How to Farm Gold in Serpentshrine Cavern - "World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth"

Updated on February 11, 2019
Lady Vashj
Lady Vashj

Serpentshrine Cavern is a level 70 raid which was introduced with the start of the first ever World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.

This raid features 6 bosses, although one of them can be skipped as he only appears if you fish him up. I completed this raid on a level 110 Enhancement Shaman and I cleared the whole dungeon (fishing boss not included) as in I cleared all the trash mobs as well and made sure to loot everything that I could loot.

A complete run took me 9 minutes and 13 seconds and the amount of gold I got from drops and trash is around 750 gold. There is a catch though.

Serpentshrine Cavern
Serpentshrine Cavern

In this raid we are not farming BoE gear directly, these are just a welcome addition to what we are looking for.

Our main goal is to get the three pets that can drop in this raid.

  • Tainted Core which teaches you the Tainted Waveling pet.
  • Shell of Tide-Calling which teaches you the Tideskipper pet.
  • Dripping Strider Egg which teaches you the Coilfang Stalker pet.

These three pets drop in Serpentshrine Cavern and if they drop they can bring you a hefty sum of gold as you can see in the pictures below.

Tainted Waveling Price
Tainted Waveling Price
Tideskipper Price
Tideskipper Price
Coilfang Stalker Price
Coilfang Stalker Price

These prices are from my own realm so I would strongly advise you to check your local Auction House to determine wether the farm would be beneficial for you or not.

On my realm they sell for a decent amount of gold and considering it takes me 9 minutes to clear the whole dungeon, this is quite a good time investment for me.

In my most recent run I got the Tainted Waveling pet which at the moment sells for close to 1000 gold on my server which is Argent Dawn - EU.

As a recap, the amount of gold I got for one run would be:

  • 620 gold in green BoE drops
  • 130 gold in trash
  • 1000 gold Tainted Waveling pet

Total amount: 1750 gold in 9 minutes.

Serpentshrine Cavern Farming Results
Serpentshrine Cavern Farming Results

These pets drop from the following bosses:

  • Tainted Core drops from Hydross the Unstable.
  • Shell of Tide-Calling drops from Morogrim Tidewalker.
  • Dripping Strider Egg drops from Lady Vashj.

The initial pet that drops is a BoP item, meaning that you can't sell it on the Auction House directly. What you can do is learn the pet and then from the Pet Journal you can simply select the pet, right click on it and select 'Put in Cage' which will allow you to sell the pet on the Auction House.

I hope this guide will prove useful for you and I invite you to ask any questions you might have in the comment section below. Meanwhile I will also put in a YouTube video below on how to find the entrance for the Serpentshrine Cavern raid in case you need it.


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