In World of Warcraft Edit
Profession skill levels fall into eleven stages of increasing ability to learn and execute recipes: Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, Artisan, Master (), Grand Master (), Illustrious (), Zen Master (), Draenor Master (), Legion Master (), and Kul Tiran / Zandalari Master ().
Change in Battle for Azeroth Edit
- Non-expansion goes up to 300.
- Outland, Northrend, Cataclysm, and Pandaria progression bars each go up to 75.
- Draenor and Broken Isles go up to 100.
- Kul Tiras and Zandalar go up to 150.
In the RPG EditThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus unlikely to be canon.
The expert is similar to a commoner, but they are well trained or perform a unique role in society. Experts are diverse, skilled, and less widespread than commoners. A village blacksmith who turns out horseshoes and iron pots is a commoner, while the king's swordsmith is an expert. The dwarven gemcutter, night elf herbalist, and Forsaken wilderness guide are all experts.
- At 125 skill points (not counting racial or other bonuses), you can learn the Expert stage and gain up to 225 points before you must learn Artisan to advance.
- You must be level 20 to become an Expert.
- You can learn the Artisan stage at 200 points before you reach 225 points.
- Secondary professions require a special book to train for the Expert stage.
- Starting with Battle for Azeroth pre-patch, this proficiency range will be the 3rd 75 points range of a 300 point progress bar.