Farming Ghost Iron Ore

Ghost Iron Ore
Ghost Iron Ore
Item Level: 86
Where to Farm: Jade Forest orValley of the Four Winds
Skill Requirement: Mining Level 500
Recommended Level: 85+

Ghost Iron Ore (made into Ghost Iron Bars) is the first tier ore found in Mists of Pandaria. It’s the equivalent of Cobalt Ore from Wrath and Obsidium Ore in Cataclysm. It will be combined in mass by new Blacksmiths into Folded Ghost Iron Ore and prospected by Jewelcrafters into gems. Since Kyparite doesn’t work the same way Elementium did in Catalcysm, Ghost Iron is going to get a lot more attention and this makes it an awesome ore to farm.

So, where’s the best place to farm ghost iron? Well, based on the way Blizzard designed Pandarian it’s actually found in all 5 zones. The higher level the zone the more likely you’re going to find Trillium but the lower level the zone the more ore you’re going to find in the same amount of area. I’ve had great results farming Ghost Iron Ore in Valley of the Four Winds and Jade Forest. Keep in mind you will not have access to flying mounts until they reach level 90. So it’s doubtful you’ll be able to farm Ghost Iron Ore efficiently before you reach level 90.

Ghost Iron sells best in Ore and Bar form (not in Folded form) in stacks of 5, 10 and mostly 20. Post it on the auction house at the price you want and wait for it to sell, since prices of high volume items like Ghost Iron tend to fluctuate a lot.

Update: You can make a lot of gold with Ghost Iron, but if you want to step it up and make thousands of gold you should read my personal favorite guide.

Where to Farm Ghost Iron

Farming Ghost Iron Ore in Valley of the Four Winds

The best place to farm Ghost Iron is in Valley of the Four Winds. Rich Ghost Iron Deposits are found all over the north central part of this zone, where’s there is actually not a lot of mobs to get in your way. You can follow this route for really good results:

Farming Ghost Iron in Valley of the Four Winds

Farming Ghost Iron in Jade Forest

The next best place to farm Ghost Iron is in Jade Forest. You’ll find this mostly along the edges near the ridges and hills. You’ll find a lot of it out on the island to the north east, which you can only travel to once you’re level 90. Follow this route for best results:

Farming Ghost Iron in Jade Forest

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13 Comments.

  1. that guide is nice. but not even close to 5000 Gold an hour!

    • Lothlorein-Dragonblight

      its not supposed to be 5,000g an hour, thats for a gold website. You would be able to know that if u clicked it

  2. EHHH, its maybe like 1000 ores/hr so like, around 3.8k/h still good moeny :razz:

  3. Thank you for the information. I would like to add that the money you make will depend on your server’s economy. For those saying it doesn’t yield that much. On my server it goes for about 100g per stack of ghost iron ore. I have seen other servers where it goes for 200-300g a stack and some for 50g a stack so it just varies.

  4. On my server it goes for 35g a stack. Fel iron goes for more than ore that’s relevant.

  5. it depends on how much the your realms AH is selling them for

  6. Just a thought… but you guys realize that the header “Want to make 5000+ Gold an hour? Read this guide!” isn’t actually a header for this guide but rather an advertisement linking directly to a WoW gold making guide…. right?

  7. With the new patch mining skill level is not a problem, so you don’t have to have 500 mining skill. I’m mining out there and I only have 260 or so.

  8. You say that ghost iron isnt worth that mutch on some servers. even if it is 50G/stack, i pay my brother to mine a couple of thousand and i allow him to play on my computer (he doesnt not have wow and isnt stupid enough to waste the money)

  9. Lothlorein-Dragonblight

    The best spot for farming is the Skyrange in Valley of the Four Winds, I get about 20 stacks an hour

  10. Lothlorein-Dragonblight

    Also you could do Scenarios all day, and just cash in ur Spirit of Harmony’s for a stack of 20 Ghost Iron Ore, that works pretty well also, especially if you already have a lot of Spirit of Harmonoy

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