Posts Tagged ‘enchanting’

by Basil Berntsen

 

Enchanting can be a very good way to make gold. Every time someone gets an upgrade, the first thing they do is see whether there’s an enchant they could put on it, and if so, either have someone enchant it in a trade window, or buy a scroll from the AH.

The first thing you’ll need to know if you’re going to get into the scroll market is that it’s not a good idea to use the default interface. You will face challenges that it is simply not equipped to handle. Chiefly:

  • Knowing whether a scroll is profitable
  • Knowing whether you already have scrolls made and for sale

When you look at an unmodified enchanting tradeskill window, you’ll see first a bunch of scrolls that don’t sell (since they’re from other expansions), have no idea whether they can be sold at a profit, and have no idea whether you’ve already made a batch and listed it for sale. Also, while I wouldn’t consider this a core required function, if you do decide to make a batch of scrolls, there’s no way to queue them up and see what the total materials needed will be.

The first and best answer to these problems is TradeSkillMaster.
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by Basil Berntsen

 

This expansion is the first one where “perfect” cuts (which are about a 10% proc rate when you’re cutting a green quality gem) are blue quality, and even though they have different names, they have identical stats as blue quality gems. People still don’t generally know this, and will sometimes skip over the perfect cuts when they’re gemming new gear, but over time it will become more commonly known that there’s no difference between socketing, for example, a Perfect Delicate Pandarian Garnet or a Delicate Primordial Ruby.

If you’re an enchanter, you may have noticed that the price for the common materials has gone way down, and if you’re a jewelcrafter, you’re probably wondering what to do with all the green quality gems you get from prospecting, as well as potentially looking wistfully at the profit margins on some of the really desirable research blue cuts.
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by Daniel Whitcomb

 

This week, we’ll cover the personal benefits of the primary professions for death knights at level 90. Many of the perks and benefits are the same as they’ve been at levels 85 and 90, but there’s stronger versions, of course, and a couple other changes that are worth covering. This guide will focus primarily on the self-buffs and bind on pickup rewards, though many professions will, of course, have its own BoE things that all death knights will want to make use of, so consider that when you pick your professions.
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by Basil Berntsen

 

What’s my favorite part of the expansion so far? The way that Blizzard has reworked the Jewelcrafting, Enchanting, and Alchemy professions to more efficiently support the “shuffle”. That’s a cute little name we auctioneers give to a fairly complicated business that takes ore and turns it into cut gems and enchanting scrolls. In every expansion where this has been possible, there’s been a ton of waste. It’s great to be able to make gold by combining profession synergy, but vendoring stacks of, for example, green quality gems feels like a waste.
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by Fadelol @mmowned

 

A thread regarding what professions are the best for someone just coming back to the game spurred me to write this guide with my own thoughts and ideas about making gold with Jewelcrafting and Enchanting. I am not claiming this to generate you hundreds of thousands of gold but it took me from 700 gold having to borrow gold for repairs when raiding to having 30k gold in 1-2 weeks. It all depends on the time and effort you put in.

Step 0. Preparation and requirements
This guide requires you to already have both Jewelcrafting and Enchanting maxed out. Being in a high level guild allowing you a higher chance to gain additional enchanting materials when disenchanting is also recomended. Large bags are also recommended. Having at least 20-30 slots free definitely speeds things up.
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by Basil Berntsen

 

Patch 4.3 will bring with it the ability to shatter Maelstrom Crystals into Heavenly Shards. This is unsurprising, as we have been able to shatter or transform the epic enchanting mats from other expansions. At this time, it looks like it will produce two Heavenly Shards per Maelstrom Crystal, and since it’s not disenchanting, it’s unlikely to be affected by the guild perk. This is going to be an opportunity for people to make some money, as well as provide a much needed sink for these Maelstrom Crystals, which have been piling up of late.

The market for Heavenly Shards is a little odd. In case you’ve forgotten, you can make one from 16 Elementium Ore and 8 Obsidium Ore. Despite this being “common” knowledge, the price for these enchanting mats has a consistently high profit margin. Maybe it’s because of how long and annoying it is to turn ore into shards, or maybe it’s because of the large volume taken by the popular enchants this expansion.

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by Basil Berntsen

 

Enchanting is one of the biggest money-makers in the game. Most of that money is earned by selling scrolls, which are simply enchants saved on a vellum. I’ve written about selling these before, but it was a long time ago and the tools have changed considerably. Making gold with enchanting is surprisingly straightforward and involves three steps: getting mats, crafting scrolls, and posting them.
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by Basil Berntsen

 

Enchanting Cataclysm gear takes Hypnotic DustCelestial EssencesHeavenly Shards, andMaelstrom Crystals. I’ve spent the last week making and selling scrolls, and this has led to the discovery that these materials are not currently being used in the ratio they’re being made. Celestial Essences are, by far, the bottleneck.

This is not a scientific fact, but I sell a lot of scrolls, and that means that my materials use is probably a representative sample of my market’s actual materials use. If you simply look at all the enchants at ilvl 300 and up, the ratio of materials used will be different than if you look at a sample of actual market data. Actual market data will include the fact that some enchants sell better than others. One could, however, take a look at Wowpopular.com’s enchant list and weigh each recipe by the number of stars they give it to get a general idea.

That said, let’s look at the best and cheapest ways to make Celestials.
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by Fox Van Allen

 

It’s pretty much a known fact that we shadow priests are looked up to the world over. The reasons behind the admiration are many, but one seems to be more compelling than the rest: Shadow priests are capable of doing stunningly awesome DPS. Big numbers are sexy. There’s no denying it.

The unfortunate reality, however, is that not every shadow priest gets to realize their true potential. Tiny problems and mistakes hold them back. And though some of these problems are easily fixed, the fact that they’re damn near impossible to guess at and diagnose on your own leaves a lot of shadow priests frustrated.

Without a doubt, there are an awful lot of potential pitfalls out there. If you follow me after the break, we’ll talk about eight of the most common ones. More importantly, though, we’ll suggest ways to overcome them and get your priest back on the path to greatness.
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by Basil Berntsen

The Maelstrom Crystal used to be disenchantable from an easily crafted epic. This was hotfixed, and the prices have unsurprisingly shot through the roof. People still want their gear enchanted, however, and for some reason these things keep appearing on the auction house. Where are they coming from? How can you get them? This article will discuss the current cheapest methods for getting them.

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