Farm The Best Cooking Resources For Gold!

Are you wondering how to make gold in WoW? In WotLK cooking is a secondary profession mainly used by players to develop consumables in order to enjoy their various buffs. But you can also use it for WotLk gold farming. Learn how with us!


Gold Farm WoTLK With Cooking Resources

Cooking is a secondary profession (it won’t occupy any of the primary slots) but it can be extremely advantageous during raids, lvling and WotLK gold making. You can learn it from any Cooking Trainers. There are currently 45 cooking recipes, each with different characteristics. Both cooking materials and finished products can be farmed and sold to other players.

In this guide we will let you know which recipes are currently the best ones in WotLK, considering both class and spec. That way you can take full advantage of this WoW gold farming technique. Our first advice will be for you to also take on Fishing, as it will allow you to employ that fish on various recipes, lvling your Cooking Skills simultaneously. Here you can discover which fish and meat to search for, what are the most productive farming spots, as well as how to increase your fishing yields.

Farming And Fishing Materials

Here we will mainly concentrate on the most lucrative consumables in WotLK (meaning the ones with higher stats). In order to farm the mats needed to create them, you will require:

  • Develop your Fishing Skills at least up to 300 unmodified. Some fish on the higher side will even require a modified skill of a minimum of 500 if you wish to acquire them frequently. For this, you’ll need to go to a Master Cooking Trainer in Northrend. Another option is fishing only in pools.
  • Acquire Epicurean’s Award, a Cooking token, to buy recipes. For this, you’ll need to accomplish Cooking Daily Quests on a recurrent basis, preferably in Dalaran, or in your faction’s original capital cities.
  • Acquire Northern Spices to develop recipes. You can buy it in Dalaran or Icecrown.

The main idea is for you to farm Meat through determined Beasts and capture fish using your Fishing Skills. Below we will explain how to fish and farm meat for the Highest Stat Food in WotLK. Let’s begin with fishing.

Fish Feast For Raids

Fish Feast has an ilvl 80. It restores 22500 health and 19200 mana over 30 sec. Additionally, it will provide your party/raid with 80 Attack Power, 46 Spell Power, and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. This is the ideal feast for each class in WotLK, especially during raids. Its Reagents are:

  • Musselback Sculpin: you could fish for it in the Borean Tundra, specifically in the northeastern waters of Warsong Hold. You’ll only find it in this location
  • Glacial Salmon: you can find it in pretty much any river in the Blue Sky Logging Grounds. Additionally, it can also be fished in all inland waterways in Grizzly Hills
  • Nettlefish: this fish can also be found in all inland waterways, rivers, and lakes in Sholazar Basin
  • Northern Spices

These all are really good zones if you want to avoid encounters with other factions. On the other hand, if you are feeling adventurous, you could try to capture all of them at the same time testing the waters of Wintergrasp.

Bonescale Snapper

Bonescale Snapper has an ilvl 70. It can be found in various places such as:

  • Howling Fjord
  • Crystalsong Forest
  • Dragonblight
  • Borean Tundra
  • Grizzly Hills
  • Zul’Drak
  • And Icecrown

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find it in Sholazar Basin. You can fish a prolific amount of Bonescale Snappers while searching for the more sought-after specimens (e.g, Musselback Sculpin). Basically, it is the fish you’ll get in place of them while trying your luck.

Bonescale Snapper and Northern Spices are both required to use Snapper Extreme. It has an ilvl 80 and it can restore 22500 health and 19200 mana over 30 sec (you’ll find most recipes in this list to hold such characteristics). Additionally, it will grant you a 40 Hit Rating and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. In comparison to other stat food, this dish is the one endorsed by the most specs (besides Fish Feast). It’s recommended for Blood Death Knight, Mages (All Specs), Rogues (All Specs), Warlocks (All Specs), and Protection Warrior.

