Profession Changes in the Shadowlands Expansion

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This page will cover all relevant changes to Professions in the Shadowlands.

Under each section, we will also link to our dedicated page for that profession. Those pages contain information on how to level the professions and how to get the most out of them.

1.

General Profession Changes in Shadowlands

Optional Reagents are reagents that can be mixed into various item recipes for all of the Professions. Depending on the type of Reagent that you add to your recipe, you can alter the resulting item's level and stats.

For example, adding the Alchemist's Pouch Icon Alchemist's Pouch Optional Reagent to an item craft will cause the item to increase the duration of any Flasks you drink while it is equipped.

In addition to Optional Reagents, all Crafting Professions can craft the same set of "Crafter's Mark" items that go up to level 5. These can be used in item crafts to increase the item level of the final item. These items are the same between Professions, but the reagents required can change.

1.1.

Passive Profession Leveling

Since it can be expensive to level a Profession early on, you can now purchase Profession Journals that can be used once a week for a +5 boost to your Profession Level. For example, Leatherworker's Journal Icon Leatherworker's Journal increases your Leatherworking skill by 5, once a week.

These drop from random mobs in the world and will be sold on the Auction House in large numbers.

1.2.

Legendary Crafting

In Shadowlands, new Legendary items are crafted by either Blacksmithing (Plate), Leatherworking (Leather/Mail), Tailoring (Cloth/Cloaks), or Jewelcrafting (Jewelry Items).

The base Legendary items are crafted by either of these Professions. These base items must be combined with certain other items to give you a working Legendary item.

All Crafting Professions except for Jewelcrafting can craft Legendary Base Items for every Armor Slot except for Jewelry, which only Jewelcrafting can do.

For even more detailed information about Legendary Items in Shadowlands, check out our dedicated guide below.

2.

Alchemy Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Alchemy in Shadowlands. We have a Alchemy guide, and you can find a link to it below.

2.1.

New Reagents

2.2.

New Alchemy Consumables

2.2.1.

Oils in Shadowlands

Oils are a new type of temporary Weapon Enchant that last for only 60 minutes.

2.2.2.

New Flasks in Shadowlands

2.2.3.

New Unique Potions in Shadowlands

In addition to the potions listed below, there will also be new generic potions for Agility, Intellect, Strength, and Stamina. These will have the new handle of "Spiritual"; for example: Potion of Spectral Agility Icon Potion of Spectral Agility.

2.2.4.

Optional Reagents from Alchemy

Optional Reagents are items that can be added to any recipe from any Profession to alter the item created. Every Profession can craft unique Optional Reagents, but they can be used for any item from any Profession.

  • Alchemist's Pouch Icon Alchemist's Pouch can be added to item crafts to increase the duration of any Flasks consumed while wearing the item.
3.

Blacksmithing Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Blacksmithing in Shadowlands. We have a Blacksmithing guide, and you can find a link to it below.

3.1.

Blacksmithing Legendary Item Crafts

Blacksmiths are one of the Professions that can create Legendary Base Items. These items must be infused with other reagents to create a usable Legendary Item. All Blacksmithing Legendaries are Plate items and require 100 Blacksmithing Skill to make.

3.1.1.

Reagents for Legendary Blacksmithing Items

All Blacksmithing Legendary Base Item Crafts require these reagents. You can use more of these reagents to craft higher item level versions of the Legendary Items, and different slots also require different amounts of reagent.

These Reagents can be turned into a variety of Base Items, such as Shadowghast Breastplate Icon Shadowghast Breastplate, which must be combined with items from other sources to finally create a Legendary Item.

3.2.

Sharpening Stones and Weightstones

Sharpening Stones and Weightstones are Temporary Weapon Enchants that can be applied to sharp or blunt weapons respectively. They only last for 1 hour, and they all increase your Attack Power by varying amounts.

3.3.

Optional Reagents from Blacksmithing

Optional Reagents are items that can be added to any recipe from any Profession to alter the item created. Every Profession can craft unique Optional Reagents, but they can be used for any item from any Profession.

