I'm new to Enchanting and I was wondering if there is a easier way to get the items you need for the skill... ex: Lesser Magic Essence and Strange Dust?????
*shrug* My Mage is at 117 skill in Enchanting and is up to her ears in Strange Dust, Soul Dust, Greater Astral Essence, Large Glimmering shards, and the like. Problem is, I need to find out what level of items coughs up lesser and greater MAGIC essences and small glimmering shards. My guildmates constantly mail me green/blue items to disenchant but rarely need anything enchanted so I'm flush on materials (even stuff I can't use yet) with nothing to use it on. And I'm not going to become one of those folks spamming trade channel in IF or Stormwind every 4 seconds. Besides, that's usually the territory of the 225+ skill enchanters who can and will undercut you in price. In fact, I have to level the Mage to 20ish so she can go along on trips to Deadmines and loot all the bind on pickup drops to disenchant (lot of that stuff goes to waste as it is now :( ).
That would be my best advice to you. Do Deadmines a lot and I'm thinking you'll find a lot of items you can disenchant for materials. At least that's what I found. Just go through the dungeon and kill EVERY mob. The last time we did DM (basically with a much higher level group except my rogue who was 20), a lot of loot rotted cuz we didn't have space to loot it.