Mana Thistle

Mana Thistle is an item that is needed by Alchemists to make a lot of the higher end potions. This herb can only be found in places that require a flying mount. Here are the best places to find Mana Thistle. In Terokkar Forest, you should first go over to the southeast corner to Skettis. Another spot in Terokkar Forest is just above the Aldor base to an area called the Barrier Hills. Over in Shadowmoon Valley, you will want to fly over to the island in the southeast corner of the zone to an...

Primal Might

Alchemists should learn how to make Primal Mights as soon as they can. This limited supply pattern is sold in Shattrath by Skreah for 8 Gold. If you don't have Alchemy, you can sell this pattern for about 15 Gold in the Auction House so it's still worth buying no matter what your profession is. Ok, so now that you have the recipe, you need the following primals to transmute a Primal Might Air, Earth, Fire, Mana, Water. You should be able to collect these motes to make these on your own. Once...

Blacksmithing

Picking up Mining as your Gathering profession is a no brainer. Blacksmithing can be an expensive profession to level up but once you reach the higher levels, you can craft a lot of nice rare and epic armor weapons. One of the things you have to be careful of when purchasing plans from places like the Thorium Brotherhood is to check the Auction House for the going rate on the items before you invest a lot of money. If you aren't careful with the items you are choosing to craft and then put up...

Doom Skulls

A stack of 20 Doom Skulls is needed in order to activate the Evil Draws Near quest in the Bone Wastes. They drop from several different mobs in the area but the ones that seem to drop them most often are Auchenai Death-Speakers and the Auchenai Doomsayers. They both have a very high drop rate and in addition to the doom skulls, they also drop a ton of Netherweave. What I have done is farm these guys for about 15 - 20 minutes to get these Doom Skulls. Once I do, I post a message in the Bone...

Mining in the Outlands

If Mining wasn't the best profession for making Gold before the expansion, it definitely is now. Thanks to Jewelcrafting, the demand for the ore, stone, and gems gathered through mining is ridiculous. On top of that you can also collect tons of motes to make primals. There are so many Fel Iron and Adamantite veins scattered throughout the Outlands that it's very easy to collect over a 100 pieces of ore in an hour. Fel Iron Ore sells for about 15 Gold per stack and Adamantite Ore sells for about...

Mining

Mining can generate you some serious gold because Engineers and Blacksmiths both need lots of it. I'm going to assume that everyone knows where they can find some Copper and Tin, for their respective starting points. For Iron, I head over to Arathi Highlands. That zone is loaded with it and you will also find some Mithril while you are there. Also, you will want to head over to the Drywhisker Cave next to Hammerfall in the Northeast. This cave has a lot of Lesser Bloodstone which is needed for...

Whelps in the Badlands

A good spot for a low level 40 is the Eastern Side of the Badlands. Here you will find a LOT of Whelps, mainly the Scalding Whelps. They can do a good amount of damage but their hit points are low so you should be able to solo these just fine. They drop a lot of leather, a handful of blue items and a lot of very nice greens. I wasn't even grinding these guys and I got a Dark Whelpling for one of my drops. If you're a skinner, you'll definitely love this spot because you will get experience,...

Skinning in Black Morass

Black Morass is also a great spot for skinners and Knothide Leather farmers. In here, you can find various Sable Jaguars and Darkwater Crocolisks, both of which are between level 67 and 68. Skinning these guys will get you a lot of Knothide Leather and Knothide Leather Scraps. This is by far one of the best spots in the entire game for farming Knothide. Just as with the Netherweb Spider Silk strategy, the nice thing about this is that because it's an instance, you have unlimited potential here...

Netherweb Spider Silk

One of the best spots to get this silk is in the Black Morass (Caverns of Time). It's here where you can find a lot of Blackfang Tarantulas which drop Netherweb Spider Silk. This silk is needed by Tailors to make items such as Ebon Shadowbag and some other pretty cool armor. This silk sells for about 10 Gold each What's nice about this spot is that the tarantulas have an awesome drop rate and you can got a lot of these in just an hour's worth of playing. If you can focus on killing these guys...

Vibrant Plumes

Players need to turn in stacks of 5 Vibrant Plumes to Yebb Neblegear in order to receive Darkmoon Faire Prize Tickets and reputation with the Dark Moon Faire. This event happens on the first Friday of every month, alternating between Mulgore (Horde) and Elwynn Forest (Alliance). Vibrant Plumes can be looted from the Screeching Roguefeathers and Screeching Harpys over at the Roguefeather Den in the Thousand Needles. A small stack of 5 Vibrant Plumes sells for about 1g when the Darkmoon Faire is...

Patch of Elemental Water

Off the coast of Azshara near the Bay of Storms is an area called Patch of Elemental Water. Here you can fish for Elemental Waters, Globes of Water, and Essences of Water which can go for 5-7 Gold a piece . The only thing you have to watch out for is there are some Level 50's out there. You should be able to avoid them for the most part but you should keep an eye out in case one is sneaking up on you. Depending on your Fishing skill level, you should be able to make around 75 Gold per hour for...

