Eternal Farming


Eternal Farming


Table of Contents


Eternal Fire

Eternal Air

Eternal Life

Eternal Water

Eternal Shadow

Eternal Earth




Eternals are the follow-ups of the Primals.

There are 6 Eternals: Air, Water, Shadow, Fire, Earth and Life.

Eternal Air, average AH price is 50G.

Eternal Water, average AH price is 10G.

Eternal Shadow, average AH price is 10G.

Eternal Fire, average AH price is 50G.

Eternal Earth, average AH price is 5G.

Eternal Life, average AH price is 50G.

Eternals are used in almost every high-end crafting profession, from Alchemy to Enchanting. In most cases it is better to farm Eternals than normal gold grinding, it will give you a higher gold/hour ratio.

As you can see, Eternal Life, Fire, Air are worth far more than Eternal Water, Shadow and Earth. This is based on WoWhead and on my own server economics. Note that the prices may vary per server!


1) You can do Eternal farming alongside Daily circuits or gathering materials for Alchemy as an example.

2) Wintergrasp is a place where almost all Eternals can be farmed, but be careful: Wintergrasp is a PvP area.

3) Example: You need 10x Crystallized Fire to create Eternal Fire.
This applies to any of the Eternals we talked about before.

4) You can only farm in Wintergrasp when your faction is in control!

5) Herbalists can get additional Crystallized Life from herbs, Miners can get additional Crystallized Earth from mining nodes.

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Fire.JPG Eternal Fire

There are several places to farm Crystallized Fire



Wintergrasp is a good place to go. Flaming Revenants and Raging Flames will be your targets. Look at the map above to find them. I recommend going to the bigger area where the mobs are mixed, this is by far the best place to farm them.

The Storm Peaks


Besides Wintergrasp, The Storm Peaks is a good place to go, too.
Your targets will be Seething Revenants and Wailing Winds, shown in the map above. The drop rate is lower than in Wintergrasp, but still decent.
Note: drops Relic of Ulduar. These can be turned in for Airy Pale Ale, Worg Tooth Oatmeal Stout and much more.

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Air.JPG Eternal Air

There are plenty of spots to farm Crystallized Air, but I’ll give you the ones that will give you the highest drop rate.



And again, we are in Wintergrasp. But not for Fire , for Air this time! You will be hunting on Tempest Revenants and Whispering Winds, shown in the map about. These two have the best drop rate on Crystallized Air out there. They are spread throughout the area marked on the map.

Sholazar Basin


Storm Revenants in Stormwright’s Shelf have a decent drop rate, too. There are plenty in the area, as you can see in the map above.
Note: while you’re here, you can farm Crystallized Water, too!

The Storm Peaks


If you don’t want your grinding to be interrupted, Howling Hollow is the place to be. Scion of Storms will be your target, as show in the map above. Here you won’t get interrupted by other mobs attacking you and they have a ~30% drop rate on Crystallized Air.
Note: drops Relic of Ulduar.

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life.JPG Eternal Life

This’ll be a bit harder to farm assuming you aren’t a Herbalist. This is because Wintergrasp doesn’t have Life Revanants – it only has Life Elementals, and they don’t have a 100% drop rate, sadly enough. I’ll give you two spots to farm Crystallized Life.



Yes, we are in Wintergrasp again. As shown in the map above, you target will be Living Lashers. They have a ~30% drop rate on Crystallized Life, but they’re tightly packed, so don’t worry.



In the map above you will see that your targets are Mossy Rampagers this time. I, personally, don’t like this spot. The Rampagers are spread out and they are mixed with other mobs, which slows down your Eternal farming. These also have a ~30% drop rate.

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water.JPG Eternal Water

Crystallized Water is one of the easier Eternals to get your hands on. If your fishing skill is high enough, you can fish them up and Miners can get them from Titanium and Cobalt mining nodes. Below I’ll give you 3 spots to farm for Crystallized Water and 2 spots to fish them up.



Your targets will be Water Revenants and Glacial Spirits. No further explanation needed. There are much more Glacial Spirits than Water Reverants, though.

The Storm Peaks


Icebound Revenants in The Storm Peaks will be your target as you can see in the map above. They’re tightly packed and have a ~25% drop rate.

