Cataclysm Volatile Farming Guide

Cataclysm is here, and so are the new “eternals”. People have been asking, what are the best spots to farm Volatiles? If you don’t have a gathering profession such as mining or herbalism, you’re going to need ways to obtain volatiles without dropping huge amounts of gold at the auction house, I have found some of the best cataclysm volatile farming spots.

Volatile Fire

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Volatile Fire Farming Spot

I have found this to be the best spot to farm Volatile Fire, there are pools of fire that can be fished here, as well as level 80-81 elite elementals that also drop volatile fire. You could also go visit Twilight Highlands, around the bastion twilight, there are mobs that drop volatile fire, and there are also a couple pools of fire that can be fished.

Volatile Earth

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Volatile Earth Farming Spot

Here you will be farming Volatile Earth, you will be killing elementals named Scalding Rock Elementals. They have a decent drop rate of Volatile Earth and another plus is that they’re not spread too far apart. The respawn rate is fairly quick as well. These mobs are needed for a quest, so you might have a little competition while farming volatiles here. You can also farm volatile earth at The Black Breach located in Twilight Highlands.

Volatile Water

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Volatile Water Farming Spot

You will be killing Muddied Water Elementals here. They have a good chance to drop volatile waters, if you’re a gatherer, there are also a couple elementium nodes to snag while you’re farming them. The mobs are tightly packed in one small area and spawn fairly quickly. These mobs are needed for a quest, so you might have a little competition while farming volatiles here.

Volatile Air

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This is by far one of the hardest volatile in game to obtain, and it’s price tag shows it. The best spot I have found is in uldum, killing Scion of Al’Kir. They seem to have the best drop rate for Volatile Air, they’re fairly spread out, but I found very easy to kill at 85. These mobs are needed for a quest, so you might have a little competition while farming volatiles here.

Volatile Life

Sadly, these are only obtained from herbalism. You could use potions of treasure finding to obtain some, but it will be a pain if you need large amounts of these and you do not have herbalism.

Alchemy Living Elements Transmute

This is an excellent way to obtain volatiles. It does requires 15 volatile life, but you can turn that into any other volatile. Volatile life normally goes for 10-15g each on my server, while volatile air goes for 45-55g each. It’s an easy and surefire way to obtain 14-16 of any volatile without going out and farming for a while. If you don’t have an alchemist, try tipping someone 50g for them to use their transmute.