Guild Wars 2 Farming Locations

Farming is one of the most common activities participated in by all players once you reach max level in almost any MMO. If you're new to MMOs or the concept of Farming really all it is, is you do the same thing over and over again slowly but surely acquiring materials for whatever it is you're farming for. In Guild Wars 2 the things players will most commonly be farming for are gold and Tradeskill Materials, which usually both go hand in hand. There are a few major differences when farming in Guild Wars 2 though; they are as follows.

Gw2 farming is so much different than most other games out there for two major reasons. The first reason is you don't have to level up any gathering skills or professions. In Gw2 all you need to do is buy a Sickle, Logging Axe and a Mining Pick from any vendor and equip them. After doing this you can mine all of the nodes in your level range. The second big difference is when you backtrack or enter lower level content in Gw2 you are automatically lowered to the highest level they let enter that part of the zone or participate in that quest.

While your higher level gear, weapons and amount of skills/available skills/trait points & hero points all play a major role in how fast you can kill the lower level stuff it still makes it much harder being around the mobs level. Whereas in other MMO games you're able to backtrack and own 400 mobs at once in lower level areas. Those are the two major differences that come to mind that set Gw2 apart from the rest.

Now, you're probably wanting to see those farming locations, huh?

Guild Wars 2 Gathering Farming Locations (Rare Cooking Materials Farming)

Before I get started with all of my farming guides there is one video you really need to see. This video will show you how to make more money everyday with literally almost no extra effort at all. All you have to do is price the items you farm up a little bit differently. The video on how to make more money everyday is embedded below but if you would prefer to go to Youtube and watch it click on the link in this sentence.

Guild Wars 2 Farming Guides

Important: It is extremely important to remember that a lot of spawn locations for nodes such as Orichalcum Ore, Ancient Wood, Omnomberry and other popular farming materials are constantly changing. While my map might say there are X amount of an item somewhere this may not be the case this week. Still, follow these routes I made and you'll get just as much stuff as you would if everything was "in place". Also this page starts with the Level 80 Farming Locations since they are the most popular ones. The lower level farming locations can be found further down the page.

Level 80 Farming Locations

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Cursed Shore Events Farming Guide (5g An Hour)

(Nerfed As Of 5/24/13) Malchor's Leap Union Waypoint Farming Location - (8g + An Hour)

Skale & Young Karka Farming (2g/hr)

Lodestone Farming Guides

Charged Lodestone Farming in Malchor's Leap

Onyx Lodestone Farming in Malchor's Leap

Onyx Lodestone Farming in Cursed Shore

Molten Lodestone Farming in Malchor's Leap

Icebrood Colossus' in Frostgorge Sound - Corrupted Lodestone Farming (1 - 2g an hour)

Charged Lodestone Farming in Cursed Shore (Not Always Available) - 3g an hour

Gathering Guides

Frostgorge Sound Gathering Route

Malchor's Leap Farming Route 1 Eastern "Safer Route"

Malchor's Leap Farming Route 2 "Zone-wide Route"

Cursed Shore Northern Route

Cursed Shore Central Route

Cursed Shore Events

Cursed Shore Gathering Route (Video Guide)

Orichalcum Spawn Locations

Ancient Wood Spawn Locations

End Game Cooking Recipes (Turn what you gather into more money)


Levels 1 - 20 Farming Locations

Vial of Weak Blood in Queensdale (Levels 1 - 5)

Tiny Scales and Claws (Level 5)

Gathering in Plains of Ashford (1 - 20)

Bandithaunt Caverns in Queensdale (1 - 20)

WvW Gathering Guide (1 - 80)

Levels 20 - 60 Farming Locations

Snowden Drifts Arctodus (Awesome Location)

Snowden Drifts Soft Wood Log Farming

Gendarran Fields Centaurs (25 +)

Vial of Thin Blood in Gendarran Fields at Minotaurs (Level 30)

Vial of Thin Blood in Gedarran Fields at Bats (Level 30)

Dredgehaunt Cliffs Jotun (Bone & Totems) 45+

Dredgehaunt Cliffs - Fang Farming (Level 45)

Blazeridge Steppes Gathering Guide (75s - 1g per 30min)

Blazeridge Steppes - Scale Farming (Level 50)

Blazeridge Steppes 'Quick' Farming Location

Blazeridge Steppes Venom Sac Farming (Level 50)

Timberline Falls 'Quickie' Location

Chilli Peppers Farming Video Guide

Sharp Fang Farming in Iron Marches (Level 55)

Mature Herb Farming in Bloodtide Coast (Levels 55+)

Levels 60 - 70 Farming Locations

Straits of Destruction Gathering Route

Smooth & Large Scale Farming Guide (Level 60)

Fireheart Rise Wolves (Large Claw & Large Fang Farming)

Mount Maelstrom (All Gathering Professions)

Jotun In Timberline Falls (Engraved Totem & Heavy Bones)

Grawl in Timberline Falls (Engraved Totems & Heavy Bones)


Out Dated Farming Locations (They still drop loot but don't give that good of money anymore)

Destroyer Lodestone Farming in Mount Maelstrom

Fireheart Rise Char (Levels 70+)

Minotaurs in Frostgorge Sound (Vial of Potent Blood)

Frostgorge Sound Troll Farming (Bad Location - Why NOT to farm here)

Frostgorge Skelk & Arctodus Farming Location (Vicious Fang & Vial of Potent Blood)

Harathi Highlands - Ruins of Demetra (40+)

Kessex Hills Thunder Ridge Centaurs (Level 30)

Dredgehaunt Cliffs Gathering Guide (75s per 20min)