Volatile Fire Farming Guide

Volatile Fire Farming Guide
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: June 13, 2024
  • Updated: June 14, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Volatile elements are among the most in-demand crafting materials in Cataclysm. They’re required for many endgame recipes and can be challenging to farm, which tends to make them especially valuable. Among these five items is Volatile Fire, which is best farmed in the Twilight Highlands zone. It can be fished from Pools of Fire or obtained by killing fire elementals.

  • Volatile Fire does not require any particular profession or skill to gather. It can be looted directly from mobs.
  • That being said, Fishing provides the easiest means of collecting these items via Pools of Fire, which are included in this guide.
  • If you have Alchemy, you can use Transmute: Living Elements to transform Volatile Life into one of the other four volatile elements. Performing this transmutation in the Mount Hyjal zone will guarantee that you get a Volatile Fire.
  • If you have Mining, you may occasionally get a Volatile Fire or another volatile from ore nodes in level 80-85 Cataclysm zones.
  • If you have Skinning, you may very rarely get a Strange Bloated Stomach when you skin a mob in level 80-85 Cataclysm zones. This item has a chance to contain any of the five volatiles.
  • In the open world, the best place to farm Volatile Fire is Twilight Highlands.
Zone
Level Range
Mount Hyjal
80-82
Twilight Highlands world of warcraft star icon
84-85
world of warcraft star icon Zones denoted with a star tend to be the best for farming the volatiles.

Twilight Highlands world of warcraft star icon

Pool of Fire (Fishing)

  • Fishing these pools is the best way to farm Volatile Fire, assuming you don’t have a lot of competition.
  • You’ll be fishing from Pool of Fire, which looks like a ring of fire, inside the Cannon’s Inferno area.
  • While you wait for the pools to respawn, you can kill Enslaved Infernos nearby (see next map).

volatile fire farming fishing twilight highlands map
Pools of Fire in Twilight Highlands

Enslaved Inferno

  • This is the best place to farm Volatile Fire from mobs, and these mobs can be killed while you wait for Pools of Fire to respawn.
  • You’ll be killing Enslaved Inferno, level 85 fire elementals, around the Cannon’s Inferno area.

volatile fire farming enslaved inferno twilight highlands map
Enslaved Infernos in Twilight Highlands

Unbound Emberfiend & Bound Fleshburner

  • If the pools and/or mobs in the South are being farmed, you can head to the North of the zone instead.
  • You’ll be killing level 84 fire elementals: Unbound Emberfiend inside the red outline at Humboldt Conflagration, and/or Bound Fleshburner inside the yellow area at Ruins of Drakgor.

volatile fire farming unbound emberfiend bound fleshburner twilight highlands map
Unbound Emberfiends (red) & Bound Fleshburners (yellow) in Twilight Highlands

Mount Hyjal

Pool of Fire (Fishing)

  • This is another option for farming Volatile Fire if there are too many people in Twilight Highlands.
  • You’ll be fishing from Pool of Fire, which looks like a ring of fire, inside the large lava pools in the Throne of Flame area.
  • While you wait for the pools to respawn, you can kill Flame Ascendants nearby (see next map).

volatile fire farming fishing mount hyjal map
Pools of Fire in Mount Hyjal

Flame Ascendant

  • This is another area where you can farm Volatile Fire from mobs if Twilight Highlands is too competitive or if you are waiting for Pools of Fire to respawn nearby.
  • You’ll be killing Flame Ascendants, level 81 humanoids around the Ascendant’s Rise area.
  • There will be many more fire elementals to farm in the southern portion of Mount Hyjal when the Firelands patch is released.

volatile fire farming flame ascendant mount hyjal map
Flame Ascendants in Mount Hyjal

 

About the Author

Luxrah

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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