Fortnightly Gold-Making Sales Report 18.05.21

Fortnightly Gold-Making Sales

Welcome to my fortnightly gold-making sales report for the fortnight ending 18th May. It’s been a fantastic fortnight of sales. I managed to post auctions on some characters during the weekend, which I feel rewarded me with increased sales in specific markets. I also finally deactivated three of my account, which I no longer use. Promptly completing character transfer last fortnight, meant today’s sales report is on time!


Sales Report:

I amassed 6.7m gold in sales during this fortnight, and I continued with my philosophy of investing my gold by spending 6.4m gold, this resulting in a small profit of 272k. In addition, I made some fantastic sales with Medallion of the Legion, Stinkrot Smasher, Teebu’s Scorching Straight Sword, and a recipe Plans: Gauntlets of the Iron Tower.


TSM Ledger:

Here’s a copy of my 14-day revenue sheet from TSM Ledger via the TradeSkillMaster Website.

TSM Ledger for 18.05.21


My Highlighted Sales:

Island Expedition Transmog:

Arguably my best return in this market to date. I sold 2 Stinkrot Smasher’s for a total of 318k, a Firekin Amice for 95k, and a Razorfin Helm for 95k too. For a complete look at my Island Expedition Transmog sales, check out my screenshot below.

Island Expedition Transmog sales 18.05.21


Legion BoEs:

An excellent fortnight for Legion BoEs, I sold a couple of Anthrog’s Detthamma’s, which is a highlight. Unfortunately, these weapons have been slow to sell in the past. They’re lovely transmog items, but with the correct stats, they make a decent stat-stick too.

Legion BoE sales 18.05.21


Crafted Uncanny & Dreadful Gear:

It pains me to say it (but no doubt a repercussion of my inability to post as often as I like), but it’s another weak return on the number of items sold. However, selling two Uncanny Combatant’s Deckpounder’s for 23k and 28k is an insane return. Just a shame I can’t post more often!

Uncanny Sales 18.05.21


Recipes:

No doubt the highlight is the Plans: Gauntlets of the Iron Tower for 98k. I’ve been relatively slack investing in this market; with proof that this market is still worthwhile, it’s worth investing in cheap recipes again.

Recipe sales 18.05.21


Replica Transmog:

Only five sales this time around. However, making 356k on five items that cost me a total of 20k is an insane return on investment. Don’t ignore those Darkmoon Artifacts! They’re slowly increasing in value as players realize how important they are for earning Replica Transmog. Check out my Darkmoon Faire guide to get started!

Replica Transmog sales 18.05.21


Battle Pets:

I sold a lot more Battle Pets this fortnight compared to the last one. I sold a Naxxy, a couple of Darkmoon Rabbit’s, and a Feline Familiar. The highlight, without a doubt, went to the Searing Scorchling for 95k. Have I said already how much I love this market?!

Battle Pet sales 18.05.21


Selected Sales:

If you read my blog post last week regarding Huge Ogre Cache, you’ll know how profitable this niche market is. The benefit is, flipping level 10 items, which will be of interest to new players starting their Garrisons.

This fortnight also saw another triumphant return on Medallion of the Legion, Darkmoon Daggermaw, Roseate Pigment, and Nomi Snacks sales. Also worth highlighting the MoP materials that still sell extremely well. Ghost Iron Bar, Golden Lotus.

Lastly, I wanted to finish on two remarkable sales, Teebu’s Scorching Straight Sword for 142k and a Dark Herring for 134k, showing that there’s still hope for me selling transmog, even if it does take ages!

A selection of sales 18.05.21


Conclusion:

On the whole, it’s been an incredible fortnight worth of sales. But, sadly, it still doesn’t stop the, what if’s in the back of my mind. What if I could post on Weekends more regularly. What if I had more time to post regularly. What if I could cancel and repost my undercut auctions.

Missing out on posting during the weekend, when traffic in World of Warcraft is at its highest, and not being able to cancel and repost undercut auctions will always cause me to miss out on potential sales. However, where I miss out is where you can prosper. So make the best of what time you have; that’s all I can do, and that all you can do!


