[Gold Making] 5000g in 7 days – Tried and Tested Multiple Times (Retired Guide due to Wrath Expansion)



Getting gold in WoW now isn’t exactly difficult, however, I was impressed by a strategy I recently used.

Tools Needed-
Those listed as optional will make a difference, but if you don’t have them you’ll just have to grind a bit more.

Flying Mount
High Fishing (Optional, but helps A LOT)
High Gathering Profession (Herbing is optimal)
Shattered Sun Offensive Rep Honored+ (Badge Rewards Vendor MUST be active)

The intent of this guide is to get from a low amount of gold to a high amount relatively quickly. I will admit high dps classes expedites the process, hunter is optimal (elemental tracking) and server population and class (pve vs pvp), and economy (supply/demand) obviously make a HUGE difference.

As in all guides that Jame writes, speccing/gearing your character for maximum DPS is going to dramatically effect time, but it mixes questing and strategic grinding. Feel free to group up with a partner for the quests if you wish, but I found it really didn’t improve or hinder completion time.

This guide is set so that you repeat it (all parts) every day for 7 days and all parts took me on average 4-5hours a day. 4-5 hours a day may be a lot of play time for many people, but in my personal life I work 10 hours a day (plus travel), and have a family to attend to. The advantage I have, is I work over night, so farming/questing at NON PEAK times helps.

One thing I will mention is that I did the quests (part 1 and 2) after my grind (part 3) however, it may well speed up the process if you impliment Part 3, into the Nagrand/Terrokar portions of the questing guide.

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    Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:36 am

    Thanks for the visitation of this guideI would love to make a new guide for WOTLK gold making, but to be honest, it’s so easy to make gold now, the challenge is not there for me like it was in BC and then Vanilla before it.

    Fishing, Cooking and JC daily quests are met with a lot of respect for gold accumulators; on top of that I would look very carefully at capitalizing on the Argent Tournament quests.

    Sadly, there isn’t a full blown “Daily Island” like Sunwell Plateau was *wipes a small tear away for the good times*

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    Feb 7, 2009 @ 17:36 pm

    Work in progressI am currently writing a tour guide WotLK smart daily route similar to the Outland daily guide. Meanwhile take my advice… Farm Lichbloom, hold onto it for a while, with Ulduar coming out the prices will (and have already started) to skyrocket on multiple realms. Enchanting mats are big big business, meanwhile Titansteel is fast loosing its value, as are frozen orbs.

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    Jan 27, 2009 @ 16:49 pm

    thats ezIts rly ez to get money if u got min-herb at max lvl. My hunter with full farming day can make 2-3kg(at 80 lvl). But i do no heroics only farming(btw i have min-skinn); I get on my epic flying and start searching for titanium and if I have time after all the farming and doing daylies I go and do heroics wich have mobz to skinn like AN or VH at heroic mode ofc. They drop quire often icy dragonscale, arcit fur etc(i even do normal).

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    Dec 28, 2008 @ 19:39 pm

    WotLKI don’t suppose that someone could work out how long it would take to get 5000g, as of WotLK. I would like to have my epic flyer before going to Northrend.

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