Wow Engineering Guide

engineeringThis Wow WoD Engineering Leveling Guide helps you level your Engineering from 1-700 the fastest possible way. This WoD Engineering Guide focuses on the least possible materials to level your Engineering from 1 - 700.

If you're leveling Engineering with your level 1 new toon then follow the guide below starting with Apprentice. If your starting Engineering and your toon is 90+ then skip down to the WoD section if you want to.


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Approximate Materials for Levels 1 - 300


Train for Apprentice Engineering

Level Item Materials
1 - 30 30 Rough Blasting Powder
  • 30 Rough Stone
30 - 50 20 Handful of Copper Bolts
  • 20 Copper Bar


Train for Journeyman Engineering

Level Item Materials
50 - 65 15 Rough Copper Bomb
  • 15 Handful of Copper Bolts
  • 30 Rough Blasting Powder
65-85 20 Coarse Blasting Powder
  • 20 Coarse Stone
85-95 15 Coarse Dynamite
  • 15 Coarse Blasting Powder
  • 15 Linen Cloth
95-100 5 Silver Contact
  • 5 Silver Bar
100-125 13 Clockwork Box
  • 39 Bronze Bar
Disassemble the Clockwork Box for 1 skill point per box.

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Train for Expert Engineering

Level Item Materials
125-135 10 Heavy Blasting Powder
  • 10 Heavy Stone
135-150 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo
  • 30 Bronze Bar
  • 15 Wool Cloth
150-160 10 Gold Power Core
  • 10 Gold Bar
160-170 10 Iron Strut
  • 20 Iron Bar
170-175 5 Gyrochronatom
  • 5 Iron Bar
  • 5 Gold Power Core
175-185 10 Solid Blasting Powder
  • 20 Solid Stone
185-195 10 Iron Grenade
  • 10 Iron Bar
  • 10 Heavy Blasting Powder
  • 10 Silk Cloth
195-200 5 Mithril Tube
  • 15 Mithril Bar


Train for Artisan Engineering

Level Item Materials
200-215 15 Unstable Trigger
  • 15 Mithril Bar
  • 15 Mageweave Cloth
  • 15 Solid Blasting Powder
215-235 30 Mithril Casing
  • 90 Mithril Bar
235-250 15 Hi-Explosive Bomb
  • 30 Mithril Casing
  • 15 Unstable Trigger
  • 30 Solid Blasting Powder
250-260 10 Dense Blasting Powder
  • 20 Dense Stone
260-280 20 Thorium Widget
  • 60 Thorium Bar
  • 20 Runecloth
280-300 20 Thorium Tube
  • 120 Thorium Bar

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Approximate Materials Needed for Levels 300 - 600


Train for Master Engineering

Level Item Materials
300-310 15 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
  • 15 Fel Iron Bar
310-313 5 Fel Iron Casing
  • 15 Fel Iron Bar
313-320 14 Elemental Blasting Powder
  • 14 Mote of Fire
  • 28 Mote of Earth
320-325 5 Fel Iron Bomb
  • 5 Fel Iron Casing
  • 5 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
  • 5 Elemental Blasting Powder
325-335 10 Adamantite Grenade
  • 40 Adamantite Bar
  • 20 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
  • 10 Elemental Blasting Powder
335-350 15 White Smoke Flare
  • 15 Elemental Blasting Powder
  • 15 Netherweave Cloth
Click the White Smoke Flare link above for the White Smoke Flare recipe vendors, then select the "sold by" tab. It really is worth it to buy this recipe rather than making any other items.


Train for Grand Master Engineering

Level Item Materials
350-365 15 Handful of Cobalt Bolts
  • 30 Cobalt Bar
365-375 10 Volatile Blasting Trigger
  • 30 Cobalt Bar
  • 10 Crystallized Water
375-385 10 Overcharged Capacitor
  • 40 Cobalt Bar
  • 10 Crystallized Earth
385-390 5 Explosive Decoy
  • 5 Frostweave Cloth
  • 15 Volatile Blasting Trigger
390-400 10 Froststeel Tube
  • 80 Cobalt Bar
  • 10 Crystallized Water
400-405 10 Hyperspeed Accelerators
  • 10 Tinker's Kit
405-410 10 Nitro Boosts
  • 10 Tinker's Kit
410-420 15 Mind Amplification Dish
  • 15 Tinker's Kit
420-425 5 Noise Machine
  • 10 Froststeel Tube
  • 10 Overcharged Capacitor
  • 16 Handful of Cobalt Bolts

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Train for Illustrious Grand Master Engineering

Level Item Materials
425-442 17 Handful of Obsidium Bolts
  • 34 Obsidium Bar
442-445 1 Electrostatic Condenser
  • 4 Obsidium Bar
  • 6 Handful of Obsidium Bolts
  • 4 Volatile Earth
445-460 15 Electrified Ether
  • 30 Volatile Air
460-470 2 R19 Threatfinder
  • 12 Obsidium Bar
  • 12 Handful of Obsidium Bolts
  • 4 Alicite
470-475 1 High-Powered Bolt Gun
  • 10 Obsidium Bar
  • 8 Handful of Obsidium Bolts
  • 4 Electrified Ether
475-495 4 Elementium Toolbox
  • 60 Elementium Bar
  • 48 Volatile Earth
495-500 1 Elementium Dragonling
  • 2 Handful of Obsidium Bolts
  • 8 Electrified Ether
  • 16 Elementium Bar
  • 20 Embersilk Cloth


