Even if you're having horrible luck with mount drops, you still have a good excuse to solo farm here, in The Vortex Pinnacle.
Solo Farming The Vortex Pinnacle.. Again
The Vortex Pinnacle is actually very easy to solo, provided that you have a good solo class and a spec. If you're not sure about your class or spec, check the previous gold making tip that focused on Soloing Vault of Archavon. It too needs a good combination.
|I heard you wanted|
my reins? Then come
and get it, mortal!
Reins of the Drake of the North Wind is a low 0.9% drop from Altairus, the second boss in The Vortex Pinnacle. That means you should not expect to see it drop on your first attempt. Personally I had to kill the boss about 13 times before it dropped, but it can take way longer than that if RNG does not favor you.
Vortex Pinnacle is located in Uldum. See the map below for the exact location.
There's some trash in the way though...
The first pull is perhaps the most challenging, and biggest. But if you have heals and cooldowns ready, there shouldn't be any problems. The biggest mobs in the pack are very slow, so they can be kited by even a melee character.
|You will soon find out that|
it's not exactly a clear path
to the bosses!
A rogue or a druid may be able to sneak past the trash, but my instance farmer lacks the stealth skill.
Once the first pack is dealt with, the rest shouldn't give you any trouble. Although closer to the second boss there will be more big pulls. These are easy though, as long as you don't stay in the hurricanes they cast.
Kuja's Protip: A Death Knight can Dark Simulacrum these hurricanes. These deal a huge amount of damage on packs this big. No channeling required either.
Best place for Volatile Air farming?
Monsters in this part of the instance are mainly air elementals. That means you will be seeing lots of Volatile Air. A single air elemental has a 37% chance to drop Volatile Air, and when the percentage favors you, there will be up to 6 x Volatile Air to be looted every single time.
Most monsters here, especially the Young Storm Dragons have a decent drop rate of roughly 4% for Rainsong. While spirit is not the most valuable stat a trinket can have, it's still a level 81 trinket which many leveling casters will want to have. There's hardly any for sale these days too, so selling these for 500-1500g is normal and people will buy them.