Timewalking: The Burning Crusade

Timewalking: The Burning Crusade.

Timewalking Burning Crusade:

This Timewalking event: Burning Crusade is a fantastic opportunity if you need to reach Revered and Exalted reputation for Factions within Outland. There are plenty of recipes, transmog locked behind these reputation milestones, i.e., Shattered Sun Offensive, Keeper’s of Time, and The Consortium, to name a few.

With the buff: Sign of the Twisted Nether, we get a 50% increase in reputation gains from combat and quests. So if you plan on doing the dailies for the Shattered Sun Offensive, along with doing the Normal/Heroic runs of Magister’s Terrace, this is the best time to do it!

You must be level 50 or above to participate in the random Timewalking dungeon.


Check those Alts!

If you remember my post regarding the World Event: WoW’s Anniversary, and followed my advice, to log in all your alts, you will have earnt some easy Timewarped Badges on them. Now is their moment to shine!

If your character is level 30 or above, they can access the vendor Cupri.

Log all your level 30 alts, and purchase any commendations you need and mail them to the character that requires the reputation boost. If you’re unsure what commendations are, and where to buy them, check out the next part of this blog post: Reputations to Grind.


Reputations To Grind:

Here’s a reminder of some of the factions to grind during this Timewalking Event.

Alternatively, check out the Timewalking vendor, Cupri. She sells an assortment of items for your hard-earned Timewarped Badges, including commendations. Here’s a list of commendations that will be of interest to you.

For a very well-detailed guide on farming reputations with Outland factions during the Timewalking: Burning Crusade event, check out Wowhead’s guide.


Reputation Tokens:

You may wish to either purchase these from the Auction House or check out Wowhead, for the best places to farm them. Remember, handing in these tokens, while under the buff: Sign of the Twisted Nether will reward you with a 50% extra reputation!

Cenarion Expedition:

Unidentified Plant Parts (Hand in up to Friendly)

Lower City:

Arakkoa Feather (Hand in until Honored)

The Aldor:

Mark of Kil’jaeden (Hand in until Honored)
Mark of Sargeras (Hand in until Exalted)
Fel Armament (Hand in until Exalted)

The Scryers:

Firewing Signet (Hand in until Honored)
Sunfury Signet (Hand in until Exalted)
Arcane Tome (Hand in until Exalted)

If you’re considering obtaining the Achievement: Hero of Shattrath you will need to farm or purchase the following items in order to decrease the reputation with the faction you were exalted with first.

Dampscale Basilisk Eye (Aldor to The Scryers Neutral)
Dreadfang Venom Sac (The Scryers to Aldor Neutral)


Farming Instances & Dailies to farm Rep:

Once you hit a reputation milestone for a specific Faction, you will be restricted to earning reputation either via Faction specific dailies, or instances associated with the Faction.

Check out Wowhead’s Rep farming guide. Scroll down to The Burning Crusade!


Bag of Fishing Treasures:

Another great shout is purchasing the Bag of Fishing Treasures from Cupri. This bag will set you back 150 Timewarped Badges. It has the chance to reward you with a BoP companion pet; there are four available.

I’d only recommend doing this method if you have nothing else to purchase with your Timewarped Badges. Alternatively, shop the Auction House for these pets instead.

Ideally, you want to purchase these pets while the event is active, when the event has finished, these companion pets will become valuable once more. I regularly post these at 7.5k-10k each for a level 1 battle pet. If you have a level 25, consider adding 5k on top of its value.


Recipes of Interest:

There are far too many recipes to name, but I can assure you there’s a lot of gold to be made by acquiring some of the recipes locked behind Outland factions.

We’re not looking to flip these recipes, more so, learn them and craft the items.

Here are a few notable mentions from past experiences.

Recipe: Flask of Supreme Power (Keepers of Time)
Formula: Enchant Weapon – Greater Agility (The Violet Eye)
Jewelcrafting Recipes (Shattered Sun Offensive)

Some Sales highlighting how profitable these recipes are!


Consumables:

As a reminder (especially for those that are not already familiar with Timewalking and the Mage Tower) there are scaling benefits for min-maxing your gear for participating in Timewalking content. Ideally, you want to have the best gear, gem slots, and consumables, but be aware of potential Legendary, Legion Legendary effects, and Azerite Power restrictions.

Remember, the more gem slots on your gear the better!

Gems:

The gems from Dragon Soul (Queen’s Garnet cuts) are best in slot. However, if you’re low on funds, always consider other gem cuts, Primordial Ruby, Inferno Ruby, Cardinal Ruby, and Crimson Spinel. The meta gems are very significant too.

Enchants:

Due to level restrictions/limitations with enchants you need to follow a simple rule.

If your item is;

Below ilvl 50, use an enchant below level 50.
Above ilvl 50, use a level 50 enchant
.

