Legion Gold Making Preparations – Secondary Professions

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Legion Gold Making
Legion Gold Making

With just a few more weeks before the launch of Legion, I’m busily preparing my alts for the new Warcraft expansion. In this latest post I’ll explore the Secondary professions of Cooking, Fishing and First Aid to help you on your way to the Broken Shore.

Players often don’t give the Secondary professions of Cooking, First Aid and Fishing a second thought when it comes to making gold in Azeroth and beyond, but they can be powerful tools in your gold making armory. It helps to have these professions maxed out to an experience level of 700 before setting foot on Broken Shore to help you advance in the new expansion.

Demon Hunter – No Skills

If like me you’ve pre-purchased Legion, then you’ve probably been tempted to create a character of the new Demon Hunter class. After a brief – but exciting – opening scenario, your character quickly maxes out at level 100. Unfortunately, he or she has no professions, which means leveling these all from scratch.

As in Warlords, you’ll be able to start leveling your chosen Primary professions at level 1 in Legion; however, the demand for Legion material will be very high in the early days of the expansion and buying mats from the Auction House could be very expensive. So, my advice – if you have time – is to head over to Draenor and build yourself a garrison and start leveling your Primary professions there.

Cooking For Dough

For the Secondary professions, things are a little different, with Cooking being more of a problem. Unlike in Warlords which involved a World drop of the book Draenor Cooking, in Legion you revert to having to find your respective faction Cooking trainer in Dalaran. For Alliance this is Katherine Lee in the Hero’s Welcome and for Horde this is Awilo Lon’gomeba, the Filthy Animal Inn. Unfortunately, you can’t gain Legion Cooking until you reach experience level 700.

Cooking Skulker Chowder
Cooking Skulker Chowder

Fortunately, you can do this relatively quickly in Draenor. After a few quests the book Draenor Cooking should drop which expands your Cooking experience endpoint to 700. Note: you still have to reach this endpoint to pick up Legion Cooking.

The quickest way I’ve found to do this is to cook many of the fish recipes. Fish Flesh is cheap and abundant on

the Auction House and many of the recipes will award you 5 experience point up to around 600. Many other recipes will be discovered as your cooking advances, giving you more options. You’ll also find that many of the high-end cooked material sells on the Auctions House for a nice bonus.

First Aid – Blood Money

Legion First Aid
Legion First Aid

First Aid is a little different. When entering Legion, you’ll pick up a few recipes to create Silkweave bandages at level 1, but like cooking the remaining recipes require you to learn Legion First Aid at experience level 700. Also, the initial cost of Shal’dorei silk required for Legion bandages is likely to be high in the early part of expansion.


Again, the quickest way to level First Aid is in Draenor. Buy up cheap Blackwater Whiptail Flesh on the Auction House and crank out Blackwater Anti-venom to receive 5 experience points an item. You’ll quickly raise your level of First Aid for very little cost.

Fishing Raft
Fishing Raft

Fishing is one of those profession you either love or hate. I don’t mind it. The good news is that you can start fishing in Legion at level one. The generic fish type (not found in specific pools) in Legion is the Silver Mackerel. This fish is used in several early Cooking recipes and First Aid. While you don’t need a high fishing skill level in Legion, it’s handy if you wish to use Toys like the Anglers Fishing Raft for those hard to access fishing pools.



I’m happy to announce that my next upgrade to The Journal of Marcus Ty Gold Guide is out now!

Legion Gold Guide
Legion Gold Guide – Out Now!

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New Warcraft Expansion is Legion

Legion Expansion
Legion Expansion – (c) Blizzard Entertainment


Blizzard announced its latest expansion to World of Warcraft at Gamescom15 to be called Legion.  Yes, the red-eyed Gul’Dan has been up to his old tricks again releasing upon Azeroth an old, green enemy. The Burning Crusade is back – at least, according to Khadgar.

The Burning Crusade Meets Wrath

Take the best of lore from The Burning Crusade and mix in the best of Wrath of the Lich King and this gives you a flavour of the new expansion, Legion. While some may see this a recycling of old content, I view this as the continuing story of the Warcraft theme, based on its rich history and many backstories, many of which will be explored in the new expansion.

Demon Hunters

Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter – (c) Blizzard Entertainment


The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Extinction is imminent, so we are told, and we’ll need to new champions to do battle. These take the form of a new class of character call Demon Hunters, elven outcasts that can take the fel form of demons, complete with horns and cool tats. They even have a neat little trick – the double leap! Looks like fun tripping over the keyboard with that one.

Weapon Artefacts

Artifact Ashbringer Upgrade – (c) Blizzard Entertainment


To do battle with the invading Legion, our heroes must gather weapons of imaginable power. For this Blizzard have introduced the Artifact – a type of weaponised glyph system. Part of the quest is to seek out these artifacts and build-out our weapons such as Ashbringer and Windrunner


Windrunner – (c) Blizzard Entertainment

The Broken Isles

Broken Isles Map - (c) Blizzard Entertainment
Broken Isles Map – (c) Blizzard Entertainment


The action takes place in a new zone called The Broken Isles with six new regions:

  • The Broken Shore
  • Azsuna
  • Val’Sharah
  • Suramar
  • Stormheim
  • Highmountain

For the scenery, Blizzard has drawn on its rich content of landscapes and structures from The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King, which many of us who have played wow over the years have become familiar with.

Max Level 110

Players quest to a new level 110. As in Warlords there is the ability to boost a character straight to level 100.

Order Halls

In Legion, we no longer come together as Horde or Alliance, but organise according to our class in new garrison-like structures – Class-specific Order Halls, complete with followers. I’m wondering at this point, how long it will take us all to abandon our carefully tended garrisons in favour of Halls?

On My Honor

For those into PvP the honor system has been completely re-vamped. Gone is the currency system and honour points in favour of experience that unlocks new talents.

Dungeons and Raids

As with every new expansion there are new dungeon and raids. Blizzard is giving special emphasis to the dungeon mechanics in this expansion to make them more rewarding. Not one for running dungeons, this might be the expansion where I explore this new content in ernest.

Legion Gold Making

And what of gold making in this new expansion? As always, unless Blizzard completely abandons the wow gold economy that the game is based on, gold making will follow the same pattern as in previous expansions: new gear requiring new mats for crafting, creating demand that’s supplied by the likes of gold makers like myself. The tools and techniques I’ve honed over these past 10 years will ensure that I have plenty of gold to buy WoW Tokens, meaning I’ll never have to worry about paying for subs.

So yes! Bring on your Legion, Blizzard. My bags are full with gold!


JMT gold Guide
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