[Gold Making] 115g in 30 mins - Isle of Quel'Danas dailies

Introduction

The aim of this guide is the most efficient gold farming in the least required time, so its perfect for players who need gold and dont have a lot of time. With this guide, you get the most efficient way to get through your daily Isle of Quel'Danas quests.
I made the guide for players that dont know the Isle of Quel'Danas dailies yet or just would like to uptimize their route. I will instruct in details what to do in each quest and place. The more experienced players can skip the details part and just try my circuits for a more effiecient way through the isle dailies.

In the many times I have done these dailies I manage to do them in 25-40 minutes depending on peak hours, drop chances and pvp. Most of the time I manage to stay away from pvp and get it done in 30 mins, while I even managed to do it under 30 mins with being killed 3 times by allies.
The 115g is only based on gold from the quest rewards and selling the gray items. During the dailies you will also have chance of getting greenies, netherweave cloth, scryer and aldor reputation items and pots. I personally keep most of these items for alts and disenchanting, but by selling all, Its possible to end up with 150g from 1 run. Thats possible equal to 300g/hour. Players with gathering proffesions can of course use those to up the profit.

DISCLAIMER: This guide does NOT take into account tradeskills, drop chances or PvP. It's 100% focused on getting through the quests in the shortest possible time. Any race/class combination can do this guide. Any complaints about PvP, tradeskills, or class specific issues will be ignored.

Basic rules

  • The daily quests used in this guide are all soloable, but they can be done just as fine in groups.
  • There are quests on the isle not mentioned in this guide. This is because they need to be done in other parts of the world, which I consider a waste of time for this fast effecient route.
  • Make sure you have at least 20 free spaces in your bags. You will get a lot of crappy items during the quests, but it can all be vendored for a little extra gold
Useful addons

The only addon I have used for this guide is an addon for showing coordinates. The addon I used can be found at www.curse.com

  • Cartographer - Enables coordinates on your map as well, which will make it easier for you to travel with coordinates. It also removes the fog on unexplored areas of the map, which helps a lot if you are unfamiliar with the zones.

Color codes

  • Quests
  • Items
  • Locations
  • Quest objectives to kill
  • NPCs


Isle of Quel'Danas dailies
Let's get started!

1. You take the Shattrath Portal to Isle of Quel'Danas from Shattrath City and end up in the middle of Sun's Reach Sanctum.
Jump down from the tower and go inside it. Get the quests: [70]The Battle Must Go On, [70]The Air Strikes Must Continue and [70]Know Your Ley Lines

2. Go southeast to Sun's Reach Armory. Take the spiral staircase upstairs. Pickup [70]Keeping the Enemy At Bay on the way. In the top get [70]Crush the Dawnblade. Run back out to the staircase and jump down and take [70]Dont Stop Now....

3. Mount up and ride north to the Inn and get [70]Open For Business and southeast to the Silvermoon's Pride(the boat) and take [70]Disrupt the Greengill Coast. From here ride east out Greengill coast.

Note: From now on pick up any Bloodberry you happen to pass by until you have the 5 required. Theres gonna be a lot in the forest on the west side, so it will be no problem getting them, however you might as well pick them up if you happen to be next to it. If you are a herbalist you can track the Bloodberries on your minimap

4. Here you go south killing all Darkspine Sirens and Darkspine Myrmidons. Make sure to loot them for Darkspine Chest Key and Orb of Murloc Control.
Use the Orb of Murloc Control on the little green murlocs to free them(if they are red it means that someone else has allready freed them). Its possible to free 3-5 pr orb, so if your lucky with bundle of murlocs, you only need 2-3 orbs. The orbs are 100% drop chance.
The Darkspine Chest Keys are used for opening the small Darkspine Ore chests you find all along the coast. The keys arent 100% drop chance, so you might have to kill a few Myrmidons to get the 3 keys.
As you move south you come to the Naga shrine(61,62) where you need to use the Astromancer's Crystal in your inventory. If you are not done with freeing murlocs and getting ore keep killing while you move north.
As soon as you are done, mount up and ride back to the Silvermoon's Pride and turn in [70]Disrupt the Greengill Coast.


5. Ride west and then northwest to Shattered Suns Staging Area. Inside the hut you get [70]Further Conversations and [70]Arm the Wards!

6. From the hut ride north and find Ayren Cloudbreaker at the end of the dock. You need to dismount manually before you get on any of his missions. The order here doenst matter, so I just start with the top one which is going on an air strike for [70]The Air Strikes Must Continue. Locate Arcane Charges in your inventory and put it in a hot key spot, this can be done after talking to him as it takes some time getting to the bombing area.

