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It's time to visit Outland to pursue another gold making opportunity involving primals.

Intro

The guide involves grinding in Outland for primals and the priority of primals to farm should be determined by your realm's price.

Prices were taken from Illidan-US.

Obviously Primal EarthPrimal Earth is super cheap, that's why I should prioritize Primal AirPrimal AirPrimal FirePrimal Fire and Primal ShadowPrimal Shadow. Transmuting Primal EarthPrimal Earth to Primal WaterPrimal Water via Transmute: Primal Earth to WaterTransmute: Primal Earth to Water wouldn't be a bad idea though.

Engineering

If Engineering is your profession, you can use the Zapthrottle Mote ExtractorZapthrottle Mote Extractor to extract motes from nearby clouds. They will appear on the minimap.

Alchemy

If you're an Alchemist, you can transmute less valuable primals into more valuable ones. Most of the recipes require Revered with the Burning Crusade reputations, like Recipe: Transmute Primal Water to AirRecipe: Transmute Primal Water to Air. Timewalking commendations are best to catch up with the Burning Crusade factions.

Mining

Mote of EarthMote of Earth can be mined from all Burning Crusade nodes.

What Are Primals Used For?

Primal FirePrimal Fire and Primal ManaPrimal Mana are used for Tome of Illusions: OutlandTome of Illusions: Outland. You need all primals for Primal MightPrimal Might which is a material for weapons such as DirgeDirge or Felsteel LongbladeFelsteel Longblade. Most of the gear and weapons are purchased for transmogs.

Farming Spots

The best spot to farm Primal FirePrimal Fire is to kill Incandescent Fel Sparks located in Throne of Kil'jaeden (Hellfire Peninsula). Most of the time they will drop 1-2 Mote of FireMotes of Fire and they have a fast respawn.

Throne of the Elements (Nagrand) is another great spot to farm primals. The best thing is you can farm Primal FirePrimal FirePrimal AirPrimal AirPrimal WaterPrimal Water and Primal EarthPrimal Earth at the same time.

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The best area to farm Mote of ShadowMote of Shadow without having to leave Nagrand is around the Oshu'Gun Crystal (31, 66 to 43, 72). You will find plenty of Voidspawns there.

Most of the fungal creatures in Zangarmarsh will drop Mote of LifeMote of Life. There's no specific spot. You can kill Fungal Giants (30, 64) or Withered Bog Lord (82, 42). Whenever there's a place full of bog lords and various fungal mobs, you can be assured they will drop Mote of LifeMote of Life.

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Being someone that never experienced BC as current content and being ignorant of the Primal mats, why are these so valuable currently?

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1 hour ago, Ginger said:

Being someone that never experienced BC as current content and being ignorant of the Primal mats, why are these so valuable currently?

Because very little players care to farm it and it's several expansions old. This doesn't apply only to primals, but also ores, like Wrath's Saronite OreSaronite Ore. Such items are great gold makers.

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19 hours ago, Ginger said:

Being someone that never experienced BC as current content and being ignorant of the Primal mats, why are these so valuable currently?

Being used for the new tomes for Enchanting Illusions has also helped bring them back into the fold outside of just levelling. 

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