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Wingman On February - 12 - 2010

Enchanting Materials

Enchanting is the ultimate gold making profession in wow. It’s the perfect accomplice to all other professions and is a must have for anyone who is aiming to hit the gold cap.

My friends and I whom are gold capped 2 to 5 times over often debate over favourite professions – for me it’s jewelcrafting, for others it’s inscription or alchemy, but there’s one thing we all have in common and it’s that we have enchanting on one of our World of Warcraft characters.

I want to share with you a little insight as to how you can have enchanting assist you on your own journey to gold cap as it is one of the main ways I make gold other than my highest gold making techniques I learned in WoW School’s guide. I’ll cover the disenchanting side of the profession first and the scroll enchanting side second :)

The majority of enchanters hate their profession. They do the whole LFW 5g tip thing in trade; make a pitiful 50g-100g a day and call it quits. They’re doing it wrong. You’ll never see me in trade channel.

If you don’t already enchanting on one of your characters I highly recommend you get on that first. There is a good enchanting levelling guide on wow-professions.com.

There are very few people who have reached the gold cap without enchanting – think of it like driving your car without one of the pistons. You only need to be level 65 to reach the maximum of 450 in enchanting skill, so grab it on an alt (death knights work well!) if your main toon(s) already have good professions.

Make Gold by Disenchanting

The strength of Enchanting really lies in its ability to enhance the profitability of other professions.  I’ll give a few examples here of how it can be used in conjunction with your profession, keeping in mind most of these still work with the great reduction in price most realms have seen since patch 3.3! Most people are unaware that all you need to do is simply add up the mats for these products compare them with the value of the enchanting mats created, craft them, and then disenchant them. Remember to keep your eye out for people selling mats in bulk and gobble them all up, even if you can’t use them all right away.

Tailoring:

Duskweave Belt – Requires ~1.5 stacks of frostweave and produces 3.5 infinite dust.

Frostwoven Belt – Requires ~0.75 stacks of frostweave and produces 2 infinite dust.

The dust can then be re-used in the making of frostweave bags too.

Jewelcrafting:

Bloodstone Band and other such jewellery – Require 2 crystallized earth and a gem and produce 2.5 infinite dusts.

Jade Dagger Pendant – An eternal earth and some gems produces a dream shard.

Leatherworking:

Frostscale or Nerubian Legguards – Require half a stack of borean leather to produce 2 infinite dusts.

Blacksmithing:

Horned Cobalt Helm – Requires half a stack of cobalt bars and produces 6 infinite dust.

Notched Cobalt War Axe – Requires half a stack of cobalt bars and produces 1.5 greater cosmic essences.

Deadly Saronite Dirk – Requires 7 bars and 2 crystallized airs to produce a dream shard.

Inscription:

Faces of Doom – Requires various inks and a frozen orb (these are really cheap these days) and produces an abyss crystal.

Inscription also produces the vellums we’ll need for the next section!

Enchanting Scrolls

Asking around, most people hadn’t thought of making these which shocked me.  First you need vellums which you can make yourself if you have a Scribe or just buy them from the Auction House.

As for the enchanting mats themselves; depending on which is cheaper, either buy them directly from the Auction House or produce them using the above methods.

On my realm, I’ve found that the mats are cheapest on weekends so this is when I stock up on them. More people are out and about producing the stuff via their profession or through heroic dungeon farming. You’ll have to check when they’re cheapest on your realm. Before anyone tries to inform me, yes, I’m aware enchanting mats have come down in value a lot in recent times and so have the cost of scrolls. They’re both relative to each other though, and the profit margin is still present.

The majority of enchanting scrolls sell after raids as this is when people get new gear that needs enchanting. Despite the enchanters who offer their enchanting service for free or for minimum tip in trade, it’s sometimes difficult to find one that has what you want, is online, isn’t obnoxious and isn’t going to steal your mats. Some people are just in a hurry or perhaps unsocial and scroll enchants make life easier for them. Regardless of the reason, many of these sell per day for me. To begin with, I’d attempt to get into the habit of listing 3 each of 5 different scrolls, then venturing further from there. Here are the best ones:

Mongoose – Still great for tanks to use (especially druids). The enchant formula is solo-farmable from Karazhan depending on your class – add up the cost of mats on your realm’s AH, the scroll sells regularly for about 400g on mine.

