As many people have come to understand choose your wow professions is not just based on whether you want to make gold but there are beneficial pve and pvp bonuses as well so I wanted to include a list of those bonuses as part of my wow professions guide.
Wow Professions Guide — Profession Benefits
- Philosopher’s Stone – Acts as a trinket. Although there are several versions of the stone, the shared effect is 40% increased effect of healing and mana potions on the user.
- Mixology – Doubles the duration of any elixir or flask used. Also increased the effect of the elixir though the amount varies between items.
- Flask of the North – Non-consumable item that provides bonuses comparable to those of other flasks or elixirs however it can be used in arenas.
- Most noteworthy however is the Blacksmith’s ability to add extra sockets to their bracers and gloves. For this reason many players combine Jewelcrafting with Blacksmithing.
- Enchanters have the ability to cast enchantments on their own rings. These enchantments are roughly equivalent to having an extra cut gem. The enchants are as follows: Enchant Ring – Assault, Enchant Ring – Greater Spellpower, and Enchant Ring – Stamina.
- Engineers tend to get a bit shortchanged in this department because many of their gadgets for purely cosmetic such as a portable mailbox etc. However, they do have the ability to create certain gadgets that attach to their gear (much like an enchant). These gadges provide a variety of benefits of increased speed all the way to rockets that are fired for damage.
- Lifeblood – Heal over Time ability. Heals 2000 HP + 1.5% of max HP at level 450
- High level Scribes are able to place powerful enchants on their shoulder items. This saves them from the pain of grinding Hodir rep.
- Characters are also able to use a Scroll of Recall which acts as an extra hearth stone.
- Jewelcrafters are able to create BoP items only the can wear.
- More importantly, Jewelcrafters can create gems only they can wear that are 40% more powerful than other epic gems. They can wear up to 3 at one time. This equates to wearing roughly two extra epic gems. You can see a list of Jewelcrafter only designs here.
- Leatherworking allows a character to augment their own bracers and leg armor in place of an enchant. Leg enchantments are usually done through Leatherworking anyway but the Leatherworker only version is much cheaper while being equal in power.
- Toughness – Passive ability which increases your based stamina. Increases Stamina by 60 at 450 skill.
- Tailors are able to create Tailor only mounts including flying carpets.
- Tailors, like leatherworkers, can provide themselves cheap leg enchants which are equal in power to more expensive enchants.
- Tailors gain access to a variety of powerful cloak enchants.
- Tailors gain the Scavenging ability which allows them to find extra cloth drops off of downed mobs.
- Master of Anatomy – Passive ability which increased your critical strike rating. At 450 critical strike rating is increased by 40.
Just a last couple of things about this Wow professions guide.
I decided to add this benefits section into the Wow Professions Guide because it seems to be missing from most I’ve seen. I hope that you find it helpful and please let me know if there is anything I can add to it.
I’ve designed this Wow professions guide to give you all the information you’ll need to pick a wow profession. I can’t tell you which is the best because it all depends on your character, spec, style of play, etc. Just know this, I only created this wow professions guide after leveling every one of these professions, most more than once.
If you would like to see me create a wow professions guide that focuses more on pvp professions or pve professions just leave some feedback and I can work something up for you!