I hope you enjoyed this week’s sales report. If a market that I’ve covered above is of interest to you, please check the links I’ve added where applicable. Unfortunately, I don’t currently have guides on every market I operate in, but I hope to release more content shortly.

If you have any questions or want to share your sales, please comment in the comment section below!

Take care, and thanks for reading!

Ink Trader Shuffle Umbral Ink

Ink Trader Shuffle:

Before my extended break, you might have read a snippet from my previous post regarding the potential of using the new Shadowlands Ink Traders to shuffle Umbral Ink for Old World Inks. The prices for certain Old World Inks have since gone up in value over the last couple of weeks. The drastic changes could result from the new shuffle or players merely using Old World herbs and pigments to craft their own Old World Inks for crafting or selling.


Disclaimer:

Before I get started, the valuations used in this guide are from The Undermine Journal (TUJ) and for the region, EU. They are also an EU Median Price. Median is the average price of an item for the region, not the realm. Before you follow any advice detailed below, I urge you to check The Undermine Journal for the exact valuations for the items mentioned for your region and (more importantly) your realm. Failure to adhere to this advice will return incorrect values and incorrect profit margins. Also, consider crafting Umbral Inks for greater profit if Umbral Pigment is cheap enough.


The Ink Trader Shuffle:

If you read my post from August 2020 about the Roseate Pigment shuffle, you’d have shuffled and stocked up many Old World Inks in preparation for Shadowlands. Many who used this method might have finally sold off their inventory/stock and now use the new shuffle or alternative means. If this is the case, this could explain the increase in prices too. Roseate Pigment was as cheap as 15g on average before Shadowlands released, meaning 30g-45g (or greater) for Old World Inks was a lucrative shuffle. Now Umbral Ink is approximately 40-50g, and we’d need to sell shuffled Old World Inks at 75g or above to make this a viable/profitable shuffle too.

For the readers unfamiliar with this shuffle, here’s a brief breakdown.

Purchase/Craft Umbral Ink
Visit your nearest Ink Trader.
Option 1) Trade one Umbral Ink for one profitable Common Ink.
Option 2) Trade Ten Umbral Inks for one Uncommon Ink (*)

(*) I don’t believe option 2 to be profitable at this time.


Profitable Inks:

In alphabetical order. Price = The Undermine Journal’s (EU Median Price) Average price by the region!

Because Scribes require the above Inks for leveling Inscription and are necessary for crafting Glyphs, these would be in high demand. If these valuations concur with your realms valuations, I suggest using this shuffle, but only for the inks profitable on your realm.

Inks that could become profitable at a later date.

Common Inks:

Uncommon Inks: (remember to calculate 10x Umbral Ink for 1 Uncommon Ink with this trade)


The Importance of Supply & Demand:

If this shuffle isn’t profitable for you on your realm, please be patient. Umbral Ink’s valuation will continue to fall further as the quantity outgrows the demand, otherwise known as supply and demand. The population of your realm will also dictate Umbral Inks valuation, as outlined below.

Example:
Outland – Umbral Ink (20g) High pop
Azuremyst – Umbral Ink (219g) Low Pop

With a new patch on the horizon and potentially many players following this guide, Umbral Ink’s supply may fall and not meet the current demands, slowly increasing its valuation. I urge you to adapt to any future changes and monitor this market closely. Immediately stop using the shuffle if it becomes unprofitable.


Conclusion:

The ink trader shuffle has been a steady stream of income over previous expansions, and early signs show that the Umbral Ink shuffle in Shadowlands will be just as profitable. As more people get into this market, we may see a fluctuation in Umbral Ink’s value – the ink’s supply and demand and the emergence of a new patch will ultimately dictate this. We must monitor this market and immediately adapt to any changes in price, failure to adapt will lead us to lose gold and potentially lose any profit gained.


Credits:

Thank you to Wowhead for use of their data. All links for items within my blog, direct you to their site. This helps the reader understand the items within my guides.


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World of Warcraft No Longer Supports ISBoxer

It’s turned in to a demoralising evening so far tonight, and I’m not even referring to the impending U.S Election Results, lol. Instead, I’m slightly upset by the breaking news that Blizzard has decided to change its policy on players using third-party broadcasting software to Multibox.

