Sadly, news has started circulating on social media that as of May 1st, 2023, the website: The Undermine Journal will cease to operate. I’ve known about this since Feb 19th, thanks to Erorus’ newsletter on his Patreon.
If you have the Addon: The Undermine Journal (TUJ) installed, you need to know that this is obsolete and will no longer receive updates. If you use this Addon in-game for pricing data, act now and uninstall it to limit any potential issues!
With confirmation yesterday surrounding the rewards from the Dragonflight: Twitch Drops promotion, there’s an inevitable demise for the Battle Pet: Dragon Kite. Unsure about the new Twitch Drops promotion, check out this blog post.
In World of Warcraft this week, we see the long-awaited return of the World Event: Hallow’s End. Not only does the event bring another chance to earn the elusive The Horseman’s Reins, but many Companion Pets are available that sell considerably well in the Auction House.
Buying and selling (Flipping) recipes is a lucrative market when gold-making, especially if you’re familiar with the best recipes to invest in. Sadly, if you’re new to this market it’s not straightforward, and you will need to do your homework. This post today will hopefully help explain some of the considerations you need to take before buying and selling recipes in World of Warcraft.
Changes to Unobtainable Classic Recipes in Shadowlands 9.1:
On June the 24th, Wowhead revealed that classic recipes that were unobtainable following the release of Cataclysm would once again be obtainable again in Shadowlands 9.1.
With Cataclysm Timewalking, players can purchase classic recipes once unobtainable via the Cataclysm Timewalking vendor, Kiatke. Unfortunately, there’s no information on how much these recipes will cost or whether they’ll remain BoE.
Following today’s news, if you’ve invested in the recipes below, consider offloading them immediately, as the valuation of these recipes will likely fall.
Please find below the recipes that are now obtainable.
Players unaware of the Smart Loot feature will automatically purchase the recipe from the Auction House because of the poor drop rate on Wowhead. But this is incorrect.
A recipe with the Smart Loot tag will have an increased drop rate for players with the profession and don’t already have the recipe. If you opt to farm these recipes, ignore the drop rates suggested on Wowhead. The drop rates don’t consider whether the player’s looting has the profession or recipe, hence the poor percentages.
Example: [Formula: Enchant Weapon – Blade Ward] is a Smart Loot item. The drop rate on Wowhead suggests this as a 0.5% drop chance, but this will be a lot higher if you have the Enchanting profession and don’t have the recipe.
For a comprehensive list of all the recipes with the Smart Loot tag.
If an item drops with the Party Loot tag, each member of the party that needs one, will loot one.
Example: [Recipe: Heartsbane Hexwurst] Not only is this a smart loot item, but it’s a party loot item too. So if you have the Cooking profession and do not own this recipe and it drops, everyone that needs one will successfully loot one.
For a comprehensive list of all the recipes with the Party Loot tag.
Class Specific Recipes:
Although anyone can loot these recipes, you will need to be a specific class to learn the recipe. Take extra care if you consider flipping these recipes, as your potential buyers are limited to that class.
Example: [Schematic: Lightning Etched Specs] not only is this a zone drop (which I’ll explain later), but it’s a class-specific recipe; in this case, if you wish to learn this recipe, you must be a Shaman. Take extra care with recipes that drop within the raid, Sunwell Plateau.
For a comprehensive list of recipes restricted to a specific class, click here. Change the class in the filter to view recipes specific to another class.
If you’ve played World of Warcraft for several years, you’ll know there have been many changes since Vanilla, none more so than Cataclysm (The Shattering). As a result, many items (including recipes) were deemed unavailable and were classed unobtainable due to the removal of their source.
If you’re fortunate to have one of these recipes, you can sell this to a collector via the Auction House. Fortunately, these recipes can demand a lot of gold. Although these recipes are no longer obtainable, Blizzard may have made them accessible via a Profession Trainer instead.
Example: [Recipe: Soothing Turtle Bisque] is a Cooking recipe that is no longer obtainable due to the removal of its source. However, this recipe is now available from the Cooking Trainer. Unfortunately, people still post these recipes to the Auction House, hoping for an unsuspecting buyer – don’t buy them!
Alternatively, [Recipe: Dirge’s Kickin’ Chimaerok Chops] is no longer obtainable and doesn’t have an alternative source. This recipe will sell exceptionally high on the Auction House purely for completionists.
Previously, this item demanded a high price on the Auction House because, at one point, it was one of the few recipes needed to learn 200 recipes for the achievement: Iron Chef. However, there are approximately 369 Cooking recipes in-game now, meaning it is now easier to earn this achievement.
Any recipes which have been removed and are no longer usable will be highlighted in grey. These items should be sold to a vendor as they’re regarded as trash.
Zone Drop Recipes:
Recipes with the Zone Drop tag are recipes obtained from a mob within a specific zone or instance. These items will have a low drop rate.
Example: [Pattern: Robe of Eternal Light] is a Zone Drop, specific to the zone (instance), Sunwell Plateau. So if we’re farming this recipe, we know that we need to farm mobs within Sunwell Plateau. Check Wowhead for the best mobs that drop your desired recipe.
