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Blacksmithing - World of Warcraft Profession Powerleveling Guide

As a blacksmith you will be able to create plate and mail armor as well as weapons and enchanting rods. Blacksmithing is therefore most useful to a class that is able to wear mail and plate - although you could also level it to get one of the bind on pickup epic weapons. Classes that will benefit the most are warriors, paladins, hunters and shamans.

Before choosing blacksmithing it is important to think about whether or not it is worth it. In my experience blacksmithing is the most expensive craft to master. It will take a lot of dedication to get to the end and get those epic items. Also, like other crafting trades, the benefits only really start showing at the end, so it'll be a massive money drain all the way up to 375.

Blacksmithing and Other Trades

To make armor and weapons you need ores - and lots of them. Therefore it is almost essential that you pair up blacksmithing with Mining. With Mining you can collect most of the ingredients you need and for the most part you'll be able to get the rest from vendors or humanoid mobs. Quite a few weapons require leather though, so I suggest having Skinning on an alt.

As I've mentioned in all the other crafting guides - wait till 70 with taking up blacksmithing - earn money with another gathering trade until then and save all the bars you can make from the ore you mine on an alt. Just follow the shopping list below and save those materials and sell the rest. Then powerlevel blacksmithing when you reach 70.