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World of Warcraft: WotLK Engineering Guide

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WotLK Classic is one of the most exciting and challenging expansions in World of Warcraft. It was released a few years ago, but now it’s back! After the relaunch of Burning Crusade Classic in 2021, Blizzard Entertainment brought back this marvelous and icy continent and all its secrets. We’re very excited about this.

For this reason, it’s primordial to mention some aspects of this expansion, such as professions, especially Engineering. In this WotLK Engineering Guide, you learn how to level Engineering and go from level 1 to 450 in the shortest way. 

Table of Contents

What is WotLK - Wrath of the Lich King?

What is Engineering in WotLK?

Engineering Specializations

How to Craft Engineers Items

How to Master Engineering?

Best Professions to Pair with Engineering

Best Classes and Races to Learn Engineering

New Engineering Features Included in WoTLK

Northrend Engineering Trainers

Alliance Engineering Trainers

Horde Engineering Trainers

Neutral Engineering Trainers

Best End-Game Engineer Gear

Bottom Line

What is WotLK - Wrath of the Lich King?

The Lich King in WotLK WoW

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic – colloquially known as WotLK – is the second major expansion of the MMORPG of the same name. It was released in November 2008, selling 2.8 copies on the first day of the Lich King classic’s release. This expansion introduced Northrend, a new icy continent located north of Azeroth, home of the Lich King. 

What is Engineering in WotLK?

A gnomish enginner in WoW the Wrath of the Lich King

Engineering is a primary crafting profession through which you can create useful and powerful gear and pieces of equipment, such as an epic engineering helm, end-level epic helms, bullets, guns, scopes, arrows, and much more. Engineers are also able to Salvage, a skill that allows you to loot Mechanical corpses for parts in a manner similar to Skinning.

Engineering Specializations

Two gnomish engineers in World of Warcraft

Since Vanilla, WoW has kept the two original branches for Engineering specialization: Goblin and Gnomish. 

Goblin is specialized in volatile explosives, meanwhile Gnomish focuses heavily on creating small gadgets and inventions. 

To become a Globin Engineer, you’ll need to start your path by talking with Nixx Sprocketspring, the level 55 Goblin Engineering Trainer in Gadgetzan. Then you have to finish the Show your Work quest. 

Nixx Sprocketspring

To become a Gnomish Engineer, you need to find Oglethorpe Obnoticus, the level 50 Gnomish Engineering Trainer, located in Booty Bay. Here you’ll have to finish another version of the Show your Work quest. 

Oglethorpe Obnoticus

Note. To change and select one of these two specializations, use the book, Soothsaying for Dummies, near Narain Soothfancy in Tanaris.

How to Craft Engineers Items

Like in the previous expansions of World of Warcraft, in Wrath of the Lich King, you’ll need the basic suspects:

  • Blacksmith Hammer;

  • Arclight Spanner;

  • Gyromantic Micro-Adjustor. 

However, there is a new tool you need to acquire to craft engineering items, which helps you to save time and inventory space while crafting: The Gnomish Army Knife

Gnomish Army Knife description

Besides, the Gnomish Knife can also work as a jumper cable. This means you can bring back a dead player from death by giving them a shock.  

How to Master Engineering?

Leveling Engineering is not an easy task since it is an expensive profession. You’ll need a lot of resources to create the items and get the skill points to reach level 450. You will need engineering recipes to build most of the items you find in this table. 

Skill Point Gains

Items to make


Approximate Materials Needed


20 x Rough Blasting Powder

20 x Rough Stone


10 x Rough Dynamite

20 x Rough Blasting Powder

10 Linen Cloth


30 x Handful of Copper Bolts

(learn Journeyman Engineering)

30 x Copper Bars


1 x Arclight Spanner

6 x Copper Bars


24 x Copper Tube

48 x Copper Bars

24 x Weak Flux


20 x Coarse Blasting Powder

20 x Coarse Stone


15 x Copper Modulator

30 Handful Copper Bolts

15 Copper Bar

30 Linen Cloth


15 x Silver Contact

15 Silver Bar


10 x Bronze Tube

20 Bronze Bar

10 Weak Flux


5 x Large Copper Bomb

(At 125 you can train up to Expert Engineering)

