Cataclysm Classic Blacksmithing Profession and Leveling Guide

Last updated on May 13, 2024 at 00:00 by Abide

Blacksmithing Icon Blacksmithing is a great profession in Cataclysm Classic that allows you to craft powerful plate armor and weapons. In this guide we will go over all the items a player can craft with Blacksmithing and how to efficiently level your new profession.

1.

Cataclysm Blacksmithing Profession and Leveling Guide

Blacksmithing Icon Blacksmithing is typically used by Plate armor wearers and those who utilize Physical DPS weapons, as the gear you can craft with Blacksmithing is very strong and some of the items you are able to make will be instantly Soulbound to the crafter. Mining Icon Guide to Miningis a great complement to Blacksmithing, as having Mining will allow you to farm the vast majority of materials you will need to both train and utilize Blacksmithing for crafted items in the endgame. Due to the amount of bars used to craft items near max skill level, it can get extremely costly very quickly; having mining greatly mitigates this cost.

2.

Training Blacksmithing in Cataclysm

In Cataclysm, you no longer need to visit different trainers to learn new ranks of Blacksmithing Icon Blacksmithing. Every trainer will now be able to each you all ranks in any major city.

Alliance Icon Alliance Horde Icon Horde
Therum Deepforge — Stormwind Borgosh Corebender — Orgrimmar
Ironus Coldsteel — Ironforge Karn Stonehoof — Thunder Bluff
Rolf Karner — Darnassus James Van Brunt — Undercity
Miall — Exodar Bemarrin — Silvermoon

Cataclysm also adds profession trainers in each starting zone, allowing you to pick up a profession right away rather than needing to reach a major city first.

Alliance Icon Alliance Horde Icon Horde
Jack All-Trades Derrington — Gilneas KTC Train-a-Tron Deluxe — The Lost Isles
Lien Farner — Elwynn Forest Runda — Durotar
Wembil Taskwidget — Dun Morogh Lalum Darkmane — Mulgore
Iranis Shadebloom — Teldrassil Therisa Sallow — Tirisfal Glades
Valn — Azuremyst Isle Saren — Eversong Woods
3.

Estimated Materials Needed to level Blacksmithing in Cataclysm

Below is a "quick shopping list" of materials needed to level Blacksmithing Icon Blacksmithing up. This list is just an estimation, not an exact amount. Depending on your luck when crafting you may need more or less materials than what is listed here.

Shopping List

  • Vanilla
    • 160 × Rough Stone Icon Rough Stone
    • 150 × Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar
    • 100 × Coarse Stone Icon Coarse Stone
    • 140 × Bronze Bar Icon Bronze Bar
    • 120 × Heavy Stone Icon Heavy Stone
    • 5 × Silver Bar Icon Silver Bar
    • 5 × Gold Bar Icon Gold Bar
    • 35 × Green Dye Icon Green Dye
    • 230 × Iron Bar Icon Iron Bar
    • 120 × Solid Stone Icon Solid Stone
    • 190 × Steel Bar Icon Steel Bar
    • 240 × Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar
    • 20 × Dense Stone Icon Dense Stone
    • 150 × Mageweave Cloth Icon Mageweave Cloth
    • 420 × Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar
  • TBC
    • 160 × Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar
    • 10 × Netherweave Cloth Icon Netherweave Cloth
    • 90 × Adamantite Bar Icon Adamantite Bar
  • WotLK
    • 320 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
    • 180 × Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
    • 20 × Crystallized Air Icon Crystallized Air
    • 5 × Titanium Bar Icon Titanium Bar
  • Cataclysm
    • 180 × Obsidium Bar Icon Obsidium Bar
    • 360 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
    • 2 × Hardened Elementium Bar Icon Hardened Elementium Bar
    • 120 × Volatile Earth Icon Volatile Earth
    • 4 × Volatile Water Icon Volatile Water
    • 58 × Volatile Fire Icon Volatile Fire
    • 80 × Volatile Fire Icon Volatile Fire or Volatile Water Icon Volatile Water
4.

Leveling Blacksmithing in Cataclysm

Below you'll find our recommended crafting options while leveling Blacksmithing Icon Blacksmithing. Since you will frequently be crafting items when they are yellow and green, it is possible you may need to buy more than the recommended materials shown above.

4.1.

