Welcome to our Ultimate Free WoW Gold Guide! Although we have hundreds of gold guides for all different suits and tastes here on this site, this guide is the one to use if you want to make hundreds of thousands of quick WoW gold. If you are on a high populated server with a good economy like me, you can use this guide to make several hundred thousand gold. It is recommended that you are level 90 or close to, and having WoW Gold Tycoon is a plus but not necessary. We will only be using a few selected techniques and we will be sticking to farming and working the AH.
Before we start our WoW Gold Guide, we are going to go over a few points and tips.
- Bagslots. Get atleast 80 bagslots. Bags are pretty cheap now so shouldn’t be a problem.
Professions. I really don’t care about Professions so i got mining and skinning to max. These along with enchanting can be used very casually to make tons of gold while farming.
Server. What server you play on means everything when making gold. On high population servers you can quite easily make tens of thousands of gold a day since the market is so huge and there are so many buyers. On low population servers there will be less gold to go around, less buyers and you will have a hard time making gold.
4: IMPORTANT! Many farming location in this wow gold guide will give you items worth thousands of gold in a short amount of time. It will however take you a long time to sell all these items, so you won’t get all your gold straight away. All the profession items (cloth, ore, etc) will often sell quick, while transmog greens and blues can take quite some time. Therefor having A LOT of items on the AH is usually best. I tend to have 500 – 2000 items up at all times. Hundreds of these are random green that will eventually sell for 200 – 3000 gold, i will however only sell 5- 20 of these a day.
- Destroy or don’t loot grey items. Only loot Blue BOP items if you can disenchant them. If there is a vendor close to the entrance of where you are farming you can go ahead and loot.
Part 1 : WoW Gold Tycoon (Optional)
The WoW Tycoon is an addon that will make you a ton of gold. It basically finds the most profitable items on the Auction house and tells you how much you can make from buying and reselling different items on the AH. I use it pretty casually and still make a good few thousand gold a day with this. If you invest some time you can make tens of thousands of gold with this addon. Using the WoW Tycoon is optional but you will make TONS of more gold if you use it.
Think of it this way. If you are farming and EVERY item you get is worth a thousand gold, you will still need to farm and sell a thousand items to reach the gold cap. With the WoW Tycoon you can potentially make 20000 – 30000 gold a day by just working the AH, and you can reach a million gold in weeks.
In the video below you can see how the Tycoon addon works. At the end you can see that after spending very little time i pick up over 25000 gold from the AH 🙂
If you don’t want to get the WoW Tycoon addon you can skip to the next part of the ultimate wow gold guide. If you want to know more about how to use the addon, watch the video below.
Part 2 : Farming
Now comes the main part of the Ultimate WoW Gold Guide. Aside from working the Auction House with the WoW Tycoon addon, farming is the big money maker. Professions are also good and can be a more stable gold maker, but the big cash lies in Instance farming. I hit up the same instances every week and will show you which ones i do and in what order. I usually farm 1 instance in every different tier of the game except for some early ones. The reason for doing this is that you will want to have a share in as big a part of the market as possible. If you only have high end (85-90 level gear) you will only be catering to a small percentage of your realm population. If you spread it out and have some level 10-20 items, some level 20-30 items etc. you will notice that you will be making a lot more money and selling more items per day.
I also make a lot of my money selling greens that people buy for transmoging. Many people disenchant greens and this will make you gold quicker, but a lot less gold. On my server some level 30 greens sell for over 3000 gold since many rich high level players want it for transmogs and don’t care how much they have to pay. This is usually something that happens on high population servers though.
Remember there is no secret to making tons of gold, but using the methods in this guide you can still easily make 10k, 20k or even 50k gold a day.
Below you can see what instances and raids i farm each week and how many times and in what order, you don’t have to do all these every week but the more you do the more you’ll make.
1: The Deadmines (3-4 Runs)
Even the lowest level instances will now make you gold in WoW. One run through the Deadmines can make thousands of gold from greens, cloth, ore, the macaw pet and other misc. items. Farming low level instances can in many cases make you more money than high level instances. I farm this 3-4 times in a row each week or until my inventory is full of good items. Don’t loot any greys, food and drink items or low value items as there are no vendors close to the exit. One full inventory usually nets me items worth over 10k gold.
2: Uldaman (3-4 Runs)
Uldaman is the next stop in our WoW Gold Guide. There aren’t really any worthwhile dungeons to farm in between Deadmines and Uldaman. Uldaman is a great farming instance. It’s huge with tons of mobs but still only takes a little over 5 minutes to solo. Skinning and mining is also good to have here and can earn you quite a bit extra gold. About 3-4 runs should fill up your inventory with all kinds of valuables. Remember to loot the chest after the last boss for 3 extra greens every time.
3: Zul’Farrak (3-4 Runs)
Zul’Farrak is another awesome farming instance. The instance is huge and very open, so you can pull as many mobs as you like and AOE. I usually pull about 1/4 of the instance, then loot. Zul’Farrak is very fast to run through since you don’t really ever have to stop much. Just work your way in a circle around the instance. Don’t mind about any of the bosses here as you won’t be making any gold from Blues. About 3-4 runs will fill your inventory
4: Blackrock Spire (2 Runs)
Blackrock Spire is even bigger than the previous instances in the gold guide. I do both upper and lower BRS and one run takes about 20-30 minutes. But since it is so big you’ll only need about 2 runs to completely fill your inventory with nice items. Blackrock Depths is just as good and huge so if you like it better you can go there.
5: Tempest Keep : The Botanica (5 Runs)
Now it’s time to acquire some Burning Crusade era loot. I prefer Tempest Keep : The Botanica although many TBC instances are good for farming. The Botanica has a ton of mobs and is quick, the exit is right after the last boss so you don’t waste any time running back to the exit. There is also a vendor pretty close to the entrance so you can loot and sell greys and / or BOP blues. You’ll go about 5 runs through to fill your inventory.
6: Halls of Lightning (5 Runs)
Next up on the agenda is getting Wrath of the Lich King loot. The absolute best instance for this is Halls of Lightning. The instance is super quick and has a lot of mobs. Farming in Wotlk era instances is usually a little slower than the previous tiers so you’ll need at least 5 runs through to fill your inventory. A lot of BOE blues seem to drop here which is a plus. I’ve gotten 4 greens and 2 blues in just one pull in this place.
7: Molten Core
Molten Core is the only raid that is really worth it when it comes to farming gold and you can really make a lot here. Having mining here helps a lot. There are some other raids like Karazhan, AQ 20 / 40 and others that you can do but generally farming instances will give you more money.
Wow Gold Guide Summary
Using this method i usually make at least 50 – 100 k gold in a week, even though i only spend 1-2 hours farming and on the auction house. I only spend 5 minutes using the Tycoon Addon and this is still one of the major ways i make gold, should you spend hours with the addon you could possibly be making a lot more than 100k a week.
If you have any questions about our WoW Gold Guide, leave a comment and we’ll get back to you and help you out!