Most of us who’ve been playing the game for a while will
have a huge stockpile of mithril ore cluttering up our materials tab, and
possibly even a few bank slots. With the ore itself selling for less than 30
copper at the time of writing, it seems largely worthless, right?
If you have your armorsmithing discipline levelled to 325,
there’s some money to be made from that apparently worthless metal.
18-slot fine boxes may not seem the most lucrative of markets,
but they’re fairly consistent in pricing. They tend to shift within a couple of
hours of listing, although if you want to avoid undercutting it’s best to list
them in small clusters of two or three. The two you want to be paying attention
to are the 18-slot equipment boxes and the 18-slot safe boxes, which require
1) 10 Mithril Ingots
2) 1 Greater Rune of Holding (bought for 2g from
the armorsmithing vendor)
3) 3 Large Scales or Piles of Incandescent Dust (currently
3s 35 and 1s 33 respectively from the TP)
A word of caution – the scales and incandescent dust can fluctuate in price
(sometimes rising as high as 4 silver per unit!) so be careful when buying and remember
to adjust the numbers accordingly.
Using the prices at the time of writing, you’d need to list
equipment boxes for a minimum of 2g 47s and the safe boxes for 2g 40s to break
even after trading post fees. They generally sell around the 2g 60s mark -
that’s a profit of between 10-20 silver per box, and I’ve seen them sell for
more than that in the past.
A side note for leatherworkers – this also works with
18-slot oiled packs, which require thick leather squares and 3 large bones (3s
38 each) in place of the scales and dust. They’re currently selling for 3g 30s, which
gives you a nice 70 silver profit per bag!
So, if you’re looking for a way to de-clutter your
collection of tier 5 salvage materials and make some money in the process,
there’s plenty to be made in crafting.