Hallow’s End

Hallow's End

Hallow’s End

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.

Check out my guide for more information regarding the World Event: Hallow’s End! Be sure to check The Undermine Journal for updated valuations.

Thanks for reading, and have a safe Halloween!

Darkmoon Faire Pet Battles

Darkmoon Faire Pet Battles!

Darkmoon Pet Battles:

We have two Pet Battles available to us during the event, Jeremy Feasel and Christoph VonFeasel. While these can be straightforward to complete given the correct team and strategies, it’s essential to understand that recently, Blizzard was kind enough to set some limitations that you may have missed – after all, they don’t like fun!


New Limitations:

Jeremy Feasel and Christoph VonFeasel are dailies, meaning this can only be completed once per day. Previously, we could log on alts to complete them over again, making farming for the Battle Pet rewards efficient.

However, Blizzard has changed the dailies to Account-wide dailies, meaning once you’ve completed the Pet Battles on one character, you won’t be able to re-do them again on any other character on your account until the following day!


wow-petguide.com:

wow-petguide is a fantastic resource for those that enjoy Pet Battles. They have some of the best strategies for all Pet Battles. I highlight Dark#1211 and psofia for sharing their strategies that made the two videos below possible!

Please check out the website, and please give some feedback to those mentioned above!


Jeremy Feasel:

Jeremy Feasel is located at coordinates [47.62] on the Darkmoon Isle. With this setup outlined below, we can make quick work of him. Please be aware that this strategy was kindly shared by Dark#1211 via wow-petguide.com.

Team Setup:

Breed: [ ] Skills: ( ) 

Strategy:

YouTube Video – Jeremy Feasel:

Here’s my quick YouTube video outlining the ease of this strategy. If you enjoyed the video, please do consider liking and subscribing, as it will entice me to create more in the future. Any constructive criticism is welcome!


Cristoph VonFeasel:

Christoph can also be found at coordinates [47.62] on Darkmoon Isle. The wow-petguide.com user, psofia, kindly shared this strategy.

Team Setup:

Breed: [ ] Skills: ( ) 

Strategy:

YouTube Video – Christoph VonFeasel:

Here’s my quick YouTube video outlining the ease of this strategy. If you enjoyed the video, please do consider liking and subscribing, as it will entice me to create more in the future. Any constructive criticism is welcome!


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!

Tankards O’ Profit (continued)

Tankards O' Profit Image

Tankards O’ Profit (continued)

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

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

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

Here’s my original blog post.

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


The Tankards O’ Interest:

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

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

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


Terrific Tankard O’ Terror:

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

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

Tankards O' Profit


Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror:

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

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

Tankards O' Profit


Conclusion:

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

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


Feedback:

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.

World Event: Pilgrim’s Bounty

World Event: Pilgrim's Bounty

Pilgrims Bounty:

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s time for players within World of Warcraft to celebrate and participate in the World Event: Pilgrim’s Bounty. This event will last for one week, starting on the 23rd November, until 30th November.


What Are The Benefits Of This Event?

The main benefit of this event is leveling your Cooking Profession to 280; this is ideal for players with a lot of alts or new players. There’s a Companion Pet you can earn and learn on the gold-making front, called the Frightened Bush Chicken, alternatively known as, the Bush Chicken. More information is below.


Getting Started:

Scattered around your Factions major city, you will find Commoners that will offer you a quest to get started.

Horde: Visit Miles Standish, Ruins of Lorderon, Tirisfal Glades [61.67], to get started.

Alliance: Visit Gregory Tabor, Stormwind Gate, Elwynn Forest [34.51], to get started.


Cooking:

As mentioned above, Cooking is an ideal profession to level during Pilgrim’s Bounty. If you’ve mistreated your cooking profession (like myself), or maybe you have a new character, this event will benefit you. Not only is this method easy to follow, but it’s a lot cheaper too!

