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Bottlenecking Blacksmithing Leveling Materials in 4.3

When 4.3 goes live, Blacksmithing is speculated to be the best raiding profession due to it gaining extra stats from epic gem sockets (other profession benefits aren’t being scaled up as far as I know).

We can expect a lot of people to be switching to Blacksmithing once the patch goes live, some even doing it right now. It’s so easy to benefit off people powerleveling professions as it is, just by creating a monopoly on certain raw materials – and it’s going to get even better. Blacksmithing Guide Approximate Materials Required for 1-525:

Alright so firstly, your priority should be to create and sell Blacksmithing Profession Kits ala Namssob.

Once you have say 3-5 kits ready to go, your next priority should be to remove or monopolize specific necessary materials. Good examples are:

[Silver Bar], [Gold Bar], [Mithril Bar], [Thorium Bar], [Adamantite Bar], [Cobalt Bar], [Saronite Bar], [Eternal Earth], [Eternal Shadow] and [Eternal Water] – this also should include their respective ores and crystallized fragments.

After that, you want to ensure you can cater for the lazy or those without a miner. Start turning ore into bars and selling them at higher prices. Try convenient stack sizes such as 7 x [Silver Bar] or 5 x [Gold Bar]. Try get away with selling some [Coal] on the AH too, which is needed to make [Steel Bar].

Finally you are going to want to try and do some relevant vendor recipe flipping. Meaning [Plans: Mithril Scale Bracers], [Plans: Lesser Ward of Shielding] and [Plans: Adamantite Cleaver].

Happy Goblineering!


Making gold with very little to invest

I was tempted to start this post off as a “How to make gold on a fresh server/as a lowbie/from scratch” but too many people seem to post these kind of things anyways. Instead I will just do a few of these over the course of running my blog, and try provide a bit more detail instead of just one sentence for each thing.

Hatchling Pets:

This has always been a personal favorite of mine after getting the tip from my friend Saate who also runs a World of Warcraft blog over at – Massively Obsessed.

In the past farming these pets became quite popular because all you had to do was camp the Rare (“Silver Elite”) mob spawn and there were several addons out here that would help alert you to those kind of mob’s presence.

There was a patch a few months back that removed the pets from the above mentioned mobs loot tables. Instead now you had to hunt down their “nest” and loot it like a chest in order to obtain the pet. The mobs and nests both have about a 4-6 hour respawn timer but they spawn independently of each other.

I have 1 alt parked at each general spawn point area so that every morning, afternoon and evening I login, scout around for the nests and loot any I see. More often than not I end the day with 2-5 pets if not more.
The nests have 3-4 different possible spawn points in the general area, so I recommend getting an addon such as Cartographer that lets you make notes at certain coordinates. Every time you loot a nest at a new location then make a note. After a week or so you should have looted a nest at every possible location, then it’s just a matter of quickly connecting the dots.

How to spot a nest:

Their Locations:

Enchanting – Just Entered the Market

I’ve just entered a market that I have been particularly avoiding for some reason ever since the beginning of Wrath. That market is enchanting and enchant scrolls, and I must say I am finally enjoying it and definitely reaping the benefits. I will post some of my tips about my current Enchanting Strategies later on in my blog.

After just a couple days I had just over 30,000gold worth of enchant scrolls up on the Auction House and had already sold about15,000 gold worth of them. The great thing was, about half of these scrolls were made out of materials that had been sitting in my bank since WOTLK and throughout Cataclysm.

My strategy is pretty simple, I spent a couple of days studying the market and the cost prices, remembering where all the mats came from etc and then jumped right in. I have quite a solid price database in both Auctioneer and TradeSkillMaster so that is a huge help.

I setup all my TradeSkillMaster Enchanting Groups by following Zoxy’s Guide on TSM AH Profession Groups Setup – Easy Mode (basically you have a group for each and every enchant, and all that is housed under one Enchanting category).

