Although Felweed can be found in TBC Classic starting with the entry-level zone Hellfire Peninsula, Blade’s Edge Mountains is still a better to farm this herb due to several reasons. For example, the terrain is not as easy to navigate which makes it less viable for bots. Also, the Felweed here doesn’t share spawning areas with lower-level herbs like Golden Sansam or Dreamfoil.
- Minimum level 65 character
- Minimum 315 skill in Herbalism
- Minimum 225 Riding skill (Expert Riding)
- At least the normal flying mount
- The GatherMate2 addon (optional)
Where to go:
Blade’s Edge Mountains is the TBC Classic area north of Zangarmarsh and west of Netherstorm. It has several quest hubs with a FP for both Alliance and Horde. However, there’s also a neutral hub – Evergrove (61, 39) – which you can use as the starting point for your herb gathering route.
What to do:
Follow the route above and gather all the Felweed and Dreaming Glory that you can find.
As a general idea, the highest concentrations of Felweed in Blade’s Edge Mountains are in the ogre canyons at the center of the zone. But once you’re done with these areas, you’ll have to give the herbs some time to respawn, so it’s best to make a detour to a different part of the zone.
This route basically covers the following areas in Blade’s Edge Mountains:
- Cursed Hollow
- Dragon’s End
- Churning Gulch
- Bladespire Grounds
- Bloodmaul Ravine
- The Living Grove
- Bladespire Hold
- Daggermaw Canyon
- Gruul’s Lair (the outside area)
- Bladed Gulch
- Razor Ridge
- Vekhaar Stand
- Scalewing Shelf
- Singing Ridge
The areas to the west and north, at Ogri’La, Raven’s Wood, and the Crystal Spine also hold several Felweed nodes. However, the mobs at those locations are level 70 (or close to it), which makes it harder for a level 65 character to gather them. Also, there are more Dreaming Glory nodes there than Felweed. So, since this is basically a route for Felweed, it focuses on the ogre canyons where most of it spawns.
After one hour of herb gathering following this route, I’ve got the following valuables:
- Felweed x 136
- Dreaming Glory x 37
- Fel Blossom x 5
- Fel Lotus x 5
- Primal Life x 2
- Mote of Life x 6
I’ll also have to note here, that there were several other players gathering herbs in the area, and I’ve only had basic flying on this druid. Thus, with an epic flying mount, a 70+ character, and less competition, you should be able to gather quite a few extra stacks of Felweed.
The Druid class is the best choice for a herbalist. That’s because you can gather herbs without losing the Flight Form. This gives you the possibility to quickly snatch a herb in an area filled with aggro without having to fight them.
If you have Alchemy, some of the best elixirs that you can craft from Felweed are Elixir of Major Agility, Elixir of Major Strength, Elixir of Mastery, or Onslaught Elixir. These can bring a better return if the price of Felweed is low, as melee classes can always use a damage boost, especially when leveling through the Burning Crusade zones.