Friday, December 20, 2013

Soloing Cataclysm Heroics for Gold - Part 9 - Grim Batol

Grim Batol is one of the best instances to farm. It's packed with mobs and almost all of them are humanoids, so there's a TON of Embersilk dropping here, not to mention other drops. If you are after Embersilk cloth, make sure to do the farming with a Tailor to get even more cloth! Read on to see how much wow gold was obtained from a single run which took less than 15 minutes.

grim batol solo farming
Grim Batol is an excellent choice for some easy gold farming!

Solo Farming Heroic Grim Batol
This instance is loads of fun. You're continuously fighting mobs, and should you pull more than one pack, they can still take you to near death very fast, even with superior gear. I would recommend to pull no more than 2 packs, unless you're in tank spec. Remember to use your shorter duration cooldowns when possible to avoid the need to stop to heal.

While it's originally intended for you to take one of the trapped red drakes, and burn a load of mobs with it, I would recommend against it unless you are doing one of the quests in the instance that requires you to burn things with the drake.

Not only do you save time, but you also get more loot from the mobs if you don't kill any accidentally with the drake. The mobs die fast enough even if you do the fighting yourself.

There's also a few spots where you can see troggs climbing the piles of stone. Many of them can be pulled closer with a ranged attack. They drop nice amounts of loot, so they should not be skipped.

You don't need any tactics for this instance.

You can find the entrance portal to Grim Batol in the Twilight Highlands, just next to Wetlands.

Grim Batol Achievements
These achievements can be soloed easily. For more information, click the links.

Don't Need to Break Eggs to Make an Omelet: Simply nuke the boss as hard as you can and he dies before any adds spawn.

Umbrage for Umbriss: Keep the Malignant Trogg alive until boss is near death. Kill the trogg and then the boss.

Counting the 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 tons 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 13 minutes
  • Farmer: 560 Windwalker Monk
  • Drops: 33 gold
  • Vendor junk (Greys, blues, green weapons, stuff): 121 gold
  • Disenchanted greens & Lockboxes: 60 gold
  • BOE Blues: 1 (200g, not counted in total)
  • Embersilk: 90
Grand total:  349 gold (Varies by realm and RNG)

"One of the best instances for Embersilk farming! Lots of other goodies dropping too!"

Previous Cataclysm Heroics:
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17 comments : said...

Great guide, going to start doing this tonight on my tailor farmer.

Cornellian said...

Definitely going to have to wander in here with my tailor and see what kind of results I get. I don't do it purely for gold, but the embersilk is still needed since there are constantly new guildy alts that need bags.

Unknown said...

Thanks for including possible achievements in the guides. Especially that they are soloable.

Unknown said...

This was one of my favorite heroics to run. Thanks for the awesome tip. When im in dire need of embersilk ill have to run this :).

Unknown said...

Good info! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Turning Embersilk into Bags probably would give you more income as the prices quite high since they nerfed Troggs in Deepholme

Unknown said...

Going to run this when ember silk is really expensive!

Unknown said...

Going to run this when ember silk is really expensive!

Unknown said...

Just started to play again and need gold to buy mounts and stuffGonna try that as soon as I get home.

Unknown said...

Going to try this as soon as I get home. Looks like a good way to get the gold I need to buy the mounts I want :)

Anonymous said...

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epic for cloth <3 said...

Great guide. It is also good for skinning the mobs, as the skin goes for between 4 - 5 g per piece on my server!

Anonymous said...

Great Guide :)

Anonymous said...

Nice gonna try this out!

Anonymous said...

Tried this myself and not a tailor. Went in with a potion of treasure finding and after 5 runs, ended up with 22 stacks of embersilk cloth and 3.5 stacks of hypnotic dust from disenchanting the greens.
Also I didn't see much difference in cloth, greens and treasure boxes between regular grim batol and heroic.

Anonymous said...

Don't farm again until you see this.