Classic Blacksmithing Profession Guide

Last updated on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:00 by Impakt 5 comments

Blacksmithing is one of the core armor crafting professions, allowing you to craft armor that will help you as a new 60 and potentially last for multiple phases. In this guide, we focus on the important items that this profession offers.

1.

Introduction

Tailoring, Leatherworking, and Blacksmithing are the core armor-crafting professions in WoW Classic. Blacksmithing allows you to craft Mail and eventually Plate armor, which specifically is gear for Warriors and Paladins. Alternatively, you can choose to specialize in crafting weapons as a Weaponsmith, and will be able to make useful weapons for almost every class.

Blacksmithing uses ores and metals to craft. It can be quite expensive to level 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.

2.

Leveling

Leveling any profession comes down to using the profession, usually to craft items. Blacksmithing is no different. You will want to craft items that are hard, which means they will be color coded as orange in your Blacksmithing menu. If you cannot craft something orange, yellow is an acceptable alternative. Green recipes will very rarely level you up, while gray recipes will never level you. There is not strictly one way to leveling Blacksmithing, and the best choices for what items to make to level can vary depending on what materials you have available.

If you want a more concrete guide on what to level to get from 1-300, check out this Blacksmithing leveling guide over at wow-professions.com.

3.

Trainers

3.1.

Apprentice

For 1-75, you will be an Apprentice. You will want to find Journeyman Blacksmiths, who can be found in any major city along with other bigger towns in some early zones, such as Tognus Flintfire in Dun Morogh and Dwukk in Razor Hill. Early levels and skills are not hard to come by; just visit a major city to find a trainer if you find yourself stuck.

3.2.

Journeyman

For 75-150, you will be a Journeyman. You will want to find Expert Blacksmiths, who can be found in Undercity, Thunderbluff, Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Ironforge. To find their exact locations, speak to a guard in the city.

3.3.

Expert

To level past 150, you must be learn Blacksmithing IconExpert Blacksmith. As you go up in levels, trainers become more scarce. For Expert, you have three options.

  • [A/H] Brikk Keencraft — Booty Bay
  • [H] Saru Steelfury — Orgrimmar
  • [A] Bengus Deepforge — Ironforge
3.4.

Artisan

The final levels of Blacksmithing, 225-300, require Blacksmithing IconArtisan Blacksmith. To become an Artisan, you must go to Brikk Keencraft in Booty Bay.

4.

Specializations

Blacksmithing is one of the select few professions in WoW Classic that offers specializations within the profession. As a Blacksmith, you can choose to become an Armorsmith IconArmorsmith or a Weaponsmith IconWeaponsmith. Once you are 200 in Blacksmithing, you can pick up the quest for whichever specialization you want to choose from a Blacksmithing trainer.

4.1.

Armorsmith

Becoming an Armorsmith allows you to specialize in crafting armor. Specifically, you will be able to learn how to craft tons of new Rare and Epic pieces that have Fire Resistance on them. Pieces like Dark Iron Helm Icon Dark Iron Helm are important for Plate-wearers that want to raid in Molten Core and eventually in Blackwing Lair, where having lots of Fire Resistance can be critical, especially as a tank. Fire damage is quite prevalent, and these pieces will be sought after early on.

There are two Armorsmith trainers, Grumnus Steelshaper in Ironforge for Alliance and Okothos Ironrager in Orgrimmar for Horde.

While most of the pieces that you will be able to learn how to craft are based around Fire Resistance, there are a few other important pieces that can be quite good. Those are listed below. The recipes for these are random world drops.

  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm — the recipe for this is a random world drop, but has a better chance to drop from Ragnaros in Molten Core. This is far and away the best helmet for some Plate wearers, and is highly sought after, especially by DPS Warriors. For some specs, this will continue to be BiS all the way through every phase of WoW Classic, making it a worthwhile investment.
  • Stronghold Gauntlets Icon Stronghold Gauntlets — has alright stats, but also makes you immune to disarm effects. These can be useful in PvP.
  • Titanic Leggings Icon Titanic Leggings — the plans to make these are new as of Phase 5, and the leggings themselves are like a better version of Lionheart Helm. These are quite strong and are sure to be in high demand amongst Warriors.

Below is the complete list of all Armorsmith-exclusive pieces that you will eventually be able to craft, should you become and Armorsmith.

  • Dark Iron Bracers Icon Dark Iron Bracers
  • Dark Iron Gauntlets Icon Dark Iron Gauntlets
  • Dark Iron Helm Icon Dark Iron Helm
  • Dark Iron Leggings Icon Dark Iron Leggings
  • Dark Iron Boots Icon Dark Iron Boots
  • Dark Iron Plate Icon Dark Iron Plate
  • Dawnbringer Shoulders Icon Dawnbringer Shoulders
  • Demon Forged Breastplate Icon Demon Forged Breastplate
  • Enchanted Thorium Breastplate Icon Enchanted Thorium Breastplate
  • Enchanted Thorium Helm Icon Enchanted Thorium Helm
  • Enchanted Thorium Leggings Icon Enchanted Thorium Leggings
  • Fiery Chain Girdle Icon Fiery Chain Girdle
  • Fiery Chain Shoulders Icon Fiery Chain Shoulders
  • Fiery Plate Gauntlets Icon Fiery Plate Gauntlets
  • Helm of the Great Chief Icon Helm of the Great Chief
  • Invulnerable Mail Icon Invulnerable Mail
  • Fiery Chain Girdle Icon Fiery Chain Girdle
  • Lionheart Helm Icon Lionheart Helm
  • Storm Gauntlets Icon Storm Gauntlets
  • Stronghold Gauntlets Icon Stronghold Gauntlets
  • Titanic Leggings Icon Titanic Leggings
  • Truesilver Breastplate Icon Truesilver Breastplate
  • Truesilver Gauntlets Icon Truesilver Gauntlets
  • Whitesoul Helm Icon Whitesoul Helm
  • Wildthorn Mail Icon Wildthorn Mail
4.2.

