I’ve been making gold steadily with inscription now since October 2009 and have just recently heard about the off-hand Rituals of the New Moon.
The reason being is the recipe to craft this item only drops from mobs and is Bind on pick up, it is also a level 70 item and not too popular.
However the item has one very interesting use that makes it a decent seller, it transforms you into a Black, Red, Grey or White wolf for 2 minutes (with a 10 minute cooldown), there are 4 versions of the book for each colour of wolf.
A member in the gold making chat – Debussy – recently tried to see if he could make a profit selling these and here was his results, keep in mind it costs about 30g to craft this item:
630g profit in an hour of selling isn’t too bad!
Rituals of the New Moon Recipe Drop
The recipe is rather easy to obtain, the drop rate on wowhead says it’s 3% but since it only drops for scribes this figure is unreliable since it takes into account the drop % on people who can never obtain it.
The technique drops in Grizzly Hills off of any Villager, Trapper, Defender, or Hunter within Silverbrook. It took me about 5 minutes to get it to drop, others in the wowhead comments have reported anywhere from 5-20 minutes to farm it.
Trick To Selling The Book
The problem with selling this book outright is that not many people are even aware it exists! The way that Debussy was able to make such a nice profit in a short amount of time was by advertising in trade chat some unique sales pitches to create some buzz over the books.
These pitches are meant to be as a joke but draw attention to the fact that it’ll transform you into a wolf, here are some examples of ones talked about in our channel:
“OMG I’m a worgen and Cata isn’t out yet. I’ve can be 4 different colors with [Rituals of the New Moon]!!!!”
“Hate Twilight and all it stands for? Want to torment them up close and personal? Infiltrate the lair with [Rituals of the New Moon]! 4 Colors to choose from! Get them at the AH!!”
“GO TEAM JACOB! Become one of the pack with [Rituals of the New Moon]! 4 Colors to chose from! Get yours at the AH now before it’s too late!”
Give it a try and see how many sales you can get. The problem with this being a long term profit strategy is that you need to advertise a lot in trade chat to actually make sales, but if you’re in town crafting anyways why not give it a go?