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Guild Wars 2: The Best Locations to Farm Copper Ore

Copper Ore is a useful resource in Guild Wars 2, and we've mapped out some of the best locations you can farm for it.

If you think of valuable resources, you don’t often list Copper as one of them, at least not in video games. In Guild Wars 2, however, many different crafting professions need Copper as a resource.

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To get it, you’ll need to spend the money at the Black Lion Trading post, or you’ll have to farm up the resources for yourself. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to save some cash, farming can be very tedious if you don’t know what you’re looking for or where. There are a few things you can do to optimize your time. Here’s what you need to know about the best locations to farm Copper Ore in Guild Wars 2.

How to Farm Copper Ore in Guild Wars 2

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Copper Ore comes in two forms in Guild Wars 2, either from Copper Ore nodes across maps or Rich Copper Veins. Copper Ore needs to be mined with at least a Copper Mining Pick and gives one to three pieces of Ore per node. Rich Copper Ore grants a bit more and can be mined three times before disappearing. You also have a chance to collect various precious stones, but they’ll be the lower-tier Pebble.

Copper Ore is only available in lower-level maps, from levels 1 -15. Remember, if you’re looking to mine quickly and efficiently, you’ll need to ensure that your settings are correct in Guild Wars 2.

Under General Settings, make sure that Show All Usable Objects is checked. This enabled you to see the nodes from a greater distance. You’ll also want to keep an eye on your Minimap for the Node icons indicated there in Guild Wars 2.

Best Copper Ore Farm Map Locations in Guild Wars 2

These are some of the best areas in Guild Wars 2 to regularly finding Copper Ore. We’ve maintained a specific rotation that you’ll want to follow, but if you can find a more effective path that fits your preferences, it doesn’t hurt to follow that one, so long as you get your primary goal: more Copper Ore.

Ashford Plains

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The home of the Char, and once that of the humans long ago. This map’s route is a little bit confusing. However, you can approach it from any angle or direction. As it’s a low-level area, the enemies here aren’t as challenging but watch out for roaming Champions. It’s recommended to start from the Waypoint in the map’s middle right or from the gate to the Black Citadel.

Caledon Forest

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The starting area of the Slyvari and filled with Risen. It’s pretty straightforward to run this route. There are, however, some water-based nodes, so make sure you’re prepared for underwater combat.

Metrica Province

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You’ll find yourself running a short circuit here in the Homeland of the Asura. There’s nothing too complicated or tricky about this area apart from a couple of Inquest members, but watch out for dynamic events.

Queensdale

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In the home of the humans, the Queensdale route is simple enough. There are some nodes in the bandit caves, and you’ll have to watch out for the Shadow Behemoth pre-events while farming.

Kessex Hills

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There are not that many Copper Nodes on this map, but you’ll want to remember that you’ll find a lot of Iron Nodes here as well, which means you’ll be able to kill two birds with one pickax.


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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.