World of Warcraft – How Does Jewelcrafting Work?

World of Warcraft – How Does Jewelcrafting Work?

There’s so many aspects to World of Warcraft, and here’s how jewelcrafting helps.

There are many professions for you to pursue when playing World of Warcraft, some of which are more beneficial than others. Before you decide to buy WoW gold, here is how you can benefit from the art of jewelcrafting.

What is Jewelcrafting?

In world of Warcraft, Jewelcrafting is a profession that was brought in as part of The Burning Crusade expansion. You can use this profession to make a number of different objects in the game. This includes the likes of necklaces, statues, rings and trinkets. You can also use it to cut gems that can be used for socketed items. The figurines are what’s considered to be jewelcrafting only types of item, that are under the category of bind on pickup in the game. In Wrath of the Lich King, you have jewelcrafting specific gems too, which have better stats than normal gems.

Initially you could use jewelcrafting items even without the expansion. That said, it was only those who had The Burning Crusade that could then learn the actual profession. This changed with the introduction of Cataclysm, which made it available for everyone.

You can also use it to get gems out of mineral ores such as mithril, iron and so on. There’s five pieces of ore to be used with each casting of prospecting. The level and form of gems used relies on the ore that is being used as reagents by yourself.

Cutting Gems

After you have reached level 300 in the profession, you can then start learning how to cut gems that can be used for sockets. These need to be purchased from your faction’s Master Jewelcrafter. They can be found in the Hellfire Peninsula. Otherwise, you can purchase them from a number of faction vendors, though you will often need a certain level of reputation with them in order to buy the designs that you’re looking for. So if you have some spare gold lying around that you’ve been saving for WoW mounts for sale, this might be worth looking into.

Socketing Items

If you’re looking for items with sockets on them, then try looking in Northrend and Outland. You cut gems with jewelcrafters that are able to cut raw gems into jewels. After this, you can then put them into the relevant socket. This will offer bonus stats to the item that they are applied to. You can replace a socketed gem with another gem if you wish, though this will destroy the initial gem that was there.

As for gems themselves, they come in eight different colours. These include blue, green, meta, orange, purple, prismatic, red and yellow. If you have red, yellow and blue gems, which are primary colour gems, they will only fit the colour of the gem slot they’re in. Meanwhile, green, orange and purple will match any of the two slots that are relevant to their colour. The tertiary coloured gems are able to fit any slot whilst activating the slot bonus, though this doesn’t count for meta.

You have several gems to choose from that you can cut to fit into gems. Every colour has an uncommon gem, of which can be cut with the patterns that you get from quartermasters and vendors. These are learnable between the levels 300-325. There is also rare gems that can be cut to world drop designs once you have gotten jewelcrafting up to level 350.

Each colour of gem has an epic equivalent as well. To get these, you will have to use mining nodes within Mount Hyjal. You can also trade for them with badges of justic in Shattrath City. They are also obtained as drops in the Black Temple from mobs.

Using the Interface

If you want to socket your gems, then hold the shift key down and right-click on the item that has the sockets in it. You will then see a window that has sockets at the bottom of it. This is where you can drop your gems into. Once they’re in your desired sockets, you will see an option you can click on that says “Socketed Gems” on it.

Don’t worry, you won’t need to buy WoW gold to make the most of jewelcrafting either. The key is knowing the right places to get the relevant items and gear from. It is an incredibly useful profession, and something that you should certainly look into investing some time into if possible.

Have you tried leveling jewelcrafting? Let us know in the comments section below!

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