Garrisons in 2022

Garrisons in 2022

Garrisons in 2022:

If you thought Garrisons in 2022 were of no interest, or more importantly, too much work to maintain to make worthwhile, you’d be wrong! With a specific Garrison setup (which I’ll explain later in the post), you can make some excellent passive gold income.

Many players were put off by Garrisons in later expansions when Blizzard nerfed a lot of the gold rewards from the Mission Table and Transmog from the Salvage Yard. It was understandable; many players were making a substantial amount of gold.

However, with most players opting to level new characters via Chromie Time within Draenor, players are creating Garrisons to help them level and not taking advantage of the resources/gold available from their newfound property.


Garrisons in Warlords of Draenor:

If you were like myself and many others, upon the release of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion, we were excited by the prospect of new content and the emergence of player housing in the form of a Garrison. Sadly, our excitement was short-lived, as release day brought nothing but issues with accessing our Garrisons, thanks to phasing issues.


What are Garrisons?

As briefly mentioned above, Garrisons are a form of player housing, and players have the opportunity to secure and prepare a plot of land to build a Garrison. Alliance players will build theirs in Shadowmoon Valley, while Horde players will build theirs in Frostfire Ridge.

There are noticeable differences in the appearance of the Garrison between the two Factions. Alliance players will see a more human-looking Garrison similar to the architecture of Stormwind. In contrast, Horde players will have an appearance identical to Orcs and the similarity of Orgrimmar.

Here are two images outlining the significant differences in the style of each Faction’s Garrison.


Garrison Buildings:

Your Garrison can have many buildings within; your character level and level of your Garrison will dictate how many plots are available to build on and the level of those buildings. It’s important to remember that level 2 and 3 blueprints (to increase the level of your buildings) are locked behind these level restrictions. To purchase them, visit the Blueprints Vendor near the Architect Table.

The level 1 Salvage Yard blueprint is locked behind a simple quest: Flame On. As this is one of the buildings in this setup, you will need to complete it.


Building your Garrison!

With the introduction of Chromie Time in Shadowlands, we can access our Garrisons as low as level 10 by choosing The Iron Horde timeline. Although this guide would be better suited for players at level 40, you can still follow these instructions and slowly incorporate this guide into your setup as you level to level 40.

If you haven’t unlocked Draenor yet and are level 40 or above, go to the portal room (Horde – Orgrimmar, Alliance – Stormwind) and use the Ashran portal. Take the flight path from Ashran to where your Garrison would be if it were built.

Ideally, to get the most out of this guide, you need to be level 40 to unlock level 3 Garrison and have completed the quest chain via Pinchwhistle Point that leads to the quest: Flame On. Completing this quest rewards the Salvage Yard level 1 blueprint.


The Benefit of this Setup?

The benefit is to either gather herbs from your Herb Garden or purchase herbs from the Trading Post vendor, mill the herbs, and create work orders at the Scribe Quarters to obtain War Paints. With the War Paints, we craft Cards of Omen.

Ideally, with the Storehouse at level 3, we get an increase of 15 work orders, meaning if we have a Scribe Quarters at level 3, we can have 36 work orders. These work orders should take five days to complete, so we don’t need to babysit the production!

Once we have our Cards of Omen, we can follow the advice from Erosium, who sells the cards straight to the vendor for an average of 4g 67s each. Alternatively, post them to the Auction House if you feel there’s value.

They calculated the average of 4g 67s per card from turning over millions of Cards of Omens. I differ from Erosium because I post mine on the Auction House instead; this saves a lot of time, as someone else turns the cards over instead.

These numbers don’t look promising at first glance, but if you do this on multiple characters, the numbers start increasing exponentially. For example, if you had 50 characters churning this out and had a complete setup that you monitored every five days, you could easily afford a WoWToken at the end of the month!


Getting Started!

Assuming you’ve unlocked your level 3 Garrison, this is the setup you want. The number in brackets is the level required for your building. The only exception is the Mines; If you want to farm ore and the Mine Carts, I suggest getting level 3. Alternatively, I ignore this.

Concerning the Large Buildings, depending on whether you need Armor/Weapon upgrades for your Followers, get the War Mill. If you don’t need these upgrades, I suggest the Stables or Spirit Lodge.

