What's up guys this is preheat, today we’re going to be talking about professions on the beta so if you're in the dragonflight beta and you're going to be participating in the raid testing schedule which blizzard has just released it's going to be starting on September 29th hopefully you aren’t playing wrath Lich King Classic anyway if you're going to be testing just know that like enchants gems this sort of stuff actually does carry over even if the testing scales your character down so there's actually a pretty big incentive to go and get these enchants and gems and you know gear bonus all this good stuff on the beta beforehand right.
Because you can actually get some pretty insane gear from crafting and you have unlimited materials if you're on the level 70 server so uh we're going to be talking about how I geared up my character because I've basically gotten everything the best they can be and uh just gonna give you some kind of tips and tricks that I learned along the way because there's definitely a lot in this new profession system that is different if you haven't already seen it but let’s just jump right into it.
Example of Crafted Gear
Okay so to start things off I just want to kind of show my character here, so this is the kind of gear that you can expect to have if you actually go and do the professions right so my item level is 391 equipped is is what it says here but the item level says 416, that’s just a display bug don't really worry about the 416 there it's actually 391.
So if we look at the gear uh basically you can choose all of the stats and bonuses this piece right here is embellished so you get two pieces that you can equip with the embellishment uh this one has spells and abilities have a chance to empower one of your socketed Elemental gems granting 180 of the associated stat for 12 seconds.
Also if you know this I do have three gems in the neck which is something you can do with an item or on that in just a little bit but uh one thing you might be noticing is this little pentagon shape it looks almost like a gem from Diablo on the quality so this is something that’s new in this expansion they basically added like this weird quality element to all the all the trade goods all the items that you craft it's kind of like Final Fantasy I think in a lot of ways but uh yeah it goes one two three and then there's a four and five stars.
So these are all five star which is the max that you can get uh this will affect the item level of your gear so like if you were to craft let's say dark moon trinket right like let's say I want a dark moon trinket and this is going to be the bind on pickup one uh with this bonus right here it says it’ll goes all the way up to 402 with the little Pentagon right there.
I'm not really sure if that's the correct one or if the one that shows up on the actual tooltip is the correct one it's uh it’s a little hard to tell right because you know the basically the tool tips are wrong and then also this says equipped 391 versus 416.
I'll honestly I don’t know which one is correct okay but it doesn’t matter, all that matters is just that you get the good bonus benefits of this stuff right so uh yeah let's talk about embellishments, so are you show the neck this is the one that just gives you like a flat stack, you can also give your items embellishment if you actually craft them with a specific piece on there so I actually have this one on my weapon uh this one makes it so that my damage and healing spells have a chance to basically Echo for additional damage but there are other bonuses as well so I’ll just show you a couple other examples.
This is going to be the uh Horizon Strider garment spellness, this gives you critical damage and healing I have a chance to spur on you grinding haste, this effect Stacks up to five times this one's actually a set bonus so if you want to wear this one you do need to where uh you get rid of I guess two of your pieces they're embellished, now the reason why I don't like running this one is because the only other neck that you can make with Jewel crafting does require you to have dual crafting level one to equip it and because of this I don’t really see the set bonus being uh you know all that useful in testing unless you know unless you just go in with Jewel crafting, if you want to go in with that profession which is probably fine.
How to Craft
I mean the grand scheme of things you can just swap around your professions as much as you want the only thing I'll say is that there's a couple professions that are way harder to level than the others whenever it comes to the amount of time not necessarily the amount of Regents right because you can talk to these vendors you can buy as many of these reagents as you want uh you know basically it’s unlimited right the only thing that you’re limited by is your gold so if you’re going to be buying like these vials for 50 gold each and you want to buy like a thousand of them this is going to be pretty expensive for you right so if I click this button boom that’s like 100k gone just with file sum but yeah so I wouldn't worry too much about the materials themselves.
The issue really just comes into the crafting system so this UI is completely different than what you're probably used to, if you've seen professions before I’m not going to spend too much time talking about it all I really want to talk about is the main things right, so you got this part at the top which is your level you’ve got the specializations and you unlock these as you go.
