Gryphon Mail Breastplate Sold for 9.6k

Although Wowhead has the Gryphon Mail Breastplate valued at approximately 11k, you maybe wondering why selling it for a little under 9.2k is something to shout about. Well as they say, ‘The devil is in the detail’ and you can see that it’s evidently true as the screenshot of my TSM3 account summary for the item shows below.

Gryphon Mail breastplate sale
I’ve always stated, that the Transmog Market can be such a slow process, but if you’re patient enough to wait for that sale, then you can make some really good profit. Keep with it, the rewards are there…

The Transmog Market…

The transmog market can be a fickle market at times, but can net you a vast amount of gold, if you put the time and effort in to it, oh and not forgetting, you have to be very VERY patient. When I first started dabbling in transmog I was on a very high populated server called Draenor and the competition was rife and at times, it did look somewhat daunting, with the prospect of having over a 1000 items, always getting undercut and needing to constantly repost to see any return on investment.

Thankfully since the emergence of Warlords of Draenor and my recent move to a smaller populated server, I have seen some very encouraging signs on my transmog sales. It’s been without doubt a very slow process to rebuild my transmog stock, but the statistics I’ve seen from my TSM3 accounting summary shows that the hard work is starting to pay off. My stock at the time of writing this, consists of approximately 600-650 items, but I’m looking to get somewhere around the 1250+ mark to see a greater variety on the Auction House and obviously a further increase in sales.

Below is a copy of my sales summary for the last 90 days.

Transmog sales summary

If you’ve seen my previous posts, you’ll notice I tend to do a lot of farming for my Transmog items. I mostly run AQ20, AQ40, Uldaman, Zul’Farrak and a number of others. You can also get a lot of transmog from the Salvage Yard, which you can get via your Garrison, I have 7 level 3 Salvage Yards, so I’m constantly churning out transmog on a daily basis. It’s a bit tedious at times, but worth it when you see the results.

More recently, you will have seen me post regarding the Darkmoon Faire too, this is a fantastic opportunity to get some very desirable Replica transmog items and can net you a serious amount of gold, anywhere as little as 4k to as high as 25k, depending on your server. If you missed my post, please do read it HERE, you can make an absolute mint, if you take the time to read it and implement it.

Please do remember, the transmog market is an extremely slow market. So don’t expect an overnight sale as soon as you dip your toes in the market. The more items you post, the more chances of selling something. Start small and work your way up and always post your items for 12 hours, until you start getting a feel for the market on your realm. I’ve been on this realm for almost 3 Months and have only just started posting at 48 hours as I’m quietly confident, that i can cover the posting costs and the competition is low. Again, this differs from realm to realm.

Anyway, thanks for reading, if you have any questions, drop me a line below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Until next time, good luck and happy farming!

The Secrets of the Darkmoon Faire

Many people within World of Warcraft will not be familliar with this strategy, but Ive been using it to my advantage for as long as I can remember and I have amassed atleast 45% of my gold balance from doing it. Now this is pretty limited, as you can only get the items during the the Darkmoon Faire.

Now, I can hear you asking, what is this big secret? well… it’s the opportunity to purchase Replica transmog items, from the vendor Baruma for a measly amount of Darkmoon Prize Tickets. The important part of this strategy, is to buy Darkmoon Quest Items, which Ive listed below this paragraph for you, once these are turned in, you will get a small amount of gold or experience (depending on your level) and more importantly the Darkmoon prize tickets. Do this on all your alts too, like I do. Remember, the tickets are BoP, but once you’ve bought your Replica transmog items, they’re BoE and tradable.

