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  • Profitable Leveling Guide: Enchanting 1-525


    This guide shows how to level enchanting from 1-525 in the most profitable manner. The strategy is to craft nothing but profitable recipes, and to fall back to the cheapest crafts when no profitable recipes are available for skilling up. This guide sets you up with the most profitable recipes as well - the rep grinds may seem tedious - but it's all worth it in the end.

    Note: This guide assumes you are part of a level 14 guild with "Working Overtime" (+10 chance to level when crafting).

    To-Do List - Recipes That Require Rep or Dungeon Runs



    Shopping List - Recipes Purchased Off Vendors or at the Auction House

    • : Sold by various vendors.
    • : Purchase at the AH.
    • : Purchase at the AH.
    • : Purchase at the AH.
    • : Sold by Qia in Winterspring.
    • : Purchase at the AH.
    • : very rare and profitable, buy it at the AH.
    • : rare and valuable, buy it at the AH.
    • : Molten Core drop, should be available at the AH.
    • *: You don't NEED this one, but it's nice to have. Skip it if you want.
    • : Sold by Madame Ruby in Shattrath.
    • : Sold by 2 vendors.


    Shopping List

    This is a sample list only. This list will get your to 525 by using a decent mix of profitable recipes.
    • 1 x
    • 10 x (or 3.33 Greater)
    • 80 x (or 26.66 Greater)
    • 48 x (or 16 Greater)
    • 53 x
    • 2 x
    • 2 x
    • 65 x
    • 273 x
    • 44 x
    • 131 x
    • 20 x
    • 39 x
    • 40 x
    • 80 x
    • 88 x
    • 15 x
    • 322 x
    • 17 x
    • 105 x
    • 275 x
    • 80 x
    • 52 x
    • 40 x
    • 897 x
    • 332 x
    • 413 x
    • 10 x
    • 10 x
    • 10 x
    • 1 x
    • 10 x
    • 36 x
    • 54 x
    • 54 x
    • 5 x
    • 90 x
    • 15 x
    • 5 x
    • 84 x


    The Grind

    The X-Y range represents the skill range in which you can level. The multiplier represents the number I recommend crafting.

    • 1-2: | Copper Rod | Strange Dust | Lesser Magic Essence
    • 2-50: 48 x [spell]Enchant Bracer - Minor Health[/spell] | Strange Dust
    • 50-90: 40 x [spell]Enchant Bracer - Minor Health[/spell] | Strange Dust
    • 90-130: 10 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Minor Beastslayer[/spell] | 4 x Strange Dust | 2 x Greater Magic Essence | This it the cheapest red weapon glow in the game. Bark it, sell it.
    • 100-101: 1 x | Silver Rod | 3 x Greater Magic Essence | 6 x Strange Dust
    • 100-150: 10 x [spell]Enchant 2H Weapon - Lesser Intellect[/spell] | 3 x Greater Magic Essence | Yellow glow. Another one to bark.
    • 100-150: 20 x [spell]Enchant 2H Weapon - Minor Impact[/spell] | 4 x Strange Dust | Small Glimmering Shard | Cheap blue glow.
    • 110-155: 10 x[spell]Enchant 2H Weapon - Lesser Spirit[/spell] | Lesser Astral Essence | 6 x Strange Dust | White Glow
    • 140-185: 39 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Lesser Striking[/spell] | 2 x Soul Dust | Large Glimmering Shard | Cheap blue glow. Make these to 180, but don't forget your Runed Golden Rod.
    • 150-151: 1 x | Golden Rod | Iridescent Pearl | 2 x Greater Astral Essence | 2 x Soul Dust
    • 180-225: 50 x [spell]Enchant Bracer - Strength[/spell] | 1 x Vision Dust | This is just so cheap, there's no reason to pass on it. Make these to 225, but don't forget your Runed Truesilver Rod along the way.
    • 200-201: 1 x | Truesilver Rod | Black Pearl | 2 x Greater Mystic Essence | 2 x Vision Dust
    • 225-265: 40 x [spell]Enchant Cloak - Lesser Agility[/spell] | 2 x Lesser Nether Essence | Great for twinks. Cheap to boot!
    • 265-285: 10 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Fiery Weapon[/spell] | 4 x Small Radiant Shard | Essence of Fire
    • 275-315: 40 x [spell]Enchant Chest - Major Health[/spell] | 2 x Small Brilliant Shard | This remains the highest ROI echant in the game. Insanely cheap and a great seller. Green at 315, gray at 335 craft as many as you can.
    • 290-291: 1 x | 1 x Arcanite Rod | 10 x Illusion Dust | 4 x Greater Eternal Essence | 2 x Large Brilliant Shard
    • 290-322: 4 x [spell]Enchant 2H Weapon - Agility[/spell] | 8 x Large Brilliant Shard | 4 x Essence of Air
    • 290-322: 5 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Agility[/spell] | 4 x Large Brilliant Shard | 4 x Essence of Air
    • 290-322: [spell]Enchant Weapon - Strength[/spell] | 4 x Large Brilliant Shard | 4 x Essence of Earth



