I was wrong, Engineering is not the worst profession in all of the Shadowlands, it is actually fantastic (if you can pair it with another armor profession).
I underestimated speed gear
I did mention speed gear in my last post, and this week I finally tried it out. And my results are through the roof, compared to my expectations. This is a fantastic market.
Since I started crafting these on Thursday last week I have sold over 200k worth of speed gear. They cost about 8-900 gold to craft, and I’m selling them for anywhere from 1800 up to 15000 gold (and there’s a LOT of 15000 gold sales in my batches).
The two screenshots below were taken two days apart on my main speed gear poster!
To get going you need the Pure-Air Sail Extensions recipe, which is apparently RNG-based. It drops from two rares in Zereth Mortis. Tahkwitz and Garudeon. You can find them here on the map. Make sure you use the group finder to quickly get in on a kill if possible.
You also need to have unlocked progenitor enhancements, which you get from the Unformed Essence. It’s a zone drop in Zereth Mortis. If you don’t have it yet, just look for a mote of genesis farming group and join that until you get it for some very efficient group farming.
What do you craft?
From what I gather there are two main levels you would get a speed set for, either a level 60 or a level 50. As such we will cater to both. I crafted one each of every shadowlands rare armor with a Novice Crafter’s mark for level 50 gear, and Crafter’s mark IV for level 60 gear.
I suspect leather will sell best, as druid is the most popular class, but I went with every armor type just to check. I believe most of my sales so far have been level 60 gear, so I would prioritize that.
Selling the items?
Using dynamic pricing in TSM for these items is a gigantic hassle. In stead, I just rely on hardcoded values. I would also strongly suggest selling these from a separate banker with a separate profile. This makes it much easier to both keep track of your stock, and ensure you don’t accidentally price it as normal CM gear.
I currently sell them for 15000 gold as my normal price, and my minimum price is 1800 gold.
I still don’t quite trust TSM with restocking specific progenitor enhancment gear, so I’m doing it manually. This makes it a huge advantage to have these on a separate banker. I can then go through each item, swapping in the Crafter’s mark IV and then the novice mark, and see if I have any on my banker. If I have zero, then I know I need to restock, so I add the sail extensions as well, and queue it up!
That’s it, now go out and get some gold!