WotLK Engineering 1-450 Guide
Engineering in WotLK Classic is still the most in-demand and useful profession for most classes. It provides great bonuses and allows you to create all kinds of devices that can come in handy in battle. In this guide, we will tell you how to level up Engineering in the WoW Wrath of the Lich King expansion, indicate the locations of craft trainers, list its features, and much more.
General information about the profession
To develop Engineering and craft various devices/tools, ore, metal ingots, and stones are used. Leveling up Engineering can be quite expensive if you buy all the necessary materials on the auction, so we recommend combining it with Mining. This way, you will save a lot of money and level up two professions simultaneously. In the future, you will be able to mine the resources you need for crafting and/or sell them on the auction.
Overall, Engineering can be described as a very popular profession that allows you to create explosives and unique devices that significantly enhance your character's effectiveness. It will be useful regardless of the type of content you are mastering: PvP or PvE.
How to learn engineering in WoW WotLK - Profession levels and tutors
Engineering has several levels of profession development:
Apprentice and Journeyman: You can learn basic engineering skills from any craft trainers in the capital cities of your faction. When you reach a major city, talk to the city guard and ask him to show you where the desired trainer is located. In the case of engineering, select the dialogue options "Profession Trainer" -> "Engineering". After that, a marker will appear on the map, indicating the location of the desired trainer.
Artisan: To level up your crafting skill beyond 300, you need to go to an engineering trainer in Outland or Northrend. There, you can develop your mastery up to level 375.
Master: To level up the profession from 375 to 450, go to Northrend and talk to one of the Grand Master engineers. You can see where to find these NPCs below.
Required Resources for Engineering Upgrade 1-450 in WotLK Classic
Here's a list of materials you'll need to level up Engineering from 1 to 450. Note that this is an approximate list and the amount of materials required may vary depending on your crafting success.
Materials from Classic and Outland locations:
- 90 x Rough Stone
- 50 x Copper Bar
- 50 x Coarse Stone
- 50 x Silver Bar
- 60 x Heavy Stone
- 24 x Bronze Bar
- 40 x Gold Bar
- 8 x Iron Bar
- 4 x Steel Bar
- 90 x Solid Stone
- 95 x Mithril Bar
- 15 x Mageweave Cloth
- 40 x Dense Stone
- 130 x Thorium Bar
- 30 x Runecloth
- 45 x Fel Iron Bar
- 10 x Elemental Fire
- 20 x Elemental Earth
- 30 x Netherweave Cloth
- 40 x Adamantite Bar
Materials from Northrend:
- 340 x Cobalt Bar
- 27 x Crystallized Water
- 18 x Crystallized Earth
- 260 x Saronite Bar
- 10 x Eternal Air
- 2 x Eternal Shadow
- 2 x Eternal Water
- 2 x Eternal Fire
Engineering Skills (1-300)
|Level||Crafting Item||Required Materials|
|1-40||Coarse Blasting Powder||1 x Coarse Stone|
|40-50||Handful of Copper Bolts||1 x Copper Bar|
|50||Copper Modulator||6 x Copper Bar|
|51-65||Copper Tube||2 x Copper Bar, 1 x Weak Flux|
|65-75||Heavy Blasting Powder||1 x Copper Tube, 1 x Handful of Copper Bolts, 1 x Wooden Stock|
|75-95||Heavy Blasting Powder||1 x Heavy Stone|
|95-125||Silver Contact||1 x Silver Bar|
|125-145||Solid Blasting Powder||1 x Solid Stone|
|145-150||Big Bronze Bomb||2 x Solid Blasting Powder, 3 x Bronze Bar, 1 x Silver Contact|
|150-170||Gyrochronatom||1 x Gold Bar, 1 x Iron Bar, 1 x Gold Power Core|
|170-175||Iron Grenade||4 x Steel Bar|
|176-195||Mithril Casing||2 x Mithril Bar|
|195-200||Unstable Trigger||1 x Mithril Bar, 1 x Mageweave Cloth, 1 x Solid Blasting Powder|
|210-225||Mithril Gyro-Shot||1 x Mithril Bar, 1 x Solid Blasting Powder|
|225-235||Mithril Shell||3 x Mithril Bar|
|235-245||Hi-Explosive Bomb||2 x Mithril Casing, 1 x Unstable Trigger, 2 x Solid Blasting Powder|
|245-250||Mithril Gyro-Targeter||2 x Mithril Bar, 2 x Solid Blasting Powder|
|250-260||Dense Blasting Powder||2 x Dense Stone|
|265-285||Thorium Widget||3 x Thorium Bar, 1 x Runecloth|
1 x Thorium Bar, 1 x Dense Blasting Powder