Leveling Blacksmithing 1–300

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
1-30 40 × Rough Sharpening Stone Icon Rough Sharpening Stone 40 × Rough Stone Icon Rough Stone
30-65 60 × Rough Grinding Stone Icon Rough Grinding Stone
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120 × Rough Stone Icon Rough Stone
65-75 25 × Coarse Sharpening Stone Icon Coarse Sharpening Stone 25 × Coarse Stone Icon Coarse Stone
75-90 35 × Coarse Grinding Stone Icon Coarse Grinding Stone
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70 × Coarse Stone Icon Coarse Stone
90-100 10 × Runed Copper Belt Icon Runed Copper Belt 100 × Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar
100-105 5 × Silver Rod Icon Silver Rod 5 × Silver Bar Icon Silver Bar
10 × Rough Grinding Stone Icon Rough Grinding Stone
105-110 5 × Runed Copper Belt Icon Runed Copper Belt 50 × Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar
110-125 15 × Rough Bronze Leggings Icon Rough Bronze Leggings 90 × Bronze Bar Icon Bronze Bar
125-140 40 × Heavy Grinding Stone Icon Heavy Grinding Stone
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120 × Heavy Stone Icon Heavy Stone
140-150 10 × Patterned Bronze Bracers Icon Patterned Bronze Bracers 50 × Bronze Bar Icon Bronze Bar
20 × Coarse Grinding Stone Icon Coarse Grinding Stone
150-155 5 × Golden Rod Icon Golden Rod 5 × Gold Bar Icon Gold Bar
10 × Coarse Grinding Stone Icon Coarse Grinding Stone
155-165 10 × Green Iron Leggings Icon Green Iron Leggings 80 × Iron Bar Icon Iron Bar
10 × Heavy Grinding Stone Icon Heavy Grinding Stone
10 × Green Dye Icon Green Dye
165-190 25 × Green Iron Bracers Icon Green Iron Bracers 150 × Iron Bar Icon Iron Bar
25 × Green Dye Icon Green Dye
190-200 10 × Golden Scale Bracers Icon Golden Scale Bracers 50 × Steel Bar Icon Steel Bar
20 × Heavy Grinding Stone Icon Heavy Grinding Stone
200-210 30 × Solid Grinding Stone Icon Solid Grinding Stone
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120 × Solid Stone Icon Solid Stone
210-225 15 × Heavy Mithril Gauntlet Icon Heavy Mithril Gauntlet 90 × Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar
60 × Mageweave Cloth Icon Mageweave Cloth
225-235 10 × Steel Plate Helm Icon Steel Plate Helm 140 × Steel Bar Icon Steel Bar
10 × Citrine Icon Citrine
10 × Solid Grinding Stone Icon Solid Grinding Stone
235-250 15 × Mithril Coif Icon Mithril Coif 150 × Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar
90 × Mageweave Cloth Icon Mageweave Cloth
250-260 20 × Dense Sharpening Stone Icon Dense Sharpening Stone 20 × Dense Stone Icon Dense Stone
260-270 10 × Thorium Belt Icon Thorium Belt 80 × Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar
270-275 5 × Thorium Bracers Icon Thorium Bracers 40 × Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar
275-290 15 × Imperial Plate Bracers Icon Imperial Plate Bracers
Reward from Imperial Plate Bracer
180 × Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar
290-300 10 × Thorium Helm Icon Thorium Helm 120 × Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar
10 × Star Ruby Icon Star Ruby
4.2.

Leveling Blacksmithing 300–350

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
300-305 10 × Fel Weightstone Icon Fel Weightstone 10 × Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar
10 × Netherweave Cloth Icon Netherweave Cloth
305-315 10 × Fel Iron Plate Belt Icon Fel Iron Plate Belt 40 × Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar
315-320 5 × Fel Iron Chain Gloves Icon Fel Iron Chain Gloves 25 × Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar
320-325 5 × Fel Iron Plate Boots Icon Fel Iron Plate Boots 30 × Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar
325-335 50 × Lesser Rune of Warding Icon Lesser Rune of Warding 50 × Adamantite Bar Icon Adamantite Bar
335-340 5 × Fel Iron Breastplate Icon Fel Iron Breastplate 50 × Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar
340-350 40 × Lesser Ward of Shielding Icon Lesser Ward of Shielding
Buy Plans: Lesser Ward of Shielding Icon Plans: Lesser Ward of Shielding first
40 × Adamantite Bar Icon Adamantite Bar
4.3.

