Sunday, October 16, 2011

Patch 4.3 Cata Epic Gem JC Recipes & Tome Of Burning Jewels

WoW Patch 4.3 - Tome Of Burning Jewels (525 JC)

Shout Outs to The Godmother over at ALT:ernative who broke the news on the Jewelcrafting recipes and MSherretz on Twitter, recent Auction House Junkies guest on Episode 16, who tipped us off over Twitter of the news.

Patch 4.3 Epic Gem JC Recipes From Vendor

It's going to cost 5 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Tokens for each Epic Gem recipe cut, per the PTR.  A second option costs only 4 Illustrious Tokens, The Tome Of Burning Jewels, but the recipe it awards is chosen at random.  You get the option of spending 5 JC tokens for the new epic gem cut of your choice, or pay only 4 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Tokens for a spin on the wheel of random recipe selection.  Um, no thanks.

Should I Buy Epic Gem Cuts For 5 Or Tome Of Burning Jewels For 4?

As a Jewelcrafter looking to make gold in WoW, you will be much better off by spending the 5 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Tokens on the top earning Epic Gem cuts for your server.  This will help ensure that you are not wasting your Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Tokens on Epic Gem recipe cuts with weak gold earning potential.  Once you have a solid arsenal of profitable Epic Gem cuts that are in high demand, then you can try the more risky option of going for random Epic Gem JC Recipes.  Be careful though, do you really want to risk 4 JC Tokens on a chance to get a +Hit/+Expertise Epic Gem or another garbage green epic gem cut?  Just pay the 1 extra Token and pick the Epic Gem pattern that you want.  Forget the risk, take the smart approach and buy your patterns wisely.

Do you have a bunch of JC Tokens saved up or did you start to buy more recipes thinking that your JC tokens would become useless?  I have 60 saved up at the moment, so that's an easy 12 patterns to get me started once WoW Patch 4.3 drops.

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  1. Is 51 recipes. If you have 204 tokens saved you can take them all only with the 4tkns books.

    If you dont have 200+ tokens probably you should chose the mony makers paying 5tkns/recipe.

  2. I hope they don't do anything tricky with the alchemy transmute recipes. If most of the gems are coming from transmutes, I think there's a potential that most of the value in epic gems will be tied up in the transmute cooldown, with jewelcrafters getting a small premium over the cost of the uncut gem.

    I just think that too many jewelcrafters have been saving up tokens, so that most of them will have the major cuts on day one, and a few on each server will have all of the cuts.

    If availability of the epic gems is low enough, I expect to make more gold crafting the rare gems early in the patch and selling in volume, possibly earning something on the side buying transmutes in /trade to augment the transmutes from my own alchemists. It could be a lot like the way the enchants that required maelstrom crystals didn't sell well until 4.2 because the mats were so expensive.

  3. I have 200+ tokens saved up, so I'm going to buy the books. Discount baby, yeah! ^^


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