Abyss Crystal Shuffle

Abyss Crystal Shuffle

Abyss Crystal Shuffle:

If you need an easy method to obtain Abyss Crystals, look no further. Today I’ll explain a cheeky little Abyss Crystal shuffle I use to craft Northrend Enchants, obtain intermediate materials via the Abyssal Shatter, or sell the Abyss Crystal(s) on the Auction House for a profit. 

As with most shuffles, avoid exploiting, so I suggest not going gung-ho! Only purchase and disenchant what you deem is a fair amount. 

However, I’d argue that because I’ve successfully done this for some time now, and I haven’t been warned or suspended, or the shuffle is still achievable, it may mean that Blizzard doesn’t mind. After all, if they deemed this exploiting, they could readjust the gold value, as they did with vendor materials in Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands.


Limitations and Restrictions:

Sadly, as this content is from WotLK, there are some limitations you need to be aware of. New Hero classes released after the WotLK expansion will not work, as the armor pieces we’re purchasing are class-specific. So if you have one of the classes below, I’m afraid this won’t work for you.

Hero Classes:
  • Monk
  • Demon Hunter
  • Dracthyr Evoker (Hero Class coming in Dragonflight)

Benefits to Consider:

It’s not essential, but if you have a Blood Elf, you have the racial ability Arcane Affinity. Your Enchanting skill is increased by 10.


Getting Started:

To get started, use the portal from your Factions major city (Stormwind or Orgrimmar), travel to Dalaran (Northrend), and visit the Enchanting profession trainer (if you don’t have the profession). You can find the trainer at the Enchanting building, coordinates: [40.41].

Speak to the trainer, and learn Northrend Enchanting. Now you can head over to the vendors.


The Vendors:

Horde players seek out the vendor, Magister Sarien, beside the Auctioneer in Sunreaver’s Sanctuary, Dalaran, at coordinates [65.24].

Alliance players head to the vendor, Arcanist Firael, situated beside the Auctioneer within The Silver Enclave at coordinates [37.55].


Items of Interest:

The items we’re interested in are the Deadly Gladiator’s Gauntlets. If you’re accessing the vendor on a class that wasn’t available during WotLK, you will not see these items. Depending on the amount of gold you have and the space in your bags, purchase the gauntlets. Once you’ve collected a sufficient amount, leave the vendor.

Hint: To make this step easier, consider using the add-on BuyEmAll. With this add-on, we can shift+right click and buy an amount we enter in the quantity box. Alternatively, the buy max feature will purchase the amount depending on the free slots within your inventory.

I’d stick to the quantity, as the max feature may leave you without a free slot for disenchanting.


Disenchanting Macro:

To assist you in making this part of the shuffle less tedious, we’ll create a one-button macro, which will effortlessly disenchant the gauntlets. Add the macro to your action bar (preferably action button 1). 

Alternatively, you can use the destroy feature using TSM or Elvui/Tukui.

Important, as each class has different gauntlets available, may I take this opportunity to remind you to edit the name of the item within the macro to the one that is suitable to your class. My Death Knight uses the Deadly Gladiator’s ‘Dreadplate’ Gauntlets, so edit out Dreadplate and insert your brand instead.

Macro:

#showtooltip Disenchant
/cast Disenchant
/use Deadly Gladiator’s Dreadplate Gauntlets


Disenchanting:

The excellent part here is that if you’ve begun your journey with Enchanting, we’ll get 25 (35 if you’re a Blood Elf) easy skill points just from disenchanting. The materials we get will assist in crafting Enchants to use or sell, acquiring intermediate materials from Abyssal Shatter, or selling the materials at the Auction House.

Feel free to watch a YouTube video or a Netflix program while you disenchant them.


Materials:

Depending on the number of pieces you bought, you should now have a nice stack of Abyss Crystals. As I mentioned, you can craft enchants with these or use the Abyssal Shatter to acquire Infinite Dust or Greater Cosmic Essence. Alternatively, sell these at the Auction House. The average value for an Abyss Crystal on the E.U Region is 17g each; anywhere near the 15g mark sale isn’t too shabby! 

Not a bad return considering we paid just over 4g* for the gauntlets.

(*) Due to different gauntlets available, you may pay slightly more or less than me. I used a Death Knight, as plate items are usually more expensive.


Abyssal Shatter:

As I briefly touched on earlier, we also have another process we can use to improve our profit margins. It comes in the shape of Abyssal Shatter. We shatter an Abyss Crystal, and we’ll either gain 5-10 Infinite Dust or between 3-6 Greater Cosmic Essence per Abyss Crystal.

Infinite Dust averages 10g each across the E.U region, so this looks very appealing using the Abyssal Shatter. However, Greater Cosmic Essence isn’t as profitable. Don’t forget you can right-click one Greater Cosmic Essence and gain three Lesser Cosmic Essences.

Remember, if you intend to level your Enchanting or craft Enchants to use and sell, you will need these materials anyway!


