…besides heroic dungeons, is in the Storm Peaks. If there’s a better place, I haven’t found it. I just wished I’d have discovered this location awhile ago.
I’ve really only begun messing around in the Storm Peaks the past several weeks. Sons of Hodir was the one reputation grind I hadn’t started until about 6 weeks ago. Had I finished the quest chain months ago and known about this spot, I would have brought all of my pets here. It wasn’t until my Chimaera hit level 77 that I began to farm here for pet experience.
The only catch to grinding in this location, is that you have to complete two quests before the mobs in this area will spawn. They are: Can’t Miss Him and the follow up quest, Battling the Elements. Once you complete these two quests, the area will be full of Seething Revenants from there on out.
These mobs are all level 80, are fairly squishy, drop loads of good stuff, and have an incredibly fast respawn rate. At times, they will spawn faster than you can kill them. In certain locations, they will spawn up to three times within seconds of one another.
Since I’ve been late coming to the Sons of Hodir’s party, I’ve been farming near Dun Niffelem for Relics of Ulduar when leveling my past two pets. Stacks of 10 give you 250 rep, which has sped things up for me a great deal. I leveled my crab from 75-80 by farming mobs on the frozen lake, as well as killing the ghostly guys in Thunderfall.
Those two spots are pretty decent for farming, but not nearly as good as the area I’m directing you to.
Within two hours I had leveled my Chimaera from 77 to 80, and had farmed the following:
- 161 x Crystallized Fire – These sell for 4.5G ea. on my server.
- 124 x Relic of Ulduar – I turned them in for rep, but these can fetch around 4-5G ea. depending on your server’s economy.
- 7 Greens
- 1 Blue
- 134G in vendor trash
Aside from all the goodies that dropped, as well as attaining three pet levels in record time, another thing that made this grind enjoyable was stealing all the kills from a Warlock bot who was patrolling the area. I figure I must’ve lightned their take by well over 1K G for the night. 😀
I don’t like to take my pets into instances, battlegrounds or arena until they’re max level. If you’re like me, and prefer to solo-grind them to max level before grouping with others, then this is the place to do it. Just put on some music, sip a few beverages of choice, and in to time your pet will be 80, and your gold satchel will be brimming.