Today’s blog post is concerning Transmog from Island Expeditions. Since the release of patch 8.3 I have been regularly buying up cheap Transmog from the Auction House and successfully flipping them for profit. Today I will inform you how you can either earn these running Expeditions or buying them off the Auction House; for flipping now or in preparation for Shadowlands.
This post is written to help those unaware of this market, maybe dipping their toes in to something new. However, if you feel this may help someone, or offer some different information than highlighted before, please feel free to share.
What’s the Benefit?
At the moment, the Auction Houses are saturated by Transmog from Island Expeditions. The Expeditions are a great way to level, and some of the rewards are extremely good, ranging from Transmog, Mounts and Battle Pets. With the lack of content, people are farming; thus, a lot of these items are on the Auction House cheap waiting for players like us to soak them up.
We should buy these up, so when Shadowlands is upon us, and people are enjoying the new content, the supply will drop, increasing the value of the Transmog. As with most things in life, the best items will always demand a higher price, so keep your eyes peeled. I will add later some of the items that I believe are of interest.
Always remember, Transmog is a very fickle market; an item might look nice to you, but may look entirely different to someone else and vice versa. So always take care when purchasing Transmog.
What is Island Expedition Transmog.
The Transmog from Island Expeditions is armor of ilvl 310 or weapons (Plundered) at ilvl 325. These have recolor skins of previous raid/ expansion content.
Most people use Island Expeditions to power-level characters/alts, complete their weekly objective or farm for Transmog, Mounts or Battle Pets. At the end of each run, you will receive loot and Seafarer’s Dubloon based on objectives completed and how successful you were. If you didn’t earn any Transmog on your run, don’t worry, you can purchase salvage with Seafarer’s Dubloon from your factions vendor. They’re situated by the Expedition Table.
These vendors sell a salvage crate from between 50 to 175 Seafarer’s Dubloon. The crates change on a weekly cycle dependant on the current maps. You also have the chance to receive Mounts and Battle Pets, so if you’re farming for these too, this is a great way to obtain them. Click on one of the vendors above, to check the crates available as each crate has different/specific items.
As the Transmog is bind on equip (BoE) we can purchase them off the Auction House if we deem them cheap enough. Remember, the gear is currently saturated on the Auction House, so prices of some items are extremely low. When the demand and the supply change in Shadowlands, so will the prices. Be prepared when the prices change, to make the most amount of profit, adapting is key!
Make sure you consider the size and economy of your realm. Check out The Undermine Journal and see how much 310 and 325 items are. Also, don’t post too many of any one item as the posting costs are extremely high!
I recommend grabbing yourself a few pieces of each, but only spend what you can afford to risk losing. After all, we’re gambling here, and you don’t make large amounts of profit, without taking a calculated risk.
Items of interest
Duskhaven Top Hat Flamecaster Stave Stinkrot Smasher Firekin Items* Beacon-light Bulwark Bear-Carved Fists Tranquil Path items* Razorfin Items* Blade of Northern Kings
(*Helm/Shoulder/Chest items demand a higher value) Bracers will be the lowest.
I can understand that some of you reading this blog post may seem very sceptical of all this. But to provide some reassurances, I’ve added some screenshots below, covering some of my sales. Bear in mind these sales are during Battle for Azeroth, and these prices will only increase once Shadowlands releases.
Have you been buying and selling Island Expedition Transmog? how’s your sales? Do you have a sufficient inventory ready for Shadowlands? Let me know how you’re getting on, in the comment section below.
As always, a shout-out to Wowhead for use of their database. All links directed to them. If you enjoyed this post, please share. Thanks for reading.
With the expansion almost at an end, don’t be put off thinking the Uncanny gear isn’t worthwhile anymore, as you’d be wrong! It’s still selling extremely well, and with a couple of things to consider (outlined below), we can profit from players quickly levelling alts ready for the pre-patch.
Important: Make sure you have rank 3 recipes learned.
