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Dark Whelpling Farming - Badlands

Average Gold Per Hour: 30
Level Recommended: 40
Rating: (For that level) 8/10

           One of two locations for players to farm for the Dark Whelping is in Badlands. The Dark Whelping is an out of combat pet that sells very well on the Auction House because of its rarity. On most realms, the Dark Whelpling will sell for 500 to 1000g! If you're a skinner than you will be making tons of money here just by farming and selling the Thick and Heavy Leather that you get. Or if you're a miner you will be able to collect any of the Mithril and Truesilver in the area.

           Another thing worth noting here is you will only find the Scalding Whelplings to the north and south of Lethor Ravine. Inside of Lethor Ravine itself is level 50 elite dragons which will probably kill you depending on your level. Also, the level 50 elite dragons do not drop the Dark Whelpling which means there is no reason for you to even bother killing them.

Dark Whelpling Farming - Dustwallow Marsh

           The second place for you to farm for the Dark Whelpling is in Dustwallow Marsh. The drop rate and spawn rate is pretty on-par with the whelps in Badlands. The main difference between Dustwallow and Badlands, aside from the terrain, is Badlands is more geared towards miners and Dustwallow is more geared towards herbalism. Of course you don't need either of these professions to farm in either place but they will net you slightly more cash if you farm with them.

           Another big difference between Dustwallow Marsh and Badlands is convience. Just north of the location you will be farming in Dustwallow is Mudsprocket, a goblin town which both Alliance and Horde can fly to. For Alliance the location in Dustwallow will be much more convient to reach than the location in Badlands. The only downside of this location is players will constantly be running through here on their way to Onyxia. This could result in you being ganked every now and then which could become frustrating.

           As a side note, along the same lines of Onyxia, if you're bored and waiting for your raid to finish forming or to find a few more people you can farm for the Dark Whelpling. Something to keep in mind though, here, is that when/if the Dark Whelpling drops it will appear as a WHITE item. This means that if you have anything but free for all on and someone gets close enough to you that he will start getting loot, you could lose your whelpling. Of course, unless he loots it you will never know, but I figured it would be worth mentioning.

Items of Interest

Grey Items to Vendor

Dark Whelpling

Greens to Disenchant or Sell

Heavy Leather

Thick Leather

Western & Eastern Plaguelands - Crusader Enchant

Average Gold Per Hour: 50+
Level Recommended: 60
Rating: (For that level) 7/10

           The Crusader Enchant was one of the most popular farming locations back at level 60. This enchant was the best enchant you could put on a weapon for a melee class way back in the day. Up in northern Western Plaguelands you will find Sarlet Spellbinders. There isn't a large pack of them that spawn, actually there are only maybe ten up at all times. The best place for you to find the Scarlet Spellbinders are in the large tower to the right of the road further north. You can see it on the map above this paragraph, it is the most furthern north point with three yellow dots around it.

           Believe it or not even years later the Crusader enchant still has its uses. With the introduction of WoTLK and Artifact Weapons players have started to want Crusader again to enchant their weapons with a very powerful enchant. Aside from the Crusader enchant you can also expect to find some other goodies like greens, blues, epics, runecloth, potions and more! - Bad paragraph segway - There is also another location for players to farm for the Crusader Enchant and that is in Tyr's Hand of Eastern Plaguelands.

           In Tyr's Hand you will want to be killing the Scarlet Archmages for your shot at the Crusader Enchant. The drop rate in Tyr's Hand is ever so slightly higher than the drop rate in Western Plaguelands for the Crusader Enchant. The only down side to farming in Tyr's Hand is that the Scarlet Archmages you will be killing are level 55 - 57 elites. What this means is you probably won't be able to be as efficient in your farming here as you would in Western Plaguelands at level 60. In order for Tyr's Hand to really stand out for farming and better drop rates you will need to be at least level 63 or more.

           Of course since you're killing elites the drop rate for Runecloth, Greens and Silver will be much higher. More good news is for elites they are quite squishy and will go down pretty fast. (Insert sexual comment/innuendo) Also, good news is if you're a Rogue here will be almost a gold mine for you if you pick-pocket all of the mobs before you kill them. The lock boxes you get from pick-pocketing these mobs will sell to players looking to raise their faction with the Shen'dralar for the Insane in the Membrane Achievement. The hardest part about selling the lock boxes is finding someone that is interesting in buying them and in mass amounts.

Items of Interest:

Runecloth

Grey Items to Vendor

Major Healing Potion

Major Mana Potion

Crusader Enchant

Lockboxes (Rogue Only)

Deviate Fish/Savory Deviate Delight Farming Locations

Average Gold Per Hour: 50+
Level Recommended: 5
Rating: (For that level) 9/10
Items of Interest: Deviate Fish, Anything else of value from fishing.

           Deviate Fish is the most famous fish in all of WoW. When cooked this fish will be a Savory Deviate Delight, which is a very tasty treat with the powers to turn you into a Pirate or Ninja. Aside from all the fun and games a Savory Deviate Delight will give you; there is really no benefit to farming here other than cash. You will of course raise up your fishing if your skill is still low and possibly even cooking but other than that it is rather straight forward.

           The only other thing you could possibly get while fishing here is if you go inside and kill the Deviate Guardians + Ravagers. Both of these mobs have a chance to drop a Deviate Hatchling which you can sell on the Auction House for upwards of 500g. Although when you're inside you will also get a chance to find a Deviate Hatchling, outside is much better for farming strictly Deviate Fish. Outside of Wailing Caverns there are three different locations that you will want to look out for Schools of Deviate Fish. All three of these locations can be seen on the map below.

           The one thing that is great about Deviate Fish is; you'll notice that when Blizzard makes an ugly shoulder graphic that the prices of Deviate Fish on your server will sky rocket in price. Or if your server just has an abundance of people who rolled a Tauren or a Draenei and really need a Deviate Fish to try and forget their choice. Farming for Deviate Fish will require at the very least level 5. Since level 5 is the earliest level you can train fishing, that is the level that you will be able to start coming here.

           In order to fish for Deviate Fish you must have at least 50 fishing skill and a half way decent lure. This will help dramatically reduce the failed casts that you have. As for safest places to farm Deviate Fish, one is inside Wailing Caverns itself. Not 100% to the instance yet but about half way through the caves you will find a very small lake that you must swim through in order to continue towards the entrance. In the center of this lake you'll find a"Locness monster" type mob.

