Profession Overview for Dragonflight

Last updated on Oct 24, 2023 at 08:31 by Stan 7 comments

On this page, you will find an overview of Profession changes that went live throughout the Dragonflight expansion.


Profession Guides for Dragonflight

Below, you will find links to our detailed Profession guides updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1:


Profession Changes in Dragonflight Patch 10.2

Patch 10.2 introduced these changes for Professions:

  • New recipes have been added for Season 3.
  • The following embellishments damage and healing values have been reduced by 35%: Frostfire Belt Icon Frostfire Belt, Fang Adornments Icon Fang Adornments, Slimy Expulsion Boots Icon Slimy Expulsion Boots, Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps, Acidic Hailstone Treads Icon Acidic Hailstone Treads, Magazine of Healing Darts Icon Magazine of Healing Darts, Playful Spirit's Fur set, Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch, Spore Colony Shoulderguards Icon Spore Colony Shoulderguards.
  • Amice of the Blue Icon Amice of the Blue damage reduced by 30%.
  • Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch self-damage increased by 33%.
  • Dreamwalker's Healing Potion Icon Dreamwalker's Healing Potion and Potion of Withering Dreams Icon Potion of Withering Dreams healing increased by 19%.

Profession Changes in Dragonflight Patch 10.1

Patch 10.1 brought the following Profession changes:

  • Many new recipes were added; you will find the specifics in our Profession guides.
  • Profession recipe raid boss drops have moved to Aberrus on all difficulties (was Vault of the Incarnates on Heroic and Mythic difficulty).
  • Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power is no longer bind-on-pickup.
  • Potion of Chilled Clarity Icon Potion of Chilled Clarity can no longer be canceled and now affects the global cooldown.
  • Many Crafted Items now provide 25% more Stamina.
  • Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing Healing Potion healing increased by 25%.
  • Potion of Withering Vitality Icon Potion of Withering Vitality healing and damage taken increased by 25%.
  • Allied Wristguard of Companionship Icon Allied Wristguard of Companionship Versatility per nearby ally increased by 4%.
  • Unstable Frostfire Belt Icon Unstable Frostfire Belt damage increased by 109%.
  • Venom-Steeped Stompers Icon Venom-Steeped Stompers stat bonus increased by 1.4%.
  • Acidic Hailstone Treads Icon Acidic Hailstone Treads damage increased by 118%.
  • Horizon Strider's Garments set bonus Haste per stack increased by 12%.
  • Flaring Cowl Icon Flaring Cowl damage increased by 40%.
  • Slimy Expulsion Boots Icon Slimy Expulsion Boots damage dealt increased by 118%.
  • Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps stamina reduction increased by 25%, damage bonus increased by 172%, and healing bonus increased by 102%.
  • Playful Spirit's Fur set bonus damage and healing increased by 15%.
  • Witherrot Tome Icon Witherrot Tome damage increased by 151%.
  • Weathered Explorer's Stave Icon Weathered Explorer's Stave duration increased to 15 seconds (was 10 seconds).
  • Fang Adornments Icon Fang Adornments damage bonus increased by 82%.
  • Bronzed Grip Wrappings Icon Bronzed Grip Wrappings damage bonus increased by 82%, and healing bonus increased by 102%.
  • Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining Mastery while active increased by 5%.
  • Magazine of Healing Darts Icon Magazine of Healing Darts healing increased by 102%.
  • Amice of the Blue Icon Amice of the Blue damage decreased by 9%.
  • New Optional Reagents are available for upgrading items to a higher item level — Titan Training Matrix V Icon Titan Training Matrix V and Enchanted Whelpling's Shadowflame Crest Icon Enchanted Whelpling's Shadowflame Crest for crafting Non-Spark Blue Gear and Enchanted Wyrm's Shadowflame Crest Icon Enchanted Wyrm's Shadowflame Crest with Enchanted Aspect's Shadowflame Crest Icon Enchanted Aspect's Shadowflame Crest for Epic Spark Gear.
  • Concentrated Primal Infusions now go up to 421 item level to match upgrade systems.
  • To support the new Spark of Shadowflame Icon Spark of Shadowflame, recipes that require a Spark now let you choose which Spark to use in the required reagents section.
  • Players can now purchase Crest of Honor Icon Crest of Honor and Trophy of Conquest Icon Trophy of Conquest from PvP quartermasters in Valdrakken. These tokens cost 525, 700, and 875 of their respective currencies and are used as Optional Reagents when crafting armor and accessories of identical costs. Items enhanced with these reagents will gain the ability to scale to their appropriate PvP item level in Arenas and Battlegrounds.
  • Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat duration changed to 5 seconds (was 12 seconds); increased by 1 second per elemental gem equipped.
  • Sockets added through the Season 1 Great Vault will be removed when recrafting an item to Season 2 levels (with a warning prompt).
  • Added an option to swap the Professions recipe window to a minimal view to allow other windows to open side by side.
  • Search bar for learned recipes has been added to the minimized crafting user interface.
  • Players can now minimize the crafting window to a reduced size for ease of use.
  • Players can now click on a tracked recipe in their quest log to pop open a small recipe window if they don't have the Profession.
  • Tooltip size for Recipe Unlearned has been increased.
  • Last season's Crimson Combatant recipes can now be purchased from Korganar Smolderforge in the Gladiator's Refuge for 3 Marks of Honor each.
  • Shadowlands scaled items can now be disenchanted in Chromie Time.
  • Momentum Redistributor Boots Icon Momentum Redistributor Boots (Shadowlands) can no longer be used in dungeons and raids.
  • To make it clear who is providing which materials, crafting orders now show icons representing the crafter and customer next to each reagent. A message also appears above the Start Order button if the customer didn’t provide some or all reagents.
  • Player Name column widened to make more room for realm names in the crafting orders list.
  • The undo button for adding optional reagents moved inside the optional reagent flyout.
  • Adjusted the alignment of Crafting Order prices.
  • Currency on the public order page is now right aligned.

