While you might have started out with a ton of gold this expansion, chances are you have probably spent a fair amount since the release of Draenor. Repairs, building your Garrison, buying random things from the Auction House, or that time you woke up in that inn and discovered that the seemingly nice Night Elf girl had stolen your wallet. All of these things add up and your money bag might be feeling much lighter than it used to.

If you want to restock your coffers and swim in cash like Scrooge McDuck but aren't sure how, look no further. Below you will find some of the best ways to earn some extra cash in Warlords of Darenor.

Cataclysm Raid Instances

It is time to head back to Cataclysm, specifically the Firelands, Bastion of Twilight, and Blackwing descent. Don't be nervous, these three instances are totally soloable by any class at level 100. However, I would suggest taking along a friend or two, for nothing more than the company. WoW with friends is always better! At the very least, put on some good music, which can substitute for friends in times of need and also let you get the most gold from the run.

Earning gold here is pretty simple and can be completed in several easy steps:

  • Step 1 – Clean out bags..
  • Step 2 – Enter instance of choice.
  • Step 3 – Slaughter everything. I mean everything.
  • Step 4 – Pick up loot like you are on “Hoarders”.
  • Step 5 – Vendor everything.

Besides making gold from the trash you pick up along the way, you can't forget about the gold that you loot from trash and bosses. While it won't make you a ton of gold, running these instances on a weekly basis can easily help to supplement your income without much effort.

Garrison Missions

I know, I know, UG. However, this is really one of the easiest ways to make a bit of extra gold with very little effort. As you send your Followers on missions, you will notice that some missions reward you directly with gold. The amount of gold varies from mission to mission, but the ease of obtaining it does not. Simply assign the right Followers, click a few buttons, and sit back and wait. When your Followers return successful you are up that amount of gold. The best part? While your missions complete you can head out into the world to pursue other more hands on money making methods.

Savage Blood

You might find it difficult to sell most materials, especially with Ore and Herbs being so easily obtainable this expansion. However, Savage Blood is in high demand and selling for decent amounts (500 Gold and up) on most servers. Savage Blood can be obtained by trapping elite creatures at your Barn, making this an extremely worthwhile building to have inside your Garrison.

If you don't have this building, don't feel obligated to build it. You can also purchase Savage Blood by using the Primal Spirits you collect from various sources in Draenor. No matter how you choose to get your Blood, the final step is the same; throw it up on the Auction House at a reasonable price and wait till someone buys it. It really is as simple as that.

Salvage Yard

If you don't already have a Salvage Yard in your Garrison you should seriously consider it. It is one of the most interesting and potentially rewarding small buildings you can have. To make cash with you Salvage Yard you need to have it raised to Level 3. Once you have hit Level 3, you will start obtaining Big Crates of Salvage from Follower missions.

Then you open them and the free money begins. Big Crates of Salvage typically contain green items which often sell for a decent amount of gold, Transmog items that can be sold on the Auction House, or rare and epic BoE gear of various levels which can be typically sold for large amounts of gold. Worse case scenario, you only end up with a few grays and greens. However, vendoring these is still easy cash that can eventually add up.

Clean Up Pets

I don't know if it is just me, but I recently discovered that I could /gasp, recage my already learned pets. Ok, I am bending the truth a bit. I knew I could cage the pets, I have just too lazy to do it. The other day I decided to clean up my pet list a bit and I finally took the plunge. Afterwards I had caged up around 10 “extra” pets. I proceeded to throw them up on the Auction House and the cash rolled in.

I didn't exactly make a killing, but each pet sold for anywhere from 10-1,000 gold. Not a bad haul for doing nothing more than clicking a few times. Don't have any extra pets to sell? You can still cash in on the pet business. Simply head out into the world and seek out pets that are slightly unusual. This doesn't mean you have to work hard. For example, I recently ran Zul'Gurub and collected a Mojo who sold for 1,500 gold on my server. The instance took literally 15 minutes or less to complete and I also had the chance to collect two mounts if they by chance dropped (they didn't). Don't forget to follow the first point on this list and slaughter and pillage for extra gold along the way!

That wraps up our list of 5 ways to make Gold in Warlords of Draenor. What are some of your favorite ways to make gold? Extra points for really unusual methods! Share them with us in the comments section below!


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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016

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