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The Ultimate WoW Gold Farming Guide for BFA

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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 ShadowfangGloomshroud ArmorAssassin’s BladeMindthrust BracerDuskbringerNecrology Robes – and a bunch of other minor rare items.

Blackfathom Deeps-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

Blackfathom Deeps is one of the best dungeons for filling up your auction house with valuable transmog.

A lot of the greens from here are quite valuable, and the zone has a ton of different rare zone drops as well, most which are worth 10-50k.

One important thing to remember is to not kill Domina, Subjugator Kor’ul or the Guardian of the Deep. If you don’t kill them and then click the Fire of Aku’mai after killing Twilight Lord Bathiel, you will spawn a bunch of additional mobs. After killing these mobs you can exit the dungeon.

Gnomeregan-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

Gnomeregan is only really worth farming gold in for a couple of really high-value twink items. The Hotshot Pilot’s Gloves and the Caverndeep Trudges.

These are zone drops but has a slightly higher drop chance from bosses, so you want to kill all the bosses as fast as possible.

There is also some more zone wide rare drops that are worth a bit here, but nothing that comes close to those two items.

Razorfen Kraul-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

Razorfen Kraul is one of the best best zone to fill up your auction house with good transmog.

It has a big selection of zone-wide rare BoE drops, great green drops and a guaranteed chance for a rare BoE from the Enormous Bullfrog. The frog drops a selection of around 30 rare BoEs, most worth around 1-3k. After killing him, there is only one group after that you should kill and then you can leave the instance.

When you get to the bat room, create a group in the group finder and leave it. This will give you one minute to kill the frog boss and you will be ported out, right outside the instance.

Razorfen Downs-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

This dungeon also has a great loot table. You won’t get as many items as in Razorfen Kraul, but you have a chance at super rare items like the Pattern: Rich Purple Silk Shirt.

RFD is also very fast to run and it’s easy to circle back to the entrance to restart. Using a Rogue or someone who can open chests can be smart here as there are quite a few.

Dire Maul

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!Click for Gordok Commons Video!

The Gordok Commons is good to get a few copies of A Thoroughly Read Copy of “Nat Pagle’s Guide to Extreme Anglin’.” that spawns on the floor every time, but still sells for 5-10k to lazy paladins.

The Warpwood Quarter is also good for transmog and will drop a decent amount of materials with some value that will sell quickly, click the pods on the floor for more stuff.

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The locations of the Nat Pagle Book ground spawns.

Uldaman-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

Uldaman is one of those dungeons you want to hit up after building up a decent inventory on the AH. You won’t see many items of value here, but if you like playing the lottery, then Uldaman is for you.

Some of the rarest items in the game drop from here including the Papal Fez, Pendulum of Doom, Miner’s Hat of the Deep and the Jackhammer. All of these are worth millions of gold. More common drops like the Ginn-Su Sword are also worth a bit.

The chest after the last boss has a chance at up to three greens and sometimes rares. There are also two other chests marked below.

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The chest marked in red is a guaranteed drop, the green is not.

Zul’Farrak-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

ZF is another great dungeon to fill up your AH. A lot of popular transmog items drop here, like the Jade set and Glorious set. With the jackpot being the Glorious Legplates.

You can run the dungeon clockwise or counterclockwise, a bit depending on your speed. I manage to do the whole dungeon in 6 minutes and get outside. But if you are a bit slower it might be better to run it clockwise and port out after the room with the graves and zombies. Always remember to click all the graves for loot.

Maraudon-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

Maraudon is the best vanilla dungeons to farm to fill up your Auction House. It has a wide variety of drops and you will get a bunch of herbs that will make you money fast in addition to the transmog.

Run the dungeon from one entrance to the other and it should take you around 6 minutes, then reset and run back the other way.

Blackrock Depths-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

BRD has a good loot table and maybe the most amount of mobs in any dungeon, making it a great dungeon to fill up the AH.

