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This Wotlk Herbalism guide will show you the fastest and easiest way to level your Herbalism skill from 1 to 450.
If you’re stuck leveling your Herbalism. Consider your Herbalism level, pretend it’s 240/300. Divide it by 5: level 48. Subtract about 5 levels and head to a zone of that level (Tanaris/Feralas is good for levels 40-45) and you should have decent luck leveling your Herbalism there, or just use this guide’s maps.
Use your ‘Find Herbs’ tool while leveling, do this by left clicking on the icon connected to your minimap and going down to ‘Find Herbs’:
Use ‘Click to Move’ in your Interface->Mouse options. It will let you click an herb off in the distance and it will send your character there and have him/her loot on arrival. Very convenient for looting. You can even click to loot an herb while mounted, and you will be auto unmounted on arrival. Finally, make sure you have the Gatherer Addon installed and setup properly before using this guide.
In this guide, I’ll recommend you head to Durotar and then head to North Barrens, South Barrens, Wetlands and then Arathi Highlands till 225. That path for leveling herbalism is pretty efficient. However, you can head to any of the starting zones like Durotar picking up Silverleaf, Peacebloom, Earthroot and Mageroyal until your herbalism skill is 75. When writing and testing this guide, it took me less than an hour in Durotar to get to 75. Don’t collect more Silverleaf etc while leveling herbalism, if you need extra for leveling Inscription or Alchemy just buy it off the Auction House. If you need more gold check out this gold guide.
Once you reach 75, you need to head back to a trainer to learn Journeyman Herbalism. Then head to northern Barrens (I kept Westfall routes in this guide as an option) and run the following route until you’re level 100, then head to the southern Barrens. Southern Barrens is a great place to level to 150. Levels 135-150 will be a bit slow, feel free to run around Stonetalon Mountain or eastern Hillsbrad Foothills if you want new scenery.
Head to the Wetlands or Hillsbrad Foothills (although this guide will have you head to Arathi Highlands next) and level to 170 by collecting Briarthorn, Kingsblood and Liferoot. After Wetlands you’ll be right next to Arathi Highlands where you’ll stay until 225. You can start selling these herbs on the Auction House. For more tricks to make gold check out this guide.
Arathi Highlands is an awesome place for leveling herbalism once you get to 170. You’ll spend a lot of time there gathering Wild Steelbloom, Bruiseweed, Fadeleaf, Goldthorn, Liferoot and Khadgar’s Whiskers. Stay there until you are level 225, and don’t leave earlier because you’ll have a rough time finding a more efficient place to level. Goldthorn sells for a lot of gold on the Auction House.
Once you’re 225/225 you can learn Herbalism up to 300 in Booty Bay. Both factions can to visit Flora Silverwind, who can be found below and to the east of the Alliance Gryphon Master.
Head to Feralas and start gathering Goldthorn and Liferoot until you’re level 230, then you’ll be able to start collecting all the Sungrass you keep running by. Collect Goldthorn, Liferoot, Sungrass, Purple Lotus, and Golden Samsan, for this guide stay until you’re 275. Alchemists need a lot of Sungrass while leveling to 300, so make sure you sell it for a lot of gold on the Auction House, and check out this guide for more on making gold with Herbalism.
Finally, we’ll head to the plaguelands to level to 300 before heading to the Outlands. Enter from Tirisfal Glades or Chillwind camp and do the loop. When you run past Plaguebloom make a mental note of where it is to come by later. Once you hit 285 turn around and run by all the plaguebloom you saw and you should hit 300 before returning to Chillwind/Tirisfal Glades.
Next, this guide sends you to Outlands to learn level 300+, your faction’s Herbalism trainer are located:
To keep leveling Herbalism to 350 following this route in Hellfire Peninsula. This guide’s focus is to get to 450 asap, so there’s really no need to go anywhere else in Outlands unless you need the herbs for leveling Inscription of Alchemy.
To learn Grand Master Herbalism at level 350:
- Dorothy Egan Magus Commerce Exchange in Dalaran
- Kirea Moondancer (Alliance) in Valiance Keep (Borean Tundra)
- Fayin Whisperleaf (Alliance) in Valgarde (Howling Fjord)
- Marjory Kains (Horde) in Vengeance Landing (Howling Fjord)
- Tansy Wildmane (Horde) in Warsong Hold (Borean Tundra)
To continue leveling Herbalism head to either the Holwing Fjord or Borean Tundra and start collecting Goldclover until level 400. Goldclover is valuable on the Auction House. You can make a lot of gold while leveling Herbalism, for more secrets read these tips to making gold.
At 400 you can head to Sholazar Basin where you can continue picking Tiger Lily and Goldclover while also begin picking Adder’s Tongue. Stay here until 435 when you can finally pick Icethorn and Lichbloom in Storm Peaks.
This guide finishes with levels 435-450, you can head over across Icecrown while picking Icethorn and into Storm Peaks where you can follow this route to 450 picking Icethorn and Lichbloom. There’s tons of it here and it’s a huge zone. Make sure if you don’t use this stuff you sell it on the Auction House, and remember to read these secrets to making gold while leveling Herbalism.
I hope you enjoyed this guide!