Hello everyone, it's Gladius. Today, we're going over herbalism. I'm going to talk about a specialization that's going to get you gathering while you're still on your mount. This pairs very nicely if you're also doing mining. Not only will you be able to mine nodes while you're on your mount, but you'll also be able to gather herbs as well. This is going to speed up your farming, have you collecting resources really quickly, and just overall improve your output for your gathering professions. Before we get into that, everyone, first, if you decide at the end of this video that this was helpful to you in some way, please heroic strike that like button. And if you want to stay up to date with WoW content and gaming content in the future, please slam the subscribe. Alright, let's get into it.
Alright, let's start taking a look at this specialization tree to start planning our build. The first thing to mention is that starting at level 25, you're going to gain your first specialization. You're going to get to choose one of the three choices in the specialization tab. Now, your first one unlocks at 25, but you also get another one at 50 and 100, respectively.
The first one we're going to be taking a look at today is botany. Botany is really important, it's kind of like the mining process for miners, where by maxing out a node in this tree, you're able to mine or gather while you're on your mount. This cuts down a lot on your travel time and your mounting up time. It's just all around just a really good quality of life thing to pick up as soon as you can. So start with the botany tree.
Now, I'm going to go over a great starting build, and then I'm going to give you a couple of ideas of where you can go after that. Alright, so let's go ahead and take this first specialization. We're going to click on "learn specialization" and now we have unlocked botany. So now we're going to head on over and take a look at what we can do, or what all we get from the botany node here. First, you get deafness while gathering herbs. You get to learn your sub-specialization of your choice here, and then we get to learn more perception. Finesse, finesse, this final sentence, sub-specialization, deafness, and then finally, this is the node that unlocks the ability to be able to gather while you're on your mount, plus it gives you a bonus to perception as well. So, not bad at all.
What we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and put 10 points in botany right away. It's going to unlock our first two breakpoints. So the rank 10 is where we're able to choose our first sub-specialization. It's important that at rank 10, we choose our sub-specialization because we're going to get the additional bonus from just unlocking the sub-sub specialization. No knowledge needs to be applied, you get the immediate bonus as soon as you unlock it. So let's start taking a look at those specializations right now.
First, cultivation is going to improve your cultivation skill gaining plus one perception per point in the specialization while gathering herbs. So we know cultivation is going to focus on perception. And then, if we look at this one, uh, conversions, this one is going to improve our deafness. So we have to make our choice based on which one's better for us. Let's take a clip from my mining guide really quick to explain a breakdown on how each of the stats work with the gathering.
More rare items inside of the nodes, as we know from that clip just a moment ago. That's kind of the big bottleneck with a lot of the professions: getting those rare materials. So, let's find them more often. We're going to click on cultivation, we're going to learn cultivation again. No knowledge needs to be applied here, we just wanted to unlock it so we get that bonus just for learning the specialization.
Now, let's jump back up to Botany. As you might have guessed, we're going to continue our path of just going all the way through botany, so let's go ahead and rank it up until we get to unlock our next specialization, which is going to be at rank 30. Alright, so we got to 30, our second sub-specialization has unlocked and we're just going to go ahead and pick conversant. It's our only choice. Deafness again is not bad. It feels good to be able to pick up things faster, but it's not as good as the other two.
No knowledge, once again, needs to be applied. We're going to return back to Botany, and then we're going to level this the rest of the way up so all the way to 40 this time. Alright, once we've arrived at 40, at this point you're able to gather on your Mount. This is a big step and it's going to help you a lot. You're going to notice immediately you're able to gather a lot faster than you were before. Now, something else that's important to know is that at some point you're going to reach herbalism level 50. As you continue gathering, at that point you're able to pick up mastering the elements.
That's the one I suggest going for because it's going to give you a skill. Again, this is very similar to mining where you're able to empower each of the different types of herbs. You're able to empower the elementally enhanced herbs that you come across as you're mining. These are the ones that tend to drop the more rare items. They're harder to find, and they also each have a special effect or special mini-event that happens when you find them and when you mine them. There's a thorn bush that's going to make you bleed for a lot of damage.
There's going to be a wind-swept herb that's going to knock you off a cliff. It did it to me several times because what it does is after you pick it, it's just going to throw your character in a couple random directions right afterwards. It came in handy. I was using my evoker for my herbalism character because I was able to Glide to make sure I didn't take immense fall damage. It still got me in trouble though where it threw me into an elite pack on my level 60 of ocher.
