WoW Enchanting Guide 1-375
Leveling Enchanting is generally accepted to be one of the more difficult tradeskill tasks in World of Warcraft. This guide is intended to help you make sense of the process and know in advance what you are going to need to succeed.
You gain skill points in Enchanting from two different things:
Disenchanting a green, blue, or purple item, and Enchanting your armor with the Enchants that you have learned. When you Disenchant an item it destroy that item and give you some kind of enchanting reagent.
The reagent Disenchanting yields is dependent on the level and quality of the item being disenchanted.
Green Items typically only disenchant into the following. Occasionally they will yield a shard but its unlikely and shouldn't be counted on.
Blue items are more likely to disenchant into a shard but they are not commonly found in the world and are typically better off sold on the auction house or worn. Epic quality items will not be considered in this guide, as it is unlikely you will disenchant any of those to level.
*Note: The level requirement indications on these are not YOUR level, they are the item level of the item you are disenchanting.
Dusts and Essences
Levels 1-10: A small amount (1-3) of strange dust or a lesser magic essence.
Levels 11-15: A large amount of strange (4-5) dust or a greater magic essence.
Levels 16-20: A large amount of strange dust or a lesser astral essence.
Levels 21-25: A small amount of soul dust or a greater astral essence.
Levels 26-30: A large amount of soul dust or a lesser mystic essence.
Levels 31-35: A small amount of vision dust or a greater mystic essence.
Levels 36-40: A large amount of vision dust or a lesser nether essence.
Levels 41-45: A small amount of dream dust or a lesser eternal essence.
Levels 46-50: A large amount of dream dust or a lesser eternal essence.
Levels 51-55: A small amount of illusion dust or a greater eternal essence.
Levels 56-60: A large amount of illusion dust or a greater eternal essence.
Levels 61-65: A small amount of arcane dust or a lesser planar essence.
Levels 65-70: A large amount or arcane dust or a greater planar essence.
Levels 1-20: A small glimmering shard.
Levels 21-25: A large glimmering shard.
Levels 26-30: A small glowing shard.
Levels 31-35: A large glowing shard.
Levels 36-40: A small radiant shard.
Levels 41-45: A large radiant shard.
Levels 46-50: A small brilliant shard.
Levels 51-60: A large brilliant shard.
Levels 61-65: A small prismatic shard.
Levels 65-70: A large brilliant shard.
This guide will primarily focus on how much of each enchanting reagent you will need at every stage of enchanting to level it all the way up. The recipes required are ones that are trained from the enchanting trainer OR sold on a vendor.
As often as possible shards will not be used as they are much harder to come by. How you aquire items to disenchant is completely up to you. You will find them as quest rewards and as random drops. If you have a lot of gold you can buy them off the auction house.
Below is the estimated amount of each enchanting reagent that you will need to get to 375 enchanting.
Strange Dust - 180
Soul Dust - 90
Vision Dust - 170
Dream Dust - 320
Illusion Dust - 150
Arcane Dust - 650
Lesser Magic Essence - 15
Greater Magic Essence - 25
Lesser Astral Essence - 25
Greater Astral Essence - 2
Lesser Mystic Essence - 25
Greater Mystic Essence - 2
Lesser Nether Essence - 15
Greater Nether Essence - 25
Greater Eternal Essence - 8
Greater Planar Essence - 100
Small Brilliant Shard - 4
Large Brilliant Shard - 8
Large Prismatic Shard - 130
Shadowgem - 1
Irridescent Pearl - 1
Black Pearl - 1
Golden Pearl - 1
Nightmare Vine - 10
Imbued Vial - 10
Primal Might - 1
Copper Rod - 1
Silver Rod - 1
Golden Rod - 1
Truesilver Rod - 1
Arcanite Rod - 1
Fel Iron Rod - 1
Runed Arcanite Rod - 1
Adamantite Rod - 1
Enchanting Leveling Tactics
What follows is the fastest tactic for leveling enchanting. It assumes that you already have all the required enchanting materials. If you're leveling enchanting while you're leveling up your character, however, obviously you aren't going to have all the required materials.
Don't worry, just disenchant the items you find and when you have a stockpile of enchanting materials, reference the guide for how best to use them to maximize your enchanting leveling.
Disenchanting the items will give you skill points as well! Below the Leveling Tactics guide you will find a list of enchanting vendors and trainers where you will learn the required recipes. Enchants marked with a * need to be purchased from a vendor.
