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How to Quickly Level a Low Level Mage in World of Warcraft

As a mage convert (coming over from a hunter character), I was initially flummoxed as to how I might be able to gain enough gold to properly outfit my character at any level. Currently as a level 32 Human Mage, I have come up with a fairly strong strategy for the Mage class that has the benefit of giving you enough gold to keep yourself geared via solid use of the Auction House (AH).
The AH provides a good means of both getting a lot of gold for your wares and also equipping your character to a point where it can handle enemies that are several levels higher than yourself. A mage has a huge responsibility when it comes to equipment because it has to rely on cloth armor for it’s protection, and that is what the last line of defense is if you get aggroed by multiple mobs or are unfortunate enough to accidently go up against a mob or player that is at a higher level than you expected for the zone. One good example of this is the elite giant that is traveling the path in Darkshire. If you have a properly equipped mage you can stand to fight off or even kill that elite mob even if you aren’t close to the level necessary to do that normally.

When playing at a mage, you should never go more than four levels (if you’re past level 10 or so) without going to upgrade your gear at the AH. The reason for this is that there are major gains in the armor quality and the buffs in higher armor especially at these low levels and by going back all the time you will consistently have the best gear and will be able to level and grind or complete quests much more quickly, thereby gaining a higher level of experience.

In order to upgrade your mage with good gear, you need to be able to use the AH very effectively since you will be spending most of your cash there on gear. The best way to do that is by utilizing the Mage’s Herbalism profession and only using exactly the herbs you need to level your character while selling the rest at the AH. On my server (Magtheridon), even a stack (20) of relatively common Silverleaf will give you upwards of 5 gold, an amount that would allow you to get some pretty good greens and blues early on where the grinding really gets boring. As you get a little higher, you can sell stacks of Earthroot and Mageroyal for double digit amounts of gold depending on your server. Continually I have used this cash to outfit my mage and am able to PvP against characters two to three levels higher than me without going below 50% of my HP. When comparing the ease at which I level a character using this herb gathering strategy to what it was like to level my Hunter (one of the easier characters to level in the game), I am amazed that I did not do this earlier. Hopefully this has helped you a bit and will make your WoW experience more enjoyable, I know it has for me.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm First Aid Crafting – Powerful Anti-Venom

This guide covers the Powerful Anti-Venom craftable item from the First Aid secondary profession in the mmorpg World of Warcraft, reflecting any and all changes made with the release of Cataclysm and the shattering of Azeroth (patch 4.0.3). You can see additional pictures of this item and recipe by clicking the numbers by the thumbnail above.
Powerful Anti-Venom is the more powerful version of the crafted item Strong Anti-Venom, being able to cure up to an additional 25 levels higher in poisons, up to level 60. Each crafting of this item, unlike the weaker anti-venoms, actually yields 1 Powerful Anti-Venom as opposed to 3, which is important to take into account when purchasing or farming the required materials. As of patch 4.0.3 there is no First Aid craftable upgraded version of this item to cure poisons over level 60.

World of Warcraft First Aid Crafted Items: Powerful Anti-Venom
Requires First Aid 300; Item Quality Normal (White)
Item level 26; Sell to vendor price: 5 Silver, 0 Copper
Estimated auction house buyout price: 50 Silver, 0 Copper (possibly higher, very little market data as item is incredibly rare in AH)
Use: Target is cured of poisons up to level 60 (1 minute cool down)
Item ID: 19440, First seen in WoW version 1.11.1

World of Warcraft First Aid Recipe: Formula Powerful Anti-Venom
This recipe is sold by Argent Dawn and Argent Crusade Quartermasters for 10 Gold (must be Honored).
Use: Teaches you how to make Powerful Anti-Venom.
Average auction house buyout price: 99 Gold, Sell to vendor price: 2 Silver, 25 Copper
Requires First Aid (300) to learn and craft, Crafting time: 3 seconds
Recipe reagents: Huge Venom Sac (x1)
Spell ID: 23787; Recipe Item ID: 19442

Vendors That Sell Recipe: (Zone, Name, Affiliation, Coordinates and Location)
Eastern Plaguelands, Quartermaster Miranda Breechlock, Argent Crusade, Light’s Hope Chapel 75.8-54.0
Trisfal Glades, Argent Quartermaster Hasana, Argent Dawn, The Bulwark 83.2-68.1
Western Plaguelands, Argent Quartermaster Lightspark, Argent Crusade, Chillwind Camp 42.8-83.8

Chance to gain skill points by crafting (this chance scales -1.6% for each level past 300)
Skill Level 300: 100% chance to gain a skill point. Skill Lvl 310: 83.3%, Skill Lvl 320: 66.6%, Skill Lvl 330: 50%, Skill Lvl 340: 33.3%, Skill Lvl 350: 16.6%, Skill Lvl 360: 0%

The average cost of reagent materials is 17 Silver, 0 Copper when purchased through the Auction House. With the vendor sell price for Powerful Anti-Venom of 5 Silver, 0 Copper, this means making this item causes you to lose an average of 12 Silver, 0 Copper per item, strangely enough making this a much cheaper alternative to leveling your First Aid than bandages in this skill range. There is not enough market data to provide a good estimate of profitability for the auction house and it may be hard to find buyers since many might not be looking for, or aware of Powerful Anti-Venom.