Engineering was never meant to be a profession for making gold in WoW. It was always meant to be just fun and up to a point useful to the user. Also, its leveling requires a copious amount of gold.
Dragon Isles Engineering makes available four specializations. These are Optimized Efficiency, Explosives, Function Over Form, and Mechanical Mind. Spending your Knowledge Points (KP) wrong in any of their traits can lead to difficulties in leveling Engineering to 100, and may require you to spend more gold than you would need to in order to cap your XP bar. In this post, we’re going to put into view a way to train your KP so that you can level up Engineering somewhat easier to 100, as well as improve the quality of all crafts.
How To Train Your First 95 Dragon Isles Engineering Knowledge Points
- Explosives: +5
- EZ-Thro: +30
- Optimized Efficiency: +40
- Pieces Parts: +20
The Reasoning Behind This Engineering Build
Capping EZ-Thro first unlocks the ability to craft Suspiciously Silent Crate. Although this craft has a 20-hour cooldown, it will stay orange for most of your Engineering skill bar. So, you’ll be able to get one Engineering skill point per day just by crafting this. The materials required for the crate cost around a few hundred gold, and you’ll basically get a bunch of bombs to throw at other players or monsters.
Capping Optimized Efficiency grants you a hefty Inspiration bonus for all Dragon Isles Engineering crafts. Therefore, in the long run, this will help you obtain higher quality for your crafted parts, enchantments, as well as gear.
Training 20 points into Pieces Parts grants +10 Engineering Skill and +5 Inspiration for crafting reagents. Plus, it allows you to use spare parts and Illustrious Insight for obtaining higher-quality reagents. Again, in the long run, this will be very useful.
Note: In the photo above, my Explosives trait is capped because I really wanted to unlock and use the I.W.I.N Button Mk10. This can help a lot with winning a War Supply Chest when your faction is outnumbered. Sometimes you can instantly kill several players with it.
Of course, going with:
- Function Over Form: +40
- Gear: +35
- Optimized Efficiency: +40
… is not a bad idea either. With this build, you’ll be able to craft epic bracers and goggles. But the bracers (which don’t require Engineering to wear) are discoveries. So, acquiring them can be problematic. Also, once you reach 75 skill level in Dragon Isles Engineering, you’ll pretty much need to craft gear in order to get skill points, if you go with this build. And since you’ll be missing the last skill points, it will be more difficult to obtain top-quality gear.
Needless to say, if you want to become a gear crafter, you’ll also need to sink a lot of gold into the blue crafting gear, for superior Inspiration and Skill bonuses. With the bombs build, that won’t be necessary.
Capping Explosives (as shown in the photo above)
How to earn Dragon Isles Engineering Knowledge Points
1. First Crafts – when you craft any Engineering product for the first time, you earn 1 KP and some Artisan Mettle. The first craft rule pretty much applies to all other Dragonflight crafting professions.
2. Keeper’s Mark (drops from the mobs at Tyrhold, in Thaldraszus), Infinitely Attachable Pair o’ Docks (drops from Rebel Bruisers in Thaldraszus), Eroded Titan Gizmo, and Watcher Power Core. The last two can be found in Disturbed Dirt and Expedition Scout’s Packs. You can collect one of each per week.
3. Draconic Treatise on Engineering – these are made by Inscription crafters. You can use one per week to earn one Knowledge Point, so set a public crafting order for one each week.
4. Dragon Shard of Knowledge – quest item found in Disturbed Dirt, Expedition Scout’s Pack, or various other reward boxes. You can turn these shards in for Knowledge Points at Khadin in Ohn’Ahran Plains (51, 33). But in order to get Dragon Shards of Knowledge, you’ll have to complete the quest chain Catching Up! which starts with A Gift For Miguel and ends with A Worthy Hunt. One shard equals one point.
5. Dusty Engineer’s Scribblings, Rare Engineer’s Scribblings, Ancient Engineer’s Scribblings – sold by Rabul in Valdrakken (35, 59) when you reach Preferred, Respected, and Valued reputation with the Artisan’s Consortium. These grant 10 points each.
6. Valdrakken weekly quests.
7. Crafter’s Knowledge – you can claim this when you reach Renown 14 and Renown 24 with the Valdrakken Accord and the Dragonscale Expedition factions, and when you reach renown level 12 with the Loamm Niffen.
8. Niffen Notebook of Engineering Knowledge – sold by Harlowe Marl (56, 55) at the Loamm in Zaralek Cavern.
9. One-time loot Engineering Treasures found throughout the Dragon Isles.
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