Intro: Ahoy, once again I have just finished my foray into engineering as a F2P, and I wish to present what I learned. First and foremost, I want to say that Cataclysm engineering is not nearly as hard as a few posts have made it out to be, provided you are adequately prepared. That being said, existing in level thirty zones is much easier if you are geared so I would recommend doing engineering last; after your gear is enchanted and gemmed. Before that though, we should talk about why we’re interested in engineering. I’d say the biggest draw to engineering is Ghost Iron Dragonling, but there is also the Pandaria goggles, as well as goblin glider and belt tinkers. Most of these items are crafted with Pandaria engineering but the goggles and the dragonling require Cataclysm engineering for the only cogwheels without a prohibitive item level requirement. They also require a Relic of the Past which can be crafted from most other professions, and you should get them before you start engineering. Pandaria Goggles Lightweight Retinal Armor Agile Retinal Armor Camouflage Retinal Armor Deadly Retinal Armor Energized Retinal Armor Reinforced Retinal Armor Specialized Retinal Armor Belt Tinkers Frag Belt Spinal Healing Injector Cataclysm Cogwheels Smooth Cogwheel +10 Crit Rigid Cogwheel +10 Crit Quick Cogwheel +10 Haste Precise Cogwheel +10 Haste Fractured Cogwheel +10 Mastery Sparkling Cogwheel +10 Vers Subtle Cogwheel +10 Dodge Flashing Cogwheel +10 Parry Mystic Cogwheel +3 Armor Also, I found Ultimate Gnomish Army knife to be exceptionally helpful, it functions as all profession tools except for philosopher’s stone, and fishing pole; and is still usable if you drop engineering. The recipe is learned from Draenor Engineering scroll available from Draenor engineering trainers or the engineering works in your garrison (Not gnomish gearworks / goblin workshop). Note the crafting option for Gearspring parts necessary to craft the knife shows four, but will actually craft 8-9 so you can make the knife in one day. Useful links: Pandaria "engineering" Pandaria Alchemy Leveling Guide Mote of Harmony Farming Ghost Iron Ore Mining Route Pandaria Engineering Leveling Guide Windwool Cloth Farming Cataclysm engineering Cataclysm Engineering Leveling Guide Marsh Serpent Hyjal Mining Route The blue route is best, but if ore isn't respawning fast enough take flight paths to follow the green one. The red dot is a cave that very often has 2 nodes in it. Twilight Highlands mining route The purple route goes behind an ettin/ogre town, and requires some parkour, but I think it's worth it. The red dot is a large cave with quite a few node spawns but inconsistant yield. Changelog and notes: Notes I have not provided any shopping lists because all the relevant ones are available in the leveling guides, and doing your mining all at once doesn't make much sense for this.