As promised, this week, I’m looking at the next four professions on my list. None of the items sell in large quantities but the mark up is often huge (on my server anyway) so as always, check out your AH for materials costs & for selling prices before diving in to any new market.
Mechanical Squirrel Box – skill level 75, recipe drop in Gnomeregan but can often be found for less than 25g at AH.
Lil’ Smoky – skill level 205, zone drop in Gnomeregan so some farming required. Also requires Fused Wiring (skill level 275)
Pet Bombling – skill level 205, drops from Mechaneer Thermaplug in Gnomeregan.
Fused Wiring – skill level 275 – vendor bought in Shattrath or Winterspring – easy materials & often sells well to other lower level engineers making pets
Thick Bronze Darts – skill level 100, learned from trainer. One of the earliest thrown weapons & good for skill ups while making a bit of gold too.
Iron Buckle – skill level 150, learned from trainer. Used by tailors & leatherworkers whilst they level.
Dense Grinding Stone – skill level 250, learned from trainer. Used most often for handing in at Darkmoon Faire. Time sensitive so buy dense stone mid month between the Faires & either make these to hand in yourself (some rare patterns drop in goody bags) or price them fairly at time of the Faire.
Enchanting Rods – various skill levels, most are trainer taught. All enchanters need various metal rods as they level but they have to buy them. Fel Iron Rod for example, often sells for 100g or more. Check your AH when you get a rod plan from your trainer & see if they are worthwhile crafting for your server.
Delicate Copper Wire – skill level 1, trainer taught. These give around 30 skill up points when you first learn JC. They are also used by Engineers to make their Fused Wiring mentioned above. Cheap to make & a reasonably profitable item to make for other lazy JC’ers.
Mithril Filigree – skill level 150, trainer taught. These sell OK on my server, small profits but regular, especially if I can get a good deal on the mithril ore or bars!
Other items to look for – several other component type items – all sell ok for me. Low level rings can sell well but often a full market as other levellers fill the AH. Look for low mat costs to make items to disenchant (if you have an enchanter too) – think Obsidium Shuffle for low level ores – check ore prices against gem prices & prospect for profit.
Enchanted Thorium Bar – skill level 250, trainer taught. If you have a blacksmith available, use these to make Enchanted Thorium Blades to disenchant for Greater Eternal Essences. If not, you can still sell these at a small but regular profit to Blacksmiths
Enchant Weapon – Agility – skill level 290, reputation purchase from Timbermaw quartermaster in Felwood. Sounds difficult to get but I did it in under 2hours from Neutral to Exalted reputation. Regularly sells for over 800g on my server but needs Essence of Air so you may need to farm for those.
This was a tough one for me. I don’t make any low level enchant scrolls but I do disenchant low level green quality items on a regular basis for dusts and essences. Search the armor & weapons categories only, sorting by bid price, lowest first. Bid on any green item less than say 50silvers then re-sort the AH to search by Buyout price. If there aren’t many low level items to disenchant at this price level, you can raise your buying threshold but look for slightly higher level items too.
So there we go – a fairly brief list of some of the items I’ve found to be profitable on my server across various professions. I think you can see that having multiple professions is very, very useful – even at low levels. Next week, I’m planning on rounding up a few items from the remaining professions – Mining, Fishing, Skinning etc. I hope you find this a useful starting point on your gold making journey.
Until then, happy gold making