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WoW Mining/Herbalism Combo Gold Making Guide: Uldum - Best Routes!

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WoW Mining/Herbalism Combo Gold Making Guide: Uldum - Best Routes!

In this video, I'll show you how to make massive amounts of gold with Mining and Herbalism as a combo in Uldum. This will show you how to optimize your time in Uldum by choosing a route that fits your situation with the amount of competition you have on your server. Mining & Herbalism can be very competitive so it's always good to know how you can make mad gold even with the high competition. Mining & Herbalism are truly great gold making professions that are simple to use and easy to profit from. Please enjoy this WoW Mining/Herb Combo Gold Making Guide: Uldum - Best Routes! and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to post them below in the comments or on our forums.

Click here to get Tarou's custom Routes file for Mining, Herbalism, & Mining/Herb Combo!

Cata Mining/Herb Gold Making Guide: Uldum - Best Routes | Getting Started/Farming

Cata Mining Gold Guide SQ

To get started, you'll need to have 525 Mining, 500 Herbalism and be atleast level 80 along with Azeroth flying. 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 Mining & 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 Uldum just take the port in your faction's major city or fly there. Once in Uldum, start on the route I put on my map or unhide the route I've given you with my custom Routes addon. Click here to get Tarou's custom Routes file for Mining, Herbalism, & Mining/Herb Combo!.
  • Ok so, I'll be spending 30 minutes on this route to give you a general idea of what you can expect to mine up from Uldum. I really like this route when competition is high but different times may call for different routes which is why I'll give three different versions. The route I'm using is my medium length route. I do adjust it through out the video but, the one you should have is the final or latest version. You can always make your own that go with your style and realm. This medium route is a lot of fun for me. I just kinda cruise through zone hitting up the river while checking both sides for Whiptail spawns and then circle around into my Mining section picking up some Cinderbloom here and there. Pyrite spawns are also nice and seem to be pretty plentiful for Uldum. Pyrite and Volatiles is where the real gold is at and definitely something you should always hope for. Sometimes you'll have better luck than other times but overall the average for Uldum is pretty amazing when Mining and Herb'ing as a combo.
  • With Herbalism I don't need to dismount but, Mining I do. That's why I try my best to avoid mobs since they will slow you down slighty. Always try looting without getting aggro. Being that I'm only level 83 I do have a few handicaps but nothing too bad besides killing mobs slower and getting aggro easier. Most of the Mining nodes though aren't anywhere near mobs so any class should be could. Whiptail on the other hand is often near mobs so you may have to fight some mobs if you're not a Druid. Remember if you do have to fight a mob, CC it, loot the node, and then kill it so you don't have to worry about anyone coming along and stealing it. Other classes like Hunters and Rogues can CC, loot, and slighty run away while feigning death or vanishing to lose aggro. If you're geared, quickly killing the mobs is of course another option.

    Mining/Herb Uldum: Best Routes

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

    Mining/Herb Uldum: Best Routes

  • 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 ore like I should be. I used the middle one for this video and guide.

    Mining/Herb Uldum: Best Routes

  • With Herbalism I don't need to dismount but, Mining I do. That's why I try my best to avoid mobs since they will slow you down slighty. Always try looting without getting aggro. Being that I'm only level 83 I do have a few handicaps but nothing too bad besides killing mobs slower and getting aggro easier. Most of the Mining nodes though aren't anywhere near mobs so any class should be could. Whiptail on the other hand is often near mobs so you may have to fight some mobs if you're not a Druid. Remember if you do have to fight a mob, CC it, loot the node, and then kill it so you don't have to worry about anyone coming along and stealing it. Other classes like Hunters and Rogues can CC, loot, and slighty run away while feigning death or vanishing to lose aggro. If you're geared, quickly killing the mobs is of course another option.
  • When farming anything, the time of the day and day of the week can matter a lot when trying to avoid competition. Early morning or very late at night Sunday through Thursday seem to be pretty low competition times and days but your server may vary a bit. Even with competition, my routes still work well since you have a few to choose from. Sometimes raid times can be low comp as well which is usually 7pm to 10pm Tuesday & Wednesday. So, if you don't get a spot in this week's raid or are waiting for a spot, try farming a little and see how well you do.

Cata Mining/Herb Combo Gold Making Guide: Uldum - Best Routes | Mining/Herb - Totals/Recap/Suggestions

  • Alright, so after 30 minutes of flying around farming I was able to get 12 Pyrite Ore, 101 Elementium Ore, and a good amount of Volatiles. I'll throw it all up on the Auction House for 12 hours undercutting any competition.

    Detailed List of Items from Mining/Herbalism - Uldum:
    Mining - Uldum:
    Pyrite Ore x 12 = 94.8g (7.9g ea.)
    Elementium Ore x 101 = 191.9g (1.9g ea.)
    Volatile Earth x 4 = 15.2g (3.8g ea.)
    Volatile Water x 3 = 26.7g (8.9g ea.)
    Volatile Fire x 10 = 169g (16.9g ea.)
    Hessonite x 3 = 22.5g (7.5g ea.)
    ----
    Mining Total = 520.1g

    Herbalism - Uldum:
    Whiptail x 101 = 191.9g (1.9g ea.)
    Cinderbloom x 25 = 24.5g (0.98g ea.)
    Volatile Life x 52 = 312g (6g ea.)
    ----
    Herbalism Total = 528.4g
    ------------------------------------
    Total = 1,048.5g in 30 minutes
    or 2,097g in one hour.

  • It didn't take but a few hours to sell everything and my total for the 30 minutes session was 1,048.5g or 2,097g per hour.
  • Keep in mind these are prices for my server so to see how yours would of done, check the Auction House and plug in the prices. I did have about 3 people herb'ing with me and 4 people mining so expect better numbers if you're alone in the zone or worse if competition is high. You can also try and get a little more out of it by smelting bars if they're more gold. Especially check Hardened Elementium Bars and Pyrium Bars since they seem to make a profit by just buying the mats and smelting them. Especially as of late.
  • The best classes to use for farming are Paladin and Druid. DK's with the movement talent are good as well along with other classes for different reasons like vanish from a Rogue or Feign Death from a Hunter. It's also ideal to have 310% flying so if you don't have it, save up some of the gold you make and buy it. It's well worth it. If you have any questions, ask away in the comments.
  • Well, that's it for the second video of my Mining/Herbalism Combo Gold Making Series: "Uldum" - How to Make Gold w/ Mining/Herbalism Combo and I hope you liked it. Some luck is involved with Mining 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 Mine & Herb Your Way to Richness Something!"
  • 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.