Herbalism Leveling Guide
Herbalism Leveling Guide – In World of Warcraft, there is a gathering profession called Herbalism. Players who choose to be in this profession can gather herbs that can be used by those with other profession, like alchemists. Herbs in different location need a specific level of skill proficiency, in order for a practitioner of this profession to gather them.
So it is important to keep your herbalism skill level close to your own level so that you wouldn’t be required to go back to lower level zones just to level your skill proficiency. Here is an herbalism leveling guide to help you with it.
Herbalism Leveling Guide: Basics
Unlike the crafting professions, herbalism is a gathering profession, so it doesn’t need to craft just to gain experience. Herbalism gains experience by looting herbs in the wild. The higher the level of the herb is, the higher the level of skill proficiency you must gain to gather them. In every location, there is always a herb lying around that almost all the time will match your level and skill proficiency, given that you keep your skill proficiency and own level close.
Herbalism Leveling Guide: Tips
You can use the “Find Herb” tool on your user interface or mini map. This will provide you with the location of herbs in your mini map. It is best to use mounts while gathering herbs, since gathering requires a lot of running and exploring.
Herbalism Leveling Guide: Gathering Zones
Like any other profession you will start off as an Apprentice in herbalism. As an apprentice you will need to collect Silverleaf, Peacebloom, Earthroot and Mageroyal to increase your level. Areas recommended for the gathering of these herbs are the beginning zones like in Durotar, Tirisfall Glades, Elwynn Forest and Teldreassil. Most of the herbs are located in rivers and treelines.
Once you achieve level 70, you must go back to the trainer and learn Journeyman herbalism that will enable you to gather higher level herbs. Once you learn the skill, you can go to Hillsbrad Foothills to gather Mageroyal and Briarthorn. The moment you hit level 125, you can already go to Ruins of Alterac and gather Bruiseweed or enter the snowy mountains to gather Frozen Herbs. Do these until you reach level 150 on herbalism.
As soon as you reach level 150, visit your trainer again and learn Expert Herbalism. You can gather Liferoot around Scholomance in the Western Plaguelands. The moment you hit level 160, you can go to Feralas to gather Khagdar’s Whiskers which will be enough until you achieve level 230. Then go back again to your trainer and learn Artisan Herbalism. At this level you can gather Sungrass in the Eastern Plaguelands but a much better area is the Thousand Needles. Just gather in these areas until you reach level 285.
At level 285, you must return to your trainer to learn Master Herbalism. You can gather Golden Sansam or Sorrowmoss in Swamp of sorrows or Gromsblood. The minute you reach level 325 go back to your trainer to learn Grand Master Herbalism, so that you can travel to Howling Fjord to find Goldclover and Tigerlily, this is done until level 375. From there you can go to Sholazar Basin which is bountiful in herbs such as Adder’s Tongue. Gather them until you reach level 425 so you can learn Illustrious Herbalism.
Illustrious herbalism is the last part of this herbalism leveling guide. Once you hit 425 you can gather Cinderbloom and Heartblossom in Mount Hyjal until level 500 and then onwards until level 525 you can gather Whiptail in Uldum.
This herbalism leveling guide is the fastest way to level you profession as long as you gather herbs as you go. You should also remember to follow a single map pattern when gathering herbs so that you can synchronize your return to when the herbs will respawn.
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