Dragonfin Angelfish

Dragonblight, home to the Dragonfin Angelfish School, is the best place to catch Dragonfin Angelfish. Head over towards In’drule Village, a body of water on the Borean Tundra coast, or go alongside the river that divides Dragonblight from Grizzly Hills. Both Dragonfin Angelfish and Northern Spices are Reagents for Dragonfin Filet and Blackened Dragonfin.Dragonfin Filet has an ilvl 80 and it can restore 22500 health and 19200 mana over 30 sec. It can also grant you 40 Strength and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. 

This is probably the most sought-after food mat in WotLK, besides Snapper Extreme and  Fish Feast. This is due to the fact that it possesses twelve unique classes/spec combinations and 2 foodsIt’s recommended for Death Knight (All Specs), Feral Cat Druid (if Bearweaving), Protection Paladin, Retribution Paladin, Arms Warrior, and Fury Warrior. 

On the other hand, Blackened Dragonfin has very similar buffs. But is recommended for Blood Death Knight, Feral Bear Druid, Marksmanship Hunter, Survival Hunter, and Protection Paladin.

Glacial Salmon

The ideal place to find Glacial Salmon remains Grizzly Hills. Here you will encounter many Glacial Salmon Schools throughout any inland river channel or stream. Like Musselback Sculpin and Nettlefish, these fishes can be caught while fishing in Wintergrasp. Glacial Salmos is a Reagent for Firecracker Salmon and Fish Feast.

FirecrackerSalmon has an ilvl 80 and it restores 22500 health and 19200 mana over 30 sec. Also, it grants you 46 Spell Power and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. It’s recommended for Balance Druid, Restoration Druid, Priest (All Specs), Elemental Shaman and Restoration Shaman. Tender Shoveltusk Steak has similar buffs, so you can choose whichever one you want to farm.

Imperial Manta Ray

The Imperial Manta Ray is a widespread coastal fish that has a large population of schools. These are most prevalent in Howling Fjord and Borean Tundra, though you can also locate them in Dragonblight and Grizzly Hills.

Imperial Manta Steak has an ilvl 80 and it restores 22500 health and 19200 mana over 30 sec. It also grants a 40 Haste Rating and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. This is an ideal option for Holy Paladins. Also, Imperial Manta Ray is very similar to Very Burnt Worg, so you can choose whichever one you want to farm.

Moonglow Cuttlefish

The fact that Moonglow Cuttlefish can only be caught within a relatively small area makes them one of the most challenging to catch. Additionally, players require a modified fishing skill of 500 to avoid capturing rubbish and 575 at least if they intend to get them regularly. This applies especially if you want to catch them in open waters as opposed to pools.

The islands in the Frozen Sea, off the shore of the Borean Tundra, provide the ideal setting to catch Moonglow Cuttlefishes. Some areas remain better than others, however, employing either Levitation or a variant of water walking may provide you greater freedom while searching for Moonglow Cuttlefish Schools.

Cuttlesteak requires both Moonglow Cuttlefish and Northern Spices. It is recommended for Discipline Priests and Holy Priests. It has a lvl 80 and restores 22500 health and 19200 mana over 30 sec. It also grants 40 Spirit and 40 Stamina for 1 hour.

Musselback Sculpin

This fish can be caught in various places, such as:

  • Wintergrasp
  • Borean Tundra (here are located various Musselback Sculpin Schools)
  • Dragonblight 

Musselback Sculpin is required for Fish Feast and Poached Northern Sculpin.

Poached Northern Sculpin has ilvl 80 and it restores 22500 health and 19200 mana over 30 sec. Additionally, grants 80 Attack Power and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. It’s particularly recommended for Beast Mastery Hunter, Rogues (All Specs), and Enhancement Shaman. Also, it is very similar to Mega Mammoth Meal, so you can choose whichever one you want to farm.


These fishes can be caught in Wintergrasp and, predominantly, in Sholazar Basin. However, you can also find it in Dragonblight. Besides Fish Feast, which is recommended for any spec, Nettlefish is not used for other high stats foods.

Let’s proceed now with meat farming.

