While Engineering in TBC Classic is not nearly as robust as it was in Vanilla However, it's very strong and useful for many different classes and specs. This guide will go over all items Engineering players could employ, as well as how to improve Engineering and the different options that are available to players through Engineering specializations.
Engineering utilizes metals, ores and even stone to make. It can be very costly to train and keep up. That's why it can be advantageous to integrate it with Mining, especially at the beginning of the process when the materials are more expensive. Mining lets you grow your own materials, without the need to purchase the materials from an auction house.
Engineering is a very popular profession choice for tanks as it offers high-stamina trinkets very beginning. Engineering can be beneficial for all classes and roles because the goggles it produces are very durable.
It is also possible it possible that Engineering can be used to complement your goldmaking in TBC Classic. The other techniques that involve alternative careers are covered in our separate guide:
You can take Apprenticeship through Artisan Engineering from any Engineering instructor, who are located in capital cities. It is possible to ask the guards of the city to give you directions once you've reached a major city. Then, select the Engineering teacher option from the professional section. You can add their location to your map so you can easily locate them and obtain the engineering skill.
In addition to the items that are special, there are a handful of products that are suitable to all Engineers. The huge, custom-made goggles are extremely durable during the initial gear stages and are able to be upgraded once the Isle of Quel'danas comes out. In addition to the crafted equipment choices, there are a number of interesting things and consumables which can be created for profit.
So you want to be an Engineer?
Engineering is not a money-making job. Engineers must use the majority of items that they design. Your products cannot be used by anyone other than engineers. Since they have the ability to create a lot of the same things you can, this can limit your number of customers.
The primary reason for pursuing Engineering is for the utility of the products you'll be crafting. There are a myriad of interesting and useful gadgets that will help you in PVP and improving the benefit of your group. Engineers are the only people that can create weapons, bombs, and ammunition. The set of jumper Cables can be a fantastic method to save a player or resurrect them when you're in the company of. You can also become the center of attention at the party with fireworks, snowballs, and fun pets. There are numerous reasons to consider Engineering, so long as you realize that you will not make as much money crafting as other folks can.
Mining is the best choice for your second primary skill. Mining is the best method to obtain the majority of the materials required to create Engineering recipes. The only other occupation that might be mildy beneficial is Skinning as a tiny number of engineering recipes use leather. It is also possible to choose Herbalism if you're seeking a method to earn money, but it won't be useful to you as an engineer. Since they're not effective for crafting or money-making tools, none the other professions are worthy of discussion.
Once you are looking to become an Engineer then it's time to find a trainer. Ask a guard to find out if there are trainers in the major cities. There are trainers in towns in various newbie zones, but it isn't a reliable option, therefore the best option is to take care of this within the city. Remember that you should be five levels before seeking for a trainer.
Engineering is an easy field to get into. For the most part you can just make weapons, such as ammunition and bombs and then move up the crafting tree with ease. Even though you'll be able to create weapons and other items, if you choose not to make them it shouldn't impact the leveling process. As for recipes, buy the ones you're interested in for yourself, it's not necessary to buy new recipes just to improve your skills. Visit your trainer regularly and he'll provide you with plenty of new recipes to help you move ahead.
With around 150 skills, you'll be able to master Expert level crafting. Alliance players should search for Lilliam's sparkspindle in Stormwind's Dwarven District. To continue training, Horde players can visit Roxxik at Nogg's Machine Shop in Orgrimmar. After you have reached 200 in Engineering Your instructor will allow you to pick one of two branches: Gnomish or Goblin. The choice is entirely up to you. Gnomish recipes are more likely to focus on trinkets and other utilitarian objects, whereas Goblin recipes appear to be geared more heavily to explosives and combat equipment. You will need to train with Oglethorpe Obnoticus at Booty Bay if you want to learn Gnomish Engineering. To learn Goblin Engineering, you will be required to visit Gadgetzan in Tanaris in order to learn with Buzzek Bracketswing. Each trainer will provide your specialty recipes that will help you master 375 skills.
After you've selected a specialty in Engineering and you'll receive a Membership Card. Within 24 hours of getting it, you'll receive a text message with a gift in it. Sometimes, the gifts include bombs, ingredients or even new schematics. Two schematics are only available by this method: Lil Smoky and Pet Bombling. Your membership card expires after 14 days, but you can destroy it before you decide to renew your membership early and get another gift. It is necessary to pay 2 gold to renew your membership, but this is the only method to get the rare and unique schematics.