Engineering Skills (300-350)
|Level||Crafting Item||Required Materials|
|300-310||Handful of Fel Iron Bolts||1 x Fel Iron Bar, 30 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts (see note)|
|310-320||Fel Iron Casing||40 x Elemental Blasting Powder (see note), 5 x Fel Iron Casing (see note), 1 x Elemental Flux, 2 x Mote of Earth, 3 x Fel Iron Bar|
|320-325||Fel Iron Bomb||1 x Fel Iron Casing, 2 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder|
|325-335||Adamantite Grenade||4 x Adamantite Bar, 2 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts, 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder|
|335-350||White Smoke Flare (see note)||1 x Netherweave Cloth, 1 x Elemental Blasting Powder|
- Handful of Fel Iron Bolts: Each crafted from 1 Fel Iron Bar.
- Elemental Blasting Powder: Each crafted from 2 Mote of Fire and 1 Mote of Earth.
- Fel Iron Casing: Each crafted from 3 Fel Iron Bar.
- White Smoke Flare: The recipe is sold by dealer vendors in Outland.
Below you will find useful information and notes on crafting items while leveling engineering from 300 to 350:
Skill level 300-310 – the items we recommend crafting between skill levels 300 and 310 will be useful to you in the future. Make them now while they still allow you to level up your engineering skill.
Skill level 310-320 – the items we recommend crafting between skill levels 310 and 320 will be useful to you in the future. Make them now while they still allow you to level up your engineering skill.
Skill level 335-350 – to quickly and cheaply level up your profession from 335 to 350, you need to obtain the recipe Schematic: White Smoke Flare. It is sold by one of four NPCs:
- Captured Gnome - Zangarmarsh, Zabra'jin (Horde only)
- Feera - The Exodar (Alliance only)
- Jhordy Lapforge - Silvermoon City (Horde only)
- Dealer Jadyan - neutral vendor in Shattrath City.
Engineering Upgrade (350-450) in Wrath of the Lich KingBefore starting to develop engineering using high-level materials, visit one of the great engineering masters in Northrend and improve your skills to gain the ability to level up your profession to 450.
|Level||Crafting Item||Required Materials|
|350-375||Unstable Explosive||3 x Cobalt Bar, 1 x Crystallized Water|
|375-385||Overcharged Capacitor||1 x Cobalt Bar, 4 x Crystallized Earth|
|385-390||Explosive Decoy||1 x Frostweave Cloth , 3 x Unstable Explosive|
|390-405||Iceblade Arrow||8 x Cobalt Bar, 1 x Crystallized Water|
|400-405||Diamond-cut Refractor Scope||1 x Iceblade Arrow, 2 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts|
|405-410||Bombardier's Box||5 x Saronite Bar, 1 x Unstable Explosive|
|410-415||Mammoths' Cutters||1 x Saronite Bar, 1 x Unstable Explosive|
|415-425||Saronite Razorheads||2 x Saronite Bar|
|425-426||MOLL-E||8 x Saronite Bar, 8 x Eternal Air|
|426-435||Noise Machine||2 x Iceblade Arrow, 2 x Overcharged Capacitor, 8 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts|
|435-449||Gnomish Army Knife||Saronite Bar, Skinning Knife, Mining Pick, Blacksmith Hammer|
|449-450||Wormhole Generator: Northrend||8 x Titansteel Bar, 2 x Eternal Shadow, 2 x Eternal Water, 2 x Eternal Fire, 2 x Eternal Air|
Notes on Engineering in NorthrendBelow you will find useful information and notes on crafting items while leveling Engineering from 350 to 450:Skill level 350-375 – the items we recommend making between skill levels 350 and 375 will be useful to you in the future. If you follow our guide, make at least 82 Cobalt Bolts and 14 Unstable Triggers. Skill level 375-385 – the items we recommend making between skill levels 375 and 385 will also be useful to you in the future (make a minimum of 18 of them). Make them now while they still allow you to level up your engineering. Skill level 390-405 – the items we recommend making between skill levels 390 and 405 will also be useful to you in the future (make a minimum of 18 of them). Make them now while they still allow you to level up your engineering. Skill level 400-405 – if you haven't leveled your profession to 405 yet, make another Iceblade Arrow and 1 Diamond-cut Refractor. Keep doing this until you reach 405 Engineering skill.