You know what I am talking about now? Good.

           To the right of this lake you will find a large rock which you can jump up on and fish in the lake. From this rock no monsters can get you but you will have to deal with annoying noobies jumping up and down on your bobber like they're funny. The second most safest place is far to the north of Wailing Caverns. You will need to cross over the road and go to The Forgotten Pools. Around the outter layer of The Forgotten Pools you will find many centaur, but closer to the water itself you will be perfectly safe.

Items Here of Interest

Deviate Fish!

(Druid) Stranglekelp Farming in STV/Ashenvale

Average Gold Per Hour: 35+
Level Recommended: 16
Rating: (For that level) 9/10
Items of Interest: Stranglekelp

           Starting at level 16 as a Druid you will have access to Aquatic Form. This form will allow you to swim around underwater with unlimited air and almost base run speed. If you're a low level druid and looking for some money then Aquatic Form might just come in handy for you. All around the southern point of Stranglethorn Vale you will find Stranglekelp, which is a plant that only grows in the water. It is commonly used in the Alchemy profession for a slew of different useful potions.

           As a Horde Druid you will want to take the zeplin from Orgrimmar to Grom'gol and jump down into the water. From here you will want to follow the shoreline south towards Booty Bay. On your way to Booty Bay you will probably pick up a few nodes of Stranglekelp. Once you reach Booty Bay you will want to turn around and swim all the way back to Grom'gol. As Alliance you will follow this same path but instead start at Booty Bay. As you get higher in level you can venture out east, to the other ocean, but I recommend staying on the western side of STV if you're planning on staying alive. There is also one additional place for Horde players (maybe Alliance too, depending on how suicidal you are) to farm for Stranglekelp...

           The Zoram Strand in Ashenvale! Granted the Zoram Strand isn't available to both factions nor is it as good of a farming place for Stranglekelp as STV it is worth noting. If there is already someone farming in STV or you're just not having a lot of luck there then you can always come to the Zoram Strand. For Horde the chances of you getting ganked here are pretty low, it really depends on the time of day. As for Alliance, the chances of you getting ganked here are pretty darn good.

           Not only do many Horde come here for quests and even somtimes to farm Clam Meat, (look that up in my farming guides, it is actually a pretty darn good thing to farm!) but you will also pass many Horde on their way to Darnassus and Exodar for the; "For the Horde!" achievement.

Spider's Silk Farming Locations

Average Gold Per Hour: 20
Level Recommended: 20
Rating: (For that level) 8/10
Items of Interest: Spider Silk, Greens, Blues

          Spider's Silk is one of the best farming locations for players in their twenties. For Horde, in southern Stonetalon Mountains you will find a place called Shissar Canyon. Inside of Shissar Canyon you will find dozens and dozens of spiders ready to be killed for their Spider's Silk. Spider's Silk is used in the Leatherworking and Tailoring profession, most commonly by new players looking for gear. However, Horde have a quest that require Toughened Leather Gloves in Ashenvale, with Spider's Silk as one of the main ingredients of the gloves.

          For this reason the Spider's Silk may only be really worth farming on Horde, but on Alliance It definitaly still has its uses. For the Alliance the first place you will be able to farm for Spider's Silk is in Redridge Mountains. The Spiders in Redridge Mountains can be found just east of Lakeshire by the old abandoned lumber mill. To give you a better idea of their location take a look at the picture below.


That is a lot of Spiders!

          Even though for Alliance it shows literally 400x more spiders, there is probably about the same amount for both Alliance and Horde. There is also one final location for players to farm for Spider's Silk... but they will need to be at least level 35 and ready to grind some more spiders in Arathi Highlands!

          The spiders in Arathi Highlands are the highest level spiders (level 35) that drop Spider's Silk. The drop rate of Spider's Silk in Arathi Highlands is double than both Stonetalon and Redridge Mountains. Both of the level 20 spiders in Redridge and Stonetalon have a 5% drop rate for the silk where as in Arathi Highlands there is a whopping 10% drop chance!

Additional Note: As a Horde player on Arthas, right after I made the video of me farming for the Spider's Silk in Stonetalon I was able to sell the Spider's Silk for 7g each! I've checked back a few days later and they are still going for 5 or more gold each. What this means is; A: You'll make way more than 20g an hour in either of these locations and B: If they go for 5g each than it is probably your best source of income for the lower levels.

Mageweave Cloth Farming in Hinterlands and Zul'farrak

Average Gold Per Hour: 35
Level Recommended: 55
Rating: (For that level) 7/10

           Mageweave Cloth is usually one of the most expensive cloths on the auction house accompanied by Runecloth and Wool. Out of the three of these clothes Mageweave is probably tied with Runecloth for the easiest to farm and shockingly it is still worth a ton of money! One of the best places I've found to farm for Mageweave Cloth is at Jintha'alor in The Hinterlands. Here you will find a bunch of trolls which are NON-Elite. Yes, that is right, NON-Elite, they used to be elite but with an older patch they are no longer elite. The good news about this is that the drop rate on them for Mageweave Cloth is still the same as if they were elite!

           The trolls in Jintha'alor have about a 30% chance to drop anywhere from 1 to 4 pieces of Mageweave Cloth. What level you are will determine how fast you can kill the trolls here which, of course, will determine how much gold you will be making an hour. Aside from the Mageweave Cloth you will be finding tons of other goodies here to vendor and sell on the Auction House.

           The second best place for you to farm for Mageweave Cloth is Zul'farrak which is an instance right off of Tanaris. Zul'farrak is geared towards players in their 40s and is one of the greatest places for you to find Mageweave Cloth. The reasoning for this is that 90% of the mobs in Zul'farrak are Humanoids and in their 40s which is the prime levels for Mageweave Cloth. You won't be able to solo all of Zul'farrak until at least level 60, so this location won't really shine until your later levels.

