- For other uses, see Goblin Engineering (disambiguation). For the NPCs, see Goblin Engineer (disambiguation).
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“The secret to goblin engineering has nothing to do with keeping things from exploding. It has everything to do with directing the explosions exactly where you want them.”
Goblin Engineering is one of two disciplines engineers may specialize in upon attaining level 30 and 200 skill. (The other is Gnome Engineering.) Its innovation is diverse with items ranging from and to . This diversity can give Goblin Engineers the element of surprise and situational advantages when facing enemies.
Becoming a Goblin Engineer
Much like with Gnome Engineering, this is a three step process.
You first have to get a referral from an engineering trainer. There are a number of people who will give you a referral. Remember, you do have to have 200 skill, and be at least level 30 to be eligible.
- The referral quests: Goblin Engineering.
Showing your work
Nixx will then ask you to show examples of your work. You will be handing over:
Your membership card
If you ever found yourself without this card, you could pay 2 gold in dues to the Goblin Engineering trainer (still Nixx Sprocketspring) and get a new one. Since the release of WoTL, Goblin Engineering is added to your book as a skill.
An added benefit of renewing your membership prior to patch 3.2.2 was that you would be sent a renewal gift of some useful engineering schematic. formerly could only be acquired this way. However, this item now drops in Gnomeregan.
Goblin Engineering items
- Goblin Engineering items require specialization in Goblin Engineering to craft.
- Some Engineering items which have 'Goblin' in the title do not require specialization to craft or use, e.g. .
- While some Goblin Engineering items require specialization to use, others do not. Some are tradable, some are BoP.
Required to Use
Required to Use
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|Cloth (Feet)||5 minutes||Yes||225||-|
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|Device (Consumable)||5 minute||Yes||340||-|
|Device (Consumable)||1 minute||Yes||325||-|
To switch between Goblin Engineering and Gnome Engineering, bring up the “Professions” tab in the “Spellbook & Abilities” interface. Within the “Engineering” section, on the top-right side, there will be a button for your current specialization. Immediatedlty to the left of that button will be a small red circular icon. You can click that icon to remove your current specialization. Important: Do not click the similar icon that is to the left of the green skill bar since that would completely remove your Engineering skill (and not just the specialization).
From patch 3.2.0 until Cataclysm, Gnomish Engineers and Goblin Engineers could switch profession specializations for 150 by visiting Narain Soothfancy's hut in northeast Tanaris and interacting with the book on the table.
It might not work ALL the time, but what kind of goblin engineer are you! If survival was your first priority you could never be a real Goblin Engineer! — Zap Farflinger
"You want to know about goblin engineering? Try asking one of their best and brightest engineers about it - I think his name is 'Nubby Stumpfingers'. Want to know why he's named that? THAT'S goblin engineering." — Ringo Tragediction, gnome engineer