What is WoW gold cap - how to reach the ultimate wealth in World of Warcraft

world of warcraft gold cap guide
wojth 31.07.2019 0

By the end of year 2018, the richest man on the planet was the owner of Amazon and Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos. His assets were estimated to be worth almost 150 billions of dollars (at least before the divorce). That's a lot of money. Probably he could have accumulated even more. Maybe in the future someone will.


But as for World of Warcraft we already know, how much gold can the richest WoW character possess. In this guide, we'll talk about the gold cap in WoW.

What is Gold cap in wow

Although it might seem that there’s always something to spend your gold on, some WoW players seem to be industrious enough to amass wealth so big they reach gold cap which in World of Warcraft is exactly 9,999,999 gold that one character can carry in a bag or store in guild bank. And this distinction is important since some players utilize the banking alts characters that aside from carrying gold on them all the time, also keep the maximal amount on guild bank balance for the user. The real kick here is they are not cheapskates. They blow gold on vanity WoW stuff all the time.  


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On the other side of the wealth spectrum, there’s almost every other player in WoW - your average Anduin or Thrall - struggling to get that cool black JC Panther mount or useful and flashy goblin exosuit. Proper polls weren’t conducted among World of Warcraft players for long time and Blizzard is adamant on not releasing data on that topic. However, from what people say on the web we can safely guess that people in WoW own under 100k gold on average, and most are actually poor. History shows, that some dips happen with new expansions, like it was with Warlords of Draenor, Legion, and Battle for Azeroth. It is because fresh content released onto realm servers opens up a window of opportunity for unexpected black market demand. You only need to follow the trend.


It means that probably you - the readers - are somewhere below the aforementioned WoW gold level, that’s a bummer isn’t it? Let’s change it with our guides. 

how to earn gold in wow

So far you’ve probably tried to make the ends meet on quest gold, farming and gathering WoW professions, maybe even tried gaming the dreaded World of Warcraft Auction House which - that’s completely understandable - scared you off since AH is complex enough to be its own separate game. And so you’ve wondered - sustaining your weekly WoW raiding needs seems viable with this approach, but how the heck are you ever going to afford those fancy WOW mounts, toys, pets, and transmog which cost tons of gold each?

Here’s how you make gold in WoW. 


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what are the Best ways of making gold in WoW - guide

First of all, we have to start with some simple stuff to have solid base for later, so don’t get offended if you feel like what we're going to list below seems obvious. 


At first glance, WoW gold making is pretty straightforward, and you shouldn't need a guide for it. World of Warcraft players are limited to few options in terms of making a living, each with it’s pros and cons. It's way easier than it was in Classic WoW. You needed 1,000 gold for a mount, unless you played the class who got it for free, or managed to reach rank 11 in PvP. If you were a Warrior or Rogue, leveling was painful and farming was harsh as well. You didn't have professions that could synergize with your class well. Mobs were a challenge, and common thing was that you didn't live long enough to get the loot and make some precious classic Vanilla WoW gold. You didn't have a garrison, like in Warlords of Draenor, that was giving you the WoW gold on a silver plate.


Farming guide - world of warcraft

Farming gold in WoW is not for everyone. Some people like to chill while they play killing mobs on the server. Others think of it as a second job farming WoW gold until late hours way past the 0:00 mark on the clock. No matter what reasons you have, you’re going to have to start here.

There are few ways you can farm gold in WoW. The most used is to kill mobs that drop uncommon (green) and rare (blue) valuable things (toys, materials, equipment). You can do this solo or in 2x4 setup which cheats the hyperspawn and drop mechanics - two teams consisting of four players each kill mobs in given area, and since any mob can be looted by 5 players, player from team A loots the dead monster spreading spoils among his colleagues. Then player from team B loots it again. Since he’s the fifth looter so he’s still able to do it, and thus spreads it among his group, with loot limit increased to 8 people. This is a really powerful, legal, and efficient farming method, earning a lot of people heaps of gold from selling rare mounts and BoE’s. 


Well if you don’t have friends to run with or for whatever reason feel like soloing mobs on and on is not your cup of tea you still have two other options left. One is simply gathering herbs and ores which are always in high demand (especially on raid nights and during expansion beginnings). Once you get good at it don’t forget to buy and hop on Sky Golem which has some pretty abusive perks beloved by herbalists in Azeroth. 


The other way is to run legacy raids and dungeons for transmog because some of them still hold value to this day and let’s be honest - one-hitting everything in the range of your sight is an awesome power trip.

Crafting professions

Much has changed in crafting business since good ol’ days of classic WoW and some voice their unsubstantiated opinions of Blizzard killing crafting professions but nothing could be further from the truth. Although no longer can Azeroth blacksmiths turn ore into high-end gear, resourceful gamers can find a lot of niches to profit from. It is beyond the scope of this article to walk you through all the possible gold making setups but I am going to list general directions to look for.


