Lodestone ore is a rare high-tier resource primarily found in corners and along the borders of the regions in New World. While players can use its raw and refined form in settlement or fortress upgrades, this resource’s main purpose is for crafting Tuning Orbs, special items used to access New World’s late-game Expeditions.
Like any higher-tier mineable resource in New World, Lodestone ore requires players to grind for quite some time before they can farm it. A Mining level of 105 is necessary for collecting Lodestone, and players need to be between levels 50-60 to use in Stonecutting for crafting Tuning Orbs. Lodestone ore is notably more scarce than other ore types and calls for rather long treks to attain it. Read on to learn where are the best spots to find and farm Lodestone ore in New World.
While the best places to farm Lodestone ore in New World are located in the northern regions of Aeternum, players can find this valuable mineral collectively clustered in other areas as well. In particular, the optimal farming locations for Lodestone ore are in the Great Cleave, Brightwood, Weaver’s Fen, Cutlass Keys, and Everfall. Because each group of nodes in these regions are widely spread apart from each other, it would be a good idea to take some time to mine Lodestone ore if ever passing through the area.
The Great Cleave is likely the top region in New World for mining Lodestone ore. Northeast of the zone’s fast travel shrine sits a dense population of Lodestone located in both Nullcavity and Catara Falls. The enemies that spawn in these areas will range from levels 40-50, so players should be on their guard.
Right below the Great Cleave is the Brightwood region, the second-best source of Lodestone ore. Heading west of Brightwood Town, players can easily find and farm an abundance of Lodestone. There are a couple more mineable spots a bit further to the north of the region, which are perfect for players who maybe didn’t gather enough from the western border.
To the northwest of Weaver’s Fen, players can find a decent farming spot of Lodestone Ore in New World. It’s an excellent area for mining the rare mineral as all the nodes are huddled together in a tight circle.
Along the cliffsides of the Spiti Ruins to the northeast of Cutlass Keys, New World players can easily find farming nodes of Lodestone. This region is a great option for miners who don’t want to be bothered by difficult, high-level enemies. However, keep in mind that a few higher-level Ancient enemies do spawn nearby.
Everfall could arguably be the easiest region for mining Lodestone ore, as all the enemies in the area spawn around level 20. Players won’t find much Lodestone here besides in Ginger Hovel, which sits on the south-eastern section of the region’s map. Similar to the farming spot in Weaver’s Fen, Everfall’s Lodestone ore is nicely packed together in a small circular fashion.
New World is available on PC.