Powerful Stats -  Ten stats to chest is used by just about every class and spec in the game, so usually sell a handful of these every day. They’re cheap to produce and sell for 150g or so.

Blade ward / Blood Draining – These are from BOP formulas in Ulduar so are known by less enchanters than the others, so sell perfectly when people give up trying to find an enchanter that has it.

Berserking – A little more expensive to produce, but every time a melee class gets a new weapon it has to have Berserking on it and they have to get it from somewhere. Still sells about 350g on my realm.

Spellpower to Weapon – Players with low amounts of gold get the 50 version and the majority of raiders use the 63, I like to sell a little of both.

Tuskarr’s Vitality and Icewalker – The most popular boot enchants so sell fairly well.

Lastly, the lesser used enchants such as Massacre, AP to various parts, etc still sell in scroll form as these are less likely to be advertised by the trade channel enchanters.

As an advanced technique to make gold with enchanting, if I ever see anyone in trade channel offering to pay people for skillups, I rush to them. I take my mats and a couple of scrolls and get them to pay me 10g or 20g for clicking their button so I don’t have to. These then go on the AH with the rest of them.

Enchanting Scrolls gold

Enchanting Addons

The best way to sell scroll enchants is using Quick Auctions 3. I recommend creating a new category for each of the scroll types so that you adjust the threshold for each should there be a fluctuation in material costs. Set the post cap on it to 3 of each and undercut to say a silver and then just replace them on the AH as they sell. The best thing to note here is that they are free to list so if someone undercuts you, just hit the cancel button on it then post them again!

I’m also a fan of Altoholic for keeping track of how many scrolls you have in stock so you know how many more of each to make in time for your next Auction House listing. KTQ can be set to do this in a similar way to what I mentioned in my Jewelcrafting guide. Alternatively, the QA3 summary feature can assist with this as well.

Postal is hard to look past. If you’re anything like me you get 100’s of successful auctions in the mail each day, having that Open All button is very handy. Note that if you open the options menu you can bring the mail opening speed down even further.

I hope this guide has been helpful, stay tuned for the full Professions Guide E-book that is currently being created with video walkthroughs, spreadsheets and specific examples of hundreds of thousands of gold being made.

Check out how this method can be combined with the WoW Schools Guide to make the most gold an hour.

Categories: Enchanting, Making Gold

13 Responses

  1. Raaj says:

    Good guide, though I’d probably never recommend disenchanting the off-hand epics made from Inscription. They still sell for well over 100g a piece (often over 200g even) on all of the servers I play on currently.

    • Jeremy says:

      Hi everyone, a quick question about enchants and KTQ/Altoholic/skillet. How can I add scrolls automatically like I do with glyphs? Is there a macro or something so that I can add, for example, 5 of each of 10-12 different scrolls? If anyone has the syntax I would love it, thanks!

  2. Mooninites says:

    not bad. I have a 450 enchanting. And I do the whole LFW enchanting business for one main reason. I have +4 stats to chest enchant, and im the only one with that enchant. I also have +15 agi to 1h, +25 agi to 2h, +30 sp to wep, +29 sp to wep, +22 int to wep, Lifestealing, crusader, etc.

    For all ‘rare’ pre-tbc enchants i charge a 50g tip. So i make more like 500g off just tips on those. So for me its worth it

    Anyway, enchanting requires putting alot of mats up on the ah and its often undercut. So if you dont want to repost all your items like every 15 minutes i wouldnt go this route.

    - coming from a person with characters who have 450 JC, 450 Enchanting, 450 Alch, and 450 Inscription.

  3. Deimonia says:

    Great guide, I finally got around to make an enchanter on my newest server. My Paladin turned 65 a few days ago. I quickly maxed out the profession. Additionally I purchased rare recipes when they were on the Auction House. I purchased scrolls at very low prices and enchant them.

