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Insider Trader: Make a profit from Cataclysm blacksmithing

Insider Trader is a column about professions by Basil "Euripides" Berntsen, who also writes Gold Capped about how to make money using the auction house. Email Basil your questions.

Blacksmithing is a very profitable profession at level 85 if you have the time to manage it. There are a few different markets that you have to choose from, so as soon as you have access to the Twilight Highlands metal trader, you will be able to start buying the patterns you'll need.

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Filed under: Economy, Insider Trader (Professions), Cataclysm

The Queue: Can't get enough sockets


Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column where the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft.

Just a few questions today, because slow weekends are slow. Who wants to ask questions when you can be playing? Certainly not me. I will still answer questions, however. Let's jump right in with ender's question...

What, in your own opinion, is the easiest faction to start to grind on for rep as a new level 80? I know there is the "championing" but with dailies etc, what seems to be the easiest?

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Filed under: Blacksmithing, Analysis / Opinion, Factions, Enchants, Wrath of the Lich King, The Queue

Blacksmiths won't be left behind in the Sunwell

Blacksmiths aren't being left out of the crafting spree and receive some new recipes of their own. Additionally, Miners get a new type of metal! Sort of.

Hardened Khorium can be made by Miners as of patch 2.4, and is used in the new Smithing plans. Hardened Khorium isn't as frightening as it sounds, it doesn't require 10 bars like its Adamantite counterpart. The bad news is, Hardened Khorium Bars require Hardened Adamantite Bars. 3 Khorium Bars and 1 Hardened Adamantite Bar will net you a Hardened Khorium Bar. Who knew smelting was such a confusing process?

Now the good stuff: Like Tailoring, Blacksmithing is receiving at least two new sets consisting of a breastplate and some gloves. The Hardened Khorium set is a set of DPS plate, and the Sunblessed set is Healing plate. Both sets have a total of 5 sockets, but they're a little less focused than the tailored gear. Red, blue and yellow sockets are all present here.

Like the other new crafted gloves, the Blacksmithing gauntlets take a handful of Sunmotes. Aside from the Sunmotes, all of the other materials can be acquired in-game before the launch of 2.4. Primals, metals, nethers, those sorts of things.

If you care to see the stats, go ahead and check them out after the jump. A special thanks goes out to MMO Champion for these images.

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Filed under: Paladin, Warrior, Mining, Blacksmithing, Items, News items

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