World Drop Recipes:
These recipes are complicated to farm due to their extremely low drop rates. Therefore, it’s advisable to purchase these recipes from the Auction House and recoup the gold from alternative farming methods.
World Drop recipes will drop from any mob within a specific continent or zone that matches the level requirement.
Example: [Plans: Gauntlets of the Iron Tower] is a TBC World Drop (Level 30-50). By killing Level 30-50 mobs within TBC content you will have a very small chance to drop this recipe. This item is worth approximately 123k, but this could be a lot lower or higher depending on your realm’s population.
Recipes Rewarded From Quests:
There’s a lot of value in buying and selling recipes that are rewarded from quests. In addition, some of these quests are limited by Faction, meaning they can be very profitable to the opposing Faction. But, these are also of interest to players who don’t wish to complete quest lines and prefer to buy them.
For a comprehensive list of all the recipes available from Quests.
You’d automatically assume that there’s no market for Vendor Recipes, and you’d be incorrect. Instead, the lazy players in World of Warcraft make this a viable market to operate in. Ideally, the vendors furthest from flight points or ease of access will hold recipes with the best value.
Vendors with Limited Quantity recipes will also hold great value. Once the last recipe is purchased, there will be a random cooldown before the recipe is available again. Many players will not want to wait and will prefer to check the Auction House and purchase it instead.
For a comprehensive list of recipes sold by vendors, which can be reposted to the Auction House click here.
First off, as good as Wowhead is, regarding item information within World of Warcraft, it fails with an item’s Buyout Price. I’m sure you’ve seen it, in the quick facts? I have no idea where they get this information from, but it’s incorrect, by a large margin too.
Example: [Plans: Sageblade] is a World Drop, and according to Wowhead’s buyout price, the recipe has a buyout of 1,4m gold.
For this reason, when buying and selling recipes, I’d urge you to use our trusted friend, The Undermine Journal (TUJ). The EU Median Price (average region price) for this recipe is 79k. Remember, lower populated realms will demand a higher value, and vice versa for higher populated realms.
You can use TUJ to evaluate any recipe you consider buying or selling. Remember, the value on TUJ is only a guide; you will need to use that guide and assume a fair price. Posting your recipes at the right price will return a profit and guarantee that sale; ignoring this could result in a loss or an unsold item.
Recipes By Profession:
Future posts, that detail all the BoE recipes by profession. Check back for updates.
A collection of updated TSM groups. Please remember that I do not add operations to my TSM groups to prevent any potential issues; default operations are automatically assigned once imported successfully.
Feel free to make any adjustments you wish, but please make sure you backup your profile before importing and making any changes.
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The Undermine Journal (TUJ) is, without doubt, one of the most crucial websites/add-on resources for gold-making in World of Warcraft. Using TUJ website, add-on, and TSM together and knowing how to use them efficiently will maximize your gold-making potential.
Within all my gold-making articles, I always express the need to access TUJ website so readers that consider following my advice (incorporating my markets into theirs) can get up-to-date auction house data for their region and realm. Having this information to hand before getting into a market is the difference between knowing you’ll make a profit or record a loss.
The article today will hopefully give my readers (that are unfamiliar) a better understanding of The Undermine Journal website and add-on.
What is The Undermine Journal (Website):
The Undermine Journal (alternatively known as TUJ) is a website that offers auction house data for the specified Region/Realm you require in World of Warcraft. TUJ acquires this data via snapshots from Blizzard’s API, which is updated every hour.
Once you’ve selected your Region/Realm, you can input any item in the search bar, and it will offer you essential auction house data for that item. With this auction house data, we can correctly value our item(s), making buying and selling as efficient as possible.
What is The Undermine Journal (Addon):
The Undermine Journal in-game add-on shows realm-specific pricing in tooltips for all items and battle pets on all US, EU, and KR realms. Data includes:
Average market price for your realm over the past 3 days
Average market price for your realm over the past 14 days
Standard deviation of market price for your realm over the past 14 days
Number of days since the item was last seen on your AH
Global median market price right now
Global average market price right now
Global standard deviation of market price right now
Prices are aware of item bonuses and pet breeds as well, so, for example, Heroic items have separate prices from Heroic Warforged, Mythic, etc.
The add-on is updated twice a week, on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Update your add-ons regularly to have the latest release available in-game.
The Author of The Undermine Journal (TUJ), Erorus, has added five Youtube guides helping players understand the statistics available from the website, and how using these statistics correctly is the difference between making gold and losing gold.
It’s difficult to believe at the time of this post; there were only 65 views! This should be a lot higher!
Use the Watch on Youtube feature within the video and be sure to like, subscribe, and add any feedback to his guides.
If you found any of Erorus’ guides helpful, appreciate his website and add-on; please consider becoming a Patreon and rewarding him for his work. I’m a Patreon as I believe what he’s created is fantastic. Rewarding him for his hard work can only be good for the website and add-on going forward.
