WoW Inscription Guide 1-525

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This WoW Inscription guide (updated for 4.3) will help you level your skill from 1-525 while trying to help you save gold and level up in the best way possible. If you find yourself running low on gold while doing this guide take a look at this Gold Guide for all the info you need to make tons of gold.

When you see “Your Pick” in the guide below that means that you should select any orange glyph to make or yellow if there are none that are orange to you anymore, as will be the case in a few instances. Make sure to train often so that you are making the best glyphs for you to level off of.

Sections:

Milling
Inscription 1-150
Inscription 150-250
Inscription 250-350
Inscription 350-425
Inscription 425-525

Milling

In order to get supplies for Inscription you’ll need to buy some and mill some. Below is a list of the herbs you will need to mill to get certain pigments. These pigments will be used to create inks to use to create glyphs and scrolls.

Alabaster Pigment: Peacebloom, Earthroot, Bloodthistle, and Silverleaf

Dusky Pigment: Bruiseweed, Swiftthistle, Briarthorn, Stranglekelp, and Mageroyal

Golden Pigment: Liferoot, Kingsblood, Wild Steelbloom, and Grave Moss

Emerald Pigment: Khadgar’s Whisker, Goldthorn, Wintersbite, and Fadeleaf

Violet Pigment: Blindweed, Arthas’ Tears, Firebloom, Purple Lotus, Gromsblood, Ghost Mushroom, and Sungrass

Silvery Pigment: Golden Sansam, Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage, Plaguebloom, and Icecap

Nether Pigment: Ragveil, Terocone, Ancient Lichen, Nightmare Vine, Netherbloom, Mana Thistle, Felweed, and Dreaming Glory

Azure Pigment: Icethorn, Lichbloom, Fire Leaf, Fire Seed, Constrictor Grass, Tiger Lily, Adder’s Tongue, Deadnettle, Goldclover, and Talandra’s Rose

Ashen Pigment: Cinderbloom, Stormvine, Azshara’s Veil, Heartblossom, Twilight Jasmine, and Whiptail

Inscription 1-150

Here is the guide…

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft)
1-17 Ivory Ink 1 Alabaster Pigment
17-35 Scroll of Intellect/Stamina/or Spirit 1 Ivory Ink/1 Light Parchment
35-54 Moonglow Ink 2 Alabaster Pigment
54-75 Enchanting Vellum 1 Moonglow Ink/2 Light Parchment
75-80 Midnight Ink 2 Dusky Pigment
80-101 Your Pick 3 Midnight Ink/1 Light Parchment
101-105 Lion’s Ink 2 Golden Pigment
105-126 Your Pick 3 Lions Ink/1 Common Parchment
126-129 Dawnstar Ink 1 Burnt Pigment
129-147 Your Pick 3 Lions Ink/1 Common Parchment
147-150 Strange Tarot 2 Dawnstar Ink/1 Common Parchment

 

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Inscription 150-250

Continuing on! At this point if you are feeling a lack of gold already I suggest you look at this gold guide because you have a long ways to go until 525!

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft)
150-155 Jadefire Ink 2 Emerald Pigment
155-197 Your Pick 3 Jadefire Ink/1 Common Parchment
197-200 Arcane Tarot 2 Royal Ink/1 Common Parchment
200-205 Celestial Ink 2 Violet Pigment
205-247 Your Pick 3 Celestial Ink/1 Heavy Parchment
247-250 Your Pick 3 Celestial Ink/1 Heavy Parchment

 

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Inscription 250-350

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft)
250-255 Shimmering Ink 2 Silvery Pigment
255-260 Scroll of Spirit V 1 Shimmering Ink/2 Heavy Parchment
260-290 Your Pick 3 Shimmering Ink/1 Heavy Parchment
290-305 Ethereal Ink 2 Nether Pigment
305-350 Your Pick 3 Ethereal Ink/1 Resilient Parchment

 

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Inscription 350-425

Moving along, as you go through this guide, as with any profession guide, you’ll find it keeps getting more expensive! Take a look at this gold making guide if you are running low on gold.

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft)
350-355 Ink of the Sea 2 Azure Pigment
355-360 Scroll of Spirit VII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment
360-365 Scroll of Intellect VII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment
365-370 Scroll of Strength VII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment
370-375 Scroll of Agility VII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment
375-380 Snowfall Ink 2 Icy Pigment
380-385 Glyph of Ice Lance 1 Ink of the Sea/1 Resilient Parchment
385-386 Northrend Inscription Research 3 Ink of the Sea/1 Snowfall Ink/5 Resilient Parchment
386-400 Your Pick 3 Ink of the Sea/1 Resilient Parchment
400-405 Scroll of Stamina VIII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment
405-410 Scroll of Spirit VIII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment
410-415 Scroll of Intellect VIII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment
415-420 Scroll of Strength VIII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment
420-425 Scroll of Agility VIII 1 Ink of the Sea/2 Resilient Parchment

 

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Inscription 425-525

If you need help getting enough gold to finish off take a look at this gold making guide.

From 500-522 make sure to use your cooldown on Forged Documents.

Projected Skill Item Components Required (per craft) Notes
425-445 Blackfallow Ink 2 Ashen Pigment Continue to make this until 450 if you don’t get enough to complete the next steps.
445-450 Scroll of Intellect IX 1 Blackfallow Ink/2 Resilient Parchment
450-455 Scroll of Protection IX 1 Blackfallow Ink/2 Resilient Parchment
455-460 Scroll of Spirit IX 1 Blackfallow Ink/2 Resilient Parchment
460-465 Scroll of Stamina IX 1 Blackfallow Ink/2 Resilient Parchment You can also make Adventurer’s Journal from 460-475 (or longer) instead.
465-470 Scroll of Strength IX 1 Blackfallow Ink/2 Resilient Parchment
470-475 Scroll of Agility IX 1 Blackfallow Ink/2 Resilient Parchment
475-485 Inferno Ink 2 Burners Embers If you don’t have the Burning Embers you can just make Dust of Disappearance all the way to 500 if you want to.
485-490 Dust of Disappearance 2 Blackfallow Ink
490-500 Manual of the Planes 2 Inferno Ink/2 Volatile Water/2 Volatile Air/2 Volatile Earth/2 Volatile Fire/10 Resilient Parchment
500-505 Runescroll of Fortitude II 5 Inferno Ink/5 Resilient Parchment
505-511 Runed Dragonscale 8 Inferno Ink/24 Volatile Life/6 Volatile Fire/1 Deathwing Scale Fragment
511-520 Dungeoneering Guide 10 Resilient Parchment/8 Inferno Ink/24 Volatile Life/6 Volatile Water
520-525 Tattooed Eyeball 12 Inferno Ink/36 Volatile Life/12 Volatile Water/1 Preserved Ogre Eye

 

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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.