Spawn Time of Herbs

Can someone please add information about the respawn time for herbs? --Somebody

I've been looking for this data on the wiki and can't find it either. I initially looked in Herbs, but also think it'd be appropriate here. Do all resources have the same spawn time algorithm? Maybe it should be mentioned on Resource or in Professions. --Radeex (talk) 03:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

by Ability Level

Would anyone mind if I combine all of these into one table, with heads at the top of the appropriate section? I'll do just that, and if anyone minds, they can change it back. -- D. F. Schmidt talk 15:17, 22 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Strike that. I tried it for a minute, and it looked terrible. -- D. F. Schmidt talk 15:33, 22 Aug 2005 (EDT)

I think it would be hot if we could have a table like so:

Herb Orange at Yellow at Green at Grey at Found in
Herbname 25 50 75 100 Hinterlands,
Hillsbrad Foothills
Otherherb 125 150 175 200 EPL,

If someone has the data I will make the table myself. - Zuel 22:08, 15 March 2006 (EST)


I understand that this drops in ZG, but Herbalism required to harvest this? To the best of my knowledge this requires only a special scythe and therefore may not fall under the herbalism category. Any thoughtd or further information? Moosephat 14:17, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

Yes, it does require Herbalism. Bloodvine doesnt grow by itself. Rather it is parasitic, meaning that you find it within other herb nodes. Swiftthistle works the same way. - Azh 15:32, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

The  [Bloodvine] and  [Blood Scythe] articles should answer your question, Moosephat.

Tidywave 16:23, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

Herb Table

Starting the above mentioned table... doing it in the 'background' for editing til more data is entered...

I Wont put in the herb locations, IMO there are way too many to list in a table of this fashion... Peacebloom, for example, is in about 12? areas.. at least...

Herb Orange at Yellow at Green at Grey at Found in
Peacebloom 1 100
Silversage 1 100
Earthroot 15 115
Mageroyal 50 105 150
Briarthorn 70 100 130 170
Swiftthistle #
Stranglekelp 85 115 135 185
Bruiseweed 100 130 150 200
Wild Steelbloom 115 145 165 215
Grave Moss 120 150 170 220
Kingsblood 125 155 175 225
Liferoot 150 180 200 250
Fadeleaf 160 190 210 260
Goldthorn 170 by 205 220
Khadgar's Whisker 185 210 235 285
Wintersbite 195 225 245 295
Firebloom 205 235 255 --
Purple Lotus 210 240 260 --
Wildvine ##
Arthas' Tears 220 250 --
Sungrass 230 260 280
Blindweed 235 265 285
Ghost Mushroom 245
Groomsbloom 250
Golden Sansam 260
Dreamfoil 270
Mountain Silversage 280
Plaguebloom 285
Icecap 290
Bloodvine ###
Black Lotus* 300

# = Swiftthistle "piggy backs" on Briarthorn and Mageroyal, you can obtain it when you can pick Briarthorn or Mageroyal

## = Wildvine, like swiftthistle, if found inside Purple Lotus patches

### = Bloodvine is a Raid-level herb, its only found in Zul'Grub when a Blood Scyth is equiped, and is found inside other Herbs within the zone.

* = Black Lotus is extremely rare and hard to find. It requires 300 herbalism skill and is still hard to pick (will get a failed attempt now and then), the Herbalism enchant will reduce failure rates on this and other herbs. --Kewi 15:37, 7 July 2006 (EDT)


I've removed the external link to the herbalism guide because it is inaccurate and is just a gateway to gold/guide selling sites

I'd suggest removing all other links to that site

Herb percentages

On the pages that exist for an individual herb ( [Briarthorn]) there is a list of pickable locations with percentages after them. I believe this requires an explanation of what they mean and a statement or citation explaining where the information was got from. Could someone (preferably the person who added it in the first place) please put that information in? DuTempete (talk) 15:56, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

I was the one who did that for most of the herbs. It was the thottbot sightings data at the time it was created. Note that the object you click on to herb is different data from the herb that appears in your inventory. [1] is the  [Briarthorn] data for example and was a straight copy/paste. However the numbers I listed were a quick and dirty way of coming up with the percentages since it's thottbot sightings and not the absolute for the zone. (I thought it was the absolute number at the time, and not weighted by popularity. Unpopular zones skew the % results, when really it shoudn't as it's not a chance but an absolute.)
There are only X number of spawn locations total for resource nodes like herbs. A better way is to take each zone # of spawn locations (which isn't the same as drops) and divided it by the total # across all zones = % by zone. This is a known number and available on wowhead and doesn't change. (Briarthorn again [2]). I wanted to include all this info at the time, but I didn't know how to make a chart on a wiki. It looked too messy any way I could do it, so I used the simplified info. Since then I've learned (and now forgotten) how to make wiki charts. I agree that adding the number of possible spawns by zone is useful information, but I will not be the one adding that info.
Hmm I just had an idea. Instead of "Pickable Zones" come up with a more informative title and include the total number of spawn locations for all of Azeroth for each herb. Example: "This herb has (X) spawn locations, they are in:" Then if someone cares how many spawns are specifically in Duskwood for example, they can multiply (X) by the listed percentage.--Brunpal (talk) 12:57, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

XP Table

I have added an XP Table. The table is a bit hard to read, so some changes in the appearance must be made. Hans Kamp (talk) 11:05, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Personally, I think it needs to be removed from the page altogether. Its taking up too much room, and its only going to get massively larger with another ~50 levels, and many more herbs added. Is there a specific reason we need this chart? This of course goes for Mining as well. I'd rather it say something like "Herbing/Mining gives users different XP on gather depending on the level of the herb/node, and your proficiency in said gathering skill." Shouldn't that be sufficient? Ressy (talk) 21:47, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
I have been thinking about it now... I could make a table for each herb, instead of a general table like there is now. The table will be gigantic, when I continue this way on my way to level 85. The same for Mining. Hans Kamp (talk) 12:13, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
Would anyone mind if the XP table moved to its own page? It's still taking up a huge amount of space on the page and would be even bigger if completely updated. MerryC (talk) 02:18, 5 October 2012 (UTC)