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Inks are ingredients for the Inscription and Engineering professions in World of Warcraft.


Ink is one of the primary ingredients used for the Inscription profession which was implemented in Patch 3.0.2. Inks require a pigment to create.

Ink Pigment(s) needed Herbs able to produce Pigment via Milling
[Moonglow Ink] 2x [Alabaster Pigment] Inv misc flower 02.png [Peacebloom], Inv misc herb 10.png [Silverleaf], Inv misc herb 07.png [Earthroot]
[Ivory Ink] 1x [Alabaster Pigment]
[Hunter's Ink] 1x [Verdant Pigment] Inv misc root 01.png [Briarthorn], Inv misc herb 04.png [Swiftthistle], Inv misc herb 01.png [Bruiseweed], Inv misc herb 11.png [Stranglekelp], Inv jewelry talisman 03.png [Mageroyal]
[Midnight Ink] 2x [Dusky Pigment]
[Dawnstar Ink] 1x [Burnt Pigment] Inv misc flower 01.png [Wild Steelbloom], Inv misc dust 02.png [Grave Moss], Inv misc herb 03.png [Kingsblood], Inv misc root 02.png [Liferoot]
[Lion's Ink] 2x [Golden Pigment]
[Royal Ink] 1x [Indigo Pigment] Inv misc herb 12.png [Fadeleaf], Inv misc herb 15.png [Goldthorn], Inv misc herb 08.png [Khadgar's Whisker], Inv misc flower 03.png [Wintersbite]
[Jadefire Ink] 2x [Emerald Pigment]
[Fiery Ink] 1x [Ruby Pigment] Inv misc herb 19.png [Firebloom], Inv misc herb 17.png [Purple Lotus], Inv misc herb 13.png [Arthas' Tears], Inv misc herb 18.png [Sungrass], Inv misc herb 14.png [Blindweed], Inv mushroom 08.png [Ghost Mushroom], Inv misc herb 16.png [Gromsblood]
[Celestial Ink] 2x [Violet Pigment]
[Ink of the Sky] 1x [Sapphire Pigment] Inv misc herb sansamroot.png [Golden Sansam], Inv misc herb dreamfoil.png [Dreamfoil], Inv misc herb mountainsilversage.png [Mountain Silversage], Inv misc herb plaguebloom.png [Sorrowmoss], Inv misc herb icecap.png [Icecap]
[Shimmering Ink] 2x [Silvery Pigment]
[Darkflame Ink] 1x [Ebon Pigment] (from milling Outland herbs)
[Ethereal Ink] 2x [Nether Pigment]
[Snowfall Ink] 2x [Icy Pigment] (from milling Northrend herbs)
[Ink of the Sea] 2x [Azure Pigment]
[Inferno Ink] 2x [Burning Embers] (from milling Cataclysm herbs)
[Blackfallow Ink] 2x [Ashen Pigment]


[Engineer's Ink] Is purchasable from vendors and is used only to create the actual recipe/plan the alchemist/blacksmith would then learn:

These recipes would allow alchemists or blacksmiths to create items also used only by the engineers for creating their special designs.

In Warcraft RPG

Warcraft RPG - may not be canon This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus unlikely to be canon.

Ink is also a defensive weapon used by some sea creatures, like the octopus.[1] (MGWS 14)

Another use of ink is by scribes, authors, novelists, etc to write their material. Some people use the ink from octopi for their writing.[2] (LG 51)


  1. ^ MGWS, 14
  2. ^ LG, 51