The best place to farm Albino Cavefish in World of Warcraft

Hands down: Deepholm.

Get yourself a fishing/mapping addon like Gatherer or Gathermate2 and find your fishing route and get to throw that line.

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As you are flying around Deepholm you are looking for Albino Cavefish Pools that spawn in the lava pools

Deepholm is great for flying because the pools are in a compact area.

You’ll collect baskets of Albino Cavefish from the pools in these areas.   Keep an eye out for other nodes of minerals.


What to do with your Albino Cavefish

Albino Cavefish are crafted by Alchemists to make Deepstone Oil.   That by itself is in demand for one it is a prime ingredient for:

Vial of the Sands

This item gives players the Sandstone Drake mount.   Many players are not willing to go and farm up the mounts for this which means extra gold in your pocket.


Farming More Albino Cavefish

Deepholme is the only place other than the AH to find these Albino Cavefish.  This makes farming much easier for them because their spawn points are only spread across a zone.   Grabbing a good amount of these for processing or direct sales on the AH can net you some excellent profits.


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Crafting with Albino Cavefish

If you don’t have the Vial of the Sands Recipe (or an Alchemist) it is still a good time investment to fish these up from Deepholm and drop them straight to the AH for profits.

You also have the option of crafting these into the Deepstone oil that other alchemists need for the Vial of the Sands Recipe

If you have an alchemist, but not the recipe for the Vial of the Sands then Farming the Tol’vir Artifacts (I suggest using an addon such as Archy
To help keep track of your archaeology fragments and spawn points.

To obtain the recipe you need

1.   Archaeology 450
2.  Canopic Jar puzzle to solve (45 fragments)
3.  A little bit of luck.

You also can solve the puzzles around the different zones that allow you to ‘crate’ your findings and sell them for extra fragments. This will speed up the process of solving the Tolvir puzzles until you get the Vial of the Sands Recipe.

After you get the Vial of the Sands Recipe you just need the other ingredients

Pyrium-Laced Crystalline Vial (Best place is Yasmin in Uldum)
Sands of Time (8) (Best place is Yasmin in Uldum)
Truegold (12)  (transmuted by alchemists)
Flask of the Winds (8) (Crafted by Alchemists)
Flask of Titanic Strength (8) (Crafted by Alchemists)
Deepstone Oil (8) (crafted by Alchemists)
(are you seeing a pattern here?)

Out of a simple Albino Cavefish, you have three different methods of making gold.

  • Sell the raw fish to other alchemists,
  • Sell the converted fish to Deepstone Oil
  • or go for the big gold and craft a Vial of the Sands to sell to other players.

From a simple fishing expedition, you can be earning Crates full of gold.

Good Luck and Good Gold hunting


About The Gold Dragon

The Gold Dragon is part of The Gold Queen’s royal court.  He began making gold his way in Azeroth 8+ years ago. Soon he took his menagerie of crafters and gatherers all the way to the legion HQ and beyond.  I’ve always believed in helping people if they ask and showing people that you do not have to be a Goblin Engineer to make gold in World of Warcraft. Many of the lessons I’ve learned in obtaining gold in WoW I’ve also adapted to my personal life. I have gained and spent over 8 million gold. Spending on personal items and helping my guildmates. Dancing on Azerothian mailboxes for gold tips is just a hobby.  I believe that everyone can make gold if they want to!