Quick WoW-Gold: Farming Firelands

(05/02-2014) – Instance firelands entranceA quick way to make a lot of gold is to solo old raids. I generally solo WOTLK-raids regularly. They give less gold than Cataclysm-raid but they are all on the same continent (Northrend) so it is quick to go from one to the other. The Cataclysm raids are further apart from each other, so it is a bit boring.

One place, where you can earn a bunch of gold is Firelands.

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Firelands entrance is located in Mount Hyjal in Kalimdor. It is in Sulfuron Spire, the giant lava lake on the south part of the map. You can’t miss it.

Now when Blizzard has squished the old content, this instance is very easy to clear. You don’t need any special gear or spec. Any DPS-class will work just fine.

Keep in mind that this instance is massive, so it will take a while before you are through it. However, the huge size of the instance also means: lots of trash, which means: lots of gold!

So just go ahead and clear the instance in full. You might want to forget the turtles, though. They were dropping a lot back in Cataclysm time, but since, already then, they could be soloed and farmed, Blizzard nerfed them terribly, so they only drop a few copper.

Most other mobs (bigger mobs) drop around 3 gold.

There is nothing special about the bosses. Just spank them, kill them, loot them (unless you want the achievement so you can get the mount)

There are seven bosses in the instance. In normal mode, they are dropping each about 25 gold.

The run takes about an hour until you know the place. Then it can be done in half an hour.

You can expect about 1,500 gold just by selling vendor junk, gold drops, elementium lock boxes and disenchanting green armor.

You can easily earn a couple of thousands extra by selling the Bound on Equip blues and epics which drop from the raid.

In short, you can expect from 1,500 to 4,000 gold for half an hour to an hour raid.

Not bad!

And this is if you solo the 25 man normal.

If you go for the heroic version of the raid (also soloable, give it a shot), each boss drops about 120 gold and epics that vendor for over 100 gold a piece. That means 1,500 gold for boss drop alone.

Depending on the prices on your server, check out if it would be best to disenchant greens and sell hypnotic dust or just to vendor them (or sell the transmog). This is different from server to server.

But either way, there is a lot of gold to be made very quick. (Scorpyo)

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