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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These pages are a bit out of date...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 skills.

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, for example.

With Cataclysm the skill cap for the skills is 525.


Main Professions

  • 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 money maker.

  • 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.

Gathering Professions

  • Leveling Herbalism - 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.

  • Mining - 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.

Secondary Professions

  • Leveling First Aid - If you don't cast your own heals then this is an essential skill. If you ever run out of mana at the end of a fight and need some healing then you might want it, as well.

  • Leveling Cooking - You can cook up lots of interesting foods, some of which will buff various stats. These buffs stack with those of any of the above skills, as well as with other buffs.

  • Fishing - Cast out a line and catch... weeds. If you skill is high enough for the area that you're fishing then you will catch more fish than weeds. The fish can be used in cooking recipes and some can be used by Alchmists (eg: Oily Blackmouth.) Lures will increase your fishing skill for a few minutes. We do not have a fishing guide at this time.

  • Leveling Archeology - Learn about the lore of the world and find strange new artifacts. This skill is new to Cataclysm.

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