Dragonflight Patch 10.0.5

Dragonflight: Patch 10.0.5

Dragonflight Patch 10.0.5:

The next reset day will see the release of Dragonflight’s first patch of the expansion, Patch 10.0.5. As I predicted, it will release on the 24th of January (25th for players within the E.U Region).

Before posting this blog, I wanted to wait until the patch notes were released (which was tonight). Continue reading for more information regarding Dragonflight: patch 10.0.5.

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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.


Feedback:

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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.

 


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.

Malevolent, Dreadful, and Contender Transmog.

What is Malevolent, Dreadful, and Contender Transmog?

If you played World of Warcraft during Mists of Pandaria (MoP), you would be familiar with this crafted gear from Leatherworking, Blacksmithing, and Tailoring. These items were called Crafted Malevolent, Crafted Dreadful, and Contender’s gear. During MoP, these crafts were very valuable, thanks to PvP content and their bonus sets. Even to this day, they still hold a reasonable valuation and offer me a steady income.

To view the Malevolent, Dreadful, and Contender transmog via Wowhead. Click on the links provided to view their item sets.


How Do We Obtain These Recipes?

Leatherworking has the best return when operating in this market, as it crafts both Leather and Mail items. However, it comes at a price, as you’ll need to learn more recipes than the other two professions. The Malevolent and Dreadful recipes are locked behind a specific craft that has a daily cooldown; meaning you need to craft an epic material to discover a new recipe for your profession. Below is a summary of the crafts necessary for each profession.

Craft needed to discover a new Crafted Dreadful recipe. (Daily Cooldown)

Craft needed to discover a new Crafted Malevolent recipe. (Daily Cooldown)

Please don’t confuse Hardened Magnificent Hide, Balanced Trillium Ingot, and Celestial Cloth with Accelerated Hardened Magnificent Hide, Accelerated Balanced Trillium Ingot, and Accelerated Celestial Cloth. The accelerated versions have no cooldowns and don’t discover any new recipes.

Contender Recipes from Vendors

Each profession has its dedicated vendors that sell Contender’s recipe; this will cost you 1x Spirit of Harmony from the following vendors.

Leatherworking:

Blacksmithing:

Tailoring:


Crafting Your Malevolent, Dreadful, and Contender Transmog!

Once you’ve learned your recipes, start crafting your gear. The materials needed to craft the items are straightforward and easy to acquire, either from farming or purchasing from the Auction House. I urge you to check TheUndermineJournal (TUJ); this will give you an idea of your materials and crafts’ value and ultimately help you decide whether it’s beneficial to farm or purchase your materials.

Material shopping list (RMA = Region Market Avg from TUJ)

Remember you can craft Magnificent Hide from 50x Exotic Leather, Ghost Iron Bar from 2x Ghost Iron Ore, and Bolt of Windwool Cloth from 5x Windwool Cloth; by crafting our own materials, we improve our profit margins. These crafts do not have a cooldown!


The Benefits of Malevolent, Dreadful, and Contender Transmog:

What makes this gear valuable is the transmog aspect; they have some excellent skins. With the introduction of Shadowlands and the Relic of the Past, this gear can help players level efficiently. The relic can manipulate the item’s ilvl and level requirement, meaning this has some value for lower-level players. The bonus for equipping 2 or 4 pieces may be beneficial.


Previous Sales:

Here are some of my previous sales to show the amount of gold you can make from this market.

Malevolent, Dreadful, and Contender's Transmog Sales
Crafted Transmog Sales

Update – The Mage Tower:

Following the release of the new World Event: Legion Timewalking and the reintroduction of the Mage Tower, Crafted Dreadful Gladiator’s gear is in high demand. When these items are applied with either a Relic IV or Relic V, they scale extremely well, due to the gem sockets and enchants that can be applied.

As with the increase in the value of these crafts, you’ll notice that the materials are in high demand too; and have tripled in value on some realms. If you’re able to farm materials during this event, I’d suggest checking out my new blog post, covering the materials needed during the World Event: Legion Timewalking and the Mage Tower.

Also, check out my other blog post for more information regarding other crafts that are selling during this event!


Feedback:

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post; I hope you found this post informative. Please do consider commenting and sharing. If you found any errors, please contact me, and I’d be happy to resolve any issues. Thank you to Wowhead for the use of their website’s data to add helpful links.