Among the many interesting ways to spend your time in World of Warcraft are a number of professions players can engage in. By increasing their skills in Engineering, Mining, Leatherworking, and more, players can harvest raw materials and turn them in to special armor and unique weapons.
There is a lot of WoW gold to be made for those who are willing to invest the time to increase their skills. Here at Bright Hub we’re all about making money, so naturally we’ve put together a collection of some of the best guides to WoW professions you’ll find anywhere.
By following the links in this guide, you’ll find everything you need to know to become a skilled artisan and enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Herbalism and Alchemy
Herbalism and Alchemy go hand in hand in WoW. While it’s not absolutely necessary to take both professions, those wishing to level their Alchemy skill will save quite a bit of money by choosing Herbalism as their second tradeskill.
Those who are more interested in making a bit of gold than brewing up potions will be interested in our Guide to Making WoW Gold With Herbalism.
If you’re more interested in leveling your alchemy skill and looking for a step-by-step guide to doing so, check out our full Guide to Alchemy in World of Warcraft. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know to level your skill quickly, including which materials you’ll need to gather and which potions to create to level as fast as possible.
Mining and Blacksmithing
Like Herbalism and Alchemy, Blacksmithing and Mining are very complimentary skills in World of Warcraft. Players who are skilled in mining can harvest their own raw materials to create new weapons and armor with their smithing skills.
Like Herbalism, however, Mining can be a viable money-making skill on its own. Our guide to Making Gold with Mining in WoW will show you how. While you’re at it, you might as well check out some of the Best Mining Locations in World of Warcraft, as well.
For you Blacksmiths out there, there’s no shortage of money to be made with your WoW profession, either. Check out our guide to Making WoW Gold With Blacksmithing for more information.
Our Complete Guide to WoW Blacksmithing has more complete details for those who wish to level the profession quickly and efficiently. Like our Alchemy guide, you’ll find advice on what to make and when to make it to maximize skill gains.
Skinning and Leatherworking
Continuing the trend of perfectly-matched WoW professions, Skinning and Leatherworking are an incredibly well-matched pair. Skinning provides the leather and scales that Leatherworkers need to craft their flexible armor pieces.
Like the other gathering professions, there is a decent amount of gold to be made by Skinning alone. Our Guide to Making Gold with Skinning has all the details.
For more general information about the profession, check out our Skinning Overview.
If you have an interest in crafting quality armor for Rogues and Druids, our Step by Step Guide to Leatherworking has everything you'll need to level your skill in an easy to follow format. If profit is what you're after, then our Guide to Making Gold with the Leatherworking WoW Profession has all the information you'll need.
Enchanting is one of the most expensive professions to level. Luckily, it’s also one of the most profitable. Our Guide to Making WoW Gold with Enchanting will show you how to make a huge return on your investment.
Our guide to WoW Enchanting Supplies covers everything you’ll need to know to level your Enchanting skill and start making a profit. Our complete Guide to World of Warcraft Enchanting Recipes is a multi-part article with information on all of the Enchanting recipes in the game. It’s a great reference as you work your way through the profession.
Engineering can be a very rewarding WoW profession, but it’s a hard one to get a handle on. If profit is what you’re after, we have a Guide to Making Gold in WoW with Engineering that you might be interested in.
For detailed information about leveling Engineering, including what materials you’ll need to gather and what items you’ll want to create to maximize your skill gain, check out our Step by Step Guide to Engineering. Follow it carefully, and you’ll be riding in style aboard a Mechano-Hog in no time.
Inscription is the newest of the WOW professions. Those who practice it can create runes and glyphs, some trinkets, and scrolls that can buff a character’s atributes. Check out our Overview of the Inscription Profession in WoW for more information.
If you’re more interested in leveling your Inscription skill quickly and efficiently, then our Step by Step Guide to Inscription is probably more your speed. Like our other step by step guides, you’ll find everything you need to know about what to gather and what to make to increase your skill as fast as possible.
Jewelcrafting is one of the most interesting WoW professions. Jewelcrafters give players the ability to customize their armor by adding stat-boosting gems to sockets.
There’s a bit of gold to be made with the tradeskill, so if profit is your aim, go straight to our Guide to Making Gold with Jewelcrafting.
For a more comprehensive overview of the profession and guide to leveling it, check out the Step by Step Guide to Jewelcrafting. While you’re at it, if you’re looking for a specific recipe our complete listing of WoW Jewelcrafting Recipes is a great reference tool.
Like all the other professions, there is money to be made with Tailoring, you just have to know what to make and sell. Our Guide to Making Money with Tailoring has all the information you’ll need to turn a profit with the skill.
If leveling advice and detailed instructions on what to make and what you’ll need to make it are more what you’re after, we have an excellent Step by Step Guide to Tailoring that you may be interested in.
Finally, for a detailed reference containing all the Tailoring recipes you’ll need to know and love, our Guide to Tailoring Recipes is here for you.
Whichever WoW profession you choose, we’ve got you covered here at Bright Hub. With money-making guides and step-by-step leveling advice, you’ll be knocking out those epic items before you know it.