Small Buildings:
  • Storehouse (3)
  • Scribe Quarters (3)
  • Salvage Yard (3)
Medium Buildings:
  • Trading Post (1)
  • Tavern (2)
Large Buildings:
  • Barracks (3)
  • War Mill/Stables/Spirit Lodge (3)
Other Buildings:
  • Herb Garden (3)
  • Mines

The Buildings:

Garrison Buildings

Storehouse:

The Storehouse is a great building to have. Not only do you get access to your personal bank and Guild bank from your Garrison, but opening level 3 allows you to increase work orders by 15; a potential 36 work orders for your buildings!

Scribe Quarters:

Accessing this building allows us to mill the herbs from the Herb Garden; in the process, we obtain Cerulean Pigment. We turn these pigments into War Paints via work orders. Once we have a substantial amount of War Paints, we can craft Cards of Omen.

Keep your eye’s peeled for the missions: Spy Games & The Quill is Mighty. These missions reward 2x Rush Orders for your Scribe Quarters. By using the Rush Order, it will instantly complete 5 work orders.

Either turn these over yourself, and try your luck, or post them to the Auction House!

If you can’t log in daily to gather the herbs from the Herb Garden, wait for the vendor in the Trading Post to purchase herbs with your Garrison Resources.

Salvage Yard:

To obtain the level 1 blueprint for this building you must complete the quest chain, including the quest: Flame On.

This building had a massive nerf post Warlords of Draenor and no longer offers most of the excellent Transmog pieces, hence why I originally got rid of it. However, this building is still a great option for obtaining Draenor trade goods and Garrison Resources, and Armor/Weapon Upgrades.

You will need to complete missions from the Garrison Mission table to obtain a Sack of Salvaged Goods or a Large Crate of Salvage.

Remember, when opening the salvage, don’t spam open them; loot can bug.

Trading Post:

You only need to acquire the level 1 building to benefit from the Trading Post vendor. The vendor of interest is Pyxni Pennypocket. She has herbs for sale at 16 Garrison Resources each; this is the best value.

Be warned, these traders no longer sell items in stacks of 5, you will only get 1 commodity for your Garrison Resources.

Purchase herbs here if you don’t want to gather herbs from your Herb Garden. If you’ve reached your 10,000 Garrison Resources cap, you can consider purchasing your herbs at 20 Garrison Resources instead.

It’s worth mentioning that if you’re considering earning Exalted with the Denizens of Draenor, consider upgrading your Trading Post to level 3. You get a 20% increase in reputation gains.

Important: You must be within Draenor when consuming the Medallion of the Legion to gain the 20% bonus!

Tavern:

We only need a level 2 Tavern to be able to hire a Follower.

It’s beneficial to hire a follower with the trait Extreme Scavenger, or Scavenger. This trait means we can increase our Garrison Resource rewards from successful missions.

Barracks:

By leveling this building to level 3, we can increase our followers by five. By default, we have a limit of 20 followers; with a level 3 Barracks, we increase this to 25.

War Mill/Stables/Spirit Lodge:

The War Mill is a good option if you need to level your followers with Armor and Weapon upgrades. However, for 200-1000g each (depending on your realm), you can purchase Frozen Arms of a Hero from the Auction House to speed this process up.

The cap for your Followers is ilvl 675. If all your Followers are ilvl 675, you’ll have a greater chance of your missions completing successfully!

Consider opting for the Stables or Spirit Lodge if you do not need the War Mill.

Herb Garden:

By leveling this building to level 3, we open up more plots of herbs to gather. Ideally, we want to collect these herbs daily for the best return. Remember, this is a passive income, so don’t feel pressured to do this, as we can also obtain herbs from the Trading Post vendor instead.

Mines:

I don’t use the Mines, but if you want to improve your passive gold income, you could farm the ore and Mine Carts and sell the ore at the Auction House.

Alternatively, send the ore to an alt with Engineering to craft Goblin Glider Kits. These sell exceptionally well upon the release of a new continent or expansion where flying isn’t accessible yet.


Currencies and Items of Interest:

Here’s a detailed explanation of the currencies and items of interest available for the Garrison or to assist your progress through content throughout Draenor.

Garrison Resources:

We need Garrison Resources to upgrade our Garrison, and the buildings within, and to send Followers on missions. We can obtain Garrison Resources via completing successful missions or purchasing a Huge Ogre Cache.

