When it comes to fun professions in WoW, Engineering is the word. Engineers have a task to combine and create various parts in order to produce various useful items and even junk. They can craft different types of bombs, guns and bullets, head armor pieces, crazy pets, repair bots, ground vehicles and even flying vehicles!
A lot of players choos to level up Engineering not only because it’s fun but also because of some special items like a Flying Machine, which is a fantastic flying mount. An Engineer needs to have his skill on 300 so he can pick up schematics from Niobe Whizzlespark (Shadowmoon Valley) that will teach him how to craft this mount.
Is Engineering difficult to level up?
You need to understand that Engineering differs from all other professions. It requires a lot of time but at the end it will definitely be worth it. Mining as a profession helps greatly when it comes to fast leveling of Engineering simply because Engineering requires metal products. If you do not want to take Mining as your second profession it will be possible to skillup Engineering but with a lot gold spent on the Auction House.
What useful items can I make?
Engineers are famous for their items and creativity and are also known for their junk! However, many items Engineers can craft are really useful and can help greatly in some situations.
The most famous Engineering products that made a mark in WoW’s history are a Field Repair Bot as well as the Goblin Jumper Cables. The Repair Bots have proved to be very useful in instances and raids where all the players can repair after wipe and continue without the need to run out and repair somewhere else. Repair Bot has a purpose to speed up raids and make raiding more convenient for all players.
Goblin Jumper Cables are usually used by Hunters or Rogues. When a raid group wipes on a boss fight, for example, a Hunter can feign death (Rogue can go stealth) and then make an attempt to resurrect a fallen healer who can then rez the whole group. This is also a time savior and a very convenient invention.
Engineers are also known for their epic goggles – a head piece that looks great and has really good stats.
Specs for Engineers
An Engineer, similar to a Blacksmith or a Tailor, can specialize in different fields of his profession. When you reach skill of 200 you will be given a choice of specialization. You can choose either Goblin or Gnomish type of Engineering. These two specs differ in the teleporters location and in trinket abilities. Gnomish Engineers can use Transporter – Gadgetzan & Transporter – Toshley’s Station while Goblin Engineers can use Dimensional Ripper – Everlook & Dimensional Ripper – Area 52.
WOTLK and Engineering
The latest WOTLK expansion resulted in a positive change when it comes to all professions. For Engineers this expansion gave the possibility to create motorcycles! Alliance players can make their motorcycles with The Mekgineer’s Chopper schematic while Horde players can make it with Mechano-hog schematic. As you can guess, collecting all mats for this amazing vehicle is time taking and pricy but still this motorcycle definitely looks cool and belongs to fast mounts.
Engineers and their pets
Engineers can craft many crazy gadgets but pets are surely their most fun creations. An Engineer can create two “BoP” pets Lil’ Smoky which leaves a smoke trace wherever he goes and Pet Bombling which, of course, is a bomb alike pet. Both recipes drop in Gnomeregan, a low level instance found in Dun Morogh.
by Sam K. Ward