Artisan's Mettle and Spark of Ingenuity Guide for Dragonflight
On this page, you will discover what the critical Spark of Shadowflame and Artisan's Mettle reagents do, and how to farm more of them for your end game crafts.
Spark of Shadowflame Purpose and Farming in Dragonflight
The Spark of Shadowflame is a rare reagent which serves as a time gate to Season 2 combat crafting gear in Dragonflight.
By default, items created with the Spark can go up to 424 item level, but you can add the optional reagents Enchanted Wyrm's Shadowflame Crest or Enchanted Aspect's Shadowflame Crest, crafted with Enchanting, in order to make them go up to 437 or 447 item level at maximum quality!
There is also a new basic crest type, Whelpling's Shadowflame Crest, which can be used on basic gear crafts such as Band of New Beginnings without a spark in order to get the gear to up to 408 item level.
|Crest||Enchanted Crest||Source||Item Level Range|
|Whelpling's Shadowflame Crest||Enchanted Whelpling's Shadowflame Crest||LFR Aberrus, M+ 2 to 5, World Content||395 to 408|
|No Crest||Spark of Shadowflame alone||2x weekly quests per each||411 to 424|
|Wyrm's Shadowflame Crest||Enchanted Wyrm's Shadowflame Crest||Heroic Aberrus, M+ 11 to 15||424 to 437|
|Aspect's Shadowflame Crest||Enchanted Aspect's Shadowflame Crest||Mythic Aberrus, M+ 16 or higher||434 to 447|
Spark of Shadowflame, while rare, are easy to obtain. You will be able to create one right away in the first week from the starter quests and can obtain one Splintered Spark of Shadowflame every week from there on, allowing you to have a spark in weeks 1, 3, 5, and so on until Season 3, presumably.
Spark of Ingenuity Purpose and Farming in Dragonflight
The Spark of Ingenuity is a rare reagent that enables players to craft Season 1 combat crafting gear in Dragonflight with item levels up to 418 for maximum quality Concentrated Primal Infusion infused items. While this gear is old now, it can still serve as a catch-up or, more importantly, as a way to get skill points for your own professions by enabling orange skill 50 to 100 gear crafts.
Artisan's Mettle Purpose and Farming in Dragonflight
Artisan's Mettle is a rare reagent used for Recrafting and for high-end profession crafts, most notably in the profession best in slot gear crafts, which require over 200 Mettle per craft!
If you are a crafter, you can get some for free from Thomas Bright in The Artisan´s Market area of the capital of the Dragon Isles, in Valdrakken, after you complete the short introduction quest to crafting in Dragonflight.
This handout is repeatable once per week and will reward increasing amounts of Artisan's Mettle as your reputation with the Artisan's Consortium increases, up to 110 Mettle at rank 4 and 150 at the final rank 5.
The rest must be obtained from gaining profession knowledge points (5 Mettle per point gained) and First Craft bonuses, which are awarded every time you craft an item you have never crafted before. These will award a variable amount of Artisan's Mettle, going up to 10 depending on the item's rarity and recipe difficulty.
- 02 May 2023: Small text fixes.
- 30 Apr. 2023: Added details on the Spark of Shadowflame for Dragonflight Season 2.
- 27 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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