Node farm

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A node farm is a cluster of eight harvesting nodes of the same type. There is exactly one node farm in 22 of the 25 original zones, excluding Wayfarer Foothills, Malchor's Leap and Cursed Shore. The nodes in a farm respawn every 23 hours, similar to rich metal veins, rather than the 1 hour of normal gathering nodes.

Node farms share a daily cap of non-bonus gatherings per character, and when the cap is reached any remaining nodes disappear until the entire group of nodes reset. Because of this, to maximize the number of gatherings, each node that remains after being gathered once should be gathered again until it stops having bonus gatherings.

List of node farms[edit]

Node Region Map Location lvl Area Notes & directions
Lettuce Maguuma Jungle Caledon Forest 01–15 The Rowanwoods Northwest of
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 Kraitbane Haven Waypoint , patrolled by jungle raptors.
Lettuce Kryta Queensdale 01–17 Beetletun Farms South of the Shire of Beetletun, in the topmost farm area. Unavailable if centaurs control the area. North of
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 Tunwatch Redoubt Waypoint
Potato Maguuma Jungle Metrica Province 01–15 Akk Wilds Floating island farm, between
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 Akk Wilds Waypoint and Hrouda's renown heart
Potato Ascalon Plains of Ashford 01–15 Loreclaw Expanse South of
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 Loreclaw Waypoint.
Potato Crystal Desert Crystal Oasis 80 Omiramba Sand Sea Above Retreat of the Resolute. Requires a high-jumping mount.
Strawberry Patch Kryta Kessex Hills 15–25 Wizard's Fief Near Isgarren's View. Easy to fall; time-consuming to get back up. SE of
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 Cereboth Waypoint
Strawberry Patch Shiverpeak Mountains Snowden Drifts 15–25 Griffonfall South of Svannijem Hold. Guarded by some Owl Griffons. SW of
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 Reaver's Waypoint
Strawberry Patch Ascalon Diessa Plateau 15–25 Town of Nolan Near the vista, at the end of a series of jumps. West then slightly South of
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 Nolan Waypoint
Strawberry Patch Elona Desert Highlands 80 Brightwater Inlet North of the heart, along the river.
Spinach Maguuma Jungle Brisban Wildlands 15–25 Karston Chambers Far southeast corner of the map, guarded by trolls including a veteran.
Spinach Kryta Gendarran Fields 25–35 Provernic Crypt On hilltop above the crypt proper; guarded by a veteran ettin.
Grapes Shiverpeak Mountains Lornar's Pass 25–40 False Lake North of
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 Demon's Maw Waypoint, on the hill northwest of Greybeard's Landing POI, guarded by a Pirate Vintner.
Grapes Ascalon Fields of Ruin 30–40 Wildlin Narrows Southwest corner of Wildlin Narrows.
Cabbage Kryta Harathi Hinterlands 35–45 Wynchona Woods Go into the swamp/lake between
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 Demetra Waypoint and
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 Wynchona Rally Point Waypoint and defeat the bandits & Veteran guarding the cabbage cave.
Cabbage Ascalon Blazeridge Steppes 40–50 Heretic Plain North of Error: No waypoint named "Lunk Kraal waypoint" found. Check if it has been added to the area. in the ogre village.
Cabbage Shiverpeak Mountains Dredgehaunt Cliffs 40–50 The Wide Expanse West of
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 Wide Expanse Waypoint, Veteran Jotun guarding farm.
Sugar Pumpkin Kryta Bloodtide Coast 45–55 Risewild Hills South of
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 Remanda Waypoint zig-zag your way deep inside the troll village.
Sugar Pumpkin Ascalon Iron Marches 50–60 Victium Moors Due west of the Invictus Castrum POI, and guarded by a few Whiptail Devourers. North of
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 Bulwark Waypoint
Cauliflower Shiverpeak Mountains Timberline Falls 50–60 Gentle River South-west of Thistlereed Grove [&BEACAAA=]. Guarded by a Veteran Jotun.
Cauliflower Maguuma Jungle Sparkfly Fen 55–65 Orvanic Shore You have to go through the Hero point cave to get to them. Guarded by a Veteran Hylek Amini Cave entrance North of Nicantl Grounds POI [&BLQBAAA=]
Cauliflower Crystal Desert Elon Riverlands 80 Elon Flow Directly South-east of Lonely Vigil poi on the island with harpies all around.
Butternut Squash Ascalon Fireheart Rise 60–70 Apostate Wastes Near the southern lvl 63 Wupwup tribe Heart (of the two to the southwest of the map). East of God's Skull POI — [&BBICAAA=]
Butternut Squash Shiverpeak Mountains Frostgorge Sound 70–80 Arundon Vale Just North of the Dragon Tribe Grawl Heart. NE of
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 Arundon Waypoint
Artichoke Maguuma Jungle Mount Maelstrom 60–70 Treacherous Depths On island directly south of Error: No waypoint named "Oxbow Waypoint" found. Check if it has been added to the area.. Guarded by a Veteran Troll.
Artichoke Ruins of Orr Straits of Devastation 70–75 Bramble Pass Northeast of
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 Plinth Timberland Waypoint. Unguarded.
Cabbage
Cactus
Carrots
Lettuce
Maguuma Wastes Dry Top 80 Uplands Oasis Northwestern corner of the map.
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 Vine Bridge Waypoint
Flax Heart of Maguuma Verdant Brink 80 Jaka Itzel Just north of
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 Jaka Itzel Waypoint on the underground level of the map.
Flax Heart of Maguuma Tangled Depths 80 Ogre Camp Just north-west of Ogre Camp waypoint on the canopy level of the map. Start from
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 Order of Whispers Camp Waypoint and use the updrafts to reach Arboreal Overlook — [&BMQHAAA=] with a short run to the flax fields.
Flax Heart of Maguuma Draconis Mons 80 Savage Rise Near the Druid's Grotto POI. Jump down and glide from the edge south of
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 Heathen's Hold Waypoint
Seaweed Heart of Maguuma Ember Bay 80 Sulfurous Deep Underwater almost directly south of
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 Promontory Waypoint
Clam Crystal Desert Crystal Oasis 80 The Sinking Ruins Underwater, in the north-west part of the map.
Clam Crystal Desert Crystal Oasis 80 Bay of Elon Underwater, in the south-west corner of the map.

