Engineering is a rather useful skill, for any class, with a whole bunch of interesting items, gadgets, etc.
If you’re a Gnome then you get +15 to your Engineering skill as a racial bonus.
Profession Perk: The Synapse Springs gadget can be attached to your gloves and increases your primary stat by 480 for 10 seconds, once per minute. This makes it a pretty useful “burst on demand” item.
Other perks, besides the special trinkets and fun items, are: engineering goggles that make for a very nice helm (example: Reinforced Bio-Optic Killshades,) Cogwheel helm gems are better than the Jewelcrafters’ own gems (but offer no primary stats,) and fun gadgets to use as enchants for their gloves and belt.
at skill level of 200, you can go and learn one of the two specializations available for Engineering:
- Gnomish Engineering – If you wish to become a Gnomish engineer you will need to complete a short quest chain. This specialization focuses on gadgets.
- Goblin Engineering – Also requires a short quest chain. This specialization focuses on explosive.
You are not locked into one spec or the other. “Talk” to the Book Evil Soothsaying for Dummies in Tanaris to change from one to the other. (Soothsaying for Dummies is now sitting on a table at Bootlegger Outpost. Coordinates are 55,60 next to npc Narain Soothfancy. You need to click it a 2nd time to learn Goblin or Gnomish Engineering after you have paid 150 gold to unlearn the one you don’t want.)
You will also need to renew your membership every two weeks with whichever faction you signed up with. It’s pretty cheap, but you’ll have to remember to take care of it if you go on vacation from WoW for a couple of weeks.
Gold??? Bwahahaha! Engineering was designed to consume gold, lots of gold, not make it. That there hog will cost you around 12-15k just to make. There are various items which are used by other players, and you might sell a hog every week or two, but many Engie items come with Engie skill requirements so won’t sell well. Not saying you can’t make gold with this skill, it’s just hard mode. Other professions are better choices for actually earning and if you want tips on getting more gold (to pay for crafting, gear, donations to the exploded goblin repair fund, or whatever,) grab a copy of WoWcrusher.
Mists of Pandaria
- Zen Master Engineering, skill cap of 600, level up at 500, min level is 80.
- This page will be updated when the new engie recipes are introduced.
Step by Step Engineering Guide
|Skill||Item to be created||Materials to create one item|
1-75, Apprentice Engineer, Requires level 5, Train up at 50+
|30-50:||Handful of Copper Bolts||Copper Bar|
|50-75:||Rough Copper Bomb||2x Rough Blasting Powder
Handful of Copper Bolts
|50||Arclight Spanner||6x Copper Bars|
|The above recipe is used to create a number of items with engineering, and is a necessary tool.|
76-150, Journeyman Engineer, Requires level 10, Train up at 125+
|75-90:||Coarse Blasting Powder||Coarse Stone|
|90-100:||Coarse Dynamite||Coarse Blasting Powder
|100-115:||Clockwork Box||3x Bronze Bar|
|Disassembling the Box will provide an additional skill increase.|
|115-120:||Bronze Tube||2x Bronze Bar|
|120-135:||Standard Scope||Bronze Bar
|125-135:||Heavy Blasting Powder||Heavy Stone|
|125-150:||Whirring Bronze Gizmo||2x Bronze Bar
151-225, Expert Engineer, Requires level 20, Train up at 220+
|145-155:||Bronze Framework||2x Bronze Bar
|155-175:||Explosive Sheep||Bronze Framework
Whirring Bronze Gizmo
2x Heavy Blasting
2x Wool Cloth
|175||Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor||4x Steel Bar|
|175-195:||Solid Blasting Powder||2x Solid Stone|
|195-200:||Mithril Tube||3x Mithril Bar|
|200-215:||Unstable Trigger||Mithril Bar
Solid Blasting Powder
|215-235:||Mithril Casing||3x Mithril Bar|
226-300, Artisan Engineer, Requires level 35, Train up at 275+
|235-250:||Hi-Explosive Bomb||2x Mithril Casing
2x Solid Blasting Powder
|250-260:||Dense Blasting Powder||2x Dense Stone|
|260-280:||Thorium Widget||3x Thorium Bar
|280-300:||Thorium Tube||6x Thorium Bar|
301-375, Master Engineer, Requires level 50, Train up at 350+
|300-310:||Handful of Fel Iron Bolts||Fel Iron Bar|
|310-320:||Elemental Blasting Powder||Mote of Fire
2x Mote of Earth
|310-320:||Fel Iron Casing||3x Fel Iron Bar|
|320-325:||Fel Iron Musket||Heavy Stock
3x Fel Iron Casing
6x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
|325-335:||Adamantite Grenade||4x Adamantite Bar
2x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts
|335-350:||White Smoke Flare||Netherweave Cloth
Elemental Blasting Powder
|350-370:||Handful of Cobalt Bolts||2x Cobalt Bar|
|350-375:||Volatile Blasting Trigger||3x Cobalt Bar
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376-450, GrandMaster Engineer, Requires level 65, Train up at 425+
|375-385:||Overcharged Capacitor||4x Cobalt Bar
|385-390:||Explosive Decoy||Frostweave Cloth
3x Volatile Blasting Trigger
|390-400:||Froststeel Tube||8x Cobalt Bar
|400-405:||Diamond-cut Refractor Scope||Froststeel Tube
2x Handful of Cobalt Bolts
|405-415:||Box of Bombs||5x Saronite Bar
Volatile Blasting Trigger
|415-420:||Mana Injector Kit||12x Saronite Bar
2x Crystallized Water
|420-425:||Noise Machine||2x Froststeel Tube
2x Overcharged Capacitor
of Cobalt Bolts
|425-442:||Handful of Obsidium Bolts||2x Obsidium Bar|
|442-445:||Electrostatic Condenser||4x Obsidium Bar
6x Obsidium Bolt
4x Volatile Earth
|445-460:||Electrified Ether||2x Volatile Air|
451-525, Illustrious GrandMaster Engineer, Requires level 65, Train up at 425+
|460-470:||R19 Threatfinder||6x Obsidium Bar
6x Obsidium Bolt
|460-470:||Safety Catch Removal Kit||10x Obsidium Bar
10x Obsidium Bolt
|470-475:||High Powered Bolt Gun||10x Obsidium Bar
8x Obsidium Bolt
4x Electrified Ether
|475-490:||Lure Master Tackle Box||20x Elementium Bar
4x Handful of Obsidium Bolts
|475-495:||Elementium Toolbox||15x Elementium Bar
12x Volatile Earth
|495-505:||Elementium Dragonling||2x Obsidium Bolt
8x Electrified Ether
16x Elementium Bar
20x Embersilk Cloth
|505-510:||Finely-Tuned Throat Needler||2x Electrified Ether
4x Obsidium Bar
5x Hardened Elementium Bar
|510-515:||Heat-Treated Spinning Lure||Obsidium Bolt
4x Elementium Bolt
|515-525:||Gnomish X-Ray Scope||2x Hardened Elementium Bar
2x Dream Emerald
Congratulations on your 525 Engineering skill!
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