WoW Blacksmithing Guide 1-525

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This WoW Blacksmithing Guide (updated for 4.3) will help you level all the way from 1-525. If are are power leveling through this guide as quickly as possible you’ll find that you’ll need lots of gold, how much depends on your server. Look at this Gold Guide if you find you need more gold.

Sections:
Blacksmithing Introduction
Blacksmithing 1-100
Blacksmithing 100-200
Blacksmithing 200-300
Blacksmithing 300-375
Blacksmithing 375-455
Blacksmithing 455-525

Blacksmithing Introduction

To start blacksmithing you’ll first need to train the skill so head to a large city, seek out a blacksmithing trainer (ask a guard), and train “Apprentice Blacksmith”. To make many blacksmithing items you will need to have a “Blacksmith Hammer” in your inventory. You can buy this hammer from a blacksmithing supplies vendor (there should be one near where you trained). You will also have to be near an anvil in order to make many blacksmithing items, this can be found near blacksmithing trainers.

The components of blacksmithing are mainly derived from mining. You’ll need to use lots of metal bars, which are smelted by miners, to make items. If you are not a miner you can buy everything you need from the auction house, but it can get expensive. If you decide to mine for all your supplies it can get time consuming.

Blacksmithing 1-100

The beginning levels of blacksmithing are easy. Keep in mind the “Amount to Craft” is just an estimate.

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components (per single craft)
1-35 Rough Sharpening Stone 41 1 Rough Stone
35-65 Rough Grinding Stone 38 2 Rough Stone
65-75 Coarse Sharpening Stone 14 1 Coarse Stone
75-87 Coarse Grinding Stone 15 2 Coarse Stone
87-100 Runed Copper Belt 13 10 Copper Bar

 

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Blacksmithing 100-200

Continuing on….

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components (per single craft)
100-107 Silver Rod 7 1 Silver Bar/2 Rough Grinding Stone
107-110 Rough Bronze Leggings 3 6 Bronze Bar
110-125 Rough Bronze Shoulders 15 5 Bronze Bar/1 Coarse Grinding Stone
125-137 Heavy Grinding Stone 14 3 Heavy Stone
137-155 Rough Bronze Leggings 22 6 Bronze Bar
155-165 Green Iron Leggings 10 8 Iron Bar/1 Heavy Grinding Stone/1 Green Dye
165-200 Green Iron Bracers 36 6 Iron Bar/1 Green Dye

 

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Blacksmithing 200-300

Moving along…by now you’ve probably noticed the patterns becoming more complex and the components more expensive. Remember the “Amount to Craft” is just a number provided to give you an idea of how many items you’ll need. If you find you are running low on gold take a look at this gold guide.

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components (per single craft)
200-215 Golden Scale Bracers 15 5 Steel Bar/2 Heavy Grinding Stone
215-235 Heavy Mithril Gauntlet 23 6 Mithril Bar/4 Mageweave Cloth
235-250 Mithril Coif 15 10 Mithril Bar/6 Mageweave Cloth
250-260 Dense Sharpening Stone 33 1 Dense Stone
260-265 Heavy Mithril Boots 7 14 Mithril Bar/4 Thick Leather
265-270 Imperial Plate Belt 5 10 Thorium Bar/6 Rugged Leather
270-300 Imperial Plate Bracers 32 12 Thorium Bar

 

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Blacksmithing 300-375

You will need to buy some blacksmithing formulas from vendors (v) in order to follow the next portion of the guide. See the table below for where to buy them.

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components (per single craft)
300-310 Fel Iron Plate Gloves 10 4 Fel Iron Bar
310-320 Fel Iron Chain Gloves 10 5 Fel Iron Bar
320-325 Fel Iron Chain Bracers 5 6 Fel Iron Bar
325-330 Fel Iron Chain Tunic 5 9 Fel Iron Bar
330-340 Adamantite Cleaver (v) 10 8 Adamantite Bar
340-350 Lesser Ward of Shielding (v) 24 1 Adamantite Bar
350-360 Cobalt Belt or Cobalt Boots or Cobalt Skeleton Key 10 4 Cobalt Bar
360-370 Cobalt Triangle Shield or Cobalt Bracers or Cobalt Shoulders 10 4 Cobalt Bar
370-375 Cobalt Gauntlets 5 5 Cobalt Bar

 

Vendor (v) Purchasable Formulas: Here are the most convenient places to buy these formulas.

