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
Most node farms consist of 8 nodes. Node farms with a different amount show the number in parentheses.
|Node (amt.)||Region||Map||Location lvl||Area||Notes & directions|
|Lettuce||Maguuma Jungle||Caledon Forest||01–15||The Rowanwoods||Northwest of 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 Tunwatch Redoubt Waypoint —|
|Potato||Maguuma Jungle||Metrica Province||01–15||Akk Wilds||Floating island farm, between Akk Wilds Waypoint — and Hrouda's renown heart|
|Potato||Ascalon||Plains of Ashford||01–15||Loreclaw Expanse||South of Loreclaw Waypoint — .|
|Potato (6)||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 Cereboth Waypoint —|
|Strawberry Patch||Shiverpeak Mountains||Snowden Drifts||15–25||Griffonfall||South of Svannijem Hold. Guarded by some Owl Griffons. SW of 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 Nolan Waypoint —|
|Strawberry Patch(6)||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 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 Demetra Waypoint — and Wynchona Rally Point Waypoint — and defeat the bandits & Veteran guarding the cabbage cave.|
|Cabbage||Ascalon||Blazeridge Steppes||40–50||Heretic Plain||North of Lunk Kraal Waypoint — in the ogre village.|
|Cabbage||Shiverpeak Mountains||Dredgehaunt Cliffs||40–50||The Wide Expanse||West of Wide Expanse Waypoint — , Veteran Jotun guarding farm.|
|Sugar Pumpkin||Kryta||Bloodtide Coast||45–55||Risewild Hills||South of 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 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 Arundon Waypoint —|
|Artichoke||Maguuma Jungle||Mount Maelstrom||60–70||Treacherous Depths||On island directly south of Oxbow Isle Waypoint — . Guarded by a Veteran Troll.|
|Artichoke||Ruins of Orr||Straits of Devastation||70–75||Bramble Pass||Northeast of Plinth Timberland Waypoint — . Unguarded.|
| Cabbage (2)
Primordial Orchid (3)
|Maguuma Wastes||Dry Top||80||Uplands Oasis|| Northwestern corner of the map. Vine Bridge Waypoint — |
The harvesting nodes are not grouped as a farm, and they will will reappear after a while.
Primordial Orchis are added by A Henge Away from Home.
|Flax||Heart of Maguuma||Verdant Brink||80||Jaka Itzel||Just north of 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 Order of Whispers Camp Waypoint — and use the updrafts to reach Arboreal Overlook — [&BMQHAAA=] with a short run to the flax fields.|
|Flax (10)||Ring of Fire||Draconis Mons||80||Savage Rise||Near the Druid's Grotto POI. Jump down and glide from the edge south of Heathen's Hold Waypoint —|
|Seaweed||Ring of Fire||Ember Bay||80||Sulfurous Deep||Underwater almost directly south of Promontory Waypoint —|
|Clam||Crystal Desert||Crystal Oasis||80||Bay of Elon||Underwater, in the northwestern corner of the map.|
|Clam||Crystal Desert||Crystal Oasis||80||Bay of Elon||Underwater, in the southwestern corner of the map.|
- Guild halls in the Guild Workshop after appropriate upgrades.
- Eternal Battlegrounds in World versus World, by making a circuit of Keeps, Towers and Resource camps owned by your world.
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.
- Straits of Devastation
- Malchor's Leap
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.
- 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.
- 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.