Vanilla / Classic WoW Blacksmithing Guide 1 – 300

 

Introduction

Blacksmithing is one of six crafting professions available to players in Vanilla / Classic WoW. It utilizes metal bars and stones gathered via the Mining skill to craft a variety of goods, including mail and plate armor, weapons, shields, and minor item enhancements. As such, it is one of two natural pairings for the Mining skill (the other being Engineering). If a player chooses to pursue Leatherworking, they will eventually be offered the choice between two proficiencies: Armorsmith and Weaponsmith. In this guide, we will focus on how to level Blacksmithing from 1 – 300 in Vanilla / Classic WoW.

Materials Required

Rough Stone: 210
Coarse Stone: 230
Silver Bar: 5
Bronze Bar: 120
Heavy Stone: 180
Gold Bar: 5
Iron Bar: 200
Green Dye: 30
Steel Bar: 380
Solid Stone: 80
Mithril Bar: 310 if Armorsmith, 270 if Weaponsmith
Dense Stone: 20
Core of Earth: 20 if Armorsmith, up to 40 if Weaponsmith (see substitutes below)
Heart of Fire: Up to 40 if Weaponsmith, substitute for Core of Earth
Breath of Wind: Up to 40 if Weaponsmith, substitute for Core of Earth
Thorium Bar: 390

Skilling Up

Before you begin

To avoid wasting materials, be sure to visit your profession trainer as directed to purchase new skill brackets (Journeyman, Expert, etc.) before reaching level caps. Once your skill level is 200, visit Brikk Keencraft in Booty Bay to learn Artisan Blacksmithing. 

IMPORTANT: Do not get rid of Grinding Stones as you craft them. They are occasionally required as materials for future crafts.

1 – 25

50 Rough Sharpening Stones (50 Rough Stone)

25 – 65

80 Rough Grinding Stones (160 Rough Stone)

Learn Journeyman Blacksmithing

65 – 75

30 Coarse Sharpening Stones (30 Coarse Stone)

75 – 100

100 Coarse Grinding Stones (200 Coarse Stone)

100 – 105

5 Silver Rods (5 Silver Bar, 10 Rough Grinding Stone)

105 – 125

20 Rough Bronze Leggings (120 Bronze Bar)

Learn Expert Blacksmithing

125 – 150

60 Heavy Grinding Stones (180 Heavy Stone)

150 – 155

5 Golden Rods (5 Gold Bar, 10 Coarse Grinding Stone)

155 – 165

10 Green Iron Leggings (80 Iron Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone, 10 Green Dye)

165 – 185

20 Green Iron Bracers (120 Iron Bar, 20 Green Dye)

185 – 200

15 Golden Scale Bracers (75 Steel Bar, 30 Heavy Grinding Stone)

Learn Artisan Blacksmithing

200 – 210

20 Solid Grinding Stones (80 Solid Stone)

210 – 215

5 Golden Scale Bracers (25 Steel Bar, 10 Heavy Grinding Stone)

215 – 235

20 Steel Plate Helms (280 Steel Bar, 20 Solid Grinding Stone)

235 – 250

15 Mithril Coifs (150 Mithril Bar, 90 Mageweave Cloth)

250 – 260

20 Dense Sharpening Stones (20 Dense Stone)

260 – 270

Armoursmiths:

10 Earthforged Leggings (160 Mithril Bar, 20 Core of Earth)

Weaponsmiths:

10 Light Earthforged Blades (120 Mithril Bar, 40 Core of Earth)

OR

10 Light Emberforged Hammer (120 Mithril Bar, 40 Heart of Fire)

OR

10 Light Skyforged Axe (120 Mithril Bar, 40 Breath of Wind)

270 – 275

5 Imperial Plate Belts (60 Thorium Bar)

275 – 295

20 Imperial Plate Bracers (240 Thorium Bar)

295 – 300

5 Imperial Plate Boots (90 Thorium Bar)