[Death Knight] shopping list – Farming Guide


1. Intro
2. Getting Started
3. Farming Circuit

1. Intro
The purpose of this guide is to help you collect a handful of mats that will basically amount to some free experience once you create your death knight. Jame has stated that these mats will be included in his guide, and while they will not save you tons of time, farming them up in advance will save you a few hours. Free experience never hurts.

This guide is targeted mainly at people who either dont have the money to purchase the mats off the auction house, or who wish to save their money for other things, for example their level 80 flying mount. Because hardly anyone is picking up the lower level crafting mats, they can be quite expensive on the auction house. If you follow my guide, you will collect everything you need in the most efficient manner possible, and should end up with some extra gold and other goodies to boot.

The guide is kind of thrown together I know, but it will be useless in another few weeks so id like to get it out there as soon as possible in the hopes that I will be able to help at least a couple people out I should also mention that this is my first guide, so forgive me if it’s not the greatest. The guide is also fairly alliance centric, but should work decently for the horde as well.

You can find James’ shopping list here:

2. Getting Started
Start off by clearing as much bagspace as you can. I’ve tried to pick farming locations that are as close as possible to vendors, but the less often you have to sell the quicker you will be done. I also like to farm in instances wherever possible, since there will be less competition and, on pvp servers, less chance of the opposite faction harassing you. There’s the added nostalgia factor too – I always enjoy visiting old instances that I haven’t seen in a while

Depending on your class or personal preference, you may want to avoid instances completely. Check out Øffelbøv’s comment below for an alternate list of farming locations.

tip: Create an alt using the name you eventually hope to use for your death knight. Run it to the nearest capital city and send it a gold or two for mailing money. Mail your stacks of cloth and argent turn ins to this alt as needed and when the time comes just bounce the mats back to your main. Doing this means you have a placeholder for your name of choice, and it will save you trips to the bank.

3. Farming Circuit
3.1 Terokkar Forest – Dampscale Basilisk Eye
Most people probably have their hearthstone’s set to Shattrath so it’s a logical place to start. Head east to the forest and start farming just south of Tuurem. Work your way south to Allerian stronghold, then north east along the river and finally back up to Tuurem, moving in a zig-zag pattern to cover as much ground as possible. It shouldn’t take long to collect 8 eyes. Once you have all 8 head back to Shattrath and portal to either Stormwind or Undercity.

Zig-zag pathing is commonly used when farming to cover ground as efficiently as possible.

3.2 Stockades – Wool Cloth
The stockades is a great place to farm wool, the fact that its in a major city makes it even better, provided you are alliance. Options for the horde are somewhat less lucrative – I would recommend visiting Shadowfang Keep as it’s close to a vendor and is also very close to the next zone we’ll be visiting . You should average at least 2 stacks of wool per stocks run, meaning 7 full clears should do the trick. You may prefer to clear only the center and left sections if you are aoe’ing as the mobs on the right side have a knockdown that can slow your runs down. Sell at the enchanting shop just outside the instance entrance as needed, and mail those stacks of cloth at the mailbox by the bank.

3.3 Scarlet Monastery – Silk Cloth
Head up to tirisfal and hit the scarlet monastery. I personally have had the best luck with the library and armory although theres not a whole lot of difference between them. At level 60 i definitely would have recommend avoiding the cathedral as the healing mobs in there can slow you down, but any of the instances should be relatively quick. The horde has the advantage here of being close to the Undercity. Chillwind point is a decent place to sell and mail for the alliance should you need it, but I would recommend having as much open space as possible and getting your 14 stacks in one fell swoop.

3.4 Scholomance or Stratholme – Runecloth, Bone Fragments and Crypt Fiend Parts
Three birds with one stone! Head east to the instance of your choosing. Strat is probably better especially for the horde since it is close to lights hope and requires no key to get in, although both will work equally well – pick whichever one you enjoy running more. It shouldn’t take more than a couple runs to get yourself a few stacks of cloth and 30 of each of the argent drops.

tip: leave as soon as you have 30 of each of the argent drops. Don’t worry if you’re still short on runecloth at this point, you will definitely have enough by the time you finish running…

3.5 BRD or BRS – Runecloth and Dark Iron Scraps
Both instances are a bit out of the way, but both will allow you to collect the scraps very quickly as well as finish off your runecloth. You may prefer to hunt dwarves in the searing gorge or orcs in the burning steppes. There’s the neutral thorium brotherhood vendor in the searing gorge and the faction specific vendors in the steppes, but again if you can clear some bag space and get it done without having to sell you will save yourself a lot of time.

Once youre done travel to Kalimdor and head down to Tanaris.

