Item Level: 86
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.
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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 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:
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