It’s imperative that you have rank 3 on all the Uncanny recipes it prevents us from losing gold in the long run. It will also reduce the amount of Expulsom required to craft an item. Expulsom is a problematic material to acquire and is necessary for every Uncanny craft and the best way to gather this is following Samadan’s bracer shuffle method. Please follow his directions precisely. Once we’ve collected all our Expulsom from scrapping the bracers, we can start to craft our Uncanny items.
It’s best to craft every item, so be sure to craft as many of each as you can. I have a minimum of 10 of each item posted on the Auction House. The reason being is my TSM has Ignore Variation unticked. The benefit to this is that we make sure we get the best value for the items with the best stats. If we have Ignore Variation ticked TSM will post all of our gear on the Auction House below the cheapest item, regardless of its stats, and we stand to lose gold on our best items. So be sure to untick Ignore Variation for the best results!
It’s worth bearing in mind, that once Shadowlands has released and dependant on scaling (due to level squish), Uncanny Gear shouldn’t be important, other than for the benefit of Transmog and only then, would I consider ticking the Ignore Variation. Stats won’t matter if someone is purchasing your gear purely for Transmog purposes. Remember to adapt as the game transitions to stay one step ahead of your competition.
With the Auction House throttle activated when you cancel auctions to repost, I’d recommend posting your Uncanny Gear at 12-hour or 24-hour intervals. This gives you the freedom to post more often without getting throttled. Many of my competitors post at 48-hours, so as long as I log in when my items expire, I can repost successfully, keeping my auctions at the cheapest.
Uncanny gear sold in the last 30 days. Total 302kgold.
I hope you enjoyed this post if you have any feedback, please use the comment section below or contact me. I will reply at the earliest convenience.
Thanks for reading and as ever, please like and share if you found this topic helpful.
Since the Shadowlands pre-patch, this post is now outdated, please check my new page Darkmoon Faire for up-to-date information!
Hello to all my readers!
Today, I felt it was a good time, to revisit an old blog post, that needed updating: The Secrets of The Darkmoon Faire This was originally posted back in 2015, and I felt it was in need of some love. As with a lot of markets within World of Warcraft, they’re continually changing; especially prices and the demand for items! A lot of what I recommended back in 2015, has since altered over time and it’s only fair that I update those changes and offer some advice that may be profitable on the realm you play on!
It’s important to point out, that this is a guide that outlines what I do, if you wish to take this information on board and incorporate this on to your realm, be sure to use all the information available to you, to maximise your profit. Helpful websites/addons posted below, that can show current/average prices, realm populations etc. I use these, and they’re an important foundation to every Gold Makers success!
The Darkmoon Faire is a World Event that is only available to you for one week from the 1st Sunday of each month. To see if this event is available, open the Calendar in-game, and you’ll see when/if it’s available.
The Darkmoon Faire has a lot to offer, from completing profession dailies, (helping you increase your profession level), fun mini-games and some rare bosses to conquer, with some decent loot, i.e. the Darkmoon Rabbit as a reward (if you’re lucky!). Most of these tasks, reward you with Darkmoon Prize Ticketwhich if used correctly, can purchase some profitable items, which you can sell on the Auction House.
Class Trials No Longer an Option!
Now it’s important to start by informing you, that Class Trial characters, can no longer access The Darkmoon Faire, so the exploit to farming Replica gear has been fixed. So what does this mean for us? Well, the over-saturated Replica market, will slowly dry up, as the demand outweighs the quantity available and has the potential to result in another rise in prices.
Alternatively, you have two options. Levelling Death Knight’s through the starting area, rinse & repeating as originally pointed out by Sheyrah & Xionik or creating an allied Race character which starts at level 20(be aware, that you cannot hand in all quest items and buy Replica items – as these have a level requirement of level 60). Still, you can purchase Companion Pets/Battle Pets from Lhara or Darkmoon Faire cosmetic Transmog from Chester as there’s no level requirement.
Darkmoon Faire Quest Items:
Darkmoon Faire Quest Items, are the most essential items to loot (if you’re lucky). Be sure to have the Darkmoon Adventurer’s Guide in your inventory! Now if you don’t have one, visit Selina Dourman who will give you one on completion of the quest The Darkmoon Faire. If you’ve lost it, she’ll also offer you a replacement. If the RNG Gods are against you, and you’re not fortunate enough to loot any/all of them, then you can purchase them from the Auction House, but do so before The Darkmoon Faire comes to Town. The prices sky-rocket to about *500g–2000g each (dependant on realm population) I’d recommend buying them up mid-way through the month when it’s closed, where you can buy these up anywhere below the *500g mark as players try to clear their inventories. There are also great to flip!
