I made this Laestrite Ore farming guide to help out players who want to farm the ores instead of buying them from the Auction House. This guide will show you the best routes for farming Laestrite Ore.
There are no ore ranks in Shadowlands, so the only thing that will affect how many ores you mine is your mining skill. You can farm Laestrite Ore with Shadowlands Mining skill 1, but you will get more ores with higher mining skill.
Below you will find a few tips that will help you mine ores faster.
Unfortunately, there are no new Stirrups or Leather Barding recipes in Shadowlands, so mining ores will be a lot harder.
How to avoid getting dismounted
One of the most annoying things in WoW is getting Dazed. Every mob has a chance to daze you when they are in hitting you from behind, but there are two ways to prevent getting dazed.
- If your class has a tanking spec, you can switch to that while farming. Tanks are immune to daze, so you will never get dismounted.
- Equipping a Comfortable Rider's Barding in your mount equipment slot prevents you from being dazed while mounted. (doesn't work with druid forms)
Shadowlands Gathering Enchant
You can enchant your gloves with Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering to increase the speed of gathering in the new Shadowlands zones. (works with herbalism and skinning too) This enchant brings mining time down from 3.2 seconds to 1.7 seconds.
Farming Laestrite Ore
Laestrite Ore is the most common ore, it spawns in every new Shadowlands zone. Basically, every ore has around 50% chance to spawn as the zone-specific ore or Laestrite Ore.
This route is probably going to get nerfed.
The ores are respawning extremely quickly around this area in Revendreth. (seems pretty broken, to be honest). You will probably never even have to leave the yellow route, but if the ores are not respawning fast enough you can make a small detour to the red route.
If someone is already farming there, try to group up with him or just follow him so you can mine together.
Bastion - Route 1
I think this area is also going to get nerfed. There are parts where I saw 5 mining nodes on my minimap close to each other. I don't think I have seen this many in the same area in any expansion, it just seems too good.
This area will be filled with friendly mobs and no mining nodes until you progress your Bastion Story Campaign quests!
The mining nodes respawn really quickly on this route, but there are a lot of hostile mobs guarding the mining nodes, so you will still need somewhat decent gear to kill the mobs. Check the other two routes if you can't handle the mobs. (or if this route got nerfed)
Bastion - Route 2
Really good route, you can avoid fighting most mobs.
Bastion - Route 3
This is a good alternative if there are a lot of players farming on the other routes.