Farming Golden Lotus

Golden Lotus
Golden Lotus
Item Level: 90
Where to Farm: Dread Wastes or Townlong Steppes
Skill Requirement: Herbalism Level 550+
Recommended Level: 90+

Golden Lotus is the uncommon herb in Mists of Pandaria. Although it’s more ‘rare’ than it is uncommon. It can be found anywhere in Pandaria as long as you’ve got your herbalism up to level 550.

During Wrath of the Lich King Frost Lotus was the uncommon quality herb used in elixirs and other crafting valuable recipes. In Mists of Pandaria the herb is the Golden Lotus. It is used just like Frost Lotus was and similar to how Volatile Life was used in Cataclysm. It is required for all the major flasks:

You can buy Golden Lotus from either Danky (Horde, Shrine of the Two Moons) or Kyrstel (Alliance, Shrine of Seven Stars) at the cost of 1 Spirit of Harmony, but that’s not going to help you amass enough of these to make the needed flasks. Because of it’s scarcity, Golden Lotus is extremely valuable on the auction house. You can sell it in stacks of 1 or try to sell bigger stacks of it in trade.

Update: You can make a lot of gold with Golden Lotus, but if you want to step it up and make thousands of gold you should read my personal favorite guide.

Where to Farm Golden Lotus

Farming Golden Lotus is not as easy as it may sound. I recommend farming another herb and keeping the Golden Lotus you find. Fool’s Cap works great and you can find nit in Dread Wastes and Townlong Steppes.

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  1. The golden lotus is not popping with other herb gathers the way vol life does. It is coming in it’s own node (readable on tracker) but is VERY rare. Far too low a pop in my opinion. Flasks are going to be difficult to farm for, as well and the transmutes you need it for, unless it’s upped a little. Green tea, however…lol, there’s a ridiculous amount of green tea everywhere. I think Blizz may be snickering there about how Green Tea is “good for everything”.

    • They always up it after the launch of a new exp. I expect though it will take atleast 5 to 6 months then they will be easier to farm. I got two the same day in the Jade forest.

    • i recently found out you can find golden lotus in any type of herb in pandaria including desecrated altohugh it is rare spawn as well

    • you are wrong anaya. golden lotus are both as it’s own spawn and with another herb like green tea leaf. just like the other lotus from northrend and outland. i am a herbalist myself on my dk tauren i would know :). and it is found in valley of the four winds also near nesingwary or how the silly dwarf’s name is spelled.

  2. Found Sha touched herbs to be the most reliable source for lotus. Still slow but on the whole a lot easier. Only down side is you don’t get the bonus like you get from getting the golden lotus node.

  3. I don’t know what happened but today when I was farming Green Tea Leaves I had a Golden Lotus proc as well as the guild proc that gives more resources – I received 3 Golden Lotus herbs off the same Green Tea Node – I was pretty stoked!

  4. you can get the golden lotus to pop up in any pandarian herb node, not just the golden lotus nodes

  5. They appear to have increased the drop rate as well as the rate which you can get Golden Lotus from your farm. I planted Enigma Seeds in all 16 plots on my Sunsong Ranch and got 5 Golden Lotus yesterday, 4 the day before that and 6 today.

  6. I found a better way to farm Golden Lotus is to get your rep up with Tillers, and you can plant the Enigma seed. I plant all 16 and usually get at least 4-5 lotus out of the 16. Sometimes if really lucky I have gotten 7-9 but that has only happened a few times. But I find it alot faster then searching for Nodes. Good Luck Herbing. 🙂

  7. i dont know what blizz changed in mop, but u dont need any requirement to pick up herbs, im not 100% sure what you need but i managed to find a golden lotus with 200 herbalism, and i could mine there with 400 mining

  8. I need to say that I was able to farm Golden Lotus at the herbalism skill of 300.

  9. The golden lotus is found in all of the herbs that I have picked. I also prolly gotten 10 lotus altogether within a few hrs with different herb pods. I also got them in Timeless.

  10. With 5.2 blizzard changed mining and herbalism so you can start in pandaria. Like how you can level 1-600 BS with pandaria only mats. You just get lesser versions of the item you are farming and must combine them to get actual mats. However you still have to level alchemy the old way.

  11. I agree on the green tea leaf the only problem is that a lot of the alchemy calls for golden lotus along with it which makes it need full to find however I’ve only 5 of them anywhere I have even tried looking it up via wow maps and one of them shows(jade forest)them everywhere but I have spent the last 3 days and haven’t found none in that zone even silk weed is hard to find there

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