The WotLK Mote of Life.
Farmable for nonherbalists from:
Also acquired for non-herbalists from
where is best place to farm these? besides the elites.
I have been grinding these on the Servant of Freya mobs.
I only got 5 in a row and after only stupid flower thingys (grey).
Best mobs to farm are in wintergrasp at 13,65.
. Lots of mobs all in one place, fast respawn rate. However, they don't respawn while the pvp event is in progress, which is every 2.5 hours.
Have to say that the drop chance is NOT correct. This is probably one of the hardest Crystallized thingies that are hardest to farm no matter if you are Herbalist or none herbalist.
Roughly 30 kills in 30 minutes and I got 5 crystallized life.
After the first 4 kills they just didn't drop.
The Servant of Freya drop rate is completely off, it's much lower. Add to the fact that they are scattered all over the center circle, and you have a pretty rough time farming crystallized life from Sholazar Basin. Not recommended.
If Wintergrasp farming is not open to you, you are better off doing dailies and using the reward gold to buy the Eternals.
I've been killing Living Lashers in Wintergrasp for about 20 minutes now (killed approx. 50 of them) and I've yet to see a single of these drop from them.
I'm assuming that the crystals simply don't drop while horde controls the zone, much like how revenants don't appear to anyone but those who belong to the faction that controls Wintergrasp...
Either that, or my luck has hit rock bottom :D
Is it just me or has Horde been screwed over when it comes to farming Crystallized life. I have found that you have to get lucky with the spawns in wintergrasp; and any other place the drop rate is about 5% or less.
Confirmed the Thornvine Creeper was the best drop rate for me. I was Grinding the mobs in ZD and Wintergrasp and they weren't even close to the drop rate of the Creepers. Level 69 mobs, very fast respawn, and great drop rate. I had 2 Eternal Lifes in a little over 10 min.
From my herbing (several hours between midnight & 6am gmt most days); I have found a definite increase in drop rate for this from icethorn & lichbloom, which should bring prices down due to the high level of which both these are farmed for Runic Mana Potions & Flasks
The "Reagent for" tab shows that it requires 9 Crystallized Life to create an Eternal Life, however the way Blizzards spell works is a little misleading.
of the Crystallized Life's which casts a spell that requires another 9 to create an Eternal. It requires 10 in total.
Could not loot the Decomposed Ghouls.
Here's some more info on the Living Lashers in
The Steppes of Life
(Southwestern Wintergrasp, the green patch of land) .
There are 20 Living Lashers in this location. They are basically in a circle. So I performed a test, to see how the drop rate was. I did it both while Wintergrasp was controlled by Horde and Alliance and saw no difference in the drop rate.
It took me at the fastest, 4 mins to clear all 20, but most of the time
my average clear time was 5 mins on the button
. I performed 14 runs of the circle, here was the resulting
drops each run:
1 - 3 drops
2 - 2 drops
3 - 3 drops
4 - 11 drops
5 - 1 drop
6 - 3 drops
7 - 10 drops
8 - 5 drops
9 - 12 drops
10 - 6 drops
11 - 4 drops
12 - 5 drops
13 - 7 drops
14 - 9 drops
So after 1 hour 10 mins, I ended up with 8
, as well as enough junk like
to net me
83 gold, and 3 greens
. I was lucky enough to be alone the entire time. But I will say, it was maddenly monotonous
FYI, Revenants, a.k.a Mature Lashers still are not spawning in the Steppes of Life, and crystallized life do not drop fro living lashers while the PVP event is going, and lashers will not respawn until the event is over as well.
A good spot to farm is in Sholazar Basin from the yellow conned lashers around Freya.
I've been keeping an eye out for these over the past week on my herb runs as I need them for craftable gear, and I'm seeing Crystallized Life drop off herbs pretty much in line with the gathering rates reported for Lichbloom and Icethorn in wowhead.
For instance, today I ran for a quick 45 mins and gathered 37 Icethorn, 33 Lichbloom, and 16 CL. This is typical, maybe on the high side a little for CL. I didn't keep track of the number of nodes, but given 2-3 herbs per node I would say this was gathered from 25-30 nodes. If you work the numbers out, this falls in line with wowhead's observations.
