x with a level 100 follower assigned to the Forge). This means that you can complete a maximum of 6 Work Orders per day for a total yield of 6 to 12 Truesteel Ingots.

4.1. Unlocking Work Orders

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

4.2. Increasing Yield

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

While working at the Forge, 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 Forge'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 Forge to refill your queue of Work Orders.

4.4. Cost Comparison Between Work Orders and Blacksmithing Recipe

Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingot costs 20x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore and 10x Blackrock Ore Icon Blackrock Ore, and produces between 4 and 10 Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingots, depending on your Blacksmithing 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 5x True Iron Ore Icon True Iron Ore and produce between 1 and 2 Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingots. 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 Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingots is less expensive than using the Blacksmithing recipe. So, if you are short on materials, you should prioritise Work Orders (unless, of course, you have reached Blacksmithing level 700 and have no follower, or a low-level follower, in your Forge). That said, the Mine in your Garrison should provide you with more than enough materials to allow you to use the Blacksmithing recipe every day and to keep your Work Orders queue full.

5. Resident Blacksmith

The Blacksmith at the Forge interacts with you in one of two ways, depending on whether or not you have the Blacksmithing profession.

5.1. For Blacksmiths

Buying the Draenor Blacksmithing recipes from the Blacksmith in your Forge is the only way to obtain them. Each recipe costs a number of Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing. You can make one of these items every day using the Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing Blacksmithing 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 Blacksmithing it costs to buy them.

Recipe Cost
Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Draenor Blacksmithing 100 Gold
Small Pouch of Coins Icon Small Pouch of Coins 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Soul of the Forge Icon Recipe: Soul of the Forge 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Steelforged Aegis Icon Recipe: Steelforged Aegis 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Steelforged Axe Icon Recipe: Steelforged Axe 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Steelforged Dagger Icon Recipe: Steelforged Dagger 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Steelforged Greataxe Icon Recipe: Steelforged Greataxe 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Steelforged Hammer Icon Recipe: Steelforged Hammer 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Steelforged Saber Icon Recipe: Steelforged Saber 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Steelforged Shield Icon Recipe: Steelforged Shield 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Armguards Icon Recipe: Truesteel Armguards 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Boots Icon Recipe: Truesteel Boots 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Breastplate Icon Recipe: Truesteel Breastplate 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Gauntlets Icon Recipe: Truesteel Gauntlets 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Greaves Icon Recipe: Truesteel Greaves 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Grinder Icon Recipe: Truesteel Grinder 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Helm Icon Recipe: Truesteel Helm 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Pauldrons Icon Recipe: Truesteel Pauldrons 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Reshaper Icon Recipe: Truesteel Reshaper 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Waistguard Icon Recipe: Truesteel Waistguard 1x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Steelforged Essence Icon Recipe: Steelforged Essence 5x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Greater Steelforged Essence Icon Recipe: Greater Steelforged Essence 5x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Truesteel Essence Icon Recipe: Truesteel Essence 5x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing
Recipe: Greater Truesteel Essence Icon Recipe: Greater Truesteel Essence 5x Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing

Small Pouch of Coins Icon Small Pouch of Coins is not a recipe, but an item that contains a bit of Gold (approximately 2 Gold). This is a way to spend your Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing, once you have acquired all the recipes.

5.2. For Non-Blacksmiths

For Non-Blacksmiths, the Blacksmith in your Forge can craft most of the high-end Draenor Blacksmithing recipes, except for Soul of the Forge Icon Soul of the Forge, Draenic Steel items, item upgrades, and Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingot (which can be obtained only through Work Orders). Crafting an item through your Blacksmith costs exactly the same quantity of materials it does when a regular Blacksmith crafts it. Some of the recipes are locked until you reach a certain level with the Forge (see table below).

Recipe Unlock Level
Smoldering Breastplate Icon Smoldering Breastplate Level 1
Smoldering Greaves Icon Smoldering Greaves Level 1
Smoldering Helm Icon Smoldering Helm Level 1
Truesteel Grinder Icon Truesteel Grinder Level 2
Truesteel Reshaper Icon Truesteel Reshaper Level 2
Steelforged Aegis Icon Steelforged Aegis Level 2
Steelforged Axe Icon Steelforged Axe Level 2
Steelforged Dagger Icon Steelforged Dagger Level 2
Steelforged Greataxe Icon Steelforged Greataxe Level 2
Steelforged Hammer Icon Steelforged Hammer Level 2
Steelforged Saber Icon Steelforged Saber Level 2
Steelforged Shield Icon Steelforged Shield Level 2
Truesteel Armguards Icon Truesteel Armguards Level 3
Truesteel Boots Icon Truesteel Boots Level 3
Truesteel Breastplate Icon Truesteel Breastplate Level 3
Truesteel Gauntlets Icon Truesteel Gauntlets Level 3
Truesteel Greaves Icon Truesteel Greaves Level 3
Truesteel Helm Icon Truesteel Helm Level 3
Truesteel Pauldrons Icon Truesteel Pauldrons Level 3
Truesteel Waistguard Icon Truesteel Waistguard Level 3

6. Extra Perk from Follower

In addition to increasing your yield of Truesteel Ingot Icon Truesteel Ingots, your follower grants you 2 buffs: Song of the Anvil Icon Song of the Anvil and Solace of the Forge Icon Solace of the Forge. To get these buffs, talk to your follower at the Forge. It should be noted that the buffs do not persist through death.

7. ChangeLog

  • 24 Feb. 2015: Mentioned that followers working at the Forge 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 Blacksmiths who can build a Forge Level 1 with a Town Hall Level 1. Also added Draenor Blacksmithing Icon Draenor Blacksmithing to the list of items sold by the Blacksmith at the Forge.
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