Monday, December 16, 2013

Soloing Cataclysm Heroics for Gold - Part 8 - Lost City of Tol'vir

Next up from the Cataclysm Heroic dungeons is The Lost City of Tol'vir. We have tackled this instance too about a year ago, but it was in normal mode. How much gold can you make if you clear the instance in heroic mode instead, solo? Normal mode was a gold mine, but let's see how much heroic mode gets after a year.

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lost city of tolvir solo farming heroic

Solo Farming Lost City of Tol'vir
This instance is fun because it contains lots of humanoid mobs. They always drop valuable cloth, especially in Cataclysm dungeons. Embersilk Cloth is the cloth that has made me the most gold recently, very close to Frostweave cloth.

The instance is easy and requires no tactics at all. But if you pull too much at a time, you can easily get killed because some of the mobs here hit like a truck still. I almost made the mistake by pulling the entire first room (8 packs + 1 boss) as the first pull.

If you're unsure where the instance is located, read the first post about this instance here.

Lost City of Tol'vir Achievements
These achievements can be soloed easily. For more information, click the links.

Headed South: Kite the large adds and kill the small caster adds. Once you have three large adds, nuke them down and the boss instantly afterwards.

Acrocalypse Now: Wait until enough crocks have spawned during the encounter, and then AOE them down.

Kill It With Fire!: Kill the phoenix that spawns during the encounter. When boss enters the second phase, a dark phoenix will spawn that must be kept alive until the achievement is done.

Time to Loot
Like always, I pull all trash that I can find to get as much loot as possible. I do not use Potions of Treasure Finding to eliminate some RNG, but you should drink one to get more loot.

I don't use the Golden Fleece either, but it's a good idea to equip it for this dungeon, as the mobs are high enough level to give experience. One missing trinket does not affect your farming performance, and you will be getting more wow gold in return.

Here's the details and results from a single run
  • Time: About 8 minutes
  • Farmer: 560 Windwalker Monk
  • Drops: 18 gold
  • Vendor junk (Greys, blues, green weapons, stuff): 107 gold
  • Disenchanted greens & Lockboxes: 110 gold
  • Embersilk: 37
Grand total:  290 gold (Varies by realm and RNG)

"Great instance for embersilk farming with a tailor!"

Previous Cataclysm Heroics:
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Lindir said...

Nice guide again Kuja. Keep 'm coming :)

Bas Hofma said...

Nice guide again Kuja. Keep up the good work! Been reading your site for more than a year now.

(forgot to leave e-mail adress in last comment :))

Bas Hofma said...

Something went wrong probably with my last comment, so here i go again :)

Nice guide again Kuja. Keep up the good work. Been reading your website for over a year now.

Maddy said...

Excellent guide as always! I plan on hitting this dungeon as soon as I finish gearing up my warlock. :D Keep them coming!

Akseli Lepistö said...

Thank you for this guide, professional and well-written, as always! =)

Peter Teigler said...

Thank you for the new guide.

Hazzae Jenkins said...

Nice guide as usual! I think that i ill try this one :)

Hazzae Jenkins said...

Nice guide as usual! I think that i ill try this one :)

Hazzae Jenkins said...

Nice guide as usual! I think that i ill try this one :)

Curt Fox said...

Good guide! Thanks for the info!

matt yeryk said...

Great guide! Glad you're still making posts :) been reading them frequintly over the last year or so.

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Nick Tate said...

Awesome dungeon guide! I love gold making from running dungeons.

Nick Tate said...

Awesome dungeon guide! I love gold making from running dungeons.