Engineering Gold in Mists of Pandaria

Mist-Piercing Goggles
Mist-Piercing Goggles

Don’t listen to the nay-Sayers out there who tell you that you can’t make gold with the Engineering profession. Over the years, I’ve made thousands of gold with my Engineering Mage of Stormwind, across all expansions. Now with the release of Mists of Pandaria there is even greater opportunity to make gold with this profession with the addition of some new gear and gadgets.

I’ve always had an Engineer in my army of alts in World of Warcraft, mainly because I just love crafting the crazy gadgets – not to mention the exploding sheep. But in Mists of Pandaria, there are some new and lucrative items that players with the profession can craft and which can be sold on the Auction House for great profit.

Gathering and Crafting

Now I’ve always maintained in all my guides on making gold that it’s best to pair a crafting profession with a gathering profession. With Engineering this would be Mining. So it will come as no surprise to you that my Engineering Mage is also a Mining Mage. The Mining profession nicely compliments Engineering which requires large amounts of various metals and in Mists of Pandaria the main metal in demand is Ghost Iron. So, any device or gadget that helps farm Ghost Iron is of great value.

I Can See Clearly Now

The gadget in question is the new Mist-Piercing Goggles. Since crafting these for my own Mage the number of Ghost Iron nodes found has increase about three fold. The other good news is that they are BOE and so can be traded on the Auction House for much gold and do not require Engineering as a profession for their use. They also work for herbs making them ideal for all Herbalists. There is also a nice feature:

“While these goggles are very fashionable, they don’t have to be work to receive their special benefit.”

In Summary

  • Ghost Iron Bolts (8); Spirit of Harmony (2)
  • BOE
  • Works with Mining and Herbalism
  • Does not require Engineering
  • Do not have to be equipped

Never Leave Home Without One

I’ve sold a few of these for around 2,500g on my server where they have been very popular. The biggest downside is that they require 2 Spirit of Harmony which can be slow to grind. The up-side of this is that they should command a higher price and exclude those players who throw up gear on the Auction House for below market price. I’ll never leave Stormwind without them!


Marcus Ty

If you liked this post then check out my Professions guide which is part of my Journal Series of Gold Making Guides.

JMT Professions Guide