It’s funny, I keep seeing people saying how much they hate this patch and all the changes it brought! Even though I’ve had to respec and re-learn how to play almost all of my 80s, this could be my most favorite patch ever! It is unfortunate about the epic gem transmute cool down still being in place when so many of us prepared for it to be removed, but even that is working out in my favor! Let me explain!
The character I have been leveling lately is a Warlock, so I was very interested to see how they had changed. As soon as I noticed soul shards are no longer stored in your inventory, I was concerned that my Abyssal Bag (soul shard bag) which I had just made, would be useless. I was so surprised to see that it was now a 22 slot bag, (which is the same size as the Glacial Bag)!
The pattern for the Abyssal Bag is available from the Knights of the Ebon Blade quartermaster at the Shadow Vault in Icecrown for anyone at the rep level of at least revered. It only requires 435 tailoring, unlike the Glacial Bag pattern from the Sons of Hodir which requires exalted reputation and a skill level of 445. Anyone who has never leveled tailoring in Northrend may not realize how large a gap there is between those 10 skill points. It takes a huge amount of materials to get points past 430, and in my opinion it is far easier to gain rep with the Knights of the Ebon Blade than the Sons Of Hodir because of the option to wear the Tabard of the Ebon Blade in level 80 instances for bonus reputation!
The Glacial Bag takes 4 Moonshroud, 4 Ebonweave and an Eternium Thread to make, the mats for which (on my server) would cost you approximately 264g. The Abyssal Bag takes 4 Ebonweave, 2 Spellweave and an Eternium Thread, and the mats for it cost around 200g.
There are a few reasons I am loving these Abyssal Bags. One is that I have a huge stockpile of Frostweave and Infinite Dust to make the Imbued Frostweave. Second, everyone who had a huge stockpile of eternals in preparation for the removal of epic gem cooldowns, are now selling off their extra stock, so I am picking up the Eternal Shadows for under 5g a piece in bulk, and the Eternal Fires for as low as 13g. Finally, not many people have noticed this change so my competition is very limited! Because of these things, my personal cost to make one of these bags is only about 50g and I am selling them for 275g to 375g! The best part is they are not “unique”, so people are buying 2 -4 of them at a time! I’ve only been selling them since yesterday around dinner time, and they’ve already made me almost 4k!
Add that to the 10k I’ve made selling glyphs, and I’d say it was a pretty great patch! Hehe. Finally, I’d just like to mention that if any of you are thinking you’ll start selling Abyssal Bags, but notice they aren’t selling very quickly, mention that they are in the Auction House in Trade, because most players have no idea they’re now the cheaper equivalent of a Glacial Bag!
Thanks for Reading!