... if you're 80, that is. Close to 80 will also do.
My 80 Protection Paladin found himself in the predicament of just having purchased Teldrassil Protector from the Argent Tournament and realizing that his weapon skill was 1/400. Leveling weapon skills always throws a spanner in the well-lubricated gears of our WoW lives.
To make things more enjoyable, I always try to find an interesting location in which to grind said weapon skill. On my Death Knight I went to the zone where the Azure Whelpling pet drops. This time, I decided to go to Barrier Hills, which is an area reachable only by flying mount, right above Shattrath.
I like Barrier Hills because it's filled with "friendly" Ogres that re-spawn often and drop nice stuff like silver, Netherweave Cloth, green items and valuable vendor trash. There's also a patrolling elite caster that's easily taken down. Most importantly for a high level character, there's also a Son of Gruul called Slaag. This elite dude has 140K HP and is a pleasure to grind your weapon skill on.
In summary, here are the advantages of grinding weapon skill in Barrier Hills: mobs respawn quickly, there are patrolling elites with lots of HPs and there's an uber-elite with major HP. In 30 minutes I went from 1 to 370 skill, not to mention some cash and loot on the side.
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