• Ancient Lichen
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Ancient Lichen

Ancient Lichen is an herb that can be gathered with Herbalism (340).


Ancient Lichen nodes can be found only in instances, namely Slave Pens, Underbog, Mana Tombs, Auchenai Crypts, Sethekk Halls, Shadow Labyrinth, and The Steamvault. Rarely, it can also be gathered from dead fungal giants, treants and ancients.

As an ingredient


As a quest objective

Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.


Gathering a Ancient Lichen will occasionally yield  [Mote of Life] and/or a  [Fel Lotus] in addition to the herb.

Due to the difficulty in acquiring this herb, and the need for 7 in  [Flask of Fortification], Ancient Lichen is in high demand.

Rogues and Druids can sneak into the Slave Pens or Underbog to collect some Ancient Lichen spots without getting into a fight, others at level 70 can perhaps solo the first mob groups.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stacks to 200, up from 20.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Ancient Lichen now has a chance to drop a  [Fel Lotus] where it used to drop a piece of random green jewelry.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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