Items of Interest

Grey Items to Vendor

Mageweave Cloth

Greens & Blues to disenchant

Troll Sweat (Destroy if you need Inventory Space)

Farming for Wool Cloth at Timbermaw Hold in Ashenvale

Average Gold Per Hour: 15
Level Recommended: 25
Rating: (For that level) 6/10
Items of Interest: Wool Cloth, Greens, Blues

           The best place in the game to farm for Wool Cloth is at the Thistlefur Furbolgs in Ashenvale. In the far northern part of Ashenvale, just above Astranaar, you will find Timbermaw Hold. Inside and outside Timbermaw Hold you will find dozens and dozens of furbolgs, each with an exceptionally high drop rate on Wool Cloth. Another plus about these furbolgs is they are extremely squishy. If the word squishy confuses you, it means they have very low HP and are exceptionally weak to melee damage (aka low armor).

           The furbolgs in Ashenvale are a great place to farm for anyone in the high twenties to low thirties. Of course you could always come here at a higher level and farm the furbolgs but by that time there would be better places for you to go which will give you more gold an hour.

Items of Interest:

Grey Items to Vendor

Green Items to sell & disenchant

Wool Cloth

Angerclaw Maulers - Felwood

Average Gold Per Hour: 125+
Level Recommended: 57+
Rating: (For that level) 10/10
Items of Interest: Claws, Bones, Jaws, Leather if you are skinning

           If you have skinning then the Angerclaw Maulers in Felwood are a great place for you to farm for some extra gold in the upper 50s. The Angerclaw Maulers can be found all over Felwood but the best place to farm them is my little blue circle just above Bloodvenom Falls and to the west. What makes the Anglerclaw Maulers so good is the fact that they drop very valueable vendor trash as well as Rugged and Thick Leather when you skin them. Rugged Leather will sell very well for both factions but more so for Horde since it is a main ingredient in getting a Venomhide Ravasaur.

           As far as worrying about other people in this location you shouldn't have a single worry in the world. Chances are you won't see someone here the whole entire time that you're here. Inside the small blue ring you will find 6 - 8 bears with roughly a 30 second to 1 minute spawn time. If you're right around level 60 than by the time you kill all 8 the first one will be respawning. If not than you can always feel free to kill the wolves and other bears around the camp.

Items of Interest

Grey Items to Vendor

Rugged Leather

Thick Leather

High-end level 60 herbs

Mithril Ore

Blood Elf Camp - Azshara

Average Gold Per Hour: 50g
Level Recommended: 57+
Rating (For that level) 10/10

           The Blood Elves in Azshara is one of the oldest and most well known farming locations in the game. Back at level 60 this area was camped 24/7 by gold farmers and an occasional real player that wanted some gold as well. The Blood Elves here are extremely squishy and have very low HP. If you're a melee class you will be able to plow through this camp like nobody's business. Although you will need to watch out with how many Blood Elves you pull here. The Blood Elves here have very powerful spells which will quickly kill you if you're not paying attention.

           Throughout the course of an hour here you will collect at least 4 - 5 stacks of Runecloth as well as 3 - 4 greens. I highly recommend you disenchant the greens that you find here or have someone disenchant them for you. The Illusion Dust and Greater Eternal Essences sell for A LOT on the Auction House. Also while you're here you will want to keep a look out for any Solid Chests. There are a few different places throughout the Blood Elf camp that they can spawn, just keep an eye out and you'll eventually see one.

           The chests you can find here will contain a bunch of goodies including silver and almost always a green. Any herbs or ore that you get from the chests you will want to hold on to and see if you're able to sell it on the Auction House. Another good thing about the Blood Elves is if you ever get bored of them you can run around to one of the many satyr camps nearby and farm there.

Additional Note: If you have Herbalism as one of your professions then you will be able to collect Dreamfoil, Sungrass and other valueable herbs from around the Blood Elf camp.

Items of Interest

Runecloth

Greens to DE

Grey Items to Vendor

Major Healing Potion

Major Mana Potion

Mithril Ore

High-end Level 60 Herbs

Bloodfury Harpies - Stonetalon Mountains

Average Gold Per Hour: 25+ (Depending on Wool Cloth prices)
Level Recommended: 30
Rating (For that level) 7/10

           The bloodfury harpies in Stonetalon Mountains make a great farming location for players in the high twenties or low thirties. Just west of Sun Rock Retreat you will find The Charred Vale, which is where you will want to grind on the harpies. The harpies in The Charred Vale are very easy to kill. They have both low Armor and Low HP making them exceptionally weak to any melee classes. Of course if you're a spell-slinger you will find this place rather easy too!

           The best thing about the harpies of The Charred Vale is the amount of them that you will find. The harpies here are all over the place in mass quantities. There are so many that a level 80 wouldn't even be able to clear them all out before they started to respawn. The items of interest that you will find from the harpies include silver, Wool Cloth and Light Feathers. Preists and Mages will need the Light Feathers for their levitation spells and people leveling Tailoring/First Aid will need the Wool Cloth.

           There are two more big pluses to farming the harpies here. One is if you're a herbalist you will find quite a bit of Kingsblood and Briarthorn here. Both of these herbs are very valueable and will net you close to 1g each on the Auction House. Or if you're a miner you will find Iron Ore and Mithril Ore deposits scattered throughout The Charred Vale. One of the other good things about farming here is the chests you will find scattered throughout The Charred Vale. Generally the chests will contain a green, some silver, few herbs, some ore and some cloth... Maybe even a potion or two!

Items of Interest

Wool Cloth

Light Feather

Kingsblood

Green Items

Swiftthistle

Briarthorn

Jadefire Satyrs - Felwood

Average Gold Per Hour: 50g
Level Recommended: 57+
Rating (For that level) 10/10

           Another great option for farming in the upper 50s is the Satyrs that are located in northern Felwood. The Satyrs here are super squishy and have a very good chance to drop Runecloth, Felcloth and Greens for you to disenchant. On average each mob will probably only drop 5 - 7s but with the addition of Runecloth you'll soon realize the amount of cash you can make here. Aside from the three items already mentioned the Satyrs don't drop much else of value, unless you count the Major Healing and Mana Potions.

           There are more good things to know about this camp too. First, is chests have a chance to spawn literally all over this camp. Depending on how long you sit down and farm here you have a pretty good chance to find one or two maybe even three chests with a bunch of goodies in them. The chests will be a big boost to your income. They contain old school Herbs and Ore that players need for leveling their professions and generally will pay a lot for on the Auction House.

           Is this where I should say but wait, thats not all? If you're a Herbalist or Miner you will find a great source of herbs and mines all around the Satyr camp. Miners will be able to find quite a bit of Thorium Ore around the Satyr camp as well as some Mithril. Herbalists get the real pleasure here. Throughout the camp you can find spawns of Golden Sansam, Dreamfoil and Gromsblood and along the hills and mountains around the camp you will be able to find Mountain Silversage.

