Farming Major Protection Potions and Recipes

Selling extremely well, for secret reasons, these protection potion receipes were added in The Burning Crusade.

The recipes are Bind on Pickup.

Here’s where to farm them.

Major Nature Protection Potion

Requires exalted with the Cenarion Expedition.

You can get exalted with Cenarion Expedition by:

  • Killing mobs in Steam Vaults (Zangarmarsh)
  • Handing in Unidentified Plant Parts (Until Honored)
  • Killing mobs in Heroic Slave Pens, Underbog, or Steam Vaults (Revered to Exalted)


Fedryen Swiftspear is at Cenarion Refuge, eastern Zangarmarsh, Outland.


Major Holy Protection Potion

Abyssal Flamebringers can be found at Forge Camp Terror, far southwestern Blades Edge Mountain, Outland.


Major Frost Protection Potion

A very rare drop from Mana Tombs. I didn’t manage to get my recipe yet.

Entrance to Mana Tombs is the one that looks like this


Major Fire Protection Potion

Drops from trash in the Mechanar,

The Mechanar is in Netherstorm, Outland, and is the dungeon to the right of Tempest Keep entrance.


Major Arcane Protection Potion

Drops from Ethereal mobs, Vir’aani Arcanist, which are around Oshugun, Nagrand, Outland

Major Shadow Protection Potion

Recipe is looted from Shadow Council Warlocks, mobs found at Legion Hold in Shadowmoon Valley, Outland.


Farming herbs for the Major Protection Potions

The ingredients for the Alchemy potions all include Mana Thistle and one of the Primals.

Primals are made from motes.

The easiest place to farm motes is at the Throne of the Elements, north Nagrand, Outland.


Primal Life

You can also find Motes of Life while you are gathering herbs with your herbalism skill in Outland.

Primal Mana

I recommend farming motes of Mana in Kirin Var village, Netherstorm, Outland.

The Mage Slayers and Mana Seekers respawn very rapidly.

Primal Shadow

Gather mote of shadow either from Mana Tombs while you’re collecting the receipe there, or from the  voidspawns near the ethereals in Nagrand while farming that recipe, or from voidspawns in Hellfire Peninsula, Outland.

Primal Water

You can fish Primal Water from nodes at the lake up at Throne of the Elements, Nagrand


Mana Thistle Farming



Absolutely essential part of the protection potions, Mana Thistle is best farmed in the Ogre hills up behind Shattrath city,  Outland.

With an addon like gatherer or gathermate 2, you can check all the mana thistle spawn nodes and park yourself nearby waiting for them to pop then grabbing them quickly.

Unfortunately, as a well known area, I found it being botted on my server, so I went to another location, which is Skettis, south east Terokkar Forest, Outland.

This area is exceptionally good, because not only are there Mana Thistle herb spawns, also mobs drop herbs here.



Talonsworn Forest-Rager

Up in Skettis, these huge trees roam around the area.  They don’t drop anything significant but once dead, they can be herbed by a player with herbalism skill.



Good luck with getting your Major Protection Potions Recipes and crafting the potions.


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