Sholazar Basin


And we’re back in Sholazar Basin again. Your targets will be the Aqueous Spirits wandering around Stormwright’s Shelf. As I said before, you can farm Crystallized Air here too.

Fishing: Howling Fjord


There are 2 major spots in Howling Fjord to fish up Crystallized Water, as you can see in the map above.
Happy fishing!
Note: Crystallized Water is a random drop while fishing. You will need 385 fishing to cast in Howling Fjord and 450 to prevent fishes/Crystallized Water from getting away.

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Eternal Shadow

I’ll be giving you 2 spots to farm Crystallized Shadow.



If you look at the map above, you will see that your targets are Shadow Revenants and Wandering Shadows. Shadow Revenants have a drop rate of ~140%, so you’ll get atleast 1 Crystallized Shadow per kill. Wandering Shadows’ drop rate is around 30%.



Your targets will be Deathbringer Revenants, as shown in the map above. The drop rate is around ~25%, slightly lower than Wandering Shadows.

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earth.JPG Eternal Earth

In my point of view, it’s a waste of time to farm Crystallized Earth. The Eternals go for 5G median on the Auction House, so it’s better to use your time farming the other Eternals. But for those that really want to farm them:




Your targets will be Earthbound Revenants, as shown in the map above. No further explanation needed.

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1) Every transmutation has a 20-hour cooldown!

2) Every transmutation requires the Philosopher’s Stone.

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    Déc 13, 2008 @ 20:05

    Fire off your comments!Fire off your comments! 🙂

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      Déc 13, 2008 @ 21:14

      Looks awesome really.

      ALooks awesome really.

      A nice addition would be a table of contents, so that people can quickly jump to the type of eternal they want to farm.

      You should ask Jiyambi how to make one in html, it works even if your input format is bbcode. She knows how to do that 🙂

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        Déc 13, 2008 @ 21:16

        Will doWill do 🙂

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    Déc 13, 2008 @ 23:05

    Howling Fjord fishingFishing for Crystallized Water is different from Pure Water fishing for Motes of Water in the “old world”. There are no “pure water” schools in Howling Fjord. The Crystallized Water is a random drop from fishing in any other school of fish in the area. Also, to be able to fish in Howling Fjord you need 380 fishing to cast and 475 to stop getaways.

    Just thought you might want to add this, as old Pure Water farmers like me might get confused and search for a specific pool of water, when there is no such thing.

    Great guide nonetheless, excellent job!
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      Déc 14, 2008 @ 0:44

      Thanks, added itThanks, added it 🙂

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      Juil 23, 2009 @ 8:59

      Also, to be able to fish in[i]Also, to be able to fish in Howling Fjord you need 380 fishing to cast[/i]

      Incorrect. I’ve fished from a school with skill 184 ^^

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    Déc 13, 2008 @ 23:34

    Ohh, looks sweet. Ill tryOhh, looks sweet. Ill try them and comment asap!

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    Déc 14, 2008 @ 1:35

    It’s really impeccable now,It’s really impeccable now, with the table of contents and the “back to the top” links 🙂

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      Déc 14, 2008 @ 1:48

      I’m glad you like itI’m glad you like it 🙂

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    Déc 14, 2008 @ 8:42

    Winterspring Elementals 😕 Hi, I may be wrong with this, but as far as I know you can only farm the Elementals in Winterspring when your fraction has the buff, otherwise you don’t see them. Might be something worth mentioning if thats true, read it somewhere, can’t remember where sorry, haven’t tried myself to farm there.

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      Déc 14, 2008 @ 10:46

      You probably meanYou probably mean Wintergrasp 🙂

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        Déc 14, 2008 @ 19:58

        Yes I did mean 😀 Yes I did mean Wintergrasp^^ sry

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      Déc 14, 2008 @ 11:07

      Yes, this is true. Didn’tYes, this is true. Didn’t think of it, hehe 🙂

      I’ll add it, thanks.

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        Déc 15, 2008 @ 0:10

        Wrong!Great Guide!
        But your wrong I was able to farm for crystallized air when horde was in control of wintergrasp it’s just that the drop rate is better it seams like when your faction is in control.
        (I’m Alliance by the way :P)

        Wise things get said,
        but Few get understod

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          Déc 15, 2008 @ 6:46

          Where you able to see theWhere you able to see the Revenants?

