Enchanting Guide for Dragonflight

Last updated on Nov 27, 2022 at 19:33 by Seksixeny 5 comments

This page covers the most important aspects of Enchanting in Dragonflight, including talent builds and suggestions on how to make gold with the profession.

1.

Enchanting in Dragonflight

As usual, Enchanting will be responsible for disenchanting items into dust and shards and using those to create enchants that improve gear stats. They can also make Wands, cosmetic items, and their own Profession Tool.

Enchanting in Dragonflight

There are many new enchants, including enchants for Profession Tools, such as Enchant Tool - Draconic Inspiration Icon Enchant Tool - Draconic Inspiration. You will still be doing these on Enchanting Vellum Icon Enchanting Vellum bought from vendors in order to convert them into auctionable items.

Mass Enchanting

Dragonflight introduces Crafting Specializations, which you are able to unlock once your profession skill hits 25. These serve as a profession talent tree system fueled by Enchanting Knowledge, obtained from weekly quests, one-time treasures in the Dragon Isles, Draconic Treatises, and first-time crafts.

While you will eventually be able to unlock all talents, doing so will require a long time as the sources of knowledge are very limited, especially once one-time treasures and first-crafts are exhausted.

2.

Best Race for Enchanting in Dragonflight

If you are a Horde player, Blood Elf will grant you +5 skill points, while Alliance players can be Kul'Tiran for +2 skill points.

3.

Crafting UI in Dragonflight

Dragonflight introduces a few new concepts to professions, which can be seen in the annotated Crafting UI screenshot below:

Crafting UI
  • Most crafting reagents will now have detailed descriptions on how they can be obtained, such as their profession source;
  • Quality, depicted by the number of diamonds on the top left corner of most profession items, is a measure of how proficiently the item was made, and how powerful it is. On crafted gear, this translates to extra item levels, while crafting reagents with higher quality contribute some skill towards any craft they are used on;
  • Doing the First Craft of an item (as indicated in the UI) grants some Artisan's Mettle Icon Artisan's Mettle and one profession knowledge point, as well as significant experience, making it worthwhile to craft every item at least once;
  • Crafting Specializations, the second option in the bottom tabs, are a new system which allows you to spend profession knowledge points for various talent-like bonuses to your crafting abilities;
  • Crafting Orders, the last option in the bottom tabs, allows you to manage your orders, a new system which allows you to craft gear which requires bind on pickup materials for other players, as long as they provide these materials. You can also recraft equipment, in order to change its optional reagents and quality.
First Craft Bonus
4.

Crafting Stats for Enchanting in Dragonflight

Recipe Difficulty represents the profession skill level needed to craft the selected recipe at its highest quality potential. It starts from your baseline profession skill, but can be improved with profession gear, specialization bonuses, the quality of the materials used to craft and other special items.

Crafting UI

The Expected Quality bar under the recipe stats give an idea of the quality outcome of crafting the item under current conditions.

There are four new stats for crafting professions, which can show up on your crafting gear:

  • Multicraft provides a baseline (increasable by talents) chance to craft 1 to 2.5 times more items than the usual items a craft produces. A Multicraft proc on a craft that produces 2 items will grant between 1 and 5 extra items, for example. This stat is not used in any relevant Enchanting crafts.;
  • Resourcefulness provides a chance to use fewer tradeable crafting reagents when crafting;
  • Inspiration provides a baseline (increasable by talents) chance to craft a recipe with bonus skill (33% of Recipe Difficulty for crafts with 3 levels of quality, 16.7% for crafts with 5 levels of quality) added on;
  • Crafting Speed increases your craft speed, allowing you to finish your crafts faster.

These stats, when activated, will show up on your Crafting Results panel, as displayed below:

Crafting Stats Procs

For Enchanting you should focus on Inspiration and Resourcefulness to enable big crafts for cheaper, although you can also go with Crafting Speed if you plan on mass-producing enchants for auctioning.

5.

Leveling Enchanting in Dragonflight

Increasing your skill in Dragonflight is done by crafting items that grant skill points as usual, but the endgame of the profession is in the search for Enchanting Knowledge and using it to unlock Enchanting Specializations.

Some crafts require special bind on pickup reagents, such as Artisan's Mettle Icon Artisan's Mettle or Spark of Ingenuity Icon Spark of Ingenuity. These reagents are heavily time gated in how they can be obtained, and thus caution should be used on what you use them for, especially early on.

