TBC Classic Engineering Profession and Leveling 1-375 Guide

Last updated on May 06, 2022 at 02:26 by Abide 6 comments

While Engineering in TBC Classic is not nearly as strong as it was in Vanilla, it is still very strong and useful for many different classes and specs. In this guide we will go over all the different items players with Engineering may use, the easiest way to level Engineering, and the different options offered by Engineering specializations.

1.

Introduction

Engineering uses ores, metals, and stone to craft. It can be quite expensive to train and maintain, so pairing it with Mining can be quite beneficial, especially early on when materials will be more expensive. Mining will allow you to farm your own materials without needing to buy them on the auction house.

Engineering is a very popular profession choice for tanks as it offers high-stamina trinkets very early on. That being said, all classes and roles can benefit from Engineering as the Goggles it can create are also very strong.

You may also find that Engineering can be used to complement your goldmaking in TBC Classic. For more information on this among other methods involving alternative professions, please see our separate guide on the topic:

2.

Estimated Materials Needed

2.1.

Vanilla

  • 90 x Rough Stone Icon Rough Stone;
  • 50 x Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar;
  • 50 x Coarse Stone Icon Coarse Stone;
  • 50 x Silver Bar Icon Silver Bar;
  • 60 x Heavy Stone Icon Heavy Stone;
  • 24 x Bronze Bar Icon Bronze Bar;
  • 40 x Gold Bar Icon Gold Bar;
  • 8 x Iron Bar Icon Iron Bar;
  • 4 x Steel Bar Icon Steel Bar;
  • 90 x Solid Stone Icon Solid Stone;
  • 95 x Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar;
  • 15 x Mageweave Cloth Icon Mageweave Cloth;
  • 40 x Dense Stone Icon Dense Stone;
  • 130 x Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar;
  • 30 x Runecloth Icon Runecloth.
2.2.

TBC

  • 430 x Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar;
  • 10 x Mote of Fire Icon Mote of Fire;
  • 20 x Mote of Earth Icon Mote of Earth;
  • 30 x Netherweave Cloth Icon Netherweave Cloth;
  • 54 x Khorium Bar Icon Khorium Bar;
  • 18 x Primal Fire Icon Primal Fire;
  • 144 x Adamantite Bar Icon Adamantite Bar.
3.

Engineering Training

3.1.

Apprentice to Artisan

You can learn Apprentice all the way through Artisan Engineering from any Engineering trainer, which are found in capital cities. When you arrive at a major city, you can ask any city guard for directions and pick the Engineering trainer option under the professions section. This will mark its location on your map, allowing you to easily find them and get the Engineering skill.

3.2.

Master

To get past 300 skill level, you will need to talk with a Master Engineering trainer in Outland, which can be found at:

  • [H] Horde Icon Zebig in Hellfire Peninsula, around coordinates (55,38);
  • [H] Horde Icon Mack Diver in Zangarmarsh, around coordinates (34,51);
  • [A] Alliance Icon Lebowski in Hellfire Peninsula, around coordinates (55,65).
  • [A] Alliance Icon K. Lee Smallfry in Zangarmarsh, around coordinates (68,50).
  • Both factions can also be trained by Xyrol at Area 52 in Netherstorm, around coordinates (32,67).
4.

Leveling Engineering (1-300)

1-40

Rough Blasting Powder Icon Rough Blasting Powder (1 x Rough Stone Icon Rough Stone)

40-50

Handful of Copper Bolts Icon Handful of Copper Bolts (1 x Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar)

50

Arclight Spanner Icon Arclight Spanner (6 x Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar)

51-65

Copper Tube Icon Copper Tube (2 x Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar, 1 x Weak Flux Icon Weak Flux)

65-75

Rough Boomstick Icon Rough Boomstick (1 x Copper Tube Icon Copper Tube, 1 x Handful of Copper Bolts Icon Handful of Copper Bolts, 1 x Wooden Stock Icon Wooden Stock)

75-95

Coarse Blasting Powder Icon Coarse Blasting Powder (1 x Coarse Stone Icon Coarse Stone)

