Can I get Epic Gems in 4.2 Firelands?
“where can we buy new jc epic gems?”
“there are none”
“ah I thot epic gems comin”
“epic gems havent been released yet”
Genuine quotes from my guild chat about five minutes ago. srsly
What you can get though, is thousands and thousands of gold, and I’m not exaggerating, because if patch 4.0 was “Glyphmas” then 4.2 today has been “Gemmas”! With some cut gem prices doubling, others have increased for example from 9g to 99g each. Â Unfortunately I dont think this will be a long term sustainable surge in prices, because with the floor price of ore coming down, the raws costs will be coming down in turn. Â What we’re seeing is the normal increased surge for gear enhancements that you can find on your server every time there is new content.
In my server auction house there is a run on Inferno Rubies, with competing sellers driving prices down, so I have gone for purples and orange gems, which are selling extremely well.
Gear Enhancement in Firelands
We’re looking at increases in prices for:
* Enchanting, especially for Cloaks. Â Epic cloaks are the reward from Mount Hyjal / Firelands pre-quest chain, so the majority of the 85s who are online today are going to want a new cloak enchant. There are also BoE epics dropping from trash-farming raid groups in Firelands.
* Leg armor from Leatherworkers (check the vendor for a new LW pattern for your legs called Drakehide Leg Armor)
* Spellthreads from tailoring
You get the picture – everything that you need when you get new gear, which is currently raining from the sky like a birthday pinata.
Firelands Trash Farm for BoEs
If you’re not a crafter, you could have more fun farming the trash in Firelands. Â Plenty of BoE epics dropping there, I myself got lucky with an Obsidian Cleaver. I asked my clever friends over on Twitter if they had seen any on their own AHs and at what price, but no one had, so I opened up The Undermine Journal and found it was going at wildly volatile prices between 50k and 120k. Â It’s currently sitting on my AH waiting for a new home! Do you follow me on Twitter? If not, come say hi today. If you follow me, I’m writing up to the minute news on 4.2 and retweet important info like the Recruit A Friend being extended all the way to level 80!
If you’re going to farm Firelands Trash, take a crafter character with you: Blacksmith, Leatherworker or Tailor. Â The epic crafted gear patterns drop from the trash. Â Thanks to mmo-champion: I swiped their list of patterns. Â I’ve seen a lot of these today in trash.
Blacksmithing: Fists of Fury,Â Eternal Elementium Handguards,Â Holy Flame Gauntlets,Â Warboots of Mighty Lords,Â Mirrored Boots,Â Emberforged Elementium Boots,
Leatherworking: Dragonfire Gloves,Â Gloves of Unforgiving Flame,Â Hands Clutches of Evil,Â Heavenly Gloves of the Moon,Â Earthen Scale Sabatons,Â Footwraps of Quenched Fire,Â Treads of the Craft,Â Ethereal Footfalls.
Tailoring: Grips of Altered Reality,Â Don Tayo’s Inferno Mittens,Â Endless Dream Walkers,Â Boots of the Black Flame.
How to start patch 4.2
The Firelands dailies quests start at the Hero Call Boards in SW and Org, and the Thrall questline which gives the epic cloak starts at the portal hub area in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
Oh and if you get bored of Firelands farming, Ahune is still around to be killed, and a new boss is available from next week in Baradin Hold calledÂ Occu’thar.
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