Transmog gear farming is not exactly the most viable method of gold farming in WoW due to two reasons: one, only about half the players care about cosmetics when it comes to their gear, and two, you really need luck to get a specific item and then some luck to actually sell it. But nonetheless, if you know what to farm and how to do it, you can still make a lot of gold this way.
Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj is a raid instance where you can get quite a few valuable transmog gear pieces. But there are different ways to farm them, and not all players know how. In this post, I’ll focus on one farming method, putting into view a few of the most valuable items that you can get this way.
Also, before you comment and rant that you could only get a few gold by farming at this particular location by following this method, please read all the post especially the Loot section.
- Minimum level 80;
Where to go:
Fly to Silithus at Cenarion Hold (53,35), and from there go SW to the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj (36,84). Or, if you have the portal to Uldum unlocked, you can teleport at Ramkahen (55,34) from your main city, and from there use your flying mount to go directly to the instance.
What to do:
Clear all the trash mobs inside the instance up to the first boss, Kurinnax, but without pulling the boss. Once they’re all dead, run out, reset, and repeat 9 more times until you reach the 10-run limit.
You can pull the wasp packs that fly around Kurinnax if you want. The boss won’t add.
Although it may be tempting to go into the room of the next boss, General Rajaxx, and clear all the adds in there, DON’T! If you pull one, single pack of mobs, the others will follow, including the boss. In other words, a single pull, will trigger the whole encounter. You shouldn’t be in any danger if you come with a higher level character, of course. However, even if you don’t kill the boss and run out, sometimes you will get a lockout on this boss. This way, you will lose the mobs at the entrance, the ones you need to grind on.
Now, a lot of the loot you will get here, is pretty much crap, trash loot that you can either sell to vendors, or auction for 50-100g if you want. We will ignore those. I will only list here the items that were actually valuable transmog pieces, their average price in various servers, and the amount that I sold them for.
Magnificent Breastplate (of Power) – avg. price 1600g – sold for 900g
Glorious Breastplate (of the Bear) – avg. price 1500g – sold for 900g
Highborne Star – avg. price – 1400g – sold for 1000g
Triumphant Sabatons (of the Owl) – avg. price 500g – sold for 350g
Exalted Legplates (of the Bear) – avg. price 1400g – sold for 800g
Cash (after selling the trash loot): 112g
I’ve got all these within 10 runs (which took about 30 min.), and all of them sold out within 24 hours.
There are many other, more valuable transmog pieces that can drop from these mobs, for example, the Staff of Hale Magefire, Celestial Slippers, Warstrike Buckler or Bloodlust Buckler. Unfortunately none of these have dropped for me during this run. However, I still got a few items that brought me over 3,500g.
When it comes to farming transmog gear, it’s a good idea to use an Auction House scan addon, such as Auctioneer, or Tycoon. These will let you know immediately about the average value of an item, while hovering the mouse over it.
If a transmog piece has a really high average price, it’s not a bad idea to sell it for 30% less (or even more). This way you’ll get the attention of auction flippers, which in general are players with money to spend, and there’s a good chance you’ll sell it right away. In my opinion, it’s better to get a quick 9000g for an item, rather than waiting for it to sell for 14000g. If you wait too long, the average price may decrease, and later on it may be even more difficult to sell that particular item for 9000g.