You have to spin the currency to be able to like unlock these and you do have to click the button the button 30 times for this one, 40 times for this, 20 times it's really weird you can't just max that you have to click the button the amount of times it says with the number there but you can unlock one as soon as you hit 25 and then at 50, you can lock another and then 75 at another and then 100 if there's a fourth one so uh yeah it's it's pretty straightforward with these.
I think the levels might change depending on how many different uh you know like subcategories there are but you do have to kind of pay attention to what they’re doing because they're all kind of different right they all specialize in different stuff once again not going to talk too much about this because it’s all kind of self-explanatory but uh you know feel free to go and look at all that stuff but uh but yeah.
So if you want to craft something once again like let’s say that we want uh like a staff right so we'll go ahead and go down here to the staff, this is the staff that I’m running um obviously you're gonna need to have the materials to craft it right so these you’ll have to craft beforehand but then you also have this menu which you can use to customize your secondary stats.
I don't really like to use this too much because it does make the difficulty worse unless you're already max level so I’d just rather chance it in most cases you can also do infused with power, but we don't have these materials yet so don’t worry about this and then the embellishment. this is what I was talking about if you want to add the echo this is the one that I used right here and then there are a bunch of other ones that you can use too and depending on the item it'll actually show you like a different subset of these.
But anyway so if you have the materials to craft the item let's say and we'll use like rare version just as a sample here so like let's say I don't want to go with the Epic right here I want to go with the rare one and I want to Max it out you can actually add your items right here, give It Whatever finishing reagents you need these are going to increase the the chance that you're gonna succeed on the craft and then this one might give you some other bonuses right and then the main thing to look at here is inspiration.
In my opinion because being level 100 inscription takes a really long time but you have to craft like ink for hours I'm not even joking it's it’s literally hours that you spent crafting, so if you're already here that’s great right but you don't you don't want to account for that I'm trying to save you all time right so if you max out your inspiration, inspiration basically gives you a chance to have like additional skill bonus and you can actually enchant your tools.
So this is a new thing basically you have a tool and then two accessories uh for your trade skill and as you can see this little quill here says 90 resourcefulness which is great and then I've also got 188 inspiration with an enchant right there so that's why my inspiration is so high here at 41 this is basically just like a chance to get like the five star um so you know if you were like level 70 let's say for instance and you haven’t already level to 100 by spending hours is crafting ink and you were to maybe in uh maybe like enchant your weapon with an enchant from the auction house uh hopefully you can get one of those for pretty cheap hopefully people are putting them up.
You can also just go enchanting yourself if you want to enchanting is actually freestyle level but anyways if you have the three star you put it on there that's going to give you pretty much like an additional like 20 to 30 chance to just pluck into the highest one and then once you get the the highest tier right so like let's say uh we want to actually craft one of these things we'll go ahead and uh actually gather the materials here
so okay so to start things off we're going to go ahead and show a character that doesn't really have all the gear set up and all that just kind of a fresh one that we need to wear out so yeah to start things off I need to figure out kind of what I need to build so I am a cloth user right so all my slots are going to be cloth except for the jewelry pieces so we're gonna need to have tailoring we're going to need to have Jewel crafting and then if we want for trinkets uh we have some options we can go with like uh Jewel crafting trinket we we can also go with the Alchemy trinket but typically the DarkMoon card trinkets are the best those are going to be inscription and we’re also going to need inscription for our weapon because the the inscription staff is actually better than like any of the other weapons when it comes to int.
Professions Tools and Accessories
So the two things that we care about most are going to be inscription and tailoring so you might be wondering why I’m a blacksmith if uh you know if I’m talking about like tailoring, inscription all this stuff why would I choose blacksmithing first, well there’s actually a good reason for this and I’ll kind of show an example here on the screen why that is important.
So I’ve created a matrix of like all of the gear that you can make with professions uh once again with your professions you do have these gear slots right so that’s what these slots up here at the top right are so in order to get the the tools that we need for the uh you know the trades the trade skills that we actually care about it's going to be jewel crafting, blacksmithing and uh inscription.
