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    MoP & BOAs

    While this has been mentioned here and there in some of the MoP speculation threads, I thought it important enough to call this little niche market out, due to the strong potential for high profits.

    BOA gear is nothing new to us and the enchants that are considered best for BOA gear aren't new either. But, what is forgotten is the profit potential when you combine these two things together at the start of a new expansion... especially one with a new race included.

    Just about everyone will be rolling a new Panda... even you most likely. Most of these players will want to get the best enchants they can for their Monk's BOA gear, especially the Chestpiece, Cloak and Weapon.

    Just to recap, these enchants will include:

    [Enchant Chest - Greater Stats]
    [Enchant Weapon - Agility]
    [Enchant Weapon - Strength] (not as popular, but still good nonetheless)
    [Enchant Weapon - Crusader]
    [Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect]
    [Enchant Weapon - Healing Power] (honorable mention)
    [Enchant Weapon - Spellpower]
    [Enchant Cloak - Stealth]

    While there are other enchants that are viable for BOA gear, these are typically the most common and popular.

    Again, this isn't new for most people, BUT...

    For the MoP expansion and the introduction of Pandas, these enchants are going to most likely see a spike in sales. For this reason, the mats involved in making the enchants will very possibly/likely see a spike in demand and price.

    This is where we should put some of our focus NOW, before the expansion comes. If you don't already have some of these mats stockpiled, I would highly recommend that you do:

    [Illusion Dust]
    [Greater Eternal Essence]
    [Large Brilliant Shard]
    [Righteous Orb]
    [Essence of Air]
    [Essence of Earth] (probably don't need a ton, but some would be good)
    [Fel Lotus] (again, don't need a ton, but several stacks at least would be good, especially now while they are cheap)

    Another material I would suggest having stocked up to some extent would be [Dream Dust], as that is used to make [Enchant Bracer - Greater Stamina] and [Enchant Boots - Greater Stamina]. These aren't BOA enchants, but they are still fairly popular.

    Buying these mats on the AH right now is possible and you are likely to find some good deals here and there, especially for [Large Brilliant Shard]. However, I would suggest utilizing another option for getting your [Illusion Dust] and [Greater Eternal Essence]... crafting & disenchanting the following items:

    [Wizardweave Turban]
    [Runecloth Headband]
    [Enchanted Thorium Blades]
    [Sapphire Pendant of Winter Night]

    There are other options as well, but these are typically the best to use. I personally craft and DE the Turbans and Blades most often, as they seem to provide some of the best results.

    To get [Large Brilliant Shard], you can either just check the AH for good deals, or another option is to check for level 52 to 58 blue items (rare quality). Often times, this stuff gets dumped on the AH for less than what a shard sells for. And if you have Bountiful Bags perk in your guild, you could get an extra shard out of the disenchant.

    For the rest of the mats, just watch the AH. You'll likely find a bunch at a good price to snatch and save up.

    Also, it can't hurt to have some of these enchants made up as scrolls ahead of time as well. Don't use up all of your mats, but have a stack or two of each enchant ready to go at least, and then additional mats stocked up to make more as needed.

    Speculation... we could see scroll prices increase by 50-200% or more due to the large number of new Pandas that are likely to be played. BOA enchants have always been one of my favorite markets to deal in, and I'm excited to see just how much extra profit will come from this in MoP!


    EDIT: Another thing to think about along these lines... one of the biggest sources of [Greater Eternal Essence] is from disenchanting [Enchanted Thorium Blades]. This item is being removed in MoP, which could likely impact the supply of the essences quite a bit. This alone could cause a price increase in both [Lesser Eternal Essence] and [Greater Eternal Essence]. It would probably be a good idea to stock up on essences for this reason as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drrwho View Post
    the enchants that are considered best for BOA gear aren't new either.
    Just to quibble, but I was expecting that the BoA weapon enchant did revert. I.e., wouldn't 29 SP > 22 int like in LK but not Cata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hag View Post
    Just to quibble, but I was expecting that the BoA weapon enchant did revert. I.e., wouldn't 29 SP > 22 int like in LK but not Cata.
    At the quick view, [Enchant Weapon - Healing Power] will give a little more spellpower than Mighty Intellect. But don't forget that you get Crit Strike Rating from Intellect as well, so the overall value of Mighty Intellect is probably a little better than Healing Power.

