Posts Tagged ‘Transmute’

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Shadowspirit Diamonds that is!

January’s WoW Gold Blog Carnival topic over on Just My Two Copper (my favorite gold making blog) is “How Are You Making Gold In Cataclysm”. My gold making has been moved to the back burner more or less since the release of Cataclysm, but I do still need to be able to afford my pretty purple gear, so I bring in what gold I can when I’m not too distracted by everything else going on in game these days!

The main way I have been funding my crazy Cataclysm shopping sprees is with my Alchemy and Jewelcrafting combo. My Alchemy is 525, which wasn’t too difficult and didn’t cost me too much gold, since I don’t mind picking herbs as an alternative to questing for leveling up. My Jewelcrafting is still around 500 and I haven’t really spent any gold on it yet, as I’ve just been buying Obsidian, prospecting it, and then selling the uncommon and rare gems in the Auction House to break even. Now that I have 525 Alchemy and 500 Jewelcrafting however, I have a much more profitable use for my uncommon gems!

Alchemists can transmute 3 of each of the uncommon gems into 2 shadowspirit diamonds when they reach 525.

3 Carnelian
3 Jasper
3 Alicite
3 Hessonite
3 Nightstone
3 Zephyrite

The uncommon gems would cost around 414g to buy from the Auction House on my server. I prefer buying the Obsidian Ore and prospecting it myself for the gems however, because you have a chance at finding the rare gems as well. Now that the price of Obsidian is starting to come down it’s even better, but buying the gems from the AH is still a profitable way to go! If you happen to have a transmute spec Alchemist, like me, you will get a few extra shadowspirit diamonds now and again too!

Selling the uncut shadowspirit diamonds will make you some good gold. They currently sell for 323g each on my server, and fairly quickly, so you end up making about 232g per transmute, but what I prefer to do is cut the gems, and then sell them!

A lot of players look to www.maxdps.com to decide what gear to get, and how to gem it, including me. What I noticed when looking through all of the classes and specs was that they almost all recommended Chaotic Shadowspirit Diamonds as the meta gem of choice. These sell very quickly and for around 360g each on my server, even though there are a few other Jewelcrafters posting them. This cut makes me about 300g for each transmute, if it doesn’t proc.

If you are good about doing your Jewelcrafting dailies, and have enough tokens to buy some of the other Shadowspirit Diamond cuts, I have sold the Austere Shadowspirit Diamonds for as much as 600g each as it is the tanking gem recommended by maxdps.com, making me about 786g from one transmute. There are times when other Jewelcrafters post a lot of these, driving the price down, so it’s best to check the price for the cuts you have and the price of the uncut gems daily, and chose whichever will make you the most gold.

The best part about transmuting shadowspirit diamonds for gold is that the transmute doesn’t have a cooldown! I usually post 4 first thing in the morning, and then just transmute and cut more as they sell throughout the day. It’s very low risk, and a great way to level your Jewelcrafting too!

If you only have one of the two professions, or even if you don’t have either, you can still make some gold! You can buy the uncommon gems from the Auction House, and find a transmute spec Alchemist who is willing to transmute them, keeping any that proc as their payment. You can then sell the uncut gems, or find a Jewelcrafter who is willing to cut them for you for a fee. It won’t be as profitable as having the professions yourself, but could still be worth it!

It takes 500 Jewelcrafting and 4 Illustrious Jewelcrafter’s Tokens to buy any of the shadowspirit diamond cuts, so there really aren’t that many Jewelcrafters / Alchemists doing this yet. I think eventually the prices will drop enough that this won’t be as profitable, so if you’re thinking of doing it, sooner is definitely better than later!

What do you think of my gold making idea? Are there any gems you have been selling like crazy? Have you been using your professions to make gold in Cataclysm? Did it cost you a fortune to reach 525 in any of the professions?

Thanks for Reading!
Miss Mediocre <3

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

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

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.

Busy Busy!

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Sorry for my lack of posting for the past two days! All I have to say about that is,

4.0.1!!!!!!!!!

Lol. I hadn’t done too much prep for this patch, but I did get the mats for 20 of each epic gem transmutes and about 5 of each glyph along with a variety of inks. Not sure what’s going to happen with the epic gems, I logged on and did my first transmute as soon as the servers came up and I had a 4 hour cooldown, then logged back on to transmute another gem when that cooldown was up and I had a 12 hour cooldown, lol. Hopefully they do ditch the transmute cooldown, but if they don’t I’m not too concerned, I’m sure ill be able to sell whatever mats I don’t use myself!

Concerning Glyphs in 4.0.1, can I just say, GLYPH OF THE MONKEY!!! I don’t know what is going on with my horde server, but I am selling these for 400g a piece! There must not be many Scribes on Winterhoof because there’s only been one other person posting these, which is awesome for me, lol. I am trying to post them one at a time to make them seem like they are rare and I don’t have 15 of them sitting in my bag, hehe. I looked these up on my Alliance server, but there were so many of them in the Auction House and for only about 50g a piece.

I’ve made about 5,000g since last night with my Scribe on Winterhoof, so even though I’ve had to re-spend my talent points on 10 freaking level 80 characters, I am pretty happy with this patch! Plus, EARTHQUAKES! I was really excited when the first one hit Stormwind!

I’ve also been working on my new guild website and organizing my guild bank so I can start recruiting! It’s been a busy couple of days! It will all calm down soon though and I’ll post lots and lots to make up for it!