WOW classic Herbalism guide: leveling, trainer

Author: WoWAnalytica
Posted: 25/05/2021

WOW classic Herbalism guide

Good day to you and welcome to this extensive guide on leveling Herbalism in World of Warcraft Classic. In this guide, we are going to walk you through the whole leveling process from 1-300 skill level, as well as point you towards the locations of appropriate trainers, whom you will have to visit in order to train in Herbalism.

This profession, as you might have guessed is focused on gathering various herbs growing in Azeroth. Afterwards, these can be either sold or used as reagents required by various recipes, mainly Alchemy, however, some recipes in Blacksmithing, Engineering, Leatherworking, Tailoring, and Cooking also need some herbs that can only be obtained by Herbalists.

Hence, this profession is mostly paired with alchemy since this way you can acquire the necessary reagents without having to invest in buying them. However, if your aim is solely money, and you have no interest in refining the reagents, you might even consider having both, Herbalism and Mining, to simply sell the materials you gather without having to analyze the market and costs of production to always optimize the crafting plans in order to make biggest profit you can in shortest time.

In the same way as with crafting professions, when you look at different herbs, you can see different color, from orange through yellow and green to gray, which differ in respect to how likely you are to get a new skill point when performing a given action. The first one means you are guaranteed to get a skill point, while with the following colors the chance becomes lesser and lesser, finally, grey does not give you a skill point. As such for the purposes of this WOW classic Herbalism guide you should avoid doing anything which displays in green anymore, in fact, you should only pursue orange and yellow activities, since these are going to make your experience with Herbalism a smooth and quick one.

WOW classic Herbalism leveling guide

In this part, we are going to guide you through the locations, herbs and methods of acquiring them. However, do note a few things before you begin.

First of all, you should know how and where to look for herbs. All herbalists receive an ability called Find Herbs at level 1; it is a toggled skill that makes herb nodes appear on your minimap. Remember that this has to be activated, moreover, it has to be reactivated if you die, since it disables on death. Moreover, herbs, in general, can be found mostly near hills, cliffs, mountains, zone borders, and caves. Hence, it is generally advisable, as you will see below in the WoW classic Herbalism guide to circle around most zones if you want to optimize your path, rather than scan the whole area.

Do also note one important difference between general World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft Classic. In the latter, which is the main concern of this guide, herbs are not shared tap, which means that if you or someone else gather a certain node, then no one else can until they respawn. Due to that you might have problems sometimes finding herbs in popular areas during peak hours, simply since there are many other players farming the limited resources. Due to that, you should be polite and perhaps not blatantly steal resources from under other player’s noses.

Other than that, Herbalism can of course be learned by any class, however, there is one recommendation, which is that the best class for gathering herbs are Druids. That is because they have the ability to shapeshift into their Travel Form, which they can use instead of an actual mount, and they do not have to change back into human form to harvest herbs.

Starting off with the actual WOW classic Herbalism guide, these generally follow the rules on herb nodes which we have mentioned before. Moreover, you should remember that this guide is not optimized in any way for your Alchemy profession and while it recommends the way to work on your Herbalism as quickly as possible, it does not mean that it will be an optimal sequence for getting reagents for Alchemy.

Furthermore, do take a note of the fact that these are not all of the possible zones, however, these are optimal due to the locations, respawn, and density of the nodes, as well as the fact that they are somewhat less crowded than the other, more popular questing zones.

First of all, you are going to be collecting Peacebloom, Silverleaf, and Earthroot. These are all beginner herbs that can be collected from the very beginning and thus can be found in all the low-level zones. As such you want to go more or less around the borders of zones, and around mountain ranges in:

  • Durotar, where you should go in circles between the Razor Hill and Sen’Jin Village.
  • Mulgore, here try to run around the Bloodhoof Villlage and around the Thunder Bluff.
  • Tirisfal Glades, where you ought to focus on going around in circles in the western side of the zone.
  • Elwynn Forest, in this location you want to run in circles around the borders of the zone, close to the mountain ranges.
  • Teldrassil, where you ought to go around Dolanaar and Lake Al’Ameth.
  • Dun Morogh, where you should go in circles from north of Kharanos until you reach western parts near Brewnall Village.

With those, you want to reach level 50 of Herbalism and then travel to the nearest Herbalism Trainer to learn Journeyman Herbalism.

Having done that, you want to now go to the nearest zone from the next level range, which are:

  • Barrens, where you ought to be going from the Crossroads, through Honor’s Stand finishing in Dry Hills, from where you will head to Gold Road and back in circles, or just do the full circle around the borders of the zone.
  • Silverpine Forest, where you are supposed to go around the southern area of the Forest.
  • Loch Modan, where you should go around the mountain ranges surrounding the zone.
  • Darkshore, where you ought to go up and down the zone, closer to the borders.

In these you should be, at first, gathering Mageroyal, then once you reach level 70 you want to add Briarthorn to that, and lastly having attained level 85, you can start gathering Stranglekelp, which you should be focusing on until you have reached level 115.

Then, even before you learn the next skill you should move on the next set of zones, since gathering the previous herbs would be sub-optimal at this point. However, still do not forget to visit a Trainer one you get to level 150. The next zones are:

  • Hillsbrad Foothills, where you ought to go in full circles around the zone.
  • Wetlands, where you should also go in full circles around the zone.
  • Stonetalon Mountains, where you should be going around the Stonetalon peak and Charred Vale.

