cataclysm classic harbalism guide 1 525
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: October 12, 2023
  • Updated: October 20, 2023
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

World of Warcraft’s Cataclysm expansion brings forth an array of changes and new features to the time-honored profession of Herbalism. Whether you’re a seasoned player looking to adapt your skills to the new environment or a newcomer eager to delve into the world of Azeroth’s rich and diverse flora, our guide is here to assist you. With the introduction of new herbs, upgrades to the Lifeblood ability, and changes to the gathering process, Cataclysm offers a refreshed and engaging experience to Herbalism enthusiasts.

Below is a detailed look at the new features and adjustments made to Herbalism in the Cataclysm expansion:

New Abilities & Effects
  • Lifeblood Enhancement:
    • Lifeblood, a core ability for herbalists, has been upgraded. While it continues to provide a healing effect, it now also grants players a Haste rating. This enhancement aids in faster health regeneration and improves your attack and casting speeds temporarily.
Introduction of New Herbs
  • A variety of new herbs have been introduced, each playing a crucial role in crafting and alchemy:
    • Azshara’s Veil: Required Skill: 425
    • Cinderbloom: Found in Mount Hyjal, Deepholm, Uldum, and Twilight Highlands with a Required Skill: 425
    • Stormvine: Found in Mount Hyjal and Vashj’ir with a Required Skill: 425
    • Heartblossom: Found in Deepholm with a Required Skill: 475
    • Whiptail: Found in Uldum with a Required Skill: 500
    • Twilight Jasmine: Found in Twilight Highlands with a Required Skill: 525
Bonus Items
  • While engaging in the gathering process, players now have a chance to obtain additional bonus items:
    • Lifegiving Seed: Upon use, this item transforms players into a random Cataclysm herb, providing a restoration of both health and mana.
    • Volatile Life: This item is a crucial component in crafting all Cataclysm flasks, making it a valuable find for herbalists.
Simplified Gathering Process
  • Cataclysm simplifies the herb gathering process by eliminating the existence of ultra-rare herbs, such as the Frost Lotus from previous expansions. This change allows for a more straightforward and accessible experience for players, making the gathering process more predictable and less reliant on chance.
Name
Skill Lvl
Bloodthistle
0
Peacebloom
0
Silverleaf
0
Earthroot
15
Mageroyal
50
Briarthorn
70
Bruiseweed
85
Stranglekelp
85
Grave Moss
105
Wild Steelbloom
115
Frozen Herb
125
Kingsblood
125
Fadeleaf
150
Goldthorn
150
Liferoot
150
Khadgar’s Whisker
160
Dragon’s Teeth
195
Firebloom
205
Purple Lotus
210
Arthas’ Tears
220
Sungrass
230
Blindweed
235
Ghost Mushroom
245
Gromsblood
250
Golden Sansam
260
Dreamfoil
270
Icecap
270
Mountain Silversage
280
Plaguebloom
285
Sorrowmoss
285
Black Lotus
300
Felweed
300
Dreaming Glory
315
Ragveil
325
Terocone
325
Flame Cap
335
Ancient Lichen
340
Goldclover
350
Netherbloom
350
Netherdust Bush
350
Firethorn
360
Nightmare Vine
365
Mana Thistle
375
Tiger Lily
375
Talandra’s Rose
385
Adder’s Tongue
400
Azshara’s Veil
425
Cinderbloom
425
Lichbloom
425
Stormvine
425
Icethorn
435
Frost Lotus
450
Heartblossom
475
Whiptail
500
Twilight Jasmine
525

Apprentice: 1 – 70

  • Players below level 20 should simply collect herbs in their current questing zone.
  • For these levels gather Peacebloom, Silverleaf, and Earthroot.
  • You can also use our standalone Peacebloom & Silverleaf Farming Guide.
Zone
Faction
Level Range
Elwynn Forest world of warcraft star icon
[A]
1-10
Tirisfal Glades world of warcraft star icon
[H]
1-10
Teldrassil
[A]
1-10
Durotar
[H]
1-10
Mulgore
[H]
1-10
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for leveling herbalism.
cataclysm classic harblism peacebloom silverleaf earthroot elwynn forest
Elwynn Forest Herbalism Route
cataclysm classic harblism peacebloom silverleaf earthroot teldrassil
Teldrassil Herbalism Route
cataclysm classic harblism peacebloom silverleaf earthroot tirisfal glades
Tirisfal Glades Herbalism Route
cataclysm classic harblism peacebloom silverleaf earthroot durotar
Durotar Herbalism Route
cataclysm classic harblism peacebloom silverleaf earthroot mulgore
Mulgore Herbalism Route

Journeyman: 70 – 150

Zone
Level Range
Hillsbrad Foothills world of warcraft star icon
20-25
Darkshore world of warcraft star icon
10-20
Northern Barrens
10-20
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for leveling herbalism.
cataclysm classic harblism mageroyal briarthorn bruiseweed hillsbrad foothills
Hillsbrad Foothills Herbalism Farming Route
cataclysm classic harblism mageroyal briarthorn bruiseweed darkshore
Darkshore Herbalism Farming Route
cataclysm classic harblism mageroyal briarthorn bruiseweed northern barrens
Northern Barrens Herbalism Farming Route

