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    Crafting Prof That Makes The Most Money In Cata

    I am a max level blacksmith on my warrior, but it does not seem to be a very profitable profession. I am thinking that Jewelcrafting is probably far more lucrative.

    Thoughts on switching post Cata?

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    You are asking to drop a high profit, niche market crafter to join the flood of people that will be making gems?

    Roll another alt. Blacksmithing is highly profitable, you just aren't taking advantage of it to it's full extent. My Blacksmiths were some of my primary big money makers through Wrath and I highly expect it to continue.

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    I havent been able to sell anything other than belt buckles and shield spikes in months.

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    Ive had decent returns with shields & tanking gear at all levels, especially Felsteel and Cobalt sets. I think a lot of people are planning on just riding the dungeon ques all the way to 85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fade View Post
    I think a lot of people are planning on just riding the dungeon ques all the way to 85.
    If this is true and any of them are blacksmiths they will be behind the curve when they find out they have to quest to a certain point to get most of the patterns they will both want and need to make gold. Giving those who focus on questing the advantage gold wise.

    On another note did you limit yourself to only Wrath recipes when trying to make gold? because I found several pieces all the way down to Bronze gear to be very profitable. Remember wile these niche markets may see fewer sales, every sale made increases your income. If you try to focus on one thing you will find at some point your making more of them than you can sell and have found your max income you can make from them. Don't feel that just because one item gives you a better return on investment you should ignore the others. If you can keep a high enough supply of mats to create everything profitable to you... Then DO IT. The more markets your hands are in the more secure your income becomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mekender View Post
    I havent been able to sell anything other than belt buckles and shield spikes in months.
    Go and make some rods. Arcanite, fel iron, adamantium, eternium and titanium. I sell several a day and they'll always be in demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mornia View Post
    Go and make some rods. Arcanite, fel iron, adamantium, eternium and titanium. I sell several a day and they'll always be in demand.
    good plan, I will try that tonight

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    I price them at around 90g and they sell consistently with very few competitors. They cost around 10-20g to make so there's a few hundred gold a day to be made. Please let me know how you get on.

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    Rods, PvP Plate, Buckles, Shield Spikes, Armor Plating, Cobalt Armor Sets, Tempered Sets, level 40 (or around) Helms, shining silver breastplates, entry level epics, BOE higher end recipe items like Saronite Swordbreakers, Titanium Razorplate, etc., disenchant fodder - there are tons of ways to make gold with BS. BS was my most realiable market in wrath, others spiked high, but had their lows. Blacksmithing keeps chugging on.

    Hell, I been selling lately too.

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    OK, I'll bite - I disagree! I think it's JC or Alchemy. Here's my argument AGAINST leveling a Blacksmith, at least for more casual players, and instead leveling a high-qty commodity driven gold maker (Mainly JC and Alchemy).

    1. The cost to level a Blacksmith to max level is essentially the same as JC or Alchemy. 2500-6k, depending on how much you farm vs. buy mats.
    2. The time to level Blacksmithing takes about the same time as leveling Alchemy or JC, MAYBE longer if you don't already have the mats.
    3. To REALLY make gold or profit with Blacksmithing, you need to RAID, or at least experience content that the typical casual player may not have time nor the inclination to play. Why? Because THAT is where the GOOD recipes are found. I would have failed MISERABLY as a Blacksmith in Wrath because I would have had very few recipes that people really wanted.
    4. Selling or dealing in the items listed above by other posters (Tempered sets, armor sets, etc, etc, etc) - can be accomplished JUST AS EASILY by a non-Blacksmith. I made upwards of 5-figures in gold profits dealing in the Titansteel crafted BS items over a period of 6 months to a year - without a Blacksmith. Sure, if I had my own BS, I could have crafted the items myself and saved the 50-100g tip I would pay for items, but I didn't want to take the time to level BS, run all the heroics or raids to get recipes, buy the recipes, etc.


    Sure, you will be competing with TONS of other people in a commodities market, but at a very high ROI. I think the ROI is MUCH higher with the JC and Alchemy professions than it is with BS.

    I will add that in the end, you will do what is most enjoyable and fun for YOU. I also know MANY folks who loved BS, and had tons of recipes, and earned a good living with it.

    Think about it this way. The big-time Blacksmiths on my servers - I was using them. Yep, USING them. Not in a mean way, but in essence - I was making more gold off of THEIR profession than THEY were making off of it. And I didn't even have to level a Blackmsmith. Go figure. ;-)
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