Complementing the alchemy skill, herbalism allows the skilled gatherer to harvest medicinal plants used extensively in preparing potions. Herbs - particularly the higher-level ones - have excellent resale value.

You gain the "Find Herbs" skill in the General tab of your spellbook when you train in herbalism. Activating this will highlight nearby herbs in the minimap. As with all gathering skills, the Gatherer addon is extremely useful. Once you've located a herb, run up and right-click on it to harvest it. In Outland, there are plant beasts (such as the Bog Giants of the Zangarmarsh) that may be harvested for herbs when slain (herb-skinning). Just right-click an appropriate body. In Outland, gathering herbs will sometimes yield Motes of Life, and in Northrend, gathering can earn Crystallized Life as well as the herbs being gathered.

When grouped with other herbalists, you should agree on how to share herbs or harvestable mobs. They can be rolled on as with chests, or you can decide to take turns. If you're leveling your herbalism, everyone can take turns harvesting but not looting the node to have the chance at a skill up.


Herbalists gain the Lifeblood skill upon reaching skill level 75. This is an instant cast heal-over-time spell. Initially, it heals 300 health over 5 seconds, to a maximum of 2000 over 5 seconds at skill 450. The spell has a 3 minute cooldown.


Grand MasterFayin Whisperleaf, Valgarde, Howling Fjord
Kirea Moondancer, Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra
Marjory Kains, Vengeance Landing, Howling Fjord
Tansy Wildmane, Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra
Dorothy Egan, Magus Commerce Exchange, Dalaran
MasterRorelien, Honor Hold, Hellfire PeninsulaRuak Stronghorn, Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula

There are herbalism trainers in the starting zones and capital cities. Ask a convenient guard in the cities for the nearest herbalism trainer. All herbalism trainers are able to train up to Artisan level.

Tauren have a racial affinity for herbalism and have a bonus of +15 to skill. This allows them to reach L240 as an Expert and L315 as an Artisan.

Related Items

Item Description Source
Enchant Gloves - Herbalism +2 herbalism skill to gloves 145 Enchanting
Enchant Gloves - Advanced Herbalism +5 herbalism skill to gloves 225 Enchanting
Herbalist's Gloves +5 herbalism skill 135 Leatherworking
Herb Pouch 12-slot Herbalism Bag Vendor (Herbalism Suppliers, 10s)
Cenarion Herb Bag 20-slot Herbalism Bag 275 Tailoring
Satchel of Cenarius 24-slot Herbalism Bag 300 Tailoring
Mycah's Botanical Bag 28-slot Herbalism Bag 375 Tailoring (Sporeggar Revered)


Name Given By Description Reward
[55] Salve via Gathering Arathandris Silversky, Felwood Collect 4 Fel Creep 4200xp (first time only),
2 Cenarion Plant Salve
[70d] Netherdust Pollen Taskmaster Varkule Dragonbreath, Dragonmaw Base Camp, Shadowmoon Valley Harvest 40 Netherdust Pollen 4.4g, 250 Netherwing rep

Trade Items

Lvl Item Notes
1 Peacebloom
1 Silverleaf
15 Blood Thistle Use: Increases damage and healing done by magical spells and effects by a small amount for 10 minutes. (Followed by a Bloodthistle Withdrawal debuff of -5 Spirit for 20 minutes)
15 Earthroot
50 Mageroyal
50/70* Swiftthistle Found randomly with Mageroyal and Briarthorn
70 Briarthorn
85 Stranglekelp
100 Bruiseweed
115 Wild Steelbloom
120 Grave Moss
125 Kingsblood
150 Liferoot
160 Fadeleaf
170 Goldthorn
185 Khadgar's Whisker
195 Wintersbite
205 Firebloom
210 Purple Lotus
210* Wildvine Found randomly with Purple Lotus, but more usually dropped by trolls
220 Arthas' Tears
230 Sungrass
235 Blindweed
245 Ghost Mushroom
250 Gromsblood
260 Golden Sansam
270 Dreamfoil
280 Mountain Silversage
285 Plaguebloom
290 Icecap
300 Black Lotus
300 Bloodvine Bloodvine is only found in Zul'Gurub, dropped by trolls or found with herbs gathered with the Blood Scythe.
300 Felweed Felweed is found throughout Outland.
300 Fel Lotus Fel Lotus may be randomly found on any Outland herb
300 Fel Blossom [BoP] MinLvl: 60, Use: Absorbs 750 to 1250 Damage, lasts 15 seconds. Found randomly with Felweed
315 Dreaming Glory Found in all Outland zones.
325 Ragveil Found in Zangarmarsh
325 Flame Cap Found in Zangarmarsh, MinLvl: 55, Use: Chance to strike a ranged or melee target for 40 fire damage. Also increases Fire spell damage by up to 60. Lasts 1 min.
325 Terocone Found in Terokkar Forest
340 Ancient Lichen Found inside Coilfang Reservoir and Auchindoun instances
340 Mana Thistle You will also gain a random amount of mana when harvesting thistle. Generally only reachable with flying mounts.
375 Netherbloom Found in Netherstorm. You may gain Netherbloom Pollen when picking Netherbloom. This is a 15 minute buff of +50 to a randomly selected stat.
375 Nightmare Vine Found in Shadowmoon Valley
350 Goldclover Found in Northrend in Borean Tundra, Howling Fjord, Grizzly Hills, Sholazar Basin, and (rarely) Dragonblight. May also be harvested from Frozen Herbs nodes..
350 Deadnettle Potentially found when gathering herbs from Frost Lotus, Goldclover, Talandra's Rose, and Tiger Lily nodes in Northrend; Deadnettle does not appear on its own.
360 Fire Leaf Found in Northrend from Firethorn nodes in Borean Tundra around the hot springs areas.
360 Fire Seed Found in Northrend from Firethorn nodes in Borean Tundra around the hot springs areas.
375 Tiger Lily Found in Northrend around rivers and lakes in Borean Tundra, Howling Fjord, Grizzly Hills, and Sholazar Basin. May also be harvested from Frozen Herbs nodes.
385 Talandra's Rose Found in Northrend in northern Grizzly Hills and southwestern Zul'drak. May also be harvested from Frozen Herbs nodes.
400 Frozen Herb Frozen Herbs nodes may be found in Dragonblight, Wintergrasp, and northwestern Zul'drak. They potentially yield Goldclover, Talandra's Rose, and Tiger Lily herbs.
400 Adder's Tongue Found in Northrend in Sholazar Basin and Gundrak.
425 Lichblom Found in Northrend in Wintergrasp, Storm Peaks, and Icecrown.
435 Icethorn Found in Northrend in Wintergrasp, Storm Peaks, and Icecrown.
450 Frost Lotus Found in Northrend in Wintergrasp and may also be rarely gathered with any other Northrend herb.