Classic Enchanting Profession and Leveling Guide

Last updated on Aug 26, 2019 at 09:00 by Aernath 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 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.

1.

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.

2.

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
    • Alanna Raveneye (Journeyman): Teldrassil, The Oracle Glade (36,34 on the wider map)
    • Lucan Cordell (Expert): Stormwind City, Mage Quarter (42,64)
    • Gimble Thistlefuzz (Expert): Ironforge, Great Forge (59,45)
    • Xylinnia Starshine (Expert): Feralas, Feathermoon Stronghold (31,44)
    • Kitta Firewind (Artisan): Elwynn Forest, The Tower of Azora (64,70)
  • 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
    • Annora (Master): Inside UldamanDungeon, in a cave south of the Temple Hall.

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).

3.

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.

4.

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.

  • 205x Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust
  • 70x Soul Dust Icon Soul Dust
  • 160x Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust
  • 300x Dream Dust Icon Dream Dust
  • 82x Illusion Dust Icon Illusion Dust
  • 15x Lesser Magic Essence Icon Lesser Magic Essence
  • 20x Greater Magic Essence Icon Greater Magic Essence
  • 12x Lesser Astral Essence Icon Lesser Astral Essence
  • 2x Greater Astral Essence Icon Greater Astral Essence
  • 25x Lesser Mystic Essence Icon Lesser Mystic Essence
  • 2x Greater Mystic Essence Icon Greater Mystic Essence
  • 12x Lesser Nether Essence Icon Lesser Nether Essence
  • 7x Greater Nether Essence Icon Greater Nether Essence
  • 50x Purple Lotus Icon Purple Lotus
  • *25x Crystal Vial Icon Crystal Vial
  • 4x Greater Eternal Essence Icon Greater Eternal Essence
  • 4x Small Brilliant Shard Icon Small Brilliant Shard
  • 2x Large Brilliant Shard Icon Large Brilliant Shard
  • 1x Shadowgem Icon Shadowgem
  • 1x Iridescent Pearl Icon Iridescent Pearl
  • 1x Black Pearl Icon Black Pearl
  • 1x Golden Pearl Icon Golden Pearl
  • *1x Copper Rod Icon Copper Rod
  • **1x Silver Rod Icon Silver Rod
  • **1x Golden Rod Icon Golden Rod
  • **1x Truesilver Rod Icon Truesilver Rod
  • **1x Arcanite Rod Icon Arcanite Rod

*Can be bought from the Trade vendors.

**Crafted via Blacksmithing.

4.1.

Step 1: 1-75 Skill (Apprentice)

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

  • 1 Runed Copper Rod Icon Runed Copper Rod, using 1 Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust and 1 Lesser Magic Essence Icon Lesser Magic Essence.

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

  • 1 Enchant Bracer - Minor Health Icon Enchant Bracer - Minor Health, using 1 Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust each time for an approximate amount of 74 times.

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.

4.2.

Step 2: 50-130 Skill (Journeyman)

For this step, you need to make these:

  • Between 75-85: 10 Enchant Bracer - Minor Deflect Icon Enchant Bracer - Minor Deflect, using 1 Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust, 3 Lesser Magic Essence Icon Lesser Magic Essence, each time;
  • Between 85-100: 15 Enchant Bracer - Minor Stamina Icon Enchant Bracer - Minor Stamina, using 3 Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust each time;
  • Between 100-101: Craft Runed Silver Rod Icon Runed Silver Rod, using 1 Silver Rod Icon Silver Rod, 6 Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust, 3 Greater Magic Essence Icon Greater Magic Essence, and 1 Shadowgem Icon Shadowgem;
  • Between 101-105: 4 Enchant Bracer - Minor Stamina Icon Enchant Bracer - Minor Stamina, using 3 Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust each time;
  • Between 105-120: 15 Enchant Bracer - Minor Agility Icon Enchant Bracer - Minor Agility, using 2 Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust and 1 Greater Magic Essence Icon Greater Magic Essence each time;
  • Between 120-130: 10 Enchant Shield - Minor Stamina Icon Enchant Shield - Minor Stamina, using 2 Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust and 1 Lesser Astral Essence Icon Lesser Astral Essence each time.

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).
4.3.

Step 3: 130-200 Skill (Expert)

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

  • Between 130-150: 20 Enchant Bracer - Lesser Stamina Icon Enchant Bracer - Lesser Stamina, using 2 Soul Dust Icon Soul Dust each time;
  • Between 150-151: Craft Runed Golden Rod Icon Runed Golden Rod, using 1 Golden Rod Icon Golden Rod, 2 Soul Dust Icon Soul Dust, 2 Greater Astral Essence Icon Greater Astral Essence, and 1 Iridescent Pearl Icon Iridescent Pearl;
  • Between 151-160: 9 Enchant Bracer - Lesser Stamina Icon Enchant Bracer - Lesser Stamina, using 2 Soul Dust Icon Soul Dust each time;
  • Between 160-165: 5 Enchant Shield - Lesser Stamina Icon Enchant Shield - Lesser Stamina, using 1 Soul Dust Icon Soul Dust and 1 Lesser Mystic Essence Icon Lesser Mystic Essence each time;
  • Between 165-180: 15 Enchant Bracer - Spirit Icon Enchant Bracer - Spirit, using 1 Lesser Mystic Essence Icon Lesser Mystic Essence each time;
  • Between 180-200: 20 Enchant Bracer - Strength Icon Enchant Bracer - Strength, using 1 Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust each time.

