Primals are used in almost every high-end crafting profession, from Enchanting to Blacksmithing. In most cases it is better to farm primals than normal gold grinding, it will give you a higher gold/hour ratio.
Of course, some primals will net you a higher price than others. As an example: Primal Air, Fire or Water are worth far more than the easily obtainable Primal Life or Mana on most servers. Primal Earth is almost worthless since miners get them on their mining rounds all the time. This all depends on the server economy, after all.
- Elemental Plateau
Elemental Plateau in Nagrand is a great spot to farm Primal Air. Air Elementals spawn all the time, but the counter-side of this spot is that it is heavily camped. A flying mount is required to get onto Elemental Plateau.
- North of the Altar of Shatar
North of the Altar of Shatar in Shadowmoon Valley (SMV) is another great farming spot which is usually empty. It is recommended to use a Flying Mount, since there are plenty of other mobs that will bother you and the Elementals are more spread than at Elemental Plateau.
- Southeastern Shadowmoon Valley
Southeastern Shadowmoon Valley is a spot to farm Primal Air too. The Elementals are widely spread, but there are no other mobs that will bother you, which will make the farming easier. Again, a flying mount is recommended.
- Elemental Plateau
- The Hand of Gul’Dan
Skettis and it’s lake in Terokkar Forest is the best place to farm Primal Water. Make sure you have Water Breathing potions or something similar, because a most of the Water Elementals are under water. There is an Elite Water Elemental located inside the lake, which can be easily taken down by a level 70 player. He can net you 5-6 motes.
- Elemental PlateauElemental Plateau in Nagrand holds a great deal of Water Elementals. For the 375+ fishers: notice the Pure Water pools, they hold a massive amount of motes.
- The Warp Fields
- The Dead Mire
The Dead Mire in Zangarmash is a place where you can farm enormous amounts of Primal Life.
The Giants in The Dead Mire range from level 62 to 64 and have a decent drop rate on Motes of Life, they drop a lot of grey trash, too!
- Kirin’Var Village
Kirin’Var Village in Netherstorm is absolutely the best spot to get Primal Mana.
The great amount of mobs, the fast respawn rate and the decent drop rate on motes makes this a ideal place for farming.
Do not farm Primal Earth. You should farm the other Primals and get Primal Earth off the Auction House.
This was Part 1 of my 2-step grinding guide.
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