In World of Warcraft: WotLK, Herbalism is one of the most important gathering specialties. It entails collecting herbs used as reagents in alchemy and, since the inscription's invention in TBC, inscription. Herbalism is appropriate for anybody to master because neither has a class-specific benefit when combined with a crafting career.
These herbs are not only always in demand for your own immediate needs but also because flasks, potions, and pigments are necessary to finish content at all game levels. Herbalism is one of the gathering professions where you can earn much money compared to the time you spend farming. In addition, the respawn time on bushes is rather rapid compared to Mining, the other lucrative gathering profession; regions can be farmed for longer or by more players than ores.
Find Herbs, which is automatically learned after completing Apprentice Herbalism training, is the most important talent for a herbalist. Find Herbs, like other professional auras used for gathering, will show where gatherable nodes are on your minimap. Find Herbs becomes crucial for a quick, efficient levelling process when you progress through Outland and Northrend on a flying mount.
This Wotlk Herbalism manual will display the quickest and simplest manner to degree your Herbalism talent from 1 to 450. Wrath of the Lich King delivered Northrend, which has a ton of recent herbs to be picked! It also delivered a brand new talent, inscription, which uses our herbs! This makes Herbalism even higher because two professions use the herbs we pick!
Professions to pair with Herbalism
These are careers that complement Herbalism incredibly well. Although you will need to harvest additional plants to level them, they both have excellent advantages and should be taken into account if you are currently learning Herbalism.
Because herbs are needed to make potions, elixirs, and flasks, alchemy and Herbalism go together exceptionally well! Alchemy is a great way to produce money and can greatly reduce the cost of raid consumables!
Because you must grind the herbs to obtain the inks and colors needed to create glyphs, Inscription and Herbalism complement each other effectively. In addition, due to the universal demand for glyphs, the inscription can be a lucrative career.
Like any profession, Herbalism can be leveled with your character. Nodes appear in areas suitable for the level and can be used as reagents for items that scale to statistics.
However, the purpose of this guide is to explain the process of power levelling herbalism. When levelling an inscription or alchemy on the side, the materials collected for it may not exactly match what is needed to bring both to a power level at the same time, but the difference can be adjusted easily and quickly.
After patch 3.2, Blizzard added the ability to teach Artisan to all Old World Herbalism trainers, as they did with most professions. Start with learning Apprentice in any large city. Each one can be finished on Kalimdor or in the Eastern Kingdoms, and the area around each one provides low-level herbs. As a result, the continent is also listed in parentheses after the zones list.
When you reach the end of the craftsman and need to go through the dark portal, you can find a herbalism trainer in the faction's first quest area. In the case of the Alliance, which means talking to Rorelien in Honor Hold, and in the case of the Horde, you need to find Ruak Stronghorn in Thrallmar. Outland contains only master-level herbs, so you don't have to return to gain additional skills after training.
Grand Master trainers, like Master trainers in Outland, will be located in your faction's Northrend beginning zone with the other professional teachers. Kirea Moondancer will perform this for the Alliance in Valiance Keep, and Tansy Wildmane will do it for the Horde at Warsong Hold.
All players may also receive training from Dorothy Egan, located in the Magus Commerce Exchange if they are levelling in Northrend at cap or have access to Dalaran. However, training with Dorothy in Dalaran does not provide any clear advantage to training in Borean Tundra, unlike crafting professions, as the herbs in Crystalsong Forest are not the quickest way to reach 450.
You must acquire specific herbs in the zones where they grow if you want to reach 450 soon. Unless otherwise specified, the quickest way to achieve this is to make a complete circuit around the zone's perimeter or outside borders. These concentric circles, often known as "circuits," are the most efficient approach to locating nodes.
1–50: Earthroot, Peacebloom, and Silverleaf
You'll collect Silverleaf, Peacebloom, and Earthroot from levels 1 to 50. Silverleaf and Peacebloom may be obtained starting at skill level 1, and they spawn in large quantities in regions right outside your capital.
50–100: Mageroyal and Briarthorn
The fastest ways to level through 100 after learning Journeyman are in Darkshore (K), Hillsbrad Foothills (EK), and The Barrens (K). You can quickly get through this phase by completing circuits while paying close attention to the unique spawn locations of each herb.
100 – 115: Bruiseweed
115 – 125: Wild Steelbloom
125 – 160 : Kingsblood and Liferoot
160 – 210: Fadeleaf, Goldthom, and Khadgar's Whisker
210 – 275: Purple Lotus, Sungrass and Ghost Mushroom or Arthas' Tear and Gromsblood
For those who live in the Eastern Kingdoms, you must travel to The Hinterlands to begin gathering Purple Lotus. Once you reach 230, you can start collecting Sunglass as well. Once you've reached level 250, farm ghost mushrooms to finish the last few levels. Because this spawn occurs almost exclusively in the zone surrounding Skulk Rock, waiting for respawns may take longer than the other phases of the procedure.
When farming on Kalimdor, keep gathering Khadgar's Whisker until you have 220, then go to Felwood. Once there, start farming Arthas' Tears and keep going until you get 250 before starting to look for Gromsblood. You should reach 275 after two or three complete loops of the zone, from whence you can go to Outland.
275 – 300: Golden Sansam, Dreamfoil and Mountain Silversage or Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage and Plaguebloom
300 – 375
300 – 325: Felweed and Dreaming Glory
325 – 350: Ragveil and Flame Cap or Terocone
Capping your Herbalism becomes a little trickier once you reach Grand Master than it was in Vanilla or TBC content. While there is less ground to cover, the distribution of herbs is less streamlined and necessitates frequent zone switching.
350 – 375: Goldcover
375 – 425: Tiger Lily and Adder's Tongue or Talandra's Rose and Adder's Tongue
425 – 450: Lichbloom and Icethorn
The Frost Lotus is the last herb you can collect in Northrend. You might have previously come across it as you levelled because it has a slight probability of dropping when you harvest from common nodes. However, it's highly useful in WotLK because it's required for several high-level recipes there. Tailors require specialized herb bags, and alchemists utilize them to make trinkets and endgame flasks.