3.6 Dunemaul Ogres – Mageweave
There’s a lot of options when it comes to mageweave farming locations. I chose the dunemaul ogres in south western tanaris for a few reasons – it’s close to the the next zone we’re hitting, the ogres and bunched into nice aoe-able groups and they don’t flee when close to dieing, meaning you can cut through them pretty fast. The area should be nice and quiet, so kill em all as fast as you can, selling and mailing at Gadgetzan as needed. Once you have your 14 stacks fly to…

3.7 Ungoro Crater – Core of Elements and Savage Frond
When naxx was first released I spent quite a bit of time farming the blood petals in ungoro since they dropped both core of elements and savage fronds. Unfortunately this is no longer the case, but you can still pick up core of elements from the fire elementals on the volcano. The best place to farm blood petals is north east of the volcano. Start just north of the volcano. Head north east, moving in a zig-zag pattern to cover as much ground as possible. Head south along the zone’s edge then west along the river in the same pattern. Once you’ve cleared the area loop back to the volcano and clear it of fire elementals. Rinse and repeat until you have 30 savage fronds and core of elements.

Use the same zig-zag pathing that you used in Terokkar.
When clearing the volcano watch for the near vertical lava rivers on the north side – you can actually run right up them.

Alternatively you can pay Dire Maul West a visit, it is swarming with both plants and elementals (thanks pseup!)

And you’re finished! You just saved yourself a decent pile of gold, and hopefully made some pocket change while you were at it. You’re one step ahead of the game in getting your death knight up to level 80.

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    Outdated in CataclysmThis guide will no longer be relevant when the expansion is released, since many of these quests will be removed from the game. When the expansion is released, this will be moved to the archives section.

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    Nov 21, 2008 @ 14:06 pm

    I doubtI doubt that you anyone that is level 70 whould die in Scholo or strat. If you are somewhat smart, You pull 1 group at a time. Pulling alot of mobs will get your ass handed to you almost every time.

    Íf you are a caster, You might run into problems in strat, You have two elite spiders that can be a headache: The first one is the [b]Crypt Beast[/b]. This one wont poae a real threat to you, As it can only cast a spell called “Encasing Webs” and all it does it Immobilizes you and makes you attack 100% slower, The only problem with this is that it will move away from you to get range and start casting. If your unlucky, it might move away and Pull another group, But when you can cast, it should not be hard to kill them all.

    But then we have the real problem, The [b]Crypt Crawler[/b]. It casts a spell on you Called [color=#00ffff]”Envolping webs”[/color] that Immobilizes you and silences you for 8 seconds. And its even bugged, so if you try to use you PvP trinket to get out of it, It will just reapply another web. If you have alot of mobs on you and then get [color=#ff0000]silenced[/color], You will be in alot of trouble. The only thing you can do it to press your buttcheeks together and hope to last though it.

    I hope you could get something out of reading this.
    [i]Aiming for Mod[/i]

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    Nov 21, 2008 @ 9:28 am

    Crypt Fiend PartsDon’t waste your time going into Scholo…. the elites and the many adds will kick your arse if you go in solo. Just go through the Webhorror Tunnel… it’s a cave on the NW corner of Eastern Plaguelands… You are gonna get those parts so much easier. But expect to farm for 30 min to an hour.

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    Nov 14, 2008 @ 5:45 am

    well the wrath of the lichwell the wrath of the lich king is officially upon us, meaning that this guide is officially obsolete, unless for some reason you are unable to purchase the expansion for a few weeks and would still like to get a headstart on your death knight. anyways, i hope some people found this guide useful, i had fun making it and look forward to making more detailed guides in the future 🙂

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    Nov 14, 2008 @ 5:43 am

    doh >< thanks for fixing itdoh >< thanks for fixing it

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    Nov 11, 2008 @ 23:45 pm

    ThanksAh, ok, thanks! Otherwise I’ve got this done and ready for my deathknight to scream through the leveling guide. Only 1day 5hrs away!!

    Thanks for the awesome guides!

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    Nov 11, 2008 @ 0:52 am

    Pretty sure he meant bonePretty sure he meant bone fragments. I’ll fix it 🙂

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    Nov 10, 2008 @ 23:20 pm

    ConfusedWhat’s with the skeletal fragments? They don’t drop unless you have the quest, and they don’t drop in either of the instances you mention. Bone fragments do, but those are very different. Don’t see how or why you would get skeletal fragments…

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    Nov 9, 2008 @ 16:00 pm

    Well doneI used this guide to farm the mats i needed and this helped alot thanks 🙂

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    Nov 4, 2008 @ 16:26 pm

    more farming thoughtsI took farming to the next step and farmed a lot of turn in quest items for post 60.
    320x unidentified plant parts: get to revered for the head enchant ( and closer to exalted for the hippograph if you’re interested in that for achievement)
    6x fertile spores
    30x arakoa feathers
    6x bog tendrils
    10x mature spore sacks
    10x glowcap
    If you have the time before the expansion, may as well get this quick farming done to speed things up even more for you.