          If so, I’ll look into it. Thanks 🙂

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      Jan 2, 2009 @ 6:28

      You can can farm when your faction doesnt have the buffSo as most people know, [url=]Essence of Wintergrasp[/url] is a buff that you get when your faction is in control of Wintergrasp. The buff is given to the entire faction on the continent of Northrend that controls Wintergrasp. For example if alliance guy is in Borean tundra, and the alliance is in control of wintergrasp, then he gets the buff. Now when you are in wintergrasp, and you have the buff, there is a quote in yellow when you mouse over the buff: “The close proximity to the attuned titan relic allows the seeing of greater elemental spirits”. These “Elemental Spirits” are revanants. Sound familiar? These “Revenants” ([url=]Earth[/url]), ([url=]Fire[/url]), ([url=]Shadow[/url]), ([url=]Water[/url]),
      ([url=]Air[/url]). Now all of these will [i]Always[/i] give 1-3 of whatever Crystalised element you are killing. In the guide above, however, it shows that there are other things you can farm on for these Crystalised items. You [i]do not[/i] need to be in control of wintergrasp to farm these things. They do not always give a 100% drop, but they are generally a fairly high droprate in comparison to other elementals. I hope this cleared some things up, sorry for the length 😉

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    Déc 14, 2008 @ 9:28

    Professional map editing.Professional map editing. Can’t get better than this I suppose 😛

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      Déc 14, 2008 @ 9:36

      Thanks!Thanks! 🙂

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    Déc 14, 2008 @ 14:10

    Awesome and very nice maps !Awesome and very nice maps ! Thanks for your work.

    This will be very useful.

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      Déc 14, 2008 @ 14:15

      Thanks KwaiceThanks Kwaice 😀

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    Déc 14, 2008 @ 17:35

    Very nice. Thanks ^_^Thanks Shikamaru. Very nicely done and very informative. I have only been to Wintergrasp once, but I did not know that we could farm stuff in there. Going to have to remember that next time. Definitely a big help.

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      Déc 14, 2008 @ 18:53


      Working on myThanks 🙂

      Working on my Auctioneer Advanced Guide at the moment, don’t know if you use it, but I hope that’ll help too! 🙂

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        Déc 15, 2008 @ 12:20

        I do use Auctioneer AdvancedI do use Auctioneer Advanced and i’m looking forward to your guide 🙂

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    Déc 14, 2008 @ 19:42

    ThisThis is great Shika. Makes doing this much easier.

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      Déc 14, 2008 @ 19:46

      Thanks Kostada!Thanks Kostada! 😀

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    Déc 14, 2008 @ 22:24

    This looks awesome Shika! IThis looks awesome Shika! I don’t have time to read it in depth at the moment, but the maps are really nice and your table of contents is working great 🙂 Ill read it for content later on 🙂

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      Déc 15, 2008 @ 6:42

      Thanks!Thanks Jiyambi 😀

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      Déc 15, 2008 @ 21:42

      Alrighty, Shika, readAlrighty, Shika, read through it. First of all, it looks really nice and I have to say again the maps are beautiful. Great job!

      I have a few very minor things:

      [quote]This’ll be a bit harder to farm assuming you aren’t a Herbalist. This is because Wintergrasp doesnt’t have any Life Revenants, which means you won’t get the 100% drop rate on Crystallized Life. Wintergrasp has Life Elementals, though you won’t get the 100% drop rate, sadly enough. I’ll give you two spots to farm Crystallized Life.[/quote]

      You mentions not getting the 100% drop rate twice here, it sounds a little awkward to me but if you prefer it then by all means leave it. Perhaps instead:

      [quote]This’ll be a bit harder to farm assuming you aren’t a Herbalist. This is because Wintergrasp doesn’t have Life Revanants – it only has Life Elementals, and they don’t have a 100% drop rate, sadly enough. I’ll give you two spots to farm Crystallized Life.[/quote]

      Another thing I would do is make the zone names above each map a size bigger and maybe color them. Yes, I should be able to recognize the zone by the map, but for some reason I just wanted to see those zone names stand out a little more. Purely stylistic so again up to you 🙂

      Lastly, you mention it in passing but you may want to specifically say: herbalists get crystalized life from herbs, miners get crystalized earth from mining (at least I assume they do), etc.