So inscription makes its own tool we don't really need to worry about that too much, you can also make the you know the associated parts of dual crafting if you care about that so it’s probably a good idea to do Jewelcrafting before inscription in this case, as you as you can see for Jewelcrafting the uh you know the tool is used is made with engineering and then it makes its own accessory and leatherworking makes another one so the accessories aren't super important I’d say the main thing is like the tool because you can actually enchant the tool and keep in mind you can actually just buy the tool in the option too if you just want like a Green version it’s you know pretty quick and easy to get but but if you're already gonna be leveling these things uh blacksmithing is pretty easy to do on the beta so you can just buy the materials and level it up enough to get your tool pretty quick so it isn't too bad uh but yeah anyway.
So for Tailor we need engineering for the tool for in uh for inscription we need inscription for the tool and then for Jewel crafting we also need engineering so it's probably a good idea that we actually start off by doing engineering just enough to get those tools so I'm going to go ahead and train myself in engineering just by buying these two from the vendor right here and then if you look at the actual plans that the vendor offers you'll notice this little box right here this little almost looks like a card if you buy this card and then you put this on this hot on your hard bar once you're at level 15 you can start using this and that will actually give you the points for your specialization there.
Then we’re just going to look through the uh like the recipes that the vendor offers and what we're looking for are the profession tools here so we want to actually just learn uh the stuff that we care about so that's going to be our uh our tailoring tool right there this is the one we want also our Jewel crafting tool and those are really the only two that we care about and it requires level 50 it looks like so we will need to level uh engineering up to 50 that shouldn’t be too much trouble so a fresh profession is gonna look I'm just gonna put this on my bar real quick so that we can click it in the future.
Yeah so fresh profession is going to look like this right no levels here and you just need to level it up basically so we're going to talk to this vendor, we're going to get our rousing fires I like to just buy them in sets of a thousand oh I should also mention we actually have a new slot in this expansion it's uh for a reagent deck the bag is called a Chrono cloth reagent bag and it has like 36 slots in it 34 slots in it really really good begum so definitely buy one of these it makes your inventory a lot better whenever you're trying to go through and do all this stuff.
You can also go to the bank and use the reagent tab that’s also a pretty good way of doing it, okay so we have our tools actually ready so let’s go ahead and head over to the auction house, we actually have our tools crafted now we're ready to go keep in mind you could just buy the tools also from the auction house if you want to save time uh but we have the tools ready and what we're going to do here is look for inspiration on the item enhancements and we're just gonna buy this enchant.
Now keep in mind you can also craft this enchant yourself uh but you can also just buy it from the auction house, so you know it's really up to you on how much time you want to spend here if you’re going to be doing other enchants, it’s probably a good idea just to have an enchanter character kind of ready to go uh but either way kind of works.
But anyway we're going to enchant both of these tools and the reason why I like to do the rare version of these tools versus the auction house version because keep in mind you can save time right doing that I've mentioned this before but there reason I like to do it this way is because uh you actually don’t really get as good of a benefit here if you do it through the auction house so like let's say I want to get my my tools here right you can look here it says plus six plus six right uh you aren’t going to get as much of a bonus plus four on this one as if you just craft it right so this one is plus 10 and it’s got resourcefulness on it same with this one plus 90 inspiration on it and it’s plus 10 Jewel crafting skill and obviously you can even go higher right this is just the three star version of it.
Okay so now that we have our tools ready and Enchanted I'm gonna go ahead and drop engineering just like that we don’t care about that profession anymore okay so we just dropped our profession we have one profession available we also have our profession uh tool ready to go so let's go ahead and click tailoring learn tailoring really quickly here and then the first thing is we're going to put our tools on and I do have this chest from when I was tailoring before but it doesn't really make that big of a difference.
The main thing is the the tool here with the 180 uh 188 inspiration that's just more chances to get uh the max level craft there it’s gonna be plus 10 tailoring skill also really huge and resourcefulness just saves you materials and we just want to level this up so we’re just going to make some bandages here bandages until Level 10.
You know this isn't obviously like I haven’t in max exactly how to level this up really quick because tailoring is pretty easy the level uh but yeah just just get levels and then whenever you're at level 10, 15, 20, 25 make sure you're going back to the vendor or buying the new stuff that’s really the big stuff so yeah just keep leveling this up and then at level 25 is going to be the first time that we actually care to stop and do some other things.
So uh we'll we'll let this keep going for just a little bit okay and we just unlocked uh the bolts here and we're just gonna craft a bunch of these because we will need a lot of these bolts so let's just go ahead and get started and once again we're just going to let this keep going as soon as we hit Level 25 though we're gonna take a little break and uh go do some other stuff just get everything else lined up okay.
