Today I am highlighting seven different ways about how to make gold in patch 8.1. The best way to make gold is always going to vary based on a whole bunch of factors so I’ve aimed for variety here.
Make Gold in Patch 8.1
First way to make gold in patch 8.1 is World Quests. The amount of gold from a Gold World Quest did get buffed a little in 8.1. So those are solidly over 100 each now. Any gear you get from a world quest reward or just dropping along the way can be scrapped or disenchanted for some profit.
All of the rep you get goes towards the new paragon rep caches, which have a couple thousand gold in them and if a gold reward emissary comes up, that’s worth an extra 2k gold for each character that you can do it on.
Next one is Island Expeditions, specifically to collect transmog and pets to sell. Atleast do your weekly which can be filled up with only four heroic islands for a Mysterious Treasure Map. That map spawns a nice mission on your board which could get you valuable rare BoE transmog to sell, a dump of 5k straight gold or other Island loot.
Tip: If you are going to farm Island Expeditions, you want to do this with a character with xp paused at 111. With a fully decked 111, you can queue Normal mode islands and blast through them at top speed while picking up tons of loot to sell.
Next one is pet farming and it’s not about cata raids for cheap pets. Vendor pets from the new Gnomeregan pet dungeon such as the Alarm-o-dog can be caged and sold. If you have the time to run Gnomeregan, you could be looking at very good gold from pet collectors who can’t or don’t want to go in themselves.
Tip: While we are talking about pets, all four of the BFA Alchemy pets do still sell very well on the Auction House.
Gold Mission Table in BFA?
Next is Missions, this is barely worth the mention but the gold amounts did get buffed slightly in 8.1. With the bonuses, it would be good for an extra cash and also there is no other place to spend your War Resources on.
Next way is Pandaria Ore’s, not new to the patch but going strong in 8.1 is Pandaria Ore Farming. You are after Ghost Iron, Kyparite and Trillium ores. These are necessary to craft mounts like the Sky Golem and Panther mounts among other things. In my opinion, it’s better to just farm ores and sell it, so don’t bother to craft mounts.
TradeSkillMaster for Auction House Flipping
Next is an classic Auction House flipping. Based on your starting gold and your patience, this could be BoE epics, battle pets, transmog, crafting mats etc. I recommend watching a few TSM guides to get a feel for the TradeSkillMaster addon. Also you can check my other addon recommendation for gold farming by clicking here.
Last is BFA herb farming. This is still worthwhile and will only get more so going into the new raid tier. Somethings like Anchor Weed have definitely fallen off a cliff but they’re still worth picking. Other herbs like Akunda’s Bite have climbed quite a bit recently. Herbing is relaxing and if you do it on an alt, it’ll help level more characters.