Engineering Power Leveling Guide 1-425

Engineering Power Leveling Guide

This guide is intended to help you level Engineering as quickly as possible. Recipes in bold are considered the best option for that particular range. The recipes chosen have been optimized to use the lowest amount of ingredients. Occasionally recipes with the more common materials are included as an alternative. Engineering is designed on the principal of building parts which are combined into a larger item. In situations where one crafted item could be worked into another crafted item, I have favored that recipe. This guide tries to capitalize on that idea to reduce overall material costs.

In any situation where there are multiple choices you are free to select the recipe that is easier for you. Just bear in mind that some items are used later in the progression, which impacts your choices later. More than most professions, Engineering is heavily skewed towards likely skill points (yellow difficulty) rather than guaranteed skill points (orange difficulty). This usually increases the needed ingredients, something you might want to plan for when shopping. I have included ranges in the materials column to compensate for overages. In particular, when a recipe becomes yellow to you I've doubled the materials needed for that portion of the skill points. Your mileage may vary.

Good Luck!

Skill Range Recipe Ingredients
1-30 Rough Blasting Powder 40 rough stone
30-50 Handful of Copper Bolts
(need 30 for later use)
30 copper bars
55-65 Copper Tube
(need 10 for later use)
20 copper bars
65-75 Rough Boomstick OR Crude Scope 10 Wooden Stock or 10 Malachite +
Uses 10 Copper Tubes + 10 Copper Bolts
75-90 Coarse Blasting Powder 20 coarse stone
90-95 Copper Modulator
(needed for later use)
5 copper bar + 5 linen cloth + Uses 10 copper bolts
95-100 Silver Contact
(need 5 for later use)
5 silver bars
100-105 Target Dummy 5 bronze bar + 5 wool cloth
Uses 10 copper bolts + 5 copper modulators
105-115 Bronze Tube
(a marketable quest item)
30-40 bronze bars
(need 5-10 tubes for later use)
115-120 Standard Scope 5 moss agate + Uses 5 bronze tubes
120-125 Standard Scope OR Small Bronze Bomb 5 moss agate + Uses 5 bronze tubes
OR 10 bronze bar + 5 wool cloth
Uses 20 coarse blasting powder + 5 silver contacts
125-135 Heavy Blasting Powder
(need 10-20 for later use)
20-40 heavy stone
135-150 Whirring Bronze Gizmo 30-60 bronze bars + 15-30 wool cloth
150-160 Blue Firework* 10-20 heavy leather +
Uses 10-20 heavy blasting powder
160-170 Iron Strut OR Gold Power Core
(need 5 for later use)
10-20 gold bars OR 20-40 iron bars
170-175 Gyrochronatom
(a marketable quest item)
5 iron bars + Uses 5 gold power cores
175-190 Solid Blasting Powder
(need 50 for later use)
120 solid stone
190-195 Iron Grenade 5-10 iron bars + 5-10 silk cloth
Uses 5-10 heavy blasting powder
195-200 Mithril Tube
(used in Gnome Engineering specialization quest)
15-30 mithril bars
200-215 Unstable Trigger
(make 30 for later use)
(a marketable quest item)
15-30 mithril bars + 15-30 mageweave
Uses 15-30 solid blasting powder
215-235 Mithril Casing
(a marketable quest item)
90 mithril bars
(make 30 for next step)
230-250 Hi-Explosive Bomb
(a marketable quest item)
Uses 30-60 mithril casing + 30-60 solid blasting powder + 30-60 unstable triggers
250-260 Dense Blasting Powder 20-40 dense stone
260-280 Thorium Widget
(a marketable faction item)
60 thorium bars + 20 runecloth
280-300 Thorium Tube
(a faction/quest item)
120-150 thorium bars
300-305 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts 50 fel iron bars (need 50 for later recipes)
305-315 Elemental Blasting Powder AND Fel Iron Casing 24 mote of earth + 12 mote of fire AND 45 fel iron bars
315-325 Fel Iron Bomb wait until all parts above are made Use 30 fel iron bolts + 15 elemental blasting powder + 15 fel iron casings
325-335 Adamantite Grenade 40 adamantite bars + 10 elemental blasting powder + 20 fel iron bolts
335-345 White Smoke Flare** 20 elemental blasting powder + 20 netherweave cloth
345-350 Adamantite Scope 80 adamantite bars + 20 golden draenite
350-360 Handful of Cobalt Bolts (make 44 bolts for later recipes 40-50 cobalt bars
360-365 Volatile Blasting Trigger (make 70 for later recipes) 105 cobalt bars + 35 crystallized water
365-375 Cobalt Frag Bomb Uses 20 cobalt bolts and 10 volatile blasting triggers
375-380 Overcharged Capacitor (marketable quest item) 20 cobalt bars + 5 crystallized earth
380-390 Explosive Decoy 15 frostweave cloth + 45 volatile blasting triggers
390-398 Froststeel Tube 96 cobalt bar + 12 crystallized water
398-405 Diamond-cut Refractor Scope Uses 12 froststeel tubes + 24 cobalt bolts
405-415 Box of Bombs 75 saronite bars + 15 volatile blasting triggers
415-425 Mana Injector Kit 180 saronite bars + 30 crystallized water

* Purchase the Blue Firework recipe from Gearcutter Cogspinner in Ironforge or Sovik in Orgrimmar.
** Purchase the White Smoke Flare recipe from the Captured Gnome at Zabra'jin or Feera at The Exodar

Read our Engineering Beginner's Guide