Sporeggar

One of the ways to increase one's reputation with the Sporeggar is by turning in Glowcaps. These mushroom-like objects can be collected all throughout the region between Sporeggar and Zabra'Jin. A stack of these sells for about 7 gold. I spent an hour collecting these with my mount and was able to collect about 80 of them. Figuring in all the vendor trash and other items collected from any kills, this would net you about 50-60 Gold per hour just from gathering these Glowcaps. It's not a ton of...

Primal Fire

The Primal Fires are very popular and sell for insane amounts of gold. To get these motes, there are several excellent spots I like to go to. The first is at the Elemental Plateau in Nagrand where you will find Raging Fire-Souls. Again, you will need a flying mount to get here. I got motes from these guys about every 3rd guy I killed and usually got multiple motes per loot. I have been able to get enough motes in an hour's worth of grinding to make 3 Primal Fires. This equates to over 100 Gold...

Server Maintenance Windows

Keep an eye on the Message Window when you first start up World of Warcraft to see when they reboot. They will usually have a maintenance schedule or give you a couple days notice on when they are rebooting the servers. When this happens there are two things you HAVE to do. Before the reboot, start bidding very low on the auctions that have Short or Medium time left. When the reboot occurs you will be the high bidder and because the servers are offline, other players can't outbid you. This...

Heavy Knothide Leather

Leatherworkers will definitely want to take advantage of the vastly popular Heavy Knothide Leather. The way you do this is first by getting the Pattern Heavy Knothide Leather which is a Limited Supply Item sold for only 5 Gold in Shattrath by Cro Threadstrong and Darmari and also in Silvermoon City by Tyn, and Zaralda. Once you have this pattern, you can then take 5 Knothide Leathers and turn them into 1 Heavy Knothide Leather. To get the Knothide Leather one of the best things you can do is...

Stranglekelp in Zoram Strand

Farming Stranglekelp is a very easy thing to do and is a great way to make a lot of gold as a lower level character. You only need a skill of 85 to collect this herb which is also nice. The reason for being so popular is that Alchemists need this herb to level up and make certain potions. One of the best and easiest places I have found when it comes to gathering Stranglekelp is in Ashenvale along the Zoram Strand. I start at the little island to the far north and work my way down the coast...

Rare Items

While pets don't serve much of a purpose in the game other than maybe some virtual companionship, they are still very popular items at the Auction House. The following page contains a list of pets that can be purchased by a vendor. Most of the pets can be purchased for 50 Silver or less and then be re-sold at the Auction House for a lot of Gold. The Cat Carrier (White Kitten) sells for much more than the others listed below because the vendor (Lil Timmy) wanders the canals between Old Town and...

Angerclaw Maulers

Head into Felwood and find a nice cluster of Angerclaw Maulers. These guys respawn pretty fast so when you kill all of them in an area, the first ones you killed will start to respawn and you won't have much downtime. Even though they don't necessarily drop a lot of higher end items, you will get a lot of stackable Claws, Jaws, Bones, etc that sell very well as vender trash. On top of that, you can skin them and make even more money off of the Leather that you sell at the Auction House. On...

Bloodfury Harpies

Over in Stonetalon Mountains, there are a ton of Bloodfury Harpies located at the Charred Vale. The coordinators for this spot are 32,68. These harpies are only level 24 and are pretty easy to kill. They drop a lot of Wool Cloth, Linen Cloth, and Light Feathers. You should also be able to find a lot of herbs and veins in this area as well. Another great thing about this area is that there are several treasure chests that can spawn here which makes for even more loot. An hour's worth of farming...

Defias Windmill

Over on the northwestern shore of Westfall, you can find a windmill that is surrounded by a lot of Defias Trappers and Defias Looters. These guys are only level 12. If you are able to see coordinates on your world map, this area is located at 31,34. The reason why this is such a great spot is because they are easy to kill, they respawn extremely fast, and they have an excellent drop rate for Linen Cloth. On a couple different occasions, I tested this spot to see how many pieces of Linen Cloth I...

Oily Blackmouth

This fish is needed by Alchemists to level up and create Blackmouth Oil. A great spot is in Auberdine next to Gubber Blump just down from where the Flight Master is around 35,46 . For just 45 Copper you can buy a Shiny Bauble from him that will increase your fishing skill by 25 for 10 minutes. Definitely take advantage of this to increase your chance at catching these Blackmouths. One of the highest places to fish for Blackmouths is in the Wetlands at Menethil Harbor. While this is a little bit...

Legash Encampment

In Azshara near the Legash Encampment, you will find a large group of Blood Elves that have an Excellent Rune Cloth drop rate. They also drop a good amount of greens and some nice blues. The last time I was grinding there, I found the Gryphonwing Long Bow and sold it for about 95 Gold if I remember correctly. Even if you don't find any blues, the rune cloth and plenty of nice green items will still bring you a lot of gold for the little time you spend killing these guys. On top of that, there...

Outland Locations for Cheap Recipes Formulas and Rare Items

Throughout the Outlands, you will encounter many vendors and merchants. Whenever you come across one, make sure you stop to check out what items they are selling. On the last page of items, you will sometimes find a Limited Supply item denoted with a number in next to the item. In most cases, these Limited Supply items are sold for a few gold. However, at the Auction House, they can be worth a LOT more Gold. The following few pages contains a large list of designs, plans, recipes, and patterns...