GotWarcraft Profession Guides
These pages are a bit out of date...
The links below will take you to the newer pages which might be somewhat more up to date.
How to get your professions to the level cap ASAP, along with some
info on cool items you can create and how to make some gold with your
All of the main professions have items that
are pretty nice, though the rest of the profession may not be appropriate,
if you're looking for gear. A Warrior has little reason to take Tailoring,
With Cataclysm the skill cap for the skills is 525.
Leveling Alchemy - This
skill will require large numbers of herbs, which you can gather
or buy. Yoiu will be able to create a large variety of useful
potions that will heal, restore mana, slowly regenerate health,
let you move faster or breathe underwater, and so on. Your own
potions have a greater effect on you than on others.
Leveling Blacksmithing -
You will go through a lot of ore (ore becomes metal
bars) to level this profession. You will be able to create all
kinds of weapon and armor and there are some sweet spots where
you can make some decent gold. You will eventually be able to
add sockets to belts, gloves, and bracers which will take gems
that add to your stats. A good skill for Plate armor types, Paladins,
Death Knights, and Warriors.
Leveling Enchanting -
One of the most expensive professions to level, but you can
save a lot of gold by disenchanting items into parts
that you can sell or use. Use this skill to add anhancements
to most of your, or your friends', gear and weapons.
Leveling Engineering -
Very expensive to level, but you will be able to create some
nifty gadgets, including those motorcycles you see some people
riding around in. Mining is a compatible profession, since you
will go through a lot of metal to level this skill.
Leveling Inscription -
Plays best with Herbalism. Not as grimly expensive to level as
some of the others, but you will go through a lot of herbs. Create
glyphs, cool magic items, and some enchants. It's also a decent
Leveling Jewelcrafting - You
can be your own Tiffany Diamonds Company. Well, not quite, but
you will be able to cut all kinds of interesting gems and make
some nice jewelry. This skill plays well with Mining, since you
will "prospect" the ore for your gems.
Leveling Leatherworking - Plays
best with skinning. There are a bazillion skinnable mobs in WoW,
skin them all and you'll have enough materials to level this
profession cheaply. At the higher levels you can make mail armor
as well as leather, so this skill is great for Rogues, Druids,
Shamen, and Hunters.
Levelng Tailoring - Save
all that cloth that you're collecting as you level up as you
can use it to level your Tailoring skill. Mages, Priests, and
Warlocks can create some nice armor and gear with this skill.
Yes, you're a flower picker. Here's where to go and what to pick
to get your skill up. Note that you will also gain a heal and haste
effect with this skill. A nice little gold maker, too.
Leveling Skinning -
Also a fine gold making skill. The skins can also be used in leatherworking
and a couple of other skills. With a bazillion mobs to skin in the
game you will never run out of skins to sell or use. This skill also
builds your crit rating.
- Another good skill
for earmning gold. Your ores are used by blacksmiths, engineers,
Jewelcrafters, and sometimes others. Mning also builds your stamina,
probably from swinging that heavy pick around all day.