Run a TSM Scan for Enchanting Profession, open your TSM Tradeskill Window and queue those suckers up. I have a good estimate on pricing so I can normally spot if the price or profit for a certain enchant looks a bit odd. I also know which enchants generally are needed the most and sell the best so can choose how many of each I want to craft.

Usually I craft 3 at a time though.

Dalaran Limited Supply Route – Under 5 Minutes = 700g cost and 1200g profit

I’ve now released my Outlands Limited Supply –  A Luctrative Market Guide and my Ironforge Limited Supply Route – 3 Minutes 32 Seconds = 7g Cost, +- 1,000g Profit Guide and they were both a big success with a lot of good feedback. Here is my next installment of the many many limited supply routes that I have lined up for you all.

As usual, I have included a nice map describing where to go as well as links to all the NPCs so that you can find them on Wowhead’s maps + items you can buy from them.

Somethings to keep in mind:

  • Not all items listed below were available for me to buy in the video, and some might not be available to you either due to them not spawning at that current time.
  • My purchase prices might be a bit lower than yours depending on your reputation levels.
  • Yes the profit IS server dependent, and they do sell differently on different servers. Generally if there aren’t any up, you should put the items up quite high because in reality 80-300g is next to nothing at level 85.
  • On a positive note, this is probably the most effective and profitable one out of my three Limited Supply Guides so far. These items seem to sell very very quickly (especially the pets and the 2 hats).

Out Doors:

Aerith Primrose <Flower Vendor>

  • Beautiful Wildflowers
    • Buy: 18s
    • Sell: 50-70g
  • Black Rose
    • Buy: 45s
    • Sell: 40-60g
  • Bouquet of White Roses
    • Buy: 1g 80s
    • Sell: 30-40g
  • Bouquet of Black Roses
    • Don’t buy, the price ins’t worth the risk/profit
  • Red Rose
    • Buy: 4s 50c
    • Sell: 30-50g
  • Simple Wildflowers
    • Buy: 1s 80c
    • Sell: 50-60g

Magical Menagerie

Breanni <Pet Supplies>

  • Albino Snake
    • Buy: 45g
    • Sell: 90-120g
  • Calico Cat
    • Buy: 45g
    • Sell: 80-120g
  • Obsidian Hatchling
    • Buy: 45g
    • Sell: 80-100g

One More Glass

Christi Stockton <Wine Vendor>

  • Wine Glass
    • Buy: 4g 50s
    • Sell: 80g
  • Red Wine Glass
    • Buy: 9g
    • Sell: 80g

The Scribes Sancellum

Larana Drome <Inscription Supplies>

  • Technique: Glyph of Lash of Pain
    • Buy: 7g 20s
    • Sell: 40-60g
  • Technique: Glyph of Mana Shield
    • Buy: 2g 70s
    • Sell: 15-25g

The Wonderworks

Jepetto Joybuzz <Toymaker>

  • Grindgear Toy Gorilla
    • Buy: 40s 50c
    • Sell: 45-60g

The Threads of Fate

Karandonna <Clothier>

Here I generally but what ever looks good, because normally I trade bark these shirts to advertise them, so it needs to make a good impression. I will just list 5.
You might want to experiment a bit first and just buy 1 or 2 to see if you managed to sell them on your server before investing too much.

  • Scarlet Filgreed Doublet
    • Buy: 45g
    • Sell: 80-90g
  • Ebon Filgreed Doublet
    • Buy: 49g 50s
    • Sell: 90-100g
  • Blue Martial Shirt
    • Buy: 33g 75s
    • Sell: 90-100g
  • Red Martial Shirt
    • Buy: 36g
    • Sell: 80-90g
  • Green Martial Shirt
    • Buy: 31g 50s
    • Sell: 90-100g

Chameli Banapash <Haberdasher>

The Violet Hat sells EXTREMELY well on my server for some reason, maybe people just have a fetish for purple pointy hats, who knows but they just can’t get enough of em!