Finding the best route for you can be a bit tricky because of the size of the dungeon. I will usually only do about half the dungeon, killing as many mobs as I can in 6 minutes. After 5 minutes, make a group in the group finder and leave it. That will leave you a minute to complete your 6 minutes and you will be ported out on the 6-minute mark, ready to reset and port right back in.

Lower Blackrock Spire-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

In LBRS you are after two things. Plans: Arcanite Champion from the last boss and Plans: Arcanite Reaper from a rare mob called Bannok Grimaxe.

Transmog drops here are also decent, and the whole instance can be run in 6 minutes or less if you are fast. There are also quite a few chests in the instance.

The Burning Crusade Dungeons

TBC transmog is nowhere near as good as vanilla, but you should still farm some to diversify your auction house portfolio at some point. Some of it is still pretty valuable and sells pretty quick. I usually only farm TBC dungeons for a few hours a week. Rare patterns and plans can also drop in TBC dungeons that are worth a lot of gold.

Sethekk Halls-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

This is a really fast dungeon with a bunch of mobs. You can circle right back to the entrance after the last boss. You will spend a lot less than an hour to do your 10 runs here though, so I would do 10 runs then move on.

Mana-Tombs

Also a quick dungeon with a path back to the entrance after the last boss. Lies right next to the Sethekk Halls so you can switch between the two.

The Mechanar-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

One of the best dungeons to farm for some quick and easy TBC era transmog and patterns.

The Underbog

The Underbog is another good and quick choice. You will get a lot of Mote of Life and various herbs. There are also gatherable herbs for chars with Herbalism

Wrath of the Lich King Dungeons

Like with TBC, you want to limit the time you spend in WotLK dungeons. There are some nice items to be had but you won’t be making as much as farming vanilla dungeons. Not many people farm WotLK content though so you won’t have as much competition on a lot of items from here.

Drak’Tharon Keep

Quick path back to the entrance after the last boss. Some decent zone drops like Brighthelm of Guarding. But most of the value is going to come from uncommon transmog. Even better if you can bring a skinner.

Gundrak-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

Enter through either of the entrances. Run the dungeon in a U shape and exit through the other entrance. Skip the last boss.

Halls of Lightning

Also has a quick way back to the entrance after the last boss. Relic of Ulduar drops a lot and will sell relatively quick most of the time.

Pit of Saron

You will only be farming this dungeon for the Battered Hilt. The transmog in here is terrible. The drop chance for the hilt is pretty low but because of the number of mobs in the Pit of Saron, it is not that hard to get. I seem to get one in about every 20 runs.

Always farm here on heroic so don’t kill any of the bosses. Kill all the mobs around the pit, head out and reset.

Cataclysm Dungeons

For all Cata dungeons remember to get your Potion of Treasure Finding. Generally, Cata dungeons aren’t worth farming much though and you should head to Firelands(see raid section below) instead.

The Vortex Pinnacle

The decent farm only if you can get good prices on Volatile Air. Slipstream will take you back to entrance after the last boss.

Farming Legacy Raids for Gold

Below is a list of what I think are the best raids to farm for gold. This is mainly taking transmog and crafting reagents and such into account. Other raids can be farmed for rare pets to make gold, see the pet farming section further down for more info.

Molten Core

The first raid of WoW is still a decent gold maker. The trash in the area marked on the map below can be farmed, just avoid the bosses and you’ll be able to reset the instance. This area is especially good for miners as you can mine Dark Iron Ore and Blood of the Mountain, which sells for a decent amount.

You can also get Teebu’s Blazing Longsword from some of the mobs, although it’s really rare.

After you finish your last trash mob-run, you can do a whole run for a chance at pets from bosses and two rare quality BoE items from Ragnaros.

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Molten Core trash mob farming route.

Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj

AQ20 is a really nice transmog farm. The worms called Silicate Feeder are actually the mobs with the best loot in the raids so be sure to loot them. They are found between the 3rd and 4th boss. Be sure not to kill ANY of the mobs in the room with the 2nd boss as that will start the encounter for the boss. You can go through the whole instance without killing any bosses, so you can choose to run the entire raid or exit after killing the worms by creating a group in the group finder and leaving it.

