World of Raids (WoR) released today quite an Easter treat for all WoW crafters- a comprehensive list of all the new crafting recipes available in the game with the implementation of patch 3.1. Granted, this information can be found elsewhere, but no other site or list gives such a complete overview of all the coming changes at a glance. The list is collapsible and sorted by profession and includes mouse over capabilities for more in-depth information on each recipe. If you are a crafter, or even a WoWenomic speculator, we highly encourage you to take a look at this fantastic resource and plan accordingly.
From a WoWenomics standpoint, we love the ability to quickly see all of required materials for every recipe. Opportunity abounds for the savvy WoW trader. Just looking over the list we can see all the materials that will be in demand when the new patterns start dropping from Ulduar. A few initial observations:
–First and foremost… where the heck is the Eternal Earth?!? Are we going blind? Has there been some mistake? No. It would appear that the high-end crafting items no longer call exclusively for Eternal Earth. As you may recall, we initially recommended a buy on Eternal Earth as almost every Ulduar-dropped crafting item required as many as 20 Eternal Earth. Apparently this is no longer the case. We double-checked this by referring to our original 3.1 crafted items list and found the same changes. Recipes that initially called for Eternal Earth instead now list eternals of various types in varying quantity. To put it another way, STOP BUYING ETERNAL EARTH and SELL NOW TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE NOT NOTICED THE CHANGE YET!
–Take a look at the listed source for the Clamlette Magnifique and you’ll notice an immediate opportunity for potentially huge income. Completionist chefs will be tripping over themselves to get this recipe and you can profit easily by simply supplying the quest turn-in materials. In fact, you can probably even make gold by supplying the easiest to attain item, Alterac Swiss. After the patch is released, put the required turn-in materials in the auction house in stacks sized by whatever amount is required for the turn-in (20 in the case of the Alterac Swiss) at a significant mark-up and reap in the profit. This trick will work for weeks until either enough other players catch on to drop the price or the majority of the hard-core chefs get the quest done. Buy or farm these items now, before the patch drops, and profit later.
-The source listed for the new Tailoring, Leatherworking and Blacksmithing plans is Ulduar, the new 3.1 raid instance. Given that it will take some time for the plans to drop for the majority of the population, and further compounded by the fact that the plans each require approximately six Runed Orbs, it will be some time before we will see an increase in the demand for (and, therefore, the price of) the listed source materials.
–Moonshroud is the big winner when it comes to post-3.1 tailoring apparently. Of the crafted tailoring items listed, Moonshroud is the one in highest demand. Thus, unless things change in a manner similar as to what we saw with Eternal Earth, we would expect the prices of this high-end cloth to increase more than the other two in terms of percentage increase over current going rate.
–It is presumed that the epic crafting plans that drop from Ulduar will be bind on pickup whereas the crafted items themselves will be bind on equip. This means that 1) there will be no secondary market for the plans- you’ll have to get yourself into a successful Ulduar run if you want the plans and 2) You can expect that the first players on your server to attain these plans can and will craft these items and have free rein to charge whatever they want for them.
Finally, a big kudos goes out to the WoR team for releasing such an awesome resource. If you like what they’ve done, be sure to stop by their forums and thank them for providing it. As successful financial trading (real world or otherwise) almost always boils down to good information, it is nice to see them provide such a detailed list for our profitable purposes.