The best locations to farm upgrade materials in Lost Ark

Once Lost Ark players gain access to Personal Strongholds, the six Trade Skills – Mining, Fishing, Foraging, Hunting, Logging, and Excavating – become increasingly necessary to progress through the wagering system. level of the fortress and to participate in crafting.

In order to keep a good supply of resources and keep up with research, players will need a way to gather as many production resources as possible. So it’s best that they know exactly where to look.

The locations included in this guide were selected due to their easy accessibility for most players, as well as their proximity to Luterra Castle, costing the least possible amount of money when traveling through Triports.

lake bar

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While serving as a player’s introduction to trade skills, Lakebar features an abundance of copper ore rocks that inexplicably drop different grades of iron ore when mined.

These ores are used in Fortress Laboratory research processes, allowing players to expand their crafting and exploration capabilities.

While later locations in this guide feature copper ore rocks, Lakebar features the closest rock density to the northeast, making this location ideal for quickly mining bulk ore.

Lakebar also represents one of the few places at the start of the game that offers fishing spots, where players can catch fish and later cook meals once they have developed their fortress to level 10.

Related: How to Unlock Mining in Lost Ark

Bilbrin Forest

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Bilbrin’s many arboreal trees provide different grades of timber.

Wood is heavily used in lab research, but also aids in the shipbuilding process, which can allow players to complete passive daily missions from their stronghold station for additional rewards.

Hunting targets in the area, taking the form of spotted rabbits, can provide meat for later cooking, as well as several rare animal hide and leather crafting materials.

Related: How to unlock the connection in Lost Ark

Battle-Bound Plains

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Although not represented by minimap icons or world objects, players can scan Battlebound Plains and dig underground relics. These discoveries act as crafting materials that can be used in much later recipes.

Related: How to Unlock Excavation in Lost Ark

Medrick Monastery

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Dreamwalker Flowers can be picked up in the lower northeast part of the monastery. These wildflowers can be used in a stronghold’s crafting station to manually craft potions and other combat items.

Related: How to craft potions in Lost Ark

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