Update and Gold Farming Tips

Well, as it happens, we didn’t get a chance to give Hydross a go the other night because our raid leader got run off the road into a ravine and had to go to the hospital for a few hours (he’s alright, just a bit sore.) That said, we are heading back to SSC tonight for the attempt. Over the weekend we had a nice farming session where we took 15 of our guildmates to elemental plateau in Nagrand and donated all of the motes/primals we got to the guild bank so we could start working on a fourth set of resist gear, which was extremely successful. This is a lot of fun and very worthwhile if your guild needs to do the same, I highly recommend it.

With that little update, I have some excellent tips for farming gold, that are all possible for virtually every class. With these tips, depending on the economy of your server, you should be able to make between 90 and 150g per hour.

Requirements — 375 cooking and fishing. It’s a long and tedious process, but well worth it. Here’s why:

1. Mixed Highland/Darter Nodes near Skettis — If you hit up the three highland lakes (Blackwind, Ere’Noru, and Jorune (near the Horde outpost)) and the schools of darter down below (all of which are constantly respawning) this can keep you busy as long as you want to do it, and you can cook up the crawdads and darter for huge amounts of money. I’m currently selling stacks of five golden fish sticks for 10g 75s, and every stack is selling. thats more than 42g a stack. Spicy Crawdads sell for around 30g a stack and are the easiest to catch in the schools (in terms of %.)

On a sidenote, there is a very easy quest given from a little boy named Seth in the tavern in Lower City which gives you a +20 fishing pole, it’s definitely worth it.

2. Basilisks in Terokkar — Run along the river in terokkar and kill the dampscale basilisks. They are only 62-64ish and die extremely fast. if you go the whole way up or down, you just fly back and they will have respawned, so it’s continuous. These basilisks drop Chunk ‘o Basilisks at about a 50-70% rate, and each one can be cooked into a Blackened Basilisk which generally sell for around a gold each. Furthermore, you can fish the darter nodes you see along the way, and the Dampscale Basilisk Eyes can be used for rep with Scryer and sell for 50s each or so on the AH (a stack of 100 will sell for around 50g — not bad when that’s not even what you’re farming for!)

These reasons are why Terokkar is my favorite farming zone in the game. I also have Herbalism and Mining, which combined with wowhead gatherer (make sure you get the Gatherer DB Wowhead version and update the database in the configuration options) is unbelievable.


Blackened Basilisk (+23 Spell Damage) — Supply Officer Mills, Allerican Stronghold
Golden Fish Sticks (+44 Healing) –Innkeeper Biribi, Allerian Stronghold
Furious Crawdad (+30 Stamina) — Innkeeper Biribi, Allerian Stronghold

I hope this helps, and hopefully no one from my server is reading this đŸ˜‰ Be back later with an update on Hydross!



1 comment so far

  1. Dan of Earth on

    Good tips! Also, one of the daily fishing quest is in the same area.

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