New World Mining Guide: How to Find and Farm Fae Iron?

New World Mining Guide: How to Find and Farm Fae Iron?

New World has heaps of resource materials scattered throughout its terrain for players to craft items, but Fae Iron turns out to be one of the rarest resource material players can collect in the game. Players can use it to craft eight powerful weapons used across different playstyles.

If you are looking for Fae Iron for one of your crafts, get ready for one hell of a grind because collecting it requires a lot of time and absolute luck. Finding the source of Fae Iron is not that big of a deal, but the item itself is tricky to get your hands on.

How to get Fae Iron in New World?

Fae Iron can be obtained by mining the massive iron veins deposits scattered throughout the map of the New World. The iron veins primarily produce regular iron, but there is a slight chance of a Fae Iron drop as well.

New World Mining Guide: How To Find And Farm Fae Iron?
Iron Veins in New World

The iron veins are available in excess in New World, especially in the southern region of the map. You can find these deposits in any rocky area such as mountains, caves, or around large boulder deposits in general.

Refer to the maps below for the locations of iron veins

New World Mining Guide: How To Find And Farm Fae Iron?
Locations of Iron Veins in New World | Source: New World Map
New World Mining Guide: How To Find And Farm Fae Iron?
Locations of Iron Veins in New World | Source: New World Map

To farm Fae Iron, just take a pickaxe and get ready to devote a considerable number of hours mining the iron veins and hope that you get Fae Iron drops through sheer luck. Fortunately, you can improve your mining luck in the game to increase your chances of getting a Fae Iron drop.

New World Mining Guide: How To Find And Farm Fae Iron?
Farm Fae Iron by Pickaxe

Note: You will need at least a flint pickaxe to mine Fae Iron.

Increasing The Mining Luck In New World

There are several methods to improve your mining luck in the New World. You can use Azoth while crafting tools and gears to have a chance of gaining mining luck trait on that gear, this trait increases your chances of finding rare items while mining.

Mining Guide: How To Find And Farm Fae Iron?
Increasing The Mining Luck In New World New World

Azoth is a magical mineral that serves as a form of currency. Players can use it in crafts to gain powerful perk and attributes for that particular item.

New World Mining Guide: How To Find And Farm Fae Iron?
Azoth in New World

Another useful but temporary method to increase your mining luck is to craft and consume the following food recipes: 

  • Roasted Potatoes- Increases Mining Luck for 1000 for 20 minutes.
  • Herb-Roasted Potatoes- Increases your Mining Luck for 1400 for 25 minutes.
  • Boiled Potatoes- Increase your Mining Luck for 1700 for 30 minutes.
  • Poultry With Roasted Potatoes- Increase your Mining Luck for 1900 for 35 minutes.
  •  Salted Roasted Vegetables- Increase your Mining Luck for 2000 for 40 minutes.
New World Mining Guide: How To Find And Farm Fae Iron?
Herb-Roasted Potatoes in New World

What is Fae Iron used for?

As Fae Iron is one of the rarest resources available in the New World, players can use it to craft some of the most powerful weapons, all of which suits different playstyles in the game.

WeaponBase DamageCritical Hit ChanceCritical Damage MultiplierBlock Stamina DamageStagger DamageBlock Stability
Dryad Walking Stick  705%1.3424223%
Earth Battered Axe  823%1.4545425%
Hunter’s Longshot  802%1.34848
Sapling Brand  643%1.3303020%
Sapling’s Fury  634%1.4363619%
  Shaman Initiate’s Staff522%1.2242420%
Twig of Azoth Tree  615%1.4262615%
Earthen Smasher  842%1.2585825%
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About New World

New World is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Amazon Games set to be released on August 31, 2021. The game was previously scheduled to release in May 2020 but was delayed to its current date.

Set in the mid-1600s, players colonize a fictional land known as Aeternum Island, modeled after North and South Americas in the Atlantic Ocean. The game will be using a buy-to-play business model, meaning there will be no monthly subscription fee.