Okay so you've been farming Motes of Harmony, both literally with the Tillers, and also by killing mobs and receiving drops. Now you have a decent amount, but is it worthwhile to use it for a craft? What's the price point for one of these things? These are the questions I'm here to answer.
Point for Comparison
Since we have a vendor that will trade Spirit of Harmony for various goods, we can calculate the "Opportunity Cost" of using a Spirit of Harmony in a craft. 9 times out of 10 on any given server the conversion from 1 Spirit of Harmony -> 3 Golden Lotus will be the most profitable, BUT if you would like to compare the other options as well, The Undermine Journal has a neat tool for doing so for you.
Once on your server page, simply hover over Consumables, then select Elementals.
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After doing so you should see a page similar to this one, which will multiply by the number you can buy from the vendor by the current going rate for each item.
What this table shows us is that for every Spirit of Harmony you have, you can trade it for about 880 gold. So if a recipe you're crafting has say 6 Spirit of harmony, and the raw mats + 880*6 = raw mats + 5280 is less than the price that you could get for that item, don't craft it! Now not everything is as black and white as say the LW or BS that NEED this in their Epic crafts, some professions have CDs that you can ignore by using SoH, and others have recipes you can buy with them. So the question for those professions is "Is having this extra CD/recipe worth the gold that these SoH are worth?" or "Is this PvP recipe worth 880g?" For example, on most servers an additional Living Steel CD for your Alchemist is NEVER worth the price of the 9 Golden Lotus I could get instead. So it's just something to keep in mind.
So, you thought that was it huh? Unfortunately for you it's not! We have another problem because if you're Revered or greater with the Tillers, you have the opportunity to grow these from the ground! Is it worth it?
Okay so make sure you've done the above step, which way is worth more? What's a SoH worth to you? Let's say like the above example your server had the SoH worth 880g to trade in for Golden Lotus, but your LW craft for example takes raw mats that sell for 720g and 8 SoH, but you can sell it for 34k. TUJ even does THIS math for you!
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Since it's worth crafting we can calculate the value of your SoH to be (Selling Price) - (Other Mats) = 34k-720g = 33.3k divided among 8 SoH = 4,162g per SoH!! So it's definitely worth it for you to craft this item instead of trade it to the vendor. On the other hand, if you determine the opposite, such as an Alchemist, that it's not worth it with your 90's professions, it's only worth 880g.
Now here comes the interesting (and slightly annoying) part. Each plot in your farm grows 1 Mote of Harmony (1/10th of a Spirit). To the LW each plot is worth 416.2g (very nice!), but to the Alchemist, it's only worth 88g. Not that great...could you get more planting something else?
Currently the other Revered seeds won't (on most servers) get you something worth more than 88g, as they are the most basic of Raw Mats for professions. BUT, right now there is a very high demand for vegetables! So back to TUJ to check: Consumables -> Cooking
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You will be able to see a chart like this:
Note the price and that each plot will grow not one but five of these each day. *Note: Ginseng is sold by a Tillers vendor. Basically multiply any of these numbers by 5 and you'll get more than that 88g. Juicycrunch Carrot would be my go to because Intellect lovers are always my best buyers, but also note that Jogu the Drunk, for a fee, will tell you which one of these to grow each day to harvest 8 the next day. So one of these will get a x8 multiplier instead of x5.
Now that I've thoroughly bored you to death, get out there and start getting THE MOST out of your Spirit of Harmony!! If you remember to reply after checking, leave a comment with your 2 primary professions and how much your Spirit of Harmony are worth!
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