10 Mote of Water (
) can be turned into 1 Primal Water.
In my opinion the Halaa basin around Halaa in Nagrand is the best spot to farm these. There are water elementals all around that have a decent drop rate.
The best spot to farm those would be Elemental Plateau in Nagrad.
That is, if there aren't 20 other people farming those.
the eels in the lake just north of shat have a decent drop rate for the motes, and they have the added bonus of being very easy to kill
A great place to farm Primal Water is Skettis, the Surgers around the lake are left alone, even after the Skyguard quest hub has been added. If you travel around the lake in a large circle you will be hard-pressed to run out of elementals to kill. In addition a larger, elite elemental hides at the bottom of the lake who often drops greens and additional motes.
wow... confirmed! the lake north east is full of eels that almost drop a mote of water each kill. i needed 8 Primal Waters for a Battlemaster enchant, and as a protection warrior you can charge in and kill 3 at a time and sometimes they drop multiple motes. took me 1 hour to get 8 Primal Water. best farming spot, bring Nagrand Cherry or some waterbreathing pots
I have compiled a mini guide which is useful for pasteing into addons sucks as
(notepad type addon for easy reading)
Simple Mote Grinding
Mote of Mana
(BO wowhead average)
Mana Wraith 36.60 and 31.73 - 25.8%
Mote of Air
Storming Wind-Ripper - 69.21
Enraged Air Spirits - 63.59
Mote of Fire
Raging Fire-Soul - 69.21
(Blade's Edge Mountains)
Vile Fire-Soul - 30.82
Enraged Fire Spirit - 48,45
Mote of Water
Crashing Wave-Spirit - 63.17
Skettis Surger - 64,69
Mote of Earth
(Blade's Edge Mountains)
Sundered Rumbler - 31,61
I agree with shadow about farming motes of water in the lake above shat
not only are they easy to kill they also have several other benefits lots of vendor trash that sell pretty good, its close to shat, few ppl are usually around, and it can be done at an early level to get some $$ in your pockets
The drop was nerfed but not that badly i got 4 primals in about an hour today which is good enough for me
Just a note - one of the easiest ways to farm motes of water is high-level fishing, which I haven't seen mentioned. Patches of Pure Water at the Elemental Plateau and in lakes in Nagrand can be fished for a fair few motes a shot and it's often nice to stand there calmly fishing your motes while other people around you are clearing up the elementals and stopping you from getting hit.
I find at 375 fishing I get motes from other fishing spots as well, but obviously the Pure Water ones have the best drop rate.
patch 2.3, i just farmed 11 primals in 1 hour at skettis, running around the lake and going into it.
Hunter with pretty good gear.
Personally I like getting my water motes from the pure water that seems to spawn in large quantities north of the elemental throne in Nagrand. I have max fishing skill though, and I don't know how common that is.
Does anyone know if this can be split back into motes a la Fire and Earth Sunder?
Here's a little something I made that is appropriate for this item, a short video of how I grind out these primals. Hope it helps someone...
I had terrible luck at the lake!! Cleared the entire lake 2 times and all i got was 2 motes of water...
Despite what you may see here, it does take ten motes to create a primal. What you see here is actually a quirk of the way Blizzard handles the spell. On Blizzard's end, a two-step process occurs:
You use the first mote, destroying it in the process.
A spell is cast, which destroys the other nine motes, and creates a primal.
This spell here--step two--is the spell that gets listed here on Wowhead.
I didn't see anyone mention the inerrant advantage to warlocks in regards to farming these off of water elementals due to (
I've spent an hour underwater in Skettis (which I find to be the best place) farming the elementals there and watched my competitors in the area have to surface for air and lose a mob to me.
Also another exceptional skill related to Primal Water is (
); since Primal Air are arguably harder to come by, you can easily farm Motes of Water and turn them into Primal Air.
I found out the Skettis Surgers in Skettis give a lot of motes. I just farmed them for 40 mins and got 40 motes, 4 greens and tons of junk before 2 Alliances went and farmed my mobs. Also, watch out for Alluvion, he's nasty.
I can get about 6-9 primals in three hours using the Mote Extractor from engineering i find it the best way to farm these and i can make up to 540g a night
If I'm right place is called Elemental platou in Nagrand and all you need from primals, except ofc Primal Life you can get there + if you have fishing 375+lures etc, you can get 10+primals per hour just by fishing. So....start leveling fishing! :D
P.S. Bring some food and water suplies for 2 days, cos you will need a lot of time for 375 fishing xD
I dont know what some of these guys are talking about but heres what i found in the lake above shatt....the good news is the eels are very easy to see because you can see their shadow from a long way off...thats where the good news ends..unlike Dolinen where he/she states he/or she got almost a mote from each kill I received this.....after 100 kills I looted 20 motes from 13 different eels (pitiful drop rate)..I also looted 97 elem fragments (worthless)...and 13 primordial essence's (also worthless).. and unlike Rainusone the only different loot i received was 2 essence of waters...think i'll stick to herb whoring and buy my primal waters from the AH... :)
The lake in Skettis was by far the best place for farming these in my opinion. Within 3-4 trips around the perimeter I was able to gather 6 primals.
can it be shattered like primal earth?
i needed some motes.
i agree with dakid on that one. went for the eels and only got 1 primal in about 30minutes and the skitts to the southeast was worse, granted there was ALOT more mobs to kill, remains the fact i only got a primal in about 25minutes as well. they must have really nerfed the drop rate.
Fishing really is the best way to get these now, especially now that you are guaranteed to catch non-trash items while fishing in pools regardless of your skill. I average 3-4 motes per pool of Pure Water in Nagrand.
Update for cata, as no one else has posted.
Zero motes for the eels, though that was probably bad luck.
A couple of loops round the skettis lake got me the motes to make up the 4 primal water I needed for my alchemist. Constant spawn of elementals there and less likely nowadays to be competing.
the eels are a terribad drop rate got 0 motes after killing 20 went to skettis got enuff motes for 3 primals after 20 mins
Suppose people ought to know, so here it comes.
The sewer trash in BT takes about 5-10 minutes to clear for most classes, and as long as you don't kill the first boss, you can reset the trash indefinitely(but only 5 instances per hour, check out the addon
if you would like to track these).
A single clear can produce anywhere from 2-5 primals(20-50 motes, these are what drop), and is easily farmable for however many you may need. Any of the water elementals in the sewers may drop them, but killing all of the trash is advisable as many valuable things can drop.
9.2 patch update: 12 motes per 1 run. I am not sure if it's worth anymore.
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