Pandaria proficiency, formerly known as Zen Master, is the eighth stage of a profession learned at the appropriate profession trainer when a character has reached at least level 78. It unlocks the use and development of profession related skills in Pandaria related content. Not counting racial or other bonuses, it allows skill ups to a maximum of 75 points.
Profession proficiency levels fall into eight groups to learn and execute recipes organised by expansion : Classic, Outland (), Northrend (), Cataclysm (), Pandaria (), Draenor (), Legion (), and Battle for Azeroth ().
- Prior to the expansion Battle for Azeroth, the Zen Master proficiency could be learned as early as level 80 and 500 skill and allowed progression gain up to a maximum of 600 points, not counting any racial or any other bonuses.
- With only the Mists of Pandaria expansion purchased, no skill or profession can go beyond the Pandaria proficiency level.
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Each expansion now has a separate profession skill bar, with smaller caps for each expansion, instead of one gigantic profession skill bar for all expansions put together.