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Elementium is an extremely rare metal, found only in some of the most remote regions of Azeroth. It is believed by archaeologists to have been formed during the prehistoric reign of the Old Gods, in places where there were high concentrations of elemental creatures. In fact, elementium isn’t native to Azeroth, and is found only near high concentrations of elemental creatures because they bring it from the Elemental Plane where it is actually quite common. The unique properties of elementium allow it to absorb and channel elemental forces. Skilled smiths temper elementium in blistering forges, adding to the quality of the item.[1] (MM&M 154, 155) The Twilight's Hammer Clan uses elemental magic to form Elementium into vine-like structures, that serve them as buildings for their bases, most notable the Bastion of Twilight.

Items in Cataclysm

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Blizzard changed the old "elementium" into enchanted elementium and introduced a new type of Elementium for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. In the expansion, this is a mid to level cap mined metal (typically mined in zones intended for level 82-85), with obsidium being the introductory metal and pyrite at the top.

The basic [Elementium Bar] can be alloyed into the more rare [Hardened Elementium Bar].

Crafted with Elementium


Crafted with Hardened Elementium


Items in World of Warcraft (classic)

World of Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.

There are various obtainable items associated with elementium in the first release, only one of which ([Enchanted Elementium Bar]) is player-crafted. The rest are either created by NPC's from [Elementium Ingots] you supply, or appear (from the name and/or tooltip) to be created at least partly with elementium. Notice that whenever something is made with enchanted elementium, it is always quite extraordinary and/or expensive.

Crafted with Enchanted Elementium

All of the final quest rewards from:

Patch Changes

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Elementium will be the new uncommon mineral found when mining in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, and can contain gems, Volatile Fire, Volatile Water, or Volatile Earth. There is also a companion pet that is solely earned by mining Elementium veins, the Elementium Geode. The items previously named Elementium Ore and Elementium Bar will be renamed to Elementium Ingot and Hardened Elementium Bar.[2]


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