WotLK Classic engineering specializationsEngineering has several specializations, each with its own features.
Gnomish EngineeringTo obtain the "Gnomish Engineering" specialization, you need to complete the "Show Your Work" quest. The goal of the quest is to bring the following items to an NPC:
- 6 x Mithril Tube
- 1 x Accurate Scope
- 2 x Advanced Target Dummy
Items available for crafting with this specialization
Gnomish Engineering allows you to craft various fun items that do not provide any combat advantages:
- Gnomish X-ray Specs
- Arrow with an Icy Tip
Goblin EngineeringTo obtain the "Goblin Engineering" specialization, you need to complete the "Show Your Work" quest. The goal of the quest is to bring the following items to an NPC:
- 20 x Big Iron Bomb
- 20 x Solid Dynamite
- 5 x Explosive Sheep
Items available for crafting with this specializationGoblin Engineering allows you to craft explosives, which can be quite useful in battles against monsters and other players:
- Ultra-Flash Shadow
- Reflector Exploding Shot
How to change your Engineering specialization in Wrath of the Lich King?In the WotLK expansion, changing your specialization is quite easy. You can switch between Goblin and Gnomish Engineering without any penalties or the need to level up your profession from scratch. All you need to do is talk to Narain Soothfancy in the Cartel Market (Tanaris) and pay him 150 gold.After you have given up your previous specialization, use the "Soothsaying for Dummies" book item to choose a new direction for your Engineering. The book is located on a table in Narain Soothfancy's house.
Engineering bonuses in WotLK ClassicEngineering allows you to create a multitude of unique devices and gadgets that significantly enhance your hero's efficiency. Additionally, engineers can create accessories, helmets, explosives, and enchantments, which once again proves that engineer is the best choice for any player. However, remember that engineering gadgets stop working if you abandon the profession.Enhancements for Engineers:
- Neurological Amplifier: +45 Stamina and the ability to control minds;
- Flexweave Underlay: +23 Agility and reduced falling damage;
- Springy Arachnoweave: +27 Spell Power and reduced falling damage;
- Rocket-Powered Grieves: allows you to deal AOE fire damage at range;
- Hyperspeed Accelerators: +340 Haste rating;
- Reinforced Titanium Framework: +885 Armor;
- Spinal Healing Injector: allows you to heal yourself or a friendly target for a substantial amount;
- Nitro Boosts: +24 Critical Strike rating and increased movement speed.
- Gnomish Army Knife: combines all engineering tools into one item and also grants the ability to resurrect a dead ally;
- Wormhole Generator: Northrend: allows travel to Northrend;
- MOLL-E: portable mailbox;
- Jeeves: a robot that grants access to vendors, repairs, and bank.
- Saronite Bomb;
- Mighty Charge of the Eternals.
- Flying Machine Control: flying mount with a 150% flying speed;
- Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control: flying mount with a 280% flying speed;
- Alliance Chopper: two-seater ground mount;
- Horde Motorcycle: two-seater ground mount.