Crusader Formula News

I was just thinking about how human curiosity is natural, and I’ve found a nice example of “good gossip”: The spread of information about the new drop location of the Crusader Enchant Formula.

Sinshroud from the Consortium Forums drew the attention of the gold making community on twitter (catch me @thegoldqueen).  I consider Sinshroud a friend, not just another warcraft blogger/forum manager. I want to give him a shoutout for bringing this to our attention.  He in turn confirmed the new drop that had been discovered by Verelyse (Hi Verelyse, I don’t know who you are, but thank you!).

Wowhead link to Crusader Formula

The Crusader Enchant was once a very expensive tank enchant at level 60, and the formula used to drop from Scarlet Spellbinders, a unique mob south of Hearthglen in western plaguelands before Cataclysm. When they were removed, owners of the formula asked for high prices in the AH.  The price for the scroll of enchant didn’t seem to change much, but players paid thousands for the actual crusader formula. Sinshroud says “I feel sorry for those who have bought it recently from the AH for up to 15,000g.”

Crusader is now a popular enchantment for alts under level 60, I believe scrolls can be applied to BOA heirloom weapons.  I’m not big on enchants for twinks and heirlooms so I hope someone will confirm this 100%. The enchant gives the chance to increase strength and a heal to self when striking in melee combat.   It also has a great glow which you can check out on the legendary They’re selling for around 600g on my server.

Formula: Enchant Weapon – Crusader

Crusader Enchant Formula now drops from Scarlet Archmages (Wowhead link to Scarlet Archmage) These are spellcaster mobs in Tyr’s Hand, a small Scarlet area in Eastern Plaguelands.

Sinshroud offers this warning about farming Archmages in Tyr’s Hand

[WARNING] There is a quest line in lower Tyre’s Hand Vacinity that starts with the quest Victory From Within and ends in Like Rats that when completed, the good guys basically take over the undead in Tyr’s Hand and you won’t be able to see or kill the Archmages that drop the formula anymore.  I just found out the hard way by doing the quest line inbetween clears waiting for the mobs to respawn.

The Crusader Formula is selling today for nearly 10,000g on my home server, but I would suggest that you get to Tyr’s Hand and pick these up quickly before the rest of your server discovers the news!

Fast Crusader Farming on any server

The Scarlet Archmages are level 42-43 and hostile to both alliance and horde factions.  Living in Eastern Plaguelands they are perfect fodder for a brand new death knight to fly down from Acherus: The Ebon Hold!  I’m making a new death knight now to try out this idea and will let you know in the moments whether it is successful.  Your starting-level DK at 58 can kill and farm the Scarlet Archmages and sell the Crusader Enchants for a much better profit, and possibly for more fun than a level 1 human camping for Lil’ Timmy’s white kitten in Stormwind!

Could this be the new and most efficient gold-per-hour for a starting toon? Or will it be disqualified because DKs don’t count?

“all your formulas belong to my fearsome DK gnome!”

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9 replies
  1. Sinshroud
    Sinshroud says:

    Oh also Alto, if you actually look at the mobs you will see they ARE undead, they just are classified as humanoid but it looks like they have lost the battle with the undead and are becoming undead themselves.

    • Altolycus
      Altolycus says:

      They are, aren’t they…..It just seemed weird that previous to this I never got an essence drop from them…

  2. Altolycus
    Altolycus says:

    After the JMTC meeting on friday night, Mageshadow mentioned this was back in game. This was one of my favorite farming spots for some time, this post was back in October ’10 when I first started blogging:

    Friday evening, Mage, Xander and I all went there to check the spawnrate and withing two “runs”, I got one. Fourth run, got another. Seventh run, one more. So in less than an hour, I got three. Xander and Mage weren’t as lucky, but it seems that Sin and I got the RNG on our sides…

    What I did notice is that they were dropping Essence of Undeath, which am not sure why, as they aren’t the undead….I got four during my 1.25 hours of farming. Strange….

    Xander did get two epics in his run. Wrong RNG, but still profitable! Not sure with Mage, as his mic went out shortly after farming.

  3. Shadowbolts
    Shadowbolts says:

    Farmed these quite some time ago as my DK has not completed all the quests especially the old world ones. Although need to weigh up the time spending farming againist time away from making gold elsewhere.

  4. The Gold Queen
    The Gold Queen says:

    My new death knight went to Tyr’s hand and farmed the archmages np. I bumped into a TGQ reader there, so I didn’t stay long, let him have the drops I just wanted to show it was possible to create a new death knight and fly from Archeus Ebon Hold to LIght’s Hope Chapel and ride to Tyr’s Hand to farm the Crusader Formula. Excellent, I’m pleased with the result.

  5. Vince
    Vince says:

    Holy crap, this is awesome. I’ve been wanting to add that chant to my collection for quite some time! Thanks for the tip, gonna take a study break to farm up a few of these!

    • Vince
      Vince says:

      Finally found one after about 2hrs of farming. Bleh. Don’t think this’ll be an amazing way to earn gold for established goblins, but with a DK it could be a good way if you’re just getting started. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of relying on the RNG to earn me gold, but since farming is pretty much the best option for starting out, this can potentially beat farming herbs/ore.

      Few words of advice: Make a targeting macro, stick to the cathedral area, kill EVERYTHING. The archmages share spawns with Praetorians and Curate, which is why you should stay around the cathedral.

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