You can also earn Garrison Resources via work orders from the Trading Post with Draenor Trade Goods.

Huge Ogre Cache:

You can obtain a Huge Ogre Cache from a specific mission: Ogrecoming Adversity from the mission table within your Garrison. Once opened, it awards you with 1000 Garrison Resources.

You can buy and sell these at the Auction House. Depending on your realm, these are available for between 500-5000 gold. These are ideal for players wanting to power-level their Garrison and buildings.

Frozen Arms of a Hero:

These items are great for power-leveling the ilvl of your Followers. Once your Follower reaches ilvl 600, it can be arduous to increase to their cap of ilvl 675; with two Frozen Arms of a Hero (per Follower), this is straightforward.

Expect these to value at around 200-1,000 gold each at the Auction House, depending on your realm.

Medallion of the Legion:

If you intend on using a Medallion of the Legion to increase your reputation with the Denizens of Draenor, make sure you have the Trading Post at level 3; you’ll gain a 20% bonus to reputation gains.

Important: You must be within Draenor when consuming the Medallion of the Legion to gain the 20% bonus!


Garrison Cache:

Make sure you visit your Garrison every three days. If you fail to visit after the third day, you will start losing out on Garrison Resources. Your Garrison Cache has a default cap of 500 Garrison Resources before it stops accumulating.

To increase this cap to 1000 Garrison Resources and coincide with our routine, consider getting Revered with Arakkoa Outcasts and purchasing the trade agreement. Once we increase the cache to 1,000 Garrison Resources, we only need to visit the Garrison every six days.


Mission Manager Add-ons:

Add-ons speed up the process of assigning Followers to missions. You can auto-assign Followers based on the success chance or the Garrison Resource rewards at a click of a button.

The add-ons also give you a detailed glance at your Followers and all their abilities and traits.

Here’s a selection of add-ons for your consideration.

I’d highly recommend Master Plan.

Master Plan

Master Plan Add-on


Followers:

There are 56 Followers available. Each has different abilities and traits. Concentrate on getting your Followers with the Extreme Scavenger, or Scavenger trait. Due to the soft cap of 20 Followers assigned at any one time, it’s your job to have 20 of the best Followers available. To increase this cap to 25 Followers, we need to have a level 3 Barracks.

If you have more than 20 (25) Followers, you will need to deactivate some Followers before you can successfully begin missions. To do this, open the Followers tab at the Mission Table and right-click the portrait of the Follower you wish to deactivate. To reactivate, right-click and select Activate.


Followers via the Tavern:

You can hire one Follower from your Tavern; this won’t affect your Follower cap. As mentioned above, you need to hire a Follower with the Extreme Scavenger or Scavenger trait; this will increase Garrison Resource rewards from successful missions.


Gold-Making from your Garrison:

As you know, I have the Reins of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur, which means I can access the Auction House wherever I wish. As my Garrison is phased, it’s a great place to pitch up my mount and do my Gold-Making privately.

If you don’t have the mount, consider upgrading your Trading Post and collecting/purchasing the pieces required to set up the Ancient Trading Mechanism (Trading Post: Auction House).


Flipping Garrison Items:

If you no longer acquire Huge Ogre Cache, Frozen Arms of a Hero, and Medallion of the Legion, be sure to post these to the Auction House. I’ve shown on my blog that you can a lot of gold selling these items.

Moreover, there’s even a market to flip these items, so if you see these posted cheap, always consider flipping them back to the Auction House for a profit.

I’ll add a post in the coming days outlining the items I’ve flipped on the Auction House.


Menagerie:

There’s value in doing the first quest, Unearthed Magic, as you can easily earn a bind on account Ultimate-Battle Training Stone that instantly increases a battle pet to level 25.


Conclusion:

I have 59 characters at the moment that has the Garrison setup above, each churning out War Paints for Cards of Omen. The setup is highly profitable as long as I visit the Garrison every five days!

I’ll admit it took a lot of time, gold, and resources to get where I am today, but I see it as an investment. The longer this method lasts, the more gold I can passively make towards my monthly WoWToken.

Remember, although this is a passive, casual setup, you can increase your returns further by gathering herbs daily and assigning your Followers regularly on missions to obtain Garrison Resources, which in turn you can spend on herbs from the Trading Post vendor.

