Professions Preview: Wield the Tools of the Trade
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Any professional craftsperson worth their salt must have the very best tools for their trade. In our upcoming content update on March 12, players can take part in unique quest lines for the Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Inscription, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring professions to earn a new Tool of the Trade that complements their craft.

To get started on your profession quest line, you’ll need to have reached level 120 and be at skill level 150 (Kul Tiran or Zandalari) in your chosen crafting profession.

Alchemy
To get started on your quest, speak with the Alchemy profession trainer Clever Kumali in Zuldazar or Elric Whalgrene in Boralus.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Silas' Sphere of Transmutation.



Blacksmithing
To get started on your quest, speak with the Blacksmith profession trainer Forgemaster Zak’aal in Zuldazar or Grix “Ironfists” Barlow in Boralus.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Khaz'gorian Smithing Hammer.


Enchanting
To get started on your quest, speak with the Enchanting profession trainer Enchantress Quinni in Zuldazar or Emily Fairweather in Boralus.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll earn Iwen's Enchanting Rod.




Engineering
To get started on your quest, speak with the Engineering trainer Layla Evenkeel in Boralus or Shuga Blastcaps in Zuldazar.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Ub3r-Spanner.

Enables the Engineer to craft Ub3r-Construct modules, which when applied will allow the engineer to summon that specific Ub3r invention. Module lasts 2 hours.

  • Ub3r-Improved Target Dummy
  • Boom Bots
  • Ub3r S3ntry Mk.X8.0


Inscription
To get started on your quest, speak with the Inscription trainer Zooey Inksprocket in Boralus or Chronicler Grazzul in Zuldazar.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Sanguine Feather Quill of Lana'thel.

Blood Contracts:




Jewelcrafting
To get started on your quest, you’ll interact with a book near the Jewelcrafting trainer Samuel D. Colton III in Boralus or Seshuli in Zuldazar.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Jewelhammer's Focus.


Leatherworking
To get started on your quest, speak with the Leatherworking trainer Cassandra Brennor in Boralus or Xanjo in Zuldazar.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Mallet of Thunderous Skins.




Tailoring
To get started on your quest, you’ll interact with Delormi near the Tailoring trainer Pin’jin the Patient in Zuldazar or Daniel Brineweaver in Boralus.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Synchronous Thread.
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  1. MetalJacx's Avatar
    Really leatherworking ability is drums. 2/4 Class that would pickup leatherworking already can cast a better version. Who in the right mind is developing overthere.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MetalJacx View Post
    Really leatherworking ability is drums. 2/4 Class that would pickup leatherworking already can cast a better version. Who in the right mind is developing overthere.
    2/4 classes that would pick up leatherworking? mind filling me in on these classes?
    cause i seem to remember 4 mail users and 2 leather users, and im abit confused why you only say 4.
    also not all hunters have the bloodlust pet, so its more 1.5/6


    also i have met many people who are leather working in cloth, or plate slots, simply for other reasons.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Literally does nothing to alleviate the issue with professions.

    You wanna alleviate the issue? Make them as useful as they were in Wrath, Cata and MoP.

    Leg Armors for Leatherworkers.

    JCs barely craft gems anymore because you decided to go full RNG on sockets in your quest to force RNG on whatever you can in the game.

    Shoulder Inscriptions.

    Spellthread for Tailors.

    And so on. None of this band aid crap fixes the issues with professions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalJacx View Post
    Really leatherworking ability is drums. 2/4 Class that would pickup leatherworking already can cast a better version. Who in the right mind is developing overthere.
    Pretty much. Literally no reason to even go for that "tools of the trade".

    The BS one is literally a fucking Anvil.

    The JC one is something that should have been in the damn game since BC.

    Inscription one is literally bodyguards 3.0.

    Engi one looks stupid.
  1. Pandragon's Avatar
    Cool items. Too bad they will most likely be used for this expansion only and not move on with the game.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    I'll still keep up hope that they'll add things like gemming, enchanting, leg armors etc back and make professions what they once were.
    Sadly this doesn't seem to be it, going by the reactions from dedicated profession-nuts.

    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    2/4 classes that would pick up leatherworking? mind filling me in on these classes?
    cause i seem to remember 4 mail users and 2 leather users, and im abit confused why you only say 4.
    also not all hunters have the bloodlust pet, so its more 1.5/6


    also i have met many people who are leather working in cloth, or plate slots, simply for other reasons.
    Unrelated, but I love your new Avatar!
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    I'll still keep up hope that they'll add things like gemming, enchanting, leg armors etc back and make professions what they once were.
    Sadly this doesn't seem to be it, going by the reactions from dedicated profession-nuts.