You're also going to run into an ice herb, for example, that's going to put down a frozen ice patch on the ground. If you stay on that too long, it will freeze you solid and you'll be seaseed. These are kind of like fun flavor events, and it makes the profession interesting for sure. So, anyway, all that to say, we want to go ahead and jump in and click learn specialization on mastering the elements.
Again, no knowledge needs to be applied here. We get the spell by just learning the specialization, so you're going to do that after you reach herbalism level 50. Now, at this point, we can start making our decisions on what we want to do.
To gather more elemental essence from elementally charged herbs, think of it as giving a huge boost to perception whenever you find one of these. Again, perception is key. We want to find those rare ores or rare herbs. We want to get more out of our nodes. To do this, we'll put five points into mastering the elements, and then pick our first sub-specialization. You can choose whichever one is most important to your profession. For this example, I'll start with decayed. Again, no knowledge needs to be applied.
I just learned the specialization. We'll return back to mastering the elements and keep adding more points to it until we unlock another specialization. This happens at rank 15, and then you can choose again which other one is important to your profession. I'm going with Titantouched for the second one.
Then, we'll level up to level 25 to get to the next sub-specialization, and I'm going to go with frigid. Return to the original node and level it up again to reach the final sub-specialization. Now, we'll be able to pick up wind swept. This one was my nemesis while leveling up my herbalism. It threw me off a cliff so many times. To get more out of our elementally charged herbs, we'll level up to 40. We're going all the way up and then maxing that node out.
At this point, we've spent 80 knowledge in our tree. This is a good starting point where we can start looking at specifics towards our profession. I suggest focusing on the rousing element that you need the most. Each profession usually needs two certain rousing elements. They'll need every single one, but one of them is going to appear most often. For a starter build for getting started, this will let you gather while you're mounted, and you'll get to empower those nodes for way more loot dropped from them when you mine or gather them.
Now, let's talk about some other options. All the other options are going to start with maxing out the botany node. Of course, when you're able to, grab cultivation. Nothing changes about when you reach level 50. Make sure, as soon as you reach level 50, you make your choice. If you want to go with bountiful harvests or if you want to go with mastering the elements, I broke down the advantages of mastering the elements before. It's my opinion that bountiful harvests is not as strong as mastering the elements, but you can make your choice here.
For this second build, I'm still going to grab mastering the elements just so I get access to that spell that lets me overload an elemental herb. Instead of leveling this up, I'm going to return back to the botany tree. I'm at 40 on the botany node, and then I'm going to go down to cultivation and work on leveling this one up. Let's get a breakdown of what we get for cultivation.
Perception bonus, propagated seeds start appearing, decayed seeds sometimes appear, agitated seeds will then appear, and this one is going to allow us to find all seeds more often. These seeds are going to be used for a variety of professions, and it's nice to have access to them.
Another strong choice would be to go with cultivation and max this one out. This is going to unlock the ability for us to find all seeds while we're gathering. At this point, I would move on to mastering the elements.
Elements: You can make your own decisions though. Every profession and secondary profession is going to be different and based on your specific goals. Your choices might even be different than the choices I made here. However, if you're a little stuck on trying to find a path to go down, this is a strong choice for getting a lot more out of your Urban. And don't forget, once you get to level 100, go ahead and unlock Bountiful Harvest as well.
Again, no knowledge is wasted on any of these other sub-specializations, or if it's one you're not wanting to go into, you're not wasting any knowledge. You just need to click the button to unlock it, and then you get the base-level benefits of just having access to that tree. Alright, well, that gives you a couple of ideas for where to start with Urban. Let me know if you have any other ideas in the comments section below.
When it comes to gearing, the gear choices for your herbalism are going to be identical to the mining one, just with different names. Let's take a look at a clip from my mining guide. The same rule applies when we're talking about mining gear.
We're looking for gear that has perception on it, so your ore Satchel slot and your helmet slot are both going to have set attributes based on the recipe. So you're always going to have some value of finesse on your ore satchel, and you're always going to have some value of deafness and perception. Of course, the higher item level, the more of those secondary stats you get on the item. You can provide emissive to guarantee the secondary stat that you get on your mining tool, and then you can enchant it further with more perception.
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