WoW Cloth Gathering Guide
This WoW Cloth Gathering Guide details the best locations to gather various cloth types in the World of Warcraft. Cloth is primarily required for the Tailoring and First Aid professions, but is also used occasionally by other professions such as Blacksmithing and Engineering.
Updated for WoW patch 5.2
Cloth is dropped by humanoid mobs throughout most of the zones, dungeons and raids in World of Warcraft. This guide will indicate the areas for each cloth type where you can gather fastest, based on drop rate and the density and respawn rate of mobs.
Cloth Gathering Guide Shortcuts
- Linen Cloth
- Wool Cloth
- Silk Cloth
- Mageweave Cloth
- Netherweave Cloth
- Frostweave Cloth
- Embersilk Cloth
Linen cloth has a good drop rate from most humanoid mobs in the level 5-15 range. These can be found throughout all the racial starting zones (Azuremyst Isle, Dun Morogh, Durotar, Elwynn Forest, Eversong Woods, Gilneas, Lost Isles, Mulgore, Teldrassil, Tirisfal Glades) as well as the follow-up leveling zones (Azshara, Bloodmyst Isle, Darkshore, Ghostlands, Loch Modan, Northern Barrens, Silverpine Forest, Westfall).
For Alliance characters the best mobs to farm are Riverpaw Bandit and Riverpaw Herbalist on the west side of Sentinel Hill in Westfall. If you have completed the Alliance quest sequence in Westfall, then these mobs will disappear from Sentinel Hill and will be replaced by Defias Henchman, Defias Knuckleduster and Defias Pillager with similar spawn and drop rates.
For Horde characters the best mobs to farm are Bloodfang Scavenger along the beach on the north west coast in Silverpine Forest. They are reasonably close to one another and there are large numbers of them.
Wool cloth seems to have the worst drop rate of any cloth type. Humanoid mobs in the level 23-26 range are the best and can be found in the following zones: Ashenvale, Duskwood, Hillsbrad Foothills, Stonetalon Mountains and Wetlands.
For Horde characters the best mobs to farm are Stormpike Soldier on the bluff called Corrahn’s Dagger to the west of Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills. They are stacked close together and respawn very quickly.
Silk cloth has a good drop rate from humanoid mobs in the level 33-38 range. These mobs can be found in: Desolace, Dustwallow Marsh, Feralas, Southern Barrens, The Cape of Stranglethorn, The Hinterlands and Western Plaguelands.
The best mobs to farm are Haunting Vision, Hungering Wraith and Wailing Death on Gahrron’s Withering, Eastern Plaguelands and Cult-Sworn Pugilist and Cult-Sworn Warlock to the north of Gahrron’s Withering, Eastern Plaguelands. By the time the mobs in each location are killed and looted the mobs in the other should have respawned and the locations are right next to one another.
Mageweave cloth has a variable drop rate from humanoid mobs in the level 40-48 range (rate is better on higher level mobs in that range). Theses mobs can be found in: Badlands, Felwood, Searing Gorge and Tanaris .
An alternate mob to farm is Dunemaul Enforcer found in the Dunemaul Compound in Tanaris
Runecloth has a good drop rate on humanoid mobs in the level 51-58 range. These mobs can be found in: Blasted Lands, Burning Steppes, Silithus and Swamp of Sorrows.
There are a number of groups of mobs in Blasted Lands that are all suitable for farming.
Group 1: Dreadmaul Brute, Dreadmaul Mauler, Dreadmaul Warlock, Shadowsworn Dreadweaver, Shadowsworn Enforcer and Shadowsworn Warlock can be found between Altar of Storms and Dreadmaul Post.
Group 2: Drowned Gilnean Merchant and Drowned Gilnean Settler can be found on the coast south east of Nethergarde Keep.
An alternate set of mobs to farm are Twilight Avenger, Twilight Geolord, Twilight Prophet and Twilight Stonecaller which can be found at Twilight Post and Twilight Base Camp in Silithus. The two locations are near one another and should provide and continous supply with one location respawning while you clear mobs at the other.
Netherweave cloth has very good drop rate from humanoid mobs throughout the Outland zones (Blade’s Edge Mountains, Hellfire Peninsula, Nagrand, Netherstorm, Shadowmoon Valley, Terokkar Forest and Zangamarsh).
An alternate set of mobs to farm are Illidari Dreadbringer, Illidari Painlasher, Illidari Satyr, Illidari Shadowstalker and Illidari Shocktrooper which can be found at Illidari Point in Shadowmoon Valley.
Frostweave cloth has a poor drop rate similar to wool cloth. It can be looted from humanoid mobs throughout the Northrend zones (Borean Tundra, Crystalsong Forest, Dragonblight, Grizzly Hills, Howling Fjord, Icecrown, Sholazar Basin, Storm Peaks and Zul’drak).
If you have the Tailoring profession, your drop rate will be considerably improved by learning Northrend Cloth Scavenging.
The best place to farm Frostweave cloth is north of Corp’rethar in Icecrown. Depending on your level and gear, you can farm single mobs, Fallen Hero’s Spirit, that spawn constantly and run south past the position marked X on the map below. Simply take up position and attack the mobs as they run past. If you happy farming multiple mobs then it is usually faster to farm Converted Hero’s which are found in groups of seven through the highlighted area.
Embersilk cloth also has a poor drop rate. It can be looted from humanoid mobs in the new Cataclysm zones (Deepholm, Mount Hyjal, Twilight Highlands, Uldum and Vash’jir).
If you have the Tailoring profession your drop rate will be considerably improved as Cataclysm mobs will drop extra cloth in a similar fashion to the effect of Northrend Cloth Scavenging.
An alternate place to farm Embersilk cloth is Tol Barad Peninsula. The entire area (except for The Darkwood) is popultaed with humanoid mobs that all have a similar drop rate.
I hoped you found this WoW Cloth Gathering Guide useful and that it has helped you farm whatever cloth you need. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think and if you’re aware of any other great cloth farming locations please share them here.