We just hit Level I've also if you’re wondering why I'm getting so many inspired Creations it's because of the weapon in the enchant but anyways uh let’s go into the specializations here and what you'd want to do and unfortunately I can't do this because I already learned tailoring once before and I guess it didn't reset but you want to learn textiles first uh this this trait right here is really really great for just the amount of cloth that foregoing to have to make so yeah unfortunately I can't get it definitely go textiles, tailoring Mastery is also good but the main things you need are eventually you’ll need garment crafting like at the very end I'd say do this one at like 75 textiles or tailor mastering at 25 and 50 is probably the way to go.
Anyway we need to craft a whole lot of bolts and uh we still need some levels so I'm just gonna craft whatever I can that just gives me levels here but we’re just gonna keep going until we hit like level 50 or so oh also since we are uh high enough level now we can actually get the the tier Essence stuff done and that it's a really easy way to level so just essence of tier whisp of tier this one’s actually faster the craft so I'll craft it instead but this is uh the best way in my opinion to get all the way up to level 50.
Didn't take long at all, we're 46 I'm gonna go and swap to the essence of tier since it does have a higher chance to give us levels and we're just going to keep going until we hit 50, okay and we’ve hit 50!
Here so now what we need to start working on is gathering the required materials to be able to actually craft a gear that we want and ideally we won't need to be all the way up to level 100 to craft a gear that we want at maximum quality uh that's the whole reason why we did the tool stuff beforehand is so that we could skip that whole thing but we still need the the ability to actually craft this stuff right because it all basically everything that’s going to give me a level up at this point is going to take bolts and they’re going to be the same bolts that I want to use on the actual armor itself like the chances to get the good stuff so uh we don't actually want to use that I’m just going to keep crafting Essences here in the background while I kind of plan out my strategy here but yeah.
As you can see like everything that gives you a level up is going to require this vibrant Wildercloths and uh this is the same stuff that we use for our for our actual pieces right it's like 15, 10 per piece and then remember you want to craft multiple because you want to actually get uh the good RNG here you want to get that five star so yeah definitely going to be crafting a lot of these.
It looks like I won't get any more levels from the essence of Tears so what I need to do at this point is uh just craft a bunch of bolts and then a bunch of vibrant bolts so my best recommendation for you at this point make sure that you have your tool make sure you have your accessory here try to have the specialization for textiles, don’t be like me and skip it make sure that you have textiles here and then you’re gonna click to make this and I recommend just making like a thousand of them and literally just like get up and do something else okay because this is going to take a really long time and you’re gonna be really bored if you’re sitting here just staring at your screen so you know alt tab do something else okay.
We're back so I probably went a little bit overboard but uh I just let this craft for a bit while I was editing this video uh we're back we're still at level 55 tailoring we have a ton of these materials now the craft are pieces and uh yeah we're just gonna go ahead and get started on this so uh we’ll start with something easy we'll just do a belt uh I'm gonna do a customized Staton this now it depending on like what kind of item it is and what the materials are and like how much you’re putting into it it might be worth it to maybe forego the missive and then try to add it on later right.
There's a couple different strategies basically you can do it with the missive at the start or you can add the missive later on if you want to do it like uh like a recraft equipment option whenever you're already like max level or whatever you can do it that way or you can just YOLO them and not even have the uh the options there it really just depends on like where your quality is the first thing I would do is I would add in the essence of tier just to see like where you're at and then if you go back in here and you add like the customization to it so we'll do like case Mastery as you can see like we’re still maxed out with our weapon but if I were to take my weapon off it’s not maxed out so this is like the big difference right.
Whenever I was talking about before like with the engineering weapon you know doing the auction house versus doing it yourself this is plus 10 tailoring this is uh it says that we’re off by just a little bit, here it looks like actually 10 levels exactly so if we add this back on Boom we get perfectly there 320, there you go, this is why I was saying they kind of do the extra step beforehand and maybe get the weapon by the way but of course you can just lock into it too so it's fine or you can just say you know whatever I don't want to have to deal with the weapon I don’t want to have to deal with customary custom customized secondary stats I’m just gonna let this rip that's probably fine for tailoring but for other professions it might take a little bit longer to be able to get more chances to craft the item so you may not want to do it in that case but regardless we're just we're going to craft it here.