    At 300 skill you have plenty of profitable leveling options:

    • 300-301: 1 x | 1 x Fel Iron Rod | 4 x Greater Eternal Essence | 6 x Large Brilliant Shard
    • 300-305: 5 x [spell]Nexus Transformation[/spell] | Nexus Crystal
    • 300-325: 5 x [spell]Enchant Chest - Greater Stats[/spell] | 2 x Large Brilliant Shard | 6 x Illusion Dust
    • 300-325: 5 x[spell]Enchant Cloak - Stealth[/spell] | 3 x Small Prismatic Shard | 3 x Greater Planar Essence | 2 x Fel Lotus
    • 300-325: 5 x[spell]Enchant Weapon - Crusader[/spell] | 4 x Large Brilliant Shard | 2 x Crusader Orb
    • 300-325: 5 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect[/spell] | 6 x Large Brilliant Shard | 5 x Greater Eternal Essence | 20 x Illusion Dust
    • 300-325: 5 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Spellpower[/spell] | 4 x Large Brilliant Shard | 6 x Greater Eternal Essence | 2 x Golden Pearl
    • 325-350: 15 x [spell]Enchant Shield - Major Stamina[/spell] | 15 x Arcane Dust | Gap filler. Still profitable as well.
    • 340-365: 5 x [spell]Enchant Boots - Dexterity[/spell] | 8 x Greater Planar Essence | 8 x Arcane Dust
    • 345-367: 14 x [spell]Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats[/spell] | 4 x Large Prismatic Shard | 4 x Arcane Dust | 4 x Greater Planar Essence
    • 345-367: [spell]Enchant Chest - Major Resilience[/spell] | 4 x Greater Planar Essence | 10 x Arcane Dust | This recipe is quite rare, I do recommend selling it, though if you have a healthy population of twinks on your server it may be worthwhile learning this enchant.
    • 350-351: 1 x | 1 x Adamantite Rod | 8 x Greater Planar Essence | 8 x Large Prismatic Shard | 1 x Primal Might
    • 360-377: 8 x [spell]Enchant 2H Weapon - Major Agility[/spell] | 8 x Large Prismatic Shard | 6 x Greater Planar Essence | 20 x Arcane Dust | Great for 70 twinks. Drops off Eredar Deathbringer in the Arcatraz.
    • 360-385: 9 x [spell]Enchant Bracer - Spellpower[/spell] | 6 x Large Prismatic Shard | 6 x Primal Fire | 6 x Primal Water
    • 375-376: 1 x | 1 x Eternium Rod | 6 x Greater Planar Essence | 6 x Arcane Dust
    • 375-390: 14 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Mongoose[/spell] | 6 x Void Crystal | 10 x Large Prismatic Shard | 8 x Greater Planar Essence | 40 x Arcane Dust | Goes green at 385, but this one is pure awesome. Sells very fast
    • 385-405: 5 x [spell]Enchant Staff - Spellpower[/spell] | 12 x Infinite Dust | 2 x Greater Cosmic Essence
    • 385-405: 5 x [spell]Enchant Boots - Icewalker[/spell] | 8 x Infinite Dust | 1 x Crystallized Water
    • 395-415: 15 x [spell]Enchant Shield - Greater Intellect[/spell] | 12 x Infinite Dust
    • 415-435: 5 x [spell]Enchant Gloves - Major Agility[/spell] | 4 x Greater Cosmic Essence | 1 x Dream Shard
    • 420-440: 5 x [spell]Enchant Cloak - Major Agility[/spell] | 8 x Infinite Dust | 2 x Greater Cosmic Essence | 2 x Dream Shard
    • 425-445: 1 x | Titanium Rod | 12 x Infinite Dust | 4 x Greater Cosmic Essence | 2 x Dream Shard
    • 425-450: 24 x [spell]Enchant Chest - Mighty Stats[/spell] | 2 x Lesser Celestial Essence
    • 450-465: 22 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Avalanche[/spell] | 6 x Greater Celestial Essence | 4 x Hypnotic Dust
    • 465-480: 15 x [spell]Enchant Cloak - Intellect[/spell] | 6 x Hypnotic Dust
    • 480-500: 15 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Hurricane[/spell] | 6 x Volatile Air | 6 x Heavenly Shard
    • 485-505: 5 x [spell]Enchant Weapon - Heartsong[/spell] | 3 x Greater Celestial Essence | 3 x Heavenly Shard | 9 x Hypnotic Dust | 3 x Volatile Life
    • 500-520: 10 x [spell]Enchant Off-Hand - Superior Intellect[/spell] | 4 x Greater Celestial Essence | 6 x Hypnotic Dust
    • 510-525: 10 x [spell]Enchant Cloak - Greater Intellect[/spell] | 9 x Hypnotic Dust | 4 x Greater Celestial Essence
    • 510-525: 5 x [spell]Enchant Bracer - Greater Expertise[/spell] | 4 x Hypnotic Dust | 6 x Greater Celestial Essence
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Profitable Leveling Guide: Enchanting 1-525 started by Sterling View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Reverb's Avatar
      Reverb -
      IMO a key part of working with enchanting early on when you have no gold (e.g. you just rolled a new toon and picked the enchanting profession while having no income to buy mats with) is to buy items off the AH, disenchant, and resell to provide an income stream as a fresh toon.
    1. Sihastru's Avatar
      Sihastru -
      I salute the series of Profitable Leveling Guides! It helps re-rollers tremendously whilst also adding some focus.