(*) Denotes current changes to Darkmoon Faire Quest Item prices since the release of Battle for Azeroth. Check this blog post for a detailed explanation for the price changes.
With a lot of markets in World of Warcraft, these prices greatly depend on the size of the realm you play on, and supply and demand. High populated realms, tend to have a lot of these quest items; with increased competition, bring lower prices to the customer. Low populated realms, have lower competition that bring higher prices. To take advantage of all of this, buy your quest items when The Darkmoon Faire is closed! Once we turn all these quests in, we’re rewarded with some gold and 80 Darkmoon Prize Ticket!
Reminder: If you’re not exalted with The Darkmoon Faire, or max level be sure to hit that Carousel and activating War Mode before handing these quest items in, as you’ll receive an increase to your reputation and experience gain. War Mode can give you up to 30% extra experience gains. The % is dependant on whether you faction is outnumbered, the greater you’re outnumbered, the higher the % up to 30%.
Also: Be aware that you can only hand in one of each quest item per Month. There are 9 in total, which I’ve added below, including a TSM import string for your convenience.
A great Gold-maker called OldBess, who creates fantastic World of WarcraftGold Making content within the community, has created a great video showing you how to complete this quest chain. Please do like, share his video if you found it helpful. Also, please do subscribe to him, as you will get updates on future content, thank you!
If you’re unsure whether your main or alt character has completed this quest, click the image below and copy and paste the script from Wowhead, be sure to upvote the comment to keep it at the top of the comment section.
Now hit (C) to open your character info, and check out the currency tab, here it will show you how many tokens you’ve collected and have available to spend. Ideally, if the competition is low on your realm or prices are high, we will be looking at spending our tokens on Replica Transmog, but there are alternatives with Battle Pets if you prefer.
Replica pieces can be very profitable to sell on the Auction House and are purchased from Barum & Baruma.If you wish, you can also purchase the Heirloom replica’s; these are available from Daenrand Dawncrest. For the Belts, Bracers, and Gloves, these items will cost you 50 Darkmoon Prize Ticketeach, and for the Helm, Chest, Legs and Shoulder’s, these will set you back 75 Darkmoon Prize Ticket each!Be sure to use The Undermine Journal, to see what the most profitable piece is for your realm.
As a rough guide, the minimum you could sell one piece for is approximately 40k on a medium to low populated server. On a high populated server, anywhere around the 25k mark! Now, I know many of you will be sceptical, that’s only natural, so what better way to prove it by using our trusted friend Twitter! Head on over to Twitter, and in the search box, add the following #Replica #Transmog this will show you all the tweets tagged with Replica Transmog! The Tweets from the top, show you recent sales/activity, during Legion, and if you scroll down, you might be lucky to see sales from previous expansions, which will outline, how drastic the prices have changed over time/expansion.
To help with posting, or maybe buying the Replica gear for flipping, I’ve added below the links of the gear sets and a link to my Replica TSM Import string at my Pastebin for your convenience.
Please click HEREfor my Replica Transmog TSM Import String.
Companion Pets/Battle Pets:
If you delve into the Battle Pet market like me, you’ll be interested in this section. Lhara is the Darkmoon Pet & Mount Vendor and sells a collection of pets that you can cage and uncage to sell on the Auction House. These pets can be bought for 90 Darkmoon Prize Tickets each and can sell at level 1 for approximately 10-15k each! You may wish to level them to 25, to gain that extra 5k-10k each. If there’s a pet of interest, be sure to check out wow-pets and see what the current average price for that given pet is for your realm, It’s a great source of information, if you dabble in the Battle Pet market.
Reminder: Be sure to kill the Darkmoon Rabbit too, this pet still sells for a nice amount if you manage to loot one. People are posting at 20k-30k, but I’ve been managing to buy them up to sell at 50k-60k still.
