|Most players do not know how to make gold with Dark Iron Ore. Now at least you do!|
Why are Dark Iron Bars so expensive?
Dark Iron Ore is cheap, but Dark Iron Bars are extremely pricey usually. There's four things to explain this.
- The Smelt Dark Iron recipe is obtained from a quest in Blackrock Depths. It is not learnable from a mining trainer.
- One Dark Iron Bar is made by smelting 8 x Dark Iron Ore.
- To smelt Dark Iron Ore, you have to be standing next to the Black Forge in Blackrock Depths, next to Molten Core entrance.
- Dark Iron Bars are used for non-necessary items that only rich people can afford, such as Sulfuron Hammer
Where to farm Dark Iron Ore
|Dark Iron Ore|
Mining required: 230
Not only will you be getting loads of Dark Iron Ore, you have a small chance of getting a
Blood of the Mountain as well when mining these. It's valuable! More info about Blood of The Mountain farming can be found in this post.
Since Cataclysm, Dark Iron Ore can be mined in two zones only.
- Blackrock Depths
- Molten Core
A single Dark Iron Deposit can contain the following:
|Dark Iron Ore Mining Route |
|Dark Iron Ore Mining Route|
How to smelt Dark Iron Ore
To learn the recipe, you have to enter Blackrock Depths and proceed towards the last boss like you would normally. To save time, use the mole machine next to the entrace and teleport closer to the Grim Guzzler.
The Black Forge is located next to the entrance to Molten Core
Mining required: 230
Once you know the recipe for Dark Iron Bars, you can take a shortcut next time. Just teleport to Grim Guzzler, jump down to Lord Incendius and then jump down again into the lava. You can swim in the lava all the way to the Black Forge. The lava ticks only about 500 hp every few seconds, and if you time your jumps correctly, you won't take any damage from it.
Protip: Smelting Dark Iron Ore is a fast and cheap way to powerlevel mining from 230 to 305.
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