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  • Rethban Ore
  • Item Level 1
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Sell Price: 25c

Rethban Ore is only used for the Alliance quest Rethban Ore, and is not an ingredient used in any professions.

It is found in caves northwest of Lakeshire in the Redridge Mountains called the Rethban Caverns, which are currently infested by gnolls who are mining the ore. Rethban Ore is named after Bart Rethban, who discovered it. The ore is not as strong as iron, but is used by some NPC scribes in their dyes as it doesn't run or smear and dries very quickly.

This item is dropped from the Redridge Drudger gnolls in the heart of the cave. No mining is required to collect this item, although the ore does occur in the tin veins dotting the caves. Unlike many items used in quests, this does not display as a Quest Item, and can be looted and mined without the player being on the associated quest.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Rethban Ore may now be found in the Miscellaneous Junk category of the Auction House.

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