With patch 4.2 extimated to hit around 21st of juni is time to stock up on enchanting materials.

There’s nothing new in this guide as such, but I have made it to give people a recap on how to get some cheap enchanting materials for the big enchanting rush will most likely see with all the new gear in p.4.2.

If you don’t like nerdy calculations this post isn’t for you, and please remember that all this is going in the bin as p.4.2 hits, as we get new vendor prices for gems. But until then – the numbers should hold up.

If you want to make just 1 of each of the enchants which also require you’ll need 36 , 50 , 88 – and on top of that some volatiles.

When I sell enchants I use a Threshold based on threshold prices on the materials needed to make the enchants. My approach is to have threshold prices on the materials which are higher then my crafting cost on the enchanting materials. Most people would make the calculation based on the true crafting price of the materials and then add a minimum profit per scroll they want. Use what ever pricefixing you are most comfortable with and which suites your business the best.

The Crafting

is item you want, and of course you want it as cheap as possible.

Your have 2 main “roads” to enchanting materials which are:

+ ---> + ---> + ---> --->

+ ---> [spell]Prospecting[/item] ---> ---> ---> + .

The math

Producing

To craft 1 from which you can disenchant 1 (I’ll use 1,15 per disenchant, as my calculation assumes you are in a level 23 guild) you’ll need 16 + 8 .

Professions you need for this is 1 Miner, 1 Blacksmith and 1 Enchanter.

Calculation the price is pretty straight forward at 22G per stack of and 28 per stack of the calculation would be: ((22g/20*16) + (28/20*8))/1,15 = (17,6+11,2)/1,15 = 25,04G.

Prices are different on most servers, but TUJ shows based on Horde mean prices that the mean price for are at 211% of the mean price for the materials needed to craft one. In other words in average you can craft one at less then half the price you have to pay on AH.

Producing and ( )

This calculation is a lot more complicated as you need to factor in a some assumptions, which may vary from server to server.

The first assumption is that I price very low – actually I price it as 0 when I calculate on . The reason is that you can always convert your vendored in to rings and disenchant these at around 3,5G per dust, so this is the absolute highest value in my calculation and 3,5G/dust is seldom worth it compared to current AH prices. The last reason is that at 3,5G/dust the total value of dust will be less then 3% of the total cost of producing 1 of each enchant so it doesn’t really matter if its 0 or 3,5G.

From the Consortium Shuffler we know that 1 will disenchant in to 1,875 in average. (Please note as of P.4.1 are categorized wrong as a trade good. This means that you will NOT get the 15% extra material from guild level 23 bonus)

Next thing we need to do is calculate the price of 1 . The assumption here is that we vendor ALL gems but the which also includes

If we prospect we get 6 uncommon + 0,3 rare. 1/6 of the uncommon is a , and vendor price is 5G for all gems.

At 28G the price is: 28G – (5,3 * 5) = 1,5G per

If we prospect we get 4,5 uncommon + 1 rare. 1/6 of the uncommon is a , and vendor price is 5G for all gems.

At 22G the price is: 22G – (4,75 * 5) = -1,75G per 0,75 = -2,33 (per 0,75 as you get 0,75 in avg per stack – and yes you are reading it correctly – at 22G the price is negative = you are not spending money crafting, but getting money).

So with my priceexample you’ll use .

To craft 1 we need 3 and 3 – at exalted these are 1,2G each. As shown above we get 1,875 per disenchant so the price is:

((3 * 1,2) + (3 * -2,33))/1,875 = (3,60-7,0)/1,875 = -1,813G.

So for each you craft this way, you get the for free and an extra 1,813G for your trouble. (Do remember: “Time is money friend”, and we are not adding any timevalue here)

An example:

1. You buy 100 stacks of at 22G/stack. -2.200

2. You prospect and get 75 + you vendor the 475 (375 uncommon + 100 rare) other gems. +2375

3. You buy 75 -90

4. You craft 25 and DE

5. You will end up with 46,88 and 85G more then you started with. (you will also have 25,2 from your prospecting (with +15% guildlvl 23 bonus), but like I said earlier I don’t value these in this calculation).

To calculate the price you can use the following formular, or use the matrix below where I also have added the option to give the dust a value from 0 to 3,5G/each.

+((((( price per stack-(23,75))/0,75))*3)+3,6)/1,875 = price per .

If you want to add value to you get an average of 0,4667 dust per you get from disenchanting. (or 0,5368 with the 15% bonus, as this works on dust)

In the matrix I have marked the calculation from above.

Happy hunting - you have 2 weeks to empty your server for