Welcome to our WoW Vanilla Enchanting Leveling Guide! This guide works for vanilla-era, SOM, and hardcore servers.
Enchanting is a powerful profession that allows players to imbue gear with magical properties. And every player in WoW will have at least some pieces of gear! That’s what makes enchanting mostly a money-making profession. Yes, it’s useful to be self-sufficient to enchant your own gear, but other than that – enchanting in vanilla doesn’t offer many advantages.
You’ll be making gold mostly by acquiring rare enchant recipes and selling them. Also, you’ll be able to disenchant all the gear you don’t use and sell the materials on the auction house.
If this sounds appealing to you, read our guide to level up this profession quickly and efficiently.
Total mats needed for 1 – 300 Enchanting
- 1x Copper Rod
- 110x Strange Dust
- 1x Lesser Magic Essence
- 1x Silver Rod
- 12x Greater Magic Essence
- 9x Simple Wood
- 25x Lesser Astral Essence
- 60x Soul Dust
- 1x Golden Rod
- 1x Iridescent Pearl
- 2x Greater Astral Essence
- 162x Vision Dust
- 1x Truesilver Rod
- 1x Black Pearl
- 2x Greater Mystic Essence
- 505x Dream Dust
- 15x Lesser Eternal Essence
- 20x Purple Lotus
- 10x Crystal Vial
- 10x Illusion Dust
- 1x Arcanite Rod
- 1x Golden Pearl
- 8x Greater Eternal Essence
- 8x Large Brilliant Shard
Enchanting guide WoW Classic
Start by learning enchanting from one of these trainers:
Apprentice enchanting (1 – 75)
You can buy Copper Rod from an enchanting supplies vendor. Rest of the rods mentioned in this guide you will have to buy from the auction house or ask a blacksmithing friend to craft them for you.
Alternatively, you can disenchant green items until 50. However, that is much easier for new characters who are getting extra green gear while they’re leveling up. If you are power leveling enchanting, just do Enchant Bracer – Minor Health.
Don’t forget to train Journeyman enchanting (75 – 150) once you reach skill level 50.
Journeyman enchanting (75 – 150)
- 50 – 90
55x Enchant Bracer – Minor Health – 55x Strange Dust (This recipe goes yellow at 70, so you might need to make a bit more than 40.)
- 90 – 100
10x Enchant Bracer – Minor Stamina – 30x Strange Dust
- 101 – 101
Runed Silver Rod – Silver Rod, 6x Strange Dust, 3x Greater Magic Essence, Runed Copper Rod
- 101 – 110
9x Greater Magic Wand – 9x Simple Wood, 9x Greater Magic Essence
- You can buy Simple Wood from an enchanting supplies vendor.
- 110 – 135
25x Enchant Cloak – Minor Agility – 25x Lesser Astral Essence
When you go visit either of them, also buy Formula: Enchant Bracer – Lesser Strength, another limited supply recipe that you’ll need further down the line. If you can’t be bothered by traveling, you can always check the auction house for those recipes. I strongly suggest you get both these recipes because they provide the cheapest way of leveling.
Expert enchanting (150 – 225)
- 135 – 155
20x Enchant Bracer – Lesser Stamina – 40x Soul Dust
- 155 – 156
Runed Golden Rod – Golden Rod, Iridescent Pearl, 2x Greater Astral Essence, 2x Soul Dust, Runed Silver Rod
- 156 – 165
9x Enchant Bracer – Lesser Strength – 18x Soul Dust
- 165 – 185
30x Enchant Bracer – Lesser Strength – 60x Soul Dust (You can continue doing this recipe, but it turns yellow at 185, so you might need to make a bit more than 20. )
- 185 – 219
- 50x Enchant Bracer – Strength – 50x Vision Dust (This recipe goes yellow at 200, so you might need to make more than 34.)
- 219 – 220
Runed Truesilver Rod – Truesilver Rod, Black Pearl, 2x Greater Mystic Essence, 2x Vision Dust, Runed Golden Rod
Don’t forget to train Artisan Enchanting (225 – 300) once you reach skill level 200. You can learn it from Annora inside the Uldaman dungeon. It’s a pain to get to her, but she’s the only trainer available.
Artisan enchanting (225 – 300)
- 220 – 225
5x Enchant Cloak – Greater Defense – 15x Vision Dust
- 225 – 230
5x Enchant Gloves – Agility – 5x Lesser Nether Essence, 5x Vision Dust
You can continue doing 7x Enchant Cloak – Greater Defense – 7x Vision Dust. (This recipe goes yellow at 225, so you might need to make a bit more than 5. If Lesser Nether Essence is really cheap on your server, just do Enchant Gloves – Agility)
- 230 – 235
5x Enchant Boots – Stamina – 25x Vision Dust
- 235 – 245
10x Enchant Chest – Superior Health – 60x Vision Dust
- 245 – 250
5x Enchant Bracer – Greater Stamina – 25x Dream Dust
This is learned from Formula: Enchant Bracer – Greater Stamina which is a random world drop. Try to buy it on the auction house if you can. However, because of its rarity and importance to leveling enchanting, it can reach a high price.
- 260 – 265
5x Enchant Bracer – Greater Intellect – 15x Lesser Eternal Essence
- 265 – 299
45x Enchant Shield – Greater Stamina – 450x Dream Dust (This recipe goes yellow at 285, so you might need to make more than 34.)
The Formula is bind on pickup, so you’ll have to buy it with your enchanter character.
- 299 – 300
Runed Arcanite Rod – Arcanite Rod, Golden Pearl, 10x Illusion Dust, 4x Greater Eternal Essence, Runed Truesilver Rod, 2x Large Brilliant Shard
Thank you for reading our vanilla enchanting leveling guide! Try getting some rare formulas like Formula: Enchant Weapon – Crusader and Formula: Enchant Weapon – Healing Power. Those enchants are really powerful and very worth getting. Unfortunately, in vanilla, you can’t enchant vellums and put them on the auction house. You have to do every enchant manually. So keep an open eye on the trade chat and contact people who need enchants!