Hey everyone, it's Penguin here! Welcome back to another WoW Gold Making Guide video from Dragonflight. Today I'm going to talk about a profession that I've been making a lot of gold with - Cooking! Everyone should learn it.
Why is Cooking Good?
Now, right off the bat, the reason why cooking is amazing is because it is a secondary profession, meaning that it does not take up one of your two main profession slots; so, literally, any and every character can pick this up. In addition to that, this profession actually does not use quality – the items you craft don't use quality and the reagents you use also don't have quality. Meaning, if you're somebody who is looking for a more simple – or, I should say, old school – type of gold making that we are used to pre-Dragonflight, this is perfect for you as well. But I just want to highlight how I'm using this profession, so let's get into it!
All right, you know I've already kind of told you why cooking is so good. This is what this screen looks like: As I said before, the reason why this is awesome is that the items don’t use quality. Meaning, it does not matter what sort of reagents you use because the item that comes out of it is the exact same. Now, I said that the reagents don't use quality either, and that is true for the most part but, of course, I clicked on one that uses herbs, which clearly has quality. But, for example, this muffin right here; as you can see, nothing uses quality and most things follow that system. So, this is super simple, it just makes our lives easier.
To get started, because I've been getting a lot of questions about these add-ons, I'm going to show them in use today. There are three add-ons that I recommend; this is not just for Cooking, but it will be highlighted in this video. These are D-Modal, Blizz Move, and Auctionator.
D-Modal and Blizz Move allow you to have multiple windows open at once. This means that, if you're at the Auction House, you can have the Auction House window open, as well as the Profession window. They also allow you to rescale windows, so I can make this really small if I want to fit it on both screens, or I can make it really big if I'm trying to highlight something. I highly recommend these two add-ons.
This second one that I recommend is [this right here]. This two-craft is coming from Auctionator, which is another auction house addon - a very simplistic version of TSM. I like to say it's not as fancy as TSM, but it's easier for a lot of people who want the most simple process. Once you have that installed, let's highlight some of the best-selling items, and showcase what this looks like.
As you can see, I do have some favorited items, and the first one is [Salad on the Side]. Now, this is actually probably the hardest recipe, technically, to get. It is because this is a Renowned recipe, and it requires Renown 13 with the Dragon Scale Expedition. I'm currently Renown 16, but I feel like most people can probably hit Renown 13.
If you're not there yet, keep working on it. It should be relatively easy to hit the target, once you do. You'll be able to purchase the recipe and it is a finishing crafting reagent that you can apply to other cooking dishes to gain a ton of multicarat.
When we open up the auction house, we can see the crafting cost. I like to hit the search button here (this is coming from Automator) and it will do a quick scan of the items we need and populate a current crafting cost.
As we can see right now, with the given prices, it will cost us about 50 gold, slightly under, to craft one craft of salad on the sides.
Now the awesome thing is, as you can see the salad on the side, you actually craft two per craft so you’re not just making 32 gold, you're making two salads meaning if we just, you know, put a two right there, we're making 64 gold automatically right here. We're returning 50 gold a little bit less into 64, which means there's bound to be profit of course, there's a five percent Auction House cut but I have the calculator up on my phone. If we do 64 times 0.95, that is 60.8, so if we just, you know, minus 50 from that it's about 10.8 gold. We can just round it down to 10 or you can say 11 Gold profit whatever you like. So immediately, just with a quick, you know, one minute calculation, you know this can become a 30 or even 15 second thing. We can see that this craft is making a around 10 gold profit every time we craft it.
Now, a lot of you may wonder and this is where I worry you about using oxygenator or any sort of automated add-on. For example, right now, Auctionator is using the price of the lowest items - in this case, the Lava Beetle is at 2.83 Gold (perfectly fine), Hawkenbloom is at 4.71 (which is potentially fine), and the Saxophrage (or whatever it's called) is at 38 Gold. However, if we click on this item, as you can see, it has already gone up in value just because it was likely somebody posting really cheap, and it got brought up. Because of this, as you can see, that crafting cost has already moved slightly. If we refresh again, things will calculate again, and as you can see, it's actually becoming even more expensive.
