Herbalism 1-450


The goal of this guide is to create a seamless and efficient route to leveling Herbalism.

This guide gives a general outline and suggestion for what herbs to pick to efficiently level skill up and where those herbs are best found. A flying mount (preferably epic) will make this process much faster for circuits in Outland and Northrend, but is not required. The number included in parentheses after each individual herb is the skill level required to collect that herb.

Collect every single herb that you find that can possibly give a skill level. Collecting yellow and green level herbs is not a waste of time and help level more quickly.

Related Guides
Zerox’s 1-375 Alchemy Guide
Ultimatum’s 375-450 Alchemy Guide

If you find any errors (typographical or logical) or have any suggestions for improving this guide please comment below.

Circuits around any of the starting areas to collect Peacebloom (1), Silverleaf
(1), and Earthroot (15). If your collecting in Eversong Woods, you also have Bloodthistle (1). However, don’t go out of your way to Eversong Woods because it has the same number of herb spawns as any other zone. In addition, Bloodthistle neither sells well or is used for Alchemy.

Horde and Alliance both do circuits in their 10-20 zones to collect Mageroyal (50), Briarthorn (70), and the earlier mentioned herbs. For Alliance, Darkshore is a good choice because its compact area makes finding herbs easier. Horde, if its not too crowded, should gather in The Barrens.

Circuits to collect Bruiseweed (100). Best choices are Stonetalon Mountains, Southern Barrens (for Horde), and Ashenvale. If these spots are crowded, Alliance can farm the outside perimeter of Twilight Grove in Duskwood. These herbs often spawn close to cliffsides, like mining nodes.

Circuits to collect Wild Steelbloom (115). Best choices are the perimeter of Arathi Highlands (even for Alliance). Another good spot is the northern perimeter and entire southern part of Stranglethorn Vale, but be heads up as its still a hotspot for PVP servers.

Similar circuits to collect both Kingsblood (125) and Liferoot (150). Good choices are Stranglethorn Vale, Wetlands and Stonetalon Mountains (specifically in the Charred Vale).

Circuits to collect Fadeleaf (160), Goldthorn (170), and Khadgar’s Whisker (185). Best choices are Swamp of Sorrows (focusing towards the perimeter), Northern Stranglethorn Vale, Feralas and Dustwallow Marsh. 160-170 make take a little longer than usual because Fadeleaf doesn’t have as many spawn nodes as is typical.

Simply farm Purple Lotus (210) in The Hinterlands at Jintha’Alor. Anyplace else is a waste of time comparatively.

Expand your circuits to include the entirety of the Hinterlands to pick up Sungrass (230). Continue to hit Jintha’Alor every 10-15 minutes to pick all the Purple Lotus spawns.

Circuits around Felwood picking everything and anything your skill will allow you. Available should be Gromsblood (250), Sungrass, and Arthas’ Tears (220).


  • If you have access to the Outlands, and especially so if you have a flying mount, circuits around Hellfire Peninsula to collect Golden Sansam (260), Dreamfoil (270), and Mountain Silversage (280, only near mountainous areas on the perimeter).
  • If you can’t go the Outlands yet, collect these same herbs at either Felwood, Azshara, Western Plaguelands, or Winterspring. As soon as you hit 285, leave those zones and begin collecting Plaguebloom (285) in the Eastern Plaguelands.

Circuits around Hellfire Peninsula to collect Felweed (300) and Dreaming Glory (315). Dreaming Glory is found primarily around cliffsides, similar to where mining nodes would be found. Both of these herbs spawn all over the Outlands so continue to collect them as you see them later in the guide.

Circuits around Zangarmarsh to collect Ragveil (325) and Flame Caps (335). You can also do circuits around the northern part of Terrokar Forest for Terocone (325).

Circuits around any zone in Northrend to collect Goldclover (350). Goldclover spawn in every zone in Northrend, so simply do circuits around whatever zone best fits your level. Also keep in mind what zones on your server are typically busiest and stay away from those.

Circuits around Zul’Drak to collect Talandra’s Rose (385).

Circuits around Sholazar Basin to collect Tiger Lily (375) and Adder’s Tongue (400). Tiger Lily is found around any source of water, such as streams, coastlines and lakes.

Circuits around Stormpeaks to collect Lichbloom (425) and Icethorn (435). Both of these herbs can also be found in Icecrown, depending on how busy each respective zone is.

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    Moon Devil
    Sep 3, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    Need some serious updatingLike the layout, easy to follow and such…. some good areas…but…need some serious updating to this Herb guide.  Over half the items listed are not in the areas stated.  Flew around some of the specified zones… and nothing of the slated items is present, looking with other sources shows the nearest sources for some about 23,000 yards away (that’s another land mass btw).Might be due to the Cata changes…. but then just reiterates the need to update.

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    Oct 10, 2010 @ 20:26 pm

    Greatest guides :)Thanks to all of you for your hard work on making these guides. I’ve used the Shaman Enh leveling, mining, herb, and engineer!

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    Aug 15, 2009 @ 22:22 pm

    Tiger LilyThank you for the heads up. I missed that during my break from WoW.

    This was changed in 3.1. I updated the correct skill level when it could be picked.

    However, this provides a nice bonus to gathering, but not enough to go out of your way earlier to pick it. No content in the guide has changed otherwise.

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    Aug 12, 2009 @ 14:59 pm

    Tiger LilyI don’t know if it has been recently changed but Tiger Lily can be gathered from 375 and not 400.

    Overall the guide is really great, I got my herbalsim maxed out in 2-3 days! 🙂

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    Feb 19, 2009 @ 0:56 am

    Could you change the areaCould you change the area from 350-400? Some people only have BC alone.

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    Dec 27, 2008 @ 23:55 pm

    I’ll include a section onI’ll include a section on this in the next round of updates.

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    Dec 27, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

    GathererI don’t know if you personally use it, but I think that mentioning Gatherer in this guide would be a nice touch. 😀

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    Dec 27, 2008 @ 9:35 am

    AwesomeAwesome 😉

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    Dec 27, 2008 @ 7:21 am

    Thank you for the kindThank you for the kind words. Since their seems to be demand for it, I’ll go ahead and start pulling information tonight and see what I can get done soon.

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    Dec 27, 2008 @ 2:33 am

    It’s not so much thatIt’s not so much that Snowflake’s is harder to read/follow, it’s purpose is just different. A guide like this one, which recommends where to go to most efficiently level, would be awesome 🙂

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    Dec 26, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

    Your guide is easy to readYour guide is easy to read and easy to follow, that one is not :p.

    if you could make one, I’d be very happy 😀

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    Dec 24, 2008 @ 22:47 pm

    There is one already listedThere is one already listed here at the site, [url=][/url]. Not sure if that does the trick for you or not.

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    Dec 24, 2008 @ 17:56 pm

    I just had to leave a fastI just had to leave a fast comment: Thanks big time! 🙂
    I really needed this :p

    Think you could write a 1-300 guide too?

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