You will need to purchase a Bountiful Cookbook from a Pilgrim’s Bounty vendor. This cookbook will help you level your cooking profession to level 280! I’ve added details below of their location. Reminder, if you don’t have the Recipe: Spiced Bread learned already, visit the cooking trainer close by. Horde: Roberta Carter or Alliance: Ellen Moore.

Horde: Within the Ruins of Lorderon, Tirisfal Glades, locate the Pilgrim’s Bounty Vendor, Rose Standish [61.67]. She is situated beside Miles Standish.

Alliance: At the Gates of Stormwind, Elwynn Forest, beside Gregory Tabor, you’ll find the Pilgrim’s Bounty Vendor, Wilmina Holbeck [34.51].

Once you’ve purchased the Bountiful Cookbook, use it, and you will receive five recipes. I’ve also added the required cooking level in brackets. Be warned the recipes linked below, are Horde versions. To view the Alliance version, click here.

Each Faction has its Dailies and City’s to visit, so for ease of use, I’ve separated them. Importantly, the value of materials needed may differ due to RNG. When completing the dailies, consider opting for the Reward: Pilgrim’s Bounty, as this can contain a BoP toy, Sliver-Plated Turkey Shooter, or the Companion Pet, Frightened Bush Chicken.

Horde Players:

Required Cooking Level: 1-100

Complete the Daily: Don’t Forget the Stuffing!

Required Cooking Level: 100-160

Complete the Daily: Easy as Pie

Required Cooking Level: 160-220

Complete the Daily: We’re Out of Cranberry Chutney Again?

Required Cooking Level: 220-280

Complete the Daily: She Says Potato

Required Cooking Level: 280

Complete the Daily: Can’t Get Enough Turkey

Alliance Players:

Required Cooking Level: 1-100

Complete the Daily: Don’t Forget the Stuffing!

Required Cooking Level: 100-160

Complete the Daily: Easy as Pie

Required Cooking Level: 160-220

Complete the Daily: We’re Out of Cranberry Chutney Again?

Required Cooking Level: 220-280

Complete the Daily: She Says Potato

Required Cooking Level: 280

Complete the Daily: Can’t Get Enough Turkey


Frightened Bush Chicken:

As mentioned already, there’s not a great deal gold-making-wise, but one standout opportunity is obtaining the Pilgrim’s Bounty from daily quests. This reward has a chance of a Companion Pet called the Frightened Bush Chicken, and I managed to obtain this pet from my second Pilgrim’s Bounty.

Looting the Frightened Bush Chicken

The Companion Pet unlearned can net you approximately 25-30k on the Auction House. However, if you were to learn it, you could bump that price point up to 40-45k, depending on your realm.

Remember, items obtained during an event will dramatically reduce in value due to the increase in supply. I always advise selling any items obtained from an event later, importantly, when the event has finished. You will notice as the supply slowly goes down, the valuations gradually increase again – supply and demand!

For valuations of this Companion Pet/Battle Pet for your realm, may I remind you of our trusted friends at The Undermine Journal. They have up-to-date pricing information for all realms.


Reminder:

May I also remind you, that the World Event: WoW’s Anniversary Event is ongoing. Check out my blog post here, to see what’s on offer. It’s never been a better time to level those alts.


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.

WoW’s 17th Anniversary Event

WoW's 17th Anniversary Event

WoW’s 17th Anniversary:

It’s WoW’s 17th Anniversary and for the next 3 weeks, there’s plenty of things to do and obtain. The event finishes on the 6th of December, so be sure to acquire and participate in all the festivities on offer.

I’ve added information below, which I feel will be of interest to my readers. Feel free to drop me a line, if there’s nothing covered below, which you’re unsure of.


Anniversary Gift Package:

Upon logging in, you’ll receive a package within your mailbox called the Anniversary Gift Package. When you open the package, you’ll find the following.

