Monday, July 30, 2012

Gamer Rage: Vial of the Sands

In order to make the Vial of the Sands, I'm going to start backward with what you need to do first. If you are a miner, go mine yourself up:
  • 12 volatile earth
  • 24 elementium ore
Smelt your elementium ore into 12 elementium bars. With your volatile earth and elementium bars, any alchemist can make 36 pyrium bars. These are essential to make the 12 Truegold you will need later.
Once you have the pyrium, you will need to get yourself:
  • 120 volatile air
  • 120 volatile fire
  • 120 volatile water
These volatiles combined with the pyrium bars will make 12 Truegold.
Keep in mind, each Truegold the alchemist makes has a 24 hour cooldown. This means they can make ONE Truegold each day. Period. Make good on your tips for each one they deliver you. I recommend at LEAST 25 gold a pop if you're cheap. I pay mine 100 each if they're not in my guild. (We have a very strict "no buying/selling to guildies" policy) Your Truegold is going to take 12 days to make if you use one alchemist. My recommendation is to find someone willing to sell their Truegold cooldown to you and use several alchemists if you're impatient. As long as you're not cheap, I'd say to be sure you have 600-1200 gold just for tipping. Make friends with the alchemists.
Think you're done? Hardly. Now that you have your truegold, you're going to need three different potions to add to it: Deepstone Oil, Flask of Titanic Strength, and Flask of the Winds.
You will need eight of each of the potions. To make these, you will need to obtain:
  • 32 volatile life
  • 16 Azshara's Veil
  • 32 Whiptail
  • 16 Cinderbloom
  • 8 Albino Catfish
An alchemist can make these for you pretty quickly and with no cooldowns. I'd suggest 25-50 gold tip for each, so bring along 100-200 gold as a tip for the job. Like I said, make friends with your alchemists. Good tippers don't have much trouble finding someone to do work for them.
Now for the costly part.
The Sands of Time and the vial are purchased from Yasmin, the Innkeeper in Uldum. She is located at 26, 7 Northwest of The Temple and the Obelisk. The Sands of time are 3k each. For eight of them, you need 24,000 gold. Add in the vial, you'll need 5,000 gold, making your total a whopping 29,000 gold. Ouch.
By the time you find someone who has the recipe for the vial, you should have
  • 1 Pyrium-laced crystalline vial
  • 8 Sands of Time
  • 8 Deepstone Oil
  • 8 Flask of Titanic Strength
  • 8 Flask of the Winds
  • 12 Truegold
Now that I've confused the hell out of you, here is a finished shopping list:
  • 30,500 gold
  • 1 Pyrium-laced crystalline vial
  • 8 Sands of Time
  • 32 volatile life
  • 16 Azshara's Veil
  • 32 Whiptail
  • 16 Cinderbloom
  • 8 Albino Catfish
  • 120 volatile air
  • 120 volatile fire
  • 120 volatile water
  • 12 volatile earth
  • 24 elementium ore