Note: The original version of this guide was authored by Highlander on EU-Terenas.
1 - 50 Collecting Silverleaf and Peacebloom
Peacebloom and Silverleaf can be found in abundance in the main zones around your starting areas (e.g. in Elwynn Forest but not in Northshire proper) so you shouldn't have any trouble finding plenty of herbs to pick at the low levels. Peacebloom is generally out in the open while Silverleaf hangs out near trees.
- Tauren: Just do circuits around the base of Thunderbluff.
- Undead: Try starting at Solliden Farmstead in Tirisfal Glades, run north to the mills, loop round and back south past Stillwater Pond and onto Cold Hearth Manor and Nightmare Vale. Then back up to Solliden Farmstead again.
- Blood Elf: You'll find both herbs in full supply in The Living Wood, south of Farstrider Retreat and east of the East sanctum.
- Night Elves: Do circuits around Dolanaar heading southeast around the lake and back up to to Dolanaar.
- Dwarves/Gnomes: Follow the main roads in Dun Morogh - this will generally provide enough range to detect herbs. A good place to run around is where the words "Gol'Bolar Quarry" appear on the full map.
- Humans: Do circuits around Elwynn Forest.
- For Horde o west from Crossroads in the Barrens then head north before the entrance to Stonetalon Mountains and follow around to where the harpies are, then head east back to the Gold road and then south to Crossroads again, picking Mage Royal, Earthroot, Peacebloom and Silverleaf as you go.
- For Alliance start in the north of Westfall and follow the coast south to Deadmines and then head straight to Sentinel Hill and back up to the north again, picking Mageroyal.
- You can also run circuits of Gol'Bolar Quarry in Dun Morogh, collecting Earthroot as you go.
- A small amount of Earthroot can be found around the base of the tower in southeastern Elwynn.
- Another good Earthrooot route for low level Alliance, specifically humans, is to run circles around the mountains surrounding Stonecairn Lake. Starting from north of the Jasperlode Mine, you can run along the mountain sides all the way to northeast of Eastvale Logging Camp.
- If you're collecting Silverleaf and Peacebloom in Dun Morogh, there is also a little bit of Earthroot to be found.
71 - 100 Collecting Briarthorn
- Same route as above (for Horde), but extend it east to Sludge Fen, picking Briarthorn now. You could actually extend your runs to encompass the whole of The Barrens, as this area is absolutely chock full of Briarthorn and other herbs. It's possibly the best area to get your herbalism trained up.
- Southern part of Silverpine Forest, from Pyrewood Village to the Entrance to Hillsbrad Foothills and back again.
- Same route as above (for Alliance) or do circuits of Twilight Grove in Duskwood.
- Also for Alliance, just wander north to south in Darkshore for loads of Briarthorn.
- The eastern side of Loch Modan is also a great place for Briarthorn.
- You could also do circuits of Lakeshire in Redridge Mountains.
- For skill level 85 - 125 collecting Stranglekelp becomes a viable option. Off the coast of The Wetlands or Stranglethorn Vale are good spots. Use of items or spells for Underwater Breathing and swim speed is advised. See Breath and Swim pages for tips.
101 - 115 Collecting Bruiseweed
- Start at the Ramparts in Ashenvale and head north-east to Splintertree Post (don't follow road, try to go as straight as you can, you'll find more herbs that way), then head west from Splintertree Post towards the first bridge. Head south from here past the Moonwell and then back west to the ramparts when you reach the edge of the map - but watch out for the elite Silverwing Sentinels as you cross the river. Pick Bruiseweed as you go.
- Stonetalon Mountains. Go to Camp Aparaje, head west to the Grimtotem Post, then south to Malaka'jin, then east to the Greatwood Vale. Nice run of Bruiseweed there.
- The Field of Giants in Southern Barrens or between the two Razorfens.
- You can also circle to the north of Mystral Lake for Bruiseweed or to the West of Astranaar in Ashenvale.
- Windshear Crag in Stonetalon Mountains.
- The eastern coast of Loch Modan.
- Circuits of Stonewatch keep in Redridge Mountains.
- Ruins of Zul'Kunda, north-west corner of Stranglethorn Jungle in the Stranglethorn Vale. You can find it along the walls of the ruins.
116 - 125 Collecting Wild Steelbloom
- Go to Stonetalon Peak and do circuits of the small area around the Alliance town and the Talon Den.
- For higher levels do full circuits of Arathi Highlands, sticking to the mountainsides.
- Nek'mani Wellspring in Stranglethorn Vale.
- The Zuuldaia Ruins, north west corner of Stranglethorn Jungle in the Stranglethorn Vale.
- Go from Black Channel Marsh in the Wetlands to the Angerfang Encampment, taking in Whelgar's Excavation Site as you go.
- Go from The Field of Giants in southern Barrens to the two Razorfens and back up again.
- Between The Great Lift and Highperch in Thousand Needles.
126 - 160 Collecting Kingsblood
- Full circuits of Ashenvale.
- Circuits of The Charred Vale in Stonetalon Mountains.
- Full circuits of The Wetlands.
- Full circuits of Hillsbrad Foothills.
- The Misty Reed Strand in Swamp of Sorrows.
- Can also be found all over Stranglethorn Vale.
- Full circuits of Swamp of Sorrows and Dustwallow Marsh.
- Liferoot are found on the shores of rivers and oceans in Stranglethorn Vale.
