I am excited to share with you guys an awesome farming spot where you can make 2000 gold an hour.
Farming is looked down upon by experienced gold makers as the gold per hour or gold per effort is usually pretty low when compared to a crafting profession. However crafting professions need a good amount of gold to be able to make a profit and farming can be a great way to earn enough gold to buy materials or to power level a crafting profession.
At 2,000g/hour though this method surpasses even some crafting professions as to the amount of profit you can make for your time!
Farming Volatile Fire in Twilight Highlands
I was preparing to do another extensive article on the best places to farm volatile fire, just like my previous article on farming volatile air but one spot blew the others out of the ballpark so much that I am going to detail this one farming location as the others are moot in comparison.
Head over to Cannon’s Inferno in Twilight Highlands, make sure you bring your fishing rod.
Here you’ll be looking for the mobs Enslaved Infernos which drop volatile fire, the red dots on the map below show the locations where they spawn:
The first time I came here and starting killing the Infernos I found I quickly ran out of them to kill and was waiting around for respawn times, hardly good for a high gold/hour or drop rate, but there is another catch to this particular farming spot for volatile fire that makes it so sweet.
Fishing Volatile Fire from Pool of Fire
I totally forgot about these since the last time I did fishing was back in Burning Crusade. 4 different pools of fire spawn around in the lava that fish a volatile fire everytime, you can get anywhere from 1-3 volatile fires per cast and can cast 3 times on the same pool. So you could potentially get 9 volatile fires per pool x 4 pools = 36 volatile fires in about 5 minutes! That is with some big luck but even average out at 6 per pool x 4 pools = 24!
The pools of fire take between 5-10 minutes to respawn.
You can tell where a pool is when there is flame coming up from the lava, don’t be fooled by the flames that are on the edges of the lava and rock as those aren’t pools.
The best part is that there is no required fishing level to fish the pools, you can do it right from level 1 as long as you have a fishing pole with you.
Results of An Hour Farming Run
I farmed this spot for an hour, making sure I first fished the pools to start their respawn timer then I proceeded in killing all the Enslaved Infernos, even the 3 spawns that are over the hill, there would be about a 1 minute wait time for respawns then the whole cycle would repeat again.
In an hour of farming this spot I was able to get 86 Volatile Fire’s. They sell for 22g on my server meaning I made 1,892g.
That isn’t including the green item drops, crackling crystals and shimmering shards.
Bonus Tip – Finding Fish
One annoying part of this method is straining your eyes looking for the flames coming out of the fire.
If you remember back to patch 2.3 blizzard released a way to track fishing pools, so you could just fly by and it’ll show up right away where each of the pools are.
In order to get the ability to track fishing pools you’ll need to have 100 fishing skill and obtain the Weather-Beaten Journal. This journal is fished from pile of debris (pools), the drop rates vary but I read on Elsanglin.com that the best place to fish for them are the floating wreckage pools found in either Ashenvale, Hillsbrad Foothills, Stonetalon Mountains and Wetlands.
I went there and within 3 casts I got my journal and the ability to track pools!
I was able to achieve this amount of volatile fire because there was no competition at the time and I’m sure this will become more and more competitive as additional players learn about the spot. Be sure to cash in now and make gold farming this spot then invest it into some crafting professions, once you’ve made enough to invest into professions I recommend reading Markco’s Guide to quickly learn how to pull in thousands of gold a day with each profession. Good luck!