For a long time I have been making gold selling the Admiral’s Hat recipe, and with out even considering it, I realized the other day that there is a lot of gold to be made by selling the hat as well.
I can generally sell one for the 40-50g price range, and all the mats are fairly easy to get. But this tip isn’t about selling the recipe, or the hat.
While it is true that you can make a lot of gold doing either, you will find when crafting the hat for profit, that most items are very often found on the Auction House, and can be picked up for a decent price.
There is of course one small exception. The Long Elegant Feather. This is one of those items that when players come across it, they are more likely to vendor it then sell it on the Auction House, because they don’t really know it’s value.
I’ve been able to sell these for 6g each, and collecting them is fairly easy. They’re dropped by Frayfeather Hyppogryphs in Feralas.
You’ll want to start off in the High Wilderness (southern Feralas). Make sure you’re not killing the Frayfeather Stagwings, they don’t drop the feather.
The drop rate on the feathers is about 33%, and the average gold per hour is 100g to 300g depending on your server and your luck.
When you’re selling these on the Auction House, you can sell them in single stacks, or in stacks of six.