30 Minute Solo Hunter Farming Guide
30 Minute Soloing of Classic, TBC, WotLK, Cata Dungeons
Time, Gold, Gear, Loot, Leather, Cloth, Tactics

by Spookself, Nelf Hunter, Aerie Peak. Update: Patch 6.0.3 Oct 2014

Hi, this is my personal record of the loot you can expect from spending 30 minutes in low level World of Warcraft dungeons at lvl 90 in lvl 570 gear. I will highlight the best dungeons for particular resources, and the most loot for time spent. Because of course some are out of the way and can be run up to 10 times in 30 minutes but with little gold, others once for big rewards, and can be as profitable as running dailies. So, my guide on how to make profit from others misery, which is surely what makes the world go round. On the other side, it's just some pix-elated distraction from your daily chores. There will always be changes in WoW, so this should be treated as a snapshot in time for a couple of years, but it should give a rough feel of the items you will receive. Its all about speed, so the faster you go with enchants, slows, rocket boots, the more times you can roll through the dungeon in 30 min, dps in this case is irrelevant. However, it's not mandatory, but we would expect you to have a lvl 90 with epic gear for any raid above lvl 80 and when attempting some of the 25 Heroic modes.

Resources: Instance By Level (Wowiki)/ US Wow Forums/ EU Wow Forums/ Elitist Jerks/ MMO Champion/ Hunters Union/ Big Red Rhino/ Scattered Shots/ /You Tube/

Loot details are for FULL clearance including neutral and out of way trash. If the dungeon takes longer than 30 min, I will say. Raids ofc can only be done once a week, unless you decide to skip all bosses, and reset it. Heroic dungeons can only be run once, so they are added to the totals of Normal runs. Runs: number of dungeon resets in 30 min. Gold: from loot, and sale of grey, white, food, drinks and soulbound items. Craft: misc. craft items for professions. As for other abbreviations, you should know them if you are reading this!

Classic Dungeons Lvl 10-60
Classic Raid Dungeons
TBC Dungeons Lvl 60-70
TBC Raid Dungeons
WotLK Dungeons Lvl 70-80
WotLK Raid Dungeons
Cata Dungeons lvl 80-85
Cata Raid Dungeons
Pandaria Dungeons lvl 85-90
Pandaria Raids lvl 85-90