All I'm saying to you is things are constantly changing. That is why no add-on is perfect. You know, TSM technically works with this cooking because it uses no quality whatsoever - but because TSM data is normally an hour old, it just won't be accurate in terms of pricing. Auctionator is the closest thing you're going to get, unless you're going to manually input this stuff into a spreadsheet. So, just keep that in mind.
But for example, let's go and craft some of these items - so we already have about 96 of this, so we might as well match that with our Hawk and Bloom. I can quickly go here - as you can see, somebody actually posted that, oh, it's no longer available - we almost got it, but we'll buy 96 and then we'll just match that. We also need some Lava Beetle, and you know, I don't mind buying a little bit more; I always use these, so we'll buy about 200.
And so of course, you're going to want to go to a mailbox - you will likely be outside the auction house, you know, wherever you purchase this. This is where it comes to step two, which is of course crafting the item. Now, if you are doing a simple craft, right? We're only crafting 96 items, you can of course, you know, put down a campfire wherever you are and just start crafting. But I do want to show you a specific location. Now, there are a lot of these around the map, but if you go into the N right here, this is a permanent camping fire or cooking fire. So, if you guys are doing, you know, a thousand crafts or something, you can actually sit right here AFK and you won't have to worry about your cooking fire running out or anything like that. And so, we have made it here. We can open up our cooking and we can craft our 96 - as you can see, this will take us about three minutes and 12 seconds and we're going to be crafting two of each. Of course, we have a very low Multicraft percentage and resourcefulness percentage, meaning we might get lucky and craft a few more salads or we might save a few more materials, but as we let this craft.
I do want to show you one other thing – this is something that is not required at all, but it's just a fancy toy that some of you may have without even realizing. If you go into your toys and type in "Chef's Hat", you will either see it or not see it. This is actually from Wrath of the Lich King, and it speeds up your cooking tremendously.
If you want to know how to get this, I have a YouTube video about it that I will leave linked below. If you do decide to grind out this hat, I will just stop the crafting real quick, and use it. There we go. As you can see, we had two minutes left of crafting, and we're now down to 30 seconds – it is a lot faster. We just got a multicraft proc, so the Chef's Hat is not necessarily necessary, but it's something really nice to have if you have it available. There we go – we are done crafting, and we just crafted 96 items. If we do 96 times 2, we were expecting to craft about 192 salads, but because of the multicraft procs, we actually were able to craft 204, because of the reagent bank. We got a bonus of 12 items – which is just free gold right there.
Then, what I like to do is use the default auction house. I'll right-click a stack, post it at a decent price (e.g., 20), and then hit "Create Auction." The reason I do small batches is because these will likely get undercut, so it saves time not having to cancel and repost.
If we wanted to check this item, we are still on top. Maybe this will sell during this recording, but we can keep an eye on it.
If we go to our current auctions, we can see that in the past 15 minutes we have sold some other food as well, which is awesome. That is really how this process works. We can post 24, or whatever we want to do, and then it's just a waiting game to sell our items. We have just sold them; let's see how much people bought - someone bought 20, perfect.
I can go in here and post 20 more, and then we're good to go. Now, I have shown you my crafting routine.
Let's break down some of my best-performing items first. I've already spoiled it, but the first one is Salad on the Side. This one does really well because a lot of other Cooks use it in their crafts. Technically, you could use it as well, since it adds 90 multicraft to a dish. So, if you craft these for 50 gold, that's like a 25 gold cost each, because you get two of them. If you add a crafting cost of 25 gold each to your crafts, you can use these when crafting right here. If you want some additional multicraft, these sell really well.
Next, this is by far the best item on the list and not many people craft it: Bloodberry Muffin.
Now, this is actually a vendor recipe, which is why I think a lot of people overlook it. It's not hard to get whatsoever; you can purchase it right by the flight path area in the Tuscara zone. I will show a picture, but it just costs a few items. You can buy them off the auction house and you will purchase this recipe. The reason why this item is so great is the actual crafting.