      Great job, plan to use it to farm me some mats/gold!

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        Déc 15, 2008 @ 21:47

        Now that’s some feedback,Now that’s some feedback, thanks Jiyambi! Greatly appreciate it! 🙂

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    Déc 15, 2008 @ 20:19

    This is a Awesome guideThis is a Awesome guide don’t get me wrong.
    but what if I where too low for these areas, should i go to the AH and buy them?
    Thank You. 8)

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      Déc 16, 2008 @ 16:08

      If you really need them,If you [b]really[/b] need them, you’ll have to take them off AH.

      I’d wait for level 80 and farm them myself, though 🙂
      But that’s up to you! 😉

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        Jan 22, 2009 @ 22:09

        Farm it YourselfAgreed. It’s far more efficient to farm Eternal Air, Fire, and Life yourself; if you have more than you need, you can sell them and buy the other Eternals with the proceeds. I suppose you could survive in Wintergrasp below 80, if you went during off-peak hours and were constantly watching your back for other players. However, you’d go through a lot of food, drinks, and bandages while fighting the level 80 mobs; Revenants have 25,200 health.

        Shikamaru, as far as you know, do the Revenants share spawn points with the other elementals of that type (for example, do Tempest Revenants share spawns with Whispering Winds?) Even though the lesser elementals rarely drop anything useful, would it be more efficient to kill them anyway, or to work on a different element while the first group respawns?

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          Juin 30, 2009 @ 10:29

          Tempest RevenantsIn my experience, I’ve generally found Whispering Winds wandering the snow of Wintergrasp, and Tempest Revenants spawning on the little hills throughout. So if you are looking for Crystalized Air, try looking up!

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    Déc 15, 2008 @ 21:17

    Transmutation Section added!Transmutation Section added! 🙂

    What do you think of it?
    I need feedback! 😀

    And, if you have any suggestions about adding another section, fire away 🙂

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      Déc 16, 2008 @ 18:46

      I think it looks great!I think it looks great!

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      Déc 19, 2008 @ 21:46

      I like the transmuteI like the transmute section, but it might be a little confusing. To me, the arrow denotes moving towards, so pointing from A to B seems to me like you turn A into B, not that you use B in A. Just my impressions. This guide will be very useful for me later. 😛 Also, I havn’t really looked, but do we get all these transmutes automatically? I know is BC a bunch were rep based. If so, that cound be a great way to expand the section.

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    Déc 19, 2008 @ 20:04

    Love the name! I don’t knowLove the name! I don’t know if it’s on purpose, but this actually is [i][b]eternal[/b][/i] farming.
    Great job 🙂

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      Déc 19, 2008 @ 21:35

      hehe, it sure ishehe, it sure is :p

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    Déc 21, 2008 @ 13:29

    Nice guide, got a few notesNice guide, got a few notes tho.

    Wintergrasp farming is always unable unless the battle started. When the battle is running elementals won’t respawn and with 3.0.8 I even think they’ll let the elementals despawn. Farming in the area when it is owned by your faction allows you to see the revenants and revenants always drop at least 1 ‘mote’ with a chance of 3 max. Fire is a little bit harder since there are very few revenants for fire and doesn’t have a single revenant as you said.

    The mining part can also have an adition, on my mining alt I’ve found cobalt nodes give crystallized water!

    What I would like to know about is lower lvl dungeons where you might be able to kill some mobs with a high droprate, maybe with a friend or solo.


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    Jan 9, 2009 @ 20:14

    Awesome Guide!Hey, i stopped by and had a look at this awsome Eternal Farming Guide, great job, u really put your soul into this. I also got a great spot for farming “Eternal Air”, feel free to add it to the guide, i can kill the mobs in about 3 seconds each, there are about 20-30 mobs close to eachother and u are usually the only one there. The droprates are: Crystallized Air x 1 = 50%, Crystallized Air x 2 = 25%. Great spot.

    [url=]Link to map[/url]

    Ty again for a great guide!

    Stuttbein – Khadgar EU

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    Jan 10, 2009 @ 22:40

    GuideGreat guide lots of detail.. I cant get the upload picture to work, lots of skills and soul putted in. Keep it coming. Maybe you could make a make 5000g in X days by doing X ? Would be awesome, looking for the perfect guide to get my epic flyer.

