WoW Dragonflight patch 10.1 added new gear and currencies you can earn from new activities and use in conjunction with each other to upgrade the gear you get, so you can do the activities at a higher level, earn more currency and gear, and then upgrade your gear again...you see how this cycle goes.
I feel like it's fair to say that by the end of Shadowlands (if you’ve been playing this whole time), you are running around with a fair amount of currency.
Shadowlands patch 9.2.5 is a unique one for a final patch of an expansion.
Every patch in Shadowlands brings new currencies, and patch 9.2 is no different, bringing us Cosmic Flux as the currency you'll need to gear up.
Shadowlands already has plenty of different currencies, and patch 9.1 will be adding a few more to go alongside the new raid and the Torghast rework.
I'll say this up front -- I hope you end up liking the Archivist's Codex and their new resource, Catalogued Research, because you're going to be spending a lot of it in patch 9.1, thanks to the incoming catch up gear mechanics that will be coming from Korthia in the upcoming patch.
With patch 9.0.5 came the newest iteration of Valor Points, another currency to add to the growing list that Shadowlands has added.
Every World of Warcraft expansion has introduced new currencies.
If you had hoped to get ahead of the game by stockpiling your Seals of Tempered Fate before World of Warcraft's next big raid goes live, you're out of luck.
The WoW Token is just the latest place where World of Warcraft and real money collide.