The Policy Change:

With Blizzard’s new policy, they will now, in the first instance, be handing out warnings to players caught using any third-party software for Multiboxing, and further uses will incur either suspensions or even permanent bans. I’d recommend not using Isboxer, or any other third-party software as of tonight (03.11.2020), to prevent any potential issues. Better safe than sorry!

While third-party software use is now an actionable offense, Blizzard has confirmed that you can still Multibox without third-party software and use multiple accounts at any one time. 


IsBoxer Statement:

IsBoxer have released a statement, which I’ve added below. They’re seeking further clarification from Blizzard, regarding their policy changes. They have made a good example of how EVEonline changed their policy regarding use of third-party software, yet it’s not banned.

Sadly for me, my current Lavish subscription doesn’t expire until May 26th, 2023. But even if Blizzard allow the use of Isboxer, without the use of broadcasting keys, I may still be interested in the software. Isboxer has two great functions, that aid multiboxing that doesn’t breach Blizzards new policy. The use of their Window Layout profiles and their CPU management tools.


In-game Repercussions:

Tonight’s news will have repercussions on the economy, undoubtedly for good; otherwise, Blizzard wouldn’t have acted. Items farmed by multiboxers will have the biggest effect, and if you play the Auction House like me, you may want to buy a lot of these cheap items. The items I mention below should be considered viable to purchase and flip as the supply begins to drop, and the demand increases, so will the value. 

Many materials (Ore, Leather and Cloth) will have a demand until the Scourge Invasion release, and the need for Uncanny pieces is no longer needed. Cloth may be viable for crafting Deep Sea bag, Embroidered Deep Sea Bag, as the new bag won’t be available until Shadowlands releases.

Reminder: Please do bear in mind that while Multiboxers are no longer a viable option, there’s a possibility that pre-made group farming via Discords or the in-game Community system may be an alternative for farmers. Please adapt over the coming days/weeks.


BFA Items to Consider Investing:  

Cloth:

Leather:

Mob drop Mounts (unique only one allowed in your inventory):

Transmog:

Herbs:*

Ore:*

To Be Updated:

You’ll notice that I’ve added an asterisk beside Ore and Herbs. Because the new policy prevents multiboxing, this may not affect botters. Botters are the main culprits farming herbs and ore (mainly in Nazjatar), and the return of vast amounts of cheap herbs this week suggests their return! Botters don’t care about policies and ToS, so they’ll possibly continue!


Conclusion:

While this change has had a massive effect on me and many other Multiboxers, I must add that I did feel it was something that was going to happen. The uproar in the World of Warcraft community regarding Multiboxers, undoubtedly forced Blizzard’s hand in bringing a change for the benefit of the game going forward. However, I do feel a lot of remorse for the big boxers in-game, the likes of Skitzyo, PreparedWoW and Pechthefarmer.

With Shadowlands on the cusp of releasing, and the recent release of the Blizzards earnings results, probably meant if they were going to make a dramatic change, it was now or never. Blizzards next earnings results will show if this had a major effect on their revenue.

While I weep on the fact I have 3 years remaining on my Isboxer subscription; 6 months subscription remaining on my 8 WoW accounts, I now have the tough task of consolidating all my characters to three accounts; at least there’s a 30% discount to character transfers lol!

Thanks for reading, and good luck to all Americans that turned out to vote!

World Event: Hallow’s End

Gold-Making During Hallows End

Hallow’s End:

Today 18th October sees the start of the World Event: Hallow’s End, an event where fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whoever asks. Hallow’s End in my eyes, is a great event with a lot of gold-making potential, some of which may be well known to most; but not to all. Halloween is an awesome public holiday, and as if players needed another excuse to dress up in World of Warcraft.

Apart from the Darkmoon Faire (which is more frequent), Hallow’s End is by far the most profitable event on the calendar for me. This is partly due to the number of Companion Pets, Battle Pets on offer. Some of these pets can demand upwards of 90k each depending on your realm.


What to DO!

Our aim during the event is to collect a currency called Tricky Treat, which can be collected via a number of methods. I recommend this complete and comprehensive guide, Wowheads: Hallow’s End guide!

When you’ve collected 150 Tricky Treats, you need to check out the vendors appropriate to your faction. These have been added below.

