WotLK Classic Engineering Profession and Leveling 1-450 Guide

Last updated on Sep 13, 2022 at 08:37 by Abide 2 comments

Engineering in Wrath of the Lich King Classic remains a powerful profession still desired by most classes. 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 each Engineering specialization.

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 as it offers tons of unique gadgets and explosives, greatly enhancing your overall performance. Engineering is commonly believed to be the strongest overall profession for the many different perks it offers, with some raid groups even deeming the profession required.

2.

Training Engineering in Wrath of the Lich King

2.1.

Apprentice & Artisan

You can learn 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.

2.2.

Master

To train past 300 skill level, you need to speak with a Master Engineering trainer in either Outland or Northrend. This will allow you to train up to level 375 Engineering.

2.3.

Grand Master

To learn Engineering past 375 skill level you must travel to Northrend and talk with a Grand Master Engineering trainer found below. This will allow you to max your Engineering skill out at 450.

2.3.1.

Alliance

  • Alliance Icon Sock Brightbolt in Borean Tundra
  • Alliance Icon Tisha Longbridge in Howling Fjord.
2.3.2.

Horde

  • Horde Icon Chief Engineer Leveny in Borean Tundra
  • Horde Icon Jamesina Watterly in Howling Fjord.
2.3.3.

Neutral

  • Timofey Oshenko in Dalaran City.
3.

Estimated Engineering Materials Needed in Wrath of the Lich King

Below is a "quick shopping list" of materials needed to level Engineering 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.

3.1.

Vanilla & TBC

  • 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
  • 45 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
  • 40 x Adamantite Bar Icon Adamantite Bar
3.2.

WotLK

  • 340 x Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
  • 27 x Crystallized Water Icon Crystallized Water
  • 18 x Crystallized Earth Icon Crystallized Earth
  • 260 x Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
  • 10 x Eternal Air Icon Eternal Air
  • 2 x Eternal Shadow Icon Eternal Shadow
  • 2 x Eternal Water Icon Eternal Water
  • 2 x Eternal Fire Icon Eternal Fire
4.

Leveling Engineering in Azeroth (1-300)

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
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 in Outland (300-350)

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
300-310 30 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts Icon Handful of Fel Iron Bolts (note) 1 x Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar
310-320
  • 40 x Elemental Blasting Powder Icon Elemental Blasting Powder(note)
  • 5 x Fel Iron Casing Icon Fel Iron Casing (note)
  • 1 x Mote of Fire Icon Mote of Fire
  • 2 x Mote of Earth Icon Mote of Earth
  • 3 x Fel Iron Bar Icon Fel Iron Bar
320-325 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
325-335 Adamantite Grenade Icon Adamantite Grenade
  • 4 x Adamantite Bar Icon Adamantite Bar
  • 2 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts Icon Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
  • 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder Icon Elemental Blasting Powder
335-350 White Smoke Flare Icon White Smoke Flare (note)
  • 1 x Netherweave Cloth Icon Netherweave Cloth
  • 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder Icon Elemental Blasting Powder
5.1.

Additional Crafting Notes

The following information is here to provide further context to the guidance given in the table above:

  • 300-310 — You will need these for later Engineering levels, so make them all now while it offers skill-ups.
  • 310-320 — You will need all of this for future Engineering training, so make them all now while they offer skill-ups.
  • 335-350 — To get these 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:
    • Horde Icon Captured Gnome in Zangarmarsh.
    • Horde Icon Yatheon in Silvermoon City.
    • Alliance Icon Feera on Azuremyst Isle.
    • Both factions can also visit Wind Trader Lathrai, a neutral trader in Shattrath.
6.

Leveling Engineering in Northrend (350-450)

Be sure to head to a Grand Master Engineering trainer in Northrend as shown above to unlock Grand Master Engineering, allowing you to max out your Engineering at 450 skill level.

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
350-375
  • Volatile Blasting Trigger Icon Volatile Blasting Trigger (note)

  • Handful of Cobalt Bolts Icon Handful of Cobalt Bolts (note)
  • (3 x Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
  • 1 x Crystallized Water Icon Crystallized Water)
  • 2 x Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
375-385 18 x Overcharged Capacitor Icon Overcharged Capacitor (note)
  • 4 x Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
  • 1 x Crystallized Earth Icon Crystallized Earth
385-390 Explosive Decoy Icon Explosive Decoy
  • 1 x Frostweave Cloth Icon Frostweave Cloth
  • 3 x Volatile Blasting Trigger Icon Volatile Blasting Trigger
390-405 Froststeel Tube Icon Froststeel Tube (note)
  • 8 x Cobalt Bar Icon Cobalt Bar
  • 1 x Crystallized Water Icon Crystallized Water
400-405 Diamond-cut Refractor Scope Icon Diamond-cut Refractor Scope (note)
  • 1 x Froststeel Tube Icon Froststeel Tube
  • 2 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts Icon Handful of Cobalt Bolts
405-410 Box of Bombs Icon Box of Bombs
  • 5 x Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
  • 1 x Volatile Blasting Trigger Icon Volatile Blasting Trigger
410-415 Mammoth Cutters Icon Mammoth Cutters
  • 1 x Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
  • 1 x Volatile Blasting Trigger Icon Volatile Blasting Trigger
415-425 Saronite Razorheads Icon Saronite Razorheads 2 x Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
425-426 MOLL-E Icon MOLL-E
  • 8 x Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
  • 8 x Eternal Air Icon Eternal Air
426-435 Noise Machine Icon Noise Machine
  • 2 x Froststeel Tube Icon Froststeel Tube
  • 2 x Overcharged Capacitor Icon Overcharged Capacitor
  • 8 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts Icon Handful of Cobalt Bolts
435-449 Gnomish Army Knife Icon Gnomish Army Knife
  • 10 x Saronite Bar Icon Saronite Bar
  • 1 x Skinning Knife Icon Skinning Knife
  • 1 x Mining Pick Icon Mining Pick
  • 1 x Blacksmith Hammer Icon Blacksmith Hammer
449-450 Wormhole Generator: Northrend Icon Wormhole Generator: Northrend
  • 8 x Titanium Bar Icon Titanium Bar
  • 2 x Eternal Shadow Icon Eternal Shadow
  • 2 x Eternal Water Icon Eternal Water
  • 2 x Eternal Fire Icon Eternal Fire
  • 2 x Eternal Air Icon Eternal Air
6.1.

