A node farm is a cluster of 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.
All nodes in a node farms are grouped together and 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. For most node farms the cap is equal to the number of nodes in it, meaning once each node has been gathered once, the whole farm will be depleted whether they have bonus gatherings left or not. 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.
Unlimited harvesting sickles will gather all bonus gatherings in a single swing, which greatly helps preventing missing bonus gatherings, but they still won't get any bonus gatherings from the last node gathered in a node farm since gathering that node always depletes the farm.
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 (8)||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)||Crystal Desert||Desert Highlands||80||Brightwater Inlet||North of the heart, along the river. North-northwest of Brightwater Waypoint —|
|Spinach||Maguuma Jungle||Brisban Wildlands||15–25||Karston Chambers||Far southeast corner of the map, guarded by trolls including a veteran. South of Watchful Source Waypoint —|
|Spinach||Kryta||Gendarran Fields||25–35||Provernic Crypt||On hilltop above the crypt proper; guarded by a veteran ettin. West of Provern Shore Waypoint —|
|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||Southwest of Thistlereed Grove; Thistlereed Waypoint — . Guarded by a Veteran Jotun.|
|Cauliflower||Maguuma Jungle||Sparkfly Fen||55–65||Orvanic Shore||Go through the Hero point cave to get to them. Guarded by a Veteran Hylek Amini Cave entrance north of Nicantl Grounds — .|
|Cauliflower||Crystal Desert||Elon Riverlands||80||Elon Flow||Directly southeast of Lonely Vigil — 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 — .|
|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.|
|Artichoke||Crystal Desert||Domain of Vabbi||80||The Necropolis||South of The Crypts — on the nearby hills. Guarded by Scarab. The most direct route can be seen here using either a Springer, Griffon or Skyscale.|
Desert Vegetables (4)
Cluster of Desert Herbs (4)
|Crystal Desert||Sandswept Isles||80||The Ruined Paths||Around Malor's Ranch — .|
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 Orchids are added by A Henge Away from Home.
|Flax (8)||Heart of Maguuma||Verdant Brink||80||Jaka Itzel||Just northeast of Jaka Itzel Waypoint — drop all the way to the bottom of the chasm.|
|Flax (8)||Heart of Maguuma||Bloodstone Fen||80||Temple of Sacrifice||There's an island above Ground Zero Waypoint — with five flax. Another three can be found by the nearby diving goggles.|
|Flax (8)||Heart of Maguuma||Tangled Depths||80||Ogre Camp||Just northwest 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 — with a short run to the flax fields.|
|Flax (10)||Ring of Fire||Draconis Mons||80||Savage Rise||Beneath the Druid's Grotto POI. Jump down and glide from the edge West of Heathen's Hold Waypoint —|
Cluster of Desert Herbs
Late-Blooming Elon Lily
|Crystal Desert||Elon Riverlands||80||Whispering Grottos||Inside the Whisperring Grottos, southeast of the Decimation Bend — on map. The amount of each node is random, however, there will always be 8 nodes + Late-Blooming Elon Lily.|
|Seaweed||Ring of Fire||Ember Bay||80||Sulfurous Deep||Underwater almost directly south of Promontory Waypoint —|
|Clam (10)||Crystal Desert||Crystal Oasis||80||Bay of Elon||Underwater, in the northwestern corner of the map.|
|Clam (7)||Crystal Desert||Desert Highlands||80||Transcendent Bay||Underwater, in the southwestern corner of the map.|
|Carrots||Crystal Desert||The Desolation||80||The Bonestrand||East of Bonestrand Waypoint — , over the water and in a nook to the north (Before Silent Vale).|
|Winterberry Bush||Shiverpeak Mountains||Bitterfrost Frontier||80||-||Note: A patch consists only of two nodes, only noticeable with Glyph of Bounty.|
|Seaweed||Shiverpeak Mountains||Thunderhead Peaks||80||Ice Floe||Head northeast of the "e" in Ice Floe's name on the map towards the two icebergs in a line. Dive down to the lake's floor and head north to the first of the 2 patches of 4 seaweed clusters.|
|Clam (6)||Shiverpeak Mountains||Thunderhead Peaks||80||Ice Floe||Head east of the Shattered Bay — , along the bottom of the lake.|
|Snow Trufle (5)||Shiverpeak Mountains||Bjora Marches||80||Aberrant Forest||Inside the Boneskinner Den — .|
|Winter Root Vegetables (6)||Shiverpeak Mountains||Drizzlewood Coast||80||Breakroot Basin||North of the Umbral Grotto / Petraj Overlook border. Some of these nodes can be harvested multiple times.|
Winter Root Vegetables (4)
|Shiverpeak Mountains||Drizzlewood Coast||80||Petraj Overlook||Northeast of Greattree Hamlet — .|
|Portobello Mushrooms (4)
Verdant Herbs (4)
|Shiverpeak Mountains||Drizzlewood Coast||80||Leadfoot Village|
|Potato (4)||Shiverpeak Mountains||Drizzlewood Coast||80||Fort Defiance||Just south of the "an" in "Fort Defiance" on the main map.|
|Shiverpeak Mountains||Drizzlewood Coast||80||Port Cascadia||Scattered across the "Port Cascadia" marking on the main map.|
|Seaweed (4)||Shiverpeak Mountains||Drizzlewood Coast||80||Port Cascadia||Southeast corner of the area.|
- 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
A third 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.
There are two ore clusters in Thunderhead Peaks. Each cluster respawns when changing maps or over time, but has a 32 ore limit per character, per day. (Additional gathering strikes do not count toward this limit.)
- The Weeping Crest - 8 iron ore nodes guarded by cliff bats, on the cliffs southwest of Deldrimor Garrison (across the ravine).
- The Howling Cliffs - 7 platinum ore nodes guarded by earth elementals, on the cliffs southwest of The Weeping Sisters.
- From Revolution's Heart Waypoint — , a skyscale can follow volatile magic trails all the way to the platinum cluster, and then from the platinum cluster to the iron cluster (activating the rift in Sorrow's Cave), gathering volatile magic and experience along the way.
- 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.