  • Elethium Setting Icon Elethium Setting can be added to item crafts to add a prismatic socket to the item, allowing for a gem slot.
  • Reinforced Girdle Icon Reinforced Girdle can be added to item crafts to allow you to keep your Well Fed food buff if you are slain in an Arena or Battleground setting.

In addition to all of this, Blacksmithing will have a variety of generic weapons and armor items to craft as usual.

4.

Enchanting Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Enchanting in Shadowlands. We have a Enchanting guide, and you can find a link to it below.

4.1.

New Armor Enchants

Enchanting will have Weapon and Ring Enchants similar to previous expansions, with the new Ring Enchants being called "Bargain of X" and "Tenet of X" for the cheap and expensive versions respectively.

In addition, enchants for a lot of non-Jewelry armor pieces are making a return in Shadowlands. We have listed them below.

4.1.1.

Cloak Enchants

4.1.2.

Chest Enchants

4.1.3.

Bracer Enchants

4.1.4.

Glove Enchants

4.1.5.

Boot Enchants

4.1.6.

Weapon Enchants

4.2.

Enchanted Reagents

In Shadowlands, Enchanters can enchant the most common reagents that are used for recipes from other Professions.

4.3.

Combining Dusts and Shards

As usual, there are three tiers of Enchanting-specific reagents in the form of Soul Dust Icon Soul Dust, Sacred Shard Icon Sacred Shard, and Eternal Crystal Icon Eternal Crystal.

What is new is that you can combine 3 of a lesser Enchanting Reagent to make 1 of the higher tier one, for example:

4.4.

Optional Reagents from Enchanting

Enchanting has no unique Optional Reagents, aside from the Crafter's Mark ones that can be created by all Professions.

4.5.

New Enchanting Item Crafts

4.5.1.

Wands

5.

Engineering Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Engineering in Shadowlands. We have a Engineering guide, and you can find a link to it below.

5.1.

New Unique Engineering Reagents

The following reagents are specifically for Engineering crafts but they can be created using primarily Mining and Blacksmithing reagents.

In addition, there will be a new set of generic reagents that can be purchased from the Engineering Vendor.

5.2.

New Grenades, Bombs, and a Bola Launcher

Special Engineering items that deal damage are making a return. These share their cooldown with potions and can sometimes be competitive with them.

5.3.

New Engineering Devices

These items all require Shadowlands Engineering to use and have unique, fun effects. Most of them have a small chance of backfiring, with potentially catastrophic consequences.

5.4.

New Engineering Ranged Weapon Scopes

5.5.

New Engineering Belt Enchants

5.6.

New Engineering Goggles

Instead of being Azerite Items, the new Engineering Goggles all have an On-Use effect that effectively gives you Eagle Eye Icon Eagle Eye, allowing you to explore the map from wherever you are standing.

5.7.

New Engineering Combat Pet

Note that to craft this pet, you will either need to be a Gnome (for +15 Engineering Skill), or you will need to be wearing one of the Engineering Goggles, since the crafting requirement for the pet is Shadowlands Engineering 115, while the normal limit to Engineering Skill is only 100.

Buying the recipe requires Exalted with the Ascended Faction in the Bastion zone.

The pet's model resembles a small mechanical Panther, with a similar styling and color scheme to the Shadowlands Vestments of the Eternal Traveler transmog set and the Ensorcelled Everwyrm Mount.

5.8.

Optional Reagents from Engineering

Optional Reagents are items that can be added to any recipe from any Profession to alter the item created. Every Profession can craft unique Optional Reagents, but they can be used for any item from any Profession.

  • Hydrodynamic Accelerators Icon Hydrodynamic Accelerators can be added to item crafts to increase your swimming speed while wearing them.
  • Reinforced Girdle Icon Reinforced Girdle can be added to item crafts to give you a small primary stat buff when you complete a World Quest, stacking up to 5 times.
6.

