Herbs in the sunken world of Vashj’ir usually sell for higher prices than other herbs in the Cataclysm zones, because not many players like to hang around for too long under water. In general, most players who gather minerals in Vashj’ir, or herbs, are just passing through, getting their entry level Cataclysm XP. That’s also one of the main reasons why there’s a shortage of Azshara’s Veil and Stormvine in the AHs of various servers from time to time.
Here’s a route for gathering these herbs in Vashj’ir, at the Scalding Chasm.
- Minimum level 82;
- Herbalism: minimum 425 skill;
- The Seahorse Mount;
- The Gatherer Addon (optional).
Where to go:
Either if you play Alliance teleport to Stormwind, if you play Horde, teleport to Orgrimmar, then use the portal to Vashj’ir. You will be teleported to the Tenebrous Cavern (51,61). Jump into the water and swim out of the cave, then move out to the North-West, pass over Seabrush (54,44) and go to The Scalding Chasm (48,30).
What to do:
Start gathering herbs, Azshara’s Veil and Stormvine, using the following route:
- Do a lap at the Scalding Chasm, around (48,30);
- Move up, North-West at Deepfin Ridge, around (40,20)
- Move South-West, around L’Ghorek and check the Abandoned Reef, around (25,68);
- Go East, and enter Underlight Canyon at (36,80). Follow the canyon North-East.
- At the end of the canyon, go down once more at the Scalding Chasm and restart your cycle;
Anyway, the map should speak for itself.
At Seabrush, you can (and you should) stop and kill 2-3 turtles on your way to the Scalding Chasm. They drop Turtle Tongues which sell pretty well too. That’s because it’s an intermediary meat that cooks need to raise their skill from 475 to 500. Many will choose the Tender Baked Turtle because it provides an Agility & Stamina buff. I usually stop with the turtles when I have a full stack of tongues.
After 1 hour following this route, during a rush hour, and on a populated server, I got the following valuables:
Azshara’s Veil x 147 = 80g/stack = 588g
Stormvine x 105 = 70g/stack = 367g
Volatile Life x 79 = 3g/each = 237g
Lifegiving Seed x 8 = 5g/each = 40g
Turtle Tongue x 20 = 5g/each = 100g
Cash (after selling the trash loot): 11g
TOTAL: 1341g after 1 hour of gathering.
Among the elixirs and flasks that you can make with Alchemy from the Azshara’s Veil I recommend: Elixir of the Cobra, Elixir of the Naga, Flask of the Winds and Flask of the Draconic Mind. Craft these or save for them. Although these flasks and potions aren’t top level, players still buy them to level fast, put up a better battle in lower level BGs etc.
Just as for any gathering route, to have more success in finding herbs here, it’s best to go for a gathering session early in the morning, or very late at night. Also, by the middle of the week, there aren’t many players gathering, so you’ll find enough herbs up until noon, usually.
If you have a herbalist druid, the Aquatic Form is maybe the best underwater herb gathering tool. You don’t lose your form when you pick up a herb and you’ll be a step ahead any other player that might be close to a herb node.
There are 3 rare bosses that you might stumble upon if you follow this herb gathering route: Poseidus (which drops a cool aquatic mount – Reins of Poseidus) at the Underlight Canyon, Shok’sharak near the Promontory Point, and The Ghostcrawler at the Abandoned Reef. And if you do happen to be lucky enough to get the Reins of Poseidus, you’ve hit the jackpot. This mount sells for 10k-20k gold.