- Fadeleaf can be found in the farm pacthes in western plaguelands, along with Kingsblood and LOTS of khadgars whisker.
- Also appears in the Western Plague Lands
170-185 Collecting Goldthorn
- Same Dustwallow circuit above, still picking up Fadeleaf and Liferoot along the way.
- Many found in Stranglethorn Vale, stick close to many hill sides along the roads. (... I didn't find any in the Stranglethorn jungle.)
186 - 205 Collecting Khadgar's Whisker
- Full circuits of The Hinterlands.
- The Witherbark Village and Ogre Compound in Arathi Highlands.
- You can also stay in Swamp of Sorrows.
- Many are found all over Stranglethorn Vale.
- You can also find this in the Western and Eastern Plague Lands
206 - 230 Collecting Firebloom
- Full circuits of Searing Gorge and Blasted Lands.
- Tanaris also has a lot, but doing full circuits takes time. You can divide Tanaris into four parts and do circuits that way.
231 - 250 Collecting Sungrass
- Full circuits of Felwood to collect Sungrass. This is actually more of a zig-zag pattern, rather than a circuit (also try to do the Cleansing Felwood quest and pick up Windblossom Berries, Nightdragons, Whipper Roots and the odd Songflower Serenade buff when needed).
- Feralas is also a great place to get Sungrass. You can make two circuits here. One that starts in the very north west at The Ruins of Ravenwind and runs south to The High Wilderness and one around The Lower Wilds, Lariss Pavillion, Grimtotem Compound and Woodpaw Hills, all near Camp Mojache. Also Purple Lotus around ancient buildings.
- You can do circuits around The Forlorn Ridge in Azshara.
- You can try the main path through The Hinterlands too. As you follow it one way, stay about 45 yards from the path and then do the same the other way.
- Also available in the Eastern Plague Lands. Do circuits to pick it up.
251 - 270 Collecting Gromsblood
- Full circuits of Felwood. See above notes.
- Full circuits of Mannoroc Coven in Desolace and Blasted Lands.
- Demon Fall Canyon in Ashenvale, not many people bother with this area, so although its small, it can be good for farming Gromsblood.
271 - 285 or 290 (see below) Collecting Dreamfoil or Golden Sansam
- Two good routes in Azshara are:
- From The Forlorn Ridge, head south east to the Ravencrest Monument and back again.
- From the north of the Ruins of Eldareth, head north east to the Jagged Reaches and back again.
- a good area for Golden Sansam is northern Un'goro Crater
285 or 290 - 300
- From 285 you can get Plagueblooms from doing circuits of Eastern and Western Plaguelands and Felwood, or Icecaps at 290 from Winterspring.
300-330 Collecting Felweed & other herbs in Hellfire
- Herbing in Felwood is pointless now. Everyone has moved on to WotLK so Hellfire Peninsula is pretty much empty.
Fly (or run rather) around anywhere in Hellfire and you can find herbs. As for felwood even being a "good" place to level herbalism is a horrible idea, i went there and found little amount of herbs.
- I know you were all probably hoping for something alot more exotic and in Outland, but Felwood really is the place to go if your looking at it purely from a lvling perspective. Due to the hit of TBC there's virtually nobody farming herbs here and you get the bonus of Whipper Roots etc. which while out dated, still aren't on the same timer as pots, so if your a raider they can save your ass.
I generally start at the alliance flight path, going up round the Furbolg village before following the perimeter south.
- Pick absolutely everything that is even green to you. Plaguebloom, Dreamfoil and Mountain Silversage give about a level each bush until 330, and whilst the plague that is Sungrass, Arthas' Tears and Purple Lotus are green, they still give a level fairly consistently so it's definetly worth picking them. If memory serves somewhere around 340 Plaguebloom goes green, and you start to get levels less consistently, however you may choose to stay on, especially if you don't have an epic flying mount, for the densely packed herbs, and low demand by pickers, all the time remembering that Golden Sansam, Mountain Silversage and Dreamfoil still sell very well on most servers.
330 (or 345) - 350 (Zangarmarsh)
- Zangarmarsh is simply packed with herbs, all of which are useful. My favorite area is the North-West corner, being packed with herbs and Bog Lords / Giants which can be herbalized (If that's even a word) once looted. I tend to zig-zag across it, before moving to the start to do the same. However on more populated servers you may have someone else doing the same, so extending your route to sweep up from the south-west and across the northern border can yield great rewards too. Expect lots of Felweed and Ragveil, with the odd Dreamfoil and Dreaming Glory.
- Once you hit 350 the world is your oyster really. I chose to continue my Zangar route all the way up to level 375, but it is equally viable to move on to Shadowmoon or elsewhere.
At Herbalism skill 375, Goldclover should be yellow when attempting to pick it, meaning Northrend should be the best place to level Herbalism if you are not already there. Head to the Borean Tundra, as Goldclover is plentiful here. Once you hit 400 Herbalism, head to Lake Kum'uya in Borean Tundra, southeast of Amber Ledge. Tiger Lily and Goldclover spawn frequentely here and in the surrounding areas, making it a great place to farm. Many of the D.E.H.T.A. quests can also be completed in the meantime. Goldclover will stay green up until 450 Herbalism, and Tiger Lily will be yellow until the same level. While this tactic will not net you a diverse amount of herbs, it is probably the fastest method. Goldclover is a useful ingredient for many elixirs and in Resurgent Healing Potions. Tiger Lily are also relatively useful herbs.