Zerinj’s Level 77+ Gold Making Guide [Horde]


This isn’t really a conventional guide, its merely a checklist/database in which you can make a lot of gold by doing dailies, and using your gathering proffession to get cash. If you don’t have any gathering proffessions you can farm some Eternals. When farming I would recommend listening to some music you enjoy to make it not seem like a chore.



  • Always vendor Grey Items, the money adds up fast.
  • Try to get 18/20 slot bags as fast as possible, and if possible a herb pouch/mining bag/leatherworking satchel.

Recommended Addons


  • Gathermate: Shows locations of Nodes on the minimap and world map, adds them to a database.
  • Gathermate_Data: Contains locations of almost every Node in the game, extremely useful.


Table of Contents


  1. Dailies
  2. Mining
  3. Herbalism
  4. Skinning
  5. Eternals


Colour Code


  • Quest
  • NPCs
  • Quest Objectives
  • Area
  • Item
  • (Locs)


The Guide

We are going to start off making some guild with some good old dailies. I am assuming that you have unlocked all of the dailies in Icecrown. Let’s start with Icecrown.


Head to the Krasus Landing in Dalaran. Once there talk to Sky-Reaver Klum, click the ”Take me to the ship.” option. Once at the ship pick up the following dailies:


1. Fly to the Broken Front. Now we are going to start looking for Piles of Bones, Abandoned Armour, and Abandoned Helms. Once you have 1 of each use Copperclaw’s Volatile Oil. Do this three times.

2. Kill Hulking Abominations untill you have Chilled Abomination Guts. (If you have a pet dismiss it now). Use the Abomination Reanimation Kit and kill 15 Icy Ghouls, Vicious Geists and Risen Alliance Soldiers. (When he explodes get some more guts by killing more abominations.)

3. Fly to the Glacier north of Ymirheim. Get Assault by Ground. Escort the troops to the gates of Ymirheim then fly back to the Glacier. Get Assault by Air now. Use the gun to cloud any Harpoons untill 4 people drop. Then exit the vehicle.

4. You should have now landed in Ymirheim. Now start killing Vrykul on the way to Blast Thunderbomb (51,57) for Blood of the Chosen. Get King of the Mountain from him. Go to the top of the mountain and plant the banner.

5. Now make your way to the Saronite Cave. Keep talking to Saronite Mine Slaves untill you have rescued 10. (Be warned they can either run out, kill them selves, or attack you.)

Make your way out of the cave and keep killing Vrykul untill you finish Blood of the Chosen.

6. Go North to a cultist camp at (55,44). Start killing Bitter Initiates then use the Orb of Illusion they sometimes drop on the Dark Subjugator. Do this 3 times.

7. Fly North to Aldur’Thar. Drink the Diluted Cult Tonic and start killing Void Summoners and Enslaved Minions. Use the Rod of Siphoning on the dead minions for the Dark Matter. (Remember to refresh the buff every 10 minutes.)
Stay here untill you have 10 Tainted Essence and 5 Dark Matter.

8. Head to (55,33) and use the Summoning Stone.

9. Now go west to (48,34). Click on the Essence in your bag to form a Writhing Mass. Throw it into a cauldron. Each cauldron gives you a certain buff.


  • Dark/Grey: Attack Power
  • Green: Stamina
  • Blue: Spell Power

1. Fly to the Shadow Vault at (43,24). Pick up every daily here. They are:


2. Fly South-West into Jotunheim. Go to (27,39), mount onto one of the stationary Proto-Drakes. Now ride around burning house roofs. Once you have burned 10 dismount and start killing Vrykul and planting their corpses with the Ebon Blade Banner.

3. Go to (32,24) and choose a Harpoon. Use all 10 harpoons as fast as possible on a Rider. Dismount the Harpoon and go to a new one and repeat this strategy untill the quest is done.

4. Fly to Death’s Rise at (20,47). Pick up every daily here. They are:


5. Fly to the Onslaught Harbour. Mount the Gryphon in your bags and start killing Gryphon Riders untill this quest is done. Then fly to the beach at (6,39). Kill members of the Scarlet Onslaught. Loot them for their keys and use the Darkmender’s Tincture on them. Also open chests for the Intel. Stay on the beach till you finish these two quests.

6. Fly back to Death’s Rise turn in all the quests.

7. Fly back to the Shadow Vault and turn in everything.

8. Fly back to the ship and turn in everything.

1. Fly to K3. Get the Daily Quest Overstock . Go North-West to around (43,81) in Garm’s Bane and lay down the Improved Land Mines. Make 12 Garm Invaders go boom. Return to K3 and turn this in.

2. Fly to Brunnhildar Village go to Gretta the Arbiter, get the Daily quest she offers, they are possible from this pool:


Do the Daily Quest which you got from the list first, and turn it in (They do not need an explanation on how to do them).
All the Brunnhildar Village Daily Quests have a chance to give Reins of the White Polar Bear.

3. If you got The Abberations Must Die fly to Valkyrion and kill Valkyrion Aspirants for their Vials of Frost Oil untill you have around 4. Then go to the pit with the Plagued Proto-Drake Eggs in it and aim for destroying the 7 and 8 egg group first, repeat this untill you have completed this quest. Now fly back to Brunnhildar Village and turn in the quest.

4. Now we get to the the Sons of Hodir quests. I will simply be listing the quests, what reputation is required, and what to do for them. You can do them in whatever order you wish as sometimes some objectives can be crowded. What daily quests are available depend on your Reputation. Whenever you reach a new level of Reputation Standing, be sure to check around the village to see if any new one time quests have popped up. Completing them will unlock the dailies for the respective Reputation Standing.


  • Hot and Cold: Requires Friendly Reputation. Go East of Dun Niffelem to Frostfield Lake and kill Brittle Revenants for their Essence of Ice. Get 5 of these. Now go further east to Fjorn’s Anvil and use the Essence of Ice near the Iron Scraps and collect the Frozen Iron Scraps, do this 5 times.
  • Blowing Hodir’s Horn: Requires Friendly Reputation. Go North-East of Dun Niffelem to Thunderfall. Kill Niffelem Forefathers and Restless Frostborns. When you kill one be sure to use Hodir’s Horn ontop of them to free them. Do this 5 times for each mob.
  • Polishing the Helm: Requires Friendly Reputation. Go West of Dun Niffelem to the Hibernal Cave. Kill Viscous Oils and loot them for their Viscous Oil do this 5 times.
  • Spy Hunter: Requires Honored Reputation. Go West of Dun Niffelemto the Valley of Ancient Winters. Use Ethereal Worg’s Fang on a Fallen Worg to summon an Ethereal Worg. Follow it around untill it ‘exposes it’s prey’. A Stormforged Infiltrator will spawn, kill it. Keep following it untill you kill 3 infiltrators.
  • Thrusting Hodir’s Spear: Requires Honored Reputation. See the first comment at this page to see how to do this daily, as it is described way better than I can describe it.
  • Feeding Arngrim: Requires Revered Reputation. Go West of Dun Niffelem to the Valley of Ancient Winters. Use Arngrim’s Tooth on a Roaming Jormungar. Fight the Jormungar untill Arngrim shows up and eats the Jormungar. (Hunters will have to pet their put onto passive, use the tooth, then kill the mob by themselves, as it is currently bugged and it will not give you credit if you use your pet.)

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Now we can do some farming to make even more money. You can also get money by selling Titansteel Cooldowns. Here are the routes I take mining:

Sholazar Basin

(Highly recommend Sholazar, may face some competition from others, but plenty of ore here for you to mine.)


(Great area to get some mining done, be wary of stiff competition and mobs getting inbetween you and your ores.)


(Really large area, prepare to spend lots of time in here mining.)

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Now we can do some farming to make even more money. The best Herbs to gather to sell are Icethorn and Lichbloom and these are found in the following zones:


(Great area to gather some Herbs, be wary of competition and mobs getting in your way.)


(Taken from Tribe on this site.)

(Really large area, prepare to spend lots of time in here gathering herbs.)

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Skinning does not usually net me any more money, considering nearly all leatherworkers are skinners. How ever, it can net some income, here are some places to farm speciality skins: (Borean Leather comes from all monsters.)

Icey Dragonscale

This is the BEST place for farming some Icey Dragonscale, very high drop rate, mobs are push overs,

Jormungar Scale

This cave has very fast spawning Jormungar with high drop rates on their Scales, there are also some Worgs here that may get in your way.

Nerubian Chitin

These low level Spiders will be extremely easy to kill, are in extreme abundance and have a high drop rate.

Arctic Fur

Random drop from anything that you skin, recommend farming it with one of the other specialty skins above.

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(Credit for pictures and information in this section goes to Shikamaru for compiling his guide found over here.) I have chosen not to include any areas inside Wintergrasp as the zone is usually full of others farming, and you will get ganked at some point, and some times you won’t even control it.

Eternal Fire

Your targets are Seething Revenants and Wailing Winds they drop Relics of Ulduar which can be used for your Sons of Hodir reputation standing.

Eternal Air

This place is basically untouched, every time I have been here I have not seen another player. Around a 30% drop rate on the Eternals.

Eternal Life
(Unusually annoying to farm if you aren’t a herbalist.) (If you absolutely need these Eternals you will probably be better off buying them straight from the Auction House.)

The Mossy Rampagers are spread out, but they still have a nice 30% drop rate.

Eternal Water
(Can be found from mining Cobalt Ore and Titanium Ore. Can also be fished.)

Tightly packed, 25% drop rate is very nice.

Eternal Shadow

Around a 25% drop rate, pretty much barren every time I’ve been there (Primetime).

Eternal Earth

5G an Eternal? Not worth your time.

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That is all for now, hopefully this will help you buy that Epic Flyer or amass that Fortune you always wanted. I will be adding a section on playing the Auction House in the coming week.

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    Oct 22, 2010 @ 11:34 am

    Wrath-specific infoWe are recently working on improving the quality of content here on, both by limiting low ranked guides and by moving out of date guides into archives. For more information, see [url=]the full news post detailing this process[/url].

    The content in this guide is very Wrath specific, and will be moved to the archive when Cataclysm is released.

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    Sep 3, 2009 @ 1:08 am

    Awesome Guide!!!You made gold guide for WotLK which is awesome. I’m waiting for this guide. Thank you dude.

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    May 29, 2009 @ 6:42 am

    Awsome!Great Guide! This looks absolutely amazing I can’t wait until I can finish unlocking them. Once I do and have unlocked all dailies listed(Including all of the Sons of Hodir dailies) I will test to see exactly how much gold I get from quest rewards and loot by just doing the dailies(Not including selling grays/greens and repairing). I’ll also time myself to see how fast I can do it(Of course my time would be slower than most people because of my protection spec). Of course I could maybe eventually make a video of myself doing it. If you would like me to do that I’d be happy to 🙂

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    Mar 28, 2009 @ 5:52 am

    Typo“We are going to start off making some guild with some good old dailies.”
    It should be. “We are going to start off making some gold with some good, old dailies.”

    “Like sands through an hourglass, so are the the days of our lives.” Yet, you can’t flip life upside-down and restart.

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    Mar 21, 2009 @ 14:20 pm

    Some of us just want to doSome of us just want to do the quests that unlock the dailies ;p

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    Feb 19, 2009 @ 3:36 am

    This is guide is better thanThis is guide is better than some that i have read has more detail and maps as opposed to telling ppl to farm and sell on the AH.

    Skinning however for me was very profitable, espically when you do those hemminway (sp?) quests. Anyways off to get some eternal fire.

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    Feb 18, 2009 @ 13:49 pm

    This is a great idea, I willThis is a great idea, I will start working on it soon.

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    Feb 18, 2009 @ 13:41 pm

    To unlock them, all you haveTo unlock them, all you have to do is finish questing in the zone. 😉

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    Feb 17, 2009 @ 20:29 pm

    Why don’t you put in aWhy don’t you put in a “daily unlocking guide” in order to make people able to use this guide which, by far, seems very good? 🙂

    Forgive me if a similar guide already exists on this site 🙂

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    Feb 17, 2009 @ 4:32 am

    TypoI think you meant “Eternal Life” when you are talking about the Mossy Rampagers in Zul’Drak.

    I won’t recommend anyone going there to farm for eternal life, as like you said, the drop rate is pretty bad for any non-herbalist. And if you are an herbalist, you probably will get more by herbing than killing these mobs and then herb them. I’ve personally went there to do a bit testing, and found out most of the time I get some vendor trash items from herbing these guys, and they are spread apart, which makes them not the ideal farm type.

    If you really need eternal life, why not farm for something else, then either sell that and use the money to buy eternal life, or ask to trade whatever eternal you have for life?

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    Feb 17, 2009 @ 2:19 am

    Thanks.Thanks, I think there is still a lot of work that has to be put into this guide, I will work on improving the maps and getting the new sections up as fast as I can.

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    Feb 17, 2009 @ 1:25 am

    Good ideaVery good idea to combine the updated wotlk gold guides in one. Maybe you should add in the guide title or in the intro that this is more tailored for level 80 characters (or at least close to 80)

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    Feb 16, 2009 @ 20:05 pm

    I think it’s safe to blameI think it’s safe to blame my internet then.

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    Feb 16, 2009 @ 20:01 pm

    It is in the Gold MakingIt is in the Gold Making Guides section for me. 🙂

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    Feb 16, 2009 @ 19:58 pm

    This guide is stuck in theThis guide is stuck in the General Guides section for me, and it won’t move to the Gold Making guides section… How can it get moved? I’ve changed the box putting its location several times.

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