The Scarlet Monastery Cathedral is an excellent spot for farming Silk Cloth, and green items within a 29-36 level range (give or take). Plus, since it’s packed with a copious amount of level 38-40 elite mobs, there’s a higher chance to get blue and even epic BoP items here. Thus, if you can clear this instance solo, it’s not a bad idea to try a few farming sessions.
- Minimum character level 65
- AoE spec
- The Scarlet Key
Note: The Scarlet Key is in a chest, in the final boss room of the Scarlet Monastery: Library wing. So, if you don’t have it, you’ll have to run a SM: Library first, to be able to open the door to the SM: Cathedral.
Where to go:
First of all, the Scarlet Monastery dungeon is located in northeastern Tirisfal Glades at (84, 32). The entrance to the SM Cathedral wing is inside the main building, at (46.6, 30.5). Since Tirisfal Glades is a Horde-controlled zone, it’s way easier for Horde players to get to SM, and quite a bit of a walk for Alliance players. So, as:
Horde: Fly to Undercity or to the Bulwark (84, 70) in Tirisfal, and from there, go either northeast or north, until you reach the dungeon.
Alliance: The closest Alliance FP to Tirisfal Glades in WoW Classic is at Thondroril River (69, 49) in Western Plaguelands. So, if you have this FP, fly there then follow the road west into Tirisfal, turn north at the Bulwark (84, 70) and go to SM. If you don’t have the WP FP, you can fly to Southshore, go north to Dalaran and swim through Fenris Isles into Trisfal Glades. The Undercity is north of Lordamere lake and the access to Tirisfal is closed on the east side. So, from the lake, the access point is west of Undercity, at around (70, 7) in Silverpine Forest. Once you’re in Tirisfal, go northeast to Scarlet Monastery.
What to do:
Once you’re in the Scarlet Monastery: Cathedral, simply kill all the mobs and loot their corpses.
Depending on the character you’re playing you should be able to do this in 2-3 pulls. One full clear shouldn’t take more than 7-8 minutes, so 5 runs (which is basically a complete lockout) shouldn’t take longer than 40 minutes.
If your bags fill up, just delete the gray items that have a lower value than 10-15 silver.
It’s important to know that when you kill Scarlet Commander Mograine (the wing boss), High Inquisitor Whitemane will come, use Deep Sleep on you and resurrect Mograine. While in Deep Sleep, you can’t use any abilities, your defenses are basically nullified, and other mobs that attack you won’t break the spell. So, if you have too many mobs on you while in Deep Sleep, you may die even with a 65+ level character.
Also, when you pull Mograine, all the remaining mobs inside the cathedral will attack you. So, if your character isn’t well-geared, or at least 70+, it’s best to clear the room before pulling the boss.
After five Scarlet Monastery Cathedral runs, and an approx. time spent of 40 minutes, I got the following loot:
- Silk Cloth x 393 ~ 20g
- Mageweave Cloth x 40 ~ 16g
- Green Item x 22 ~ 110g (5g each)
- Greater Healing Potion x 13 ~ 7g
- Mana Potion x 4 ~ 2g
- Formula: Enchant Shield – Stamina x 1 ~ 5g
- Gold after selling the trash loot: 40g
Total ~ 200g
Now, this is just a base gold value that you can get from five Scarlet Monastery Catherdal runs, without any luck for a BoP blue or epic item and without using any professions. It’s not an exceptional farming method, but SM: Cathedral definitely is a great spot for farming Silk Cloth, as well as green items within a 29 – 36 level range.
Also, we’ve given a rough auction value of 5g to each green item, but weapons with the suffix “of the Monkey” or “of the Bear”, as well as rings, and Scarlet Monastery set items, can go for up to 20g, depending on server.
If you have a character with at least 150 Enchanting skill, you can disenchant all the green items into dusts and essences. You should get Soul Dust, Vision Dust, Lesser Nether Essence, and Lesser Mystic Essence from them, as well as an occasional Small Radiant Shard or Small Glowing Shard.
If the character you’re using to farm SM: Cathedral is an Enchanter with at least 150 skill, you can DE the loot from the two bosses. This will net you 10 extra Small Radiant Shards, which can go for up to 10g each, depending on server, time of the week, etc.
If the character you’re using to farm SM: Cathedral is a Herbalist with at least 170 skill, you can pick up the two nodes of Goldthorn that spawn in the yard area. After five runs, you should have at least 20-30 x Goldthorn which sometimes go for up to 5g a piece (so, 100-150g total).
If the character you’re using to farm SM Cathedral is a Tailor with the Northern Cloth Scavenging passive ability, you should get more Silk Cloth from these mobs inside the instance.
You should be able to solo SM Cathedral even with a level 55 character, but in this case, you’ll have to pull fewer mobs at a time, so a full run will take longer.
Before starting your SM Cathedral farming session, it’s best to have at least four empty Frostweave Bags on your character. After four runs, even those will fill up and you’ll have to delete some of the gray items.