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    Nov 1, 2008 @ 6:21 am

    thanks i think youre rightthanks 🙂

    I think you’re right about the basilisks, will do up a new map for them and maybe a map for the ogres as well.

    edit: i checked the area you mentioned and while it has the advantage of being closer to shat, its smaller size means that you potentially have to wait for respawns, depending on how fast you kill them. its a bit of a high traffic area with people farming the eels and the fishing quest guy as well. i prefer the larger area, but i can see the area by the lake doing well outside of peak hours. i will mention both and let people chose 🙂

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    Oct 31, 2008 @ 18:53 pm

    Looking better by the dayLooking better by the day Daemun!

    However, for the Dampscale Basilisks, I think there’s a better spot. It’s just ride outside of shattrath, northeast by the lake: [url=]Dampscale Basilisks[/url].

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    Oct 31, 2008 @ 0:42 am

    Yea, have to go one or theYea, have to go one or the other anyway to get that quest, and I don’t think it matters anymore which faction you pick, now that WotLK is nearing and that all the stuff from Scryers/Aldors will pretty much be obsolete.

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    Oct 31, 2008 @ 0:22 am

    for ScryersThe guide assumes that you (the Death Knight) is going Aldor (first atleast, for those of you that want Hero of Shattrath 😛 ) ) Farming Dreadfang Venom Sacks would be advisable to those getting their Scryer Reputation first. The best place to farm these is the area south of Veil Shalas on the eastern side of the Bone Wastes in Terrokar, forgot the exact name of the area. 8 Venom sacks are needed for 1 turn-in.

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 21:41 pm

    For Horde only, the “MinesFor Horde only, the “Mines o’ Mageweave” in the Blasted Lands drops 1-3 Mageweave per Nethergarde Miner.

    It is amazingly good.

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 17:48 pm

    You’re welcome, we are hereYou’re welcome, we are here to help 😉

    Looks really nice now with the Text Formatting done,

    Good job! 😉

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 17:43 pm

    thanks!thanks for the input everyone, ive changed a few things based on your suggestions. i think the guide is basically done as is. more advice is always welcome 🙂

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

    Very good points.Very good points.

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    Great guide, I allready beenGreat guide, I allready been through my farming, so I can agree on most of your information. However I got a few notes

    I assume that you ar using a 70 char to farm with, so no matter if your horde or alliance, getting into Stockades is quite easy. I died once getting in there as horde.

    I avoided instances as solo farming them is not worth it imo.

    For [b]Mageweave[/b]: Tanaris is indeed the best place. If your char is single dps – head for the orgres. If your char can aoe, I find it better to go for the pirates as you can gather up big bunches. Make sure to use LOS as they are quite a few caster mobs.

    For [b]Runecloth[/b]: Head to Silithus and kill Twilight mobs at the 3 Twilight camps. These mobs drops loads of runecloth.

    This also serves a different purpose of getting 20 text and 1 abyssal crest. As you kill the mobs you get the twilight cultist gear, which you can use to activate a lesser crystal, which gives you an abyssal crest.

    If youre heading to Silithis you might as well head to the northwest part, the place is crawling with elementals, I particular like killing the air elementals. A good 50 kills and you should have you 30 [b]Core of Elements[/b].

    For the [b]Crypt Fiend Parts[/b]: I just ran through the tunnel between wpl and epl. Its filled with spiders and theres a rare spawn, Nerubian Overseer, which roams here. Hes almost up every time ive passed there, since no one goes through the tunnel anymore. He drops 4-8 parts and the normal spiders have 40% drop chance on parts.

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 11:34 am

    Savage Fronds and Core ofSavage Fronds and Core of Elements are easily obtained in Dire Maul West. Cleared out all the trees and had over 60 Fronds, and only needed to clear 3 of the groups of elementals around the pillons to collect enough Core of Elements.

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 10:57 am

    Hey that’s quite nice! AddHey that’s quite nice! Add wowhead links and pretty it up and it definitely be very good 🙂

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 7:14 am

    yeah i definitely want toyeah i definitely want to pretty it up some, i basically kind of regurgitated all the information from memory to get it available (and hopefully helping a person of two) before it becomes obsolete 😛

    thanks for the suggestions! this is my first guide so all input is welcome 🙂

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    Oct 30, 2008 @ 7:00 am

    Oh no!Oh no, you stole my idea! 🙁 :p

    Just kidding 😉

    Anyway, the spots are great. I did the exact same thing for my Death Knight a week ago, hehe 🙂

    Guide is very informative, only you could split your guide into parts to avoid the ”wall of text”. Also, if possible, you could add some Text Formatting 😉

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