Who is this for?
Everyone! Both crafters and non-crafters.
Doing this will save you several thousands of gold if you’re crafting or make you several thousands of gold per hour if you’re selling.
1. Get Outland Mining and Herbalism. You can train this at Shattrath City.
2. Use a druid.
3. Get the appropriate addons to make your life easier. See this guide for reference.
4. Get Darkmoon Firewater for faster gathering.
We will be mining for Fel Iron, Adamantite and Khorium
Khorium is the most valuable – but if you refine the other ores, they are also really good gold:
Khorium -> Khorium Bars
Adamantite -> Hardened Adamantite Bars
Fel Iron & Eternium -> Felsteel
Excess Fel Iron -> Fel Iron Bars
Herbs are a bait – they are not worth your time (probably, but see your server’s values)
Do NOT ignore rares you find! Kill them! I got 66k worth of transmog by killing 3 rares!
I’m using RareScanner to alert me of nearby rares.
See this sheet for all the items and gold values.
Expected per hour value:
The value should be higher if you only go to the better zones (Nagrand seems the best) and do not waste time, like I did, picking herbs.
If you’ve not started using TSM yet, you can follow this guide. It will you save you hours of work and you should be using it. It’s really easy!
Very likely to be the best zone.
A bit of a weird pathing, but tend to stick close to cliffs, that’s where most ore will spawn.
Only go into the caves I’ve noted – and DO go in, I always got 2 ore nodes from each time I went in.
Don’t go in the cave, up North
Do go in the Deathforge (just the entrance), if you see something there
Illidan did nothing wrong
Blade’s Edge Mountains
Simpler pathing than it looks like – just stick to the right wall
Raven’s Wood may be worth to go to, but I preferred to chill with the noted path
I didn’t like the crossed out zones, mostly herbs there and barely any ores
If you want to go for the most Khorium per hour, people will occasionally form raids for that.
You’ll get the most gold over time by crafting transmog with whatever you get from mining – but God bless you, for you’ll need a lot of patience to get all the recipes and materials needed for TBC crafting.
These materials sell surprisingly fast. The slowest selling is Hardened Adamantite, at 9 per day sold; Khorium bars sell at 14 per day; Felsteel sells at 16 per day.
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