classic black lotus farming guide

Black Lotus farming guide – all locations

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.

winterspring black lotus farming
winterspring black lotus farming

Eastern Plaguelands

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.

eastern plaguelands black lotus route
eastern plaguelands black lotus route

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.

burning steppes black lotus locations
burning steppes black lotus locations


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 πŸ™‚

silithus black lotus farming spots
silithus black lotus farming spots


  1. Love it. Can you do route maps for Black Lotus with sattelite map view like the other herbs? Also can you do one for Mountain Silversage? Thanks for your hard work!

    1. Author

      Thank you so much for the feedback! I will do one for Mountain Silversage next. And I’ll try to add the maps for Black Lotus sometime.

  2. Satellite maps are easier to see exactly where the spawn is and I’ve also replaced my in game maps with satellite so these stylized tell me very little in comparison

  3. I can confirm that one location was missed in Winterspring at about 59, 60 outside the cave.

  4. We have been testing your theory that “the black lotus in Sithilus near the elites spawn far more frequently.”

    Over the course of almost an entire day of spawn camping nodes, we can confirm this is not true. 1 black lotus, per zone that they are found, per hour. That is the rule, pretty much on the hour every hour. Although some are 65-70 minutes apart.

    After you pick a black lotus node, you can start a 1 hour timer, and have your guild camp every node location and on the hour, almost every time, someone would get the lotus. We have been teaming up like this and have been very successful in our farming for BWL.

    1. Author

      Thank you for the comment. What I meant with that sentence was that those would be up more frequently because of the elite mobs near it. I have adjusted the post to include your information. Thanks again πŸ™‚

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