Today's post will focus on the raw material Saronite Ore. There are many, many things that you can do with Saronite Ore depending on what professions you have. Of course, having multiple professions will work to your advantage. The main rule of thumb for Saronite Ore is to buy ALL stacks that are priced under 12g 50s. Since you can convert a stack of Saronite Ore into ten Saronite Bars. Each Saronite Bar can be sold to the vendor for 1g 25s.
As mentioned above, if you can find Saronite Ore for less than 12g 50s a stack, buy it out and turn them all into bars and vendor them.
Craft Eternal Belt Buckles, these will be your best sellers. You can also craft the Savage Saronite Rare PVP Set or the Ornate Saronite Rare PVP Set. In addition, there is [Saronite Bulwark], [Titanium Weapon Chain] and [Titanium Shield Spike]. Also, don't forget about the titansteel epics!
The main option here would be [Heartseeker Scope] I believe. I could be wrong so let me know if you find something else worth crafting.
Prospecting ore as a JC can be very profitable. To check if prospecting is worth it, use this formula that I stole from Wowhead's comment section for Saronite Ore.
5 Saronite Ore == 0.24*(MT+SR+SS+FE+AG+TO)/6 + 1.08*(SC+DJ+HC+Ch+SuC+Bl)/6
SR=Scarlet Ruby; MT=Monarch Topaz; AG=Autumn's Glow; FE=Forest Emerald; SS=Sky Sapphire; TO=Twilight Opal; SC=Shadow Crystal; DJ=Dark Jade; HC=Huge Citrine; Ch=Chalcedony; SuC=Sun Crystal; Bl=Bloodstone
If the left side is greater than right side, dont bother prospecting.
If the right side is greater than the left side, prospecting is profitable!
Usually, prospecting is worth it, but just in case your server is a bit different you should put it into the formula to check.
Remember, all blue quality gems are worth a minimum of 4g 50s (vendor value after being cut), and all green quality gems are worth a minimum of 50s (vendor value after being cut).
So what to do with all the blue quality gems? Cut them and sell on AH! To help you get started on which cuts to buy first, you may want to check out my post on Jewelcrafting Cuts found here.
There are more options for what to do with the green quality gems.
0. Create Icy Prisms.
1. Cut and sell them on the AH. I only bother doing this with the Bloodstones though, since the other ones have fairly cheap rare quality versions. I usually get around
2. Cut and Vendor.
3. Craft and AH. You can sell [Bloodstone Band], [Sun Rock Ring], [Crystal Citrine Necklace], [Crystal Chalcedony Amulet], [Dark Jade Focusing Lens], [Shadow Crystal Focusing Lens] and [Shadow Jade Focusing Lens]. I don't sell any of these myself, since the demand is pretty low. However, if you can somehow advertise the focusing lens for social use, it could be a good seller.
4. Craft and Vendor. You can craft [Bloodstone Band], [Sun Rock Ring], [Crystal Citrine Necklace], [Crystal Chalcedony Amulet]. Each of these are worth 3g 14s to a vendor. It takes 5 seconds to craft each, so use this following formula to figure out approximately how much you gain per hour.
Total Profit Per Hour = 3.14 - (Green Gem + (Eternal Earth/5)) * 720
5. Craft and DE. Similar to craft and vendor, except if you have Enchanting you can DE the rings instead. On my server this is actually less profitable than the vendor route.
Total DE Profit = 0.75(2*Infinite Dust) + 0.22(1.5*Lesser Cosmic Essence) + 0.03(Small Dream Shard)
*Note: I'm actually a little unsure of the formula above... but I think it is right*
If you have an Alchemist (or better yet, a Transmutation Master), you can create [Earthsiege Diamonds] and [Skyflare Diamonds]. Since I don't have a X-mute master, what I usually do is I tip a transmutation master according to how many procs he gets.
I think thats pretty much it. Feel free to leave a comment on how your sales go!