Legion Dalaran Auction House

Dalaran (also called Dalaran City or the City of Dalaran and pronounced DAHL-uh-RAWN) is the capital of the magocratic nation of the same name, located over the Crystalsong Forest in Northrend during the time of the War against the Lich King, and later near the shores of the Broken Isles during the renewed Legion invasion.

Originally located by the Lordamere Lake on the Alterac Mountains shore in the Eastern Kingdoms, the city was moved to the "roof of the world" by the guided power of all its inhabitants. This was done in order to use Dalaran as a front against Malygos's crusade to eradicate the mortal magi who were not under his reign. Additionally, the magi intended to do what they could against the dread undead forces of the Lich King. Some time later, Dalaran was set in motion and flied high above the seas, as seen during the purges, until it finally stopped near the shores of the Broken Isles to serve as a focal point to counter the Burning Legion's invasion.

The city's inner fortress has served as the focal point for magi and the study of the arcane throughout human history.

Is there an auction house in Dalaran?

There is not. If you want an auction house, portal. They are not adding auction houses to shattrath or Dalaran because aside from class trainers it's the only think people use the old cities for. If they were added, the old cities would be abandoned.

No auction house in Dalaran?

Possibly so it doesn't become the one hub for absolutely everything. It already has the most out of any city ever in it so I'm fine with it not having one thing.

This way SW/Org and the other cities still get some use outside of lv1-99's :p


If there were everything in Dalaran there would be absolutely nobody in any other part of the world..

its the main reason for anyone to be in and around main cities..like go to SW, look around the place

The Park - empty

The Keep - empty

The Dwarven District - empty

The Old District - empty

only place with people is auctionhouse and bank.,, maybe the training area for numbercrunching and justice/honor sets.


I want know why blizzard don't put.

Is reason new zone have AH. Make all old zones empty, really?

- TBC have zone AH
- WOTLK same TBC
- Cata was all normal AH in races's city
- MOP first time don't have AH in Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Only Engineers 
- WoD had AH in Ashran. (Again empty old zones?)
- Legion new Dalaran don't have AH like MOP.

Is there going to be a Auction House in legion Dalaran?

I would create an auctioneer in your trading post in your garrison and use that in legion. That way, your home is in Dalaran, but you can hearth to garrison as well...

Auction House Tips

Auctions are a great tool for finding items you might need. These items can get expensive, so be prepared when locating and pricing items at auctions. Auctions are also a convenient means of getting rid of excess inventory one might not be able use due to level or class restrictions, or products that you make using your professions. The game is set up so that some players get items they don't need while others who do need the items will find them difficult to obtain. An example of this is cloth since every player will get more cloth than they'll use for first aid, but tailors need a constant supply. So the auction house is designed to be an integral part of the game. Auction house prices reflect, as well as directly influence, the inflation ratio of the economy.

Whether buying or selling, your most important resource is information. For buyers, you need to know whether the price for an item is a bargain you can't pass up or a rip-off you should stay away from. For sellers, you need to set a price low enough for the item to sell quickly, but no lower than that.

What you can find out directly from the auction house is the current supply of an item and an idea of its 'going rate'. Unfortunately, the action house does not display what the item was selling for in the past, so if no items are currently on sale the going rate is more difficult to estimate. If there are few auctions for a specific item, try looking up similar items as well to get a clearer picture.

What you can't find out directly from the auction house is what is the current demand for an item. For example, you may have an item to sell and, seeing that the going rate based on 4 players having the same item for sale for 5000g, you put the item on sale for 4900g feeling confident that you've undercut the competition. The problem is that just because there are five people trying to sell the item for 5000g doesn't mean there are any people willing to buy the item for 5000g, as you may discover when the item comes back to you 48 hours later. The vast majority of auctions are unsuccessful, so finding the best price which will get your item sold in a reasonable time can be very tricky.

Ideally, you'd check the item every hour for a week to get a complete picture of the current market on your realm, but that's not really practical. But third party web-sites and apps have appeared which do just that. See the External links section below for a list of some of these tools.

