WoW Classic Best Profession

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Classic Best Profession Tier List, here we rank the best trade skills for PVP, Making Money and even Raiding. Depending on what content you plan to focus, deciding on your Profession will assist you quite a lot throughout your time playing. If you are not sure what you want or maybe just interested in it all, then picking based on your class might be what you are looking for, and we have that listed below as well.

Quote from World of Warcraft Classic User Manual
Trade skills enable players to harvest resources from the environment and then turn these resources into finished products that players can use or sell. Any player can learn any trade skill, regardless of class.
  • Gathering Professions  – These gathering trade skills are used to gather the materials that you will then use in recipes as ingredients to craft a variety of items.
  • Crafting Professions   – These crafting trade skills are used to make potions, equipment, enchant gear with additional stats, and craft items that can be used in PVP.

Best Profession for PVP

The Best Profession for PVP in Classic WoW for most players is Engineering, it’s practically a must-have for PVP Twink characters. With Engineering, you can craft strong gear and build various type of items that can be used in combat versus other players. Choosing between Goblin Engineering and Gnomish Engineering will take you more time than deciding what profession you should use in Battlegrounds. Alchemy is another strong choice since you can craft potions that restore health or mana and even increase your movement speed for a short duration (Swiftness Potions). Not to mention the elixirs you can use to grant a stat buff for the duration of time, this is also useful in raiding.

  • Best  –  Engineering,  Alchemy
  • Average  –    Blacksmithing,  Enchanting,  Leatherworking,  Tailoring
  • Not Good –  Herbalism,  Mining,  Skinning
  • Honorable Mention – first aid First Aid | This is a must-have for classes who cannot heal themselves.

Best Profession for Making Gold Money

The Best Professions for making gold in classic wow are mostly gathering trade skills, such as Herbalism, Mining, Skinning an easy choice if your only desire is for some easy money making. If you want to build up a crafting profession then you will want to choose a crafting trade skill that has a supply and demand type of market. For example, consumables such as potions are used regularly when Raiding or PVPing and as such there will always be a demand for them in the auction house. Enchanting provides enchants, while Tailoring has the ever important bags that allow players to carry more loot at a given time.

  • Best  –  Herbalism,  Mining,  Skinning
  • Average  –  Enchanting,  Alchemy,  Tailoring
  • Below Average–  Engineering,  Leatherworking,  Blacksmithing

Best Profession for Raiding

The Best Profession for Raiding is easily Alchemy and Engineering, Alchemy is straight forward. You can make potions that restore hp or mana for your group, combine that with elixirs that provide stat buffs for a duration of time can help a lot. Engineering has its value in the form of craftable items that can deal AOE Damage to mobs are just one of the many things this profession can do with craftables. Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Leatherworking and Tailoring can be useful when certain types of gear are needed, such as Fire Resistant Armor for Raids like Molten Core.

  • Best  –  Alchemy,  Engineering
  • Average  –  Blacksmithing,  Enchanting,  Leatherworking,  Tailoring
  • Farming –  Herbalism,  Mining,  Skinning


Best Profession for Each Class

We decided to compile a list of the Best Profession for each Class, this is based on how effective the profession will be specifically for your class type. For example, Hunters are a leather wearing class so it makes sense to use the Leatherworking Profession to craft leather gear you can wear. It also happens that the Hunter Class is a common PVP Class, this means they also do well with Engineering as their trade skill. It’s important that you pair the best gathering profession for whatever you choose if you plan to go Engineering make sure you have mining as it will provide you with the materials you will need to craft the engineering recipes.

  •  Druid –  Alchemy +  Herbalism OR  Skinning +  Leatherworking
  •  Hunter –  Engineering +  Mining OR  Skinning +  Leatherworking
  •  Mage –  Alchemy +  Herbalism OR  Enchanting +  Tailoring
  •  Paladin –  Blacksmithing +  Mining
  •  Priest –  Alchemy +  Herbalism OR  Enchanting +  Tailoring
  •  Rogue –  Engineering +  Mining OR  Skinning +  Leatherworking
  •  Shaman –  Alchemy +  Herbalism OR  Skinning +  Leatherworking
  •  Warlock –  Alchemy +  Herbalism OR  Enchanting +  Tailoring
  •  Warrior –  Blacksmithing +  Mining

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Bonus Profession Skill Points

This is a short list of all the Racial Trait, Gear and Enchantments that can provide a Bonus to your Profession Level. What this means is that Recipes you craft to level up that are Highlighted in Orange Text will stay Orange longer, this means levelling will be easier overall. These are valuable as levelling tools, worth buying because of how much they can save you on materials cost in the end through your 1-300 leveling.

  • Gnome Racial Trait | +15 Engineering
  • Tauren Racial Trait | +15 Herbalism
  • [Enchant Gloves – Skinning]  | +5 Skinning
  • [Enchant Gloves – Advanced Mining] | +5 Mining
  • [Enchant Gloves – Advanced Herbalism]+5 Herbalism
  • [Finkle’s Skinner] | +10 Skinning
  • [Zulian Slicer] | +10 Skinning
  • [Goblin Mining Helmet] | +5 Mining
  • [Herbalist’s Gloves] | +5 Herbalism

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