WoW Dragonflight Blacksmithing guide: How to learn, Knowledge points, Reagents & best leveling paths

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WoW Dragonflight Blacksmithing is a bit different than in previous expansions. Let’s get into how to level the profession, how knowledge points work, and the best leveling paths.

Professions have had a fairly major overhaul in WoW’s newest expansion Dragonflight.

While there are still plenty of viable professions to grind away at, Blacksmithing is still arguably the best one for both the awesome gear and weaponry, as well as the nice amount of gold you can make yourself.

Let’s get into how Blacksmithing works in Dragonflight, and what the new Knowledge point system is.

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WoW Dragonflight revamps the Blacksmithing profession.

WoW Dragonflight Blacksmithing: How to learn

Although Blacksmithing has received some changes, at its core, it’s still the same as it’s always been. Blacksmithing is the art of crafting objects using steel, iron, and others by forging the metal through hammering, heating cutting, and bending.

Those who learn Blacksmithing can create Plate Armor, Weapons, Profession Equipment, and Consumables. If you are looking to pick up Blacksmithing in the Dragon Isles, head to any one of these NPCs for a chat:

  • Kholmar Sunrunner of the Inn in Wingrest Embassy, players who already have Blacksmithing learned will be offered the quest Dragon Isles Blacksmithing.
  • Metalshaper Kuroko in The Obsidian Enclave in Valdrakken.
  • Custodian Vernagos in Camp Antonidas in the Azure Span.
  • Gringot Coldsteel in the Obsidian Throne in the Waking Shores.
  • Farrier Uugan in Teerakai in Ohn’ahran Plains.

Blacksmithing has changed a bit, as now every recipe can be learned by skill 50, and players who level the skill beyond 50 will gain bonuses to their skill level in crafting by allowing them to craft better Weapons and Armor.

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WoW Dragonflight Blacksmithing: Knowledge points

Each profession in Dragonflight now has its own Specialization tree. Players use Knowledge points to unlock different branches of the Specialization tree, which is unlocked when you hit level 25 when in a profession.

Here are the known ways to earn Knowledge points:

  • Profession Quests: Complete Blacksmithing quests and earn Knowledge. These are unlocked at level 68 along with World Quests when the campaign is completed.
  • First Time Crafts: Crafting a recipe for the very first time will grant +1 Knowledge, as well as an Artisan’s Mettle.
  • One-Time Treasure: Exploring the world and picking up a one-time treasure will grant players a certain amount of Knowledge.
  • Draconic Treatise on Blacksmithing – A Bind-on-Pickup Inscription item that can be crafted through Work Orders, limited to 1 per week.
  • Dusty Blacksmith’s Diagrams – Purchase from Rabul in Valdrakken for 100/150/200 Artisan’s Mettle near the Crafter’s Orders area which awards you +10 Knowledge. Each time you purchase this item, it gets more expensive. You are required to have various levels of Artisan’s Consortium reputation, depending on which item you are purchasing.
  • Dragon Shard of Knowledge – After completing The Master of Their Craft in Ohn’ahran Plains, you will be given a repeatable turn-in based on your profession to reward you 3 Knowledge Points and 50 Artisan’s Mettle.

Blacksmithing is looking to be potentially the most important profession due to the new focus on end-game armor, and the ability to craft high item-level gear.

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WoW Dragonflight launched on November 28, 2022.

WoW Dragonflight Blacksmithing: Reagents

Getting comfortable with the various reagents used for crafting will be key to anybody who wants to be a serious Blacksmith in World of Warcraft.

Reagents are obtained typically by the Mining skill. Here are the Ore, Crafted Reagents, and Dragon Riding materials you’ll come across:

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Ore

  • Serevite Ore: the basic Dragonflight ore, Miners can find this all over the Dragon Isles easily.
  • Draconium Ore: found in the Dragon Isles, trained Miners will become familiar with this ore.
  • Khaz’gorite Ore: a rare find while mining Dragon Isles ore.

Crafted Reagents

  • Frostfire Alloy: an alloy that uses Awakened Frost as a reagent.
  • Infurious Alloy: an Ire-infused alloy.
  • Primal Molten Alloy: one of the new smelted bars, alloys are now the key reagents in high-level plans.
  • Obsidian Seared Alloy: these Epic alloys must be crafted at the Earth Warder’s Forge in Dragonbane Keep.

Dragonriding

  • Prototype Explorer’s Barding Framework: new Dragonriding customizations can be learned by having a Leatherworker craft bardings using this reagent.
  • Prototype Regal Barding Framework: used by Leatherworkers, this reagent allows for new Dragonriding customizations.

WoW Dragonflight Blacksmithing: Best leveling paths

Blacksmiths can level primarily either Armor or Weapons, although there can be some overlapping. Either way, you’ll be able to get to level 50 with relative ease.

Here is our guide for leveling 1 – 50 with Armor.

