WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide

Author: WoWAnalytica
Posted: 10/07/2021
Burning Crusade Classic

WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide

Good day to you, Hero of Azeroth! We would like to welcome you to another one of the TBC profession guides presented to you by This time, we would like to introduce you to a fascinating profession, that is Jewelcrafting.

This is a brand-new profession that was first introduced in The Burning Crusade expansion, and since Classic follows the same timetable, it has now also returned. Hence, we are going to present the leveling information and guidance covering both the 1-300 and 300-375 range.

Provided that this is a new profession, we are going to give a bit more of an in-depth look at what it exactly is and what new possibilities it offers for newer players. As such, if you are someone already knowledgeable with the game, you may want to skip this short introduction, and move on to the next part of this WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide, where we are going to talk about the shape of Jewelcrafting in TBC, since it is somewhat different from Retail version of the game.

First of all, as you might already imagine Jewelcrafting is a profession centered around gems and jewelry, however, that is not all of it. What it does is enable players to create rings, necklaces, trinkets, crowns, healing statues, and gems that can be socketed into different pieces of gear. In addition, there are many benefits that only Jewelcrafters can receive from this profession, but we are going to present those a little later in this WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide.

Moreover, Jewelcrafting, aside from gems, also uses plenty of metals and ores, hence, it is advisable to couple this profession with Mining so that you can be self-sufficient when it comes to obtaining raw materials, since getting everything from the Auction House or other players might be financially difficult for even veteran players.

One more reason why it is worthwhile to be a miner on top of being a Jewelcrafter is that you will have plenty of ores from your activity that you can use for Prospecting. What it is, is a new ability granted to Jewelcrafters that allows them to transform 5 pieces of ore into gems and other materials, such as Powders.

This skill in TBC is mainly used to obtain lower and middle rank gems, as well as powders, of which a useful one is Adamantite Powder, that comes from Prospecting Adamantite Ore, that is used to make Mercurial Adamantite, that is needed for a lot of jewelry in late game.

Nevertheless, if you have a way of obtaining ores from an alt or otherwise, a good secondary choice is Alchemy, since it will help you get the high-end gems with Transmutations, which are transforming lower and middle grade gems into high level ones, although those too require a large quantity of materials, so do not do that if you do not possess a steady supply of ores, metals, and gems from a miner.

Other than that, we would like to point out that, while similarly to most professions, anyone can pick-up Jewelcrafting, one good race for it are the Draenei, due to their racial skill – Gemcutting, that gives them a little skill bonus. However, Other than that there are no better or worse classes for it, since anyone can benefit from jewelry and gems.

This profession can be especially beneficial in the early stages of the game, when equipment such as jewelry and trinkets are difficult to obtain, especially for freshly leveled characters who wish to get decent gear as quickly as possible. However, it is also one of the few professions that remain relevant no matter which stage of the game it is, since end-game raiding requires taking statistics to their limits, which often requires a lot of gems for the sockets, that only Jewelcrafters can provide.

Once big difference in TBC Classic from The Burning Crusade most old-school players remember is that the hole in the system has now been patched, and the special gems that Jewelcrafters can only craft for themselves, now also require the players to have the profession in order to keep benefiting from them. Should you unlearn Jewelcrafting after putting those gems in the sockets, they will stop giving you any bonuses whatsoever, so keep that in mind.

One interesting that is worth taking note of, is that one of the factions in Outland is especially focused on aiding Jewelcrafters with their work. That faction, The Consortium, has a very unusual way of treating the reputation that players gain with them, since unlike most factions, not only do you get access to new items that you can purchase, you also receive a monthly pay of sorts. Once a month you can go to Gezhe in Nagrand, who will give you, depending on your reputation, starting with friendly one of the following:

Reputations-wise, in our WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide, we do not give you a straightforward indication whether you should pick Aldor or Scryer. Since both factions offer some recipes that might interest you. Although, leveling-up-wise, it might be a good idea to hold on with a choice, since the Trainer at Aldor Rise can teach you all the levels which will make it faster and easier for you as you progress in the leveling section.

WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting leveling guide

This WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide was created, while maintain our focus on a few key characteristics – economy and efficiency. Hence, we tried to make you work as little as possible, while making it as safe for your bank as we could. As such, even if you are not going to do any of the gathering yourself and are, instead, going to purchase everything, you can be sure that for most server economies, it couldn’t be cheaper.

It is important to note that, as you may see, when you open the Jewelcrafting window the recipes are going to be shown in different colors – orange, yellow, green, and gray. These indicate how likely you are to get a skill-up upon completing the recipe – from the first one which guarantees an increase in skill points, to the last one which means that you are not gaining any experience from crafting this recipe.

Generally, it is optimal to craft only orange recipes all the time. However, that is not possible, or even more so, not feasible or profitable. Hence, the numbers and amounts you see in this guide are not going to always be precise and you may need to get a few more reagents depending on how lucky you get.

On the last note before we hop on to the work itself, there are some things that you are going to need. Fortunately, unlike with some professions there is no need for a specific location, but you will need to acquire two items to begin with – a Simple Grinder, that you will need to cut Gems, and a Jeweler's Kit, that you need for making jewelry.

