I made this Essence of Water farming guide to help out players who want to farm the essences instead of buying them from the Auction House.
Essence of Water
Swamp of Sorrows
Killing Purespring Elementals at Swamp of Sorrows is the best way to farm Essence of Water. The drop rate is only around 5-6%, but you can kill so many of these mobs in a short amount of time, that you can get around 1-2 Essence of Water every minute.
IMPORTANT! Follow these tips below because you will double or triple your farming speed:
- Use [Bear Tartare] if you have a level 101 character. The speed boost you get after a kill is 70%, and it lasts for 5 seconds.
- Use a ranged class for farming, or at least a melee class that has a ranged ability with no cooldown and long range. It's better to farm here with a level 101 ranged alt character than with your level 110 main without a good ranged ability.
- Don't loot the mobs one by one, this is probably the most important thing! The mobs will only start to despawn after two minutes, so you can do at least 2 lap around the small lake just killing mobs and you should only loot on your third lap. This way you farm a lot faster because you don't have to walk to each mob every single time, and you can loot 3 mobs at once. If you are not 101 yet and you can't use the speed buff from Bear Tartare, then you probably can't do 2 lap around the lake before you start looting, only one.
If someone else is already farming at Swamp of Sorrows, you can try farming Ice Avatars in Winterspring, but it's not as good as Swamp of Sorrow because the mobs are a lot more spread apart.
When you get to the end of the gorge, use your flying mount and fly back to where you started.