Where to Farm Bronze Mineral Ore in Order and Chaos
Bronze mineral ore is found in Arcadian Forest and Tear Coast. It is the first ore needed for foundry.
This will be the easiest ore to find, it only gets more difficult after this.
There are over 75 spawn points for ore, but not all are up at the same time.
Ore may, or may not, appear in the same location. It could spawn in another location nearby.
Camping ore is not a good way to get the amount of ore that you will need.
You will need to learn the locations and travel all over the area to collect the amount of ore you need, which is a lot.
The faster your mount, the faster this is going to go for you.
On the bright side, this is the cheapest ore in the auction house outside of primal ore, so you can purchase it if you wish.
How Many Bronze Mineral Ore Will I Need?
Bronze mineral is needed for primary foundry. This is the first step in foundry.
Bronze mineral ore stacks to 40.
Remember, you CAN NOT get your epics until your foundry is at 600, so it is very worth it to level this up.
There are at least seven different foundry patterns that take bronze mineral.
You will also need normal armor scraps, and flux.
Flux can be bought at a merchant, the easiest two are in Silence and in Greenmont.
Normal armor scrap farming is best done in Waterby Farms.
How to Level Foundry Fast
If you decide farming is not for you, then you might consider checking out the Nick Shop.
Under "Consumable", you can purchase Ancient Slabstone Foundry for runes.
The price varies during sales, and for IOS and Android users.
There are three different Ancient Slabstones, so make sure you are buying the one for foundry.
Use it at the beginning of a business level and it will increase your foundry by 100.
There is also a chance at a segment of Ancient Slabstone in the 30 and 1 Rune lottery.
They only increase your foundry by 10, however. That is if you get the one for foundry and not garment or leatherworking.
You can also win Ancient Slabstone tablets in some daily events.
I have NEVER seen anyone regret purchasing a slabstone.
Just wanna buy ore? Learn to Make Gold at Low Levels!
Ore Respawn Times
Ore respawns in about half an hour, with the exception of Dark Crystal ore and Ice Edge Ore.
Remember, for every ore taken, a new ore will spawn in a new location, or maybe the same.
In the Arcadian forest, the only ore which spawns is Bronze Mineral Ore.
In the Tear cost, both Bronze Mineral ore and Marcasite spawn.
Marcasite is usually expensive in the auction house, so save every bit of this you get, you will need it soon.
If you find that you are having trouble getting the mats together, and need a place to store your ore, make an alt.
Open the alts bank up and store it there until you need it. If you sell or vendor it before you need it, you will regret it later.
It is worth the hassle to make an alt. Save yourself the trouble of farming it again, or spending much gold on it.
General Foundry Advice
You should start collecting Bronze mineral ore, and all ores, as soon as you see them.
Foundry is very difficult to level, and can take time.
If you do not start from level one and work on it all the way to 70, you might find that you are ready to make your epics and not be able to.
The blues for your epics will drop in legendary dungeons. And you will need to purchase the pattern to make epochs with mechanical gears (worry about that later).
If you do not have the foundry level at 580 you can not even begin, and you will need a foundry of 600 to convert fully to epics.
If you do not work on your foundry as you go, you will have to do nothing but farm, or spend real money on Ancient Tablets.
Honesty, the Ancient Tablets, are worth the runes. They can save you hours and hours and months and weeks of farming.
The gear you make, you probably will never wear, until epics. So, skipping through it with the Ancient Slabstones is the quickest and easiest way to get there.
© 2014 Jade Griffin