RIVERBUD FARMING | Herbalism Fundamentals for New Gatherers

RIVERBUD FARMING | Herbalism Fundamentals for New Gatherers


Hey there, guys! This is Reckles with WTBGold and today we’re
going to be covering some herbalism basics and will be using Riverbud farming as a lens. This herb is great because it really highlights
the differences between a good farming route and a bad one. When I look for a good herbalism route, I
look for three things: Density, Repeatability, and what I’m going to call Ease of Access. For density it’s pretty simple. You want a zone to have a lot of nodes. And I want you guys to be able to make your
own routes so you don’t have to rely on some silly youtuber who just happens to be
incredibly handsome. To find maps for nodes, go to wowhead, click
on database, then select objects and herbs. Find riverbud and you can see at a glance
which zone has the most potential spawns and you can see the density. Riverbud spawns along rivers so voldun is
out and while drustvar, stormsong, and zandalar have good density along their rivers, they
all have waterfalls which makes those rivers one way. Sure you can run back to the start, or connect
rivers in a figure 8, but then you’re sacrificing density for a repeatable lap. To look more into repeatability let’s go
to nazmir. This place is a swamp. You’re up to your neck in bloood trolls
and riverbud. But despite that, this place is surprisingly
bad for long term farming and here’s why. To make a lap repeatable, you want something
like Ungoro crater. All the ore in ungoro is in a nice pretty
little circle. This not only means that you don’t have
to backtrack to get to your start point, but more importantly all the nodes you force spawn
are placed inside your lap. In nazmir, riverbud is all over, so a lap
that would cover every spawn point would take an hour to run. I used the Routes addon to make a 15 minute
lap that covered most of Nazmir, and tested for an hour a couple times. The first lap was always great with up to
120 riverbud in 15 minutes. That’s a lot of gold. By the third lap though, I was down to only
40 or 50 riverbud. This is because I was spawning them to the
other parts of the map that I wasn’t touching. So, if you want to farm Nazmir, alternate. Do two efficient and dense 15 minute laps,
and then do one big 30 minute lap that covers as many nodes as possible. For ease of access, we’re gonna go to northwest
Tiragarde Sound. There’s a river you run along so you have
good density, and almost all of the riverbud in the zone is here, so you have repeatability. Wow-professions has a good enough route for
this but I do have some minor adjustments. This little jaunt halfway is good, you can’t
do it the other way cause there’s a waterfall. But go all the way to the end. In the north half of the lap, there’s another
waterfall and you can take a path up top. You’ll have competition at this route, but
no one goes up top so I always had at least three riverbud spawns there. Finally, there’s no riverbud down here so
you can skip this, but one of the sea stalk might have spawned as anchor weed so turn
your camera and check. This spot struggles with Ease of Access. You’re constantly in combat with enemies
and that slows you down. To counter this, be in tank spec so you don’t
get dazed, or you can use Coarse Leather Barding. You also want to be a druid and have the Glove
Enchant for herbalism, so you can gather without leaving travel form and the cast will finish
in between enemy auto attacks. You also have to constantly cross the stream
back and forth and go up and down bridges and waterfalls. How you deal with this will change, I used
wild charge pretty much on cooldown. It’s a great druid talent. So, what’s the best spot? Well, by the numbers, nazmir had a wildly
varying 200-600 herbs per hour. It felt long and arduous. Tiragarde was a nice consistent 300-350. I’d say get good at nazmir, and then in
patch 8 point whatever when we can fly and avoid cranes, tiragarde will win. That’s it for me though, thanks so much
for watching. I appreciate all the support with likes and
subscription recently. The channel has grown a ton in BFA. HAve a great day guys, good luck and happy
goldmaking.

34 Replies to “RIVERBUD FARMING | Herbalism Fundamentals for New Gatherers”

  1. The spot in Tiragarde is what I have been farming lately…Riverbud + Sirens Pollen and enough Anchor Weed Spawns. Im going to adjust the route to what you suggest though and compare

  2. I just have to add that the anchor weed per lap in tiragard isn right. I have farmed this Spot for 6 hours straight only herbs with My Golem and got many laps without any anchor weed at all. At night times like 10 to 4 in the morning with few to sometimes none conpetition on that time. But still u are not wrong it is a good farming spot. I made in that 6hours 140 anchor weed 2.8k riverbud and like 600~ Sirens pollen. Not sure bout the sea stalk i think it was bout 2k and Star Moss like 700 to 800 smth. Over all bout 340k Gold for that time, not really sure if 6h of constantly running in circles is worth it tho.

    Kinda good farm but not in the middle of the Day

  3. god damnit wreckless. the boralus farm was my spot. now today im wondering why its so thin the herbs….. you bastard… lol

  4. I feel like tiragarde is also decent for anchor weed. its more than just the sea stalk location they can spawn near the river bud as well during a single two hour session i managed to get lucky and got over 50 anchor weed along with 2 and a half stacks of riverbud along with 100 star moss, 100 siren's pollen, and 100+ sea stalk. its not the perfect farm but decent enough and i feel like having the extra herbs makes it a better location.

  5. If you have a resource gathering alt, then I would suggest getting two gloves with different enchants( one herb and one mining). Set up a macro to change between them and then as you travel you can enable each glove as you either mine or herb. Obviously this doesn't work in combat.

  6. Wow AH sucks! 100% agree on that. It's time to build up the auction house from scratch. I've stopped using the AH house after BFA. It takes 3 minutes to post one item @ SIlvermoon EU. So who in their right mind would wait for something like that?

  7. I love namir.. it has all the herbs I need to make my flasks and potions
    Good to know I was doing it right by having multiple farm routes. But then again it is not a good way to farm anchor weed, although it pops in every now and then from the riverbuds and sea stalks.

  8. Also for Druids in Tank Spec. Use Resto Affinity for passive healing so that you don't have to stop and heal yourself or switch out of travel form to bear form with Frenzied Regeneration.

  9. How do you deal with mobs aggro while willing to mine a monelite ore? i'm forced to cc them and waste a lot of time in it is there anything I can do about it?

  10. Downloaded routes and have spent an hour just trying to add nodes to customize route but cannot for the life of me get more than the original 3 points. help? 🙁

  11. You missed something important that as a druid you should be using glyph of the cheetah for mount speed movement while in travel form so you can keep up with the robo gatherers

  12. The amount effort and frustration it takes to coordinate 3 different addons for 1 purpose is unreal. About to give up.

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