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The green part of the route is optional.

Sunwell Plateau

There are a whole bunch of trash mobs that can be farmed in Sunwell Plateau before the first boss. These have a chance to drop a huge variety of Designs, Schematics, Patterns, and Plans (See https://wow.gamepedia.com/Template:Sunwell_Plateau_trash_drops).

Depending on your run speed you can get all the mobs before the first boss in 6 minutes or less. If it takes more than 6 minutes, consider cutting down your route.

Karazhan

This raid has a huge amount of trash that can be farmed. A lot of the items that drop are quite worthless but because of the share amount of mobs, there are decent chances of getting some big-ticket items like the Blade of Wizardry or other rare transmog items, if you spend some time here.

Due to the complexity of the interior of the instance, learning the farming routes are easiest by watching a video.

Firelands-!Click to see the video on Youtube!

This is a great Cata raid to farm. There is a ton of trash mobs that are easy and fast to kill. Epic BoE drops like Obsidium Cleaver as well as a bunch of Plans and Patterns are quite common. Most are not worth much but they do sell, at least on high pop servers. BoE world drops like Morrie’s Waywalker Wrap can also drop, though very infrequently.

Use Potion of Treasure Finding for more loot.

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Firelands farming route

Open World Farming for Gold

Solo Open World Farms

Giant Dinosaur Bone

On the Isle of Giants, north in Pandaria. These drop from any mob here. A lot of gold can be made but it is a popular and well-known farm so expect competition.

Desolace Naga Farm

This is a great solo farm, mainly for Druids but can be used for Monks as well. If you have neither, you can use a Druid class trial. A lot of transmog drops here and it’s super easy to get the Naga to hyperspawn. Just stand in the spot shown below and use this macro:

/tar Slith

/cast Moonfire

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The Admiral’s Den – Thousand Needles

Cave to the south filled with quickly respawning ogres. Lots of transmog drop here with the big-ticket being the Saltstone set. Can be done either solo or in a group.

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Windshear Mine – Stonetalon Mountains (Alliance Only)

Mobs here will force spawn solo if you are quick, but having a group is better.

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Tranquil Gardens Cemetary – Duskwood

This can be done with just one person but works better with more. Kill all the Rotting Horrors around the Tranquil Gardens Cemetary for a chance at the Staff of Horrors.

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Feralas – Gordunni Outpost

This farm can be done in a group but works very well solo as well. The area is really small so getting the ogres to hyperspawn is very easy. The transmog here is not great but you can also get the Sprite Darter Egg. Only kill the ogres outside the cave to start hyperspawning them.

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Wetlands

Good transmog farm, especially for Monk. Can also get Tiny Crimson Whelpling here. The farm is on the road east from Greenwarden’s Grove in Wetlands and works best as a monk if you want to force respawns quickly.

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Felwood – Felpaw Village

This farm can be done either solo or in a group. Good amount of transmog and a chance for Pattern: Living Leggings.

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Eastern Plaguelands – Corin’s Crossing

Can be done solo or in a group. Mostly for the Dark Rune, which doesn’t sell super fast, so farming this location for an hour every once in a while is enough.

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Talador – Bladefury’s Command

One of the few good WoD transmog farming spots. WoD transmog tends to sell decently as not many people are farming it, but you should still limit your time farming it. This spot can be done solo or in a group. The main item you are looking for here is the Blackrock Bulwark.

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Auctioning For Parts

You’re after all the items to make the Super Cooling Module from Shadowmoon Valley, Nagrand or Talador, and the Cyclical Power Module from Frostfire Ridge, Gorgrond or Spires of Arak. Some are worth only a few hundred but I’ve sold a few for over 20k. They drop from any mob in the zone. I haven’t found an optimal spot, but all these zones have plenty of areas with densely packed mobs.

Crashin’ Thrashin’

Crashin’ Thrashin’ Roller Controller, Crashin’ Thrashin’ Cannon Controller, and Crashin’ Thrashin’ Mortar Controller all drop from three rares in Tanaan Jungle with about a 10% drop chance.

