Server transfer for gold makers

Transfering your character gold from one realm server to another requires preparation. Character cross realm transfer is started at your account page.  Regardless of your motivation for moving to a new server, you need to be ready to move your gold across to the new realm.

How much gold can I transfer cross realm?

  • Level 10-30: 300 gold limit
  • Level 31-50: 1000 gold limit
  • Level 51-70: 5000 gold limit
  • Level 71 – 80: 20000 gold limit
  • Level 81+: 50000 gold limit

How can I transfer gold to a new server

Check the amount of liquid gold / currency that you have on your transfering character.  If you want to transfer more than the gold limit amount across to the new server then you will need to do a little work.

Check your bag space.  If you have very little bag space, and bag prices on the new server are higher than the current one, then now is the best time to upgrade your bags.  Illusionary Bag are the biggest bags in game, 26 slots. (8 dreamcloth to craft)

Sell everything that your character can rebuy cheaply on the new server.  Empty vials, thread, odd stacks of herbs, water, food that doesn’t give any buffs, bandages, lifegiving seeds, parchment, letters from guild mates (!), grey items…  in order to give you the maximum amount of free slots.

When you have maximized the number of free slots that you can use this space to transfer extra items for selling at the new server.

Empty your mailbox before you transfer server

  • Check your alts’ mailboxes.
  • Does your bank alt have any items that you want to sell on another server?
  • Are there any items in your main character’s bags that you do not want to transfer to the new server?
  • You won’t be able to transfer your character to a new realm until you have emptied your mailbox.

Transfering 50,000 gold or more across servers

Buy for resale

Check the server and faction economy on the new realm.  Buy things that are cheaper on your old server, and you will be able to resell them on your new server for a profit.

examples: BoE Epics, mounts: flask of vial of the sands, mechanohog chopper mounts, pristine hides, spellthreads, truegold, darkmoon faire decks/cards, and rare pets.

Rare items from WOTLK: Battered hilt, crimson deathcharger, tabard of lightbringer

Special tip: Transfering from Horde to Alliance?  Try and work in your goblin discount, getting your vials and hogs cheaper!

Buy for Vendor

Suitable Items: Flipped/used Mysterious Fortune Cards are available as 5,000g cards, 1,000g cards, and the smaller but more common 200g card and 50g cards.

Can I get banned for transfering a lot of gold?

Never heard of it happening, but if you trying to transfer a lot of expensive epic items and your character has the max gold limit, and you have a history of a high number of server transfers, then don’t be surprised if your transfer takes a little longer than normal or that Blizzard watch your transfer or playstyle closely.

“this is a high risk undertaking and Blizzard cannot compensate you if items are lost during transfer or don’t sell for what you expect” – Blizzard

Wishing you the best of luck with your server transfer and new realm.


twitpiAbout the Author

The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.

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  1. Patros
    Patros says:

    Warning! Not 100% if this is a legit way to transfer gold cross-server:

    Search for a player on your old as well as your new server if there happen to be someone wanting to transfer gold in the opposite direction. Then you just trade the gold with the trade window on both servers.. You might get targeted by the Auto-ban system if you do large amount of trading in a short period!

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