      I don't particularly agree however with the above comment. In order to buy items for DE you need some money. As far as starting money connected to enchanting goes, I would say that buying Star Wood, Lesser Magic Essence, Strange Dust, Enchanting Vellums and some of the limited quantity recipes from the Enchanting Supplies vendor then selling them on AH is able to help with starting money.

      What I wouldn't agree with also is getting Enchanting on the first toon on a new server (this should be the only situation when you don't have money on a new toon on a given server - when you are not backed up by a main); when rolling your first toon on a different server you need to think of the following:
      - getting mining/ skinning/ herbalism between lvl 1-10 when you should already reach one of the citadels, get to the AH and unload your stacks of ore/ bars/ leather/ herbs while getting runecloth/ netherweave bags and start brokerage with biding on items and selling them for profit.
      - accessibility to most areas
      - easy to solo class
      - knowledge with class mechanics
      - the above is important because your first toon should be able to get to lvl 55 as soon as possible (so that a second toon with fewer level restrictions as far as class levels vs. profession levels go - basically we're talking about being able to open a Death Knight)

      With enchanting on your first toon you will never get to have 1-5k before level 10
      Enchanting however is good on your second toon, the Death Knight as it will use the money collected by your main, while opening more money making possibilities.

      When I said accessibility to most areas I generally meant being able to teleport. Hence, I was talking about a mage. At lvl 24 the mage unlocks the teleports to Undercity, Thunder Bluff, Silvermoon, Orgrimmar (or Darnassus, Exodar, Ironforge, Stormwind or Theramore - yes, Alliance has 5 teleports at lvl 24; Horde gets the 5th at lvl 52 - Stonard). With your main toon a mage lvl 55 it's now easy to get to lvl 60 then fly to Stormspire in Netherstorm for obvious reasons (HSing there is a great strategy too). Until lvl 60 your HS should be Dalaran for the same obvious reasons (we are talking vendored pets )
      Getting into a guild of at least lvl 6 with your main toon is a must as well (for the XP bonus perks). Your first toon on a new server cannot have heirlooms (as you cannot transfer heirlooms cross server, only cross faction - "BoA" actually means "can be transferred to any character on the same account and realm") unless you do character transfer, on which the whole purpose of moving on a new server and starting from scratch is wasted.