Big Red Raygun

Drops of Doctor Weavil on Alcaz Island in Dustwallow Marsh

Doom Lord Kazzak

Spawns in Northern Hellfire Penninsula. Works best if you have a char you can log out here and relog every so often to check. Drops a selection of epic BOE’s like Hope Ender.

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Doomwalker

Spawns outside the Black Temple. Works best if you have a char you can log out here and relog every so often to check. Drops a selection of epic BOE’s.

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Cataclysm Rares

There’s a selection of Cata rares that drop various BoE items. Poseidus also drops the Reins of Poseidus BoE Mount.

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Mists of Pandaria Rares

Mists of Pandaria has a few rare mobs that drop epic BoE’s. Most are in Krasarang Wilds and most drop leg slot gear. Scritch is also very good as you can get the Hozen Peace Pipe from him. The best way to farm them is to occasionally check if they’re up and kill them all in the order listed below. That way you basically just fly through Krasarang Wilds with a short visit to Townlong Steppes, The Jade Forest and Kun-Lai Summit

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Class Specific / Class Trial Farms

These farms are class-specific but can be done with class trials. You can only play a class trial for three hours, so before you have to remember to mail any gold or items before that. When your three hours have gone, simply make a new character. Many of these farms are very good if you can park a character at the farm, login, farm a while, then come back and farm more at a later time.

Warlock Gold Farms

Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion

Kill rares with a Warlock on the Isle of Thunder for a chance at the Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion. Works best if you can park a Warlock here and log in every few hours or so.

Rogue Gold Farms

Decahedral Dwarven Dice

Pickpocketed from mobs in New Hearthglen in Dragonblight and also some mobs in Icecrown. New Heartglen is best for farming though.

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Worn Troll Dice

Pickpocket mobs in Skorn in Howling Fjord.

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Loaded Gnomish Dice

Pickpocket from mobs at Maker’s Ascent in Uldum.

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Mage Gold Farms

Tome of Polymorph: Porcupine

From Porcupine around Dawn’s Blossom in Jade Forest.

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Tome of Polymorph: Polar Bear Cub

From bears around Agmar’s Hammer in Dragonblight.

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Tome of Polymorph: Monkey

From monkeys in Valley of the Four Winds

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Open World Group Farms

If you haven’t got a steady group, use the group finder to see if there is a group available. The point of these farms is to make mobs spawn quickly through force respawning.

Silithus – Twilight Base Camp

One of the most popular transmog farms in the game. Sets like Glorious, Jade and Vanguard drop here.

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Isle of Thunder

One of the very few worthwhile farms in MoP. Various transmog drop here like the Bloodtusk Shoulderpads.

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Un’goro Crater

Stone Guardians in the cave to the north. Drops a lot of transmog, most notably the Jade set.

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Burning Steppes

There are four clusters of mobs here. Three in front of the building and one behind the hill. One player needs to stay behind the hill and kill. A lot of cloth and transmog drop here. Chan’s Imperial Robes can also drop here.

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The Barrens – Northwatch Hold

Good farm if you can get a group together. A lot of Jade transmog and other gear.

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Winterspring

There are three spots that can be farmed in Winterspring. All drop the Jade set along with the Azure Whelpling, and the oozes at the hot spring can also drop the Disgusting Oozeling.

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Stranglethorn Vale

STV is a good place to farm both pets (Hyacinth Macaw & Razzashi Hatchling) and transmog like the First Mate Hat. There are several places to farm here but the best ones seem to be the elemental island and the troll ruins to the north.

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Hellfire Peninsula – Throne of Kil’Jaeden – Primal Fire

This farm is good for getting a ton of Primal Fire. Kill all the demon in the area. Every once in awhile, Kazzak will spawn and you will get some epics as well.

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Zangarmarsh – Primal Life

Kill the mobs in the area marked on the map, in southwestern Zangarmarsh. If you have a 5 man group you will get a ton of Primal Life.

