Best Way to Make Gold in World of Warcraft Classic: The Burning Crusade

By Brandy,

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic, otherwise known as BCC, has made its launch in the summer of 2021. Players are already taking advantage of everything this iteration has to offer while they wait for more and more content phases to be rolled out. A big part of any World of Warcraft experience is making gold, and we're going to break down some of the best ways to get it in BCC.

Pay Attention to Your Dailies

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic adds daily quests that some players may not be familiar with that can be a very viable way to pick up extra gold. With daily quests, you simply have repeatable quests that you can do each day for various rewards. Some of those rewards are gold, and you should pick and choose based on the ones that give you the rewards that you're looking for.

In this case, we recommend simply picking out the ones that give the most gold while also having requirements that are within your reach. Generally speaking, the dungeon quests will be the best for getting gold. These dailies are a solid option for players who want something a bit more active to do compared to some of the more passive options we get into below.

Crafting Options

One of the most basic ways to make money in any MMORPG is to simply craft items to sell. Your profit will come from the time spent and the skill barriers required to create those items. However, the viability of this will depend on a few different things, and the first is what will actually sell on your server.

While all of the crafting professions can be a reasonable choice, there are two in particular that stand out. First, tailoring is an obvious choice to get into because of how easy it is to get drops of cloth. Those drops become gold, and there isn't very much of a barrier for entry along these lines.

On the other end of the spectrum is Jewelcrafting. This is new in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic, so a lot of players are naturally going to be drawn to it. However, training it can be costly, so there's a bit of a balance there. This may not be the best option until you already have some cash flow going because of the relatively high barrier to entry.

Gathering Options

Something that's important to realize about professions in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic is that the crafting options aren't always more profitable than the gathering ones. This can seem counter-intuitive until you realize how much gold is spent by players simply to train up their skills.

We mentioned above that Jewelcrafting is new, and a lot of players are trying to check it out. That has driven up the demand for ore, so that's a really straightforward gathering option with a value that isn't likely to go down anytime soon.

Outside of that, the basic idea is to gather materials with gathering professions that you then sell to players who want to buy them to train. While this can be very profitable, it can also take up a bit of time, so make sure that you're ready for that before you go down this path. Simply choosing two gathering professions can be the key to having plenty of gold coming your way, but you have to decide ahead of time that it's how you want to play your character.

Fishing for Motes of Water

If you're looking for something a bit more specific, then fishing as a secondary profession is a good way to go. In the Outland zones in particular, you'll have plenty of fishing opportunities. Fish are valuable because they're tied up in a lot of recipes needed later in the game, so you're already targeting a demographic of players who tend to have some gold saved up.

Also, fishing for the Mote of Water specifically is great because it's needed to create a Primal Water. These sell really well at the auction house, and it bumps up the average gold made per hour fishing.

Using an Alternate Account

This is more of a utility play, but the option that will typically give players the most bang for their buck is using an alt. Specifically, you'll want to use that alt to receive items that you send from your main. There is a delay in these items being received, but it's a small price to pay for having an alt character posted up beside an auction house in Azeroth.

You don't even really have to level this alt up very much. Their purpose is more along the lines of utility than making gold in and of themselves. However, it could make a lot of sense to pick professions that will match up well with your main and to let that alt make its own gold when it's not receiving at the auction house. With that said, it's completely a matter of personal taste, and there's no obligation whatsoever to do so.

Mercantile Play on the Auction House

If you really want to get into it, mercantile play on the auction house is another way to make gold. The basic idea is pretty simple: You buy from the auction house when you think an item's price is low, and you sell when it's high. While this requires some patience and a bit of knowledge of game mechanics, it's a very viable option specifically because of these barriers. Simply put, if it was easy, then everyone else would be doing it, and there wouldn't be any serious profit opportunities.

With that said, this is not usually a simple way to make gold. There are some serious barriers to entry here, but if you want to put in the time and effort, then it can essentially be passive income. We recommend earning gold with some of the other methods we've described up above and then putting that gold to work along these lines. Having your gold work for you is a much smarter option than grinding it all yourself.


The new content in BCC has created a lot of new opportunities. However, sometimes it's the basics like gathering or crafting items that will be the most accessible for the most players. You really just have to look at your own preferences for a character and which options are available in the game to make a decision and form a strategy about how you plan to make your gold in this game.

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