WoW Gold Making Guide – Garrisons

This guide focuses on making gold with your garrison. There are two handy ways you can use your garrison to make a good profit. The first way is by getting a lot of garrison resources and trading them for materials. These materials sell well on the Auction House. The second way is to make profession buildings in your small plots. By using the BOP materials that come from these buildings, you can craft several nice transmog weapons and gear. These also sell well on the Auction House.

1. Garrison Resources

The first way to make gold with your garrison is with garrison resources. This way of gold making is very easy and requires a little amount of time. It won’t be a lot of gold at once, but it is a nice steady way of securing your income. Follow the following steps and you will be making lots of gold in no time:

  • Get your garrison. If you haven’t done any Warlords of Draenor content yet, then you have to do the introductory quest. Use the portal to Blasted Lands in your capital city, find Medivh nearby and start the quest line. After approximately 30 minutes, you will start with your garrison.
  • Get your garrison to level 2. By following the first couple of quests in your garrison, you will quickly be able to advance your garrison to level 2.
  • Acquire your Tavern/Inn and your trader. When you get to level 2, get your Tavern/Inn as quickly as possible and level it to level 2. At the same time get the Trader. There is no need to level the trader further than level 1 for this guide.
  • Every week recruit an Extreme Scavenger from your Tavern/Inn. When your Tavern/Inn is at level 2, you will be able to recruit a follower each week. You can determine which trait or perk you want them to have. Make sure you select Extreme Scavenger. When using a follower with Extreme Scavenger, every time he successfully does a mission that rewards Garrison Resources, he will get 200% extra Garrison Resources. Recruit the follower that fits your current team best. Repeat this step every week.
  • Do follower missions. Keep running missions and make sure to do the missions that reward Garrison Resources with your new recruits. You will receive 200% extra Garrison Resources each time.
  • Spend your resources. When you are going towards the Garrison Resources cap (10.000), make sure to spend your hard earned Garrison Resources at the trader. Every day there is a different trader, that offers different prices for the same materials (16, 20, 32 or 40 resources). Be smart and try to buy the mats you want when they are only 16. This is the most efficient use of your resources.
  • Sell! Sell the resources on the Auction House and/or use them for the second way to make a lot of gold from your garrison.

There are some way to speed your process up. You can make a Salvage Yard and a War Mill to gear you followers up more quickly. You can also upgrade your Barracks to level 3 to increase the amount of followers you can have.

 

2. BoPs from Profession Buildings

The second way to make gold with your garrison is with the BoPs you can get from profession buildings. The steps to take are very easy, yet not many people use this way of making gold. The first two steps are the same as the Garrison Resources guide.

  • Get your garrison. If you haven’t done any Warlords of Draenor content yet, then you have to do the introductory quest. Use the portal to Blasted Lands in your capital city, find Medivh nearby and start the quest line. After approximately 30 minutes, you will start with your garrison.
  • Get your garrison to level 2. By following the first couple of quests in your garrison, you will quickly be able to advance your garrison to level 2.
  • Build professions buildings. Depending on your main professions, build the profession building that fits it. If you are a Blacksmith, make the Blacksmithing building, if you are a Leatherworker, make the Leatherworker building.
  • Queue up work orders. Once you got your profession building, make sure you get the necessary mats and queue up the maximum amount of work orders.
  • Get your profession building to level 3. Buy the necessary plans and upgrade your profession building with Garrison Resources.
  • Recruit a follower that can work at your professions building. Followers with a professions as a trait, can be assigned to that profession building. When you open up your missions table, go to followers and type in your profession, one follower will show up that you can recruit for your profession building. If you already have that follower, that’s great. If you don’t have it then go to the appropriate zone to recruit the follower. Once your got your follower, assign it to your professions building through the building table. The output of your profession building is now doubled.
  • Loot and queue. Every day loot your BoPs and queue more work orders.
  • Make sellable BoE items. Once you have enough BoP-items (usually 50 or 100) you can start making your first BoE-items. Craft the ones that are worth the most.
  • Sell! After you have made your BoE-item, sell it on the Auction House. Keep repeating this process and the gold will start rolling in quickly!

I hope this guide will help you turn your Garrison into a money making machine!