First introduced in Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expands on the tiered item level requirements when queuing for dungeons in the Dungeon Finder. As you level up and your gear improves, you will gain access to additional dungeons, heroic dungeons, and raid finder. Here’s a list of all the item level tiers you’ll be aiming to reach as you gear up in WoW Cataclysm’s Dungeon Finder.
With Mists of Pandaria on the horizon, a lot of crafting items are rapidly dropping in price on the auction house. Many of these items will lose a lot of their demand when the expansion comes out. Some of these items, however, will continue to be sought on the auction house by people who are leveling professions. If you have the bank space, and the gold to invest, you can make a nice profit stockpiling these items when you flip them on the auction house after Mists of Pandaria’s release.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm greatly revamped the 1-60 questing and dungeon experience, making it incredibly easy to access all of the classic dungeons and their respective quests while leveling. Later on, Outland and Northrend dungeon quests were also added to their respective dungeons. Completing dungeon quests is not only the easiest way to gear up your character, but it’s also a great way to level up quickly!
Maelstrom Crystals are a necessary material for many high end enchants in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. With some enchants requiring as many as four or five Maelstrom Crystals, relying on the auction house for individual crystals, or hoping for unwanted dungeon loot to disenchant can be a pain. While you can still obtain Maelstrom crystals from raid bosses, heroic dungeon bosses, and disenchanting your own epics, here are three simple ways you can farm Maelstrom Crystals without breaking the bank too terribly.
Embersilk cloth can be incredibly expensive, and often in short supply on the auction house. You’ll often need huge quantities of Embersilk to make cloth gear and high level Cataclysm bags such as Embersilk Bag (22 slots) and Illusionary Bag (26 slots). If you don’t feel like paying upwards of 100 gold per stack on the AH for cloth, or are simply looking for a reliable way to make lots of gold in World of Warcraft, you need to check out the number one Embersilk farming spot in WoW Cataclysm!