Classic Enchanting Profession and Leveling Guide

Last updated on Feb 06, 2024 at 12:20 by Seksixeny 17 comments

Enchanting focuses on imbuing weapons and armor with magical empowerments. To do that, they Disenchant Icon Disenchant already empowered items and turn them into usable Dusts, Essences and Shards to be the materials for their Enchantments.

Because of this skill, it is strongly suggested to learn this profession as early as you can, so you can start to Disenchant Icon Disenchant any Uncommon (green) or better items you find to obtain the necessary materials.

In Season of Discovery Enchanting also obtained new crafts, including new consumables which increase the power of players with this profession.

In this guide, we will go over how to take advantage of this profession, how to quickly level it up, and how to use your enchants effectively.


Enchanting in Season of Discovery

Enchanting received new crafts in Season of Discovery, such as the Blackfathom Mana Oil  Icon Blackfathom Mana Oil which helped cap Spell Hit in Blackfathom Deeps, or the new personal benefit Enchanted Sigil: Innovation  Icon Enchanted Sigil: Innovation consumable in Phase 2.

In Phase 2 you will also now be able to create two new enchants: Enchant Weapon - Dismantle Icon Enchant Weapon - Dismantle and Enchant Chest - Retricutioner Icon Enchant Chest - Retricutioner, both of which are sure to have multiple uses, especially inside the Gnomeregan raid!


Professions to Pair With Enchanting

If you are a Cloth Armor user, you should consider Tailoring, which, just like Enchanting, does not rely on gathered materials, making the two professions easy to pair. This also has the advantage of being able to Disenchant Icon Disenchant Tailoring products either crafted during leveling your profession, or intentionally made to be Disenchant Icon Disenchanted, which we have listed in the Obtaining Enchanting Materials from Tailoring section.

If you are not a Cloth Armor user, Enchanting can also be paired with any of the other gathering professions such as Herbalism, Skinning or Mining to make a nice earning on the side.


Enchanting Trainers and Where to Find Them

You can learn Enchanting from any Enchanting trainer, who you can find in most capital cities (usually that of your race, such as Orgrimmar for Orcs or Ironforge for Dwarves and Gnomes).

When you arrive in your city, you can ask any City Guard for directions. After asking for the Enchanting trainer, it will be marked on your map, allowing you to go to them and learn Enchanting, as well as new formulas as you level it up.

Below is a select list of Enchanting trainers that we have compiled for you. All capital cities have a Journeyman and an Expert trainer, except Darnassus, so we listed the highest level trainer of each capital city. To learn Artisan Enchanting, you will need to go to Uldaman Dungeon, see our Artisan section for details.

  • Alliance Enchanting Trainers
  • Horde Enchanting Trainers
    • Godan (Expert): Orgrimmar, The Drag (53,38)
    • Lavinia Crowe (Expert): Undercity, The Apothecarium (62,61)
    • Mot Dawnstrider (Expert): Thunder Bluff, central bluff (45,38)
    • Hgarth (Artisan): Stonetalon Mountains, Sun Rock Retreat (49,57)
  • Neutral Enchanting Trainers

You should note that, to learn Expert and Artisan Enchanting, you will need to speak to special trainers (see our Expert and Artisan sections for details).


How to Enchant and Disenchant Items

Enchanters need a special crafted Runed Rod to apply their enchants to items. When you learn this profession, you will also learn how to craft your first one, a Runed Copper Rod Icon Runed Copper Rod. As you increase your skill in Enchanting, you will also craft stronger ones to apply higher level enchants.

To provide the materials, you will use the Disenchant Icon Disenchant skill on armor and weapons which are at least Uncommon (green) quality level. By disenchanting an item, you will turn it into enchanting materials such as Dusts, Essences, Shards or Crystals, and by doing so, you will destroy that item permanently. Take care with what you choose to Disenchant Icon Disenchant, so you do not regret it later.

If you choose the wrong item to Disenchant Icon Disenchant, do not panic: simply press the "Escape" key or move your character before you complete the Disenchant Icon Disenchant cast and it will cancel, saving the item.

Also, you can apply enchants to other players via the Trade interface. When a player wants you to apply an enchant to their items, they or you will open a Trade and put their items on the "Will not to be traded" slot. Apply the enchant to that item by first choosing the desired formula and apply it to the item there.


How to Quickly Level Enchanting from 1 to 300

In order to level Enchanting efficiently, you will want to craft orange items in your profession menu whenever it is cheap to do so, as it guarantees a skill up per craft. If you cannot craft something orange, yellow is an acceptable alternative, as these usually give skill ups.

Green recipes will rarely grant you a skill point, making them only worth it when the alternatives are scarce or expensive. Also, keep in mind that gray recipes cannot give you a skill point at all.

The profession level brackets for Enchanting are as follows:

  • Apprentice Level: Can be learned at character Level 5, starts from 1 skill level, goes up to 75;
  • Journeyman Level: Can be learned at character Level 10, when you reach 50 skill level, goes up to 150;
  • Expert Level: Can be learned at character Level 20, when you reach 125 skill level, goes up to 225;
  • Artisan Level: Can be learned at character Level 35, when you reach 200 skill level, goes up to 300 and that is the highest Enchanting Level.

The following list is the materials required to Level from 1 to 300, assuming you are not unlucky with skill-ups. You may require more materials if you fail certain skill-ups.

*Can be bought from the Trade vendors.

**Crafted via Blacksmithing.


Step 1: 1-75 Skill (Apprentice)

You will earn your first skill point by crafting your first Runed Rod:

After that, until you reach 75 skill, you will need to make:

Once you have passed 50 or reach 75 skill, you can go learn Journeyman Enchanting and new formulas from the trainers.

Note that Disenchant Icon Disenchanting items also awards skill points from 1 skill level to 20 and at 40 it becomes less effective and beyond 60 it will not give you a skill point at all. So, you can use it to help your leveling between 1-50 if you have a lot of items you can Disenchant Icon Disenchant.


Step 2: 50-130 Skill (Journeyman)

For this step, you need to make these:

After you pass 125 or reach 130, you can go learn Expert Enchanting and new formulas from these special trainers:

  • Alliance: Kitta Firewind (Artisan): Elwynn Forest, The Tower of Azora (64,70);
  • Horde: Hgarth (Artisan): Stonetalon Mountains, Sun Rock Retreat (49,57).

Step 3: 130-200 Skill (Expert)

For this step, you need to make the following recipes:

After you reach 200 skill, you can go learn the highest available skill level, Artisan Enchanting, from Annora inside the Uldaman Dungeon. She will be in a cave south of the Temple Hall and will appear after you clear the trash.


Step 4: 225-300 Skill (Artisan)

For this step, you need to make the following recipes:


How and Where to Find Enchanting Materials



Disenchanting has a chance to return the following materials.


Dust from Disenchanting





Note that, some Uncommon (green) items may rarely disenchant into Shards too.


Obtaining Enchanting Materials from Tailoring

If you have chosen to pair these two professions, Tailoring can be used to craft items according to your Enchanting material needs.


Important Enchanting Formulas and Where to Find Them


Important Enchanting Formulas Sold by Vendors

Many of the important formulas are sold by faction vendors and, after reaching certain levels of reputation, you can buy and learn them. You should target your reputation farming towards whichever enchants you would most like to have.


Important Enchanting Formula Drops

The rest of the important formulas drop from either open world, Dungeon, or Raid bosses.



  • 06 Feb. 2024: Added new self-benefit consumable in SoD P2.
  • 03 Feb. 2024: Updated for Season of Discovery Phase 2.
  • 26 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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