Back to the point, over the past week of farming herbs I've gotten 8 Eternal Life and change out of ~5-6 hours of herb gathering. I'm throwing my comment in here to state that if you need to farm CL, based on my experience herb gathering is not the way to do it at the moment. I'm going to try Servants of Freya then Lashers in Wintergrasp.
So. I'm a bit of a geek. I also like when someone posts detailed comments about <insert thing/mob/whatever here>
So, for the benefit of future people, I did a little research (as of Patch 3.2) to see how well Wintergrasp Lashers fared now.
Here are the statistics.
First of all, I was little lucky. I intended to stop at 30 minutes, And I didn't see anyone else until right at the end.
I was doing a little over 1800 DPS (Rogue) Unbuffed. The only things I ever had one me were some AoE Cooldowns, and trinket procs. With 1800 DPS, I never once had to wait for respawns, as long as no one was there. Mobs tended to drop 0-3 Crystallized life each
Also, if you're interested, As I can't heal myself, I used Three food items and 9 Heavy Frostweave bandages
81 Crystallized Life (8 Eternal Life, + 1 extra Crystallized Life.)
Various Grey items totalling 27g 34s 1c
Four Greens. In monetary value, they would be sold to vendor for 22g 86s 46c. For Disenchanting them, I got 2 Greater Cosmic Essences and 4 Infinite Dust. Disenchanting is fairly speculative, as I tend to be Ridiculous unlucky, and get stacks of Essences. Dunno about everyone else.
If you wanted to make
I don't know that this is the way to do it. If you sold all of the Eternal life (We'll ignore the 1 crystallized life), and Vendored Everything, You would end up with 130g 20s 47c, on this run, ignoring the cost of food/bandages (4g 34s 1c / Minute, on average.) I don't typically Farm for money, In fact, I don't even do all of the dailies any one day, but this doesn't seem
bad. I suspect there are much better ways to make money with the same amount of effort.
If you're trying to farm Eternal Life, yeah, it seems quite plausible. I was looking to fill my bank with 22 slot bags, So I needed 14 Eternal life, and in 30 minutes I picked up 8.
Lastly, If you're an herbalist, you might make more or less Lifes/Moneys. I wasn't. All of the Lashers (they come in two varieties) are herb-able, But I think harvesting each one would slow the efficiency. I obviously can't test for how many Eternal Lifes would be gained from this - It was suggested to me that you could likely double what I made by harvesting all of them. Additionally, I noticed Two or three Saronite nodes while I was there.
Good luck Farming!
Note that you can also place these on your action bars, to make it easier to keep track of them/convert them to eternals.
Ironically, you cannot recieve these as drops from the Lashers in the Emerald Dragonshrine.
This means Tailors wishing to make Moonshroud must be sure to have the Eternal life with them, because you cannot farm it in the area of the Emerald Dragonshrine.
If you are a fisher aswell, heres what I do:
-Clear the area of lashers, takes 5 mins absolutely tops!
-Go fish for 10 mins in WG
-Goto step 1 and continue
This way you have no downtime! And fish sell better then most people think these days
EDIT: And also, if you go there straight after a WG battle, theres loads of Mature Lashers spawned, clearing the area got me 4 eternals last night! Just because there were so many Mature ones!
Being a Bloodelf, doing the Wintergrasp thing is a little difficult when you're on a server where the horde never wins it but maybe once a week. :p Back to the basin!
Wintergrasp is definetly the spot where you want to farm eternal life....as a dk with herbalism i manage to get 60-68 eternals per hour by killing Mature lashers+Living lashers
Farmed for about 50min, got 141 Crystallized Life = 14 Eternal Life
For about 15min had to share the place with 2 other players so expect to get even more if you are alone.
Just spent almost half an hour killing living lashers in Wintergrasp and got zero, yes zero, crystallized life. This area must have been nerfed at some point since 2010.
I had no trouble gathering over 1/2 dozen Eternal lifes this morning from WG. I was all alone, the spawn rate was very fast. There is nothing wrong with farming these in 4.3. Works just as well as it ever did.
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