- 7-10 stack Bloodthistle, Peacebloom, Silverleaf, Earthroot, Mageroyal.
- 4-5 stack: Briarthorn, Swiftthistle, Bruiseweed, Stranglekelp.
- 3-5 stack: Wild Steelbloom, Grave Moss, Kingsblood, Liferoot.
- 4-6 stack: Fadeleaf, Goldthorn, Khadgar's Whiskers, Wintersbite.
- 8-12 stack: Firebloom, Purple Lotus, Arthas' Tears, Sungrass, Blindweed, Ghost Mushroom, Gromsblood.
- 13-19 stack: Golden Sansam, Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage, Plaguebloom, Icecap
- the outland herb requirements for skill 300-375 is yet unknown
This is not the first, and not the last instance of huge market change. The prices are determined by demand and supply. If a new demand arises, the prices go up, if new supply source forms, the prices go down. Since the change happens literally overnight by a patch, the market change is rapid and huge. After 2.4 introduced Void Shatter, the price of Void Crystal doubled and the price of Large Prismatic Shard dropped by 30%. After arena season 4 introduced, the price of Greater Planar Essence tripled overnight and kept that high for a week.
But this herb business seems to be huge, even compared to these issues.
- At first it affect 20-25% of the playerbase. Arena season affected the bests of gladiators (who could buy brutal gear), the void shatter affected enchanters.
- Secondly: people are filled with money. Raiding stopped in most guilds, so no money were spent on elixirs and repair. People were doing dailies for months, accumulating money. They even had enough to waste on the 22 slot bag.
- The new content patch will allow inscription but no new instance or quests are introduced. So people has nothing else to do than level professions.
While herbalists will definately start farming these herbs as soon as the prices skyrocket but no way could find enough herb. Smart people surely collected/bought their resources already. But if most were smart, there would be no place for us businessmen. So here comes Triara with 1200 stacks of herbs. And she is most probably not alone, many businessmen filled his vaults with herbs.
How will this business effect the world?
- Triara will be very rich and very happy.
- Since she buys herbs now, the herb prices elevate. The herbalists get more for their work, so they are happy.
- After the patch, Triara will sell herbs. Selling decrease prices, so the herb-buyers will be happy. Maybe happy is not the correct term, since prices will still be high. But less high than they would be without Triara. And that's the point.
Taco, a commenter on WoW economist pointed out another probable market change: since lot of people will start Death Knights, and lot of these Death Knights will choose to be blacksmiths, stacking copper, bronze, iron and other metals can also be profitable.