I’m not gonna add any embellishments, you can if you want on this menu but I'm not going to we're just going to add the uh the stats so yeah haste, Mastery we got the tier Essence in here let's go ahead and click to create our our first item.
So something happened here and this is something that I want to make sure that you all are aware of just because like I’ve noticed this happened a lot so even though it said it was guaranteed five and I have a sense of tearing here it crafted a four uh I believe this is a bug so I'm gonna re-log real quick and I don’t think it will happen again if were-log I've I've noticed this happens I’m assuming it's just like a beta bug okay so we have our tier Essence in there we have our secondary stat customization uh locked in now that’s a weird bug and then we'll just go ahead and craft it again let's see if we get it okay there we go this is what it should look like so we have the item here it's 392 as you can see the four star one was 389 uh there's the difference there with the item level and it does have that five star uh we can go ahead and equip this bad boy right away and then uh we're just gonna go down the list and create more of these items.
So obviously lock in your essence of tier if you want to put in your secondary stats do that too and then create the item and uh yeah I mean you can definitely craft like more of these if you wanted you know if you want to just keep going here I think they actually did use Essence tear hold on let's see if this was actually a book we're at 81, this should go to 80 if it is actually using it did not it still hit the five star but it did not take either of these right because it's crit Mastery and it didn’t take an Essence here.
See I don’t know what's wrong with this system it’s just it's kind of annoying dealing with this because like stuff isn't working the way it should be but I mean you jogtrotted kind of power through it so we’ll add these back in hopefully it works this time, there we go hey smash tree and it’s five star so looks like that’s another win and then just go down the list and basically do this for all of the pieces of equipment you want.
So in this case even if I add in the essence of tier it doesn't quite get us all the way to where we need it to so I’m just going to rely on our good inspiration roll here 39, I think that’s pretty good so we'll probably hit one here this one didn't roll the right stats is it even using the stuff again uh let's double check 96 okay let’s see if this works 96, no it's it's not using it yeah once again really frustrating to deal with the profession system whenever things are like half working but it is what it is.
One of the nice things about this is as you go like if even if you're missing right like as long as you're getting levels it's going to make it easier to get uh the hit later on right so even if it’s like uh you're just unlucky or maybe it's that the game is just bugged like mine is right here it's not even using the essence of tier I don't even know how to make it work it's just not working as long as you get your five stars things are probably fine so we're gonna do something with these two Filmgoing to go to recraft equipment woebegone grab our uh our five star that missed there so we'll do a cloak and then I'm gonna do custom Uh custom stats on this.
I'm gonna add in uh the haste Mastery, I'm gonna add into orb I'm going to click create and then this should give us the correct the correct cloak this time and it looks like it did so we actually got the cloak that we want, very very good, it's right here we'll go and equip it um yeah, same thing for the uh the bracers so we have the five star that missed we'll put the hey smash Tree on it don't even know if we need to order we probably don't we'll just rip it like this boom we get the bracers we want very good and we'll just keep going and finish out all the rest of our equipment okay.
So at this point we have everything some of the items don't actually have the right stats but I just want to make sure everything is accounted for so the only green item should be like our jewelry our trinkets weapon I'm gunnel the rest of this stuff just so it’s not in my bags any longer that way we don’t make a mistake on this next step um so yeah you know once again not every item has the correct stats currently that’s totally fine we're going to be fixing that in a moment so just clearing out all the bags, there we go this is this is close enough yeah.
So if we go back into tailoring we go to recraft equipment and then we look for items that have the wrong stats once we find one of those put the essence of tier in it put the right stats on it create and this should re-roll the item as the correct one so there we go that's a hit and uh let's do that again recraft uh look for the the wrong stats but then the right stats add your item go another hit, very very good and keep going we'll just finish out all these okay.