Horde – Undercity:
Woim (Companion Pets)

Alliance – Stormwind City:
Pippi (Companion Pets)

Here’s a list of Companion Pets to purchase from the vendors mentioned above. These will become very profitable, once the event has finished. As ever, purchase these from the Auction House during the event, if they’re cheap enough – to resell at a later date! I’ve added Region Market Average (RMA) prices from The Undermine Journal. These prices are averages and will inflate and deflate during the World Event, find the (RMA) which reflects your Region.

Companion PetTricky TreatsU.S (RMA)E.U (RMA)
Feline Familiar150 Tricky Treats49,154g39,999g
Cursed Birman150 Tricky Treats44.795g40,000g
Widget the Departed150 Tricky Treats70,000g62.017g
Naxxy150 Tricky Treats55,000g65,000g

Not to DO!

Do not purchase the Sinister Squashling. This costs the same amount of Tricky Treats as the rest and can be looted from Loot-Filled Pumpkins (Level 35), Loot-Filled Pumpkins (level 40), and from Handful of Treats, these do not hold a lot of value, due to the vast amount available.


Addons:

Be sure to install the addon, Handynotes- Candy Buckets. This addon will show all the locations on your map, that have an Inn with a Candy Bucket. I’d also include TomCat’s Tours: Hallow’s End. This addon, will automatically open the Handful of Treats when looted, this will save you a lot of time overall. Due to the Shadowlands pre-patch and the squish to levelling and experience gains, it’s difficult to assess at this early stage, how lucrative these are for levelling. I suppose it doesn’t harm to complete whilst you’re on your travels.

Don’t forget to queue for the dungeon, to fight the Headless Horseman to get that opportunity to loot The Headless Horseman. If you’re unlucky to get the mount, you could get second-prize with the Magic Broom, and mount and dismount like a Druid.

As a final reminder, to get a comprehensive guide to what to do during the Hallow’s End World Event, check out the guide from Wowhead.

I will update this post if there’s any new additions to the vendors, loot tables for the event that have gold-making potential.

Thanks for reading!


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Tidespray Linen Bracer Nerf

Well, it appears there’s been another nerf and sorry to be the barer of more bad news. On this occasion, it involves our Tailor’s and the Bracer Shuffle. I had the difficult task to craft almost five thousand Tidespray Linen Bracers yesterday, in a bid to scrap them to increase my inventory of Expulsom. Sadly, the Bracer Shuffle which was kindly created and shared to the gold-making community by Samadan will now drastically need updating. Not heard of the Bracer Shuffle before, then check out Samadan’s video and spreadsheet.

Previously to the Shadowlands pre-patch, when you crafted Tidespray Linen Bracers, you had the chance to craft the Rare version, which you’d send to your Enchanter to disenchant. With the Iwen’s Enchanting Rod, it would boost the number of materials gained when disenchanting. This would ultimately offset a lot of the cost of scrapping Bracers for Expulsom and make it a lot more profitable to craft Enchants and Uncanny gear. However, after my efforts yesterday, I found I got no Rare Bracer crafts whatsoever. What I also noticed, when scrapping the Uncommon Bracers, there was an increase in other materials, most notably Deep Sea Satin and Embroidered Deep Sea Satin. I’ve added below the average returns per Bracer scrapped.

MaterialAmount
Nylon Thread1-2
Tidespray Linen1-2
Deep Sea Satin1-2
Embroidered Deep Sea Satin1-2
Expulsom0-1

Now the knock-on effect of no Rare bracers to disenchant, will come at the price of Umbra Shards. At the moment, the quantities have already started to drop on many E.U Realms and the price of the Shards, drastically raising as players become aware of the demand outweighing the supply. Now it doesn’t just end there, with the increase to the prices of the enchanting materials will also mean there will be a drastic rise of Battle for Azeroth Enchants. So my warning to you today is, either start stocking up on the Umbral Shards for crafting or flipping, or find alternative means to generate the shards from alternative disenchants. It’s importantly to remind you to adjust the prices of your Enchants to reflect the new changes.