    Unrelated, but I love your new Avatar!
    Thanks, I had to get it, commissioned it a year ago but the artist took sa break to deal with real life stuff, had to wait for a year but promised i would so got it plus another piece with my mask.

    its so good *DAB ON THE HORDE, DAB ON THE LIGHT USERS.*
  1. Heladys's Avatar
    Once an hour I can repair a single piece of equipment. Hold me back, there's no stopping me otherwise.
  1. Misuteri's Avatar
    I guess when they took out spellthreads, enchanted rings, Synapse Springs etc. they realized they broke professions and just can’t go back and say whoops!
  1. Enan1981's Avatar
    So something that I wont really care for -_-
  1. Terion's Avatar
    Blacksmith hammer seems the most useless tool. Repair 1 piece in 1 hour? Really? I can craft armor and weapons in a 3 sec cast, but I totaly dont know how to repair them? LoL.
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    That JC one looks handy when Epic gems are expensive?
  1. clevin's Avatar
    They really do have the B team working on WoW, don't they?
  1. Biggles Worth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaylin View Post
    Ok but what do they DO?
    Blacksmithing gives you a CHANCE to craft an indestructible item. Wooooaaahh, cool huh?
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Why don't they just merge herbing, skinning, and mining into one skill call it "gathering" every character can do this? Roll cooking and fishing maybe archology into main professions. Let everyone pick 2/3 main professions from Blacksmithing, Leather Working, Inscription, Alchemy, Tailoring, Enchanting, Cooking, Fishing, Engineering, Jewelcrafting, etc.

    Meh... too tired prove more later.
  1. Rustedsaint's Avatar
    The jc, enchanting and alchemy ones seem to be the only decent ones and will be the only ones I try to get on my toons.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    So proffs are still worthless and Alchemy remains the only one that’s beneficial. Why are they wasting resources on this trash?

    BRING BACK PROFESSION PERKS
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    Why don't they just merge herbing, skinning, and mining into one skill call it "gathering" every character can do this? Roll cooking and fishing maybe archology into main professions. Let everyone pick 2/3 main professions from Blacksmithing, Leather Working, Inscription, Alchemy, Tailoring, Enchanting, Cooking, Fishing, Engineering, Jewelcrafting, etc.

    Meh... too tired prove more later.
    "We want professions to mean something"
    "Lets let everyone use 2 crafting professions, and ALL THREE GATHERING PROFESSIONS"


    "Professions should mean something"
    "Lets give everyone 5-6 of the 11 professions"

    yeaaaah.... no.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by clevin View Post
    They really do have the B team working on WoW, don't they?
    Heh. Even a B team could do a better job than this mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    So proffs are still worthless and Alchemy remains the only one that’s beneficial. Why are they wasting resources on this trash?

    BRING BACK PROFESSION PERKS
    Perks were bloody awesome. Skinning increasing your crit, Herbalism had a nice buff for healers with the mini heal and Haste and so on.

    There's literally no reason to have any profession these days except Alchemy and maybe Enchanting. Although even enchants are quite cheap.

    The game throws gear at you so most of the crafted stuff is worthless, the Darkmoon Trinkets have been worthless for some time, the alchemist stones are garbage and so on.

    And as for JC. Considering they took a feature that was guaranteed on gear and made it RNG because they seem to have an obsession with it as of late even JC is worthless unless RNG decides to be kind. Whereas pre WoD we had coloured sockets which was fine.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Heh. Even a B team could do a better job than this mate.

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    Perks were bloody awesome. Skinning increasing your crit, Herbalism had a nice buff for healers with the mini heal and Haste and so on.

    There's literally no reason to have any profession these days except Alchemy and maybe Enchanting. Although even enchants are quite cheap.

    The game throws gear at you so most of the crafted stuff is worthless, the Darkmoon Trinkets have been worthless for some time, the alchemist stones are garbage and so on.

    And as for JC. Considering they took a feature that was guaranteed on gear and made it RNG because they seem to have an obsession with it as of late even JC is worthless unless RNG decides to be kind. Whereas pre WoD we had coloured sockets which was fine.
    It’s just terrible. Give the game to devs that care at this point.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    It’s just terrible. Give the game to devs that care at this point.
    Not happening sadly. It's now about what profit they can squeeze out of it. Hence why we get a new store item every 2 months as of late or specific timegates to keep an extra month or two of sub going from the whales.

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