Frostweave Cloth for 4.3
With the attention of gold bloggers, and patch watchers 100% focused on the release of patch 4.3 I’m going to employ a “While the Cat’s Away, The Mice Will Play” strategy and look backwards but not too far backwards to frostweave cloth.
Frostweave Cloth works as a selling item because of the two different ways of selling. First is the well known method of farming, the second is the less well known pipeline method.
Farming Frostweave Cloth
I recently investigated several different places and ways to farm frostweave cloth for an upcoming World of Warcraft gold guide (yes, that’s why I’ve been so quiet!), which will be my entire gold making experience rolled into one single guide. I found a surprising farming spot in Zul Drak at the Argent Strand, which I don’t want to go into in too much detail now that I know Blizzard employees are readers of The Gold Queen (hello!). We don’t want it nerfed before it’s even public! But naturally the most famous and public frostweave cloth farming location in Icecrown Glacier stayed as the highest cloth-per-hour if you decide to farm Frostweave. The actual mobs to farm are the packs of 10-ish converted heroes which can also double up as Argent Tournament daily quest mobs. Follow my multi-tasking method and make sure your mobs do double duty. Gold from mobs, gold from cloth, gold from quest rewards – yum.
Before anyone gets too excited and googles Frostweave Cloth and finds JMTC old movie about grinding at the Conflagration in Scholazar Basin for frost weave, sorry, it’s nerfed. Ignore.
Frostweave Cloth Pipeline
The other way of making a lot of gold, and I do still mean a lot of gold, is working Frostweave Cloth as a pipeline item, following Massive Gold Blueprint’s pipeline methods. A pipeline isn’t a difficult method to master. Basically it is an item which you are able to buy at a low price and then resell at a much higher price than expected. Far from 20k Leveling’s idea of “Buy low, sell normal”, a pipeline item takes a double check on the normal price, and discovers that the maximum price can be much higher than undercutting your lowest competitor. Using a “Buy low, sell very high” method, you can take advantage of price volatility over time, and take your prices up to double the price of Embersilk Cloth.
Compared to Embersilk Cloth which is a constantly available Catactlysm commodity, stockpiles of Frostweave Cloth from WOTLK are now all depleted, and new quantities must be farmed. We’ll be using this limited supply to our advantage. Patch 4.3 increases the leveling speed in Northrend. Â Players will be going through there even faster. Will that mean even less frostweave available on the AH?