Buttermilk, packets, and three cheese blend are all vendor items. The fourth item, basilisk eggs, usually go for about 20 gold in the region, but they're currently a bit inflated to about 25. The eggs also sell very well, since they are used in Feast, a popular cooking item. Many people buy them instead of doing the intermediate crafting themselves.
I've been selling muffins before recording this video, and they do very well. Lastly, I want to highlight Deluxe Dishes.
Now, these recipes come from Discovery and there's one that I haven't discovered yet. As you can see, I have to cook the Filet of Fangs or Salt-Baked Fishcake to get it. These are considered simple dishes. You can either buy them off the Auction House, fish them up, or complete a quest. The easiest way is probably to purchase it, but it will depend on the server. Right now, I could buy the missing recipe for about 30,000 gold, although I bought the other ones at the start of the expansion for 65,000 each. They have since gone down to 25,000 and less.
After that, you just craft the simple dishes until you discover the deluxe ones, which are really good right now. I'll show you why. The great thing about them is that they all share a very similar crafting recipe. You always need Aethril Finfish, Salt Rocks or Ikzotic Spices, and two types of fish.
So, right here, if we do a search, depending on the items, the crafting cost changes. Right now, as you can see, Revenge Served Cold is selling for almost 30 gold (30 times 4, that's about 120 gold). There's an auction house cut, but you're probably making about 10 gold per craft with the current values. That is kind of how all of these work.
What I like to do for the most variety is craft 100 or 200 of each. That keeps me in stock and makes the most profit because it sells the fastest. Keep in mind that diversity is key.
Now, if you get the chance, you can craft Feast of the Growls. This Grand Feast is actually crafted from the Communal Feast, which you can do with Taskar every week. It's a drop chance, but the Hearty Stew is super easy to get. Just go over and talk to the woman; I'll leave a video of me doing it on screen and it gives you the recipe right there. All of these, so super easy. Just check the Auction House prices.
Then, the last one I want to personally highlight is The Faded Fortune Cookie. Now, this actually comes from The Faded Fortune Cookies or the cards themselves. If you open these Fortune cards, you might get the recipe. You can, of course, also buy the recipe off the Auction House. As you can see, I actually sold it for about 50k 16 days ago, but now it’s already down to about 12k.
Honestly, for ease's sake, you could probably purchase this off the Auction House, but in terms of crafting it is a little bit more confusing. The reasoning is, first of all, the powder and packets are vendor items, so that's perfectly fine. But then you have to deal with Glyph Dust and Fortune Cards. Fortune Cards are a craft from Inscription, and you likely will always make more profit if you craft them yourself, then buying them off the Auction House. Secondly, the same thing goes with Glyph Dust; this is from Jewel Crafting, so you will likely always make more gold if you just craft these yourself. But you can check the margins out.
The Fortune Cookies do super, super well, and so you know I could make this video go on forever. A ton of these items, so you know I didn't specifically highlight it, but the Brisket has been selling well as well; it has a great profit margin right now. Crafting cost is about 30 gold, and I'm making about a hundred, because 25 times four. That is actually probably the best profit margin of the night.
Whatever you unlock, just to look through these; like I said, profit changes by the hour, by the minute, and even by the second. Definitely check it out, just quickly click the search button.
Do some mental math and figure out what’s best for you. The last thing I want to highlight is the sales that I’ve gotten from the past day and a half or so. Of course, not all of this is cooking, but if we dig through, you can see what’s going on here. We have some C, muffins, Seafood platters, fish sticks, and a salad on the side.
Cooking is awesome! Prefer margins are slim, but that is what happens when you are selling mass-produced items. The great thing about this is that you can easily AFK everything, making your life a whole lot easier. Furthermore, no quality makes just everything a lot simpler.
Definitely check back every day, as something that is not profitable at the moment may become profitable again in the near future. That's what happens with basically all of the foods on this list — sometimes they're not profitable, sometimes they are, so just check back.
But thank you all for watching this video! I hope you can learn to cook and make a lot of gold with it. If you have any more questions, please leave them in the comments below. As always, thank you and have a good day!
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