WoW: 1000 Embersilk per hour farming spot

This place has become a very profitable way of making gold for mages since 5.04! Currently it beats other methods of farming gold/embersilk by as much as 400 cloths per hour, which translates into a healthy sum.

Requirements:

  • Level 85 Arcane Mage with Arcane Explosion
  • At least ilvl 350 gear (more is better)
  • Either Temporal Shield (recommended) or Ice Barrier talent

Optional but recommended:

  • Glyph of Arcane Explosion
  • Glyph of Evocation
  • Potion of Treasure Finding
  • Vendor Mount

This is an extremely profitable location, and very easy to farm. You need only spam Arcane Explosion to kill all the nearby mobs, and then collect you loot. The Vendor Mount will help you sell grays, the Evocation glyph means less down time with mana & health recovery, and the Temporal Shield will also give less downtime.

Based on several hours of grinding I came up with these averages per hour:

  • 50+ random volatiles
  • 1000+ cloth
  • 1 or 2 lockboxes
  • 500g in vendor trash
  • 18-22 random green items
  • a few elementium and pyrite ore.

With MoP coming and the possibility raised for the demand for Embersilk bags this is a good way to either sell the cloths and bags now, or stockpile for later.

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