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Monday, December 17, 2007

WoW Gold Tips - Making Gold in WoW Through Different Professions

In World of Warcraft, there are three primary professions. You are only able to choose two of these three, however, so it is worth comparing them in order to pick what profession you will leave out. To help you make that decision here is a summary of all three.

Gathering Professions:

Mining: This type of profession mines for various items around the world. It is one of the most common professions and is popular among new players, as you can use it to make gold right away.

Skinning: This profession uses a tool called a skinning knife to kill various monsters (beasts) in the game for valuable items such as leather. This is good if you want to do leather working, and is profitable when you combine it with mining.

Herbalism: Herbalists make potions by gathering different types of flowers. This is also a useful profession, but is much more powerful when you reach a higher level, as you can then make more valuable potions.


Blacksmithing: Blacksmiths are able to make in-demand items used by many characters such as daggers and swords, as well as things like plate armor. This is not as profitable as some of the mining professions but is still valuable if you need melee weapons for yourself.

Leatherworking: Leatherworkers can craft leather and various mail items. This is useful if you are in a guild, because it can increase the group's power. You can also use armor crafted to give yourself a better defense. It is similar to blacksmithing, and is not particularly profitable. However, it is very useful if you need leather equipment.

Tailoring: Tailors can make things like storage kits and patches that you can use on your character to get to a better level and increase your power. They can also create rare items, which can make this a more profitable profession than blacksmithing or leather working.

Alchemy: This is the knowledge of creating items such as potions, and will also allow you to transmute elements such as metal. Like tailoring, this can be quite profitable, but you will need to have the Herbalism profession in order to support this properly due to the reliance on potions.

Engineering: This is actually the least profitable profession, and you won't make a lot of gold by being an engineer. The profession allows you to create unusual weapons against monsters, but you are unlikely to be able to sell these for lots of gold at the auction house.

Service professions:

Jewelcrafting: Jewelcrafting is one of the newest professions, and allows you to mine raw gems that you can cut into gems for a power increase. Because jewels are highly in demand right now, this can be a profitable profession, but you will need to have the mining profession to properly gather items.

Enchanting: This is only useful if you are a high level player, and is expensive to do. Enchanters are able to enchant a players equipment to give it a raise in power.


Marcus Ty said...

I agree that you can make a ton of gold from the professions - but you forgot the secondary professions of Fishing, Cooking and First Aid.

I explain how in my own wow gold making guide which is free to subscribers.

For the Alliance!
Marcus Ty