Best Places to Farm Rough Stone as of 8.0

Copper Ore, prospected for Malachite

Rough Stone can be found while mining Copper Ore, and…well, it’s certainly not the best item in the game for selling or making some nice items that people may want. It’s more of fodder for leveling an alternate profession.

★ Profession Required: Mining
★ Best Serves: Blacksmithing, Engineering

  • ► My miner is a Horde druid for faster in-and-out flight.
  • ► Each zone was timed for 30 minutes.
  • ► Rough Stone comes from Copper Ore nodes, thus the routes section is the same as the Copper Ore post.
  • ► Dun Morogh has mining nodes, but due to me being Horde, I found it difficult to not die multiple times.
  • ► Tirisfal Glades
  • ► The Lost Isles (Horde)
  • ► Eversong Woods (Horde)
  • ► Gilneas (Alliance)
  • ► Azuremyst Isle (Alliance)
  • ► Bloodmyst Isle (Alliance)
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Elwynn Forest

This is an Alliance zone.

As such, with the route in question, I tried to avoid any contact with guards, though you’ll want to be careful flying over the road leading to Stormwind. Sometimes there are patrols going back and forth. This route can be traveled with a ground mount for lower levels–there may be some locations you won’t be able to get to, but not many. This zone is normally farmed by a few people at once.

  • ♦ Rough Stone – 228

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Azshara

This is a Horde zone.

This is not a ground-mount friendly route due to all the cliffs and such. There’s also a small phased zone you may enter, where you could find a Copper Ore node, but not be able to mine it. Just move on if that’s the case.

  • ♦ Rough Stone – 245

Darkshore

This is an Alliance zone.

This is the best place to farm Copper Ore, in my opinion (especially since there’s typically no competition about). It’s not ground-mount friendly due to all the fissures in the land. Though even if you’re a low level, there’s Copper Ore to be had everywhere you go.

  • ♦ Rough Stone – 449

Durotar

This is a Horde zone.

This route does go over a Horde area, so Alliance players beware of that. Also, while a good portion of this route could be followed by ground-mounts, I wouldn’t worry too much if you’re a lower level, because there’s Copper Ore damn near everywhere. This zone will be likely farmed by a few different people.

  • ♦ Rough Stone – 322

Mulgore

This is a Horde zone.

This is one of the more simple routes when it comes to mining Copper Ore in a zone. It’s not so much that you even need a route to look at, you simply have to follow along the mountain-side. But, just in case…here you go.

  • ♦ Rough Stone – 294

Rough Sharpening Stone
✩ Skill: 1 ✩ Usable ✩ Learned via Profession Trainer
Requires:
  • (1) Rough Stone
Rough Weightstone
✩ Skill: 1 ✩ Usable ✩ Learned via Profession Trainer
Requires:
  • (1) Rough Stone
  • (1) Linen Cloth
Rough Grinding Stone
✩ Skill: 25 ✩ Crafted material ✩ Learned via Profession Trainer
Requires:
  • (2) Rough Stone
Rough Blasting Powder
✩ Skill: 1 ✩ Crafted material ✩ Learned via Profession Trainer
Requires:
  • (1) Rough Stone

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