This quest is part of the Mithril Order quest chain quest chain, which allows blacksmiths to specialize in Armorsmithing.

Completing any of the prerequisites for this quest allow you to take Galvan's Finest Pupil. Completing all of them earn you this quest.


Claim your reward from Galvan the Ancient!

  • You Are The Big Winner!

Quest text

When you first came to me, I knew that you would turn out to be one of my finest pupils! It was without hesitancy that you gave up a trinket of some power to McGavan. You did this only so that you could meet me. Such blind faith and devotion to the craft should be rewarded.

You have attained expertise over blacksmithing, <name>. Reap the rewards!


It is only fitting that you receive a trinket of far greater power than the one you sacrificed to get here. Use it in good health, <name>.



  • When you get this quest, Galvan will start to bustle around, forging metal and banging steel. When he is done, you can complete the quest and he will give you the Signet as the reward.
  • The Signet will summon a [Hammer of Expertise] into your inventory. This hammer has a 1 hour duration. The Signet has a 3 hour cooldown period.

Quest progression

  1. Alliance 15 [40] The Origins of Smithing / Horde 15 [40] The Old Ways
  2. Alliance 15 [40] In Search of Galvan / Horde 15 [40] Booty Bay or Bust!
  3. Neutral 15 [40] The Mithril Order
  4. Three quests, which can be completed in any order:
    Complete all of the above to get the quest
    Neutral 15 [45] Expert Blacksmith!
  5. Complete any one of the three to progress:
    Neutral 15 [45] Galvan's Finest Pupil
  6. Again, three quests which can be completed in any order:
  7. Neutral 15 [45] Did You Lose This?

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

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