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A vendor is an NPC who buys and sells items. Trainers are not technically vendors, even though they sell recipes, since they do not buy anything. The word is also sometimes used as a verb for selling to a vendor, e.g., "I'm just going to vendor this axe, since I can't use it." For quick use as a verb, sometimes only "V" is used to mean "vendor it" or "V?" for "vendor it?" Items that have no use other than selling to a vendor are called vendor trash.

It is noteworthy that while most profession and food vendors are essential, most armor and weapon merchants are only as valuable as their repairs. The items they sell are expensive, have no stats, and are almost always completely inferior to items of the same level. They have little to no use after around level 10, when drops and quest rewards become better.

Pointer bag on 32x32.png interact with vendor Pointer bag off 32x32.png vendor out of range Npc bag on 16x16.png buy/sell after talking


Some vendors can repair armor durability damage (usually vendors who sell armor and weapons, but often those who sell blacksmithing and engineering supplies).

As of Patch 2.3, your pointer changes when you move it over a repair-capable NPC:

Pointer repair on 32x32.png interact with repairing vendor Pointer repair off 32x32.png repairing vendor out of range


If you sold an item, you can buy it back for the same price at which it was sold by clicking the Buyback tab and right-clicking the item or dragging it back to your bag. You can repurchase up to 12 items that you have sold to a vendor. The items (up to 12) since you last logged in will persist. When your character leaves the game or zones to a different area, this list of items will be cleared, so if you have accidentally sold something, don't wait to buy it back. To this date, no raid is yet Vendor proof. Buy it back immediately.[1]


As of Patch 2.3, all vendors with an associated faction now give discounts at all levels above neutral.


Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

The Mists of Pandaria Beta introduced type filters on vendors which should make it easier to find items.[2] The drop-down will appear on the upper right of the vendor window and will filter based on the viewer's class specs or whether the item is bind on equip.


Icon-time.svg This section concerns content that is out-of-date. Reason: Needs newer profession supplies vendors.

Armor and weapons

  • Armorer
    • Apprentice Armorer
    • Apprentice Clothier
    • Armor Crafter
    • Armorer & Shieldcrafter
    • Cloth Armor and Accessories
    • Cloth Armor Merchant
    • Clothier
    • Cloth & Leather Armor Merchant
    • Heavy Armor Merchant
    • Leather Armor & Leatherworking Supplies
    • Leather Armor Merchant
    • Light Armor Merchant
    • Light Armor & Weapons Merchant
    • Mail Armor Merchant
    • Mail & Plate Merchant
    • Night Elf Armorer
    • Speciality Dress Maker
    • Superior Armorer
    • Superior Armorsmith
  • Axecrafter
    • Axe Merchant
    • Superior Axecrafter
  • Bow Merchant
    • Bow & Arrow Merchant
    • Bowyer & Fletching Goods
    • Fletcher
    • Superior Bowyer
  • Gun Merchant
    • Bowyer & Gunsmith
    • Guns and Ammo Merchant
    • Gunsmith
    • Gunsmith & Bowyer
    • Weaponsmith & Gunsmith
  • Macecrafter
    • Mace & Staff Merchant
    • Mace & Staves
    • Mace & Staves Vendor
    • Staff & Mace Merchant
    • Superior Macecrafter
  • Staff Merchant
    • Mace & Staff Merchant
    • Mace & Staves
    • Mace & Staves Vendor
    • Staff & Mace Merchant
    • Staves Merchant
  • Wand Merchant
    • Wand Vendor
  • Weapon Merchant
    • Apprentice Weaponsmith
    • Dwarven Weaponsmith
    • Light Armor & Weapons Merchant
    • Master Weaponsmith
    • Superior Weaponsmith
    • Sword and Dagger Merchant
    • Thrown Weapons Merchant
    • Two Handed Weapon Merchant
    • Weapons Merchant
    • Weaponsmith
    • Weaponsmith & Armorcrafter
    • Weaponsmith & Armorer
    • Weapons Quartermaster
    • Weapon Vendor