Blacksmithing, tailoring, leatherworking, inscription, and engineering

These took the hardest hit from various patch changes, nevertheless either solo or in synergy with other professions players are still able to make fair deal off them. Think of various consumables created by blacksmiths, tailoring bags, lots of gear destined to be disenchanted (you could sell them or DE on your own which is separate method of gold making which will be covered further down the line) and of course glorious Sky Golem mount.

Alchemy, jewelcrafting, and enchanting

Alchemy is a no-brainer - gather the herbs (or buy them on AH during weekends when they are the cheapest) and sell them on raid nights for the highest profit. They are always in demand with the price changing overtime, but ifweI had to choose this would be the easiest profession to profit from. There will be no AH offers to cancel - every potion will be purchased.

The Jewelcrafting is bit trickier since you have to know your markets, prospect ores, and generally be slightly more aware of what’s going on in the game but it’s a fair job and it pays well. 

Some say that Enchanting remains unshaken by coming and going expansions up until BfA, like a tower of gold in the middle of the deluge and well - that’s true. Enchanting offers players steady income either via Auction House, or performing services since day one up to BfA and nothing has changed in that matter. Actually, if you are serious about becoming rich and collecting the gold cap, you must have an enchanter in your portfolio.  


Getting rich in World of Warcraft is much easier if you have some initial capital to invest! Take a look at the WoW Gold offers posted at MMOAuctions and be like Scrooge McDuck!

Warfronts contributions 

These are counter-intuitive and demand from a fair amount of gold, but turn to be really profitable and straightforward - simply stock on basic materials that are gathered by NPCs in Warfront Contributions quest, and sell them on Auction House when they are in high demand. There are, of course, several ways of approaching this. Either you buy off stock from AH when its prices are in the lows, farm them on your own, or hunt for deals on trade chat since farmers tend to sell them in bulk, almost always cheaper than current market price. It should make you a fair share of profit.



For some reason, people tend to forget that under Blizzard rules performing non-profession services isn’t bannable offense (as long as WoW gold is traded and no real cash is being exchanged) and what’s more - it’s great source of profit. Rich players are happy to part with their hard-earned gold in exchange for power leveling, Mythic+ Dungeons and Raid carry runs and even PvP carry. Great deal of people made their fortunes over the years on this, where they twink and share experience. If you feel confident, that’s a great way to earn starting capital. Keep in mind, that playing AoE damage heavy classes like Mage or Demon Hunter will automatically make it easier for you. There was a time in Battle for Azeroth, that you could "share" 10+ levels with someone, and it would cost 20,000 - 40,000 gold per hour. If you're efficient enough, you can secure the WoW token (300,000 gold in WoW) within a week easily. With quality of life like map navigation, search for raid groups and dungeons is way easier.

Once you get your share, save it in the bank, and it will get you closer to the WoW gold cap.



This one is underappreciated by aspiring money-makers and wrongly so since this is a complex game of buying low and selling high. 


Although hunting for great deals is the first thing that comes to mind, the basic tactics is actually to look up on some third-party site (like The Undermine Journal) for items that currently are sold for low price, buy them - and… disenchant them for profit. You wouldn’t believe how foolproof this method is. The better approach is to make these yourself, cutting the costs and grossing even more. 


WoW trade

That’s the entry-level shuffling. When they feel comfortable with the markets big boys like to utilize third-party Auction House mods (like TradeSkillMaster) to snipe (meaning looking for freshest postings) underpriced items, buy them and sell with proper value. Options are actually endless - you could affect markets by changing prices (but don’t try this if you are not really confident about trading), cause draughts, fight competition, some even report affecting raiding scene. Great stuff, really. 


Road to the gold cap

Earning gold is easy. You just have to put yourself to it, find your niches, build toon roster, understand the markets, learn to use third-party tools. This all of course takes time and requires some starting capital (hence my note that farming is an inevitable necessity), some wit in getting most of your professions might be needed too as some crafting deals are too good to just ignore them. All in all remember - just like in real life, there’s no get rich quick scheme.


Where do I start, you might ask? Common sense approach would be to just go out there and farm but I would advise that aside from that get yourself familiar with TSM and TUJ, develop a habits of selling all raw materials that drop during leveling to people on AH and thinking about cost-effectiveness of your actions, set your goals realistically, be polite to others and most importantly - have fun with what you are doing.

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Whatever reason you have to avoid the grind or make WoW Gold on your own, whether you lack time or mental strength, you can buy everything here. Gold, items, boosting, power-leveling, pets, mounts, and whatnot - you name it, we have it. Besides, what would have been the in-game wealth, if you couldn't monetize it? You can exchange your games currency for real-life currency on our WoW Black Market. Sign in and begin your road to profit with WoW Gold. You can post list products and services for free, and cancel or remove them anytime. We have top quality content, that you will definitely fit in with your WoW goods. Now that Battle for Azeroth will be replaced by Shadowlands expansion, you may want to pay close attention to posts on the market. We have other Blizzard Entertainment games here besides WoW, like Overwatch, Classic WoW gold, Hearthstone, with news posts to them. If you haven't signed up yet, do it now.

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