How to find & use Ore in Dragon’s Dogma 2

How to find & use Ore in Dragon’s Dogma 2
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Written by 

Jack Roberts


28th Mar 2024 17:18


There are plenty of materials that you can gather and scavenge in Dragon’s Dogma 2, and Ores are some of the most precious, not only for upgrades but also for your wallet.

Finding Ores in the game can be a tricky business, but thankfully there are plenty of places that you can look during your adventure to find an ample amount of them to put to good use.

How to find and mine Ore in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Ores are most often found in cave systems or mines in Dragon’s Dogma 2. On the walls, you’ll find mineral deposits (think along the same lines as Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom).

A mined Ore deposit in Dragon's Dogma 2
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By approaching these deposits, as above, you’ll be allowed to gather the Ore within by pulling out a pickaxe and chipping away at it. Additionally, some Ores like the Dappled Ore can be obtained by killing enemies like Golems as well.

There are Ores of varying rarity and all have a significant carrying weight. So, unless you have a way of keeping your carrying weight down, you may need to allow your Pawns to carry some of the burden.

What is Ore used for?

Ore is a pivotal material for upgrading your weapons and armour in Dragon’s Dogma 2. If you want to obtain some of the more powerful upgrades for your weapons, as I did with my bows in the Archer class, you’re going to need to find plenty of them.

Gold Ore in Dragon's Dogma 2
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Once you’ve found the necessary amount of Ores for your upgrade, you can hand them over to your local smithy in Vernworth and beyond and have them create new upgrades for you.

All Ore types in Dragon’s Dogma 2

There are several types of Ore in Dragon’s Dogma 2 that will allow you to upgrade your weapons to different levels. These Ores can also be sold at different prices if you require some extra Gold fast.

  • Copper Ore
  • Copperstone
  • Dappled Ore
  • Gold Ore
  • Fuligin Ore
  • Silver Ore
  • Southern Iron
  • Sunstone
  • White Cobble

That’s everything you need to start mining some precious Ore in Dragon’s Dogma 2 and upgrading your weapons. Be sure to check out our Dragon’s Dogma 2 homepage where you’ll find some of the best builds in the game, from Thief to Magick Archer and a detailed explainer on everything you need to know about Dragonsplague.

Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.

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