Synthesizer groups[edit]

Permanent, easily accessible groups of between 2 and 5 synthesizers. Gathering resources is necessary for crafting and materials gathered may be sold at the Trading Post.

Sapling clusters[edit]

There are clusters of permanent Cypress Sapling nodes at two Statues of Melandru in Orr. These are not true node farms because they respawn after an hour and they are logging nodes, not harvesting nodes; however, they are similar in that they are the only locations in the game with a guaranteed spawn of a large number of logging nodes.

"Multiwood" farming[edit]

The Theater of Delight elder wood cluster has given rise to a practice of near-continuous wood farming. When in the area, players join a "multiwood" squad in the "Central Tyria - Squads" section of the LFG tool. The squad is divided into multiple groups, each corresponding to a particular instance of the map. After joining the squad in group 1 (the "lobby" group), players drag themselves into the second group, right-click on another group member and select "Join in Malchor's Leap" to be taken into that group's instance, where the saplings can be chopped down again. This continues until the groups are exhausted, at which point players move themselves back to group 1 and can switch to another character to continue the process.

Hidden Garden[edit]

Hidden Garden is a node farm available to people who completed Kudzu III: Leaf of Kudzu collection.

Notes[edit]

  • Originally there was a potato node farm in Wayfarer Foothills at Haivoissen Kenning, but this was later removed.
  • Although not tightly clustered there are 10 Lotus plants along the shore south of Castaway Circus Waypoint in SW Ember Bay.
  • In Bloodstone Fen, there is a Flax farm (8 nodes) located on three of the floating islands above Bloodstone Maw.
    • 1 on the island with the Diving Goggles.
    • 2 on the island due north of the diving goggles island.
    • 5 on the large southern island, 3 on the top level and 2 on the mid level beside the Bouncing Mushroom.
  • In Lion's Arch, just before Rolan's Chest at the end of the Troll's Revenge Jumping Puzzle, there are 8 gathering nodes (2 Root Vegetables, 2 Carrots, 2 Taproots, 1 Young Herbs & 1 Herb Sprouts).
  • It is possible to lose access to some nodes in a farm (for that day). If one follows this sequence:
    • Gather while running (R).
    • Gather at one node, but it still has more gathers available.
    • Run past the now partially-used node (usually due to auto-run).
    • Return to the previously gathered node.
    • The node in question may no longer be active.
  • A 3rd alternative for more logging is Siren's Landing. There are a few elder trees in the area (roughly 8) not tightly clustered but an easy jog to collect. Just south of Risen Lowlands along the path, from the R in risen east to the end of the path near the water.