- For the mage talent, see Nether Vortex (mage talent).
Nether Vortex is a crafting material used in high-level Blacksmithing, Leatherworking and Tailoring recipes to create epic items at the 375 skill level of each profession. As of patch 2.4.0, they are used in Alchemy as well.
Nether Vortices drops from all trash mobs in Serpentshrine Cavern and the Eye raid instances. They can also be bought from G'eras for 78 .
These are not Arcane Vortices, which are clouds that wander Netherstorm waiting for someone with a [Zapthrottle Mote Extractor] to convert them into Motes of Mana.
As an ingredient
Patches and hotfixes
Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): You can now buy Nether Vortex from G'eras for 78 . They also are no longer BoP.