Train for Zen Master Engineering

Level Item Materials
500-530 30 Ghost Iron Bolts
  • 90 Ghost Iron Bar
530-550 35 High-Explosive Gunpowder
  • 35 Ghost Iron Bar
550-555 5 Tinker's Kit
  • 10 High-Explosive Gunpowder
  • 10 Ghost Iron Bolts
  • 10 Windwool Cloth
555-575 4 Ghost Iron Dragonling
  • 32 Ghost Iron Bolts
  • 16 High-Explosive Gunpowder
  • 48 Windwool Cloth
580-595 15 Thermal Anvil
  • 120 Ghost Iron Bolts
  • 90 High-Explosive Gunpowder
595-600 1 Mist-Piercing Goggles
  • 8 Ghost Iron Bolts
  • 2 Spirit of Harmony


Level 600 Awesome Recipes

Depleted-Kyparium Rocket

  • 12 Living Steel
  • 200 Kyparite
  • 3 Orb of Mystery
  • 12 High-Explosive Gunpowder
  • 12 Spirit of Harmony
  • 20 Ghost Iron Bolts

Geosynchronous World Spinner

  • 12 Living Steel
  • 12 Trillium Bar
  • 12 Spirit of Harmony
  • 20 Ghost Iron Bolts
  • 3 Orb of Mystery


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Draenor Engineering Level 1 – 700

  1. Loot the Burned-out Hand Cannon (Horde) or Gnomish Location Trasponder (Alliance).
  2. Complete the quests – 3 for Horde and 2 for Alliance.
  3. You will now have Draenor Engineering and Garrison Blueprint: Engineering Works, Level 1.
    • Draenor Engineering will upgrade your max Engineering skill to 700 and teach you to make Secrets of Draenor Engineering (Engineering Works currency).
    • The Engineering Works Blueprints enables you to build an Engineering Works in your Garrison.

*Another option for Engineering is to buy Draenor Engineering in Warspear or Stormshield for 100g. This will increase your max Engineering skill to 700 but it will not provide the Garrison Blueprint to build your own Engineering Works.


Recipes to Level from 1 – 600

Draenor Engineering provides the Gearspring Parts recipe as well as basic Engineering recipes that give skill points up to level 600. If you’re new to Engineering and 90+ then you can create any of the recipes below over and over until you hit 600 in Engineering.


Recipes to Level from 600 – 700

We suggest doing the following in order.

  1. Create 7 work orders per day for your Gearspring supply.
  2. Create 1 Gearspring Parts every day for 19 days.
  3. Create 7 Stealthman 54. This recipe uses the least mats and make these 1st because after level 628 the Stealthman only provides 1 skill point.
  4. Create 1 Secrets of Draenor Engineering per day for 19 days and do these 2nd because they go green at 650.
  5. *Create 7 Mechanical Scorpids.

*For these remaining levels you will need to use 1 Secrets of Draenor Engineering and use it to buy the recipe at the Engineering Works. The most cost effective recipe is the Mechanical Scorpid and it grants 5 skill points so you should only need to create about 7. You can also choose to create anything else you might want for the last few levels.

Approximate mats needed are:

It breaks down like this:

7 Mechanical Scorpid = 210 Gearspring Parts / 11 parts per day (7 from work orders and 4 you make) = 19 days

  • 7 Stealthman 54 = 28 skill points
  • 19 Secrets of Draenor Engineering = 19 skill points
  • 19 Gearspring Parts = 19 skill points
  • 7 Mechanical Scorpids = 35 skill points

In about 19 days you should have leveled up to 700. If you have a level 2 or follower in your Engineering Works that would increase gearspring production to 18 Gearspring Parts per day. This would reduce days to level but will increase the number of scorpids you'll need to make.


Garrison Building: Engineering Works

  • Level 1 allows the production of Engineering items and 7 work orders.
  • Level 2 allows followers with the Engineering trait to work there, providing a bonus and doubles the amount of work orders to 14.
  • Level 3 allows 21 work orders.

Work Orders convert 2 True Iron Ore and 2 Blackrock Ore to 1 Gearspring Parts in 4 hours. This increases to 2 if you have a follower in your Engineering Works.


See our Followers with Profession Traits page for info on where to get the followers you need.


By borss

i found myself out of a certain material without getting to the point where the guide says, just too inaccurate to be useful


By pwn


Please let us know where you ran into trouble so we can update this guide. The material list is an approximate list because the proc rate when making yellow and green items is not always exact. If you let us know which mats you were short on, we will update. Thank you for commenting!


By Legit


At 300 skill. You have us make 15 handful of bolts, then make us use 5, and then you tell us to use 20 when we only have 10.


By pwn


Correct, you can either create or purchase the remaining 10 needed and the amount listed in the "approximate material" section includes the Fel Iron needed if you do decide to make them. We did this because after level 310, Fel Iron Bolts no longer provide any xp so buying them off the AH might be a better choice in some instances (depending on cost).


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By bordruh

Safety Catch Removal Kit is yellow at 470 and does not provide +5.


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By James Seddon

While following this in patch 5.4.8 the Safety Catch Removal Kit turns yellow at 470 and green at 473 meaning that the suggested amount of required materials is way off and this recipe probably isn't the best choice for 470 to 475. The High-Powered Bolt Gun however rewards 5 skill points at 470 and requires about the same amount of materials. -2 Handful of Obsidium Bolts +4 Electrified Ether.


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By James Seddon

Also, while following this in patch 5.4.8 the Thermal Anvil turns yellow at 575, meaning you will need to make 15 of them not 5 to get to 595. Looking at the other recipes available at this level from the trainer this is still best one to use you will just need 90 Ghost Iron bolts and 120 High-Explosive Gunpowder.


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