    Couldn't hurt to try and sell some Healing Power scrolls though. They will likely sell too.


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    I see that you mentioned [Enchant Weapon - Healing Power] but didn't mention [Enchant Weapon - Spellpower] (spellpower offers +1SP over the healing power enchant for some reason). Is it because of the mats? Golden Pearls are generally about the same price as Essence of Water on my server -- but I have been funneling all cheap Essence of Water I find into transmuting Essence of Air for the agility enchants. I think from a cost perspective, that would be a better use than the healing enchant.

    I have also been stocking [Enchant 2H Weapon - Agility] on the assumption that bows will now be able to accept enchants, which means the market for this enchant will be huge, since all of the old BoA bows will need the enchant, as well as any new ones.

    I am also stocking [Enchant Weapon - Fiery Weapon] as the "budget" enchant, for the people who balk at buying the more expensive enchants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeninthemorning View Post
    I see that you mentioned [Enchant Weapon - Healing Power] but didn't mention [Enchant Weapon - Spellpower] (spellpower offers +1SP over the healing power enchant for some reason). Is it because of the mats? Golden Pearls are generally about the same price as Essence of Water on my server -- but I have been funneling all cheap Essence of Water I find into transmuting Essence of Air for the agility enchants. I think from a cost perspective, that would be a better use than the healing enchant.

    I have also been stocking [Enchant 2H Weapon - Agility] on the assumption that bows will now be able to accept enchants, which means the market for this enchant will be huge, since all of the old BoA bows will need the enchant, as well as any new ones.

    I am also stocking [Enchant Weapon - Fiery Weapon] as the "budget" enchant, for the people who balk at buying the more expensive enchants.
    I can add Spellpower to the list too... it does require 2 additional greater essences, so it would cost a little more.

    Has it been confirmed that bows will be enchantable in MoP?


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    I thought 1 point of intellect gave 2 spell power, clearly making Mighty Intellect the choice for casters.

    Have they changed something? I could be wrong.

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    @Drrwho Tried enchanting a crossbow with a 2h agility (130) weapon enchant on the beta but it wouldn't let me enchant it. Though they might have plans to change this?

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    Has it been confirmed that bows will be enchantable in MoP?
    I could have sworn I read somewhere that they were (wands as well) but now all I am reading is that they can't be enchanted (which seems like a big oversight? Scopes suck in comparison to the loss of stats). If not, that would definitely scratch the usefulness of the 2H agility enchant, as it would have a super-specialized market (druid and monk twinks in the XP-off brackets).

    @Drrwho Tried enchanting a crossbow with a 2h agility (130) weapon enchant on the beta but it wouldn't let me enchant it. Though they might have plans to change this?
    Okay, I stand corrected then and I am glad that I hadn't converted all those Essence of Air's I have to 2H agil LOL. I will edit that out of my first message so as not to confuse anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riidii View Post
    I thought 1 point of intellect gave 2 spell power, clearly making Mighty Intellect the choice for casters.

    Have they changed something? I could be wrong.
    I don't remember the exact conversion rate, but I'm pretty sure INT was definitely better to go with than straight Spellpower, thus why the Mighty Intellect enchant was the best choice. Unless they are changing something in MoP that I hadn't heard (or didn't notice), I would think this logic would still be the case.

    But, it can't hurt to have a few of the Spellpower and Healing Power enchant scrolls made up... there will always be those players that buy them.


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    I think that the int enchant is still superior overall because it adds both spellpower and crit but will no longer contribute to overall mana. There may be some twink brackets where straight spell power will be better, so I agree that it would be a good idea to have both options listed.

 

 
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