30 Min Runs, Classic Lvl 10-60 Dungeons

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
Deadmines 4 6g 2g 58 11 Wool. 9 Linen. 5 Light. 5 Pattern. 7 Ore. 15 Craft. 11 Gem. 3 Parrot.
Wailing Caverns 2 8g 4g 2 21 Wool. 18 Linen. 93 Light. 62 Medium. 8 Perf Dev. 20 Dev. Hides. 3 Gem. 1 Pattern. 5 Herb.
Shadow Keep 4 9g 5g 27 298 Wool. 82 Linen. 5 Light. 4 herbs. 9 Gem.6 Recipe.
Black Fathom 2 10g 6g 14 6 Linen Bolt. 3 Silk. 33 Wool. 22 Linen. 4 Heavy. 8 Medium. 4 Light. 5 Gem. 2 Bar. 3 Recipe. 84 Meat. 13 Herb.
Stockades 7 18g 2g 41 13 Wool. 7 Linen. 19 Silk. - 7 Gem. 3 Pattern. 3 Bags. 6 Craft.
Gnomer 2 8g 7g 36 60 Wool. 180 Silk. - 24 Gem. 15 Ore. 39 Craft. 1 Recipe. 4 Herb. Mobs will evade, small pulls.
RFK 3 30g 2g 15 62 Silk. 20 Wool. 2 Mage. 57 Heavy. 54 Med. 13 Hide. 1 Gem. 15 Meat. 1 Pet. 6 Craft. Mobs will evade, small pulls.
Maraudon 1 17g 5g 11 44 Mage. 33 Silk. 38 Thick. 9 Rugged. 46 Craft. 37 Herb.
Scarlet M. West 5 24g 7g 24320 Silk. 40 Wool. - 2 Gem
Scarlet M. East 7 50g 5g 26 175 Silk. 64 Wool. - 1 Bag. 2 Recipe. 5 Gem. 48 Meat.
Uldaman 2 21g 2g 19 140 Silk. 100 Mage. 14 Thick. 15 Med. 34 Heavy. Scorp. Hide. 3 Bag. 19 Craft. Meat. 1 Gem.
Scholo 3 56g 8g 16 100 Mage. 100 Silk. 4 Recipe. 2 Gem.
RFD 5 ?g 3g 21 130 Silk. 190 Mage. 2 Silkbolt 13 Web 34 Meat. 7 Herb. 1 Recipe. 11 Craft. 2 Gem. Mobs will evade, small pulls.
Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
West Dire Maul 2 56 3 15 37 Mage. 22 Silk. 20 Rune. 7 Rugg. 5 Thick. 2 Gem. 1 Pattern. 8 Craft. 13 Herb.
East Dire Maul 2 53g 5g 20 49 Mage. 34 Rune. 31 Silk. 9 Cloth. 9 Craft. 2 Gem. 3 Recipe. 100 Herb.
North Dire Maul 2 31g 7g 12 50 Mage. 18 Silk. 138 Rugg. 12 Thick. 6 Toy. 1 Recipe. 1 Gem. Tribute run yields more loot. Dung. boss quests yields more gold?
Stratholme West 3 100g 5g 26 500 Mage. 32 Craft. 1 Recipe.
Zul'Farrack 2 70g 20g 10 262 Mage. 13 Silk. 10 Rugg. 18 Thick. 1 Bag.
Stratholme East 4 145g 7g 17 354 Mage. 9 Webs. 33 Craft. 1% chance of mount drop
Atal Hakar 4 120g 4g 6 21 Rune. 122 Rugg. 92 Thick. 17 Worn. 60 GreenD.
BRD 1 122g 27g 13 294 Rune. 49 Thick. 12 Rugg. 4 Recipe. 2 Bag. 48 Meat. 15 Gem. Don't forget to rob the bank!
LBRS 2 110g 5g 18 387 Rune. 25 Webs. 30 Thick. 70 Rugg. 15 Hides. 1 Recipe. 7 Craft. 50 Meat.

30 Min Runs, Classic Raid Dungeons

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
AQ20 1 195g 4g 4 - 80 Rugg. -
AQ40 1 149g 10g - - - Pets, Mounts.
Black Wing Lair 1 181g 5g 5 103 Rune 43 Rugg. 28 Black D. 5 Drag. 10 Gem. 4 Craft.
MC 1 200g 8g 8 - 37 Rugg. 120 Craft. 2 Blood. 2 Gem.



30 Min Runs, TBC Dungeons Lvl 60-70 (+1 HC Run)

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
Ramps 6 193g 10g 34 340 Rune. 112 Nether. 18 HKL 1 Primal.
Blood 6 ? 10g 48 487 Rune. 5 KL. 2 Fel. 1 Primal.
Shatter 3 188g 6g 18 193 Nether. 19 KL. 3 Primal. Extra reward for rescuing prisoners on HC.
Underbog 3 160g 6g 17 74 Nether. 198 KL 17 Meat. 4 Primal. 20 Herb.
Steamvault 3 140g 4g 22 16 Nether. - 9 Gem. 1 Primal. 2 Craft. 100 Meat. 30 Herb.
Slavepens 5 283g 11g 31 - - 7 Primal. 12 Gem. 120 Meat. 1 Recipe. 6 Herb.
Mana 7 ? 23g 30 515 Nether. - 3 Primal. 1 Key. 1 Recipe.
Shadow Labs 4 266g 10g 26 378 Nether. - 1 Primal.
Crypts 5 172g 10g 20 260 Nether. - 1 Primal.
Sethek 5 220g 10g 44 241 Nether. 16 KL 1 Primal. 14 meat. 1 Recipe. Take down Time Lost 1st to avoid MC probs
Durn 2 124g 2g 16 125 Nether. 30 KL 1 Primal.
Dark Port 1 152g 5g 4 41 Nether. 6 Web. 200 KL 1 Primal.
Mech 7 ? 7g 34 205 Nether. - 3 Primal
Bot 6 500g? 11g 53 365 Nether. - 2 Primal.
Arcatraz 3 152g 6g 12 72 Nether. 6 KL. 3 Primal. 2 Key.
Magister 6 380g 15g 26 300 Nether. - 1 Primal.