Profession Changes in Dragonflight Patch 10.0.5

Patch 10.0.5 introduces a slew of Profession updates.

  • All Professions have had their requirements to unlock specializations reduced. Professions with 3 specialization trees have reduced their final unlock to Profession Level 75 (was 100). All Professions with 4 specialization trees have had their final two unlocks reduced to Profession Level 60/75 (was 75/100).
  • Portals from Overload Titan-Touched nodes should more consistently take you to a new location.
  • Overload Elemental Deposit and Overload Elemental Herb has been slightly redesigned — Overloading is now taught to all Miners and Herbalists after collecting their first Elemental-themed node. Mastering the Elements unlock point now restores the Overload cooldown reduction functionality.
  • Profession requirements for many transmog-eligible pieces have been adjusted or removed. Most items that previously required a Profession other than Engineering no longer has a requirement. Engineering items have reduced their skill requirement to 1 of their appropriate expansion. Gnomish and Goblin Engineering are no longer required to transmog any Engineering appearances. The acquisition method for all of these items remains unchanged.
  • Warlords of Draenor crafted item appearances are back. You can buy recipes for Optional Reagents for each relevant Profession from the vendors in your Garrison or in Ashran that cost Secret of [Profession] tomes, the old daily cooldown craft. Use the Optional Reagents when crafting Warlords of Draenor crafted gear to convert them into the new appearance.
  • Legacy Leatherworking patterns for Heavy Scorpid gear once again drop from Blackrock Orcs in the Burning Steppes.
  • Pattern: Raptor Hide Harness Icon Pattern: Raptor Hide Harness and Pattern: Raptor Hide Belt Icon Pattern: Raptor Hide Belt can now both be learned by players of either faction.
  • The legacy recipe for Goldthorn Tea now drops in Razorfen Downs.
  • The Crafting UI Panel has been updated with a track recipe checkbox available for recrafting.
  • "Open All" for crafting order mail will auto-delete the mail after receiving the item.
  • You can reject orders by right-clicking on them under the Personal Orders tab.
  • A confirmation dialogue will appear when placing crafting orders for items the player cannot equip.

A Brief Overview of the Profession System in Dragonflight

The following section briefly explains what is new for Professions in Dragonflight.


