10 Mote of Mana (
) can be turned into 1 Primal Mana.
best mobs to farm these (and spot) is
the trick is to kill them fast (under 10sec seems to be about right)
if you dont the mageslayers will use spellreflect and the mana seeker will use mana burn
if you kill them fast enough as a caster they wont do anything! (they have about 5200hp each)
one hour = 7-10 motes for me (i need 6sec for one mob 0/21/40 wl)
I seem to have better luck with the Mana Wraiths near Area 52.
Farmed about 3 Primal Manas in an hour.
The Mana Seekers and Mageslayers in Wizard Row have the best drop rate outside of Karazhan, at least in terms of how many you can find. Mana Wraiths are good as well, but I only recommend them if Wizard Row is full of people.
As an Arcane/Fire mage (41/20), I can manage 8-10 Primal mana per hour, depending on how many farmers are nearby.
It's easy enough to farm these in wizard row if you're a warlock, priest or mage without having to worry about going OOM or eating your own spell. Spell reflect is mostly a problem for nukers (not affliction warlocks), but then maybe not if you're decently geared and do enough DPS to make them die before the mageslayers cast spell reflect. As for the mana seekers and their mana burn, a simple spell lock, counterspell or silence will do fine.
This will also work for any other mobs that drain mana--whether netherskates in shadowmoon valley or mana wyrms in netherstorm.
The assorted elementals that drop motes of mana are generally immune to poison and arcane effects. The beasts, however, are not.
These are very easy to farm at Wizard Row using a feral druid. I usually only need to heal every 30 minutes which is perfect since I need to refresh MoTW and OOC anyway. I just run around hitting mangle on the mobs, their physical damage is very weak. No need to worry about mana drain or spell reflect, if the Mana Seekers start to cast slow just hit them with maim and shred them.
I made roughly 5000g in 2 weeks of farming 3-4hours a day, which didn't include selling greens. I did sell a few jewelcrafting designs on the AH for quite a bit though.
So if you're feral and you need some cash this is a very easy place to get it.
Seriously i would farm more for primal mana at netherstorm !! Then sell it for gold
I farm 20 mana one day... respawn rate good at Wizard Row...:p
If you are an herbalist, Netherwing Ledge in Shadowmoon Valley is another pretty good place to farm these as well if you're still grinding rep for Netherwing, as the nether rays there sometimes drop these motes and you can sometimes get 1-3 off netherdust bushes too. I'm not sure if this is as effective or more effective than the other places mentioned, but at the very least it's an extra perk for grinding Netherwing rep.
The mageslayers and mana seekers are easiest to farm as an afflict lock...
DoT, DoT, DoT as many as you're comfortable handling at a time (I like to play with five at a time, but I'm on a PvE server. :P)
Drain soul will more than likely give you mana back having specced for it, so just remember to do that as they're going down and mana burn won't be a problem.
If you happen to get ~50% health as you're having fun- Howl, be sure your DoTs are on a mob and apply Curse of Shadow, and drain back to full.
Rinse, repeat, and reap your motes. Easy, easy.
If you still need some extra mana, you may have to steal some from your imp. Oh, nos!
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.
Patch 2.4.3 note: It appears that the number of phase wyrms in Bash'ir Landing has been significantly reduced, by at least half. While this will make getting mana cells for the daily quest there quicker, it also makes this a less efficient place to farm primal manas. Before the patch, I would usually get at least 5 and as many as 10 motes of mana per daily quest run; now I get maybe 1-2, since the path I normally take (starting behind the three Etherium prison cells in the SW corner) now only requires 3-4 kills at most to get 10 mana cells. Expect the AH price of these to increase significantly as a result, since doing the daily was how most people accumulated them.
Best spot for these I have found is around Area 52, you have got the
as other people have said but I had great drop rates from
on The Crumbling Waste.
It seems like people also forgot
which are also in the area if you like a bit of variety in what you kill.
at 80+, Karazhan is a decent place for these... clear to Curator, but don't engage him.
the trash mobs in his room are usually good for 3-4 primal manas. leave the instance, wait 30 minutes, and the trash should have respawned. (note: once you kill Curator, the trash will no longer respawn)
I killed 31 Mana Wraiths sequentially today (2 Rumblers joined the party) and the drop rate was zero. So something may have changed. The Nether Rays and Phase Hunters had about a 35% drop rate and dropped two greens as well. They are arranged on a flatter landscape and were easier for my level 64 Warrior who likes a straight path to Charge. I also got 2 motes from farming Netherbloom, for you weedcutters out there.
Best Way for Farm Primal Mana is Karazan. You get a bit over 9 Primal Mana per run. By far the best way.
1.Clear up to curator. Pull the trash before the curator and kill them without pulling boss (mana wyrms and elemental only, not the constructs)
2. Pass by curator and pull all wyrms and elementals in next room , go up the stairs until the first level where there are a few more and kill everything there.
Tips: Wyrms are immune to magic spells so either get a staff/dagger if u are a mage or bring another class.
You can not enter from side entrance anymore it seems so you will have to clear the normal way.
If you dont kill Curator the trash should respawn in about 30min - 1hour if u stay outside instance. Best to bring multiple characters though making things much faster.
Most up to date comment and by far the best method to farm these :)
With Legion prepatch there is a better way farming these than Karazhan.
With Legion grouploot is now shared in the party. Get 5 players and go to Netherstorm, farm the ghosts in the south. Your loot will be shared and you get around 100-150 primals per hour.
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Here is a video guide on the best way to Farm Primal Mana
Hello everyone, I have made a really nice guide on how to obtain
Please note to not kill
The Curator boss
! Loot the
and you will get your
Mote of Mana
that you can turn into a
to sell onto the auction house or keep them to craft the
Tome of Illusions
boss you can use a
or you can also use the
skill to skip the boss.
The reason that you have to make sure to not kill the boss is when you do kill it, the arcane mobs around will
anymore when you do a soft reset. Meaning that you lose around 20
Mote of Mana
drops each time and that's something you want to avoid.
And also, when you enter the
raid, and you take the left side,
Attumen the Huntsman
can also drop a mount. It's called
but it has a
I hope this has helped!
Have been farming these "motes of mana" for Primal Mana in Karazhan.
For some reason it seems to give me alot more for killing as many mobs together as possible.
Might not be right, but at least I got more by doing it. /shrug
At least we can agree that this is the best place.
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