In WoW: Dragonflight you need a lot of gold. We at MeinMMO reveal how you can farm gold without resorting to complicated mechanisms.
Even though a lot has changed in World of Warcraft over the years, one detail rarely changes: gold is important and is needed by all players. Whether it’s covering repair costs after dungeons and raids, purchasing crafting materials, or fancy gear, gold is necessary.
But the days of the gold rush in World of Warcraft Dragonflight are over. In the meantime, there is so much competition, especially in the professions, that it is difficult to earn gold.
We therefore introduce you to the methods with which you can reliably earn gold and have a solid yield even with little investment of time.
Dragon Riding World Quests
While the dragon riding feature is controversial for some players, the associated world quests are a solid source of gold. Completing each Dragon Rider world quest rewards you with a “Dragon Rider Purse.” This contains an average of 530 gold pieces.
It doesn’t matter which flight course you complete or how fast you are for the reward. You can just choose the easiest option and take your time if kite flying is not your thing.
Also note that this tip is scalable. The more characters you have at level 70, the more often you can complete the world quests and the more gold you collect.
Usually after every world quest reset (Wednesdays and Saturdays) there are 4 dragon riding world quests, so around 2,100 gold.
If you only have a little time per week and want to cover the general expenses in WoW, the dragon riding world quests are a good idea.
World quests with pure gold rewards
In addition to the dragon riding quests, there are other world quests that directly award gold as a reward. Which quests this is the case for, however, is random.
The gold yield from this quest has only recently increased significantly. You get between 300 and 800 gold pieces per world quest, with elite quests being significantly more generous. With the help of the group finder, these can usually be completed within a few seconds.
A little tip: In war mode, the gold reward from these world quests is increased, so you get another 10% to 30% more gold. So activate War Mode in Valdrakken before tackling these world quests.
Weekly reputation quest
Every week in Valdrakken you can accept a quest in front of the grand stairway to the Seat of the Aspects. The mission wants you to collect 3,000 reputation points and usually complete another task – either participating in the cooking event, a wild hunt or the siege of the citadel.
What many people overlook, however, is that there may be additional purses in the reward box! A small (blue) purse gives an additional 1,500 gold when opened. But there is also an epic wallet and it contains between 13,000 and 16,000 gold pieces!
Since you usually do the weekly quest “on the side” anyway, you should accept it every Wednesday – otherwise you might regret it later.
Tuskarr moving earth and bait boxes
Despised by many, but with gray items you can earn a lot of gold in WoW: Dragonflight. Two sources are particularly important for this:
Moving earth: This earth is shown to you on the min map as a small treasure chest. You can see them if you have at least Glory level 5 in the Dragonscale Expedition and have shovels in your inventory. You can buy these directly from the Dragonscale Expedition or a blacksmith.
Tuskarr Bait Boxes: Much later you will unlock the Tuskarr Bait Boxes, namely at Glory level 27 with the Tuskarr of Iskaara. You can then find the bait boxes on all bodies of water, they are also displayed as small treasure chests.
Both the bait boxes and the moving earth bring a lot of gray stuff and some low-yielding resources. But the gray stuff in particular can really pay off, because the “garbage items” often have a high sales value. Between 5 and 800 gold can be in each of these little treasures.
The only downside is that these treasures quickly fill up your inventory. So before starting the farm session, make sure you have enough space.
herbalism and mining
Even if this is not the latest finding, it is still the truth in Dragonflight. The two “big” gathering professions, Herbalism and Mining, are still solid sources of income for earning a little gold quickly.
What is new in Dragonflight, however, is the specialization in different areas. If you want gold as reliably as possible, then you should put 40 knowledge points into the profession at the beginning, so that you can also mine herbs or ores on a mount. After that, you should focus on the elemental specializations. This increases your yields from “special” deposits of ores and herbs.
In Dragonflight, there are many herbs and ores that are imbued with the elements. For example, there are hardened ore deposits or wind-touched plants. If you mine these resources, then there are additional “raging” elements. These are required for a wide range of recipes and therefore fetch a solid price on the auction house.
Methods can be combined
It is most productive if you can combine several of the methods. For example, if you have a character who has herbalism and mining at the same time, has enough shovels for the moving earth and can already see the tuskarr bait boxes, then you are optimally positioned. Because then you only fly from point to point on your minimap and can open or collect something every few meters.
Just listen to a good podcast or watch a series on the side, then the time will fly by and at the end of the farm session you should have a lot of gold – some of it from the direct sale of the gray items to the dealer, the rest later about the auctions of resources.
Are there any other methods?
Yes, of course. You can also farm old game content and collect raw gold or transmog items to sell on the auction house. Alternatively, you can also try to manipulate the auction house and take over the market for certain resources or buy materials cheaply and sell them at higher prices.
These methods can yield significantly more than just “farming” – but they are very speculative or subject to a high factor of chance. We therefore advise against these methods or only recommend them if you have dealt with the matter well. But let’s be honest – if you’re already an auction house mogul, this guide probably hasn’t given you much new knowledge.
Sometimes you just have to be lucky to earn gold – or “give a nasty gut” to poor role-players.