WoW BfA Engineering 101 Guide
Let’s face it, engineering has always been a rather quirky profession. Even back in vanilla, it was considered more of a gimmick than a real profession. But it has certainly come a long way and nowadays engineering is a crafting profession with plenty of potential. And that’s why we’ve created this WoW BfA Engineering 101 guide!
Here we’ll show you how to learn this profession, what the leveling is all about, obtaining different recipes etc. We’ll even cover the new crafted mount for engineers in Battle for Azeroth, so don’t go anywhere!
How do I learn the Engineering Profession in Battle for Azeroth?
You can learn engineering in BfA by visiting the particular engineering trainer for your faction and that’ll cost you 50 gold. There are two faction-specific trainers in BfA – one for Horde (located on the Zandalar continent) and one for Alliance (situated on the Kul Tiras continent). Here are the names of each trainer and their exact location:
- Alliance: Layla Evenkeel – found in the Kul Tiran capital of Boralus (exact coords: 77.64, 14.32)
- Horde: Shuga Blastcaps – found in The Great Seal in Dazar’alor, Zandalar (exact coords: 45.0, 40.6)
Alternatively, if you have trouble finding your faction’s engineering trainer in one of the capital cities, simply ask one of the NPC guards in the city. Now, apart from learning the profession itself, these trainers will also give you access to some basic engineering recipes.
And don’t forget that Battle for Azeroth has introduced something called expansion tiers related to the max level of each profession across the various expansions. Thus, the maximum level of professions in Bfa (Kul Tiras and Zandalar) is 150. On the other hand, the max level for WoD and Legion content is now 100, while Pandaria, Cata, WotLK and TBC professions have a max skill level of 75. And vanilla (or Classic) stays true to its hardcore nature with the skill cap for professions there being 300.
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What’s the whole deal with Leveling Engineering BfA?
In BfA, you can level your engineering (for the BfA skill tier) without having to use obsolete mats or needing to level older expansion tiers first. This means that you can focus on leveling your engineering in Zandalar and Kul Tiras all the way up to 150 skill points without caring about previous expansions. As previously mentioned, each expansion has its own skill/level tier.
However, speaking of professions Battle for Azeroth differs from previous expansions like Legion in one main thing – the required skill level for certain recipes. If you could get away with crafting end-game stuff in Legion with only skill level 1, you won’t be able to do that in BfA. In this expansion, you’re required to have reached a certain engineering skill level in order to craft end-game items.
What about Engineering Recipes? How I get them?
There are still 3 ranks of recipes (in a similar fashion to Legion), although crafting professions don’t have specific quests anymore. However, the good thing is that most of the rank 1 and 2 engineering recipes can be acquired from your faction-specific trainer. And here are the details for each recipe rank in BfA:
- Rank 1 – Lets you craft a particular item
- Rank 2 – Reduces the number of mats needed to craft a given item
- Rank 3 – Reduces the number of materials needed to craft something even further
Now, while you can get rank 1 and rank 2 recipes from the trainer for your faction, you can acquire rank 1 recipes from various vendors. Here’s the full list for both Horde and Alliance (note that you must be at least Revered with theses sub-factions):
Alliance (Kul Tiras)
- Provisioner Fray (Proudmoore Admiralty) in Tiragarde Sounds (coords: 67.56 21.61)
- Sister Lilyana (Storm’s Wake) in Stormsong Valley (coords: 59.2 69.2)
- Quartermaster Alcorn (Order of Embers) in Drustvar (coords: 37.8 49.0)
- Vindicator Jaelaana (7th Legion) in Tiragarde Sound (coords: 74.1 25.8)
- Provisioner Lija (Talanji’s Expedition) in Nazmir (coords: 39.11 79.47)
- Natal’hakata (Zandalari Empire) in Zuldazar (coords: 58.35 44.40)
- Ransa Greyfeather (The Honorbound) in Zuldazar (coords: 58.0 62.6)
- Hoarder Jena (Voldunai) in Vol’dun (coords: 56.70 49.80)
Neutral (Kul Tiras)
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How do I get the Engineering Mount in BfA?
In order to get the Mecha-Mogul Mk2 epic mount, you’ll first need to get the recipe for it, which drops from Mogul Razdunk – a boss in The MOTHERLODE!! level 120 dungeon. And while you can sell this mount for a decent profit on the AH, crafting it is not exactly child’s play.
The list of mats needed to craft the Mecha-Mogul Mk2 is quite extensive indeed, have a look yourself:
- x100 Storm Silver Ore
- x20 Crush Resistant Stabilizer
- x20 Expulsom
- x20 Blast-Fired Electric Servomotor
- x20 Azerite Forged Protection Plating
- x1 Mecha-Mogul Mk1 Remote Activation Device
- x1 Barely Stable Azerite Reactor
What about the new Engineering Goggles?
Battle for Azeroth has introduced a brand new set of ilevel 385 engineering goggles for cloth, leather, mail and plate users. And you can also upgrade them to either ilevel 400 or 415. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to craft the lower ilevel goggles first in order to unlock the recipe the higher level ones.
How it Works
- Item level 385 engineering goggles – Surging Orthogonal Optics (requires eng skill level 130)
- Item level 400 engineering goggles – SP1-R1-73D Orthogonal Optics (requires you to craft Surging Orthogonal Optics first)
- Item level 415 engineering goggles – Charged SP1-R1-73D Orthogonal Optics (you have to craft SP1-R1-73D Orthogonal Optics first)
Although still a bit quirky and even gimmicky, engineering has come a long way in Battle for Azeroth. With professions skill levels across the different expansions now more streamlined, it’s even easier to level up your engineering and get awesome rewards like the BfA engineering mount or the brand new set of engineering goggles. And with the help of this awesome WoW BfA Engineering guide, doing that will be much easier!
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