95-125

Silver Contact Icon Silver Contact (1 x Silver Bar Icon Silver Bar)

125-145

Heavy Blasting Powder Icon Heavy Blasting Powder (1 x Heavy Stone Icon Heavy Stone)

145-150

Big Bronze Bomb Icon Big Bronze Bomb (2 x Heavy Blasting Powder Icon Heavy Blasting Powder, 3 x Bronze Bar Icon Bronze Bar, 1 x Silver Contact Icon Silver Contact)

150-170

Gold Power Core Icon Gold Power Core (1 x Gold Bar Icon Gold Bar)

170-175

Gyrochronatom Icon Gyrochronatom (1 x Iron Bar Icon Iron Bar, 1 x Gold Power Core Icon Gold Power Core)

175

Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor Icon Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor (4 x Steel Bar Icon Steel Bar)

176-195

Solid Blasting Powder Icon Solid Blasting Powder (2 x Solid Stone Icon Solid Stone)

195-200

Mithril Tube Icon Mithril Tube (3 x Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar)

200-210

Unstable Trigger Icon Unstable Trigger (1 x Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar, 1 x Mageweave Cloth Icon Mageweave Cloth, 1 x Solid Blasting Powder Icon Solid Blasting Powder)

210-225

Hi-Impact Mithril Slugs Icon Hi-Impact Mithril Slugs (1 x Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar, 1 x Solid Blasting Powder Icon Solid Blasting Powder)

225-235

Mithril Casing Icon Mithril Casing (3 x Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar)

235-245

Hi-Explosive Bomb Icon Hi-Explosive Bomb (2 x Mithril Casing Icon Mithril Casing, 1 x Unstable Trigger Icon Unstable Trigger, 2 x Solid Blasting Powder Icon Solid Blasting Powder)

245-250

Mithril Gyro-Shot Icon Mithril Gyro-Shot (2 x Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar, 2 x Solid Blasting Powder Icon Solid Blasting Powder)

250-260

Dense Blasting Powder Icon Dense Blasting Powder (2 x Dense Stone Icon Dense Stone)

260-285

Thorium Widget Icon Thorium Widget (3 x Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar, 1 x Runecloth Icon Runecloth)

285-300

Thorium Shells Icon Thorium Shells (1 x Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar, 1 x Dense Blasting Powder Icon Dense Blasting Powder)

5.

Leveling Engineering (300-375)

300-310

You will need all of this for future Engineering training, so make them all now while they offer skill-ups.

  • 60 x Fel Iron Casing Icon Fel Iron Casing
  • 200 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts Icon Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
  • 40 x Elemental Blasting Powder Icon Elemental Blasting Powder

310-320

Fel Iron Bomb Icon Fel Iron Bomb (1 x Fel Iron Casing Icon Fel Iron Casing, 2 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts Icon Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder Icon Elemental Blasting Powder)

320-335

Fel Iron Musket Icon Fel Iron Musket (3 x Fel Iron Casing Icon Fel Iron Casing, 6 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts Icon Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 1x Heavy Stock Icon Heavy Stock)

335-350

To get these next few skill-ups cheaply, you will need to grab the Schematic: White Smoke Flare Icon Schematic: White Smoke Flare schematic from one of the vendors below:

  • [H] Horde Icon Captured Gnome in Zangarmarsh, around coordinates (32,48).
  • [H] Horde Icon Yatheon in Silvermoon City, around coordinates (75,41).
  • [A] Alliance Icon Feera on Azuremyst Isle, around coordinates (28,53).
  • Both factions can also visit Wind Trader Lathrai, a neutral trader in Shattrath around coordinates (72,31).