Dragonflight Profession User Interface

The Professions UI has undergone significant changes in Dragonflight, providing more details to crafters at first glance.

Crafting UI
  • Crafting Reagents now have their source indicated in the tooltip.
  • Many reagents now have a new Quality attribute depicted by the number of diamonds below their tooltip. You can automatically select the best-quality reagents when crafting an item.
  • A First Craft mechanic was implemented which allows players to gain Artisan's Mettle Icon Artisan's Mettle, a special reagent and one crafting skill, incentivizing crafting all items at least once.

Profession Specializations in Dragonflight

Crafters can specialize in primary crafting and gathering Professions in Dragonflight. Specialization Knowledge is earned through various activities and is spent on improving different areas of your Profession permanently.

Profession Specializations offer one of the main ways crafters can differentiate themselves from their peers, as there are many areas of each profession to specialize in.

Profession Specializations

Crafting Orders and Recrafting in Dragonflight

Crafting Orders let you request other players to craft something for you even if you do not have the necessary skill or Profession to do it yourself.

You can browse any recipes that can be crafted, pick an item, and even include some or all the reagents needed.

You can find someone in person who crafts the desired item right in front of you, or you can go to an NPC, which uses an Auction-House-like interface to send orders out.

Crafting Orders can be opened to the public for anyone to pick up, or you can send them to your friends, guildmates, or specific players.

You can also recraft items to improve them and take Recrafting Orders (similar to Crafting Orders).

We have a dedicated guide for Crafting Orders and Recrafting that you can find below.


Quality of Crafted Items in Dragonflight

Quality is a new attribute introduced for crafted items and gathered reagents. If you craft something that is higher quality, the piece of gear will be better. Pieces of gear will have a higher item level, potions will have a more powerful effect, and so forth.

Crafting Quality

The crafting UI has been reworked and adds stats specifically to your professions for both crafting and gathering.

Crafted equipment has five levels of possible quality, while other crafted and gathered items, such as potions and ores, will have three levels of quality.


Item Quality and Crafted Equipment

For crafted equipment, quality primarily modifies item level, with each level of quality increasing it by a small portion. For example, a piece of crafted leveling gear will have item level 306 at rank 1, 308 at rank 2, 310 at rank 3, 313 at rank 4 and 316 at rank 5, respectively.


Item Quality and Consumables

For crafted items like consumables, the effects of quality are more varied. A higher quality consumable mostly results in a more powerful effect. Sometimes, it comes in other variation forms, such as longer duration or more charges.


Crafting Stations in Dragonflight

Crafting stations for all Professions can be found in Valdrakken, providing a great way for crafters to meet up in the city or for other players to find a crafter if they want to meet face-to-face.

Crafting Stations

Profession Stats and Gear in Dragonflight

Dragonflight adds secondary Profession stats with various effects (faster craft, better items, more items, etc.) when crafting or gathering. These stats can be found on Profession-specific pieces of gear.

For more information about profession stats and gear, please refer to our dedicated guide.


Reagent Bags and Updated Stack Sizes

A new reagent bag is available for everyone in Dragonflight. Reagent bags are only intended for reagents and follow the same rules as the reagent bank. The bag exists in a dedicated bag slot, saving up inventory space.

The maximum stack size for most crafted and gathered items in Dragonflight has been dramatically increased. Gathered reagents now stack to 1,000 (up from 200) and consumables stack to 200 (was 20).


Prospecting and Milling Changes

Dragonflight introduced some changes to Milling and Prospecting. The recipes are now listed in each expansion-specific version of Alchemy and Jewelcrafting that you have learned. These recipes allow you to select which herb/ore you wish to mill or prospect from that expansion, then select create or create all to consume as many or as few of them as you want with a single click.

Prospecting Changes


  • 24 Oct. 2023: Updated for Guardians of the Dream content patch.
  • 13 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Fractures in Time.
  • 03 May 2023: Updated for Embers of Neltharion.
  • 22 Jan. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.5 launch.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Fishing guide added.
  • 27 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Removed mention of Profession Journals for Passive Leveling.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Removed mention of Eternal Crystals being made from Sacred Shards.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Added Engineering.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Added Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring.
  • 17 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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