Why Inscription is the Most Profitable Profession

Why Inscription is the Most Profitable Profession


Hey there guys! This is Reckles with WTBGold and a couple
days ago on stream, someone said that inscription was a “Bad profession.” I strongly disagree, and this vid will show
you why Inscription is actually the most profitable profession. So, since this video is talking about profit,
it’s gonna be two parts. First we’re gonna look at cost. You know, the old question, “Which herbs
should I mill for inscription?” Second, we’re gonna look at sales. We’ll drill down into all the available
glyphs, break things apart, and hopefully learn some really neat stuff about em. Alright, on to the mill test! I just spent 3 million gold on wowtokens to
buy the Hearthstone and Diablo expansions, so I’m actually kind of awkwardly broke
right now. But, that just means we can farm up the herbs
and everything will be profit. So for that, I went out to all the routes
listed in my “How to Farm Everything in Legion” video and gathered 1000 of each
herb, milled everything down and recorded the results. This isn’t a massive test, but 200 mills
of each herb will give us statistically significant results so we’ll be able to draw some conclusions
from them. Let’s go in alphabetical order, we’ll
start with Aethril. 1000 of these herbs milled down into 33 Sallow
Pigment, 418 roseate pigment, and 43 yseralline seeds. Now, I’m assuming that you’re going to
be milling yseralline seeds and adding them to your total. So, fast forward to a later test where we
milled 5000 yseralline seeds. From there, we got one roseate pigment from
every mill, and one sallow pigment every 60 mills. This is interesting by itself because sallow
pigment usually sells for about 50 times what roseate does. Most people estimate seed value based on 1/5th
roseate prices, and this means seeds are actually worth about double what people think they
are. Ok, so back to aethril. Include seed results. Do a little math, and each aethril herb gives
3.3% sallow and 43% roseate. At current global median prices, you’ll
break even with aethril. Now that we’ve explained everything, the
mindset and how we’re gonna do results, we’re gonna speed it up and list results like that. For dreamleaf, I farmed up my nightmare rooters
over by Emerald Nightmare, even found a bot while I was out there. With Dreamleaf, you get bonus nightmare pods
when you mill em. These can contain pigments, seeds, or have
a 10% chance of giving an additional nightmare pod. So occasionally you’ll have this fun podception. Pods in pods on pods. But, accounting for all that, each Dreamleaf
herb is worth 11% of a sallow pigment and 50% of a roseate pigment. At current prices, this gives 130% return. The pigments, everything milled down, is worth
double what the herbs are. And by the end of this video, you’ll know
why you should be willing to pay up to 60 gold per dreamleaf, and still be profitable. Alright, on to Foxflower. I’ve expanded my server hop route from just
the murloc area to the entire northern coast. We have the gear now so it’s fine. The unique thing about Foxflower is that it
gave us 5 times the yseralline seeds as a normal herbs. So, if you need seeds, farm up foxflower. Milling it all down, Foxflower gave us 3.8%
sallow and 48% roseate. These are actually about the same results
as Aethril but Foxflower costs more, so farm it up, don’t buy it. Fragglerock was pretty nice. Gave us 5.5% sallow and 51% roseate. As you can see, all these base herbs gave
us about 50% roseate. The only thing that changes is how much Sallow
and they’re still all 3-6% there. As far as price goes, Fragglerock breaks even
since it does have that extra 2% sallow in there. Starlight rose was a pain to farm as always
but gave us 3.6% sallow, so the normal amount, but also 120% roseate. It’s overpriced, but that is a lot of pigment. And I wasn’t able to test Felwort for obvious
reasons, but Xionik and Sheyrah did and Blizzard changed the mill numbers around, so I’m
