- Use: Increases spell power by a small amount for 10 minutes.
- Races: Blood Elf
- Sell Price: 30
Bloodthistle is a herb native to Eversong Woods. It grows in and around areas of blood elf magical activity (i.e. near buildings). It can only be used by blood elves to get a +10 to their spell power. No other races are able to consume the herb. After the buff fades, the consumer of the Bloodthistle will be afflicted with Bloodthistle Withdrawal for 20 minutes, which reduces Spirit by 5 from the lack of Bloodthistle. The buff stacks with all other buffs. The debuff can be cured by consuming more Bloodthistle (which delays the withdrawal), casting a mage's , or activating a paladin's .
A frequent consumer of bloodthistle is called a "thistlehead", and looked down upon by common blood elf society. Selling bloodthistle seems also to have been outlawed in several places, such as Shattrath City. According to the Illidari blood elves, Eclipse Point is full of thistleheads.
Due to the fact that Bloodthistle is not currently used in any trade skill recipes, a budding herbalist can find Bloodthistle to be a good source of early income compared to other herbs of its level ( and only sell for 10 a piece) because it is found in great quantities in the Eversong Woods and sells for 30 a piece (6 for a full bundle of 20).
|Level range||XP gain on Gathering|
|5 - 10||45|
- Usually, the best places to find Bloodthistle throughout Eversong Woods is near the Sanctums.
- Non-herbalists can obtain , carrying the quest reward item in their bag, and attending Lord Saltheril's party at Saltheril's Haven; Bloodthistle Petals can be looted from platters on the tables at the party. , a similar item, for free by completing the quest
- In the original incarnation of Lor'themar Theron's leader short story, Ranger General Halduron Brightwing was described as being a bloodthistle user, though unlike the more shameless antics of Envoy Icarius, Halduron seemed to use it in a slightly more practiced and elegant manner - and privately.
- Bloodthistle is one of the very few herbs that cannot be used by scribes for .
- Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.
- Flushbloom, another addictive herb.