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May 23, 2017 – 07:50 am
Gold Capped: Engineering isn t so useless after all

EngineeringIs a primary crafting profession that can create many useful, unique and amazing items, as well as junk (but often explosive junk!). Engineers can create helpful items for generally all classes to be used in PvE or PvP. To counterbalance this usefulness, most items crafted by engineering require engineering skill to use, and many of these items come with a chance for unexpected backfires with often hilarious results. Hunters in particular see much use for engineered guns and scopes.

Engineering profession recipes are known as Schematics. Some notable engineer-crafted items are:

Grand Master Engineers have access to an auction house of their own faction in Dalaran by visiting Reginald Arcfire or Brassbolt Mechawrench in the engineer shop Like Clockwork. (Each of these NPCs are visible only to members of that faction.)

Official overview

Engineers take advantage of their inventiveness to create an immense (and occasionally random) variety of helpful items. By tinkering ceaselessly, and tolerating malfunctions and misfires, an engineer can make utterly unique objects: sight-enhancing goggles, potent guns, robot pets, mechanical mounts, and even more unusual trinkets. Successful engineers use their inventions to solve problems and make life easier, faster, and better for themselves and their companions.

The majority of Engineering schematics can be manufactured anywhere, provided you've already obtained the diverse materials necessary for their creation.

It's not uncommon for Engineers to also specialize in Mining - the metals and ores they procure serve as building materials for their inventions.

As you progress in your studies as an Engineer, you'll be given an opportunity to choose a specialization. After completing a unique quest, you can specialize in either Goblin or Gnomish schools of engineering. Each school specializes in crafting unique items, some of which aren't available to the opposing style of craftsmanship.

Training as an Engineer

Engineering is taught by various engineering trainers located throughout the world. Prospective engineers must be at least level 5. Initial training costs 10, granting the Apprentice level with a potential skill of 75 and access to a few starting engineering schematics. More schematics can be learned from trainers or found throughout the world as the engineer raises their skill level.

The following are the required levels and potential skill of each stage of the profession:

Zen Master is only available after installing the expansion Mists of Pandaria. All other expansions are now included with the basic game.

Advancing as an Engineer

Crafting items is the only way to progress through the stages. Plans will appear as one of four colors in the profession window, with a certain chance for a skill up (gaining a point):

  • Orange: Will always skill up. When indicated (with a number and up arrow to the right of the recipe name), recipe will skill up by the shown number for each craft.
  • Yellow: Will almost always skill up.
  • Green: Will sometimes skill up.
  • Grey: Will never skill up.
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