Why are these farms circular

World of Warcraft: Gold Guide for Mists of Pandaria

Table of Contents

1. Farm, farm, farm
The best places to farm herbs
Operate mining
Skinning leather

2. Grinding: killing monsters for profit
Particle of harmony and spirit of harmony
Hardcore farming: harmony particles without end
Keys, splinters and particles: farms in the Valley of Eternal Blossoms
Thrill in the dread wastes

3. Get rich through farming & cooking
Give us today our daily harmony particles
Earn gold with cooking ingredients
Lots of iron paw marks

4. Earn gold with professions and production chains
Earn gold with cooldowns
Refine resources
Practical example: A production chain made up of four characters

1. Farm, farm, farm

Especially at the beginning of an expansion, the demand for raw materials - i.e. herbs and ores - is very high. So it makes sense to go on a journey through Pandaria with a collecting profession and earn a lot of gold in the process.

There are an abundance of resources - there is hardly a place on the map that does without a yellow dot on the minimap. However, this excess should come to an end as soon as Blizzard unlocks the areas of Pandaria as cross-server zones (technical jargon CRZ from Cross Realm Zone). So it is not wrong to stock up on herbs and ores - the deposits have already been reduced with the current patch 5.1.


The different types of herbs according to their value and occurrence:

Tea plant

Occurrence: everywhere in Pandaria

Reagent for: bottle of autumn leaves (WISDOM), various potions

Description: The tea plant is the "forest and meadow herb" of Pandaria. The plant spreads wherever a patch of humus can be found. Tea plants are needed as a second reagent for most potions.

Rain poppy

Occurrence: Jade Forest, Valley of Eternal Blossoms

Reagent for: Bottle of the Earth (AUS), Potion of the Mountains (RÜS)

Description: The pretty red plant likes to grow on river beds and in wetlands. It seems to be particularly robust, as it serves as the basis for tank bottles and potions.


Occurrence: from the valley of the four winds

Reagent for: vial d. Summer sun (INT), drink d. Jade Serpent (INT)

Description: So to speak, the "upgrade" for the rain poppy, therefore also to be found on the riverbank and in damp areas. Serves as the basis for Caster products.

Snow lily

Occurrence: Kun-Lai Summit

Reagent for: vial d. Spring blossoms (BEW), bite d. Shed-Ling (BEW)

Description: This edelweiss blend only appears in cool areas, which is why its distribution is limited to the snow-capped peaks and tundra landscapes of Kun-Lai. Serves as the basis for agility buffs.

Fool's cap

Occurrence: Tolong Steppe, Dread Wastes

Reagent for: vial d. Winter Cold (STR), Mogu Power Potion (STR)

Description: The "high end" herb from Pandaria occurs only in the two high-level zones of the continent. It serves as an ingredient in everything that is drinkable, which gives the player more strength.

Gold lotus

Occurrence: everywhere in Pandaria

Reagent for: All vials

Description: This rare and correspondingly expensive herb can grow anywhere on the continent. It serves as the basic reagent for all vials. More on this in the box "Targeted farming of the gold lotus?"


Occurrence: everywhere in Sha areas

Reagent for: -

Description: This herb can be found everywhere where the dark energy of the Sha spreads. Any plant can contain pandarias (including gold lotus!) Or just the previously worthless genus of the desecrated herb, which at the moment can only be ground by inscriptionists.

Targeted farming of the gold lotus?

The gold lotus is the basis for bottles in Mists of Pandaria, the most important buff source for raids and ambitious players. This is why this little plant is particularly popular and, depending on the realm, achieves prices between 75 and 150 gold per piece in the auction house (AH).

Unfortunately, gold lotus cannot be farmed in a targeted manner because it shares its spawn points with conventional herbs; so appears more or less randomly. Since patch 5.1 you can find gold lotus in rare cases as "weeds" when picking conventional herbs.

For this reason you should always keep your eyes open and evaluate every yellow point on the minimap - especially if you are traveling with a quick flight mount.

The only way that comes close to "farming" gold lotus is to repeatedly harvest the same spawn points - there is a chance that a gold lotus will spawn at the location of a harvested herb shortly afterwards.

A more reliable and never-ending source of gold lotus is the Spirit of Harmony dealer in the Shrine of the Seven Stars (Alliance) or the Shrine of the Two Moons (Horde). Here you will receive two gold lotuses in exchange for a spirit of harmony.

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The best places to farm herbs

While you can literally stumble across tea plants all over Pandaria, it is worth flying into certain areas for picking silkwort, snow lily and fool's cap.


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The Jang Zeh River, which runs through almost the entire Valley of the Four Winds from east to west, is a veritable source of silk weed - on the banks the herb spawns every few meters. As soon as you have reached the western end of the river just before the Krasarang Wilderness, turn around and pick the newly spawned herbs. Due to the high density of plants and the fast picking rhythm, the chance of a gold lotus is quite high. And you also regularly pass the spawn point of the coveted world boss Galleon opposite the silk fields, so that in the event of an appearance you are one of the first on site! An 86 rare mob called War Scouts von Salyis also runs around near the Silk Fields and regularly crosses the river - a nice additional source of income.