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    Jan 13, 2009 @ 0:22

    Minor tipWhen farming in wintergrasp I would suggest leaving about 10-15 minutes before battle and don’t come back until 15-20 minutes after to decrease the chance that all those angry players of the opposite faction to take revenge on you 😛

    Wise things get said,
    but Few get understood

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      Jan 22, 2009 @ 6:43

      Good PointIf you do stick around for the Battle, I’d modify your suggestion to read, “Leave once the battle is done, sell junk and repair, then come back in 10-15 minutes; hopefully the other faction has left by then, and won’t take their frustrations out on you.” If you’re focused on generating cash, then you can certainly skip the Battle. If you’re not level 80 and at least decently geared, your presence may do more harm than good.

      Personally, I participate in Battles whenever possible, because it helps to ensure that Wintergrasp will remain available for future farming, and because the Battles are one of the fastest ways to farm Honor. I find that even outdated PvP gear is helpful for farming, because it makes the enemy think twice before attacking you.

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    Jan 13, 2009 @ 1:04

    Really nice guideWow really nice guide i made about 20k gold in just about a month of play time and about 3hrs of farming everyday im only lvl 77 and im set for life once i get to 80 :jawdrop:

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      Jan 17, 2009 @ 13:23

      Glad to hear it worked outGlad to hear it worked out well! 🙂

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    Jan 20, 2009 @ 12:20

    Good job, this look reallyGood job, this look really nice. I mean it, looks like a lot of work and it is easy to understand.
    I had to suggest something. You mention other gathering for the crystalized fire water ect, but you seem to have forgotten one profession: Engineering. I make a lot of money using my Zapthrottle Mote Extractor. It can be used to farm Eternals. I think this should at least be mentioned. What would be even more awesome is if we could get a map for the location of the clouds. I can’t seem to find a map for this anywhere.
    Much love. SalHal

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    Jan 22, 2009 @ 22:29

    Very nice guide.

    There’s aVery nice guide.

    There’s a cool optical illusion if you go to the section with the pictures of the transmutes, and scroll down at a certain speed, it looks like the pictures are getting larger as you go…

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    Jan 29, 2009 @ 3:23

    I’m not fully certainI’m not fully certain whether or not you mentioned it, but the only difference in Wintergrasp if your faction is in control or not, is just whether the revenants spawn or not. When you’re in control, you can see them. When you’re not, you cannot.

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    Fév 2, 2009 @ 7:07

    Nice guideVery nice guide. Made quite a bit of money doing this. Not as much as I would have liked seeing as how the price for eternals has plummeted on my realm – Blackhand (US). When I first started farming a month ago I could see 1 eternal fire for 55g and now the price is down to 25g =(

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    Fév 16, 2009 @ 6:28

    why are Engineering’s always left out you can also farm Eternal’s with eng using Zapthrottle Mote Extractor. I know there are gas clouds in boren tundra in the geyser field i average 1 Crystallized air and 2 Crystallized fire. then in Sholazar Basin there are 2 kinds of gas clouds one ive seen everywhere which produces simular as in boren tundra and by the burning tree’s there are flame gas that produces 4-5 Crystallized fire. i would let you know more but thats about all ive been to well have fun

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    Fév 24, 2009 @ 15:48

    Also…MININGYou can get them from mining so if your a miner and you see a node mine it because most give them especially in Wintergrasp there’s alot of Saronite nodes and Rich Saronite nodes and a few Titanium nodes

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    Fév 25, 2009 @ 12:29

    Thumbs up! Very good guide with the kind of layout and design others should strive to get, minimal of text and of good pictures instead.

    It is said: a picture says more than 1000 words! 😉

    Good work! hope to see more soon.

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    Juin 29, 2009 @ 2:58

    Eternal lifeThere are now Eternal life “Revanants” that have a 100% drop chanse on crystallized life. Just thought you might want to add it.

    Wise things get said,
    but Few get understod

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      Juin 29, 2009 @ 8:17

      If you....Tell us where to find them it’ll be very appreciated.

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        Juin 30, 2009 @ 10:17

        eternal lifeThey’re called Mature Lashers and spawn in the The Steppe of Life to the SW of Wintergrasp with the living lashers, they’re just a little bigger.

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