I loathe milling, but my favourite milling toon is currently on an extended AFK, so was unavailable. So milling I will go.
I have started out with 2,500 whiptail, currently valued at 5g each. (12.5k)
1 hour later (milling is boring), I have
- 115 inferno ink, ah price of 104g : (11.96k)
- 593 blackfallow ink (9g80) (5.81k)
- Total value : 17.7k
I turn 590 blackfallow ink into another 59 inferno ink via the ink traders (converting 5.8k into 6.1k); leaving me with 174 inferno ink, and 3 blackfallow.
To make a darkmoon card takes 10 inferno ink, 30 volatile life, so i need 510 volatile life (cost 5k) and parchment (negligible). I would recommend spacing your purchasing of volatile life over a few days and not hitting it all in one shopping spree. At least temporarily, I raided the price of volatile life from 9.8g to 12g, and there were not all that many available at 12g
This left me with 17 cards (no decks yet) and a few left over inks
|What||val per card||num cards||total value|
|eight of embers||2600||2||5200|
|eight of the winds||1850||1||1850|
|eight of waves||1750||1||1750|
|five of embers||1530||2||3060|
|Five of stones||1990||1||1990|
|four of embers||1130||1||1130|
|four of waves||2500||1||2500|
|seven of stones||3000||2||6000|
|six of embers||3000||1||3000|
|three of the winds||1800||1||1800|
|three of waves||3000||1||3000|
|two of stones||540||1||540|
|two of the winds||1650||1||1650|
|two of waves||1650||1||1650|
This leaves me with cards and mats worth around 35.5k, and to be honest, not much extra work, (especially after milling), call it 15 minutes. Simply buying AH mats (17k+5k=22k) and converting them into cards has a return of about 13k per 15 minutes, or around 52k/hour.
Note: All these profits are 'paper' profits, I have not yet sold anything. The reality is that to sell for top dollar takes both time and timing; selling quickly means a hefty discount.
So - coming soon : selling cards as is; or converting them into decks.