30 Min Runs, TBC Raid Dungeons, lvl 70-80

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
Kara 1 229g 10g 29 148 Nether. 12 Web. 66 KL. 3 Hide. 9 Primal. 59 Souless. To chess only (30 min). Chess is solo-able but fail-able and time consuming.
Grull's Lair 1 66g - - - - -
Magtherion's Lair 1 81g 2g - - - -
SSC 1 250g 8g 9 41 Nether. - 6 Nether. 1 pet.
Mount Hyjal 1 202g 7g6 120 Nether. 11 Web. - 8 Craft. 3 Recipe.
Black Temple 1 479g 14g 36 420 Nether 47 KL. 15 Craft.
Tempest Keep 1 165g 6g 5 61 Nether. 31 KL. 1 Pet. 5 Nether.
Sunwell 1 389g 20g 14 143 Nether. - 11 Craft.

30 Min Runs, WotLK Dungeons lvl 70-80 (+1 HC)

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
Nexus 4 346g 33g 23 79 FW 116 BL. 1 Artic. 1 Orb
Oculus 3 58g 4g 13 48 FW. 94 BL. 14 Icy. 1 Artic. 8 Meat. 17 Crystal. 1 Orb.
Draktharon 4 347g 6g 20 87 FW 125 BL. 2 Web. 2 Artic. 1 Meat. 1 Orb.
Gundrak 5 572g 8g 22 115 FW. 233 BL. 1 Artic. 1 Orb. 9 Crystal. 12 Meat.
Violet Hold
Utgarde Keep 4 270g 9g 26 50 FW. 47 BL. 6 Icy. 15 Meat. 1 Orb.
Utgarde Pinnacle 4 400g 10g 41 216 FW. 271 BL. 1 Artic. 26 Meat. 9 Crystal. 2 Orb.
Azjol Nerub 7 330g 10g 5 21 FW. 65 BL. 20 Chit. 1 Orb.
Old Kingdom 3 220g 4g 16 100 FW. 100 BL. 3 Artic. 40 Chit. 3 Crystal. 1 Orb.
Halls of Stone 2 230g 10g 12 72 FW 1 orb.
Halls of Lightning 5 632g 10g 33 180 FW 1 Orb. 150 Crystals. Mass pulls in 1st part can kill!
Cull of Stratholme 2 180 4g 8 50 FW. 52 BL. 11 Icy. 3 Chit. 2 Orb.
Trial of Crusader 8 588 10g 2 12 FW. - 1 Orb. Don't use horses.
ICC 3 995g 20g 30 212 FW. 10 BL. 1 Icy. 3 Orb. Battered Hilt. As these 3 dungeons are connected, I ran them all 3 x each in c.1 hour 15 min.

30 Min Runs, WotLK Raid Dungeons lvl 70-80

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
Naxx (25) 1 837g 20g 26 173 FW. 48 Web. 2 Pets. 30 min for wings. 10 min for last 2 bosses.
Eye of Eternity (25) 1 29g 1g - - - -
Onyxia (25) 1 70g - - 2 FW. 22 Hide. 18 Rugged. 2 Scale.
Sartharion (25) 1 155g 2g 4 8 FW. Mount.
Ruby Sanctum (25 HC) 1 74g 4g 4 15 FW. 11 Icy. 10 BL. Mount.
Ulduar (25) 1 1000? Takes 1 hour +. Leviathan only possible (for me) on 10 Man, then switch to 25. Yogsarron, make sure tentacles are down before going into portal, make sure pet is with you, if not switch between passive / aggressive bug fix, clear fast and get brain down before exit, . On Phase 3, make sure adds on pet (FD or MD) pet can finish (if BM) or use 'quick turn & fire' when facing away from boss if sanity low.
Trial of Crusader (25 HC) 1 481g 20g 2 Artic. 27 BL. 3 Recipe. 5 Orb. Every Horde Champs encounter differs. I targeted and nuked the priest then druid.
ICC (25 HC) 1 625g 20g 14 84 FW. 66 BL. 5 Chit. 5 Saronite. 30 min to Professor (FD to avoid Gas Slime). Skip Valithria. 10 Min last bosses. Lich (stand with back to steps, have spirits aggro to you to avoid Valkeryie pick up).

