World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic
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WotLK Herbalism Farming Routes
Icethorn is a high-level herb in WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic. Max-level crafters will need to become extremely familiar with it, as it is used in many useful recipes for end-game content. Alchemy and Inscription will often use Icethorn as a reagent for crafting. As such, this popular little plant will be in high demand.
Players with Herbalism will absolutely be looking for the most efficient way to farm the highly sought-after herb. Here you will not only find out where to get Icethorn, but also what it is used for and additional information about this valuable herb will also be discussed.
|Requires: Herbalism (435)|
|Primary Zones: The Storm Peaks, Icecrown|
Where to Get Icethorn in Wrath Classic
A large majority of Icethorn is found in two zones: Icecrown and The Storm Peaks. It has a minuscule chance of appearing in other zones in the form of herbalism nodes and mob drops. The best bet, however, is to farm in the two aforementioned Northrend zones.
As a reminder, players must have purchased cold weather flying to effectively farm Icethorn in Icecrown and The Storm Peaks.
Best Icethorn Farming Route – The Storm Peaks
Players can start their Icethorn farming route wherever they’d like. The orange path below highlights the main farming route.
Starting near the Terrace of the Makers is generally a good position. As herbalists fly around The Storm Peaks, branching pathways open up. Players can loop around the center of the map for a smaller, quicker route. Alternatively, they can continue east or west following the mountain ridges. There is another separate route, colored gray in the image above, towards the northwest if pickings were slim along the main route. The choice comes to personal preference, but traversing the mountains will definitely require northrend flying to efficiently combat issues with the terrain.
Icecrown Icethorn Farming Route
Players can start their Icethorn farming route wherever they’d like. Generally, a good starting point is at Mord’Rethar and looping around the main route highlighted in orange. Sticking to the inner lower valley near mountain ranges is a good strategy.
Alternatively, the gray color above highlights another route to the east that has additional Icethorn nodes.
Other Drop Sources of Icethorn
Some enemies in WotLK zones have a small chance to drop Icethorn. The drop rate for the 15 listed enemies is at 3.3%. This means that herbalism will always be the most effective way to farm Icecrown.
|Woodlands Walker||71 – 72||Dragonblight||Elemental||3.3|
|Unbound Ancient||80+||Crystalsong Forest||Elemental||3.3|
|Servant of Freya||76 – 77||Sholazar Basin||Elemental||3.3|
|Savage Cave Beast||74 – 75+||Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom||Elemental||3.3|
|Runed Giant||74 – 75+||Grizzly Hills||Giant||3.3|
|Mossy Rampager||75 – 76||Zul’Drak||Elemental||3.3|
|Mature Lasher||80||Borean Tundra, Sholazar Basin||Elemental||3.3|
|Magic-bound Ancient||71 – 72||Borean Tundra||Elemental||3.3|
|Living Lasher||80||Borean Tundra, Sholazar Basin||Elemental||3.3|
|Glacial Ancient||71 – 72||Borean Tundra||Elemental||3.3|
|Emerald Lasher||73 – 74||Dragonblight||Elemental||3.3|
|Crystalline Protector||71+||The Nexus||Elemental||3.3|
|Crystalline Keeper||71+||The Nexus||Elemental||3.3|
|Corrupted Lothalor Ancient||71 – 72+||Dragonblight||Elemental||3.3|
|Amanitar||81+||Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom||Elemental||3.3|
Recipes Icethorn is Used In
The table below shows all the recipes that Icethorn is used in as well the level of alchemy required and the ingredients required to create them
Milling Icethorn for Inscription
You can also mill Icethorn, as you can with most herbs, to produce pigments if you have the Inscription profession. With Inscription, milling Icethorn can produce:
- 1-3 Icy Pigments (50% Chance)
- 2-4 Azure Pigments (100% Chance)