5000g in 7 days – Part 3 – Daily Grind (Retired Guide due to Wrath Expansion)



My tried and tested Week of epic mount money making!

In the last Installment we earned ourselves 1630g (1740 if Alchemy lab is open on your realm)

This is the part of the series that will make you moan and groan, but that being said, it all boils down to how much you want to make that money.

At this stage following the guide word for word you will need around 3400g (not including the sale of everything you’ve gathered on the way), and it comes down to Primals.

When going on a grinding spree, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember the Farmer’s Oath


Make sure you have ATLEAST 30 bag slots open, because all the greys we get mount up, both in quantity and gold!

I spent about 2-3 hours killing all the elementals and fishing pure waters to get 200motes (20 primals) every day. This took around 5hours a day (includes the quests) to complete, and if you don’t have that kind of time, low DPS, are on a higher population server, or PVP realm, it’s going to take longer.

Primal Skettis

Income 1:
Talonsworn Forest-rangers- Elite 71-72- 29000HP

Best Classes VS Mob: Warlocks, Ice Mage, Hunter, Priest

Note: This mobs can be easily solod, just know how to pop your trinkets and short term cool downs in certain classes. It is a case of being able to do about 30,000 damage before it kills you. Stocking up on some pots may be a life line. Traps and Fears work.


Hotspot Info:
1. Very easy to kill with no real danger of adds if pulled right. Water elementals can add if your positioning is bad

2. The most challenging spot is here, make sure to be able to handle warp stalker adds, clearing this area is not a bad idea

3. Very easy to fight in this area, just have to find him and then pick a suitable landing spot.

4. The easiest of all 4 hotspots, be careful of the water elementals in the lake.

Income 2:
Primal Water – Skettis Surger
Level: 70 – 71
Health: 5,500 – 5,700
Mana: 3,155 – 3,231

Have about a 30% drop rate on Motes of Water; They spawn all over the lake, be careful of Aluvion, he is a pretty beefy elite, but CAN drop upto 4 motes per kill.

Income 3:
Primal Water – Pure Water
Skill: FISHING (400-500)

Look for little blue mysts in the water and slap on your fishing rod, these babies can give you upto 7 (my personal record) motes of water per life of the pool.


Primal Nagrand
If you do not have herbing, the next best method for farming is Elemental Plateu in North East Nagrand. At this point it becomes personalpreference which primals you wish to farm, but by far the least time consuming I have found, is the waters. (More mobs in a smaller and SEEMINGLY faster respawns)


These are bog standard water elementals much like their Skettis counterparts in Stats and ability. Given the lower concentrations of other mobs just keep doing loops and in about 2-3 hours you’ll have 20primals (assuming you are not hindered by fellow farmers etc)

Primal Water – Pure Water
Skill: FISHING (400-500)

Look for little blue mysts in the water and slap on your fishing rod, these babies can give you upto 7 (my personal record) motes of water per life of the pool. States Primal Waters at 20g but I’ve never sold mine for less than 25. Let’s do the math.

25g x 20 primals (life + water) = 500g and 500g x 7days = 3500g

This totals at –
5130g or 5240 (if Alchemy lab is open)

Play the auction house, the best time to put primals up on the AH are Monday nights (because Tuesday people will want to enchant their brand spanking new arena gear) Try not to flood the auction house with all 20 split up at once, people may disagree, but it is easier for people to undercut you when you post one for 20-25g each… go for the glory and put a stack of 20 up for 500g or 10 for 250g or 5 for 75g etc.

Farming 20 primals a day is mathematically the way to go with the quests in part 1 and 2, not accounting for all the other drops. In all honesty, I only had to farm 80 primals in total, which is 60 less than grinding every day.

If you take into account all the Sunfury Signets, Arcane Tomes, Leather, Ore, Herbs, Trash, Greens, Blues and if lucky (which I was not) World Epics you will get, you will EASILY offset the repair costs obtained as well as a probable reduction the amount of primals you need.

Thanks for enjoying this guide with me. This is one of many ways to increase your gold dramatically in a short time frame, but this is my most prefered theory in terms of time and variation.

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    Jul 20, 2009 @ 23:36 pm

    You know this is a TBCYou know this is a TBC guide, right?

    You’ll be aiming for 375 😉
    Although this is quite useless now 😛

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    Jul 20, 2009 @ 22:04 pm

    Just a quick question..regarding fishing, what sort of level fishing am I looking at for mote fishing?

    thanks, gold guide, gunna help me so much for epic flying 🙂

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    Jan 14, 2009 @ 22:43 pm

    How long does this part take?I got a question
    How long does it take to finish this part and still have around 20 primal water without the fishing?
    only got fishing at 124 orso atm so i cant fish for motes 😛

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    Nov 6, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

    SkettisIf you’re going to Skettis because you’re a herbalist and to fish for Primal Water, why not do the 2 daily quests there with the Sha’tari Skyguard? One is given at the Skyguard base camp, you have to destroy eggs on buildings, the other one is the Prisoner who is randomly at one of three spawn locations, you escort him accross a bridge and that’s pretty much it. If you’re in Skettis, then you’ve got a flying mount, which makes you elligible to do the pre-req, which is given by the woman next to the Flight Master in Shattrath.

    Since Isle of Quel’Danas has been out, fewer and fewer people are doing the Skyguard quests (although a few people come along to try for that new achievement of doing it in under 2mins15secs) – and what’s even better is that if you’re flying around looking for the Forest Ragers, completing the quest is only a few clicks extra.

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