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
- 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.
- At 50 skill points (not counting racial or other bonuses) you can learn the Journeyman stage and gain up to 150 points before you must learn Expert to advance.
- You must be level 10 to become a Journeyman in crafting and gathering professions.
- You can learn the Expert stage at 125 points before you reach 150 points.
- Starting with Battle for Azeroth pre-patch, this proficiency range will be the 2nd 75 points range of a 300 point progress bar.