Now, getting to the actual leveling part of this WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide. First of all, we are going to talk about the part that is technically contained within Classic and Azeroth, that is 1-300 skill points.

First, of all in our Classic fashion, we are going to present you with a comprehensive list of materials that you are going to need for the path from 1-300 in TBC, although it is worth noting that all of those ingredients can be farmed before The Burning Crusade, so you can get started as soon as the new stage begins:

Check out your exact needs by making your choices of recipes before you begin working down the WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide.

To begin with the 1-30 part, you want to start off by making some Delicate Copper Wire, the recipe should still be yellow until level 35, so if you have too much copper on your hands, you might as well take it to grey even. Making each of those requires:

Afterwards, to get to level 50 you want to work on some Tigerseye Band or Malachite Pendant, or a combination of both, depending on what gemstones are available to you or simply cheaper to buy from the Auction House, since both recipes share the same level ranges. The requirements for making each are:

Tigerseye Band:

Malachite Pendant:

Having done that, you will need to visit your trainer to acquire the Journeyman Jewelcrafting skill in order to be able to continue leveling the profession further.

Next, you will need to make some Bronze Setting, you should use this recipe until you reach level 80, where it becomes green. However, since you will need some of those for future crafting, that you will have to do while leveling, you can even gray-out the recipe at level 90, if you have too many Bronze Bar on your hands. Each of those needs:

Following that step, you want to now focus on making some Simple Pearl Ring. The pearls you will need should not be expensive at all, but if you will find out that Shadowgem or Silver Bar is more accessible to you are simply cheaper to buy, you can also decide to make some Gloom Band or Ring of Silver Might. Those recipe require the following materials:

Simple Pearl Ring:

Gloom Band:

Ring of Silver Might:

Afterwards, you want to get to another recipe that requires Shadowgem so you should think about this while choosing what to craft in the previous step. You should now make some Ring of Twilight Shadows, to get to 110 where you will get a more efficient recipe. Each of those is going to cost you:

You could also opt for making some more Ring of Silver Might, if you have too much silver.

Afterwards, you want to make some Heavy Stone Statue to get to level 130. Don’t be overly concerned about the recipe going yellow since Heavy Stone should be in ample supply or should be cheap to acquire. Each statue needs:

In case Heavy Stone is for some reason expensive, you might still go on making more Ring of Twilight Shadows until you get to at least 120.

Next, you want to go back to making some more neckpieces and go for Pendant of the Agate Shield. You want to then take this recipe to at least 150, where it will go yellow. You shouldn’t make more, unless you are swimming in Moss Agate, since each pendant requires:

You will need to buy a recipe for this one from either Neal Allen in Wetlands at Menethil Harbor, if you are part of the Alliance, or Jandia in Thousand Needles at Freewind Post if you are in the Horde. The recipe is limited in supply, but it restocks every 5-10 minutes so it shouldn’t be too much of a hassle to get.

In case that could be a problem, you might either get it from the Auction House, where it will be a little overpriced, or if you find availability a problem you can also make some Amulet of the Moon, which requires 2 Lesser Moonstone instead of the Moss Agate. The recipe for this one can be obtained from:

  • Arred, who is in The Exodar.
  • Mythrin’dir, who is located in Darnassus.
  • Daniel Bartlett, who can be found in the Undercity.
  • Gelanthis, who can be seen in Silvermoon City.

Having, one way or another, achieved level 150, you want to visit your Trainer again to learn Expert Jewelcrafting, in order to continue your Jewelcrafting training with this WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide.

First of all, you will now be making quite a lot of Mithril Filigree, which are also another one of the reagents that you will need later, hence, we will be making quite a few. This recipe should take you to 180 skill level, although you will probably need to make more than that for some of the later crafts, depending on what choices you make later. Each item requires:

Afterwards, you want to move on to making Solid Stone Statue, you only want to make about 8-9 of those, just to fill the gap and get you to level 185, unless you have a lot of Solid Stone, then you can even take this recipe to 190 where it grays out. Each of those statues needs:

The next item on the list for you to craft if you are looking for an optimal way of leveling are Engraved Truesilver Ring. You can make those until you get to 200 skill level, or if you have a lot of Truesilver Bar, you can take it even to 210. Each of those requires:

Normally, for the part from 200 to 210 skill level, you should be making some Citrine Ring of Rapid Healing, it partially depends on the prices and availability of Truesilver Bar, Citrine, and Elemental Water. Those rings will cost you:

For the last part of Expert Jewelcrafting, you will need to make some Aquamarine Signet to get to level 225. If you are short on Aquamarine or Flask of Mojo, for the last 5 points you can make some Aquamarine Pendant of the Warrior instead. Those recipes each cost the following:

Aquamarine Signet:

Aquamarine Pendant of the Warrior:

If you are wondering, those Flask of Mojo can be obtained from Trolls in the level range of 40-47. These can be found around Zul’Farrak, Hinterlands and Stranglethorn Vale.

Having completed this last step, you now want to visit you trainer for the last time before leaving Azeroth for Outland and learn Artisan Jewelcrafting.