Belt Buckles:

As mentioned above, gem slots are important, so equipping a belt buckle will add a gem slot to your waist. Ideally, you want the Living Steel Belt Buckle.

Check the r/Timewalking team for Timewalking tips and tricks. Also, there’s a great guide via Wowhead for optimizing your gear for all Timewalking Events. Make sure you follow the information regarding the event you’re interested in, importantly, TBC!


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Farming: Timewalking Materials

Farming: Timewalking Materials

Farming: Timewalking Materials

If you’ve read my previous blog post regarding the new World Event: Legion Timwalking, you will know the substantial amounts of gold you can earn, crafting: Gear, Enchants, Gems, and other consumables. The reason for the sudden demand is the reintroduction of the Mage Tower. Today’s blog will cover in greater detail how Farming: Timewalking Materials can and will net you a lot of gold!

The Mage Tower will now last until the first reset in January 2022!

However, have no fear if you don’t have a profession that can craft the gear or consumables! As the demand increases, the materials needed to create them will quickly decline. Now, you could profit here if you have a character that can farm materials (i.e., Herbs, Ore, Cloth, Leather, etc.).

Below, I’ll cover some materials to farm, including hints and tips on how best to price your materials to get the best bang for your buck. 


Pricing Your Materials:

Your aim here is to sell your farmed materials at a price that will entice a buyer (crafter). If you price them too high, there’s no value for the crafter, and they won’t buy them! However, if you price them too low, you risk other farmers flipping your materials. To assist you, I have two options here, including examples.

Option 1) Use TheUndermineJournal to see the current values of the materials. Consider using an average price between the Region Market Value Average (RMA) and Market Value (DBM).

Example: 

Exotic Leather (RMA) = 30g, (DBM) = 40g average would be 35g each.


Option 2) Alternatively, consider the crafts players will be making for the use of your materials. By calculating the materials needed within that craft, you can get an idea of the value of the materials. 

Example: 

Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Dragonhide Helm (Leather) ilvl 5410k gold.

Materials needed, 2x Magnificent Hide (or 100 Exotic Leather)

Potential values

Magnificent Hide max 2500g each

Exotic Leather max 25g each.

Option 2 (the method I use) gives the person purchasing your materials an opportunity to earn a potential 5k gold profit upon a successful sale, and you get a reasonable price for your materials.

Always bear in mind the material(s) posting fees before posting to the Auction House. Some materials have a hefty price. Also, consider the benefit of selling Bars over Ore.


Be Careful:

When posting your materials to the Auction House, be extremely careful! Some players purposely post one material at an obscenely low price in a bid for others to accidentally undercut it and then buy up those cheap materials to flip.

I’d recommend either posting manually or adjusting your TSM operations.


Check Your Alts:

I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you to check your alts. If you played World of Warcraft throughout the expansion: Battle for Azeroth (BFA) and patch 8.3, you’d remember the changes to some of the MoP zones, Uldum, and the Vale of the Eternal Blossoms.

Due to the increased volume of players completing their dailies in these zones, materials were easier to acquire and were extremely cheap. I purchased a lot of the cheap materials; you may have to! So check those alts; you may have expensive materials hiding in your banks.


Materials to Farm:

Here’s a list of materials you can farm that will benefit crafters. Bear in mind the intermediate materials gained from Milling, Prospecting, Leatherworking, Transmuting, Smelting, and Scrapping. Click the links in brackets for their intermediate materials. These can either be farmed too, or purchased from the Auction House!

I’ve added a key below to highlight materials of interest, and where possible, where you can farm them. Alternatively, check out wow-professions for farming guides!

Key:
Herbs:
Pigments:
Ink:
Ore/Bar:
Gems:
Leather/Hides:
Cloth/Bolts:
Enchanting Materials:
Other:

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Farming: Dragon Soul

Farming: Dragon Soul

Farming: Dragon Soul:

Welcome to my guide Farming: Dragon Soul. With Queen’s Garnets at an absolute premium now, with the introduction of the World Event: Legion Timewalking and the Mage Tower, it’s never been a better time (other than during Cataclysm) to farm the raid: Dragon Soul.


Where is the entrance to Dragon Soul:

You’ll find the entrance to Dragon Soul within the Caverns of Time. Take the portal to Caverns of Time from either Stormwind (Alliance), or Orgrimmar (Horde). Fly down into the Caverns, and check your map for the Raid entrance.

Dragon Soul Entrance and Queue for LFR


Limitations to Raid Lockout:

It’s important to remember that 10/25 man and Normal/Heroic Raids share the same lockout. However, you’ll find Auridormi at the entrance; she will assist you in queuing for Looking for Raid (LFR) solo!

LFR doesn’t share the same lockout, so remember to do both to increase your chances of loot and gems.