Chunk o' Mammoth

You’ll be able to collect it from the various Mammoth mobs situated in the following locations:

  • Borean Tundra
  • Dragonblight
  • The Storm Peaks

You have pretty good chances of success in any of these locations. Simply choose the most convenient one for you. However, do take into account that taking down beasts at the Borean Tundra implicates receiving an Animal Blood debuff. Until the blood runs dry or until you can wash it off, keep your distance from the D.E.H.T.A. druids. Follow this advice and you’ll easily fulfill your objective. 

Emaciated Mammoths are one of the best for farming. They can be found roaming on the western and eastern sides of the sunken road to Wyrmrest Temple. There you’ll be able to locate:

Chunk o’ Mammoth and Northern Spices are needed for the recipes Mega Mammoth Meal and Spiced Mammoth Treats.

Mega Mammoth Meal has an ilvl 80 and it restores 22500 health over 30 sec.  It can give you 80 Attack Power and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. This makes it a good choice for melee DPS. It is recommended for Beast Mastery Hunter, Rogues (All Specs), and Enhancement Shaman.

Spiced Mammoth Treats escalate the Strength and Stamina of your pet by 30, lasting 1 hour. It’s recommended for all Pet classes, it’ll work perfectly well for pets of Unholy Death Knight, Beast Mastery Hunter and Marksmanship Hunter. Unfortunately, this does not include Warlock pets.

Rhino Meat

Rhinos can be found in good amounts in the following locations:

  • Borean Tundra: This is the most well-liked one, as you’ll be able to find various camps of low lvl Wooly Rhinos, which is just perfect for AoE farming.
  • Sholazar Basin: You’ll also find a fair quantity of rhinos here. However, they are typically more dispersed. This is also a popular zone for questing, so you’ll need to deal with a fair amount of other players in the area. We recommend you try the other two zones instead.
  • Storm Peaks. If you’re prepared to go for more challenging rhinos, you could head over to Storm Peaks. However, your task will become a lot more difficult. You can choose between two camps, the Romping Rhinos on the eastern side and Ice Steppe Rhinos on the western side. These locations are also ideal for farming worm meat, so you can try and kill two birds with one stone. Take it into consideration if you are planning on cooking a Rhinolicious Wormsteak.

You have fairly good chances in any of these places, so simply choose taking into account the information we just gave you.

RhinoliciousWormsteak restores 22500 health over 30 sec. Additionally, it grants a 40 Expertise Rating and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. It’s recommended for Blood Death Knights and Rogues (All Specs). 

Another good recipe that requires Rhino Meat is Hearty Rhino. It Restores 22500 health over 30 sec and grants you a 40 armor penetration rating and Stamina for 1 hour. They’ll both be useful for physical DPS classes like Marksmanship Hunters and Rogues (All Specs).

Farming Rhino Meat can be extremely beneficial as you can employ it to make daily Mustard Dogs and put them for sale in the Auction House in Dalaran. You will have great profits, especially whenever that quest is available.

Worm Meat

In case you are thinking of making Rhinolicious Wormsteak, you’ll also require Worm Meat. You can search for it in the following places:

  • Dragonblight. This will serve you if you want to engage in low lvl farming. Go for the Jormungar Tunneler larvae, as you have a good chance of obtaining Worm Meat from them. Also, they have a low lvl when compared to the Storm Peaks Jormungar.
  • Storm Peaks. If you want to acquire both Rhino and Worm Meat, this is the go-to place. If you wish to find normal-looking Jormungar your best shot is looking through caverns.

Players can also search for InfestingJormungar in Gimorak’s Den, a wide cavern in Storm Peaks. There you’ll also find Cavedweller Worg, which drops Worg Haunch. Additionally, you can locate RavenousJormungar in a little cavern among Dun Niffelem and Brunnhilder Village. You can find RoamingJormungar near the cavern as well, however, as they are involved in one quest, players searching for them may not take it kindly for you to farm theirs.

Shoveltusk Flank

You can find it in Shoveltusk, specifically in Howling Fjord, as they are only found there in good enough amounts. You’ll need to search for green zones, so you won’t exactly be needing a map. Elude Island Shoveltusk (on the Island of Kamagua) as much as you can. As they are required for the initial quests there, they are highly sought by other players. Your best shot is going for the mainland.