Darkmoon Quest Items:
Monstrous Egg
Fallen Adventurer’s Journal
Banner of the Fallen
Captured Insignia
Imbued Crystal
Mysterious Grimoire
Ornate Weapon
Soothsayer’s Runes
A Treatise on Strategy

TSM import string:

You can buy each of the quest items from the Auction House for as little as 10g and as much as 500g for the higher demand items, you may even prefer to farm them. If this is the case, check the links out on the items above and see where they drop from. Personally, I buy them off the Auction House about 2 weeks before the Darkmoon Faire comes, as they maybe cheaper, than when it’s in Town. It’s a small amount of gold compared to what you’ll make on the Replica transmog items you sell. Dont forget to do the daily’s in the area too, whether it’s profession daily’s or the game daily’s for extra tickets, every little helps…

Quest – Silas’ Secret Stash:
As well as the Darkmoon Quest items above, you can also complete a quest called Silas’ Secret Stash. This can only be completed once on any one character and doesn’t reset! This quest costs 100  Darkmoon Daggermaw and you can buy this quest from the vendor Galissa Sundew at co-ords [52.88]. Once you have started the quest, you’ll notice that you’ve been given a set of clues and some treasure to find.

I’ve added a video below, from a very good streamer called oldbess. He does many awesome videos, helping his viewers make gold in Warcraft. Be sure to leave some feedback and a like if you found his video on this quest helpful.

The Replica Gear:
Instead of posting links for every Replica item available, I will instead link every Replica set, you can go through the page to see the individual items. You will also notice the item it’s replicating.

Replica Sets:

Dreadmist Raiment
Deathmist Raiment
Magister’s Regalia
Sorcerer’s Regalia
Vestments of the Devout
Vestments of the Virtuous

Shadowcraft Armor
Darkmantle Armor
Wildheart Raiment
Feralheart Raiment

Beaststalker Armor
Beastmaster Armor
The Elements
The Five Thunders

Battlegear of Heroism
Battlegear of Valor
Lightforge Armor
Soulforge Armor

I  have made a Replica Transmog Import String for TSM which you can find HERE.

If you’re confident that you can get these items cheaper on the Auction House, feel free to purchase them to flip. I can sell Replica gear between 20-30k at the moment, so I’m happy to buy at 10k to guarantee a healthy flip.

Each item within each set will be worth considerably more than another, this is where you’ll have the task to check your Auction House and see what the prices are and then purchase the best item that will maximise your profit.  Below are a couple of screenshots I took today showing what sales you could make, by investing in a small amount of gold and a little time.

Darkmantle spaulders SOLD                      Darkmantle gloves SOLD

  Darkmantle cap SOLD                    Darkmantle boots SOLD
You can find further images of my Replica Transmog sales HERE or simply check out my Facebook page or Twitter feed for recent sales.

I hope you found this post interesting, please do post questions if you have any, but more importantly, please feel free to share your sales too…

Thanks for reading!

TSM Import Strings

This is a collection of import strings I use within my TSM. I have included other people’s strings as well as incorperating a couple of my own. I will try my best to credit the appropriate authors where applicable. If you feel Ive missed you, please do message me and I’ll rectify it as soon as possible. Nothing intentional.

Strings have been uploaded and saved at Simply scroll down and find the string you want and click on the link. Simply, copy and paste the string into your TSM. Ive tried to keep my subgroups intact for you, but you can readjust them in TSM as you see fit. If you have any questions, please do comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Auction House Module Import String
BattlePet Import String Legion 7.3 (COMPLETE)
Glyphs Import String by Class
Herbs & Petals Import String
LegionBoEs 101 Import String (Not Complete)
Replica Transmog Import String (DMF)

Transmog Import String

More to follow…

Credit: Sterling’s Sniper Mastery, Phat lewts Transmog List, WowProfitzSheyrah & Muffins for some of the item IDs

AQ20 – (Ruins of AhnQ’iraj)

Today I’ll be creating a guide on farming AQ20(Ruins of AhnQ’iraj) for transmog. This is an awesome place to farm, as you can travel throughout the raid instance on a mount and group up and AoE all the trash mobs. AQ20 can be found South of Silithus in Kalimdor.

The loot you’ll be concentrating on here, is mostly green uncommon items. Glorious Plate set, Lofty Plate set and Vanguard Plate set. Be warned, the drop rate for all these items are extremely low, hence why they demand a lot of gold on the Auction House. So be prepared to do a lot of instance runs, before you start seeing results.

It’s important to remember, we’re specifically concentrating on trash mobs in AQ20 and ignoring all the bosses. With this tactic, we can simply clear our way through the whole instance and once all the mobs are dead, simply leave the instance and reset it – rinse and repeat. This will aid us in completing as many runs as we want and improving our chances of gaining some desired loot.

