How the New Loot Rules in 7.0 Can Triple Your Drops

New loot drop changes in 7.0 had an awesome effect on your chance to get rare and expensive loot!

Previously, one character kills one mob gets one opportunity to loot an item/s from that mob’s loot table.

New personal loot means that if there are 2, 4, or 40 people in that group, then each person gets their own chance to loot something from that mob’s loot table.

1/2, 1/4 or 1/40th of the effort, for the same reward.

Choose to make 1/2, 1/4 or 1/40 of the effort for the same reward, or step up your farming to your normal effort and get double, triple or 40 times the chance for loot!


Eat alone ….. Or share with friends



Farming the Riding Turtle mount in your Garrison.


One person summons the Lunarfall/Frostdeep Cavedweller murloc for a chance at the riding turtle.

Or 40 people summon the murloc, giving 40 chances, meanwhile the next person has already caught the next Cavedweller and the next chance has been presented!


  • Garrison, by your level 3 fishing shack.


Open World Transmog Farming


One person kills a mob and gets one chance at an item from the loot table.

or 5 people kill a mob and there are 5 chances at an item from the loot table.

Works best if the mobs are FAST respawning.

NO realm hopping ability, though, because you’re in a group,


  • Den Whompers Cave in Thousand Needles
  • Stonetalon Mountains farm spot
  • Feralas farm spot
  • Outdoors farm spots
  • Essence of water farm spot in Swamp of Sorrows
  • Sha Crystal farming on Timeless Isle






image from mmo-champion

image from mmo-champion


Or: Anywhere you can think of that has fast respawning lootable mobs that you would normally struggle to kill quickly due to physical distance.


How to Get Piles and Piles of Loot

Make a group with your Loot Appraiser Challenge friends (if you normally use this addon)

Look for a group in Group Finder



World Mob tagging

This also works on rare mobs, and is extremely effective for those with a 100% drop rate.

Party of 5 players tagging Alani (you must allow all 4 other party members to hit!) in Vale of Eternal Blossoms, using one Sky Crystal (from 10 Sky Shards) will yield one mount EACH. That’s 4 Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent you could sell!

Time Lost Proto Drake? Protodrakes for everyone?


Do you know an imaginative use for the new changes to personal loot system?  Let us know in the comments!

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7 replies
  1. Ryô
    Ryô says:

    Oh thanks a lot for this info! As I play often with 5 accounts this will make things more interesting, and more lucrative 🙂

  2. Vari
    Vari says:

    Hi I have a question thats been eating at me for a while. Say I am farming the dino mounts in uninstanced ToT, and im in a grp. Everyone tags it. Was wondering that if the mount drops for one person, EVERYONE will get it, or if theres just a chance at the rest of the ppl getting it. Also, how does this affect getting a higher chance at a mount? I dont think that if you have 40ppl in a grp that the 1% drop rate suddenly becomes 40% and since one person got it, everyone gets it. I dont thinks thats how it works, but I would definitly love to be wrong for a change 🙂

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