Orichalcum is used to smelt Orichalcum Ingots. In turn, Orichalcum Ingots in New World are used for many weaponsmithing and jewelcrafting recipes, as well are in engineering and arcana. Orichalcum is a Tier 5 resource and therefore a very valuable resource to gather while exploring New World.
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How Much XP Does Orichalcum Mining Give?
- Small Orichalcum – 657 Mining XP with a 85 second base gather time
- Medium Orichalcum – 984 Mining XP with a 110 second base gather time
- Large Orichalcum – 1476 Mining XP with a 135 second base gather time
How Often Do Orichalcum Nodes Respawn?
Current data suggests these are the respawn intervals for each size:
- Small Orichalcum – 17 to 24 minutes respawn time
- Medium Orichalcum – 21 to 30 minutes respawn time
- Large Orichalcum – 23 to 34 minutes respawn time
Best Orichalcum Location – Shattered Mountain
The very best farming spot for Orichalcum by far, is right in Shattered Mountain. Surrounding all directions of the Fast Travel Shrine is an abundance of Orichalcum Veins. You can also find another population of spawns further to the west where the node locations are even closer together.
2nd Best Orichalcum Location – Ebonscale Reach
The next best region for Orichalcum Ore is Ebonscale Reach. There are a few spawn points close to the west edge of town. There are also another 6 spawn points directly beside the fast travel point at the northern edge of the region. Finally, the island on the southwest coast also has spawn points, but they are spread farther apart.
Orichalcum Locations – Great Cleave
The Great Cleave is another option for Orichalcum Ore farming. On the west side of the region there are about 9 spawn points in a relatively close proximity to be gathered.