As it’s pre-patch and there’s hotfixes left, right and centre and undoubtedly changes on BETA, and the PTR to come, always remember this could change at any time! Don’t stock up on too much, only risk what you can afford to risk. I’m sure like myself, that the nerf to the Relics is still at the forefront of our minds and how quick developers can change things in an instance. It’s always important to adapt as the market changes. Adapting as quick as possible, separates us from our competition and that’s where we want to be if we want to be a successful gold-maker.


Have players on your realm already noticed the new changes and the shard prices starting to inflate? Having a lot of success, profiting from the bracer changes? share your experiences below in the comment section.

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Darkmoon Faire Incoming 04.10.2020

On the 4th October at 12:01 am (tonight) brings the return of the Darkmoon Faire. The Faire is a very profitable event which turns up on the first Sunday of each month. What makes this more worthwhile is that it’s the last one before the release of the Shadowlands pre-patch (13th October) and the incoming level and item level squish.

I won’t go into great detail of the ins and outs of the Darkmoon Faire today; however, if you do want that information, I’ll redirect you to this post which delves into it in more detail.


Today, my post is concerning the elixir that’s discontinued in the Shadowlands pre-patch called Elixir of the Rapid Mind. You may be fortunate to have some left in your inventory and given the 15-minute usage; you may be apprehensive at how best to use it. If this is you, please consider using the elixir before handing in all your Darkmoon Faire quest items and dailies. Upon using this elixir, it will grant you: Increased experience gain by 300% for 15 minutes.

I must remind you that there’s a maximum level restriction of level 99this will not work for players above level 99! Also, be sure to have heirlooms equipped and any other experience buffs (e.g. Carousel buff – whee!) active.

Darkmoon Faire quest items:

Monstrous Egg (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Fallen Adventurer’s Journal (5  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Banner of the Fallen (5  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Captured Insignia (5  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Imbued Crystal (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Mysterious Grimoire (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Ornate Weapon (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
Soothsayer’s Runes (15  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)
A Treatise on Strategy (10  Darkmoon Prize Ticket)

TSM Import String:


I know using the elixirs whilst completing objectives (e.g. within Draenor) return incredible amounts of experience. My example today is just a more straightforward method that will produce a fair amount of experience, without the added fuss of trying to complete as many objectives as possible within the 15 minutes.

If you don’t have any elixirs in your inventory and want to power level your characters, you may be fortunate to find some on the Auction House. I think if you can find them up to 10k, then it’s well worth the return. I’ve been fortunate to see a lot around the 6k mark. If you have some alts that you want to level quickly, then it’s worth considering this method.

If this method is of no interest to you, and you have elixirs at your disposal, consider placing them on the Auction House for the benefit of other players to use. You have until the pre-patch releases to use them or sell them, before they’re discontinued and turn in to a grey painful looking item. As of the date of this post, you have 10 days till pre-patch releases!


If there’s anything further, that I may have missed out, please drop a comment below.

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Tankard O’ Profit Update

For those that may have missed my updates on Twitter, I’ve had some epic sales with the new Brewfest ilvl 82 Tankards. The Terrific Tankard O’ Terror and Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror have proven to be very profitable on certain realms. I emphasise certain, as I believe this market works best on a low/medium populated realm – but I wouldn’t rule out higher populated realms. If you missed my previous post regarding the Tankards, I originally suggested that these may be difficult to flip, due to the low ilvl of 82, but it appears there is a market after all.

The benefit of this market is the issue surrounding the ilvl when players post on the Auction House. TSM only recognise the ilvl 82 tankards as ilvl 44 which is incorrect. By using the default Auction House UI, we can shop specific tankards by ilvl 82 that have been miss-priced. At first, I only purchased cheap tankards, to test how the market would be and a week into the World Event, it’s proved very profitable.

The lowest sale I’ve had so far is 35k, but I’ve also sold four Tankards at 70k or above. The average price I purchased these at was 6k. Below I’ve added my TSM Ledger for the tankard sales.


I have included the other sales within a gallery below, click the image to enlarge. I will continue to update this market via Twitter, so keep your eyes peeled for updates. If the price is right and you have some gold that you can afford to risk, get involved and make some decent profit before pre-patch hits. These Tankards will not be worthwhile once pre-patch hits as the items available will have a greater ilvl. My guess is pre-patch being delayed further may have aided these sales.


