WoW Classic Hardcore mode is now live! Making gold in Hardcore mode of WoW Classic can be a challenge but also a rewarding experience. You have to be careful not to die but also find ways to earn enough Hardcore gold to buy the items and skills you need.
There are many tips & tricks and the best spots to farm gold in Hardcore, depending on your level, class, and preferences.
How to Farm Hardcore Gold?
Choose the Right Profession and Class
If you want to increase your gold income, the best professions to take up are Alchemy and Herbalism. Alchemy allows you to create potions and elixirs that are in high demand for leveling, dungeons, raids, and PvP. Herbalism allows you to gather herbs that are used for Alchemy or sold at the Auction House. You can also combine Alchemy with Fishing or Cooking to create more consumables.
Choose the right class. Some classes are more suited for hardcore mode than others, and you can click this class guide to learn more.
Make the Most of Your Alt
Use your Alt for more inventory space, stashing items for sale, and everything else that doesn’t fit into your main vault. You can also use your Alt to buy items from the Auction House that are cheaper on another faction or server.
Stay on Top of the Auction House
The Auction House is one of the best sources of gold in Classic WoW. You can sell your loot and crafted items or gather materials at the Auction House for a profit. You can also buy items that are underpriced and resell them for a higher price.
To make the most of the Auction House, you need to use the right addons, such as Auctioneer, Auctionator, or TradeSkillMaster. These addons help you scan the market, track prices, and automate your auctions.
Group Up for Farming
Farming solo can be risky and slow in Hardcore mode. You can increase your chances of survival and efficiency by farming with a group. You can share loot, buffs, heals, and crowd control with your group members. You can also access more difficult areas or dungeons that have better rewards. You can find groups for farming by using addons such as Looking For Group or by using the in-game chat channels.
Use the Right Addons
Addons can enhance your gameplay and make your gold farming easier and faster. There are many addons that can help you with different aspects of gold making, such as leveling, professions, dungeons, raids, PvP, quests, inventory management, and more. Some of the most popular and useful addons are AtlasLoot, GatherMate2, LootAppraiser, Questie, VendorPrice, and more.
Where Are the Best Gold Farming Spots?
Wetlands - Whelps - Level 23+
This is a good alliance spot for farming gold. You can kill the whelps in the northern part of Wetlands and loot their scales, which sell for a good price at the Auction House. You can also get some green items and leather from them. This spot is also good for skinners and leatherworkers.
Thousand Needles - Centaurs - Level 25+
This is a neutral spot for farming gold. You can kill the centaurs in the southern part of Thousand Needles and loot their cloth, which is in high demand for tailoring. You can also get some green items and herbs from them. This spot is also good for herbalists and alchemists.
Hillsbrad Foothills - Snapjaw Turtles - Level 30+
This is another neutral spot for farming gold. You can kill the turtles near the river in Hillsbrad Foothills and loot their meat, which is used for cooking. You can also get some green items and shells from them. This spot is also good for cooks and fishermen.
Desolace - Shadowprey Village - Shellfish - Level 32+
This is a horde spot for farming gold. You can get a quest from the fisherman in Shadowprey Village to collect shellfish from the cages in the water. You can turn in 5 shellfish for 55 silver or 10 shellfish for a clam that contains a pearl. Pearls are very valuable and can be sold for a lot of gold at the Auction House. This spot is also good for jewelcrafters.
Stranglethorn Vale - Kurzen Compound / Venture Co. Camp - Kurzen Humanoids - Level 35+
This is a good spot for both factions to farm gold. You can kill the Kurzen humanoids in the northern part of Stranglethorn Vale and loot their clothes, which is very useful for tailoring. You can also get some green items, potions, and jungle remedies from them. Jungle remedies are used for a quest in Booty Bay and can be sold for a good price to other players.
You can kill the Venture Co. workers and shredders in the eastern part of Stranglethorn Vale and loot their cloth, which is also very useful for tailoring. You can also get some green items, engineering parts, and fuel from them.
Badlands - Rock Elementals - Level 35+
This is a neutral spot for farming gold. You can kill the rock elementals in the western part of Badlands and loot their elemental earth, which is used for crafting and enchanting. You can also get some green items, stones, and gems from them. Elemental earth is very rare and can be sold for a lot of gold at the Auction House.
Lastly, we hope that this guide is helpful for you.