For the first part of the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj farm we have focused on the trash mobs at the entrance. The second part involves a different group of mobs within this raid instance, which have a chance to drop valuable gear, which the thrash at the entrance cannot drop. The requirements for this method are also slightly different than for the first part. So, here’s what you need to do, and particularly what gear to look for.
- Minimum level 80;
- A class that can reset aggro, such as Rogue (Vanish), Hunter (Feign Death), Mage (Invisibility).
Where to go:
Fly to Cenarion Hold (53,35) in Silithus, and from there go south-west to the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj (36,84). In case you have the portal to Uldum unlocked, teleport at Ramkahen (55,34) from your main city, and from there use your flying mount to fly directly to the instance.
What to do:
Enter the raid instance, pass through the chambers at the entrance, hug the left wall at The General’s Terrace to avoid getting any aggro, and follow the path south-east at The Hatchery. Jump down in the water-pool at The Hatchery go up the path to the right, and follow the corridor south, to The Comb. Do not pull any boss on your way. You can kill any aggro that you get on the way, except for the mobs at the General’s Terrace. If you get any aggro at the General’s Terrace, reset aggro, do not kill any. If you take down any mobs here, you may get a lockout on this encounter.
Kill all the mobs on the way to The Comb and in The Comb chamber, without killing the wasp boss here, Ayamiss the Hunter. This boss has a high aggro range, and if you get too close, it will fly up and start shooting poison bolts at you. Use Vanish, Feign Death, or whatever spell you can to reset aggro. If you run away, outside The Comb chamber the boss will also reset, but sometimes you will get a lockout here, and lose all the mobs. Therefore, it’s best to reset aggro inside this chamber, rather than just running out.
Now, the mobs that you need to focus on are the Silicate Feeders mobs, found at The Comb and on the corridor towards this area of the raid instance. Take down all the wasp groups as well. They can drop a lot of valuable transmog gear, but the rarest, and most expensive are the Bloodlust gear parts, such as the Bloodlust Boots, Bloodlust Britches or Bloodlust Breastplate. But even if you won’t get any of these during a 10-run farming session, you should still get at least a few transmog pieces that go for 1000g-1500g.
Once you’ve cleared the comb, run out, reset and repeat. One run takes around 6-7 minutes, therefore a complete 10-run session should take between 60-75 min.
On my last 10-run grind session at The Comb, inside the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj, I’ve got the following valuable transmog pieces and gold:
Pridelord Pauldrons – avg. price – 3500g – sold for 1900g
Glorious Breastplate – avg. price 1500g – sold for 900g
Venomshroud Silk Robe (x2) – avg. price 2000g – sold for 1350g (x2)
Vanguard Pauldrons – avg. price 2500g – sold for 1900g
Bonecaster’s Star – avg. price 1300g – sold for 750g
Cash (after selling the trash loot): 156g
It took about 4-5 days for all these pieces to sell, on Outland-EU, Horde. The rest of the items I’ve got here (about 2 full Hexweave Bags), were low value, so I sold them all to the vendors. However, if it’s not much of a bother to you, you can auction them for 100-150g a piece, or disenchant them and sell the dusts/essences.
Bloodlust gear pieces sell for at least 10,000g a piece. However, even though I didn’t get one on this session, I still got several other decent transmog pieces.
In case you break any eggs at The Hatchery, the boss there, Buru the Gorger will be triggered. Therefore reset aggro to make sure you won’t get a lockout on this boss.
On your way in or out, it’s a good idea to kill the two adds at the entrance. In case you got a lockout, or you forgot to reset, these guards won’t be there anymore, so you’ll know right away.
If you play a Hunter, it’s best to avoid using Barrage, as you may hit bosses with it, kill them and get locked out.
An up-to-date addon that gives you the average price of items, such as the Auctioneer or Tycoon is quite useful here. It will help you know right away if an item it’s worth something or not.
You can destroy Scarabs and Idol figurines that drop from most of the mobs in here. Not many people need them, and you’ll waste time and some gold re-auctioning them. Plus, they don’t typically have a high value.
The Hive’Zara scorpions, wasps and scarabs can be skinned for Rugged Leather, so if you come here with character with Leatherworking, you should get a fair amount of this leather.