I know a lot of information is here, and I hope I have detailed everything for you. However, if you’re unsure of anything, please drop me a line in the comment section below.


Credits:

I have credited Erosium, as I believe his setup was better than mine, and he has worked out an average value for his Cards of Omen, meaning he can sell directly to a vendor. On the other hand, I didn’t have the Salvage Yard, so thanks to him, I’ve adjusted this accordingly.

If you want to see his guides, check out his YouTube Channel and his video outlining Garrisons Gold Breakdown.

Also, thank you to Wowhead for use of their links, to assist you all.


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!

 

Umbral Ink Shuffle

Umbral Ink Shuffle:

It’s finally here, the Umbral Ink Shuffle. You’re probably wondering, what do you mean it’s here? In Shadowlands, the primary ink we can trade is Umbral Ink. We need the valuation of Umbral Ink to be low enough to make the shuffle worthwhile, and with Umbral Ink averaging 48g on E.U, that moment is finally here.

However, Umbral Ink’s average value is 59g each for players within the U.S region. You might have to wait a little longer, but it depends on the prices compared to other inks.


What Is An Ink Shuffle:

To assist you in correctly investing your gold, check the website: The Undermine Journal for prices for inks for your realm. The idea is to purchase Umbral Ink, visit an Ink Trader, and trade for any ink you feel is profitable. Ideally, you need to be looking at a minimum of 15g profit per ink to make this worthwhile.


Increasing Your Profit Margins Further:

If you have the profession: Inscription, you can also craft Umbral Pigment via Death Blossom. If you purchase 20 Death Blossom (at 3g 40s each), you’ll get, on average, 2.8 Umbral Pigment per mass mill. Meaning you’re looking at approximately 24g per Umbral Pigment. That’s before even factoring in the value of the Luminous Pigment and Tranquil Pigment!

Although this method includes a lot of work, it has a lot of value!


Umbral Ink Shuffle Example:

The E.U average price for Umbral Ink is 48g each. If you were to purchase 200 and trade this into an Ink Trader for 200 Sallow Pigment (which values 138g each), you could make approximately 18000g profit.

This example is the top end; expect the profit margins to be lower.


You’ve Used Median Prices; why?

I’ve added Median prices to offer an average price across the region. For the best results, always check the valuations for your realm; you’ll find the prices are much lower or considerably higher.


How Long Will This Last For?

As the expansion prolongs and the materials continue to drop in valuation, it will become easier for others to get involved. If you want to participate in this market, getting involved as soon as possible is best.

As more people get involved, the market will become saturated, and the value of the ink will start to come down in line with the trader shuffle. To prolong this further, consider posting small amounts of ink to the Auction House. This method will allow other players to post inks too, and not oversaturate the market.


The Knock-on Effect:

Remember, with inks obtainable a lot cheaper than the Auction House via the vendor shuffle; there will be a knock-on effect to other crafts. Glyphs and any other crafts that use ink will start dropping in value.

As I always advise, adjust your material/craft prices regularly and adapt quickly to stay ahead of your competition.


What Inks To Trade:

Below are inks valued at E.U median via The Undermine Journal. Value your inks via your realms data for the best results!

Umbral Ink – 48g

  • Moonglow Ink – 79g
  • Midnight Ink – 81g
  • Shimmering Ink – 114g
  • Celestial Ink – 150g
  • Jadefire Ink – 109g
  • Ethereal Ink – 100g
  • Ink of the Sea – 75g
  • Roseate Pigment – 57g
  • Sallow Pigment – 138g

As you can see, you can make some considerable profit by trading Umbral Ink with the inks above.


What About Uncommon Inks?

Now, I don’t recommend trading Umbral Ink for the Uncommon Inks. The value isn’t there. It costs 10 Umbral Ink to purchase 1 Uncommon Ink. Given the price of Umbral Ink is 48g, we’d need to sell an Uncommon Ink for 550g for it to be worthwhile, and the highest valued Uncommon Ink is Inferno Ink at 165g.

If Umbral Ink falls to 10g each soon, then there’s potential, but at this time, I don’t recommend trading Umbral Pigment for Uncommon Inks.


Conclusion:

I’ve been doing the Umbral Ink Shuffle for almost a month now. The inks I’ve found profitable: Roseate Pigment, Sallow Pigment, Jadefire Ink, Midnight Ink, and Moonglow Ink.