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Netherstorm – Primal Mana

Kill mobs around Kirin’Var Village in southern Netherstorm. Can be done solo, but is best in a group.

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Shadowmoon Valley – Primal Air

Kill all the mobs on the edges on the map below. Mostly Primal Air but also good for patterns and transmog.

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Twilight Highlands – Volatile Water

Farm water elementals for Volatile Water and some transmog. Works best with 5 druids. Use Potion of Treasure Finding for more loot.

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Twilight Highlands – Volatile Fire

Remember Potion of Treasure Finding for more loot.

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Other Gold Making Methods

Alt Parking

Alt parking is a good passive way of making gold. It can be done with normal alts or with class trial characters. This guide already has a few farming spots where you can park your alt, but I’m going to list a few here also.

  • Rare mobs like Doom Lord Kazzak & Doomwalker
  • Areas with chests (see below for more info)
  • At Vendors with limited supply items (see below from more info)

Chests

Chest farming involves flying around and picking up chests. You will have to get the gathermate and gathermate data addons so that you can import all the treasure chest locations into your gathermate.

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After importing the data into gathermate you will see all chests on the map like this.

Importing will allow you to see all the chests on the map. The best way to farm the chests is by using an Outlaw Rogue since they can see whether a chest is spawned or not on the minimap. Other classes will have to get up close and look around while a Rogue can see if the chest has spawned on the minimap. You can use a trial character for this. Just remember to mail the items you get before your three hours have gone.

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Rogues will see a yellow dot on the minimap if the chest is there.

You will need to cover very large areas in order to get a few chests as they are quite rare. Vanilla, TBC and WotLK zones work best. The way I like to do it is to park one Rogue class trial in Outland and one in Northrend, then fly over the whole continent and look for chests. One whole run might only yield 3-10 chests but you will still make a bunch of gold as you are almost guaranteed rares in chests in these zones.

Selling Boosts

Selling boosts is also a good way of making gold. For solo players or smaller groups, you can sell Island Expedition runs, but you will need a twinked character. You can also sell boosts for mythic+ and raids if you have a decent group.

Vendor Reselling

Items you buy from vendors can be resold on the auction house for a profit. The most common way of making gold this way is finding either vendors with limited supply items that you can only buy a set amount of a particular item from and then you have to wait a while before someone can buy more, or buy items from vendors located in locations that are far off. There are also vendors that will sell items for other currencies than gold. One more important thing to note is that you can sell very common easily available items on the AH as well. Like crafting materials from profession supply vendors that only cost a few copper or silver that can be resold on the AH for gold, and they actually have a decent sale rate.

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Common items like this Rune Thread only cost a few silver at a vendor buy can be resold on the AH for 10+ gold.

Alternative Currency Vendors

At these vendors, you can spend other currencies than gold, then sell the items you buy for gold.

Krixel Pinchwhistle – In your garrisons trading post (assuming you have one). Can spend Garrison Resources for crafting materials that you can sell for gold.

Danky / Krystel – Sells various crafting materials for Spirit of Harmony. In some cases, you can buy Spirit of Harmony, use it to buy materials and sell the materials for a profit. Check tsm for what material is worth the most and has a high sell rate.