Additional Crafting Notes

The following information is here to provide further context to the guidance given in the table above:

  • 350-375 — You will need these for later Engineering levels, so make them all now while it offers skill-ups. You will need at least 82 Handful of Cobalt Bolts Icon Handful of Cobalt Bolts and 14 Volatile Blasting Trigger Icon Volatile Blasting Trigger using this guide.
  • 375-385 — You need 18 of these following this guide, be sure to make them all now.
  • 390-405 — You will need 18 of these for later skills using this guide. Make them now while they offer a skill-up.
  • 400-405 — If you did not reach 405 making Froststeel Tube Icon Froststeel Tube then make 1 more Froststeel Tube Icon Froststeel Tube followed by 1 Diamond-cut Refractor Scope Icon Diamond-cut Refractor Scope until you are 405.
7.

Engineering Specializations in Wrath of the Lich King

Engineering specializations in Wrath of the Lich King are very minor, having little difference between the two.

7.1.

Gnomish Engineering

To become a Gnomish Engineer, you will need to complete the 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
7.1.1.

Notable Gnomish Engineering Items

Gnomish Engineering mostly focuses on fun items, offering no real advantage in combat.

  • Gnomish X-Ray Specs Icon Gnomish X-Ray Specs
  • Iceblade Arrow Icon Iceblade Arrow
7.2.

Goblin Engineering

To become a Goblin Engineer, you will need to complete the 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
7.2.1.

Notable Goblin Engineering Items

Goblin Engineering primarily focuses on explosives, being the better choice if you are trying to maximize your damage.

  • Global Thermal Sapper Charge Icon Global Thermal Sapper Charge
  • Shatter Rounds Icon Shatter Rounds
7.3.

Changing Your Engineering Specialization in Wrath of the Lich King

In WotLK, you can easily swap your Engineering specialization between Goblin and Gnomish without needing to re-level the profession again. Simply speak with Narain Soothfancy in Tanaris, and for a fee of 150 gold, you can switch your specialization at will. After unlearning your current specialization, use the Book "Soothsaying for Dummies" to pick your new specialization.

8.

Engineering Profession Bonus in Wrath of the Lich King

Engineering has many unique enchants, gadgets, and gizmos that improve your character in more ways that just raw stats. These gadgets are lost if you get rid of Engineering. In addition to the enchants below, Engineers can craft a handful of trinkets, helmets, and explosives to further improve their characters, making Engineering a powerful profession choice.

  • Mind Amplification Dish IconMind Amplification Dish — 45 Stamina & Mind Control use
  • Flexweave Underlay Icon Flexweave Underlay — 23 Agility & Slow fall use
  • Springy Arachnoweave IconSpringy Arachnoweave — 27 Spell Power & Slow fall use
  • Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket Icon Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket — On-use ranged attack
  • Hyperspeed Accelerators Icon Hyperspeed Accelerators — 68 Average Haste
  • Reticulated Armor Webbing IconReticulated Armor Webbing — 885 Armor
  • Frag Belt IconFrag BeltCobalt Frag Bomb Icon Cobalt Frag Bomb (Free Bombs)
  • Nitro Boosts Icon Nitro Boosts — 24 Critical Strike Rating & Movement speed use
8.1.

Engineering Gadgets in Wrath of the Lich King

  • Gnomish Army Knife Icon Gnomish Army Knife — All profession tools-in-one & chance to res dead player
  • Wormhole Generator: Northrend Icon Wormhole Generator: Northrend — Teleport around Northrend
  • MOLL-E Icon MOLL-E — Portable mailbox
  • Jeeves Icon Jeeves — Portable bank, vendor, and repair all-in-one
8.2.

Engineering Explosives in Wrath of the Lich King

  • Saronite Bomb Icon Saronite Bomb
  • Global Thermal Sapper Charge Icon Global Thermal Sapper Charge
8.3.

Engineering Mounts in Wrath of the Lich King

  • Flying Machine Control Icon Flying Machine Control — 150% flying speed mount.
  • Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control Icon Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control — 280% flying speed mount.
  • Alliance Icon Mekgineer's Chopper Icon Mekgineer's Chopper.
  • Horde Icon Mechano-hog Icon Mechano-hog.
9.

Other Professions

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

10.

Changelog

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