Afterwards, first off, you want to make quite a lot of Thorium Setting. You should only need to make those until you get to level 250, assuming that the ones you make here suffice, you shouldn’t need more of them, although that is luck-dependent, since they are yet another reagent necessary in later recipes.

Having done that, you want to move on to making Ruby Pendant of Fire, to get to that 260-skill level. Those are quite inexpensive, but you don’t want to go anywhere past 260, since they go yellow afterwards, and there are similarly affordable recipes to come. Each of those rings needs:

Next, for the 260-280 part you want to make some Simple Opal Ring. These are quite inexpensive, however, if you are suffering from having to carry to many Azerothian Diamond you can also go for Diamond Focus Ring after anywhere after 265. However, do note that you will need some more of those diamonds later. Those are going to cost respectively:

Simple Opal Ring:

Diamond Focus Ring:

As for the 280-285 range, you want to make some more of those Diamond Focus Ring we just mentioned, since they are the most optimal recipe for this range.

Afterwards, for the little 5-point gap you can either make some Glowing Thorium Band, since you will need to be 290 to get the last recipe you are going to use for the Classic part of the guide. Each band requires:

To be done with Azeroth and get to 300 skill points, you will be making some Emerald Lion Ring, since this is the cheapest high-tier-classic recipe you can find. Each ring requires:

Having done that, you can now move on to Outland. First of all, remember to visit one of the trainers there to learn Master Jewelcrafting. This stage means an easy start for you, since getting those first skill points in Outland is quite pleasant, however, getting to the end might prove a bit of a hassle, but don’t worry – we got you covered!

At first, the best choice for you is to get any of the following recipes or all of them and cut stones to get to 320. Granted, you will need the gems, however, depending on what you have, there is a recipe for you, these are:

Then, for the next 5 points, or a few earlier ones if you didn’t have a lot of lower-level gems, you can cut a few of the following gems:

Having done that, you now want to focus on making some Mercurial Adamantite, until you get to level 335. Assuming that you did some of the mining and prospecting yourself, you should have plenty of those after a short tour of Outland. You will also need those a little later. Each conversion requires:

Afterwards, to get to level 350 you are going to be making some Heavy Adamantite Ring, since there are unfortunately no cheaper alternatives for this part. Each of those rings is going to cost you:

Now, this is where things become difficult. At this point most of the recipes are dropped or obtained from reputation, not from trainers. For the next ten 10 points you have a few alternatives. First of all you can try make some Purified Shadow Pearl, which is a green recipe at this point, however, it might even be worthwhile farming Jaggal Clam to get some of those, since this is really an easier alternative. Each of those requires:

A different good alternative is to get a Design: Mystic Dawnstone, if your faction can get Halaa. Since this recipe is an easy way to get to 360, while only needing:

Other than that, you can only try to farm some mobs that drop certain designs like:

Now, the greatest obstacle are the last 15 points before becoming a real master of Jewelcrafting. That is because there are only reputation-gated recipes at this level, and none of them are easy to do. We advise you choose either The Sha’tar, Keepers of Time, Lower City or The Consortium (who are your best friends in this endeavor). Suggested recipes below:

Lastly, it is certainly easier to make-do with meta gems, even though they are not easy to come by. Although these also require reputations, however, surprisingly, at a lower level. These are:

If you followed our guide up to this point you should now be at the maximum level and hold a rank of a master Jewelcrafter. Here we wish to congratulate you on achieving your goal with our WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide. We hope you will have a lot of fun with it and shall accomplish great feats in the times to come.

Jewelcrafting Trainer

One of the important things to remember when it comes to professions is that they also have certain ranks, these are: Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, and Artisan, and now the new Outland Jewelcrafting rank – Master, which is going to require visiting special trainers to obtain. This will be especially important if you want to follow our WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting guide since during the leveling of the profession you do need to upgrade these ranks in order to be able to gain more skill as well as learn new recipes.

The Jewelcrafting trainers in Azeroth are:

  • Farii, who can be found in Exodar, at 44.8, 25.6
  • Aleinia, who can be seen in Eversong Woods, at 48.4, 47.4
  • Kalinda, located in Silvermoon City at 90.6, 73.8

It is important that you keep in mind that these are the only Jewelcrafting trainers present in Azeroth, since the ones you would expect to find within the capital cities were added only in Cataclysm.

Moreover, to learn Master Jewelcrafting between level 300-375, you will need to visit one of those trainers who can only be found in Outland:

  • Tatiana, in Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula, who is an Outland Jewelcrafting trainer for the Alliance.
  • Kalaen, in Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula, who helps the Horde players improve their jewelcrafting skills.
  • Hamanar, in Shattrath City, who is a neutral trainer available to both sides of the conflict, however, only if they choose to side with the Aldor faction.
  • Jazdalaad, located in Netherstorm at 44.4, 34.0, who is one more neutral trainer.

Interestingly, unlike most professions, these trainers can also teach you the skills between 1-300, not only Master level Jewelcrafting.

Thank you for taking time and interest in our ultimate guide to WoW TBC Classic Jewelcrafting. We hope you found it interesting and will stay tuned for more content to come. Good luck and have fun!

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