Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Formula: Enchant Chest - Major Health

Formula: Enchant Chest - Major Health. If you have an enchanter, go to Everlook, find Qia, and pester her until she finally decides that she will sell the recipe to you. The enchant is usable on BoA chest items, and is the best health enchant that can be used on these items. The best part: the recipe only requires two Small Brilliant Shards plus the vellum so you can put it on the auction house. Small brilliant shards are dirt cheap, about 2 gold each on my server. Your results may vary, but on my server I regularly sell Scroll of Enchant Chest - Major Health for between 50 and 100g each. Make sure to buy up any cheap Small Brilliant shards you see on the auction house, and convert them to this recipe.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Healing Power

I have a natural aversion to spending, because I feel that I have worked hard to get what I have. When I do spend, I expect to get my money's worth. What this means in practice is that while leveling, I do not usually enchant my gear.

My logic is that the gear will be replaced soon, and I feel that I can fully pull my weight in a 5 man group without enchants. (I do put uncommon quality northrend gems in sockets once I hit Outland, but that is slightly off topic.) When I spend, I want to spend on durable goods that will perform their function for a long time. I would certainly enchant a twink character if I had one, as a twink's enchant would be considered durable. This mindset, wrong or right, has led me to miss out on a great market until recently.

I'm sure you've heard the story of the two miners, one filthy and one clean. At the end of the work day, the clean one went home and washed his face, while the filthy one did not. The reason: each had seen the other, and assumed that he must be the same. The point is that I assumed that nobody else enchanted their gear while leveling, because I don't.

I figured only chest and weapon enchants would sell, as these are the only enchants that will last the entire time a character is leveling. Either I was wrong about enchanting leveling gear or there are plenty of twinks on my server, because these boot, shield, and bracer enchants have all been selling for between 25 and 50 gold.

Based on my success with Greater Stamina Enchants, I did a wowhead search for Illusion Dust and clicked the "reagent for" tab. There I discovered Formula: Enchant Bracer - Healing Power. I'm now off to raise my argent dawn reputation so I can add this little beauty to my auction house arsenal.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Arcanite Bars

Here is a quick wow gold tip for those of you with Alchemy (especially transmute spec): Arcanite Bars. Alchemists can transmute an arcanite bar from one Thorium Bar and one Arcane Crystal. Making these will not use up your daily epic gem transmute, as there is no cooldown on transmuting arcanite bars. Market prices will be different on different servers, but on my server, if I pay attention, occasionally I can snag both Thorium Ore and Arcane Crystal for 1 gold each (one thorium ore smelts into a thorium bar, requires mining).

That means I'm paying 2 gold per arcanite bar (less actually, because my alchemist is transmute spec). I'm not sure who I'm selling to (maybe people smelting Elementium Bars to craft Thunderfury) but the arcanite bars sell regularly for between 9 to 14 gold each. Not mind blowing profit, but worth keeping a stack on one of my auction house alts and setting up a QA3 group so they post with minimal effort on my part.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Greater Stamina Enchants

I have been making gold by disenchanting and selling the materials from green items purchased using auctioneer's disenchant function, found in the search tab. I place bids on items with bids less than 30 silver if they are expected to net me at least 1 gold profit, and on all items which are expected to net me more than 5 gold profit.

To do this, I first set the minimum profit under disenchanting to 1 gold and run a getall scan. I then sort by purchase price, lowest on top, and buy out all auctions with a buyout less than 30 silver. I then sort by bid price, and place a bid on all auctions with a bid less than 30 silver. Finally, I sort by profit, highest first, and place a bid on all auctions with an expected profit of more than 5 gold.

In the process, I accumulated more Dream Dust than I knew what to do with. I was looking for a way to get rid of some of it, and stumbled across a moderate source of income from a product I had too much of anyway: Greater Stamina Enchants.

There are three: Formula: Enchant Shield - Greater Stamina, Formula: Enchant Bracer - Greater Stamina, and Formula: Enchant Boots - Greater Stamina. They all cost 5 Dream Dust to make, plus the vellum so you can put it on the auction house. I crafted 5 of each and created a QA group to sell them anytime the price was between 25 and 50 gold. To my surprise, there isn't much competition, but there is demand (mostly twinks and leveling tanks, I suppose). My enchants often post for the fallback price of 50 gold, and more importantly, they have been selling (not high volume, but the gold return on time invested is good if I simply keep one stack of each scroll in my bags and hit the post button once or twice a day after a scan).

Next on my list is to check out the market for Scroll of Enchant Bracer - Superior Stamina... the mats for this one are a bit more expensive (10 Illusion Dust), but I think that if the market for the subpar low level twink/tank bracer enchant is there, then there is bound to be a market for the better enchant.

Also, to my readers (few as that number may be), comments are always appreciated. It helps keep me motivated to know that somebody is actually reading the tips I'm putting out there, and if something I wrote was useful to you, I'd like to know.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Red Sparkler, White Sparkler, Blue Sparkler. Buy a bunch of these, and don't advertise or tell anyone that you have them until the vendor disappears for another year. Click the links for vendor locations.

Sorry to those who don't read this until after the vendors are gone. I would have posted this sooner, but I only recently learned of the existance of these items. Also, I hit the gold cap.