This Osmenite Ore farming guide will show you the best places for mining Osmenite Ore. You can mine this ore with BfA Mining skill 1, but the Rank 1, Rank 2 and Rank 3 requires higher mining skill. Higher ranks allow you to gather this ore more effectively, so you will get more ore overall.
Osmenite Ore ranks
The rank 1 requires Mining 140. You can learn it from your trainer Rolm / Instructor Ulooaka at Nazjatar. (You have to finish the first few intro quest at Nazjatar before you can see these NPCs.)
You can get the rank 2 from Avarius. To summon him, you have to loot a Brinestone Pickaxe from mobs in Nazjatar. (random drop) It's a rare mob so you might not be able to solo him if you have bad gear.
Both the rank 2 Osemite Seam and Osemite deposit is dropped by him so you might have to kill him twice.
Rank 3 is from a quest item that drops from mining Osmenite Deposit.
How to speed up farming
Battle for Azeroth introduces three new items that you can use to speed up farming ores:
- Monel-Hardened Stirrups - You can gather while mounted.
- Monel-Hardened Hoofplates - Increase mount speed by 20%.
- Coarse Leather Barding - Prevents you from being dazed. (mobs won't dismount you)
You should use these if you can buy them cheap from the Auction House, or craft them if you can.
Every mob scales to your level in Battle for Azeroth, so it will be a lot harder to avoid the mobs attacking you while you try to farm ores. The combination of these three will make farming ores a lot easier, but the one I would recommend the most is Monel-Hardened Stirrups, which lets you mine ores while mounted.
If your class has a tanking spec, you should switch to that while farming, so you won't get dazed and you don't have to use Coarse Leather Barding.
You should also enchant your gloves with Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Mining or Enchant Gloves - Kul Tiran Mining.
Nazjatar - route 1
I got the most Osmenite ore following this route. Don't forget to check the caves marked with red X, sometimes the ores are deep inside the cave and you can't see them on your map until you go inside.
Bunch of mobs will be everywhere, so it's pretty bad to farm this ore until you get flying. Use the enchants I mention above or you will get dismounted every second.
Nazjatar - route 2
This is basically just a route that loop around the area that's not covered by route 1. This is not as good as the first one, but you can expect a lot of people farming route 1, so you could give this a try.