Vendors with limited items for resale

Salan Sunthread – Shirts

Geenia SunshadowFormal Dangui

Faldren Tillsdale – Firelands boots. Only the boots are BoE

Jamus’Vaz – Firelands boots. Only the boots are BoE

Dealer Najeeb – Various Items

Qiff – Various Items

Fargon MortalakHeavy Notched Belt

Haris Pilton – Various Items

Dealer Jadyan – Various Items

Kris Legace – Various Armor

Halija Whitestrider – Armor and Shirts

Vexspindle – Bracers

Kzixx – Various Items

Thomas Yance – Shirts

Brak Durnad – Weapons

Talaara – Weapons

Ott – Weapons

Harland Waldek – Weapons

Fallesh Sunfallow – Weapons

Breanni – Pets

Dealer Rashaad – Pets

Xan’tish – Pets

Jilanne – Pets

Halpa – Pets

Bro’kinRecipe: Frost Oil

HagrusRecipe: Great Rage Potion

Magnus Frostwake – Various Alchemy Recipes

BliztikRecipe: Shadow Oil

Alchemist Pestlezugg – Various Alchemy Recipes

SkreahRecipe: Transmute Primal Might

Melaris – Various Alchemy Recipes

Altaa – Various Alchemy Recipes

Cowardly CrosbyPattern: Admiral’s Hat

NarkkPattern – Black Swashbuckler’s Shirt

Mallen SwainPattern: Dark Silk Shirt

Xizk GoodstitchPattern: Enchanter’s Cowl

Ghok’kahPattern: Icy Cloak

Borya – Various Tailoring Patterns

Outfitter Eric – Various Tailoring Patterns

Millie Gregorian – Various Tailoring Patterns

Qia – Various Tailoring Patterns

Alexandra Bolero – Various Tailoring Patterns

Mahu – Various Tailoring Patterns

Eiin – Various Tailoring Patterns

Jennabink Powerseam – Various Tailoring Patterns

Sheri Zipstich – Various Tailoring Patterns

Amy Davenport – Various Tailoring Patterns

Harlown DarkweavePattern: Herbalist’s Gloves

George CandartePattern: Green Leather Armor

Wenna Silkbeard -Various Leatherworking Patterns and Armor

Zannok Hidepiercer – Various Leatherworking Patterns

Rikqiz – Various Leatherworking Patterns

Blixrez Goodstich – Various Leatherworking Patterns

Androd FadranPattern: Raptor Hide Belt

DaleohmPlans: Frostguard

Jaquilina DrametPlans: Massive Iron Axe and Midnight Axe

Krinkle GoodsteelPlans: Golden Scale Coif

GharashPlans: Mithril Scale Bracers

HaggranPlans: Mithril Scale Bracers

Zarena CromwindPlans: Moonsteel Broadsword

Krek Cragcrush – Various Blacksmithing Recipes

Loolruna – Various Blacksmithing Recipes

JutakPlans: Hardened Iron Shortsword

Aaron Hollman – Various Blacksmithing Recipes

Arras – Various Blacksmithing Recipes

Eriden – Various Blacksmithing Recipes

Dark Iron EntrepreneurForumla: Enchant Gloves – Mining

BanalashForumla: Enchant Bracer – Dodge

Mythrin’dirForumla: Enchant Bracer – Dodge

Dalria – Various Enchants

Kulwia – Various Enchants

Kithas – Various Enchants

Lilly – Various Enchants

Daniel Bartlett – Various Enchants

Madame Ruby – Various Enchants

Daggle IronshaperSchematic: Adamantite Scope

Mixie Farshot – Various Schematics

Knaz Blunderflame -Various Schematics and items

Yuka Screwspigot – Various Schematics and items

Feera – Various Schematics and items

Wind Trader Lathrai – Various Schematics and items

Yatheon – Various Schematics and items

Xizzer Fizzbolt – Various Schematics and items

Zan ShivsproketSchematic: Gnomish Cloaking Device

Gearcutter Cogspinner – Various Schematics and items

Helenia Olden – Various Recipes

Kelsey Yance – Various Recipes

Farming and Selling Battle Pets for Gold

There are two main ways of making gold from battle pets. Farming and selling and pet arbitrage.

Battle Pet Farming

I will only list which battle pets can be worth farming. Some of them are also listed in the Open World Farming locations further up in the guide if they are really good or if they are part of a farm that also yields transmog.

Energized ManafiendEmpowered ManafiendEmpyreal Manafiend – Rares in uninstanced Highmaul

Half-Empty Food Container / FilthlingQuivering Filth in Isle of Thunder

Disgusting Oozeling / Azure Whelpling – See farming section above for more info.

Hyacinth Macaw / Razzashi Hatchling – See farming section above for more info.

Sprite Darter – See farming section above for more info.

