Cobra Scales are important materials for TBC leg enchantments, like Cobrahide Leg Armor, Nethercobra Leg Armor, as well as several cool hats. Snakes that drop them are not very abundant in the TBC Classic zones, though. The scales’ drop rate (through skinning) isn’t too great either.
One of the best places with skinnable snakes that drop them is at Coilskar Point in Shadowmoon Valley.
- Minimum level 70 character
- Minimum 345 skill in Skinning
- Skinning Knife
Where to go:
Coilskar Point is at (46, 28) in the northern part of Shadowmoon Valley. To get there, teleport to Shattrath City in Terokkar Forest, fly either to Shadowmoon Village (29, 28) – Horde, or to Wildhammer Stronghold (35, 59) – Alliance, then go to the northern section of the zone.
What to do:
Kill all the Coilskar Cobras outside at Coilscar Point (46, 28) and inside the cave at Coilskar Cistern (53, 26), loot and skin their corpses. There also are several cobras outside the cave entrance.
These spots hold a total of 26 snakes. You’ll find 8 cobras at Coilskar Point, 4 outside the cave, and about 14 cobras inside the cave.
The cave has a pretty simple structure; the corridor that leads up is guarded by several pairs of Coilskar Cobras, and the chambers on the upper level have one pair each. Once you’re done with them, jump off near the entrance, exit the cave, go back to Coilskar Point, and repeat.
In case you’re here with a level 80 character and you clear the cobras too fast, grind on the naga until they respawn.
After one hour of grinding on the Coilskar Cobras in Shadowmoon Valley, (a total of 143 kills), I got the following valuables:
- Cobra Scales x 19
- Knothide Leather x 58
- Knothide Leather Scraps x 164
- Green Item x 6 (1 not in the picture)
- Jaggal Clam Meat x 10
- Jaggal Pearl x 2
Unfortunately, even though these snakes are level 68, they drop mostly Knothide Leather Scraps through skinning. The trash loot they drop is not too valuable either, and the naga don’t drop super loot either. After selling the trash, I got approx. 30g.
The Coilskar naga drop Coilskar Chest Keys, which you can use on the multiple chests inside the cave. However, the loot in those consists mostly of a few silver, Fish Oil, and Shiny Fish Scales.
There are several possible spawn points for Adamantite Deposits, Khorium Veins, and Fel Iron Deposits. If you have Mining, you should get at least one stack of Adamantite Ore after one hour of grinding here.
If your inventory gets filled up, destroy some of the Fish Oil and Shiny Fish Scales. These have a low vendor value.
If you’re going to sell the Cobra Scales, you may get slightly better profits by selling them in stacks of two. Most crafts require two of them.
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