Expert: 150 – 230

  • Herb List: Kingsblood, Fadeleaf, Khadgar’s Whisker, Goldthorn
  • Western Plaguelands doesn’t contain any Goldthorn.
  • Khadgar’s Whisker can’t be collected until 160.
  • Make sure to train when you reach 200 in herbalism.
Zone
Level Range
Feralas
35-40
Western Plaguelands
35-40
cataclysm classic harblism kingsblood fadeleaf khadgars whisker goldthorn feralas
Feralas Herbalism Farming Route
cataclysm classic harblism kingsblood fadeleaf khadgars whisker goldthorn western plaguelands
Western Plaguelands Herbalism Farming Route

Artisan: 230 – 285

  • Herb List: Sungrass
  • Make sure to train your herbalism at 275.
  • Khadgar’s Whisker will show up in EPL but is green.
  • Thousand Needles is easier with a flying mount, otherwise it’s a mostly straight line going back and forth.
  • You can also use our standalone Sungrass Farming Guide.
Zone
Level Range
Thousand Needles
40-45
Eastern Plaguelands
40-45
cataclysm classic harblism sungrass thousand needles
Thousand Needles Herbalism Farming Route
cataclysm classic harblism khadgars whisker sungrass eastern plaguelands
Eastern Plaguelands Herbalism Farming Route

Master: 285 – 350

285 – 330

  • Herb List: Golden Sansam, Sorrowmoss, Gromsblood, Dreamfoil, & Mountain Silversage
  • You can level until 350 and skip Outland in Swamp of Sorrows or Blasted Lands.
Zone
Level Range
Herbs
Swamp of Sorrows world of warcraft star icon
52-54
Golden Sansam, Sorrowmoss
Felwood
45-50
Gromsblood, Purple Lotus, Dreamfoil, Golden Sansam
The Blasted Lands
54-60
Gromsblood, Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for leveling herbalism.
cataclysm classic harblism golden sansam sorrowmoss swamp of sorrows
Swamp of Sorrows Herbalism Farming Route
cataclysm classic harblism gromsblood purple lotus dreamfoil golden sansam felwood
Felwood Herbalism Farming Route
cataclysm classic harblism gromsblood dreamfoil mountain silversage the blasted lands
The Blasted Lands Herbalism Farming Route

330 – 350

  • Herb List: Felweed, Dreamfoil, Dreaming Glory, Terocone
  • If you choose to level in Hellfire Peninsula you can go until level 360.
  • Flying helps significantly with gathering herbs in Outland.
Zone
Level Range
Herbs
Terrokar Forest world of warcraft star icon
62-65
Felweed, Dreaming Glory, Terocone
Hellfire Peninsula
58-63
Felweed, Dreamfoil, Dreaming Glory
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for leveling herbalism.
cataclysm classic harblism felweed dreaming glory terocone terrokar forest
Terrokar Forest Herbalism Farming Route
cataclysm classic harblism felweed dreamfoil dreaming glory hellfire peninsula
Hellfire Peninsula Herbalism Farming Route

Grand Master: 350 – 425

350 – 400

  • Herb List: Goldclover, Tiger Lily
  • Make sure to train your herbalism at 350.
  • Tiger Lily can’t be collected until 375.
Zone
Level Range
Herbs
Howling Fjord world of warcraft star icon
68-72
Goldclover, Tiger Lily
Borean Tundra
68-72
Goldclover, Tiger Lily
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for leveling herbalism.
cataclysm classic harblism goldclover tiger lily howling fjord
Howling Fjord Herbalism Farming Route
cataclysm classic harblism goldclover tiger lily borean tundra
Borean Tundra Herbalism Farming Route

400 – 425

  • Herb List: Adder’s Tongue, Goldclover, Tiger Lily
  • If you choose to you can level until 450.
Zone
Level Range
Herbs
Sholazar Basin
76-78
Adder’s Tongue, Goldclover, Tiger Lily
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Sholazar Basin Herbalism Farming Route

Illustrious: 425 – 525

425 – 475

  • Herb List: Cinderbloom, Stormvine, Azshara’s Veil
  • Make sure to train your herbalism at 425.
  • Optionally you can also stay in Mount Hyjal until level 500.
Zone
Level Range
Herbs
Mount Hyjal
80-82
Cinderbloom, Stormvine, Azshara’s Veil
cataclysm classic harblism cinderbloom stormvine azsharas veil mount hyjal
Mount Hyjal Herbalism Farming Route

475 – 500

  • Herb List: Cinderbloom, Heartblossom
  • Optionally you can also stay in Deepholm until level 525.
Zone
Level Range
Herbs
Deepholm
82-83
Cinderbloom, Heartblossom
cataclysm classic harblism cinderbloom heartblossom deepholm
Deepholm Herbalism Farming Route

500 – 525

  • Herb List: Whiptail
Zone
Level Range
Herbs
Uldum
83-84
Whiptail
cataclysm classic harblism whiptail uldum
Uldum Herbalism Farming Route

 

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Furious

If I'm not working or spending time with the family I'm probably gaming. Some of my favorite recent games I've played are Far Cry 5, World of Warcraft Classic, and 7 Days to Die.
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