7. When you reach The Dead Scar you can start to bomb. You need to kill 2 Pit Overlords, 3 Eredar Sorcerers and 12 Wrath Enforcers. The Enforcers and Sorcerers should die from 1 charge, while the Pit Overlords needs to be hit twice. There are plenty of mobs and they respawn quite fast, so its easy to get it all in 1 round, I at least have never tried not getting all my kills.

8. You land back at Ayren Cloudbreaker and talk to him again and accept the other mission for intercepting the Dawnblade reinforcements for [70]Keeping the Enemy at Bay.
Here you need the Flaming Oil in your inventory. You only need to click it 3 times, but you can put it on a hotkey if you like.
You come to the Sin'Loren first, click the Flaming Oil and use it at the big mast. The bird then fly to the Dawnchaser, wait with throwing till you are on the eastside of the boat. Last the bird fly to the Bloodoath and here you throw from the west side of the boat.
The reason I say where to throw it from is that Ive experienced that its not working from certain points, and the ones mentioned works every time.
As you bomb the boats, make a note if there are horde or ally killing mobs on them as you need to slay 6 Dawnblade Rerservists next.
You land on the Sin'Loren in the middle and can stay there and kill Dawnblade Rerservists or move to another boat.
When you are done, talk to the Unrestrained Dragonhawk, which will take you back to land.


9. Mount up and head west into the forest. Here you need to kill Wretched Fiends and Wretched Devourers for 4 Mana Remnants for Arm The Wards!, keep picking up Bloodberries if you havent gotten 5 yet and kill Erratic Sentries.
When you killed a sentry, make sure to loot it first as it usually holds a grey item and sometime motes of mana. Afterwards rightclick the Attuned Crystal Cores in your inventory and click the sentry. Now you converted 1 sentry out of 5 needed for [70]Further Conversations.
Stay in the forest until you gathered the 4 Mana Remnants, converted 5 sentries and looted 5 Bloodberries.

10. Depending on where in the forest you are when are done, ride south or east into the Dawnstar Village.
Here you need to kill 6 Summoners, 6 Blood Knights and 3 Marksman. As you kill the mobs, move to the Blood Crystal(42,35) and do a reading with the Astromancer's Crystal. Its very easy to kill Summoners in this room as they often dont have a pet, and if they do, you can kill the pet first without the Summoner aggroing.

11. Continue east under the bridge and start killing Demons for [70]The Battle Must Go On. You need to slay 6 Demons and impale the Emissary of Hatewith theShattered Sun Banner. You can theEmissary of Hate no matter if its your kill or not, so focus on killing your 6 demons and go kill the Emissary of Hateif no one has by then.
At 48,44 you do the last reading with the Astromancer's Crystal.

12. Move northwest to the Sun's Reach Armory and get close to a Crystal Ward (those big red crystals you can find all over) and click Mana Remnants in your inventory.
Now turn in [70]Dont Stop Now.... While you are here, repair and sell the gray items.
Run upstairs and turn in [70]Keeping the Enemy At Bay and [70]Crush the Dawnblade.

13. Jump down and mount up. Ride north to the Inn and deliver [70]Open For Business.
Continue southwest and deliver [70]The Battle Must Go On, [70]The Air Strikes Must Continue and [70]Know Your Ley Lines.
Ride north and deliver [70]Arm The Wards! and [70]Further Conversations.
In this hut you find Eldare Dawnrunner who is the Shattered Sun Quartermaster. Furtermore, when you achieve friendly, honored, revered and exalted reputation, she will give you a care package filled with pots, elixirs and rep items you can sell for more gold.

14. From your inventory use the Darnarian's Scroll of Teleportation from your inventory.
You now find yourself back in the middle of Shattrath at least 115g richer done in approx 30 mins.

Note: Thanks Zyzx for making those nice maps

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zarnees's picture

really good for 70 twinks

i think these dailies give 115 gold to lv 70 twinks only as i recall i got 115g from lv 70 twink Jawdropping!

NIGGA GOT AIDS IN HIS MOUTH!!!

Quel'Danas Dailies

OMG! This guide is amazing! Cut 15 mins off of our time for these dailies. Used it on 2 of 6 toons. Thanks so much, an excellent guide... Smiling

50G?

I only made fifty gold when I first tried your guide. I'm an 80 and at Patch 3.2, but I did do the ten gold quest, but that's still almoost half the expected total.

