The new MMORPG Palia, by the development team of Singularity Six, is finally in its public beta stage. Palia brings out a unique mix of social gaming, skill training, and endless exploration. With only a fraction of the total content, thousands of eager participants go wild over the game, exploring together. Meet the villagers, earn gold, and decorate your own homestead in the new wonderful world of Palia.
As the Palia open beta continues developing, more players are reaching the end-game stages of what the game has to offer. As such, more players compete for the Iron and Palium Ore resource nodes, making them much harder to find. Below we’ll cover the current best methods of finding Iron and Palium Ore nodes, as well as some tips and tricks for obtaining all the resources you’ll need to unlock the best tools available in Palia.
Where to mine Iron Ore in Palia
Similar to the problem players faced trying to obtain Copper ore nodes at the start of the Palia open beta, the competition for Iron Ore nodes is ramping up, making them harder to find. As you might already know, Iron Ore nodes exclusively spawn in the second map of Palia, the Bahari Bay. Thankfully, there are many places where players can find Iron Ore nodes, with possible spawn locations covering a large portion of the Bahari Bay map.
However, no Iron Ore nodes spawn on several locations of the map that players need to be aware of so they don’t waste their time looking. (Most of) the Statue Garden, The Lighthouse Lagoon, The Coral Shores and Beachcomber Cove, and much of the Ancient Aquaduct area.
The best locations to obtain Iron Ore nodes are on the left “half” of the Bahari Bay map, with plenty spawning all around the mountainous areas. If you find too much competition for the nodes in these areas, consider searching the northern portion of the map and its mountainous edge. The mountainous area ranging from Thorny Ticket to the Statue Garden has plenty of Iron Ore most players don’t know about or collect.
In case you find yourself unable to mine Iron Ore at the rate you need to, there is always the option to purchase Iron bars from the Smithing Shop, located just west of the Inn, for only 160 gold each.
Where to find and mine Palium Ore
Unlike what may be your experience when you first start out searching for Palium Ore, they aren’t as difficult to find as you might expect. The problem with finding Palium Ores is their immensely long (25 to 30 minute) respawn timer. That means you can spend a lot of time searching an area where there might be Palium Ore nodes, but you can go hours without finding any nodes.
The locations of Palium ore nodes are quite spread out across the map, but each location has a cluster of four to seven spawn locations. The easiest-to-reach locations include the Pavel Mines, The north and south ends of the Flooded Fortress, the cove just south of the Hideaway Bluffs quick-travel sign, and the large mine between Hideaway Bluffs and the Windy Ruins. The last location is my go-to spot to find Palium Ore, as it is a simple path you can walk up and down while you wait for the rocks to spawn.
The method I’ve found most successful to mine Palium Ore is to walk around the location where you know Palium Ore spawns and then wait until they respawn. Mine them, then return after twenty-five minutes to ensure you are ready to mine them again when they respawn. This method at the mine between Hideaway Bluffs and the Windy Ruins easily collects twenty Palium Ore per hour, setting you up for all your item upgrades in no time.
For more Palia content, be sure to check out our guides to Focus, Renown, and the Phoenix Shrine explained, where to find all rare foraging resources, and how to obtain and craft (rare) furniture in Palia.