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.

4.4.

Step 4: 225-300 Skill (Artisan)

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

  • Between 200-201: Craft Runed Truesilver Rod Icon Runed Truesilver Rod, using 1 Truesilver Rod Icon Truesilver Rod, 2 Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust, 2 Greater Mystic Essence Icon Greater Mystic Essence, and 1 Black Pearl Icon Black Pearl;
  • Between 201-205: 4 Enchant Bracer - Strength Icon Enchant Bracer - Strength, using 1 Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust each time;
  • Between 205-225: 20 Enchant Cloak - Greater Defense Icon Enchant Cloak - Greater Defense, using 3 Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust each time;
  • Between 225-235: 10 Enchant Gloves - Agility Icon Enchant Gloves - Agility, using 1 Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust and 1 Lesser Nether Essence Icon Lesser Nether Essence each time;
  • Between 235-245: 10 Enchant Chest - Superior Health Icon Enchant Chest - Superior Health, using 6 Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust each time;
  • Between 245-250: 5 Enchant Bracer - Greater Strength Icon Enchant Bracer - Greater Strength, using 2 Dream Dust Icon Dream Dust and 1 Greater Nether Essence Icon Greater Nether Essence each time;
  • Between 250-265:
    • Between 250-265: 15 more Enchant Bracer - Greater Strength Icon Enchant Bracer - Greater Strength, using 2 Dream Dust Icon Dream Dust and 1 Greater Nether Essence Icon Greater Nether Essence each time;
    • Or (After 1.9 Phase): 15 Lesser Mana Oil Icon Lesser Mana Oil, using 3 Dream Dust Icon Dream Dust, 2 Purple Lotus Icon Purple Lotus, and 1 Crystal Vial Icon Crystal Vial each time;
  • Between 265-290: You have two options for this level range:
    • 25 Enchant Shield - Greater Stamina Icon Enchant Shield - Greater Stamina, using 10 Dream Dust Icon Dream Dust each time;
    • 25 Enchant Boots - Greater Stamina Icon Enchant Boots - Greater Stamina, using 10 Dream Dust Icon Dream Dust each time;
  • Between 290-291: 1 Runed Arcanite Rod Icon Runed Arcanite Rod, using 1 Arcanite Rod Icon Arcanite Rod, 10 Illusion Dust Icon Illusion Dust, 4 Greater Eternal Essence Icon Greater Eternal Essence, and 1 Golden Pearl Icon Golden Pearl;
  • Between 291-300: 9 Enchant Cloak - Superior Defense Icon Enchant Cloak - Superior Defense, using 8 Illusion Dust Icon Illusion Dust each time.
5.

How and Where to Find Enchanting Materials

5.1.

Disenchanting

Disenchanting has a chance to return the following materials.

5.1.1.

Dust from Disenchanting

  • Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust, from Level 5-25 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Soul Dust Icon Soul Dust, from Level 25-35 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust, from Level 35-45 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Dream Dust Icon Dream Dust, from Level 45-55 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Illusion Dust Icon Illusion Dust, from Level 55-60 Uncommon (green) items.
5.1.2.

Essences

  • Lesser Magic Essence Icon Lesser Magic Essence, from Level 5-15 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Greater Magic Essence Icon Greater Magic Essence, from Level 15-25 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Lesser Astral Essence Icon Lesser Astral Essence, from Level 20-25 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Greater Astral Essence Icon Greater Astral Essence, from Level 25-30 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Lesser Mystic Essence Icon Lesser Mystic Essence, from Level 30-35 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Greater Mystic Essence Icon Greater Mystic Essence, from Level 35-40 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Lesser Nether Essence Icon Lesser Nether Essence, from Level 40-45 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Greater Nether Essence Icon Greater Nether Essence, from Level 45-50 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Lesser Eternal Essence Icon Lesser Eternal Essence, from Level 50-55 Uncommon (green) items.
  • Greater Eternal Essence Icon Greater Eternal Essence, from Level 55-60 Uncommon (green) items.
5.1.3.

Shards

  • Small Glimmering Shard Icon Small Glimmering Shard, from Level 15-25 Rare (blue) items.
  • Large Glimmering Shard Icon Large Glimmering Shard, from Level 25-30 Rare (blue) items.
  • Small Glowing Shard Icon Small Glowing Shard, from Level 30-35 Rare (blue) items.
  • Large Glowing Shard Icon Large Glowing Shard, from Level 35-40 Rare (blue) items.
  • Small Radiant Shard Icon Small Radiant Shard, from Level 40-45 Rare (blue) items.
  • Large Radiant Shard Icon Large Radiant Shard, from Level 45-50 Rare (blue) items.
  • Small Brilliant Shard Icon Small Brilliant Shard, from Level 50-55 Rare (blue) items.
  • Large Brilliant Shard Icon Large Brilliant Shard, from Level 55-60 Rare (blue) items.
  • Nexus Crystal Icon Nexus Crystal, from Level 55-60 Epic (purple) items.