Shadowlands Inscription Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Inscription in Shadowlands. We have a Inscription guide, and you can find a link to it below.

6.1.

New Contracts

Contracts will be making a return in Shadowlands, and all require you to be Revered with the Faction that you are making the Contract for.

6.2.

New Parchment

There have been no new Parchments for Inscription for a while, but this is changing with Shadowlands' introduction of Dark Parchment Icon Dark Parchment.

6.3.

Darkmoon Card Changes

In previous expansions, you relied on luck to finish your Darkmoon Cards. In Shadowlands, you will have a chance to craft Blank Cards. These Blank Cards can be fit into any deck and will fill out missing pieces, which is very helpful if you are just one or two cards short of finishing a deck.

We have listed the new Darkmoon Cards below.

6.4.

New Tomes and Codexes

The new Tomes and Codexes may only be used by characters that are Level 51 or higher and will replace all of your existing Tomes and Codexes.

6.5.

Optional Reagents for Inscription

Scribes have perhaps the most useful Optional Reagents of all, which are Missives that allow you to customize the secondary stats on crafted items. These are also used for Legendary Items.

7.

Jewelcrafting Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Jewelcrafting in Shadowlands. We will soon have a fully featured guide for Jewelcrafting here on Icy Veins.

7.1.

Leatherworking Legendary Item Crafts

Jewelcrafters are one of the Professions that can create Legendary Base Items. These items must be infused with other reagents to create a usable Legendary Item. All Jewelcrafting Legendaries are Jewelry items like rings or necklaces and require 100 Jewelcrafting Skill to make.

7.1.1.

Reagents for Legendary Jewelcrafting Items

All Jewelcrafting Legendary Base Item Crafts require these reagents. You can use more of these reagents to craft higher item level versions of the Legendary Items, and different slots also require different amounts of reagent.

These Reagents can be turned into either Shadowghast Ring Icon Shadowghast Rings or Shadowghast Necklace Icon Shadowghast Necklaces.

7.2.

New Base Gems

7.3.

New Item Type: Essences

Essences are a new type of item that can be found when prospecting different types of Ore in Shadowlands. These are used for crafting Legendary Base Items of the Jewelry type, such as Rings and Necklaces.

7.4.

New Gem Type: Revitalizing

In addition to the Versatile, Deadly, Quick, and Masterful Gem Types that are you are used to, Shadowlands introduces the Revitalizing gem type, which heals you every 10 seconds based on how many Shadowlands gems you have in your gear.

Currently, this gem only exists as an Uncommon-quality type Gem, the Revitalizing Jewel Doublet Icon Revitalizing Jewel Doublet. Only one can be worn at a time.

7.5.

Optional Reagents from Jewelcrafting

Jewelcrafting has no unique Optional Reagents, aside from the Crafter's Mark ones that can be created by all Professions.

8.

Leatherworking Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Leatherworking in Shadowlands. We have a Leatherworking guide, and you can find a link to it below.

8.1.

Leatherworking Legendary Item Crafts

Leatherworking is one of the Professions that can create Legendary Base Items. These items must be infused with other reagents to create a usable Legendary Item. All Leatherworking Legendaries are Leather or Mail Armor Items and require 100 Leatherworking Skill to make.

8.1.1.

Reagents for Legendary Leatherworking Items

All Leatherworking Legendary Base Item Crafts require these reagents. You can use more of these reagents to craft higher item level versions of the Legendary Items, and different slots also require different amounts of reagent.

These Reagents can be turned into Leather/Mail Armor Legendary Base Items, such as Umbrahide Leggings Icon Umbrahide Leggings and Boneshatter Greaves Icon Boneshatter Greaves.

8.2.

New Armor Kits

Armor Kits are making a return. They are 2-hour temporary enchants for Chest items that increases the Armor they give.

8.3.

New Drums

8.4.

Optional Reagents for Leatherworking

  • Loosened Belt Icon Loosened Belt can be added to all item crafts and increases the duration of all Well Fed food buff effects acquired while wearing the item.
9.

