- Primary Engineering 450/Mining 450
- Secondary First Aid 450/Cooking 435ish
- Primary Leather Working 443ish/Skinning 450
- First Aid 400ish
- Primary Enchanting 450/Tailoring 450
- Primary Inscription 445ish/Herbalism 450
- Primary Alchemy 450/Herbalism 450
- Primary Jewel Crafting 450/Mining 450
- Secondary Fishing 400ish/Cooking 450
- Primary Blacksmith 444ish/Mining 450
- Secondary First Aid 450
The two characters that are left out of this list are Jadedfury and Skillet because sadly I lost all desire to level up their professions. I think they are both dual gatherer herbalism and skinning. I wonder if my lack of a crafting profession is why I find it hard to level their trade skills?
Jadedfury has 400 ish first aid but I haven't spent the time to level up skillets when it fell behind in the early 20's.
I have epic flying on two of my characters, Arravis and Llina. They have epic flying because they are my primary gatherers when it comes to materials. During BC I made a choice between my Artorin who was my main and Arravis. In the end it made more sense to give epic flying to a pure gatherer as opposed to Artorin who gathered by killing stuff. I'm looking foward to the next time I can afford epic flying because that means I can give it to who I really want too.
Interestingly enough the two characters that have ideal raiding professions are my Mage Gandreolf and my Warrior Skyru. All the rest have atleast one suboptimal profession when it comes to raiding. I'm really glad that Blizzard added bonuses to both gathering and crafting professions but I hope they make strides to improve gathering bonuses.
The crit bonus from skinning is about the only universally useful profession bonus from a gathering professions. Sure the stamina boost from mining is great for tanks but less then stellar when you compare it to the bonuses from the crafting professions.
Normalizing profession bonuses is something I am completely OK with. Having all crafting professions on my characters is something I can never afford to do. Especially since I don't have a dedicated main to focus on.