The age old question: "What's the best way to farm gold?" Well, it all depends on who you ask. With Silithus open now, there are lots of business ventures selling drops there for eager reputation-seekers, however I stumbled upon a very great place to farm gold. Unfortunately, only Rogues and perhaps Druids can farm it. Uldaman.
There are several bosses, chests and other loot you can grab in this instance. Personally farming this place even now, I can tell you I have a Dagger specced Rogue, with Preparation, Cold Blood and Improved Backstab/Ambush as well as Improved Sap. It is a great build for farming because you have Preparation to kill your timers and Improved Sap to stay in Stealth. There are numerous bosses as mentioned, with varying degrees of difficulty. The beauty of Uldaman farming is that you can choose what bosses you want to tackle, and which you don't. This guide helps you with the ones that give you the most buck for your bang.
Without further ado, let's get started.
Easiest encounter in the game. I don't use any timers for this. Not Cold Blood, not Evasion, nor Vanish. Walk to their location and kill Baelog first, then Olaf, then Eric the Swift. Don't even need a run-down of this since it's so easy. You can also just do runs for the Three Dwarves since Eric the Swift drops Swiftness Potions 100% of the time. I did a bunch of solo runs jut for the Dwarves because we needed Swiftness Potions for Warsong Gulch.
Lots of times you will get nothing but their usual crap, but I have had some nice blue BoE's and BoP's drop. Loot Baelog's Chest on the table for Gni'Kiv Medallion (you'll need this later). Read his book on the lore of how to summon Ironaya, or just read on!
Another easy boss. Revelosh doesn't drop any great items, but he does drop the Shaft of Tsol which combines with the Gni'Kiv Medallion from Three Dwarves to summon Ironaya. But anyways, let's get to it.
He's got two adds - Stonevault Rockchewer and Oracle. Also, some dinky Ambushers run in and out of the room every 10 seconds so just time it right and you can pull Revelosh to a corner and not aggro extra things (but the Ambushers are non-elite and have very low health, so just burn 'em down in a few hits if you aggro one or two of them). Sap the Rockchewer, and then start beating on Revelosh. A few seconds into the fight he will start casting lightning. Kick him when that happens and then pull him to a corner so you don't aggro more things. Oracle will try to heal him at some point - either try to burn Revelosh down before the heal lands or switch targets and Kick or Gouge the Oracle and finish off Revelosh. Kill the Oracle quickly as well, and then take down the Rockchewer as soon as he is out of Sap.
The Shaft of Tsol, which combined with the Gni'Kiv Medallion is used in the Map Room to open the door and summon Ironaya, is your main purpose with Revelosh. He's got an extremely small chance to drop some really nice epic and blue BoEs, but after months of farming I have yet to see anything good drop off him (but you still need the Shaft from him).
Ironaya is a moderate boss in a room off of the Map Room. In order to open her chamber, you have to kill Revelosh (Objective 2) and loot the Shaft of Tsol as well as kill the Three Dwarves (Objective 1) and loot the Medallion from Baelog's Chest. Once you have both items, right click either of them to create the Staff of Prehistoria.
Enter the Map Room east of Ironaya's chamber and you will find the Keystone. You can freely stealth up to it and right click the Keystone. A fun event unfolds as the staff shines a beam on the door which opens and Ironaya stomps out. You may want to clear out a couple troggs before you summon her to give you more room to fight, but if you're close enough to the door when you attack Ironaya it isn't necessary.
As soon as you stick the staff into the keystone, run up to the door. Stealth as soon as you can. You can tab-target Ironaya even before the doors open. As soon as the doors open try to target her ASAP and Cheap-shot her. Cheap-shot and Kidney shot work, but Blind and Gouge she is immune to. When she's moving again draw her back into her chamber where there's no chance of adds. I usually hit Evasion early and use Cold Blood, Eviscerate, and then next 5 combo points I Kidney shot and Bandage up. I finish her off with Eviscerate again (use potions, Defiler's trinket if necessary) and she goes down without too many problems.
Lots of blue BoE's drop that I usually disenchant. Fiery War Axe (epic) has a chance to drop, and that thing can go for a lot on the AH.
