Item Level: 85
Skill Requirement: Mining Level 525
Recommended Level: 83+
Pyrite is the rarest and most valuable ore in Cataclysm. It sells from 5 gold to 10 gold depending on what realm you’re on and often sells best in stacks of 1. It’s currently used by Jewelcrafters to prospect rare and uncommon gems and is expected to become the source of epic gems later in Cataclysm (this is highly controversial). It’s also smelted into Pyrium Bars by Miners and sold to Blacksmiths to be combined with Volatile Fire, Air and Water to make Truegold which is an extremely valuable trade good in Cataclysm. These sell for a lot more than Pyrite Ore and help make epic items at level 85.
So how do you farm Pyrite Ore? You can only find it in Twilight Highlands and Uldum. You’ll need to have level 525 Mining before you can farm it and it will help to have an 280%-310% flying mount to get from node to node faster.
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Where to Farm Pyrite
Farming Pyrite Ore in Twilight Highlands
You can farm pyrite in Twilight Highlands or Uldum, but I think the best place to farm Pyrite Ore is in Twilight Highlands. In this zone, you will find it located around the edges of the cliffs around the outside of the zone. You can zig zag your way around the zone looking for the nodes on your minimap. You will also find a lot of Elementium here, make sure you gather the Elementium you see because it might respawn as Pyrite later. Use this route to find the most Pyrite:
Farming Pyrite Ore in Uldum
The second best place to farm Pyrite Ore is in Uldum. If you’re a herbalism you’ll find a lot of Whiptail while you’re flying around, if you’re just a miner you’ll also find a lot of Elementium Deposits which can turn into Pyrite Deposits if you empty them out and come back later. Just like in Twlight Highlands, follow the edges of the cliffs and hills to find the most pyrite.
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