Digging for Night Elf Archaeology Fragments

Digging for Night Elf Archaeology Fragments

This guide explains the different things you can get if you’re hunting for Night Elf Archaeology fragments. Whether it’s to get all the vanity items or equipment, it doesn’t matter. What it is is a daunting task all by itself.

If you’re feeling too frustrated with getting to every dig site, don’t forget to do some other things while you’re at it! Farming certain mobs, gathering mats for professions, fishing, etc.

Don’t bore yourself!

Where are the zones that have Night Elf Archaeology fragments?

Eastern Kingdoms

  • Duskwood
  • Eastern Plaguelands


  • Ashenvale
  • Azshara
  • Darkshore
  • Desolace
  • Felwood
  • Feralas
  • Mount Hyjal
  • Silithus
  • Southern Barrens
  • Stonetalon Mountains
  • Winterspring


  • Borean Tundra
  • Crystalsong Forest
  • Dragonblight

How do I go about farming Night Elf Archaeology fragments?

I’ll be stating the same information below in every Archaeology farming post, so if you’d like to read it, click away. Otherwise, continue on!

  • The usual way, which is to not go about using any addons. You simply travel from one area to another until the artifact is nearby.
    • Downfall: You’ll be constantly looking at your map to make sure you’re going the right direction for the dig site.
    • Upside: You won’t have to worry about any addons going out of date on you.
  • Using the addons TomTom, Gathermate2, and Archaeology Helper.
    • Downfall: You’re relying on three addons to stay up to date.
    • Upside: TomTom can point you in the direction to the site; Arch Helper will provide a helpful HUD map and color overlay; Gathermate2 shows possible areas that the dig may be.
  • Using the addons Gathermate2 and Archy.
    • Downfall: You’re relying on two addons to stay up to date. Archy doesn’t have an HUD like Helper does.
    • Upside: You no longer need TomTom to point you the way, because Archy has an indicator of how close you are to the dig sites; Gathermate2 shows possible areas that the dig may be.

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What items can I get from Night Elf Archaeology?

  • This scroll is equivalent to 12 Night Elf Archaeology fragments.
  • It’s a random drop you can get when digging for fragments. (Kind of like gems when you’re mining.)
  • They are not BoP, so you can sell or buy them off the Auction House.
  • If the artifact you’re working on solving has a keystone slot, you can place one of the scrolls in and boost the number.
    • You do not have to use scrolls if you don’t want to.
    •  Artifacts can have up to 3 keystone slots.
    • Not all artifacts will have keystone slots.

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