Where to Farm Copper Ore Horde

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This guide is updated for patch 4.3.

Here are The Noob School’s top picks for mining copper in Horde Territory.

Where to Mine Copper in Durotar

Durotar: Levels 1-10

Durotar is the starting area for the Horde races of Trolls and Orcs, it lies in Horde Territory outside of the city of Orgimmar, anyone can come here to mine but it is most convenient for these 2 races. This area is full of mountains which makes it a very good zone to mine copper.

Where to Mine Copper in Eversong Woods

Eversong Woods: Levels 1-10

Eversong woods is the beginning area for Blood Elves. It has a few good places to mine copper. Starting North of Farstrider Retreat head east to the Duskwither Spire. From the spire head south along the mountains all the way to the end of the trolls where the path starts to lead west. Keep going west and perform a loop around the mountain range as indicated on the path and continue heading west toward Fairbreeze Village. Perform a loop around the mountain range to the south of Fairbreeze Village and then head north along some of the smaller ridges and then east toward the East Sanctum. From the East Sanctum head north to the mountains above and and then back east along the route from Farstrider Retreat.

Where to Mine Copper in Tirisfal Glades

Tirisfal Glades: Levels 1-10

Tirisfal Glades is the starting zone for the Undead. The route is simple to follow, you can hit up the cave circled on the map for more ore if you’d like.

Where to Mine Copper in Mulgore

Mulgore: Levels 1-10

Mulgore is the starting area for Tauren. Because of the surplus of caves there it is a very easy route to follow. Start out at any point on the route and ensure that every cave area that you approach you go into if possible. This route is really easy to follow, it’s just a big loop of the entire zone.

Where to Mine Copper in Azshara

Azshara: Levels 10-20

Azshara is a great place to pick up some Copper Ore. Be sure to check out the circled area on the map, there are a lot of nodes that spawn there. Other than that, just stay up on the plateau and you’ll collect plenty of ore.

Where to Mine Copper in Ghostlands

Ghostlands: Levels 9-20

Ghostlands is the next area for Blood Elves after completing Eversong Woods. There are a few good mountain routes for copper in this zone. Start out north of Tranquillien and follow the mountains northeast on the path until you come to the cave (Amani Catacombs). Go through the cave to the east. Once through the cave head south around the mountain and west toward Sanctum of the Sun and back toward Tranquillien. From Tranquillien head west past Sanctum of the Moon then South on the path. Follow the Dead Scar south and then east on the map along the southern mountain line. Come off the mountain line to go around the water and northeast along the mountains back toward Farstrider Enclave. Follow whichever route from Farstrider Enclave to Tranquillien and use the opposite route to start the mining route over again.

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