The herbs you are going to look for here are Bruiseweed, Wild Steelbloom and Stranglekelp, and later also Kingsblood, when you have Herbalism at level 125 and Liferoot, once you have reached level 150.

There are no better or worse zones here, so you ought to just always pick the one which is closes to you or is simply most convenient for any reason. In those you should continue gathering herbs until you reach 170.

Having accomplished that you should now head for one of the next zones. In one of those you are going to start off with gathering Kingsblood, Liferoot, Fadeleaf, and Goldthorn. Once you get to 185, you can also start gathering Khadgar's Whisker. The zones you can choose for this step are:

  • Stranglethorn Vale, where you should be going around the Zuuldaia Ruins or the Nek’mani Wellspring.
  • Arathi Highlands, where you should be searching in the areas around Witherbark Village and Boulderfist Hall.

You should continue working on those until you reach level 205.

At this point, you are going to want to go and learn Artisan Herbalism, and head to one of the following zones:

  • Tanaris, where you should just go in circles around the border of the zone.
  • Searing Gorge, where you should also just go in circles around the border of the zone.

In these you are going to be collecting Purple Lotus and Firebloom, until you reach level 230.

Once that step is completed you will want to head to Hinterlands, where you should just go in circles around the border of the zone. in order to collect Sungrass, Purple Lotus and Golden Sansam, as well as Ghost Mushroom, however, those will have to wait until you have reached 245 skill level in Herbalism. You should go on in this zone until you reach 270.

Afterwards, for the last step on your journey, you want to go to Felwood, where you will be collecting Sungrass, Gromsblood, Golden Sansam, Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage, and Plaguebloom. In here you should just go in circles around the border of the zone.

After a short while in there, you should be able to complete this WOW classic Herbalism guide and would have reached the peak of Herbalism with the skill level of 300. Congratulations!

Herbalism Trainer

Below you can see the extensive list of all the Herbalism Trainers that can be found in all of Azeroth. You will need to visit them as you progress through this WOW classic Herbalism guide. However, do note that unlike production professions, gathering professions, such as Herbalism do not have ranks of trainers. Hence, you can choose any trainer who is closest to you and learn the next level of Herbalism at any time.

Alliance Herbalism Trainers

  • Firodren Mooncaller can be found at near the Temple of the Moon in Darnassus, at the Temple Gardens (48, 68).
  • Reyna Stonebranch is located at the Great Forge in Ironforge, inside of the Ironforge Physician building (55.6, 58).
  • Kali Healtouch is generally at Thelsamar in Loch Modan, outside of a building next to the inn (36.6, 48.4).
  • Alma Jainrose can be seen at Lakeshire in Redridge Mountains, inside of a building on the west side of town (21.8, 45.8).
  • Cylania Rootstalker is standing at Silverwind Refuge in Ashenvale, inside of the large building overlooking Mystral Lake (50.6, 67).
  • Tannysa can be found at the Mage Quarter in Stormwind City, outside of the Alchemy Needs building (44.8, 77).
  • Shylamiir can be met at the Park in Stormwind City, inside of the northwest building (15.2, 49.8).
  • Herbalist Pomeroy is standing near the gates of Stormwind City in Elwynn Forest, inside of a building in the mountains (39.8, 48.4).
  • Malorne Bladeleaf is located at Dolanaar in Teldrassil, inside of the northeast building (57.6, 60.6).
  • Brant Jasperbloom is located at Theramore Isle in Dustwallow Marsh, inside of a building on the northwest side (64, 47.6).
  • Telurinon Moonshadow can be seen at Menethil Harbor in Wetlands, inside of the two-story building on the northwest side (8, 55.8).

Horde Herbalism Trainers

  • Ruw can be found at Camp Mojache in Feralas, near the flight master (76, 43.4).
  • Aranae Venomblood is located at Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills, by the wagon in the center of town (61.6, 19.6).
  • Jandi is located at the Drag in Orgrimmar, inside of the Jandi's Arboretum building on the upper level (55.6, 39.6).
  • Angrun can be met at Grom'gol Base Camp in Stranglethorn Vale, by the north entrance (32.2, 27.6).
  • Mishiki can be seen at Sen'Jin Village in Durotar, inside of the hut by the mount vendor (55.4, 75).
  • Komin Winterhoof is located at the central bluff in Thunder Bluff, near the building leading to the Elder Rise (49.8, 39.8).
  • Faruza is at Brill in Tirisfal Glades, by the mount vendor (59.8, 52).
  • Martha Alliestar is found at the Apothecarium in Undercity, in the inner cloister (54.8, 50.2).

Neutral Herbalism Trainers

  • Flora Silverwind can be met at Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale, inside of a building near the Alliance flight master (27.6, 77.6).
  • Malvor can be found at Nighthaven in Moonglade, inside of a building on the south side (45.6, 46.8).

We do hope that this Herbalism guide has helped you overcome the hurdle of level-up a gathering profession and that from now on you will have a great experience gathering and farming herbs, making yourself rich and powerful in the process. Good luck, Hero!

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