How to Acquire Cataclysm Epic Gems:

Upon defeating each boss within Dragon Soul, you’ll receive a small amount of gold, some loot, and upon defeating Deathwing in the final encounter, you also have a chance at a mount. 

Ideally, we’re interested in two items, Crystalline Geode and Elementium-Coated Geode. To purchase these, we need to loot Mote of Darkness (from the Forces of Deathwing) and Essence of Corrupted Deathwing (from defeating Deathwing). To find how many you have, check your currency tab!

You will notice that you’ll loot more Mote of Darkness than Essence of Corrupted Deathwing; this is why doing LFR increases your chances of obtaining more Epic gems.

Once you’ve obtained your Motes and Essence, seek out Dasnurimi within Dragon Soul, he can be found on the ground level of Wyrmrest Tower, coordinates [49.60].


How to defeat the Spine of Deathwing?

Many players struggle to defeat the Spine of Deathwing encounter due to the fight’s mechanics. But, fear not, here’s an excellent video from Haydes Realm, outlining how easy this is if you follow the advice closely!

As always, please do visit Haydes Realm’s Youtube, leave a like, and comment if you found their video helpful. Don’t forget to subscribe for future content!


Final Reminder:

I can’t stress this enough, don’t forget to run LFR! With the price of Queen’s Garnets selling for between 5-10k each, this raid can be a very profitable part of your farming routine. If you have alts that can clear this raid, you have a greater chance of earning a lot more gold.


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Legion Timewalking Consumables

Legion Timewalking Consumables

Legion Timewalking Consumables:

For myself and the rest of the E.U. region, we finally get to see the reemergence of the Legion: Mage Tower, thanks to the World Event: Legion Timewalking. So far, since the reset a few hours ago, I’ve made almost 400k gold, purely selling Battle for Azeroth, Legion, and Old World consumables.

I’m not exaggerating; I can’t keep up with crafting the consumables before they sell out. This spree could settle down come this evening, but take advantage of it while you can! I expect this newfound market to increase in activity again, come the weekend, as a lot more of the player base logs into the game; probably for the first time.

Remember, the Legion Timewalking event will be available for an extra two weeks, ending at 5 am Wednesday, January 5th, 2022!


Restrictions To Consider:

Please bear in mind, with the reintroduction of the Mage Tower, there are a lot of restrictions. Covenant/Soulbinds are restricted and switched off. Legendaries do not work either, and all gear will be scaled down to ilvl 50.

These restrictions mean, some Legion crafts (especially with sockets) can be regarded as best in slot (BiS). This is why a lot of Old World consumables are selling well because they scale better or meet the ilvl 50 requirements.

Check out Wowhead for their concise Legion Timewalking Guide for all restrictions, class guides, etc.


Consumables Of Interest:

Due to today being the first day of the Legion Timewalking Event, the list of consumables I add below will continuously be updated. Be sure to come back regularly to see what is selling and incorporate these consumables into your posting routine on your realm.

These are in no particular order, due to updates throughout the day. Also, consumables highlighted with (*) are unique equip – meaning, you can use/equip one of these items at any one time (i.e. Straddling Sage Agate).