30 Min Runs, Cata Dungeons (+1 HC) lvl 80-85

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
Throne of Tides 3 411g 4g 12 38 Ember. 17 Volatile. 36 Meat. 1 Orb. Lady Vashj will bug out if she dies in the waterspout phase. Use teleporters. Rem to click the naga device after lady Vashj
Stonecore 4 610g 10g 23 178 Ember. 140 SL. 1 Prist. 22 Volatile. 1 Orb. 36 Meat.
Blackrock 5 758g 5g 30 140 Ember. 20 SL. 6 Volatile. 1 Recipe. 1 Orb.
Halls of Origination 2 368g 4g 6 39 Ember. 15 Volatile. 1 Orb.
Lost City 4 735g 14g 16 145 Ember. 54 SL. 4 Volatile. 1 Orb. 23 Meat.
Vortex 5 565g 8g 25 54 Ember. 20 SL. 7 BD. 90 Volatile. 1 Orb.
Grim Batol 3 484g 3g 31 135 Ember. 105 SL. 51 BD. 3 Volatile. 1 Orb.
Deadmines 2 206g 3g 5 41 Ember. 1 Orb.
Shadowfang (HC) 1 HC 202g 3g 5 79 Ember. 1 Orb. One HC run only, 10m.
Zul Aman (HC) 1 HC 270g 2g 11 67 Ember. 10 Meat. 1 Orb. 1 HC run only.
Zul Gurub (HC) 1 HC 334g 6g 9 64 Ember. 70 SL. 17 Volatile. 1 Orb. 4 Herb. 29 Meat. 30 Ore. 1 Gem. 1 HC run only.
CoT Hour of Twilight (HC) 1 HC 407g 10g 8 12 Ember. 30 SL. 17 BD 2 Meat. 3 Orb. 3 interlinked dungeons on HC only

30 Min Runs, Cata Raids lvl 80-85

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
Throne of 4 Winds (25) 1 96g 4g You'll need high dps to get all 3 adds down within around 2 min, and healing + survivability for last boss.
Bastion of Twilight (25) 1 700g 8g 6 90 Ember. 27 Volatile. Valiona (25), use Roar of Sacrifice, a PVP Stamina Trinket, Deterrence, Glyph of Enduring Deceit, Glyph of Deterrence, Glyph of Animal Bond, Iron Hawk, Crouching Tiger, Stampede, in BM spec with a cunning Spirit Beast. Use a macro to activate your defences (deterrence, camouflage, roar of sacrifice) 1 sec before expiration (DBM helps) of 'Blackout', this will bring you to 1% health or so. Immediately heal and nuke her down with Hero drums.
Black Wing Descent (25) 1 781g 10g - - 7 SL. 15 BD. Would suggest BM spec with Spirit Beast for extra healing on Chimaeron & Neferian.
Firelands (25) Clearing all mobs will prolly take an hour+.
Dragon Soul (25) 1 667g 10g 1 - 4 craft. 1 Recipe. 30m to Ultraxion only, who may be possible with Valiona spec (see above)

30 Min Runs, Panda Dungeons (+1 HC) lvl 85-90

Dungeon
Runs
Gold
Repair
BOE Gear
Cloth
Leather
Other
Notes
Stormstout 3 521g 20g 2 - 5 Mote.
Mogushan 2 461g 9g 10 18 Wind. - 5 Mote.
Jade Temple 3 536g 9g 10 6 Wind. - 5 Mote.
Shado Pan 2 562g 20g 2 5 Wind. - 9 Mote.
Niuzao 2 389g 20g 5 25 Wind. - 13 Mote.
Rising Sun 4 704g 6g 6 13 Wind. - 5 Mote.
Scarlet Mon (1 HC) 1 HC 220g 8g 6 51 Wind. - 5 Mote.
Scarlet Hall (1 HC) 1 HC 191g 2g 3 17 Wind. - 5 Mote.
Scholo (1 HC) 1 HC 221g 10g 6 22 Wind. - 6 Mote.


Compiled, researched, edited, html by James M Burton (Spooksprings) 2010,14.
Names refer to characters, dungeons and graphics created by Blizzard TM. spooksprung@btinternet.com