Game: Wrath of the Lich King
Content Type: Gaming Guides
Jewelcrafting is one of World of Warcraft’s most valuable professions. Since being added in TBC, it has allowed players to put stat boosting gems into their armor, and it has allowed Jewelcrafters to sell these cuts on the Auction House for massive profits. In WotLK, Blizzard made Jewelcrafting even more essential to endgame content. Cut gems like Luminous Ametrine, Regal Dreadstone, or Sundered Eye of Zul are necessities in any raider or endgame PvPers gear. And with the addition of daily tokens, Jewelers can purchase designs like Design: Nightmare Tear, to create the +10 to all stats, any socket gem. The versatility of Nightmare Tear is just one of the numerous advantages the profession offers to all classes.
To find gems, Jewelers must use their most essential skill: Prospecting. This allows players to search raw ore for gems to cut, destroying the minerals in the process. Because of this, Jewelcrafting is usually paired with Mining as a gathering profession. If not, purchasing ore to prospect and gems to cut can become quite costly, and it may take awhile for you to break even.
Unlike other professions in WotLK, Jewelcrafting must still be learned from specific trainers. While these NPCs will be able to take you from Apprentice through Artisan, they are only available in the capitals added in TBC. This means that the Horde must venture to Silvermoon City and find either Kalinda or Aleinia, and the Alliance need to go to Exodar and speak with Farii.
Once you reach Outland, the training process standardizes with other professions, and the Master trainers will be in your faction’s respective starting area. For the Horde, this will be Kalaen in Thrallmar, and the Alliance can learn from Tatiana in Honor Hold.
Timothy Jones in Dalaran is the neutral trainer closest to an Auction House and can teach all preceding trainer’s recipes. If you are power leveling with access to Dalaran, he is your best option. Oluros at the Argent Tournament Grounds in another neutral option.
- 100x Copper Bar
- 20x Tigerseye or Malachite
- 120x Bronze Bar (60x Copper Bar + 60x Tin Bar)
- 60x Shadowgem
- 20x Small Lustrous Pearl (Optional, only requires 20x Shadowgem)
- 80x Heavy Stone
- 30x Moss Agate
- 140x Mithril Bar
- 80x Solid Stone
- 15x Truesilver Bar
- 25x Citrine
- 5x Aquamarine
- 50x Thorium Bar
- 10x Star Ruby
- 20x Large Opal
- 10x Blue Sapphire
- 10x Essence of Undeath
- 20x Huge Emerald
- 15x Prismatic Black Diamond
- 55x (Blood Garnet/Shadow Draenite/Golden Draenite/Deep Peridot/Flame Spessarite/Azure Moonstone)
- 40x Adamantite Powder
- 10x Primal Earth
- 10x Adamantite Bar
- 10x Essence of Earth
- 70x (Bloodstone/Chalcedony/Dark Jade/Huge Citrine/Shadow Crystal/Sun Crystal)
- 5x Crystallized Earth
- 46x Eternal Earth
- 23x Eternal Shadow (Optional, only requires 23x Eternal Earth)
- 5 – 7x Forest Emerald
- 28x Earthsiege Diamond/Skyflare Diamond
- 1x Frozen Orb
1 – 30: Delicate Copper Wire
- Convert Copper Bar into Delicate Copper Wire.
After you make your rings or your neckalces, go train up to Journeyman Jewelcrafting.
50 – 80: Bronze Setting
- Convert Bronze Bar into Bronze Setting.
- Combine Bronze Setting with Small Lustrous Pearl and Copper Bar or with Shadowgem and Delicate Copper Wire to make these rings.
100 – 110: Ring of Twilight Shadows
110 – 120: Heavy Stone Statue
- Convert Heavy Stone into Heavy Stone Statues.
After making these statues, Alliance players will need to find Neal Allen at Menethil Harbor in Wetlands, and the Horde will need to talk to Janida at Freewind Post in Thousand Needles. Each will sell Design: Pendant of the Agate Shield.
120 – 150: Pendant of the Agate Shield
After finishing these pendants, you should learn Expert Jewelcrafting.
150 – 180: Mithril Filigree
- Convert Mithril Bar into Mithril Filigree.
180 – 185: Solid Stone Statue
- Convert Solid Stone into Solid Stone Statue.
185 – 200: Engraved Truesilver Ring
Once you finish these rings, you can go train Artisan Jewelcrafting.
200 – 220: Citrine Ring of Rapid Healing
220 – 225: Aquamarine Pendant of the Warrior
225 – 250: Thorium Setting
- Convert Thorium Bar into Thorium Setting.
250 – 260: Ruby Pendant of Fire
260 – 280: Simple Opal Ring
280 – 290: Sapphire Pendant of Winter Night
- Combine Blue Sapphire, Essence of Undeath, and Thorium Setting to make the Sapphire Pendant of the Night.
For this step, most power leveling guides recommend creating the Onslaught Ring using Powerful Mojo, but for the purposes of power leveling, Essence of Undeath is much easier to farm and makes for a quicker leveling process.
290 – 300: Emerald Lion Ring
Once you’ve finished the Emerald Rings, you can cross through the Dark Portal and become a Master Jewelcrafter.
TBC is where Jewelcrafting opens up to a number of options. At most of the skill level sets below, there are numerous choices of which patterns to cut. For each level range below, you are free to make any combination of the listed cuts, and the choice of what to craft is yours.
