LOTRO Auction House Guide:
Selling Wood to Make Gold!
Selling wood at the LOTRO auction house can be a very good way to make gold. It can be pretty time consuming, but there are usually fewer gold farmers doing it. You have to check the AH though to make sure the prices are right for making gold. Sometimes wood is not in high demand and you won't make squat. Other times you can make a lot off of farming it.
In this guide I will cover the do's and don'ts of actually posting wood up for auction as well as the best locations for harvesting:
• Rowan Wood
• Ash Wood
• Yew Wood
• Lebethron Wood
• Black Ash Wood
• Ilex Wood
• Mallorn Wood
Do's and Don'ts of Posting Wood
There are usually few players selling wood... so you can pick your prices a lot of the time. You'll want to check the AH for the wood you want to farm first. Pick one with few sellers but that sell for a good price. If it's selling for less than about 800 silver for a stack of 100 wood, I wouldn't waste my time.
In general a stack of 100 wood has sold for about 1g, plus or minus a couple hundred silver, for the last couple of years. The best way to find your posting price is to do a search for the specific type of wood you're selling, then sort by buyout. This will let you quickly see if there are a ton of people selling a type of wood, what you should sell at, etc. But as I said, if there are tons of people selling, say mallorn wood,
you're better off finding a less competitive wood to farm over just cutting your prices for a quick sale.
Basically, check the LOTRO auction houses prices. Find a resource that doesn't have 50 people selling 20 stacks... look for a resource that has as few people as possible selling it and you'll get the best bang for your buck... er time rather ;)
Wood has been selling for far more than it used to on the LOTRO auction house. Apparently not many people are farming it so it's an easy way to make some quick gold.
Farming Locations: My favorite location to farm rowan wood is in the Shire and Bree-land. In the Shire I like the area in the marshes north of Michel Delving. For Bree-land I also like the marshes again, the Midgewater Marshes, east of Bree-town.
As with most types of wood, these nodes are usually pretty free from competition and sell well. Always check the auction house first to see if it's worth farming. Sometimes wood just doesn't sell.
Farming Locations: My favorite place to farm ash is in the area around Brockenborings and Scary in the Shire. Not many people know about it apparently, and it has a ton of easy nodes to farm.
I used to make a good amount of gold off of yew wood. It's easy to farm when you're in your mid 40's of level since most of the mobs won't attack you and there is good demand for it.
Farming Locations: The North Downs has always been my favorite area for this resource. I usually make a large circuit from around Gatson's Farm to Orthonn.
Lebethron wood usually sells for a bit more than the other types. It's arguably the best type to farm for making gold. Prices always change and fluctuate, but usually it gets one of the top prices.
Farming Locations: The Trollshaws are my favorite area for lebethron farming. I usually farm from the Last Bridge to Barachen's Camp on both sides of the main road. You can also farm in Evendim, but I don't like it
there as much.
Black Ash Wood
This is probably one of the most reliable of the wood types for making gold. Thankfully you can find it in a lot more locations now so it's easier to farm. It used to only be in the Misty Mountains and Angmar and made for
some competitive farming!
Farming Locations: Pretty much anywhere in the eastern Misty Mountains, east Angmar, and Forochel. I used to prefer farming in the Misty Mountains east of the High Pass, but now Forochel is my preferred location.
You can sometimes make some good gold now farming these nodes. Being the top tier it's usually in the highest demand at the LOTRO auction house.
Farming Locations: Eregion is my favorite area for farming these resources. You can also find them in the early area of The Mines of Moria, but Eregion is my preferred location.
The final tier of resources to farm, mallorn wood is usually the highest demand in the auction house. These nodes are also usually the most competitive for farming, so they may not be the most time effective way to make gold.
Farming Locations: The higher level areas in the Mines of Moria, Lothlorien, and Mirkwood all are good locations. I prefer Lothlorien myself since there are usually no mobs to deal with and not much competition for farming.
I hope you found the wood selling section of the LOTRO Auction House Guide helpful... See you over in the other guides for The Lord of the Rings online!
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