If you’ve been working on your professions in World of Warcraft lately, you’ll know that there are lots of different reagents and materials that are important to have on hand for quick leveling and efficient crafting.
Dragonflight introduced a heap of brilliant changes to World of Warcraft, making professions both more enjoyable and more viable for players in all stages of the game. Leveling up professions can take a while, but having reagents like Artisan’s Mettle at your disposal can make the experience a lot easier.
To help you get the hang of your professions quickly in World of Warcraft, I’ve put together this quick guide on how to get Artisan’s Mettle in Dragonflight, including a brief summary of what it is and how to use it.
What is Artisan’s Mettle?
Artisan’s Mettle is a crafting reagent that you can use to create profession equipment and craft items relating to professions like Alchemy. It stacks up to 1000, you can get it in a variety of different ways, and has a link to Knowledge Points.
It can be used to purchase items and recipes from the Artisan’s Consortium, which are useful for developing your professions even further. It is also useful for Work Orders and Recrafting orders, too.
How to Get Artisan’s Mettle in World of Warcraft
One of the easiest ways to get Artisan’s Mettle in Dragonflight is to focus on leveling up your professions and creating new items for the first time. There is a First Time Bonus that you’ll get for crafting items that you’ve never crafted before.
This also applies to gathering items or reagents for the first time, so this is relevant regardless of whether you’re leveling up something like Herbalism, Jewelcrafting, or Cooking.
Every time you achieve a First Time Bonus, you’ll get Artisan’s Mettle automatically. Keep an eye out in your Profession Journal for the First Craft symbol (it’ll say the words with a book next to it) as this’ll show you which recipes to focus on.
Gatherers can’t see a symbol for items that they’ve never gathered before, which is a little annoying. If you’re leveling up something like Mining, I’d recommend looking up the different nodes that you can gather and keeping track of which ones you haven’t encountered yet to save yourself time.
The amount of Artisan’s Mettle you’ll get for these First Time Bonuses depends on the complexity of the recipe or the difficulty level associated with the gathered reagent.
You can also get Artisan’s Mettle in World of Warcraft by simply completing profession quests. One of the best examples of this is the Show Your Mettle quest, which you can do weekly. It is obtained from Thomas Bright in Valdrakken.
Tracking down treasures in The Dragon Isles that reward Knowledge Points can also reward you with Artisan’s Mettle too, as the two are inherently linked. The treasures are profession-specific and there are some in every zone across the continent.
Dragon Shards of Knowledge are also important to watch out for when you’re trying to farm Artisan’s Mettle in Dragonflight.
To unlock the ability to obtain Dragon Shards of Knowledge, you’ll need to complete The Master of Their Craft, which is part of the quest line that the quest A Gift for Miguel starts off. To get A Gift for Miguel, you’ll need to complete Artisan’s Couriers from the NPC Haephesta who can be found near the Ruby Lifepools.
After completing The Master of Their Craft, you’ll be able to repeatedly turn in Dragon Shards of Knowledge to Khadin and get both Knowledge Points and Dragon Shards of Knowledge.
You can pick up Dragon Shards of Knowledge from rare and elite mobs in The Dragon Isles, several Profession quests, and treasures like Caravan Strongboxes, Valdrakken Treasures, and Expedition Scout’s Packs.
Before you set out to farm Artisan’s Mettle, have a look at profession-related gold making methods and see whether there’s anything else you can gather while you’re at it. If you plan your route carefully, you can pick up some expensive crafting reagents while hunting crafting bonuses and Dragon Shards of Knowledge.