Shadowlands Profession Previews: Blacksmithing

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With Shadowlands on the horizon it’s time to start looking ahead. Over the next weeks I will be posting Shadowlands Profession previews two times a week on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Overall changes

The biggest change to blacksmithing this time around is the return of Sharpening stones. These are consumables you apply to your weapon for a temporary buff. 

In addition to this star ranks for the various items have gone the way of the dodo. Optional reagents have taken over, and will also be used to determine the power level of the gear you craft. 

Gear crafting in Shadowlands

Gear crafting has been revamped in Shadowlands. All crafted gear can be modified by adding optional reagents. An item can take up to four optional reagents to increase the item level, decide secondary stats and gain various bonus effects. It will be extremely interesting to see how this shakes out. I expect they will add higher item level reagents as SL progresses. 

Blacksmithing crafts

Blacksmiths in Shadowlands can craft base legendary items, armor, weapons and sharpening stones. The gear can all be upgraded to item level 168 with the use of crafter’s mark rank 2 as an optional reagent. The base legendary items comes for ...


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