There is an abundance of resources to gather in V Rising, and none are more important than the various metals you can find throughout the world. With the Ore, you can then refine this into precious ingots that can be used in a number of ways.
|Copper Ore||Reagent used for crafting||Refine into Copper Ingot, needed for equipment|
How to Find Copper Ore
Early on in your journey, you’ll encounter the need for better weapons than the simple bone ones you’ve been using up until now. What’s more, you’ll start encountering important base fundamentals that require Copper Ingots too, so it’s a good idea to learn where you can go and farm this resource. Be wary that you’ll need to possess a weapon that is at least Gear Level 6, ideally the Reinforced Bone Mace.
The Bandit Copper Mine
By far the easiest way to locate Copper Ore nodes is by heading to the the Bandit Copper Mine, located in the center of the Farbane Woods. Outside the mine, there are plenty of Poachers and Thieves that patrol the area outside the mine but take the time to clear the area of enemies. Once it’s clear, go around breaking everything you can, and you’ll find yourself obtaining bundles of Copper Ore and even sometimes Copper Ingots themselves.
Once you enter the mine itself, you’ll find a circular path that is littered with Copper Ore nodes, so be sure to bring your strongest mace and get mining. You’ll want to beware of the small groups of enemies that patrol up here, especially at lower levels and playing solo. Additionally, remember to break down any boxes and barrels you see for more potential Copper Ore drops and you’ll also find up to a possible three chests within this upper level mine.
Once you’ve fully scouted the upper level, you’ll see a lower level with even more Copper Ore nodes and another possible two chests. More importantly, you’ll also find Errol the Stonebreaker who is a Level 20 V Blood Carrier, he’ll prove a challenging foe when you’re first gathering Copper Ore at the mine. If you’re solo, you may want to leave this part of the mine and just wait on the upper level’s nodes to respawn.
The Bandit Copper Mine may be small, but provided there’s no competition, you’ll have plenty of Copper to find on each respawn of the resources, this tends to take around 20 minutes to respawn, but can sometimes be shorter or longer.
Random Node Spawns
This is less reliable than just heading to the Bandit Copper Mine, but keep an eye out when you’re traveling, especially in the Farbane Woods and Dunley Farmlands as you’ll often come across the odd node here and there. You won’t get as much as once from the mine, but it all adds up over time.
Sending Servants on Hunts
Once you progress a little, you’ll be able to craft Servant Coffins (at the expense of Greater Blood Essences), at which point you can use Dominating Presence to charm and gather some Servants. Once you then get around to building a Castle Throne where you can sit on it to send Servants out on resource gathering missions. Be sure to equip them well to improve their chances of success and then send them out to the Copper Bandit Mine, depending on how long you send them out for, it’s possible for them to bring back well over 600+ Copper Ore depending on the Servant’s Traits.
What is Copper Ore Used For?
Once you have your Copper Ore, it’s time to refine it into Copper Ingots. To do this, you’ll need to first progress enough to unlock the Furnace and any recipes related to the equipment you’re looking for.
How to Get the Furnace
Once you’ve progressed a little and established your own Castle with your Castle Heart, you’ll unlock the Furnace recipe. To craft this, you’ll need 480 Stone and 60 Copper Ore, both of which are easy enough to achieve. With the materials in hand, consider creating a Forge Room this will give you perks for all equipment in that room (such as the Furnace), this will decrease the time it takes to refine and the cost of materials for each recipe.
You’ll also want to consider building multiple Furnaces in said room, you’ll often find yourself with plenty of raw materials and you’ll want to be refining as much as possible, all at once.
How to Get Copper Ingots
The main use for Copper Ore are the Copper Ingots you can create out of it. Once you have your shiny new Furnace, drop your Copper Ore into it and it’ll begin smelting it into Ingots. Without any perks from the Forge Room, it’ll cost 20 pieces of Copper Ore for one Copper Ingot, however with the perks, that’ll be reduced to 15.
How to Create Copper Equipment
Now that you have your Copper Ingots, you’ll want to create a Simple Workbench. With this in your Forge Room, you can now create the Copper line of weapons, these will not only increase your Gear Level, but also grant you a weapon ability, used with the key.