Legion is HERE! So it’s going to be really important to know how to make gold in World of Warcraft since Blizzard has removed some of the more reliable methods over the past couple expansions. But with that, Blizzard has brought back opportunity on one of the oldest and most reliable methods. And it’s going to go back to basics: Professions.
It’s no surprise that WoD absolutely butchered professions for World of Warcraft. The throttled BoP crafting materials, horribly limited recipes, the Warlords Crafted (3) limit, and of course, the randomized stats, which to be honest did continue from Mists of Pandaria and Cataclysm. Regardless, Legion has really taken steps to improve Profession viability for both market power, and endgame power.
But guess what… The power of making gold from crafting doesn’t necessarily come from the actual gear you’re crafting. At least not directly. You can craft gear at level 110 with an item level of 815, which will definitely give some decent starting power when you get out into the initial endgame. But the key to the power (Both player power and market power) is in the gear that you DON’T equip. So how do you use this to make gold in World of Warcraft Legion?
The key is in destroying the gear. At level 110, you will get a quest to unlock the Obliterum Forge in Dalaran. The Obliterum Forge gives you the opportunity to increase the item level of your gear in increments of 5, up to 850. And you obtain Obliterum by destroying crafted items at this forge. So right away, we can see that there is going to be some major demand for getting those first steps into endgame raiding. The beautiful thing about obtaining Obliterum is 1. It’s not BoP, so you can trade it, and 2. You can obtain it from ANY crafted gear, whether or not you crafted it, or even have a crafting profession. Also, the amount of Obliterum received from each item varies, based on how valuable the crafted item is.
So how can YOU make gold in World of Warcraft Legion, using the Obliterum Forge? There are a couple options. First, you can make gear, and sell it on the auction house. Other players can scrap it for the Obliterum they need. Second, you can craft the gear and scrap it yourself, and then sell the Obliterum. Third, you can buy gear and scrap it, and then sell the Obliterum.
Of course, to use these methods to make gold in WoW Legion, you will need to be able to do some math. For method 1, do the materials cost less than the crafted gear with enough margin to profit? For method 2, do the materials cost less than the Obliterum yield itself? For method 3, does the crafted item cost less than the overall Obliterum yield?
These three methods can be complex, especially when comparing prices across all crafted gear. So it’s important to do your analysis, or even better, have a WoW Gold Addon do it for you.
Overall, this should be a good start for Making Gold in World of Warcraft. However, without knowing the prices of all your crafting materials, you’re simply grinding, and that is one of the slowest ways to make gold, and one of the best ways to lost gold at the auction house. There are gold guides available, but the best way to know is.