If you’re like me, and you have a lot of alts on your account(s), be sure to log them all in and receive your Anniversary Gift Package. The 200 Timewarped Badges and the Celebration Package alone are worth the effort.


Timewalking Badges:

200 Timewarped Badges might not sound great, but it’s not bad for just logging in during this three-week event. What makes this more appealing is you can obtain this on all your alts, too; this is why I mentioned at the beginning of my post to log them all in.

Although these Timewarped Badges are bind on equip, you can spend your Timewarped Badges on items during a Timewalking event and post Bind on Account items to your alts/main (i.e. Reputation Commendations).

Remember, there are level restrictions in place for specific Timewalking events. Can you please take into account your alts level when trying to access a Timewalking vendor.


Celebration Package:

The recent changes to leveling alts in patch 9.1.5 and the introduction of the Celebration Package means it’s never been a better time to level alts. Upon using the Celebration Package, you will receive a buff that will increase experience and reputation gains by 17%; this will last until the end of the event.

If you accidentally misplace your Celebration Package, you can purchase a replacement from, Historian Ma’di for 15 copper. He also offers other items from previous Anniversary rewards for sale.

Now, if you’re bold, activate War Mode and further increase those experience gains.


A Timely Invitation:

Before you head on out on your journey to the Caverns of Time to hand in the quest: A Timely Invitation, consider opting out of War Mode. When the Anniversary event is active, many players will farm honorable kills around the quest giver, Chromie.

Although the area is heavily patrolled by the Warden’s of Time, well geared and organized players can/will hinder you and survive the impending onslaught from the Wardens.


Korrak’s Revenge:

Ah, the return of Korrak’s Revenge, Alterac Valley. I haven’t participated in this unique Battleground yet, this year. But if it’s anything like the previous anniversary events, this should be fun. I remember a Korrak’s Revenge quest; once you completed it, you got a weapon based on your level and item level. Sadly, this is no longer available!

However, when you visit Chromie to hand in the quest: A Timely Invitation, be sure to pick up the quest she offers called: Soldier of Time. Upon completion, you will receive 5 Mark of Honor,  and 200 Timewarped Badges.

I’m unsure at this point whether leveling within this Battleground will be sufficient. I also remember last year when Blizzard nerfed experience gains. However, it’s still fun, and once you complete the objective: Alterac Valley of Olde, you’ll receive another 200 Timewarped Badges!

Be prepared; these battles can last a long time!


Classic World Bosses:

Throughout Azeroth, you will encounter some of the classic world bosses, the Dragons of Nightmare, Azuregos, and Lord Kazzak. If you’re level 30 and above, join a party and defeat them. There are some excellent rewards on offer, don’t forget the weekly quest The Originals from Historian Llore. This is a weekly quest and will also highlight the Dragon of Nightmare available for that day.

Introduced this year is the world boss: Doomwalker at the entrance of the Caverns of Time, in Tanaris. Pick up the quest: Doomwalkin’ Has Come Knockin’ from Chromie. You will receive 150 Timewarped Badges for defeating Doomwalker.


Where To Find The World Bosses?

The Dragons of Nightmare:

Only one of these Dragons will be available for that given day, and they rotate on a scheduled basis.

Azuregos:
Doomwalker:
Lord Kazzak:

Rotation of The Dragons of Nightmare:

Addy, a contributor on Wowhead, has updated his comment, with this year’s (2021) Dragons of Nightmare rotation. For details, click the link here to view his content.

Please do leave a comment and like, to show your appreciation for his/her work.


Improving Your Chance Of Loot:

If you’re like me, you’ll know how frustrating RNG can be within World of Warcraft when obtaining loot. Thankfully, when you kill a classic world boss, we have the opportunity to get a bonus roll via the Seal of Wartorn Fate.

The Seal of Wartorn Fate was a coin you could purchase during the Battle for Azeroth expansion. Funnily enough, we can still buy these! There is a purchase limit of 2 coins per week, with a total cap of 5.

