Patch 5.2 Introduces New Profitable Jewelcrafting Recipes
The jewelcrafting profession has received major changes in the most recent Patch 5.2, creating lucrative new opportunities for WoW Gold profit.
According to the resident
gold-making expert at WoW Insider, Basil Bernsten
, sweeping jewelcrafting recipe changes have opened up a better use for those idle Serpent’s
Eyes, as well as an alternative profit path for gems with the new Primal Diamond recipe.
Bernsten noted that jewelcrafters have been using Serpent’s Eyes to craft level 450 jewelry only to end up disenchanting most of them. This is
because demand for level 450 jewelry has tapered off after the initial demand, and jewelcrafters would rather disenchant the items than attempt to
resell them at a minor profit one piece at a time. In short, the effort it would take to sell the items will not compensate for the meager gold
Enter the new jewelcrafting daily cooldown that converts three Serpent’s Eyes into a Serpent’s Heart prism
. (The jewelcrafting design recipe is a fairly common drop from level 90 elite mobs and up.)
“Now that all jewelcrafters will have the option of turning three Serpent's Eyes into a prism every day, that will provide an outlet for the Eyes
that may be more profitable than the 450 blues,” said Bernsten.
Players can choose to craft The Serpent’s Heart, open each one, and sell the random level 90 gem drops. Level 90 gems still have a big demand
market, and there is little chance of quick saturation because of the daily cooldown restriction on making The Serpent’s Heart.
While the Serpent’s Heart promises to be an almost assured moneymaker for jewelcrafters, Bernsten said that the new Primal Diamond recipe is
cost-effective in concept but will still depend on market conditions.
Bernsten said the tentative profitability of Primal Diamonds stems from the fact that they are created by transmuting popular – and relatively more
expensive – gems, namely two each of Wild Jade, Vermilion Onyx and Imperial Amethyst.
“These three gems are the double stat gems, so in addition to having the highest number of different cuts available, some of them are ridiculously
popular: I can't seem to keep Vivid Wild Jades (or Perfect Vivid Alexandrite, which is just as good) in stock,” said the gold-making guru
“That makes the current price for Primal Diamonds rather high, since I have to choose between cutting and selling a very popular gem and making a
meta gem,” he added.
Those who seek to cut a big profit of Primal Diamonds will need to figure out whether there is more WoW Gold earned from making Primal Diamonds rather
than disenchanting or vendoring greens. The decision revolves around tracking the prices of the Golden Lotus, in particular.
But even without doing a full price comparison, players might want to give the new Primal Diamond recipe the benefit of the doubt in terms of profit
“It's supposed to be unambiguously good, not good on some realms sometimes,” concluded Bernsten.