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    Cataclysm Embersilk Cloth Farming

    While doing a quest in Uldum, I found that the neutral phased mobs I was fighting had low hp and hit like wimps, yet had normal drop tables for humanoids of the same level.

    I made a comment about these mobs on Wowhead after I finished the quest:

    http://www.wowhead.com/npc=45949

    These mobs can only be encountered during the quest By the Light of the Stars. Once you pick up the seventh Suspended Starlight, they phase away.

    It should be noted that they have very little hp compared to other mobs of this level, yet they still have normal loot tables*. These may be the best source of Embersilk Cloth in the game. However, Blizzard may change this, since they don't like it when players that keep a quest in their log have a distinct advantage over players who have already completed the quest.

    *I doubt their cloth drop chance is %50, though. It was closer to %15 for me. I cleared the room multiple times, until a blue BoE dropped.
    Then I deleted the comment after I realized what I done.

    I'm not sure what the usual gold/hour is, since I didn't have my data gathering mods on, but I did get a blue BoE and a stack and a half of cloth in less than 15 minutes.

    This was the best source of Embersilk Cloth I've encountered so far, but there may be better sources. Does anyone have better methods for farming cloth?

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    There's a similar opportunity with the final questline in Deepholm, but you lose access to the town as long as you're on that quest step. Your location sounds better for recurring farming.

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    As an aside, I'm pretty sure I was able to learn Bolt of Embersilk on my 65 high-skill Tailor last night. I'm at work so I can't confirm. If that's the case, it could be a nice way to use an alt to help store cloth, and it means the char is useful for something besides NW bags (until I get her leveled).

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    I didn't turn in the quest. On a whim, I relogged. Lo and behold, the mobs were visible again.

    I got in a good 45 minutes killing them. I should add that is wasn't bad xp gain, at 2k xp per kill. It's still faster to quest, but the xp was just a bonus.

    A few more obversations I made:

    -There's no way to AOE farm these efficiently, for numerous reasons, namely the skeletons that spawn mobs if you walk over them.

    -The cloth drop chance on Wowhead is very wrong. Their drop rate is definitely around %10-20, and they can't drop more than 2 cloth at a time.

    -I didn't get any blues this time, but I did get three greens and plenty of vendor trash. My cloth luck wasn't as high as before, but I still got 3 stacks, which is great considering how much cloth costs on my server (9g a piece). So, the gold breakdown for one hour total:

    ~750g blue BOE
    ~300g in greens
    ~700g in cloth
    ~100g-200g in silver drops (very rough)

    These figures are rough. I'll make sure to track my results with an addon next time. The blue drop really skewed the results. However, this is easily over 1k/hour on my server without the blue.

    -Their Hp is 26k. That's very low. My 83 frost DK is able to 2-3 shot them with a couple crits. They have a knockdown, but it doesn't stop you from attacking. The skeletons that spawn are much tougher, and have an evasion they use at low hp. However, you can completely avoid these skeletons if you avoid their spawn points on the ground.

    Alright, I'm about to turnin the quest on this toon. I'll see if there is another chance to fight these mobs with other quests.
    Last edited by Bleach; December 8th, 2010 at 02:49 PM.

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    Farming there now, not getting any embersilk cloth drops.

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    I got to that spot again on my paladin. Now that the majority of players have caught up to me (or rather my main), the whole zone has turned into a PvP nightmare. And the area with the Indentured Protectors was easily the worst place to be during peak hours. I wasn't even able to finish the quests in there tonight. So, I can't tell if Blizzard stealth nerfed it (doubt it), since I never got a chance to kill more than a couple of these mobs.

    However, I did find a better spot. In Deepholm, there's an area where dwarves are fighting stone troggs. Some of the packs there are rather large. Since my paladin is a tank, I had no trouble AEing them down. Many times, I wasn't even able to pull them off the dwarves. I didn't stay there long, but I did get lucky with green drops. I got 1.5 stacks of cloth and 8 greens in ~10 minutes. I'm sure a mage could farm this area far more effectively than a tank, but it could be dangerous, since the threat that the dwarves put out is rather inconsistent. The best part is that you don't have to keep yourself from completing an awesome questline.

    Keep in mind that it's best to look for secluded areas with mobs that aren't a requirement for a quest, to avoid mob competition and PvP.

    Farming there now, not getting any embersilk cloth drops.
    I had this issue for a good 10 minutes while I was farming. Although loot is generally random, sometimes I wonder if some items aren't truly random. I remember hitting long strings of bad luck when farming Motes of Fire back in TBC, and then I would suddenly start seeing them again after 10-20 minutes. It's probably just perception, though.

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    Yeah, I was using the troggs as well. They do conveniently start out with aggro on the NPCs, which makes them easy to farm.

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    Hey there guys , this seems weird , never introduce myself or anything but I'd like to contribute something as my first post , i've read this site for a few weeks now so i thought i'd finally join and do something!

    First of all in deepholm , you have these mobs :

    http://www.wowhead.com/npc=42521

    They have low life and also something strange is the amount of embersilk they drop which is 1-4. Now if you combine this with http://www.wowhead.com/item=58488 which is elixir of potion finding , you can easily farm embersilk cloth. And these mobs have loads of packs running around the giants in deepholm.

    So All you have to do is stack up on these potions , use them and start farming this mobs , also the packs of bats drop nifty green items that i managed to easily get my hands on with my character.

    This method can also be applied to Bleach's mobs too

    Hope you guys enjoy

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    They may require you to be lvl 85 and may take a bit longer to grind but I spent an hour grinding these 2 mobs http://www.wowhead.com/npc=46643 and http://www.wowhead.com/npc=46630 . I came away with 7 stacks of cloth, grays, 5 greens, and a world drop epic http://www.wowhead.com/item=67145
    Not all treasure is silver and gold but it can be sold for silver, gold, and a little copper.

    I Has Stuffs and you can too

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    Adding to Legendairy: The flayers in Deepholm are far and away the best to farm. The actual drop rate of cloth from them is actually pretty much on par with awful, even though they show to be able to drop 1-4 via Wowhead. It's my opinion after experimenting with them that they have been stealth nerfed already, because I got about a stack of cloth from them after an hour. The real juice comes from having your Potion of Treasure Finding on and being neutral or better with Therazane will help you.

    The Potion gives about a 10% chance to find the Tiny Treasure Box. It has about a 75% chance to contain 5-15 cloth. Sometimes they contain only gold. There's also a small chance at some Volatiles of any type.

    These mobs have about 10k health and hit like wet noodles. The reason we focus on them is because they, along with the bats flying overhead, respawn fast and still have drops. The potion's maximum potential is realized when you kill mobs quickly in order to maximize the Treasure Box drops. If you don't have a PoTF, then grinding these mobs is going to be pointless for cloth.

    I personally like to take my frost mage up there because it allows me to pull 2-4 packs of mobs, root them, and blizzard them all down at once. I've found this actually causes pack respawns a little faster. Bat packs will all pull at the same time if you aggro one of them, so I like to Skill-lance one and put them in the pile with the others. I keep the water elemental out only as an extra root.

    The drops from them are vendor greys, 80-82 greens, and tons of Toughened Flesh (free food, why not). Within an hour I'll typically get about 140-180 cloth, and after vendor sales, boxes, and coin drop about 300+ gold and the random volatiles. Make sure you have plenty of bag space or a way to vendor the trash quickly.

 

 

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