It is worth noting that, for all the herbs in Shadow lands areas, they will very rarely spawn near populated hubs, such as towns. Arrowroot is farmable in Maldraxxus ; this is one of the worst zones in general for farming materials, due to the map layout, with a huge amount of the zone being covered by mountains, slime, or massive town hubs that barely spawn any herbs.
Nightshade is special in that it is the only herb that spawns in The Maw, but, given the huge number of obstacles you will encounter there, including dangerous mobs, terrible terrain setups to traverse efficiently, and your eventual lockout due to the Jailer, it is not even worth attempting to farm Nightshade there. We have also outlined an area with a red circle, which can be particularly annoying to navigate due to the large cliffs.
On your return through the zone, make sure to follow the white line past The Temple of Courage, to ensure that you can easily get back up to the top of the cliffs. Greenwald has an extremely flexible route for gathering Vigil's Torch, assuming that you know where to avoid.
Avoid the areas that we have circled, and you can essentially run your own preferred path throughout the zone, depending on your class mobility, gear, and abilities you can use to skip mobs. If a route is found that is far superior in efficiency than potential others, we will update the map shown above, but for now, follow the advice given.
Widow bloom is unfortunately the herb of Seventieth, which can be extremely difficult to properly traverse if you want to use the whole map to farm. As with Maldraxxus, Seventieth has massive amounts of terrain that is essentially useless to herb farmers.
The “upper” portion of the map, where Castle Natalia and the Halls of Torment are located, are useless to us, due to the lack of herbs and constant need to use flight paths or lifts to swap between the upper and lower sections. The lower half of the map is actually fairly solid for farming, as there are plenty of large expanses of land that are sparsely populated by mobs and towns.
Below that center line, the red circles show towns that are either quest hubs or infested with lots of mobs, meaning you will struggle to find any herbs or gather them efficiently without constant combat. The best way to farm Widow bloom is to make your way into the marked white area and simply move around in it looking for herb spawns, finding a route that works best for you, depending on your class and ability to skip enemies.
Making gold with herbalism is an extremely straightforward task as, honestly, there is nothing that a herbalist can do except gather herbs. The ability to make the most gold comes from the time you choose to gather herbs, in terms of the greater patch cycle.
If you do not have enough starting capital to try pursuing gold-making with crafting professions alone, you can take Herbalism and just dump your herbs onto the Auction House as soon as you find them. This means that you are going to be undercut every single time you post a herb, until the prices eventually settle.
When a new patch releases, Herbalism normally gets a boost in demand, due to new raid content being available shortly thereafter. It is a fairly predictable trend and, for the most part, you can capitalize on it to make sure that you are in a good spot to get your herbs sold.
On Tuesday (NA) and Wednesday (EU), the servers reset and players have a fresh raid lockout. Make sure that you have herbs listed on the Auction House after the reset to get some easy sales or, alternatively, do it on Friday, as the weekend is when many “casual” players find the time to play the game and will be looking to try to get their tasks for the week done.
Herbalism goes well with Alchemy because you can use the herbs you pick and make potions. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game.
You’ll never have to switch back to a website, or even the in-game main map to see where you have to go or what’s next. You can learn Shadow lands Herbalism from Selector Au'mar in Tribes in the Hall of Shapes.
Unfortunately, there are no new Stirrups or Leather Boarding recipes in Shadow lands, so gathering herbs will be a lot harder for most classes. How to avoid getting dismounted One of the most annoying things in WoW is getting Dazed.
This is a must-have enchant if you gather while mounted because mobs can still interrupt your casting, and daze you, so you want to grab herbs as fast as possible. Bastion seems to have to most herbs, so following this route below should be the fastest way to level Herbalism.
There are very few hostile mobs along this route, so low levels or characters with bad gear can also use is. Not much worse from the first route, but you have to watch your HP while jumping down from the cliffs at the red lines.
I recommend using a Seraph Tenders if you don't have any self-heal or any way to prevent fall damage. The HP regent from this food is enough to keep you at max health almost all the time.
In case they aren’t, you might want to check out VanillaGuides, as they might have updated Herbalism routes for Classic. I can’t really remember getting this herb in chests opened up in the world, or from fishing, but I suppose it’s possible.
Sure, there’s the usual stat improvement potion, but it can also make reagents primarily for Engineering usage. Enchanting is crafted into a couple different oils, which help the classes who use intellect in order to dish out the power behind their spells.
Tailoring is used to craft a couple transmit pieces that might sell for a pretty penny on the Auction House. Sometimes this is due to me being a druid and flower-picking so fast, but other times, it’s just because there aren’t enough herbs in the zone to begin with.
Burning Steppes Looping a single time around this zone will net you some Fire bloom. If there’s an icon and a pop-up showing on the link, then you’ll be taken to Towhead for more information on the item in question.
The routes in this section offer you full view of the maps in question, at a reduced resolution of 1280×720. In order to get the full resolution of 2560×1440, you’ll need to purchase my In-Depth Farming Guide.
It offers a variety of routes for each zone, with all the data I’ve accumulated over the years of farming. My herbalist is a Horde druid, thus giving faster herding times.
The respawn is a lot better than the other zones have been, unless you’re counting the combo routes, which aren’t taken into consideration here. The route is pretty direct on where to go, not much of anything in the way of obstacles or getting too close to an opposing faction.
If you’re curious as to how much gold you can possibly gain from the items listed below, you can always check out The Undermine Journal, choose your region, and then your realm. Oil of Immolation Skill: 205 Usable Learned via Profession Trainers Great for defending a flag in certain BGS, as it can stealth rogues and druids, unless they have a greater range advantage.
Elixir of Greater Firepower Skill: 250 Usable Learned via Recipe Great for the classes who use spell power to enhance the brute force of their abilities. Wizard Oil Skill: 275 Usable Learned via Vendor Something that any intellect-based class should lather their weapon up with.
Although Fire bloom can be used to create a variety of pretty good items from other professions, it’s not a bad herb to choose to mill. Violet Pigment Created by milling Fire bloom, Purple Lotus, Art has’ Tears, Sun grass, Bindweed, Ghost Mushroom, or Gromsblood Requires: Stacks of five of the herbs mentioned above.
Requires: (4) Bolt of Rune cloth (2) Fire bloom (2) Red Dye (1) Rune Thread While I’ve looked around the other farming websites myself, I pride myself in thinking I keep the information given a little more up-to-date, with actual statistics.
It helps me know if a page is basically good to go or needs a bit more touching up. And to end it, if you haven’t checked out my In-Depth Herbalism page, you probably should, since you apparently have the profession.
Not only that, but think about buying my In-Depth Farming Guide for World of Warcraft –it features tons of routes for all kinds of zones, and it’s a one-time payment for information I’ve been acquiring for years. Get ready for a Shadow lands experience once A Chilling Summons initiates (which should be automatic).
Shadow lands promises to radically change-up the game with elements like a level squish from 120 down to 60, the introduction of covenants, and the return of much-loved abilities that were axed in previous expansions. When a new expansion launches, attention naturally shifts to new and exciting content.
You will get the Awakened Mind borer epic amount once you’ve completed the achievement. It’s also a way of showing off your skill to other players and increasing your chances of finding an elite EVE group in Shadow lands.
When Shadow lands is released, you can put each one of your alts into a different covenant and experience the best of each! Clear your bags and bank of World of Warcraft items that have been lying around for a long time.