Again, for your convenience, you can find my Darkmoon Battle Pets TSM Import String from my pastebin HERE. This also includes, rare (and uncommon where possible) level 1 and 25 pet IDs and also the Darkmoon Rabbit IDs.
This is all the Darkmoon Faire stuff I deal in, but there’s an array of things, that you can do, that I’ve not even touched on. The best guide that I can recommend is from Wowhead, and it’s the one I use, when I need to do profession dailies on my alts, check it out HERE! Be sure to give it a rating and leave a comment if you found it helpful!
Many thanks for reading, I hope this updated guide, helps you understand a little more of what I do within this special event and the changes to the prices and improved emphasis on the importance of realm populations to maximise your profit, because, that’s what we’re all thriving to do as Gold Makers – make the most amount of gold as possible, with the least amount of effort/time.
If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter, I will do my best to help where necessary. If you’d prefer, contact me and I will reply at the earliest convenience. Please consider sharing this post if you found it helpful. If you want to contribute towards the upkeep of the website and are in a financial position to donate, please check out my donation page for more information.
Hello and long time no see to my avid readers oh and of course, my new ones 😉
Apologies for my absence, but you were warned…lol. As I guessed, time has indeed been very precious and with any free time available, I’ve been trying to play some of the new content… that is 7.3 – The Tomb of Sargaras and dominate the AH. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the new expansion and I’ve made a lot of gold in the process.
With the boring stuff out of the way, I have a little treat for you all, which you might be interested in. Today I bring you my import string for LegionBoEs. As you know, I’ve been buying and selling LegionBoEs throughout Legion and have made millions of gold doing so. If you don’t believe me, feel free to check out my Twitter posts via the hashtag #LegionBoEs and you’ll see a lot of my sales. I’m currently sitting at approximately 56m liquid gold and well over 100m worth of LegionBoEs in stock as of 21.08.17.
If you would like to use my import string, please click HERE and you’ll be directed to my Pastebin.
Disclaimer: Please also be aware, that this is not complete and its very unlikely that anyone has a complete list. Also, this list has been created with some item IDs from Muffins (aka @TheOneOnDruryLn) whom works within the TSM team. So many thanks to him for his hard work. If you would like to check his GitHub, for future item ID’s then here’s a link to his page HERE.
Directions for use: One: Backup your TSM3 Two: Open your TSM Addon in-game and create a group called Legion BoEs Three: Click on Import/Export Tab and Import the string Four: Once Imported, in the chat box, type /reloadui (This will update your TSM files).
Once you’ve followed those steps, you should have a group looking something like this;
Open up a specific ilvl (as shown above) to show 4 groups; Normal, Socket/Extra Stat, Leech and Leech & Socket. As this isn’t complete, some may not have four groups within, but you can update this at a later date. The 4 groups are straight forward to understand, but I will clarify below.
Normal = Normal item with no bonus stat or socket Socket/Extra Stat = An item which contains a socket, bonus stat or both Leech = Item contains Leech (Expensive) Leech + Socket = Leech and a socket (Very expensive)
Creating your Price Settings: You will need to decide what price settings you wish to add to each given group. Normal, will obviously be regarded as a low commodity, Socket/Extra Stat (i.e Speed) are useful, even just the socket alone is useful, due to the increase in your main stat. An item with Leech or Leech+Socket will demand a higher asking price, so set your prices to reflect this. Do this for every group and ilvl. Please also consider that realms have different economies and populations, so items hold different valuations, so you may need to change your price strings dependant to each realm.
For anyone questioning, why LegionBoEs are so expensive and in high demand, it’s simply because of the stats you get on the gear. With Legion, mobs scaled to your level, so if you’re lvl 101 with ilvl 830 you’ll be a 101 with stats of a 110 with ilvl 830, you’re easily out gearing the content for your level. This makes it viable for people to gear out a 101 (preferably a Boomkin) and boost players to 110 via dungeons. A lvl 101 ilvl 830 that know’s the dungeon, can easily boost four players to 110 and can make a lot of gold doing so. Obviously, you need to invest in the gear first, but the reward is amazing. If you don’t know Umren, then check out his video below, he’s running a Frost DK in this one, but it’s simply showing you what you can do. Frost DK is a good class, but I’d still recommend a Boomkin.
