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Cataclysm Skinning + Potion of Treasure Finding = 3000 Gold Per Hour
In this video I demonstrate how I utilize the Potion of Treasure Finding to help motivate and focus my skinning sessions.
While I'm not one to harp on "gold per hour" it was nice to see that I was able to get around 3000g worth of materials in this one hour farming session.
Full video notes (and more grinding spots) after the jump.
The area I'm skinning in is called "Sethria's Roost" in Mt. Hyjal. Take the portal from Stormwind/Orgrimmar to My. Hyjal. It's is a short flight from Nordrassil to Sethria's Roost.
|Fly from Nordrassil (Mt. Hyjal) to Sethria's Roost.|
Here are the final totals for the grinding session shown in the video. (All prices were the current auction house prices on my server at the time I made the video. Please check your server's auction house for prices specific to you.)
(139) Savage Leather = 1,159g (as Pristine Hides)
(23) Embersilk Cloth = 31g
(4) Volatile Air = 74g
(2) Volatile Fire = 32g
(3) Volatile Life = 33g
(46) Blackened Dragonscales = 782g
(2) Green-quality Items = 63g
Vendor Trash = 56g
Total = 2,230g
(2) Pristine Hides = 834g
Grand Total = 3,064g
Total Minus AH Fees = 2,910g
Average = 48g per minute
I find that using the 60 minute Potion of Treasure Finding duration as my grinding time limit really allows me to put my head down focus.For those next 60 minutes I have only one purpose: kill kill kill.
In a game that seems build to distract us *ohhh shiney!!* anything that helps me focus *mining node!!* on a single task is a good *rare spawn!!* thing.
Because the more mobs I kill the more chances I have to have a Tiny Treasure Chest drop means that I will also be getting more of what ever item I am grinding to obtain. It may be Savage Leather, Blackened Dragonscales, Delicate Wings, Embersilk Cloth, etc. The list could go on and on.
If an item drops from a Cataclysm mob you want, consider using a Potion of Treasure Finding to help focus your grinding time. (Plus it gets addicting to hear the distinctive sound of a treasure chest going into your bags.)
A Note On Chests
It should be noted that the number of Tiny Treasure Chests you recieve is really up to the random number generator (RNG). In the my grinding sessions I have recieved as few as 4 per hour (such as in this video) and as many as 14 per hour.
The randomness continues on when opening the Tiny Treasure Chests. I've received as many as 5 different items in one Tiny Treasure Chest while another contained only a few gold. In other words: Random number generator is random.
I think of the Tiny Treasure Chests more as a nice added bonus. Not the main focus of the grinding session.
Other Good Spots
In the video above I only cover one of the locations where I use the Potion of Treasure Finding. While I'm always looking for more here are a couple of my current favorites:
- Black dragons in "Obsidium Forest" on the beach in Twilight Highlands.
- Savage Leather
- Blackened Dragonscale
- Dragon Flank
- Pristine Hide
- Diseased Vultures in "Cradle of the Ancients" in southwest Uldum
Making gold doesn't always have to involve staying planted inside the auction house. Even the greediest auctioneers need sun once and a while.
While this type of farming may not rival other "mega-gold-per-hour" techniques (such as flipping 20,000 gold epic items) it is a solid way to spend some of your gold-making time. (You may even improve your DPS rotation in the process.)
- What are your favorite places/mobs to use the Potion of Treasure Finding?
- What is the range in the number of chests you tend to get in one hour?
- What other forms of farming have you found be profitable?
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