Inscription Guide: How To Make Gold With Inks

Inks are the raw materials of any scribe. Usually, most scribes will buy herbs and craft their own inks, but when a scribe needs just one or two special glyphs to craft, they will probably buy just the inks they need. Most scribes don’t sell inks, therefore usually there’s not too much competition. So, I thought that an Inscription guide to make some gold will come in handy.

Not all the inks are worth to craft and sell though. The low level inks and end-game level inks can usually be found in large quantities at AH because the herbs are cheap. However the mid level inks, especially the uncommon ones aren’t that easy to find at AH and not all the time the herbs to make them are cheap. Therefore, these are the usual inks I craft to sell:

Common:

Ink Pigment Herbs that can be milled to obtain the pigment
Lion’s Ink Golden Pigment x 2 Wild Steelbloom, Liferoot, Grave Moss, Kingsblood
Jadefire Ink Emerald Pigment x 2 Fadeleaf, Goldthorn, Khadgar’s Whisker, Dragon’s Teeth
Celestial Ink Violet Pigment x 2 Firebloom, Arthas’ Tears, Purple Lotus, Gromsblood, Sungrass, Blindweed, Ghost Mushroom
Ethereal Ink Nether Pigment x 2 Felweed, Terocone, Ancient Lichen, Dreaming Glory, Nightmare Vine, Netherbloom, Flame Cap, Ragveil, Mana Thistle
Ink of the Sea Azure Pigment x 2 Goldclover, Talandra’s Rose, Tiger Lily, Deadnettle, Lichbloom, Icethorn, Adder’s Tongue

Uncommon:

Ink Pigment Herbs that can be milled to obtain the pigment
Royal Ink Indigo Pigment x 1 Fadeleaf, Goldthorn, Khadgar’s Whisker, Dragon’s Teeth
Fiery Ink Ruby Pigment x 1 Firebloom, Arthas’ Tears, Purple Lotus, Gromsblood, Sungrass, Blindweed, Ghost Mushroom
Ink of the Sky Sapphire Pigment x 1 Golden Sansam, Mountain Silversage, Icecap, Dreamfoil, Sorrowmoss
Darkflame Ink Ebon Pigment x 1 Felweed, Terocone, Ancient Lichen, Dreaming Glory, Nightmare Vine, Netherbloom, Flame Cap, Ragveil, Mana Thistle
Snowfall Ink Icy Pigment x 2 Goldclover, Talandra’s Rose, Tiger Lily, Deadnettle, Lichbloom, Icethorn, Adder’s Tongue

Most of the glyphs that require 3 common inks, so it’s best to sell them in stacks of 3, or 1 by 1. If you have many, you can also sell them in complete stacks.

If you want to craft inks to sell, and you want to buy all the materials from the Auction House, before buying the pigments, check the prices for the appropriate herbs and viceversa. Sometimes the pigments are cheaper, sometimes the herbs. But in general, for almost any pigment you will find at least one type of herb that is very cheap, 5-10g / stack or so. Therefore, those are the ones you should buy.

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