For the RPG class, see Tinker.

Engineering enchantments, also known as tinkers, are unique gear enchantments that may be used alongside regular enchantments. They can be placed on the Gloves, Belt or Cloak.

Glove enchants generally provide a throughput bonus and do not have any backfire effects. Belt enchants are utility-based and can sometimes backfire for adverse effects, or simply fizzle out.

Tinkers in Wrath of the Lich King 380-410 skill range are learned from trainers. Cataclysm 425+ skill tinkers are learned through rare procs while crafting with engineering, similar to an Alchemist's discovery. However, if the engineer hits 525 skill without discovering them all, the remaining ones can be discovered by crafting an  [Overpowered Chicken Splitter], which teaches one of the tinkers.

List of Tinkers


Glove Tinkers
Name Skill required Possible Backfires
 [Quickflip Deflection Plates] 450 None
 [Spinal Healing Injector] 450 None
 [Synapse Springs] 450 None
 [Synapse Springs] 550 None
 [Tazik Shocker] 450 None
 [Z50 Mana Gulper] 425 None
 [Reticulated Armor Webbing] 400 None
 [Hyperspeed Accelerators] 400 None
 [Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket] 400 None
Incendiary Fireworks Launcher 550 None
Phase Fingers 550 None


Belt Tinkers
Name Skill required Possible Backfires
 [Cardboard Assassin] 425 None
 [Grounded Plasma Shield] 425 Plasma Misfire! taunts all enemies within 40 yards
Magnetized! 5 second stun in addition to the shield effect
Reversed Shield increased chance to be critically hit.
 [Invisibility Field] 425 Field Disruption causes the effect to end early
Dazzled makes all players and NPCs invisible and untargetable. Removed.
[Dullard] 410 Mind control fails and you get the Dullard cosmetic debuff.
 [Nitro Boosts] 400 May cause you to be launched into the air.
Rocket Fuel Leak take 80% of maximum health in damage over 8 seconds.
 [EMP Generator] 390 None
 [Frag Belt] 380 None
 [Watergliding Jets] 550 None


Cloak Tinkers
Name Skill required Possible Backfires
 [Flexweave Underlay] 380 None
 [Goblin Glider] 550 None

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-01-06): Some backfires have been removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Tinker enchantments now stack with regular enchantments.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Cataclysm-level tinkers added, which can only be discovered through discovery procs.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): The belt and cloak tinkers no longer have stats, but all tinkers can now be used alongside general enchants simultaneously. Several enchants moved to the belt or glove slot.  [Springy Arachnoweave] removed; it is now identical to  [Flexweave Underlay] due to the stat removal.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04):  [Belt-Clipped Spynoculars] replaced with  [Frag Belt]. Bonuses for most tinkers increased.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Tinkers introduced, available from engineering trainers.