not sure if their tests are accurate anymore, but based on their spreadsheet, which I’ll
link in the description, you can expect 213% sallow, and 43% roseate. So more than 2 sallow per herb. If you need Sallow, this is what you get. So, that’s the cost, now we’re doing sales. Here’s a spreadsheet I put together of the
materials, crafting costs, and profits for every glyph in the game. There’s so much I learned while putting
this together. I really want to get into it all but I’ll
try to whittle it down for you. First. There aren’t 674 glyphs anymore, only a
total of 99. If you want to know why they changed it, and
you’re new to the profession, just imagine crafting 2 of every glyph when there are 674
of em, and then imagine, because inscription’s competitive, you have to repost those 1300
glyphs 2 or 3 times a day. Yah, it was a pain. Ask down in the comment section. People will share some horror stories with
ya. About half of the glyphs available today use
legion materials, and that ratio’s pretty consistent but it does vary by class. Priests only have 1 legion glyph and Demon
hunters use entirely Legion glyphs. And for the Legion glyphs, each class has
its own unique sallow:roseate ratio. By that I mean Warlock is the most expensive
at 15 sallow and 60 roseate per glyph, and Paladin is the cheapest at 2 sallow and 70
roseate. There is one outlier. Monk glyphs all use 4 sallow and 60 roseate,
except for glyph of crackling ox lightning which uses 2 and 70. Blizzard? Blizzard! C’mon now, that’s the paladin ratio. I’m…I’m not mad, Blizzard, I’m just
disappointed..and for every other non-legion ink there are five-ish glyphs, except for
Ethereal, which only has 2 glyphs. So if you’re an herbalist, everything’s
going to sell for about the same, except for Burning Crusade herbs, which don’t really
have a use in inscription. The most important thing though, in order
to craft 1 of every, you’re going to need 493 sallow pigment and 2015 roseate. If you do have a scribe that’s just a number
you should learn. Alright, gold. Most of the researchable glyphs are selling
at about 50-100% profit. Which is great because that’s based on the
ink price, and we’re already doubling our money by getting that ink from dreamleaf. 130% returns just on dreamleaf. But, the real money comes from the gated glyphs,
the ones where the recipe is a random drop from legion elementals, that kinda stuff. Those sell for 3,4,5 times the ink value and
because you don’t have competition, you’re probably going to sell them faster. So if you have a scribe, make an effort this
week to farm up all the glyphs you don’t have, go through your unlearned tab one by
one. And you’ll be able take 1,000 gold worth
of herbs, and turn that into a 10,000 gold glyph. THE MOST PROFITABLE PROFESSION IN WOWWW! So, let’s put it all together. in a nutshell. If you just need sallow pigment, buy felwort. It’s profitable. You’ll make gold. If you just need roseate pigment, farm starlight
rose but don’t buy it because it’s overpriced. And if you just need yseralline seeds, farm
up foxflower, but again don’t buy it. And you probably don’t need Yseralline Seeds. And if you’re trying to make glyphs. If you’re trying to make one of every glyphs,
you’ll need 493 sallow and 2015 roseate. To get that, your best return on investment
will be with 4300 Dreamleaf That’ll cost you 53k and sell for 230k. And finally, if dreamleaf is expensive, your
best bet is 130 Felwort and 3900 Fragglerock. And see guys, you will use calculus when you’re
out of school The gold values will change as the expansion
rolls on but hopefully you can come back to this video, if you need to refresh yourself
on the ratios. Or buy a couple thousand herbs, do your own
test, and give me the results in the comment. Hope you liked the video, hit the like button
if ya learned something. Hit the Subscribe on your screen if you want
to see future videos. And that’s it for me. Thank you very much for watching. Have a great day, and happy gold making.

