Cataclysm Classic Herbalism Leveling Guide 1-525

This Cataclysm Classic Herbalism leveling guide will show you the fastest way to level Herbalism from 1 to 525 in Cataclysm Classic.

I recommend trying Zygor's 1-85 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt. The guide will help you to reach level 85 a lot faster.

Table of contents:

Herbalism Trainers

Alliance trainers:

Horde trainers:

Leveling Cataclysm Classic Herbalism

Don't forget to turn on the Herb tracking on your minimap!

1 - 70

For the first 70 points, you can go to any starter zone. There is not much difference between them.

Herbs in these zones: Peacebloom, Silverleaf, Earthroot

Tirisfal Glades

Elwynn Forest

70 - 150

Herbs in these zones: Mageroyal, Briarthorn, Bruiseweed

Learn Herbalism Journeyman, then head to Hillsbrad Foothills. It's a horde-only zone, which means it might be a bit harder to reach it for alliance players, and for low-level players I recommend Darkshore.

Hillsbrad Foothills

Between 70-125, follow the yellow lines. When you reach 125, you can enter the orange circle and gather Frozen Herbs.

Horde players can stay in this zone up to 160 or even a bit more if they want to because there is a herbalism trainer in Tarren Mill, so you can visit her at 150. The reason I recommend you stay here until 160 is that this way when you go to the next zones, you will be able to gather Khadgar's Whisker right away.

Hillsbard Foothills Herbalism map


The last few points between 130 and 150 will come a bit slowly.

150 - 230

Visit your trainer and learn Herbalism Expert.

Herbs in these zones: Kingsblood, Liferoot, Fadeleaf, Goldthorn (Feralas only), Khadgar's Whisker

You won't be able to gather Khadgar's Whisker until you reach 160, and all herbs will be green for the last 10-20 points. 

You will have to visit your trainer again between 200 and 225!


Western Plaguelands

230 - 285

You will gather the following herb: Sungrass

The most common herb in both zones below will be Sungrass. I recommend Thousand Needles because, in Eastern Plaguelands, there are a lot of Khadgar's Whisker, which will be green to you and grey for the last few points. I also like the easy layout of Thousand Needles; you go in a straight line, and you can't miss the herbs.

Thousand Needles

If you don't have a flying mount, then when you reach the end of the yellow line, you should turn back and run back to the starting point of the yellow line. You will also have to swim to Twilight Bulwark or Twilight Withering, or else you can't get to where the herbs are. 

Thousand Needles Herbalism map

Eastern Plaguelands

285 - 325

Herbs in Felwood: Sungrass, Gromsblood, Golden Sansam, Dreamfoil, Mountain Silversage

Swamp of Sorrows: Golden Sansam, Sorrowmoss

Swamp of Sorrows

The whole zone is filled with herbs. You can find them everywhere. If you don't need the herbs for Alchemy, you can also stay in Swamp of Sorrows until you reach 350 and skip Outland. But Outland herbs usually sell for more, so it's worth going there earlier.


325 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Herbalism Master.

You will gather the following herbs: Felweed, Dreaming Glory, Terocone

Terrokar Forest

350 - 400

Visit your trainer and learn Herbalism Grand Master.

Tiger Lily requires herbalism 375, so you won't be able to pick it yet.

If you don't have a flying mount, I recommend skipping the parts around Utgarde Keep in the middle.

Pretty easy to follow route, it's basically the same with or without Flying mount.

Grizzly Hills has a lot more Tiger Lily than Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord, so it's a bit more annoying leveling here until you reach 375.

400 - 425

The most common herb in Sholazar Basin is Adder's Tongue, but you will also find some Goldclover and Tiger Lily.

I mainly use this route, but if you prefer to farm the whole zone, you should use route 2.

This is basically the same as route 1 but also loops around the south-eastern part of the map.

425 - 475

Visit your trainer and learn the new Cataclysm Classic Herbalism skill.

You will gather Cinderbloom

Mount Hyjal

475 - 500

You should go to Deepholm and gather Heartblossom, or you can stay in Mount Hyjal until you reach 500.


500 - 525 Herbalism

You will gather Whiptail.


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