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I simply love Molten Core, this place is and has been one of the best places to make gold, from ingots to enchanting patterns, and even level 60 BOE gear, this place is a gold mine, you simply need a pick axe and you'll be mining your own gold!
Where do I start?
Firstly, Molten Core is a 40 man level 60 raid, it's easily soloable by most classes at 85, especially now that everyone has 100k+ HP. The instance is located inside of the Blackrock Caverns, and in order to get in without going through Blackrock Depths, you will need to be attuned. getting attuned is a process that takes 5 minutes if you follow this simple youtube video.
Why is this place a "gold mine"?
For one, this place has many items that fetch top dollar, ingots being one, 2 rare enchanting formulas, then we have rep items that drop constantly and also sell for decent amounts of gold. One drop of a rare item can score you anywhere from 2500-5000g, and the best part is, this place is cake to solo at 85, it was even cake to solo at 80, it's so much easier to do it now.
What are these rare drops?
For one, there is a boss inside of Molten Core that has a chance to drop a Sulfuron Ingot. This ingot is used to make the epic hammer, Sulfuron Hammer, which is used to craft the legendary mace, Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros. You can either sell the ingot raw, it fetches a price of anywhere from 1,000g to 2,500g, or you can turn the ingot in for the plans of the Sulfuron Hammer. I've sold the plans countless of times for 4,000g each, it's a really easy way to make gold.
Next, we have the two rare enchanting formulas, Enchant Weapon: Healing Power & Enchant Weapon: Spell Power. Both of these have a 1% chance to drop off the bosses, I've ran this place 7 times, and I've seen these enchants drop four times. I've sold them before at 4,500, 5,000, and 5,500g. It's easy gold if you manage to get one of these to drop, as tons of enchanters are willing to pay top dollar for these two enchants, they are the best BOA enchants available in game.
Then we have rare BOE patterns that also sell pretty good, I'll name a few patterns, they are, Schematic: Biznicks 247x128 Accurascope ( BOP - Sell the scopes ), Schematic: Core Marksman Rifle ( BOP Sell the Epic Rifle ), Plans: Elemental Sharpening Stone ( BOP - Sell the stones ), Pattern: Core Armor Kit ( BOP - Sell the Kits ), Pattern: Bottomless Bag ( BOE ), Pattern: Core Felcloth Bag ( BOE ), Recipe: Major Rejuvenation Potion ( BOE ) and last but not least, Schematic: Force Reactive Disk ( BOP - Sell the Epic Shield ).
Do keep in mind, some of those recipes are BOP, but several of them aren't. The patterns are BOP, but the items that are crafted are BOE, so for example, the Force Reactive Disk Shield will cost little to craft, and can be posted at the AH with zero competition whatsoever, allowing you to profit off it greatly.
Finally, you have the reputation items of the Thorium Brotherhood, they are Blood of the Mountain, Lava Core & Fiery Core. Any of these items can go for 50-250g at the AH, and they drop rather often, with the exception of the Blood of the Mountain.
If you're an enchanter, you can DE the BOP epics that drop from the bosses, they provide a good supply of Nexus Crystals, which can be turned into small prismatic shards through Nexus Transformation.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a pickaxe, and go mining for gold in Molten Core!