How To Get Gold Capped in WoW

The gold cap – that is, the maximum amount of gold a World of Warcraft character can carry around – used to be just under 215,000 gold. Patch 4.0.1 increased the World of Warcraft gold cap to 999,999 gold. But how on earth do you go about reaching this limit?

Simply find a way to earn about 2,740 gold per day, and in a year you will have reached the World of Warcraft gold cap!

Here are a list of some daily activities you can do to make gold:

  • Daily Random Dungeon
  • Daily Random Heroic Dungeon
  • Tol Barad Daily Quests
  • Cooking & Fishing Daily Quests
  • Jewelcrafting Daily Quests
  • Alchemy Transmutes
  • Other Crafting Cooldowns

Make lots of gold at the auction house selling as many different items as you can make a profit from crafting. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Tailoring: Speciality Bags, Spellthread (leg enchant), Cloth Armor
  • Leatherworking: Speciality Bags, Armor Kits, Leather & Mail Armor
  • Blacksmithing: Belt Buckles, Weapons, Mail & Plate Armor
  • Alchemy: Flasks, Potions, Transmuted Items
  • Jewelcrafting: Necklaces & Rings, Cut Gems, buy cheap ore and prospect for materials.
  • Enchanting: Enchant Scrolls, buy cheap green items and disenchant for materials.
  • Inscription: Glyphs, Mysterious Fortune Cards, Darkmoon Cards & Decks
  • Engineering: Guns

Once you have a large amount of gold, you can reach the World of Warcraft gold cap faster by reinvesting your profits:

  • Buy underpriced or low supply items from the Auction House and relist at a profit.
  • Buy out some (or all!) of the materials and/or crafted items of a particular trade and drive up prices.
  • Use an add-on to scan the Auction House regularly and find good deals.
  • Make a total of 2,740 gold per day and you’ll be gold capped a year from now!