Where to Farm Silver Ore

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This guide is updated for patch 4.3.

Silver is a rare node that often spawns in place of tin. You will most likely encounter silver veins while following the routes illustrated in the WoW Tin Mining Guide. These silver routes have worked best for me. Please remember that silver is a rare resource and not easy to farm. It is not something that you will find incredibly often. To better your success at finding silver you will want to mine all the tin nodes while following these routes.

Here are The Noob School’s top zones for mining silver. If your character is a lower level check the levels to see what level mobs are found in each zone. Also, make sure your mining is at least 75 before you attempt to mine silver.

Where to Mine Silver in Hillsbrad Foothills

Hillsbrad Foothills: Levels 20-25

Hillsbrad Foothills is an excellent tin farming zone so you should have good luck mining silver here. Remember that silver is a rare spawn of tin and therefore will be a rare occurrence to find, even in a zone full of tin like Hillsbrad Foothills. The Ruins of Alterac area is a high density area for tin and you should try this area out for silver too.

Where to Mine Silver in Ashenvale

Ashenvale: Levels 20-25

Ashenvale is another good tin mining zone so it will have a decent amount of silver veins. Keep away from the northeastern part of this zone because it is a lower level area that contains copper. You won’t get silver veins spawning in place of copper so don’t clear this area thinking silver veins will spawn. Keep to the areas in which you find tin and be sure to collect all the tin so that the silver veins have a chance to spawn.

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