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Featured Guide WoW Classic

The Ultimate WoW Classic Gold Farming Guide

Welcome to MMORPGTips’ gold farming guide for WoW Classic. If you are looking for the best ways to level to 60, check out our WoW Classic Leveling Guide.

Farming gold in vanilla WoW is a lot different to current day WoW. Were not talking about making millions of gold anymore, and that’s what makes it fun in my eyes. Gold is much harder to come by, and more fun to farm as you have to have some skill.

In this gold farming guide we will go over all the possible ways of making gold in WoW classic all the way from level 1 to level 60. read more

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Featured Guide The Elder Scrolls Online

The Ultimate ESO Gold Farming Guide – Elsweyr 2019

Welcome to the Ultimate Elder Scrolls Online Gold Guide. In this guide, we will go through all the possible ways of making gold in ESO. Never worry about having enough gold again. Updated for Elsweyr.

The Ultimate ESO Gold Farming Guide Index

ESO Gold Farming Basics

The basics of gold farming in the Elder Scrolls Online is pretty easy, get as much gold as possible in an as short amount of time as possible. There are several ways to ensure that you are maximizing your hourly gold gains like movement speed, bag space and using the optimal route.

It is important that you are level 50 with at least 160 Champion points before starting to farm gold, check out our ESO Leveling Guide here. read more

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Featured Guide World of Warcraft 3

The Ultimate WoW Gold Farming Guide for BFA

Looking for the best ways to farm gold in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.2 Rise of Azshara in 2019?

Look no further, this is your definitive WoW BFA gold farming guide!

Back in the day, there used to be a ton of relevant guides on how to make that sweet sweet gold, but it seems like most guides are no longer up to date with all the various gold farming methods in WoW.

This WoW gold guide is a constant work in progress and will be continuously updated with all the best ways to hit the WoW gold cap.

Our Classic WoW Gold Farming Guide can be found here.

General WoW Gold Farming Tips

Making a Gold Farming Character

You might be thinking that you don’t need a designated gold farming character.

I certainly didn’t think so as I used my Paladin for countless hours of gold-making (Paladins are one of the slowest classes in the game). But then I decided to try to make a Fury Warrior with 170% base movement speed. Boy did that make a difference, I run dungeons several times faster than the Paladin, hence making 3 or 4 times more gold per hour.

When making a gold farming character, these are the most important points to remember.

  • Bag space: Get the biggest bags you can for your inventory and for your bank.
  • Personal Guild: Make a guild for just your character, so that you can use the guild bank for additional storage. The easiest way to do this is to ask in chat, and maybe pay a small fee to get people to sign your charter, then kick them from the guild.
  • Bank Alts: If you need even more bag space, consider making a bank alt.
  • Movement Speed: Movement speed is often overlooked when farming gold, but it is really important. Especially when farming older content. Most classes can clear any dungeon pretty easy but some do it faster. See our WoW Movement Speed Guide for info on how to spec for speed.
  • Personal Vendor and Repair: Having a vendor you can summon in some sort of way is very useful when farming so that you can sell trash quickly. One of the easiest ways of getting both a vendor and a repair guy is getting the Reins of the Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth,¬†Reins of the Grand Expedition Yak or Reins of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur.
  • Opening Lockboxes: During farming, you will be getting a lot of lockboxes as time goes by. If you don’t have a character that can open lockboxes, simply make a class trial rogue and mail all your lockboxes to him to open up.
  • Potion of Treasure Finding: Can be used in Cataclysm zones for additional loot. Also works in dungeons and raids.
  • Professions: Enchanting & Tailoring (for cloth scavenging) are great for farming old content and transmog. Herbalism & Mining are good for making easy gold in current content. See professions section further down for more info.

You might be asking yourself “What is the best gold farming class in wow?”. While this is not a straight forward answer, any of the classes in our movement speed guide is good for farming dungeons.

