This is found almost exclusively in Dread Wastes & Townlong Steppes, near inland water sources and in swampy/mucky areas.
It's not on the drop data, but im certain that i have had Golden Lotus drop from this once or twice, anyone else had the same?
The areas Upper and Lower Sumprushes, on my server, just to the north of Dusklight Hollow in Townlong Steppes is a great place to farm these - away from the Klaxxi daily quests, unlike the Briny Muck in the Dread Wastes. Only a few mobs, level 89 highest and almost constant respawn rate of the herb if you run circuits of the area.
Three words: The Briny Muck
edit: Eh, patch 5.1, they nerfed it.
I recorded a video of a farming spot for everyone to see. I've found that as a druid with 310% flying speed, and being a tauren for faster herbing... I get on average 175 herbs per 10 mins in this spot.
Some of the better moments I get 200-220 in 10 mins.
Some of the slower moments I get as low as 150 in 10 mins.
Fool's cap also seems to be one of the better herbs if you are milling for Misty Pigments, so I highly recommend this spot for farming.
The link to my video:
Now with patch 5.1 live
have a chance to drop too.
And now there's a chance to drop more than 1
The Briny Muck used to be my fav spot, now.... it's just crap. Am I the only one here in 5.1 that think Blizz have severely decreased the spawns of flower here? I have been flying around here for about 15 minutes, on two different medium populated servers, and only found
two spawns so far.
Edit: Blizz HAVE changed the spawn rate of herbs. Cut down by 50 %. But that was only mentioned in the US patch notes. Nothing in the EU ones.
looks to me the most fool's cap i got was from the sha touched herbs in dread waste since 5.1 came out
Make sure you have
in your inv, I found when I was farming
that I was finding 1 mist herb every 3-4 reg herbs. Just having it in your inventory makes it work. You'll know if the herb you get is a Goggle drop from the mist surrounding it. The mist looks very similar to that of a rogue
. They do show up on the map.
I equipped mine so that i wouldn't accidentally give them to someone, but you don't need to to get the bonus.
Also grab a pair of
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