1-75 Apprentice Blacksmithing

Total Materials Needed
110 - 125  [Rough Stone]
10 - 15  [Coarse Stone]
Level What to Craft Materials you Need
1 - 35 40 - 45  [Rough Sharpening Stone] 40 - 45  [Rough Stone]
35 - 65 35 - 40  [Rough Grinding Stone] 70 - 80  [Rough Stone]
65 - 75 10 - 15  [Coarse Sharpening Stone] 10 - 15  [Coarse Stone]

75-150 Journeyman Blacksmithing

Level What to Craft Materials you Need
75 - 95 50  [Coarse Grinding Stone] 100  [Coarse Stone]
95 - 100 5  [Runed Copper Belt] 50  [Copper Bar]
100 - 107 7 - 8  [Silver Rod] 7 - 8  [Silver Bar]

14 - 16  [Rough Grinding Stone]

107 - 110 3 - 5  [Silver Skeleton Key] 3 - 5  [Silver Bar]

3 - 5  [Rough Grinding Stone]

110 - 125 15  [Rough Bronze Shoulders] 75  [Bronze Bar]

15  [Coarse Grinding Stone]

125 - 132 7 - 10  [Heavy Sharpening Stone] 7 - 10  [Heavy Stone]
132 - 150 55+  [Heavy Grinding Stone] 110+  [Heavy Stone]

Bronze Age

If you don't have enough Rough Grinding Stones, you can substitute  [Thick Bronze Darts] after you've reached 100 skill

If you can't find the  [Plans: Iron Shield Spike] you can make another 5  [Rough Bronze Leggings] as they continue to give skillup to 165.

Iron Age

Steel Age

Mithril Age

You will have to buy it, but the  [Plans: Mithril Spurs] is extremely economical in terms of required mats, and there tends to be a neverending demand for the item, so it wouldn't hurt to have it regardless. Beware though, they cannot be disenchanted, and they aren't worth a whole lot.

Thorium Age

From 270 until 300 is painful, but chances are you have the money to survive it. If you don't, farm in Winterspring or Eastern Plaguelands.

Unless you have access to cheap rugged leather, your best bet is to get the Imperial Plate Bracers recipe from Tanaris for a small contribution of thorium, and make them all the way to 300, which is when it turns green. 12 bars a pop is asking a lot, but you would be surprised how much money you can save if you advertise in the trade channel rather than relying on the auction house. From a personal standpoint, I was able to purchase my Thorium for about half the price as the AH.

Fel Iron & Adamantite Age

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You will need to buy  [Plans: Lesser Ward of Shielding] (see below). You should also decide whether to get more Fel Iron Bars or Adamantite Bars. This Depends on your server's economy.

Total: 120 Fel Iron Bars and (at least) 90 Adamantite Bars plus 50 Fel Iron Bars or 40 Adamantite Bars (see above).

If you have WotLK, see below. If not, you'll need to make lots of crazy purple items out of insane components.

Cobalt, Saronite & Titanium Age

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The last 100 skill points are full of options. You'll be making lots of different items. It is advised to watch the server economy to maximize the gross income.

Note: You can also make  [Reinforced Cobalt Helm],  [Reinforced Cobalt Chestpiece],  [Reinforced Cobalt Legplates] and  [Reinforced Cobalt Shoulders] between 375 and 395. These are specific mob Bind on Pickup plans and must be grinded. Although they are slightly more material expensive, they can bring a good price in auction house.

Total: 300 Cobalt Bars, 180 Saronite Bars, 15 Titanium Bars, 40 Titansteel Bars, 15  [Crystallized Air], 5 chosen eternals and 10 Frozen Orbs plus 30 Cobalt Bars or 25 Saronite Bars