Since posting this post, I’ve been in discussion with @TheSlickrock on Twitter and he was kind enough to transfer a character on to the PTR with the Uncanny crafted Gear and Tankards and I was surprised to see how they were affected by the incoming ilvl and level squish.

Update: The Tankard squished to ilvl 82 (previously ilvl 425) dramatically below that of the incoming pre-patch gear of ilvl 100 at level 50. The Uncanny gear squished to ilvl 72, which is a greater reduction to that of the PTR.

Sadly I have no explanation as to why someone paid for 3 Tankards at 70k each, the only thing that I could imagine is the delay of the release of pre-patch and someone needed sufficient ilvl maybe to enter Normal/Heroic/Mythic Ny’alotha for a boost?!


If you’re participating in this market, let me know how you’ve got on too or get involved in the discussion on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Since the release of the Shadowlands pre-patch, the items mentioned above have since had their item levels reduced, all Tankards posted above have had their item levels updated to reflect this. If there’s any I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments. [14.10.2020]

Brewfest Tankard O’ Profit

Tomorrow September 20th sees the return of the World Event: Brewfest. In the past, it’s been a great way to earn vast amounts of gold, merely flipping two items. The items we’re interested in are Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror and Terrific Tankard O’ Terror these are looted from within the Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest.

Part of the ludicrous profit margins was due to the importance of the weapons ilvl but also the inability of casual players posting the weapons at the correct price point. Players were incorrectly posting the weapons and undercutting those from previous expansions. Also worth noting that when checking the tooltip, it showed ilvl 136, which in fact it was ilvl 395. I was buying all the ilvl 395 weapons between 1k and 10k gold and flipping them at 75k-150k (realm dependant); then they dropped off to approximately 35k-50k post 8.3. They still occasionally sell now, but not as prevalent at before the release of 8.3 due to ilvl 400 weapons from professions.

Edit: As of this morning (14.10.2020) I can confirm that the Tankards are of ilvl 425 as shown below. If you shop using TSM, it will show the item incorrectly at ilvl 136! As shown in the second image, that shows the exact same item, but at ilvl 425 using the default WoW interface. At this early stage, I don’t believe the ilvl 425 to be significant to invest in, as World Quests and Shadowlands pre-patch will offer better alternatives. There may have been some value if it was level with normal/heroic Ny’alotha gear.


It the weapons are not your cup of tea, remember there are several other flips available to us which generate some decent profit margins. Here are some ideas.

If you farm dungeons or Raids at Blackrock Spire, and you haven’t acquired the Direbrew’s Remote yet, I suggest doing the daily dungeon queue for Coren Direbrew; this is where Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest drops once you complete the dungeon objective. You may be lucky to loot a decent BoP Trinket, BoP Mount, the Direbrew’s Remote or as mentioned above, the Tankards.


As a kind reminder, remember that when the event is available, items will drop in price, and when the event has finished, the items will become more profitable. So if you feel there’s value, pick up any cheap items on the Auction House. If you’re unsure, always check our trusted friend The Undermine Journal and check those stats. 

Please remember to justify the ilvl of any Tankards before purchasing them.


Here’s some images of my Tankard purchases and sales that I could find. More to follow if I find them!

Island Expedition Transmog

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.

Island Expedition Transmog sets.


How to earn Transmog Doing Island Expeditions.

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.

Alliance – Boralus
Captain Nightrunner

Horde – Daza’alor
Captain Kitt

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.

Island Expedition Strategies


Alternative to Running Island Expeditions.

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.

(To be Updated)


TSM Import String

Here’s my TSM import string for Islands Expedition Transmog. There are no operations, but they’re simple to create. The values within the groups are merely for reference.


Screenshots

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.

Legion 101 BoE Sales

A selection of recent sales of Legion 101 BoEs. Please bear in mind that Shadowlands is almost upon us, and it will introduce a level squish, meaning this category will change it’s name, due to the change in ilvl and level details.

I’m unsure how well this gear will scale in Shadowlands, but I’m sure the speed sets will still be very profitable. Posted below are sales at the end of Battle for Azeroth and where highlighted, during Shadowlands.

Battle for Azeroth sales. Updated: 11.09.2020

Shadowlands Sales.