At the beginning of Mists of Pandaria the number one item that players with crafters wanted were the Spirits of Harmony. These were it, these were what you needed to make the big bucks. Almost all of the level 90 armor and gear required these. They were (and still are) BOP so they would never see the auction house steps. You farmed them from either Half Hill or from killing mobs, and you hoarded them like they were air.
Now fast forward to today. Most of the gear that is crafted from these are barely worth the time. Yes some will sell to the occasional player but being three patches from their introduction most players consider them worthless.
But the shrewd investor knows this isn't completely true. Some of the crafting items do sell to newly level 90's. Professions such as Jewelcrafting can craft the Sapphire Cub pet to sell on the AH. scribes (that's the inscription profession for those playing the home game) still have a group of powerful level 90 staves that can be crafted and sold for a decent profit.
But what about the non crafters. They just show up in your bag and sit there, taunting you. Making you feel less of a player if you don't put them to use. Your answer is here. From the beginning there was a vendor in the Shrine of the Two Moons (on the upper deck) there is a vendor named Danky. Danky gets ignored most of the time because he only has materials for sale. Stacks of leather, Stacks of ghost iron ore. But one of the most important things he sells is Black and White Trillium Ore.
So this again seems a little strange. A non crafter really cannot use trillium ore for anything. Why just trade one slot filler for another? This is where you contacts come in handy. You can either drop these on the AH (some servers have these listed for 15-20g a piece) or talk to your favorite miner to have them smelted into Trillium Bars.
With the higher demand from Alchemists and Blacksmiths for Trillium Bars the prices have been steadily rising for these materials. Time for the non crafters to get into the profits for those leftover abandoned spirits of harmony.
If profit is not your forte these lone poor Spirits of Harmony can be exchanged in the same area that you get your daily archeology quests for Restored Artifact. If your working on older expansion archeology projects these can give you a boost in your progress of finishing up.
So take those much maligned crafter materials and give them a new place into your heart. Let them bring profits and fun into your life. Or at least some profit into your collection.
Good Luck and Good Hunting
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