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.
||Herbs able to produce Pigment via Milling
||2x [Alabaster Pigment]
|| [Peacebloom], [Silverleaf], [Earthroot]
||1x [Alabaster Pigment]
||1x [Verdant Pigment]
|| [Briarthorn], [Swiftthistle], [Bruiseweed], [Stranglekelp], [Mageroyal]
||2x [Dusky Pigment]
||1x [Burnt Pigment]
|| [Wild Steelbloom], [Grave Moss], [Kingsblood], [Liferoot]
||2x [Golden Pigment]
||1x [Indigo Pigment]
|| [Fadeleaf], [Goldthorn], [Khadgar's Whisker], [Dragon's Teeth]
||2x [Emerald Pigment]
||1x [Ruby Pigment]
|| [Firebloom], [Purple Lotus], [Arthas' Tears], [Sungrass], [Blindweed], [Ghost Mushroom], [Gromsblood]
||2x [Violet Pigment]
|[Ink of the Sky]
||1x [Sapphire Pigment]
|| [Golden Sansam], [Dreamfoil], [Mountain Silversage], [Sorrowmoss], [Icecap]
||2x [Silvery Pigment]
||1x [Ebon Pigment]
||(from milling Outland herbs)
||2x [Nether Pigment]
||2x [Icy Pigment]
||(from milling Northrend herbs)
|[Ink of the Sea]
||2x [Azure Pigment]
||2x [Burning Embers]
||(from milling Cataclysm herbs)
||2x [Ashen Pigment]
||2x [Misty Pigment]
||(from milling Mists of Pandaria herbs)
|[Ink of Dreams]
||2x [Shadow 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
This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.
Ink is also a defensive weapon used by some sea creatures, like the octopus.
Another use of ink is by scribes, authors, novelists, etc to write their material. Some people use the ink from octopi for their writing.