If you are Friendly or higher with Cenarion Expedition, you can get Schematic: Green Smoke Flare Icon Schematic: Green Smoke Flare from Fedryen Swiftspear in Zangarmarsh around coordinates (79,64). This is the same path as below, except each craft will cost 1 x Green Dye Icon Green Dye in addition to the other materials:

White Smoke Flare Icon White Smoke Flare (1 x Netherweave Cloth Icon Netherweave Cloth, 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder Icon Elemental Blasting Powder)

350-360

Khorium Power Core Icon Khorium Power Core (3 x Khorium Bar Icon Khorium Bar, 1 x Primal Fire Icon Primal Fire)

360-375

To get these last skill-ups cheaply, you will need to farm the Schematic: Field Repair Bot 110G Icon Schematic: Field Repair Bot 110G schematic from Gan'arg Analyzer found in Blade's Edge Mountains at the coordinates below:

  • (29,46)
  • (33,52)
  • (32,64)
  • (28,68)

Field Repair Bot 110G Icon Field Repair Bot 110G (8 x Adamantite Bar Icon Adamantite Bar, 8 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts Icon Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 1 x Khorium Power Core Icon Khorium Power Core)

6.

Engineering Specializations

6.1.

Gnomish Engineering

To become a Gnomish Engineer, you will need to complete a quest. The first part of this quest is The Pledge of Secrecy / The Pledge of Secrecy, which can be picked up from either Tinkmaster Overspark in Ironforge or Oglethorpe Obnoticus in Booty Bay. Once you turn in this first quest, you will be able to get the main quest: Show Your Work / Show Your Work. This requires you to turn in:

  • 6 x Mithril Tube Icon Mithril Tube
  • 1 x Accurate Scope Icon Accurate Scope
  • 2 x Advanced Target Dummy Icon Advanced Target Dummy
6.1.1.

Notable Gnomish Engineering Items

If you do choose to specialize in Gnomish Engineering, there are a number of specialty items that you can use in TBC Classic.

  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken — The Battle Chicken is still relevant in TBC Classic for the nice Battle Squawk IconBattle Squawk buff it offers a group.
  • Gnomish Poultryizer Icon Gnomish Poultryizer — A very nice Stamina trinket that tanks will desire. The on-use effect can also save you in some sticky situations, assuming it does not backfire...
  • Nigh Invulnerability Belt Icon Nigh Invulnerability Belt — This is worth mentioning as many PvP players in particular will look to use this item as the shield can often save one's life.
  • Ultrasafe Transporter: Gadgetzan Icon Ultrasafe Transporter: Gadgetzan — This can be used to teleport you to Gadgetzan once every 4 hours.
  • Ultrasafe Transporter: Toshley's Station Icon Ultrasafe Transporter: Toshley's Station — Alliance players can use this to teleport to Toshley's Station in Blade's Edge Mountains once every 4 hours.
6.2.

Goblin Engineering

To become a Goblin Engineer, you will need to complete a quest. The first part of this quest is The Pledge of Secrecy from Nixx Sprocketspring in Gadgetzan. Once you turn in this first quest, you will be able to get the main quest Show Your Work. This requires you to turn in:

  • 20 x Big Iron Bomb Icon Big Iron Bomb
  • 20 x Solid Dynamite Icon Solid Dynamite
  • 5 x Explosive Sheep Icon Explosive Sheep
6.2.1.

Notable Goblin Engineering Items

If you do choose to specialize in Goblin Engineering, there are a number of specialty items that you can use in TBC Classic.

  • Goblin Jumper Cables XL Icon Goblin Jumper Cables XL — Jumper Cables are still relevant in TBC Classic for their high chance to resurrect a dead party member. While these do not require Goblin Engineering to be used, you must be a Goblin Engineer to make them.
  • Goblin Rocket Launcher Icon Goblin Rocket Launcher — A very nice Stamina trinket that tanks will desire. The on-use effect can be used at the start of a pull to gain high threat on a single mob and stun it.
  • The Bigger One Icon The Bigger One — The strongest Engineering bomb available in TBC Classic. These do not require Goblin Engineering to be used, only to make them.
  • Super Sapper Charge Icon Super Sapper Charge — A stronger version of the Goblin Sapper Charge Icon Goblin Sapper Charge. These do not require Goblin Engineering to be used, only to make them.
  • Dimensional Ripper - Everlook Icon Dimensional Ripper - Everlook — This can be used to teleport you to Everlook once every 4 hours.
  • Dimensional Ripper - Area 52 Icon Dimensional Ripper - Area 52 — This can be used to teleport you to Area 52 in Netherstorm once every 4 hours.
7.

