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3-20-2010 @ 4:30PM
A good way to find out if disenchanting something is profitable is to calculate the expected value of the disenchant (in other words, the average). Simply put, E(X) = (% prob of dust)*(price of dust)+(% prob of essence)*(price of essence)+(% prob of shard)*(price of shard). If E(X) is greater than the cost to item you are disenchanting, there is a good chance you will profit from disenchanting it .
3-21-2010 @ 9:10AM
Yup- that's also the math that auctioneer puts into the tooltip when it tells you how much something disenchants for.
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