World of Warcraft Blacksmithing,Blacksmith Spike WOW SkillWoW Blacksmithing Guide
Blacksmiths take bars of metal from miners and work them into finely crafted arms and armor. There are many unique weapons and other armaments that cannot be found on any of the vendors or monsters in the game, but can only be created by blacksmiths. Blacksmiths can create weapons, mail armor for Paladins or Warriors, and trade items. Blacksmiths can construct special sharpening and weight stones that can be used to temporarily improve weapon damage. They can also create several items that are used as ingredients for other Profession recipes, such as Enchanting. Blacksmiths can also create a few items that are needed for quests. They can put these items in the auction house to generate additional income.
If you plan on being a blacksmith, you should probably already be a miner. Miners collect ore and smelt ore into bars to create the majority of blacksmithing items. Blacksmith recipes often include jewels, which are found in a variety of places. Typically, most blacksmiths buy or are given rare jewels from other players. Some blacksmithing recipes require leather, which you will need to buy from a skinner.
Blacksmithing is great for Paladins or Warriors, who can use the skill to create their own equipment. It is also good for making money by selling weapons and armor to the classes that can use them.
Blacksmithing usually needs one of these ingredients: Weak Flux, Strong Flux, Coal, Grinding Stones, or Elemental Flux. Sometimes recipes require gems, cloth, or leather.
You can purchase plans at the trainer. Additional plans can be found from monster drops, chests, quests, specialty vendors, or at the auction house. You can unlock recipes via increasing your reputations.
Blacksmiths can create sharpening and weight stones that can be applied to weapons to temporarily increase their damage.
Steel Weapon Chain
You can create a weapon chain that can be attached to weapons to make it impossible for them to be disarmed. Some players want this upgrade to their weapons (only one enchantment is allowed).
Blacksmiths can attach a shield spike to a shield that will cause an enemy to take additional damage when attacking.
Blacksmiths can create Mithril Spurs and attach them to boots to increase mount speeds. This can be a money making opportunity.
Dark Iron deposits can be found in the Burning Steppes, Searing Gorge, Blackrock Depths, and Molten Core. To learn how to smelt Dark Iron you must complete a quest for Gloom'rel in the Summoners Tomb. You must smelt Dark Iron at the Black Forge inside the Blackrock Depths instance. Dark Iron items must be forged at the Black Anvil in the same instance.
To become a master blacksmith (300-375 skill level) you need to head to Outland to get training:
Horde players should visit Rohok (Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula), Zula Slagfury (Lower Shattrath City, Terokkar Forest) [Armorsmith], or Kradu Grimblade (Lower Shattrath City, Terokkar Forest) [Weaponsmith]
Alliance players should go to Humphry (Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula), Dumphry (Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula), Zula Slagfury (Lower Shattrath City, Terokkar Forest) [Armorsmith], or Kradu Grimblade (Lower Shattrath City, Terokkar Forest) [Weaponsmith]
For tips on leveling up to 375, check out the profession guide link at the top of the page.