anchor weed farming guide

Best Locations for Anchor Weed Farm in BFA

Anchor Weed is really popular in these days and you might have seen in your Trade chat that people want to buy all Anchor Weed’s. That’s because of you need this herb for every single flask and only 2 weeks left for Uldir raid. The prices will be insane when the raids open up. So it’s perfect time to stockpile these herb right now.

I recommend try all possible routes. You may have better results but i will give personal results too for 1 hour farming to give some general idea about the farm locations.

Where to Farm Anchor Weed in BFA?

The first place and route i can tell for farming is this; Stormsong Valley.

This looks like smart route because Anchor Weed’s usually can be found around rivers and oceans like on the beach. It look like a really interesting route but in reality it wasn’t. The results were horrible after 1 hour farming, only 9 anchor weeds.

The second place is way better because the other herbs that you get brilliant and 17 anchor weeds after 1 hour farming period.

There was some horde camps around which was an optimal but if you follow this route you don’t really step into the water.

The next one is the second best farm place for Anchor Weed. I was made a guide about this location and you may check it from here.

There are also many mines you can obtain while following this route. The results are showing 20 anchor weeds after 1 hour farming in this place.

And the best one probably not a surprise for you is this;

The icy mountains right here is extremely good. You will get better results if you do this farm with your friends in party by calling each other when you found Anchor Weed. It’s okay if you want to do this solo of course because I got 23 anchor weeds after 1 hour solo farming.

Anchor Weed is really popular material for herbalism to craft flasks right now. If you want to know best farm places for Anchor Weed, check our guide!

Anchor Weed Farming Guide

I made this Anchor Weed farming guide to help out players who want to farm the herbs instead of buying them from the Auction House. You can pick Anchor Weed with BfA Herbalism skill 1, but the rank 2 and rank 3 requires higher Herbalism skill. Higher ranks allow you to gather this herb more effectively, so you will get more herbs overall.

Anchor Weed is a rare herb that can sometimes spawn instead of other herbs. So basically if you want to farm Anchor Weed, you have to farm other Herbs and hope they will respawn as Anchor Weed.

Anchor Weed

Anchor Weed ranks

You will learn rank 1 from your Herbalism trainer at Daz’Alor / Boralus after you reach Herbalism 25.

Rank 2 is a reward from Seeking More Knowledge. This quest unlocks at BfA Herbalism 115, and is given to you by your Herbalism trainer at Daz’Alor / Boralus.

Rank 3 is a reward from More Anchor Pods. You can get this quest after you loot one [Enormous Anchor Pod] while gathering Anchor Weed. It’s not 100% drop, and you will need Herbalism 150 before you can pick up the quest. (the quest item can drop at lower herbalism skill)

How to speed up farming

Battle for Azeroth introduces three new items that you can use to speed up farming herbs. You should use these if you can find them cheap at the Auction House, or craft it yourself if you can.

  • [Monel-Hardened Stirrups] – You can gather while mounted.
  • [Monel-Hardened Hoofplates] – Increase mount speed by 20%.
  • [Coarse Leather Barding] – Prevents you from being dazed. (mobs won’t dismount you)

The one I would recommend the most is [Monel-Hardened Stirrups], which lets you gather herbs while mounted. Every mob scales to your level in Battle for Azeroth, so it will be hard to avoid the mobs attacking you while you try to farm herbs. If you have the [Sky Golem] mount, you can use that instead of the Monel-Hardened Stirrups

If your class has a tanking spec, you should switch to that while farming, so you won’t get dazed and you don’t have to use Coarse Leather Barding.

Don’t forget to enchant your gloves with [Enchant Gloves – Zandalari Herbalism] or [Enchant Gloves – Kul Tiran Herbalism]! This enchant brings gathering time down from 1.5 seconds to 0.5 seconds. This is really important if you gather while mounted because mobs can still interrupt your casting.

Drustvar – route 1

Since Anchor Weed is a rare herb that can sometimes spawn instead of other herbs. This route is the best because it has the most herbs, so you will have more chances of getting Anchor Weed.

This route goes through an Alliance town, so horde players might have some trouble here, but you can just run past the guards with mount, they shouldn’t kill you.

Drustvar – route 2

Use this route if someone is already farming at the first route, or if you are having trouble going through the Alliance town.

Tiragarde Sound

This is also the best place to farm Riverbud.

Stormsong Valley

You will get a lot of Riverbud and Sea Stalk here. Really good route, since you can avoid fighting most mobs.


You will get mostly Siren’s Pollen and Riverbud here.

Do you want to reach level 60 fast?

I recommend Zygor’s Leveling Guide. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. All the detail that you need to complete the quest is included. You’ll never have to switch back to a website, or even the in-game main map to see where you have to go or what’s next. The guide is available for both Horde and Alliance.

I use Zygor’s guide for leveling and I highly recommend it.

Anchor Weed Farming Guide I made this Anchor Weed farming guide to help out players who want to farm the herbs instead of buying them from the Auction House. You can pick Anchor Weed with BfA