Item Level: 75
Skill Requirement: Mining Level 400
Recommended Level: 75+
Saronite Ore tends to be a little more valuable than Cobalt Ore. It’s found in the higher level zones in Northrend and is a great ore to farm. If you’re farming Saronite Ore in Icecrown, you will also find a lot of Titanium Ore. You will need level 400 mining and you will want to be about level 75 before you try to farm Saronite, if you go to Icecrown, its best to be level 79 or higher. A flying mount is needed for Icecrown but you could probably get away without one in Sholazar, but honestly, just go buy one.
Saronite Ore sells in large quantities to Blacksmiths, Engineers and prospecting Jewelcrafters. Its used to make gear while leveling and to find gems to level Jewelcrafting. It’s also used to make gear by Blacksmiths for the sole purpose of disenchanting for enchanting materials. Saronite Ore and Bars usually hold a stable price on your realm so you will be able to determine if its worth farming or not. Keep in mind that not a lot of people travel to Northrend to farm Saronite, so you won’t have a lot of competition.
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Where to Farm Saronite
Farming Saronite Ore in Sholazar Basin
If you’re not level 79 or higher yet and want to farm Saronite Ore or if you ONLY want to farm Saronite Ore with a lower chance of finding Titanium, then Sholazar Basin is the place to go. Sholazar is also a great place to farm Borean Leather and Northrend herbs. It’s also a fantastic place to level with a friend. Sholazar is packed with Saronite veins so it is also the best place to farm Saronite Ore. Use this mining route to optimize the number of veins you find:
Farming Saronite Ore in Icecrown
The second best place to farm Saronite Ore is in Icecrown. It is loaded with Saronite and there is a chance that you will find Titanium Veins instead of Saronite Veins. Usually Titanium is worth a lot more gold than Saronite, but if you just want Saronite, you’ll still find a lot in Icecrown. This is the same mining route used when farming Titanium Ore, since the veins share the same spawn locations:
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