A buddy of mine told me he only had 83 gold yesterday. This is a guy that was complaining just the other day how he had nothing to do with the capped Justice Points on his 6 level 90s. 83 gold?! Inexcusable! While I've beat the profession horse to death (don't worry, I'll be coming back to it in later posts), and have started my dungeon series (Grim Batol is next; and pssst, it beat Blackrock Caverns in cloth dropped, whaaat?!), my friend inspired me do something a little different. So, without further ado, I preset the five best ways to make gold with Justice Points in Patch 5.4.
Wasted Justice?! Raaaage!!!!
1. The Basics
Let's start off where everyone first goes to trade in Justice: the Justice Trade Goods vendors Talric Forthright (A) and Togar (H). One question I had when I was starting off was "which do I buy to be as efficient as possible?" I know it's not gonna be a ton of gold but c'mon. Without being too wordy, here's a quick rundown of the profitability based on the median selling price of each item offered.
Hypnotic Dust - 613g Profit - 15.33g/ea - 100JP/1
Savage Leather - 299g Profit - 5.61g/ea - 375JP/5
Elementium Ore - 285g Profit - 3.56g/ea - 1000JP/20
G. Celestial Ess. - 223g Profit -22.28g/ea - 400JP/1
Embersilk Cloth - 219g Profit - 3.42g/ea - 1250JP/20
Heavenly Shard - 116g Profit - 17.37g/ea - 600JP/1
Maelstrom Cry. - 14.1g Profit - 14.1g/ea - 3750JP/1
So, we have a benchmark now to look at actual ways of making gold. Anything more than 600g and we're doing alright. (Also, be on the lookout for Elementium spikes, as a lot of people have been leveling professions on alts recently and I've seen a few days of 15g+/ore Elementium sales. B.A.N.A.N.A.S.)
2. Primordial Saronite
The originally named "[Placeholder] Icecrown Thing of Crafting Things," Saronite is a great way for players to profit from JP vendors. While these were originally used like Haunting Spirits, they're now used for crafting transmog gear like Lightweave Leggings. Saronite can be purchased in Dalaran by the Alliance from Arcanist Uovril or by the Horde from Magister Arlan for 266 JP each, so with 4000 Justice you could buy 15 of them. The average selling price is about 200g, making it one of the most time-honored Justice burners out there, but here's the problem with this method; the standard deviation from the mean is 350g! This means that there is huge volatility and that there are going to be lots of days where the PS market is absolutely flooded. Some days prices are 200g, others they're 20g each. So, you might want to have another trick up your sleeve.
Red Line=People have nothing to do with their justice anymore
Pros: Tested Market
Cons: Volatile Prices
3. Frozen Orbs
These drop whenever you kill the final boss of a Lich King heroic dungeon, which no one does anymore, and are also used in transmog crafts. I did a post a while back listing Which Blacksmithing Transmog Items Were Profitable and oddly enough, a lot of them are made using frozen orbs, so food for thought there if you have a blacksmith. These are purchased in Dalaran by the Alliance from Arcanist Irvenne or by the Horde from Magistrix Lambriesse. At 110 JP each you can buy 36 with a capped Justice bar. TUJ prices are all over the place on these but I generally post mine up for 40 gold and sell em without too much of a hassle.
Pros: Can convert into transmog if they don't sell
Cons: Will probably have to repost a few times
4. Cata BoE Gear
In Cata, one of the best ways to spend your extra Valor was to buy BoE boots and bracers from the vendors in Stormwind and Orgrimmar . Well nowadays, those boots are part of some pretty awesome transmog sets and are purchasable with Justice instead.
We look awesome!
Also, no one cares about bracers.
You can buy these boots for 1,650 JP so with 4k you can buy 2 sets and have 700 JP left over. While these are specialty items and transmog pieces tend to have a lot of randomness thrown in, don't worry. all about wow private servers like Bladeshatter Treads usually sells in a week or two and has an average AH price of 1k (TUJ shows actual purchases ranging from 500g to 1500g). Set these up in TradeSkillMaster to repost quickly and it should be a decent and very easy addition to your income.
Pros: Easy and in the main city
Cons: People could buy the boots with JP themselves, so we're relying on lazy players
Pros: That's most people.
5. BoA Gear
Ok ok, hear me out on this one. If you've been a reader for a while, you know that while I will dip my toes in a market takeover here and there, I generally play it safe and stay out of high competition tactics. I preach diversification and long term strategies. If you're going to spend 4000 justice, would you rather get a couple thousand gold out of it, or buy two pieces of gear that each cut 5% of the leveling time off a new character that could in turn provide 5,000-20,000 gold a day in profession profits? Jim over at PowerWord:Gold, mad man that he is, is currently taking this to heart and is on a quest to level 11 new toons on his connected realm. It's not an immediate payoff, (and I'm not suggesting you level 11 toons) but try maxing out 1 new one. Jim inspired me to get my hunter and mage kicking, so let's BoA out some lowbies, get their professions maxed, and make some gold! You can check out his progress on his Twitch stream here.
Didn't want you Honor Junkies to think I forgot about you! While you can trade in Justice for Honor, you lose 1/2 your points so it's not worth it from a goldmaking perspective, only if you need that one awesome piece of PVP gear for BGs. The same general rules apply, but there is one neat little trade-in you can do if you don't want to bother selling Hypnotic Dust but want the same profit. Go to Lieutenant Jackspring in Stormwind or Stone Guard Zarg in Org and buy a bunch of the Season 4's Brutal Gladiator's Mutilator for 105 Honor. If you wait 2 hours, you can vendor each of them back for 16 gold each. It's only 600 gold, but if you don't care about your honor (I don't PVP much and just look down to see a full honor bar every couple of months) then this is a nice easy trick.
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