How does Discovery work for engineering?

85 Gnome Warrior
2050
So I'm new to this whole discovering recipes thing.. basically I can discover any recipe from 450-525 from any craft? So to avoid hitting 525 without getting all discoveries, do I want to make a lot of gray stuff? Also, does color of craft determine the chance of discovery?

I just really want to get Tazik Shocker, and of course I don't want to miss out on any other important schematics, is there a good strategy to go about this?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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90 Undead Priest
3005
Just level to 525. If you don't have all the discoveries at that point, you will get them by simply making Obsidium Bolts. There is no special work involved.

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85 Gnome Warrior
2050
Oh wow.. thanks! So gray crafts will still proc discoveries at 525?

EDIT: I read on Patch notes Overpowered Chicken Splitter is required to discover things at 525.. the mats req is pretty big, is it better to farm for it pre525 via bolts?
Edited by Trippon on 2/9/2011 2:41 PM PST
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90 Undead Priest
3005
I don't know about all grays, but Obsidium Bolts will.
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85 Tauren Shaman
8860
Trippon, at 525, any Cataclysm engineering recipe should net you a discovery, despite what the patch notes said. I personally got my final tinker via making an ether and I know others have done the same by making bolts.
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02/09/2011 6:19 PMPosted by Burroc
Trippon, at 525, any Cataclysm engineering recipe should net you a discovery, despite what the patch notes said. I personally got my final tinker via making an ether and I know others have done the same by making bolts.


This, I was worried about the patch notes too. At 525, I had one more discovery to make, but I didn't want to have to make the Overpowered Chicken Splitter to make my final discovery.

Instead, when I finally got my first Chaos Orb to make my goggles, I made my final discovery on the first Electrified Ether I made, which was gray.
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85 Draenei Shaman
1930
At this moment i have a lvl 70 twink with 450 engineering. I only discovered 1 tinker. Would i discover any other tinkers by making obsidium bolts?
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100 Night Elf Hunter
9230
Oh wow.. thanks! So gray crafts will still proc discoveries at 525?

EDIT: I read on Patch notes Overpowered Chicken Splitter is required to discover things at 525.. the mats req is pretty big, is it better to farm for it pre525 via bolts?


No, that's not it. If you have any remaining discoveries, the OPCS is guaranteed to make sure you get all of them. Any other craft has a chance to let you discover something.

08/06/2011 11:02 PMPosted by Oreoo
At this moment i have a lvl 70 twink with 450 engineering. I only discovered 1 tinker. Would i discover any other tinkers by making obsidium bolts?


No.
Edited by Shalura on 8/7/2011 10:13 AM PDT
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70 Human Rogue
790
Im gonna twink at lvl 70. And im 450 Engineering already. I made my discovery already. Its the armor one to gloves. Is there anyway possible way that anyone knows of that you can still make discoveries by creating Greys or Cata items? Has anyone tested this out?
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90 Blood Elf Rogue
12830
10/05/2011 09:27 AMPosted by Deadmaú
Im gonna twink at lvl 70. And im 450 Engineering already. I made my discovery already. Its the armor one to gloves. Is there anyway possible way that anyone knows of that you can still make discoveries by creating Greys or Cata items? Has anyone tested this out?


No, you have to relearn the whole profession if you want to get a new tinker...
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