WoW Enchanting

Enchanting focuses on imbuing weapons and armor with magical empowerments. To do that, they Disenchant Icon Disenchant already empowered items and turn them into usable Dusts, Essences and Shards to be the materials for their Enchantments.

Because of this skill, it is strongly suggested to learn this profession as early as you can, so you can start to Disenchant Icon Disenchant any Uncommon (green) or better items you find to obtain the necessary materials.

In this guide, we will go over how to take advantage of this profession, how to quickly level it up, and how to use your enchants effectively.

Training as an Enchanter

Alliance Enchanting Trainers

  • Alanna Raveneye (Journeyman): Teldrassil, The Oracle Glade (36,34 on the wider map)
  • Lucan Cordell (Expert): Stormwind City, Mage Quarter (42,64)
  • Gimble Thistlefuzz (Expert): Ironforge, Great Forge (59,45)
  • Xylinnia Starshine (Expert): Feralas, Feathermoon Stronghold (31,44)
  • Kitta Firewind (Artisan): Elwynn Forest, The Tower of Azora (64,70)

Horde Enchanting Trainers

  • Godan (Expert): Orgrimmar, The Drag (53,38)
  • Lavinia Crowe (Expert): Undercity, The Apothecarium (62,61)
  • Mot Dawnstrider (Expert): Thunder Bluff, central bluff (45,38)
  • Hgarth (Artisan): Stonetalon Mountains, Sun Rock Retreat (49,57)

Neutral Enchanting Trainers

  • Annora (Master): Inside UldamanDungeon, in a cave south of the Temple Hall.

 

Proficiency     Level     Skill
Apprentice     5 1 - 75
Journeyman     10 50 - 150
Expert     20 125 - 225
Artisan     35 225 - 300
Master     50 1 - 75 The Burning Crusade
Grand Master   65 1 - 75 Wrath of the Lich King
Illustrious Grand Master  75 1 - 75 Cataclysm
Zen Master  - 1 - 75 Mists of Pandaria
Draenor Master - 1 - 100 Warlords of Draenor
Legion Master - 1 - 100 Legion
Kul Tiran / Zandalari - 1 - 175 Battle for Azeroth

How to be an Enchanter

Low-level enchants (below skill 250) require rather large amounts of expensive components, but can rarely be sold. Even attempts to give them away for free can fail. Thus enchanters frequently end up re-enchanting the same item dozens of times just to increase their skill. At very low levels, disenchanting an item can increase one's Enchanting skill. This should be taken advantage of while available, as the materials gained will be used later regardless.

Leveling enchanting is possible just with the materials gained from disenchanting items you find yourself and items from quests, but due to the slow rate, buying materials from the AH or having alternative characters, or friends or members of your guild supply you with items or materials can be quite a boost. Buying and disenchanting underpriced items from AH can be a cheaper way to obtain materials. Items such as a plate armor with +12 to Spirit has little value if worn or sold, but may disenchant to materials far in excess of the item's vendor value.

A common tip is to disenchant items created with one of the crafting professions, such as tailoring, blacksmithing, jewelcrafting, or leatherworking. By leveling the crafting profession at the same time as enchanting, you will generate many uncommon-quality items. This is an easy way to obtain dusts and essences. However, depending on the item crafted and your server, selling either the crafting materials or the crafted item and buying enchanting materials with the money gained can be more effective. In most cases, it's an excellent way to offset the costs of leveling a crating profession, since the vast majority of low level crafting products are utterly worthless, but need to be made in order to train the skill. For this reason, recommended primary professions to accompany enchanting are:

  • Tailoring
  • Jewelcrafting
  • Leatherworking
  • Blacksmithing