Greetings fellow goblins,
I have spent quite a bit of time testing professions and gathering data on disenchanting rates on the beta (only recently got access) and hopefully I can provide some information that will be useful to others.
In Shadowlands, different professions have different skill ceilings. Enchanting can be leveled up to skill 115. Leveling enchanting is fairly quick and inexpensive. Here’s a breakdown of how you can level it and how many materials you can expect to spend:
|1-25||Disenchant items. it took me ~66 items.||You enchanting gain materials|
|25-31||Craft 3x Weapon – Celestial Guidance||6 Sacred Shards + 15 Soul Dust|
|31-40||Craft 9x Chest – Sacred Stats||36 Soul Dust|
|40-45||Craft 5x Ring – Bargain of Critical Strike||5 Sacred Shards + 10 Soul Dust|
|45-50||Craft 5x Ring – Bargain of Haste||5 Sacred Shards + 10 Soul Dust|
|50-55||Craft 5x Ring – Bargain of Mastery or Ring – Bargain of Versatility||5 Sacred Shards + 10 Soul Dust|
|55-65||Craft 10x Cloak – Soul Vitality||40 Soul Dust|
|65-70||Craft ~6.67x Cloak – Soul Vitality (yellow skill, so 75% chance to get a skillup per craft)||~26.67 Soul Dust on average|
|70-90||Combine 3 Sacred Shard into 1 Eternal Crystal, then craft Eternal Crystal to shatter the Eternal Crystal into 3 Sacred Shards. Repeat roughly 87 times.||You need at least 1 Eternal Crystal, 3 Sacred Shards or 9 Soul Dust for this, but no materials are actually consumed in the process.|
|90-95||Craft any of the Ring – Tenet enchants. You need to craft 6.67 enchants on average.||20 Sacred Shards on average|
|95-100||Craft 5x Chest – Eternal Stats, Eternal Skirmish and/or Eternal Bounds||5 Eternal Crystals + 10 Sacred Shards|
|100-110||Craft 5x Weapon – Eternal Grace and/or Lightless Force||5 Eternal Crystals + 20 Sacred Shards|
|110-115||Craft ~6.67 Chest – Eternal Bounds and/or Eternal Skirmish and/or Eternal Stats||~6.67 Eternal Crystals + ~13.33 Sacred Shards on average|
This is the cheapest way to level up enchanting (unless you have access to the Sacred Shard shatter that requires honored reputation with “The Wild Hunt”, then you can level 45-60 doing the shatter and save 10 Sacred Shards and 60 Soul Dust). If you add all the materials up, it takes roughly 146.67 Soul Dust + 84.33 Sacred Shards + 16.67 Eternal Crystals to skill from 25-115. Since you can convert dust to shards and shards to crystals, you can get all the materials needed just by disenchanting uncommon items. You’ll need a total of approximately 549.67 Soul Dust. That’s what you’d get if you disenchanted ~243-244 uncommon items.
When you are leveling up enchanting, you’ll want to keep an eye out for all of the materials as well as uncommon, rare and epic items.
Unlocking all recipes:
Most of the enchanting recipes can be simply learnt from the trainer, but there are a few recipes that require a little bit more effort:
The Sacred Shard recipe that allows you to shatter 1 Sacred Shard into 3 Soul Dust requires you to be Honored with “The Wild Hunt” in Ardenweald and can be purchased from a vendor named Aithlynn for 1350g.
The recipe for Enchanted Elethium Bar can be bought from Archivist Janeera in Revendreth. It costs 50 Sinstone Fragments.
The recipe for Crafter’s Mark II requires Revered reputation with “The Avowed”. It can be purchased from Archivist Janeera in Revendreth. It costs 50 Sinstone Fragments.
Sinstone Fragments can drop from “Depraved” humanoids in Revendreth as well as from elites and bosses in Halls of Atonement.
Uncommon quality items:
Uncommon armor items disenchanted: 5000
Rare quality items:
Rare armor items disenchanted: 5,000
Rare weapons disenchanted: 5,000
Rare items disenchanted in total: 10,000
Epic quality items:
— Epic armor items disenchanted: 5,000
Epic weapons disenchanted: 5,000
Epic items disenchanted in total: 10,000
Disenchanting 1 uncommon item yields approximately 2.258 Soul Dust and nothing else.
Disenchanting 1 rare item yields approximately 1.406 Sacred Shards and 1.5 Soul Dust.
Disenchanting 1 epic item yields approximately 1.055 Eternal Crystals and 0.349 Sacred Shards.
How to compare items:
In Shadowlands enchanting materials have an interesting property: You can right click 3 Soul Dust to convert them into 1 Sacred Shard and you can right click 3 Sacred Shards to convert them into 1 eternal Crystal, which also means that you can convert 9 Soul Dust into 1 eternal Crystal. You don’t even need to be an enchanter to do this.
There are also two recipes for enchanting that let you do the opposite. One recipe lets you shatter 1 Eternal Crystal into 3 Sacred Shards (this recipe is taught by the trainer), and one recipe that lets you shatter 1 Sacred Shard into 3 Soul Dust (this recipe requires honored reputation with “The Wild Hunt” in Ardenweald and can be purchased from a vendor for 1350g).
What this means is that all Shadowlands enchanting materials can be converted into any other Shadowlands enchanting material. We can use this to assign a score to items based on how many materials we will get if we disenchant them:
Uncommon items disenchant into 2.257 Soul Dust, so we can assign them a score of 2.258 * 1 = 2.258
Rare items disenchant into 1.406 Sacred Shards and 1.5 Soul Dust, so we can assign them a score of 3 * 1.406 + 1 * 1.5 = 5.718
Epic items disenchant into 1.055 Eternal Crystals and 0.349 Sacred Shards, so we can assign them a score of 9 * 1.055 + 3 * 0.349 = 10.542.
The score represents how many Soul Dust we’d get from the item if we were to disenchant it and convert all the enchanting materials we get into Soul Dust.
|Item quality||Soul Dust||Sacred Shard||Eternal Crystal||Score|
You can use these scores to figure out which item gives you the most materials per gold spent. For example, let’s say you can craft epic items for 1000g/ea, rare items for 200g/ea and uncommon items for 120g/ea. You can then use the scores to calculate how much it would cost you to get 1 Soul Dust:
Crafting and disenchanting epic items will give you 1 Soul Dust per 1000g / 10.542 = 94g85s87c.
Crafting and disenchanting rare items will give you 1 Soul Dust per 200g / 5.718 = 34g97s73c.
Crafting and disenchanting epic items will give you 1 Soul Dust per 120g / 2.258 = 53g14s44c.
In this example, crafting and disenchanting rare items would clearly be the best option.
Making gold through conversions:
Since you will be able to convert enchanting materials up and down without a loss or CD, you might expect that prices on the auction house will always reflect that.
If Soul Dust for example goes for 50g on the AH, you might expect Sacred Shards to go for 3 * 50g = 150g and Eternal Crystals to go for 9 * 50g = 450g. But in reality, this likely won’t always be the case and there will be room for us to make a profit by buying the enchanting material that is priced too low compared to the other two materials and then converting what we bought and reselling it.
For example, Eternal Crystals might be listed at 600g/ea, Sacred Shards at 150g/ea and Soul Dust at 65g/ea. In a situation like this, you can buy Sacred Shards for 150g and turn them into 3 Soul Dust that sell for 3 * 65g = 195g, and/or you can turn the Sacred Shards into Eternal Crystals which would give you 200g per Sacred Shard.
I will keep updating this post with more disenchanting data in the future, but I think the data we have should be a good starting point for now.
Enchanting in Shadowlands will be really interesting!