WoW Classic TBC Gold Making Tips

  • Every WoW pre-patch event is a pretty big deal but the one for TBC Classic is particularly important. A lot of veteran World of Warcraft players first stepped foot into Azeroth (and Outland) during the lifecycle of the original Burning Crusade expansion. Now, many of the same players are returning to once again experience the opening of the Dark Portal. Of course, this time around it’s during the WoW Classic TBC pre-patch event, which launched just recently.

    Generally speaking, World of Warcraft pre-patch events are a time for having fun with other players while you’re all enjoying a sneak peek at a new expansion for the first time. In this case, however, a large portion of players are already familiar with the content and will be looking to get down to business asap. And by that, I mean trying to find good opportunities to make as much gold as possible in preparation for the proper Burning Crusade Classic launch. With that in mind, we decided to put together a little WoW Classic TBC pre-patch gold making guide that should help you amass plenty of the shiny in-game currency.

    Profession Mats
    Professions are key if you want to farm WoW Classic TBC gold at a consistent rate. There are plenty of materials from Classic that have become valuable in the TBC pre patch due to the new level boost service implemented by Blizzard. This service only boosts your level but you still have to train professions from scratch. In addition, there are also lots of people playing Draenei or Blood Elf who are scrambling to max out their characters and professions before the expansion launches. In short, there is plenty of demand for mats at the moment. Here are some of the most valuable ones:

    Thorium Ore/ Thorium Bar
    Many materials needed to level up Blacksmithing are pretty valuable in the Classic TBC pre patch, with some of the most sought-after ones being Thorium Ore and Thorium Bars. At the time of writing, a Thorium Bar goes for about 1 gold on most servers across EU and NA. Meanwhile, Thorium Ore is just a little bit cheaper. The price of Thorium Bars may increase substantially in the near future. That’s because the bars can be used to raise your Blacksmithing skill past 300 when the expansion launches by crafting Enchanted Thorium Blades.

    Mithril Bar
    Though slightly cheaper than Thorium Bars, Mithril Bars have been going up in price since the release of the latest WoW pre patch and it’s easy to see why. This material is very useful for leveling up not just Blacksmithing and Engineering but also the new Jewelcrafting profession. Thanks to Jewelcrafting, the prices of other ores and bars have also been going up and will continue to do so. If you already have a large supply of Mithril you should probably hang on to some of it just to see how the prices evolve in the coming days. As of right now, the prices of Mithril Ore and Mithril Bars are surprisingly similar on EU servers. Meanwhile, over on US servers Bars are about twice as expensive as ores.

    Illusion Dust
    Illusion Dust is another good investment opportunity in the Classic TBC pre patch. Similar to how Thorium Bars can be used to level up Blacksmithing past 300, Illusion Dust can be used to level up Enchanting past 300 thanks to the recipe Enchant Bracer – Superior Stamina. This means that Illusion Dust will continue to be used quite heavily by Enchanters even after the release of TBC. The prices of Illusion Dust are currently quite low so this would be a great time to stock up on it while there’s still plenty of supply. The supply will probably start going down a couple of weeks into TBC Classic when most people are focusing on the new content. Meaning you’ll need some patience if you’re looking to flip your stock and make a profit.

    Golden Sansam
    Golden Sansam is sort of like the Alchemy equivalent of Illusion Dust. However, there are two TBC Classic recipes that require it so it’s even more useful. Like a lot of other Classic materials, Golden Sansam plants are quite cheap at the moment. But the prices are expected to increase substantially into TBC as players realize that the best way to level up certain professions past 300 is to use some of these old crafting reagents.

    Righteous Orb
    Righteous Orbs have been decreasing in price lately on US servers, which makes this a great time to buy. Conversely, if you’re on the EU you’ll want to sell soon because the prices there are constantly going up. Orbs aren’t really needed for crafting per se but they are needed for the Crusader enchantment and the Naxxramas attunement. Unlike with later World of Warcraft expansions, the gear you can get from the final raid of Classic will last you quite a while into the upcoming expansion. There are bound to be lots of boosted characters hitting up Naxx in the Classic TBC pre-patch for a last chance at high-end gear. Expect Righteous Orbs to continue to remain in demand because of that.