Caught The 4.0.1 Bug? Don’t Waste That Transmute!

I thought I would post this for anyone else who had leveled a transmute speced alchemist after 4.0.1 and was disappointed to find out that you could no longer learn to transmute epic gems from the trainers. I wanted to remind those of you in my situation that although we are missing out on hundreds of gold a week, we can still make some money with our transmute cooldown!

Transmute Water  to Air and Transmute Water To Fire are what I’ve been using on my unfortunate alchemist. You have to discover these, but hopefully you already know them!

If you don’t, the way I discovered them was buying cheap saronite, transmuting it into titanium (no cooldown) and then using the titanium with my other professions for a bit of a profit. It might not be much profit if you don’t have access to other professions to get better use out of the titanium, but even if you sell the bars you should break even, and with any luck you will quickly discover one of the more useful transmutations.

Currently Eternal Water is priced at under a gold on my server, and Eternal Air and Fire flip around, but usually settle around 20g (though Fire is more consistently around 20g, Airs tend to sit around 10, but can suddenly jump up to 50g). I always check the prices on what is available in the AH, then transmute whichever will make me more gold that day. The best part is that if you’re lucky and your transmute procs, you could end up making the same amount as if you were selling an epic gem. 

Many of you probably already thought to do this, but in case any of you were letting that cooldown go to waste everyday, perhaps you can start using it before Blizzard fixes the issue, or Cataclysm gets here, whichever comes first, lol.

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6 Responses to “Caught The 4.0.1 Bug? Don’t Waste That Transmute!”

  1. Kammler says:

    I didn’t realize this was a bug. My alchemist was maxed prior to the patch–in fact, it was my first maxed profession a long time ago.

    I caught the other transmute bug–you know, the one where we were expecting the cooldown to be removed at 4.0.1? I spent over 2,500g on eternals and raw gems to get ready and just transmute away.

    Now I have half a bank tab full of materials. I guess I’m stocked for some time thought. Still do my xmute every day.

    Sorry bout your bug.

  2. Vayaz says:

    This is especially profitable if you’re a Master of Transmutation. I’ve turned 1 Eternal in Water into 4 Eternal Fires at times, which is like 1g turned into 80g. Nice!

    Also, if you’re transmuting Saronite into Titanium, check your prices double. With transmutation specialisation, I’m able to get a Titanium Bar for ~8g, while they sell for 13-20g still. Therefore you should always sell some small amounts of them, as they’re bought regularly!

  3. Miss Mediocre says:

    Kammler : I didn’t catch that bug too bad, managed to use up the majority of what I’d stocked up on for other things or at least re-sold them for what I had paid. I was lucky I hadn’t invested too much!

  4. Miss Mediocre says:

    Vayaz : I should have mentioned that I was a master of transmutation, lol because that does make it much more profitable! 🙂

  5. Indy says:

    The cooldown un-removal wasn’t a bug. That was a lesson in the limitations and pitfalls of datamining…

    I expect the cooldown removal will happen after Cataclysm.

  6. Miss Mediocre says:

    Indy : Right, I forgot about that! Well, it may not have been a bug, but it sure did bug some people! Hehe… :S

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