Saturday, 7 September 2013
Stratholme is a set of two instances located in Eastern Plaguelands on the continent of Eastern Kingdoms. The instance is divided into Main Gate and Eastwall Gate/Service Entrance.

If you are lucky, you can encounter the rare mob "Duke Ragereaver" patrolling the Main Gate area and kill him for some additional coins and a green item.


  • Undead
  • Humanoid

  • Greens
  • BoE Blues
  • Recipes
  • Mageweave Cloth
  • Mana and health potions
  • Gems
  • Coins
  • Righteous Orbs
  • Greys and White Vendor Items

  • Stratholme is instanced, so mobs can be mass pulled.
  • Easily soloable from level 80 with semi decent gear (level 80-85 may need to exercise caution with pulls however)
  • No need to share drops if soloing as its instanced, cannot be crashed

  • Instance cap can be easily hit since the Service Entrance now requires you to leave Main Gate and run along to the Eastwall Entrance.
  • Unless you have a vendor mount, the nearest vendor is Lights Hope Chapel or one of the various towers nearby.
For this Farming Favourite, I used my Warlock who has tailoring and enchanting. I mass pulled mobs and just used Rain Of Fire to kill them, and just ran through without a minion summoned. I will take a slightly different format for this Farming Favourite and list the drops and gold for each side.

Main Gate


  • Looted: 5g 76s 62c
  • Vendor Gold: 11g 9s 59c

  • 198 Mageweave Cloth
  • 2 Formula: Enchant 2h Weapon - Major Intellect
  • Schematic: Voice Amplification Module
  • 1 Aquamarine
  • 1 Essence of Death
  • 1 Righteous Orb
  • 3 x Green Items
  • 8 BoP Blue items
Items disenchanted to:

  • 8 Large Radiant Shards
  • 12 Vision Dust
  • 2 Lesser Nether Essence
  • 1 Large Brilliant Shard.
Eastwall Gate/Service Entrance:

  • Looted: 4g 12s 5c
  • Vendor Gold: 7g 54s 88c
  • 104 Mageweave Cloth
  • 2 Greens
  • 1 Aquamarine
  • Formula: Enchant Weapon - Unholy
  • 2 Shadowsilk
  • 9 BoP Blues
Items disenchanted to:
  • 9 Large Brilliant Shards
  • 2 Dream Dust
  • 2 Lesser Eternal Essence
In conclusion, while my test run through the instance wasn't exactly plentiful in either gold or greens on this occasion, a lot of the income relating from this instance relates to the selling of the enchanting materials, formula's, recipes and Righteous Orbs. You will never leave the Main Gate of Stratholme without at least One Righteous orb as they are a guaranteed drop from Instructor Galford. While Wowhead lists these as a 95% drop chance, I have never left the instance without at least one of the Orbs.

As always, with any Formula, recipe or pattern drop, its always worth checking the Undermine Journal for a rough idea of its market value.


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About Me

I am Cazzy, also known within the World of Warcraft as Cazzéh and Cazmia, amongst other aliases.

I have been goldmaking and blogging on and off since 2011, starting off small by selling things such as cloth, then moving on to other areas such as gems, enchants and so on.

Currently, I am residing on the EU Sunstrider and EU Trollbane connected realmsets and am maining a MM Hunter.

I am raiding again, my current progression on my main, Cazzéh is:

4/13 Mythic HFC, 13/13 Heroic HFC, 11/13 Normal HFC, 13/13 LFR HFC.