1-50 - Disenchanting green quality items (save all your dusts/essences!)
At level 50 train all new available recipes and learn Journeyman Enchanting. Buy a Copper Rod from a Trade Goods Vendor and make a Runed Copper Rod. You will need to go back to the enchanting trainer often to learn new available recipes.
50-75 - Enchant Bracer: Minor Health
*Note: You can re-enchant the same piece of armor over and over again.
75-85 - Enchant Bracer: Minor Deflection
85-100 - Enchant Bracer: Minor Stamina
100-101 - Runed Silver Rod
101-105 - Enchant Bracer: Stamina
105-120 - Enchant Bracer: Minor Agility
120-125 - Enchant Shield: Minor Stamina
At level 125 train Expert Enchanting.
125-130 - Enchant Shield: Minor Stamina
130-150 - Enchant Bracer: Lesser Stamina
150-151 - Runed Golden Rod
151-160 - Enchant Bracer: Lesser Stamina
160-165 - Enchant Boots: Lesser Agility
165-185 - Enchant Bracer: Spirit
185-200 - Enchant Bracer: Strength
200-201 - Runed Truesilver Rod
201-205 - Enchant Bracer: Strength
205-225 - Enchant Bracer: Greater Defense
At 225 train Artisan Enchanting
*Note: The Artisan Enchanting Trainer is located inside of an instance. Gather up as much enchanting materials as possible before you visit him, as you will need to level 225-250 while inside of the instance in order to learn all available recipes.
225-235 - Enchant Gloves: Agility
235-245 - Enchant Chest: Superior Health
245-265 - Enchant Bracer: Strength
From 265 onward recipes acquired from vendors will be used.
*265-290 - Enchant Shield: Greater Stamina
290-291 - Runed Arcanite Rod
*291-300 - Enchant Cloak: Superior Defense
300-301 - Runed Fel Iron Rod
301-305 - Enchant Cloak: Superior Defense
305-315 - Enchant Bracer: Assault
315-325 - Enchant Cloak: Major Armor
325-335 - Enchant Chest: Major Spirit
*335-340 - Enchant Shield: Major Stamina
*340-345 - Superior Wizard Oil
345-350 - Enchant Gloves: Major Strength
*350-351 - Runed Adamantite Rod
351-360 - Enchant Gloves: Major Strength
*360-370 - Enchant Ring: Striking
*370-375 - Enchant Ring: Healing Power
Enchanting Vendors - (the ones you need for this guide)
Mythrin'dir (A) - Darnassus. Sells Enchant Shield: Greater Stamina
Daniel Bartlett (H) - Undercity. Sells Enchant Shield: Greater Stamina
Lorelae Wintersong (A,H) - Moonglade. Sells Enchant Cloak: Superior Defense
Madame Ruby (A,H) - Shattrath . Sells Enchant Shield: Major Stamina and Formula: Superior Wizard Oil
Egomis (A) - The Exodar. Sells Formula: Superior Wizard Oil
Lyna (H) - Silvermoon City. Sells Formula: Superior Wizard Oil
Rungor (H) - Terokkar Forest. Sells Formula: Runed Adamantite Rod
Vodesiin (A) - Hellfire Peninsula. Sells Formula: Runed Adamantite Rod
Ythyar (A,H) - Karazhan. Sells Enchant Ring: Striking (requires The Consortium - Revered)
Almaador (A,H) - Shattrath. Sells Enchant Ring: Healing Power (requires The Sha'tar - Revered)
Enchanting Trainers - Alliance
Betty Quin - Stormwind
Thonys Pillarstone - Ironforge
Taladan - Darnassus
Kudrii - Exodar
Lucan Cordell - Stormwind
Gimble Thistlefuzz - Ironforge
Kitta Firewind - Elwynn Forest
Nahogg - Exodar
Annora - Uldaman
Asarnan - Netherstorm
High Enchanter Bardolan - Shattrath City
Johan Barnes - Hellfire Peninsula
Enchanting Trainers - Horde
Jhag - Orgrimmar
Malcomb Wynn - Undercity
Dolothos - Silvermoon
Magistrix Eredania - Eversong Woods
Godan - Orgrimmar
Lavinia Crowe - Undercity
Sedana - Silvermoon City
Hgarth - Stonetalon Mountains
Annora - Uldaman
Asarnan - Netherstorm
Shattrath City - High Enchanter Bardolan
Felannia - Hellfire Peninsula
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