Mithril Order quest chain

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NeutralThe Mithril Order
Level range 35+
Zones Stranglethorn Vale, Tanaris

The Mithril Order quest chain provides a blacksmith with the recipes they need to complete the quest

The quester learns 7 blacksmithing plans in the course of this chain, and gains two trinkets. The quester is not obligated to specialize in armorsmithing to start or complete this series of quests.

The Mithril Order


A Blacksmithing [40] The Origins of Smithing / N [50] The Old Ways

An older smith in town (Orgrimmar for the Horde, Stormwind for the Alliance) offers to teach you something new.


Horde Alliance

Part one: Galvan the Ancient

A Blacksmithing [40] In Search of Galvan / H Blacksmithing [40] Booty Bay or Bust!

Hank the Hammer (or for the Horde, Ox) recognizes your achievement, and asks you to take a  [Mithril Insignia] to McGavan in Booty Bay, at the southern end of Stranglethorn Vale.

This is, of course a test. Those not worthy of joining the Mithril Order will accept the insignia and not turn it over. But those who are worthy...

N Blacksmithing [40] The Mithril Order

McGavan is happy to find another worthy of induction into the Order. And he knows where the smith Neutral Galvan the Ancient is! He directs you to take a token to Galvan, to show that McGavan sent you.

Galvan, you are told, is deep in the wilds of Stranglethorn Vale[50.6, 20.5], between Zul Gurub and the Mosh'Ogg Ogre Mound.

Indeed, you find him there. And more, seeing the pendant, he wants to start your induction into the Mithril Order immediately!

Galvan the Ancient gives three quests (these may be completed in any order):

N Blacksmithing [45] Smelt on, Smelt off
Materials Required:
N Blacksmithing [45] The Great Silver Deceiver
Materials Required:
N Blacksmithing [45] The Art of the Imbue
Materials Required:
N Blacksmithing [45] Galvan's Finest Pupil

Complete any one of the above three quests, and Galvan will direct you to his finest pupil, Neutral Trenton Lighthammer <The Mithril Order>, in Gadgetzan.

N Blacksmithing [45] Expert Blacksmith!

Complete all three of the above quests, and Galvan declares you to be The Big Winner!

As an expert blacksmith, you have earned a signet, and the hammer it summons...
Inv misc armorkit 08.png [Signet of Expertise] Inv hammer 24.png [Hammer of Expertise]

Costs for part 1

Total Materials required

Part 2: Trenton Lighthammer

Trenton gives you three quests. Like Galvan's quests, these can be completed in any order. Trenton teaches you the plans directly; there is no separate item "Plans: Ornate Mithril Boots" (or breastplate or helm).

N Blacksmithing [45] The World At Your Feet
N Blacksmithing [45] The Mithril Kid
N Blacksmithing [45] A Good Head On Your Shoulders

Each of Trenton's quests use knowledge you got from Galvan the Ancient and rewards you with something you will need for the final quest.

N Blacksmithing [50] Did You Lose This?

If you complete all three of these quests, Trenton rewards your dedication by offering you another trinket:

Inv jewelry talisman 02.png [Glimmering Mithril Insignia]

Costs for part 2

Total Materials required

Postlude: The Art of the Armorsmith

Main article: B Blacksmithing [40] The Art of the Armorsmith

The quests Galvan the Ancient gives you provides the recipes you need for Trenton Lighthammer. And the quests Trenton gives you provide the recipes you need for this quest.

Materials to complete
this quest

Total Materials Required

To complete the entire chain, from the initial quest all the way up through the B Blacksmithing [40] The Art of the Armorsmith quest, you will need:

Materials to complete this quest

Due to differences in the initial quest, Horde characters must use these addition resources:


Orcish War Leggings were formerly learned from a set of plans. They are now learned directly.


  1. A Blacksmithing [40] The Origins of Smithing / N [50] The Old Ways
  2. A Blacksmithing [40] In Search of Galvan / H Blacksmithing [40] Booty Bay or Bust!
  3. N Blacksmithing [40] The Mithril Order
  4. Three quests, which can be completed in any order:
    Complete all of the above to get the quest
    N Blacksmithing [45] Expert Blacksmith!
  5. Complete any one of the three to progress:
    N Blacksmithing [45] Galvan's Finest Pupil
  6. Again, three quests which can be completed in any order:
  7. N Blacksmithing [50] Did You Lose This?

This entire series is designed to earn you the recipes needed to complete this quest: