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

 

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.

[bctt tweet=”Just wait till you see how to use Expulsom in Battle for Azeroth ” username=”dragonbearjoe”]

 

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

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

Mining/Skinning
Skinning/Herbalism
Mining/Herbalism

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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Your Guide to the First 6 Hours in Kul Tiras and Zandalar

 

Before BfA release 

  1. Get one stack of flasks, three stacks of food,  empty your bags, head to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
  2. Get on Discord for voice chat with me!
  3. Decide in which order to level your characters, entirely based on enjoyment, not on gold making.

 

First Hour in BfA

  1. Get your intro/s done.  Darnassus/Teldrassil, Lordaeron/Undercity, Stockades/Kul Tiras intro.
  2. Set your hearthstone at the the inn
  3. (Optional) Buy your Brutosaur mount
  4. Go the professions training area and learn your new professions.
  5. Head out into your first area.
  6. For Horde Gold Makers I recommend Vol’Dun
  7. For Alliance Gold Makers, I recommend Drustvar
  8. Both areas are full of resources.
  9. Follow the quest line and pick up any resources that you see along the route.
  10. Keep going as far as you can until you are close to the end of your hour.
  11. Make sure you have the flight path.

 

Second Hour in BfA

  1. Hearth back to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
  2. Throw everything on the Auction House.
  3. Take a glass of water, and some energy giving food.
  4. Rest your eyes. Stretch your legs. Do some shoulder rolls.
  5. Learn where the scapper / scrapomatic is
  6. Get back to your quest line.
  7. Get as far as you can, picking up resources along the route.
  8. Make sure you have the flight path.

If you are a patreon make sure you have your copy of the gathering paths ready.

Follow the routes to get the maximum Anchor Weed, Storm Silver Ore, Tempest Hide and look for Midnight Salmon in your fishing catches.

 

Third Hour in BfA

  1. Hearth back to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
  2. Throw everything on the Auction House.
  3. Do not bother to pick up your gold.
  4. Do not buy anything.
  5. Take a glass of water, and some energy giving food.
  6. Rest your eyes. Stretch your legs. Do some shoulder rolls.
  7. Switch to your first alt.  Do it now before you get too into the story, and the quests are fresh in your mind
  8. Learn your new professions on your second character
  9. Head out into the same zone with the same character and plough through the fields of excited friends
  10. Get as far as you can, picking up resources along the route.
  11. Make sure you have the flight path.

 

Fourth Hour in BfA

  1. Mail everything to your first character
  2. Leave your character at the nearest inn
  3. Switch back to the first character
  4. Pick up the items from the mail and hurl it all at the Auction House
  5. Look at starting to craft your first items. Look for +XP Gems and +Reputation Scrolls.
  6. Soon you will be unlocking the island expeditions and your mission table, but for now, focus on the gold making
  7. Take 15 minutes to check on the sales for your most expensive items only.  Whether they are mounts, rare BoEs, new materials.  15 minutes only
  8. #TimeIsMoneyFriend
  9. Get your water, snacks and stretches in.  Walk to the kitchen and back. Jog up and down the stairs twice. Blow a kiss to yourself in the mirror you sexy goldmaker you.

 

Fifth Hour in BfA

  1. It’s time to start concentrating.
  2. Do you want to level your main up to 120 asap?  It’s time to focus on that.
  3. Do you want to level your profession up fast?  Focus on crafting and gathering.
  4. Do you want to enjoy the storyline and new world? Explore the main cities and look for the places to catch the rare 50g fish.
  5. Want to do the Heroes’ Welcome?  Head to the major cities and start secretly donating bags to new players.

 

Sixth Hour in BfA

  1. You deserve a really big break around about now, so pause your game and leave the room, go fix yourself up a proper meal.
  2. Afterwards, head to the Auction House and mailbox and start assessing your undercut auctions, your sales, and adjust your numbers according to the feedback.
  3. This is when the real Battle for Azeroth Gold begins in earnest.

 

What are you planning to do in the first few hours? Let me know in the comments.

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is one of the TGQ authors. She’s working on her 16th 110, has 10 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now sharing World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth farming strategies. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling, snatch lists, and farming gold making. Want more updates on Warcraft Legion? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.

Why Am I Sharing Old Gold Making When BfA is Soon!?

 

Q:  Why Am I Sharing Old Gold Making When BfA is Soon?

A: Super simple answer:

Because when the vast majority of players are all looking in one direction, and focusing on one thing, it presents an opportunity to you.

When everyone is looking at the right hand, it leaves the left hand free to work the magic.

 

Don’t Blindly Follow the Herd

Sometimes, it’s useful to follow the herd.  When there are mobs to kill, and many hands make light work.

When ten competitors converge on one dead beast, skinning knives ready to rip off the leather, the outcome will be one happy competitor, and nine unhappy ones.

 

Tailors, when everyone on your server is desperately trying to dump Shal’dorei Silk, it’s time for you to corner the market on elekk plushies, hexweave bags, shirts, and crafted robe transmog sales.

 

Alchemists, when everyone is dumping piles and piles of herbs on the Auction House at knockdown prices, now is an opportunity to start proccing those flasks and potions ready for the first day of BfA.  Sure the new herbs are coming but which would you prefer to buy for questing?  A 500g new flask, or a 5g old one?

 

Jewelcrafters, your competitors are dumping gems.  So it’s time to crank up your panther production.  Make sure your organisation is working like clockwork.

 

Take the opportunity for you to fill the gap. 

When your competitors are selling one thing, sell the other.

Sometimes my job is to tell you about new opportunities.  This time, my job is to remind you of the missed old opportunities.

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is one of the TGQ authors. She’s working on her 15th 110, has 10 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth beta. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling, snatch lists, and farming gold making. Want more updates on Warcraft Legion? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.

Warcraft Patch 8.0 17 July

Battle for Azeroth pre-patch arrives Tuesday 17 July!

Gold-Making for 8.0 Prepatch Preparation

By now you should have read the pre-patch preparation guide. Consider this your reminder, if you haven’t done it yet!

Five Things To Do Before Battle for Azeroth Guide

 

Making Gold in Battle for Azeroth Prepatch – Auction House Sales!

If you have not sold your stock of excess ore, herbs, and so forth, then you will be competing with all the other panicing world of warcraft players. The prices are going to be their lowest ever.   So don’t sell now.  Hold onto them, use them slowly and steadily over the coming months.  Don’t settle for the lowest prices!

Warcraft Gold in Patch 8.0

Dumping and Stockpiling?

Take my advice on which items to dump, and which to stockpile.

 

Advice for TGQ Patreons for Battle for Azeroth

The new videos and information on BfA Professions are up (or in progress!) on the patreon-only website.  In order to avoid a rush on BfA release date I strongly advise you to read up now, learn the new farming routes ahead of the curve and take advantage of the crafting guides.

Not a Patreon?

Now might be a good time to join!

What you get: Access to patreon-only Discord, Access to members-only Full HD Gold Making Course, watch as the guide is being created!

Not ready to be a patreon? Join us on discord!

 

Join us on Discord

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Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is one of the TGQ authors. She’s working on her 16th 110, has 10 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now sharing World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth farming strategies. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling, snatch lists, and farming gold making. Want more updates on Warcraft Legion? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.

What To Plant At Halfhill Farm

Plant either Spirits of Harmony or Ghost Iron /Trillium ore at your farm in Pandaria.

There’s a short quest line to open your farm at Halfhill.

If you already have your farm, don’t forget it!

 

Daily Gold Farming

You don’t need to add your Halfhill Farm (Sunsong Ranch) into your daily routine, just like you don’t need to add your Draenor garrison into your daily routine UNLESS you want something that you can get from there.

For me, that meant Spirits of Harmony until recently.

But now I have plenty of Spirits of Harmony, and it’s cheap ore that is hard to find.  So today I’m going to switch up from Spirits of Hamony to Snakeroot Seed.

 

What snakeroot seed gives you

Looks like each node gives you at least 1 ghost iron ore and 1 trillium.

For one farm, you gain approx 16 trillium plus 16 ghost iron ore.

 

Spirits of Harmony

Let’s compare the snakeroot yield to the yield for Spirits of Harmony.

If you were to plant mote of harmony seeds, you would get 1.6 spirits.

which is 0.8 x 20 ghost iron ore + 0.8 x 5 trillium = 16 ghost iron, 4 trillium.

 

Snakeroot or Spirit of Harmony?

If you plant snakeroot you get 16 ghost iron, 16 trillium.

If you plant spirit of harmony you get 16 ghost iron, only 4 trillium.

 

Therefore you should always plant Snakeroot if you want ore, and only plant spirit of harmony if there is something else that you want to swap at the Spirit of Harmony Vendor

 

Spirit of Harmony Vendor

In case you need her, the Spirit of Harmony trader is at the Shrine of Two Moons / Seven Stars.

 

Getting to Halfhill Farm, Sunsong Ranch, Every Day

If you decide to add Halfhill Farm into your daily routine, you can set your hearthstone here.  You already have a Dalaran hearthstone and a Garrison hearthstone so perhaps you can afford to set your regular hearthstone here.  The “innkeeper” is a book in your ranch building, called [Farmers Journal]

Good luck and happy gold making

 

Goldqueen faseAbout the Author

Alyzande is one of the TGQ authors. She’s working on her 15th 110, has 10 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth beta. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling, snatch lists, and farming gold making. Want more updates on Warcraft Legion? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Battle for Azeroth Gold Guides.

This guide has been edited, thanks to Persephonae who helped me with the maths (I’m getting old, guys!)

Pyrite Ore life for me

 

Pyrite is one of those ‘forgotten’ ores that players collected during the Cataclysm expansion.
Found in the same places as Elementium deposits it was the ‘rare’ mining item during the expansion

Where to find Pyrite Ore

There are two routes that are commonly used to collect both Elementium ore as well as Pyrite Ore.   Clearing out an area of the Elementium ore will spawn the Pyrite ore deposits that you are looking for.

The first route is found in the Twilight Highlands area

Most of the route will take you to the mountain edges of the zone.    If you have a combined miner/herbalist you can obtain some extra income from the herbs picked.

The second route takes you to Uldum

This again puts you around the edges of the zone into the mountain areas.   The deposits do spawn in the middle of the zone but staying on a set path can allow you to pick up the respawn quicker.

As you are gathering your ore you will also see the volatiles that is mined with the ore

 

Volatile Fire: mined from all four of the different ore clusters (Elementium Ore,  Rich Elementium Ore, Pyrite Ore,  Rich Pyrite Ore)

 

Volatile Water: mined from two of the four ore clusters (Elementium Ore,  Rich Elementium Ore)

 

Volatile Air:  mined from all four of the different ore clusters (Elementium Ore,  Rich Elementium Ore, Pyrite Ore,  Rich Pyrite Ore)

 

Volatile Earth: mined from all four of the different ore clusters (Elementium Ore,  Rich Elementium Ore, Pyrite Ore,  Rich Pyrite Ore)

The volatiles that is mined are useful for sales on the AH or also being able to use for transmutes

Profit production for your Pyrite Ore and Volatiles.

With the mining profession, you have the ability to make your collected Pyrite Ore

Into Pyrium Bars

 

Pyrium bars by themselves can be used by Blacksmiths to craft armor enhancements.   But they have a limited use (based on gear level).
But the special use for Pyrium bars is selling them to alchemists for a Truegold Transmute.

The four different Volatiles (Fire, Air, Water, Earth) are used in multiple professions.   Many of the popular Cataclysm transmog gear use them for crafting.

Profit Production for Blacksmiths

Blacksmiths have three items that they can craft using Pyrium Bars

 

 

Ebonsteel Belt Buckle

 

Pyrium Weapon Chain

 

Pyrium Shield Spike

All of these were very useful during the Cataclysm expansion.   With the ilvl limitations put on them, they are in less demand now

[bctt tweet=”Anyone want a dragon? I just picked up some Pyrium ore” username=”@dragonbearjoe”]

Profit production for Alchemists: Pyrium Bar transmute

Alchemists get the biggest benefits from Pyrium bars.  Combined with three of the four volatiles that is gathered via mining

The first transmute that Alchemists is to transmute Elementium bars into Pyrium bars.

That is done by using 1 Elementium bar and 1 elemental earth

Be warned with this transmute has a daily cooldown.   Originally it was linked with the Truegold cooldown but
they are now separated.

Profit production for Alchemists: Truegold transmute

 

Truegold is transmuted using 3 Pyrium bars plus 10 volatile fire,  10 volatile air, and 10 volatile air.

By itself, this is a valuable item to have in your rotation on the Auction House for sale.   Especially since it is used
by Blacksmithing,  Engineering, and Jewelcrafting

For explosive profits,  Alchemists use this for their crafted mount which is in heavy demand.

 

Alchemists with the Vial of the Sands recipe can keep making this craft on a regular basis.   All of the materials that are needed are
either crafted or purchasable by the alchemist profession.   The only item that is needed that isn’t producible by the Alchemist is
the pyrium bars.

 

Keep in mind that many of the items have a set cost (Sands of Time at 3000g) while others are based on how much you either farm for yourself
or purchase from the AH.

At a profit of between 20,000 to 40,000 depending on how you obtain the ingredients, you end up with a very nice tidy profit.   The longer that we get away
from an expansion,  the more opportunities of these being on a limited supply basis.

Truegold treasure leading from a Pyrite Life

Gathering old world materials and crafting has always been a staple for gold making success.   Pyrium ore mining is one of the best examples of taking a long forgotten item and making it into golden profits.

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!