A portion of this article was directly from The Undermine Journal to offer precise information about the add-on. I’ve added the Youtube guides, this should not affect your view count – my intentions are to help increase it. If you wish anything to be removed, amended, please contact me, and I’ll immediately edit where necessary. I created this article to help promote your website, add-on and guides to new and experienced gold-makers within my blog.
If you were a playing during Warlords of Draenor,
you will be familiar with the crafted levelling gear you could equip at level 91 which boosted your ilevel and stats, these boosted your ability to kill mobs and speed up your levelling or assisted you in gaining entry to ilevel restricted dungeons etc. Sadly these were unique equipped items, meaning there was a restriction of 3 items which you could equip at any given time.
Thankfully this time around in Legion, the restrictions have been removed, but the BoE items are no longer crafted, but are available from random drops. The items of interest, will be the items that are available to level 101 characters and have an ilevel of 835 and above. These cost a very pretty penny as they will be of interest to mains (Mythics/Raiding), alts (levelling) and the new twink bracket (PvP) for Legion.
When I levelled my main, I was very fortunate to loot and sell Fran’s Intractable Loop ilevel 850, which I was able to sell for 100k (90k after AH cut). The ring was of no interest to me as I already had a better ring stat wise equipped, but with that said, the 90k helped me buy materials to assist me power levelling my professions etc.
Now I wouldn’t recommend farming these items, due to how low the drop rate is, and sadly, there’s no way you can guarantee getting the item you want, as it’s completely random! So the best scenario we have, is using the gold we’ve successfully built and invest it in cheap Legion BoE’s posted onto the Auction House.
If you use TSM, you can use this string to shop. Simply copy and paste the string below in your search box and hit enter.
What this will do, is search the Auction House and narrow down, all the items that are available to a character at level 101, then will narrow the search down further, by showing all the items that have an ilevel of 835 and above. All these items will be within the armor category too. Remember to save and rename the search, so you can search for BoE’s on a regular basis!
Once your search is complete, hit the ilevel column header to put all the items in order of their ilevel. This will make it far more easier to differentiate between each ilevel and prevent miss-clicking and over purchasing items of a lower ilevel. You can limit this further, by adding another /i835 within the above string and this will just show ilevel 835 items. Simply change it to i850 if you wish to just search for ilvl 850 items.
I’ve been buying up a lot of cheap BoE’s off the Auction House to flip. Below is an example of the prices I’ve been buying at and the minimum I’ve been flipping for. This isn’t a guide for what you should buy and sell at, as each server/realm is different.
Some things to consider, always opt for items with good stats. for example, rings only have Stamina so check for good secondary stats and a bonus stat, this could boost value for your item. Also have consideration for items with Prismatic sockets, these give players the option to add a gem to the item, these will also increase value to the item.
Although this has been very profitable for me, it doesn’t guarantee to be profitable for everyone. The way servers/realms are, each one is different in every way, it’s exactly the same with Transmog etc. The higher populated your realm is, the more items available to you, competition will be high, with a lot of customers to sell to. Lower populated realms, have less items available, but bring low competition and lesser customers at your disposal. Always check your Auction House and The Undermine Journal to see how your server/realm is doing.
If you have alts, like myself, this method CAN be seen as risk free. Any items I don’t sell, will easily be used for my alts. If this is the case for you too, then you too can feel at ease that you know that the items wont go to waste.
Here’s some screenshots of some flips I’ve made…
Feel free to post in the comments below and share your success’s or if you have any questions, please ask away! Alternatively, tweet me on Twitter @GrahransWoWGold
Thanks for reading guys and I wish you all the best of luck!
Good evening guys, my time has been extremely limited as of late with regards to World of Warcraft, but with what little time I did have, Ive managed to put to good use and have finally got a Battle Pet import string created for TSM3. This has taken me alot of time to create and is by no means the finished article, but one that is a work in progress.
To get this Battle Pet Import String, simply click here
To clarify, I have placed all the Battle Pets in alphabetical order and have added a level 01 and level 25 of each pet where available. Ive also added a (U) to signal an Uncommon level 01 pet and an (R) to signal a Rare level 01 pet. There is one instance where Ive added a (C) to signal a Common pet. The level 25’s have been added as rare too as default! Ive also gone to the liberty of adding a couple of level 24’s where possible. This was mainly due to having some in my inventry that I sell.
Ive added the group structures to the string too, but have decided not to add the operations, this is purely based on the fact that each server has it’s own price ranges etc. I’m sure it wont take you too long to check The Undermine Journal(TUJ) its a great source for pricing your pets for any given server.
I’d also like to remind you that this is version v.1 and will be updated when possible. I’ve added (*) to signal pets missing which will need to be added at a later date. Feel free to add these if they’re available on your auction house or alternatively, follow my blog for updates on the release of any new versions.
Copy the string Ive uploaded at Pastebin and carefully import the string within your TSM3. Make sure TSM is updated. Always backup your TSM in case of any errors or issues that may occur.
If you experience any issues, with regard to this string, please do drop me a line and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
If you want to share this string, please do take the time to credit me for my work. It’s taken me along time to create and I know that this is something that alot of people have wanted within the community.