V Rising Iron Ore: How To Get, Make & Harvest

Our detailed guide will show you how to get Iron Ore in V Rising along with important items you craft using Iron Ore in the game.

Iron Ore is one of the crafting materials in V Rising that can be extremely difficult to find. If you start exploring without any pointers, you can spend hours on end in the huge world of Vardoran. While some items can be made by the players or crafted using a Simple Workbench, complex items like Iron Ore can only be mined. However, we’ll teach you about acquiring it in our V Rising How to Get Iron Ore guide.

Key Highlights
  • Iron Ore in V Rising is used to create different items, including weapons and armor, in the game. 
  • The walls of the Haunted Iron Mine are filled with Iron ore for you to farm.
  • You can find the Haunted Iron Mine in the second region at the center of the map. Kill the enemies and enter the Mine for farming Iron Ore.
  • Another area for you to farm Iron ore is Ancient Village and Lurker Dwelling.
  • For harvesting the iron ore, you need a powerful weapon. The player can get the Merciless Cooper weapon either by unlocking it or by enemy drop.
  • The player can also use iron ingots to craft powerful iron weapons.

Why is Iron Ore important

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Mining Iron Ore in V Rising

This precious metal is no doubt a very crucial part of V Rising. In the early or mid-game, you can use Iron Ore to create plenty of stuff, including weapons and armor. But perhaps the most important use of it is in fortifying and building your Castle stronger. You can find iron and iron ore in 11 locations in the Vardoran.

Make sure you stack up on Iron and Iron ore by farming it to keep your equipment and gear updated. But finding the locations of Iron Ore mines can be pretty tricky. So make sure you read our guide below to find out how to get iron ore in V Rising. 

Iron Ore Locations

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All iron ore locations on the map

In this section of our How to Get Iron Ore guide, we’ll focus on the areas where you can mine Iron Ore.

Here are the locations where you can find Iron Ore in V Rising:

  1. Haunted Iron Mine:
    • Located in the southern part of the Dunley farmlands.
    • Center of the map in the second region.
    • Over 40 iron ore veins to mine.
    • Recommended for players at or above level 36.
    • Eliminate nearby enemies before farming for iron.
  2. Ancient Village and Lurker Dwelling:
    • Found in Vadoran on the northernmost part of the map.
    • Contains three iron ore mining spots on the eastern part of the Cursed Forest.
    • Enemies here are stronger, so caution is advised.
  3. Locations with Single Iron Ore Veins (Dunley Farmlands):
    • Dunley Monastery: Southeastern region of the map.
    • Bastion of Dunley: South of the Militia Camp in the west of the Bastion of Dunley.
    • North of the Haunted Iron Mine: Located north of the Haunted Iron Mine.


  • Enemies may drop iron ore when defeated.
  • Iron ore can be found in golden chests scattered around the map.

Be cautious of enemies in these areas and ensure your gear score is sufficient for combat.

Harvesting Iron Ire 

To harvest Iron Ore, follow these steps:

  1. Find an Iron Ore vein.
  2. Make sure you have a powerful weapon to mine the ore.
  3. Regular copper armaments are not sufficient; you need gear made from Merciless Copper.
     Iron Ore
    The Merciless Copper Mace
  4. Obtain Merciless Copper through two methods:

    a. Research Desk: Progress in the game and build a Research Desk using 8 Planks, 80 Stone, and 120 Animal Hide. Use the desk to consume 50 pieces of paper and learn random technologies or craftable item blueprints. If lucky, you’ll unlock the blueprint for Merciless Copper armor or weapons.

    b. Enemy Drops: Bandits and Blood Bosses in Farbane Woods may drop Merciless Copper schematics. However, these drops are RNG-dependent and may take time to acquire.

  5. Once you have Merciless Copper gear, such as a Merciless Copper Mace, you can use it to mine Iron Ore from iron nodes. An ax or sword can also be used, but a Merciless Copper Mace is the most efficient choice.

This upgraded equipment is essential for successfully harvesting Iron Ore in the game.

How To Make Iron Ingots

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Fighting Quincy the Bandit King

To make Iron Ingots, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the recipe for making Iron Ingots from Quincy the Bandit King.
  2. Unlock the Smithy, which allows you to craft powerful weapons using Planks and Iron Ingots.
  3. Gather Iron Ore from various locations as explained in the previous guide.
  4. Use a Smelter in your base to convert Iron Ore into Iron Ingots.
  5. Place Iron Ore into the smelter, and after some time, it will transform into Iron Ingots.

This process is straightforward and essential for crafting weapons and other items in the game.

Important Iron Ingot-Related Materials

 Iron Ore
You will unlock many iron-related recipes by defeating this boss

Once you have made enough iron ingots in the game, you can use them to craft powerful iron weapons. This includes weapons like the Iron Reaper, Iron Crossbow, and Iron Slasher. 

Below is the list of all Iron Weapons you can build using 20 Iron Ingots and 16 planks

  • Iron Sword
  • Iron Axe
  • Iron Mace
  • Iron Spear
  • Iron Reaper
  • Iron Slasher
  • Iron Crossbow.

This concludes our detailed guide on Iron Ore in V Rising, along with the weapons you can build using it.

Next: V Rising Soul Shards

Ending Words

Stunlock Studios came out with their latest hit, V Rising, which lets you play as a bloodthirsty Vampire who just woke up from his slumber. V Rising is about gathering resources through mining or crafting items like glass. Or even killing some dangerous enemies to get items like the Unsullied Hearts using the best weapons in the game. Iron Ore is also one of the most essential crafting items in V Rising. 

This important item should be obtained as soon as possible because this item is needed to make other items in V Rising. It is also one of the items that you will need to ensure your survival as a Vampire. This is why we have curated this Iron Ore guide and what items you can make with Iron Ore. On the subject of ore, consider reading our V Rising Silver Ore guide.

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