InscriptionIntroduced in Wrath of the Lich King
Scribes weave words of power into glyphs that can improve heroes' skills and abilities, and add special effects not possible by normal means. By transferring their powers into ink, scribes can also create consumable scrolls, mystic tomes, and pieces of vellum that allow enchantments to be passed between adventurers. Like Enchanting, Inscription can help veteran adventurers further improve themselves - but inscriptions focus on augmenting class powers, not equipment.
Scribes need pigments, milled from herbs, to create their glyphs - hence, Inscription is often paired with the gathering profession Herbalism. Scribes also require inking sets in order to write their words of power.
Ensure that you have learned the technique you'd like to use, and that you have an inking set along with the required parchments, pigments and/or other special materials you'll need for the technique. Parchments can be purchased from a trade goods vendor, while inks are made from pigments that can be purchased from the auction house, or, more often, milled.
Milling gathers pigments from herbs. In order to mill, place herbs in your bags and choose the 'milling' ability from your professions menu. The herbs will be consumed, and you'll receive pigments to use in your design.
Once you have the materials you need in your inventory, you can use inscription to craft at any time and nearly any location - simply choose 'inscription' from your professions menu, choose the technique you'd like, and click 'create'.