WoW Engineering Guide 1-525

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This Engineering Guide (updated for patch 4.3) was created to help you level through 1-525 in the quickest way possible. Engineering can be a bit pricey so if you find yourself low on gold check out this Gold Guide for tips on how to make lots of gold. This guide was tested before it was posted but if you find any problems or have any suggestions leave a comment!


Sections:
Engineering Introduction
Engineering 1-116
Engineering 116-220
Engineering 220-300
Engineering 300-375
Engineering 375-425
Engineering 425-525

Engineering Introduction

To start you’ll have to go to a major city and seek out an engineering trainer (just ask a guard for directions). Once you find the trainer train “Apprentice Engineering” and you are ready to begin!

The supplies for engineering are found in a variety of places, some of the supplies are from mining and smelting, while others are found at vendors and off of mobs. Some of the items required by some engineering formulas are actually created through other engineering formulas so pay attention to the chart and where it says “Keep” or “Sell” because you will need many items to make others as you level up.

In order to make some items in this guide you will have to create an “Arclight Spanner” and a “Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor” these items are not consumed in the recipes you need them for, so hold onto at least one of each of them!

I’ve listed the “Components Required” in the guide and to clear up any confusion this is the components listed to make one item.

 

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Engineering 1-116

The first 100 or so levels of just about every tradeskill are the easiest and cheapest levels to level up, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft) Sell or Keep
1-30 Rough Blasting Powder 1 Rough Stone Keep
30-50 Handful of Copper Bolts 1 Copper Bar Keep
50-51 Arclight Spanner 6 Copper Bar Keep
51-75 Rough Copper Bomb 2 Rough Blasting Powder/1 Handful of Copper Bolts Sell
75-90 Coarse Blasting Powder 1 Coarse Stone Keep
90-100 Coarse Dynamite 1 Coarse Blasting Powder/1 Linen Cloth Sell
100-116 Clockwork Box 3 Bronze Bar Use

 

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Engineering 116-220

Moving on! If you are buying everything for the guide you might run low on gold, check out this gold making guide if that happens.

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft) Sell or Keep
116-120 Bronze Tube 2 Bronze Bar Keep
120-125 Standard Scope 1 Bronze Tube/1 Moss Agate Sell
125-140 Heavy Blasting Powder 1 Heavy Stone Keep
140-160 Big Bronze Bomb 2 Heavy Blasting Powder/3 Bronze Bar/1 Silver Contact Sell
160-175 Iron Strut 2 Iron Bar Sell
175-176 Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor 4 Steel Bar Keep
176-190 Solid Blasting Powder 2 Solid Stone Keep
190-205 Big Iron Bomb 3 Iron Bar/3 Heavy Blasting Powder/1 Silver Contact Sell
205-220 Unstable Trigger 1 Mithril Bar/1 Mageweave Cloth/1 Solid Blasting Powder Keep

 

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Engineering 220-300

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft) Sell or Keep
220-235 Mithril Casing 3 Mithril Bar Keep
235-250 Hi-Explosive Bomb 2 Mithril Casing/1 Unstable Trigger/2 Solid Blasting Powder Sell
250-260 Dense Blasting Powder 2 Dense Stone Keep
260-290 Thorium Widget 3 Thorium Bar/1 Runecloth Sell
290-300 Thorium Tube 6 Thorium Bar Sell

 

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Engineering 300-375

Since the release of the Wrath of the Lich King leveling from 300-375 has gotten a whole lot easier with the addition of new formulas. Now in comparison to the high end levels of 425-525, this section should seem a lot easier than it once did!

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft) Sell or Keep
300-305 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts 1 Fel Iron Bar Keep
305-310 Fel Iron Casing 3 Fel Iron Bar Keep
310-330 Fel Iron Bomb 1 Fel Iron Casing/2 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts/1 Elemental Blasting Powder Sell
330-340 Adamantite Grenade 4 Adamantite Bar/2 Handful Fel Iron Bolts/1 Elemental Blasting Powder Sell
340-350 Felsteel Stabalizer 2 Felsteel Bar Sell
350-370 Handful of Cobalt Bolts 2 Cobalt Bar Keep
370-375 Volatile Blasting Trigger 3 Cobalt Bar/Crystallized Water Keep

 

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Engineering 375-425

If you are having a hard time keeping up with your demand for gold while doing this guide check out this Gold Guide.

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft) Sell or Keep
375-390 Overcharged Capacitor 4 Cobalt Bar/Crystallized Earth Sell
390-400 Froststeel Tube 8 Cobalt Bar/Crystallized Water Keep
400-405 Diamond Cut Refractor Scope Froststeel Tube/2 Handful of Cobalt Bolts Sell
405-415 Box of Bombs 5 Saronite Bar/Volatile Blasting Trigger Sell
415-425 Mana Injector Kit 12 Saronite Bar/2 Crystallized Water Sell

 

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Engineering 425-525

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft) Sell or Keep
425-442 Handful of Obsidium Bolts 2 Obsidium Bar Keep
442-445 Electrostatic Condenser 4 Obsidium Bar/6 Obsidium Bolts/4 Volatile Earth Sell
445-460 Electrified Ether 2 Volatile Air Keep
460-470 R19 Threatfinder or Safety Catch Removal 6 Obsidium Bar/2 Alicite/6 Obsidium Bolts or 20 Obsidium Bar/20 Obsidium Bolts Sell
470-475 High-Powered Bolt Gun 10 Obsidium Bar/8 Obsidium Bolts/4 Electrified Ether Sell
475-495 Elementium Toolbox 15 Elementium Bar/12 Volatile Earth Sell
495-510 Finely-Tuned Throat Needler 2 Electrified Ether/4 Obsidium Bar/5 Hardened Elementium Bar Sell
510-521 Heat-Treated Spinning Lure 1 Obsidium Bolts/4 Elementium Bar/1 Volatile Fire Sell
521-525 Gnomish X-Ray Scope 2 Hardened Elementium Bar/2 Dream Emerald Sell

 

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