JCers and Alchy: Time to Unload

In the Patch 4.0.1 PTR, the cooldown on epic gem transmutes has been removed.  That means we will see a significant influx of epic gems when this patch goes live, as people desperately try to cash in epic gem sales.  There will be a fallout, and then the prices will stabilize, slightly drifting upwards and settling at about 33% of their current value.

My guess is that cut epic gems will be holding value at around 50-75g each once all the dust has settled.  Perhaps less for the lesser desired gems.

Here’s how it will go down:

  • Epic gems will be cut and sold in bulk. Prices wall drop significantly as undercutting takes hold in the AH.
  • Eternals, Rare gems, and Saronite Ore will all slightly increase in price, as Alchemists try to suck up raw materials to cash in on the new transmute freedoms.
  • Prices will stabilize after a week or so, but will not return to their current values.

That’s my prediction.  Of course, this all depends on your server’s economy and continued need for gems.

If you want to sell off your epic gems at the current prices, do so now, because the Patch is looming.  It’s a pretty certain thing the patch will be live next Tuesday, with possibly one more background download to take in.

PS I had no pic relevant to this, so you get a Ruby Sanctum shot 🙂


  1. Rederatson says:

    Well heck I better get ready than and hope for the best on my JC.

  2. falcie says:

    ah yes i already dumped all my epic gems and rare gems on the AH and sold them 🙂

  3. Cloudruler says:

    keep in mind too the gem for honor vendor is being removed in 4.0

  4. Malachi says:

    You’re forgetting that tons of people will be regemming from ARPEN, which is converted to crit, and into Strength and agil.

    That will be all your mm hunters, rogues and blood DKs that have 20+ arpen gems each…going str + agil.

    That is a huge increase in demand. prices will go up.

  5. anon says:

    Not to mention all the teir 10 bought with justice points and the icc10 equivelent gear dropping in the event dungeson….

    gems will maintain or even go up for at least the first week.. yes unload JC/alchm make that gold

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