The river route is also an ideal farm spot for twinks - since you have almost no contact with the enemy, you can cross the center of the yang toe with the appropriate skills (Icy paths from the DK, the glyph of nightmares for warlocks or the buff of the water strider for hunters) Ride in the water and diligently collect experience points and herbs.

Snow lily

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While this plant can be found all over the snow-capped peaks of Kun-Lai, it is particularly common in two places:

Below the Mogu'shan terrace in the center of the mountain there is a platform with connected caves, where the coveted herbs grow a few meters apart.

The Kota in the southwest of the area is even better: Here you will find several cave systems that are literally crammed with spawn points. So you make yourself comfortable in a cave, knock down a Yeti every now and then and enjoy the herb sachets full to the brim. Repeated picking within the same cave also increases the chance of a gold lotus spawn.

The spawn point for a rare mob that drops one of the most coveted items in all of Pandaria is also very close by: Korda Torros, whose loot table contains the collector's gloves (see box "Turbo gloves for resource collectors").

Turbo gloves for resource collectors

In the south of the Kun-Lai summit, halfway between the Kota and the west wind resting place, is the Ordo battle camp. This is where the rare mob Korda Torros spawns, who has a ten percent chance of dropping the collector's gloves:

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These level 1 gloves have it all: The time required to collect resources (herbs, leather, ores) is reduced from 2.0 to 0.5 seconds! This only works on the continent of Pandaria and unfortunately cannot be combined with the folk abilities of the Tauren or Worgen. Nevertheless, the one and a half seconds saved in intensive farming is an invaluable time advantage.

Korda Torros spawns about every one to two hours and wanders through the Ordo battle camp, which is teeming with opposing mobs. So have all your CC skills ready when you attack this NPC. It is a yaungol that attacks you with the circular yaungol stamping (be sure to avoid it!) And rushes at you if you are further than 20 meters away from it.

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Fool's cap

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The herbs required for starch potions and bottles can be found in the Tolong Steppes and in the Dread Wastes. In the picture above you can see the ideal farm spot in the Tolong steppe - the extensive wetlands of the marsh rush hill. After you have farmed the fool's hats spawning there, you simply fly further south and button your way to the swamps, lakes and wetlands in the Dread Wastes:

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Below the terrace of Gurthan there are several wetlands with a variety of fool's caps. You will also find something on the shores of the Sternsee in the southeast of the Dread Wastes. The salty silt between the mainland and the island of Zan'vess in the southwest is also an abundant source of fools' hats. Here you can come across the rare NPC Omnis Feixmaul, who pulls its tracks in the silt.

Glasses? Engineer!

Although there are already more than enough herbs and ore deposits on Pandaria, you can discover even more of them with a small engineering gadget: The fog-piercing glasses reveal deposits that are hidden in the mists of Pandaria (see picture below).

It is sufficient that you have the glasses with you in your inventory - you do not have to put them on to see the hidden resources.

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Operate mining

It is much easier with ore than with herbs: Everywhere in Pandaria you come across ghost iron ore, which serves as the basis for almost all armaments. A distinction is made between normal and rich deposits, which drop between two and eight ores and very rarely green or blue gemstones. Trillium ore, which is as rare as it is valuable, is only found in the two high-level zones of the Tolong Steppe and Dread Wastes. However, trillium bars can be created more quickly and easily if you have an alchemist transmute one trillium bar from ten ghost iron bars. Of course, the mining of ores can also be noticeably accelerated with the collector's gloves.

Smelt on site

The mining bag is bursting at the seams again due to the rich ore deposits in Pandaria? No problem, just smelt your ores on site and free up 50% of your pocket space!

Engineers like to improve their profession with the thermal anvil - this useful utensil is accordingly offered cheaply in the auction house:

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This practical masterpiece of engineering allows you to set up an anvil at any point so that you can smelt your ores in bars on site. The anvil has 20 charges and lasts for five minutes.

Skinning leather

As always in WoW, the motto also applies in Pandaria: furriers stay where wild animals are killed for quests. After the first rush shortly after the release, however, the conventional level areas are less worthwhile, as fewer and fewer players pounce on the wild animals. Therefore you have to switch to areas where daily quests take place to furrier - for example the habitat of the Mushans in the Dread Wastes. The daily with the mushanzungen takes place here with great regularity, so that you only have to stay in the quest area and "cherish" after the questers.

An absolutely ingenious spot for furriers can be found at the Ponds of Purity in the northeast of the Valley of the Four Winds. Countless level 86 turtles spawn here with great regularity and are farmed as a source of harmony particles by many level 90 players. A frequency of 10 to 20 skinning processes per minute can easily be achieved at this location. And if no other player is around, you simply kill the turtles, which have extremely low health points, and enjoy leather, harmony particles and raw turtle meat, which can also be sold at a profit or exchanged in stacks of 20 for iron paw tokens for cooking.

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2. Grinding: killing monsters for profit

There are a number of items in Pandaria that are of relatively high value. Above all, this includes the universally coveted harmony particles, which in a pack of ten result in a spirit of harmony.


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