           If you're worried about how much gold the camp will actually give you an hour ask the chinese farmers that farmed here at level 60. I'm sure the 3 of them per server that were here 24/7 could vouch for how awesome it can be.

Items of Interest

Runecloth

Greens to Disenchant

Major Healing Potion

Major Mana Potion

Thorium Lockbox

High-end Level 60 Herbs

Mithril Ore (Chest loot)

Felcloth

Crimson Whelpling - Wetlands

Average Gold Per Hour: 1-5
Level Recommended: 30+
Rating: 7/10

           The Crimson Whelpling is the lowest level out of combat pet whelpling able to be farmed. Luckily, or unluckily, depending on your faction, the place you can farm for this whelp is in The Wetlands. This makes it a great option for lower level Alliance players that are looking to make some extra gold. One thing I highly recommend before farming here is make sure you can skin the whelps that you are killing. Skinning them will give you Light Leather and Medium Leather which will sell on the Auction House for quite a bit.

           In the meantime you will also find some greens and maybe rarely a blue drop from the whelps. Depending on what you find they could have some value on the Auction House. For example, if you find a one handed sword with stam and strength on it, a lower level rogue would scoop that up almost instantly. Of course your biggest money maker will be if you actually find the Crimson Whelpling that drops here. This baby can sell on the Auction House from anywhere between 250 to 1000g!

           The chance for of the Crimson Whelpling dropping is very low of course, probably something like one in five hundred kills. Two upsides are, you'll get a lot of leather from the whelps here and they are also squishy; meaning you can plow right through them. One of the biggest upsides to farming here is if you're a low level Alliance character (depending on what level) you could also get XP for farming here! It won't be much, especially if you out level the whelps by a lot, but some is better then none!

Items of Interest

Light Leather

Medium Leather

Grey Items to Vendor

Crimson Whelpling

Disgusting Oozeling

Average Gold Per Hour: 15-20
Level Recommended: 55+
Rating: 6/10
Items of Interest: Disgusting Oozeling, Greens, Blues, Epics

           The first place for you to farm for the Disgusting Oozeling vanity pet is located in Felwood just south of Bloodvenom Post. Farming for the Disgusting Oozeling is another good option for you at the lower levels. You will need to be at least level 55 in order to easily handle most of the oozes that have a chance to drop the Disgusting Oozeling. Unlike many of the other out of combatvanity pets the Disgusting Oozeling doesn't directly drop from any of the oozes, per say, instead the Oozeling drops from a bag that the Oozes carry; which is called an Oozing Bag.

           The Oozing Bag drops roughly one in every ten kills and has a 2% chance to contain a Disgusting Oozeling. The good news about the Oozing Bag is it will contain many other goodies aside from just a possible chance at a Disgusting Oozeling. Inside the Oozing Bag you will be able to find up to three different types of potions, old school herbs and if you get lucky even a Star Ruby or Aquamarine! Both the Star Ruby and the Aquamarine will net you anywhere from 5 - 7g on the Auction House; each!

           Aside from just Felwood players can also farm for the Disgusting Oozeling in Eastern Plaguelands, Western Plaguelands and even Un'goro Crater! I highly recommend you resist the urge to go to Un'goro Crater and stay in one of the other zones, but the option is up to you. I've found Felwood, Eastern Plaguelands and Western Plaguelands all to have roughly right around similar drop chances for the Oozing Bag. The upside to Felwood is that Herbalists will be able to make a decent amount of cash by gathering up anything they see around them.

           Just like how Herbalists have the upper hand in Felwood, Miners will have the upper hand in Western or Eastern Plaguelands. Players will be able to find a decent amount of Thorium around both the farming locations in Eastern Plaguelands and Western Plaguelands. Since you will be farming inside of a cave in Western Plaguelands or inside of a hilly ditch in Eastern Plaguelands you will have a great chance to find Thorium and in Eastern Plaugelands even Rich Thorium Ore!


Western Plaguelands & Eastern Plaguelands Farming Locations

           When it comes to farming for the Disgusting Oozeling the only real downside is unless you get lucky enough to find a ton of Oozing Bags or a Disgusting Oozeling your income will be very low. For every kill you will get a small amount of silver and generally a grey item that vendors for 5s. If you do happen to get lucky enough to get a Disgusting Oozeling though, you could make anywhere from 500 to 1000g selling it to another player.

Items of Interest

Oozing Bag

Disgusting Oozeling

Herbs

Thorium Ore

Emerald Whelpling

Average Gold Per Hour: 5-10
Level Recommended: 40+
Rating: 6/10

The Emerald Whelpling is another out of combat vanity pet that you can find and have follow you around or sell on the Auction House for some extra cash. Unlike a lot of the other Whelpling pets, the Emerald Whelpling has to be the most annoying one to farm. In a small corner of Swamp of Sorrows there is a very small Whelpling Camp. Here you will find roughly twenty whelps for you to kill, each of them with a chance to drop an Emerald Whelpling pet.

Since there are so few Whelps for you to kill I don't really recommend this farming location over the level of 50. You simply will just clear out the camp way too fast and have to waste too much time waiting for respawns. One good thing about this farming location is that if you're a skinner, the profit you make here will be great. From the whelps you will get a good source of Medium and Heavy Leather which can sell on the Auction House from anywhere between 50s to 1g each!

The final plus to farming here is if you're a Herbalist. All around the whelp camp you can find Goldthorn, Blindweed, Khadgar's Whisker and Fadeleaf. Each of these herbs are valuable to players with Alchemy and Inscription that are leveling their skills and will sell on the Auction House for a pretty penny.

Items of Interest

Medium Leather

Heavy Leather

Herbs

Tiny Emerald Whelpling

 

Deviate Hatchling

Average Gold Per Hour: 15-25g
Level Recommended: 45+
Rating: 8/10

           The Deviate Hatchling is a rare out of combat pet that was added in patch 3.2. This pet drops off of the Deviate Ravagers and Deviate Guardians at the entrance area of Wailing Caverns. Although the drop rate on the pet raptor is low, when you do find one it can sell for upwards of 1000g depending on your server! How fast you can run Wailing Caverns will depend solely upon your level. On my level 80 Paladin I can run through here in about 5 - 10 minutes. It will take slightly longer if you have skinning.