      What doesn't seem sane is getting Engineering on your main toon. But that helps with "location, location, location" later on. Being able to teleport to Area 52 in Netherstorm and to Everlook in Winterspring helps for various (good) reasons (I play Horde). But what Engineering is very good with is offering many options with Darkmoon Faire as it has the most craftables used by the returnable DMF quests. Engineering coupled with Inscription makes a very nice pair for a main toon. Inscription will back up the leveling of Engineering, Engineering will open pets and other trade goods, and DMF will be a joke. I look forward to seeing how it will be changed come 4.3.

      I am sorry for the rant.
      In conclusion, congratulations once again for the series, and no, I don't agree with getting Enchanting on your first toon on any server,
      when you have no gold (e.g. you just rolled a new toon and picked the enchanting profession while having no income to buy mats with)
      . On your second toon, that's fine, since you will have the money to level it with no stress.
    1. Reverb's Avatar
      Reverb -
      I would flip vendor recipes/low value bids for starter capital, then use that gold to buy items to be disenchanted as it is very much an economy of scale operation.
    1. Atterana's Avatar
      Atterana -
      Could have used this a while ago! Nice guide, +rep ^^
    1. Justbuyit's Avatar
      Justbuyit -
      Hey, Im new here and was going to use your great guide, however it seems like you have a lot of overlap and tons of extremedly rare recipes. Is there any way you could maybe post a least profitable recipe? For instance, I pretty much got all the mats but missing a couple unfarmable recipes, like minor beastslaying and chest - greater stats.

      Also, quick note. Crusader requires RIGHTEOUS ORBS, not Crusader Orbs. The shopping list also mentions them. Almost bought 10 at like 300g a pop till I realized they arent used for enchanting :P

      Anyways, great guide! Will save all scrolls and post how much gold I made when I am done
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      Quote Originally Posted by Justbuyit View Post
      Hey, Im new here and was going to use your great guide, however it seems like you have a lot of overlap and tons of extremedly rare recipes. Is there any way you could maybe post a least profitable recipe? For instance, I pretty much got all the mats but missing a couple unfarmable recipes, like minor beastslaying and chest - greater stats.
      The overlap was left there intentionally. It allows players to really pick and chose which path they rather take. The downside is that you end up having to generate your own shopping list. As far as rare recipes go, you're right, but most can be skipped (like Greater Stats).

      Also, quick note. Crusader requires RIGHTEOUS ORBS, not Crusader Orbs. The shopping list also mentions them. Almost bought 10 at like 300g a pop till I realized they arent used for enchanting :P

      Anyways, great guide! Will save all scrolls and post how much gold I made when I am done
      Thanks for that, I fixed the error. I hope you didn't take a loss on those orbs .
    1. Justbuyit's Avatar
      Justbuyit -
      Don't worry, after 3 and a half years of playing I pretty much know the mats for most recipes xD Although I'd like to know, the AH recipes, mainly Cloak- Lesser Agi, 2H lesser Spirit, Minor Beastslayer and Chest- Greater stats, any places you'd recommend farming? I honestly don't mind that much, I constantly search on the AH but this is probably faster :P Gotta farm crusader too, kinda really sucks. Is there anything other than minor beastslayer profitable before like 250?
    1. gardibolt's Avatar
      gardibolt -
      I don't think Chest - Greater Stats is farmable, really, but if you were determined I'd say looking at WoWhead your best shot is doing lots of runs of Karazhan. Several different mobs, not all unique, drop it, though at very very low rates. I got mine dirt cheap and it is a good seller.
    1. Tangster's Avatar
      Tangster -
      Great guide @Sterling! Just finished it up last week and for the most part it worked great! Some of the enchants sell better then others, but i'm sure thats very server dependent. The glow ones MUST be barked or they will not move.

      However all the recipes listed sell for at least the cost of the mats on my server, so i'm sure once i move all these scrolls in a couple weeks i'll be in the black for leveling.

      +rep! (and onto the profitable alch guide! )

      EDIT: Apparently i've given you to many rep cookies recently sterling. So no rep for you!
    1. LynchyY's Avatar
      LynchyY -
      Wow nice guide Sterling, I have been stuck on enchanting for days now because of Infinite Dust being stupidly expensive on my server. However i just got to 525 now Thanks again
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      Guide has been updated! Fixed some errors, and re-organized everything to reduce material cost. Shopping list should be usable now and 30% cheaper.
    1. Starsky's Avatar
      Starsky -
      im following this guide, its expensive since im either buying the mats from AH or buying greens to DE but I think it'll be worth it if all the scrolls can sell.