Enchanting:
  • Enchant Weapon: Crusader (O)
  • Enchant Neck: Mark of the Hidden Satyr
  • Enchant Bracer: Greater Agility
  • Enchant Neck: Mark of the Claw
  • Enchant Chest: Glorious Stats
  • Enchant Gloves: Major Agility
  • Enchant Boots: Greater Assualt
  • Enchant Boots: Major Agility
  • Enchant Gloves: Major Spellpower
  • Enchant Weapon – Dancing Steel
  • Enchant Neck – Mark of the Claw
  • Enchant Neck – Mark of the Ancient Priestess
  • Enchant Cloak – Minor Power
  • Enchant Weapon – Force Multiplier
  • Enchant Ring – Accord of Critical Strike
  • Enchant Ring – Accord of Versatility
  • Enchant Ring – Accord of Haste
  • Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step
Jewelcrafting:
  • Delicate Queens Garnet
  • Delicate Primal Ruby
  • Agile Shadowspirit Diamond (*)
  • Chaotic Shadowspirit Diamond (*)
  • Reverberating Shadowspirit Diamond (*)
  • Leviathon’s Eye of Agility (*)
  • Leviathon’s Eye of Intellect (*)
  • Leviathon’s Eye of Strength (*)
  • Kraken’s Eye of Agility (*)
  • Kraken’s Eye of Strength (*)
  • Kraken’s Eye of Intellect (*)
  • Saber’s Eye of Agility (*)
  • Saber’s Eye of Intellect (*)
  • Saber’s Eye of Strength (*)
  • Straddling Sage Agate (*)
  • Straddling Viridium (*)
  • Bold Crimson Spinel
  • Brilliant Queens Garnet
  • Brilliant Crimson Spinel
  • Brilliant Cardinal Ruby
  • Deadly Lava Lazuli
  • Quick Sand Spinel
  • Deadly Pyrestone
  • Solstone Ring (ilvl 54)
  • Kubiline Ring (ilvl 54)
Inscription:
  • War-Scroll of Battle Shout
  • War-Scroll of Fortitude
  • War-Scroll of Intellect
  • Greater Crane Wing Inscription
  • Greater Tiger Claw Inscription
  • Greater Tiger Fang Inscription
  • Highborne Compendium Trinkets
Leatherworking:
  • Shadowleather Leg Armor
  • Angerhide Leg Armor
  • Dreadful Gladiator’s Gear
  • Fel Leather Boots (ilvl 54)
  • Fel Leather Gloves (ilvl 48)
  • Fel LEather Leggings (ilvl 48)
Blacksmithing:
  • Eternal Belt Buckle
  • Dreadful Gladiator’s Gear
  • Haunted Steel Treads (ilvl 48)
  • Haunted Steel Warboots (ilvl 48)
  • Haunted Steel Greathelm (ilvl 54)
Engineering:
  • Lord Blastington’s Scope of Doom
  • Ghost Iron Dragonling (ilvl 54)
  • Tinker’s Gear
Tailoring:
  • Dreadful Gladiator’s Gear
  • Falling Blossom Sandals (ilvl 48)
  • Falling Blossom Treads (ilvl 48)
  • Lightweight Retinal Armor (ilvl 54)
  • Mystic Frostwoven Robe (ilvl 54)
  • Mystic Frostwoven Wristwraps (ilvl 54)

Items with an ilvl suggested in brackets, please use either a Relic of the Past IV (ilvl 48) or V (ilvl 54). This is due to limitations with gems and scaling benefits. You will also need to check the recommended ilvl for each specific Dreadful item, as they differ by class and armor slot.

For more information and help regarding specific ilvl’s for specific gear, check the Timewalking Spreadsheet below.


Timewalking Spreadsheet:

For more info check this spreadsheet out, from r/Timewalking. The spreadsheet is continuously updated. Please leave them some feedback here if you found their spreadsheet helpful. This will help them continue to create content in the future!


Blizzard Hotfix:

I’ve marked Enchant Weapon: Crusader with an (O) as Blizzard has recently implemented a hotfix today (09.12.21) firstly, nerfing the proc to 100 Strength to 46. Secondly, they recently nerfed the health benefit too!

This enchant may not be of interest for the Mage Tower, please adjust accordingly.

Confirmation of these changes can be found here.


Crafts of Interest:

I’ve found that the four crafted Highborne Compendium Trinkets from BFA have been selling upwards of 7k-12.5k each. Also worth noting is that there’s been a considerable increase in demand for Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s Gear, each selling at between 8k-12k each. Upon closer inspection, thanks to Anshlun on Wowhead, they’ve created a Best in Slot (BiS) Mage Tower Gearing Guide, and the above items appear in it.

Please do check out their guide, as there’s some fantastic information to assist you. As always, please do upvote and comment to offer them feedback for their excellent content!


Materials of Interest:

If you don’t have the recipes, or the professions to take advantage of these consumables, remember there’s value in flipping undervalued materials needed for the above crafts. Alternatively, if you enjoy farming, farm the materials needed.

My latest blog post here will outline the materials worth farming, and how best to value them upon posting to the Auction House.

It’s also worth farming the trash mobs for good Jewelcrafting recipes from Black Temple and Sunwell Plateau. The mobs also drop Crimson Spinel, which is turning out to be a very popular gem.

Reminder, if you have the following classes, Druids (Dreamwalk), Death Knights (Death Gate), and Monks (Transcendence), use your class-specific portal, to make exiting raids efficiently!

Consider running Dragon Soul too, as you can acquire the difficult-to-obtain gems, Queen’s Garnet. Both gems above, cannot be prospected! I have created a blog here for clearing both LFR and Normal/Heroic versions of Dragon Soul with an emphasis on farming Queen’s Garnet.

Check out wow-professions for some hints on the best places to farm your materials of interest.


Sales:

As of the 8th December at 23:55 (last update), I made 1,379,911 gold. The top item sold is, 40x Enchant Neck: Mark of the Hidden Satyr at 5.5k each.

Sales on the 9th of December totaled 1,227,382 gold. Again, the Mark of the Hidden Satyr was the top-selling item.

Here’s a couple of images outlining my sales throughout the first and second day.

 


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The Darkmoon Faire Is Back In Town!

