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Violence-free Gold, Fast.

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in General

For a long time, protection warriors had to struggle with not being able to kill things quickly, as did healers. Nowadays dual-spec has reduced the problems of grinding, as has the buff to prot DPS. But there are still going to be those people who for whaever reason take two healing specs or can’t otherwise farm effectively. Luckily there’s a veritable cornucopia of daily quests that require absolutely no killing whatsoever.

Here’s a few of my favourites, in some semblance of a tour guide:

  •  King of the Mountain. Just 30 seconds work gets you 13G. Not a bad time/gold ratio. Despite this being a a PvP quest I’ve never once come across a member of the opposite faction while doing this. There’s a free taxi ride to the nearby Skybreaker (or Ogrim’s Hammer) from Dalaran, too.
  •  Vile Like Fire! Fly over the hill, jump on a proto-drake, set fire to things. Job done.
  •  Shoot ‘Em Up On your way back from (or to) the above, jump in a harpoon launcher and shoot anything that moves. A minute later, less if you can group with someone else, job done.
  •  We can’t forget the Argent Tournament, especially Among the Champions  (23G reward!). While we’re here, the killer combination of A Valiant’s Field Training and Taking Battle to the Enemy will do you very well, too if you’re in the mood for a little bit of killing stuff. 36G in return for killing 15 nearby scourge can’t be beaten.
  • Moving to the east and staying on the Argent Tournament theme, A Chip off the Ulduar Block can easily be done without aggroing anything. Just don’t tell Brann Bronzebeard you’re destroying his precious relics.
  • Most people have probably had enough  of the Sons of Hodir by the time they get to exalted, but Thrusting Hodir’s Spear is a quick quest with a decent reward. And after you’re done with it, you can move on to
  • Back to the Pit (if it’s up). If not, some of the other quests offered instead are almost as combat-lite. And there’s always that slim chance you’ll end up with a Polar Bear at the end of it.
  • Head down to K-3 and Overstock. Unfotunately the reward here isn’t as high as most quests, but then, there’s no risk of having to fight things (directly) either.
  • In Dalaran there’s the daily fishing quest, from Marcia Chase. You do fish to get your food buffs, right? Bit of a lottery this one, the rewards can be anything from 10 to 100G, but on the other hand it helps get your fishing up. And fishing is the only way to get a 40 stamina food buff that doesn’t require Northern Spices.
  • Just across the street from Marcia (for alliance, anyway), there’s the daily Cooking quest from Katharine Lee. Unfortunately only Cheese for Glowergold is killing-free, but the others involve only lower-level animals in Northrend’s starter zones and shouldn’t be too much of a chore. On the other hand, if you don’t need the spices, they can sell for huge amounts of money on the Auction house (7G each, for example, on my server)

At this point quests start to be a bit spread out, so if you’re not desperate for gold I’d probably stop here. If you’re venturing further afield, though, Aces High shouldn’t involve deaths if you’re doing it right and is invaluable practice for the Malygos fight.

All in all,  theabove should do you fine. It’s not quite a night of wiping for me, but it’s a good start towards one.

  1. 2 Responses to “Violence-free Gold, Fast.”

  2. By Fleischmann on May 4, 2009

    Love this! Sadly, I don’t have my epic flyer yet (don’t ask how) but I’ll be using this guide for a while, getting into a good routine!

  3. By Daagaak on May 5, 2009

    I suspect this is the only way you’ll see me in raids if I carry on, Sham’s down to about 200g left. You can work out how many nights raiding that is …

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