The herbalists holy grail – Black Lotus
It is always in high demand and it is by far the rarest herb in Classic WoW: Black Lotus. It is required to craft Flasks, which is why it is in such high demand. The price for a single Black Lotus range anywhere from 10-30 gold, depending on your servers economy and raiding activity. So how do I find it, I hear you asking? Here is the Short Answer:
Black Lotus can only be found in the following zones: Winterspring, Burning Steppes, Eastern Plaguelands and Silithus. It appears at fixed locations in these zones, so farming it can prove difficult sometimes, since the spots are frequently occupied by other herbalists. Now follows the long answer.
In general, there will be 1 Black Lotus in each of these Zones at a time. When that gets picked, it takes about 1 hour for the next one to spawn, at one of the locations in the zone.
Winterspring Black Lotus Farming
While Winterspring has the most Black Lotus locations, competition in this zone can get quite overwhelming, since it is also the only zone where Icecap can be gathered. This makes Winterspring a great zone for herbalists to farm, if there aren’t too many people there.
Eastern Plaguelands is very similar to Winterspring when it comes to Black Lotus farming. Herbalists can gather Plaguebloom here, which is only farmable in 3 zones in the game. In addition, the competition in this zone is also quite high, since the Eastern Plaguelands are generally a highly visited zone.
Burning Steppes Black Lotus locations
The competition is not quite as high on this route, as on the previous two. In general, the Burning Steppes is a very underrated zone. It has high level ores and herbs for farmers and there are usually not many people here, since it doesn’t have a lot of quests.
Silithus would be my last choice for farming Black Lotus. While the competition is usually quite low here, many of the spawns are in elite areas, making is very difficult for solo players to farm them. If you can find a couple of friends though, it can be very profitable. Just split the gold evenly 🙂