This pages summarises the fish that can be caught in Burning Steppes.
- Open Water Skill: 1 to fish open water without junk. Pools can be fished effectively with skill 1.
- Notes: Larger pools of lava within the Burning Steppes can be fished. Many are found near the entrance to Blackrock Mountain. Water inside The Skull Warren (at Dreadmaul Rock) also contains lava catches.
|Water and Area||Fish||Catch Rate||Notes||Other Catches|
|% of Catch||Sample|
|Open Lava - Inland||Old Skull||69%||325||-||-|
|Essence of Fire||3%|
- 3.1 Changes - Patch 3.1's changes to fishing, including new fishing poles and Wintergrasp.
Comments about Burning Steppes
Below are readers' comments about "Burning Steppes":
Arthonias, April 2009:
A friend of mine just fished up Essence of Fire, I've never heard of this. Just wanted to share it. :)
el, April 2009:
Thanks. The lava in the Burning Steppes mostly contains Old Skull and Coal - just like Fire Plume Ridge in Un'Goro Crater. It is possible Essence of Fire is a rare catch [update] just caught it. I suspect this is a recent change. Perhaps other areas are fishable now to? [update] Blackrock Mountain's lava is fishable (same catches). Change may be related to removing fish from the forge in Ironforge.
el, April 2009:
I noticed Wowhead lists Essence of Fire as fishable in The Obsidian Sanctum - which almost makes sense. Perhaps this means dungeons like Molten Core are now fishable to? Although, I tried the Maw of Neltharion (in Dragonblight) and while the lava there is fishable, it contains regular Dragonblight inland open-water catches. Bonescale Snapper are evidently rather resilient!
Moth, December 2010:
Just was in the cave on east side of Dreadmaul Rock to try for Bloated Salmon but caught only skulls, coal and essence of fire from the waters inside.
el, December 2010:
Good find, Moth. The cave has been renamed to "The Skull Warren", and in spite of containing water, the catch is the same as lava.
Marlburo, August 2011:
Just noticed that you didnt have The Great Divide (On the border of North/South Barrens) as a fishable open lava spot.....just fished a few minutes but pretty much the same old skull/coal as everywhere else
achaput, January 2013:
I spent a while fishing in the Skull Warrens, and this is what I caught:
74 Old Skull
3 Essence of Fire
2 Raw Whitescale Salmon
1 Raw Redgill
1 Raw Nightfin Snapper