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Cataclysm | WoW Herbalism Gold Making Guide: Mount Hyjal - Best Routes!

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In this video and guide, I'll be showing you what I found to be the best routes for farming Cinderbloom in Mount Hyjal and what you can expect to farm up gold/herb wise per hour or 30 minute session. This will show you how to optimize your time in Mount Hyjal by choosing a route that fits your situation with the amount of competition you have on your server. Herbalism can be very competitive so it's always good to know how you can make mad gold even with the high competition. Herbalism are truly great gold making professions that are simple to use and easy to profit from. Please enjoy this WoW Herb Gold Making Guide: Mount Hyjal - Best Routes! and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to post them below in the comments or on our forums.

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Cata Herb Gold Making Guide: Mount Hyjal - Best Routes | Getting Started/Farming

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To get started, you'll need to have 425 Herbalism or 420 with the Gatherer +5 enchant and be atleast level 80 with Azeroth flying/flying mount or form. You'll also want to download the addon, Gatherer and its data; if you want the nodes already marked although I prefer a clean slate and like to make my own personally. Then, get a few Herb bags and make sure you have one regular bag to collect all your gems or items from killing mobs and that there mostly empty. Lastly, be repaired, have some food/water, blare some music, and have fun!


  • To get to Mount Hyjal just take the port in your faction's major city. Once in Hyjal, fly straight down, plummet to your death, just kidding, and begin on the route I have laid out. I'll be spending 30 minutes on this route to give you a general idea of what you can expect to farm up with your flower picking. The route I'll be using in this video is my medium route for this zone. You'll notice I'm only level 82 so I have a few handicaps but I do get a nice 5774 experience when rested from each node or 2,887 when not. Unlike an 85 though, I'll pull mobs a lot but that doesn't matter since I'm a hax druid and dont need to dismount like other classes would. Most of the time 85's shouldn't pull mobs anyway but lower levels definitely will which may slow them down. Regardless of level, always loot the herb before killing any add. This goes for any opposing faction player trying to get the node too. CC them or just try looting it since the cast time is so fast you shouldn't fail.
  • Mount Hyjal has three different Herbalism routes that I've made up. Of course, you can always be creative and make up your own. I'll have all the routes on my website and they will be updated for any changes. This first one I have on the map now is the longest and covers just about every possible node spawn for both Cinderbloom and Stormvine. This second one is the smallest and awesome when you have zero competition. Respawns are nice and quick and you'll hit them just as they respawn making it the ultimate route if you are by yourself in the zone. This last one is a great medium mix of the two. It's not too long but long enough to help with excessive competition. I typically use the smallest route to start and extend it if I'm not finding herbs like I should be. I used the middle one for this video because of the amount of competition I had.

    Mining/Herb Mount Hyjal - Best Routes: Large

  • This second one is the smallest and awesome when you have zero competition. Respawns happen almost perfectly as you reach the next node.

    Mount Hyjal - Best Routes: Small

  • This last one is a great medium. It's not too long but long enough to help with excessive competition. I typically use my small route to start and extend it if I'm not finding herbs like I should be. I used the middle one for this video and guide.

    Mount Hyjal - Best Routes: Medium

Cata Herbalism Gold Making Guide: Mount Hyjal - Best Routes | Herb - Totals/Recap/Suggestions

  • Alright, so after 30 minutes I was able to farm up 199 Cinderbloom, 6 Stormvine, and 64 Volatile Life. I'll list it all on the Auction House for 12 hours undercutting any competition. For Volatile Life, if I don't have a ton, I list in 30s during Darkmoon Faire week, tens and singles any other time. After a few hours everything sold for a grand total of 1,062g or 2,124g per hour by farming Mount Hyjal for herb.

    Detailed List of Items from Herbalism:

    Cinderbloom x 199 = 736.3g (3.7g each)
    Stormvine x 6 = 22.8g (3.8g each)
    Volatile Life x 64 = 303.36g (4.74g each)
    ------------------------------------
    Total = 1,062g in 30 minutes
    or 2,124g in one hour.

  • To see how your server would do, plug in the prices from your Auction House. These numbers aren't bad but expect much better results if you're farming during off peak hours.
  • The best classes to use for farming are Paladin and Druid. DK's with the movement talent are good as well. Mining or Engineering are the best professions to go with Herbalism for farming and Alchemy or Inscription for crafting. It's also ideal to have 310% flying. If you have any questions, ask away in the comments.
  • Well, that's it for the first video of my Herbalism Gold Making Series - "Mount Hyjal" and I hope you liked it. Some luck is involved with Herbalism and it may take you a few tries to get use to a new route. Don't be afraid to switch things up and find what zone and path works best for you. And like I've said in just about every video, farming doesn't have to suck. Make it more fun by talking with friends on vent or IRL, blaring some music, watching TV, combine with Dailys, or do whatever is fun for you.
  • Thanks for watching and reading this guide!
  • "Now go pick flowers or something!" Damn hippie...
  • Good luck and I hope you enjoyed this guide. If you have any suggestions, comments, or feedback, please make a post below in the comments or on the forums.