Newbie mistakes

  • Before buying from the auction house, first look up the item (on Wowpedia for example) to see if the item is available from an NPC. In most cases, if an item is sold by an NPC then it will be for a fraction of what you'd have to pay for it at the auction house.
  • Similarly, don't try to sell an item on the auction house for less than vendor sell price (VSP), which you can easily find by mousing over the item. To get the most money you need to allow for the auction house cut as well, but your time is valuable too and selling to an NPC is easier and more convenient. So it's probably not worth your while to sell on the auction house unless you can get at least several times the VSP. In particular, you probably shouldn't accept the default value as the initial bid price.
  • With very few exceptions, don't bother trying to sell Poor quality items on the auction house. It's called vendor trash because only NPC vendors are willing to buy it.
  • Don't flood the market with one item. We know it's tempting when you're trying to level up your Blacksmithing skill to make a dozen Copper Maces, but you're unlikely to fine twelve people who are willing to buy them. Try to sell one at the auction house and treat the others like vendor trash. An exception to this is Uncommon or above quality equipment since enchanters can turn these items into materials they can use, but lower your price accordingly.

Tips for selling

  • Set a buyout price. You will usually get a better price, and sell more often and more quickly. People shopping at the auction house are typically in a want-it-now situation and do not want to wait for 8+ hours to get it; they tend to buy out auctions instead of bidding and waiting. So set the buyout price as the price you'll expect to get for your item.
  • That being said, consider setting a starting bid at substantially lower than the buyout pride. Not so low that you'll be losing money, but low enough to tempt potential buyers who are willing to wait. Remember that once you get a bid on the auction there must be a sale.
  • Remember that buyers can't split up stacks, so break up your stacks into convenient sizes. If the item is expensive, and is only used in a few recipes, and only a few are needed, selling in small lots may work better. If, for example, a common recipe uses four of the item, then sell in stacks of four or multiples of four. A stack size of one can be good, because it lets the buyers select as many as they need and not buy excess. But if you expect to sell more than a few of the item then make bigger stacks so buyers don't have to make so many bids. Consider discounting the unit price on large or odd sized stacks to get a faster sale.
  • If you have an item which isn't selling well then try lowering the price to increase demand. It's generally better to sell the item for less money, but actually get that money, than to hang on it indefinitely hoping for more.

Tips for buyers

  • Be careful when you are buying out large amounts of items (i.e., trade goods), and make sure you are not paying full-stack price for a stack that is not full. Sort the items by unit price (see above) to avoid this issue.
  • Look for bargains in the bid price instead of just looking at the buyout price. It may mean waiting for your item but the savings may be worth it. This is especially true of a glyph or a recipe, things you don't generally need right away but will be nice to have in the future.
  • If the bid price is close to or equal to the buyout price then there's really no point in waiting, so just buy the item out.

General tips

  • If you see an item selling for substantially less than it normally does then consider buying it and reselling it sell it for a profit. This can be risky because you need to actually sell the item for it to work, and you may end up spending a lot of time getting it sold. But if you see an item on sale for less than it's VSP then go ahead and flip it before someone else does.
  • Players often have a weekly pattern for what they do when, so weekend prices tend to be different from the weekdays' (Mon-Fri). For example you might see a higher demand for raiding supplies over the weekend. Use these fluctuations to your advantage.
  • Auctions will still count down during realm downtime, so you may be less likely to be outbid if bidding right before the server shuts down for extended maintenance. Of course, many others will have the same idea. This also means it may be wiser to wait until after an extended downtime to set up an auction.
  • It's generally cheaper to craft an item from the raw materials if you have the relevant profession. On the other hand, especially for low level items, you may get a bargain if the item is often used for skillups.
  • At the release of a new expansion, raiders and speed levelers will pay top dollar - sometimes ridiculous amounts - for profession materials. Don't be afraid to take advantage of this and sell materials instead of using them for your own professions. For what a person may pay for a single stack of ore three days into an expansion you may be able to take that same amount you got for selling it and buy many stacks of the same ore just a week or so later when the prices settle.

Keep in mind

  • Remember that the cost of doing business at the auction house is more than just deposits and fees. There is also the time it takes to travel to an auction house, set up and track auctions and bids, and gather data so you can make informed transactions. The benefits of using the auction house will usually outweigh these costs, but there are often alternatives.

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