This week, I thought I’d take a look at some of the lower skill level items that various professions can craft for some decent profits. If you are just starting out on your gold journey or even your first character then this list may prove useful. None of the items sell in large quantities like the top end consumables do but they sell regularly & if you pick up the materials as cheap as possible, the profit margins can be huge.
As always, these are general tips – you need to check your own Auction House for prices of the finished item & the materials required. I would try to build a list of materials that you need & check prices regularly. If you see anything really underpriced – snatch it up quickly whether you need it today or not. Spider’s Silk is particularly useful to snatch when cheap – not only is it fairly scarce but it stops your competitiors getting cheap mats too!
Toughened Leather Armor – skill level 120, learned from trainer. Perfect for level 19 twinks & anyone with a little gold to spend who doesn’t have the Heirloom chest piece yet.
Toughened Leather Gloves – skill level 135, learned from trainer. One of the earliest available ‘blue’ items & useful for its’ great stats
Spidersilk Boots – skill level 125, learned from trainer. Another ‘blue’ item that is perfect for twinks
Spidersilk Drape – skill level 125, learned from trainer. Also a low level ‘blue’ item, this one may not sell quite as well due to the availability of Heirloom cloaks but they do sell & at nice prices.
Elixir of Defense – skill level 130, learned from trainer. Used by Leatherworkers to craft the Toughened Leather Gloves – if there’s a good gloves market, these should sell pretty well too.
Transmute Arcanite – skill level 275, learned from a recipe sold in Gadgetztan by Alchemist Pestlezugg. Great profits if you snap up arcane crystals fro 1-2g.
Certificate of Ownership – skill level 200, learned from trainer. These sell occasionally & for good profits but watch your AH before diving in
Mysterious Tarot cards (Rogues Deck) – skill level 85 / Strange Tarot cards (Swords Deck) – skill level 125 & Arcane Tarot cards (Mages Deck) – skill level 175 – these are all learned from your trainer & provide a way to use up the ‘rare’ inks that you will build up whilst crafting glyphs. If you are pricing your glyphs properly & selling those at profit, these decks can almost be counted as pure profit but don’t let that make you lazy – price them at reasonable prices (not bargain cheap prices). They sell really well when the Darkmoon Faire is in your capital city or in Shattrath but not so well when the Faire is at the opposing faction capital. You can check your in-game calender for when & where the Faire is arriving each month.
Next week, I’ll be looking at Blacksmithing, Engineering, Jewelcrafting & Enchanting. In the meantime, do you have any favourite low level items you sell regularly? Would you like to share them with us? Drop us a comment, always appreciated!
Small disclaimer – I’ve tried to stick with trainer taught items or unlimited supply plans/recipes. Some of my favourite low level items come from patterns that I’ve picked up while questing & learned but when I checked Wowhead, the drop rates were so low, I decided not to include them here.
Until next week then, I bid you good gold making