Spark and Artisan's Mettle

In order to be efficient, we recommend trying to get as many first-craft bonuses while leveling Enchanting as possible, but the specific items to aim for while leveling depend on your server's material costs and current sale price for whatever you are crafting.

6.

Best Enchanting Gear

Enchanters, like most other professions, can use three pieces of gear:

Profession Gear

As shown in the image above, quality is a big factor in the stats you can get from the gear. Green versions are bind on equip and from trainer recipes, but blue versions require faction / renown grinding for their recipe and are bind on pickup, requiring you to submit a Crafting Order for them.

Also, remember to enchant your primary tool with Enchant Tool - Draconic Inspiration Icon Enchant Tool - Draconic Inspiration or Enchant Tool - Draconic Resourcefulness Icon Enchant Tool - Draconic Resourcefulness.

7.

Crafting Orders

Speaking of crafting orders, all you need to do create one is to go to the NPC responsible for them in the capital city and open the auction-house like interface. Type a part of the name of the item you are looking to get crafted in the search box and pick the exact item from the list that shows up, resulting in the following interface:

Crafting Orders Sender PoV

Here you can pick between a Public Order, which requires you to supply all materials but should result in a very fast craft (as long as the gold Commission for the crafter is decent enough) as the whole server will be able to do your order, or a Personal Order, which requires you to specify a character that will then receive this order in their profession crafting log:

Crafting Orders Receiver PoV

In public orders you cannot specify the quality of the crafted item. This means that, no matter your commission, there is a very high probability that an unskilled crafter will pick up the order and produce a low quality item, as that will still grant skill points without requiring materials from the crafter, making it useful even at a 1s commission.

Private orders do allow you to specify a minimum quality for the item, and you can always send them to your own alts or trusted players, who will then be able to contribute some, or even all of the crafting materials required themselves. This should be the favored method for anything but the most basic of crafts, but absolutely make sure to talk to the crafter first and / or put in a very large commission, as otherwise you are likely to have your order ignored, rather than finished.

7.1.

Recrafting

All professions which craft gear can perform Recrafting, which takes an existing item and crafts it all over again in the hopes of a higher quality result, using a fraction of the original materials:

Recrafting UI

Recrafting's purpose is to allow you to craft gear upgrades as soon as you can, with the knowledge that you can upgrade the item for much cheaper later. Take note that, if you use low quality materials to craft the original item, future recrafts of the item will not gain as much quality from having maximum quality materials used in the recrafting as would be expected!

While the exact math behind it is not well understood yet, you can think of it as having the recraft use all previously used materials instead of only the newly submitted materials.

You can also use the work order system to submit a recrafting request, allowing you to recraft items you do not have the profession to make:

Recrafting Work Order UI
8.

Best Enchanting Specializations and Talents in Dragonflight

Enchanting Specializations UI

Enchanting Specializations are divided into three disciplines, each with multiple sub-specializations within which can be unlocked as you put points into their pre-requisite disciplines, akin to talent trees.

The best specialization for you depends on what your goals are: are you looking to improve your loot tables and disenchant whatever you come across as efficiently as possible, creating great tools and wands, do the best enchants on the server, or just have some fun with illusions? We will give suggestions on how to accomplish each of these goals below:

8.1.

Best Enchanting Talents for Disenchanting and looting Rousing Elements

  1. 10 points into Insight of the Blue for pathing;
  2. 40 points into Draconic Disenchantment for added efficiency when disenchanting items;
  3. 25 points into Insight of the Blue for further pathing;
  4. 40 points into Primal Extraction to unlock the most efficient skill gains possible for these crafts;
  5. 15 points into Insight of the Blue for maxing out your chance of looting Mystic items;

Taking these talents enables the drop of Mystic items from enemies and treasures in the Dragon Isles, which will make your regular gameplay more profitable by default. Becoming better at disenchanting items with Draconic Disenchantment and at farming Rousing elements with Primal Extraction is the icing on the cake which makes these talents great for passively making gold.

8.2.

Best Enchanting Talents for Wand and Rod Crafting

  1. 10 points into Rods, Runes, and Ruses for pathing;
  2. 45 points into Rods and Wands for more skill, recipes, and efficiency when crafting rods and wands;
  3. 10 points into Rods, Runes, and Ruses for further pathing;
  4. 30 points into Inspired Devotion for more Inspiration with your gear crafts;
  5. 10 points into Rods, Runes, and Ruses for further pathing;
  6. 30 points into Resourceful Writ for more Resourcefulness with your gear crafts.