Jiyambi's picture

This guide was written for

This guide was written for level 70 characters when 70 was the leveling cap, and is out of date.

Cash / EXP as of 3.0.3

During the Burning Crusade era, the main reason to do daily quests in Quel'Danas was to earn cash; since it could only be accessed by characters at maximum level, experience was irrelevant. Out of curiosity, I ran the Q'D quests to see what sort of experience they'd provide. It was only my second visit to the Isle, so this route took me longer than the quoted time (52:00, from the time I left Shatt to when I ported back). I'm sure that'll improve with practice. With a Level 70 Unholy Death Knight in assorted green/blue leveling gear, I got the following results:

EXP earned from quests: 113,900
EXP earned from mobs: 95,650 (including 100% rested bonus)
Total EXP earned: 208,550 (161,225 w/o rested)
Gold earned: 45g 91s 27c (43g from quests)
Reputation earned: 2,200
2,200 rep/day means Friendly in 2 days, Honored in 5, Revered in 10, and Exalted in 20.
Paying 10g per day for "Your Continued Support" (no EXP, 150 rep) will cut Honored to 4 days, Revered to 9, and Exalted to 18.

I'm sure Northrend provides much more efficient ways to earn EXP and money, but it's nice if you need a diversion, if you don't have much time to play, or if you're otherwise faced with a long grind session. Being the rep nerd that I am, I'll probably do this at least for a few weeks to hit Exalted and earn the "You're So Offensive" Achievement.

is this for 70s?

Is this guide for 70s only, are any of the gold making guides for mid 60s?

Jame's picture

Yea sadly this is for 70s

Yea sadly this is for 70s only.

And I wouldn't bother with that anymore, because once you reach 70, you should just go to Northrend and keep on leveling. There will be a lot of gold to get while leveling, and then at level 80 there will be better dailies.

More quests

Very nice guide though I do it a bit different but also more quests.

I usually go to and take the "Maintaining the Sunwell Portal", go to the Isle, take all the quest on the Isle (Or just "Ata'mal Armaments" and "Rediscovering Your Roots" if I lack the room in my Quest Log on that toon).

- Hearthstone to Shat.
- Activating my Flying Mount (best with Epic mount)
- Do "Rediscovering Your Roots" and fly back to shat.
- Take a flight to Nagrand and doing "The Multiphase Survey" and "Gaining the Advantage" (If you're a Skinner, Herbalist or Miner).
- Go back to your favorite flymaster and take a flight to "Ruuan Weald" in Blade Edge's Mountains and do "Maintaining the Sunwell Portal"
- Flying back to "Ruuan Weald" and take a flight to Area52, and do "Sunfury Attack Plans". If your HS is up use it to get back to Shat (with "two" HS as Shammy it's very easy).
- Fly to "Sanctum of the Stars", mount up and get the "Ata'mal Armaments" from the mobs beside the Black Temple.
- Fly back to Sanctum of the Stars (or use your HS if up).

From there turn in the quest you have in Shat and move to the Isle.

Pick up all the quest in the same order as Øffelbøv ecept instead of doing the quest with the nagas as the first thing I always do them as the last thing.

If there's time afterwards I fly to Hellfire (Thrallmar as I'm horde) and fly to "Throne of Kil'jaeden" and do the two quests up there.

This usually takes about an hour but I also end up with 2000 more repution/day and about 200-240g since "Gaining the advantage" adwards you almost 17g and not the usual 9-11g.

Cloud9's picture

Your statement is true

I used more time than 30min because of Alliance killing me, but i did in fact earn 114g from quest rewards and grey item, i also got a random BOE green (disenchant value: approx 8g), 2 Mark of Sargeras (approx 3g), 2 Sunfury Signe (approx 2,5g) and a stack of Netherweave (approx 3,5g) which sums up to a potential amount of 131g.
Your guide is very well written and i think the path you have chosen is the least time consuming of the order you do the quests. I will try tomorrow when there are less people online and take the time.

Jiyambi's picture

Numbers

If you want it to look even nicer and improve readability you can use the BBCode:

[ list=1 ] [ * ] First numbered text that will automatically indent when it has gone over to the next line, so it looks a lot sharper.
[ * ] Second numbered text [ / list ]

It will look something like this:

  1. First numbered text that will automatically indent when it has gone over to the next line, so it looks a lot sharper.
  2. Second numbered text

(remove the extra spaces in the code)

It will make each new step stand out better and be easier to read IMO.