YouTube Video:

For your convenience, I’ve created this short video. If you found it helpful, please leave a like on the video. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and hit the notification bell for future content.


Finally:

The prices used to value materials are an average for the E.U region; check The Undermine Journal for precise valuations for materials in your realm and region.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

 

Thanks for reading!

Dream Shard Shuffle

Dream Shard Shuffle

Dream Shard Shuffle:

If you need an easy method to obtain Dream Shards, look no further. Today I’ll explain a cheeky little Dream Shard shuffle I use to craft Northrend Enchants, level Northrend Enchanting on alts, or sell the Dream Shard(s) on the Auction House for a profit. 

As with most shuffles, avoid exploiting, so I suggest not going gung-ho! Only purchase and disenchant what you deem is a fair amount. 

However, I’d argue that because I’ve successfully done this for some time now, and I haven’t been warned or suspended, or the shuffle is still achievable, it may mean that Blizzard doesn’t mind. After all, if they deemed this exploiting, they could readjust the gold value for the gauntlets, similar to what they did with vendor materials in Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands.


Limitations and Restrictions:

Sadly, as this content is from WotLK, there are some limitations you need to be aware of. New Hero classes released after the WotLK expansion will not work, as the armor pieces we’re purchasing are class-specific. So if you have one of the classes below, I’m afraid this won’t work for you.

Hero Classes:
  • Monk
  • Demon Hunter
  • Dracthyr Evoker (Hero Class coming in Dragonflight)

Benefits to Consider:

It’s not essential, but if you have a Blood Elf, you have the racial ability Arcane Affinity. Your Enchanting skill is increased by 10.


Getting Started:

To get started, use the portal from your Factions major city (Stormwind or Orgrimmar), travel to Dalaran (Northrend), and visit the Enchanting profession trainer (if you don’t have the profession). You can find the trainer at the Enchanting building, coordinates: [40.41].

Speak to the trainer, and learn Northrend Enchanting. Now you can head over to the vendors.


The Vendors:

Horde players seek out the vendor, Magistrix Lambriesse, beside the Auctioneer in Sunreaver’s Sanctuary, Dalaran, at coordinates [65.22].

Alliance players head to the vendor, Arcanist Ivrenne, situated beside the Auctioneer within The Silver Enclave at coordinates [37.55].


Items of Interest:

The items we’re interested in are the Savage Gladiator’s Gauntlets. If you’re accessing the vendor on a class that wasn’t available during WotLK, you will not see these items. Depending on the amount of gold you have and the space in your bags, purchase the gauntlets. Once you’ve collected a sufficient amount, leave the vendor.

Hint: To make this step easier, consider using the add-on BuyEmAll. With this add-on, we can shift+right click and buy an amount we enter in the quantity box. Alternatively, the buy max feature will purchase the amount depending on the free slots within your inventory.

I’d stick to the quantity, as the max feature may leave you without a free slot for disenchanting.


Disenchanting Macro:

To assist you in making this part of the shuffle less tedious, we’ll create a one-button macro, which will effortlessly disenchant the gauntlets. Add the macro to your action bar (preferably action button 1). 

Alternatively, you can use the destroy feature if you’re using TSM or Elvui/Tukui.

Important, as each class has different gauntlets available, may I take this opportunity to remind you to edit the name of the item within the macro to the one that is suitable to your class. My Death Knight uses the Savage Gladiator’s ‘Dreadplate’ Gauntlets, so edit out Dreadplate and replace it with the name of your gauntlets.

Macro:

#showtooltip Disenchant
/cast Disenchant
/use Savage Gladiator’s Dreadplate Gauntlets


Disenchanting:

The excellent part here is that if you’ve begun your journey with Enchanting, we’ll get 25 (35 if you’re a Blood Elf) easy skill points just from disenchanting. The Dream Shards we get will assist in future recipes, crafting Enchants to use or sell, or selling the materials at the Auction House.

Feel free to watch a YouTube video or a Netflix program while you disenchant them with your one-button macro.


Materials:

Depending on the number of pieces you bought, you should now have a nice stack of Dream Shards. As I mentioned, you can craft enchants with these or purchase recipes locked behind a vendor. Alternatively, sell these at the Auction House. The average value for a Dream Shard on the E.U Region is 34g each; anywhere near the 25g mark sale isn’t too shabby! 

Not a bad return considering we paid just over 4g* for the gauntlets.

(*) Due to different gauntlets available, you may pay slightly more or less than me. I used a Death Knight, as plate items are usually more expensive.


YouTube Guide:

For your convenience, I’ve created this short video. If you found it helpful, please leave a like on the video. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and hit the notification bell for future content.


Finally:

The prices used to value Dream Shards are an average for the region; check The Undermine Journal for precise valuations for Dream Shards in your realm.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

 

Thanks for reading!

Shuffling: Motes & Primals

Shuffling Motes & Primals

Shuffling Motes & Primals:

Shuffling Motes & Primal’s isn’t something new but a reminder of a market that you can operate in to earn you passive gold on the side of your primary Auction House operations. The benefit here is discovering the value of your Primals on your realm (using TheUndermineJournal) and purchasing cheap Motes, that when combined into Primals, will net you a profit.