Tiny Crimson Whelpling

Bronze Whelpling / Time-Locked Box – Can be done as 5 man farm in Okril’Ion Hold in Northern Blasted Lands

Disgusting Oozeling / Black Tabby Cat – In Southshore, Hillsbrad Foothills. Can be done as 5 man farm.

Dark Whelpling – See farming section above for more info.

Crimson Whelpling – See farming section above for more info.

Servant of Demidos – From Demidos in Shadowmoon Valley

Zomstrok – from mobs on the Forgotten Shore in Shadowmoon Valley

Ruby Droplet – from the Timeless Isle

Fox Kit

Ravasaur Hatchling

Darting Hatchling

Leaping Hatchling

Tiny Sporebat

This list is a work in progress, more pets will be added. Suggestions are welcome.

Pet Arbitrage

This is a great way of making gold. Basically, you are buying a pet on one server, learning it, logging on another server and selling it there. This is possible since battle pets are account-wide.

Go to https://www.tradeskillmaster.com/pets/compare to compare prices of different servers. I’ve done this a lot, and I’ve bought pets for a few hundred gold on a server, transferred it to my main server and sold for 10k gold and more. You also need to buy cheap pets on your main server to transfer to other servers so that you can build up a bit of gold on other servers so that you can buy pets.

Auction House / Reselling / Investing

I won’t go too much into detail on how to set up TSM as there is a lot of info out there on that. In the future, I will post a video here with my setup. SamadanPlaysWoW has a great playlist of videos on how to set up TSM.

Flipping

Flipping items on the AH is one of the ways to make major amounts of gold in WoW. The more you have to spend on flipping, the more you can make, so to start flipping you will need a bit of starting capital.

There really isn’t any trick I can teach you or items I can tell you about to make money flipping. Flipping is a lot of work and you have to know your market. Every item in WoW fluctuates in prices so that you can buy it when it’s cheap and sell when it’s high.

The Undermine Journal has a really good tool called deals that you can use to find items that are priced low on your server that you can flip, so definitely check that out.

Another easy way to flip is by using the sniping feature in TSM. It will automatically search for deals. Be sure to have a look at the market price for your server though as many items that show up in the scan are not always as good a deal as they first look like.

Track Prices

Tracking prices is also another important aspect of flipping items for gold. You can either track prices by inspecting items with TSM, using The Undermine Journal or by making an excel spreadsheet yourself of a few key items that you want to keep track of.

As an example, I know that prices for Goblin Glider Kits fluctuate a lot. I used to sell mine for around 30-40 gold each about 2 months ago, but recently the market was flooded with them so the price is down to under 10g each on my server. By experience I am pretty certain that the prices will go up again, so right now I am hoarding them on one alt, both by making them myself and by buying them on the AH when they are really cheap. As soon as the price goes back over 20g I will start unloading them for a profit.

Cancel Scan

If you are one of the many people that can’t sell transmog, chances are you aren’t running cancel scans. Selling transmog is still really slow and you should have hundreds or thousands of different items for sale on the AH in order to sell just a few a day.

A cancel scan in TSM will check and see if you have been undercut on an item and then cancel it so that you can repost it. If you have been undercut, especially on transmog, you won’t sell your item most likely. I usually run a cancel scan once a day, but you can do more if you want.

Some people prefer to set your auctions to 12 hours instead, and then repost everything more often.

Resetting Prices

Resetting prices is another concept you should know about when working the AH, especially on low pop servers.

The idea is pretty simple. If there are not other players selling a particular item, you can set the price yourself. If you suddenly see a price increase or decrease for a particular item, then someone has probably reset it.

If you have a lot of gold and knowledge of your market you can also buy up every single auction of a particular item, and then reset the price and hopefully make a profit.

Vendor Scan & Disenchant Scan

These are two other features in TSM that you can use to make some extra gold. It will search the AH for either item that you can vendor or items that you can disenchant for a profit.

Professions for Gold Making

This section is still in progress and will be updated in the coming weeks.!

There really isn’t one profession that is the best for gold making, it all depends on your playstyle. If you are really serious about making gold, you want to have almost all professions maxed across many toons.

