You're gonna get wet!
What makes Stranglekelp valuable is mainly..
1) They are essential for any aspiring Alchemist.
2) They are a pain to farm!
3) Herbalists like to farm other herbs instead.
Stranglekelp is a reagent for a couple of potions. Almost all of them are useless though, so your best bet would be to sell them raw and not touch them.There are a couple of zones that are superior when compared to the rest of the zones where Stranglekelp is farmable.
In my opinion Thousand Needles has the most Stranglekelp available, surprisingly, because the whole zone is underwater!
To be able to gather Stranglekelp, you need 85 skill in Herbalism.
Here's my Top-5 zones for Stranglekelp farming:
- Thousand Needles
- The Cape of Stranglethorn
- Western Plaguelands
Farming Cataclysm Stranglekelp
Don't underestimate their value
How much a stack sells for is hard to say. But they are valuable! On some realms they don't go for more than a couple of gold, while on the other realm they go for 40g EACH. Like I mentioned, they are essential in alchemy and people need to get past the Stranglekelp phase. Each alchemist needs approximately two stacks of these if they want some fast skill ups.
Because they are in low supply 24/7, it's a safe bet to monopolize this herb on most realms.