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WoW WotLK Engineering Guide

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In Wrath of the Lich King (WotLK), the Engineering profession is still considered one of the best and most enjoyable professions because of its unique nature and the advantages players get from this profession.


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If you're new to World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, you then need to level your professions in the game, especially in Classic or Burning Crusade Classic. You will find a lot of leveling guides on our leveling guides page.


This guide is specifically prepared for the players who are just starting out with the Engineering profession in WotLK, including a brief introduction about the profession, required materials for Engineering, some professional trainers, leveling, specializations, bonuses and rewards, and best-pairing profession. Let's get started!


Engineering Profession in WotLK

Engineering is a really common profession because it gives a tonne of innovative tools and explosives that considerably improve your performance as a whole. Because of the numerous benefits engineering provides, it is frequently thought to be the strongest profession among all the other professions in WotLK. Some raid groups even consider engineering to be a requirement.


Just like the real world, Engineering in WotLK is primarily a crafting and building profession that may help you in producing a wide range of useful things, such as high-level epic helms, weapons, bullets, arrows, and scopes. Many hunters will find engineering valuable, but engineers will also find objects of interest to other classes due to their capabilities to craft several useful items. For example,  Harvesting "clouds", the Mechano-hog, and the Mekgineer's Chopper are some of the Engineering profession examples.


Required Engineering Materials

To give you a sense of the work, we provide an approximate number of materials you'll need to finish this leveling path of the Engineering profession. You might have more than one method to level your skills when you approach the yellow (or worse, green) difficulty levels. There are numerous ways to customize your journey in the last few stages, so it is advised to pick how you want to earn those final points. Take this more of a suggestion or a recommended list than a precise formula of numbers to carefully follow because they will vary depending on your luck with skill-ups.


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Note: Check the lists before getting rid of crafts because some recipes will need things you've already crafted. Moreover, some recipes can only be learned via drops or vendors rather than being taught by trainers.


Here are the needed materials for Engineering leveling:

 300x Cobalt Bar

 350x Saronite Bar

 20x Volatile Blasting Trigger

 10x Frostweave Cloth

 10x Crystallized Earth

 15x Crystallized Water

 10x Borean Leather

 10x Eternal Shadow

 20x Skinning Knife

 20x Mining Pick

 20x Blacksmith Hammer



After achieving Engineering level 200, players can choose between 2 specializations. They are Gnomish and Goblin engineering, respectively. To select their specialization, players must finish a quest.


At any given time, you can only have one specialization. However, you can also change your specialization in the game. Whether players will be able to switch their specialization for a price of 150g like some other professions is unknown at this time. You can get loads of WotLK gold at an affordable price from our shop.


The players will need to totally unlearn Engineering in order to switch specializations. Any previously taught recipes are erased, requiring a new Engineering level and the repetition of all those recipes.


Gnomish Engineering

You must successfully finish the mission Show Your Work in order to become a Gnomish Engineer. This requires that you gather:

6x Mithril Tube Icon Mithril Tube

1x Accurate Scope Icon Accurate Scope

2x Advanced Target Dummy Icon Advanced Target Dummy


Goblin Engineering

You also must finish the task Show Your Work in order to advance to the rank of Goblin Engineer. This requires that you turn in:

20x Big Iron Bomb Icon Big Iron Bomb

20x Solid Dynamite Icon Solid Dynamite

5x Explosive Sheep Icon Explosive Sheep



Engineering Professional Trainers

Any engineering trainer, which is present in major cities, may teach you engineering. Ask any city guard for directions when you get to a big city, and then select the Engineering trainer option under the vocations area. By doing this, you may quickly locate them and acquire Engineering skills. It will also highlight their location on your map.


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You must talk with a Master Engineering trainer in Northrend or Outland if you want to train beyond skill level 300. You can train up to level 375 in engineering by training with a Master.


Grand Master

You must travel to Northrend and speak with a Grand Master Engineering trainer if you want to learn engineering beyond skill level 375. You will be able to reach your Engineering skill cap of 450 with this type of training in WotLK. Looking to level your Engineering profession quickly? You can buy professional and fast WotLK boost from a reliable site.


Alliance Engineering Trainers

Tisha Longbridge in Howling Fjord and Valgarde

Sock Brightbolt in Borean Tundra and Valiance Keep


Horde Engineering Trainers

Jamesina Watterly in Howling Fjord and Vengence Landing

Chief Engineer Leveny in Borean Tundra and Warsong Hold


Neutral Engineering Trainers

Timofey Oshenko in Dalaran and Crystalsong Forest

Didi the Wrench (Goblin Engineering) in Dalaran and Crystalsong Forest

Binkie Brightgear in Icecrown and Argent Tournament Grounds


Bonuses and Rewards

In the field of engineering, there are several uniques enchants, gizmos, and gadgets that enhance your character in multiple ways. Please remember that if you get rid of Engineering, these gadgets are lost. Engineering is a powerful profession option because, in addition to the enchants mentioned below, engineers can make a variety of items, helmets, and explosives to further enhance your character.


Unique Enchants

Head —> Mind Amplification Dish

Boots   —> Nitro Boosts

Cloak —> Springy Arachnoweave, Flexweave Underlay

Gloves —> Reticulated Armor Webbing, Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket, Hyperspeed Accelerators

Belt  —> Frag Belt, Personal Electromagnetic Pulse Generator


BoP Glasses

Plate Tank —> Armored Titanium Goggles

Plate Tank  —> Charged Titanium Specs

Mail Physical DPS  —> Truesight Ice Blinders

Mail Caster  —> Electroflux Sight Enhancers


The Engineering profession can also create mounts like Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control and Flying Machine Control. The Mekgineer's Chopper and Mechano-hog mounts from WotLK Engineering, however, are BoE. Thus, you can trade them in the Auction house or with various players.


Finally, we should mention that Engineering is unquestionably the BiS option for all classes and nearly all specializations in the game due to its distinctive enchantments and useful gadgets. In both PvP and PvE, they look pretty good.


Best Pairing Profession With Engineering

Mining is considered the best-paired profession with Engineering. Engineering is mainly a crafting profession that uses ores, metals, and stone to craft. Combining it with Mining can be beneficial because it can be quite expensive to train and maintain, especially early on when materials will be more expensive. You won't have to purchase materials from the auction house if you mine for them instead. Mining and engineering are frequently combined because it is simpler to obtain the necessary materials. However, if you're a new player, you'll discover that, depending on your class and position, engineering matches well with other major professions. Having an alt who can harvest materials for you or, if you have the gold to spare, buying them from the Auction House is a terrific option if you intend to have two primary professions. Looking for a Mining guide? Make sure to visit our WotLK Mining Guide.


Final Words

In WotLK, Engineering has always been a fun profession with tons of cool tools. After reading this thorough guide, you can make explosives, grenades, weapons, resurrection knives, and rocket boots, to name a few things, if you level it properly. We've covered everything you need to know about the WotLK Classic Engineering profession, as this profession became even more fascinating in Wrath of the Lich King. There's always much to learn about this vast WotLK game.

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