           As my level 64 Warrior I can clear WC in 10 - 15 minutes with skinning, meaning I have to stop after every mob and skill them. Also, as previously hinted at, another good plus while running Wailing Caverns is if you have Skinning. Being able to skin the raptors will almost double the income of money you make here when one of the vanity pets isn't dropping. Another good Tradeskill to have, if you don't have skinning, or even in combination, would be Herbalism. There are a few herbs that spawn around the entrance area, all of which you would be able to pick if you had Herbalism and your skill was high enough.

           Something to keep in mind about low-level Herbalism is that the herbs actually do sell. Usually for as much as 50 silver to 1g each! Mostly all higher levels are too lazy to go back and run around the zones so they will buy the herbs for ridiculous prices. The same applies to the low level leather that you will get here.

Items of Interest

Light Leather

Medium Leather

Deviate Hatchling

Low Level Herbs

Leaping Hatchling

Average Gold Per Hour: 5-10
Level Recommended: 25+
Rating: 10/10
Items of Interest: Leaping Hatchling, Light Leather

NOTE: The Hatchling no longer drops from Takk. Instead it now drops from Takk's nest which can be found in the area around where Takk spawns.

           The way to get the Leaping Hatchling was changed around a bit with one of the more recent patches. No longer will the Hatchling drop from Takk the Leaper, now it drops from Takk's nest which you can find around the area Takk the Leaper spawns. His nest is on a (rumored to be) 6 hour spawn timer. As with before, generally your best chance at finding the nest with the Leaping Hatchling will be at night or very early in the morning. Really, any "weird" hours during the day will be your best chances for finding Takk's nest.

           While running around this area and looking for Takk the best ways for you to make some extra cash are with Herbalism or Skinning. Herbalism will allow you to gather the Peacebloom, Silverleaf, Earthroot and Brairthorn in the area and Skinning will allow you to skin all of the mobs in the area. I don't recommend hanging out here and waiting for the nest to spawn but instead leave an alt logged off in the area to continuously check around the trees for his nest.

           It is still heavily debated if Takk has to be up or if he has to have been recently alive in order to see his nest somewhere in the area. The few times I have gotten the Leaping Hatchling Takk was alive but no where near the nests which had the Hatchling. I'd say that if Takk was up, there is a good chance that there is a nest lying around somewhere.

           If you do plan to sit down and wait for Takk and his nest to spawn then, as said before, farm any Herbalism/Skinning nodes that you can in the area. If you don't have Skinning or Herbalism than the next best farming spot is straight to the north at the Boulder Lode Mine. Here you will want to kill the Venture Co for Wool Cloth and Flasks of Oil. Wool Cloth will always sell but Flasks of Oil may or may not depending on your server.


Boulder Lode Mine

Items of Interest

Leaping Hatchling

Light Leather

Low Level Herbs

Wool Cloth

Ravasaur Hatchling

Average Gold Per Hour: 75 - 150g
Level Recommended: 55+
Rating: 9/10

NOTE: Changed in patch 3.3 the Ravasaur Hatchling no longer drops from the Ravasaur Matriarch. Instead it will drop from the Ravasaur Matriarch's Nest which spawns in the same area as the Ravasaur Matriarch.

           The Ravasaur Hatchling is yet another baby raptor pet that was added in patch 3.2. This one can be found from a nest in Un'goro Crater right around where you do the Ravasaur quests; by the entrance to Tanaris. The nest that holds the Ravasaur Hatchling can be found anywhere in this area, most likely by a tree. Farming for the Ravasaur Hatchling can be extremely profitable depending on the prices of Rugged Leather on your server. On my server (Arthas) a stack of Rugged Leather can sell anywhere from 30 - 40g.

           For Horde the Rugged Leather will sell for much more since it is used in the Venomhide Ravasaur quest line right in this general area. Herbalism and Mining will also greatly benefit from farming here. In the area surrounding the raptors you will be able to find both high end herbs and high end ore. Although, finding a mine will be much harder unless you venture down to the southern or eastern point of the raptor grounds and gear near a mountain.

           There are two more reasons that this farming location is great. One of them is the fact that the grey items that the raptors drop will sell to vendors for a ton of gold and also the drop rate on Greens here is pretty good. Any greens that you get while farming here you will want to make sure to have Disenchanted and sell the raw materials that you get on the Auction House. The Illusion Dust and Greater Eternal Essences that you can get from Disenchanting an item at this level will sell for much more than the green ever would.

Items of Interest

Thick Leather

Rugged Leather

Ravasaur Hatchling

Greens to Disenchant

High End Level 60 Herbs

Thorium Ore

Darting Hatchling

Average Gold Per Hour: 10-15g
Level Recommended: 40+
Rating: 9/10

NOTE: Changed in patch 3.3 the Darting Hatchling no longer drops from the Dart. Instead it will drop from the Dart's Nest which spawns in the same area as Dart does.

           The Darting Hatchling pet was added in patch 3.2, originally dropping from Dart in Dustwallow Marsh. In 3.3 the way the small Raptor Hatchlings worked was changed around a bit. Instead, now they drop from the named's nest and no longer the named mob himself. You can find the nameds nest located in the same area you can find the named. It is still highly debated by players if the named must actually be up or have been up recently for the nest to spawn. Either way it seems as if the nests are on a 6 hour respawn time.

           The most effective way, which is used by many players, is to log off an alt in the area that can patrol it every once in awhile. Preferably a high enough level alt that wont agro all the raptors as he or she looks around for the nest. I don't really recommend sitting around in this area and farming for the pet raptor (unless you like really really want it). If you do decide to farm in this area, it actually isn't that bad of money. Here you will get a ton of leather if you're a Skinner from all the raptors around you. Also the raptors drop quite a few grey items which you will be able to vendor for a pretty penny.

           Herbalists and Miners will be able to make some extra cash here too. In this area there are many low level herbs and mines for players to gather from. If you're a lower level player then the XP you get from the raptors wont be too bad either. But, one thing I should make note too. I don't really recommend actually sitting down and farming here unless you're a skinner. You will lose way too much money just letting the raptor's bodies rot on the ground where instead you could be skinning them.