TBC also offers a number of Jewelcrafting designs for purchase based on reputation. For your next set of options, it is possible to level entirely using recipes learned from a trainer, but the following designs are also available as rep rewards:
- Design: Gleaming Golden Draenite (Friendly: The Aldor)
- Design: Royal Shadow Draenite (Honored: The Aldor)
- Design: Luminous Flame Spessarite (Friendly: The Consortium)
325 – 335: Mercurial Adamantite
The next set of cuts also have options which can be purchased as rep rewards. Like before, you can still progress using cuts from a trainer, but the additional rep options are:
- Design: Potent Flame Spessarite (Friendly: Lower City)
- Design: Dazzling Deep Peridot (Honored: The Scryers)
- Design: Delicate Blood Garnet (Honored: The Consortium)
340 – 350: Heavy Adamantite Ring
Once you complete this set of rings, you can take the zeppelin to Northrend and reach the final stage: Grand Master Jewelcrafting.
Like in Outland, WotLK offers long periods of leveling where the choice of cut and gem are individually inconsequential, as long as your skill level goes up. Begin by purchasing between 50 and 60 of the WotLK green gems (listed below), and continue crafting until you reach 395.
- Combine Crystallized Earth and either Bloodstone, Chalcedony, Huge Citrine, or Sun Crystal to make your first rings in Northrend.
- Use Eternal Earth or combine it with Eternal Shadow to make the Stoneguard Band or the Shadowmight Ring.
420 – 425: Dazzling Forest Emerald
- Cut Forest Emerald into Dazzling Forest Emerald.
After cutting these Emeralds, the next step is to craft meta gems. While some of these recipes can be learned from trainers, the overwhelming majority are purchased from various vendors with tokens from Dailies or are dropped from mobs throughout Northrend. Read on after the leveling guide to find out more about Dalaran Jewelcrafter’s Token and the Jewelcrafting daily quests. The non-trainer meta gem designs are:
- Design: Ember Skyflare Diamond, Design: Chaotic Skyflare Diamond, Design: Effulgent Skyflare Diamond, Design: Revitalizing Skyflare Diamond, Design: Insightful Earthsiege Diamond, Design: Invigorating Earthsiege Diamond, Design: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond, Design: Trenchant Earthsiege Diamond
- Design: Enigmatic Skyflare Diamond, Design: Forlorn Skyflare Diamond, Design: Impassive Skyflare Diamond
- Design: Destructive Skyflare Diamond, Design: Thundering Skyflare Diamond, Design: Beaming Earthsiege Diamond,
- World Drop
- Design: Austere Earthsiege Diamond
- Dropped from King Ymiron in Utgarde Keep
- Design: Bracing Earthsiege Diamond
- Drop from The Oculus
- Design: Eternal Earthsiege Diamond
- Drop from Loken in Halls of Lightning
425 – 440: Austere Earthsiege Diamond, Beaming Earthsiege Diamond, Bracing Earthsiege Diamond, Chaotic Skyflare Diamond, Destructive Skyflare Diamond, Effulgent Skyflare Diamond, Ember Skyflare Diamond, Enigmatic Skyflare Diamond
440 – 441: Icy Prism
- Combine Frozen Orb, Chalcedony, Dark Jade, and Shadow Crystal to make an Icy Prism. Opening this will give you Rare and Epic Northrend gems, so that you can cut high level designs.
441 – 450: Meta gems
- Until you cap, continue making any of the meta gem cuts. It can take anywhere between 13 and 15 gems, so be patient.
Once you’ve finished your final meta cuts, you’ve capped! Congratulations! Keep reading to find out more about Dalaran Jewelcrafter’s Token, and how to purchase high level recipes by completing daily quests.
Dailies and Jewelcrafter’s Tokens
To purchase meta gem and epic gem designs, all players will need Dalaran Jewelcrafter’s Token. Like other professions in WotLK, Blizzard implemented a daily quest and token reward system to purchase new recipes. But, it is especially important for Jewelcrafter, as a large number of endgame recipes come from Tiffany Cartier in Dalaran’s Underbelly.
To begin the daily quests, players will need to speak to Timothy Jones and finish the quest Finish the Shipment once they’ve reached skill level 375. This requires you to bring one Chalcedony to Timothy and will open up all other daily quest options. Each daily involves farming a specific item from different mobs in Northrend and then combining them with two WotLK Uncommon gems.
*Keep in mind that after completing 1 of the daily quests, all others are closed for the day, so it’s advisable to pick your quests based on which gems you have on hand or have easy access to through the AH, an alt, or your guild.*
The complete list of Dailies is:
- Shipment: Shifting Sun Curio
- Shipment: Blood Jade Amulet
- Shipment: Glowing Ivory Figurine
- Shipment: Wicked Sun Brooch
- Shipment: Intricate Bone Figurine
- Shipment: Bright Armor Relic
Finally, WotLK has 6 different epic gems: Ametrine, Dreadstone, Cardinal Ruby, King’s Amber, Eye of Zul, and Majestic Zircon. These can be prospected from Titanium Ore, found in an Icy Prism, or transmuted by an Alchemist from a blue gem and an Eternal element. Each of these gems is rare on their own, but by purchasing recipes using daily tokens, they can be cut into even more precious forms.
Like most designs, Epic cuts will cost you 4x Dalaran Jewelcrafter’s Token, meaning you must make sure to choose your recipes wisely. One way to figure out which recipes are most worthwhile is to review price trends on the Auction House or check which raw gems are the cheapest. Another important consideration could be what your guild or PvP team will need or what content is coming up and how players will want to gem for it.
And that’s it! Good luck cutting your gems!