What Bosses Can I Bonus Roll On?

Only, Doomwalker, Azuregos, and Lord Kazzak appear to let you use a coin for a bonus roll. I’ve not had the bonus roll option when defeating one of the Dragons of Nightmare.

Purchase Information:

With a limit of 2 coins per week, I’d suggest purchasing the first coin for 250 War Resources and the second coin for 2000 gold; this will ultimately save you gold due to the second coin doubling in price. However, if you don’t have the War Resources, then purchase the two coins with gold; this will set you back 7000 gold in total.

You do have the option of using Mark of Honor, but these could be spent elsewhere, but ultimately, that’s your decision.

Horde Players:

Visit the Master of Fate, Zurvan, within The Maelstrom Mercantile of Dazar’alor. Coordinates [54.87].

Alliance Players:

You can find the Master of Fate, Tezran, within Snug Harbor Inn of Boralus. Coordinates [71.13].


A Time To Reflect:

There is also a daily quest on offer, from Historian Llore, called A Time to Reflect. Answer an easy question regarding the lore of World of Warcraft, and in return, you’ll receive 5 Timewarped Badges.


Gold-Making:

There’s not a great deal that can be made gold-making-wise during the event. But as mentioned above, if you can obtain as many Timewarped Badges as you can, when other Timewalking events are available, you can purchase Bind on Account Reputation Commendations.

Many recipes are locked behind reputation requirements, such as the panthers from the Order of the Cloud Serpent. This method is more straightforward with Order of the Cloud Serpent Commendations during the Mists of Pandaria Timewalking Event.


Conclusion:

If you’re new to World of Warcraft or struggling to get that character to level 60, now is the time to get started. With Blizzard introducing their overpriced level 60 boost within the shop, trying to entice players to skip leveling, this anniversary event is an excellent alternative!

With classic world bosses and a weekly quest on offer, there’s plenty of opportunities to gear your main or your alts. Level 60’s can earn ilvl 226 items, whereas players level 30 and above will obtain gear appropriate to their level; thanks to the scaling system.

If you would like further clarification on what is on offer over the next three weeks, please do head on over to our trusted friends at Wowhead for their guide on WoW’s 17th Anniversary Event.


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.

World Event – Brewfest

World Event - Brewfest

Brewfest:

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

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

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

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

Tankard O’ terror/i184/i184


Tankards:

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

ilvl 82 (level 50) Tankard O' Terror Sale

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

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


Tankard Sales (Update):

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


Companion Pets:

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

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

Region Median prices obtained from TheUndermineJournal

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

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

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


Brewfest Guide:

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


Conclusion:

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

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

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

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


Before I go:

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

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


Feedback:

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.

World Event: Hallow’s End

Gold-Making During Hallows End

Hallow’s End:

Today 18th of October, sees the start of the World Event: Hallow’s End, an event where fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whoever asks. Hallow’s End, in my eyes, is a great event with a lot of gold-making potential, some of which may be well-known to most; but not to all. Halloween is an awesome public holiday as if players needed another excuse to dress up in World of Warcraft.

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Tankard O’ Profit Update

For those that may have missed my updates on Twitter, I’ve had some epic sales with the new Brewfest ilvl 82 Tankards. The Terrific Tankard O’ Terror and Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror have proven to be very profitable on certain realms. I emphasise certain, as I believe this market works best on a low/medium populated realm – but I wouldn’t rule out higher populated realms. If you missed my previous post regarding the Tankards, I originally suggested that these may be difficult to flip, due to the low ilvl of 82, but it appears there is a market after all.

The benefit of this market is the issue surrounding the ilvl when players post on the Auction House. TSM only recognise the ilvl 82 tankards as ilvl 44 which is incorrect. By using the default Auction House UI, we can shop specific tankards by ilvl 82 that have been miss-priced. At first, I only purchased cheap tankards, to test how the market would be and a week into the World Event, it’s proved very profitable.