           If you do decide to come and farm here specifically for the Darting Hatchling then I recommend doing it during the wee-early hours of the morning. Somewhere from 1 to 5am will give you the best chance of seeing his nest up and no one else around to steal it from you. Also, keep in mind it doesn't HAVE to be 1 to 5 your time, server time will probably work best. That way if you're playing on an east coast server from California you will have the upper hand in grabbing one of the rare raptor pets late at night. Since it will be obviously 3 hours earlier for you than anyone on the east coast.

Items of Interest

Darting Hatchling

Heavy Leather

Medium Leather

Thick Leather

Grey Items to Vendor

Greens to Disenchant

Razormaw Hatchling

Average Gold Per Hour: 7-10g
Level Recommended: 34+
Rating: 9/10

NOTE: The Hatchling no longer drops from the Razormaw Matriarch. Instead it now drops from the Razormaw Matriarch's nest which can be found in the area around where the Razormaw Matriarch spawns.

           The Razormaw Hatchling is the Alliance equivalent of the Horde's Leaping Hatchling. Both of them are right around the same level and are very easy for newbies to farm that are looking for some extra cash. Also a very important piece of information to keep in mind is that the Razormaw Hatchling now drops from the Razormaw Matriarch's nest and not the actual Razormaw Matriarch. The nest inside of the cave has, what is rumored to be, a 6 hour spawn time. Also as a side note, an important one at that, there has been no tie to the Razormaw Matriarch being up and her nest being up.

           Knowing all of this, the best way for you to farm for the Razormaw Hatchling is to log off an alt in the cave of which the nest spawns in and occasionally log him or her on to see if it has spawned. You can do this hourly or ever 10 to 15 minutes, really whatever you feel comfortable with. If you know for a fact no one else is farming for the raptor then logging in once an hour will be the most effective way.

           If you don't know how often you should log back in and check for the raptor, just use your servers population as a guide. Low pop servers I would say you're fine logging in once an hour, especially if it is very low pop. Medium pop maybe twice an hour, depending on the time of day. High pop servers I recommend logging in every 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day. If you check back frequently it shouldn't take you very long at all to get the Raptor that you're after.

           Aside from skinners miners will also prosper from this cave. You will find quite a bit of low level mines throughout the cave as you're looking for the Razormaw Matriarch's nest. If you get lucky enough to find this pet then you're in for a pretty big pay day. The pet can go from 250 to 1000g depending on your server and faction. For Horde it will sell for more since it is so out of the way, for Alliance it will sell for less since it is like right around the corner from an important town.

           The final Raptor pet that was added in WoTLK was the Razormaw Hatchling. This pet is a drop from the rare raptor, a Razormaw Matriarch in Wetlands. The Razormaw Matriarch is most commonly seen to spawn in the cave in northeastern Wetlands. Since this raptor is usually in demand players will almost always be farming in this cave. As with the other raptors, the best time to farm in this cave would be 1am to 5am, giving you little to no competition. However, if you're in here at prime time and someone is clearing the cave, if you have skinning and he doesn't you could make a good deal of cash!

Items of Interest

Razormaw Hatchling

Light Leather

Medium Leather

Grey Items to Vendor

Parrot Cage (Hycanith Macaw)

Average Gold Per Hour: 40 - 50g
Level Recommended: 41+
Rating: 6/10

           Farming for the Parrot Cage (Hycanith Macaw) will be one of the most annoying and time consuming things you have ever farmed for. This is the rarest out of combat vanity pet in the game. Currently it is the only out of combat vanity pet that will drop from normal mobs as an actual epic item. The Parrot Cage has a 0.01% chance to drop, which is a very big downside but if you manage to get one you're looking at 10,000g or more! Also while farming here you will be making quite a bit of money off of the Mageweave Cloth that the pirates drop.

           If you're looking for something to farm in the lower 40s while making some XP then this is a pretty good option. The only real downside is the extremely low drop rate on the Parrot Cage. The Mageweave Cloth, however will be a nice bonus since you can get usually 12 - 15g per stack depending on your server.


Hycanith Macaw!

           One thing that could be a problem for farming here at higher levels is your reputation with the Bloodsail Buccaneers. Killing these pirates will decrease your reputation with the Bloodsail Buccaneers but increase your reputation with Booty Bay and other goblin cities. This could be a major issue especially if you worked hard to increase your Bloodsail reputation and would really like one of these pets. If you went through the trouble of raising up your Bloodsail Buccaneers reputation for any reason I wouldn't recommend this farming location.

Items of Interest

Mageweave Cloth

Parrot Cage (Hycanith Macaw)

Green Hills of Stranglethorn Pages

Sprite Darter Egg

           The Sprite Darter Egg is one of the few locations I have documented that actually isn't that good for farming. Instead, this location is good for something I like to call "personal farming". What this means is if you really want the Sprite Darter Egg (its BoP) then this location will suit you well since you're working towards something you want while making some extra money. The only two ways you will make extra money here is through Skinning or Herbalism. Each of the Sprite Darters that you kill can be skinned and all throughout/around the camp you can find nodes of herbs.

           With both Skinning and Herbalism you will be able to maximize your profit from this location. Even just Skinning will give you quite a bit of money an hour here, as always it just depends on your level and how fast you can kill. There are about 15 Sprite Darters up in this camp and they have at least a two minute respawn time. This means that at level 70 or anything above it you will easily plow through these like nothing. After you've cleared the whole camp you can either kill the other animals in the area and skin them for some extra cash or if you don't have skinning kill the Taurens slightly to the north.

           The Taurens to the north would be a nice little break from farming the Sprite Darters. And also depending on what Tauren camp you go to (There are two, one far north and one right above the Sprite Darters, on a hill.) You will be able to keep track of when the Sprite Darters are respawning. Or of course if you have Herbalism or Mining you can just run around the area and collect goodies till your hearts content as you wait for them to respawn. As always, I leave that decision up to you. =)

Items of Interest

Sprite Darter Egg

Thick Leather

Heavy Leather

Grey Items To Vendor

Green Items to Disenchant

Dustwallow Raptors

           A great place for lower level players to farm is at the raptors in Dustwallow Marsh. There are two sets of raptors for you to kill, one far to the north above Brackenwall Village and another far to the south close to the goblin town of Mudsprocket. The raptors far to the north are lower level but have a chance for a rare to spawn amongst them, Dart. In this area you have a chance to find Dart's Nest which will contain a rare out of combat vanity pet raptor that looks just like Dart! To the south the raptors will be slightly higher level but there is absolutely no chance Dart can spawn down here or any other rare raptors that are involved in getting a cute pet.