Notable Engineering Items

Aside from the specialty items, there are a handful of items that are useful for all Engineers. The epic, crafted goggles are very strong in the early gear stages and can be upgraded when the Isle of Quel'danas is released. Aside from the crafted gear options, there are a number of fun items and consumables that can be crafted for profit.

7.1.

Mounts

  • Flying Machine Control Icon Flying Machine Control — 60% flying speed mount
  • Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control Icon Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control — 280% flying speed mount.
7.2.

Farming

  • Zapthrottle Mote Extractor Icon Zapthrottle Mote Extractor — This is used to extract motes of various types from the many different gas clouds found throughout all of the zones in Outland. It can be used to farm high amounts of Primals in a short amount of time.
8.

New Phase 5 Engineering Goggles

These epic Engineering Helmets are found in the new raid Sunwell Plateau on the Isle of Quel'Danas and can drop from any of the trash mobs. The patterns themselves are Bind on Use, letting you trade them freely. Once crafted however, the Helmets are Bind on Pickup, preventing them from being traded. These helmets are direct upgrades of the previous, lower level Engineering goggles.

  • Schematic: Powerheal 9000 Lens Icon Schematic: Powerheal 9000 Lens — Cloth healing head piece; upgraded from Powerheal 4000 Lens Icon Powerheal 4000 Lens for Priests.
  • Schematic: Annihilator Holo-Gogs Icon Schematic: Annihilator Holo-Gogs — Cloth DPS head piece; upgraded from Destruction Holo-gogs Icon Destruction Holo-gogs for Mages, Priests, and Warlocks.
  • Schematic: Wonderheal XT68 Shades Icon Schematic: Wonderheal XT68 Shades — Leather healing head piece; upgraded from Wonderheal XT40 Shades Icon Wonderheal XT40 Shades for Druids.
  • Schematic: Quad Deathblow X44 Goggles Icon Schematic: Quad Deathblow X44 Goggles — Leather physical-DPS head piece; upgraded from Deathblow X11 Goggles Icon Deathblow X11 Goggles for Rogues and Druids.
  • Schematic: Hyper-Magnified Moon Specs Icon Schematic: Hyper-Magnified Moon Specs — Leather caster-DPS head piece; upgraded from Magnified Moon Specs Icon Magnified Moon Specsfor Druids.
  • Schematic: Primal-Attuned Goggles Icon Schematic: Primal-Attuned Goggles — Mail healing head piece; upgraded from Living Replicator Specs Icon Living Replicator Specs for Shamans.
  • Schematic: Lightning Etched Specs Icon Schematic: Lightning Etched Specs — Mail caster-DPS head piece; upgraded from Gadgetstorm Goggles Icon Gadgetstorm Goggles for Shamans.
  • Schematic: Surestrike Goggles v3.0 Icon Schematic: Surestrike Goggles v3.0 — Mail physical-DPS head piece; upgraded from Surestrike Goggles v2.0 Icon Surestrike Goggles v2.0 for Hunters and Shamans.
  • Schematic: Justicebringer 3000 Specs Icon Schematic: Justicebringer 3000 Specs — Plate healing head piece; upgraded from Justicebringer 2000 Specs Icon Justicebringer 2000 Specs for Paladins.
  • Schematic: Mayhem Projection Goggles Icon Schematic: Mayhem Projection Goggles — Plate physical-DPS head piece; upgraded from Furious Gizmatic Goggles Icon Furious Gizmatic Goggles for Paladins and Warriors.
  • Schematic: Hard Khorium Goggles Icon Schematic: Hard Khorium Goggles — Plate tanking Head piece; upgraded from Tankatronic Goggles Icon Tankatronic Goggles for Paladins and Warriors.
9.

Changelog

  • 06 May 2022: Added Phase 5 content.
  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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