This guide will help you level up your Herbalism from 1-600. You can spend hours farming herbs and the profit turnaround isn’t always that great, so if you are looking to use your Herbalism to make a lot of gold you might want to rethink or refine your strategy.
It’s possible to make a ton of gold with your Herbalism if you know what you are doing. I highly recommend you check out this guide to learn to make a lot of gold with Herbalism.
This Herbalism Leveling Guide is updated for patch 5.4 and Mists of Pandaria.
**You can now gather and level off any Herb with skill level 1. It is recommended that you go from 1-600 in Jade forest, check out this Level 90 Herbalism Guide.
What’s in this guide:
- Herbalism Leveling Tips
- Leveling Herbalism from 1-70
- Leveling Herbalism from 70-150
- Leveling Herbalism from 150-225
- Leveling Herbalism from 225-300
- Leveling Herbalism from 300-360
- Leveling Herbalism from 360-380
- Leveling Herbalism from 380-450
- Leveling Herbalism from 450-475
- Leveling Herbalism from 475-525
- Leveling Herbalism from 525-600
If you’re stuck leveling your Herbalism, consider your Herbalism level. In this case pretend it’s 240/300. Divide it by 5: level 48. Subtract about 5 levels and head to a zone of that level (Tanaris/Feralas is good for levels 40-45) and you should have decent luck leveling your Herbalism there, or just use this guide’s maps.
Use your ‘Find Herbs’ tool while leveling, do this by left clicking on the icon connected to your minimap and going down to ‘Find Herbs':
Click to Move
Use ‘Click to Move’ in your Interface->Mouse options. It will let you click an herb off in the distance and it will send your character there and have him/her loot on arrival. This is very convenient to use for looting. You can even click to loot an herb while mounted, and you will be auto unmounted on arrival. Finally, make sure you have the Gatherer Addon installed and setup properly before using this guide.
From levels 1 to 70, you’ll gather Silverleaf, Peacebloom, Earthroot and Mageroyal. The best place to start is in Durotar, but if you don’t want to travel there you can use any of the beginning zones. For Horde I also recommend Mulgore and Tirisfall Glades. If you are Alliance, head to Elwynn Forest or Teldrassil. Most herbs are found near mountains, rivers or trees. Most of the time you are safe traveling the edges of zones, along tree lines or up and down the edges of rivers to find herbs. Don’t forget, if you want to learn to make gold with Herbalism, read this gold guide first.
Horde – Durotar, Mulgore, and Tirisfal Glades
Alliance – Elwynn Forest and Teldrassil
Once your herbalism reaches level 70, you need to head back to a trainer to learn Journeyman Herbalism. Without question, the best place to level beyond 70 is Hillsbrad Foothills. There is a ton of Mageroyal and Briarthorn surrounding the Ruins of Alterac, which will get you all the way to 150. Once you get to 125, you can go into the Ruins of Alterac and collect Bruiseweed, this will make 150 come a little faster.
Hillsbrad Foothills 70-150
As an alternative, you can go to the Northern Barrens and collect Mageroyal and Briathorn. At level 125 you should head into Stonetalon Mountains and collect Wild Steelbloom and more Briarthorn to get to 150 faster.
Alternative: Northern Barrens 70-125
Alternative: Stonetalon Mountains 125-150
You will need to go to an Herbalism trainer to level past 150. To get to 225 you can go to either the Western Plaguelands or to Southern Barrens and then Feralas.
If you choose Western Plaguelands, start by riding or flying around Scholomance as seen in the map while collecting Liferoot. There is a ton of it here and it should get you to at least level 160 so that you can collect Fadeleaf inland. While going from 160-185 stick near the farms and once you hit 185 you can gather everything in this zone. You’ll reach 225 very quickly being able to gather all the Khadgar’s Whisker.
Western Plaguelands 150-225
Southern Barrens and Feralas is the less ideal route. I wouldn’t recommend doing this route unless you have a flying mount. Start by collecting Kingsblood and Liferoot in the northern part of Southern Barrens. You only need to be level 160 before going to Feralas.
Alternative: Southern Barrens 150-160
After Southern Barrens, head south and west to Feralas to collect Khadgar’s Whiskers and Fadeleaf until level 225.
Alternative: Feralas 185-225
Once you’ve trained Herbalism past 225, you can head to Eastern Plaguelands to level to 275. Around level 260 Khadgar’s Whiskers will stop giving you a lot of levels but the Sungrass will suffice to get you to 275.
Eastern Plaguelands 225-275
Once you’re 275, head back to town and train Master Herbalism and then fly to the Blasted Lands to reach level 300. In The Blasted Lands you’ll find plenty of Gromsblood, Dreamfoil and Mountain Silversage. I actually recommend you go to level 315-330 before leaving since herbs are more difficult to find in the Outland. When you’re ready to leave, head into the Dark Portal.
The Blasted Lands 275-300
If you want to make gold with your Herbalism, you should read this guide to ensure you sell your herbs on the Auction House at the right prices. For this section, collect Felweed, Dreamfoil, and Dreaming Glory in Hellfire Peninsula until you’re level 360. If you get bored in Hellfire Peninsula you can head into Zangarmarsh as early as level 325.
To continue leveling Herbalism you’ll need to train Grand Master Herbalism and then head to either the Holwing Fjord or Borean Tundra and start collecting Goldclover and Tiger Lily. Both of these herbs are valuable on the Auction House. You can make a lot of gold while leveling Herbalism, for more secrets read these tips to making gold.
If you head to Borean Tundra, you should collect Goldclover until level 375, gather any of the Tiger Lily (requires 375) around the lake in the middle of the zone and then head to Sholazar at level ~380.
Borean Tundra 360-380
If you decide to go to Howling Fjord, collect Goldclover and Tiger Lily until about level 380 and then head to Sholazar Basin.
Howling Fjord 360-380
At 380 you can head to Sholazar Basin where you can continue picking Tiger Lily and Goldclover until level 400 and then begin picking Adder’s Tongue. You won’t find a zone full of this many herbs again, so I recommend you stay here until level 450 but you could technically leave at 425.
Sholazar Basin 380-450
The next step is to learn Illustrious Herbalism from your local Herbalism trainer. Then, head to Mount Hjyal and gather Cinderbloom, Stormvine and Azshara’s Veil until you are level 475.
Mount Hyjal 450-475
Finally, head to Deepholm and collect Cinderbloom and Heartblossom. There are plenty of herbs in Deepholm, but it might be competitive since it’s one of the most popular places to collect these herbs. You need to be level 82 to go to Deepholm. If you’re not level 82, you can continue collecting Cinderbloom in Hyjal or Vashj’ir until you are level 500. At level 500, you can go to Uldum and collect Whiptail along the rivers until you’re 525.
With the new Mists of Pandaria expansion not much has changed for how you get your skill level up for Herbalism. However, like before you will need to level up your character while collecting herbs. Enjoy the fun filled times of running around MOP collecting herbs!
Jade Forest 525-545
Valley of Four Winds 545-575
Kun-Lai Summit 575-600
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