49 Replies to “Why Inscription is the Most Profitable Profession”

  1. I have been away for awhile, Since 7.2 launched, Is Herbalism and inscription good to have for money making together?

  2. It's a great profession, unless there is someone in your server that's always undercutting you and after about 4 or 5 undercuts that person decides to undercut your immortality deck in about +20k gold, sometimes bringing it down from 50k to below 20k. Some decks take weeks to go back to it's normal price.

  3. Except most of the cool glyphs have been removed and only SHIT remained. So, nobody buys that stuff. Hence why Inscription is horrible.

  4. Let us get real. How many % of playerbase cares about glyph nowadays since how meaningless they made them? A very little.
    Inscription is terrible. More competition than buyers.

  5. So my statistic.. I bought 1000 Dreamleafs and after I milled them and opened the nightmare pots I got 467 Roseate Pigments, 106 Sallow Pigments and 47 Yseralines

  6. Hey, watched a tonne of your vids and they really helped. I just recently started wow for a month and i stopped coz my subscription expired :/ I have 2 toons, both around lv 62, only 1 has a notable profession, jewelcrafting lv 500 ish… Im only willing to pay for 1 or at most 2 more subscriptions, do you suggest i max out those toons to improve with gold farming or is it possible to make 220k gold (ye wow token expensive on my server) a month with those toons? i have about 20k gold in cash and like 100k worth of items

  7. You don't mention the decks, and that is where I make a killing. Yes you have to relist on a regular basis, but when you are selling 50-300k per DAY, it really is worth the effort.

  8. yeah, inscription is really profitable. on paper. on the real market, nobody buys glyphs. inscription in legion is all but obsolete other than crafting respec tomes.

  9. I've made 150k today shuffling obliterum with Enchanting and jewel crafting. I think I'll stick to that until it flatlines and then try this out.

  10. I agree with inscription being profitable but my methods are a little different. Every week I buy 10k dreamleaf. After milling I use the sallow pigments to make tome of the tranquil mind which already gives me profit. I sell the seeds cause roseate pigments are dirt cheap on my realm and they take forever to sell. I use the roseate pigments I get from milling and buy blackfallow ink with them which I use to craft mysterious fortune cards. Opening them all is pain but I open them while watching something which makes it a little less annoying. After all that I usually make about 40-50% of what I spent.

  11. any chance you have a link to the google sheet you made for glyphs? 🙂 Thanks for all your content, your channel always has great ways to make gold.

  12. I havent sold a single glyph since Legion launched, and I'm on one of the most populated EU servers. I have way better profit by switching to Alchemy and shuffling Infernal Alchemy Stones and making rank 3 flasks. Thanks, Blizz, for ruining Inscription. Made a bit of gold with relics, but that dried up quickly.

  13. You can't make money on a small server with Inscription I'm sorry, Tome's cost 60% of the cost of sallow (that's the rare one right), glyphs won't sell inside a week. There is nothing else to do with them, there are cheaper things to shuffle.

  14. this is all great on paper but in practice it doesn't work. the only thing that really sells are tomes and they take so many resources to make it's not worth it.

  15. Your entire video is bullshit because NOBODY IS BUYING THE GLYPHS. Too much undercutting. Too many available. Too many worthless cosmetics that nobody cares about. And 7.3 added ZERO new glyphs. It also added ZERO new recipes. Can't even upgrade darkmoon cards with primal sargerite.

  16. I will stick with obliterum for my gold farm. Legion made this profession near useless only thing worth making is tomes of clear mind for raiding, not to sell but for yourself and your guild

  17. I found that glyphs sold VERY well during the initial stages of Legion.People were curious about the cosmetic effects.I easily broke through the 1m gold mark,but since the Legion player base has leveled out and most people have their Alts up and running the gold from glyphs has basically ground to a halt.The legion ones don't sell at a fraction of what they used to.The only thing I can make gold on is Felwort into sallow pigments into tomes.And even then,if you get undercut you basically sacrifice the expensive posting cost.Relics also did very well but sell very slowly now.

  18. I really like when you go into details. I was a little sad when you said that you would love to go into more detail, but that you will "whittle it down" for us. I would really like to see you discuss these spreadsheet in as much detail as you would like. I wonder if there is a way to please everyone. I know some people just want you to get to the point, but I like to hear every detail that you want to share.

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