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WOTLK Classic: How To Prepare For Phase 4 Icecrown Citadel? - Investing & Goldmaking Guide

Posted: Aug 07, 2023

Today we are talking about WOTLK Classic Phase 4 and how you can prepare for it now, especially in terms of Goldmaking and Investing. It has earned most of my Gold in WOTLK Classic so far through investments.

So, in this guide, we’ll take a look at commodities you can invest in right now. I think it is a good chance that prices for these items will increase in Phase 4 due to increased demand.

This guide covers months of investing, the best Gold Farming and many of the secrets and strategies I’ve used to earn 1.5 million Gold so far. So, let’s talk about good investment items in Phase 4!

WOTLK Classic: How To Prepare For Phase 4 Icecrown Citadel Raid? - Investing & Goldmaking Guide

Eternal Shadows

This has the potential to skyrocket in price throughout the rest of WOTLK Classic Phase 4, mainly due to one important factor: an enormous increase in demand. So far, the demand for these is very low to almost non-existent. But their demand will continue to grow thanks to Phase 4’s upcoming Iceblade Arrow.

Another factor driving these demand increases is that many of Phase 4’s crafting recipes require many Eternal Shadows to craft. Here are some notable recipes that require Eternal Shadows. It is up to you to decide whether to acquire these recipes based on the stats of these crafted items.

Another thing to note here is that Eternal Shadows are pretty cheap right now. In Phase 3, they’ve dropped to 1 Gold each on my server. So even if they go up to 2 Gold each, that means your WOTLK Classic Gold gains are doubled. Plus, you can get 3% off with the code “Lich.” As far as Phase 4 investing is concerned, this is probably the safest and less risky project to make a decent profit.

WOTLK Classic: Recipes That Require Eternal Shadows

Eternal Earth

This is mainly because it is used to make Shatter Rounds, aka Bullets of Icecrown Citadel. It is also a highly demanded item through WOTLK. Because of inflation, prices keep going up.

So based on a slight increase in demand and factoring in inflation, it should be a pretty wonderful investment. Although it might not pay you off like some other items.

WOTLK Classic: Eternal Earth Farming

Epic Gems

Once the price drops enough, Epic Gems will appear. This investment is based on the new gear people get when new raids open, and new gear also means people will need more Epic Gems.

We’ve seen this happen at every stage of WOW Classic. Whether it’s Vanilla, TBC and WOTLK, once the content is outdated, the price of such items will drop, then skyrocket when new raids appear. And that’s usually just because people don’t bother to stock up on stuff like this beforehand.

Because players rarely spend 200 Gold to get a Cardinal Ruby in one month. Then keep it in their bag for a few months to wait for Phase 4. Instead, they will actively get Cardinal Ruby when the task in Icecrown Citadel requires it.

If Cardinal Ruby is now worth 400 Gold. As long as you can get the market timing right here, you can get Cardinal Ruby and King’s Amber by getting them on the cheap. And trade them in the first few weeks of Phase 4 to double your Gold. If I had to guess when the right time to get these Epic Gems is, I’d say within a month or two.

Titanium Ore

Once the price drops far enough, Titanium Ore will appear. This is the same principle as Epic Gems. The price of Titanium Ore will fluctuate up and down with the price of Epic Gems, because people will use Titanium Ore to find Epic Gems.

However, the price of Titanium Ore may also increase because of the demand for Titanium Bar. They also related titanium Bar to making Titansteel Bar.

WOTLK Classic Investments - Make Gold By Investing!

Titansteel Bar

They originally removed the cooldown for crafting Titansteel Bar in patch 3.3.3 of WOTLK Classic. I think it’s worth mentioning that if this cooldown lasts, we could see Titansteel Bar price drop in Phase 3 and then bounce back in Phase 4.

Here, you can expect a price increase of between 50% and 100%. But if the cooldown is removed, the profit margin is almost non-existent. So there’s definitely a risk versus reward factor to consider here, so again remember to delete, and keep an eye out for it when the public test area launches.

That’s it for my WOTLK Classic Phase 4 investment guide. Hope it helps you make some money in Phase 4. If you have any further investment suggestions, you are also welcome to share your thoughts. Looking forward to seeing you again in the game soon!


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