Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Best Tips and Tricks

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Salutations, heroes of Azeroth, and welcome to our Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide. Here, we’ll cover the latest tips and tricks related to different WoW gold farming techniques to assist you on your journey.

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide

All the methods we have covered here involve defeating mobs, gathering herbs, converting Valor Points and Justice Points, doing daily quests, and exchanging Jewelcrafter’s Tokens. Whether you’re a newcomer to WoW Cataclysm Classic or a veteran looking to avoid wasting time on unproductive methods, choose what suits you best.

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Volatiles Farming

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Volatiles Farming

Farming Volatiles involves defeating elementals and gathering herbs throughout Cataclysm Classic locations. Why do you need to farm these Volatiles, you ask? First, Volatile Air, Volatile Fire, Volatile Earth, Volatile Life, and Volatile Water are in high demand among players who are into crafting. 

At higher levels, professions like Leatherworking, Blacksmithing, Jewelcrafting, Enchanting, Tailoring, and Alchemy let players craft various rare and epic pieces of gear and enchant items in WoW Cataclysm. These items are widely used by players in PvP and raiding, ensuring their continued demand. 

Before we start, we highly recommend you buy the Potion of Treasure Finding at the Auction House. It allows you to sometimes obtain extra Tiny Treasure Chests from defeated enemies throughout Uldum, Deepholm, Twilight Highlands, and other Cata Classic locations.

Volatiles Farming Spots

The following four resources you can farm by defeating multiple mobs in locations like Uldum, Twilight Highlands, and Deepholm:

ResourceLocationBest LevelMob
Volatile WaterTwilight Highlands74 – 85Enslaved Waterspout and Muddied Water Elementals
Volatile FireMount Hyjal79 – 83Searing Guardian, Raging Firestorm, and Flame Ascendant
Volatile EarthDeepholm81 – 83Defaced Earthragers, Lodestone Elementals, and Deepstone Elementals
Volatile AirUldum81 – 84Sweeping Winds and Scion of Al’Akir

Volatile Life Farming Spots

Before we start, the Volatile Life farming approach tremendously differs from the other four resources mentioned above. Getting this one necessitates having high Cataclysm Herbalism skills, meaning you must collect herbs in different locations. 

For this case, you can use the GatherMate2 Classic addon to track herbs by displaying them on your map. In addition, download this database addon to avoid any errors. You can use the following routes to optimize your farming journey if desired.

Mount Hyjal

Best Level: 80-82

Skill Level: 425

Resources: Cinderbloom, Stormvine, Azshara’s Veil

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Cinderbloom, Stormvine, Azshara’s Veil Farming

To follow this route, we highly recommend completing the Aessina’s Miracle quest. Why? Not only does completing the new quests qualify you for the WoW Cataclysm Firelands raid, but it also triggers the Regrowth phase. 

Once you can access this phase, you can gather herbs such as Cinderbloom, Stormvine, and Azshara’s Veil. Getting them increases your chances of obtaining Volatile Life resources, which is why completing this quest is essential. 

Deepholm

Best Level: 81-83

Skill Level: 475

Resources: Heartblossom

This location is the only place where you can gather Heartblossom. Therefore, it tends to be crowded with players from Alliance and Horde leveling around, which leads to competition. Anyway, do not despair! Here are the routes you can use depending on the situation. 

Vashj’ir

Best Level: 78-85

Skill Level: 425

Resources: Stormvine

The Abyssal Depths and Shimmering Expanse are the best WoW Cataclysm spots in Vashj’ir, thanks to Stormvine‘s high density and spawn rate. Even though there are a lot of players bustling around, you can rotate these Cata Classic spots highlighted in yellow, which is quite handy. And when you come back, new Stormvine clusters will spawn so you can continue your farming adventure. 

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Justice and Valor Points Converting

Justice Points

Many players currently earn plenty of Justice Points by running Normal-difficulty Cataclysm Classic dungeons. Spending them at the Justice Quartermasters Gunra and Magatha Silverton might be difficult if there is nothing you want to buy. However, there is a great solution. 

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Justice and Valor Points Converting

Depending on your faction, you can find Talric Forthright in Stormwind at [78.8, 70.6] or Togar in Orgrimmar at [48.6, 71.2]. These vendors sell different materials priced from 100 to 1,500 Justice Points. You can buy these items and resell them at the Auction House, allowing you to earn extra gold while completing Normal-difficulty dungeons in Cata Classic.

Those interested in Mining, Enchanting, Tailoring, Engineering, and Leatherworking quickly purchase these resources, as everyone is leveling up their profession skills by crafting various gear.

Valor Points

As for WoW Valor Points, the process is similar, but this time, it is bound up with gear. If you have an extra amount of this currency, buying and reselling these epic 359 item-level boots at the Auction House is your next strategy. 

Valor Points

To find Valor Quartermasters who sell these BoE pieces of gear, you can go to Stormwind and Orgrimmar. Once there, visit Faldren Tillsdale at [79.0, 69.6] and Jamus’Vaz at [48.6, 71.4]. To sum it up, you’ll need about 14,850 Valor Points to purchase all the boots these vendors offer. But don’t worry, all your expenses will be worth it in the end, and here’s why.