Blacksmithing Level 1 – 50 Armor

Here are the crafting items you’ll need:

  • Primal Flux: 122
  • Draconium Ore: 148
  • Serevite Ore: 84
  • Khaz’gorite Ore: 100
  • Awakened Earth: 25
  • Awakened Fire: 25

And here is what you’ll need to craft:

Skill levelItemQuantityMaterials Required
1 – 4Draconium Blacksmith’s Hammer14 Primal Flux, 2 Draconium Ore, 10 Serevite Ore
4 – 7Explorer’s Plate Bracers12 Primal Flux, 3 Draconium Ore, 8 Serevite Ore
7 – 10Explorer’s Plate Boots12 Primal Flux, 3 Draconium Ore, 10 Serevite Ore
10 – 16Explorer’s Plate Chestguard24 Primal Flux, 6 Draconium Ore, 10 Serevite Ore
16 – 22Draconium Blacksmith’s Toolbox26 Primal Flux, 6 Draconium Ore, 20 Serevite Ore
22 – 25Draconium Leatherworker’s Knife14 Primal Flux, 3 Draconium Ore, 12 Serevite Ore
25 – 50Primal Molten Alloy2525 Awakened Earth, 25 Awakened Fire, 100 Primal Flux, 125 Draconium Ore, 100 Khaz’gorite Ore

Blacksmithing Level 1 – 50 Weapons

Here are the items you’ll need:

  • Primal Flux: 132
  • Draconium Ore: 144
  • Serevite Ore: 82
  • Khaz’gorite Ore: 100
  • Awakened Earth: 25
  • Awakened Fire: 25

And here is what you’ll need to craft:

Skill LevelItemQuantityMaterials Required
1 – 7Draconium Blacksmith’s Hammer28 Primal Flux, 4 Draconium Ore, 20 Serevite Ore
7 – 10Draconium Pickaxe14 Primal Flux, 2 Draconium Ore, 10 Serevite Ore
10 – 16Draconium Sickle28 Primal Flux, 4 Draconium Ore, 20 Serevite Ore
16 – 22Draconium Skinning Knife28 Primal Flux, 6 Draconium Ore, 20 Serevite Ore
22 – 25Draconium Leatherworker’s Knife14 Primal Flux, 3 Draconium Ore, 12 Serevite Ore
25 – 50Primal Molten Alloy2525 Awakened Earth, 25 Awakened Fire, 100 Primal Flux, 125 Draconium Ore, 100 Khaz’gorite Ore

Blacksmithing Level 50 – 100 Armor

Here are the items you’ll need:

  • Awakened Earth: 10
  • Awakened Fire: 10
  • Primal Flux: 280
  • Draconium Ore: 50
  • Khaz’gorite Ore: 840
  • Artisan’s Mettle: 4,500
  • Serevite Ore: 2,000
  • Spark of Ingenuity: 20
  • Primal Chaos: 600
  • Primal Molten Alloy: 280

Here is what to craft:

Skill levelItemQuantityMaterials Required
50 – 55Primal Molten Alloy (This recipe will be yellow, so it may take more than five crafts)55 Awakened Earth, 5 Awakened Fire, 20 Primal Flux, 25 Draconium Ore, 20 Khaz’gorite Ore
55 – 60Primal Molten Alloy (This recipe will be green, so it will absolutely take more than five crafts)55 Awakened Earth, 5 Awakened Fire, 20 Primal Flux, 25 Draconium Ore, 20 Khaz’gorite Ore
60 – 80Khaz’gorite Blacksmith’s Toolbox (This recipe uses large amounts of Artisan’s Mettle. If running short, you can substitute this with Primal Molten Vambraces)204,500 Artisan’s Mettle, 240 Primal Flux, 800 Khaz’gorite Ore, 2,000 Serevite Ore
80 – 100Primal Molten Vambraces2020 Spark of Ingenuity, 600 Primal Chaos, 280 Primal Molten Alloy

Blacksmithing Level 50 – 100 Weapons

Here is a list of items you’ll need:

  • Awakened Earth: 10
  • Awakened Fire: 10
  • Primal Flux: 280
  • Draconium Ore: 50
  • Khaz’gorite Ore: 840
  • Artisan’s Mettle: 4,500
  • Serevite Ore: 2,000
  • Spark of Ingenuity: 20
  • Primal Chaos: 1,600
  • Primal Molten Alloy: 340

Here is what you’ll need to craft:

Skill LevelItemQuantityMaterials Required
50 – 55Primal Molten Alloy (This recipe will be yellow, so it may take more than five crafts)55 Awakened Earth, 5 Awakened Fire, 20 Primal Flux, 25 Draconium Ore, 20 Khaz’gorite Ore
55 – 60Primal Molten Alloy (This recipe will be green, so it will absolutely take more than five crafts)55 Awakened Earth, 5 Awakened Fire, 20 Primal Flux, 25 Draconium Ore, 20 Khaz’gorite Ore
60 – 80Khaz’gorite Blacksmith’s Toolbox (This recipe uses large amounts of Artisan’s Mettle. If you find yourself running short, you can substitute with Primal Molten Longsword)204,500 Artisan’s Mettle, 240 Primal Flux, 800 Khaz’gorite Ore, 2,000 Serevite Ore
80 – 100Primal Molten Longsword2020 Spark of Ingenuity, 1,600 Primal Chaos, 340 Primal Molten Alloy

Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way to mastering Blacksmithing in no time.

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Here is the rest of our Dragonflight coverage:

How to get Dragonflight Twitch drops | How to get more Vigor | Best Dragonriding abilities and how to unlock them | WoW Dragonflight level up fast guide | Evoker class guide | Dragonriding glyph locations | Full patch notes for Dragonflight

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