Personally, I have a main that I use for current content, and a Fury Warrior movement speed twink for some dungeons transmog runs, a druid for gathering, outdoor farming, and some dungeons. Monks also work very well, and having a Rogue for opening chests and boxes doesn’t hurt either.

WoW Gold Farming Addons

Tradeskill Master

When it comes to gold making addons, as most of you know, there is one that comes before all the rest, Tradeskill Master. This addon will help you make heaps of gold on the auctions house and will give you a deeper understanding of your servers economy and the whole WoW economy.

Learning how to use it well takes time, so read through all the info on their site and maybe watch some youtube videos on how to set up TSM. TSM will help you appraise items, sell items quickly on the AH and buy items that you can resell for a profit, amongst other things.

Additionally, the addon will help vendor and managing your mailbox, making this the only addon you need for gold making purposes.

We will be coming back to TSM in the Auction house part of the guide.

Auctinator

Great to have alongside Tradeskill Master. Mostly use this for single high-value items.

Loot Appraiser

Loot Appraiser is a great addon that works with Tradeskill Master. Not only is it helpful but it makes gold farming more fun. Loot Appraiser will let you know how much gold you loot in a given session and also the value of all the items you loot.

Auto Loot Plus

Auto Loot Plus is a nice addon to have for dungeon farmers that allows you to instantly loot when clicking a dead mob. Without it, there will often be a bit of lag when looting causing you to lose a bit of time when farming.

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I mostly use this to be able to see where chests spawn. If you combine this with an Outlaw Rogues ability to see treasures on the minimap, you can basically just fly around and pick up treasures.

Works well in Outland where every chest drops a rare item. See the Open World farming section further down for more info.

Picking a Realm for Gold Making

I won’t get too into what realms to pick for making gold. Generally, High Population servers have lower prices but things sell quicker.

Low population has higher prices but things can take a while to sell. Medium population servers are in between and are often a good choice for making gold.

WoW Raw Gold Farming

If you don’t want to take any chances and just want raw WoW gold, this part is for you. There are a couple of ways to farm raw gold and you can potentially make 50k-100k+ raw gold a week for this.

Raw gold farms can be done on as many alts as you want or have available.

BFA Raw Gold Farming

First of all be sure to check Emissary Quests for rewards with raw gold.

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After reaching exalted with the 7th Legion or Honorbound you will get a chest  for every 10.000 rep containing 4500g.

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Next up check your mission table for raw gold

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World quests also reward you with a good amount of gold, and not just the BFA ones, but the legion ones too!

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Dungeon Raw Gold Farms

These are the best areas and dungeons that you can farm for raw gold.

Iron Docks

The Iron Docks are a WoD dungeon. Each normal run gives you 500g-650g in raw gold if you vendor everything. A run can be done in less than 6 minutes with a movement speed optimized character. Making it possible to make up to 6000g raw gold per hour.

Auchindoun

Another great WoD dungeon for raw gold. A run will net around 500-550g in raw gold. Can also be done in less than 6 min with decent speed. Around 5000g per hour.

Raid Raw Gold Farming

One of the best ways to farm raw gold is to do Cataclysm, MoP and WoD raids. These can all be soloed easily at level 120.

Warlords of Draenor raids are worth a combined 25.000g if you do them on all difficulties. Talk to Seer Kazal in your garrison to enter LFR mode.

Mists of Pandaria raids are worth about 7000g. Siege of Orgrimmar can be don all of the difficulties.

Cataclysm raids are worth abouut 5000g.

WoW Transmog Farming for Gold

In this section of our WoW gold guide, we will be covering farming mostly older content for transmog and other items. Most of the items you will be getting are transmog, but also recipes, crafting reagents and pets.

The idea is simple; go out, kill things, take their loot, sell it. In this guide, we split farming into three parts, farming raids, dungeons, and open world.

An important aspect when selling transmog on the AH is that it often takes some time to sell. Therefore you will make more gold the more diverse your portfolio of items is.