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

5.2.

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.

  • Strange Dust Icon Strange Dust comes from any low level Uncommon (green) armor you can craft.
  • Soul Dust Icon Soul Dust comes from Azure Silk Pants Icon Azure Silk Pants.
  • Vision Dust Icon Vision Dust comes from Red Mageweave Pants Icon Red Mageweave Pants and Red Mageweave Gloves Icon Red Mageweave Gloves.
  • Dream Dust Icon Dream Dust comes from Runecloth Belt Icon Runecloth Belt.
  • Illusion Dust Icon Illusion Dust comes from Runecloth Shoulders Icon Runecloth Shoulders.
6.

Important Enchanting Formulas and Where to Find Them

6.1.

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.

  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Agility Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Agility, from Meilosh when Honored with Timbermaw Hold
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Strength Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Strength, from Lokhtos Darkbargainer when Friendly with Thorium Brotherhood
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Mighty Spirit Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Mighty Spirit, from Lokhtos Darkbargainer when Honored with Thorium Brotherhood
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect, from Lokhtos Darkbargainer when Revered with Thorium Brotherhood
  • Formula: Brilliant Mana Oil Icon Formula: Brilliant Mana Oil, from Rin'wosho the Trader when Friendly with Zandalar Tribe
  • Formula: Brilliant Wizard Oil Icon Formula: Brilliant Wizard Oil, from Rin'wosho the Trader when Honored with Zandalar Tribe
  • Formula: Enchant Cloak - Greater Fire Resistance Icon Formula: Enchant Cloak - Greater Fire Resistance, from Kania when Friendly with Cenarion Circle
  • Formula: Enchant Cloak - Greater Nature Resistance Icon Formula: Enchant Cloak - Greater Nature Resistance, from Kania when Honored with Cenarion Circle
  • Formula: Enchant Bracer - Mana Regeneration Icon Formula: Enchant Bracer - Mana Regeneration, from Argent Dawn Quartermasters when Honored with Argent Dawn
  • Formula: Enchant Bracer - Healing Icon Formula: Enchant Bracer - Healing, from Argent Dawn Quartermasters when Revered with Argent Dawn
6.2.

Important Enchanting Formula Drops

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

  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Crusader Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Crusader, from Scarlet Spellbinder, Western Plaguelands
  • Formula: Enchant Bracer - Greater Intellect Icon Formula: Enchant Bracer - Greater Intellect, from Vilebranch Shadowcaster, Hinterlands
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Superior Striking Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Superior Striking, from Spirestone Warlord, Lower Blackrock Spire
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Lifestealing Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Lifestealing, from Spectral Researcher, Scholomance
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Unholy Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Unholy, from Thuzadin Shadowcaster, Stratholme
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Fiery Weapon Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Fiery Weapon, from Pyromancer Loregrain, Blackrock Depths
  • Formula: Enchant Bracer - Superior Stamina Icon Formula: Enchant Bracer - Superior Stamina, from Nathanos Blightcaller, Eastern Plaguelands or any 55-60 Dungeon or Raid trash
  • Formula: Enchant Cloak - Greater Resistance Icon Formula: Enchant Cloak - Greater Resistance, from Atal'ai Witch Doctor, Sunken Temple
  • Formula: Enchant 2H Weapon - Superior Impact Icon Formula: Enchant 2H Weapon - Superior Impact, from Blackhand Elite, Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Formula: Enchant Gloves - Greater Strength Icon Formula: Enchant Gloves - Greater Strength, from Spirestone Mystic, Lower Blackrock Spire
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Healing Power Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Healing Power, from bosses in Molten Core
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Spell Power Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Spell Power, from bosses in Molten Core
  • Formula: Enchant Cloak - Dodge Icon Formula: Enchant Cloak - Dodge, from bosses in AQ20 and AQ40
  • Formula: Enchant Gloves - Threat Icon Formula: Enchant Gloves - Threat, from Emperor Vek'nilash, AQ40
  • Formula: Enchant Gloves - Shadow Power Icon Formula: Enchant Gloves - Shadow Power, bosses in AQ20 and AQ40
  • Formula: Enchant Gloves - Healing Power Icon Formula: Enchant Gloves - Healing Power, bosses in AQ20 and AQ40
  • Formula: Enchant Gloves - Frost Power Icon Formula: Enchant Gloves - Frost Power, bosses in AQ20 and AQ40
  • Formula: Enchant Gloves - Fire Power Icon Formula: Enchant Gloves - Fire Power, bosses in AQ20 and AQ40
  • Formula: Enchant Chest - Greater Stats Icon Formula: Enchant Chest - Greater Stats, from Taerar/Onyxia/Azuregos, World Zones
7.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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