Cataclysm

Cataclysm : Dungeons

Dungeon farming is an excellent source of acquiring BoE (Bind-on-Equip) transmog gear to sell on the auction house.

As there is a lockout of 10 instances per hour, the goal of dungeon farming is to loot as many dungeon mobs as possible within 60 minutes. Therefore, a small dungeon with high mob density that drops a lot of high value items is considered the "perfect dungeon".

Below you will find information on all the dungeons for Cataclysm. Click the Location link to see a map of the dungeon entrance, including its map coordinates. If the dungeon is located inside a cave, building, or some other structure, those coordiates are given instead.

The following dungeon rating system was created to help new gold makers as a general guide:

When a dungeon is Heroic or Mythic mode only, it usually receives one star. This is because a full clear is only possible once per week per character. With this type of dungeon you would normally avoid any boss kills and only farm a specific area of the dungeon in order to avoid the weekly lockout.

This is normally a dungeon that is very large or the mob density is just too low to farm effectively. The time investment is not considered worth the value of any item drops. You would normally farm this dungeon for specific item drops or if you will only be farming a specific area of the dungeon.

A dungeon that can be cleared close to, or within the 10 instances per hour goal (player experience and dungeon familiarity may play a factor) but the overall item drop values are considered low. These dungeons are good for acquiring a lot of low valued green items for posting on the auction house.

A dungeon that can be cleared close to, or within the 10 instances per hour goal (player experience and dungeon familiarity may play a factor). Item drop values are mostly average to mid with possible occasional high value drops occuring.


blackrock-caverns

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Burning Steppes

end-time

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Heroic

Location: Tanaris

grim-batol

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Twilight Highlands

halls-of-origination

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Uldum


hour-of-twilight

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Heroic

Location: Tanaris

lost-city-of-the-tolvir

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Uldum

stonecore

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Deepholm

throne-of-tides

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Vashj'ir


vortex-pinnacle

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Uldum

well-of-eternity

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Heroic

Location: Tanaris

zulaman

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Ghostlands

zulgurub

Rating:

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Northern Stranglethorn



Cataclysm : Raids

Raid farming is an excellent source of acquiring raw gold by selling BoP (Bind-on-Pickup) item drops from each boss to a vendor. Below you will find information on all the raids for Cataclysm.

The Raw Gold data will give you an indication of the gold associated with a full clear, as this will generally remain consistent from week to week.

Click the Location link to see a map of the raid entrance, including its map coordinates. If the raid is located inside a cave, building, or some other structure, those coordiates are given instead.


baradin-hold

Raw Gold: 300g

Pet Drops: None

Mode: Normal

Location: Tol Barad

bastion-of-twilight

Raw Gold: 1000g

Pet Drops: Yes

Mode: Heroic (25)

Location: Twilight Highlands

blackwing-descent

Raw Gold: 1100g

Pet Drops: Yes

Mode: Heroic (25)

Location: Burning Steppes

dragon-soul

Raw Gold: 1500g

Pet Drops: Yes

Mode: Heroic (25)

Location: Tanaris


firelands

Raw Gold: 1900

Pet Drops: Yes

Mode: Heroic (25)

Location: Mount Hyjal

throne-of-the-four-winds

Raw Gold: 300g

Pet Drops: Yes

Mode: Heroic (25)

Location: Uldum



Cataclysm : Open World

Open World farming is an excellent source of acquiring pets, toys, and mounts to sell on the auction house. Below you will find information on some of the most popular open world farms in Cataclysm.

If all mobs in a zone have a chance to drop a particular item, it is noted as Zone-Wide. You can also click the Location link to view a map of the area associated with the farm.


loaded-gnomish-dice

Type: Toy

Skill: Rogue Pickpocketing

Area: Maker's Ascent

Location: Uldum



Cataclysm : Crafting

Crafting is another source of acquiring pets, toys, and mounts to sell on the auction house. Below you will find information on some of the most popular craftable items in Cataclysm.

Click the Location link to see a map of the mob, boss, or trainers location, including their map coordinates. If they are located inside a cave, building, or some other structure, those coordinates are given instead.


de-weaponized-mechanical-companion

Type: Pet

Profession: Engineering

Schematic: De-Weaponized Mechanical Companion

Trainer: Roxxik/Lilliam Sparkspindle

Location: Orgrimmar/Stormwind

Materials:

  • Electrified Ether (8)
  • Handful of Obsidium Bolts (4)
  • Jasper (2)
  • Obsidium Bar (12)
enchanted-lantern

Type: Pet

Profession: Enchanting

Formula: Enchanted Lantern

Trainer: Kithas

Location: Orgrimmar

Materials:

  • Greater Celestial Essence (4)
  • Heavenly Shard (8)
  • Maelstrom Crystal
magic-lamp

Type: Pet

Profession: Enchanting

Formula: Magic Lamp

Trainer: Jessara Cordell

Location: Stormwind

Materials:

  • Greater Celestial Essence (4)
  • Heavenly Shard (8)
  • Maelstrom Crystal
personal-world-destroyer

Type: Pet

Profession: Engineering

Schematic: Personal World Destroyer

Trainer: Roxxik/Lilliam Sparkspindle

Location: Orgrimmar/Stormwind

Materials:

  • Electrified Ether (8)
  • Handful of Obsidium Bolts (8)
  • Obsidium Bar (10)

sandstone-drake

Type: Mount

Profession: Alchemy

Recipe: Vial of the Sands

Tol'Vir Solve: Canopic Jar (Archaeology)

Location: Uldum

Materials:

  • Deepstone Oil (8)
  • Flask of the Winds (8)
  • Flask of Titanic Strength (8)
  • Pyrium-Laced Crystalline Vial
  • Sands of Time (8)
  • Truegold (12)


Cataclysm : Gathering

Gathering in Cataclysm is a new gold makers "bread and butter". Raw materials normally sell quickly on the auction house as crafters are always in need.

Click the links below to see examples of some popular farm routes and areas for each material type.

    tailoring Cloth

  • embersilkEmbersilk

    skinning Skinning

  • savageSavage

    mining Mining

  • elementiumElementium
  • obsidiumObsidium

    herbalism Herbalism

  • azsharas-veilAzshara's Veil
  • cinderbloomCinderbloom
  • heartblossomHeartblossom
  • stormvineStormvine
  • twilight-jasmineTwilight Jasmine
  • whiptailWhiptail