15 Copper Bar

20 Coarse Blasting Powder

5 Silver Contacts


40 x Heavy Blasting Powder

20 x Whirring Bronze Gizmo

40 Heavy Stone

40 Bronze Bar

20 Wool Cloth


20 x Broze Framework

40 Bronze Bar

20 Medium Leather

20 Wool Cloth


20 x Explosive Sheep

40 Heavy Blasting Powder

20 Whirring Bronze Gizmo

20 Bronze Framework

40 Wool Cloth


1 x Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor

4 Steel Bars


90 x Solid Blasting Powder

180 Solid Stone


15 x Mithril Tube

45 Mithril Bar


10 x Unstable Trigger

(learn Artisan Engineering)

10 Mithril Bar

10 Mageweave Cloth

10 Solid Blasting Powder


30 x Hi-Impact Mithril Slugs

30 Mithril Bar

30 Solid Blasting Powder


20 x Mithril Casing

60 Mithril Bar


10 x Hi-Explosive Bomb

20 Mithril Casings

10 Unstable Trigger

20 Solid Blasting Powder


10 x Mithril Gyro-Shot

20 Mithril Bar

20 Solid Blasting Powder


50 x Dense Blasting Powder

100 Dense Stone


20 x Thorium Widget

60 Thorium Bar

20 Runecloth


5 x Thorium Tube

30 Thorium Bar


20 x Thorium Shells

40 Thorium Bar

20 Dense Blasting Powder


50 x Handful of Fel Iron Bolts

50 Fel Iron Bar


10 x Fel Iron Casing

15 x Elementl Blasting Powder

30 Fel Iron Bar

30 Mote of Earth

15 Mote of Fire


10 x Fel Iron Bomb

10 Fel Iron Casing

20 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts

10 Elemental Blasting Powder


20 x Adamantite Grenade

80 Adamantine Bar

20 Elemental Blasting Powder

40 Handful of Fel Iron Bolts


10 X Felsteel Stabilizer

20 Felsteel Bar


35 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts

70 Cobalt Bar


18 x Volatile Blasting Trigger

54 Cobalt Bar

18 Crystallized Water


10 x Overcharged Capacitor

40 Cobalt Bar

10 Crystallized Earth


10 x Hammer Pick

50 Cobalt Bar


8 x Explosive Decoy

8 Frostweave Cloth

24 Volatile Blasting Trigger


15 x Froststeel Tube

120 Cobalt Bar

15 Crystallized Water


5 x Diamond-cut Refractor Scope

5 Froststeel Tube

10 Handful of Cobalt Bolts


15 x Saronite Bomb

65 Saronite Bar

15 Volatile Blasting Trigger


5 x Mana Injector Kit

60 Saronite Bar

10 Crystallized Water


15 x Mechanized Snow Goggles

120 Saronite Bar

30 Borean Leather

15 Eternal Shadow


5 x Noise Machine

10 Froststeel Tube

10 Overcharged Capacitor

40 Handful of Cobalt Bolts


15 x Gnomish Army Knife

150 Saronite Bar

15 Skinning Knife

15 Minning Pick

15 Blacksmithing Hammer


1 x Truesight Ice Blinders

Materials are dependant on what helm you want


15 x Gnomish Army Knife

150 Saronite Bar

15 Skinning Knife

15 Minning Pick

15 Blacksmithing Hammer

Note. Getting the last four or five points is expensive as the only really viable recipe to utilize is the Gnomish Army Knife. You can use other recipes, but this is a prime example of this. 

Note 2. Some of these recipes can be purchased from Wind Trader Lathrai located in Lower Shattrath City. 

Best Professions to Pair with Engineering

A mining orc in WoW the Wrath of the Lich King

Mining is the right second profession for engineering. As a gathering profession, it will provide you with most of the required materials to craft great items.

