Mithril Bound Trunk - El's Extreme Anglin' - WoW Fishing Guide

This page summarises how to catch Mithril Bound Trunk.

Mithril Bound Trunk

About Mithril Bound Trunk

Contents: Money (silver), Thick Leather, Rugged Leather, Bolt of Mageweave, Bolt of Runecloth, Greater Mana Potion and Superior Healing Potion. Sometimes items of equipment or profession recipes. May contain Weather-Beaten Journal (teaches the ability to track pools on the mini-map).

Vendor Value: 2c (contents worth more).

Auction Value: Varies. Most of the contents of Mithril Bound Trunks will sell at auction.

Catching Mithril Bound Trunk

Commentary: Each Floating Wreckage Pool gives an average of about 1.6 trunks.

History: 2.3: Weather-Beaten Journal first found in contents.

Where to catch Mithril Bound Trunk
Water/pool typeMinimum skillAreasCatch RateCommonly caught fish
To castTo avoid get aways% of CatchSource
Abundant Firefin Snapper School - Coastal1302255%Sample: 272.
Abundant Oily Blackmouth School - Coastal1302255%Sample: 205.
Bloodsail Wreckage Pool13022560%Sample: 157.
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Floating Wreckage Pool20530060%Sample: 157.
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Stonescale Eel Swarm - Coastal1302255%Sample: 155.
2053005%Sample: 155.
Teeming Firefin Snapper School - Coastal2053005%Sample: 272.
Teeming Oily Blackmouth School - Coastal2053005%Sample: 205.

The catch rate is the approximate proportion of all catches in the area from the water/pool type that are the named fish.

Other Tomes

Learn More

  • Pools and Wreckage - This chapter will help you fish among schools and floating debris.
  • The Role of Skill - This topic considers the role skill plays in fishing, including how skill changes the proportion of fish that "get away".
  • Zone Base Fishing Skill - This topic attempts to answer the question, what fishing skill will I need to fish in a certain zone?


These remarks have been written about this subject by El's readers in the forums. Hopefully you will find them useful.

Topic: Box that I can't loot?

  1. By BlueCross, on 29 January 2008:

    OK, I'm posting here instead of because I want to keep my little 'trade secret' of selling Weather-beaten Journals a bit more secret for as long as possible.

    And it is semi-related to fishing as I found this problem while fishing. :)

    Anyway, I found a Mithril Bound Trunk off the shores of Darkshore. I looted it but it didn't disappear meaning it has an item I can't use. It's not a fishing journal (obviously, as I was fishing when I found it).

    So how can I tell what this 'secret' item is? How many items are there that behave like this? (I only know of the Weather-beaten Journal).

    Interestingly enough, Thottbot says there have been no catches of Mithril Bound Trunks in Darkshore; yet I am 99.9% sure I caught it there.

  2. By el, on 29 January 2008:

    No Mithril Bound Trunks in Darkshore - perhaps caught in Feralas, which feels somewhat similar?

    I rather suspect this inability to empty trunks containing hidden items isn't a feature at all, but an unintended a bug. The contents of trunks found in Azeroth's pools follows a simple pattern: Leathers, bolts, potions, and random greens and recipes, all vaguely appropriate to the level of the area. Nothing except the journal is obviously going to be restricted by character. Intriguing.

    [moved topic to fishing]

  3. By Hy, on 29 January 2008:

    I've run into this before. I think a large part of it was the pirate maps. But it was so long ago I've entirely forgotten. Any unique item that you already possess on that character that can come out of a trunk will give you an "empty".

  4. By BlueCross, on 29 January 2008:

    Well... I checked again, and I am 'certain' that I found this in Darkshore. This is a lowbie (lvl 20ish, maybe 30, I forget) char and hasn't traveled around that much.

    And this char hasn't collected any unique items that would come out of trunks (that I know of).

    I think it's something like the Fishing Journal which can only be used if you have a certain skill or finished a certain quest.

    There is no doubt that there is 'something' in that trunk; I'm just trying to figger out a way to find out what it is. Might be worth gold!

    And I agree, it probably is a bug. But still... what are exploits for if not to be exploited? :)

  5. By Hy, on 30 January 2008:

    Roll a level 1 and send it the chest. That will tell you if it's something you already have, or if somehow it's a quest trigger.

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