This rare metal combines the weight of lead with the strength of steel. Orcs prize it for weapons because the extra weight allows a skilled user to strike with more force. Thorium armor is amazingly heavy and strong-only adamantine pierces it with any degree of reliability.
Small Thorium Veins
Small Thorium Veins can be mined at skill level 200, and produce 1 to 3 Thorium Ore. These appear in areas where the average mob level is between approximately 45 and 57.
Rich Thorium Veins
Rich Thorium Veins can be mined at skill level 200, and produce 3 to 5 Thorium Ore. These appear in areas of Azeroth where the average mob level is above approximately 55.
Oozing Thorium Veins
Ooze Covered Rich Thorium Vein and Ooze Covered Thorium Vein are found in Silithid hives. These are essentially the same as Rich and Small Thorium Veins, respectively, but with a different appearance.
Also found in Thorium Veins
These items can be found in all varieties of Thorium Vein.
As an ingredient
Thorium Ore can be prospected (consuming 5 ore) with a Jewelcrafting skill of 200 or more, resulting in:
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stacks to 200, up from 20.
- Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Small Throrium Veins now sometimes will have Emeralds or Diamonds.