✩ Best Places to Farm Dark Iron Ore as of 7.2 ✩

✩ Best Places to Farm Dark Iron Ore as of 7.2 ✩

Dark Iron Ore has never been mined by me. I knew of its existence, but I never sought it out. This is because of two reasons.

One: It’s found in dungeon/raid environments, in which case I go through them too fast to bother with mining anything.

Two: I don’t raid, and I’ve never really ran old-school raids.

So here’s to farming an old-school raid!

★ Profession Required: Mining
★ Best Serves: Mining


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✩ .. Dismissed Zones .. ✩

You’ve got two places to farm Dark Iron Ore, but I’ve found that Blackrock Depths is too long of an instance with not enough Dark Iron to make it worth farming in specific.

  • ► Blackrock Depths

✩ .. Other Valuables .. ✩

While mining these nodes, you’ll also have a chance of obtaining:

  • ♦ Black Diamond
  • ♦ Black Vitriol
  • ♦ Blood of the Mountain

 ✩ .. Disclaimer for Farming .. ✩

Normally ore is found via the outside world, but in this case the ore is found in dungeons/raid environments. This means I don’t give myself a time limit, I simply find the ore that I can.

✩ .. Eastern Kingdoms .. ✩

Molten Core

As long as you don’t kill any bosses, you’ll be able to reset the raid and keep farming for the ore. The layout is pretty easy, some twists and turns, and there are times when mobs are dense, but not often. Just sneak around them if you can.

  • ♦ Dark Iron Ore – 53


✩ .. via Mining .. ✩

Dark Iron Bar
Used by Jewelcrafting, Blacksmithing, Engineering.
  • (8) Dark Iron Ore