           The raptors in Dustwallow are a great source of Medium, Heavy and sometimes even Thick Leather. The raptors don't have a lot of health and only have a medium amount of armor so it should be easy for almost any DPS class to plow through them. Clothies may have trouble if they let too many raptors stack up on them for too long but if you play it safe you should be fine. Also if you have either Herbalism or Mining you will find quite a few nodes in the general area where you will be hunting the raptors.

Items of Interest

Heavy Leather

Thick Leather

Vendor Trash

Possible Small Raptor pet (Up North!)

Greens

Herbs

Eastern Plaguelands (Multiple Locations)

- The Fungal Vale

- Tyr's Hand

- Zul'Mashar

- The Noxious Glade

- The Oozes

- Skinning the southwestern Animals

- Skinning the northeastern Animals

- Quel'Lithien Lodge

Farming Turtles in Hinterlands (Skinning)

           The turtles in Hinterlands is one of the best locations I've ever found for a skinner to farm. There are turtles all the way up and down the beach spaced only 20 to 30 yards away from each other. Each of the turtles is right around 45 and have a low amount of HP. Anyone level 50 plus will be able to blast through the whole beach of turtles in just a few minutes. Luckily, the spawn time for the turtles is right around a minute, sometimes even less. This means you won't even have to stop for a break if you don't want too!

           If you're able to skin the turtles (which you should be able to otherwise you shouldn't be here! =P) you will see your money double and maybe even triple from farming here. When skinned the turtles have a chance to give you Thick Leather and sometimes Rugged Leather. This combined with the high-priced vendor trash you will find here will net you a lot of money very quickly. Along with the Rugged & Thick Leather you will also want to keep an eye out for Big Mouth Clams.

           Big Mouth Clams drop quite frequently from the turtles and can contain some extra goodies such as Zesty Clam Meat (used in cooking) & Golden Pearls (used in Enchanting). The Golden Pearls sell on the Auction House quite well since many up and comming Enchanters need them to make their Arcanite Rods. All in all, if you have skinning, this is one location you will want to check out.

Items of Interest

Thick Leather

Rugged Leather

Turtle Scale

Thick Scaly Tail

Speckled Shell Fragment

Scarlet Monestary Small Radiant Shard Farming

           Farming SM Armory and Cathedral has been known as one of the best ways to get small radiant shards for enchant firey weapon ever for quite a long time. SM Armory is better for farming the small radiant shards if you're low in level. Cathedral becomes easy probably right around level 70. At level 60 Cathedral was still pretty hard especially if you ran inside and just pulled the bosses. One upside to Armory though is a chance at the Scarlet Tabard which will go towards your total tabard achievement and is a nice tabard you can wear!

           Depending on what SM you run will determine how much gold you make over all. Cathedral will probably be double whatever armory for total gold made, especially if you count in all the extra elites they will be looting after they take out the bosses.

Items of Interest

Small Radiant Shard

Mageweave Cloth

Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade

Crawler Meat in Westfall

           Farming for Crawler Meat in Westfall is a very good way to make money at the lower levels as Alliance. The Sand Crawlers that drop the Crawler Meat are only level 14 and have very low hit points. Crawler Meat can be sold on the Auction House (Horde or Alliance) for about 1g a piece. That may not sound like a lot but don't stop reading yet! The Sand Crawlers have almost an instant respawn time and a 45% chance to drop a piece of Crawler Meat.

           Depending on your level you could very easily one shot every one of the Sand Crawlers and quickly loot all of them with zero downtime. Crawler Meat is used in raising cooking and sells well on the Auction House because many people are too lazy to farm the materials themselves and would rather just buy them. Depending on the population of your server I would recommend checking to see if any Crawler Meat is already on the Auction House and for how much before coming here to farm. If you're on a high population server, chances are it is much more in demand than a low population server.

           The main factor in determining how much gold you will make an hour here is your level and how fast you can loot. Since the Sand Crawlers respawn instantly you won't even remotely have to worry about spawn times. And since the higher level you are the faster you can kill them, the higher level you are the more money you will make here. Obviously that becomes un-true at some point since you can't do more than one shot them, but you get my point.

Items of Interest

Crawler Meat

Crawler & Clam Meat in Ashenvale

           This place is worth mentioning because it plays as a duplicate to the Alliance's westfall crawler farming location. This is the place where Horde will be able to collect some Crawler and Clam Meat for the lazy cooking players. Only here you will want to kill the nagas as well as the crabs since you have the option to get Clam or Crawler Meat. The strand crawlers on the ground will give you the crawler meat and the nagas will give you the clam meat.

           As explained in the Alliance guide, make sure to check the prices of Clam Meat and Crawler Meat on your Auction House before coming out here and starting to farm. It is very important that you know the prices of both of these items so you don't come out here and waste your time. On a high pop server you will have more of a customer base which will hopefully prevent it from happening. However if you play on a low pop server the market can very easily get over flooded since the demand is so low.

           For lower level players, Rogues especially you will be able to skill up your lock picking in this general area. All across the beach there are little lock boxes that you can pick depending on what your skill is. Good luck and happy hunting!

Items of Interest

Crawler Meat

Clam Meat

Vendor Trash

Low level greens

Shredder Operating Manual Page

Winterspring Owlbeasts

The Winterspring Owlbeasts were one of my favorite farming locations around level 60. There are close to one hundred of them far to the north of Everlook and it is very rare to see someone come up here for almost any reason. The Owlbeasts are rather generic mobs. They have a medium amount of armor and a medium amount of health. The good news about them is they drop tons of grey items that add up very quickly at a vendor. Any of the greys you get from here you will want to hold on to until the next time you get to a vendor. (Trust me, the money from the greys adds up!)

If you have skinning there will be really no extra-benefits to this camp but if you have Herbalism or Mining you will be able to almost double your money here from all the herbs and mines that spawn around the camp. You will find some Golden Sansam, Mountain Silversage, Dreamfoil and sometimes a Thorium or even Rich Thorium Deposit around the camp.

Aside from that small amount of information there isn't much more for you to know about the Owlbeasts.

