This is one of 6 ores in Shadowlands. Similar to previous expansions; some of these ores are zone specific.
can be found in The Maw
can be found in Bastion, Ravendreth, Ardenweald, and Maldraxxus
can be found in Bastion
can be found in Ravendreth
can be found in Ardenweald
can be found in Maldraxxus
i like sinvyr ore it is also an precious metal
For those farming this ore, head to the Keep of Domination in Ravendreth, where the world boss is located. All mining nodes will ALWAYS be either a Sinvyr or Elethium deposit, with what seems to be 40/40/5/5% distribution between, respectively, reg sinvyr, rich sinvyr, reg elethium, and rich elethium. Flying over this area seems to get ~2 nodes per "pass", or per minute.
! - Almost every uncommon ore has the same chance of giving you an essence!
Every ore has a 0.066 to 0.068 chance to yield one essence
This mean it take roughly 15 ore (a.k.a 1 ore divided by 0.067) to get one essence
Over the past, almost a year, I've kept a spreadsheet of my major prospecting sessions.
I have the data form roughly 275,000 ore that's generated roughly 18,500 essence
. I've kept this data and analyzed them with descriptive statistics to report the following.
My data is almost exclusively:
To yield: (
The complicated answer
The only ore that has a parametric outcome (i.e. will AVERAGE 1 essence per 15 ore) is
The other three,
, are nonparametrically distributed, which mean that a MEDIAN of 15 ore gets you one essence
I'm a big fan of stats if you can't tell! So what does this complicated answer mean?
When you're trying for just a bit of essence (Maybe
100 essence from
If you're trying to get
, you can roughly times the amount of essence you need by 15, buy that, and be regularly pretty close to what you want! Some times you get a bit more, maybe a but less, and that all seems to make solid sense. It has a normal bell curve right over 15 ore to get one essence, and it doesn't seem super crazy when you're a bit short or have a bit extra.
If you want less than 100
, good freaking luck! You'll end up with wildly too few or wildly too many all the time. The MEDIAN or the MOST times you really end up needing 15 but who the heck knows!
When you're trying for just a bit of essence (Maybe > 100 essence from > 1500 ore)
Larger sessions will end up neutralizing a lot of this strange variance. So if you want prospect a ton of ore for a ton of essence, all you need to estimate is a 15:1 ratio!
What's a ton? Roughly the quantity above or the amount of time between patches in Shadowland ;)
I tend to prospect 3000 ish ore a time with really reliable results
Happy crafting y'all!
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Given that blacksmiths are going to come here during the Shadowlands expansion, and needing all the above ores to level from 1-100, and wondering if it's even worth it given all the ore is splattered all over the different zones and in particular The Maw. My suggestion right now, would be to go get your mount riding skill in the maw, and then visit the new zone. They practically throw 233ilvl stuff at you, for barely doing anything. Try to get as much gear as possible from the new zone and the 3 daily quests to get more items of armor. The higher your ilvl the easier it is in The Maw. Your going to want to use your mount there because it cane be a real pita to wander around everywhere pulling endless mobs just to get to one node that is probably only going to give you 1 ore anyway more if your lucky.
My suggestion is to wait until level 60, get shadowlands flying and then fly across the zone picking up what you need, but unlike other expansions these critters always seem to be glued to ores, so 9/10 your going to end up in a fight that could escalate given that some critters will fear you into other mobs. Get your ivl up as high as poss at the same time getting your shadowlands flying, whilst doing that you will in turn get to learn to use your ground mount in the maw, making it a little more easier than walking all over, pulling everything just to get to mining nodes.
Laestrite Ore is without doubt the easiest ore to get, and probably the cheapest ore you can buy on the auction house at the time of writing this. The rest, well, given they are uncommon (green) they are going to be a little harder to find...and The Maw ore is extremely difficult to find, you can go over and over the place and still never find any!
Shadowlands Blacksmithing Guide
Shadowlands Engineering Guide
Shadowlands Jewelcrafting Guide
Shadowlands Mining Guide
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