How to Farm Maelstrom Crystals in WoW Cataclysm

As your guild enters into the Firelands raiding tier, you will want the best enchants possible in order for everyone in the raid. Maelstrom crystals are a necessity for many high-level enchanting formulas, and are also used to companion pets with Enchanting! If you’re not keen on spending a lot of gold on the auction house to obtain these maelstrom crystals, here’s a few places you can farm them with time instead of money (assuming you’re an enchanter.)

Troll Heroics

Every boss in Zul’Aman and Zul’Gurub drops a piece of epic gear that disenchants into a maelstrom crystal. This is perhaps the easiest way to farm the crystals, as only a 5 man group is needed to run these. When combined with guild group and dungeon finder bonuses, troll heroics have never been more lucrative to run!

Tier 11 Raids

Gear dropped by bosses in Throne of the Four Winds, Blackwing Descent, and the Bastion of Twilight disenchants into maelstrom crystals. Once your guild has a team that is fully geared and is able to take down most of the raid bosses with ease, you can revisit these raids every week and accumulate maelstrom crystals for guild use while you farm justice points.

Disenchanting Epics

As you replace your epics with higher level epics, your old ones can be disenchanted into maelstrom crystals! Recycling your gear is just plain smart.

Check the Auction House Anyway

Even if you don’t want to pay gold for maelstrom crystals, you should still periodically check the auction house. Great deals do crop up from time to time – and your guild bank can probably handle a little bit of occasional spending if you’re a raiding guild!