Gold Cap Challenge: Update 39

BfA is finally upon us! New markets, new materials and new zones. I spent my first week in BfA knee deep in crafting. I only hit level 113 on my warrior. Darkmoon decks have been the main name of the game so far.

You can find the original post here and my earlier updates here.

The Rules

  • Same realm as Zero to One Million
  • No transfered battlepets
  • No transfered gold
  • Get to gold cap


  • A1: /played since last update: 2 hours
  • A1: /played total: 12 days 17 hours
  • A2: /played since last update: 15 hours
  • A2: /played total: 5 days 3 hours
  • Total gold account 1 (missions and quests): 497 861 gold
  • Total gold account 2 (AH character):  4 315 962 gold
  • Total AH value: 7 786 905 gold
  • Total gold Acquired: 22 215 467 gold
  • Total gold spent: 17 899 505 gold

What did I do?

This week I spent a ton of gold! BfA opened up and I dived straight into gold making mode. I’ve been doing a lot of crafting as well as diving into some BoE flipping markets. Overall I am down almost 1 million since last week. This is primarily due to the fact that I have taken a chance on several item level 350 and 355 BoEs. I’ve spent a total of 1.4 million gold on BfA BoEs. Outside of that I am pretty clearly in the green this week.

As we can see my total sales have been massive, averaging 47k per day. The main sellers are the  Darkmnoon Decks and the Blacksmithing crafted item level 300 gear. The vast majority of my time has been spent crafting Darkmoon Decks. I eventually reached a critical mass of cards so I can focus on leveling.

I’ve also been dipping into prospecting with some great success. Platinum ore is currently by far the best ore to prospect, as it is incredibly cheap.

My total AH value has absolutely exploded from about 2 million last week to a total value of my auctions currently at 7.8 million gold!

TSM sales

We can see my sales are dominated by Darkmoon Decks and Blacksmithing gear.

I’ve sold Darkmoon Decks for almost 1 million gold. I’ve bought materials for a total of 1.1 million and I still have several decks left over, so it looks very much like the market is worth it.

Blacksmithing has had a very impressive volume as you can see. The Honorable Combatant gear does not require Expulsom and sells really well. The price has gone down quickly though from the first days, but there are still profits to be made.

I’ve also sold a decent number of gems, both rare and Kraken’s Eyes, as well as assorted contracts, tomes of the quiet mind and the mount enhancements from blacksmithing.

As you can tell I’ve been trying a ton of different markets to see what sticks.


This one will be discontinued until TSM4 re-adds the inventory view.

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5 thoughts on “Gold Cap Challenge: Update 39

  1. Hi, how do you proceed on Darkmnoon Decks selling ? Buying tons of herbs and mass mill ? Buying directly cards from HV ?
    Not too random to craft cards alone ?

    1. I’m buying tons of herbs to craft all my own cards. In the long run there isnt too much randomness, so you need to be in it for the long haul unless you like gambling.

  2. Have you determined which herbs you like best yet? With the crafting searches not yet implemented into tsm4 I’ve been unsure which to jump on.

    1. For milling I just go with the cheapest. For alchemy demand Riverbud and Siren’s pollen will be the most important ones as they are used for both agi and int potions

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