I’ve been selling the other inks, but I’ve not seen much return yet compared to those above.

I’ve been doing the Ink Trader Shuffles for several expansions now, and I can reiterate that the quicker you get involved in this market, the better. Once other players/gold-makers get involved, the market will start to get saturated, bringing down prices of all the inks.

Have you been shuffling Umbral Ink, and how well is it going for you? Share your comments below!


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!

Add-on: Point Blank Sniper

Add-on: Point Blank Sniper

Point Blank Sniper:

Welcome to today’s blog post. Today I’ll discuss the benefits of a new Add-on by plusmouse called Point Blank Sniper. This Add-on was brought to my attention by Vahdis on Twitter. It’s a very lightweight Add-on, requiring some additional Add-ons to work.

The premise is that by importing Shopping Lists into the Shopping tab, we can use Point Blank Sniper to snipe Auctions within that Shopping List that other players may post incorrectly.


What Do I Need?

Open up your favored Add-on client; mine is CurseForge. Search for the following Add-ons you don’t already own in the search box.

I’d advise downloading the following Add-ons from their respective sites.

Once downloaded, load up the game and log in on your preferred character.


Getting Started:

Head over to the nearest Auction House and tap that Goblin on the shoulder! The TSM window will pop up instantly, so hit the WoW UI tab in the top right to view the other tabs on the bottom. Select the Shopping tab.

If you select the Select Shopping List drop-down menu, you will see a default Shopping List called: Starter Sniper List added by the author of this Add-on. This shopping list consists of some profitable items which may be of interest to you. Ideally, you should edit this and make your own!


Shopping Lists:

Here’s a list of Shopping Lists I’ve created. Click the links below to be redirected to my Pastebin. I will continue to add shopping lists, so be sure to return to this post.


Importing A Shopping List:

If you have a shopping list already created or copied one of mine, open the Shopping tab on the Auction House. At the top right, you’ll see the option, Import. Hit this, paste all the information you copied, and select import.

Reminder, make sure you give your new Shopping List an accessible name, and be aware of any capitals, as the shopping list name will need to match precisely when starting a Sniper search.


Sniping:

If you open the Sniping tab, you’ll see several options.

Shopping List Name:

This tab is case sensitive, be sure to enter the name of your Shopping List precisely as it is within the Shopping List tab. Once correctly added, hit the Start button. If the button is non-responsive, there’s an error with the name added. Resolve and try again.

Price Source:

You will have five price sources if you downloaded and installed both TSM and TUJ Add-on.

  • Region – TUJ
  • Realm – TUJ
  • DBMarket – TSM
  • DBRegionMarketAvg – TSM
  • DBRegionSaleAvg – TSM

Ideally, you need to opt for the price source you use when selling the item(s) you’re sniping. This method will prevent you from buying items higher than you wish to sell them.

Percentage:

The percentage you input here will inform the Add-on to search for any item within your Shopping List, and if it’s either equal to or less than the percentage in this box, it will show up. The default is 15%; feel free to change this.

Example: I’ve picked DBMarket as my price source and kept the percentage at 15%. [The Reins of the Tamed Bloodfeaster] is about 100k gold on my realm. If someone posts it for 15k or below, it will pop up on the Add-on for me to purchase.

Items Class:

Use this tab to filter items within your Shopping List.

Options:

Select the Options tab to change the options within the Add-on. I leave this as default. Reminder, make sure that under the heading, Scan Behaviour, the Play Beep Tone is selected. This beep will alert you of any items available to purchase when running a Sniper scan. Ideally, for players that run sniper scans on an alt account in the background.


TSM Sniper vs. Point Blank Sniper:

If you’re familiar with TSM Sniper, you’ll know that depending on the number of items within the sniper group; it can take a lot of time to scan the Auction House.

However, with Point Blank Sniper, we can separate our Shopping Lists and snipe specific items, meaning a quick scan.


Discord:

If you have any questions or experience issues, check out the Add-ons Discord channel.


Conclusion:

I don’t snipe myself, but I know a lot of players that do. My fortnightly posting routine means I barely have time to post my auctions, let alone run sniper scans. I can see this Add-on being very good and easily accessible to players that may not be accustomed to TSM.

If you have the time and resources, I suggest investing in an alt account and having the Point Blank Sniper Add-on running in the background.


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.

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!


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.

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!


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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.


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