Professions for farming Dungeons & Raids

For your transmog farming toon, you can choose between tailoring, enchanting and engineering. Tailoring gives you Cloth Scavenging which will give you more cloth. Enchanting is for disenchanting BoPs and other items. Engineering is for the Loot-a-Rang if you like using that when farming. Personally, I have tailoring and enchanting.

Gathering Professions

If you want easy fast gold though, then gathering professions (mining & herbalism) are good choices.

You will mostly be running current content zones and gathering whatever you find.

A lot of people ask about good routes to farm when doing these professions, but there really are no special routes to run. If a route is posted online then that area will quickly be overpopulated with people gathering. The best way to go about it is to get the Gathermate addon and spend a few hours gathering all over the zone. You will then get acquainted with the entire zone and where the different herbs or ore spawn, and you will get several of your own routes you can take depending on if there are other players competing with you for the nodes.

Always remember to either enchant your gloves with the current Herbalism or Mining Enchant for quicker gathering.

Also either get a Sky Golem or Monel-Hardened Stirrups or farm on a Druid, so that you can stay mounted while you gather.

Gathering in Tank spec or using Coarse Leather Barding will make you immune to being dazed when gathering.

Herbalism for Gold

As of right now, gathering in BFA zones is the most profitable way to make gold with Herbalism.

Mining for Gold

Khorium Farm

Khorium is best farmed by a group of up to 10 people in Nagrand. Only 10 people can farm a resource before it disappears, so no more than 10. Simply go around farming ore in Nagrand in a raid group, when a Khorium Ore spawns, alert the group so that everyone can harvest it.

Skinning for Gold

When skinning it is advised that you get a Darkmoon Firewater.

Nether Dragonscale & Wind Scales Farm

From Nether Drakes and Serpentwing Serpent in Blade’s Edge Mountains.

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Savage Leather Farm

Farming Savage Leather can be done in Mount Hyjal. The Brimstone Hounds there force spawn. Remember to use a Potion of Treasure Finding.

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Fishing for Gold

Dark Herring

The Dark Herring can be fished in the pools of water in Howling Fjord. It can be extremely expensive on some servers.

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Crafting Professions

Concerning crafting professions I will keep it as short as possible. All you need to know to make a profit with any crafting profession is how to use TSM.

You should also check out The Lazy Goldmaker – Battle for Azeroth Spreadsheet if you want to make gold with BFA crafting.

There are basically three screens in the TSM crafting UI that you need to know your way around to make gold.

The first one is this. I’ve circled all the important bits.

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  1. Profit and Sell Rate: This area shows you how profitable an item is and also how often it sells. The higher the number, the better.
  2. Craft: The area in the bottom left will let you craft or queue and item. Add a list of items you want to craft and the total profit will show up in the bottom right area.
  3. Crating Queue: This is all the items that you have put in the queue. I usually craft any item that is profitable and will keep a set amount on the AH at all times.
  4. Total Cost and Profit: The area at the bottom right will show you the total cost if you want to buy all the materials and the total profit.

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Next up is the gathering window. This window shows you all the items you need to craft everything in your queue. When you have everything, you can go back to the first window and craft the queue. Click open task list to open a small window showing everything you need.

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Lastly there is the Crafting Reports page which is good for tracking how many of each item you already have on the AH. For transmog having more than 2 at any given time is not worth it, unless it’s a very popular item.

Below is a list of a few items of note that are good for making gold. Most of the time you should just use TSM to find what is profitable, but I felt like the items below needed a mention here as well. The list is a work in progress and more will be added later.

Goblin Glider Kit – These are very popular, and the price fluctuates a lot. Non-engineers can even make them through the Engineering Works in your WoD Garrison.

Sky Golem – Very profitable mount as you can only make one every 30 days. Consider making this on more than one alt.

WoW Gold Guide Summary

This WoW gold guide is a constant work in progress and will be updated as time goes on. All suggestions or questions are much appreciated, so leave a comment below.

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