• Black Lotus
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A Black Lotus in the Burning Steppes.

A Black Lotus is a rare herb that can be gathered with Herbalism (300).

Black lotus can be smoked in hookahs along with dreaming glory. The combination of the two herbs induces a relaxing, numbing sensation.[1]


Black Lotus can be found in Winterspring, Eastern Plaguelands, Burning Steppes, Silithus, and outside the instance portals in Dire Maul. It is rare in all of these places and never appears anywhere else.

It can also very rarely be obtained from harvesting the corpses of plant-like mobs such as Bog Lords in Outland. The chance to get a black lotus appears to increase with the monster's level, so chances are higher in places like Skettis, The Steamvault, Serpentshrine Cavern and heroic Coilfang Reservoir instances.

As an ingredient


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Black Lotus spawns

Each of the spawn zones has a small set of spawn points for Black Lotus. Only one Black Lotus will spawn at a time in the zone. Check sites which focus on gathering WoW data to see maps of the spawn locations. It is estimated that the respawn rate is 1 hour, possibly spawning on the hour.

Spawn Maps


The Black Lotus is possibly either a reference or inspired by the Conan the Barbarian stories, in which a highly venomous plant known as the Black Lotus first appeared. It could also be a reference to the card Black Lotus, from the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, in which the Black Lotus card is among the most powerful and expensive cards in the game.

Patch changes


  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stacks to 200, up from 20.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Black Lotus will now show up under the Herb subcategory in the auction house.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Black Lotus is no longer soulbound.


  • WoW Icon update.png Hotfix (2020-05-28):
    • Black Lotus now spawns more often and can appear in many new locations.
    • Black Lotus cannot be seen on-screen or on the minimap by players who are dead, unless they have Herbalism at level 300 or higher.


  1. ^ War Crimes, chapter 17

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