When looking towards crafting the best Torch of Primal Awakening Icon Torch of Primal Awakening or Runed Khaz'gorite Rod Icon Runed Khaz'gorite Rod, following this path will help the most, and once done with yours, you can starting completing Crafting Orders for Enchanters focused on other paths.

8.3.

Best Enchanting Talents for Armor and Tool Enchant Mass-Production

  1. 10 points into Enchantment for pathing;
  2. 10 points into Material Manipulation for pathing toward armor and tool enchant nodes;
  3. 30 points into Magical Reinforcement, Artistry, or Adaptive for added efficiency when crafting the enchants they focus on;
  4. 15 points into Material Manipulation for further pathing;
  5. 30 points into your second choice from Magical Reinforcement, Artistry, or Adaptive;
  6. 15 points into Material Manipulation for further pathing;
  7. 30 points into your final choice from Magical Reinforcement, Artistry, or Adaptive;
  8. 20 points into Enchantment for added efficiency.

If you want to focus on enchants that affect armor, such as Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance and tools, such as Enchant Tool - Draconic Inspiration Icon Enchant Tool - Draconic Inspiration, these talents are the ones that boost efficiency of such crafts the most, and also teach some of the recipes.

8.4.

Best Enchanting Talents for Weapon Enchant Mass-Production

  1. 10 points into Enchantment for pathing;
  2. Learn Primal (no knowledge point investment required) for pathing toward weapon enchant nodes;
  3. 10 points into Burning, Earthen, Sophic, Frozen, or Wafting for added efficiency when crafting the enchants they focus on;
  4. 10 points into Primal for pathing;
  5. Pick another category of weapon enchant to focus on, followed by another investment into Primal, and repeat until you have all the weapon enchants you care about;
  6. Finish maxing out Primal for skill and efficiency gains when crafting weapon enchants;
  7. 20 points into Enchantment for added efficiency.

If you want to focus on enchants that affect weapons, such as Enchant Weapon - Burning Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Burning Devotion, these talents are the ones that boost efficiency of such crafts the most, and also teach the high end recipes.

8.5.

Best Enchanting Talents for Illusion Crafting

  1. 10 points into Rods, Runes, and Ruses for pathing;
  2. 30 points into Illusory Goods for more skill, recipes, and efficiency when crafting illusion items;
  3. 10 points into Rods, Runes, and Ruses for further pathing;
  4. 30 points into Inspired Devotion for more Inspiration with your gear crafts;
  5. 10 points into Rods, Runes, and Ruses for further pathing;
  6. 30 points into Resourceful Writ for more Resourcefulness with your gear crafts.

Illusion specialty creates fun cosmetic effects such as Illusory Adornment: Air Icon Illusory Adornment: Air, which will create a glowing effect of the color of the element you enchant yourself with, but only lasts for a few minutes.

You will also learn how to create Khadgar's Disenchanting Rod Icon Khadgar's Disenchanting Rod which has an interesting effect when used on a "willing" party member.

9.

Making Gold with Enchanting in Dragonflight

Ideally, Enchanting allows you to convert cheap materials or unwanted gear into expensive enchants, wands, rods, and other products. Due to its commodity nature of enchants, it is very likely that the market will quickly get loaded with enchants that are only marginally more expensive than the materials used to create them.

When selling endgame gear, making gold with Crafting Orders is very dependent on your server, how many (and how generous) clients you can get for your wares, and on timing the public Crafting Order market. Theoretically the best gold from orders should be found in the middle-to-late part of the week as many crafters will have exhausted their weekly public crafting order quota already but the panic to use what is left of the quota before the weekly reset has not set in yet, either.

Doing orders just before popular raid hours could also be a great goldmaking opportunity, as slackers will want to get their shiny new gear crafted quickly at any cost and thus increase their commission to ensure speed in completion.

When mass-producing and selling enchants, most of your profits will come from timing the market in two steps:

  1. Figure out your server's raid days. Wednesday, Sunday, and Tuesday are the typical candidates. On these days it will be easier to sell consumables for higher prices. To make sure, track the worth of your crafts over time in your server with The Undermine Journal website, and sell during high price periods.
  2. Before leaving the website, search for the materials used in the crafts. Take note of when they are cheapest, and aim to buy during these periods.

Although it sounds simple, most players do not have the patience or knowledge to take advantage of timing the market, and doing so correctly is where your profit will come from in the long term. Buying materials to craft and selling the crafts randomly could actually lead to losing money if you buy high and sell low, so take a little bit of time to understand the market before you dive in!

10.

Changelog

  • 27 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight.
  • 17 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 26 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Removed journal mention.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Guide added.
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