Netherbloom is one of the main herbs that can be gathered in Netherstorm along with Dreaming Glory. As its name suggests, it only grows in the areas affected by the Twisting Nether, in other words, in the desolated, purple areas on the map. Here’s an optimized route for gathering Netherbloom in WoW TBC Classic.
- Minimum level 68 character
- Minimum 350 skill in Herbalism
- At least Expert Riding (225 skill)
- At least normal flying mount
- GatherMate2 Addon optional
Where to go:
Area 52 (33, 65) is one of the main neutral quest hubs with a Flight Path in Netherstorm. So, you can fly there and have this particular camp as your starting point for your herb gathering session.
What to do:
Follow the route on the map above and collect all the Netherbloom and Dreaming Glory that you can find. You can also find Mana Thistle on the northwestern floating island at Socrethar’s Seat (30, 16).
The areas that you shouldn’t leave unchecked are:
- The Heap (31, 76)
- Arklon Ruins (41, 75)
- Kirin’Var Village (56, 87)
- Sunfury Hold (58, 78)
- The area north of Manaforge Duro (58, 61)
- The area south of Manaforge Ultris (61, 46)
- Celestial Ridge (72, 40)
- Ruins of Farahlon (55, 23)
- Forge Base: Gehenna (40, 16)
- Socrethar’s Seat (30, 16)
- Forge Base: Oblivion (36, 26)
- The area around Eco-Dome Midrealm (46, 52)
- Ruins of Enkaat (33, 52)
- The area around Manaforge B’naar (22, 76)
The Eco-Domes of Netherstorm also hold multiple herb nodes. However, most of them are Vanilla herbs, like Golden Sansam, Liferoot, Deamfoil, etc.
After one hour of herb gathering by following this route in TBC Classic Netherstorm, I got the following valuables:
- Netherbloom x 117
- Dreaming Glory x 70
- Mana Thistle x 8
- Mote of Life x 7
- Mote of Mana x 35
- Fel Lotus x 3
You’ll get herb skill from Netherbloom up to 435+. Therefore, if you’ve already capped your TBC Herbalism skill (375), you can go to Northrend, get the Artisan Herbalist skill, then return to Netherstorm for herb gathering and earn at least 60 skill points here.
Kill Ethereum Jailors (if you see any) around Manaforge Ultris. They drop Ethereum Prison Keys which can be sold for nice amounts of gold. However, they only drop keys if you’re Honored with the Consortium and have completed the quest “A Mission of Mercy“.
If you’re not interested in gathering Mana Thistle, you can skip Socrethar’s Seat (30, 16). Netherbloom doesn’t appear to spawn at this location. You can also include the northern part of Manaforge Ara in your herb gathering route. However, even though there are several spawn points for Netherbloom and Dreaming Glory there, I rarely found any up.