Leveling Blacksmithing 350–425

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
350-360 10 × Cobalt Boots Icon Cobalt Boots 40 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
360-370 10 × Cobalt Triangle Shield Icon Cobalt Triangle Shield 40 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
370-375 5 × Cobalt Legplates Icon Cobalt Legplates 50 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
375-380 5 × Cobalt Gauntlets Icon Cobalt Gauntlets 25 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
380-385 5 × Sturdy Cobalt Quickblade Icon Sturdy Cobalt Quickblade 40 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
385-390 5 × Sure-Fire Shuriken Icon Sure-Fire Shuriken 35 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
390-395 5 × Notched Cobalt War Axe Icon Notched Cobalt War Axe 50 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
395-400 5 × Brilliant Saronite Belt Icon Brilliant Saronite Belt 30 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
25 × Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
400-405 5 × Horned Cobalt Helm Icon Horned Cobalt Helm 40 × Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
405-415 10 × Deadly Saronite Dirk Icon Deadly Saronite Dirk 70 × Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
20 × Crystallized Air Icon Crystallized Air
415-420 5 × Corroded Saronite Woundbringer Icon Corroded Saronite Woundbringer 70 × Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
5 × Crystallized Fire Icon Crystallized Fire
420-425 5 × Titanium Rod Icon Titanium Rod 10 × Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
5 × Titanium Bar Icon Titanium Bar
4.4.

Leveling Blacksmithing 425–525

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
425-455 160 × Folded Obsidium Icon Folded Obsidium 320 × Obsidium Bar Icon Obsidium Bar
455-459 5 × Hardened Obsidium Shield Icon Hardened Obsidium Shield 15 × Folded Obsidium Icon Folded Obsidium
459-462 1 × Stormforged Gauntlets Icon Stormforged Gauntlets 6 × Folded Obsidium Icon Folded Obsidium
8 × Volatile Earth Icon Volatile Earth
462-470 8 × Redsteel Belt Icon Redsteel Belt 32 × Folded Obsidium Icon Folded Obsidium
8 × Volatile Earth Icon Volatile Earth
470-475 1 × Obsidium Bladespear Icon Obsidium Bladespear 12 × Folded Obsidium Icon Folded Obsidium
10 × Volatile Earth Icon Volatile Earth
4 × Volatile Fire Icon Volatile Fire
475-480 1 × Cold-Forged Shank Icon Cold-Forged Shank 15 × Folded Obsidium Icon Folded Obsidium
6 × Volatile Earth Icon Volatile Earth
4 × Volatile Water Icon Volatile Water
480-489 3 × Stormforged Legguards Icon Stormforged Legguards 6 × Folded Obsidium Icon Folded Obsidium
24 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
489-494 1 × Fire-Etched Dagger Icon Fire-Etched Dagger 20 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
12 × Volatile Earth Icon Volatile Earth
4 × Volatile Fire Icon Volatile Fire
494-500 2 × Hardened Obsidium Helm Icon Hardened Obsidium Helm 8 × Folded Obsidium Icon Folded Obsidium
30 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
12 × Volatile Earth Icon Volatile Earth
500-512 4 × Redsteel Breastplate Icon Redsteel Breastplate 60 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
60 × Volatile Earth Icon Volatile Earth
512-515 3 × Vicious Ornate Pyrium Gauntlets Icon Vicious Ornate Pyrium Gauntlets
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30 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
30 × Volatile Water Icon Volatile Water
512-515 3 × Vicious Pyrium Gauntlets Icon Vicious Pyrium Gauntlets
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30 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
30 × Volatile Fire Icon Volatile Fire
515-520 5 × Vicious Ornate Pyrium Belt Icon Vicious Ornate Pyrium Belt
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50 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
50 × Volatile Water Icon Volatile Water
515-520 5 × Vicious Pyrium Belt Icon Vicious Pyrium Belt
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50 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
50 × Volatile Fire Icon Volatile Fire
520-525 5 × Vicious Pyrium Boots Icon Vicious Pyrium Boots
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60 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
50 × Volatile Fire Icon Volatile Fire
520-525 5 × Vicious Pyrium Shoulders Icon Vicious Pyrium Shoulders
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60 × Elementium Bar Icon Elementium Bar
50 × Volatile Fire Icon Volatile Fire
5.

Blacksmithing Profession Bonus in Cataclysm

Blacksmithing Icon Blacksmithing lets you to add an additional gem socket to your bracers and gloves, allowing you to use 2 more gems in your gear. These additional sockets are even better if using Epic quality gems.

  • Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer
  • Socket Gloves Icon Socket Gloves
6.

Other Professions

Blacksmithing Icon Blacksmithing is just one of the many professions you may choose to level in Cataclysm Classic. To learn more about the other options available, we recommend checking out our overviews of all professions and their unique bonuses below.

7.

Changelog

  • 15 May 2024: Added page.
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