  • Purple Turban
    • Buy: 90g
    • Sell: 140-160g
  • Violet Hat
    • Buy: 49g 50s 01c
    • Sell: 120-130g

First to Your Aid

Angelique Butler <First Aid Supplies>

  • Antiseptic-Soaked Dressing
    • Buy: 22g 50s
    • Sell: 40-50g
  • Wound Dressing
    • Buy: 18g
    • Sell: 40-50g
  • Dalaran Nurse’s Gown
    • Buy: 67g 49s 99c
    • Sell: 80-90g

Talismanic Textiles

Ainderu Summerleaf <Mooncloth Tailoring Specialist>

  • Pattern: Primal Mooncloth
    • Buy: 3g 60s
    • Sell: 40-50g

Lalla Brightweave <Spellfire Tailoring Specialist>

  • Pattern: Spellcloth
    • Buy: 3g 60s
    • Sell: 40-50g

Linna Bruder <Shadowweave Tailoring Specialist>

  • Pattern: Shadowcloth
    • Buy: 3g 60s
    • Sell: 50-60g

Like Clockwork

Bryan Landers <Engineering Supplies>

  • Schematic: Titanium Toolbox
    • Buy: 7g 20s
    • Sell: 20-30g

Total Cost = +- 696g 79s

Total Sale Price = +- 1900g

Profit = +- 1203g 21s








Handy Milling and Prospecting Macros

A while ago I got fed up of clicking on milling, finding the damn herbs in my bags and then clicking on them, waiting for it to mill then repeating the process. So I decided to compile a list of Prospecting and Milling Macros.

Milling Macro 1: Pre-BC Herbs

  • /cast Milling
  • /use Earthroot
  • /use Peacebloom
  • /use Silverleaf
  • /use Mageroyal
  • /use Briarthorn
  • /use Swiftthistle
  • /use Bruiseweed
  • /use Stranglekelp
  • /use Wild Steelbloom
  • /use Grave Moss
  • /use Kingsblood
  • /use Liferoot
  • /use Dragon’s Teeth
  • /use Fadeleaf

Milling Macro 2: Pre-BC Herbs

  • /cast Milling
  • /use Goldthorn
  • /use Khadgar’s Whisker
  • /use Firebloom
  • /use Purple Lotus
  • /use Arthas’ Tears
  • /use Sungrass
  • /use Blindweed
  • /use Ghost Mushroom
  • /use Gromsblood
  • /use Golden Sansam
  • /use Dreamfoil
  • /use Mountain Silversage
  • /use Sorrowmoss
  • /use Icecap

Milling 3: TBC Herbs

  • /cast Milling
  • /use Dreaming Glory
  • /use Felweed
  • /use Terocone
  • /use Ragveil
  • /use Ancient Lichen
  • /use Mana Thistle
  • /use Netherbloom
  • /use Nightmare Vine

Milling 4: WOTLK + Cataclysm Herbs

  • /cast Milling
  • /use Deadnettle
  • /use Goldclover
  • /use Talandra’s Rose
  • /use Tiger Lily
  • /use Fire Leaf
  • /use Fire Seed
  • /use Adder’s Tongue
  • /use Icethorn
  • /use Lichbloom
  • /use Cinderbloom
  • /use Stormvine
  • /use Azshara’s Veil
  • /use Heartblossom
  • /use Twilight Jasmine

Prospecting 1: Pre-BC, TBC, WOTLK and Cataclysm Ore

  • /cast Prospecting
  • /use Copper Ore
  • /use Tin Ore
  • /use Iron Ore
  • /use Mithril Ore
  • /use Thorium Ore
  • /use Fel Iron Ore
  • /use Adamantite Ore
  • /use Cobalt Ore
  • /use Saronite Ore
  • /use Titanium Ore
  • /use Obsidium Ore
  • /use Elementium Ore
  • /use Pyrite Ore

What I do then is, I put my macros on my second Action Bar (you should be able to just go SHIFT + Mouse Scroll Up/Down to switch the action bars, even on default Blizzard UI).