How to get to AQ20

Ask a Mage (nicely) to port you to Dalaran.

If you can’t find a nice Mage, there’s two options I use. You can use the Uldum portal from either Orgrimmar (Horde) or Stormwind (Alliance). This was the portal you may have useAQ20 entranced back in Cataclysm, when doing the quests in Uldum. The portal maybe locked to you, if you didn’t complete the starting quests in Uldum. use the portal and you’ll port into Uldum. Simply open your map and fly the short distance Northwest to Silithus.

If the portal is locked for you, you can simply teleport to Dalaran, Northrend via the Signet of the Kirin Tor. This can be purchased in Dalaran by Harold Winston for 8.500g if you don’t have it. Alternatively, you could use the Ardent Crusader’s Tabard, to teleport to The Ardent Tournament Grounds and fly to Dalaran. The aim here is to use the portal at the Violet Citadel that ports you to The Caverns of Time, Tanaris. Once you’ve arrived at The Caverns of Time, you’ll need to fly the short distance to Silithus west from Tanaris.

When you’ve arrived, make sure you have plenty of bag space, if not, The Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth or Grand Expedition Yak can be used to clean bags, when you get full.

AQ20 transmog farming

Above you can see a detailed map of the route and where the bosses are situated within the instance. Extra attention should be given where the blue circle is, this will be made clear why later in the guide.

Zone 1 – Enter the instance and group up as many mobs as you can. Be aware that the mobs do use push backs, stunning you. You may wish to limit the amount of mobs you pull, but this is entirely up to you and the class you’re playing. Once this area is clear, you’ll approach the first boss Kurinnaxx. You can clear the mobs around him, when they come to you, when they’re dead, simply manoeuvre around the boss at a safe range.

Zone 2 – This is where we have to be very careful and why I highlighted it in blue. You can kill the 2 guards at all three entrances, but do not kill anyone inside that room. Once one mob is pulled, they will all come, including the boss General Rajaxx. Simply weave in and out of the packs and head into zone 3.

Zone 3 – Alot more mobs here, don’t pull too many. The push backs from these mobs are far worse than the ones from zone 1 and they’re multiple push backs too. Simply pull a couple of packs, get into a corner and AoE them down. Rinse and repeat. The boss Moam is up in the far right corner, so easily missed. Heads up the long set of stairs to Zone 4.

Zone 4Ossirian the Unscarred is the boss in this zone, he is situated up the stairs on the right hand side. Just concentrate on the Anubisath Guardians. Round them up and AoE down. You will get a de-buff, but nothing to worry about. Once this room is clear, head down the stairs towards zone 5.

Zone 5 – In this zone, you must make sure you kill the Silicate Feeders. These are the mobs I have greater success of looting the plate set items from. Carefully pull them not to aggro the boss Ayamiss the Hunter above the altar at the back. Head towards the corridor on the left hand side once this room is cleared and the clear that passage too.

Zone 6 – There isn’t a lot to do here, kill anything you see at the top, go to your right first, kill the pack, then make yourself back around to the left hand side as shown in the map above. You’ll find yourself back at the other entrance to zone 2 if you’ve followed the directions carefully.

Simply, enter zone 2 again, weave in and out of the mobs and make your way to the exit making sure you don’t pull any bosses. Once you’ve exited the instance, simply right-click your portrait or unit frame and select reset instance. Normally, you can only do this 10 times in an hour, but as these runs take approximately 10-15 minutes per run, we’ll not affect the maximum limit per hour.

Clear out your bags of any unwanted trash items and once you’re ready re-enter the instance and repeat the guide above.

Be sure to comment below of your results. Thanks for reading!

Vanguard Plate Set

In my previous two posts, I covered the items needed to complete your Glorious plate set and Lofty plate set. Today , I bring you the Vanguard Plate set. Again, this is a recolour of the original Glorious Plate set. Most of these items, can be farmed from AQ20 (Ruins of AhnQ’iraj).

AQ20 is situated South of Silithus, Kalimdor.

