Players used their engineering skills to defeat the Wrath of the Lich King. Now they need to continue their studies to defeat Blackwing and delve into the dark heart of Pandaria. If the reader has not read the previous article designed to help someone make it through this tedious process, he should click here. When a player finishes making Gnomish army knives, it is time to move on. Cataclysm introduced items that let a player advance through five skill levels. This makes it easier to grind the higher levels of any trade skill.
To gain the ability to raise engineering past 450, a player needs to travel to Stormwind or Ogrimmar. Each city has a highly skilled engineer who is willing to teach others. If the engineer wants to get started quickly, he should start by mining obsidian and elementium in the cataclysm zones. He will need to find his way to a forge and anvil until he learns to create the portable forge found in Mists of Pandaria.
What’s New in Engineering?
Mists of Pandaria introduced the cog slot. This slot functions like other gem slots, but only the write type of item goes into these slots. Unlike the rest of the gems, these items are not made with the jewel crafting skill.
Making Obsidian Bolts to Defeat Blackwing
As soon a character talks to the trainer and pays the appropriate fee, he is ready to begin down the path of becoming an Illustrious engineer. When he embarks upon this wondrous spiritual journey, here is one path he may take to achieve this goal.
- Obsidian Bolts
- Electrostatic Condenser
- Electrified Ether
- R19 Threatfinder
- High Powered Bolt Gun
- Elementium Toolbox
- High Powered Bolt Gun
- Ghost Iron Bolt (Requires the Mists of Pandaria Expansion)
Conquering Engineering Doubts in the Continent of Pandaria
If the players started with the ghost bolts mentioned above, they are well into their way to becoming a Zen master of engineering. Mists of Pandaria may be the least serious WoW expansion on the surface, but there are serious themes going on underneath. Engineers who wish to get to the highest skill level as soon as possible may wish to follow this path.
- Ghost Iron Dragonling
- Geosynchronous World Spinner
- Portable Forge
- Depleted Kryptarium Rocket
As with many other items in this skill, there are fun items, such as the Pandaria Wormhole Generator. The parachute introduced in Wrath of the Lich King even gets upgraded to a glider.