The Darkmoon Faire

The Darkmoon Faire:

Today (Sunday 5th December) sees the return of the Darkmoon Faire, a World Event that rolls up on the first Sunday of each month outside Stormwind and Thunder Bluff. There are many activities you can participate in, in a bid to earn Darkmoon Tokens for fabulous prizes!

For a detailed guide on the Darkmoon Faire, click the link here for more information!


The Whee and WoW’s Anniversary Buff:

As some of you may know, tomorrow (Monday 6th December) at 10 am, we’ll see WoW’s Seventeenth Anniversary come to an end. Until then, I urge anyone leveling any characters to visit the Darkmoon Faire, take a ride on the Carrousel, and obtain the Whee! buff. The buff will give you a 10% increase in Experience and Reputation gains. This buff will last for one hour!

Now, if you Include the Anniversary buff, of 17%, you stand to gain a total of 27% gain on Experience and Reputation.

Remember, the Whee! buff only lasts for one hour, so this will need to be refreshed hourly. The percentage of experience can be increased further if your character is well-rested!


Handing in Darkmoon Artifacts:

If you’re fortunate to have read this blog post, and you still have time to take advantage of both buffs mentioned above. Now is a better time than any to hand in your Darkmoon Artifacts. These can only be handed in once per month, per character!

With both buffs active and handing in all 9 Artifacts, I managed to get 55% into level 50!

Click the link here for more information regarding Darkmoon Artifacts.


Profession Dailies:

Although these are regarded as dailies (due to the blue exclamation mark), they can’t be completed daily; instead, these can be completed once per monthly reset, the same as Darkmoon Artifacts.

If you’re five levels away from maximizing your profession, these Profession dailies are an excellent method to reaching that goal.


Obtaining Replica Transmog:

On many of the realms, I play the Auction House on, the biggest sales are concerning Replica Transmog. These items are obtained initially through the Darkmoon Faire by acquiring Darkmoon Faire Tickets fulfilling many of the activities on offer.

These pieces can sell upwards of 40k per piece. Ideally, the pieces that cost 75 Darkmoon Tickets will sell higher, as these are harder to obtain.

For a detailed explanation on obtaining Replica Transmog, click the link.


Quest – Silas’ Secret Stash:

Silas’ Secret Stash is a great quest to complete if you haven’t done so already. This quest can only be completed once, so be sure to check if you’ve completed it already. Copy and paste the script (added below) in the chatbox for confirmation. You will get either a True or False response.

/script print(IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(38934))

True = Completed
False = Not Completed

If you’ve not completed this quest yet, please check out my guide here for a full explanation!


Reminder:

You have until Saturday 11th December at 23:59; then the Darkmoon Faire will leave. Be sure to have handed in all your quests, purchased/acquired all your prizes, as the Darkmoon Faire doesn’t return until Sunday 2nd January 2022!

If you’d like a full guide on the Darkmoon Faire, click the link for further information!


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Tankards O’ Profit (continued)

Tankards O' Profit Image

Tankards O’ Profit (continued)

Today’s blog post, Tankards O’ Profit (continued) is a look back at the fortunes made following the World Event: Brewfest last September. I also have another blog post, that shows profits made selling Tankards, from 2020, I used continued to limit any confusion between the two!

If you were fortunate to have read my blog post on the 21st of September 2021, you’d have read up on the World Event: Brewfest and the potential profits from buying and selling Tankards O’ Terror.

With the emergence of patch 9.1, I was extremely cautious on the ilvl 184 Tankards, purely because of the availability of ilvl 200+ gear from the newly released area, Korthia, and the ilvl 200 Korthian Armaments.

Here’s my original blog post.

However, today I’ve reviewed my sales since 20th September 2021, and I’ve made an excellent return on my investments.


The Tankards O’ Interest:

As I will illustrate later in the blog post, the Terrific Tankards O’ Terror outperformed the Tremendous Tankards O’ Terror on sales. The only Tankards that have sold are the ilvl 82 and ilvl 184. I didn’t purchase any other ilvl’s as I didn’t deem there to be any value.

The ilvl 82 Tankards were a good option for level 50 players.

The ilvl 184 Tankards were this year’s reward for level 60 players. At first, I felt these would be difficult to offload, but some were selling at 70k gold per Tankard on some realms. Images of my sales are below.


Terrific Tankard O’ Terror:

To date, I’ve managed to purchase a total of 298 Terrific Tankards O’ Terror for a total of 547k gold (1,836 gold each). Selling 31 Terrific Tankards O’ Terror for 1,58m gold (at 51,1k gold each) in the same period. As you can see, I’ve recouped by outgoings already!

The image below is taken from my TSM Ledger for 20th September to 30th November.

Tankards O' Profit


Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror:

However, there’s a substantial difference between the Tremendous Tankards O’ Terror compared to those above. I purchased 174 Tremendous Tankards O’ Terror for 413k gold (2,377 gold each) and only sold 4 Tremendous Tankards O’ Terror for 242k gold (60,5k gold each).