Items of Interest

Direwind Pass Ogres

- Old super famous farming location

- ogres are very squishy

- valuable herbs around the camp

- lots of chests

Felstone Field

Felstone Field was another one of my favorite farming locations back at level 60. With how many mobs are at this field and how weak they are I could farm for hours with now down time at all. All of the mobs here are in their low 50s, which means you will absolutely tear them up if you're around level 60. The speed at which you kill them will be so fast, since they are so weak, its similar to farming level 57 or higher mobs. Another bonus for farming here is that many low level players come here to do their Western Plaguelands quests. So if you like being a total douche and ganking people, this spot is for you!

Aside from the steady income of Runecloth, greys and greens; Felstone Field is also great because of how peaceful it is to farm here. It is very rare to have a higher level player come in and mow you over and it is even harder for you to die here. Since the mobs are all so much lower level than you, you barely have to even try when farming here. Now if you're a Herbalist you luck out even more while farming here since you will be able to gather very valuable herbs from the surrounding area.

Around Felstone Field you will find Plaguebloom, Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage and even some Golden Sansam. Each of these herbs will help add in to your total profit by a large amount.

The final bonus to farming here is that you can also get reputation with The Argent Dawn while doing it. If you wear the Insignia that they give you then you will be able to collect Minion's Scourgestones as well as an Invader's Scourgestone every once in awhile too. Both of these stones can be turned into an Argent Dawn NPC in either Western Plaguelands or Eastern Plaguelands for reputation and XP.

Items of Interest

Andorhal

Andorhal is another very old school farming location that is great for anyone levels 57 - 60. Here you will find literally hundreds of undead monsters and at least six or seven different types of undead. They are all pretty generic, just keep an eye out and double check to everything until you learn what is elite and what isn't. The only type of mob here that will severly hurt you and put you down quickly is the Searing Ghoul. They have a nasty AoE fire spell that will just rape your face in if you're not ready.

The good news about the Searing Ghouls and every other type of mob in this area is that each of them are extremely squishy. Depending on your level it won't take anything more than even a few hits to take any of the mobs down. Since you are able to kill the mobs so fast here the amount of Runecloth you will get is pretty darn good. In addition to the Runecloth you will also find chests scattered all over Andorhal. Since Andorhal is so big, I wouldn't be surprised if there is a chest up at all times here, the hardest part is finding it.

If you're around level 60 you will need to watch out for Araj and his rag-tag crew in the center of Andorhal. If you accidentally get too close you will immediately have at least 5 different types of elites pounding your face in, which is no fun.

Unlike many of the other farming locations, this one is great for both Herbalists and Miners. All around Andorhal you will be able to find Herb nodes like Plaguebloom, Golden Sansam, Dreamfoil, Arthas' Tear and more! As a Miner you will find Mithril Deposits mixed in with some Small Thorium Deposits.

Items of Interest

Yetis in Winterspring (Skinning)

There are a few different plus sides to this farming location. One of them is not only do the yetis drop silver they can also be skinned which will greatly increase your overall profit here. While skinning here you'll see lots of rugged and thick leather which can sell on the Auction House for quite a bit depending on your server. As Horde the Rugged Leather is used in the Venomhide Ravasaur questline in Un'goro Crater, so it will be prone to sell for more on this faction.

Another upside to farming here is the amount of yetis there are for you to kill. Combining the outside yetis and the ones inside the caves there are probably over 100 here. This means at pretty much any level you can clear the camp and by the time you're done the first bit is respawning. Also it means there is room for more than one person, if by chance someone else was here. The yetis also drop humanoid-like grey items such as grey pieces of armor, weapons and also food/drink. Either way between the skinning and raw coin you will be making a good amount of money here.

Items of Interest

Rugged Leather

Thick Leather

Coin

Burning Steppes Blackrock Orcs

Another great farming location for around level 60 is the Burning Steppes Blackrock Orcs. These orcs were almost on perma farm back at level 60 because of how good they were for farming. Back in classic WoW the chinese farmers had this location and many others on lock down because of how much gold it made. The orcs drop many valueable items and in large amounts, such as Runecloth, potions and grey items. Runecloth will be one of your main money makers by farming here but you'll also stock up on grey items rather quickly.

You will also find many chest spawns in this area. Really anywhere you can find orcs or even the Dragonkin you will find a chest. Chests contain many different types of loot, usually a green item and some extra silver. Finding one could land you with a valueable herb and some ore for the Auction House. Also, along those same lines if you have Herbalism or Mining you will be in luck out here. There are dozens of Thorium Deposits all throughout the zone as well as dozens of different herb nodes.

Herbalists will find many Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage, Golden Sansam and other nodes. On a closing note, the orcs also drop Dark Iron Scraps in large amounts which you may be able to sell on the Auction House or just vendor for a half way decent amount.

Items of Interest

Runecloth

Bulky Maw

Dark Iron Scraps

Greens

Dreamfoil (From Herbalism or chests)

Mountain Silversage (From Herbalism or chests)

Deadwood Furbolgs

The Deadwood Furbolgs is a great location to farm around level 60 not only because they have low health and armor but also because they give you Timbermaw reputation while farming them. Timbermaw reputation is used in a few different achievements and is somewhat useful for players around level 60. Either way, if you like to max your reputations there is no real reason to pass this place while leveling. If you stop to farm here you will find quite a bit of Runecloth and like I said, easy kills.

Depending on your level you may be able to handle 5 or 6 of the furbolgs at a time. I only recommend this area for farming right around level 60 but level 80s come here frequently to max out their Timbermaw Reputation. Herbalists and Miners rejoice too! Throughout the furbolg camp you will be able to find Mithril Ore as well as tons of different Herb nodes such as Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage and Plaguebloom.

Items of Interest

Runecloth

Vendor Trash

Dreamfoil

Mountain Silversage

Twilight Cultists In Silithus

One of the final level 60 spots I am going to cover is the Twilight Cultists in Silithus. These Cultists drop Encrypted Twilight Texts which you can sell on the Auction House or turn in for Cenarion Circle reputation. Check your realm to see if they sell before coming out here. I'd say you will find a buyer for 5g per 10 pages. The Twilight Cultists out here also drop green pieces of armor which can be used to summon an elemental out of one of the stones or just vendored.

Your best bet is to vendor them since the elemental will be difficult for you to solo and also wont drop much of anything you can sell for more.                                

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