Ironforge Limited Supply Route – 3 Minutes 32 Seconds = 7g Cost, +-1,000g Profit

So a while ago I released my Outlands Limited Supply – A Lucrative Market Guide on MMOwned and The Consortium Forums and it was a huge success.
Now this kind of strategy can be applied all over World of Warcraft.

Here is a quick example of how I spent 3 minutes and 32 seconds, 6 gold and came out with an estimated profit of 733 gold. Unfortunately this guide is only for the Alliance since it’s based on Ironforge Vendors, but the Horde Equivalent items can be found in Orgrimmar too from the equivalent suppliers.

I know the video didn’t come out all thaaaat wonderful, so below I’ve got a nice map for you describing where to go as well as links to all the NPCs so you can just find them on Wowhead’s maps.

Somethings to keep in mind:

  • Not all the items listed below were available in the video due to them not spawning at that time.
  • My purchase prices might be a bit lower than yours if you are not Exalted with Ironforge.
  • Yes the profit IS server dependent, and they do sell differently on different servers. Generally if there aren’t any up, you should just throw the item up for 80-150g because in reality 150g is next to nothing at level 85.

Thistlefuzz Arcanery

Tilli Thistlefuzz <Enchanting Supplies>

  • Formula: Enchant 2H Weapon – Lesser Intellect
    • Buy: 4s 25c
    • Sell: 110-150g
  • Formula: Lesser Wizard Oil
    • Buy: 34s
    • Sell: 15-20g
  • Formula: Minor Mana Oil
    • Buy: 25s 50c
    • Sell: 5-10g
  • Formula: Minor Wizard Oil
    • Buy: 4s 25c
    • Sell: 10-15g
  • Pattern: Enchanted Mageweave Pouch
    • Buy: 51s
    • Sell: 2-5g

The Bronze Kettle

Emrul Riknussun <Cooking Supplies>

  • Recipe: Sagefish Delight
    • Buy: 40s
    • Sell: 5-10g
  • Recipe: Smoked Sagefish
    • Buy: 4s
    • Sell: 2-4g

Burbik’s Supplies

Burbik Gearspanner <Trade Supplies>

  • Design: The Jade Eye
    • Buy: 21s 25c
    • Sell: 40-50g
  • Design: Opal Necklace of Impact
    • Buy: 63s
    • Sell: 50-70g

Stonebrow’s Clothies

Outfitter Eric < Specialty Tailoring Supplies>

  • Pattern: Tuxedo Jacket
    • Buy: 42s 50c
    • Sell: 20-40g
  • Pattern: Lavender Mageweave Shirt
    • Buy: 34s
    • Sell: 60-70g
  • Pattern: Pink Mageweave Shirt
    • Buy: 34s
    • Sell: 90-100g
  • Pattern: Tuxedo Pants
    • Buy: 38s 25c
    • Sell: 60-70g
  • Pattern: Tuxedo Shirt
    • Buy: 38s 25c
    • Sell: 20-40g

Finespindle’s Leather Goods

Bombus Finespindle <Leatherworking Supplies>

  • Pattern: Heavy Leather Ball
    • Buy: 16s
    • Sell: 50-100g

Things That Go Boom

Fizzlebang Booms <Fireworks Vendor>

  • Red Fireworks Rocket
    • Buy:  85s
    • Sell: 3-4g

Berryfizz’s Potions and Mixed Drinks

Soolie Berryfizz <Alchemy Supplies>

  • Recipe: Elixir of Superior Defense
    • Buy: 1g 30s
    • Sell: 80-100g
  • Recipe: Free Action Potion
    • Buy: 18s
    • Sell: 200-300g (yes seriously, it’s awesome for twinks and pvp)

Springspindle’s Gadgets

Gearcutter Cogspinner <Engineering Supplies>

  • Schematic Steam Tonk Controller
  • Schematic: Blue Firework
    • Buy: 15s 30c
    • Sell: 60-70g
  • Schematic: Gnomish Universal Remote
    • Buy: 10s 20c
    • Sell: 80-90g

Total Cost = +- 6g 58s

Total Sale Price = +- 1086g