Again, I’ve added my TSM Ledger for 20th September to 30th November.

Tankards O' Profit


Conclusion:

Obviously, it turned out to be another profitable venture within the Tankards market via Brewfest. It’s a shame that the ilvl 184 Tankards were short of the ilvl 200 gear, available from Korthia and the Korthian Armaments. If the Tankards were ilvl 200 or greater, these would’ve been very desirable.

Importantly, Brewfest will likely come round again before the next expansion’s release, I hope the ilvl will be competitive to the current ilvl available for patch 9.2. If they are, then there could be a lot of value come Brewfest 2022!


Feedback:

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Shadowlands: Soul Dust Shuffle

Shadowlands: Soul Dust Shuffle

The Soul Dust Shuffle!

I don’t do many Shadowlands professions due to the need to babysit the Auction House. However, this shuffle is excellent for those like myself who don’t have time to babysit the Auction House for canceling and reposting undercut auctions.

The sheer demand for Soul Dust means it will sell.


How It Works:

If you have Enchanting at level 70 or above, you can participate in the Soul Dust shuffle. To take advantage of this shuffle, open your profession: Enchanting, and under the category Shatters, look for Eternal Crystal. To profit from this method, we’ll shatter Eternal Crystal’s into Sacred Shards, then shatter the Sacred Shards into Soul Dust.


Why Is This Shuffle Profitable?

If we invested 36g purchasing an Eternal Crystal, and you shattered it, you will obtain 3 Sacred Shards. The value of these shards would then be 12g each (36g/3=12g). Sadly, these wouldn’t be that profitable on my realm. However, if we were to shatter the 3 Sacred Shards too, we’d collect 9 Soul Dust, which would result in our Soul Dust valuing at 4g each (36g/9=4g).

The Soul Dust on my realm is worth 9g 33s. In the last 30 days, I’ve sold 46,769 Soul Dust at 9g 37s for a total of 438k. My original investment of 187k to purchase 5,196 Eternal Crystals means I’ve made a profit of approximately 251k.


Before You Get Started

Check The Undermine Journal for Eternal Crystal, Sacred Shard, and Soul Dust prices on your realm. As this is specific to your realm, I’d recommend ignoring median prices.


Gettings Started:

You can either disenchant items to obtain Eternal Crystals or visit your Auction House and purchase them. If you can sell Soul Dust for 9g each, don’t purchase Eternal Crystals above 54g; otherwise, you’ll start losing gold after the Auction House cut.

Remember, you get 9 Soul Dust per one shattered Eternal Crystal. If you multiply the value of Soul Dust (on your realm) by 9, this is the maximum value of an Eternal Crystal via Soul Dust.

Once you have your Eternal Crystals within your inventory, start shattering them into Sacred Shards. We will obtain 3 Sacred Shards for every Eternal Crystal shattered.

If there’s more value in Soul Dust than Sacred Shards, you will need to shatter the 3 Sacred Shards resulting in 9 Soul Dust.


Now What?

You can either post the Soul Dust on to the Auction House or, if you want to extend the profit margins further, craft profitable Enchants that rely on Soul Dust. Here’s a selection of Enchants I’ve found profitable.

Cloak Enchants:
Glove Enchant:

The Best Time To Post Your Auctions:

Currently, with patch 9.1.5 in full swing and many alts playing, it’s never been a better time to get Enchants/Enchanting materials on the Auction House. Players are still raiding, so prioritize your posting for reset days.


Feedback:

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Solo Queue for Island Expeditions is here!

Solo Queue Island Expeditions in patch 9.1.5

Patch 9.1.5

The long-awaited patch 9.1.5 is finally live and brings a wealth of improvements to World of Warcraft – Shadowlands. Notable changes; Legion Timewalking, improved scaling for soloing Legion content, quality of life improvements for alts in Shadowlands, and much more.

The full patch 9.1.5 notes are here

But, above all, the long-awaited introduction of the solo queue (Private Tour) for Island Expeditions is here!


Island Expeditions:

Since the Battle for Azeroth expansion ended, players have found it challenging to queue for Island Expeditions due to the minimum requirements. You needed three players to play this content, and due to the emergence of Shadowlands, no one was queuing due to the new content available. 

However, developers had promised a solo queue (as early as Shadowlands 9.1) but found issues developing the changes. Thankfully, as of 9.1.5, these changes are in full effect.

Remember, there is a three-map cycle that changes every week. Each map has specific mobs, which in turn drop particular loot.


Why Do Players Want Island Expeditions?

Some players may not have played during Battle for Azeroth, or maybe didn’t have any interest at that time for Island Expeditions, and now they do and have realized how good they are. 