Valor Points

As part of our analysis, we have used the jpworgen website by taking a specific item, the epic 359 item-level Fading Violet Sandals piece of gear, and comparing its prices on American and European WoW Cata Classic servers. For your convenience, we have used the numbers:

  1. If we’re talking about European Cataclysm Classic servers, under number one, the price range for boots is currently between 8,789 and 42,500 gold for one item.
  2. For American Cataclysm Classic servers, which are under number two, the boots will cost 16,885 to 25,000 gold.

As you can see, the figures are impressive. However, it’s important to note that these prices are not static. The more time passes, the more the price decreases. Anyway, it means it is time to capitalize!

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Professions

Skinning

Tol Barad Peninsula Skinning

Skinning is one of the best ways to earn gold in Cataclysm Classic, especially in areas with daily quests, like the Tol Barad Peninsula. When the Thinning the Brood daily quest is active, many players will vanquish Darkwood Lurkers, meaning many corpses will be everywhere. Your goal is to skin every spider corpse you see and obtain Savage Leather.

Tol Barad Skinning

As an alternative, find Baradin Crocolisks in the Tol Barad Peninsula. These guys are a part of the Swamp Bait daily quest, so the best-case scenario is to wait until the area is crowded enough to go from one corpse to another and skin them to acquire Savage Leather. Defeating these Crocolisks is also possible when solo, but since time is money, it is better to do it using other players’ assistance.

Leatherworking

Consider combining Skinning and Leatherworking, as they both yield a lot of profit in WoW. If your Leatherworking skill is at level 485, we recommend you transform your Savage Leather into Heavy Savage Leather. Once you have 10x Heavy Savage Leather, you can buy a Pristine Hide, the selling of which can yield from 50 to 900 gold for a single item if you play on European servers. As for American ones, the price ranges from 40 to 4400 gold.

In conclusion, it is also a good idea to get Chaos Orbs, which drops from bosses in Heroic-difficulty dungeons. By utilizing the leather you have obtained using the method above, Leatherworking and Skinning work well together in synergy. You can help craft epic-quality pieces of gear and sell them at the Auction House. This lets you make quite a good fortune.

Mining

Mining is another decent gold-farming Cataclysm Classic method, providing you with valuable resources like gems or Volatiles. Thanks to this profession, many players can craft umpteen items, such as gear or weapons suitable for partaking in Cata Classic dungeons and raids. 

For mining, the WoW GatherMate2 Classic addon is a good choice to track nodes by displaying them on your map. In addition, download another database addon to avoid any errors. You will need to be at the following skill levels: 425, 475, 500, and 525 to gather the resources listed below:

ResourceLocationBest LevelSkill Level
Obsidium OreShimmering Expanse and Mount Hyjal78-85 and 79-83Obsidium Deposit – 425
Elementium OreUldum, Deepholm, and Twilight Highlands81-84, 81-83, and 74-85Elementium Vein – 475, Rich Elementium Vein – 500
Pyrite OreTol Barad and Tol Barad Peninsula85Pyrite Deposit – 525

Exchanging Jewelcrafter’s Tokens

If you are into Jewelcrafting, remember to pick up your five daily quests from Isabel Jones in Stormwind at [63.6, 61.6] and Marith Lazuria in Orgrimmar at [72.4, 34.6]. 

Exchanging Jewelcrafter's Tokens

Each quest completed rewards one WoW Cataclysm Illustrious Jewelcrafter’s Token, a unique currency you can spend on Chimera’s Eye from the same NPCs from whom you have picked up the dailies. In addition, if you are an altoholic, benefit from alts by completing these quests and earning the currency.

As a Jewelcrafter, you can utilize the Chimera’s Eye item selling it at the Auction House. Besides, if you have decided to save these Eyes up, you can buy special designs, one piece of which costs 5x Chimera’s Eye, and craft some rare 346 item-level BoE accessories, such as Brazen Elementium Medallion or Band of Blades. You can sell these items at the Auction House as well.

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Mob Farming

This time, we are traveling to Twilight Highlands to farm Embersilk Cloth by defeating Bloodeye Brutes. Ensure you have learned the Tailoring profession and the Cloth Scavenging skill to increase the amount of Cloth you get from Brutes

Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide: Mob Farming

Also, buy the Potion of Treasure Finding at the Auction House. As we said at the beginning of our Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming guide, it allows you to obtain extra Tiny Treasure Chests from defeated enemies throughout Uldum, Deepholm, Twilight Highlands, and other locations. 

These Chests contain Embersilk Cloth and other items, such as green 300 and blue 306 gear. Additionally, the chests may drop various Volatiles like Volatile Water or Volatile Life. Considering this, these materials are valuable at the Auction House and are worth your time.

The most efficient way to get WoW gold is by farming Embersilk Cloth and materials from the Tiny Treasure Chests. The area is teeming with mobs, but fear not. After you clear the gate area, you can farm inside with the NPCs until the gate mobs return. Once you’ve dealt with the inside mobs, the gate mobs will have respawned and be ready for another round.

With the help of the NPCs, the mobs are easy to beat because they only have half their usual health. However, remember that the mobs have an Enrage effect and can deal much damage so ensure you have the decent gear to handle them and farm effectively.

Conclusion

To summarize, you can use one of the methods in this Cataclysm Classic Gold Farming Guide. However, for the most remarkable results, we recommend using them all. That’s all for now. We will gladly hear your opinion in the comments and see you in the next guide.

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