If you only farm one tier of gear. Let’s say for example gear in the 60-80 bracket. You will be limiting yourself as the demand won’t be there and you will end up with too many items. You will end up with many of the same items for things that aren’t in demand but might sell occasionally.

This means that spreading out your farming across all tiers is best, as you will get fewer of each item but more different items to meet the actual demand.

A good way to think about it is to each week go farm some vanilla, some TBC, some WotLK, etc. So that you end up with a whole bunch of different transmog, and increasing your chances of selling some of it, even though a lot will take time to sell or not sell at all.

6 Minute Runs

When farming legacy raids or dungeons, you want to always try to keep your runs 6 minutes or around there for optimal farming. This is because you can reset an instance 10 times per hour, so if you do a run every 6 minutes you can keep farming nonstop.

Having the Loot Appraiser addon is an easy way to time your runs.

Exiting an Instance Quickly

To exit an instance quickly. Create a group in the Group Finder when you are finished in the instance, then leave the group. You will then be ported out of the instance after a minute.

When you got a dungeon down, you can make and leave the group around one minute before you reach the end of the dungeon and you won’t have to stand around and wait for 1 minute. This will teleport you to the nearest graveyard, on most dungeons this is right outside but on some, there is a bit of a run.

Druids can also use Dreamwalk and Monks can use Zen Pilgrimage at the end of the dungeon, reset the dungeon and port back.

Farming Legacy Dungeons for Gold

Below is a list of the dungeons that I think are viable to farm for gold. Vanilla dungeons are generally best, so spend most of your time in those.

While Lootappraiser might make it seem like you are making more in WotLK dungeons and up, those transmog actually doesn’t sell very well and the posting fees are much higher than for vanilla transmog. So you might end up loosing gold by farming these dungeons.

The dungeons below are just sorted by level and not by how much gold you make, since that is very hard to determine, and varies from server to server.

Vanilla Dungeons

The bulk of dungeons you will be farming will probably be classic dungeons. These have the rarest items and the transmog from here sell far better than any other.

Gold farming Youtuber WTBGold made a list of the most profitable dungeons to farm. The list for Vanilla dungeons are as follows.

  1. Blackrock Depths
  2. Maraudon
  3. Razorfen Kraul
  4. Diremaul North
  5. Diremaul West
  6. Strathholme Live
  7. Zul’farrak
  8. Dire Maul East
  9. Lower Blackrock Spire
  10. Blackfathom Deeps
  11. Razorfen Downs
  12. Sunken Temple
  13. Gnomeregan
  14. Uldaman
  15. Scarlet Monastery
  16. The Stockades
  17. Stratholme Dead Side
  18. Shadowfang Keep
  19. Scarlet Halls
  20. Scholomance
  21. Wailing Caverns
  22. The Deadmines
  23. Ragefire Chasm

This is just from a gold farmed per hour perspective though and some of the dungeons on the lower side of the list can still have items that are worth farming, as they sell well.

Wailing Caverns-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

Not a dungeon you want to start of farming in, but if you have a good selection of items on the auction house, WC is worth a visit.

You can either do half the dungeon up to Lord Cobrahn and then exit and reset. Or if you are very fast you can do the entire instance up until the last boss, but always skip the last boss.

Notable drops here are Gloves of the Fang and Ceremonial Leather Loincloth, that sells very well! Other than that, there you will get a lot of different mid-value green items.

Shadowfang Keep-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

Shadowfang is the twink dungeon. You can get a bunch of different valuable twink items here.

When soloing at a high level all items will be level 60, except for in chests. The items in the chests will be around level 20 and those are the ones with the most value.

A level 20 Shadowfang will be worth several times what a level 60 one is worth. Bringing a Rogue or someone who can open locked chests is therefore advised.

When you get to this room it’s time to turn back and jump down to the courtyard to go out and reset.

The big-ticket items in Shadowfang Keep are

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