Jame's picture

I really really appreciate

I really really appreciate not being the only one in the text formatting brigade anymore Sticking out tongue

Jame's picture

Did it again, 29 minutes, -

Did it again, 29 minutes, - 113 gold + Arcane Tome + 27 Netherweave Cloth and some signets / marks.

@ Jame - Thanks for the

@ Jame - Thanks for the advices, I will work on the improvements tommorrow. It actually taking longer to write these guides than first expected. That just made me respect you a great deal more, since I can now imagine how much time and effort you put into your guides. By the way I dont understand how you could only make 106g from your circuit, I make 110g minimum, as soon as just 1 greenie drops im on the 115g+ Smiling

@ Shikamaru - Yea I allready read that guide, and I didnt really like it. His guide is making 700g+ in 4-5 hours. By just doing this fast 30 min circuit I make 115g.

@ Jiyambi - I thought I allready fixed it so it didnt link, but that will be fixed anyways by using Jame's advice on using this site for picture upload.

Edit: Couldnt resist to work a bit on upgrading the guide. Think I will split the map up into a few maps. Thanks for the advice so far, and as you can see, Ive taken them to me Smiling

Jame's picture

I did 106g with only selling

I did 106g with only selling junk. I had one green drop too so that puts me above 110g, not to mention the arcane tome and the netherweave Smiling

And yea, splitting your map is always a huge plus for guides, it makes it easier to follow them and you save time not having to scroll up to the map every step. It's a lot of extra work, but the result is worth it.

Anyway, beta server is down again so I'm gonna do another run and see how it goes ^^

edit -- haha, nevermind, I just realized I had forgotten to turn in the bloodberries quest, so that was 114g just with selling junk actually Sticking out tongue

Haha yea following all the

Haha yea following all the guides steps kinda help Smiling I will split up the maps as soon as I get home from uni and get to work on the translating part.

Different question: Are we now on the new server?

Jame's picture

Yes

Yes

Jiyambi's picture

I'm not really sure what was

I'm not really sure what was up with that because it wasn't linking there on my home computer. It's possible my work computer was just screwy. Use Firefox at home and IE at work. Anyways it looks fine now (at home on firefox)

I did actually fix the

I did actually fix the picture before going to bed Eye It was uploaded from Imageshack and was showing a link to them when you moved the cursor over the picture. If it was doing more than that, something really is wrong with your IE Smiling

Jiyambi's picture

Well, just fyi it is also

Well, just fyi it is also working fine from work Smiling so yay!

Shikamaru's picture

Alright Now I noticed a

Alright Smiling

Now I noticed a little ''typo''. you added the quest color to a darker shade of orange (which looks really good ), but in your Color Codes it is still the light and thin shade of orange Eye

Funny, I can see what you

Funny, I can see what you mean, but the color code is actaully the right one. Just changed it to bold as well and now its matching the one in the text Smiling

Jame's picture

Just tried it for fun while

Just tried it for fun while beta server was down.

It took exactly 30 minutes, I made 106g, 20 Netherweave Cloth and an Arcane Tome. Quite nice Smiling

Jame's picture

You should simply upload

You should simply upload your image files on our website, there's a "File Attachment" option above the submit button while you're editing your guide.

And yes it's true that it's kinda redundant with the other guide for Sunwell Dailies we have, but with a few changes it will be of higher quality, so it's all good. Nice job.

What I would do:

-Add levels of quests in brackets before the quests [70] Quest Name. It makes it easier to spot quests.
-Put quest names in bold
-Use a darker shade of orange, the one you use is a little bit too bright. The color code I use for quests is: #cc9933

Shikamaru's picture

Purpose of the guide

Hi,

First thing I want to say: the Text Formatting looks neat, good job! Eye

Although the Text Formatting looks nice, I don't really see the purpose of this guide.

The Quel'Danas grind has already been done once (you can find it here).

A second thing I would like to add, the text is a bit hard to read, you could split your guide into pieces using this code:

[ hr ] (without spaces, of course Eye)

-Shikamaru

Jiyambi's picture

I looked at the other guide,

I looked at the other guide, I prefer this one since it's structured a lot like Jame's leveling guides Smiling

However, please fix the main block of text - it is currently a link to a website called imageshack. Not only might that count as advertising, it also makes it very hard to read. Other than that, I really like the text formatting, it looks quite good, and the map is also nice.

Good guide.

Smiling

Good guide and I like the formatting.

I now always do the dailys with a guildy or two so we are much less likely to get attacked by Alliance.

Its helpful to team up - just ask in general when you arrive for someone to team up with.

On a pve server dailys are easy to solo.