There are a lot of items that players will be interested in – notably, MountsCompanion Pets, and predominantly Transmog. Sadly, the Transmog available still relies heavily on the cycle of three maps available for that week.

Remember, if you collect Seafarer Dubloons, you can also purchase Salvage Crates; again, these crates will rely heavily on the three maps available for that given week, so spend those dubloons wisely!

Check out Wowhead’s excellent guide here for updates on Island Expedition rewards.


How To Solo Queue For An Expedition?

For Horde players, travel to the city of Dazar’alor within Zuldazar, and speak to Captain Rez’okun at the coordinates [44.95].

Alternatively, if you’re an Alliance player, travel to the city of Boralus within Tiragarde Sound and speak to Flynn Fairwind at the coordinates [66.33].

Select the appropriate Private Tour (solo queue) for your ability.


The Effect on GoldMakers Selling Transmog:

The new addition will undoubtedly harm the Island Expedition Transmog market. Due to the limitations to the queue, the gear was harder to obtain; supply was low, meaning players that stockpiled the Transmog could demand higher valuations for specific items. I outlined this in a previous blog post here.

Transmog will be easier to obtain with players able to solo queue, thus driving down the valuation and increasing the supply. As the quantities increase, as will the valuations continue to decrease.

The power of ‘supply and demand‘ the greater the demand that outweighs the supply, the higher the fee you can demand. When the supply outweighs the demand, the lack of value you’ll get for your piece(s).


Monitoring and Adapting to the Market:

Over the next few weeks, it’s essential to monitor and adapt as the market adjusts to the influx of Transmog. Using The Undermine Journal, we can use the data they offer and get a headstart on our competitors.

Below, I’ve chosen my trusted piece, the Stinkrot Smasher. The item has earned me a lot of gold, and you can see why. There are three pieces on my realm and a total of 122 currently within the E.U region. This piece demands between 100k to 250k each, as shown in previous sales reports.

Stinkrot Smasher

However, these quantities will start increasing, so adjust your prices promptly, to stay ahead. If you don’t adapt quickly, you will be left behind with many items to sell, and it will only worsen – well, until the value has gone and the players farming find alternative markets.

Importantly, keep your eyes peeled on your realm’s pricing/quantity heat maps and the current regional Price graph. These graphs will show immediate changes that will assist you going forward!


Transmog – Items of Interest:

Here’s a reminder of some of the pieces that currently demand a lot of gold on the Auction House. This list will change, as mentioned above!

  • Dragonriders Harness
  • Duskhaven Jacket
  • Duskhaven Top Hat
  • Firekin Amice
  • Firekin Robes
  • Helm of the Tranquil Paths
  • Leggings of the Tranquil Paths
  • Plundered Barbed-Edge Dagger
  • Plundered Biting Shot Longbow
  • Plundered Blade of the Northern Kings
  • Plundered Flamecaster Stave
  • Razorfin Breastplate
  • Razorfin Helm
  • Razorfin Shoulderguards
  • Stinkrot Smasher
  • Vest of the Tranquil Paths
  • Wild Marauder Chainmail
  • Wild Marauder Helm
  • Wild Marauder Pauldrons

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Unobtainable Classic Recipes Are Back!

Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event

Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event:

Available for this week only is the Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event. This event is an excellent opportunity for many of you to obtain some Timewarped badges for Reputation Tokens, Gear, Toys, and recipes reintroduced back into the game.

Alternatively, for a comprehensive guide on the Cataclysm Timewalking Event, check out our trusted friends at Wowhead.


Unobtainable Classic Recipes Are Back:

As mentioned in a previous blog post of mine here, Blizzard has reintroduced nine classic recipes that were unobtainable due to the expansion, Cataclysm. These recipes were unobtainable, due to the removal of specific mobs, quests in Cataclysm. Thanks to Timewalking, we can now purchase these and will cost you 1500 Timewarped Badges each.

Find the vendor Kiatke within Stormwind [76.17] or Orgrimmar [52.41] to purchase them.

Vendor - Kiatke


The Recipes:

Alchemy:
Cooking:
Engineering:
Tailoring:
Leatherworking:

You’ll notice the only recipe to be concerned about, is the Tailoring recipe, Pattern: Robe of Winter Night. This recipe is a Bind on Pickup, so cannot be placed on the Auction House. The others can. Please take extra caution when purchasing these recipes.


Restrictions:

You must meet the level requirement of level 35 or above to view the items available from Kiatke. You cannot bypass this requirement, by participating in Chromie Time and opting to level within Cataclysm.

In order for you to participate in Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeons, you will also need to meet the level 50 or above requirement!


Feedback:

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Thanks for reading.