  • Arcane Goods
    • Arcane Goods Vendor
  • Bag Vendor
  • Butcher - Meats
  • Darkmoon Faire Exotic Goods
    • Darkmoon Faire Cards & Exotic Goods
  • General Goods
    • General Goods Merchant
    • General Goods Vendor
    • General Supplies
  • Mount Quartermaster
    • Elekk Breeder
    • Gryphon Keeper
    • Hawkstrider Breeder
    • Horse Breeder
    • Kodo Mounts
    • Mechanostrider Merchant
    • Mount Vendor
    • Ram Breeder
    • Raptor Handler
    • Saber Handler
    • Undead Horse Merchant
    • Windrider Keeper
    • Wintersaber Trainers
  • Pirate Supplies
  • Potion Seller
    • Potions & Herbs
    • Potions, Scrolls and Reagents
    • Scrolls & Potions
  • Rare Goods
  • Reagents
    • Reagent Supplies
    • Exotic Reagent Merchant
    • Poisons & Reagents
    • Potions, Scrolls and Reagents
    • Reagents and Herbs
    • Reagents & Poisons
    • Reagent Vendor
  • Shady Goods
  • Souvenirs
  • Special Goods Dealer
    • Specialty Goods
    • Tailoring Supplies & Specialty Goods
  • Zandalar Supplies and Repair


  • Alchemy Supplies
    • Alchemy & Herbalism Supplies
  • Blacksmithing Supplier
    • Blacksmithing Supplies
  • Cooking Supplier
    • Cooking Supplies
  • Enchanting Supplier
    • Enchanting Supplies
  • Engineering Suppliers
    • Engineering & General Goods Supplier
    • Engineering Goods
    • Engineering Supplies
    • Speciality Engineer
  • Fishing Supplier
    • Bait and Tackle Supplier
    • Fishing Supplies
    • Fishing Trainer & Supplies
    • Fish Merchant & Supplies
  • Herbalism Supplier
    • Herbalism Supplies
    • Herbalism & Alchemy Supplies
    • Reagents and Herbs
  • Leatherworking Supplies
    • Leather Armor & Leatherworking Supplies
    • Leatherworking & Tailoring Supplies
    • Specialist Leatherworking Supplies
  • Mining Supplier
    • Mining Supplies
  • Poison Supplier
    • Poisons & Reagents
    • Poison Supplies
    • Poison Vendor
    • Reagents & Poisons
  • Tailoring Supplies
    • Speciality Tailoring Supplies
    • Tailoring Supplies & Specialty Goods
  • Tools & Supplies - Rogue stuff
  • Trade Goods
    • General Trade Goods Merchant
    • General Trade Goods Vendor
    • General Trade Supplier
    • Trade Goods Supplies
    • Trade Supplier
    • Trade Supplies

Portable vendors

A few items may be used as portable vendors; players can bring them with them as items or abilities to access a vendor anywhere in the game. This is very useful as it saves a lot of time to not have to return to a stationary vendor every time you have to sell and in some cases buy something. Examples of portable vendors are:

  • Jeeves (requires Engineering 450 to use, can repair)
  • Scrapbot Construction Kit (requires Engineering 425 to use, can repair)
  • Field Repair Bot 110G (requires Engineering 325 to use, can repair)
  • Field Repair Bot 74A (requires Engineering 300 to use, can repair)
  • Argent Squire/Argent Gruntling (when upgraded with a Argent Pony Bridle)
  • Ability mount mammoth brown.png [Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth] (has repair vendor)
  • Guild Herald (requires guild achievement Profit Sharing and revered reputation with guild to purchase)
  • Guild Page (requires guild achievement Horde Slayer/Alliance Slayer and honored reputation with guild to purchase)

Notice that portable vendors, while most sought for as convenient buyers of useless things that players don't need, often offer a somewhat meager choice of items that players may buy for self-usage. The average portable vendor is much similar to a reagent-vendor, selling common items which players need in order to cast their spells. Portable vendors also often sell poisons used by Rogues, materials used in various professions, sometimes food and in rare cases equipment. Some portable vendors can also repair, thus they are often popular in raids or instances.


  1. Merchants - Buyback on the official site
  2. Mathew McCurley 2012-03-29. Mists of Pandaria Beta: Vendor filters make sorting items easier. WoW Insider.

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