Shoveltusk Flank is a Reagent for Tender Shoveltusk Steak. It has an ilvl 80 and it restores 22500 health over 30 sec. You’ll also gain 46 Spell Power and 40 Stamina for 1 hour. It is recommended for any caster classes such as Balance Druid, Restoration Druid, Priests (All Specs), Elemental Shaman, and Restoration Shaman. You’ll find the same characteristics in Firecracker Salmon, which means you can choose whichever one of them.

Worg Haunch

You can farm it from almost all Worg, so it’s not as tricky to find as other options in this list. The best location for that would be Grizzly Hills. Search for Graymist Hunter Worgs specifically. Here you can also harvest Chilled Meat (which will always come in handy for dailies) if you search for the various Tallhorn Stag roaming the area. The good news is that you won’t need to kill them to farm them (unless you wish to).

You can also save time by simultaneously farming Worm Meat dropped by Infesting Jormungar in Gimorak’s Den. Worg Haunch along with Northern Spices will allow you to make Very Burnt Worg (ideal for Holy Paladin) and Worg Tartare. Worg Tartare is recommended for Blood Death Knight, Mages (All Specs), Rogues (All Specs), Warlocks (All Specs), and Protection Warrior.

Very Burnt Worg has ilvl 80 and will grant you 40 Haste Rating and Stamina for 1 hour. Additionally, it restores 22500 health. By stats, Imperial Manta Steak is pretty similar. Worg Tartare and Snapper Extreme are also similar. So is your call topick one based on whether you want to farm meat or fish.

Which Cooking Recipes Should I Choose To Gold Farm WoW?

The wide majority of WotLK Cooking Recipes increase 2 stats, so keep this in mind while picking the one you will farm. By default entry lvl trainer recipes will increase your Stamina by 30. On the other hand, high lvl recipes increase Stamina by 40. Stats that only possess 1 tier of recipes invariably employ high lvl recipes. To buy such recipes you’ll need at least 3 Epicurean’s Awards. Some stats do not possess low lvl recipes whatsoever.


Take a look at the list below if you want to see specifics. We’ve also added their sell price at the Auction House, so you can have an idea of how much you can make with this WotLK Classic gold farming method:



Raised by


Sell Price 

(Auction House)



Blackened Dragonfin

5s 0c

Armor Penetration


Hearty Rhino

4s 0c

Attack Power


Mammoth Meal, Grilled Sculpin

3s 0c, 3s 0c


Mega Mammoth Meal

Poached Northern Sculpin

4s 0c, 5s 0c

Critical Strike


Worm Delight, Poached Nettlefish

2s 25c, 3s 0c


Spiced Worm Burger,

Spicy Blue Nettlefish

4s 0c, 5s 0c



Rhinolicious Wormsteak

4s 0c



Roasted Worg, Baked Manta Ray

2s 25c, 3s 0c


Very Burnt Worg,

Imperial Manta Steak

4s 0c, 5s 0c

Hit Rating


Worg Tartare, Snapper Extreme

4s 0c, 5s 0c



Rhino Dogs, Pickled Fangtooth

2s 25c,  3s 0c


Mighty Rhino Dogs,

Spicy Fried Herring

2s 25c, 5s 0c

Spell Power & Attack Power


Dalaran Clam Chowder,

Great Feast

3s 0c, 25s 0c


Fish Feast

25s 0c

Spell Power


Shoveltusk Steak, Smoked Salmon

3s 0c, 3s 0c


Tender Shoveltusk Steak,

Firecracker Salmon

4s 0c, 5s 0c




5s 0c



Dragonfin Filet

5s 0c


We hope this information has been helpful to you. Trying yourself with any WoW gold farm method is always an arduous task, but if you make wise choices and know which farms and recipes to choose, it will be a lot easier. And if at any time you feel like you need some extra help farming cooking resources in WotLK, remember our PRO players are always available for you! Simply search among our boost options for the one which best suits your needs and make your order.


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