In this farm guide you will learn the best and most efficient routes to farm Elethium Ore.
Elethium Ore is found foremost in the Maw zone in the Shadowlands.
You can farm all ores in Shadowlands with a skill of 1 or higher, but it is more efficient to farm it with a higher skill – the yield rate is much higher! If you have never mined ore before and want to know more about Shadowlands Mining, take a look at our mining leveling guide!
Tips for more comfortable ore farming
For faster mining of ores, you can put the enchantment Shadowlands Gathering on your gloves. This enchantment covers (for the first time) all farm professions at the same time and reduces the time needed to mine the ore. There is one exception: Unfortunately, Elethium Ore cannot be impressed by this at the moment (11/17/20).
With an item like the Mining Pick in your inventory (sold by distributor Au’til, who is on the left of the mining teacher in Oribos) you automatically have +10 more mining skill. This means a higher yield when mining ores at an earlier point.
Furthermore, it is a good idea to have a Comfortable riders barding for your mount. It is made by leatherworkers and prevents you from getting dazed while riding. A habit that many opponents in Shadowlands have and which can significantly increase farming time.
By the way: characters with tank specialization don’t need this equipment, they can’t be dazed anyway.
The Farm Routes and how to understand them
Basically the farm routes are kept quite simple – you can just follow them roughly. Especially in view of the fact that you can fly in Shadowlands sometime, they are not pixel exact, but bigger obstacles should not be in the way.
Red areas are areas where the enemy density is high. If you don’t feel like fighting, it’s best to avoid them and ride a bow around the area. Red areas with an exclamation mark in them are areas with enemies that can reveal stealth.
Farming Elethium Ore in the Maw
The Maw is the area for level 60 characters in Shadowlands. It is certainly not a nice area to farm, but it is the only one where you can reliably find elethium deposits.
In other zones there is also the chance of elethium deposits (18.11.: Very small however).
So take a look at the farm routes for Laestrite Ore to see the routes for all zones.