My hunter Korlyn is also my Blacksmith. She is not in any position to benefit from the new Thunder Forge-crafted weapons we learned in 5.2. Obviously my best course of action is to make and sell them. I could make them for my alts, but I'm not seriously gearing any of them for raiding. I know a lot of folks have been making weapons to use themselves, but even at this point most of us have surely made our first piece. So now is the time to be thinking about the market and how to benefit financially from these recipes.
I actually didn't bother making my first weapon up to the 502 level since I knew I'd be selling my goods. I opted instead to stay with the 476 weapon. My thinking is this: if I sink a month's worth of cooldowns into this thing, I better make serious bank on it. Sadly I don't think there are many people on my realm who will pay that kind of money. So I saved my ingots to unlock a new weapon instead.
I think I guessed right on this. From my casual research on TUJ I'm seeing higher sales for 502 but the best price per ingot from 476. I think the main reason for this is because crafters who take 30 days to make an item are going to be anxious to cash in on that item. Hence, they tend to keep cutting the price until it sells. Crafters who make a 476 item have less at stake and are more willing to stand by their price. I also feel that the 476 are in a better position to move because it's not as big of an investment to the buyer but it's still a strong enough gear upgrade to justify the cost.
Here are the stats I got from TUJ today:
- 502 weapon = average price of 51570g (1719g per ingot used)
- 476 weapon = average price of 30046g (2003g per ingot used)
- 463 weapon = average price of 7798g (1559g per ingot used)
These calculations are based on the "US Alliance Market Price" value given for each weapon. You can see that the 476 weapons are selling for a higher "per ingot" value than the 463 or the 502. It's pretty easy to see it even with these three numbers because the 502 value should be exactly double the 476 value and it is not. If you want the best bang for your buck, it looks like 476 weapons are the way to go.
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