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WoTLK Classic Inscription Leveling Guide 1-450 for Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Here is our WoTLK Classic Inscription leveling guide 1-450. Master the art of inscribing glyphs and become a grand master!

WoTLK Classic Inscription Leveling Guide 1-450

Inscription is a unique and fun profession that was born in Wrath of the Lich King. Unlike other professions, Inscription in WoTLK actually has an impact on your gameplay via glyphs. Granted, this was removed in later expansions, but you can enjoy it in its full glory in WoTLK Classic!

Pigments

Pigments are milled from various herbs that are picked by herbalists in the world. Each tier of pigment can only drop from certain herbs.

Materials Required for 1-450

This is a rough estimate due to the randomness of milling. Don’t just mill every herb, as you’ll likely need less than what is listed here.

Jessica Sellers, the Ink Trader in Dalaran also sells inks. You can exchange them for 1 x Ink of the Sea. That means you can effectively level to 450 from just herbs in Northwich via Azure Pigment. However, as you won’t have the level to mill the herbs, you’ll need another player to mill them for you. You can also just buy Ink of the Sea from the auction house. The same obviously goes for any ink, however, they’ll likely cost much more than just milling the correct herbs.

Alabaster Pigment

110 herbs from this selection:

Dusky Pigment & Verdant Pigment

80 herbs from this selection:

Golden Pigment & Burnt Pigment

180 herbs from this selection:

Emerald Pigment & Indigo Pigment

200 herbs from this selection:

Violet Pigment & Ruby Pigment

160 herbs from this selection:

Silvery Pigment & Sapphire Pigment

100 herbs from this selection:

Nether Pigment & Ebon Pigment

260 herbs from this selection:

Azure Pigment & Icy Pigment

380 herbs from this selection:

WoTLK Classic Inscription Leveling Guide 1-450

The first thing you’ll need to do is to learn Apprentice Inscription from a trainer in any major city of your faction in Azeroth. Ask a guard for directions if you don’t know where the trainer is.

One thing to note is that there are many different glyphs that all have the same materials required. Therefore, you can choose which one to make. The only difference will be if you’re selling them.

Apprentice Inscription (1-75)

1 – 19

18 x Ivory Ink – 18 Alabaster Pigment

19 – 35

16 x Scroll of Stamina – 16 Ivory Ink, 16 Light Parchment

35 – 53

22 x Moonglow Ink – 44 Alabaster Pigment

53 – 75

22 x Armor Vellum – 22 Moonglow Ink, 44 Light Parchment

Journeyman Inscription (75 – 125)

Go to the trainer in any major city and learn Journeyman Inscription.

75 – 80

20 x Midnight Ink – 40 Dusky Pigment

80 – 100

20 x Glyph of ??? – 20 Midnight Ink, 20 Light Parchment

At this point, you can make any glyph that requires 1 x Midnight Ink and is orange for you. After 10 points they will turn yellow, so go to the trainer and learn another one that is orange.

100 – 105

50 x Lion’s Ink – 100 Golden Pigment

105 – 120

20 x Glyph of ??? – 20 Lion’s Ink, 20 Common Parchment

Same deal as before. Make any glyph that requires 1 x Lion’s Ink. It turns yellow after 5 points, so learn a new recipe from the trainer that’s orange.

120 – 125

Choose a glyph from the ones above and make 7 of them. Requires 7 Lion’s Ink & 7 Common Parchment.

Expert Inscription (125 – 200)

Go to the trainer and learn Expert Inscription.

125-133

?? x Dawnstar InkBurnt Pigment

By this point, you should have a decent amount of Burnt Pigment from milling herbs. Use them to make Dawnstar Ink.

If you didn’t mill your own herbs, then make any random glyph that’s orange for you up to 141. Skip the next step as it requires Dawnstar Ink.

133 – 141

8 x Strange Tarot – 8 Lion’s Ink, 16 Dawnstar Ink, 8 Common Parchment

141 – 150

Pick any of the glyphs above and make 13 of them. Requires 13 x Lion’s Ink, & 26 x Common Parchment.

150 – 155

50 x Jadefire Ink – 100 Emerald Pigment

155 – 175

20 x Glyph of ??? – 20 Jadefire Ink, 20 Common Parchment

Make random glyphs that require 1 x Jadefire Ink and are orange for you.

175 – 185

?? x Royal Ink – Indigo Pigment

You should have a decent amount of Indigo Pigment from milling herbs. Use them to make Royal Ink.

After that, use the Royal Ink to make Arcane Tarot until at least 185. Also requires Jadefire Ink and Common Parchment.

If you don’t have enough Royal Ink (or none at all), make glyphs that require Jadefire Ink and are also orange for you.

185 – 190

5x Glyph of Sap or Glyph of Frost Shock – 10 Jadefire Ink

190 – 200

13x Glyph of Revenge or Glyph of Voidwalker – 13 Jadefire Ink

Artisan Inscription (200 – 290)

Go to the trainer in any major city and learn Artisan Inscription.