Weaponsmith

Unlike Armorsmiths, Weaponsmiths instead focus entirely on crafting powerful weapons. Once you become a Weaponsmith, you will have the choice to specialize even further into becoming a master smith for a specific weapon type: swords, axes, or maces.

There are two Weaponsmith trainers, Ironus Coldsteel in Ironforge and Borgosh Corebender in Orgrimmar.

Below is the list of Weaponsmith-exclusive weapons that you will be able to craft.

  • Black Amnesty Icon Black Amnesty
  • Blackfury Icon Blackfury
  • Bleakwood Hew Icon Bleakwood Hew
  • Blight Icon Blight
  • Dark Iron Pulverizer Icon Dark Iron Pulverizer
  • Dark Iron Sunderer Icon Dark Iron Sunderer
  • Darkspear Icon Darkspear
  • Heartseeker Icon Heartseeker
  • Phantom Blade Icon Phantom Blade
  • The Shatterer Icon The Shatterer
  • Truesilver Champion Icon Truesilver Champion
4.2.1.

Master Swordsmith

To become a Master Swordsmith, you will need to travel to Winterspring and speak with Seril Scourgebane. Complete his quests, and you will become a Master Swordsmith.

Below is the list of exclusive Swords that you will be able to craft as a Master Swordsmith.

  • Arcanite Champion Icon Arcanite Champion
  • Blackguard Icon Blackguard
  • Blazing Rapier Icon Blazing Rapier
  • Corruption Icon Corruption
  • Dark Iron Reaver Icon Dark Iron Reaver
  • Frostguard Icon Frostguard
  • Sageblade Icon Sageblade
4.2.2.

Master Axesmith

To become a Master Axesmith, you will need to travel to Winterspring and speak with Kilram. Complete his quests, and you will become a Master Axesmith. The most important Axe that you will be able to craft is Arcanite Reaper Icon Arcanite Reaper, the plans for which drop from Bannok Grimaxe in Lower Blackrock Spire. The Arcanite Reaper is one of the best Two-Handed weapons in the game before stepping into raids, making it quite important to anyone who uses Two-Handed weapons, such as Retribution Paladins.

Below is the list of exclusive Axes that you will be able to craft as a Master Axesmith.

  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator
  • Arcanite Reaper Icon Arcanite Reaper
  • Dark Iron Destroyer Icon Dark Iron Destroyer
  • Dawn's Edge Icon Dawn's Edge
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall
4.2.3.

Master Hammersmith

To become a Master Hammersmith, you will need to travel to Winterspring and speak with Lilith the Lithe. Complete his quests, and you will become a Master Hammersmith. One of the most important Maces that you will be able to craft is Hammer of the Titans Icon Hammer of the Titans, the plans for which drop from Maleki the Pallid in Stratholme. The mace has a chance on hit to stun your target for 3 seconds, making it excellent for PvP.

Below is the list of exclusive maces that you will be able to craft as a Master Hammersmith.

  • Ebon Hand Icon Ebon Hand
  • Enchanted Battlehammer Icon Enchanted Battlehammer
  • Hammer of the Titans Icon Hammer of the Titans
  • Masterwork Stormhammer Icon Masterwork Stormhammer
  • Persuader Icon Persuader
  • Serenity Icon Serenity
4.3.

Zul'Gurub Additions

With the release of Zul'Gurub comes the new reputation of the Zandalar Tribe in Stranglethorn Vale. Rin'wosho the Trader is one of the new additions with the reputation, and he sells multiple plans and schematics for every profession, including Blacksmithing. He has the plans for two new armor sets that any Blacksmith can craft, regardless of specialization. Note that these sets are not that strong and are more starter sets than anything else. The list of pieces is below.

  • Bloodsoul Breastplate Icon Bloodsoul Breastplate
  • Bloodsoul Gauntlets Icon Bloodsoul Gauntlets
  • Bloodsoul Shoulders Icon Bloodsoul Shoulders
  • Darksoul Breastplate Icon Darksoul Breastplate
  • Darksoul Leggings Icon Darksoul Leggings
  • Darksoul Shoulders Icon Darksoul Shoulders
4.4.

Ahn'Qiraj Additions

With the release of AQ40 comes the new reputation of the Cenarion Circle in Silithus. Vargus is the new Blacksmith that can be found in Cenarion Hold, where he will sell you some of the patterns below. The others must be purchased from Lieutenant General Andorov inside the AQ20 after helping him to defeat General Rajaxx. All of the plans below require varying levels of reputation to purchase. There is one final set of plans, the Titanic Leggings Icon Titanic Leggings, which are a new BoE drop that are sure to be in high demand. These require you to specialize in Armorsmithing, and will be hard to find for awhile after the new raid opens.

  • Heavy Obsidian Belt Icon Heavy Obsidian Belt
  • Jagged Obsidian Shield Icon Jagged Obsidian Shield
  • Light Obsidian Belt Icon Light Obsidian Belt
  • Obsidian Mail Tunic Icon Obsidian Mail Tunic
5.

Changelog

  • 28 Jul. 2020: Updated with Titanic Leggings for Phase 5.
  • 15 Apr. 2020: Updated for Phase 4.
  • 26 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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