" Hey there Markco! Leoricsbride here! How zit going? I've just finished leveling tailoring to 525 and I'm not working on enchanting. Of course it could have been 525 by December 7th but we haven't hit goldcap by spending without looking for deals right?
I remember that you wrote an article on how Notched Cobalt War Axes (http://www.wowhead.com/item=
41243#disenchanting) were the best way to get greater cosmic essences (when cobalt bars were 20-25g a stack and greater cosmic essences 15-20g each)
I figured that I could search on wowhead for a Cataclysm equivalent. Unfortunately, my research failed. Wowhead is quite inaccurate at the moment but check this out:
Carnelian Spikes (http://www.wowhead.com/item=
30% 1-5 hypnotic dusts
1,6% 1-3 lesser celestial essence
I failed my math in high school but I think that it doesn't add up to 100%. In fact, the missing 68,4% missing seems to be 2-3 GREATER CELESTIAL ESSENCE.
Carnelian Spikes requires 3 Carnelian (20g each) and 3 Jeweler's setting (1,5g each) for a total of 64,5g per craft. If you count it (Hypnotic dust)((1+2+3+4+5)/5) x 20g x 30% + (Greater celestial essence) ((2+3)/2) x 80g x 70% you get a result of an average of 158g value per craft. 158g - 64,5g = 93,5g PROFIT per craft
(doing those calculations with my server's data. dust = 20g, essences = 80g, Carnelian =20g)
It is a great way to save money if you're buying your mats from the AH to level enchanting and also a great way to "craft, DE, and sell" to make money.
So, have I found the new Notched Cobalt War Axe? =D "
An excellent tip here Leoricsbride! The Notched Cobalt War Axe was and still is a great way to produce greater cosmic essences, and now that you've found this, it will become an excellent way to make gold. Thank you for taking the time to find all of this information and e-mailing Markco/Me about it.
This is one of those things that you can use old Lich King strategies to figure out. You can use Markco's 20k Leveling guide which includes both, the Cataclysm and Wrath of the Lich King guides, making your money worth twice as much!