Although this guide is for Retail World of Warcraft, you can also use this method within Classic TBC.


What Are Motes and Primals?

Motes and Primals are an elemental crafting material introduced to World of Warcraft in The Burning Crusade (TBC) expansion. These materials were essential for many professions because of the expensive Transmog and materials you could craft.

There are seven different Motes, when you combine 10 of any one Mote, you’ll create a Primal.  Every Mote has been added below, with it’s Primal.

Thanks to the emergence of Relics in Shadowlands, many of these Transmog crafts are now suitable for players leveling characters. The Relic made crafted Transmog an ideal piece of gear, as you could upgrade your piece of armor as you level.


Combining Motes into Primals

It takes 10 Motes to combine into 1 Primal. By dividing the price of a Primal by 10, we know by purchasing a Mote cheaper than this number, we’ll make a profit! There is no value in buying Motes equal to or greater than this number, as we’ll lose gold in the long run after depositing fees.


Examples:

Here is the Regional Median Price (RMP) via TheUndermineJournal for the E.U. Region. I will use two examples here to show a profitable and non-profitable shuffle.

Profitable: Mote of Shadow and Primal Shadow.
Material E.U Median
Mote of Shadow 12g 79s
Material E.U Median
Primal Shadow 178g 00s
Non-Profitable: Mote of Air and Primal Air.
Material E.U Median
Mote of Air 158g 00s
Material E.U Median
Primal Air 1166g 00s

The Results:

The results from the above information suggest that shuffling Mote of Air into a Primal Air isn’t profitable. By dividing the Primal Air into ten, we know 116g is the maximum price we should pay for our Mote of Air. The Mote costs 158g, which is too high – we’d stand to lose gold doing this shuffle!

Alternatively, if we divide a Primal Shadow into ten, it equates to 17g per Mote of Shadow. The price of a Mote of Shadow is 12g, so we’ll profit 5g, which equates to 50g per Primal. 50g doesn’t seem a lot of profit, but that quickly increases depending on the amount of Primals you’re selling. If you were to sell a stack (200) of Primal Shadow, you’d make a 10,000g profit based on the valuations above.


Reminder:

When using TheUndermineJournal yourself to calculate potential profit, you must always use data for your realm. Whenever I use TheUndermineJournal to post examples, I use Regional Market Prices (RMP), an average price across the region because this is an average price.

Using your realm’s data, you will get precise data for your realm, thus returning better results. TheUndermineJournal is an excellent resource for gold-makers, but only if used correctly!


Alternative to Selling Motes & Primals:

If Transmog and selling Motes and Primals doesn’t interest you, and you have an Alchemist, check to see if it’s a Transmute Master. If you don’t have an Alchemist yet, consider creating one and making it a Transmute Master, as Primals are an essential material for some crafts, and you will get a 20% chance to proc an extra craft.

Primal Might:

The best material to craft is Primal Might. This material is also essential for crafting Transmog. You will need one of each of these Primals to craft this.

The E.U. Region Median Price (RMP) for Primal Might is 4,142g. The profit margins are more significant if we can purchase our Motes cheaper than the Primals. But, ultimately, if we’re an Alchemist with Transmute Master, we have a 20% chance to craft an additional Primal Might – this will bump the profit margin up considerably!

Adjust your minimum price to compliment the 20% proc chance as the crafting cost will be slightly less. Non Alchemists will not be able to post as low as us, meaning they can’t compete.


Shopping Scan With TSM:

If you want an easy shopping string, open up the Auction House, click on the Browse tab and enter this string into the search bar;

Mote of Air/exact;Primal Air/exact;Mote of Water/exact;Primal Water/exact;Mote of Shadow/exact;Primal Shadow/exact;Mote of Mana/exact;Primal Mana/exact;Mote of Life/exact;Primal Life/exact;Mote of Earth/exact;Primal Earth/exact;Mote of Fire/exact;Primal Fire/exact

This string will scan the Auction House for any available Motes and Primals.


Cheap Motes Via a Vendor:

There are two vendors that sell a limited supply of Motes. Once these have been purchased, there is a small cooldown until they become available again. It’s rumoured to be a 30 minute cooldown.

The vendors to visit are, Dealer Najeeb, in Netherstorm at coordinates [44.36]. Alternatively, visit Dealer Tariq, within Terrokar Forest, coordinates [39.70].

I leave a bank toon at either of these vendors and using the toy Katy Stampwhistle. Alternatively, if you’re an Engineer use your mailbox (Moll-e) to transfer these motes to your Auction House toon, or crafter.


Credits:

A huge thank you to Wowhead for the use of their item I.D.s. This post would not have been achievable without their website! All traffic redirected from my blog to their site.


Feedback:

Any feedback is greatly received; please use the comment section below. If you need to contact me, use the contact me method. If you found this post helpful and believe it could be of use to someone else, please consider liking and sharing.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading.