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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Illustrious (1-75 [450-525]) ⇒ World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Zen Master (1-75 [526-600]) ⇒ World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Draenor Master (1-100 [600-700])

Zen Master[1] is the eighth stage of a profession proficiency learned at the appropriate profession trainer. One must be at least level 80[citation needed] to learn Zen Master proficiency of a profession skill.

Profession skill levels fall into eleven stages of increasing ability to learn and execute recipes: Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, Artisan, Master ( World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade), Grand Master ( World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King), Illustrious ( World of Warcraft: Cataclysm), Zen Master ( World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria), Draenor Master ( World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor), Legion Master ( World of Warcraft: Legion), and Kul Tiran / Zandalari Master ( World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth).

Change in Battle for Azeroth

The progression bars (except for Archaeology Archaeology)[2] have changed so that after the base game each expansion has a separate progression bar for points unlike before which had a single bar:[3]

In the Beta, Secondary Professions still had the old full bar, but only Archaeology remained the same as of pre-expansion patch and expansion release.


  • Not counting any racial or other bonuses, at a Illustrious skill level of 75 [525] you can learn the Zen Master stage and gain up to a maximum of 75 [600] points.
  • This proficiency level is the last to have a 75 point range. All subsequent proficiencies have a 100 or 150 point range.
  • Starting with World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Battle for Azeroth pre-patch, this proficiency range will have its own progress bar of 75 points.