In this Shadowlands herbalism leveling guide I will be going over the best way to level Herbalism in shadowlands, addons to help with the farming routes and how to import the routes into your game. I will also cover how to increase your farming speed.
Herbalism shadowland changes
In this expansion, leveling herbalism is a lot easier than previous expansions where you had to hit a certain skill level to be able to gather a specific herb. In Shadowlands you can loot every herb in shadowlands as long as you have trained shadowlands herbalism.
although you can loot any herb in shadowlands with a skill level of 1 the amount your loot you gather per spawn depends on your skill level, for example if your herbalism skill is 20 you might only loot 2 herbs but if your skill level is maxed or near max your might loot anywhere from 3 to 7 herbs per spawn.
The other good thing is that you no longer need to travel to different zones to reach max level. you can simply find a decent farming route and just keep repeating it until your max skill.
Shadowlands Herbalism Addons
I highly recommend you download and install the addons because I will be giving you my Routes import data to make leveling Herbalism a lot easier
- Routes – Lets you create, edit, save routes, aswell as giving a display of the farming route over your mini map, main map and over your screen.
- Routes import/export – is a extension of the core routes addon, allowing you to share your created routes or import already shared routes.
- Gathermate2 – Gathermate is a node tracking addon it lets you track herbs, mines, fishing pools, gas clouds, archaeology finds and treasures. Displaying them on your mini map and big map. Once your loot a herb or ore that it doesn’t have data for it will automatically save it, allowing you to build a data base.
How to use the addons to level Herbalism
- stall addons Routes & Routes import/export
- Find a farming route you want to use
- Press the button ” Copy Route Data for Import to Addon
- Launch wow & when in game type /routes
- Routes settings will open in the menu click routes
- You will see a Import Window, click in the window
- on your keyboard press CTRL V
- Click Accept ALL DONE!
- Press M and view the map where you imported the route you will see a overlay.
- Make your way to that zone, then follow the route you will see it highlighted on the minimap
Shadowlands new herbs and Zone
In total there are 6 new herbs been introduces with the shadowlands expansion, here is a list and the zones they spawn in. You can use any of herb guide below for this herbalism leveling guide.
Where do I learn Shadowlands herbalism?
Herbalism can be learnt by visiting the new herbalism profession trainer Selector Au’mar in Oribos in The Halls of Shapes, Coordinates: 39.8, 38.6
How do you level up herbalism in Shadowlands?
All the new gathering professions in Shadowlands are leveled the same way, When looting a herb you have a chance to gain a skill point in Herbalism. The lower your skill level the more chance you have to gain one, the higher your skill the less chance you have. Leveling to max is just a case of gathering herbs.
What are ground herbs used for in Shadowlands?
The 2 main professions that use herbs are Alchemy and Inscription. Herbs are used for crafting items like Flasks, potions and Elixirs there are also used other professions. inscribers use them to mill down into oils to make Darkmoon Cards which can be turned in trinkets at the Darkmoon faire.
Ways to speed up herb gathering for faster leveling
now to make you into a herb gathering speed machine. Here are the perks/items you can use in shadowlands to increase the amount of herbs you gather, either by speeding up your gathering or increasing your herbalism skill.
How do you gather herbs while Mounted?
Sky Golem – This is the best Mount in the game for farming herbs. It increases your ground speed by 100% and allows you to gather without dismounting. Crafted by Engineers can be sold on the auction house. Its a 1 time purchase and its account wide
Shadowlands glove Gathering Enchant
Enchant Gloves – Shadowlands Gathering – Is a enchant made by enchanter that you can pick up on the auction house for around 40 gold. It cut down the time it takes to gather herb or node by half, with this you can gather herbs between mobs auto attacks and swiftly move on.
How do you gather herbs without being dismounted?
when your on a mission to level herbalism fast you will notice when mobs hit you from behind they sometimes slow you down to mitigate that you can activate your tank spec, tanks can not be dazed. If your class doesn’t have tank spec or you just prefer to stay in your main spec you can purchase Comfortable Rider’s Barding which fits in your mounts equipment slot.
Item to increase herbalism skill
In the Hall of Shape in Oribos coordinates (39.0 33.4) you can purchase a Herbalist Shade great for alts and people just starting to level herbalism. increasing your skill by 10 instantly.
Alternative Herbalism leveling routes
if your looking to gather a certain herb then we have other farming routes available, also fully Routes import enabled, check them out below.
Marrowroot farming – only spawns in Maldraxxus, the mobs here are packed together spawning groups and it can make it overwhelming leveling herbalism here and not very productive.
Widowbloom farming – only spawns in Revendreth, However gathering herbs here is pretty hard because the terrain in is full of cliffs and bridges. The mods are hostile and you have always got something chasing you.
Herbalism leveling guide Bastion
Bastion is by far the easiest Zone to level herbalism because a lot of the mobs there are friendly, you can get around the map easy. Highly recommend Bastion especially for lower level characters and alts. This is a Rising glory Farming route here you will also be farming Death Blossom and if your lucky nightshade.
Herbalism leveling Guide Ardenweald route
This is a another highly recommend route for herbalism leveling is this one in Ardenweald. This is a Vigil’s Torch Farming route here you will also farm Death blossom and Nightshade