Tailoring Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Tailoring in Shadowlands. We have a Tailoring guide, and you can find a link to it below.

9.1.

Tailoring Legendary Item Crafts

Tailoring is one of the Professions that can create Legendary Base Items. These items must be infused with other reagents to create a usable Legendary Item. All Tailoring Legendaries are Leather or Mail Armor Items and require 100 Tailoring Skill to make.

9.1.1.

Reagents for Legendary Tailoring Items

All Tailoring Legendary Base Item Crafts require these reagents. You can use more of these reagents to craft higher item level versions of the Legendary Items, and different slots also require different amounts of reagent.

These Reagents can be turned into Cloth Armor Legendary Base Items, such as Grim-Veiled Hood Icon Grim-Veiled Hood.

9.2.

New Bags

New Bags in Shadowlands will have the same amount of slots as Battle for Azeroth, so if you were skipping out on Bronjahm's 34-slot bag in the Scourge Event from the Shadowlands pre-patch, you may want to get that after all.

9.3.

Optional Reagents for Tailors

  • Craftman's Pouch Icon Craftman's Pouch can be added to the craft of any item and will occasionally grant an extra skill point when crafting Shadowland Armor.
10.

Mining Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Mining in Shadowlands. We will soon have a fully featured guide for Mining here on Icy Veins.

One of the primary changes is that several of the common Ores in Shadowlands can only be Mined in their respective zones, listed below.

10.1.

New Minable Stones

Shadowlands introduces Stones as a byproduct of Mining any Shadowlands Ore. They are used in numerous recipes for all Professions.

11.

Skinning Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Skinning in Shadowlands. We will soon have a fully featured guide for Skinning here on Icy Veins.

There are currently no significant changes to Skinning in Shadowlands, other than new Hides and Leathers and mobs to Skin them from. Mechanically, Skinning is the same as in Battle for Azeroth.

12.

Herbalism Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Herbalism in Shadowlands. We have a Herbalism guide, and you can find a link to it below.

There are currently no significant changes to Herbalism in Shadowlands, other than the new Herbs and the zones to get them from. Mechanically, Herbalism is the same as in Battle for Azeroth.

There is a new version of the Herbalist's Spade Icon Herbalist's Spade, the Flora Extraction Tool Icon Flora Extraction Tool, sold in Oribos by Distributor Au'til. It offers the same +10 Herbalism skill boost.

As usual with new expansions, there are new Herbs to gather in Shadowlands which are used for all the new recipes from Alchemy. Four of these are Zone-specific, meaning that they can only be found in their designated zone, and two others can be found in any zone.

13.

Cooking Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Cooking in Shadowlands. We have a Cooking guide, and you can find a link to it below.

Aside from a lot of new meats and fish to cook with in Shadowlands, as well as your usual assortment of stat food, there are some new foods with unique effects called "Soul Foods" that we describe below.

13.1.

New Unique Foods

  • Fried Bonefish Icon Fried Bonefish gives you a small Speed buff after killing enemies.
  • Smothered Shank Icon Smothered Shank causes you to periodically breathe fire, dealing damage to all enemies in front of you.
  • Quiethounds Icon Quiethounds gives you a ghostly, transparent appearance.
14.

Fishing Profession Changes in Shadowlands

This section only covers changes to Fishing in Shadowlands. We will soon have a fully featured guide for Fishing here on Icy Veins.

Aside from a bunch of new fish and zones to fish them in, there are a few key mechanical changes to Fishing in Shadowlands.

14.1.

Zone-Specific Fish

Most Fish in Shadowlands can only be caught in their corresponding zone. It is not possible to use Bait to circumvent this.

14.2.

New Baits

Bait in Shadowlands can be fished up alongside the corresponding Fish. It can also be bought on the Auction House.

15.

Changelog

  • 25 Nov. 2020: Added Engineering.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Added Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring.
  • 17 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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