Formula Place to Buy for Horde Place to Buy for Alliance Faction Required
Plans: Adamantite Cleaver Aaron Hollman, Lower City, Shattrath City Aaron Hollman, Lower City, Shattrath City n/a
Plans: Lesser Ward of Shielding Rohok, Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula Mari Stonehand, Wildhammer Stronghold, Shadowmoon Valley n/a

 

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Blacksmithing 375-455

If you are getting low on gold check out this Gold Guide for help. Be sure to craft at least 80 of the Folded Obsidium because you will need them for later in the guide.

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components (per single craft)
375-380 Cobalt Gauntlets 5 5 Cobalt Bar
380-385 Spiked Cobalt Boots 5 7 Cobalt Bar
385-390 Spiked Cobalt Shoulders 5 7 Cobalt Bar
390-395 Notched Cobalt War Axe 5 10 Cobalt Bar
395-400 Spiked Cobalt Legplates 5 12 Cobalt Bar
400-405 Horned Cobalt Helm 5 8 Cobalt Bar
405-410 Tempered Saronite Shoulders 5 12 Saronite Bar
410-415 Deadly Saronite Dirk 5 7 Saronite Bar/2 Crystallized Air
415-420 Tempered Saronite Gauntlets 5 14 Saronite Bar
420-425 Titanium Rod 5 2 Saronite Bar/1 Titanium Bar
425-455 Folded Obsidium 80 2 Obsidium Bar

 

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Blacksmithing 455-525

Projected Skill Item Amount to Craft Components (per single craft)
455-458 Stormforged Gauntlets 1 6 Folded Obsidium/8 Volatile Earth
458-459 Redsteel Gauntlets 1 3 Folded Obsidium
459-462 Stormforged Gauntlets 1 6 Folded Obsidium/8 Volatile Earth
462-465 Redsteel Belt 3 4 Folded Obsidium/1 Volatile Earth
465-470 Decapitator’s Razor 1 20 Folded Obsidium/8 Volatile Earth
470-475 Obsidium Bladespear 1 12 Folded Obsidium/10 Volatile Earth/4 Volatile Fire
475-480 Cold-Forged Shank 1 15 Folded Obsidium/6 Volatile Earth/4 Volatile Water
480-490 Obsidium Executioner 2 10 Folded Obsidium/10 Elementium Bar/6 Volatile Earth
490-502 Stormforged Helm 4 20 Elementium Bar/8 Volatile Earth
502-511 Redsteel Breastplate 3 15 Elementium Bar/15 Volatile Earth
511-520 Vicious Ornate Pyrium Belt (v) 9 10 Elementium Bar/10 Volatile Water
520-525 Vicious Ornate Pyrium Shoulders (v) 5 12 Elementium Bar/10 Volatile Water

 

Vendor (v) Purchasable Formulas: Here are the most convenient places to buy these formulas.

Formula Place to Buy for Horde Place to Buy for Alliance Faction Required
Plans: Vicious Ornate Pyrium Belt Kuldar Steeltooth, Dragonmaw Port, Twilight Highlands or Blacksmithing Supplies Vendor in any major city Brundall Chiselgut, Highbank, Twilight Highlands or Blacksmithing Supplies Vendor in any major city n/a
Plans: Vicious Ornate Pyrium Shoulders Kuldar Steeltooth, Dragonmaw Port, Twilight Highlands or Blacksmithing Supplies Vendor in any major city Brundall Chiselgut, Highbank, Twilight Highlands or Blacksmithing Supplies Vendor in any major city n/a

 

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IMPORTANT: If you're looking to make a lot of gold, you can make thousands easily by reading my favorite gold guide.