NeutralThe Great Silver Deceiver
Start Galvan the Ancient
End Galvan the Ancient
Level 45 (Requires 40)
Category Blacksmithing
Experience 3900 experience (or a 33s compensation at max level)
Rewards  [Plans: Ornate Mithril Gloves]
Previous N Blacksmithing [40] The Mithril Order

N Blacksmithing [45] Galvan's Finest Pupil

and N Blacksmithing [45] Expert Blacksmith!

This quest is part of the Mithril Order quest chain, which allows blacksmiths to specialize in Armorsmithing.


Bring forty Mithril Bars and five Truesilver Bars to Galvan the Ancient in Stranglethorn.


It is said that truesilver is stronger and more durable than mithril. Galvan does not disagree with this assessment of the minerals, but contrary to its name, truesilver is not true! Mithril is a far nobler mineral! HAH! Regardless, for this lesson you will need to find the great silver deceiver, <name>.

Bring me forty bars of mithril and five bars of truesilver. In exchange, you will be taught the secret of ornate mithril gloves and more importantly, learn that truesilver is a liar!


After such mining, your muscles bulge and your body aches!


She's a cruel mistress, is she not, <name>? I'm speaking of truesilver, naturally. Aye, Galvan spent over a decade in the mountains of Alterac learning this lesson. Take this and learn from it all that you can!



This quest is part of the Mithril Order series of quests taken by Blacksmiths to become an Armorsmith.


  1. A Blacksmithing [40] The Origins of Smithing / N [50-52] 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:

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