The lowest sale I’ve had so far is 35k, but I’ve also sold four Tankards at 70k or above. The average price I purchased these at was 6k. Below I’ve added my TSM Ledger for the tankard sales.


I have included the other sales within a gallery below, click the image to enlarge. I will continue to update this market via Twitter, so keep your eyes peeled for updates. If the price is right and you have some gold that you can afford to risk, get involved and make some decent profit before pre-patch hits. These Tankards will not be worthwhile once pre-patch hits as the items available will have a greater ilvl. My guess is pre-patch being delayed further may have aided these sales.


Since posting this post, I’ve been in discussion with @TheSlickrock on Twitter and he was kind enough to transfer a character on to the PTR with the Uncanny crafted Gear and Tankards and I was surprised to see how they were affected by the incoming ilvl and level squish.

Update: The Tankard squished to ilvl 82 (previously ilvl 425) dramatically below that of the incoming pre-patch gear of ilvl 100 at level 50. The Uncanny gear squished to ilvl 72, which is a greater reduction to that of the PTR.

Sadly I have no explanation as to why someone paid for 3 Tankards at 70k each, the only thing that I could imagine is the delay of the release of pre-patch and someone needed sufficient ilvl maybe to enter Normal/Heroic/Mythic Ny’alotha for a boost?!


If you’re participating in this market, let me know how you’ve got on too or get involved in the discussion on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Since the release of the Shadowlands pre-patch, the items mentioned above have since had their item levels reduced, all Tankards posted above have had their item levels updated to reflect this. If there’s any I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments. [14.10.2020]

Brewfest Tankard O’ Profit

Tomorrow September 20th sees the return of the World Event: Brewfest. In the past, it’s been a great way to earn vast amounts of gold, merely flipping two items. The items we’re interested in are Tremendous Tankard O’ Terror and Terrific Tankard O’ Terror these are looted from within the Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest.

Part of the ludicrous profit margins was due to the importance of the weapons ilvl but also the inability of casual players posting the weapons at the correct price point. Players were incorrectly posting the weapons and undercutting those from previous expansions. Also worth noting that when checking the tooltip, it showed ilvl 136, which in fact it was ilvl 395. I was buying all the ilvl 395 weapons between 1k and 10k gold and flipping them at 75k-150k (realm dependant); then they dropped off to approximately 35k-50k post 8.3. They still occasionally sell now, but not as prevalent at before the release of 8.3 due to ilvl 400 weapons from professions.

Edit: As of this morning (14.10.2020) I can confirm that the Tankards are of ilvl 425 as shown below. If you shop using TSM, it will show the item incorrectly at ilvl 136! As shown in the second image, that shows the exact same item, but at ilvl 425 using the default WoW interface. At this early stage, I don’t believe the ilvl 425 to be significant to invest in, as World Quests and Shadowlands pre-patch will offer better alternatives. There may have been some value if it was level with normal/heroic Ny’alotha gear.


It the weapons are not your cup of tea, remember there are several other flips available to us which generate some decent profit margins. Here are some ideas.

If you farm dungeons or Raids at Blackrock Spire, and you haven’t acquired the Direbrew’s Remote yet, I suggest doing the daily dungeon queue for Coren Direbrew; this is where Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest drops once you complete the dungeon objective. You may be lucky to loot a decent BoP Trinket, BoP Mount, the Direbrew’s Remote or as mentioned above, the Tankards.


As a kind reminder, remember that when the event is available, items will drop in price, and when the event has finished, the items will become more profitable. So if you feel there’s value, pick up any cheap items on the Auction House. If you’re unsure, always check our trusted friend The Undermine Journal and check those stats. 

Please remember to justify the ilvl of any Tankards before purchasing them.


Here’s some images of my Tankard purchases and sales that I could find. More to follow if I find them!