What are Arcane Crystals
Farming Arcane Crystals is one of the most popular ways of farming gold in Classic WoW. The only way to obtain Arcane Crystals is from Mining Rich Thorium Veins. While there is already a guide on farming thorium on this blog, I wanted to make another one specifically for Rich Thorium Veins for better Arcane Crystal rates.
While Winerspring has the most Rich Thorium Veins, most of them are in the southern area of the zone, which is filled with elite mobs. If you can get a couple of friends, it might still be worth it to go here for Arcane Crystal farming. Here’s a map of a route that is designed specifically for Rich Thorium Veins:
Arcane Crystal farming in the Eastern Plaguelands
The Rich Thorium Veins in the Eastern Plaguelands are mostly in the eastern part of the zone. This makes it easy to do a quick circle from the chapel in between other things. Another positive aspect about farming Arcane Crystals in this zone is that there are very, very few elite mobs here. The only part where there are elite mobs is Tyr’s Hand, and you can just skip that. So, here’s the optimized route: