WoW Classic Phase 5 launched just a few weeks ago, which means players can now access new set items, reputation rewards, and a whole bunch of other exciting content. The cherry on the top, of course, are the two new raids – The Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj and The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj.
If you happen to be playing on one of the servers that already finished the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort, you’ll probably want to jump into the new raids as soon as possible. Provided you don’t want to wipe at the first boss, though, it’s a good idea to be prepared before you attempt to challenge The Twin Emperors, C’Thun, and all the other big baddies.
The best way to prepare for the new boss encounters is to stock up on as much gear as possible from the previous raids. Nature resist gear, in particular, is an absolute must. It’s also pretty much mandatory to bring along plenty of potions and other consumables to give you that extra edge in battle.
Needless to say, having a decently sized pile of gold at your disposal will help speed up the process and allow you to simply buy consumables, enchants, crafting materials, and even certain powerful pieces of gear. This is especially helpful if you haven’t been preparing for WoW Classic Phase 5 beforehand.
Acquiring lots of gold in a short amount of time is no easy feat in World of Warcraft Classic. Particularly when compared to BFA. You either have to straight-up buy WoW gold in Classic or spend a lot of time farming for it. Gold farming can seem tedious but it’s actually easier than you may think if you know how to go about it.
Enchanting Weapon Oils
Two of the biggest new additions in WoW Classic Phase 5 came in the form of Brilliant Wizard Oil and Brilliant Mana Oil. Just like the previous iterations, these two powerful consumables can be created by Enchanters and sell for a lot of gold on the Auction House. Literally every Healer will be stocking up on Brilliant Wizard Oil before a raid while caster DPS classes will be on the lookout for Brilliant Wizard Oil.
Acquiring both recipes can be a bit tricky since they are only sold by the Zandalar Tribe reputation trader. This means you’ll have to run Zul’Gurub a few times in order to gather the required reputation. Alternatively, you can buy Bijous from the AH that can then be turned in for reputation. However, since you’re looking to make gold instead of spending it, the best way to get the rep is to grind it the old fashioned way. Once you reach Honored with the Zandalar Tribe you’ll be able to buy both recipes and start crafting.
As far as the crafting materials are concerned, you’re going to need 2 Large Brilliant Shards and 3 Purple Lotus for the mana oil. Meanwhile, the wizard oil requires 2 Large Brilliant Shards and 3 Firebloom. Ideally, you’ll want a character with Enchanting and Herbalism in order to get the best results. You can of course simply buy the herbs, but again, we’re looking to make gold, not spend it.
Next up is a very straightforward WoW Classic Phase 5 farm that involves gathering Chimaerok Tenderloin, a new cooking ingredient introduced in Phase 5. This ingredient is essential for creating Dirge’s Kickin’ Chimaerok Chops, which restores a whopping 2550 health over 30 seconds. You also get 25 Stamina from the Well Fed buff.
You’ll need to complete a series of quests before you can get your hands on the recipe but it’s definitely well worth it. But even if you can’t cook the food yourself, gathering Chimaerok Tenderloin is a great way to make some quick money at the AH.
The item drops from the Elite mobs you can find scattered across the Isle of Dread in Feralas. The only issue here is that these mobs are 60-62 Elite and quite powerful, so bring along one or two friends if you can. Solo-ing the mobs is possible with certain classes but can be very time-consuming. The good news is that Chimaerok Tenderloin has a fairly high drop rate. Even better, the mobs have a chance of dropping a wide variety of BOE green, blue, and even purple items.
Dire Maul East and Zul’Farrak
These are technically not WoW Classic Phase 5 farms per see, but they are very much still relevant. That’s because they rely less on AH prices, which tend to fluctuate. And, unlike the two previous gold farms, you can solo these ones, albeit there’s a catch. Farming DM East and ZF can yield lots of good if you know what you’re doing but farming these dungeons is, for the most part, only efficient if you’re playing a Mage. Classes like Hunter can also be successful but for others, it’s pretty much impossible.
DM East is the most profitable of the two and can easily get you 100+ gold per hour. About half of that comes from selling items that drop from mobs directly to the vendor, although you can potentially make even more by selling on the AH or disenchanting them, and then selling the mats. You’ll want to do five runs back-to-back before you go back to town to sell items and resupply. By the end of the five runs, you’ll also have plenty of herbs like Dreamfoil, Groomsblood, Fadeleaf and even the occasional Ghost Mushroom, all of which sell pretty well on the AH.
Running DM East can be a piece of cake if you have some decent gear but can get a bit tricky if you just hit 60. If you don’t have good gear just yet, you can farm the graveyard section of Zul’Farrak instead. Once again, you’ll ideally want to go in with a Mage character and rely on your AoE spells. This farm can yield around 50-60 gold per hour, mostly from selling junk and green items but also cloth and the occasional BOE. Not as good as DM East but you can go in with low-level gear once you learn how to do the run.
WoW Classic Phase 5 doesn’t add a lot of content for new players, so you’ll need a level 60 character in order to be successful at these farms. As well as most other gold farms in World of Warcraft Classic. If you’re already at max level, consider making a Mage alt if you don’t already have one. It will make gold farming a whole lot easier.
Finally, keep in mind that Phase 5 primarily introduced changes to end-game content, which means a lot of the old farms are still very much viable. Also worth noting is that some well-known farming spots, like the Isle of Dread, are likely to be chock-full of players on certain servers. Try going to those places late at night or early in the morning in order to avoid competition.