Of course, you'll notice that Engineering pairs very well with other primary professions depending on your class. Thus, if you want to have two primary professions, the best is to have an alt that can farm materials for you. Besides, you can sell these materials in the Auction House and get a lot of money. 

Some very useful mining materials you’ll use constantly while engineering are the following:

  • Rough Stone;

  • Heavy Stone;

  • Coarse Stone;

  • Solid Stone;

  • Dense Stone;

  • Linen Cloth;

  • Wool Cloth;

  • Runecloth;

  • Mageweave Cloth;

  • Frostweave Cloth;

  • Copper Bar;

  • Silver Ore;

  • Silver Bar;

  • Bronze Bar;

  • Steel Bar;

  • Mithril Bar;

  • Thorium Bar;

  • Fel Iron Bar;

  • Adamantine Bar;

  • Felsteel Bar;

  • Cobalt Bar;

  • Saronite Bar;

  • Medium Leather;

  • Borean Leather;

  • Weak Flux;

  • Skinning Knife;

  • Mining Pick;

  • Blacksmith Hammer;

  • Mote of Earth;

  • Mote of Fire;

  • Crystallized Elements;

  • Crystallized Water;

  • Crystallized Earth;

  • Eternal Shadow.

Best Classes and Races to Learn Engineering

A hunter aimed at prey in WoW

Just like in WoW classic, Gnomes have some advantages over the other races since they still boast their Engineering Specialization skill. This provides them with +15 to their Engineering skill. 

Regarding classes, hunter seems to be the proper class for engineering as they provide ammo and ranged weapons. 

Many Hunters will also find Engineering useful since they can complement their skinning abilities with Salvage to get a lot of resources. 

But the truth is that Engineering is great for many other classes. 

It’s because of a new category known as Tinkering, which allows you to attach engineering-only enchants to your equipment to increase their statistics and give additional effects.

New Engineering Features Included in WoTLK

The addition of the Tinkering feature to Engineering meant some important differences between this expansion and the previous ones. As we mentioned before, tinkers are special item enchants for engineers you can attach to your gear to enhance it. 

Northrend Engineering Trainers

In this expansion, you’ll find various Northrend trainers who will teach new techniques and recipes related to this new continent. Besides, some of these can teach you all Vanilla and TBC recipes. Let’s take a look at Northrend Engineering trainers.  

Alliance Engineering Trainers




Tisha Longbridge

Howling Fjord, Valgarde.

Tisha Longbridge in WotLK

Sock Brighbolt

Borean Tundra, Valiance Keep.

Sock  Brightbolt in WotLK

Horde Engineering Trainers




Jasemina Watterfly

Howling Fjord, Vengeance Landing.

Jasemina Watterly in WotLK

Chief Engineer Leveny

Borean Tundra, Warsong Hold.

Chief Engineer Leveny in WotLK

Neutral Engineering Trainers




Timofey Oshenko

The Magus Commerce Exchange, in Dalaran, Crystalsong Forest.

Timofey Oshenko in WotLK

Didi the Wrech

Dalaran, Crystalsong Forest.

Didi the Wrench in WotLK

Findle Whistlesteam

Dalaran, Crystalsong Forest.

Findle Whistlesteam in WotLK

Binkie Brightgear

Icecrown, Argent Tournament Grounds.

Binkie Brightgear in WotLK

Best End-Game Engineer Gear

Some of the best reasons to pick the engineering profession are the Engineering goggles. Some recommended goggles are

  • Weakness Spectralizers;

  • Visage Liquification Goggles;

  • Armored Titanium Goggles.

To use these goggles, you will require Engineering 400. 

Another very useful item for Engineers is the Wormhole Generator: Northrend. With this element, you can travel around Northrend. The only inconvenience is it has 4 hours cooldown.

Bottom Line

We’ve arrived at the end of this Engineering Guide 1 - 450 level. We hope we’ve helped you to clarify the main aspects of this profession, especially now that the Wrath of the Lich King has returned!

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Wrath classic is waiting for you, warrior and engineering is the right way to conquer the old world, the TBC classic, and the new continent!

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