World Event – Brewfest

World Event - Brewfest

Brewfest:

On Monday 20th September (yesterday) saw the long-awaited return of the world event, Brewfest. Participating in the activities available to us during this event gives us many opportunities to make a substantial amount of gold.

Items of interest include the Terrific Tankard O’ Terror, Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror, and the companion pets, Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm, and the Stout Alemental. It’s also worth noting the companion pet, Wolpertinger. This pet is Bind on Pickup, you will need to learn and cage this pet to sell this on the Auction House.

Here’s a reminder of my blog post, Tankards O’ Profit, from last year outlining some of the sales I made by flipping ilvl 82 Tankards.

Wowhead doesn’t have the correct IDs for the ilvl 184 version of the Tankards, so I’ve added links to the ilvl 44 version.  If you’d like to search the Auction House for this specific ilvl, here’s a helpful string;

Tankard O’ terror/i184/i184


Tankards:

The last time Brewfest came to town was towards the end of the expansion, Battle for Azeroth. The Tankards that you could earn throughout that event were better than the crafted Uncanny weapons, meaning that these Tankards were a viable option for newly leveled characters at level 120 (before the level squish). Since the release of Shadowlands, these Tankards have scaled down to level 50, with an ilvl of 82. Funnily enough, these still periodically sell between 35-50k each – I even sold one 4 weeks ago!

ilvl 82 (level 50) Tankard O' Terror Sale

This time around, the Tankards are ilvl 184 (equivalent to Mythic 0 loot) for players at level 60. Sadly, these Tankards are much lower than the weapons you can obtain via world quests, the mission table (depending on your renown level), and Korthian Armaments (depending on RNG).

However, don’t give up hope. Some players are eager to bump up that ilvl as quickly as possible, so there could still be a market for level 60 Tankards; It’s too soon to say either way. This blog post serves as a reminder of the potential gold you could make if there’s still a viable market for these Tankards.


Tankard Sales (Update):

To view my recent blog, on the sales update for Tankards purchased from the World Event: Brewfest (2021) click here.


Companion Pets:

We have three companion pets available to us, the Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (100 Tokens), Stout Alemental (200 Tokens), and the Wolpertinger (200 Tokens).

The aim here is to obtain 500 tokens and either sell the two companion pets on your current realm or learn them, then cage them on your alternative realm to sell. I’ve added some prices to give you an idea of the average region market value for both the U.S and E.U regions.

Region Median prices obtained from TheUndermineJournal

(C) = Companion Pet
(BP) = Battle Pet (caged version)
[#] = Level of the Battle Pet

Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (C)
  • U.S 15,000g
  • E.U 6,928g
Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm (BP)
  • U.S [01] 3,070g | [25] 7,382g
  • E.U [01] 3,340g | [25] 5,504g
Stout Alemental (C)
  • U.S 14,470g
  • E.U 12,564g
Stout Alemental (BP)
  • U.S [01] 9,998g | [25] 14,243g
  • E.U [01] 6,095g | [25] 9,319g
Wolpertinger (BP)
  • U.S [01] 81g | [25] 6,989g
  • E.U [01] 1,844g | [25] 8,999g

Disclaimer: These prices serve as a guide and will change a lot over the next couple of weeks while Brewfest is available; check the prices for your realm for a precise valuation.


Brewfest Guide:

For a comprehensive guide to all that’s available during the world event – Brewfest, may I lead you in the direction of Wowhead. This guide has been updated for 9.1 Shadowlands.


Conclusion:

It’s a real shame Blizzard didn’t increase the ilvl of the Tankards, maybe ilvl 200, to coincide with current Korthian Armaments. The fact these Tankards are equivalent to Mythic 0 (ilvl 184) means there’s potentially a low demand for these items. However, Brewfest has only been available for a day, so we’ll need more time to fully evaluate the market.

I’ve managed to purchase a couple of the ilvl 184 Tankards between 300-2500g each to test the waters. I can easily afford to lose this gold, so it’s well worth the risk for me. Remember, only invest the gold; you’re willing to lose!

There could be potential value with lower ilvl Tankards, too, because loot scaling to your level (i.e. ilvl 82 for level 50 players) these items could be of value to players that have purchased a level boost, starting at level 50.

While companion pets/battle pets are a viable option, be warned that the battle pet market is very niche, and sales can take a while.


Before I go:

I just wanted to touch on why I’ve been relatively quiet here; I’ve been playing a lot on my main, trying to obtain as many resources in preparation for patch 9.1.5. With the ability to send resources to our alts, this finally makes it viable for me to play my alts and quickly boost their renown when the patch releases.

I’ve hardly posted auctions either, just concentrated on selling Shadowlands Enchants, Leatherworking, and Cooking on my main. I still have a week till I have to empty and repost my mail on my Auction House characters before they expire. So will possibly add a fortnightly review in a week or two.


Feedback:

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