Unobtainable Items Returning After Patch 8.0

The Warcraft Gold Making community is awash with rumours and excitement.

Items that had been off the loot charts since World of Warcraft: Cataclysm are appearing to drop from the original drop spots.

These items had been seen all the up to 6,000,000g a piece (high demand for Transmog and status symbols).


The Story So Far

Whenever a rare item is dropped off the loot list it instantly becomes that much more valuable.  Occasionally there is a matching look with another item.  But some items it is a item or ability that can be found only in that item.

The first item that was reported was the Chromatic Sword.


Found on a mob in a cave in The Cape of Stranglethorn area named Scale Belly

After the early report on reddit that the item once again dropped,  players swarmed the area in the hopes of obtaining hidden riches.

It became a Gold Arms race on who could post it on the AH first.   With a 30 minute respawn rate, this item started appearing on Auction Houses faster and faster.

The members of the Reddit and discord Warcraft mysteries group started to dig into what had occurred.

List of Unobtainables Currently Dropping from woweconomy


Other items arrive on the AH

As the days went by …

Other items started arriving on the AH

Iridescent Scale Leggings from  Scale Belly


Jeweled Dagger from Morgaine the Sly


Lithe Boots from Morgaine the Sly


Boarhide Leggings from Gruff Swiftbite


Brood Mother Carapace  from Mother Fang


Scarlet Boots  From Scarlet Monastery

Each time one of these items is discovered,  the pack will collapse on the area in the hopes of getting large amounts of gold.
some players have reported hundreds of players


Here comes the tweetable!

[bctt tweet=”Did You Want a Chromatic Sword Of Your Own? Now Might Be Your Chance” username=”dragonbearjoe”]


Possible upcoming items?

Items such as the Blackened Defias Belt have appeared on the AH as well.   These have long ago been off the loot tables for world drops.


The Aftermath

Each time another item is found,  sales possibility drops significantly.  For collectors this is a huge boon but for those that use programs to find ‘deals’ it can cause them to easily get into deep trouble.

Add to this players cleaning out their banks for new Battle for Azeroth materials and you end up with volatility in the market.

Many players who invested in items for long term sales are wanting to get rid of these before they lose gold with their investment. Driving down the prices on these ‘large ticket items’


An item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it

Supply goes up,  prices come down.  It’s a basic rule of buying and selling items. But how to take advantage of this?

The easiest way is to find a place and sit there and ‘farm the mob.  But there almost always will be a pack there that is already doing this.

Keeping an  eye on sales and look for those that are just deciding to cut and run on what they can get. At times you can see 1000’s of gold discount on an item that you can grab and flip quickly.

But this is a dangerous investment.   With more and more of these ‘rare’ items coming onto the market again the prices will be very volatile.

Here is a quick TSM4 string for the items that we know about to add to your searches to see just where the market sits for these items.



Advantages Of Farming in “Warmode”


Switching  on ‘Warmode’ in your capital city (Stormwind/Orgrimmar) which might limit the amount of players farming that area.

But this also makes you a marked target if someone wants to start a fight.


More Items To Be Rediscovered?

There are many more items that have dropped off the loot table that might be rediscovered. Items that have been in high demand for years by transmog collectors for years.

As more and more are discovered,  the opportunities to make gold increase.   Random drops or even specific farming routes when something is discovered.   Will you be able to discover the next great item that gets found again?


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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