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Ability miling
  • Milling
  • 1 sec cast
  • Crush 5 herbs to create pigments for making inks. This will destroy the herbs in the process.
Class All
School N/A
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Requirements Level 5, Inscription (1)

Milling, a sub-skill of Inscription, is used to make pigments from herbs which can be obtained via the Herbalism skill. Five herbs of the same type are consumed per milling attempt and produce 1-4 pigments, with the most common result being a single pigment milled. Higher level herbs may also occasionally produce rarer pigments.

Similar to Inv misc gem bloodgem 01 [Prospecting], the type of herbs that can be milled for pigments scales up with Inscription skill level.

Beginning with herbs from Outland, high end herbs such as Inv misc herb manathistle [Mana Thistle], Inv misc herb whispervine [Lichbloom], and Inv misc herb twilightjasmine [Twilight Jasmine] have a much better yield of pigments then lower herbs like Inv misc herb felweed [Felweed], Inv misc herb goldclover [Goldclover], and Inv misc herb cinderbloom [Cinderbloom].


Pigments and the herbs from which they are milled are:

Pigment Minimum skill Herbs
Inv inscription pigment white [Alabaster Pigment] 1 Inv misc flower 02 [Peacebloom], Inv misc herb 10 [Silverleaf], Inv misc herb 07 [Earthroot]
Inv inscription pigment silver [Dusky Pigment], Inv inscription pigment verdant [Verdant Pigment] 25 Inv misc root 01 [Briarthorn], Inv misc herb 04 [Swiftthistle], Inv misc herb 01 [Bruiseweed], Inv misc herb 11 [Stranglekelp], Inv jewelry talisman 03 [Mageroyal]
Inv inscription pigment golden [Golden Pigment], Inv inscription pigment burnt [Burnt Pigment] 75 Inv misc flower 01 [Wild Steelbloom], Inv misc dust 02 [Grave Moss], Inv misc herb 03 [Kingsblood], Inv misc root 02 [Liferoot]
Inv inscription pigment emerald [Emerald Pigment], Inv inscription pigment indigo [Indigo Pigment] 125 Inv misc herb 12 [Fadeleaf], Inv misc herb 15 [Goldthorn], Inv misc herb 08 [Khadgar's Whisker], Inv misc herb dragonsteeth [Dragon's Teeth]
Inv inscription pigment violet [Violet Pigment], Inv inscription pigment ruby [Ruby Pigment] 175 Inv misc herb 19 [Firebloom], Inv misc herb 17 [Purple Lotus], Inv misc herb 13 [Arthas' Tears], Inv misc herb 18 [Sungrass], Inv misc herb 14 [Blindweed], Inv mushroom 08 [Ghost Mushroom], Inv misc herb 16 [Gromsblood]
Inv inscription pigment silvery [Silvery Pigment], Inv inscription pigment sapphire [Sapphire Pigment] 225 Inv misc herb sansamroot [Golden Sansam], Inv misc herb dreamfoil [Dreamfoil], Inv misc herb mountainsilversage [Mountain Silversage], Inv misc herb plaguebloom [Sorrowmoss], Inv misc herb icecap [Icecap]
Inv inscription pigment nether [Nether Pigment], Inv inscription pigment ebon [Ebon Pigment] 275 Any Outland herbs other than Inv misc herb fellotus [Fel Lotus]
Inv inscription pigment azure [Azure Pigment], Inv inscription pigment icy [Icy Pigment] 325 Any Northrend herbs other than Inv misc herb frostlotus [Frost Lotus]
Inv misc ashenpigment [Ashen Pigment], Inv misc embers [Burning Embers] 475 Any Cataclysm herbs
Inv inscription pigment shadow [Shadow Pigment], Inv inscription pigment misty [Misty Pigment] 500 Any Pandaria herbs other than Inv misc herb goldenlotus [Golden Lotus]
Inv inscription pigment cerulean [Cerulean Pigment] 1 Any Draenor herbs
70 inscription pigment sallow [Sallow Pigment], 70 inscription pigment roseate [Roseate Pigment] 1 Any Broken Isles herbs

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