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If survival was your first priority, you could never be a real Goblin Engineer!

—Zap Farflinger, upon giving the Dimensional Ripper - Everlook Schematic

Goblin Engineering is one of two disciplines engineers may specialize in upon attaining level 20 and 200 skill. (The other is Gnome Engineering.) Its innovation is diverse with items ranging from Inv helmet 49.png [Goblin Rocket Helmet] and Inv gizmo 06.png [Goblin Bomb Dispenser] to Inv misc bomb 04.png [The Big One]. 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.

The referral

You first have to get a referral from an engineering trainer in a capital city. Remember, you do have to have 200 skill, and be at least level 30 to be eligible.

The pledge

The pledge is no longer required and is not a step in the process.

Showing your work

The trainer will ask you to show examples of your work. You will be handing over:

Raw mats breakdown:

Having done that, you are issued your Inv letter 17.png [Goblin Engineer Membership Card], which entitles you to training on the 'goblin engineer only' engineering recipes. Congratulations! You have specialized in Goblin Engineering!

Your membership card

Prior to the release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Wrath of the Lich King, having completed the exercises above, you were given a Inv letter 17.png [Goblin Engineer Membership Card]. It remained valid for 14 days of 'played time', not 14 real days.

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 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Wrath of the Lich King, 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. Inv scroll 06.png [Schematic: Pet Bombling] 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. Inv misc enggizmos 10.png [Goblin Jumper Cables].
  • While some Goblin Engineering items require specialization to use, others do not. Some are tradable, some are BoP.
Item Type Cooldown Tradeable Engineering Skill
Required to Use
Goblin Engineering
Required to Use
[Foreman's Enchanted Helmet] Cloth (Head) - - 350 Yes
[Goblin Construction Helmet] Cloth (Head) 1 hour - 205 -
[Goblin Rocket Boots] Cloth (Feet) 5 minutes Yes 225 -
[Goblin Rocket Helmet] Cloth (Head) 20 minutes Yes 235 -
[Foreman's Reinforced Helmet] Mail (Head) - - 350 Yes
[Goblin Mining Helmet] Mail (Head) - - 205 -
[Pet Bombling] Device (Small pet) - Yes - No
[Super Sapper Charge] Device (Consumable) 5 minute Yes 340 -
[The Bigger One] Device (Consumable) 1 minute Yes 325 -
[The Big One] Explosive 1 minute Yes 225 -
[Goblin Sapper Charge] Explosive 5 minutes Yes 205 -
[Recipe: Goblin Rocket Fuel] Recipe - Yes Alchemy 210 -
[Dimensional Ripper - Area 52] Trinket 4 hours Yes 350 Yes
[Dimensional Ripper - Everlook] Trinket 4 hours Yes 260 Yes
[Goblin Bomb Dispenser] Trinket 30 minutes - 230 -
[Goblin Dragon Gun] Trinket 5 minutes - - -
[Goblin Jumper Cables XL] Device 30 minutes Yes 265 -
[Goblin Mortar] Trinket 10 minutes Yes 205 -
[Goblin Rocket Launcher] Trinket 2 minutes Yes 350 Yes
[Goblin Thermal Sapper Charge] Explosive 5 minutes Yes 400 Yes
[Big Daddy] Explosive 1 minute Yes 440 Yes
[Personal World Destroyer] Device (Small pet) - Yes - No

Switching Specializations

Since patch 3.2.0, Gnomish Engineers and Goblin Engineers can now switch profession specializations for a fee.

You can now switch specializations by visiting Narain Soothfancy in north east Tanaris. The book on the table in his hut will allow you to switch specializations for a fee of 150g.


From the Manual of Engineering Disciplines:

"Your 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

"Say what you want about us Goblins, but I will tell you this: WE HAVE EXPLOSIVES!" — Yazz Nitrospork, Goblin Bombardier

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