Recently the items I had been focused on selling have seen some major drops in price, to the point where I decided it was time to look into getting into some other markets as well! I have a 450 Engineer and when I checked, I noticed I knew how to craft all of the Engineering pets. I felt so silly for not thinking of these sooner, and started to do some research!
I found that each of the 5 Engineering pets had a higher average price than the average price of mats on my server. When I checked the Auction House for these pets, one of them wasn’t even available and there was only one other person selling the other 4. I decided it was time to do some crafting!
I’m a bit of a Guild Bank Pack Rat, as I’ve mentioned before, so I had a good supply of some of the more difficult to obtain, or expensive materials. The only material I didn’t have access to was Elemental Earth, which was required to make the Truesilver Transformer that is needed for the Tranquil Mechanical Yeti. I ran over to the Auction House, but was disappointed to see that there were none, so I checked wowhead for the best farming spot. I decided to head over to the Badlands, as those mobs are the best for farming Deeprock Salt as well, something I’d been meaning to get a collection of.
It only took me about 30 minutes to get 6 Elemental Earth (enough for 3 Yetis) and a stack of 20 Deeprock Salt, which I’ll be saving for Winterveil. Then I did some crafting, and ended up with 5 Lifelike Mechanical Toads, 6 Mechanical Squirrel Boxes, 3 Lil’Smokeys, 2 Pet Bomblings and 3 Mechanical Yetis (pretty much just from what I had laying around). Checking back this morning, I discovered I’d made about 700g!
Now, I hate farming for things, simply because it’s only rarely worth my time to do so. Some of the “old world” materials for the engineering pets are fairly rare, simply because they are white drops and the majority of people don’t realize they are worth anything, and vendor them and those who don’t vendor them, usually post them at ridiculous prices. I really think selling these pets could make me a lot of gold though, with a great snatch list! (If you don’t know what a snatch list is, or how to make one, check out this video tutorial!)
Since I went through and figured out what exactly I should be putting on my snatch list for the Engineering pets, I thought I would share what I came up with in case anyone else was looking to make some of these and were wondering what items they should be looking for!
First, pray your server and faction are already on The Undermine Journal, because that is going to save you a lot of time! If you are lucky enough to have your server on there, look up the pets you are interested in crafting. This will help you determine if it’s worth it! For example, I looked up the Tranquil Mechanical Yeti on my server.
You’ll notice for Truesilver Transformer it doesn’t have a price. That’s because it’s a engineer crafted item itself, which is rarely posted on the Auction House. By clicking on it, you’ll see it’s made from 2 Elemental Earth, 1 Elemental Air, and 2 Truesilver bars, and that the average price for crafting one is 19g10s. If you add that to the cost of mats for the Tranquil Mechanical Yeti, you get an average crafting cost of 79g36s70c. The Undermine Journal also tells you who else is selling or has been selling this item. On my server, there was only one person.
If your server isn’t on the Undermine Journal, you’ll either have to look up the prices of materials in your Auction House manually, or use an addon to do so!
As I said, I created myself an Engineering Pets Snatch List, and here it is if anyone else is interested in giving this market a try!I have access to every profession, which makes my prices lower than for someone who had to buy the already crafted mats. If you know you can craft one of these items yourself on an alt (such as Cured Rugged Leather or Copper Wire), make sure you do so to keep your initial cost down! Also, it can be worth it to add Engineering crafted materials to your snatch list even though you are an Engineer, as you can sometimes catch them going for under the cost of mats if someone posts a bunch of stuff while leveling their profession!
Broken Down List:
Cured Rugged Hide (Refined Deeprock Salt, Rugged Hide – Leatherworking)
Globe of Water (Best fished from Azshara if unavailable in AH)
Gold Power Core (Gold Bar – Engineering)
Thorium Widget (Thorium Bar x3, Runecloth – Engineering)
Truesilver Transformer (Truesilver Bar x2, Elemental Earth x2, Elemental Air – Engineering)
Copper Modulator (Handful of Copper Bolts x2, Linnen Cloth x2, Copper Bar – Engineering)
Core of Earth
Fused Wiring (Essence of Fire, Delicate Copper Wire (Copper Bar – Jewelcrafting) – Engineering)
Gyrochronatom (Iron Bar, Gold Power Core – Engineering)
Big Iron Bomb (Iron Bar, Heavy Blasting Powder (Heavy Stone), Silver Contact (Silver Bar) – Engineering)
Heart of Fire
Cured Rugged Hide
Heart of Fire
Essence of Fire
Core of Earth
Globe of Water
Remember, this is the list for all of the Engineering Pets, so if you are missing a couple or if they aren’t all worth crafting on your server, then check wowhead to create a smaller snatch list for yourself! Hopefully someone out there is also looking for this information! I took all that time figuring it out for myself, and it seemed a shame not to share it!
Thanks for Reading!