Will Expulsom Change How We Use Our Professions?

With every expansion one question is always asked.  What profession will make the most gold.

When asking what will make the most gold.   One item comes to mind on making large amounts of gold.



Expulsom Changes How We Will Work With Our Crafting Army

How you gather and use Expulsom will change what professions you start with and what new ones you learn for your gold making army


Expulsom Changes How We Will Choose Future Profession Combinations.

But I generally like to explain what I’m thinking.  That includes figuring out the best an optimum path for success.

Now we all know the basic combinations that have been around since the start of World of Warcraft

Mining goes with Blacksmithing
Skinning goes with Leatherworking
Jewelcrafting goes with Mining
Herbalism goes with Alchemy

Herbalism also goes with Inscription
Enchanting gathers up materials through disenchanting items for base materials or purchasing
Tailoring is one that you end up getting the materials from either purchasing or gathering cloth
Engineering goes with Blacksmithing

This has been the standard for many expansions.

But with World of Warcraft:  Battle for Azeroth a new item has been added.

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In Comes The Wild Card To Crafting In Battle For Azeroth

Shred Master Mk 1

After unlocking a simple turn in quest at the crafters area for both Alliance and Horde

Crafting items from Leatherworking,  Blacksmithing, including greens and blues from questing can be added to the Shredder and have materials returned
to them.   This allows both crafters and non-crafters to obtain materials that can be used or sold on the AH.

This is also one of the only ways to obtain the Battle for Azeroth crafting item called



Expulsom is used in many recipes across many of the professions.   Currently it has a limited chance to being obtained through ‘shredding’ crafts as well as in gathering
Items in the wild.

The same that Blood of Sargeras changed crafting during the Legion expansion,   Expulsom will be mandatory to make many of the high demand items.


Every Profession Will Need To Find a Way To Obtain Expulsom

Tailoring,  Blacksmithing and Leatherworking will have a large advantage in obtaining Expulsom for their crafts.
They will be able to obtain the base materials for many different crafts and then send these to the shredder to obtain a refund on the materials to make.

This will also be the most popular way to obtain Expulsom

Other professions won’t have that built in advantage in their crafts.
Inscription,  Alchemy and Enchanting will need to find different ways of obtaining these.

This means that either they will want to pick up a secondary crafting profession,  or a gathering profession.
They also have the option of purchasing items from the AH and sending them to the shredder.


Alchemist Can Transmute Expulsom

Alchemist will have a daily transmute at their crafting lvl 110 to be able to turn raw materials into Expulsom.  But that is set on a daily cooldown.

Enchanters will be in love with the Herbalism profession come Battle for Azeroth


With no outlet they will sit on a large amount of Expulsom until a vendor is added in a later patch.

These three combinations end up not having an outlet for any of their Expulsom
But for now any of the Expulsom they gather will go into their bank until a vendor is added


Will Expulsom Use Changes How We Choose Professions?

How you gather and use Expulsom will change what professions you start with and what new ones you learn for your gold making army.

Okay Mr Gold Dragon.  How will you be rolling out your gold making army?

So here is my priority list for leveling

1.  One Double Crafter (Blacksmithing/Leatherworking)
2.  One Double Gatherer feeding the first crafter (Skinning/Miner)
3.  One Double Crafter that can feed materials to themselves (Tailoring/Enchanting)
4.  Others later during the expansion.

But whats more important is what will your plan be?   Have you figured out exactly who will be your heavy hitter?
Are you excited?   Are you prepared?


Good Luck and Good Profit Hunting

About The Gold Dragon

The Gold Dragon is part of The Gold Queen’s “royal” court.  He began making gold his way in Azeroth 8+ years ago. Soon he took his menagerie of crafters and gatherers all the way to the legion HQ and beyond.  I’ve always believed in helping people if they ask and showing people that you do not have to be a Goblin Engineer to make gold in World of Warcraft. Many of the lessons I’ve learned in obtaining gold in WoW I’ve also adapted to my personal life. I have gained and spent over 8 million gold. Spending on personal items and helping my guildmates. Dancing on Azerothian mailboxes for gold tips is just a hobby.  I believe that everyone can make gold if they want to!

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4 replies
  1. Ross
    Ross says:

    I had always had double crafters and double gatherers. I missed most of Legion and actually changed two toons from double crafters to crafter/gatherer.

    I will likely though first level a miner/herbalist first (let’s not forget there’s an XP benefit for that combo). While any Expulsom will be useless without an outlet it will enable me to feed the ore to a Smith, JC, or even the AH. I would then probably level my LW/Skinner as most of my toons are either leather or mail wearers. At that point I should hopefully develop a decent stockpile of mats.

    I do wonder based on rep gates or other blocks which crafting professions have the ability to make money quickest based on materials available and the need for whatever is produced (eg darkmoon trinkets vs enchants vs healing potions).

    Itll be a fun ride!

    • Gold Dragon
      Gold Dragon says:

      thats a really good question there.
      We’re going to have a lot of that information in the new legion guide for Patreons but there will also be a lot
      in the email as well.

      Tortellan hold a lot of the patterns for the 3 star recipes and they are really annoying to get rep with (hint hint inscription contracts will be popular with them)

      Thanks for the comment. Glad you enjoyed the article

      • Ross
        Ross says:

        Thank you. It was a fantastic article. Side note, I’ve shockingly found that a good market can be made in pigments which is shocking because all scribes can kill. But if you can maximize the arbitrage between the herbs, the rng of the milling, and timing the herb buys and pigment sales, its amazing what profit can be had.

        • Gold Dragon
          Gold Dragon says:

          I agree. pigments seem to be the ‘uncool’ market for many. Until they are needed because someone doesn’t want to pay a high price for such and such awesome glyph.

          If you are farming your own you might want to try switching to Warmode for the farming time. It puts you into a different ‘zone’ than regular players so you end up
          with all of the nodes mostly to yourself.

          Our Patreons received an up to date map for herb, fishing and mining nodes as well just last week. So if you’re not already a patreon it’s something to look at
          for that advantage.

          Thanks for the comment and the suggestion

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