Dragonflight Engineering Overview

“Engineer a wide range of mechanical devices—including trinkets, guns, goggles, explosives and mechanical pets—using metal, minerals, and stone. As most engineering products can only be used by suitably adept engineers, it is not as profitable as the other professions; it is, however, often taken to be one of the most entertaining, affording its adherents with numerous unconventional and situationally useful abilities. Engineers can specialize as Goblin or Gnomish engineers.”

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Dragonflight Crafting System Overview

Quality and Expected Quality

Every newly crafted equipment will have 5 different qualities. Crafted Reagents and consumable items will have 3 different qualities. Higher quality equipment will have higher ilvl, while higher quality consumables will give you more stat or last longer.

If you hover the little icons near the bar, then you can see what kind of items you can get at higher quality.



Optional Reagents

Optional Reagents are used to set your desired secondary stats, craft higher ilvl items, and they can also add a couple of unique bonuses.

Finishing Reagents can be used to get extra Inspiration, Skill, Multicraft, or Resourcefulness when you craft an item.

For example, you can add Illustrious Insight to add +30 Skill. This can be really useful if you only miss a few skill points to craft an item at higher ilvl.


Profession Equipment

Profession Tools and Accessories will give you bonuses to profession Skill, Multicraft, Inspiration, Crafting Speed, Finesse, Deftness, Perception, and Resourcefulness.



Dragon Isles Profession Knowledge

Dragon Isles Profession Knowledge points are the “talent points” that you can put into your profession specialization to learn a new skill, stats, and bonuses.

You get one Dragon Isle Profession Knowledge point when you craft any item or gather a herb/ore/leather for the first time. But after that, every source seems to be something with a weekly reset, so pretty much all profession Knowledge gains will be time-gated.

This is something that I couldn’t test properly in the beta since some of the sources were bugged, not resetting with weekly reset, etc. It’s still not clear to me how many you can actually get each week, but if they don’t change anything, it will be VERY slow to gain Knowledge Points. It would take months to max out even a single specialization.



Crafting Orders

Crafting Orders are a new way to request another player to craft something for you for almost any Dragon Isles crafting recipe. The interface basically looks like the Auction House, it’s very easy to use.

  • All reagents must be provided by the one who posted the Crafting Order.
  • Completing a crafting order as a crafter will cost you nothing, and you can gain skill points in your professions. (if the recipes would normally give you skill points)
  • You will also be able to customize the order by including various Optional Reagents depending on the recipe, dictating exactly what you want to be crafted. For example, many equipment recipes will allow you to specify secondary stats.
  • There are Public and Personal Crafting Orders. Public ones can be completed by anyone, but Personal orders can only be completed by the person you send them to.


Item Recrafting

Every crafting profession can recraft an already-crafted item. This is very useful once you gain higher profession skill because you don’t have to craft your items again, you can recraft them at a higher ilvl for a fraction of the cost.

  • Recrafting items don’t reroll secondary stats unless you use optimal reagents.
  • You can add optional reagents that increase ilvl.
  • Non-crafters can use recrafting via the usage of the Crafting Order system, but this feature currently only works for Personal Crafting Orders and not Public Orders. You will have to find a guild mate or friends or look for someone on the trade chat.

Dragonflight Engineering Recipes


Recipe Reagents
Arclight Capacitor
Reinforced Machine Chassis
Assorted Safety Fuses
Everburning Blasting Powder 2xRousing Fire 1xRousing Earth 1xDraconium Ore
Greaased-Up Gears
Shock-Spring Coil 2xRousing Earth 6xHandful of Serevite Bolts
Handful of Serevite Bolts 4xSerevite Ore
Rummage Through Scrap /


Finishing Reagents

Recipe Reagents
Overcharged Overclocker
Illustrious Insight 50xArtisan’s Mettle
Haphazardly Tethered Wires 4xRousing Earth 3xHandful of Serevite Bolts


Optional Reagents

Recipe Reagents
Calibrated Safety Switch
Critical Failure Prevention Unit
Magazine of Healing Darts
Spring-Loaded Capacitor Casing



Recipe Reagents
Tinker: Alarm-O-Turret
Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors
Tinker: Polarity Amplifier
Tinker: Supercollide-O-Tron
Tinker: Breath of Neltharion
Tinker: Grounded Circuitry
Tinker: Plane Displacer



Recipe Reagents
Battle-Ready Binoculars
Lightweight Ocular Lenses
Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
Peripheral Vision Projectors
Deadline Deadeyes
Milestone Magnifiers
Quality-Assured Optics
Sentry’s Stabilized Specs



Recipe Reagents
Complicated Cuffs
Difficult Wrist Protectors
Needlessly Complex Wristguards
Overengineered Sleeve Extenders



Recipe Reagents
Sophisticated Problem Solver
P.E.W. x2



Recipe Reagents
Meticulously-Tuned Gear
One-Size-Fits-All Gear
Rapdily Ticking Gear
Razor-Sharp Gear


Scopes & Ammo

Recipe Reagents
High Intenstity Thermal Scanner
Projectile Propulsion Pinion
Completly Safe Rockets
Endless Stack of Needles
Gyroscopic Kaleidoscope



Recipe Reagents
Black Firelfight 1xWildercloth 2xEverburning Blasting Powder
Blue Fireflight 1xWildercloth 2xEverburning Blasting Powder
Bundle of Fireworks
Green Fireflight 2xEverburning Blasting Powder 1xAdamant Scales
Red Fireflight 2xEverburning Blasting Powder 1xResilent Leather
Bronze Fireflight 2xEverburning Blasting Powder 1xEternity Amber



Recipe Reagents
Suspiciously Silent Crate
Suspiciously Ticking Crate
I.W.I.N. Button Mk10
EZ-Thro Creature Combustion Canister
EZ-Thro Gravitational Displacer
EZ-Thro Grease Grenade
EZ-Thro Primal Deconstruction Charge
Gravitational Displacer
Grease Grenade
Sticky Warp Grenade
Primal Deconstruction Charge
Creature Combustion Canister



Recipe Reagents
Zapthrottle Soul Inhaler
Cartomancy Cannon
Centralized Precipitation Emitter
Element-Infused Rocket Helmet
Environmental Emulator
Giggle Goggles
Tinker Removal Kit
Wyrmhole Generator
Portable Alchemist’s Lab Bench
Portable Tinker’s Workbench
Neural Silencer Mk3


Profession Equipment

Recipe Reagents
Khaz’gorite Brainwave Amplifier
Khaz’gorite Delver’s Helmet
Khaz’gorite Encased Samophlance
Khaz’gorite Fisherfriend
Lapidary’s Khaz’gorite Clamps
Spring-Loaded Khaz’gorite Fabric Cutters
Bottomless Mireslush Ore Satchel
Bottomless Stonecrust Ore Satchel 5xDraconium Ore 2xHandful of Serevite Bolts
Draconium Brainwave Amplifier
Draconium Delver’s Helmet
Draconium Encased Samophlange
Draconium Fisherfriend
Lapidary’s Draconium Clamps
Spring-Loaded Draconium Fabric Cutters



Recipe Reagents


Dragonflight Engineering Specializations