The Old Ways

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HordeThe Old Ways

40 (Requires 40)




H Blacksmithing [40] Booty Bay or Bust!


Must be a level 210 Blacksmith


Bring four Steel Breastplates and four Steel Plate Helms to Aturk the Anvil in Orgrimmar


In the time of legends, Aturk would crush the skulls of his enemies and grind the bone into a fine powder for use in filament. Long gone are those days, <race>. The Warchief calls for peace among the clans. Old enemies are now only watched with weary eyes!

Unbelievable, I know, but such is the will of Thrall.

Enough lamenting! You are here to learn, and learn you will! Bring me four steel breastplates and four steel helms and you will gain a taste of war!


Aturk, like time, waits for no one! Hurry up fool!


It seems you are but another complacent lemming of the Warchief, <name>. How disappointing.

How I long for a glorious death upon the battlefield. Instead, I am stuck here, by order of Thrall, to teach infants how to craft! Watch and learn, child!



This is the first quest in the Mithril Order series of quests. In order to become an Armorsmith, you must complete this quest.

After completing this quest, Ox from the Mithril Order will talk to you.

The plans for the leggings are not tradeable, but this is the only source for these plans. Thus, Alliance cannot obtain or learn to make them.


  1. A Blacksmithing [40] The Origins of Smithing / H Blacksmithing [40] The Old Ways
  2. A Blacksmithing [40] In Search of Galvan / H Blacksmithing [40] Booty Bay or Bust!
  3. N Blacksmithing [40] The Mithril Order
  4. Three quests, which can be completed in any order:
    Complete all of the above to get the quest
    N Blacksmithing [45] Expert Blacksmith!
  5. Complete any one of the three to progress:
    N Blacksmithing [45] Galvan's Finest Pupil
  6. Again, three quests which can be completed in any order:
  7. N Blacksmithing [50] Did You Lose This?

This entire series is designed to earn you the recipes needed to complete this quest:

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