Want to earn gold fast? Us too! Whether you are looking to earn some extra gold to add to your horde or buy some game time with the brand new WoW Token, most players will agree that we could all use some extra gold. Currently, completing old raid instances is considered one of the best ways to earn additional gold.

These old raids provide easy profits, without being overly time consuming; a definite plus for players (like myself) who are typically strapped for time. In terms of profit along with the ability to be completed by the solo player, Cataclysm raids are where the action is at. With decent gold drops, decently priced vender items, and the chance to get Embersilk Cloth or BoE items to sell, players visiting these raid instances have the chance to make some serious bank. Which are the best raid instances if you had to choose? Check out our picks below:

Dragon Soul

Dragon Soul is one of the harder to complete raids on our list, especially if you are planning on doing the Spine of Deathwing encounter. However, it is well worth it. If you are able to complete this raid on 25H the gear sells for a pretty penny. Combine this with the gold dropped from bosses and it all manages to add up pretty quickly.

As you may know, Dragon Soul is a bit out of the way. Located in the Caverns of Time in Tanaris, you either need to fly here or take the portal offered up in Dalaran. However, we actually see the location as a perk. Also located in the Caverns of Time is the Hyjal Summit raid instance, which now has the potential to drop some cool battle pets that you can either sell or keep for your own collection.

Blackwing Descent

Blackwing Descent is a no nonsense instance and that is exactly why it made our list over Firelands. Trash and bosses are compact, easy to find, and the instance takes all around a shorter time to complete. Fast profit is always, always, always the best kind of profit and Blackwing Descent is where it is at. Just watch out for that pesky elevator boss, he is a tricky one.

Besides being super speedy, Blackwing Descent is located in Blackrock Mountain (the entrance is actually located outside the mountain). Yes, we know, another instance inside this place. Can we say overdone? Back on topic; this means after finishing up this raid instance players can quickly jump to either Molten Core or Blackwing Lair to grab up some extra vendor trash to sell. Plus, both of these instances now drop battle pets that players can add to their own collection or sell for profit.

Bastion of Twilight

Finishing off our list is the Bastion of Twilight. Located in the Twilight Highlands, at the top of the Spire found in the western portion of the zone, this is by far the instance you should choose if you only have time for one. While most raid instances take 10 or more minutes to clear, the Bastion of Twilight can typically be done in half the time or less.

This is largely due to the fact that this instance is literally two rooms filled with around 48 mobs. There is no walking to find bosses, no searching for trash to kill, everything is in one convenient location to be slaughtered and looted. Inside the room you will find around 48 mobs. These mobs do not have a ton of health and won't hit you overly hard. Well geared players may choose to pull the entire room if they wish. Kill everything or just kill the trash then walk out and reset and start the fun all over again. Just be sure to loot and sell everything!

Bonus – After completing the Bastion of Twilight, head over to nearby 5-man instance Grim Batol for even more quick cash!

Please note that doing these raids at the highest difficulty level will provide you with the most profit for your time. Do full runs on as many characters as possible or only kill the trash and reset the instance on a single character (can be done 10 times in 1 hour) for even more income potential!

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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