My Hunter has been Bejeweled

I made a huge decision for my character yesterday… I dropped Engineering and went Jewelcrafting.

My dream of being a Gnome Engineer came to an end when I was convinced by many that Engineering has no practical application in Legion.

It’s true. I really can’t see much practical use for me as an engineer.

  • Engineering is expensive because it offers nothing to sell but eats up insane amounts of ore
  • Has almost no utility to a group or others
  • Provides no opportunity for monetary gain or economic involvement
  • Can be easily replaces by items from the Garrison (yep, the old engineering hut)

When I realized how easy it is to simply make Gnomish Hanglider kits in my old Garrison, I quickly realized it was a no-brainer to drop it.

I took up JC and boosted it up to 700 within a few minutes (WoD mats on AH).

Then I took 200 Leystone Ore, prospected it, and turned what would have sold for 5600 on the AH (raw ore value) into gems valued at over 15k. I sold a few on the AH and kept the rest for making things.

My history with JC goes back to WotLK. I was playing my Druid tank at the time and used JC to make a good deal of money. I remember hitting 50k, which back in Legion wasn’t bad for a regular player like myself. I did so simply from buying low cost gems on the AH, cutting them into stats, and reselling them. Simple as that. I hope to do the same in Legion.

My new dream is to become a Gnomish Gem Tinker of sorts. I guess that makes some sense? Gnomes and gems? It could work.

I know that JC was recently (as in days ago) nerfed quite a bit. Gems were giving bonuses at like 250 or something and are now down to 180? I might have those numbers wrong, but the gist of it is that it was a huge hit. Still, stats are stats and people buy them.

Worst case scenario: Blizzard suddenly makes Engineering amazing in a future patch and JC dwindles into economic obscurity.

Best case scenario: I’ll finally make some money in Legion so that I can afford the ridiculously inflated AH prices.

  • I have been thinking about dropping it as well as the only useful things for group content so far are the auto repair hammer for having something you can use to repair indoors when people can’t mount. But so many people have jeeves anyway that it doesn’t matter.

    I’ve been considering either a second gathering profession or enchanting as I have jewelcrafting on an alt.

  • Keen
    Did you concentrate on getting to 110 before you leveled your jewelcrafting? Or did you do both at the same time?

  • @Drathmar: Enchanting seems really nice.

    @Jay P: I leveled both Engineering to 700 and JC to 700 after hitting 110. So I went from 0.

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