I made this Marrowroot farming guide to help out players who want to farm the herbs instead of buying them from the Auction House.
There are no herb ranks in Shadowlands, so the only thing that will affect how many herbs you gather is your herbalism skill. You can farm Marrowroot with Shadowlands Herbalism skill 1, but you will get more herbs with higher herbalism skill.
Below you will find a few tips that will help you gather herbs faster.
Unfortunately, there are no new Stirrups or Leather Barding recipes in Shadowlands, so gathering herbs will be a lot harder for most classes.
How to avoid getting dismounted
One of the most annoying things in WoW is getting Dazed. Every mob has a chance to daze you when they are in hitting you from behind, but there are two ways to prevent getting dazed.
- If your class has a tanking spec, you can switch to that while farming. Tanks are immune to daze, so you will never get dismounted.
- Equipping a Comfortable Rider's Barding in your mount equipment slot prevents you from being dazed while mounted. (doesn't work with druid forms)
Gather herbs while mounted
- Druids can gather herbs in their travel form.
- The Sky Golem mount lets you gather herbs while mounted. (this mount doesn't benefit from mount equipment)
Shadowlands Gathering Enchant
You can enchant your gloves with Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering to increase the speed of gathering in the new Shadowlands zones. (works with mining and skinning too) The enchant brings gathering time down from 1.5 seconds to 0.5 seconds. This is a must-have enchant if you gather while mounted because mobs can still interrupt your casting, and daze you, so you want to grab herbs as fast as possible.
Farming Marrowroot in Maldraxxus
Marrowroot is a zone-specific herb, it only grows in Maldraxxus.
There is not much difference between the two routes below, I got around the same number of herbs on each route. Try both and use the one you prefer, it all comes down to personal preference.