How to Make Gold in TBC Classic

There's plenty of ways to make gold in TBC Classic

How to Make Gold in TBC Classic
There are many ways to make money in TBC Classic, here are some of the most efficient, especially for Phase 1. Image via Blizzard.

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World of Warcraft TBC is officially out, allowing players to get involved with the game and make their way up to 70. Although, by the end game, there are many different items for gear, and the all-important flying to purchase. Players can expect to spend 5k gold on epic flying which is a considerably large amount of money for the average player. For those looking to acquire gold for characters, here is how to make gold in TBC Classic.

How to Make Gold in TBC Classic

Instanced Content

Farming dungeons and raids are certainly one way of making really nice gold. There’s plenty of trash, with the vast majority of humanoids in these instances granting raw gold. Furthermore, dungeons offer some really high chances of green and blue BoE drops. Some items might sell on the AH really well, while others may disenchant to create valuable enchanting materials. If none of those is applicable, then selling items to vendor for raw gold can generate an income passively while playing the game.

Paladins are by far the best class to farm Vanilla Instanced content because they have no target cap on their consecration. Furthermore, if they get themselves to Honored with the Sporeggar rep, you can grab a shield that guarantees inflicts poison on those who are blocked. The shield increases damage while offering decent mitigation for a lvl 70 shield at the same time. Combine both the Shield and Consecration, backed with some TBC plate gear, and the pally can farm old dungeons like Strath and BRD easily. Sell the green and all the trash that drops from the dungeon and you can make a pretty penny

On the other hand, mages are in the position to spell cleave down and solo most of the Slave Pens trash or Vanilla instance content too. It is a nice way of generating extra bank on the side. However, both the Mages and Paladins need to be careful not to do it during the early phases of TBC. Instance lockout is back in Classic servers and so farming old content for gold could cause setbacks on farming TBC rep and prebis gear.

Farming Primals

Professions get a considerable upgrade in TBC, to the point players want to go to a specific profession to make themselves some very good gear as soon as they hit level 70. The most iconic of these professions is tailoring, with Warlocks wanting the Shadowcloth, other DPS casters wanting Spellcloth, with healers wanting Mooncloth. Gathering the materials to form these items is going to be very sought after, somewhat limited, and therefore expensive

The reagents you need to farm these items involve Imbued Netherweave, which isn’t that difficult to acquire. Although, the most sought items are the Primal Fire, Primal Water Primal Shadow and Primal Life resources. These are crafted by combining 10 motes of each element, which typically drop off elementals throughout Outland. Some can drop in Dungeons, while others are limited to places like the Elemental Plateau, the Throne of Kill’Jaiden, and ShadowmoonValley for Primal Shadow and Air. Most of these areas require level 70 flying

Once a player has these items, they can provide them to a tailor to craft the appropriate cloth. However, there is a cooldown for each craft, so ideally, going into a specialism is ideal for increasing the amount craftable within the cooldown.

Because of the rarity, it may be even worth farming the mats yourself to cast any of the cloth to sell to the highest bidder for some very quick cash through phase 1. Furthermore, lots of craftable BoEs that are not exactly prebis come through these materials and therefore remain attractive for alts and new players throughout the expansion.

Please note these Primals are very lucrative for other professions too, but the prebis focus on them for casters is their biggest market by far.

Fishing and Cooking

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Cooking and Fishing is a great pairing that any players can do to make strong consumables. Image via Blizzard.

Fishing is a secondary profession that anyone can pick up. While it is not the most fun profession, Fishing becomes a very important part of the consumable market. One of the big feats in TBC is the Fisherman’s Feast, which requires Huge Spotted Feltail. Also, fishing grants access to some of the various foods worth picking up. Healers find the Golden Fish Sticks grant the most healing power food buff, while Skullfish offers the best spell crit food.

If players can farm their own fish, they can turn it into the food they need to avoid paying for the mats. Alternatively, any spare food can go on the auction house to grant extra gold, depending on if the food or the mats sells for the most amount of gold. Overall, it is a fairly consistent way to make gold in TBC all expansion long, depending on AH quantity.

Gathering Professions

Gathering Professions are very important to fund the supply for the professions at the start of the expansion. Many people are looking for crafting mats to level their crafting professions, like tailoring, blacksmithing, jewel crafting, etc. Because of this, the auction house is going to take and sell plenty of gatherable items. Those who manage to get epic flying earlier will reap the most from all of this. Although, this value from the gathering will drop slowly and slowly as the expansion progress. Consequently, the demand drops and the supply naturally increases, which is why this is one of the best ways to make gold in Phase 1 of TBC Classic.

One other tip for engineers is to use your flying to acquire gas cloud while on your mining routes. Gas clouds are a way to gather Motes of Shadow, Mana, and Air, with Shadow being the most valuable of the lot. As mentioned previously, motes of Shadows craft Primal Shadow, which is needed for Shadowcloth.

For those with Herbalism and who are ready to solo elites, Skettis in Terrokar is a nice spot. There are many endgame herbs there as it requires level 70 to get there. It is also a reliable spot for Ancient Lichen, but Coildfang dungeons have relatively easy to acquire. But the most promising aspect of the area is the elite kills. They grant Primals a steady source of gold while offering decent chances for acquiring BoE epic gear. Grabbing a pre-bis Life Giving Cloak can certainly bank you plenty of dosh, among other countless epics.

Repeatable Quests

Throughout Outland, each reputation has many repeatable quests, with some needing players to collect materials from mobs. Some examples are the Unidentified Plant Parts, which are found on the various plant mobs in Zangarmarsh and Coilfang Dungeons. Collecting these parts are an important part of the farming reputation for the Cenarion Expedition, which grants some prebis and the Hippogryph mount.

Furthermore, the Sporeggar reputation requires players to collect items like the Sanguine Hibiscus, which can be found on some mobs or picked up from the Underbog. Both are available at the auction house, so it’s one nice way to make some gold.

Also, the Marks of Sargeras, Arcane Tomes, and other Aldor or Scryers related rep items go on the AH too. Once again, farming some of the reputation items is a decent way to make gold in TBC Classic.


Overall, there are many ways to make gold in TBC Classic. From the material farmers to the dungeon spammers, there are many ways to make gold for epic flying. These are just some of the hottest ways to make gold during the first few phases of TBC Classic. Either way, there are plenty of ways to make gold in TBC Classic; the choice is up to you.