Thinking about ditching mining
The transmute procs are a nice bonus but JC would still be lucrative without it. Alchemy simply saves me a great deal of gold with trillium transmutes, living steel transmutes (two x2 procs in the last three days) and double duration flasks. It's excellent synergy but then so is enchanting.
The angst lies in the fact that is just isn't as good as it was during Cataclysm.
12/10/2012 03:36 AMPosted by GreerYou have a mining alt? If you don't, keep mining. You can't always rely on AH prices on ore being low. But otherwise Blacksmithing is good.
If he can't buy the ore off of the AH and turn a profit, he should be selling the ore he minds, not crafting.
The reason is simple: Motes, not mats, are your limiting reagent in crafting anything.
You cannot get more motes by gathering. This means gatherers are forced to sell their materials super-cheap, because there are so many materials and so few motes (not implying you can sell motes, just that motes are rare and if you're a gatherer you'll have more materials than you know what to do with and you'll be limited by motes alone).
QED: You should not gather.
I ditched skinning when I put this together, and even though the crafting profession I picked up isn't maxed yet, I couldn't be happier. I filled my own bank, and my guild bank, and I got to the point of actually vending my leather.
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