There are two chests in Uldaman that can spawn. This chest is very easy to get to, and it's a 100% spawn. Atlas map number six, or labeled as Master Enchanter Annora - this spot is filled with little silithid buggers. Fortunately, they're not elites. The main thing here is to pop Evasion right at the start and make sure you're always auto-attacking someone. I use right-click to change targets every time I kill one of them, and only use 1 Sinister Strike per mob.
Once all of the little buggers have died, there is a chest in a crevice in the wall, and the Master Enchanter (friendly) comes out of hiding. You also need lockpicking to open the chest.
The loot drops out of the chest Same as the other chest - BoE greens and periodic blues, plans, recipes and sometimes bags.
This chest is the room in the middle of the instance. It is not a 100% spawn, so always check if it is there before clearing the mobs in that room.
This chest is tricky, but once mastered it's easy to get to. There is a Stone Steward who patrols the room. He exits the room at both ends, however he spends a much longer time at one end than the other. When he is at the doorway of the west exit of the room, distract him there so he spends a few more seconds staring into open space before continuing to exit the room. As soon as you distract him, start clearing the adds.
There are six adds in total. Two casters called Earthen Sculptors (they are white, easy to spot) and four melee called Earthen Rocksmashers (black). As soon as you distract the big Stone Steward, Ambush the white Sculptors (or any other kind of damage, they have little health so Cheap Shot and Garrote are somewhat useless). Take out the two Sculptors and then pull the rest of the Rocksmashers into a corner of the room. Now even when the Steward walks by, he won't aggro you.
Take down the Rocksmashers one by one. Try not to burn Evasion, but if you are having difficulty with this encounter and feel the need to use it, use it right at the beginning when all four adds are still alive. You will evade more attacks and make full use of Evasion. Just spam SS and Eviscerate and take them down one by one. This chest is locked, so you need Lockpicking fairly high (200 or so) to open it.
The Loot: What you get inside is random - usually BoE green items, but I have received Necklace of Calisea and some 14 slot bags as well.
Galgann is probably the toughest boss to farm in Uldaman (with my Rogue, at least). He has two adds with him which you need to Sap and Blind and then work on Galgann. I can take him down if I use Blind on the second add, and use Evasion + Cold Blood on him, but I don't like wasting so many reagents and timers on one boss, especially if he doesn't drop anything amazing. However, with different builds and weapons, Sword/Mace Rogues may find many fights harder or easier depending on how they do damage.
The Fight: As mentioned, Sap one and Blind the other. Get to work on Galgann. He can't be Cheap-Shot or Kidney Shotted, so your best bet is to open with Garrote or Ambush and spam SS until you can do an Eviscerate. The key is to down him before the adds can recover to hit you.
The Loot: Galgann drops a few BoP blues which can be disenchanted but he has a very small chance to drop several BoE blue items which can be good AH sales (20g and up).
Grimlok is a very easy boss encounter even though you may first think otherwise. Now, before you reach him, you must take out three sets of guards. There is one Stonevault Brawler that sits at the entry-way of Grimlok's little room. He will stand at this doorway for a minute or so and then proceed to patrol to Grimlok and back to his post very slowly. The best thing is just to wait it out until he returns to his spot. After killing this first guy, you have four mobs to go - 2 groups of two.
Sap one, eliminate the other. Kill the sapped one. Rinse and repeat on the next pair. Once all the adds are gone, you are left with Grimlok, his two Stonevault adds and the Basilisk.
The Fight: Sap the Brawler. You can choose to Blind the Geomancer but if you have decent gear and are confident, just leave him to attack (he doesn't do much damage). I use an Ambush on Grimlok but you can Cheapshot him and Kidney Shot him. As a dagger Rogue I just Ambush, Sinister Strike a few times and Eviscerate until he's dead. Loot his stuff and sprint + vanish out. Usually I heal up in the empty hallway before I stealth out to the next objective.
The Loot: I usually disenchant the blue items, sell the rest. If shards are extremely cheap on your server, you may consider vendoring all blue BoP drops for the 1-3 gold.
Now all that is left to do is to sell your booty. Then of course come back and do it again. I hope you enjoy your forays into Uldaman!
Good Luck Rogue!
|Parts of this page were originally written by Mogrin.|