Slot – Item – Average Pricevanguard plate set

Helm – Vanguard Headdress – 7k
Shoulder – Vanguard Pauldrons – 5k
Chest – Vanguard Breastplate – 17.5k
Legs – Vanguard Legplates – 50k
Wrists – Vanguard Vambraces – 8k
Hands –  Vanguard Gauntlets – 4k
Waist – Vanguard Girdle – 4k
Feet – Vanguard Sabatons – 3.5k

These items are highly desired and have an extremely low drop rate, whether you’re collecting these pieces for your own set, or simply farming transmog to sell, these items can easily net you anywhere from as little as 3.500g to as much as 50.000g. This is server dependent of course. Prices will fluctuate depending on your servers demand and competition. So be sure to check the Auction House to see what competition you have. As a rule of thumb, you can always use The Undermine Journal (TUJ) to get important information.

Ive had some success farming items from all three of these sets, but it really knuckles down to RNG and your luck. Drop me a line below and tell me about your experiences, or maybe you’ve made a nice sale, selling these items.

Anyway, have any questions, get in touch and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for reading and good luck!

Lofty Plate Set

In this post, i’ll be covering the Lofty Plate set, which is a recolour to the Glorious Plate set. The items for this set can also be farmed from AQ20 (Ruins of AhnQ’iraj), but sadly like the Glorious Plate set, the items have an extremely low drop rate. With this being the case AQ20 is still the ideal place to farm these items.

AQ20 is situated South of Silithus, Kalimdor.

Slot – Item – Average valueLofty plate set

Helm – Lofty Helm – 18k
Shoulder – Lofty Shoulder Pads – 3.2k
Chest – Lofty Breastplate – 18k
Legs – Lofty Legguards – 9.5k
Wrists – Lofty Armguards – 4k
Hands – Lofty Gauntlets – 6k
Waist – Lofty Belt – 7k
Feet – Lofty Sabatons – 6k

Items towards the Lofty Plate set, can go for as little as 3.000g to as high as 18.000g on the Auction House (AH). So even if you’re not farming these items for yourself, they are still a nice little earner if you plan to sell them.

As posted in my previous post, you can also collect the Glorious Plate set and the Vanguard Plate set, these offer different colours to that of the set above. Always check the Auction House to see if there’s much demand or competition if you plan to sell any of these items. The Undermine Journal (TUJ) is a fantastic website if you’re in need of any details on prices etc.

Check out my next post where i cover the last set, the Vanguard Plate set.

Thanks for reading and be sure to share your success stories.

Glorious Plate Set

The Glorious Plate set is a very high demand transmog set which has an extremely low drop chance. You can farm the items towards this set within AQ20 (Ruins of AhnQ’iraj). AQ20 was a classic raid instance back in Vanilla Wow, it can be easilly farmed, with plenty of mobs to kill and loot. It’s without doubt the best place to go if you’re in need of items for this set.

AQ20, is situated south of Silithus in Kalimdor.

Slot – Item – Average ValueGlorious plate set

Helm – Glorious Headdress6.5k
Shoulders – Glorious Shoulder Pad18.5k
Chest – Glorious Breastplate4.5k
Legs – Glorious Legplates95k
Wrist – Glorious Bindings1.5k
Hands – Glorious Gauntlets9k
Waist – Glorious Belt5k
Feet – Glorious Sabatons9.5k

You can also farm items towards the Lofty Plate set and the Vanguard Plate set from AQ20 too. These sets offer a different colour skin to that of the set above. These are also on high demand, due to the extremely low drop rate. Prices for any of these desired items can vary from as low as 1.500g to anywhere up to 95.000g. It really knuckles down to your server and demand.

My advice would be to always check your Auction House (AH) to see whether there’s a demand for it and if there’s none there, good, go check out The Undermine Journal (TUJ). TUJ is a fantastic website, to get information regarding any item you can think of within World of Warcraft. You can see details like prices, amount posted on the auction house etc. Another thing to consider would be looking at downloading TradeSkillMaster (TSM). This addon has so much to offer, the information alone within tooltips is an absolute godsend.

Check my next two posts, highlighting the Lofty Plate set and Vanguard Plate set. Be sure to comment below if you’ve been successful enough to loot one of these items, maybe you’ve sold one and made alot of gold too.

Thanks for reading guys and hope the RNG gods are smiling down on you…