I love Azuremyst Isle. This is partially because my first character ever was a Draenei, so it's sort of the place where I know where everything is. I spent weeks slowly leveling through all the Azuremyst/Bloodmyst content when I was a wee noob, so it's very calming and homelike to me. I mean, for goodness' sake, I keep my bank alt in the Exodar.

Today, I decided to work on leveling herbalism and skinning on a human rogue character I have, and I decided to do this on Azuremyst. It's not just that I love it, it's that it's a genuinely good place to do this. Why? There's a lot of cool stuff on Azuremyst Isle.

Low Population Pretty much the only people you are going to run into in Azuremyst Isle are lowbie draenei characters. That means you're not going to run into much farming competition. If your server isn't high pop, there is a pretty good chance that you will be the only person in the zone.


Holy cow, Draenei men are huge.


Recipe: Roasted Moongraze Tenderloin One of the few Alliance quest recipes that is not also sold by Kendor Kabonka. It comes from The Great Moongraze Hunt, a level 6 quest with no pre-reqs. I make a point of bringing my Alliance toons to Azuremyst at least once to do this quest, so I can sell the recipe to the Horde. (Even if you don't have a system in place to sell to the Horde, this recipe will eventually sell on the Neutral AH.)

Small Eggs The best drop rates for Small Eggs are in Eversong Woods, which is, for obvious reasons, easier to farm if you're Horde. For less adventuresome Alliance, Azuremyst has two great sources of Small Eggs. If you're leveling skinning, the various Timberstriders don't have the greatest drop rate, but are skinnable, unlike the vultures in Westfall. (The other good source is the moonkin on Silvermyst, who have a better drop rate than the vultures in Westfall.) Two times out of the year (Children's Week and Winter Veil), Small Eggs become incredibly expensive, and are worth stocking up on.

Blood Elf Bandit Mask A popular white drop from the Blood Elf Bandit NPC found on Azuremyst. I wouldn't farm it, since he's hard to find/not always up, and the drop rate is pretty low, but set up a targeting macro (since he's stealthed), and mash it when you run past a spawn point, just in case.
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