Map of Outland
This information is preliminary, based on publically released information for the new expansion and reports from the closed beta. Information may change prior to the expansion release.
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.
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.
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.
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