200 – 205

50 x Celestial Ink – 100 Violet Pigment

205 – 210

5 x Armor Vellum II – 5 Celestial Ink, 10 Common Parchment

210 – 215

5 x Glyph of Sinister Strike – 5 Celestial Ink, 5 Heavy Parchment

215 – 220

5 x Glyph 0f Searing Pain – 5 Celestial Ink, 5 Heavy Parchment

220 – 225

5 x Glyph of Starfire – 5 Celestial Ink, 5 Heavy Parchment

225 – 228

12 x Fiery Ink – 12 Ruby Pigment

228 – 230

2 x Scroll of Agility IV – 2 Celestial Ink, 2 Heavy Parchment

230 – 235

5 x Glyph of Dispel Magic – 5 Celestial Ink, 5 Heavy Parchment

235 – 247

12 x Weapon Vellum II – 12 Celestial Ink, 12 Fiery Ink, 24 Heavy Parchment

247 – 250

4 x Glyph of Cleaving – 4 Celestial Ink, 4 Heavy Parchment

250-255

25 x Shimmering Ink – 50 Silvery Pigment

255 – 260

5 x Scroll of Spirit V – 5 Shimmering Ink, 10 Heavy Parchment

260 – 275

15 x Glyph of ??? – 15 Shimmering Ink

Make random glyphs that require Shimmering Ink and are orange for you. Learn a new one every 5 levels, as they will turn yellow.

275 – 285

10 x Ink of Sky – 10 Sapphire Pigment

285 – 290

5 x Glyph of Sprint – 5 Shimmering Ink

290 – 350

Master Inscription (290 – 350)

Go to the trainer and learn Master Inscription. You’ll now need to either travel to Outland or Northrend to find a trainer that teaches Master Inscription.

Outland:

  • (Horde) Neferatti – Second floor of a tower in Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula
  • (Alliance) Michael Schwan – Halfway up the tower in Honor Hold, Hellfire Peninsula
  • Scribe Lanloer – Scryer’s Tier in Shattrath City
  • Recorder Lidio – Aldor Rise Shattrath City

Northrend:

290 – 305:

40 x Ethereal Ink – 80 Nether Pigment

305 – 325

20 x Glyph of ??? – 20 Ethereal Ink, 20 Heavy Parchment

Make random glyphs that require Ethereal Ink and are orange for you. Learn a new one every 5 levels, as they will turn yellow. You’ll need 4 different glyphs in total.

325 – 330

?? x Darkflame InkEbon Pigment

If you’ve been milling your own herbs, then you should have a decent amount of Ebon Pigment to craft Darkflame Ink with. If you don’t have any Ebon, just craft any random glyphs that are yellow for you.

330 – 345

15 x Glyph of ??? – 15 Ethereal Ink, 30 Heavy Parchment

Make random glyphs that require Ethereal Ink and are orange for you. Learn a new one every 5 levels, as they will turn yellow.

345 – 350

5 x Glyph of Whirlwind – 5 Ethereal Ink, 5 Resilient Parchment

Grand Master Inscription (350 – 450)

Head to a trainer in Northrend and learn Grand Master Inscription.

350 – 355

95 x Ink of Sea – 190 Azure Pigment

355 – 360

5 x Scroll of Spirit VII – 5 Ink of the Sea

360 – 365

5 x Scroll of Intellect VII – 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment

365 – 370

5 x Scroll of Strength VII – 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment

370 – 375

5 x Scroll of Agility VII – 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment

375 – 380

?? x Snowfall Ink – Icy Pigment

You should have some Icy Pigment by now. Use it to craft Snowfall Ink and save them for Northrend Inscription Research.

380 – 385

7 x Glyph of ??? – 7 Ink of the Sea

Make random glyphs that require 1 x Ink of the Sea and are yellow for you.

385 – 386

1 x Northrend Inscription Research – 3 Ink of the Sea, 5 Resilient Parchment, Snowfall Ink

386 – 400

25 x Discovered Major Glyph – 25 Ink of the Sea, 25 Resilient Parchment

Make 25 of whichever glyph you discover from Northrend Inscription Research.

400 – 405

5 x Scroll of Stamina VIII – 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment

405 – 410

5 x Scroll of Spirit VIII – 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment

410 – 415

5 x Scroll of Intellect VIII – 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment

415 – 420

5 x Scroll of Strength VIII – 5 Ink of the Sea, 10 Resilient Parchment

420 – 430

13 x Scroll of Agility VIII – 13 Ink of the Sea, 26 Resilient Parchment

430 – 450

20 x Northrend Inscription Research – 60 Ink of the Sea, 100 Resilient Parchment, Snowfall Ink

The ideal method after this point is to level via Northrend Inscription Research. It has a 20-hour cooldown, but is by far the cheapest way to reach 450. You’ll also need to do this anyway to acquire more glyph recipes.

If you’re in a rush to get to 450, you can also make the glyphs that you discover with it.

And that was our WoTLK Classic Inscription leveling guide. Congratulations on reaching 450!

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Wednesday 29th of June 2022

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