Herbalism goes well with Alchemy because you can use the herbs you pick and make potions. If you want to level Alchemy, check out my Alchemy Leveling Guide. But keep in mind, this leveling guide is made to level your profession as fast as possible, so sometimes the herbs you will farm might not be the best for Alchemy.
Shadowlands Herbalism Trainer Location
You can learn Shadowlands Herbalism from Selector Au'mar in Oribos at the Hall of Shapes. (Coordinates: 39.8, 38.6)
Oribos is the new Shadowlands city hub for both factions. You will arrive there after you finish the Shadowlands intro quests, so you can learn the new profession recipes before you head out questing.
How to speed up leveling
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 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.
Leveling Shadowlands Herbalism (1-150)
The places listed in this guide are where I think you can level the fastest, but you can level in any other zone, every Shadowlands herb gives skill points up to 150.
Bastion Route 1
Bastion seems to have to most herbs, so following this route below should be the fastest way to level Herbalism. There are very few hostile mobs along this route, so low levels or characters with bad gear can also use is.
Bastion Route 2
Not much worse from the first route, but you have to watch your HP while jumping down from the cliffs at the red lines. If you are not at full HP you will probably die. I recommend using a Seraph Tenders if you don't have any self-heal or any way to prevent fall damage. The HP regen from this food is enough to keep you at max health almost all the time.
I hope you liked this Shadowlands Herbalism leveling guide! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or you found typos, errors!