- Author: Furious
- Date: October 7, 2023
- Updated: October 19, 2023
- Expansion: Cataclysm
Welcome to our Copper Ore Farming Guide. Copper Ore is the lowest level ore, commonly found in starting areas and lower-level zones. For efficient farming, this guide will point you to the best zones, which are slightly superior to their alternatives. Notably, Durotar is a prime location for Horde players with its cave structures housing multiple Copper Veins, while Alliance players will find Darkshore to be particularly abundant, with the potential of obtaining up to 200 Copper Ore in a single lap around the zone. Players below level 20 should simply mine in their current questing zone, where Copper Ore is also plentiful.
Best Zones to Farm Copper Ore
Night Elves & Worgen
Orc & Troll
Dwarves & Gnomes
- Darkshore is a highly recommended zone for Alliance players to farm Copper Ore.
- Horde players can also effectively mine Copper Ore in Darkshore if they have access to a flying mount.
- Durotar is a favorable location for Horde players to farm Copper Ore.
- The zone features several caves which are beneficial for mining, with each cave usually containing 3-4 Copper Veins.
Starting Area Copper Mining Routes
- While these are not the optimal copper mining routes, they work best if you are a low level wanting to mine in your starting area as you level.