    I honestly think it depends on your server, and at times what you list. With a few of my enchants I have hardly no competition and they still sell. Enchanting is a market I’ve been watching for a while so I have a fairly good idea what will sell. Although it’s only been a few days I’ve made a few thousand gold just from placing my enchanting scrolls on the Auction House. I’ve been listing them for 48 hours they don’t stay on the AH long. My other professions on my other toons are; Jewecrafting, Tailoring, Alchemy, Inscription, Mining, and Herbalism.
    .-= Deimonia´s last blog ..Protection Paladin: Through the Dark Portal; The adventure continues =-.

  4. Deimonia says:

    I forgot to mention I made a few thousand gold daily form my scrolls. That’s after I knocked off the material cost. I agree it’s a great profession to have, I should have made one of my toons an Enchanter sooner on my newest server.
    .-= Deimonia´s last blog ..Protection Paladin: Through the Dark Portal; The adventure continues =-.

  5. Sleeping says:

    I’ve followed your Jewelcrafting guide with KTQ with profitable results, but how do you have KTQ relist the scrolls you have sold on your Enchanting AH mule?

    In comparison to JC, after a certain gem sells you can re-q only what is missing from your inventory, but there doesn’t seem to be any way to automate the restocking of enchanting scrolls with Kev.

    Also on the note of Kev JC, I also have two questions. Where do you usually set your threshold compared to your minimum mat cost? I ask this because I have frequent undercutters and even having 2g above minimum profit seems to be pushing my possible profit margin due to constant relisting with 1g~ deposit. As an example, scarlet rubies average around 30g mat cost on my server, and I end up selling Runed for 32g sometimes. But in order to sell I had to relist 3 to 4 times racking up 2.5ish gold in deposits.

    Using the ‘/ktq queue 2 raregems’ after immediately selling a couple of gems on my AH mule, I’ve frequently gotten the ‘total added/items added’ to be 0 sometimes. Is this due to lag between character information sharing with alto or just some glitch that happens from time to time?

    Thanks again, a fellow gold enthusiast

    • Wingman says:

      For using KTQ with scrolls, you’re probably best to read the JMTC thread: http://20kleveling.com/JMTCforum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1943 as it has some macros that you’ll need to copy and paste rather than type them all here for you.

      In terms of your raregems threshold question, are you referring to the threshold option in QA3 or KTQ? I do not use the threshold option in KTQ because it requires Auctioneer which is a pet hate of mine. For QA3, for raregems, I use my threshold at 6g (just above the vendor value of 4.5g). The scarlet ruby cuts sell for similar value to yours, but rarely require relisting.

      Lastly, your point about having 0 items added would probably be an altoholic issue. Ingame I’d probably verify that it’s reporting back the correct amount of inventory.
      .-= Wingman´s last blog ..Making Gold With Enchanting Guide 3.3 =-.

      • Sleeping says:

        The question about the threshold was with QA3, ty for that.

        And sorry for continuing to ask about JC in the Enchanting section, but do you carpet bomb every possible gem cut or stick to only your best sellers?

        I’m currently trying the mass posting method with 2 gems at a time(initially to see what are popular cuts in my realm, I would have thought champion monarchs were popular with such skewed stats =O), but I’m guessing I’m really hurting my possible profit by posting unpopular cuts that gets undercut much quicker than being sold.

        Of course the lack of sales probably has to do with the fact that I’m experimenting on the weekend but do you use different posting strategy on the weekends and T-Ths? Like maybe flooding the raiding days with every and all cuts, while limiting your ‘sure’ cuts for the slower weekends?

        And curiously enough, the 0 queue error/glitch stopped showing up. It might have been because I’m storing a higher quantity of gems for the mule(2 to 3), requiring less frequent switching between toons.

        • Wingman says:

          I carpet bomb all of them. Thanks to QA3, it is far faster for me to carpet bomb them all than to select a few choices of cuts. KTQ inherently only cuts gems that sell though, since it’s controlled by altoholic’s report of how many you already have.

          I love the way these 3 addons work in unison, not only for jewelcrafting but for all of my professions. They are really what sped up my progress this expansion.
          .-= Wingman´s last blog ..Farming Lovely Charm Bracelets After Ulduar Nerf =-.

  6. Thomas says:

    Can anyone tell me why it won’t let me do weapon enchants on the scrolls? Also I would like to know is there like an addon or macro that would make disenchanting stuff alot easier instead of clicking all the JC greens I make.

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