Important Reminder:TSM doesn’t recognise the different ilvls, so accounting wont show the correct purchase/sale data. This will have to be done manually by yourself. When you find an item, that isn’t within a group, simply go to the specific ilvl of your item within TSM, find the group that your item will belong to and select the import tab and as long as the item is in your inventory, it will show up in the ungrouped items, simply add it to your groups. The same strategy as importing level 25 BattlePets into TSM.
I’ve tried to add as much information as possible, apologies in advance if I’ve missed anything. I’ve credited everyone for their work, please drop by to them to show your appreciation, with their help, we get to do what we’re doing today!
That is all, if you have any issues, questions or need advice, I’ll try and help where possible. Any TSM issues, should always be taken to the TSM website. Copy any error codes you receive as they should help clarify your issues. Any other questions or advice, feel free to DM me on Twitter!
Today I want to share with you, the amazing sales you can achieve by selling/flipping Legion BoEs. I’ve been doing this since the release of Legion and I’ve made millions from flipping them on the Auction House. Don’t threat, it’s still worthwhile doing today, but always bare in mind the size of your realm and it’s economy, as each realm differs in prices etc…
So what are Legion BoEs? These are Bind on Equip items, that you can equip from as low as level 101 and you can loot them from mobs you’ve killed. At the moment, these BoEs start at ilvl 810, but the upgraded ones, the ones we want, start from ilvl 835 and go as high as ilvl 870 (7.1) So for example, you could easily deck yourself out in ilvl 870 at level 101 if you were fortunate enough to get enough of the items. It’s important to remind you at this point, to be extremely careful when purchasing these, as you can easily purchase the level restricted items… which to be honest, are of no benefit for this strategy.
To give you an idea on how strong this is, imagine that when you hit level 110 in 7.0, the ilvl you were aiming for, was ilvl 850. Now, imagine being able to hit ilvl 850 at level 101! The term overpowered comes to mind, right? Well… you’d be 100% correct. It’s this reason, which makes this gear so appealing. It gives us the ability to power level our mains or alts. Okay, it may come at a cost to do this, but don’t be deterred, there’s a lot of people out there willing to shell out a lot of gold, to level their characters as quick as possible.
Below is a list of the items, you can buy, or loot. You’ll also see, that I’ve added a max purchase price and an average sale price. This is just a guide at what I look to pay and sell items for, your prices may differ due to the different server economies…
If you wish to search these items on the Auction House, there’s a number of different ways to do so. You can do a search and input the following: /101/101/i835/armor This will search all the items following that criteria. I don’t have a TSM import string, as TSM doesn’t recognise the different ilvls. Or simply search each item individually.
I suppose there’s only one way to prove how worthwhile this is, so I better show a collection of my screenshots that I’ve taken from my recent sales.
As I always stress, if you wish to keep up to date on what I’m buying and selling, follow me on Twitter, I post a lot of sales and always answer any questions that come my way. Alternatively, you can find me on Facebook too. But… if that’s not enough, you can also find me, helping out in Peelyon’s stream on Twitch, where I will answer any questions in chat.
I hope you give this a go guys, let me know how you get on. Good luck and again, I wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay safe!
Disclaimer: I do not take any credit for this guide, this is the work of UmrenTV which I was fortunate enough to come across via YouTube. I’m just sharing what seems to be an extremely good guide.
Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater shuffle. A profession shuffle is crafting an item, to maximise materials from either disenchanting, prospecting or by selling the craft to a vendor for a profit.
This is only available during Feast of Winter Veil.
If you have level 1 Enchanting and some starting gold, it appears you can make a lot of gold purchasing Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater which disenchants into either 1 Strange Dust or 1 Lesser Magic Essence. Just fill your bags with the sweaters and disenchant them and depending on your realms Auction House, you can make a lot of easy gold.
The sweater costs 22 copper and on average, 1 Strange Dust on my realm goes for 42 silver. So massive profits to be made.