WoW: Classic Herbalism Guide

Find out how to level up your Herbalism profession fast!

Collecting herbs in World of Warcraft: Classic goes a long way, especially if you play as a Rogue or would like to try your hand at Alchemy. We've outlined Herbalism trainer locations, where to gather specific herbs based on your level, and basic tips to make the most out of your gathering sessions.

Where to Find Herbalism Trainers

You'll need to find the right teacher before you can start leveling up your Herbalism profession on your own. Herbalism Trainers are stationed in every major city and some additional towns. Speak with any City Guard for directions, and a red flag will appear on your map signaling the location of the Trainer you're looking for.

Alliance Herbalism Trainers:

Horde Herbalism Trainers:

  • Mishiki: Durotar, Sen'Jin Village (55.4, 75)
  • Faruza: Tirisfal Glades, Brill (59.8, 52)
  • Ruw: Feralas, Camp Mojache (76, 43.4)
  • Jandi: Orgrimmar, the Drag (55.6, 39.6)
  • Komin Winterhoof: Thunder Bluff (49.8, 39.8)
  • Aranae Venomblood: Hillsbrad Foothills, Tarren Mill (61.6, 19.6)
  • Martha Alliestar: Undercity, the Apothecarium (54.8, 50.2)
  • Angrun: Stranglethorn Vale, Grom'gol Base Camp (32.2, 27.6)

Neutral Herbalism Trainers:

Herbalism Training Titles

Your title will change as you develop your Herbalism profession and continue training. When you max out a certain level, make sure you return to an Herbalism Trainer so you can begin the next step!

  • Apprentice Herbalism: skills 1-75
  • Journeyman Level: skills 50-150
  • Expert Level: skills 125-225
  • Artisan Level: skills 200-300
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Color Codes in Gathering

When you use your newly learned skill, Find Herbs, nearby plant nodes will be marked on your minimap in gold. Depending on your skill level, attempting to gather specific herbs will show you one of the following color codes:

  • Red: Your skill level is not high enough for you to pluck this herb (no skill points)
  • Orange: Your attempts to pluck this herb will often fail, but not impossible (guaranteed skill points)
  • Yellow: Your skill level is moderate enough for this herb, but your attempts may sometimes fail (frequent skill points)
  • Green: Your skill level is high for this herb, and your attempts will rarely fail (occasional skill points)
  • Gray: There is no chance at failing to pluck this herb (no skill points)

Related: WoW Classic: Dungeon Levels List - Levels Requirements, Ranges, & Loot

Basic Herbalism Etiquette

Whenever you're playing an MMO, it's generally a good rule of thumb to make sure you're not stepping on other people's toes or endangering teammates by being careless. Practicing herbalism in WoW works just the same. If you see someone else trying to reach herb nodes, don't cut them off and take the herbs for yourself, since they won't grow back. Likewise, if you run away from your team without communicating that you'd like to collect herbs, you might end up with a group of disgruntled party members—and that's no fun for anyone!

Leveling Herbalism 1-70

  • Skill Levels 1-50: Peacebloom (open meadows in Elwynn Forest, Dun Morogh, and Teldrassil for the Alliance; meadows in Durotar, Tirisfal Glades, and Mulgore for the Horde)
  • Skill Levels 1-50: Silverleaf (near trees in Elwynn Forest, Dun Morogh, and Teldrassil for the Alliance; near trees in Durotar, Tirisfal Glades, and Mulgore for the Horde)
  • Skill Levels 50-70: Earthroot (around cliffs in Elwynn Forest, Dun Morogh, Teldrassil, Westfall, and Darkshore for the Alliance; around cliffs in Durotar, Tirisfal Glades, Mulgore, and The Barrens for the Horde)
  • Skill Levels 50-70: Mageroyal (open meadows in Westfall and Darkshore for the Alliance; open meadows in The Barrens for the Horde)

Leveling Herbalism 70-150

  • Skill Levels 70-100: Briarthorn (near trees in Darkshore and Redridge Mountains for the Alliance; The Barrens and Silverpine Forest for the Horde)
  • Skill Levels 100-115: Bruiseweed (near buildings in Redridge Mountains, Stonetalon Mountains, and Ashenvale for both Alliance and Horde; near buildings in The Barrens for the Horde)
  • Skill Levels 115-125: Wild Steelbloom (around cliffs and hills in Stonetalon Mountains, Thousand Needles, Stranglethorn Bale, Wetlands, and Arathi Highlands for both Alliance and Horde; around cliffs and hills in The Barrens for the Horde)
  • Skill Levels 125-160: Kingsblood (open meadows in Stonetalon Mountains, Ashenvale, Wetlands, Hillsbrad Foothills, and Swamp of Sorrows for both Alliance and Horde)

Leveling Herbalism 150-205

  • Skill Levels 160-185: Fadeleaf (near trees in Swamp of Sorrows for both Alliance and Horde)
  • Skill Levels 185-205: Khadgar's Whisker (near trees in Swamp of Sorrows for both Alliance and Horde)

Leveling Herbalism 205-300

  • Skill Levels 205-230: Firebloom (open zones in Tanaris, Blasted Lands, and Searing Gorge for both Alliance and Horde)
  • Skill Levels 230-250: Sungrass (open zones in Felwood, The Hinterlands, Feralas, and Azshara for both Alliance and Horde)
  • Skill Levels 250-270: Gromsblood (open zones in Felwood, Desolace, Ashenvale, and Blasted Lands for both Alliance and Horde)
  • Skill Levels 270-285: Dreamfoil (open zones in Azshara and Un'Goro Crater for both Alliance and Horde)
  • Skill Levels 285-300: Plaguebloom (open zones in Felwood, Western Plaguelands, and Eastern Plaguelands for both Alliance and Horde)

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