Out of 500 Big-Mouth Clams I got 12 Golden Pearls and 33 Black Pearls, which sold for about 6000g. That amount does not contain other pearls I obtained, nor does it include the gold I made from the Clam meat, which is needed by cooks to level up. A stack of meat can sell for even 100g if no one else is selling it.
A Big-Mouth Clam may contain:
- Golden Pearl
- Black Pearl
- Iridescent Pearl
- Small Lustrous Pearl
- Zesty Clam Meat
TBC, Wrath and Cata clams can give other pearls aswell, but they aren't as valuable usually.
It's a nice money maker because you don't need to be level 85 to farm these. You can bring a lowbie here and gain level ups aswell!
Where to farm?
I've found 2 places to be worthwhile. Sea Giants in Tanaris and Naga in Blasted Lands.
- 93% Drop rate
- Goblins and Gnomes have to swim here :(
- 61% Drop rate
There are other places aswell, and you may look for more by clicking here.