All right so we have the character ready and all the armor is looking good, now keep in mind if we wanted to like since we're over 90 or 75 now uh we definitely could level like more of this stuff here so at this point I probably don’t care about textiles I think I’ve kind of missed a boat there but I agonal learn this draconic needlework, every profession has like a different setup of these so I don't really want to talk about it too much but just like uh sometimes the equipment that you want like the really good stuff it's it’s either gonna be like in this menu so if you’re like missing uh you know things to to do with your profession it’s probably in this menu or it's going to be on the vendor like the tauren, he’s got all the Scrolls as well so isogonal be in probably one of those two places if it is implemented and there’s definitely some items that are not implemented so just be aware of that.
Special Crafted Pieces
Okay so my character's looking good I got all the tailoring pieces that I wanted I also found out on the vendor you can actually buy the uh the bolts of the Chrono cloth Bolt the Azure weave bolt I'm not sure if those were just added or if I've just missed them but anyway so if you want to use those to make some of these special pieces that give you like a different bonus it can definitely be useful like maybe just look at what the bonuses do see if there’s anything that looks like it might be overpowered in some way.
I also recommend definitely crafting like some of the uh the other stuff so every trade skill has kind of its own thing going on but if you're a tailor it's going to be the spell thread and the spell terrain at level 3 is pretty insane it's 404 intellect here 404 stamina you can definitely get these from the auction house as well like if other people are crafting them but you actually use these like in the other uh recipes for your equipment so if you want to wear something like maybe maybe you want to you know equip this tier bonus or maybe you just want this one-off bonus here this chance to trigger Arcane energy you know craft whatever you need to buy the other items and then once you have everything ready to go you know make the crafts make sure you do it before you swap off the profession because you can keep this loot even afterwards but you can't go back there's no uh you’d have to re-level all the way up through tailoring to get this item again.
If you know if you didn't get it also you can’t really change the stats on these two so that's another thing to look out for uh you know they're a little bit more uh expensive when it comes to like the amount of skill you need as well to get them it looks like where I was able to craft like pretty much all the off pieces that I might want to wear.
So it is finally time for me to say goodbye to tailoring we're gonna go ahead and drop Tailoring and now we’re going to pick up the next thing that we care about which is going to be inscription, now I'm not going to go through everything that we just covered because it's literally just repeating the same process the only thing is just like make sure you know you get a weapon make sure you uh enchant it with uh with inspiration right and I don't have one yet but you can craft one doing the inscription stuff so it's not that big of a deal and uh just try to get the levels up try to get your five star gear if everything in your equipment is is five star then you're pretty much good to go but definitely make sure that you have two embellished pieces as well uh you know neck is definitely a really really good one from Jewel crafting and then you know you can just add like an effect to your weapon you can just use a single off effect like maybe uh one of these guys if you want but if all of your gear is 392 and you've got all these bonuses and you've uh you know you’ve done like the jewel crafting stuff you've added your three sockets using your Jewel crafting item you’ve added your spell thread on your pants so that you uh have a nice spell bonus, there you've equipped, Enchanted all your equipment you’ve added jewels to everything else.
I mean at that point you know if you’ve topped off with your trinkets you should be good to go you should have pretty much everything once again one last try one last thing to show here so yeah all of my gear is Enchanted I've got gems and every slot that has the gem slot available the Dual the jewel crafting stuff has a lot of them right so the Rings uh you're gonna have to go with one of the lower iron level ones right because these are unique and then on the neck you're gonna definitely want to go with the embellished one.
If you want the higher iron level if you want to keep Jewel craft and use the lower I'm level one you can do that just be aware that you’re gonna have to keep Jewel crafting also you're losing out on some stats by doing that but it does open you up for the set bonus if you want to have that set up on the stair.
That's about it guys just make sure you're enchanting your stuff make sure you're you know taking all the steps it does take a while I definitely recommend setting aside a couple hours for this but if you want to have like the best testing experience possible then it's probably a good idea to uh to just you know go and spend the time and just put in the work all right and that about does it for today.
So hopefully you learned something in this video I know it’s a bit long but I want to make sure that you all got kind of all the uh the pitfalls the tips and tricks that Kind of was realizing as I was going you know the the enchant is just huge on the tools, get the tools from the auction, get to your enchants uh kind of make a strategy for how you're going to level these up put aside some hours definitely put in the time get your character ready for testing it's going to make a big difference in your testing if you have all the stuff versus if you don't you’ll definitely uh it'll be noticeable for people who are testing with you if you don't have this stuff so Indefinitely recommend doing it.
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