The ULTIMATE Guide to Gold Making in World of Warcraft

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Welcome, Gaming Heroes! I’m Erosium, and I am thrilled to present you with the ultimate gold-making tutorial for World of Warcraft. This comprehensive guide is designed to help both seasoned veterans and newcomers amass a fortune in WoW. Let’s dive in!

  1. Essential Addons and Tools
  2. Gathering Professions
  3. World Quests and Daily/Weekly Activities
  4. Grinding for Rare Items
  5. Professions and Crafting
  6. Flipping Items and Investments
  7. Raw Gold Farming
  8. Boosting Services and Other Niche Strategies
    1. Other niche strategies include:
  9. Conclusion and Supporting Erosium

In the vast world of Azeroth, you’ll encounter loot consisting of trash items, equipable gear, materials, consumables, pets, and mounts.

To maximize your gold-making potential, sell trash items to vendors and list everything else on the auction house. Remember, our goal is to make the most gold in the least amount of time.

An indispensable tool for gold makers is Trade Skill Master (TSM), an addon that provides valuable auction house data without needing to visit an auctioneer.

Note that World of Warcraft is split into different regions and realms, affecting item values. The exception is materials and consumables, which have connected auction houses for all realms, ensuring stable prices. For everything else, prices will vary.

Essential Addons and Tools

To simplify your gold-making efforts and gain an advantage over other players, consider using the following addons and tools:

  • World Quest Tracker
  • TSM (Trade Skill Master)
  • Rarity
  • CraftSim
  • Routes
  • Gathermate2
  • AllOfTheThings
  • LootAppraiser

Gathering Professions

Farming Mining, Skinning, Herbalism, and Fishing are some of the easiest and most lucrative ways to make gold in WoW.

These gathering professions allow you to collect and sell materials that are in high demand.

Monitor market trends and adjust your farming strategies to maximize profits.

If you’re just starting, focus on selling materials until you reach 100,000 gold.

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World Quests and Daily/Weekly Activities

World Quests and other daily/weekly activities are another easy way to make gold.

Prioritize simple and quick quests, such as dragon riding, which reward 500+ gold upon completion.

Complete these activities consistently to generate a steady income.

Grinding for Rare Items

Grinding mobs for rare items like pets, mounts, and transmog gear can be a highly profitable strategy.

These items often have a low drop rate but sell for a significant profit when they do. Some popular farms include:
1. Rare Pet Farming: Check out the free guide at
2. Mount Farms: Farm Goldenmane’s Reins, Dunescavenger, Crimson Cloud Serpent, and the Chewed-On Reins of the Terrified Pack Mule.
3.Transmog Farms: Farm Island Expeditions and old-world dungeons for rare transmog gear.

Professions and Crafting

Profession crafting involves purchasing materials to craft gear and then selling it for a profit.

Consistency is key – stick to your chosen professions and accumulate recipes to maximize your profits. Some complementary profession pairs include:

  • Skinning & Leatherworking
  • Mining & Blacksmithing
  • Mining & Engineering
  • Mining & Jewelcrafting
  • Herbalism & Alchemy
  • Herbalism & Inscription
  • Jewelcrafting & Alchemy
  • Tailoring & Enchanting

Flipping Items and Investments

Flipping items involves buying low and selling high. Use addons like TSM to find underpriced items and relist them at a higher price.

This strategy requires knowledge of market trends and understanding the demand for items. Some popular flipping categories are:

  • Battle Pets: These can be bought, leveled up, and sold at a higher price.
  • Materials: Buy in bulk when prices are low, and sell when demand rises.
  • Mounts: Monitor auctions for under-priced mounts and relist them for a profit.
  • BoE Gear: Invest in high-demand, high-item-level gear, especially when new content is released.

Raw Gold Farming

Raw gold farming is a reliable method to make gold, as it does not rely on the auction house. Farming old dungeons and raids is a popular choice, as you can vendor trash items, BOEs, and disenchant materials. Some lucrative dungeons and raids to farm include:

  • Hellfire Citadel (Warlords of Draenor)
  • Blackrock Foundry (Warlords of Draenor)
  • Firelands (Cataclysm)
  • Bastion of Twilight (Cataclysm)

Boosting Services and Other Niche Strategies

Boosting services involve helping other players achieve specific goals in exchange for gold. As a skilled player, you can offer services like:

  • Mythic+ Dungeon Boosts
  • Raid Carries
  • PvP Boosts
  • Levelling and Reputation Grinds

Other niche strategies include:

  • Sniping Auctions: Use TSM to identify and purchase under-priced items the moment they are listed.
  • Crafting Toys: Craft and sell unique toys that are in high demand, especially during events.
  • Holiday Events: Participate in holiday events to obtain exclusive items and sell them once they are no longer available.

Conclusion and Supporting Erosium

By following these strategies and staying persistent, you can amass a fortune in World of Warcraft Retail. With the right combination of addons, professions, and daily activities, you’ll watch your gold pile grow. Happy gold-making, and remember, patience is key!

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